RT.com – Destination: Comet – Scientists name Site for Rosetta’s Historic Landing – 9-16-14

The European Space Agency (ESA) has unveiled the spot where its comet-chasing Rosetta mission will attempt a perilous landing on a volatile space body, the agency said in a statement on Monday. It is anticipated as the first comet landing in history.

The Rosetta spacecraft’s Philae lander is to land on the irregularly shaped 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko comet – currently travelling through space some 440 million kilometers from Earth – on November 11.

Five sites on the comet were previously identified by the ESA, however only two were chosen suitable for landing as they pose minimum risk to the lander compared to the other candidate sites.

Site J located on the ‘head’ of the comet, which in shape resembles a rubber duck, will be Philae’s primary destination.

Philae’s primary landing site (Image from esa.int)

Philae’s primary landing site (Image from esa.int)

“The chosen site offers unique scientific potential, with hints of activity nearby, and minimum risk to the lander compared to the other candidate sites. The decision to select Site J as the primary site was unanimous,” said the agency in a statement.

“Site J in particular offers us the chance to analyse pristine material, characterise the properties of the nucleus, and study the processes that drive its activity,” said Jean-Pierre Bibring, a lead lander scientist and principal investigator of the CIVA instrument at the IAS in Orsay, France.

The second “backup” spot – Site C – is located on the ‘body’ of the comet.

Scientists said that the process of choosing a fairly suitable landing site was an uphill task, since none of the candidate sites “met all of the operational criteria at the 100% level.”

“As we have seen from recent close-up images, the comet is a beautiful but dramatic world – it is scientifically exciting, but its shape makes it operationally challenging,” said Stephan Ulamec, Philae Lander Manager at the DLR German Aerospace Center.

 

The search for the landing site could only begin once Rosetta arrived at the comet on August 6 and scientists were able to get a close-up for the first time.

Rosetta is scheduled to release the 100-kilogram Philae lander in mid-November. The lander will then glide down to the surface of the icy body.

READ MORE: 10-yr space chase: Rosetta finally catches up with her comet

“When it touches down, two harpoons will immediately be fired into the comet’s surface – almost simultaneously. The lander feet are equipped with ice screws that will be pushed into the surface. During the landing, a cold gas thruster will fire from the top of the lander and push Philae down onto the comet surface,” said Ulamec, according to the German Space agency DLR’s website.

He added that the landing will be perilous as there are various things that could go wrong. Technical failures could occur, or the comet’s volatile environment could cause problems.

 

The first surface research of a comet aims to use scientific data collected from the rock to gain a better understanding of the complex processes which led to the birth of our solar system, scientists said.

“We will make the first ever in situ analysis of a comet at this site, giving us an unparalleled insight into the composition, structure and evolution of a comet,” said Bibring.

As the most primitive objects in the Solar System, comets have remained mostly unchanged since they were formed and carry essential information about our origins.

The Rosetta mission gets its name from the famous Rosetta stone, which led to the deciphering of Egyptian hieroglyphics almost 200 years ago. Similarly, scientists hope that Rosetta will unlock the mysteries of how the Solar System evolved.

 

http://rt.com/news/187948-rosetta-comet-landing-site/

Maarten Horst – In-Depth Interview with Alkesh – About Comet Ison and our Ascension – 2-4-14

 
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In-Depth Interview with Alkesh About Comet Ison ~ Maarten Horst 4 February 2014

The Earth Plan Blog

http://theearthplan.blogspot.com/2014/02/in-depth-interview-with-alkesh-about.html

 

I just posted something from an earlier radio interview between Maarten Horst and Alkesh (here). At that time, I had only listened to the first of two interviews from Alkesh with Maarten, but the information Alkesh was delivering was so incredibly amazing and resonated so strongly with me that I felt compelled to go on to the next one. It took me a long time to get through it as I had motherly 3D “duties” to perform, but I was determined to get through it, and then post it here.

Please take the time to listen to it if you haven’t yet done so. As I mentioned in the earlier post, there are two radio interviews, as well as an article that was translated and published in the forum. Here are the links again:

Forum article
First interview
Second interview.

(**Update: Transcript now available here.)

Maarten admitted that the information had him at the edge of his seat. I would also be at the edge of my seat if I were sitting down instead of moving around when I was listening to it! A partial summary of the second interview follows:

  • Comet-ship Ison created a portal from our Sun to the Sun near the Galactic Centre (Galactic Central Sun?). This forms the conduit for a massive influx of energy at the time of The Event
  • 200 stars at other side of GC have over the past 100+ years (since 1898) been emitting high-frequency Cosmic energies that have been collected and modulated by ships placed strategically, and then transmitting these energies to the Sun near GC. This Sun is now ready to transmit this unbelievably powerful and intense energies to our Sun which will then beam to the Solar System, upon receiving an impulse from the Black Hole. The timing will be determined by Divine Will of the Creator
  • After The Event, the “split” (in awareness) will occur among the population on Earth
  • After the “slingshot” from the Sun, Ison now plays role of a lens, intensifying and concentrating astral energies from the constellations
  • Three phases to be performed by Ison on Earth: Phase 1: 27 Dec 2013 – 15 Jan 2014 ~ Ison enters Earth’s space, forming 90-degree angle between Earth and Sun, and activates changes in magnetic field of Earth through magnetic induction, also directs focused energies from constellations to Earth’s magnetic field. This is like an “imprint” for the new birth of Earth, leading to new identity and destination, when it starts to pulsate in harmony with the Galaxy.  Phase 2: March ~ Ison forms straight line with Earth, Sun and Moon, allowing Earth to receive exclusively powerful astral influences from constellations that enriches vibrations of Earth.  Phase 3: July ~ Harmonisation with Galactic frequencies and magnetic field of Earth resonates with Moon, in alignment with Universe. Earth’s frequencies finally synchronises with those of the Sun and Moon. Ison therefore “re-sets” Earth’s frequencies to what they should have been, if not for actions of negative forces
  • Source/origin of The Event is etheric, but will activate atomic structure at quantum level when it occurs ~ we will see surreal halo around objects in daily life
  • Night ~ sky will have Auroras
  • Day ~ sky brighter than usual; both night and day skies filled with scintillations and enchantments
  • Individual reaction depends of “where” we are in terms of whether we accept or reject this “initiation”
  • “Nothing remains as before”
  • Divine Gift of Divine Grace to us for evolving without giving up physical bodies.

 

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