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I think I heard it mentioned during the press conference today, (I can't find it now), about Rosetta itself possibly landing eventually, similar to what NEAR did at the end of the main mission at Eros? Since it's not like there's anywhere else to go with the remaining delta-v left by the end of 2015, and sunlight levels and activity starting to drop after perihelion, and the low gravity makes the difference between orbiting and 'landing' trivial. The whole thing would weigh a kilo or two, right?
Obviously there's a few more pressing concerns right now, but it's something to eventually think about.
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- Explorer1   Rosetta - Post Separation Ops at Comet 67P C-G   Nov 14 2014, 05:17 AM
- - Gerald   At some point Rosetta will run out of propellant f...   Nov 14 2014, 10:39 AM
|- - MahFL   They have already stated they want to follow the c...   Nov 14 2014, 11:35 AM
- - neo56   NavCam mosaic taken on 6 November 2014, with Agilk...   Nov 15 2014, 11:01 AM
- - tolis   QUOTE (Explorer1 @ Nov 14 2014, 05:17 AM)...   Nov 15 2014, 11:25 AM
- - astroman   "rejoined" (forgot password) for this ep...   Nov 16 2014, 10:07 PM
- - SpaceScout   Deutschlandfunk says the comet's surface remin...   Nov 17 2014, 04:08 PM
|- - katodomo   "Coral reefs under the sea" is what Paol...   Nov 17 2014, 05:48 PM
- - fredk   QUOTE (Explorer1 @ Nov 14 2014, 05:17 AM)...   Nov 19 2014, 06:52 PM
|- - Y Bar Ranch   QUOTE (fredk @ Nov 19 2014, 01:52 PM) Fro...   Nov 19 2014, 09:38 PM
- - neo56   NavCam mosaic of 17 November:   Nov 20 2014, 09:19 PM
- - Phil Stooke   The long wait for an OSIRIS color image may be ove...   Nov 24 2014, 03:14 PM
|- - ugordan   The color mottling in that image is very interesti...   Nov 24 2014, 05:48 PM
|- - Malmer   QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Nov 24 2014, 04:14 P...   Nov 24 2014, 07:00 PM
|- - fredk   QUOTE (Malmer @ Nov 24 2014, 08:00 PM) th...   Nov 25 2014, 04:23 AM
|- - Malmer   Yes. And the mottling seems very regular. Like a P...   Nov 25 2014, 08:37 AM
|- - 4th rock from the sun   Looks like noise / low resolution data. Perhaps so...   Nov 25 2014, 08:56 AM
|- - ugordan   Thing is, looking at the rotational state in each ...   Nov 25 2014, 09:03 AM
- - neo56   Many talks will be given to present the results fr...   Nov 24 2014, 05:52 PM
- - Malmer   Made a new animation of navcams draped over my sha...   Nov 24 2014, 06:38 PM
- - climber   I notice that Rosetta/Philae topics get (so far) a...   Nov 24 2014, 07:37 PM
- - Spin0   Newly published Navcam images of the region, 2.59 ...   Nov 24 2014, 08:21 PM
- - neo56   Very nice animation Mattias, as always NavCam mo...   Nov 24 2014, 11:09 PM
|- - Malmer   QUOTE (neo56 @ Nov 25 2014, 12:09 AM) Ver...   Nov 25 2014, 11:22 PM
- - Gerald   A strongly hue and saturation stretched (hence fal...   Nov 25 2014, 12:06 PM
- - Malmer   My bet is that the image has been intentionally de...   Nov 25 2014, 01:49 PM
- - Michael Capobianco   Is anyone interested in matching up the diagram of...   Nov 25 2014, 04:51 PM
- - Floyd   The zones are just on the other side of the dark g...   Nov 25 2014, 06:33 PM
