npr.org – i Updated at 3:45PM ET It was the first ever landing on a comet, and it was perfect. Unfortunately, that wasn’t the end of the journey for the European Space Agency’s unmanned Philae lander. After touching down on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, the lander bounced off the surface and flew a kilometer back up into space. Newly released photos taken by the Rosetta spacecraft orbiting the comet clearly show the lander on the rebound.

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