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    Want Money after a trial and inserting Amazon player and seems like I would also be a member for Amazon. I will check if I can buy a dvd from Amazon instead. Thanx for the tip!
     
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    You have to buy it on Prime...
     
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    With William Shatner aka Captain Kirk set to go into space in the next couple of days, i thought it would be fitting to post this...No where to hide for Shatner, the more i watch this the more i like it.




    They couldn't possibly put him into space without some sort of nod to Star Trek. Will he have a Federation insignia on his suit? Once up there and floating round looking down will he open up with "Captain's log stardate...."? or "Space, the final frontier..."?
     
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    Why not just say " Beam me up, Scotty!"??
     
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    Just 130 000 light years away. Go get the gold,boys! ;)
     
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    $10bn James Webb Space Telescope unpacked in Kourou

    4 days ago.

    $10bn James Webb Space Telescope unpacked in Kourou

    The $10bn successor to the Hubble observatory arrived at Europe's Kourou spaceport five days ago after being shipped from the US.

    An Ariane-5 rocket will throw the telescope out to an observing position about 1.5 million km from Earth.

    From there, it will look deeper into the cosmos - and thus further back in time - than is possible with Hubble.
    It will do this with a much bigger mirror (6.5m in diameter versus 2.4m) and instruments that are tuned to the infrared.

    Scientists hope this set-up can detect the light from the very first population of stars in the Universe to switch on more than 13.5 billion years ago.

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    Jupiter could a big rock recently, Japanese astronomer report.



    Meanwhile, in the old backyard.

     
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    NASA's James Webb Space Telescope will face '29 days on the edge' after launch (video)

    I can't wait for this thing to get operational.
     
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    Haven't they been saying this for years though?!
    "THE PLANET has unexpectedly decided to spin a bit slower this year and scientists have so far been unable to make heads or tails of this behaviour.
    Early last year, scientists noted the Earth had begun to spin a bit faster around its axis. After the chaos and turmoil of 2020, the news was likely welcomed by most as it meant the new year would arrive a tad bit sooner than expected. The sped-up rotation continued through the first half of this year but the planet appears to have had a change of heart and is now spinning at a slower rate."
    www.express.co.uk/news/science/1511434/science-news-earth-spin-slows-down-leap-second-planet-rotation-atomic-clock
     
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    Just shows again we don't control the planet, it does what it does and does not ask us. We might be remembered as dinosaurs 60 million years from now on....
     
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    Yeah…
    I like to think our children (artificial humanoids) will spread throughout the cosmos…beautiful and super intelligent…our legacy.
     
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    Hope so,too. As sci-fi fan as well, I have many ideas of the future. Somehow my favourite book is Alfred Bester´s " The stars my destination "

    The Stars My Destination is a science fiction novel by American writer Alfred Bester. Set in the 24th or 25th century, which varies between editions of the book, when humans have colonized the Solar System, it tells the story of Gully [Gulliver] Foyle, a teleporter driven by a burning desire for revenge.

    The Stars My Destination - Wikipedia
     
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    Astronomers have found hints of what could be the first planet ever to be discovered outside our galaxy.

    Signs of first planet found outside our galaxy

    Nearly 5,000 "exoplanets" - worlds orbiting stars beyond our Sun - have been found so far, but all of these have been located within the Milky Way galaxy.

    The possible Saturn-sized planet discovered by Nasa's Chandra X-Ray Telescope is in the Messier 51 galaxy.


     
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    The more we learn it seems the less we know ??!

    More head scratching ::::

    Earth's core is growing 'lopsided' and scientists don't know why


    There's a mystery brewing at the center of the Earth.



    Scientists can only see it when they study the seismic waves (subterranean tremors generated by earthquakes) passing through the planet's solid iron inner core. For some reason, waves move through the core significantly faster when they're traveling between the north and south poles than when they're traveling across the equator.
     
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    We find new things we don't yet understand all the time. Dark energy/dark matter seems to fill the universe, but we can detect only it's effects on regular matter, not the dark stuff itself. Black holes, we keep saying "wtf" when we get more information on them. etc.
     
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    We are entering a new age of understanding…technology is opening up more of the Universe…the new space telescope alone will change the way we see things…
     
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    I agree the more we learn the less we understand we know.

    Just lately they showed a document where two black holes "ate" each other. Never thought of this happening.
     
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    There's even a new (not-so-new) theory that maybe the Universe has just always been here.
     
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    The African tech firm hoping to power space missions

    Mr Lun and his Cape Town-based company, Hypernova Space Technologies, are keen to give these tumbling satellites a little bit more autonomy.

    The company is hopeful that their technology could be applied to nanosatellites which are small satellites weighing under 10kg and, even applied to the tiniest of them all, the 10cm cubes known as cubesats.

    There are an estimated 3,200 nanosatellites floating around in orbit already, and that number is expected to grow rapidly in the near future: SpaceX alone is in the process of launching a constellation of around 42,000 satellites.

    Without manoeuvrability - the capacity to change direction - nanosatellites risk colliding with each other, causing space debris which might cause problems for other missions.
     

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