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Rosetta, Philae, and 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko
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What in the world are these? Well, first, they aren't in this world. Rosetta is an ESA spacecraft which has been on a 10-year journey to comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Philae is a 220 lb. probe riding Rosetta, and which will be ejected to land on the comet, the first such soft landing.

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Philae apparently bounced on landing... Anchors didn't deploy.... Waiting for next transmission window for pictures... Hope all is well... Thanks rusty for the word-up on this event...
 
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Philae apparently bounced on landing... Anchors didn't deploy...

NBC news reported it bounced A HALF MILE up confusion
 
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Watching this unfold with awe. Thanks for posting Rusty. I vaguely remember when it launched, and that I thought "I'll never remember to find out what happens in 10 years." I wouldn't have, except for this post.
 
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NBC news reported it bounced A HALF MILE up


Actually, it has made the first THREE landings on a comet. Big Grin


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Nelson and Chester, not-spoiled Golden Retrievers

Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not.
In either case the idea is quite staggering.
- Arthur C. Clarke

It was a woman who drove me to drink, and I've been searching thirty years to find her and thank her - W. C. Fields
 
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