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In the 85 seconds of contact that Philae made via its mothership, Rosetta (read 5 reasons why Rosetta is a Superstar), scientists at the Lander Control Center at the German Aerospace Center received some data packets that show that Philae had probably woken up earlier but failed to contact Earth.
Nevertheless, Philae's battery is now recharged 24 Watts of its 140 Watt Hour capacity and will get better as the comet is approaching the Sun. Philae's revival also means that scientists can now get access to all the data that Philae had recorded before it went into hibernation but could deliver to Earth.
There are exciting days ahead for Philae as life lives his life on a comet and for the ESA who will have months of data to ponder over
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