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Rosetta Comet Landing: LIVE-Stream, Countdown & Mission Updates

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posted on Nov, 12 2014 @ 10:17 AM
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a reply to: jeep3r


How long do you think it will be before we see some pictures of the landing

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posted on Nov, 12 2014 @ 10:19 AM
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Loved how William Shatner tweeted to them



posted on Nov, 12 2014 @ 10:19 AM
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a reply to: CranialSponge

Ah, no worries, I'd have been sniffling soon enough. The expressions on these peoples' faces are more than tissue-worthy, such joy & pride & excitement. It's worth the red eyes & stuffy nose



posted on Nov, 12 2014 @ 10:20 AM
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a reply to: HomerinNC

What did he tweet.



posted on Nov, 12 2014 @ 10:20 AM
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a reply to: boymonkey74




So proud at the moment I welled up

Me too ! , tears of joy at the news , 10 years waiting for today ... what a great result , can't wait for the first pictures.



posted on Nov, 12 2014 @ 10:23 AM
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Something about the Away Team Philae arriving at the comet

Lol they're talking about it now
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posted on Nov, 12 2014 @ 10:26 AM
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originally posted by: RayVon
a reply to: jeep3r

How long do you think it will be before we see some pictures of the landing


Hopefully it won't take too long ... meanwhile, I'll offer the "tweet of the day"





posted on Nov, 12 2014 @ 10:27 AM
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It's wild, science fiction coming to life in front of our eyes, if we can get past the BS we have in earth, there is NO LIMIT what we can achieve. We could living on other planets, moons if we PULLED TOGETHER AND WORKED TOGETHER!!!

We, the people, need to tell our governments we will pull together, with or WITHOUT YOU. We CANlive together peacefully
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posted on Nov, 12 2014 @ 10:28 AM
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Curiousity got the best of me Homer, I had to look up the tweet:




William Shatner @WilliamShatner · 6m 6 minutes ago

“@ESA_Rosetta: .@WilliamShatner touchdown confirmed for away team @philae2014, captain!” Congratulations!

That rocks



posted on Nov, 12 2014 @ 10:29 AM
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This comet landing may be a REAL short blip due to technical error. If this comet is any thing like Siding Spring (you know the one that destroyed the Mars base) expect Rosetta to be swallowed up for alien research or turned into space dust. Sorry, didn't mean to bruise any egos here.



posted on Nov, 12 2014 @ 10:31 AM
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a reply to: Yule C Mann
Ummmm did I miss something? Mars base?



posted on Nov, 12 2014 @ 10:32 AM
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originally posted by: Yule C Mann
This comet landing may be a REAL short blip due to technical error. If this comet is any thing like Siding Spring (you know the one that destroyed the Mars base) expect Rosetta to be swallowed up for alien research or turned into space dust. Sorry, didn't mean to bruise any egos here.


lol wtf are you talking about



posted on Nov, 12 2014 @ 10:34 AM
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I hope everyone watching/listening elsewhere on the net is paying attention closely. This was a lot of international cooperation, and if we can do it for something like this together, we can achieve much simpler things planet-side



originally posted by: Yule C Mann
This comet landing may be a REAL short blip due to technical error. If this comet is any thing like Siding Spring (you know the one that destroyed the Mars base) expect Rosetta to be swallowed up for alien research or turned into space dust. Sorry, didn't mean to bruise any egos here.

< pinches bridge of nose & sighs >
It was only a matter of time before someone went there.



posted on Nov, 12 2014 @ 10:35 AM
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Sorry, didn't mean to bruise any egos here.

Don't worry you didn't , this is real science whereas you're talking science fiction.



posted on Nov, 12 2014 @ 10:36 AM
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Best quote of today:
"Science fiction is good, but Rosetta is better!"



posted on Nov, 12 2014 @ 10:42 AM
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Oh boy, the anchors didnt deploy, this can cause problems



posted on Nov, 12 2014 @ 10:43 AM
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originally posted by: rockpaperhammock

originally posted by: Yule C Mann
This comet landing may be a REAL short blip due to technical error. If this comet is any thing like Siding Spring (you know the one that destroyed the Mars base) expect Rosetta to be swallowed up for alien research or turned into space dust. Sorry, didn't mean to bruise any egos here.


lol wtf are you talking about


Some guy claims that as he saw a telescopic view of Mars and he saw a big explosion. However, if there was an explosion on Mars large enough to be seen from Earth, then it would have been a global event on Mars -- but our rovers there had not witnessed any such global event, and everything seems fine.

Here's a video of what the guy claims he saw, but by looking at the speed of the "explosion", I think he just caught a lens flare or telescope reflection of some sort. An explosion would not move that fast.



posted on Nov, 12 2014 @ 10:44 AM
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originally posted by: HomerinNC
Oh boy, the anchors didnt deploy, this can cause problems


What???
Won't in have bounced off the surface then?
I turned off the stream sadly.

Does not sound good....Please no.



posted on Nov, 12 2014 @ 10:44 AM
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For those who thing missions such as these are somehow a waste of resources....

While much will be made about the science from this mission as it informs our understanding of our solar systems formation, the evolution of our planet and its water and even astrobiology, there is a bigger more profound picture which our typically myopic view tends to obscure.

History is about days like today.

There is little that will be remembered about our time 500 years from now but this will.

Nearly all of the popes, politicians, popstars and pundits and policy debates of today will be of little consequence to your descendendants. Your children's children. And their children as well.

Our world is the cradle of humanity and human civilization but every baby eventually outgrows its cradle. We begun that process in the last century.

Our Earth has finite resources for an ever expanding population. No matter how much wishful thinking, there will NOT be a brighter future without bold steps into the cosmos and to eventually populate them.

When you see sci-fi movies of big massive floating space colonies ask yourself a very simple question: Where do they get the water from?

The correct answer is not Earth.

The correct answer is "living off the land" so to speak.

Harnessing the ORIGIN of water on Earth in space from things like comets is a lot easier and cheaper than trucking it up from our Earth with rockets.

There is simply no practical way to get millions and millions of gallons of water off the Earth to supply such future colonies. It would be far too costly.

So humanity took a major step forward today towards that capability. This is not hyperbole. This is not sci-fi anymore. This is sci-fact.

We harpooned and landed on a comet.

We are planning to tow in an asteroid with a NASA mission.

These are signs we are becoming a Type 1 Civilization the definition of which includes the ability to manipulate objects within its solar system.

This day and others like it are the things which will be remembered because so few days like this unite the world in our time.

In space there are no national borders, we're one humanity, tugging at the covers in the crib today and walking throughout the house tomorrow.

Never lose sight of the big picture.
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posted on Nov, 12 2014 @ 10:44 AM
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so we will get our first picture in about an hour from now yeeeehaaaa



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