Philae Space Lander...

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Philae Space Lander...

Postby shireling » Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:02 am

Comet 67P becomes landing site for Philae in historic touchdown

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2014 ... ding-comet
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Re: Philae Space Lander...

Postby TomCotton » Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:08 pm

That is pretty neat. Too bad the lander had to bounce around like it did so now the solar panels are in shadow.

Here is a site that compares the comet nucleus to some scifi and real stuff.
Comet 67P comparisons
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Re: Philae Space Lander...

Postby shireling » Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:09 pm

Wow. That's really puts things in perspective - though the 2cd Death Star one makes it look as though the comet is a chunk of debris floating away from it.

It was just on the radio that they haven't heard from the little metal dude in a while, so the batteries must have died :( . *sigh* Poor baby.
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