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www.gizmodo.co.uk/2012...

Interesting to think that in the future when space flight has become the norm that history will look back on this little capsule as the moment space opened up to the rest of the world instead of a select few governments

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there's a special place in Heaven reserved for people like Welcome To Cleveland man there

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How Massive Can A World Be And Still Support Life?

io9.com/how-massive-ca...

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www.wired.com/2015/06/...

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Urthecast is running. Live video feed from space.

"Urthecast and NASA bring you live, high definition video from the ISS."

"Perched 250 miles (400 km) above Earth’s surface are four high-definition cameras that capture video of our planet from four unique angles. You'll see storms swirl over the oceans, watch the sun rise and set 16 times a day, and experience the blue marble as it rolls beneath the ISS."

www.urthecast.com/live

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very underwhelming tbh, as a first go it's fantastic (720p erm) but they really need to get some proper 4K cameras up there which im sure will be a future update once they sort out bandwidth limitations

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lol underwhelming? It's a live video feed from space! Pfft! Some people... :P

Nah, I'm sure some people will have been expecting HD clarity like the CGI in recent films and things, but for the first effort, I still think it's amazing that we can now watch the earth live from space as a spacecraft orbits at thousands of miles an hour. It's a pretty cool achievement, imo.

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The graphics just aren't as good as Gravity.

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Why your smartphone takes better photographs than the Hubble space telescope

"For those who keep up with the latest developments in space exploration, the last couple of years have offered a rich feast of images: from close-up pictures of water-worn pebbles on the surface of Mars to the views of galaxies at the edge of the visible universe, by way of the cratered surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. We are becoming almost blase with the seemingly daily occurrence of a fresh view of a star or planet."

www.theguardian.com/sc...

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Science is dead to me.... I just looked into the speed of light and not only is it NOT a constant, it is also unknown, it's estimated. Wtf science! You basing so many of your theories on an estimated variable. Im away to try and find god

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it's fucking bullshit mate but a lot of money is made on the back of it so it's alright. it's like people who keep wondering and hoping for some extra terrestrial contact, which is like looking for a pizza express in another galaxy. you only need to drop a few grams of mushrooms to know the extra terrestrial are already here. they're underneath your feet.
don't tell anybody tho. don't think they're science twat brains could handle it.

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Where'd you read that idClip?

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A View From Space So Clear You Can See the Cars Moving

www.theatlantic.com/te...

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would really of loved aul Snowdon to have leaked some photos of exactly what the NSA spy satellites are capable off seeing

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thought Takki would've been all over this, must be nursing an epic hangover from all his marching yesterday.. so Pluto is a red planet www.nasa.gov/press-rel...

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On the topic of Snowden RJ, are Wikileaks or someone else still sitting on a load of documents?

Is his documentary out yet?

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no idea lad, haven't been following it

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He must feel pretty let down at this point.

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are you blurt idClip?

we had that speed of light chat a while back...

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“This mission has inspired people across the world with the excitement of exploration and what humankind can achieve.”

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define exploration

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tbf RJ he probably still out celebrating that it an orange one

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Latest image of Pluto
bs.twimg.com/media/CJ1...

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Waiting for the proper flyby pics.

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Apparently it's being live streamed.

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olarsystem.nasa.gov/im...

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The live stream is lies btw. Looked it up there. Apparently New Horizons isn't transmitting any photos until tomorrow now. All power is being use to actually take the photos. Should be a rake of them tomorrow.

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Actually felt sad when I watched this i.imgur.com/7C2GfIF.gif

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lol aww. Poor Pluto.

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"For the first time ever, we can honestly say that scientists are shocked and baffled by a discovery. Pluto is a geologically active world. Moments ago, scientists working on NASA’s New Horizons team announced the presence of ice mountains and actively resurfacing planes in the first detailed look at the dwarf planet’s surface. Instead of a surface scarred by a history of bombardment, the first, highest-resolution image of the dwarf planet’s surface contains not a single crater. That means the surface of Pluto is young — really, really young."

io9.com/breaking-geolo...

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Some cool shit coming out about Pluto who would've guess a little cold rock on the fringes of our solar systen could potentially rewrite planetary formation and thermodynamics, can't wait to see the next set of photos of it

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It'll take nearly a year and a half fir them to get all the data from the probe, so don't be expecting loads of info anytime soon. It'll come in dribs and drabs, but it's definitely looking super interesting.

No craters like?! Wtf?

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Love the quote: "For the first time ever, we can honestly say that scientists are shocked and baffled by a discovery." Um, nah mate. They should be fucking delighted. Because they are scientists, and that. They should be celebrating one of oul Kuhn's scientific revolutions, not mourning the death of an old theory. Feyerabend rubbing his hands that the dogmatists have been dound out - again.

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Yiz love yer philosophy, yiz cunts yiz.

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Some of the 3D images might be pretty cool looking.

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No doubt, huge week for the humans. A fucking mircowave with sun sails and a camera makes its way to the outer reaches of the known neighbours without global fanfare, but sure this world is dying and it'll hardly matter. Makes yuh hink.

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As cool as the Pluto mission is nothing beats what the European space agency just did with the Philae Spacecraft

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I'm so excited (and shitting it) about JWST.

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Don't go fucking scudding it ffs

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First detailed closeup of Pluto. At 0.4 km/pixel.
i.imgur.com/ZsSfx69.jpg

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and not a crater in sight

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First image of Charon www.nasa.gov/sites/def...

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New view of Comet 67P/C-G from a distance of 154 km. Seriously lads, what a time to be alive.

blogs.esa.int/rosetta/...

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Found this on r/space earlier:

'Entire Apollo Program, in today's money: ~$150 billion.

That $150 billion got us 12 people on the surface of the Moon with 1960s technology and at a time when they had to pioneer every technology and every technique to get them there.

Cost of Iraq War, depending on how you count it, I'll go with a low estimate: $2 Trillion (aka $2000 billion, aka 13.3 Apollo programs)

Imagine if we spent a decade where NASA was funded at a level more than 13 times higher than what it was during Apollo. And with 2000s technology, and without the need to pioneer every new thing.

That would absolutely get us not just to the Moon and Mars, but big ass bases on both of them.'

Sickening that mankind is willing to spend that much on killing people, but not on space exploration.

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big big money in War, bullets and missiles need manufactured, vehicles destroyed by IEDs need replaced and huge rebuilding contracts dished out to fix what we broke, Space exploration brings in nowhere near as much

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More Pluto madness... www.popsci.com/plutos-...

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This new NASA video lets you fly over Pluto's massive ice mountains
www.theverge.com/tldr/...

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The CPU from the original PlayStation is guiding a probe to Pluto
www.theverge.com/2015/...

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