RT News –‘The lander Philae, dropped onto the surface of Comet 67P by the Rosetta spacecraft, has reawakened and reported back, the European Space Agency says. Philae has been out of contact for the past 7 months.
First contact with Philae lasted 85 seconds. It turns out the lander had woken up earlier, but this is the first time since November it has managed to “speak” to Earth.”
On August 2014, the European Space Agency made galactic history when their Rosetta Mission successful landed its Philae probe on a speeding comet. According to the European Space Agency (ESA), “the comet, 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, is a relatively small object, about 4 kilometres in diameter, moving at a speed as great as 135,000 kilometres per hour.We know very little about its actual surface properties – only when we get there will we be able to explore the surface in such detail that we can choose a safe landing scenario. Rosetta is very special because of the unique science it will perform. No other previous mission has had Rosetta’s potential to look back to the infant Solar System and investigate the role comets may have played in the beginnings of life on Earth.”
An extraordinary feat indeed, landing a flimsy probe onto an unexplored gaseous surface that is speeding at 135,000 kph. There was euphoria when the landed Philae started transmission to earth, then it died, only to be awakened 7 months later
The lunar landing mission by comparison must be quite an easy feat in terms of the landing technology. Even the landing of Curiosity on Mars was reported to be a complicated and risky procedure. This is how Space.com describes the “7 minutes of terror” landing sequence:
The Mars Science Laboratory landing sequence has been the topic of much discussion even before the mission launched on Nov. 26, 2011. Nicknamed “seven minutes of terror,” the spacecraft’s entry, descent and landing sequence will require a lot of things to go perfectly right — all before anyone on Earth receives even a single signal, due to the length of time it takes for information to travel from Mars to Earth.
“By the time we get the first signal that says ‘okay, I’ve now reached the top of the atmosphere,’ in reality the rover has already been on the surface for seven minutes,” said Steven Sell, deputy operations led for Entry, Descent and Landing at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif. “It’s like your kid playing in the big game, and you can only sit there in the stands and watch. It’s a nail-biter all the way.”
When the Curiosity rover arrives at Mars it will be traveling at a velocity of 13,000 miles per hour (21,000 kph). Within seven minutes, the vehicle needs to get down to a velocity of zero miles per hour — all in one piece, of course, and in the right spot. [Mars Rover’s Sky Crane Landing (Infographic)]
Mar’s atmosphere is thin but enough to assist in the slowing down landing process from a speed of 21,000 kph. In contrast, Comet 67P is a tiny piece of unknown substance speeding at 135000 kph, with bubbling atmosphere of the water and carbon dioxide gases in the comet’s coma originating from plumes erupting from its surface, according to Alice spectrograph data on board Rosetta.
What technology is there to make this landing possible? It is really quite baffling. Now that Philae has awakened, should the world be expecting to hear more “interesting” news about Comet 67P? Perhaps Philae has been hijacked by some aliens on Comet 67P and is now starting to transmit again. The Guardian had this report last year:
ESA’s confirmation that the comet had been emitting a “mystery song” has fuelled theories that it is in fact an alien ship and the warbling is an extra-terrestrial attempt at communication.
Writing on the website UFOSightingsDaily.com, Scott Waring professed that: “In my opinion this is not a code. It is how a species of aliens communicate to one another without speaking. A form of telepathy put into primitive radio signals. Its the only way this species can communicate to us. This is their thoughts. They don’t talk.”
And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.