1446: "Landing"

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Foarm » Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:59 pm UTC

Envelope Generator wrote:I just noticed there's still one whale in there. It is HIDING! But it is not so smart!

You're right! I didn't notice it until now.
squonk wrote:Looks like you grossly underestimated the passing of time.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:00 pm UTC

cellocgw wrote:Either that or the control team is planning on getting a seriously large number of trophys for this landing, and the shelves are reserved for them.

They've already got a super bowl.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:03 pm UTC

I don't even know what the livestream is showing now. It's like a clip from a bad SyFy movie.

Oh yuck, the characters just mentioned the Rosetta mission in the past tense... as an inspiring historical event.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby eidako » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:04 pm UTC

Randomly tuned into the ESA stream, there's a bizarre documentary with a mythology/fantasy backdrop playing.
edit: It's over.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Foarm » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:05 pm UTC

The Status report is starting to look like the telemetry of ESA Operations
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Patteroast » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:05 pm UTC

14:05
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Sorry about the 12-hour times. At least I was using UTC.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Felstaff » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:05 pm UTC

I think they're looking to find Aiden Gillen on that comet.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Foarm » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:05 pm UTC

eidako wrote:Randomly tuned into the ESA stream, there's a bizarre documentary with a mythology/fantasy backdrop playing.
edit: It's over.

And people applaude afterwards...
squonk wrote:Looks like you grossly underestimated the passing of time.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:06 pm UTC

Brave again.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby micdi » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:08 pm UTC

That speech...
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Moose Anus » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:08 pm UTC

"Staring journey"
Lemonade? ...Aww, ok.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby micdi » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:11 pm UTC

Sometimes it's "overconfident", not "brave"
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby mathmannix » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:11 pm UTC

No wonder I've never heard of "Rosetta", it's not even American. Who knew there was even such thing as a "European Space Agency"?
I hear velociraptor tastes like chicken.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby rmsgrey » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:11 pm UTC

The little lander that could?

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:11 pm UTC


With the power of Rosetta, you too can become a planet-bender!
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby LordHorst » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:12 pm UTC

mathmannix wrote:No wonder I've never heard of "Rosetta", it's not even American. Who knew there was even such thing as a "European Space Agency"?


Who knew there was such a thing as "Europe"?

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby micdi » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:13 pm UTC

"Full of suspense, full of expectations, and all about knowledge"
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Dracomax » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:16 pm UTC

LordHorst wrote:
mathmannix wrote:No wonder I've never heard of "Rosetta", it's not even American. Who knew there was even such thing as a "European Space Agency"?


Who knew there was such a thing as "Europe"?

You-Rope... any relation to Europa? I hear that the monoliths gave us every planet (and moon) except Europa. could it be their space agency?
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Moose Anus » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:16 pm UTC

That guy is what Einstein would have looked like if he were in the Jurassic Park movie.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Djehutynakht » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:17 pm UTC

That video was weird given this context. Really weird given this context.

Cool... but still very, very odd.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:17 pm UTC

Oooooo picture!
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Djehutynakht » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:18 pm UTC

Status Report:

Mission Control: Not tough enough to go out there themselves

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Earthling on Mars » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:20 pm UTC

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:21 pm UTC

The question marks have successfully killed the slab of stone and emerge to survey the ruins.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Felstaff » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:21 pm UTC

First unprocessed image:

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So reflection. Such separated. Wow.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:22 pm UTC

Bokeh is really trendy these days.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Foarm » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:22 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:The question marks have successfully killed the slab of stone and emerge to survey the ruins.

But still a whale survived
squonk wrote:Looks like you grossly underestimated the passing of time.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby LordHorst » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:23 pm UTC

Dracomax wrote:
LordHorst wrote:
mathmannix wrote:No wonder I've never heard of "Rosetta", it's not even American. Who knew there was even such thing as a "European Space Agency"?


Who knew there was such a thing as "Europe"?

You-Rope... any relation to Europa? I hear that the monoliths gave us every planet (and moon) except Europa. could it be their space agency?


Naah, I think that one was named after that girl this weird old man Zeus kidnapped some time ago. And all this while he was disguised as a bull. Which makes the story far more interesting.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby PolakoVoador » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:26 pm UTC

Felstaff wrote:First unprocessed image:

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So reflection. Such separated. Wow.


I couldn't understand the image at all. Can someone smarter than me help?

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:27 pm UTC

...I think the old guy on the livestream just told everyone that they have only 2 hours left to live.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Tatiana » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:28 pm UTC

PolakoVoador: I think that picture would be looking back at the Rosetta spacecraft right after separation.

Blitzgirl: But wow, what a great two hours it will be!
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:30 pm UTC

How will our descendants ever become planet-benders if we all die?!
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Felstaff » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:31 pm UTC

My god, they've reverted to 4:3

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PolakoVoador wrote:I couldn't understand the image at all.

It's moments after the Philae lander separated from Rosetta, about 5 hours ago. You can see Rosetta's solar panels, a lot of lens flare, and little else. It's like a J.J. Abrams establishing shot.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Tatiana » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:32 pm UTC

Is the two hours counting when it happens, or when we find out about it after the half-hour speed of light delay?
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