Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by Chevalr1c, Jan 20, 2014.
Read this this morning! Seems like a pretty cool idea. I hope it doesn't get obliterated by the sun this time around
The quoting in the OP seems f'ed up, sorry for that.
its like you have interest about space, dont you
Of course I do. Here's Rosetta's infographic
Will they be bringing back pieces of comet then after this landing?
Nope, Rosetta's lander will stay there and together with Comet 67P in October 2015 they will start their journey to the Sun
I think it samples it in situ? Too difficult to relaunch from comet for such a small lander.
I was, as a european, honestly quite jealous of the last Mars Rover landing NASA concocted. Using a supersonic parachute and rocket-crane to lower a small car onto a distant planet is pretty much one of the coolest things I'd ever heard.
Slingshotting yourself through the solar system and landing on a freaking meteor has rekindled my love for the ESA though
That's how we do it on Kerbal Space Program!
Data monitors from Rosetta showing the signal received back on Earth from the spacecraft. It's awake!
This is cool: a "3D" map of our solar system and Rosetta's journey since 2004 - 2016: https://util1.estec.esa.int/rosetta/where_is_rosetta/
Full article at: http://www.mps.mpg.de/3086295/Philae_Blog1
The Rosetta spacecraft saw its destination
Five milion km to go, "almost there" in space terms.
First selfie (crappy quality though)
Rosetta’s solar panels as seen by Philae’s CIVA imaging system on April 14, 2014
Between March 27th and May 4th, Rosetta approached comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko from a distance of around 5 million to 2 million km. This sequence of images shows the comet’s movement against the background star field during this time. Rosetta (and the comet) are between 640 and 610 million km from the sun. The comet is seen to develop a dust coma as the sequence progresses, with clear activity already visible in late-April.
SIX DAYS TO ARRIVAL! https://twitter.com/ESA_Rosetta/status/494767783507681281
New pic (it's actually recognizable)
That comet looks like ginger or a truffle.
Lol yeah not enough mass to make a spherical shape
This is awesome stuff!! 5 days to go.
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