Two astronomers made the controversial claim today to have detected evidence for life on the comet being studied by Europe’s Rosetta space probe. But their report was immediately met with general skepticism.
Rosetta scientists say they may have located their lost lander Philae on the rugged surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. They are studying a bright spot that was not there before the landing, but has been pictured more than once since.
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