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    Juno is not steered a lot, it's target is Jupiter...

    Juno is not steered a lot, it's target is Jupiter itself. Flybys like this one with Ganymede are just happening, are not planned. I don't know if one will happen with Europa.

    Looking forward to...
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    Amazing shot. That camera was not mounted on...

    Amazing shot.

    That camera was not mounted on the Juno probe as a scientific instrument. It was added as an afterthought, just for a few photos for the general public, people like us. An off the...
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    Can't comment on that, but see your concern.

    Can't comment on that, but see your concern.
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    I did chose AstraZeneca without hesitation. It is...

    I did chose AstraZeneca without hesitation. It is very effective, severe side effects are extremely rare, one or a few in a million. It gives very good protection 2 weeks after the first of two...
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    Unfortunately not. It is just a hop, 100km...

    Unfortunately not. It is just a hop, 100km straight up and then back down with parachutes. Nothing I personally would even spend $5000. But they have auctioned off the first ticket for a few million....
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    The sausages contain a lot of fat. Fat gets...

    The sausages contain a lot of fat. Fat gets rancid even in the freezer. If you are hungry and have nothing else you can eat it. But you probably have to be quite hungry.
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    Thanks.

    Thanks.
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    Nice photo, I am curious, where is it? From the...

    Nice photo, I am curious, where is it? From the size it could be one of the larger dishes of the NASA DSN.
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    Full moon is not the best time to watch the Moon....

    Full moon is not the best time to watch the Moon. No contrast. Look for half moon. At that time the mountains and crater walls throw a shadow and everything looks better, plastic, rather than flat.
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    The RAM probably needs replacement with a new...

    The RAM probably needs replacement with a new motherboard. Maybe a new CPU only, if the motherboard operates with a faster one. But really, changing drive c: to SSD makes a huge difference. Try that...
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    You can ask NASA. They have 2 of those lying...

    You can ask NASA. They have 2 of those lying around somewhere. They are originally DoD spy scopes, designed for Earth observation. They no longer needed them and donated them to NASA. At least the...
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    Italy cable car fall: Three arrested over fatal...

    Italy cable car fall: Three arrested over fatal accident - BBC News

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    Conditions are very challenging. If it works a...

    Conditions are very challenging. If it works a year they can be very proud.
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    No, they don't have a stand to do that, they are...

    No, they don't have a stand to do that, they are building it right now. The 2 photos are the real thing, those components will make the first orbital booster and are expected to go to orbit, once the...
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    Short additional info. The Chinese rover has an...

    Short additional info. The Chinese rover has an official design life of 3 months. Same as the NASA Opportunity rover that was active for 15 years. Opportunity ended in the most severe dust storm that...
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    The blue pipes just connect to the dome in the...

    The blue pipes just connect to the dome in the third picture. To every second hole in that dome. They feed LOX, liquid oxygen, to the engines directly from the tank. The other half of the holes have...
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    This is the third picture of this set. The...

    This is the third picture of this set. The Superheavy lower tank domes with the openings for propellant feed to the engines. The three pictures together give a quite clear impression how this works....
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    From the picture above and other pictures we saw...

    From the picture above and other pictures we saw of the lower tank dome a fan made this graphic. It gives an idea how the 28 engines of the Starship Superheavy will be placed and fed with propellant....
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    The chinese rover is now roving. It has left its...

    The chinese rover is now roving. It has left its position on the lander and took a photo of the lander.

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    :rofl:

    :rofl:
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    It is what I hope for if I can't afford my own...

    It is what I hope for if I can't afford my own self driving car. Maybe 5 years and I can no longer drive safely myself.
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    At least less whacky than hydrogen cars. They can...

    At least less whacky than hydrogen cars. They can store cold liquid hydrogen. It boils off fast but the boiloff can be burned in the engines.

    BTW Elon Musk talks about battery operated supersonic...
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    VW boss Diess made a strong statement against...

    VW boss Diess made a strong statement against hydrogen cars. They are just dumb and not environmentally friendly. Elon Musk explicitly agrees with Diess.

    Of course as always, politics goes the...
  24. At that time the region could have had peace....

    At that time the region could have had peace. History could have been very different. The Palestineans decided instead to try and drive the jewish settlers into the sea and they lost. Like they lost...
  25. There will be no peace until the Palestineans...

    There will be no peace until the Palestineans accept the right of Israel to exist



    Not in any real sense. Certainly not with Hamas.

    The Palestinean Authority in the West Bank, in a very...
  26. There will be no peace until the Palestineans...

