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    Congratulations to Rosetta

    Congrats to the ESA and the Rosetta team for pulling off an incredible mission. Landing on a comet moving through the solar system at 84,000 MPH.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady's Human View Post
    Congrats to the ESA and the Rosetta team for pulling off an incredible mission. Landing on a comet moving through the solar system at 84,000 MPH.
    Yeah, it's great they were skilled enough to figure out how to land on a moving target! Kudos for them, and the rest of us on planet earth that will benefit form everything that is learned!
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    I heard an update this morning that the comet STINKS - methane, formaldehyde, and other nice gases. Also, it "sings" as neutral particles fall off and oscillate.
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    This is all just amazing, isn't it!

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    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

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    This IS really amazing!

    Here's a link to a gallery of photos from the comet: https://www.flickr.com/photos/europe...7638315605535/
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    It's amazing. The craft basically had to free-fall into the tiny gravity well that is the comet, and somehow stick!
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