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Is there some reason the image on this page can't be used based on this copyright notice? Sundayclose (talk) 18:40, 9 April 2016 (UTC)

ESA images are copyrighted unless specifically released. Unfortunately CIVA images have not been. The only images that have been blanket-released under Creative Commons licensing are the Rosetta Navcam images. The key to that copyright notice page is that it does not allow for free commercial re-use; only fair use would be an option. Huntster (t @ c) 00:55, 10 April 2016 (UTC)

Did it land?Edit

What is the difference between "landing" and "crashing" and why is this considered a "landing"? Ron Schnell 16:06, 20 June 2016 (UTC)

A crash tends to imply a mission-ending event. While Philae came down in a sub-optimal manner, it came down upright and intact, and performed useful science, so I would not classify it as crashing. Huntster (t @ c) 06:00, 21 June 2016 (UTC)
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Philae on its side as images by the orbiting Rosetta
@Aviators99 and Huntster: Additional information in this 2016 ESA announcement where the lander was spotted lying on its side on the comet (image added to article). T.Shafee(Evo&Evo)talk 12:02, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
Evolution and evolvability, I do love that image, though i wish ESA had given more information on its angle and other orientation details. I suspect Philae is angled quite a bit relative to the comet's surface, considering http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2014/11/Comet_panoramic_lander_orientation, but that's just my thought backed up by nothing, heh. Huntster (t @ c) 17:44, 16 March 2018 (UTC)
So, are we still calling this a "landing"? Ron Schnell —Preceding undated comment added 22:46, 16 March 2018 (UTC)

International contributions?Edit

Since ESA is a collaboration of individual countries, aren't the contributions by its member countries.Instead of saying International contributions, wouldn't an apt title be Contributions by member countries. Daiyusha (talk) 08:14, 6 September 2016 (UTC)

Non notable related stub over at AgilkiaEdit

I recently found Agilkia as it was tagged for being orphaned. I discovered an IP edited it from a redirect and it was never really taken care of. I believe it should be "merged" into here and turned into a disambiguation page or redirect.--User:Dwarf Kirlston - talk 03:52, 2 January 2017 (UTC)

Dwarf Kirlston, I've simply restored the original redirect. Agilkia as a site on the comet is completely non-notable compared to the actual Agilkia on Earth, so I see nothing controversial about making this situation as simple as possible. Huntster (t @ c) 05:50, 2 January 2017 (UTC)
Thanks Huntster!--User:Dwarf Kirlston - talk 23:48, 5 January 2017 (UTC)

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