    There will be no peace until the Palestineans accept the right of Israel to exist. There was a peace deal on the table that would have given them anything they could ever get. Arafat did not sign it...
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    And for the computers. I have the proof to show...

    And for the computers. I have the proof to show it.

    My son had given me a computer monitor, a quite good one, because he had changed for a 4k high res version. But something was wrong. White text...
  28. The Jews are so mean. Everytime we shoot at them,...

    The Jews are so mean. Everytime we shoot at them, they shoot back. Wah Wah.
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    Just tell them not to look at the content. That...

    Just tell them not to look at the content. That way you are sure they won't.
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    A photo of one very important component of the...

    A photo of one very important component of the SuperHeavy booster for Starship. It is the methane feed lines for the 28 Raptor engines driving the biggest booster ever.

    Photo by BocaChicaGal. She...
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    It is always a very small minority. Some people...

    It is always a very small minority. Some people go. Why go to Mars? Because it is there.

    In the beginning just a handful of people, for the challenge. Then things get slightly easier and more...
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    The legs are to support the solar arrays in Earth...

    The legs are to support the solar arrays in Earth gravity. On Mars they are not needed.

    The 2 pictures embedded.

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    A rare photo of the real Chinese Mars rover...

    A rare photo of the real Chinese Mars rover before launch, not a model.

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    We have not seen anything yet, what the rover has done after landing.
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    A picture of the Zhurong rover, to show its real...

    A picture of the Zhurong rover, to show its real size. Not small, even if most of it is the solar panels. The design life time is 3 months. Which is the same as the NASA rovers Spirit and Opportunity...
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    A map with the locations of landing sites. They...

    A map with the locations of landing sites. They are mostly on the northern half and they are mostly in low lying areas, with more atmosphere to brake. The chinese Tianwen-1 is already included.
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    The Mars insight lander to determine the...

    The Mars insight lander to determine the temperature gradient failed last year. The drill to get down below the surface, failed. So we do not know. All about recent vulcanism is mostly speculation....
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    The landing zone is in the general area SpaceX is...

    The landing zone is in the general area SpaceX is interested to put their first landing and later a Mars base and a Mars City. The rover is equipped with a ground penetrating radar sensor that can...
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    From some infos it seems the Chinese Mars lander...

    From some infos it seems the Chinese Mars lander will touch down late today. Not official but it fits with the earlier info it would land mid May and it fits with the known orbital mechanics of their...
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    SpaceX are now planning on orbital launch very...

    SpaceX are now planning on orbital launch very soon. They got a license for comms beginning June 20. These FCC licenses are easy to get though. FAA license for launch is harder and they still have to...
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    It's not nature. It is the pill that might kill...

    It's not nature. It is the pill that might kill western civilization.
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    I recall an old documentary on the subject, about...

    I recall an old documentary on the subject, about 50 years ago. They concluded that 500 million people should be a sustainable number. Large enough that all kinds of skills are represented and...
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    Video coverage of the SN15 flight was spotty....

    Video coverage of the SN15 flight was spotty. There was a very low cloud layer, only a few hundred meter high. This video is compiled from many different cameras and angles. Partly footage provided...
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    Looks scary, and it is. But the risk is not from...

    Looks scary, and it is. But the risk is not from single upper stages. Especially the chinese one was in a very low orbit and deorbited quickly. A risk is in the area higher up. Debris stays in orbit...
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    I repeat, what I have written above. Uncontrolled...

    I repeat, what I have written above. Uncontrolled reentry of upper stages is pretty much standard, happens all the time.
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    Another Starlink mission today. Nothing unusual,...

    Another Starlink mission today. Nothing unusual, there are many of those recently. But this is the 10th flight and successful landing of this booster. A proud milestone. We will see what happens next...
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    Falcon 9 Rocket Over Seattle, 2100 PST 25MAR2021/...

    Falcon 9 Rocket Over Seattle, 2100 PST 25MAR2021/ 0400 UTC 26MAR2021 - YouTube
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    It is just the second stage, they are always...

    It is just the second stage, they are always small. It looks big because it has the payload compartment on top. Volume slightly bigger than the volume of the ISS.

    Of course the first stage is...
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    SN15 had just have its test flight. Seems the...

    SN15 had just have its test flight. Seems the many upgrades did it. It landed on the landing pad.

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    There was a small fire after landing that was extinguished. The vehicle looks safe but...
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    Not something unusual. Ariane upper stage is the...

    Not something unusual. Ariane upper stage is the same. SpaceX upper stage too, sometimes. Usually SpaceX deorbits them into the sea but sometimes they don't have the spare capacity.
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    And see the electric car disappear on the horizon...

    And see the electric car disappear on the horizon ahead. :)
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