Rosetta

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  1. BR-549

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    Kudos to European Space Agency! the first step on a comet. :) Philae will surely bring home some good news.
     
  3. alfacliff

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    will it last a year? it is landing on a comet, what if a jet starts up under it?
     
  4. BR-549

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    From what I understand.....Rosetta has been in orbit around Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko since August.......mapping for landing site. If you google that comet.......nice images.

    Early tomorrow morning Philae will be ejected and attempt to land about 7 hours later. All live on the web.

    Rosetta will orbit for about a year. Read about or watch videos of how Philae will stay anchored. There are several redundancies.

    It will be quite a maneuver....I wish them success.
     
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    It doesn't look good for Philae.
     
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    I believe that yesterday, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, the Rosseta comet, reached perigee.

    What a disappointment and a dud.

    We should be seeing fantastic fountains by now.

    We put a camera on a comet, and the comet fizzles.

    I was really looking forward to see some fountains from the surface and Rosseta.
     
  8. Lool

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    Hey, but you got to see balancing rocks! Look at the bright side. :)
     
  9. BR-549

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    I was hoping for something like the movie Armageddon.

    Or at least a few hiccups and a burp.

    Maybe in the weeks or months ahead, processing time, they might show us something.
     
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    Rocks. Looks like my driveway, but blurred.

    Not to diminish that achievement, I want to know what carbon compounds were in the soup that formed our solar system and where they came from. We know from spectroscopy there are complex carbon compounds in space. I want to see the first evidence of something related to DNA/RNA and/or AMP/ADP/ATP and their reasonable alternatives. Can't wait for SpaceX to get to Mars.

    John
     
  13. nsaspook

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    I believe there are lifeforms everywhere and it's very likely some are on comets.

    This could have been the Rosetta crash from their end.
     
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