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Piwin

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Rosetta mission comes to an end 

In case anyone is interested, Rosetta is scheduled to touch down on "its" comet tomorrow and there will be some sort of coverage of the event.

http://www.space.com/34229-rosetta-comet-mission-crash-landing-webcasts.html

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RE: Rosetta mission comes to an end (in reply to Piwin

Yeah, I heard that it had landed but bounced off the comet surface a couple of times and now stuck in some crevice.
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Piwin

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RE: Rosetta mission comes to an end (in reply to Goldwinghai

You may be thinking of when they landed Rosetta's lander "Philae" a few years ago, when they did have a pretty rough touchdown.
The thing with Rosetta last week is that they'll never actually know what happened to it. Since it was the end of the mission and Rosetta was programmed to shut down on contact with the comet (and therefore not emit any more signals), it may have landed perfectly or it may have bounce off the surface and be in the middle of space right now. No way to tell. All they know is that it touched the surface.
Alongside the data that hopefully will be of significant value for the researchers, the whole approach and landing phase did give them a chance to make some pretty impressive close-up pictures of that area of the comet, though not nearly as impressive as those pictures from Pluto!

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RE: Rosetta mission comes to an end (in reply to Piwin

These photo files from the OSIRIS camera are HUGE! Edwin Land would be gratified.

http://www.space.com/34267-rosetta-comet-mission-final-photos.html

The first video is 2'.29" of nerds embracing, kind of heart breaking really.

The scale is really deceptive, one photo shows what looks like a talus slope, with a big rock feature above it, as if you were a few hundred yards away. The photo actually from 16 KM up and the talus slope is not that, but house sized or city block sized chunks. It's focus is amazing and probably why the last final photo from 20 meters off the surface is fuzzy fuzzy.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 3 2016 2:11:45
 
Piwin

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RE: Rosetta mission comes to an end (in reply to estebanana

quote:

the last final photo from 20 meters off the surface is fuzzy fuzzy


I guess that much is to be expected when you're that close during what the article described as a "death dive".

Also, on the 16k picture, there is a face on top of the ridge 3/4s to the right. Clearly an alien golem. That's without even mentioning those 4 pixels on the left that clearly show an illuminati pyramid with an eye in the middle.
Coincidence?
I think not.


I should really not talk until I've had my first cup of coffee.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 3 2016 6:28:38
 
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RE: Rosetta mission comes to an end (in reply to Piwin

Shut. Up. You trolled me! UGGHHHHHHH

Go ride a chemtrail!

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 3 2016 15:27:26
 
Piwin

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RE: Rosetta mission comes to an end (in reply to estebanana

No wonder you didn't find it. You were looking for the wrong thing. It's a golem, not a troll.

badum ts.

I actually did see something in my pre-coffee haze, although I'm having a hard time finding it now!

Kind of like how on this picture:
https://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/4vi9kq/find_a_cat/
I "found" about 5 cats before I finally saw the only one that is actually there...

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RE: Rosetta mission comes to an end (in reply to Piwin

I think you are rosetta stoned.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Oct. 4 2016 2:15:04
 
Piwin

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RE: Rosetta mission comes to an end (in reply to estebanana

ESA am. So what?!
Churyum off man.

I'm too high to comet anymore. Gonna go see if the Chick Philae is open..
BTW, I got a great idea for a movie. It'd be called Gerasimenko. It's about a T-rex who plays a Conde.

I really need to be getting more sleep...

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