@Philae2014 lander bounced a long way on Comet 67P – ESA images of bounce! @ESA_Rosetta

Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA

The ESA has posted images of Philae’s landing and bouncing on Comet 67P!

These incredible images show the breathtaking journey of Rosetta’s Philae lander as it approached and then rebounded from its first touchdown on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko on 12 November 2014.

The mosaic comprises a series of images captured by Rosetta’s OSIRIS camera over a 30 minute period spanning the first touchdown. The time of each of image is marked on the corresponding insets and is in GMT. A comparison of the touchdown area shortly before and after first contact with the surface is also provided.

More info here in a BBC report!

[tweet https://twitter.com/ESA_Rosetta/status/534345528298184704] [tweet https://twitter.com/Philae2014/status/533423541413502976]
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