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(BBC)   Old space probe wakes up, prepares to screw comet   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 22
    More: Followup, comets, Earth, imaging system, precise positioning, lander, Osiris, mothership, Rosetta  
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2014-03-29 11:00:42 AM  
This is cool, I hope it all works as designed.
 
2014-03-29 01:23:44 PM  
subby, 3 years is not old
not even close to old
esp when we have we have 36 year olds hard at work

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_active_Solar_System_probes#New_ mi ssion_in_progress
 
2014-03-29 02:03:58 PM  

namatad: subby, 3 years is not old
not even close to old
esp when we have we have 36 year olds hard at work

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_active_Solar_System_probes#New_ mi ssion_in_progress


??? Rosetta was launched in March 2004- it's been in space more than a decade, and was built well before that since it was originally supposed to be launched at a different comet before an Ariane launch failure.

It's not Voyager age, sure, but a decade isn't bad
 
2014-03-29 02:07:32 PM  
Screw it hard, baby, right in the tail. Ooh, you're putting me inna coma!
 
2014-03-29 02:30:07 PM  

Valiente: Screw it hard, baby, right in the tail. Ooh, you're putting me inna coma!


I have the weirdest boner right now
 
2014-03-29 02:36:29 PM  
In deep space.  Abandoned.
 
2014-03-29 02:40:57 PM  

RaiderFanMikeP: Valiente: Screw it hard, baby, right in the tail. Ooh, you're putting me inna coma!

I have the weirdest boner right now


Just you wait until perihelion.

annesastronomynews.com

Talk about a mass ejection!
 
2014-03-29 02:52:38 PM  
Duck's eye view of an Internet meme.
 
2014-03-29 03:17:26 PM  
THE PROBE IS NOW DIAMONDS
 
2014-03-29 04:18:04 PM  
Lucy is here.
 
2014-03-29 05:48:35 PM  
When are these space agencies going to get rid of the middle man and just burn piles of taxpayer money outright?
 
2014-03-29 05:49:59 PM  

King Something: THE PROBE IS NOW DIAMONDS


I am on a comet.
*wooosh!*
Meteor.
 
2014-03-29 06:10:56 PM  
It is doing lots of language training.
 
2014-03-29 06:52:26 PM  
Oblig:

imgs.xkcd.com
 
2014-03-29 07:42:47 PM  
Naked Mathilda May thread?
 
2014-03-30 02:26:06 AM  
Sometimes you just gotta have some fine tail.
 
2014-03-30 03:35:49 AM  
Is it Nomad or V'ger?

/dnrtfa
 
2014-03-30 07:18:57 AM  
news.bbcimg.co.uk
I gotta say the artists impressions are getting better...
 
2014-03-30 05:49:50 PM  
How do you orbit something that is only 4 kms across?!
 
2014-03-30 10:17:03 PM  

Whiskey Dickens: How do you orbit something that is only 4 kms across?!


Very slowly.
 
2014-03-31 12:24:23 AM  
Screw comet?  Jeez, it's not even done with Blitzin' yet.
 
2014-03-31 01:03:36 AM  
Old Space comet wash - in new Probe scent; "When exploring some tail, real men use Old Space."
 :: Whistles ::
 
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