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Impressed

I know little about astronomy but the attempt to photograph a comet in detail and then land a probe on it to take samples is pretty impressive.
It's possible that a comet striking the Earth may have been the start of life.
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Yes indeed I think it's also very impressive and done by the european space agency and not NASA for once!
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It's possible that a comet striking the Earth may have been the start of life.

And another one could end it.....duck!!
Can't wait for November when they attempt a probe landing on the comet.

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I do hope all goes well for them, I love the triangular orbit  Smiley
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this time it ain't a LOVE or Bermuda triangle Tongue
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Was surprised to read the orbiting altitude of Rosetta above the comet surface is 150kms (ISS is 350kms above earth), considering the size of the comet would have thought it closer to 15kms, I imagined another proof reader error at the BBC
Had me reaching for my calculator, using hill sphere and details on 67P/CG
150km (more or less) it is, sorry BBC, you were right.
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... by the european space agency and not NASA for once!

The Brits landed a "probe" on Mars.
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This is really good. Cool  I hope the landing is a complete success.

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If the landing is a success it will show the possibility of stopping a dinosaur killer if one was spotted in time.
It won't be science fiction anymore and we won't need Bruce Willis.