After the comet lander Philae lost contact with Earth shortly after landing, it was feared that it might be lost forever. But the science team hoped that as comet 67P got closer to the Sun light intensity would increase and Philae would finally receive enough energy to recharge its batteries and say "Hello". And that is what happened. Philae is active again and ready to contribute more information.
The mission started in March 2004 when the Rosetta spacecraft lifted off for a long journey. After a 10 year gravity assisted journey Rosetta reached its ultimate goal and began surveying Comet 67P (Comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko). It sent Philae to the comet's surface successfully. But after a brief celebration, it was discovered that the mechanism designed to grip on to the comet surface malfunctioned. The lander bounced from its initial touchdown and landed in a shaded area. After a short time the batteries, no longer able to recharge, ran out of energy and the spacecraft shut down.
Where do comet tails come from? There are no obvious places on the nuclei of comets from which the jets that create comet tails emanate. Last year, though, ESA's Rosetta spacecraft not only imaged a jet emerging from Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, but flew right through it. Featured is a telling picture showing a bright plume emerging from a small circular dip bounded on one side by a 10-meter high wall. Analyses of Rosetta data shows that the jet was composed of both dust and water-ice. The mundane terrain indicates that something likely happened far under the porous surface to create the plume. This image was taken last July, about two months before Rosetta's mission ended with a controlled impact onto Comet 67P's surface.
sandbubba: TEK: Amazing! I have been going crazy trying to fix this problem. I followed your instructions and 1st try: English! I thank you very much and kinda wonder how lucky was I to find somebody who speaks Finnish and is tech savvy. Much thanks!
Feb 27, 2021 7:16:59 GMT
syzygy: Some elements in grammar and a few similar words. I should send you some example sentences where similarities become visible.
Feb 26, 2021 23:36:58 GMT
willi1: @ syzygy: Finnish and Hungarian both belong to the Finno-Ugric languages, so I know. Do the Hungarian and Finnish languages have something in common?
Feb 26, 2021 18:54:36 GMT
syzygy: Do not know why I always have to laugh when hear (or read) finnish... as kind of a cute bird-language as I see... ( :
Feb 26, 2021 11:09:07 GMT
syzygy: Let me introduce Tek - our multilingualist. ( :
Feb 26, 2021 11:08:13 GMT
tek: sandbubba In the 4th menu (Työkalut) click the item at the bottom (Asetukset), switch to Yleistä and select Kieli
Feb 26, 2021 9:59:04 GMT
sandbubba: Therefore, I don't understand the language to follow simple instructions to go default English. I uninstall and re-installed GEPro and it does not reset. Any suggestions as to how to tackle this dilemma? I'm at a loss. Is this the right place for that ?
Feb 26, 2021 3:59:14 GMT
sandbubba: OK...might as well get into it. I was over in the Philippines (virtually) and some how, changed the entire language from English to (i think) Finnish.
Feb 26, 2021 3:56:23 GMT
sandbubba: Just joined yesterday, wanting to see if I can learn a few new tricks and maybe solve a problem I have...I like to visit, the Philippines and due to Covid can only go there via GE.
Feb 26, 2021 3:53:57 GMT
dagger66: How do I get SPOILER inserted into my thread post? In FAQ, it says click the button below and type the text. I see a BROKEN IMAGE, then Spoiler Tag which I click but can't enter text and don't understand how to insert it in my post with text ability.
Feb 19, 2021 18:42:39 GMT
syzygy: Right click on kmz folder: Properties --> Style/Color --> Share style (choose or link icon you wish) --> save as,...
Feb 6, 2021 15:12:11 GMT
raineduske: Please help, I am unable to get rid of the large YELLOW addresses, and the light purple addresses, on my google map. Yes, I have unchecked all boxes. Also, it will not allow me to change my thumbnail markers to another design. I have had it loaded twice.
Feb 6, 2021 6:47:33 GMT
syzygy: Use the insert image button (the one with the small image icon)
Feb 3, 2021 21:42:27 GMT
dagger66: I uploaded an image to postimg.cc but cannot figure out how to post it in the F&G blog field. Can you assist?
Feb 2, 2021 17:31:01 GMT
dagger66: How do I post a puzzle? FAQ's say to post the image link in the POST BOX. I can't locate the POST BOS}
Feb 2, 2021 17:07:03 GMT