Sunday 23 November 2014


BBB (Bouncing Bertie Boffin) here.

Can you even imagine how awesome it must be to land on a comet?

You would be bouncing with excitement. Well I would, for sure.

You know, when I bounce, I'll be honest with you, I only stay up in the air for a fraction of a second.

Now look at this picture of the European Space Agency's Philae lander last week hitting the surface of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko for the first time. And then bouncing off again.

It was nearly two hours before Philae came down again the second time.

The next bounce lasted a 'mere' seven minutes.

Frankly I'd have been happy with that.

Earth's gravity field is such a drag.


  1. A seven minute bounce or even longer. You'd be at the top of Macdui in NO TIME! Then on to the alps....Andes...the list is endless.

  2. wow that's really the Bouncing Philae :o) but I'm glad you as the Bouncing Bertie will not make the same scary noise like Philae while bouncing :o)

  3. Bertie you might have been out bounced BUT YOU STILL HAVE THE BEST WFT tail on this planet
    Madi your bfff

  4. we hear they are going to try and make it bounce again so they can get it into the sunlight

  5. Sure hope it's still working...we watched the hour long show about it landing.

    The Mad Scots
    Pees; Dads a techno Geek

  6. Whoah.....that is one big bounce!! We think it is best for you to keep your bounces within range of Miss Gail's reach Bertie ;-).
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  7. I think it wuld be scary to bounce for 7 minutes. I like having all 4 on the floor!


  8. Well I finks it would have bounced a whole lot betters if it had talked to you first Bertie !
    What were they thinking of not talking to the bouncing expert first ?
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  9. Hari OM
    I am inclined to agree Bertie lad... I am sure I am really eight feet tall, but G-forces have halved that...

    (It was exciting stuffs that though, wasn't it?) Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  10. That was nutty Bertie
    Lily & Edward

  11. Out bounced? Only because they were cheating!!!!

  12. Bertie God-Dog-Son:

    We think the team should have consulted you about bouncing. Then maybe it still would have bounced, but it would have bounce landed where the battery could recharge.

    Such an incredible feat. And with bounces!

    Keep on wagging, and have a great week.

  13. You would be the most pawesome comet bouncer in the galaxy, Bertie! Now if we can just get you a ride on the next launch...

  14. Comet bouncing does sound fun! I wonder if Angel Pip is bouncing around in space probably not, much too much of a couch potato for comet bouncing.

  15. Oh, we thought for a minute YOU went into space!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  16. Howdy Bertie. Maybe you could get some springs for your feet to add even more bounce. Have you ever thought of taking up tampolining?
    No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  17. I think you should keep your bouncing close to mine.


  18. Bertie you are tops with bouncing for us

    retro rover