I mean what is the point
Science. What has it ever done for anyone.
Space. From the faked moon landing to the exploding rockets it's just a dangerous waste of money.
The Deutsches Zentrum für Luft-und Raumfahrt e.V, better known as the German Aerospace Center (DLR) yesterday made what it says is probably its all-but-final attempt to wake the Philae lander on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Readers will doubtless recall that Philae accompanied the Rosetta probe on its journey to Comet 67P …
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Human psychology is quite interesting really. More so than storage and containerisation articles...
Well, yeah, but apart from Velcro, Penicillin, vaccines, computers, cell phones, aircraft, automobiles, oil and the Internet, what has science ever done for us?
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I dunno much about Philae's innards but, if by "flywheel" they mean a flywheel in the conventional sense of the word, as in: "a big heavy bastard that spins really fast and can be used to aid stability and/or store momentum" –I would have thought that's the last thing that would be likely to function, given Philae's presumably deleted power banks and the amount of energy needed to spin up such a large mass.
Methinks that, when this manouevre is tried [and if sound travelled in a vacuum], those in the neighbourhood of the comet might hear a noise not unlike that of someone trying to start a car with a flat battery, on a cold winter's morning.
That said, I'll still have my fingers crossed they pull it off. Might as well give it a go.
[Icon because, if you squint a bit, it looks like a comet]
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