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Old 11-11-2014, 11:33 PM   #1
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Default Wow! Amazing photo from Rosetta

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Beautiful!
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Incredible image! Wish them good-luck tomorrow morning.
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Old 12-11-2014, 02:34 PM   #4
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Default Go Rosetta GO!!



It's just after 7:30 am here in Cali, and I'm watching LIVE coverage on BBC website (thank you, BBC!). This next half-hour will tell the tale...

Team Rosetta, we are WITH YOU! You CAN DO THIS!!
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Old 12-11-2014, 03:28 PM   #5
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Default Rosetta DOES IT!!



About 8:04 am PST (convert for your area): BBC shows Rosetta control room erupting into joy! They landed it! Still awaiting possible images; many project officials speaking now on BBC...wonderful day!
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Old 12-11-2014, 03:52 PM   #6
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Default ADD: Rosetta Success!

NASA rep gave a rousing speech...hope we'll see transcript/quotes in due course. Last of current live BBC coverage showed champagne glasses (and what looked like orange juice/mimosas?) being passed around to all in attendance...and, well, why not?

Somewhere, I fancy, Arra is smiling...she was so right!


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About 8:04 am PST (convert for your area): BBC shows Rosetta control room erupting into joy! They landed it! Still awaiting possible images; many project officials speaking now on BBC...wonderful day!
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Old 12-11-2014, 04:02 PM   #7
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Awesome ESA !
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This certainly ranks high on the all-time list of space achievements and they have every right and reason to celebrate. The precision required to pull this off is simply astounding! Well done and congratulations!
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Old 13-11-2014, 04:19 AM   #9
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Default Until Tomorrow...

Getting late here on the Left Coast, but dawn just breaking over ESA country - here's hoping there'll be continuing good news!
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Old 13-11-2014, 08:13 AM   #10
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Default Update....

BBC Scotland News interviewed a scientist based in Ireland who's explained that the lander's bounced twice because of the comet's weak gravity, but that it's settled on the surface now. However, they reckon that the harpoons, designed to latch onto the comet's surface, haven't deployed - I guess that means the satellite is parked but not secured.

Anyway, it's a truly remarkable feat to have got it this far - fingers crossed the scientists receive plenty of data. When we put our minds to it, humanity is truly remarkable.....

Kindest regards

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