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  1. Poppy

    Poppy grasshopper

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    Did too. She was not useful. But it didn't matter.

    How about that Big Bang theory.
     
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    The_Historian Pillboxologist

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    Built a model once. Got covered in glue.
     
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    Sure that was glue?
     
  4. Biak

    Biak Adjutant Patron  

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    Hey Poppy --- was her name Barbie ?


    And by the way Bernadette's pregnant !
     
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    CAC Ace of Spades

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    Is it me or is she way hotter than Kailey?/Penny?

    Hehe...Gordon and his glue gun...
     
  6. Poppy

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    hahaha...you guys
    thanks for the laughs.
     
  7. Biak

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    Bernadette has way prettier uh ............. eyes. Yeah that's it, it's her eyes.
     
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    Speaking of the Webb Space telescope, The Discovery channel is showing a special tomorrow night ;

    "TELESCOPE" spotlights the high-stakes mission of building the Webb telescope. It will premiere on Discovery Channel Feb. 20 and Science Channel Feb. 21 (check local listings for air times). "TELESCOPE" gives viewers access to testing on the tennis court sized-sunshield, the optical class spacecraft structure and the telescope structure responsible for holding the Webb 18 hexagonal primary mirror segments stably in space. The documentary film, also supported by the Northrop Grumman Foundation, highlights the innovative Starshade concept, being studied by Northrop Grumman, NASA, and others. It is a mission using a large screen, shaped like a set of flower petals, which would fly thousands of miles in front of a space telescope. It would eclipse different stars as needed to study planetary systems around the closest stars and perhaps find signs of life. The exploration of stars and planets are highlighted in Kahn's documentary film as well.
    "TELESCOPE" is a comprehensive look at the dynamic history of 400 years of telescopes starting with Galileo in 1609. The Webb telescope builds on Galileo's journey- looking at the beginning of the universe, and that voyage continues as it prepares to launch the Webb telescope 1 million miles away from Earth in 2018. The Webb telescope, which is the scientific successor to the Hubble and 100 times more powerful, will peer back over 13.5 billion years into the past.
    Northrop Grumman is under contract to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and leads the industry team that designs and develops the Webb's telescope, sunshield and spacecraft. Northrop Grumman has completed the integration, testing and delivery of the telescope structure, which holds optical assemblies of the telescope including its instruments and mirrors. The 18 hexagonal segments, recently installed at GSFC, that comprise the 21.3 foot mirror will assist scientists' observation of the formation of the first stars and galaxies.

    Read more: http://www.nasdaq.com/press-release/northrop-grumman-offers-public-unprecedented-access-to-james-webb-space-telescope-20160219-00370#ixzz40ex5mXp2
     
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  10. Poppy

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    Sideways glance...its all good fun.
    Read some weird stuff recently regarding concave vs convex lens'. ..ah, the internet.
     
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    Just read that Kepler (the mission) has confirmed 1,284 extra solar planets.
     
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    And the people that laughed at me and others for believing in Aliens should be feeling the egg on their faces about now...no actual proof, but if "they" think there are no aliens after now knowing the number of inhabitable planets...they are the gullible ones worthy of scoff...
    The only question that remains is have they actually visited yet? I Dunno.
    Maybe they have but we were unaware...I don't put much weight on the "sightings".
     
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    And I thought Fermi's Paradox was finally going to be definitively answered.
     
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    Interesting, but pure conjecture.
    "Millions of years ago, a series of nearby supernovae sent radiation and debris raining down to Earth.
    The events left traces of radioactive iron-60 embedded in the sea floor and even on the Moon, and now, researchers are saying they may have had life-altering effects on the early inhabitants of our planet.
    At just hundreds of light-years away, two major stellar explosions may have spurred changes to the environment, and even increased the rates of cancer and mutation.
    Millions of years ago, a series of nearby supernovae sent debris raining down to Earth. The events left traces of radioactive iron-60 embedded in the sea floor and even on the Moon, and now, researchers are saying they may have had life-altering effects on the early inhabitants of our planet
    Recent studies have confirmed the occurrence of the ancient supernovae, with two main events at a distance of roughly 325 light-years.
    These are thought to have happened around 1.7-3.2 million years ago, and 6.5-8.7 million years ago, researchers explain in a paper published to ArXiv.
    While they would not have caused a mass extinction, scientists now question whether these had ‘substantial effects on the terrestrial atmosphere’ and life on Earth during the Early Pleistocene.
    In the initial period following the close-by supernovae, the night sky would be unusually bright, New Scientist explains, potentially having impacts on the human ancestors Homo erectus and other inhabitants of the planet.
    ‘There is a large body of evidence indicating that enhanced illumination at night is detrimental in a number of ways to many different types of organisms,’ the researchers write.
    This is thought to disrupt circadian rhythms, causing sleep loss and fatigue, along with other effects."
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3647518/Did-supernova-two-million-years-ago-ancestors-CANCER.html#ixzz4BtJGNMCz
     
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    oh aye?!
    "SCIENTISTS have revealed that the Earth has had a ‘mini-moon’ which has been orbiting it for the best part of 100 years.

    The new ‘moon’ is a small asteroid that has been orbiting us for some time and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future, according to boffins at Nasa.

    The asteroid – named 2016 HO3 – is orbiting too far from our home planet to be considered another moon as it often reached points that are closer to the Sun than the Earth, which is why Nasa has deemed it a “near-Earth companion” or a “quasi-satellite”.

    Paul Chodas, manager of NASA's Center for Near-Earth Object (NEO) Studies at its Jet Propulsion Laboratory, said: "Since 2016 HO3 loops around our planet, but never ventures very far away as we both go around the sun, we refer to it as a quasi-satellite of Earth.

    "One other asteroid – 2003 YN107 – followed a similar orbital pattern for a while over 10 years ago, but it has since departed our vicinity.

    “This new asteroid is much more locked onto us. Our calculations indicate 2016 HO3 has been a stable quasi-satellite of Earth for almost a century, and it will continue to follow this pattern as Earth's companion for centuries to come."
    http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/682435/Scientists-discover-mini-moon-orbiting-Earth
     
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    Then that's the asteroid we need to use for practice...landing on...taking samples etc etc...
     
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    No doubt an inference drawn from studies regarding the effects of late night television watching on single adult males who are members of military based online forums. :vegetate:

    And, yes. I have sleep loss and fatigue. :bleah:
     
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    Can't argue with that one.
     
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    Marker trees once discovered perhaps...more likely either a tree bent deliberately over a fire or a trap that was never tripped...they form and THEN become marker trees...no explanation on how the Indian achieved this if they were deliberate marker trees...
     

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