After a decade, the Philae space probe reaches its destination. For the first time in history, a robotic spacecraft has successfully landed on a comet so that scientists can get a closer look to what happens as it gets closer to the sun.
Though there was quite a bit of celebration behind this initial accomplishment, there were immediate concerns with the actual landing of the space craft. The harpoons that were supposed to attach Philae to the comet did not fire and scientists believed that Philae was not secure.
A recent update from BBC News this morning has stated that the probe is not only secure, but now taking photos. The next layer of concerns revolves around its battery life. Because of the faulty landing, the probe may have landed in a shadowed area of the comet, preventing it from getting the solar power needed to charge. The Rosetta Mission team is currently working out a solution to fix this problem. Until then, they are receiving beautiful photos. You can see them here.
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