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Message 1691140 - Posted: 14 Jun 2015, 12:31:22 UTC

News item:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-33126885
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Message 1691144 - Posted: 14 Jun 2015, 12:49:11 UTC

Hey good news Rob, thank you!
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Message 1691281 - Posted: 14 Jun 2015, 18:25:13 UTC

Great news! I heard it on the radio today. It landed in the shadow of the comet at the time of the Rosetta mission, as the probe works on solar energy it became useless, unfortunately, that was.
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Message 1691539 - Posted: 15 Jun 2015, 8:05:45 UTC

Well I gather that it wasn't supposed to end up where it actually landed, due to a botched landing it bounced into the shade. Ooops!
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Message 1692547 - Posted: 17 Jun 2015, 8:54:50 UTC

I just watched an ESA conference live on Rosetta and Philae. Besides the difficulties of understanding English spoken by German and French persons, the thing I understood is that comets are not made up from ice but fron organic materials. They are very dark, darker than Moon rocks. Now Philae can confirm this hypothesis.
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Message 1699025 - Posted: 6 Jul 2015, 17:58:44 UTC - in response to Message 1692547.  

Philae comet could be home to alien life, say scientists

The comet landed on by the spacecraft Philae could well be home to an abundance of alien microbial life, according to leading astronomers.

Features of the comet, named 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, such as its organic-rich black crust, are most likely explained by the presence of living organisms beneath an icy surface, the scientists have said.

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/jul/06/philae-comet-could-be-home-to-alien-life-say-top-scientists
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Message 1699037 - Posted: 6 Jul 2015, 18:38:52 UTC - in response to Message 1699025.  

Philae comet could be home to alien life, say scientists

The comet landed on by the spacecraft Philae could well be home to an abundance of alien microbial life, according to leading astronomers.

Features of the comet, named 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, such as its organic-rich black crust, are most likely explained by the presence of living organisms beneath an icy surface, the scientists have said.

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/jul/06/philae-comet-could-be-home-to-alien-life-say-top-scientists

So, where did life really begin? We will probably never know.
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Message 1699389 - Posted: 7 Jul 2015, 22:48:57 UTC

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Message 1699392 - Posted: 7 Jul 2015, 22:57:30 UTC - in response to Message 1699037.  

Philae comet could be home to alien life, say scientists

The comet landed on by the spacecraft Philae could well be home to an abundance of alien microbial life, according to leading astronomers.

Features of the comet, named 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, such as its organic-rich black crust, are most likely explained by the presence of living organisms beneath an icy surface, the scientists have said.

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/jul/06/philae-comet-could-be-home-to-alien-life-say-top-scientists

So, where did life really begin? We will probably never know.

I would guess, that it originated in many different places, perhaps in many different ways. We are familiar with carbon based, but that may not be the only possibility. At least we know that carbon based does work.

For this instance, scientists said that Rosetta and Philae really don't have the instruments to determine one way or the other. So the initial report has not passed scrutiny.

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Message 1699420 - Posted: 8 Jul 2015, 3:29:52 UTC

I guess a traveling space rock would pick up some hitchhikers along the way. ;~)
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Message 1699590 - Posted: 8 Jul 2015, 18:18:25 UTC - in response to Message 1699420.  

Philae and Rosetta's search: is there life on comet 67P?

You may have seen internet posts that life could be hiding on a distant comet. But despite the media hype, experts on these matters, including Australians, say it's very unlikely.

This week, media outlets around the world jumped on the idea that features on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, being examined by the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission, suggest it may harbour microbial life.

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/philaes-search-is-there-life-on-comet-67p-20150708-gi6xms.html
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Message 1700406 - Posted: 11 Jul 2015, 4:43:22 UTC
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Philae has connected to Rosetta fpr 12 minutes. The experiment Consert (COmet Nucleus Sounding Experiment by Radio Transmission) is working.
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Message 1700414 - Posted: 11 Jul 2015, 6:19:48 UTC

It will ruin the beliefs of so many people if it is ever verified that comets can and do carry with them the seeds of life that stay dormant until encountering an environment where they can reproduce, grow and evolve.
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Message 1700415 - Posted: 11 Jul 2015, 6:36:02 UTC
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In the past, comets were suspected of causing plagues. When the Halley comet was to return in 1910 the French astronomer Camille Flammarion wrote about the danger caused by the gases contained in the comet's tail. This caused a spreading of panic, because the popular press jumped on the scoop. Astronomer Paolo Maffei, in his book "La cometa di Halley" gives an amusing report of the reaction of the people of Florence. On the night of May 19 they went to Piazzale Michelangelo with food and Chianti wine to prepare for death. Of course nothing happened and passing near the Astronomical Observatory, then managed by Ximenian priests, they made some derogatory remarks. But the Florence astronomers had no guilt.
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Message 1701000 - Posted: 13 Jul 2015, 7:42:27 UTC - in response to Message 1700415.  

In the past, comets were suspected of causing plagues. When the Halley comet was to return in 1910 the French astronomer Camille Flammarion wrote about the danger caused by the gases contained in the comet's tail. This caused a spreading of panic, because the popular press jumped on the scoop. Astronomer Paolo Maffei, in his book "La cometa di Halley" gives an amusing report of the reaction of the people of Florence. On the night of May 19 they went to Piazzale Michelangelo with food and Chianti wine to prepare for death. Of course nothing happened and passing near the Astronomical Observatory, then managed by Ximenian priests, they made some derogatory remarks. But the Florence astronomers had no guilt.
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Message 1703425 - Posted: 20 Jul 2015, 17:38:09 UTC - in response to Message 1701000.  

Some bad news for Philae. :)

Philae comet lander falls silent

The Philae comet lander has fallen silent, according to scientists working on the European Rosetta mission.

The fridge-sized spacecraft, which landed on Comet 67P in November, last made contact on 9 July.

But efforts to contact it again since then have failed, scientists have said.

The first craft to perform a soft landing on a comet, Philae initially bounced, landing in a position too dark for sunlight to reach its solar panels.

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-33596274
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Message 1706855 - Posted: 31 Jul 2015, 0:35:55 UTC - in response to Message 1703425.  

Again??

Comet probe finds key ingredients for life

The comet probe Philae detected several elements essential to life during its historic, bouncing landing in November, scientists announced Thursday.

Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko contains at least 16 organic compounds, four of which had never before been detected on a comet, the first analysis of the data found. Whether the complex, carbon- and nitrogen-rich molecules were formed in the early days of the solar system or later on the comet remains a mystery.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/sciencefair/2015/07/30/comet-philae-detects-life-elements/30909857/
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Message 1736541 - Posted: 23 Oct 2015, 22:21:55 UTC - in response to Message 1706855.  

Amazing.

In unexpected discovery, comet contains alcohol, sugar


Scientists on Friday identified two complex organic molecules, or building blocks of life, on a comet for the first time, shedding new light on the cosmic origins of planets like Earth.

Ethyl alcohol and a simple sugar known as glycolaldehyde were detected in Comet Lovejoy, said the study in the journal Science Advances.

"These complex organic molecules may be part of the rocky material from which planets are formed," said the study.

Other organic molecules have previously been discovered in comets, most recently in comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, on which the European space agency's Philae found several organic molecules -- including four never detected before on a comet.

https://in.news.yahoo.com/unexpected-discovery-comet-contains-alcohol-182309427.html
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Message 1736889 - Posted: 25 Oct 2015, 11:27:07 UTC

The universe wastes nothing, it's simply transferred.

Isn't that the Conservation of Energy principle?

But then of course we can't say for sure that the Universe is an isolated system. We can't possibly know that for sure.
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