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Title: Space!
Post by: mirth on September 10, 2018, 02:42:30 PM
https://twitter.com/MichaelGalanin/status/1039221757033500673
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Post by: mirth on September 10, 2018, 06:03:17 PM
https://twitter.com/NASAhistory/status/1039272316167958534
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Post by: mirth on September 11, 2018, 09:52:41 AM
https://twitter.com/MichaelGalanin/status/1037844285830443008
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Post by: bbmike on September 11, 2018, 10:07:41 AM
^You can almost see the Sarlacc in there.
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Post by: mirth on September 11, 2018, 11:56:02 AM
^You can almost see the Sarlacc in there.
ha!  :bigthumb:
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Post by: mirth on September 12, 2018, 05:37:27 AM
https://twitter.com/mgerrydoyle/status/1039755382149795840
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Post by: mirth on September 12, 2018, 09:48:42 AM
https://twitter.com/NASAhistory/status/1039871758885683201
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Post by: mirth on September 13, 2018, 07:40:07 PM
https://twitter.com/HumanoidHistory/status/1040367754216435713
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Post by: bbmike on September 13, 2018, 07:45:50 PM
^Fake!  ::)
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Post by: Barthheart on September 13, 2018, 08:26:17 PM
Sayz the guy with pointy ears....  :whistle:
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Post by: bbmike on September 13, 2018, 08:34:52 PM
^Most...illogical.
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Post by: mirth on September 13, 2018, 10:47:11 PM
https://twitter.com/ufeellucky/status/1040423072895909888
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Post by: mirth on September 14, 2018, 02:13:34 PM
https://twitter.com/Brett_Shavers/status/1040664575048278016
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Post by: bbmike on September 14, 2018, 02:27:57 PM
^What makes them think humans did it?
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Post by: mirth on September 14, 2018, 02:30:31 PM
Seems like something we'd do
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Post by: bbmike on September 14, 2018, 02:35:15 PM
Hortas like to drill holes.
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Post by: mirth on September 14, 2018, 02:38:09 PM
Don't be racist against Hortas.
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 14, 2018, 05:58:04 PM
Seems like something we'd do

Yeah. Besides, anyone malevolent intent and the smarts to travel here from another star would be able to do something much more sophisticated than Black&Decker vandalism.
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Post by: bob48 on September 14, 2018, 05:59:46 PM
LOL - ' Black&Decker vandalism'

You just summed up my DIY 'abilities'
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Post by: bbmike on September 14, 2018, 06:06:29 PM
LOL - ' Black&Decker vandalism'

You just summed up my DIY 'abilities'

 :2funny:
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Post by: mirth on September 17, 2018, 12:06:12 PM
https://twitter.com/NASAhistory/status/1041718436546715649
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Post by: Barthheart on September 17, 2018, 12:27:45 PM
The Shat is not in that pic... ???
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Post by: mirth on September 17, 2018, 12:36:05 PM
The Shat is not in that pic... ???

Apparently he did not attend. No clear answer as to why

https://scifi.stackexchange.com/questions/182595/did-shatner-not-attend-the-enterprise-shuttle-unveiling
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Post by: Barthheart on September 17, 2018, 12:41:03 PM
'Cause he's a stuck up diva?  ???
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Post by: mirth on September 17, 2018, 12:44:07 PM
'Cause he's a stuck up diva?  ???
Make sense. By all accounts, he was a total dick back then.
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Post by: Barthheart on September 17, 2018, 12:50:59 PM
'Cause he's a stuck up diva?  ???
Make sense. By all accounts, he was a total dick back then.

Don't think much has changed.... I've read rumours that most of the cast doesn't like to be seen with him.....
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Post by: mirth on September 17, 2018, 01:03:02 PM
I think he's mellowed somewhat over the years, but he was never a favorite with the rest of the cast. He was a real ass during the run of the TV series - counting lines to make sure he had the most, shit like that. He's been fairly candid about it in some interviews, not really apologetic, but he at least acknowledges that it pissed people off.
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Post by: mirth on September 17, 2018, 03:55:51 PM
https://twitter.com/MichaelGalanin/status/1041776859158069248
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Post by: bob48 on September 17, 2018, 04:00:34 PM
Very pretty. I wonder what the different colour actually indicate?
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Post by: Barthheart on September 17, 2018, 04:21:37 PM
Gravity strength. Red is high, blue low. But what the relative values are I don't know.
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Post by: bob48 on September 17, 2018, 04:24:55 PM
Interesting. Are some of the craters deep enough to cause a higher gravity effect, do you think?
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Post by: Barthheart on September 17, 2018, 04:26:43 PM
I'm guessing it's more like what ended up at the bottom or more compressed at the bottom.
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Post by: bob48 on September 17, 2018, 04:30:33 PM
So if the impact had been caused by substantial iron or maybe nickel iron rich meteors then that could account for it, being higher density material?
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Post by: Barthheart on September 17, 2018, 04:32:00 PM
That would be my guess.
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Post by: bbmike on September 17, 2018, 06:20:30 PM
My guess?

