Eine Kleine Nichtmusik

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Calling occupants of interplanetary craft, or vice versa

I've been watching the news all day to see when (or whether) the Rosetta spacecraft which is due to put a lander onto a comet 800 million kilometres away would wake up from its hibernation on schedule. And it did!

To put that distance into tome kind of perspective: radio signals from the spacecraft will take roughly 40 minutes to reach us.

However, following the story has had me compulsively singing this song for the last couple of days.


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