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landing on a comet!

miklamar

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Report this Dec. 13 2013, 11:02 am

The European Space Agency plans to land on a comet in August 2014:


http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Rosetta/Wake_up_Rosetta


 


 


Var Miklama--Zakdorn, engineer. "A sound mind in a FULL body!" "Time, like latinum, is a limited quantity in the galaxy."

dryson

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Report this Dec. 13 2013, 5:46 pm

I think landing on a comet will be a great and rewarding challenge. There is most likely water inside of a comet that can be refined for fuel and human consumption that can then be shipped to colonies or for emergency purposes where a resource collection craft could be deployed to a passing comet collect the necessary water and other components refine it for fuel or water and then transport it where it is needed.


Watch yourself Haley....

miklamar

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Report this Dec. 18 2013, 3:09 pm

However, some researchers think that organisms can survive on a comet, despite traveling through the vacuum.  So, there could be previously unknown viruses there.


I hope they're taking every precaution.


Var Miklama--Zakdorn, engineer. "A sound mind in a FULL body!" "Time, like latinum, is a limited quantity in the galaxy."

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