(http://www.aarcentral.com/pics/aliens.jpg)
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Post by: Staggerwing on September 17, 2018, 06:53:19 PM
Perhaps it shows how the the moon's gravity has been affected by meteor strikes or perhaps what types of different materials those meteors deposited into the Moon's surface?
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Post by: Capn Darwin on September 17, 2018, 07:30:10 PM
Looks like some 60's psychedelic poke-ball.  :nerd:
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Post by: mirth on September 17, 2018, 07:36:48 PM
You say so, Capn
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Post by: bbmike on September 17, 2018, 07:43:15 PM
(http://www.aarcentral.com/pics2/gr.jpg)
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Post by: mirth on September 17, 2018, 07:45:04 PM
I think it indicates the presence of Horta nests.
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Post by: bbmike on September 17, 2018, 07:58:47 PM
We could use a few more good Ensigns in the Navy!
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Post by: bob48 on September 18, 2018, 06:48:43 AM
Perhaps it shows how the the moon's gravity has been affected by meteor strikes or perhaps what types of different materials those meteors deposited into the Moon's surface?

So if the impact had been caused by substantial iron or maybe nickel iron rich meteors then that could account for it, being higher density material?

Must be right because we both said so!
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Post by: mirth on September 23, 2018, 06:07:02 PM
https://twitter.com/NASAhistory/status/1043983352628473856
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Post by: mirth on September 27, 2018, 07:08:51 AM
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/26/lens/space-rocket-parts-russia-towns.html
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Post by: mirth on September 28, 2018, 11:01:39 AM
https://twitter.com/NASAhistory/status/1045689605239033857
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Post by: bob48 on September 28, 2018, 11:10:06 AM
..this later became 'Lunar Lander' on a cart for the C64........................
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Post by: mirth on October 04, 2018, 08:16:12 AM
https://twitter.com/MichaelGalanin/status/1047819567203065857
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Post by: bbmike on October 04, 2018, 08:21:41 AM
They prefer to be called Little Planets.
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Post by: mirth on October 04, 2018, 08:23:39 AM
They prefer to be called Little Planets.
Too bad :P
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Post by: BanzaiCat on October 04, 2018, 08:33:41 AM
They actually prefer to be called 'Gus.'
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Post by: bob48 on October 04, 2018, 08:34:29 AM
Who?
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Post by: BanzaiCat on October 04, 2018, 08:35:53 AM
Good point.
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Post by: mirth on October 04, 2018, 08:36:27 AM
<sigh>
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Post by: mirth on October 06, 2018, 11:16:08 AM
https://twitter.com/MichaelGalanin/status/1048591604318162944
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Post by: mirth on October 09, 2018, 12:02:02 PM
https://twitter.com/NASAhistory/status/1049690961549373440
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Post by: mirth on October 10, 2018, 01:01:20 PM
https://twitter.com/NASAhistory/status/1050068445721694209
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Post by: mirth on October 11, 2018, 10:08:18 PM
https://twitter.com/MichaelGalanin/status/1050568133726101505
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Post by: Staggerwing on October 12, 2018, 07:32:14 AM
^looks like the Genesis Device in action...
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Post by: mirth on October 22, 2018, 04:47:06 PM
https://twitter.com/airandspace/status/1054473815475081218
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Post by: mirth on October 23, 2018, 02:31:16 PM
https://twitter.com/MichaelGalanin/status/1054802165905137665
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Post by: mirth on October 26, 2018, 03:24:00 PM
https://twitter.com/MichaelGalanin/status/1055902392896626688
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Post by: mirth on November 03, 2018, 04:59:02 PM
https://twitter.com/AtomicHeritage/status/1058796076990390273
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Post by: bayonetbrant on November 03, 2018, 08:33:26 PM
I blame Barth

https://twitter.com/Rainmaker1973/status/1058831806714310657
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Post by: Staggerwing on November 03, 2018, 08:35:42 PM
... it's... it's... it's Looking at us!!!
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Post by: bob48 on November 04, 2018, 06:08:32 AM
'Septillion Yottawatts?'
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Post by: Staggerwing on November 04, 2018, 06:36:32 AM
S' a lotta wattas.
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Post by: mirth on November 15, 2018, 11:02:39 AM
https://twitter.com/airandspace/status/1063099328594612230
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Post by: bayonetbrant on November 15, 2018, 11:04:04 AM
"Winter is coming"
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Post by: mirth on January 03, 2019, 02:57:46 PM
http://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/25781/chinas-historic-mission-to-the-dark-side-of-the-moon-is-about-more-than-science
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Post by: BanzaiCat on January 04, 2019, 10:35:30 AM
"Winter is coming"

