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Re: Space travel by Ken Dunn on 12 November 2014 4:41pm
Incredible, amazing and unbelievable to think that they did that. Data collection has begun and I don't know if there is an optical camera on board the lander. I do know that there are other scientific instruments now safely whizzing through space at about 34,000 mph 300 million miles away and they are communicating with the ESA in Germany.
Re: Space travel by suzulu on 12 November 2014 11:28pm
Yes, it's amazing!
Re: Space travel by Ken Dunn on 13 November 2014 7:03am
It is not anchored by the harpoons but the ice screws may be holding it in place. With so little gravity on the comet it does need to be secured before they can start most of the experiments.
Re: Space travel by Ken Dunn on 14 November 2014 5:08am
It looks like it might bounce around the surface while gathering data. On surface photographs have been received.
Re: Space travel by tucsonmike on 15 November 2014 3:04am
Was following. Landing on a comet. Wow!
Re: Space travel by Ken Dunn on 18 November 2014 4:32am
The Philae lander has gone into sleep mode because there is not enough light in its location to recharge its batteries. It bounced a few times before coming to rest. 80% of its experiments are done and results are still being analysed.
Re: Space travel by Ken Dunn on 27 October 2015 10:07pm
Hasn't there been some great revelation on Mars recently regarding water channels?
Re: Space travel by sighthound on 9 November 2015 1:49am
Yes, definitely, Ken. Back about 30 years ago I was making some mini-docs for Saturday morning kids' tv and, with all the then new photos coming in from Mars, I wasn't allowed to speculate that so many features on Mars were from water flows. Now there is a lot of new evidence that what looked like water erosion was really water erosion. Apparently solar winds stripped Mars of its atmosphere and its water. Here's a link:http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2015/1106/In-new-findings-NASA-reports-on-where-Mars-s-water-really-went

Re: Space travel by Ken Dunn on 18 June 2016 10:46am
Major Tim Peake landed safely back on Earth about half an hour ago. My wife said, 'What good has he done?' I said, 'He ran the London Marathon.' (I know he has done much more good than this but my wife is a space travel sceptic.) Then I said, 'He has travelled 37million miles in six months - imagine sponsoring that 6 month marathon at a penny a mile!'
Re: Space travel by Ken Dunn on 4 November 2018 11:12am
See 'What's everyone reading at the moment' regarding a post of this first date about Tim Peake's space travel.
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