How do you solve a problem like Philae?
The ESA Rosetta team have managed to land their profile, Philae, on a comet.
Things haven’t gone exactly to plan, though. Philae is thought to have landed a few hundred feet to the right of its intended target. Worse, the Rosetta team believe it is stuck in a crater, under a cliff.
This means it is in shadow and consequently, it will not be able to absorb enough light to fuel its solar-powered batteries.
The probe will run out of battery by 8pm this evening if the team cannot retrieve it from its trappings, though the team presently do not know exactly where the probe is.
The landing had been seven years in the planning and was going smoothly until the harpoons which were intended to anchor the vessel did not fire. Without any tethering, it bounced 1km into the air before re-landing.
The team is racing to retrieve Philae and move it into the light, so it can recharge its batteries and the mission can be continued.
Ennis-Hill: remove my name from Bramall Lane if Evans plays
In the latest high profile name to object to convicted rapist Ched Evans training with Sheffield United, Sheffield-born Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill has announced she wants her name removed from the club’s Bramall Lane stand if Evans is re-signed by the team.
The heptathlon champion told Sky news: “Those in positions of influence should respect the role they play in young people's lives and set a good example.
"If Evans was to be re-signed by the club it would completely contradict these beliefs.”
Harry Styles congratulates Kate Middleton on "bump" at Royal Variety
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Royal Variety Performance last night.
They were greeted by One Direction.
“I said congratulations on the bump” Harry Styles said, “[Though] She didn't look bumpy."
The Queen did not attend.