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Philae woke up!

Discussion in 'Earth and Space' started by TopSecret, Jun 14, 2015.

  1. TopSecret

    TopSecret I told on you! Staff Founders

    http://blogs.esa.int/rosetta/2015/06/14/rosettas-lander-philae-wakes-up-from-hibernation/

    Go Philae, go!

    Background of the Rosetta space craft circling the comet and the Philae lander module:
    http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Rosetta

    Some pictures for good measure:

    The comet
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    Philae descending
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    Rosetta view from Philae
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    Comet from 40 meters
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    On the comet
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  2. stevebc

    stevebc Lead Moderator Staff Founders

    I saw that this morning- great news! Looking forward to more on this.

    Stuff like this makes me proud to be a human.
     
  3. drogers33

    drogers33 Longbow Man Founders

    From what I read they still aren't quite sure where the lander is though.
     
  4. stevebc

    stevebc Lead Moderator Staff Founders

    That they landed the thing at all is a major achievement. Anything after that is a bonus, imo.
     
  5. TopSecret

    TopSecret I told on you! Staff Founders

    http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Rosetta/Rosetta_mission_extended

    Rosetta mission extended

     

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