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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1141 on: April 30, 2015, 10:13 PM »
Messenger spacecraft mission comes to an end.  The probe has given us an amazing level of insight into the planet Mercury.  But the spacecraft has run out of propellant, so NASA has crashed it into the surface of Mercury.

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1142 on: June 14, 2015, 10:41 PM »
The little lander that could...  8)

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1143 on: June 15, 2015, 12:48 AM »
Finally had a mostly clear night here tonight, so I was able to point my telescope at Venus, Jupiter and Saturn!

My wife hadn't seen Saturn yet through the telescope...it'll be fun when my kids are a little older.
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #1144 on: June 15, 2015, 01:36 PM »
Nice!

I bought my first telescope this week, my inlaws, brother in law, and I went thirds on a relatively big one and I'm hauling it up to the woods of northern Wisconsin for the 4th of July weekend. 

We went with the Orion XT-10.