The first photograph ever taken from the surface of a comet: Rosetta probe captures extraordinary image – but scientists fear craft landed on its SIDE after bouncing into a hole

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cometPhilae has sent back the first ever image from the surface of a comet (left) – but it may indicate it is stuck in a hole. The image shows a ‘worrying amount of shadow’ that is stopping solar panels from receiving sunlight. And a Rosetta scientist told MailOnline that there is a chance the spacecraft is ‘on its side’. Esa also said use of a drill is currently suspended in case it pushes Philae (illustrated bottom right) into space because it is not anchored. Philae made the incredible landing on comet 67P yesterday at 3.30pm GMT making it the first craft to land on a comet. The probe separated from the Rosetta spacecraft seven hours earlier after a 10 year mission to the comet. But it failed to fire its harpoons as intended when it hit the surface and bounced to a height of 0.62 miles (1km), and it may…

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