Login Form

Philae Spacecraft Makes Historic Comet Landing

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

The European Space Agency, with the assistance from the space docking launching station Rosetta, has robotically landed, which was live-streamed, the unmanned Philae Spacecraft on a comet recording and the first ever such landing by any space agency.

 

The historic landing, ten years in the making, provided some heart-stopping moments as it attempted to land on three landing sites on the comet, which is some 310 miles from the earth’s surface, and was bumped off course.

Stunning and never before seen images of the deep recesses of Space, the final frontier, were sent instantaneously and assisted the Lander ground control center in Cologne quickly  make necessary adjustments.

 The mechanically control Lander sent confirmation “Safely on the surface of comet 67P” to mission control.

In the hours since touchdown, Lander has sent stunning images which will be examined and analyzed by the ESA.

Variables which were not considered have since become factors that will greatly hamper data collection on the dusty and uneven surface.

According to ESA officials, the landing site which was originally thought to have up to six hours of direct sunlight has only 90 minutes. The Lander completely Replies on solar energy and so this glitch must now be factored into collection priority.

The Comet’s surface is covered by dust, debris and blocks, from small to large, distribution of particles flying around getting into orbit exactly trace down where the object come from.

Blocks, some five meter in size, partially covered in dust, can be seen in the images.

Philea Spacecraft will provide a wealth of information.

This is a developing story.

 

Haute Tease

  • Ready Player One Review – A High Tech, Action Adventure, Thrill Ride

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Ready Player One, from Amblin Entertainment, presents a high tech, multi-dimensional, thrill ride as the new world order pits the independent gamers against the corporate developers in the ultimate quest to find three magical keys that unlock the future.

     
  • Smithsonian Channel Celebrates 100th Anniversary Of The National Park Service With New One-Hour Special

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Fill up the Mini-Van, load the camping gear, hit the highway and settle in for a summer of fun, travel, and unforgettable adventures or just tune in Sunday, August 28 at 8p.m. for AMERICA'S NATIONAL PARKS AT 100.

     
  • Mike Wallace Dead at 93

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Mike Wallace, hard-hitting television correspondent, the face of Sixty Minutes, whose very name was synonymous with interrogative, investigative journalism., has died.

     
  • HL London: The Underground Music Scene Presents SeaWitches

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Based in Liverpool, Jo Herring and Laura Caldwell met in 2007 through friends; a meeting that resulted in an explosion of creativity where songwriting, musicianship and visual art collided to create SeaWitches.

     
  • Celebrity Interview: Game of Thrones' Iain Glen Talks on Newest Film, My Cousin Rachel, Motivations, and The Future

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Iain Glen, the versatile Scottish actor known to American audiences as Jorah Mormont, in the wildly successful HBO series Game of Thrones, is starring with Rachel Weisz in the psychological drama My Cousin Rachel directed by Roger Michell.

     
  • Picasso Hides A Stranger in The Blue Room

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Art connoisseurs, collectors, scholars and historians are heralding the genius of Pablo Picasso as extensive research has finally proven the long held belief of a stranger hidden, etched, behind one of his greatest masterpieces.

     
  • Chattanooga Bus Driver Has Court Appearance; Employer Knew of Complaints

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Johnthony Walker, 24, the bus driver that intentionally crashed his vehicle filled with children, had a brief court hearing Tuesday where he learned his preliminary hearing was postponed until December 15, 2017. His bail remains at $107,500.00.

Donate Elite

It's the desire at Haute-Lifestyle.com to keep journalism free. Running a business, however, dictates what is now a common dilemma; a paywall, subscription or donation. Thank you for your donation.