I'd say, Winter came and made a mess
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Post by: mirth on January 20, 2019, 02:54:17 PM
https://twitter.com/hotsaucepodcast/status/1087074803373297664
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Post by: bbmike on January 20, 2019, 06:23:00 PM
I'm raising a toast to Buzz right now.  :bigthumb:
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Post by: mirth on February 04, 2019, 03:00:16 PM
https://twitter.com/airandspace/status/1092512768941588484
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Post by: bob48 on February 04, 2019, 03:28:35 PM
...gawsh
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Post by: mirth on February 06, 2019, 10:10:19 AM
https://twitter.com/MichaelGalanin/status/1093163433900556293
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Post by: bob48 on February 06, 2019, 10:35:58 AM
Year of the pig, huh?

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Post by: mirth on February 13, 2019, 11:56:25 AM
https://twitter.com/JacobMargolis/status/1095436908899913729
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Post by: bbmike on February 13, 2019, 12:27:36 PM
Oh it's still there. It's quietly building a base...
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Post by: bob48 on February 13, 2019, 01:36:00 PM
On Mars, no one can hear you build bases..............................
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Post by: Staggerwing on February 13, 2019, 07:30:43 PM
V'ger actually started with six little wheels... who knew?
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Post by: Sir Slash on February 13, 2019, 07:39:28 PM
It's not dead. It's just not telling us what it's doing.  :worried:
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Post by: bob48 on February 14, 2019, 06:51:34 AM
It's not dead. It's just not telling us what it's doing.  :worried:

Its not dead, its merely sleeping..............
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Post by: BanzaiCat on February 14, 2019, 06:54:32 AM
Probably breeding with Martian dongles to create a race of super-robots.
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Post by: bob48 on February 14, 2019, 06:57:50 AM
...with big dongles?
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Post by: Staggerwing on February 14, 2019, 06:58:48 AM
The biggest.
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Post by: bob48 on February 14, 2019, 06:59:33 AM
........................run awaaaaayyyyyy!
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Post by: Sir Slash on February 14, 2019, 09:06:36 AM
Those Martians do pack heavy I hear.  ::)
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Post by: trailrunner on February 14, 2019, 11:36:01 AM
Coming soon: Terminator vs Dongle Master - Rise of the Robots
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Post by: Sir Slash on February 14, 2019, 12:03:48 PM
"I'll be back.... up... soon. After I rest... and eat some oysters".  ;)    I'd watch it.
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Post by: mirth on February 25, 2019, 01:48:38 PM
https://twitter.com/airandspace/status/1099710042989842432
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Post by: BanzaiCat on February 25, 2019, 01:54:37 PM
 :waah:
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Post by: bbmike on February 25, 2019, 02:15:08 PM
:waah:

