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Mame
 
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Reply Tue 7 Dec, 2021 02:31 pm
@coluber2001,
That was really cool, coluber. But what's the point? The wasp can fly, lol. And your essay sounds really interesting.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 8 Dec, 2021 05:59 am
@Mame,
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sun 12 Dec, 2021 06:24 am
Quote:
Scientists discover planet 10 times size of Jupiter orbiting superhot massive stars
https://iili.io/7eIxh7.jpg
https://iili.io/7eI0hP.jpg

Scientists have discovered a planet 10 times as massive as Jupiter orbiting a pair of stars in another solar system, according to new research.

The research, published Wednesday in the journal Nature, points to the discovery of a planet named b Centauri (AB)b or b Centauri b, with
an image captured by the European Southern Observatory's Very Large Telescope in Chile.

The planet is 10 times as massive as Jupiter and “one of the most massive planets ever found,” according to the observatory.

Also the planet orbits b Centauri, a two-star system that has at least six times the mass of the Sun and is 325 light-years away from Earth.

That makes it the most “massive system around which a planet has been confirmed,” according to a statement from the observatory. The
statement also explained, "Until now, no planets had been spotted around a star more than three times as massive as the Sun.”
(usatoday)
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Sat 25 Dec, 2021 09:39 am
Quote:
The James Webb Space Telescope has successfully launched

Webb will peer into the very atmospheres of exoplanets, some of which are potentially habitable,
and it could uncover clues in the ongoing search for life outside of Earth.

The telescope comes equipped with a mirror that can extend 21 feet and 4 inches (6.5 meters)
-- a massive length that will allow the mirror to collect more light from the objects it observes
once the telescope is in space. The more light the mirror can collect, the more details the
telescope can observe.

The mirror includes 18 hexagonal gold-coated segments, each 4.3 feet (1.32 meters) in diameter.

It's the largest mirror NASA has ever built, the agency said, but its size created a unique problem.
The mirror was so large that it couldn't fit inside a rocket. So the NASA team designed the telescope
as a series of moving parts that can fold origami-style and fit inside a 16-foot (5-meter) space for
launch.
(cnn)
hightor
 
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Reply Sat 25 Dec, 2021 11:58 am
@Region Philbis,
And now the six month wait to see if it works!
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 25 Dec, 2021 01:52 pm
@hightor,
jeez what confidence. THis is probably the biggest example of humankind working togther (excluding a world war)

The project HQ will be in Baltimore so for me itll b a short stretch to look at full scope photos.
Im really interested in the multi spec data to look at when life could have begun in the outer reaches
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Sat 25 Dec, 2021 02:04 pm
I'm waiting until they develop a telescope that lets us home in on other planets and watch the natives eating dinner.
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Leadfoot
 
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Reply Sat 25 Dec, 2021 02:19 pm
Farmer says:
Quote:
Im really interested in the multi spec data to look at when life could have begun in the outer reaches


Not 'if' but 'when'.
jeez what confidence.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 25 Dec, 2021 05:24 pm
@Leadfoot,
reading comp, reading comp { actually said "WHEN LIFE COULD HAVE BEGUN"

since youre not too savvy at P chem and Organic chem, Ill give you a magisterial pass rather than an insulting remonstrance
Leadfoot
 
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Reply Sun 26 Dec, 2021 05:46 am
@farmerman,

Again, your assumption is that it could have.

I just happen to disagree.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 10 Jan, 2022 04:28 pm
@farmerman,
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Region Philbis
 
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Reply Tue 11 Jan, 2022 06:45 am
Quote:
In a medical first, a man with terminal heart disease
gets a transplant of genetically modified pig heart


A 57-year-old Maryland man is doing well three days after receiving a genetically modified
pig heart in a first-of-its-kind transplant surgery, University of Maryland Medicine said in a
news release Monday.

David Bennett had terminal heart disease, and the pig heart was "the only currently available
option," according to the release. Bennett was deemed ineligible for a conventional heart
transplant or an artificial heart pump after reviews of his medical records.

Three genes that are responsible for rejection of pig organs by human immune systems were
removed from the donor pig, and one gene was taken out to prevent excessive pig heart tissue
growth. Six human genes responsible for immune acceptance were inserted.

Bennett's doctors will need to monitor him for days to weeks to see whether the transplant
works to provide lifesaving benefits. He'll be monitored for immune system problems or other
complications.
(cnn)
Joeblow
 
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Reply Tue 11 Jan, 2022 09:05 am
@Region Philbis,
Wow eh?!
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 11 Jan, 2022 11:06 am
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 13 Jan, 2022 10:21 am
@Region Philbis,
Region Philbis wrote:

Quote:
In a medical first, a man with terminal heart disease
gets a transplant of genetically modified pig heart


A 57-year-old Maryland man is doing well three days after receiving a genetically modified
pig heart in a first-of-its-kind transplant surgery, University of Maryland Medicine said in a
news release Monday.

David Bennett had terminal heart disease, and the pig heart was "the only currently available
option," according to the release. Bennett was deemed ineligible for a conventional heart
transplant or an artificial heart pump after reviews of his medical records.

Three genes that are responsible for rejection of pig organs by human immune systems were
removed from the donor pig, and one gene was taken out to prevent excessive pig heart tissue
growth. Six human genes responsible for immune acceptance were inserted.

Bennett's doctors will need to monitor him for days to weeks to see whether the transplant
works to provide lifesaving benefits. He'll be monitored for immune system problems or other
complications.
(cnn)

In related news.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 21 Jan, 2022 04:17 pm
@tsarstepan,

also...
Quote:
Kidneys from genetically altered pig are implanted in brain-dead patient

Surgeons at the University of Alabama at Birmingham reported on Thursday that they had for the first time
successfully transplanted kidneys from a genetically modified pig into the abdomen of a 57-year-old brain-dead
man.

According to the surgical team, the pig kidneys started functioning and making urine after about 23 minutes and
continued to do so for three days, though one kidney made more urine than the other.

The patients’s own kidneys were removed, and there were no signs indicating rejection of the pig organs.
(nyt)
Leadfoot
 
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Reply Fri 21 Jan, 2022 05:58 pm
@Region Philbis,
We are get'n real good at this reverse engineering ****!

I'd quote some scripture about exponential expansion of knowledge in the last days but i done enough preach'n today.

go in peace
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