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Old 08-06-2014, 10:15 PM   #106
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Oh yeah baby! This is fantastic! SCIENCE FTW!

I have a bit of faith in humankind now. For today anyway.
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Old 08-06-2014, 11:59 PM   #107
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 "The image was taken from a distance of 120 km and the image resolution is 2.2 metres per pixel."

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Nice place for ..."diving".
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Old 08-07-2014, 12:31 AM   #108
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Congrats to ESA and the entire Rosetta team.

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Old 08-07-2014, 05:10 PM   #109
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 Nice place for ..."diving".
With the gravity as low as it is, the landing wouldn't even hurt

Try not to jump too high, though. With the escape velocity being 0.46 m/s and all
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Old 08-17-2014, 01:16 PM   #110
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BBC article:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-28741244

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Old 08-17-2014, 09:59 PM   #111
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http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Ima..._on_7_August_b



The smallest, low-gravity worlds have some of the grandest features, it seems.
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Old 08-21-2014, 07:55 AM   #112
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What's the speculation on the smooth areas?

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Old 08-21-2014, 03:03 PM   #113
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Nothing official, just my opinion, but it is probably dust and material from outgassing events that have settled back toward the centre of mass (gravity).
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Old 08-21-2014, 03:10 PM   #114
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Then also wasn't there some preliminary observation stating that the "weld" area between the masses, which is also fairly smooth looking, was colder than the rest of the body?
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Old 08-21-2014, 03:12 PM   #115
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What amazes me is that fruit fly orbit. I know its due to the low gravity and low escape velocity present around the comet...but it's still a marvel. I'll applaud the first person who duplicates it in Orbiter.
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Old 08-21-2014, 03:17 PM   #116
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 What amazes me is that fruit fly orbit.
The what?
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Old 08-21-2014, 03:26 PM   #117
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 The what?
What, you've never watched a fruit fly flying? They'll go in a straight line for a while, then suddenly change directions before going straight for a while again.
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Old 08-21-2014, 03:38 PM   #118
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 What, you've never watched a fruit fly flying? They'll go in a straight line for a while, then suddenly change directions before going straight for a while again.
No, never.
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Old 08-21-2014, 09:52 PM   #119
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Oh God. What a description! I've hated those damned things since first year uni genetics. Counting Drosophila for characteristics for population genetics studies.

But yeah, that orbit kind of looks similar to their flight.
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Old 08-21-2014, 10:27 PM   #120
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 What amazes me is that fruit fly orbit. I know its due to the low gravity and low escape velocity present around the comet...but it's still a marvel. I'll applaud the first person who duplicates it in Orbiter.
Hillarious !!!!
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