The Philae lander has detected organic molecules on the surface of its comet, 
scientists have confirmed. The compounds were picked up by a German-built 
instrument designed to "sniff" the comet's thin atmosphere.
 OK - so organic molecules aren't life as we know it, but they were found on a 
measly comet. Pity we've lost the phone connection - just when the conversation 
was getting interesting.

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