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Rosetta

Wednesday, Rosetta’s Philae probe is set to land on 67P/CG. separation at around 09:00 GMT, landing at 16:00 gmt
updates here
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Operations/Live_updates_Rosetta_mission_comet_landing
control room live stream here
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Thanks for the heads up journeys Smiley
This is going to be.....interesting!!  http://new.livestream.com/esa/cometlanding
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Not long now for Philae to attempt a touchdown on the comet.
Every success......
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I`m not scientist, nor am I an astronomer, nor do I understand the laws of physics.... BUT...
this comet has a (sort of ) fixed trajectory around the universe, and because of this, they have managed to calculate a specific lift of time, journey time, and course, to land this "module" on to the comet.....
Now, my question is.... if the comet has a specific weight and motion force within the gravitational pull and its orbit is defined by the previously mentioned facts..... surely adding some extra weight, and the possibility of that weight giving it a "nudge" at the time of "landing"... won`t that ...
Alter the specific weight and motion force,... thereby altering its trajectory
together with the "nudge" ... could this not be some pre-cursor of "adjusting" the whole universe ?  which could, cause a "knock-on" effect and put the earth and moon into another orbit, thereby changing our climate and eventually the destruction of human life?
(just a thought ....... )
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I'll have a word with Bruce Willis about it.
Just to compound the situation they are planning on soft landing Rosetta on the comet in a couple of years time.
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@shutter, nice oneGrin Grin
Probably nudge it into the gravitational pull of the sun
the tension on  http://new.livestream.com/esa/cometlanding is palpable
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Brilliant moment....success Cool
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was holding my breath Grin
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I was holding something else......I can go now Shocked
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From what I've read landing doesn't seem the right word or even touchdown.
Screwdown would be better.
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Brilliant moment....success  Cool

Well, we shall have to wait a couple of years to see if my "prediction" (?) has any effect on the universe in general.....and the comet`s trajectory, in particular...
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From what I've read landing doesn't seem the right word or even touchdown.
Screwdown would be better.

Yes it needs screwing down to stay on the surface because of the extremely low gravity..
They also fired a couple of harpoons into the surface but they appeared to have failed.
Tense times ahead for the team.
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Screwdown would be better.

Didn't the down-thruster jets fail?
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Concerns were mentioned earlier but I haven't heard if they worked during touchdown.
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I like the line from a team member;
Hollywood is good but Rosetta is better Cool
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