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The Talking Robot on the Flying Comet

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3 years ago by Peng in Technology > Science

A billion worth of investment, a decade-long chase, and finally!
The comet may tell us more about the origins of life. Discuss!

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Sabrina

I'm very excited. I bet Branson feels doubly bad now.

3 years ago by Sabrina

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Charlie H

It more bounced than landed. Touched down, couldn't anchor, went up again, landed again?

3 years ago by Charlie H

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Ross

First image from the surface:

3 years ago by Ross

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Iam LmnOP

I really hope they make it. After 10 years of waiting, they deserve a break. Fancy that the damn thing is standing in the shadowd and doesn't get a chance to recharge the battery.

3 years ago by Iam LmnOP

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Debbie Anderson

Can I just try to be the voice of common sense? It seems to me that £1 billion, years of research and 10 years of waiting seems a big price to pay to see a probe take a few pictures of a rock and bounce into some crater.

3 years ago by Debbie Anderson

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M.  Hughes

I thought that this argument had been settled by now. The advantages and advances of space exploration are manyfold and fabled by now. Whether satellite technology, digital camera development, medical developments such as CAT scans, or sustainable energy technology, we are enjoying numerous and significant benefits. It is difficult to predict in advance the benefits of any particular mission, but there seems to ample cause to continue.

3 years ago by M. Hughes

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Mitchell Hill

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2834382/It-s-time-risks-coming-end-Rosetta-probe-deploy-drill-ditch-attempt-comet-samples-clock-ticks-fading-battery-power.html
Seems that Philae is actually a bit lost. What a shame, you can get it so 'almost' right, and still lose out: Philae made it 4 billion miles in space to successfully locate a comet, AND THEN GETS LOST ON IT. This is ironic, I have to admit.

3 years ago by Mitchell Hill

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Iam LmnOP

The probe is getting a little push as a last resort

3 years ago by Iam LmnOP

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Felipe

How sad. Contact lost

3 years ago by Felipe

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Nicole C

It still did the job, at least that's what they say.

3 years ago by Nicole C

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Tracey Howell

These people need superhuman patience.....now they're waiting for august '15......this is soo not my field hehe

3 years ago by Tracey Howell

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Sabrina

3 years ago by Sabrina

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