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Rosetta mission to land on comet

Discussion in 'Science' started by Agg, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. chainbolt

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    Yes but both of those things took 20+ years, they cracked nuclear fission (much more difficult) in a shorter time period when the war had pressured them. That is all I was saying, war compresses the time required to solve these technical engineering feats, they are still possible to do though as your examples show.
     
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    Amazing, really hope the drill works. Would be fantastic for this mission to last longer. Stoked to be alive to witness it :thumbup:

    Edit; Re scientists shirt, really, who gives a shit. He need not apologise to anyone. Few girls on a shirt.. the atrocity. :rolleyes: Get a grip.
     
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    If you edit your post a within a certain short time after posting, it does not put in the 'edited' text. Its called a ninja edit!

    Edit: Like this!
     
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    Saw his tattoos clearer last night on Nat geo special. he has some nice work indeed.
     
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    Rosetta will carry on taking pictures and readings as the comet moves around the sun. So there's still lots of interesting stuff to come from the mission, even if we don't get extraordinarily lucky and see Philae wake up again.

    The preliminary results from the MUPUS team show the comet as much harder than they expected, and they basically broke their hammer on it. Which is a shame, but still interesting.
     
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    If this leads to a great discovery I doubt anyone will be thinking of his shirt. But it's already an amazing achievement as it is.
     
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    I was wondering why they didn't fire the thrusters to kick it up and have another crack at a sunny spot.
     
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    have they said how long until the batteries are likely to recharge?
     
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    So was there actually any video of the landing relayed back?
     
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    Be a waste of bandwidth to do that, they only have limited time and hence only bring back the important scientific measurements.
     
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    Hope them batteries recharge!
     
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    Apparently if they run flat it goes into hibernation for a period of time, then emerges again when sunlight is available.
     
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    But it seems the "hibernation" will continue for a long time now, because the lander position is out of sufficient sunlight for several months.
     
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    May revive in march....

    "Philae probe may 'recharge its batteries' in March as comet circles towards the Sun: France's space chief"

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-01-06/comet-probe-may-recharge-its-batteries-in-march/6001700

     
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