The Mystery of the Supranational Rabbit (porsupah) wrote,
The Mystery of the Supranational Rabbit

To infinity and beyond!

Of course, the big news today is Rosetta's successful dispatch of its lander, Philae, to the comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko, with - hopefully - confirmation of its landing expected somewhere around 1602 GMT. Rather touchingly, two of ESA's guests are Mr Churyumov and Ms Gerasimenko. ^_^

And here's one of Rosetta's solar panels, with the comet in the background. Is this not wondrous? =:D

But perhaps even more beautiful.. here's Philae, on its way down to the comet, seen by Rosetta. =:D

[Edited to add]
They've done it! Landing has been confirmed!

The ESA and LiveStream streams have been overloaded, but seem to be back to normal now. NASA TV is sometimes mirroring the stream.

And elsewhere.. ^_^; I will say, Death in Heaven's propelled itself to amongst my favorite Cyberman episodes. I've long enjoyed them regardless, but rarely do we see any complexity in them - usually, just mindlessly loyal soldier-robots. Here, though.. so very, very much more. I shan't say more, to guard against spoilers, but I suspect this Christmas' DW special will be particularly eagerly awaited. ^_^

I finally saw the film adaptation of a book I read long ago, back at school - Arthur Ransome's "Swallows and Amazons". A different world, indeed, but no less engagingly fun for all that - and a reminder I ought to get up to the Lake District again someday. =:D

Apparently, Lucasfilm's set to release "Strange Magic", inspired by A Midsummer Night's Dream. It's refreshing to see more original character designs than the smooth people we've become accustomed to courtesy of Pixar and Dreamworks.

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