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Sensor readout in action (since when does twitter support gifs?) T.co

Aug 23 2014, 5:00pm

With the release of the Unity 4.6 beta comes the new GUI system. As such, began drafting up the flight UI T.co

Aug 23 2014, 4:06am

@elakdawalla Assuming my math IS correct though, Rosetta's solar panels would stretch an apparent diameter of ~1/3 that of the full moon.

Aug 14 2014, 12:25pm

@elakdawalla Unsure how that translates to pixel resolution though (or if I actually math'd right)

Aug 14 2014, 12:23pm

@elakdawalla Did a little math, at 10 km, Philae looks to be 20 arcsec acrosss from Rosetta, Rosetta looks to be 10 arcminutes from Philae

Aug 14 2014, 12:23pm

@elakdawalla ... or vice-versa for that matter! Unsure if the resolution and FoV of Philae's cameras would permit imaging Rosetta though.

Aug 14 2014, 11:57am

@elakdawalla And that's from 104 km away... here's a thought - at 10 km, how big in pixels will Philae look to Rosetta after it's landed?

Aug 14 2014, 11:51am

@PlanetDr As a more general note, isn't it great how there seem to be more habitable environments in the outer solar system?

Aug 12 2014, 3:07pm

@PlanetDr But for titan you need heavy heat shielding, heavy -cold- shielding, and a monstrous umbilical cable. An interesting tradeoff!

Aug 12 2014, 2:51pm

@PlanetDr In particular, Europa landing from trans-jupiter trajectory requires ~12 km/s delta-v, compared to 0 for direct entry at Titan

Aug 12 2014, 2:50pm

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