1446: "Landing"

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish » Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:58 pm UTC

So any day now, Philae could awaken. :D
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:51 am UTC

It's probaly going to press snooze a few times.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Keyman » Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:13 pm UTC

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150429.html
Still no Philae sighting, but I think the white spot on the dark-side could be a space whale.

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What's happening to Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko? As the 3-km wide comet moves closer to the Sun, heat causes the nucleus to expel gas and dust. The Rosetta spacecraft arrived at the comet's craggily double nucleus last July and now is co-orbiting the Sun with the giant dark iceberg. Recent analysis of data beamed back to Earth from the robotic Rosetta spacecraft has shown that water being expelled by 67P has a significant difference with water on Earth, indicating that Earth's water could not have originated from ancient collisions with comets like 67P. Additionally, neither Rosetta nor its Philae lander detected a magnetic field around the comet nucleus, indicating that magnetism might have been unimportant in the evolution of the early Solar System. Comet 67P, shown in a crescent phase in false color, should increase its evaporation rate as it nears its closest approach to the Sun in 2015 August, when it reaches a Sun distance just a bit further out than the Earth.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Plutarch » Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:53 pm UTC


I felt so cheerful when I heard this on the news!

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby mscha » Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:57 pm UTC

AwakenONG...
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ETA: looks like something is m*starded up with the dithering: the status report, for instance, is much more pixelated than it used to be. (If this is fixed by the time you see it, this is what it looked like originally.)
ETA2: it's fixed.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Echo244 » Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:23 pm UTC

Yaaaaaaaaaay!

We still haven't successfully harpooned a comet, but yay! We get the science anyway!
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish » Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:44 pm UTC

I AM SOOOOOOOO HAPPY!!!
PHILAE IS AWAKE
PHILAE IS AWAKE
<3

Wait is my icon still sleepy Philae? I must update that, then!

STILL AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH I AM SO FUCKING HAPPY!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby HAL9000 » Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:17 pm UTC

I have to admit, I teared up a little bit when I read the BBC article. Then I went straight here. I really hope Randall keeps providing the occasional update for this comic.
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Re: 1446: "???"

Postby addams » Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:33 pm UTC

eidako wrote:THE ARCHIVE POST
Someone on Reddit made a viewer: http://xkcd1446.org
Spoiler:
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_00-00-00_8MxxPSiNYx.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... Iwq84J.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... YNkxwp.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... d3x7BQ.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... KycrmC.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... lfSQHR.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... ADopvO.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... 8SMY1X.png Three hours to separation.
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... bPtxDN.png
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... hbADHL.png Has anyone ever tried this before?
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... Whoaxd.png I don't think so.
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... CFN0R1.png (small black line)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... hqA5IZ.png (line is getting bigger)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... VGalch.png (bigger)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... UL9lry.png (solar arrays become visible)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... PGfUYh.png (definitely a space probe)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... NMaOSf.png (structure of probe is clear, it's Rosetta)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... YkIBoR.png Ready to begin the pre-delivery burn.
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... mZAIhE.png (probe rotation)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... 4Q8fJF.png (rotation)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... 5WV8Jw.png (rotation)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... ndlY4A.png (probe has rotated almost 180)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... gR9UUR.png (chunk of rock appears to the right)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... QYeX1i.png (the lumpy comet is in full view)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... tpe8BX.png (minor motion)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... mLbfmW.png (motion)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... yInxWI.png (motion)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... g4oyk3.png (motion)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... bYkLeP.png We are go for separation!
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... HKgWnT.png lander: "Yessss!"
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... J5Y7DE.png (as 10 minutes ago)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... Exg8xh.png Time until lander separation: 1 hour
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... BX8Pjp.png 55 minutes
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... dW8EUU.png 50
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... tAcDCd.png 75
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... O5rijO.png 70
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... 8q3HKt.png 65
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... XuFNlD.png 60 lander: "Can I just go now?"
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... RMJ42D.png 60
(missing frame)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... xnUZMi.png 45 lander: "Turning on Sesame. Bzzzzzzzt."
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... De1LFM.png 40 orbiter: "Well it's been a fun 10 years together."
(missing frame)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... NRwSZC.png 30 lander: "Yeah! ... a little boring maybe."
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... u4Qb8G.png 25
(missing frame)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... eSXfiF.png 15 orbiter: "Okay, turning on Concert. I'll send you signals through the comet, once you're down there, so we can measure what's inside it." lander: "Assuming comets even have insides!" orbiter: "I'm, uh, pretty sure they do."
(missing frame)
(missing frame)
(missing frame)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... 1zPjmc.png NONE lander: "Wheee!" (arrow to comet)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... NSG0cv.png orbiter: "Quick, take a picture of me!" lander: "Just take a selfie." orbiter: "Can't. No front-facing camera."
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... lt5aB6.png Time until landing: 6 hours
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... bvpult.png (lander moving away from orbiter)
http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_0 ... enh317.png (moving away)

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby ergman » Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:21 pm UTC

an update, an update!

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby brandbarth » Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:47 am UTC

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Eternal Density » Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:55 am UTC

mscha wrote:AwakenONG...
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ETA: looks like something is m*starded up with the dithering: the status report, for instance, is much more pixelated than it used to be. (If this is fixed by the time you see it, this is what it looked like originally.)
ETA2: it's fixed.

Weird, I can't see the image when I look on xkcd.com but it is visible when I click on to xkcd1446.org.

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Keyman » Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:07 pm UTC

There *are* whales!!!!

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Echo244 » Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:41 am UTC

Woo! Nice jet!

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Keyman » Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:48 pm UTC

They found Philae!!!! http://m.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_S ... ilae_found.

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EDIT: to get the image. (Original post was from my phone from a tweet while I was at the State Fair)
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby pogrmman » Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:02 pm UTC

Keyman wrote:They found Philae!!!! http://m.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_S ... ilae_found. Image


That explains why it's power went out so fast...

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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby orthogon » Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:41 am UTC

Keyman wrote:They found Philae!!!! http://m.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_S ... ilae_found. Image

the ESA article wrote:The images also provide proof of Philae’s orientation

This made me snigger. Am I bad person?
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Echo244 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:25 pm UTC

Yes.

Anyway, I hope that Rosetta's landing is more as planned than Philae's. Though it'll be something of a disappointment anyway; they can't even *try* to harpoon it this time...
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby Neil_Boekend » Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:33 pm UTC

For those who like Philae plushies and stuff there is a shop selling the stuff.
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby taixzo » Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:11 pm UTC

Rosetta has landed - but Landing has not been updated. I wonder if Randall will add a final closing frame for this?
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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Postby ThirdParty » Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:04 pm UTC

taixzo wrote:Rosetta has landed - but Landing has not been updated. I wonder if Randall will add a final closing frame for this?
Yeah, he really should. Wonder if he just forgot.


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