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Klaatu_Nicto #1 Posted Jul 21 2015 - 16:13

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The Arkyd 3 Reflight spacecraft, a small satellite built by the space-mining company Planetary Resources, launched from the International Space Station on Thursday (July 16), beginning a 90-day mission to test the avionics, control systems and software needed to make asteroid mining possible.
http://www.space.com/29975-asteroid-mining-planetary-resources-satellite-launch.html

 



Insurrectional_Leftist #2 Posted Jul 21 2015 - 16:49

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View PostKrentel, on Jul 21 2015 - 15:13, said:

 

 

The Arkyd 3 Reflight spacecraft, a small satellite built by the space-mining company Planetary Resources, launched from the International Space Station on Thursday (July 16), beginning a 90-day mission to test the avionics, control systems and software needed to make asteroid mining possible.
http://www.space.com/29975-asteroid-mining-planetary-resources-satellite-launch.html

 

 

Krental, be careful man.  I noticed recently they have been locking these threads.  Good luck keeping it open, but the usual suspects might show up again, to get it locked etc....  



Klaatu_Nicto #3 Posted Jul 22 2015 - 19:16

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View PostBaader_Meinhoff_Complex, on Jul 21 2015 - 07:49, said:

 

Krental, be careful man.  I noticed recently they have been locking these threads.  Good luck keeping it open, but the usual suspects might show up again, to get it locked etc.... 

 

I notified the moderator who locked the last topic and filled him in on what the 'usual suspects' are up to. If they try it again I don't think it will be this topic that gets locked out.



mattwong #4 Posted Jul 22 2015 - 19:18

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View PostBaader_Meinhoff_Complex, on Jul 21 2015 - 10:49, said:

Krental, be careful man.  I noticed recently they have been locking these threads.  Good luck keeping it open, but the usual suspects might show up again, to get it locked etc....  

 

They've been locking these threads because they always drift to a particular subject where it always ends up being the people with scientific education arguing against the people without scientific education, and the people without scientific education resort to political arguments, because that's all they know.  And political arguments are not allowed.



Klaatu_Nicto #5 Posted Jul 22 2015 - 19:19

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Klaatu_Nicto #6 Posted Jul 23 2015 - 18:06

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NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the “habitable zone” around a sun-like star. This discovery and the introduction of 11 other new small habitable zone candidate planets mark another milestone in the journey to finding another “Earth.”

 

http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-kepler-mission-discovers-bigger-older-cousin-to-earth



Klaatu_Nicto #7 Posted Jul 23 2015 - 18:25

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Edited by Krentel, Jul 23 2015 - 18:39.


Klaatu_Nicto #8 Posted Jul 24 2015 - 17:33

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Human excursions to the stars are cursed by math. To get there in any reasonable amount of time, spacecraft must go incredibly fast — but fast travel requires carrying more propellant. Some researchers have found a loophole in this dilemma

http://www.space.com/29950-lasers-power-tiny-interstellar-spacecraft.html

 

 



Klaatu_Nicto #9 Posted Jul 25 2015 - 00:03

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Image of dwarf planet reveals strange hazy atmosphere as stunning new shots confirm the 'dark heart' has moving glaciers made of nitrogen

 

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3173744/Pluto-s-icy-heart-moving-GLACIERS-massive-tectonic-features-new-Nasa-images-reveal.html

 

 

http://www.space.com/30046-amazing-pluto-photos-glaciers-atmosphere.html

 

 



Klaatu_Nicto #10 Posted Jul 27 2015 - 18:45

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Looks like the consensus among scientists and what we were taught in school concerning the creation in the universe of heavy elements was wrong.

