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So who is watching Philae?

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  • So who is watching Philae?

    I'm worried that it might hit the comet and bounce off.

    And wouldn't it be funny if it succesfully landed and the first organics it found were a bacterium or a virus.

    (At the time of writing I think the decision to separate is still some time away)

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    I am just waiting.
    Micah 6:8 He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Jedidiah View Post
      I am just waiting.
      Yes.

      I wish they would release the darn thing, but as you say, one just has to wait.

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      • #4
        Rosetta comet landing

        http://www.theguardian.com/science/a...ding-live-blog
        and news at many other sites.
        “I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.” ― Oscar Wilde
        “And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence” ― Bertrand Russell
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        • #5
          The Philae lander is on its way to the surface of comet 67P Churyumov-Gerasimenko. About 7 hours until touchdown.
          “I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.” ― Oscar Wilde
          “And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence” ― Bertrand Russell
          “not all there” - you know who you are

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          • #6
            Originally posted by rwatts View Post
            I'm worried that it might hit the comet and bounce off.

            And wouldn't it be funny if it succesfully landed and the first organics it found were a bacterium or a virus.

            (At the time of writing I think the decision to separate is still some time away)
            I was curious what they have to detect such things, and came across this article about the COSEC:

            http://www.researchgate.net/publicat...a8d260bf000000

            Fairly technical, but as I use GC-MS at work, I found it fascinating. Sounds like it can handle molecular weights up to around 1500. It will be very interesting to see what it finds.
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            • #7
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              A neat video of dead languages!

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              • #8
                Perhaps the moderator would like to merge the two threads – see Rosetta comet landing.
                “I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.” ― Oscar Wilde
                “And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence” ― Bertrand Russell
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Kelp(p) View Post
                  I think that will be about 2am my time. A bit to late or a bit too early to crack open a beer to celebrate.

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                  • #10
                    Touchdown?

                    http://www.cnn.com/2014/11/12/world/...own/index.html
                    Last edited by Cow Poke; 11-12-2014, 08:13 AM.
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                    • #11
                      "The cold gas thruster on top of the lander does not appear to be working so we will have to rely fully on the harpoons at touchdown,” says 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.”
                      http://sci.esa.int/rosetta/54930-ros...or-separation/
                      “I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.” ― Oscar Wilde
                      “And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence” ― Bertrand Russell
                      “not all there” - you know who you are

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                      • #12
                        Just landed.
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                        • #13
                          Time to make comet snowcones.

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                          • #14
                            "More analysis of @Philae2014 telemetry indicates harpoons did not fire as 1st thought. Lander in gr8 shape. Team looking at refire options."
                            “I think God, in creating man, somewhat overestimated his ability.” ― Oscar Wilde
                            “And if there were a God, I think it very unlikely that He would have such an uneasy vanity as to be offended by those who doubt His existence” ― Bertrand Russell
                            “not all there” - you know who you are

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by firstfloor View Post
                              "More analysis of @Philae2014 telemetry indicates harpoons did not fire as 1st thought. Lander in gr8 shape. Team looking at refire options."
                              Well I staggered out of bed at around 2:30 for the usual nightly trip. Went back to bed and tossed and turned for a bit, but had to get up and see what had happened, if anything. I was just it time to see the final confirmation come through, that it had landed. Sleep came more easily after that.

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