The Philae Lander has sent all the precious data to back the European Space Agency just before it ran out of power. This week Rosetta’s Philae accomplished a really historic touchdown comet 67P on the 12th of November.
The lander stuck behind a shadow of the cliff from where it was unable to get enough light to recharge its system. Therefore, the batteries of the Rosetta’s comet lander drained after its long journey of nearly 57 hours.
On the other hand, the ESA informed that the lander is currently at an “idle mode”. Unfortunately, there are very less chances that the lander would be able to reinstate any time in future. The basic reason is the insufficient amount of sunlight that falls on the surface of the comet. Presently, the lander can only get 1.5 hours of the sunshine in the long time period of 12 hours.
On the other hand, a few of the ESA’s researchers are still hopeful that Philae would again begin its research soon. However, the last time the Space Agency contacted the spacecraft at 6:36 pm ET on the 4th of November.
The scientists expect that the lander will run out of the battery on the weekend. Sadly, the event occurred a before the expectations of the experts.
The lander sent back all the incredible images to Earth before it went to sleep. However, the scientists hope that the recent data offers shed some light on regarding the creation of the solar system.