Space... the final frontier...

oddjob

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Stargazing 3rd year,FANTASTIC

New space show starting tonight, @Mr Stickyfingers ......plus everyone

The Planets
'A Moment In The Sun: The Terrestrial Planets'
ABC, 7:40pm, Sun, 7 Jul 2019, 60 minutes
NEW SHOW
Trace the development of the four rocky worlds closest to the Sun: Mercury, Venus, Earth and Mars. Born together they battled the unbelievable violence of the early solar system to become stable planets.

Series, United Kingdom, English, Documentary, Season 1 Episode 1

The Planets was good. Worth watching just for the scenery.
 

oddjob

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Over 4000 known exoplanets. I can remember when the prevailing wisdom was that we would never know if other stars had planets.

 

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Over 4000 known exoplanets. I can remember when the prevailing wisdom was that we would never know if other stars had planets.

Science is awesome. Yep, it's not so long ago that while we didn't have proof there were other planets outside our system, I'm sure most astronomers and astrophysicists believed it was highly unlikely we were the only ones. And likewise, I extend that to intelligent life as well. Given the "dangerous, savage child-race" we are, it's probably best if we never meet them, though. :D
 

Mr Stickyfingers

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Over 4000 known exoplanets. I can remember when the prevailing wisdom was that we would never know if other stars had planets.



...how naive and concieted has Mankind been in the past in thinking that only Earth would be capable of sustaining Life in the past eh?... great clip odd job... cheers.
 

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Space freaks......have you all discovered.....
THROUGH THE WORMHOLE, Saturday’s, 7.30, ntv 34
On right now...tonight Before the Big Bang......
Bonus, Morgan Freeman narrates
 

Mr Stickyfingers

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First image of the black hole at the centre of our galaxy is being announced.

…this reminds me of what I wrote back on page 8 of this thread lol!… cheers.

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...haha!... this article reminds me of when I was at High School in the early 70's when I was in a 'Science' class one day... 'Black Holes' were a newly discussed topic with our rather 'enthused' Science teacher because it was the talk of the Scientific world at the time... so there he was prattling on and on and on and bloody on about 'Black Holes'... and because I was such a little shit of a kid at the time I grew bored with him blah blah blahhing on about them so I chose the right time when he paused and then asked if we had any questions... of course... because I was that little shit of a kid I put my hand up and the conversation went something like this from memory...

Me:... "Sir!... can I ask you a question?"...
Sir:... "yes Peter"...
Me:... "you're telling us that Black Holes are swirling around the Universe and are devouring everything that they encounter right?"...
Sir:... "yes... that's right Peter"...
Me:... "so not even Light can escape being sucked into it?"... (I take it a step further)... so it sucks in EVERY SINGLE THING in it's path no matter what it is... right?"...
Sir:... "yes that's right too"...
Me:... "okay... so what if two Black Holes swirl towards each other and finally meet each other... do they suck each other off?"...

...yes... the classroom erupted into laughter... and yes... I was in a LOT of trouble for that... I deserved it... as I said... I was a little shit of a kid at the time... true story...
 
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