+1000
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Post by: mirth on February 28, 2019, 11:02:59 AM
https://twitter.com/NASAhistory/status/1101150059423502336
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Post by: Sir Slash on February 28, 2019, 11:20:36 AM
Everybody has 200 mile volcanic plumes but us.  :-[
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Post by: bbmike on February 28, 2019, 12:38:01 PM
We have different kinds of plumes coming.
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Post by: BanzaiCat on March 02, 2019, 06:21:23 PM
Take it easy. It's been a while since Io's been that excited. I'm sure Io doesn't know what's wrong but it'll take a little nap and it'll all be good for the next round!
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Post by: mirth on March 13, 2019, 11:11:22 AM
https://twitter.com/NASAhistory/status/1104064253537984512
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Post by: mirth on March 18, 2019, 08:21:18 AM
https://twitter.com/MichaelGalanin/status/1107616976514498560
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Post by: Sir Slash on March 18, 2019, 11:29:15 AM
That's a, 'Maine-Worthy' storm! :o
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Post by: mirth on March 21, 2019, 03:53:54 PM
https://twitter.com/MichaelGalanin/status/988087010270285825
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Post by: Sir Slash on March 21, 2019, 07:43:22 PM
Red, white and blue? Very patriotic Pluto!  :applause:
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Post by: bbmike on March 21, 2019, 07:47:46 PM
Look more like a planet now than it did then.
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Post by: mirth on March 21, 2019, 08:34:55 PM
Exactly!
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Post by: mirth on March 24, 2019, 10:23:24 AM
https://twitter.com/airandspace/status/1109822296947073024
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Post by: mirth on April 08, 2019, 10:08:55 AM
https://twitter.com/Rainmaker1973/status/1115251712737071104
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Post by: Sir Slash on April 08, 2019, 12:10:02 PM
I fondly remember all my drunk, red-neck friends trying to shoot it down with their 30-30's back then. Good times.  :bigthumb:
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Post by: mirth on April 15, 2019, 12:37:28 PM
https://twitter.com/AntonioParis/status/1117797291438612481
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Post by: Martok on April 16, 2019, 11:57:43 PM
 :bigthumb:
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Post by: mirth on May 07, 2019, 03:54:16 PM
https://twitter.com/MichaelGalanin/status/1125850856795136006
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Post by: Sir Slash on May 07, 2019, 07:33:48 PM
That's too cold even for Uggs!  :o
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Post by: mirth on May 07, 2019, 07:39:28 PM
Yet not as cold as my ex's heart
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Post by: Sir Slash on May 07, 2019, 11:47:02 PM
OUCH! New coldest place in the galaxy, 'The Ex Nebula'.  :angrytongue:
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Post by: mirth on May 13, 2019, 03:03:33 PM
https://twitter.com/NASAhistory/status/1128012034216550400
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Post by: mirth on May 14, 2019, 09:26:24 AM
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/13/science/apollo-10-moon-nasa.html
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Post by: mirth on May 24, 2019, 12:20:48 PM
https://twitter.com/MichaelGalanin/status/1131957924753006592
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Post by: mirth on June 10, 2019, 10:21:44 AM
https://twitter.com/MichaelGalanin/status/1138088655468277760
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Post by: Martok on June 10, 2019, 02:07:04 PM
I like the funky look of that "fingers" nebula. 

My favorite, though, is probably those two neighboring/colliding(?) galaxies in the lower left corner.  There's something almost...iconic about that image. 
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Post by: BanzaiCat on June 12, 2019, 07:55:15 AM
Looks like backgrounds for Cosmic Karen's next movie...

Err, I mean, Captain Marvel's next movie.

(https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/001/499/719/a5e.jpg)
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Post by: Sir Slash on June 12, 2019, 10:32:11 AM
How about, "To Cree or Not To Cree". Kind of long but it fits.  :-X
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Post by: mirth on June 12, 2019, 10:47:03 AM
Kreed
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Post by: Sir Slash on June 12, 2019, 03:00:00 PM
Didn't see that film. I don't care for boxing movies.
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Post by: Staggerwing on June 12, 2019, 05:29:50 PM
Apollo Cree
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Post by: mirth on June 20, 2019, 03:15:45 PM
https://twitter.com/NASAhistory/status/1141786548196794368
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Post by: mirth on July 07, 2019, 08:35:53 PM
https://twitter.com/MichaelGalanin/status/1148027476804886528
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Post by: Martok on July 08, 2019, 11:14:34 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/PJ0NUT9.jpg)

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Post by: mirth on August 12, 2019, 10:17:17 AM
https://twitter.com/airandspace/status/1160917202817695744
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Post by: Sir Slash on August 12, 2019, 12:49:58 PM
Wasn't that scene from, "Moonraker"?
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Post by: BanzaiCat on August 12, 2019, 12:53:18 PM
 :ROFL:

No, in Moonraker, they fuel their shuttles before they load them up on a 747. You know, because another 18,000 pounds of fuel makes it entirely more aerodynamic! Silly movie.  :D
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Post by: Sir Slash on August 12, 2019, 03:41:36 PM
What WAS I thinking?  ::)
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Post by: bbmike on August 12, 2019, 04:51:20 PM
What WAS I thinking drinking?  ::)

ftfy
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Post by: Sir Slash on August 12, 2019, 07:45:38 PM
Not enough..... not early enough.
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Post by: Martok on August 12, 2019, 10:17:58 PM
Not enough..... not nearly enough.

FTFY
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Post by: mirth on August 21, 2019, 01:28:06 PM
https://twitter.com/cosmicdatabase/status/1164227499443855360
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Post by: mirth on September 10, 2019, 10:47:26 AM
https://twitter.com/UniverCurious/status/1171432432286855170