Circumstances have forced me to take a break from blogging for a while. Normal services will be resumed as soon as possible but, for the time being, there will now follow a short intermission.


4 Responses to “Intermission”

  1. Anton Garrett Says:

    I hope all is well, or will soon be.

  2. Anton Garrett Says:

    I hope you saw that Rosetta put its lander onto the comet!

    • telescoper Says:

      Well, yes and no. The Philae lander made contact with the comet, bounced, floated for about 2 hrs, during which it travelled about 1km, bounced again for about 7 min, and has now come to rest on 2 legs, with one pointing into space, against a cliff on the edge of a crater, with only one solar panel in operation. At current ability to recharge it will only last about 60 hours before conking out. It looks like it will be able to do some science, but is not the unqualified success people hoped for yesterday.

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