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Does Humour Belong In Space?

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Mars Rover getting bored?: http://zeenews.india.com/news/space/mar ... 44570.html

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..Want to Live on Mars? Private Martian Colony Project Seeks Astronauts
By Clara Moskowitz | SPACE.com – Mon, Apr 22, 2013

....NEW YORK — If a one-way trip to Mars appeals to you, now's the time to apply to be part of the first crew of a Red Planet colony.

http://news.yahoo.com/want-live-mars-pr ... 19773.html

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Rather than actually traveling there, I'd like an implanted memory of a swashbuckling adventure, preferrably one without any horrific side effects.

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Wringing out a washcloth in space 

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A Raging Storm System on Saturn
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Explanation: It was one of the largest and longest lived storms ever recorded in our Solar System. First seen in late 2010, the above cloud formation in the northern hemisphere of Saturn started larger than the Earth and soon spread completely around the planet. The storm was tracked not only from Earth but from up close by the robotic Cassini spacecraft currently orbiting Saturn. Pictured above in false colored infrared in February, orange colors indicate clouds deep in the atmosphere, while light colors highlight clouds higher up. The rings of Saturn are seen nearly edge-on as the thin blue horizontal line. The warped dark bands are the shadows of the rings cast onto the cloud tops by the Sun to the upper left. A source of radio noise from lightning, the intense storm was thought to relate to seasonal changes when spring emerges in the north of Saturn. After raging for over six months, the iconic storm circled the entire planet and then tried to absorb its own tail -- which surprisingly caused it to fade away.

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Cool, I always look up when it gets dark, dreaming of billions and billions of other earths and other flukes like us. Do you get the NASA daily digest too MTF?

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New composite picture of the famous Ring Nebula shows far more structure than earlier images:
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The big bang was nothing more than the product of a cosmik poop-chute :shock:

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Mrs Plook and I saw this clearly on the 25th and the 26th, it was cool!... :smoke:


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Mrs Plook and I saw this clearly on the 25th and the 26th, it was cool!... :smoke:

We also saw it the 26th on the road 8)

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If we weren't under a perpetual monsoon in Europe, my eldest would be dragging us out every evening.
All the same, thanks GG - hopefully the skies will clear before the 3Oth...

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Mrs. Flycoon and I saw this tonight (the 28th). Jupiter was below Venus - which is brighter than the others - and Mercury was about 5 degrees above Venus (if you extend your arm straight out, the width of your hand is about 5 degrees).

And Saturn was up as well, about where the Sun is mid-morning. Saturn is trailing the star Spica, in the constellation Virgo...

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If we weren't under a perpetual monsoon in Europe, my eldest would be dragging us out every evening.
All the same, thanks GG - hopefully the skies will clear before the 3Oth...


Same here! In 21 years of living in the south of France, i've never seen so many rainy days....

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In 21 years of living in the south of France, i've never seen so many rainy days....

As long as it doesn't mess with the grapes...

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Here are Mercury, Venus and Jupiter as seen above the Santa Cruz Boardwalk this evening

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Excellent! overcast weather down here, couldn't see a thing....


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 Post subject: Re: Space Is Deep
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Nice one MTF!
It looked that way here too, sans rollercoaster of course! :wink: :mrgreen:

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Mostly clouds and rain here these days (it was supposed to be dry as a bone here around that time of the year though)...

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