In a few hours the Philae probe will land on a fucking comet!

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  1. chapped

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    On 12 November, Rosetta’s Philae probe is set to make the first-ever landing on a comet when it touches down on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko.

    Separation of the lander is planned for about 09:03 GMT (10:03 CET), and touch down should follow about seven hours later, at 16:02 GMT (17:02 CET).

    Follow this historic event via live updates posted in the following channels:

    Webcast will begin 19:00 GMT (20:00 CET) 11 November and continue (with pauses) to cover crucial mission milestones overnight on Tuesday and through Wednesday. Check the ESA TV schedule here for detailed times.

    Updated with news and information direct from the mission operations and science teams.


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    I am stroking my hydrogen rod
     
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    It is going to take 6 hours for it to soft land on the comet.... its fucking mind blowing that humans can do this

    sad that the mcdonalds bringing back the mcrib has gotten more attention

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    "Neva been dun befo...game changa!" -Will Hayden, Sons of Guns
     
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    ... and Whitey's on the moon
     
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    Sweet! Thanks for posting! :party:
     
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    This should be blowing everyone's minds.
     
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    Your avatar just blew mine. I watched for a good 20 seconds! :jj:
     
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    plus they launched prober well over 10 years ago.
     
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    its fucking crazy!! and here i hit the toilet seat when i piss after a few drinks
     
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    Yeah, was it the thread with the high res photos that had that awesome video showing its route through the solar system to meet the comet? So fucking fascinating.
     
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    Very cool.
     
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    Ironically, that's Bugs after an intense space flight.
     
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    yea the one i did a few weeks ago?
     
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    It was done back in 1985, it didn't end well :oops:

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    I say it never makes it as it was designed to land on a "dirty snowball" not a mountain ripped from a planet. They are using ice screws and some kind of harpoon system to bring it down, that shit will just bounce off the surface. Only chance might be aiming for that sandy looking area around the neck.

    Other big issue is if it gets zapped by an electrical discharge from the Comet as it comes in. The deep impactor had that happen just before it impacted tempel 1. The lander has been in orbit awhile now tho so maybe the difference in potential between the lander and comet won't be as great. Deep impactor was all copper and screaming right along when it smacked the surface so the static charge alone from that would have been huge.
     
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    Oh My LORD this is quite the tenses!! :) can't wait! :)
     
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