ESA Releases Images Of Philae's Kilometer-High 'Bounce'
ESA believes it's found the landing spot for Philae on Comet 67P/C-G, a location hundreds of meters from its first impact with the comet.By Cliff Judy | November 17, 2014
If landing highly specialized scientific equipment on a comet wasn't already nerve-wracking enough, the European Space Agency had to wait to see if the Philae mission would succeed as the spacecraft bounced a kilometer up off the comet during landing.
Late Sunday, ESA posted this blog entry showing what the agency believes is Philae's landing spot on Comet 67P/C-G. The dust cloud had already been observed, but you can now see what scientists believe is Philae itself and its shadow.
Philae has since gone dark because scientists believe it landed in a shady area of the comet blocking its solar panels, and the spacecraft ran out of battery Friday evening.