Philae

[fahy-lee]
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Examples from the Web for philae

Contemporary Examples of philae

  • The basic approach went as planned: after separating from the Rosetta orbiter, Philae coasted slowly to the comet surface.

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    Earthlings, We Landed on a Comet

    Matthew R. Francis

    November 12, 2014

  • UPDATE: Since publication yesterday, the Philae team learned that the probe bounced two times and apparently landed on its side.

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    Earthlings, We Landed on a Comet

    Matthew R. Francis

    November 12, 2014

  • In that mission, Philae follows the Deep Impact probe, which did not include a lander.

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    Earthlings, We Landed on a Comet

    Matthew R. Francis

    November 12, 2014

  • For that reason, Rosetta and Philae might help us understand the chemical origins of life on Earth.

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    Comet Surfing on a Rocket

    Matthew R. Francis

    August 10, 2014

Historical Examples of philae

  • Four of us, marooned at Philae, not knowing it, and night coming on.

    It Happened in Egypt

    C. N. Williamson

  • During our stay at Philae she found a troglodyte who was induced to teach her his language.

  • In Philae one is wrapped in a radiance of color and one can only dream.

    The Spell of Egypt

    Robert Hichens

  • The ancient Egyptians swore solemnly "By him who sleeps in Philae."

    The Spell of Egypt

    Robert Hichens

  • There are moments, indeed, when I identify Egypt with Philae.

    The Spell of Egypt

    Robert Hichens


British Dictionary definitions for philae

Philae

noun
  1. an island in Upper Egypt, in the Nile north of the Aswan Dam: of religious importance in ancient times; almost submerged since the raising of the level of the dam
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