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    forza science per sempre!

    http://www.petapixel.com/2012/07/13/...overy-project/

    There’s an abandoned McDonalds in California that’s stuffed with 48,000 pounds of 70mm tape. These tapes contain never-before-seen ultra-high-res photographs of the moon shot by the Lunar Orbiter project 40 years ago. Rather than ship the film back to Earth, scientists decided to scan them on the spaceship, beam them back losslessly, and then record the data onto magnetic tape. Not wanting to reveal the precision of its spy satellites, the US government decided to mark the images as classified.
    radical

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    at 3:30 this arvo the Curiosity rover will land on Mars



    it's going out live on the interwebs, which is pretty cool

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    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-08-0...anding/4178204

    links to live stream and simulation within article

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    The video on that page, of Dr Charley talking about the actions of the landing is hilarious!!! The bloke is all about it.. haha

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    Astronomy Thread

    Hi all

    Astronomy is a little side interest of mine....

    Get onto http://www.nasa.gov/externalflash/ma...ity_news3.html
    for a live feed of 'Curiosity' attempted landing on Mars today.

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    Unreal, watching it now..

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    Sky and ABC news are showing it too - though it's just the feed from nasa.gov

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    Touchdown! Lol they went loco, tears gushing etc.

    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/ma...ages_mars.html

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    landed properly, first images through

    http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/ma...ages_mars.html

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    you can also follow the Rover on Twitter. http://twitter.com/MarsCuriosity

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    Not sure if NASA celebrating Mars landing or watching highlights of CCM lose three grand finals.
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    a little physics for you all - 32 metronomes set off randomly on a board suspended by strings - watch them synchronise


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    a little geology for you now

    http://www.zmescience.com/science/in...late-27092012/

    massive earthquakes recently may indicate a new plate boundary in the Indo-Australian plate, i.e. the plate we're on is breaking up

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    Quote Originally Posted by boz-monaut View Post
    a little physics for you all - 32 metronomes set off randomly on a board suspended by strings - watch them synchronise

    I just watched the whole 4 minutes of that.

    Then i watched it again.

    Then i just emailed it to my friends.

    Thank you.

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    it's more hypnotic than gangnam style

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