 

 

 

 

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/all-the-gold-in-the-universe-could-come-from-the-collisions-of-neutron-stars-13474145/?no-ist



MrDoomed #11 Posted Jul 27 2015 - 20:13

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What ? ? ? A so called scientists is wrong for the 100000000 time this week ? No way. Someone here is going to tell you how you are wrong lol.

mattwong #12 Posted Jul 27 2015 - 20:28

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View PostMrDoomed, on Jul 27 2015 - 14:13, said:

What ? ? ? A so called scientists is wrong for the 100000000 time this week ? No way. Someone here is going to tell you how you are wrong lol.

 

Science is constantly improving and learning new things.  Why do you perceive this as a failing or weakness?

Klaatu_Nicto #13 Posted Jul 27 2015 - 21:15

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I don't see it as a failing or weakness. I see it as another example of how the consensus, when their actually is a consensus, is sometimes wrong.

MrDoomed #14 Posted Jul 27 2015 - 22:21

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View PostKrentel, on Jul 27 2015 - 21:15, said:

I don't see it as a failing or weakness. I see it as another example of how the consensus, when their actually is a consensus, is sometimes wrong.

You are correct and history has showedus that over and over and over but the blind , the sheep , and the ignorant will never see that truth. Its a sad thing.



Klaatu_Nicto #15 Posted Jul 28 2015 - 18:13

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Weakened Solar Activity Could Speed Greenland Ice Melt

 

Greenland actually cooled during the 1970s through the 1990s, a time when most of the Northern Hemisphere experienced rising temperatures. An article just accepted for publication in the journal Geophysical Research Letters, reveals the reason for the seeming inconsistency: The paradoxical effect of solar weather on ocean circulation.

 

The new study, by a team of Danish, Swiss, American and Japanese researchers, concludes that high solar activity starting in the 1950s and continuing through the 1980s played a role in slowing down ocean circulation between the South Atlantic and the North Atlantic oceans

 

"We need to really consider how solar activity will change in the future," the study's lead author, University of Bern climate scientist Takuro Kobashi, said in a press release. "If solar activity becomes really low, as scientists expect, the Greenland ice sheet will melt faster than we expected from the climate model with just greenhouse gas (warming)."

 

http://www.space.com/30050-weakened-solar-activity-speed-greenland-ice-melt.html



mattwong #16 Posted Jul 29 2015 - 08:21

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View PostMrDoomed, on Jul 27 2015 - 16:21, said:

You are correct and history has showedus that over and over and over but the blind , the sheep , and the ignorant will never see that truth. Its a sad thing.

 

The fact that science is not infallible does not change the fact that it beats the crap out of any other alternative method of investigating the truth.

MrDoomed #17 Posted Jul 29 2015 - 12:39

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View Postmattwong, on Jul 29 2015 - 08:21, said:

 

The fact that science is not infallible does not change the fact that it beats the crap out of any other alternative method of investigating the truth.

Ok , and ? I know you are iy interested in a fight but i see no other point in your point. You might as well say water is wet while youre at it. Lol. You so funny.



mattwong #18 Posted Jul 29 2015 - 16:33

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View PostMrDoomed, on Jul 29 2015 - 06:39, said:

Ok , and ? I know you are iy interested in a fight but i see no other point in your point. You might as well say water is wet while youre at it. Lol. You so funny.

 

It's not about "a fight".  There is seriously no question at all among any educated adults that science is far superior to any other method of investigating the truth.  When people need to find out how things work in this universe, they ask scientists, not priests.

Klaatu_Nicto #19 Posted Jul 29 2015 - 17:30

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Earth could get just 12 hours' warning of damaging solar storm

 

In a report worthy of a Bruce Willis film, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has set out the nature of the risk to the UK from “severe space weather”, which it says results from various types of solar activity.

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/jul/28/uk-can-expect-just-12-hours-warning-damaging-solar-storm-space-weather


National Space Weather Strategy

http://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/DRAFT-NSWS-For-Public-Comment-508.pdf

 

 



King_Baboon #20 Posted Jul 29 2015 - 17:34

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Because eventually if it wasn't me it was going to be someone else that posted this.







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