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    Landing on a comet

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    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/techno...67p/ar-AA7HXAy

    So today's the day.



    © AP Photo/ESA Picture taken with navigation camera on Rosetta shows a raised plateau on the larger lobe of Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.
    DARMSTADT, Germany (AP) — The European Space Agency's unmanned Rosetta probe successfully released a lander toward the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Wednesday, putting it on its final seven-hour journey to a historic rendezvous with the fast-moving lump of dust and ice.

    The audacious landing attempt is the climax of a decade-long mission to study the 4-kilometer (2.5-mile) wide comet. It is also the end of a 6.4 billion-kilometer (4 billion-mile) journey on which Rosetta carried its sidekick lander Philae piggyback.

    "It's on its own now," said Stephan Ulamec, Philae Lander Manager at the DLR German Aerospace Center. "We'll need some luck not to land on a boulder or a steep slope."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anastasis View Post
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    Watching this one remotely... It's a hell of a great job, trajectory-wise.

    Good luck ESA.
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    $#@! that. They're doing the whole thing in a sound studio....

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnBoard View Post
    $#@! that. They're doing the whole thing in a sound studio....
    Just like the moon landings!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beef Supreme View Post
    Just like the moon landings!
    Exactly, And the patriots Giants Super Bowl

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    If that thing pushes the comet into a collision course trajectory with earth, boy am I going to be pissed!

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    Quote Originally Posted by phdhorn View Post
    If that thing pushes the comet into a collision course trajectory with earth, boy am I going to be pissed!
    Like the wings of a butterfly....wings of a butterfly

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    Things apparently have started getting weird up there. They just released this image of one of the astronauts that had to be restrained.


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    Quote Originally Posted by OnBoard View Post
    Like the wings of a butterfly....wings of a butterfly
    Yeah, but then there's like, uh, this... just ONE little microscopic tweak:


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    Point taken ^^^^

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    Image of the lander, post-separation and (obviously) from the still-orbiting Rosetta probe:


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    Yeah, I remember this one. It's where the, uh, the coyote sat his ass down in a slingshot then he strapped himself to an Acme rocket. Is that - is that what we're doin' here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blain View Post
    Yeah, I remember this one. It's where the, uh, the coyote sat his ass down in a slingshot then he strapped himself to an Acme rocket. Is that - is that what we're doin' here?
    Like there's any other way ?

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    By the time this thing completely wraps up, it will be about 7 or 8 pm in Europe. I'd like to party with those scientists, if this thing sticks the landing.

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    We did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    now what?

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    Relative velocity matching is a hell of an impressive accomplishment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RamjetFDO View Post
    Relative velocity matching is a hell of an impressive accomplishment.
    Pish . . .


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    Quote Originally Posted by RamjetFDO View Post
    Relative velocity matching is a hell of an impressive accomplishment.
    The director threw in a nice little "and we were first to do it" jab. So, I have a question. As unbiasedly, for you, as possible, could you explain to us whether or not what ESA just accomplished is currently within NASA's capabilities? Does this, in any way, knock NASA off the top rung as far as space exploration?

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    Off? Maybe, maybe not.

    It's certainly shared now. Let's see what science they return now, too.

    Kudos to ESA.

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    Some of the pics on the ESA website look like bad photoshops. Either way, I guess we can land some explosives on the next comet headed for Earth so we can protect ourselves. Hallelujah!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Eastwood22 View Post
    The director threw in a nice little "and we were first to do it" jab. So, I have a question. As unbiasedly, for you, as possible, could you explain to us whether or not what ESA just accomplished is currently within NASA's capabilities? Does this, in any way, knock NASA off the top rung as far as space exploration?

    Several digs at the old guard traditional space powers. When the Russians launched Sputnik, Eisenhower recognized the importance of space exploration, and understood the importance, indeed the national security implications, of scholarship and training in the public schools. My father was in the inaugaral class of the National Science Foundation at Oklahoma A&M University, now OSU. He became a lifelong educator, Piper Scholar, and proponent of the sciences. I wish he was here beside me today, as he was during the moon landing oh so many years ago.

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    asshat OnBoard might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? OnBoard might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? OnBoard might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? OnBoard might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? OnBoard might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? OnBoard might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? OnBoard might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? OnBoard might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? OnBoard might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? OnBoard might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? OnBoard might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? OnBoard's Avatar
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    Our prominence in the world is tied to space exploration, it motivates and captivates young peoples minds and that generates more engineers scientists and visionaries, and that is what makes us excel.

    The more you know...........

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    https://www.flickr.com/photos/europe...7638315605535/

    Some amazing(ly fake??) pictures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnBoard View Post
    Our prominence in the world is tied to space exploration, it motivates and captivates young peoples minds and that generates more engineers scientists and visionaries, and that is what makes us excel.
    Bah. I went into engineering for the chicks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnBoard View Post
    Our prominence in the world is tied to space exploration
    CVN-68 through CVN-77 say "hai".

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    asshat OnBoard might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? OnBoard might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? OnBoard might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? OnBoard might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? OnBoard might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? OnBoard might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? OnBoard might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? OnBoard might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? OnBoard might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? OnBoard might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? OnBoard might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? OnBoard's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by utee94 View Post
    Bah. I went into engineering for the chicks.
    Aaaaand how's THAT working out for ya ???

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    asshat OnBoard might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? OnBoard might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? OnBoard might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? OnBoard might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? OnBoard might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? OnBoard might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? OnBoard might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? OnBoard might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? OnBoard might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? OnBoard might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? OnBoard might be a clever chap. or know the right people. know what i mean, nudge nudge? OnBoard's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by woohorn View Post
    CVN-68 through CVN-77 say "hai".
    Say wut ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by woohorn View Post
    CVN-68 through CVN-77 say "hai".
    Well, we certainly are among the elite in our capacity to make war.

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    According to updates, the anchor harpoons did not fire. So...

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    I remember when America used to do this stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RamjetFDO View Post
    Relative velocity matching is a hell of an impressive accomplishment.
    Aw, what do you know about this stuff, newb? Oh wait. Nevermind.

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