Philae lander

Rename comet probe after Greek hero

The Rosetta spacecraft's Philae probe, which landed successfully on an orbiting comet on 12 November (see Nature http://doi.org/w8k; 2014), could be renamed Pheidippides — for its record-setting marathon run and transmission of its message before collapsing.

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Fisher, L. Rename comet probe after Greek hero. Nature 515, 492 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/515492f

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