comet

Rosetta.

A computer rendering of a comet the European Space Agency wish to land a probe on that looks a bit like Ireland.

Comet’s Rugged Landscape Makes Landing A Roll Of The Dice (NPR)

The Broadsheet Book Of Unspecified Things That Look Like Ireland (New Island €5)

Thanks Darragh O Tuathail 

25 thoughts on “Comet The Hour

      1. Spaghetti Hoop

        Thanks munk. I think that one is incorporated into the Guardian live stream but the latter are adding information snippets and factuals during non-activity.

    1. Ultach

      Or possibly Ireland without Kerry, so a much improved/bereft Ireland (delete as per own particular prejudice). Anyway, BBC radio said this morning the rock is the shape of a rubber duck. A rubber duck that just happens to be the shape of Ireland without Kerry, I say. And possibly missing a bit of south Tipp also.

  1. Chamos

    The photograph the Philae lander took on detachment from Rosetta has been received. At half a billion kilometers away, a transmission from the spacecraft takes about 30 minutes to reach Earth.

    http://i.imgur.com/j7BiZEN.png

    The photo has poor detail due to facing into the sun and being taken from a rotating lander. The image will be cleaned up later. The overexposed sun can be seen to the left, Rosetta’s solar panels in the centre top, and Rosetta’s body in the top right. Lens flare everywhere else.

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