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Spacecraft lands on Comet 67P

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by ssar, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. ssar

    ssar Well-Known Member

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    That's really cool.

    Congratulations to all those involved to make this happen, love this stuff.

    To land a spacecraft very slowly onto the (an unknown) surface of a comet travelling at just over 18km/sec (relative to & orbitting our sun) successfully is just amazing.

    Comet 67P (Churyumov-Gerasimenko) and The Rosetta Spacecraft - Real Time Information:

    http://www.livecometdata.com/comets/67p-churyumov-gerasimenko/

    Photos hosted on Flikr:

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/europeanspaceagency/sets/72157638315605535/

    ABC Info:

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-13/rosettas-philae-probe-touches-down-on-comets-surface/5887210

    Love seeing this kind of stuff.
     
  2. globaleagle

    globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I posted about it in this thread...

    http://www.silvertails.net/forum/Thread-Total-Lunar-Eclipse-Wed-Evening-8th-Oct-2014


    as I didn't think people cared enough to start a new one!

    So it's you and me as higher intellectuals on here. (nice)

    It is awesome stuff, first time in human history it's been done...and it's with pics!!!!

    (I still look at the mars rovers...well the one that's still going)
     
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      robbiea Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Really looking forward to the return of Halleys comet in 2061
       
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      Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      Cupid, dasher and dancer were happy to get away
       
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      Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

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      I'm counting down the minutes
       
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      • globaleagle

        globaleagle Où est mon chapeau Premium Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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        I hope they can fire it up again soon.

        Pretty cool they found the 'beagle' lander from britain on mars. Pity the main guy died before it was confirmed.
         
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        Man, I've been looking everywhere for that thing.

        Hey, they didn't happen to find my spare house-key up there, by any chance?
         
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