Space...The final frontier

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January 3rd, 2019 at 11:18:00 AM permalink
odiousgambit
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Quote: Ayecarumba

Trivia: The United States has been the first nation to send a space probe to every planet except...

Tricky! saw your answer of course. I guessed Venus, I thought maybe only the Russians had sent a probe there
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January 3rd, 2019 at 11:20:18 AM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: Ayecarumba
Trivia: The United States has been the first nation to send a space probe to every planet except...


Reminds me of this question -- Which planet can we most easily see from earth? It goes without saying but please put answers in spoiler tags and no searching.
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January 3rd, 2019 at 11:28:12 AM permalink
fleaswatter
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Quote: Wizard
Reminds me of this question -- Which planet can we most easily see from earth? It goes without saying but please put answers in spoiler tags and no searching.

earth
January 3rd, 2019 at 11:33:49 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: Wizard
Reminds me of this question -- Which planet can we most easily see from earth? It goes without saying but please put answers in spoiler tags and no searching.


Venus


FWIW I believe USA is the only country to have landed a craft on Mars without crashing it. Or at least we were until a few years back.
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January 3rd, 2019 at 11:34:26 AM permalink
odiousgambit
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I think the Wizard is going for another "tricky" thing and is making that Earth itself, but after Ayecarumba being tricky already we are on guard. Otherwise, Venus without question
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January 3rd, 2019 at 11:39:23 AM permalink
rxwine
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I thought the Moon was flat like Earth.
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January 3rd, 2019 at 11:52:26 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: rxwine
I thought the Moon was flat like Earth.


Can't prove it until we send a man there.
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January 3rd, 2019 at 5:03:33 PM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: fleaswatter
earth


Correct!
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January 4th, 2019 at 4:47:05 PM permalink
petroglyph
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Quote: beachbumbabs
This is where I want my 2019 to start. This is a terrific writeup of an astounding event that happened this morning, and will not otherwise get the coverage it deserves. So much great information here, allowing peo people to dream along with the scientists, that I had to bring the full story in front of the paywall......


My usual thinking is, could the money that was spent for space exploration have been better spent to feed the starving, or clean the giant plastic patch out of the ocean.

However. Our tv was on, tuned in to NOVA, and they had an hour long show on this spacecraft doing a flyby on Thule. And I have to admit I was mesmerized by the science that went into making that happen, and the knowledge that we will gain from it.

So upon careful internal reflection I determined that the value of the knowledge mankind will gain from this experiment was indeed worth the loss of as many low value folks as necessary. The plastic gyre needs to be addressed as fervently as space exploration, but this voyage was worth the expense, regardless of whether or not there is a big money multiplier.
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