In an extraordinary find, the Rosetta spacecraft finally tracked down the Philae lander in images analyzed on Earth Sept. 4, 2016. Rosetta had spent 22 months searching for the plucky lander in vain, but as the spacecraft spiralled closer to the comet, imaging a suspicious spot showed the Philae lander landing on its side, with legs protruding and several instruments visible. What's exciting is the Rosetta spacecraft still has nearly a month of operations before landing itself on the comet Sept. 30, providing more opportunities to image Philae's final resting place.
Image: The Philae lander (bottom right) was discovered on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko a few days ago. Credit: ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA; context: ESA/Rosetta/NavCam – CC BY-SA IGO 3.0