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Discussion in 'Sidewinders Bar & Grille' started by circles, May 8, 2018.

  1. Tone Deaf

    Tone Deaf Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    Carl Sagan birthday 1934
    A great Astronomer, Cosmologist and Educator.

    Carl Sagan's birthday Anniversary ( Friday November 9 ).
    He would have been 84 years old.
    Nov. 9, 1934 to Dec 20, 1996.

    If only he would have lived longer...
    he would now be saying "TRILLIONS and TRILLIONS"

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Sagan
     
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  2. circles

    circles Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    He's The Man. Got to see he speak once. Watched Cosmos in college (Are those galaxies floating out of the screen into the living room for you too?).

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  3. eclecticsynergy

    eclecticsynergy Strat-O-Master

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    Sep 23, 2014
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    I went to school with Carl Sagan's niece. Brilliant guy; some of his observations were downright prescient. Here are a few he wrote decades ago which I recently posted elsewhere, in a thread about the state of modern journalism:

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  4. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

    Jan 10, 2014
    Initech, Inc.
    That is spooky. He called it.
     
  5. circles

    circles Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Driving robots with VR. This is cool. Great for exploration and rescue!





    Well other things too but I'll keep it positive. Buckle up kids, the next 20 years are going to be an interesting ride.
     
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  6. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Senior Stratmaster

    Jul 18, 2017
    The Heartland
    I'm going with Tom Hanks! :D
     
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  7. Tone Deaf

    Tone Deaf Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    FINALLY, REAL "ROCK Em SOCK Em ROBOTS"
    At least we got something science promised to us in our youths before we died.
    Reminds me of that Hugh Jackman movie "Real Steel"

    Without looking at the vids before I posted this, I can see where this will do wonders in micro-surgeries
     
  8. Tone Deaf

    Tone Deaf Senior Stratmaster Silver Member

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    I'd be willing to bet that that Mole's name is Avogadro
     
  9. rolandson

    rolandson Most Honored Senior Member

    but but but....
    It's 6.023 x10^23...

    That .003 kept me out of medical school.
    Consider yourselves lucky. I might have become your physician...who rounds off...
    inexcusable.

    Did you know he spent his last at Fred Hutch?
     
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  10. Swampash

    Swampash Senior Stratmaster

    Jun 13, 2012
    Here
    still none
     
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  11. Wrighty

    Wrighty Senior Stratmaster

    Mar 7, 2013
    Harlow, Essex, UK
     
  12. circles

    circles Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    ^ great



    also

    "Voyager 2 has entered interstellar space. The spacecraft slipped out of the huge bubble of particles that encircles the solar system on November 5, becoming the second ever human-made craft to cross the heliosphere, or the boundary between the sun and the stars."

    https://www.sciencenews.org/article/voyager-2-spacecraft-enters-interstellar-space

    "Coming in second place is no mean achievement. Voyager 1 became the first spacecraft to exit the solar system in 2012. But that craft’s plasma instrument stopped working in 1980, leaving scientists without a direct view of the solar wind, hot charged particles constantly streaming from the sun (SN Online: 9/12/13). Voyager 2’s plasma sensors are still working, providing unprecedented views of the space between stars."

    That's amazing.

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  13. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh needs you to go ahead and come in on Sunday, too. Strat-Talk Supporter

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    It’s remarkable how sudden the transition is between the heliopause and interstellar space.
     
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  14. knh555

    knh555 Senior Stratmaster

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    I love this tidbit too [emphasis added]:

    "While the probes have left the heliosphere, Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 have not yet left the solar system, and won’t be leaving anytime soon. The boundary of the solar system is considered to be beyond the outer edge of the Oort Cloud, a collection of small objects that are still under the influence of the Sun’s gravity. The width of the Oort Cloud is not known precisely, but it is estimated to begin at about 1,000 astronomical units (AU) from the Sun and to extend to about 100,000 AU. One AU is the distance from the Sun to Earth. It will take about 300 years for Voyager 2 to reach the inner edge of the Oort Cloud and possibly 30,000 years to fly beyond it."


    https://solarsystem.nasa.gov/news/784/nasas-voyager-2-probe-enters-interstellar-space/
     
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  15. Mansonienne

    Mansonienne Stratocrastinator Extraordinaire Strat-Talk Supporter

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    Excuse me...they are obviously not looking in the right places:
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    (Sorry, you can get back to science-y stuff now, which is also very cool)
     
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  16. thomquietwolf

    thomquietwolf Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

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  17. circles

    circles Most Honored Senior Member Strat-Talk Supporter

    Mars lander fully activated!

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    "After painstakingly swiveling the camera mounted on its robotic arm for a week, NASA’s InSight spacecraft has completed its first photographic survey, NASA announced today. The work, which resulted in the above image created from a mosaic of 11 images, will allow InSight’s team to create a 3D view of the area where it will place two scientific instruments."
     
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