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    • CommentAuthorkorkskrew
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2020
     
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeAug 9th 2020
     
    Good!
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeAug 11th 2020 edited
     
    Anchored out to get dark skies and look for Perseids. Not many yet - four in half an hour, one very bright.

    The old eyes flash and flicker from retinal issues so it's getting hard to do this sort of thing.

    It's getting pretty windy and the moon is rising. Bedtime.
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    • CommentAuthorAsterix
    • CommentTimeAug 12th 2020
     
    That'll leave a mark.

    Arecibo isn't just SETI. Inter-planetary radar surveys have been conducted using it since the 1970s.
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2020
     
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeAug 20th 2020
     
    Sun's long-lost twin could have captured Planet Nine.

    https://newatlas.com/space/sun-binary-star-long-lost-twin-planet9-oort-cloud/
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 2nd 2020
     
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2020
     
    Just looked out of the window and into space...
    The bright dot left side of the moon. What planet is it?
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    Mars.
    And if you continue on the straight line from Luna through Mars for about another 12 or so moon diameters you will come to Uranus, although you won't be able to see it without optical aid.
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    I knew a guy who couldn't find it with both hands.
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      CommentAuthoraber0der
    • CommentTimeSep 5th 2020
     
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    Joe mentions Exo-Earths even
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vqNW1ybwTVk
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 12th 2020
     
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 12th 2020
     
    Quick under your covers aliens.
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    It won't be long before some satellite ground controllers start sending messages in Morse code... get enough satellites up there and they can be flown in alphanumeric formations. For the right price, you can propose to your sweetie in the night sky. "Jenny will you be my shining star".... spelt out in Times New Roman font by an array of a thousand bright satellite dots scrolling across everyone's sky.
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      CommentAuthorgoatcheez
    • CommentTimeSep 12th 2020 edited
     
    You can do it now a lot cheaper:

    https://verge.aero/thank-you-drone-show/

    Or get exotic:

    https://youtu.be/BjRb6u_PQwQ
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 12th 2020
     
    Leave Jenny alone, she deserves better.
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      CommentAuthorAngus
    • CommentTimeSep 21st 2020 edited
     
    ... the costs of building LEO constellations are astronomical ...


    You can say that again!
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      CommentAuthorTrim
    • CommentTimeSep 25th 2020
     
    Gravitational Lens Mission Proof of Concept Mission Proposed for 2023.

    https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2020/09/gravitational-lens-mission-update.html