Artist's impression of ESA's Philae lander on comet 67P
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Philae scientist: 'We'll see new things'

The first spacecraft to land on a comet has renewed its contact with Earth, seven months after running out of power.

The European Space Agency's lander, Philae, stopped sending signals hours after bouncing off the comet's surface and coming to rest in a shaded area.

Now the comet has moved closer to the sun, enough light has reached its solar panels to restore communication.

The European Space Agency's senior scientific advisor, Prof Mark McCaughrean, says Philae will help scientists learn more about comets.

  • 14 Jun 2015
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