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serf
Anti Gun Lib

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Posted - 04/15/2018 :  11:58:01 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Looks like they are going to find another earth like planet soon! The paradigm is about to change for Mankind.
serf

http://news.mit.edu/2018/tess-readies-takeoff-discover-exoplanets-0412

TESS will spend two years scanning nearly the entire sky ó a field of view that can encompass more than 20 million stars. Scientists expect that thousands of these stars will host transiting planets, which they hope to detect through images taken with TESSís cameras.

spasmcreek
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Posted - 04/15/2018 :  2:28:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
space distance may be leaped using developements of quantum mechanics involving paired particles instantaneous reception at any distance that may some day be how communication or information may be sent without the hassle of physical prescence or time involved...i wonder if where man may not go, info or holograms may overcome the time barrier to space travel ???? real star trek stuff....and some places we still have 55 mph speed limits... to those few fortunate enuff whose mind can leap across space & time to figure these solutions makes my problem solving seem neanderthal
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Rocky Raab
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USA
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  1:05:13 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Launch set for today at 6:32 pm Eastern. Watch it at http://www.spacex.com/webcast
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wpageabc
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  1:33:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Techno cool...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u99Q7pNAjvg
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hunter86004
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USA
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  3:26:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Finding other planets in our galaxy sounds like a great way to keep astronomers and engineers working, but I've yet to hear what practical purpose it serves if you can't now, and probably never will, be able to get to them.
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Rocky Raab
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  3:43:00 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here's the thing about exotic science: while the data they gather might not seem to be "guy in the street" useful, the tools they develop to gather that data usually turn out to be of immense value. Best estimate is that space research alone returns from seven to 10 times its cost in "spinoff" benefits. Just one example: the gear they developed to monitor Mercury astronauts body functions while in space became Intensive Care Ward monitoring equipment. There are tens of thousands of more examples, from reverse osmosis to the Mylar film in your potato chip bag. (No, not Tang or Velcro!)
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Rocky Raab
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USA
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  3:57:06 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The launch just slipped to Wednesday. Don't know why just yet, other than "a rocket problem."
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yoshmyster
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  9:36:04 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great the space aliens will be visiting soon.
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mag00
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Posted - 04/16/2018 :  10:28:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Rocky Raab

Here's the thing about exotic science: while the data they gather might not seem to be "guy in the street" useful, the tools they develop to gather that data usually turn out to be of immense value. Best estimate is that space research alone returns from seven to 10 times its cost in "spinoff" benefits. Just one example: the gear they developed to monitor Mercury astronauts body functions while in space became Intensive Care Ward monitoring equipment. There are tens of thousands of more examples, from reverse osmosis to the Mylar film in your potato chip bag. (No, not Tang or Velcro!)



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Space travel is one government program I don't totally hate.

"My guns aren't worth dying for, but my freedoms are". guns-n-painthorses 3-30-2018


If anything can go right, it will go right and at the best possible time.

Edited by - mag00 on 04/16/2018 10:29:53 PM
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NeoBlackdog
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USA
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Posted - 04/17/2018 :  08:06:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The only drawback I can see to any of this type of exploration is that if we happen to find intelligent life out there it won't take long before our government feels the need to start sending them money and 'humanitarian' aid...
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Rocky Raab
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USA
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Posted - 04/18/2018 :  5:24:36 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
NASA TV and the SpaceX page should be up in a few minutes. Weather and rocket are reported to be excellent. Liftoff set for 6:51 pm Eastern

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riflemike
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USA
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Posted - 04/18/2018 :  5:56:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
THAT was cool

And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death.
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Rocky Raab
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USA
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Posted - 04/18/2018 :  6:02:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't care how many of those I watch, it is simply F...King astounding.
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spasmcreek
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Posted - 04/18/2018 :  7:19:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
earth will be able to handle only a finite number of people..
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