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I think the results came from the atmospheric tests done
The lander's Alpha Particle X-ray Spectrometer (APXS), designed to provide information on the elemental composition of the surface, seems to have partially seen a signal from its own lens cover - which could have dropped off at a strange angle because Philae was not lying flat.
10-20 cm of Dust then water ice?
either way it will be fun watching these muddy waters spread
Scientists are hopeful however that as Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko approaches the Sun in coming months, Philae's solar panels will see sunlight again. This might allow the batteries to re-charge, and enable the lander to perform science once more.
"There's a trade off - once it gets too hot, Philae will die as well. There is a sweet spot," said Prof McCaughrean.
Dr Fred Goessmann, principal investigator on the Cosac instrument, which made the organics detection, confirmed the find to BBC News. But he added that the team was still trying to interpret the results.
originally posted by: alldaylong
originally posted by: TinfoilTP
a reply to: Quantum_Squirrel
Trace amounts of gold, arsenic, lead, copper etc are found in our bodies so every element is "organic".
For something to be organic it has to contain oxygen and carbon.
Those elements you have listed don't.