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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #255 on: January 31, 2006, 10:08 AM »
Wow CorranHorn. That story even touched me.
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #256 on: January 31, 2006, 12:06 PM »
I remember being at recess (I think, I was in the first grade so I forgot some of the details) when the shuttle blew up.  We came into our class and my teacher was listening to it on the radio.  She let as listen to the radio until school was over.  I hadn't seen he video for a while since my school was about 30 miles from my house and I didn't get home till about 4:30 so I was hoping it was possible that somehow the people aboard could survive.  After I saw the video through I figure no one survive.

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #257 on: February 1, 2006, 08:52 PM »
From my first post of the thread:

It is with deep regret that I inform you on this.

http://www.cnn.com/2003/TECH/space/02/01/shuttle.columbia/index.html

My heart & payers go out with the famliy's & NASA.  :(  :'(

Please take a moment to remember Columbia and her crew, with this very moving tribute video.  :)

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #258 on: March 1, 2006, 08:25 PM »
I was just checking out the news and wow!  :o  8)

The Hubble Space Telescope has captured the most detailed image ever taken of a spiral galaxy.

Astronomers stitched together 51 separate images from Hubble -- with a few other details from ground-based instruments -- to build this mosaic of Messier 101, also known as the Pinwheel Galaxy.

At an impressive 16,000 by 12,000 pixels, the image is the largest and most detailed ever caught of a spiral galaxy.

The Pinwheel Galaxy is about 170,000 light-years wide, almost twice the diameter of our own Milky Way, and is estimated to contain at least one trillion stars.

Astronomers believe that perhaps 100 billion of those stars may be similar to our sun, and millions of individual objects can be picked from this image.

The galaxy itself sits about 25 million light-years away toward the northern constellation Ursa Major.

The light that reached Earth to build this portrait left the Pinwheel Galaxy during our planet's Miocene Period, when the first mastodon appeared and mammals were flourishing.

Clicky the pic for a detailed look at this impressive Galaxy.

My God, it's full of stars!


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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #259 on: March 1, 2006, 08:32 PM »
 :o Breathtaking!

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #260 on: March 1, 2006, 09:50 PM »
5 out of 10 :-\

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #261 on: March 1, 2006, 09:59 PM »
This link has some great pics, very high res when you click on some of the pics. Check out the Eagle Nebula from February 26.  :o  10 out of 10.  :P

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #262 on: March 1, 2006, 11:57 PM »
Amazing. Just seeing all of the other galaxies in that picture alone is mind blowing.
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #263 on: March 9, 2006, 04:08 PM »
Liquid water on Saturn moon could support life

wow, some interesting stuff in there.  Granted, it's not like it's a quick trip to the moons of Saturn, but really cool whenever they find water on another planet/moon.

It's a tiny little bugger of a moon too..

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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #264 on: March 10, 2006, 12:32 AM »
That's pretty amazing, all the elements are in place on Enceladus to form life as we know it. And we have the means to prove if that is the case, hopefully more details will come forward in the coming years that will enlighten us further.
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #265 on: March 10, 2006, 01:39 AM »
I just saw something on the news about this. I love how our own solar system still has so many mysteries.
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #266 on: March 29, 2006, 11:29 PM »
A big event today with the solar eclipse. I did some searching for a video & I came across this site with an archived webcast.

Total Solar Eclipse Live From Turkey

Click on ethier the Windows Media stream or Realmedia stream on the right side of the page. Once loaded zip past a lot of blah... blah... blah & play at about 54 minutes into it. At approx 54 minutes & 50 seconds this just blew my mind!  :o 


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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #267 on: April 9, 2006, 11:24 PM »
Nice hi res pictures coming through from the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.  8)

Pics can be seen here: Calibration

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, launched August 12, 2005, is on a search for evidence that water persisted on the surface of Mars for a long period of time. While other Mars missions have shown that water flowed across the surface in Mars' history, it remains a mystery whether water was ever around long enough to provide a habitat for life.

A Mission to Study the History of Water on Mars


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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #268 on: April 10, 2006, 09:54 AM »
I caught some of the Cassini mission to Titian on Nova last week. As we were watching, my wife kept saying, the incidental music sounds familiar. It was music from Raiders.
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Re: The Official Space Exploration Thread
« Reply #269 on: April 12, 2006, 08:37 PM »