1446: "Landing"

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:33 pm UTC

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

I...I don't know. :shock:
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby manvandmaan » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:33 pm UTC

micdi wrote:*raptorwhales


This.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby PolakoVoador » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:34 pm UTC

Felstaff wrote: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.


Ooohh those things are solar panels! Now I see it, thanks :)

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:36 pm UTC

14:35
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Red countdown. This is getting serious.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Quercus » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:36 pm UTC

Between this comic and the ESA live webcast I am getting no work done today.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby HAL9000 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:37 pm UTC

Mission control: stuck on Earth. Indeed.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Tatiana » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:38 pm UTC

One hour 25 minutes from the reception of the touchdown signal, the guy said. =)
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Schumi » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:39 pm UTC

Quercus wrote:Between this comic and the ESA live webcast I am getting no work done today.

Even worse if you're a chess fan with the world championship going on too.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Foarm » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:39 pm UTC

Quercus wrote:Between this comic and the ESA live webcast I am getting no work done today.

Same here...
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby HES » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:40 pm UTC

The countdown is to actual, we're expecting word just after 16:00 today (currently 14:40)

Tatiana wrote:One hour 25 minutes from the reception of the touchdown signal, the guy said. =)

...which adds up
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Patteroast » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:41 pm UTC

14:40
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Try not to land on that whale!
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby manvandmaan » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:41 pm UTC

HAL9000 wrote:Mission control: stuck on Earth. Indeed.

In Europe, no less.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby micdi » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:41 pm UTC

Schumi wrote:
Quercus wrote:Between this comic and the ESA live webcast I am getting no work done today.

Even worse if you're a chess fan with the world championship going on too.

this
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:41 pm UTC

Hi manvandmaan the croissant man!

Quercus wrote:Between this comic and the ESA live webcast I am getting no work done today.

I am getting no sleep done today. Done tonight. Do you "do" sleep?

I done no sleep because PST. BLUUURGHHH.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Ken_g6 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:42 pm UTC

I'm on Firefox on Linux, and I'm getting Cross-Origin Request Blocked errors on the comic. Anyone else?

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Moose Anus » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:43 pm UTC

Ken_g6 wrote:I'm on Firefox on Linux, and I'm getting Cross-Origin Request Blocked errors on the comic. Anyone else?
Use Lynx.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Tatiana » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:43 pm UTC

Comic still looks fine for me.

I love this Russian guy but I can't understand him very well.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby orthogon » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:44 pm UTC

Philae: Are we nearly there? I need the toilet.
Rosetta: You should have gone before separation.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Moose Anus » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:45 pm UTC

orthogon wrote:Philae: Are we nearly there? I need the toilet.
Rosetta: You should have gone before separation.

Find a bush!
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby HAL9000 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:45 pm UTC

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Quercus » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:46 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Hi manvandmaan the croissant man!

Quercus wrote:Between this comic and the ESA live webcast I am getting no work done today.

I am getting no sleep done today. Done tonight. Do you "do" sleep?

I done no sleep because PST. BLUUURGHHH.


I do indeed do sleep, just not generally at 14:45 (I'm on UTC).

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:46 pm UTC

"WOW. That IS a spacewhale!"
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Rvanbergen » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:48 pm UTC

I just came to the site to see what new crazy picture had been put up. This I did not expect...

Also, I don't know if anyone has posted the address here yet, so...
http://rosetta.esa.int/

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby manvandmaan » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:49 pm UTC

Foarm wrote:
Quercus wrote:Between this comic and the ESA live webcast I am getting no work done today.

Same here...

And here...
But who could say no to this? A drawn live report with the actual comments of the inanimate objects on the brave quest to hatch the raptorwhales! Awesome.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Djehutynakht » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:50 pm UTC

Well, we just got an official interpretation of its shape by it's co-discoverer...

Comet 67P is a... Boot!

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:51 pm UTC

14:50
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The lander has officially been baobab'd.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby ucim » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:53 pm UTC

Hold this or you'll fall!

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Hold this or you'll fall!
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Quercus » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:54 pm UTC

Have you guys seen the pictures Rosetta has been taking of the comet - they're beautiful.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/europeans ... 315605535/

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Tatiana » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:55 pm UTC

Cool picture of the lander from Rosetta!
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby pinkgothic » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:55 pm UTC

I am stupid amounts of excited about this mission. I was already stupid amounts of excited about it before, but now I've got the ESA live stream in one tab to the right and the xkcd comic to the left and I desperately hope I won't need to go to the loo any time in the next two hours. :| Because I cannot fathom how to pry myself away from this.

(I'm clearly slated to be weeded out of the gene pool.)

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby tman2nd » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:55 pm UTC

I'm thankfull for that viewer someone made. Don't have time to ketchup on the thread yet. But, this was a nice thing to read in the morning having molpied up woken up.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby zxms » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:55 pm UTC

Flotter wrote:
markhb wrote:Is anyone else not seeing the image update? I don't know if it's the proxy I'm behind or what, but I can't get anything but the blank image, and "Live Headers" says the page is returning 304 Not Modified.

Mine was stuck at the 12:30 update, but seems to be working again (after refresh).


I'm seeing nothing but the blank image here. Been trying for 20-30 minutes and can't tell what I'm doing wrong. Using Chrome Version 38.0.2125.111 m. The only place I can actually see content from this comic is here in this thread.

Also hi, long time lurker first time poster here.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:56 pm UTC

Kudos to ucim for the first full-blown manip posted in the thread.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Tatiana » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:56 pm UTC

I'm super hungry! But if I go eat I might miss something! Maybe I should order Chinese and eat at the computer?
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby manvandmaan » Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:56 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Hi manvandmaan the croissant man!

Hi Blitz!
The Croissant Man sounds WAY better then "The Period Guy". Gonna change that Gonna hope an admin picks up on it an changes it. Thanks! Great to have you along in the present :)
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby PolakoVoador » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:01 pm UTC

Quercus wrote:Have you guys seen the pictures Rosetta has been taking of the comet - they're beautiful.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/europeans ... 315605535/

This is so fucking cool

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Magdiragdag » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:01 pm UTC

Hi, Philae
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Did anyone catch the previous frame?
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby mathmannix » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:02 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?


Oh no... "EUROPA ATTEMPT NO LANDING"
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:03 pm UTC

Now will the comet speak back in return?

I strongly suspect that it only speaks questionmarkish. "???? ?? ???"
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby arcanmster » Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:04 pm UTC

I have some problems here, just got the T-55min image again and afterwards a T-2h...


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