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    What are you on about my good fellow??? The moon is never boring! How many other worlds can you see so clearly?
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    Dunno how many of you have heard of Planet Nine... But it turns out that it may explain the six-degree tilt of the solar system too.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h72tABvkLAo
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    So SpaceX had a nominal launch of CRS-3 and it looks like their attempt to soft land the first stage in the sea was successful too. If you want an idea of how a soft landing of a Falcon 9 first stage...
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    Calling fake, because they say "[it] was taken last week, apparently by one of two NASA rovers on the red planet." But NASA publishes their picture in a way that it would be easy enough to check...
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    Hm, well I don't disagree with you that Jupiter was integral to the formation of the asteroid belt. As far as I know that's commonly accepted. Although I don't know that it's the 3:2 ones...
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    Those are the Trojans I believe.
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    I couldn't find any numbers online but some quick morning math gave me that L1 of Sun-Jupiter is at a distance of 5.09415539 AU at aphelion and 4.62033181 AU at perihelion from the sun... While most...
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    Yes, as I said, things that originates from life on our planet are unique. But I have a very hard time seeing aliens needing those things except as curiosities and of course some form of exchange and...
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    Seawater? Water is super common everywhere. NaCl isn't very uncommon either. They could go to Mars for both of them. Or the Oort cloud I'd wager.
    The only things that are unique to our Terra are...
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    Natural resources? You think they are after our oil or food? Most other resources are available and more easily accessible in other places in our solar system.
    I'd wager that any civilization...
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    Cassini captures a new awesome view of the hexagon storm.
    Link to NASAs photojournal
    http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/browse/PIA17652.gif
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    So... Something happened to C/2012 S1, looks like it broke up near perihelion. Some fragments may have survived. :( So sad, I was looking forward to seeing it....
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    Grasshopper is too cool. O,o I love the divert test they did a while back. Gonna look totally crazy when they start flying it around at super sonic speed. :)
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    Leopards, haha that's one wild park you've got over there!! Star gazing is worth some sacrifice, but losing ones limb to leopards goes way beyond the call of duty! ;)



    It's a awesome place,...
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    That national park of your's then? :) Very cool with such a large park right inside your city!




    Well, Orion isn't visible during the summer but otherwise I'm sure it would be. You don't get...
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    Empty pockets... I can relate. :cwy: Hahaha. :)




    Monsoon. Crazy stuff. O,O Can't even imagine what light pollution must be in Mumbai! I have my telescope at my parents place, a city of...
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    I'm thinking of getting a 5x, dunno how well it'll work though. :)



    Cool stuff! :) Man that computerized mount must be so chill. I'm like always going "where the gosh darn is that stupid...
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    Haha. :) A Celestron Astromaster 130EQ... Did you use a T-adapter? A barlow lens? What camera? :)

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    A little embarrassing since Leon had such a good picture,...
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    That looks pretty good! :) About the same I could achieve with my telescope at opposition. What did you use to capture it?
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    So you've changed your mind! That's great! :grin: Dirty dirt is the dirtiest dirt that ever dirtied... