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420chan is Getting Overhauled - Changelog/Bug Report/Request Thread (Updated April 10)
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Karl von Weizsacker - Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:53:13 EST ID:d7Dhf0QA No.54657
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I can't believe there's no thread about Philae or Rosetta!
So, we harpooned a comet today. It took 10 years, but finally Rosetta arrived.
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Urbain Le Verrier - Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:59:40 EST ID:sky71Ye7 No.54658 Ignore Report Reply
Apparently there's some technical difficulties with the lander. They're having trouble establishing a stable contact with it, and it's supposed to have bounced off and landed again a bit off target. A bit conflicting citations from ESA, but we'll get an official statement tomorrow.
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Johan Galle - Wed, 12 Nov 2014 19:03:59 EST ID:d7Dhf0QA No.54659 Ignore Report Reply
>>54658
You're right, I didn't read that news yet. Apparently the harpoons failed to fire so it isn't really tethered to the comet now. I really hope they can fire the harpoons soon, or at least get it stable enough to run the tests they want.
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William Herschel - Wed, 12 Nov 2014 19:12:07 EST ID:sky71Ye7 No.54660 Ignore Report Reply
>>54659
Thankfully the low gravity means it shouldn't be too damaging. We'll see tomorrow.
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William Herschel - Wed, 12 Nov 2014 19:25:08 EST ID:sky71Ye7 No.54661 Ignore Report Reply
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>>54660
Also, here's a nice picture from Rosetta for those who likes space rock.
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Edward Barnard - Wed, 12 Nov 2014 22:16:40 EST ID:Vh7msren No.54662 Ignore Report Reply
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>>54659



Emily Lakdawalla @elakdawalla ยท 4h 4 hours ago

!!!! ........... !!! ... !! RT @Philae_ROMAP: @Philae_ROMAP magnetic field analysis revealed 3 landings at 15:33, 17:26 and 17:33 UTC
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William Herschel - Thu, 13 Nov 2014 05:39:31 EST ID:sky71Ye7 No.54665 Ignore Report Reply
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Good news everyone! It seems to have landed properly now, supported by this pic of the surface.
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Clyde Tombaugh - Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:08:18 EST ID:m2V5EK+8 No.54667 Ignore Report Reply
>>54665
What does it matter? It's a rock.
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William Herschel - Thu, 13 Nov 2014 13:45:46 EST ID:sky71Ye7 No.54668 Ignore Report Reply
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>>54667
Space rock. Space.
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William Huggins - Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:15:58 EST ID:z04eYm3Z No.54673 Ignore Report Reply
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posting my favorite pic
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Clyde Tombaugh - Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:19:31 EST ID:m2V5EK+8 No.54674 Ignore Report Reply
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>>54668
Everything is in space, fool.
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William Huggins - Thu, 13 Nov 2014 16:39:34 EST ID:z04eYm3Z No.54676 Ignore Report Reply
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>>54667
stop being so ignorant
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William Herschel - Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:07:12 EST ID:sky71Ye7 No.54677 Ignore Report Reply
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>>54674
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Edwin Salpeter - Thu, 13 Nov 2014 20:31:08 EST ID:sIMpzer0 No.54678 Ignore Report Reply
>>54657
>Harpooning a comet
I strongly feel that this should be slang for something.
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George Hale - Thu, 13 Nov 2014 21:49:32 EST ID:XJHlYsmW No.54680 Ignore Report Reply
Actually, it's a space snowball, and the harpoons didn't actually fire.
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Edwin Salpeter - Thu, 13 Nov 2014 22:20:05 EST ID:sIMpzer0 No.54681 Ignore Report Reply
>>54680
If the lander floats off and they try again it would make for a pretty badass space adaptation of moby dick.
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Thomas Henderson - Thu, 13 Nov 2014 23:17:29 EST ID:gH7iiZ7q No.54682 Ignore Report Reply
>>54680
Clearly, they should've manned the harpoons.
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William Lassell - Sat, 15 Nov 2014 16:41:28 EST ID:ksAXy5yQ No.54688 Ignore Report Reply
I don't care, it's just a fucking comet.

I'm glad the lander stopped functioning because it landed in shade.

We should be pooling our resources into more worthy projects.
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Henry Draper - Sat, 15 Nov 2014 20:17:41 EST ID:8OCkHw5f No.54690 Ignore Report Reply
>>54688
Such as putting a second dildo into LEO or a fourth rover on the moon? Any comet research is likely to have comercial application.
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Bernard Burke - Sun, 16 Nov 2014 09:32:59 EST ID:sky71Ye7 No.54694 Ignore Report Reply
>>54690
Yep. When there's single asteroids out there with more iron than humanity has ever produced, it doesn't take a genius to realize how lucrative and important such missions as Rosetta can turn out to be in the long run.
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Friedrich von Struve - Sun, 16 Nov 2014 12:59:16 EST ID:XJHlYsmW No.54695 Ignore Report Reply
>>54688

This user has been ignored.
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Kocoayello !jxaL03vL/Q - Mon, 17 Nov 2014 03:06:55 EST ID:Ar8ZIqLY No.54698 Ignore Report Reply
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>>54694
>When there's single asteroids out there with more iron than humanity has ever produced...

Wow. That's just kinda...bonkers, if you think about it.
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Henry Russell - Mon, 17 Nov 2014 10:49:11 EST ID:sky71Ye7 No.54700 Ignore Report Reply
>>54698
Yea, even more bonkers are dead carbon stars that are essentially giant diamonds.
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Otto Struve - Thu, 20 Nov 2014 16:46:14 EST ID:XjUlyhdF No.54713 Ignore Report Reply
>>54695
you don't understand, this is the only way to go. UP! we will run out here and we will need to look outward from the earth to find it. Yes we have plenty right know, but the future society will not. Plan early and you will be ready for the future.


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