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As some of you might now I love astronomy, so I decided to make a thread about it. I don't really expect anyone to care, but I will be posting some of the more important things here fairly regularly.

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And I will begin with this.. imo it's one of the most important upcoming astronomical events. The launch of James Webb telescope is going to be huge. It could very well find traces of life outside of the earth.
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Fantastic idea for a thread Log ...i for one will be checking it out on a regular basis
Embarrassed to admit that i'd never even heard of the Webb telescope...great and very informative video

Looking forward to much more
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Fantastic idea for a thread Log ...i for one will be checking it out on a regular basis
Embarrassed to admit that i'd never even heard of the Webb telescope...great and very informative video

Looking forward to much more
Thanks Shadow
You post astronomy related news in the headlines thread quite often, I would really appreciate if you could post some here too once in a while
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You post astronomy related news in the headlines thread quite often, I would really appreciate if you could post some here too once in a while
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Mars One Colonizing the Red Planet by 2024.


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Good stuff LOG !! I too didn't know about The James Webb Space Scope...Very exciting!!
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New Horizons mission to Pluto will arrive around Pluto this July! Our first close look at Pluto!


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This will mess ya'll up real bad right here....

They found Nibiru, straight up

link: Closest known flyby of star to our solar system: Dim star passed through Oort Cloud 70,000 years ago -- ScienceDaily
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They found Nibiru, straight up

link: Closest known flyby of star to our solar system: Dim star passed through Oort Cloud 70,000 years ago -- ScienceDaily
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Science Fiction becoming Scientific Reality! I hope I live long enough to one day being able to witness life existing elsewhere other than Earth! I'm very confident that day will come eventually just a matter of when! There is too much Universe out there for it not to be a possibility. The odds are so great that life is out there..the problem is it's probably so far away from us that we might never witness it with our own eyes! We need to put more money and resources into space exploration and the space sciences! We could do sooo much more!!!

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Our microbes are not going to make it possible to colonize any place with a different microbial environment than here. Pure fantasy.
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Hubble high detail of colliding galaxies, NGC 4038 and NGC 4039 (60 million light years away)

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i love astronomy too, the galaxy is beautiful. but face the facts. Do we spend/invest money on knowing about the galaxy, or feed the hungry and worry about people that are here on earth? It costs a lot to go up there.

I would worry more about preserving our planet, because the chances of life being somewhere else in another galaxy is really low, and the possibility of another planet like ours with everything that we have and need to be sustainable, impossible.

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i love astronomy too, the galaxy is beautiful. but face the facts. Do we spend/invest money on knowing about the galaxy, or feed the hungry and worry about people that are here on earth? It costs a lot to go up there.

I would worry more about preserving our planet, because the chances of life being somewhere else in another galaxy is really low, and the possibility of another planet like ours with everything that we have and need to be sustainable, impossible.
There are actually many benefits and spin offs from the space sciences and we are getting a lot of value per dollar spent on the space sciences. Many of the technological advancements we now take for granted have come from the space sciences. Two way technology transfer, everything from personal computers to battery free solar technology have been developed through the space programs. Medications, CAT scans, insulation, memory foam, LED's and much much more... Understanding the cosmos allows us to understand ourselves and our place in it. These are the intangibles, it motivates us to innovate, to dream and to push the envelope of what's possible. If we stop dreaming and pushing ourselves intellectually we stagnate and stop innovating to make life better for everyone on earth.

Okay soo lets put this in perspective..These are NASA numbers vs the U.S. military spending budget..percentage of U.S.budget allocated to NASA .5% vs military budget spending..57%. One month of military spending during peacetime is larger than NASA's entire annual budget.The entire half-century budget of NASA equals the current two year budget of the US military. Now if your making the argument that we need to cut the budget for space exploration I think that's shortsighted on where the money is really going and it's not disproportionately on space exploration! If anything we should devote more money to space exploration not less!!



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Our microbes are not going to make it possible to colonize any place with a different microbial environment than here. Pure fantasy.
Are you advocating for shutting down the space exploration programs?
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We do need to stop dreaming though, at least of space exploration stuff. because theirs people dying all over the world by starvation a lone. Were spending billions of dollars exploring space and finding things what, interesting? Ok. Not good enough. You can say the same thing about movies, sports, all of it.

I'm all for the earths preservation, as long as we can live here and make it work, you make it work. Make use of some of Canada's land mass, our population compared to the area of our country is insane, I know its cold, but still.

I rather focus on investing money on building communities that are sustainable for people to live in, with the resources we already have to support them, we have them, we just need to improve them. I rather enjoy the galaxy from afar, then waste my money trying to find more and more, and still end up with nothing.

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the millitary is a totally different story, it is dumb.

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We do need to stop dreaming though, at least of space exploration stuff. because theirs people dying all over the world by starvation a lone. Were spending billions of dollars exploring space and finding things what, interesting? Ok. Not good enough. You can say the same thing about movies, sports, all of it.

I'm all for the earths preservation, as long as we can live here and make it work, you make it work. Make use of some of Canada's land mass, our population compared to the area of our country is insane, I know its cold, but still.

I rather focus on investing money on building communities that are sustainable for people to live in, with the resources we already have to support them, we have them, we just need to improve them. I rather enjoy the galaxy from afar, then waste my money trying to find more and more, and still end up with nothing.

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the millitary is a totally different story, it is dumb.
There is more than enough resources to do everything including feeding those who starve, curing the ill etc...

Space exploration has benefited the humanity in so many more ways than just "interesting". It is the bleeding edge of science, invention, problem solving, planing, predicting and manufacturing.

I understand where this argument is coming from. But it is important to understand the overall effect of space exploring on the life on this planet. And to solve the problems of this planet we should look at the cause on this planet. It is not in space programs. It is in greedy and corrupt governments and corporations that work hand in hand to exploit and pillage parts of the world while they act important and concerned. The problem is them not space programs.

And bring back Star Trek on TV. It is about damn time FFS!

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And as a Pink Floyd lover I vote this thread be renamed Astronomy Domine!


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