1446: "Landing"

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby sdnelso2 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:10 pm UTC

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby taixzo » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:10 pm UTC

xkcd1446.org isn't catching up. :(
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby HAL9000 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:10 pm UTC

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:10 pm UTC

Lander is on the surface, harpoons have been fired, landing gear inside, Philae is talking to us! WE ARE ON THE COMET!
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby cellocgw » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:11 pm UTC

moody7277 wrote:ESA live feed looks like we have a hit.


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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Chicagojon » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:11 pm UTC

orthogon wrote:I'm glad I'm not on a live camera feed while I'm doing my job, is all I can say. That, and Wahayyy!


Great job by the ESA in having representative Euro-wear. I love the sweathshirt, jackets with untucked shirts, nice jeans, etc.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby taixzo » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:11 pm UTC

Philae is still a question mark!
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Ambignostic » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:11 pm UTC

ahecht wrote:spaceflightnow.com -- down
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Also: Emily Lakdawalla's Twitter feed -- up

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby sdnelso2 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:12 pm UTC

WHOOOOOOOO!!!! brb, updating coworkers.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Magdiragdag » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:12 pm UTC

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Klear » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:12 pm UTC

BlitzGirl wrote:Lander is on the surface, harpoons have been fired, landing gear inside, Philae is talking to us! WE ARE ON THE COMET!


Does landing gear even have an inside?

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Envelope Generator » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:12 pm UTC

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Earthling on Mars » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:12 pm UTC


"16-15" - we seem to be getting this 5 minutes early?

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Klear » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:13 pm UTC

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Looks like balancing on one foot to me... :shock:

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:13 pm UTC

Klear wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Lander is on the surface, harpoons have been fired, landing gear inside, Philae is talking to us! WE ARE ON THE COMET!

Does landing gear even have an inside?

Dunno, but that was pretty much a direct quote off the livestream.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Dracomax » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:14 pm UTC

Klear wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Lander is on the surface, harpoons have been fired, landing gear inside, Philae is talking to us! WE ARE ON THE COMET!


Does landing gear even have an inside?

It can't be all outside, can it?
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Patteroast » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:15 pm UTC

Welp. I'm going to collapse into a heap on the keyboard until the pictures come down and then fall asleep. Yay!

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby sdnelso2 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:15 pm UTC

Dracomax wrote:
Klear wrote:
BlitzGirl wrote:Lander is on the surface, harpoons have been fired, landing gear inside, Philae is talking to us! WE ARE ON THE COMET!


Does landing gear even have an inside?

It can't be all outside, can it?

"In breaking news, NASA unveils Klein bottle based landing gear."

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Patteroast » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:15 pm UTC

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby ahecht » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:15 pm UTC

The European Space Agency's Philae probe landed today on Comet 67P, the agency says, the first time in history a spacecraft has made a soft landing on a comet.

About seven hours earlier, the lander had separated from the mother ship Rosetta to begin its descent to the comet, which is is 500 million kilometers (310 million miles) from Earth.

The mission was launched 10 years ago.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:16 pm UTC

Definitely drawn beforehand. :D
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby taixzo » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:16 pm UTC

Best present EVER!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :D :D :D
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby sdnelso2 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:16 pm UTC

There are no words to convey the awesome.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Ambignostic » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:16 pm UTC

Do harpoons work on comets? YES.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:17 pm UTC

The comet is HERE.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Angua » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:17 pm UTC

Hurray!!!!!!!
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Xenomortis » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:18 pm UTC

Confirmed, comets are actually space whales.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:18 pm UTC

YES.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby kenmelken » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:19 pm UTC

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby schapel » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:20 pm UTC

Ambignostic wrote:Do harpoons work on comets? YES.

This may be why the whales are calm.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby sdnelso2 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:20 pm UTC

I can't wait to hear what they find out. Especially if the whales are in a helpful mood.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby BlitzGirl » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:20 pm UTC

The spacewhales probably appreciate that the comet was harpooned instead of themselves.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Foarm » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:20 pm UTC

A great success!

B.t.w. Philae just did a multilingual address change
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby SBN » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:21 pm UTC


Isn't more like, "Hey, Comet, I got you a lander"?
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby taixzo » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:21 pm UTC

We are proud!

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby ahecht » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:21 pm UTC

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby sdnelso2 » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:22 pm UTC

Good job, little probe!

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Dracomax » Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:23 pm UTC

SBN wrote:

Isn't more like, "Hey, Comet, I got you a lander"?

No, Philae wouldn't say that. Philae is the lander, getting a comet for earth.

Of course, transportation may be a problem.
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