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    The Philae lander seems doomed to sleep through most of its journey around the sun, but it did manage some nifty science before running out of juice:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-30097648

    There seems to be some prospect of getting enough sunlight to power-up again; apparently its a "Goldilocks" problem: too much sunlight will destroy the probe, too little will not allow a recharge; here's hoping :)
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    Resurrection:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-33126885

    It's alive!
    Could be very interesting if they get to run some new experiments

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/ph...time-1.3113809
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    Possible existence of water ice detected on comet:

    http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Sp...omet_s_surface

    Surface ice or exposed interior? Inquiring minds want to know!
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    Formation of "jets" observed as comet gets closer to sun:

    http://blogs.esa.int/rosetta/2015/07...generate-jets/
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    Last edited by HopAlongBunny; 07-13-2015 at 07:32.
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    Mountains of ice:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-33543383

    And the link for all things Pluto:

    https://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/n...ain/index.html

    And the link for all that is Rosetta/Philae:

    http://sci.esa.int/rosetta
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    I wonder if I can make Csargo cry harder by doing everyone but his ISO.

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    https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/n...ousin-to-earth

    I figured this would fit in here.
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    The lander's tale gets more interesting:

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/ar...met-by-lander/

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    Observations from the comet as it near perihelion:

    http://sci.esa.int/rosetta/56325-com...of-perihelion/
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    At its closest approach to the sun:

    http://sci.esa.int/rosetta/56337-ros...ay-in-the-sun/
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    The greatest surprise of the Pluto flyby.

    (made by mission scientist Alex Parker)
    Runes for good luck:

    [1 - exp(i*2π)]^-1

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    Water on Mars!?

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/ma...ding-1.3246527

    Aye, but is there life...

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    Rosetta detects Oxygen gassing out from comet:

    http://sci.esa.int/rosetta/56727-fir...en-at-a-comet/

    Crash landing as possible end to mission:

    http://www.scientificamerican.com/ar...sh-into-comet/
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    Last edited by Shaka_Khan; 11-26-2015 at 23:39.
    Wooooo!!!

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