- - Phil Stooke   The jets are really multiplying now! Also, I ...   Nov 26 2014, 07:25 PM
|- - SteveM   Just noticed -- actually just realized what I...   Nov 26 2014, 09:35 PM
|- - DFinfrock   QUOTE (SteveM @ Nov 26 2014, 09:35 PM) .....   Nov 27 2014, 12:48 AM
- - Phil Stooke   OK... http://hubblesite.org/reference_desk/faq/a....   Nov 27 2014, 01:16 AM
- - fredk   My understanding was that it was the pressure of t...   Nov 27 2014, 01:16 AM
|- - SteveM   Thanks for the comments and for Phil's good li...   Nov 27 2014, 03:52 AM
- - Gerald   Small grains should be more susceptible to solar w...   Nov 27 2014, 11:28 AM
- - SteveM   GIADA should provide interesting velocity data. Lo...   Nov 27 2014, 01:55 PM
- - neo56   NavCam mosaic of 26 November. The rotation of the ...   Nov 29 2014, 08:58 AM
- - eliBonora   1 December NAVCAM from 30.1 km   Dec 5 2014, 09:11 PM
- - ngunn   Beautiful. Thanks for sharing that. It's amazi...   Dec 5 2014, 09:28 PM
- - Dan Delany   Lovely mosaic eliBonora! The one on the ESA bl...   Dec 7 2014, 01:13 AM
|- - eliBonora   QUOTE (Dan Delany @ Dec 7 2014, 02:13 AM)...   Dec 8 2014, 04:44 PM
- - neo56   My take on NavCam mosaics from 30 November to 7 De...   Dec 10 2014, 09:42 PM
- - Phil Stooke   The latest Navcam blog shows new - or apparently n...   Dec 11 2014, 05:33 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Sure enough, here's a comparison between 24 Se...   Dec 11 2014, 07:51 PM
|- - walfy   QUOTE (Phil Stooke @ Dec 11 2014, 11:51 A...   Dec 11 2014, 09:44 PM
- - Gladstoner   I would guess the pit is a low profile feature tha...   Dec 11 2014, 11:49 PM
- - Phil Stooke   I don't think the lighting is sufficiently dif...   Dec 12 2014, 12:15 AM
- - nprev   If it's all real, and it sure looks like it is...   Dec 12 2014, 12:22 AM
- - Phil Stooke   I spotted the second example, but it was the Roset...   Dec 12 2014, 12:27 AM
- - Gladstoner   If the pits did form very recently, then the smoot...   Dec 12 2014, 01:49 AM
- - jmknapp   Might the marks be the result of some fragment lan...   Dec 12 2014, 11:08 AM
- - Gerald   Non-linear brightness stretched (about quadratic) ...   Dec 12 2014, 04:34 PM
- - eliBonora   We have tried to pull out more color from the OSIR...   Dec 12 2014, 07:56 PM
- - Phil Stooke   "Might the marks be the result of some fragme...   Dec 12 2014, 08:18 PM
- - jmknapp   Request to the comet gods: puff Philae out of its ...   Dec 13 2014, 12:21 PM
|- - Explorer1   QUOTE (jmknapp @ Dec 13 2014, 04:21 AM) R...   Dec 13 2014, 05:51 PM
|- - Habukaz   QUOTE (jmknapp @ Dec 13 2014, 01:21 PM) R...   Dec 16 2014, 07:32 PM
- - wildespace   Great to finally see the comet in colour! The ...   Dec 13 2014, 01:59 PM
|- - Gerald   QUOTE (wildespace @ Dec 13 2014, 02:59 PM...   Dec 15 2014, 12:50 AM
|- - surbiton   QUOTE (wildespace @ Dec 13 2014, 01:59 PM...   Dec 15 2014, 08:46 PM
- - neo56   NavCam mosaic of 9 December:   Dec 14 2014, 09:38 PM
- - Brian Lynch   Could it also be that the neck region is occluded ...   Dec 15 2014, 09:59 PM
|- - Gerald   QUOTE (Brian Lynch @ Dec 15 2014, 10:59 P...   Dec 16 2014, 01:48 PM
- - neo56   NavCam mosaic of December 10th:   Dec 16 2014, 12:09 AM
- - Hungry4info   Focous on the surface change noted by Stooke in th...   Dec 16 2014, 06:04 AM
