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mk  ·  2414 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Welcome to a Comet

Is that rod-like structure on the bottom part of Philae?





veen  ·  2414 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yes, that is one of its feet.

edit: By the way, here is the full panorama.

mk  ·  2414 days ago  ·  link  ·  

This?

veen  ·  2414 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Oh no, I thought you meant the leg on the left side of the picture. My guess is that what you pointed to is used to take samples / analyse the surface.

mk  ·  2414 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Maybe, or maybe it's just a weird feature. If you look to the right of it, you can almost convince yourself there is another embedded rod structure making a < with that one.