A pioneering robotic spacecraft has shut down after radioing results of its first and probably last batch of scientific experiments from the surface of a comet.

Batteries aboard the European Space Agency’s Philae comet lander drained on Saturday, shutting down the washing machine-sized probe after an adventurous and largely unscripted 57-hour mission.

Carried aboard the orbiting Rosetta mothership, Philae floated to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Thursday, but failed to deploy anchoring harpoons.

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