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Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Sat Feb 14, 2015 9:24 am UTC
by Andries

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2015 9:58 pm UTC
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
So any day now, Philae could awaken. :D

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2015 8:51 am UTC
by Neil_Boekend
It's probaly going to press snooze a few times.

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 2:13 pm UTC
by Keyman
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.

Spoiler:
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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.

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 11:22 am UTC
by HES

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:53 pm UTC
by Plutarch

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

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:57 pm UTC
by mscha
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.

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 2:23 pm UTC
by Echo244
Yaaaaaaaaaay!

We still haven't successfully harpooned a comet, but yay! We get the science anyway!

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 7:44 pm UTC
by Girl-With-A-Math-Fetish
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!!!!!!!!!!!

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 8:17 pm UTC
by HAL9000
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.

Re: 1446: "???"

Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 10:33 pm UTC
by addams
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)

Enough real-time updates, I'll leave my browser open and update later from my history.
Nevermind, just use the link at the top or follow the images in this thread.

Comic updates every five minutes. Image url is in the format r_hh-mm-ss_hash.png. Hash is probably to prevent people from viewing future frames.

Thank you So much, eidako!
So far, your post is the only way I am able to view and enjoy this.

The GIF is good, but too fast for me.
The Reddit viewer is non-functional on my machine.

If you feel like adding more, it would please me.
Thank you for your 'Labor of Love'.

I may be the last person on Earth without the skills and gadgets
to view the art the way it was intended to be seen.

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:21 pm UTC
by ergman
an update, an update!

cool. I love having these things to follow.

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:47 am UTC
by brandbarth
01422_philae.jpg


Headline: Finally: Philae is awake ... again.
1st p: First check what's new on Twitter.
2nd p: &%#*, battery already discharged.

von http://ahoipolloi.blogger.de/

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:55 am UTC
by Eternal Density
mscha wrote:AwakenONG...
Image

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.

Oh also YAY!!!

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Wed Nov 18, 2015 7:07 pm UTC
by Keyman
There *are* whales!!!!

Image

NASA's explanation

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Thu Nov 19, 2015 10:41 am UTC
by Echo244
Woo! Nice jet!

Of what? ;-D

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 8:48 pm UTC
by Keyman
They found Philae!!!! http://m.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_S ... ilae_found.

Image

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

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 9:02 pm UTC
by pogrmman
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...

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 6:41 am UTC
by orthogon
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?

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 12:25 pm UTC
by Echo244
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...

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:33 pm UTC
by Neil_Boekend
For those who like Philae plushies and stuff there is a shop selling the stuff.

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:11 pm UTC
by taixzo
Rosetta has landed - but Landing has not been updated. I wonder if Randall will add a final closing frame for this?

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:04 pm UTC
by ThirdParty
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.

Re: 1446: "Landing"

Posted: Fri May 11, 2018 2:28 pm UTC
by Keyman
Philae science results: Comet 67P is crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside
Emily Lakdawalla wrote:What is the surface of a comet like? That's one of the main questions that motivated Philae's mission to the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. That question now has an answer, at least for the spot immediately below Philae: there is a rigid crust about 10 to 50 centimeters thick, below which the comet is much more fluffy. The rigid crust is a mixture of ice and regolith, just barely held together by ice grains sticking to each other. There may possibly be a thinner, stronger crust just a centimeter thick that frustrated the penetration of Philae's instruments into the comet.

That summary article has a link to 'full' paper published in Icarus.

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