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Philae lander

Rename comet probe after Greek hero

Nature volume 515, page 492 (27 November 2014) | Download Citation

The Rosetta spacecraft's Philae probe, which landed successfully on an orbiting comet on 12 November (see Nature; 2014), could be renamed Pheidippides — for its record-setting marathon run and transmission of its message before collapsing.

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