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  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    This is exciting. Or it will be when I get head round it.
    "A new 'superhighway' network running through the Solar System has been discovered by astronomers, and it could speed up space travel in the future.
    Researchers from the University of California San Diego looked at the orbits of millions of bodies in our Solar System and computed how they fit together and interact.
    The highways allow objects to move through space much faster than previously thought possible – for example, travelling between Jupiter and Neptune in under a decade.
    One day, NASA or other space agencies could make use of these superhighways to speed up travel time from the Earth to distant parts of the Solar System, but the team can't yet say how it would work or how much faster journeys would become.
    To discover these 'celestial autobahns', the team looked at space manifolds – invisible structures consisting of a series of connected arches, which are generated by gravitational interactions in the Solar System.
    In order to understand how these arches interconnect, the team had to examine the orbits of millions of objects including comets, moons and planets.
    In a paper published in Science Advances, the researchers observed the structures between objects extending from the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter to Uranus and beyond.
    Space manifolds act as the boundaries of dynamical channels – that is connections between gravitational interactions – enabling fast transportation into the inner and outermost reaches of the Solar System."
    www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9039477/New-gravitational-superhighway-discovered-Solar-System.html
     
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    Kai-Petri Kenraali

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    We find things in space everyday. Funny how people thought the earth was flat but it was the truth bck then.

    I believe we will find find more yet but what does it mean? Is the black hole the way to travel in space or is there another way to travel or none?

    Just a funny detail: I love Bester´s "Destination stars". How come no Spielberg interest. If I could with today´s computer capability to create scenes and I would have the money I would buy and make the film. ;) ;)
     
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    belasar Court Jester Staff Member

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    I was speaking with a long time buddy who share's my interest in Sci-Fi and we concluded that some stories like the Foundation series are just 'filmable'.
     
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    I am too since teens a massive sci-fi fan. As well as WW2 fan.

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    I simply loved the Mule character....

    List of Foundation series characters - Wikipedia

    "The Mule is one of the greatest conquerors the galaxy has ever seen. He is a mentalic and partial telepath, who has the ability to reach into the minds of others and "adjust" their emotions, individually or en masse, using this ability to conscript people to his cause."

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    Yes, I guess the three first published books could do that and I liked them but there´s more....I guess you have to cut the story (?) but as I understood from a friend (some part of the Hobbit is very expanded) but I do not know as I am more of a Burroughs fan. Tarzan yes, but Mars series and the war chief definitely.

    Foundation series - Wikipedia

    Foundation trilogy
    The first four stories were collected, along with a new introductory story, and published by Gnome Press in 1951 as Foundation. The later stories were published in pairs by Gnome as Foundation and Empire (1952) and Second Foundation (1953), resulting in the "Foundation Trilogy", as the series is still known.[8]

    Later sequels and prequels
    In 1981, Asimov was persuaded by his publishers to write a fourth book, which became Foundation's Edge (1982).[9]

    Four years later, Asimov followed up with yet another sequel, Foundation and Earth (1986), which was followed by the prequels Prelude to Foundation (1988) and Forward the Foundation (1993), published after his death in 1992.
     
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    Haven't read those. Only read one Asimov book as a teenager, and it wasn't sci-fi.
     
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    Asimov wrote more non fiction in fact...he was a scientist first.
     
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    Yeah, think I read one of his books after reading Worlds in Collision by Velikovsky. Was into that Von Daniken era stuff at the time.
     
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    Oh yeah..and there is the Pellucidar series by Burroughs as well.

    Pellucidar - Wikipedia

    And then there is Jules Verne.... :)

    Von Daniken....Oh no. My mother waited for the aliens to arrive any minute since the early 1970´s.....
     
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    Should have sued him for breach of promise!
     
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    These could be filmed.. if they got the same treatment that Game of Thrones did during it's first 5 seasons, but who is ready to invest that kind of money.
     
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    I recall from the books the Mule changed people´s view like turning the clock hands to his liking. Well, anyway, filming that happening without showing the clock is easy. But I love the trilogy. I read the trilogy twice, but the Mars series five times. Actually, the Mars books are quite thin. John Carter, Dejah Thoris, Tars Tarkas etc. ;)
     
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    The images are incredibly clear.
    "Scientists have revealed an incredibly detailed image of the moon's surface showing objects as small as five metres in diameter, captured with reflected radar signals.
    The image, released by the US's National Radio Astronomy Observatory, shows the landing site of NASA's Apollo 15 mission in 1971 and the surrounding grooves and jagged craters.
    To obtain the image, researchers used satellites that shoot a powerful radar signal towards the moon, then reflected back to a system of 10 radio telescopes in North America, called the Very Long Baseline Array.
    The final result marks a successful preliminary test of the highly complex radio telescope system.
    Now, scientists want to develop it further to capture more detailed images from much deeper into our Solar System, including the surfaces of Neptune and Uranus."
    www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9214401/See-Apollo-15-landing-site-detailed-image-moon.html
     
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    Interesting theory.
    "A giant comet that 'pin-balled' off Jupiter then slammed into the Earth 66 million years ago killed off the dinosaurs - not an asteroid, a team of astronomers claim.
    Researchers from Harvard University looked at the mechanics of the solar system, including comets in the Oort cloud and their movements over millions of years.
    They found that a significant proportion of objects from this icy region of the solar system can be 'bumped off course' by Jupiter's gravitational field and hit the Earth.
    This is what they believed happened 66 million years ago when the 'Chicxulub impactor' created a 94 mile wide and 12 mile deep crater off the coast of Mexico, killing the dinosaurs and about three quarters of all life on Earth at the time.
    Previously scientists assumed this was an asteroid, but the the Harvard team found an Oort cloud comet orbit would have coincided with the Chicxulub impact."
    www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9261779/What-killed-dinosaurs-did-come-from.html
     
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    Mars or Bust


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    Not a big fan of Asimov but his future seems the most likely. ROBOTICS! Don't believe a Frank Herbert future is ever possible. Or even an Aldus Huxley (why the hell do you have to manufacture humans, dumb ones at that?)
     

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