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Author Topic:   Rosetta, Philae, Comet 67P & life.
Dogmafood
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Message 17 of 47 (735326)
08-11-2014 12:25 PM
Reply to: Message 16 by New Cat's Eye
08-11-2014 10:48 AM


Re: Raleigh, NC for size
Using google maps, I calculate the distance from the red buildings in the left foreground of the picture to be 2.6 km from the city centre. If the meteor is only 5 km long then shouldn't it be a little smaller?
Looking again, maybe its about right
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Dogmafood
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Message 25 of 47 (741376)
11-11-2014 10:28 PM


The moment of truth approaches
So they are going to try and land on this thing within the next few hours after a couple hundred million kms and 10 yrs of flying. On top of that, when they get there it turns out that
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Rosetta’s measurements have shown that the bulk of the comet is less than half the density of water,
Maybe they should have named the mission after a boat instead of a stone.

  
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Message 30 of 47 (741550)
11-13-2014 7:11 AM
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11-12-2014 11:10 AM


Yes science works but there is also an element of shear luck. It is hard to tell from this one picture but doesn't it look like they just missed a spot that would have tipped the thing over. That is the landers foot.
Truly an awesome achievement.

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Message 33 of 47 (742004)
11-16-2014 11:59 AM
Reply to: Message 32 by Modulous
11-16-2014 10:42 AM


Re: Will I dream, Dave?
Too bad they don't have some reflective surfaces on the orbiter that they could use to shine some light on the scene.

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