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Discussion in 'All Things Boats & Boating' started by kach22i, Mar 30, 2006.

  1. Rurudyne
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  2. ImaginaryNumber
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    The Biggest Ship in the World (Though It Isn’t Exactly a Ship) | NY Times
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    And it can be moved close to where the natural gas is being produced. When production falls off, it can go to another site.
     
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    3 km away from the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
    Today the Philae probe landed on it! [​IMG]
     
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    Just incredible, with the size of that object (target) and the distance involved that was a feat almost comparable to landing on the moon. It's great to see more Nations getting involved with Space exploration driving the science forward at a faster rate and reducing the tax payer load of any one nation.
     
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    The European Space Agency's Philae lander sent back its first image Thursday after safely landing
    on the surface of a comet, marking the high point of a $1.3 billion, 10-year mission. One of the
    lander's three feet can be seen at lower left in the picture above. NBC News.
     
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    Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko Relative to Downtown Los Angeles


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    Probe landing site.
     
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    looks like the smog is a little thick today!
     
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    After the anchoring harpoons failed to fire, there was a hop, a skip and a jump,
    and then a less-than-ideal shadowed final landing for Philae. 1-1/2 hrs of sunlight instead
    of 6 or 7 will greatly shorten battery life and mission duration.

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    The cross shows where Philae should have landed, and the box where it probably did (ESA)
     
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    Sounds logical with the possibility that ridge might have been a sort of back stop (Baseball) preventing further unwanted surface travel. Hopefully battery life will allow them to extract the most important data. Regardless it is still one hell of a feat and certainly nothing to feel downtrodden about if part of the mission is not accomplished.
     
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    Nice. Where's the door?
     
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    Duke of hazards style or a hidden underground entrance
     

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    "Wow, I slept like a log last night!"
     
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