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Jul. 5th, 2005 08:43 am
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Want to see what it looks like when a comet hits a spaceprobe?

Click play. (Quicktime movie, 69kb)


Jun. 28th, 2005 08:42 am
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Space Ring Could Shade Earth and Stop Global Warming

"A wild idea to combat global warming suggests creating an artificial ring of small particles or spacecrafts around Earth to shade the tropics and moderate climate extremes."

Let's see, who could possibly object to a scheme like this? Oh, I dunno, how about

everyone who lives in the tropics???

* Slagiatt: Seemed like a good idea at the time.
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Voyager 1 reaches the edge of the solar system

'"VOYAGER 1 has entered the final lap of the race to interstellar space," exults Edward Stone. And this time he is sure that the spacecraft he helped launch nearly 30 years ago has finally reached the very fringes of our solar system.

Voyager 1 was supposed to have reached this milestone nearly three years ago but the evidence was inconclusive. Now it has officially crossed the "termination shock", the region where the speed of the solar wind drops abruptly from supersonic to subsonic, and has entered the shell of dense solar wind called the heliosheath that separates our solar system from interstellar space. "This is big news," says Eric Christian, the programme leader for Voyager 1 at NASA's headquarters in Washington DC.'

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Countdown to Star Trek: The Motion Picture hasn't started yet, but we're getting closer....


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