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Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:23 pm

That's cool as hell.
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Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:55 pm

Hit a speck in the void from 3 billion miles away. Pretty damn good for a bunch of apes.

ps can anybody tell me how we know we on Pluto?
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Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:15 am

fredo wrote:I think that deserves a few photos posted
Thanks for posting pics. I'm not completely lazy. My excuse is I was posting from my phone.
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Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:27 am

No sweat. Glad you reminded me.
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Wed Jul 15, 2015 5:19 pm

Boom.
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They zoom into one part of the yesterday’s photo of Pluto with the first very high resolution image. He says surprisingly that they have not found a single impact crater on this image.
“Probably less than 100 million years old, which is a small fraction” of the age of the solar system, he says. “These mountains we’res seeing are quite spectacular, they might be up to 11,000ft high.”

He says the surface is covered with a lot of nitrogen, ice, methane ice – “you just can’t make mountains out of that stuff, so we’re seeing the bedrock.”
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Wed Jul 15, 2015 10:47 pm

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Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:05 am

Ok I know the physics algorithms are out there to calculate how to get to Pluto, but it still blows my mind that we sent something 10 years ago off in the wrong direction, swing it around a couple of planets and hit Pluto 3 billion miles later. Even with computers that it GOOD!


Oh and Pluto needs to get its planet status back
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Thu Jul 16, 2015 2:25 am

Holy fudge! The New Yorker link was horrifying (and really intriguing). Thanks for sharing!
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Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:05 am

Ooh! The Zhenyuanlong suni, a new feathered "cousin to velociraptor" has been found! Looks like this one has some pretty complex feather structures too!

http://www.livescience.com/51578-veloci ... thers.html
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Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:08 am

Also, I know y'all think that crusty sock you tossed in the back of your closet in high school is old, but...

Oldest Animal Sperm Lasted 50 Million Years in Antarctica
http://www.livescience.com/51553-oldest ... ecord.html
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Sat Jul 25, 2015 4:29 pm

foulmouthedruffian wrote:Ooh, Earth 2.0!

http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa- ... -to-earth/
But with double our gravity. So putting the average American there would mean a lot of torn tendons and ligaments as their bodies suddenly needed to support 500+ pounds :)
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Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:28 pm

mistersmith wrote:
foulmouthedruffian wrote:Ooh, Earth 2.0!

http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa- ... -to-earth/
But with double our gravity. So putting the average American there would mean a lot of torn tendons and ligaments as their bodies suddenly needed to support 500+ pounds :)
All that lifting! My glutes will look HOT!
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