As per the recent reports revealed, the European Space Agency has published the images of the Philae probe moments after its initial touchdown.
No doubt, it was a menacing wait after the Philae lander leaped a mile back into space subsequent to its first contact with the comet 67/P.
The comet is successfully landed just few mins later, over half a mile away from its intended spot.
The comet’s landing images were first posted on the ESA’s Rosetta Blog, little blurred escorted by a dark pitch– which the experts believe is its shadow.
The ESA’s flight dynamic team observers spent long hour analyzing and evaluating the recording before their conclusion was made public.
The European Space Agency officials told that the comet has been sending images and other relevant data to Earth through the Rosetta satellite, however, as yet we don’t have access to photographs of the probe itself after landing.
Moreover, the ESA officials revealed that the probe is damaged during landing and its battery is not charging anymore. Actually, after running out of power, the battery is in stand-by mode. But engineers were constantly trying to maximize the possibility of recharging its power supply by sending a command to relocate the lander.
The relocation of the comet means to raise it by 4cm and rotate its main housing by 35 percent in order to ensure the largest panel catches the most light.
“With the information relayed by Philae until now, the agency is ‘hugely happy’”, Prof Mark McCaughrean, Esa’s senior scientific adviser said.