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Old Jan 14th 2019, 9:11 pm
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We might get lucky and develop a Tachyon Telescope tm
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Old Jan 14th 2019, 9:39 pm
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Old Jan 14th 2019, 11:01 pm
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Old Jan 14th 2019, 11:32 pm
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Yup, totally amazed that we apes have the capability to guide a probe to that tiny chunk of rock, the navigation tolerances must be incredibly tight at this distance. Perhaps the vacuum of space facilitates such course setting too? Anywsy, looking forward to the higher-res photos in March.
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, the navigation tolerances must be incredibly tight at this distance.
Indeed. In Metric and Imperial...
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Old Feb 19th 2019, 4:48 pm
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Apparently the Milky Way is a Pringle!

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Pringles and Milky Ways...
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Pringles and Milky Ways...
Galaxy bars, Mars bars.
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Old Feb 19th 2019, 5:03 pm
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Also
This lady makes and sells beautiful renderings of scientific stuff.
https://bathsheba.com/crystal/galaxy/
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That's a pretty cool collection.
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That's a pretty cool collection.
I have bought a couple for gifts for retiring members of my astronomy club committee - they have pride of place at their homes, on their illuminated stands.
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I have bought a couple for gifts for retiring members of my astronomy club committee - they have pride of place at their homes, on their illuminated stands.
I like the local star map one, wish I could justify spending the money on it but that's the value of handmade art of course.
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Old Feb 19th 2019, 5:18 pm
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I like the local star map one, wish I could justify spending the money on it but that's the value of handmade art of course.
The latest I bought was the representation of our supergroup. The scale is utterly mindblowing !
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Galaxy bars, Mars bars.
Starbar..
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The latest I bought was the representation of our supergroup. The scale is utterly mindblowing !
Yeah, once you start zooming out like that you start to get close to Total Perspective Vortex type situations.
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