|The ESA comet lander Philae came to rest between two shadowed cliffs, limiting the sunlight hitting the lander’s solar panels, but scientists hope the lander can be revived by February as more light arrives. This image of the comet’s surface is a mosaic of four taken by Rosetta’s navigation camera on December 10.|
Hopes rise for reviving the hibernating lander’s solar power as comet receives more sunlight.
Excerpt from news.nationalgeographic.com
SAN FRANCISCO—Fear not for Philae: The little lost lander could reawaken as soon as February, the Rosetta mission team said Wednesday. Increasing sunlight almost guarantees an end to the probe’s current hibernation on a comet racing toward the sun.