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Setanta
 
Reply Sat 20 Aug, 2016 02:05 am
I was uncertain where to post these recent stories, and thought that rather than attempt to tack them on to an existing thread, I'd start a thread that anyone can use to post news and interesting stories about the world outside our world. I only ask that the stories be restricted to what's going on off the Earth, in our solar system and beyond.

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Here are some recent stories about both our solar system, and about star systems far away:

A mission to the asteroid belt: NASA Prepares to Launch First U.S. Asteroid Sample Return Mission.

Marching to the tune of a different drummer: BEYOND NEPTUNE, A CHUNK OF ICE IS ORBITING THE SUN IN THE WRONG DIRECTION

Possible exoplanet orbits Proxima Centauri: Rumored Exoplanet May be Closest Earth-Like Planet Ever Discovered

More on the Proxima Centauri story from Hubble: The proper motion path of Proxima Centauri.

Also from Huble, a bad neighborhood: White dwarf lashes red dwarf with mystery ray.

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It seems to me that the more we learn about the cosmos, the more clearly we see how very little we really know about how the cosmos is organized.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 20 Aug, 2016 05:19 am
Good idea for a thread. I will be looking in, often.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 20 Aug, 2016 05:53 am
I hope that others will contribute, too.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Sat 20 Aug, 2016 06:10 am
@Setanta,
I believe there are a couple of new telescope technologies in the horizon as well.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Sat 20 Aug, 2016 06:18 am
Cool beans . . . getting telescopes out of the atmosphere made such a difference.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 24 Aug, 2016 04:06 am
Here's an interesting program on theoretical physics, which i just caught the tail end of last night.

Similes and Science

Below the fancy picture, there's a play button for the full episode, which runs just under and hour. I'm going to go listen to the full show when i'm done here.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 24 Aug, 2016 04:15 am
The Kepler mission gets a new lease on life:

NASA’s Kepler Reborn, Makes First Exoplanet Find of New Mission
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mark noble
 
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Reply Wed 24 Aug, 2016 09:40 am
@Setanta,
Nasa tells whoppers, Set.
And you guys foot the bill.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Wed 24 Aug, 2016 12:46 pm
In that case, it's no skin off your nose.

Take your idiotic, unsubstantiated conspiracy theory claptrap elsewhere.
mark noble
 
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Reply Thu 25 Aug, 2016 07:06 am
@Setanta,
No - I will post what I like, when I like.

All the best.
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