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GoCubsGo wrote:
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:-|| :-|| Some people really really really win the genetic lottery.
She's just pretending to be smart. :D
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The 1970s have opinions about our presidential race:
NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft is talking nonsense. Its friends on Earth are worried

... "I am the most surprised person in the world," says Krimigis — after all, the spacecraft's original mission to Jupiter and Saturn was only supposed to last about four years.

These days, though, he's also feeling another emotion when he thinks of Voyager 1.

"Frankly, I'm very worried," he says.

Ever since mid-November, the Voyager 1 spacecraft has been sending messages back to Earth that don't make any sense. It's as if the aging spacecraft has suffered some kind of stroke that's interfering with its ability to speak.

"It basically stopped talking to us in a coherent manner," says Suzanne Dodd of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, who has been the project manager for the Voyager interstellar mission since 2010. "It's a serious problem." ...
Very crafty commentary, ol' Voyager 1. Bravo.
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We had an almost total eclipse here in 2017, unlike Donald I viewed it through Glasses and it was way cool.


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I remember the 2017 eclipse, but didn't try to view it directly. I've never understood the "cereal box" viewer, though. You're not seeing the eclipse live, you're seeing a shadow. And with all the excellent photos available, why would you care about the shadow? Whatever.

I did see a spectacular full lunar eclipse while spending the evening at the Lorelei in Islamorada. Definitely a cool experience
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I remember the 2017 eclipse, but didn't try to view it directly. I've never understood the "cereal box" viewer, though. You're not seeing the eclipse live, you're seeing a shadow. And with all the excellent photos available, why would you care about the shadow? Whatever.

I did see a spectacular full lunar eclipse while spending the evening at the Lorelei in Islamorada. Definitely a cool experience
https://www.loreleicabanabar.com/
I like using the glasses until totality, but never liked the shadow "viewers", either :yawn:


ISS bombs Florida, wrecks house, almost strikes Florida Man:
https://www.theguardian.com/science/202 ... orida-home

... Ars Technica said it could be a complicated issue to resolve because the exact origin of the chunk has not yet been determined. It said the batteries were owned by Nasa but attached to a pallet structure launched by the Japanese space agency, Jaxa....
:roll: Figures.
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.. Ars Technica said it could be a complicated issue to resolve because the exact origin of the chunk has not yet been determined. It said the batteries were owned by Nasa but attached to a pallet structure launched by the Japanese space agency, Jaxa....
:roll: Figures.
Sue everyone.
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.. Ars Technica said it could be a complicated issue to resolve because the exact origin of the chunk has not yet been determined. It said the batteries were owned by Nasa but attached to a pallet structure launched by the Japanese space agency, Jaxa....
:roll: Figures.
Sue everyone.
:thumbup: NASA should immediately step up, then seek reimbursement from others if warranted.
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To:
POTUS
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US Senator Tillis
US Senator Budd
US Rep Edwards

Re:
A NASA telescope unlocked the mysteries of black holes. Now it's on the chopping block.
https://www.yahoo.com/news/nasa-telesco ... 52228.html

Telescopic space exploration is among the best things that humanity does. Please fully fund the Chandra X-ray Observatory.

Thank you.
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What's the point of half funding it?🙄
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What's the point of half funding it? 🙄
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Thank you for taking the time to contact me about funding for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). I appreciate hearing from you.

I support a robust research and development agenda guided by the most promising science, technology, and potential for progress. I agree with you that many of NASA’s programs are vital, and I would support increased funding for the high-priority programs at NASA while reducing that for lower priority programs and cracking down on waste and mismanagement. Please know that as the appropriations process unfolds, I will keep your support for NASA in mind....

Sincerely,

Thom Tillis
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No direct mention of the Chandra X-ray Observatory or specifics on "waste and mismanagement" :roll: , but better than nothing.
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No direct mention of the Chandra X-ray Observatory or specifics on "waste and mismanagement" :roll: , but better than nothing.
Has anyone at anytime ever received a reply from a politician that directly answered a question or was remotely satisfying?
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No direct mention of the Chandra X-ray Observatory or specifics on "waste and mismanagement" :roll: , but better than nothing.
Has anyone at anytime ever received a reply from a politician that directly answered a question or was remotely satisfying?
I once got called by a US Senator who disagreed with my opposition to selling weapons to Marcos' Philippines. He had a soft spot for Filipinos. We didn't see eye-to-eye, but had a decent chat. Later revelations about the Marcos dictatorship proved me correct.

Sometimes, the stock reply is a direct rejection of my perspective, but your point is mostly apt.
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I once got called by a US Senator who disagreed with my opposition to selling weapons to Marcos' Philippines. He had a soft spot for Filipinos. We didn't see eye-to-eye, but had a decent chat. Later revelations about the Marcos dictatorship proved me correct.

I might've voted for him just for that.
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