- - Bill Harris   My study of changes on the North Polar Plain 24 S...   Dec 16 2014, 03:00 PM
- - neo56   NavCam mosaic of December 14th:   Dec 17 2014, 08:47 PM
- - Gerald   That's a quick and very dirty try to get a 3d ...   Dec 17 2014, 11:10 PM
- - Habukaz   This cartoon might be the best rendering that we...   Dec 19 2014, 11:55 AM
- - elakdawalla   Just to be clear, though, the "dinosaur egg...   Dec 19 2014, 05:25 PM
- - Explorer1   Yep; kinda wild that those images are being guarde...   Dec 19 2014, 05:30 PM
- - elakdawalla   They said that images had been acquired in a seque...   Dec 19 2014, 05:33 PM
- - neo56   A movie has been released with NavCam mosaics take...   Dec 19 2014, 05:46 PM
- - jmknapp   In the image information file, how is "rotati...   Dec 19 2014, 09:58 PM
- - neo56   After some work of stitching, here is my animation...   Dec 30 2014, 09:30 PM
- - neo56   I'm working on a smooth version of the NavCam ...   Jan 3 2015, 06:46 PM
- - aholub   Very nice animation. Much better then ESA original...   Jan 3 2015, 08:23 PM
- - Jackbauer   First NavCam image of 2015 : http://www.esa.int/sp...   Jan 6 2015, 10:05 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Can't stop, rushing to class, but the newest i...   Jan 14 2015, 02:19 PM
- - Hungry4info   Some surface changes I've identified comparing...   Jan 14 2015, 04:31 PM
|- - flug   QUOTE (Hungry4info @ Jan 14 2015, 10:31 A...   Jan 15 2015, 09:36 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Here are two close-ups, same features as Hungry4in...   Jan 14 2015, 06:36 PM
- - Hungry4info   The illumination angles in these images appear to ...   Jan 15 2015, 10:43 PM
- - Gerald   I think, Phil is (one of?) the most experienced ex...   Jan 15 2015, 10:47 PM
- - Jackbauer   Alléluia !! An image of OSIRIS !! ...   Jan 16 2015, 02:14 PM
|- - MahFL   Looks to me the main jet is made up of about 14 je...   Jan 16 2015, 03:49 PM
- - Jackbauer   And now the daily NAVCAM image : http://www.esa.in...   Jan 16 2015, 06:22 PM
- - Phil Stooke   Look what happens when you stretch the contrast in...   Jan 16 2015, 06:41 PM
- - elakdawalla   Cool. Is it correct to say that the jets appear to...   Jan 16 2015, 07:13 PM
- - fredk   I suspect we're not seeing the "lawn spri...   Jan 16 2015, 11:28 PM
|- - Gerald   QUOTE (fredk @ Jan 17 2015, 12:28 AM) ......   Jan 20 2015, 11:19 AM
- - Gerald   That's an annotated, brightness-stretched resi...   Jan 17 2015, 12:14 AM
- - MarsInMyLifetime   The change of direction seems rather more abrupt t...   Jan 17 2015, 12:48 AM
- - Gerald   Break-up of some hydrated state? I couldn't ru...   Jan 17 2015, 09:51 AM
- - Habukaz   ESA's director general Jean-Jacques Dordain ex...   Jan 17 2015, 11:23 AM
- - fredk   Thanks, Gerald. For a 3 km radius, we have roughl...   Jan 20 2015, 04:01 PM
- - Sherbert   I was wondering if interaction between the jets an...   Jan 20 2015, 07:14 PM
- - eliBonora   Last NavCam mosaic: 10, 12 and 16 January https:/...   Jan 22 2015, 04:58 AM
- - Habukaz   As per the scientific results thread, 14 newly rel...   Jan 22 2015, 07:59 PM
- - Habukaz   What the heck is this thing? (from the 8 km)   Jan 22 2015, 08:34 PM
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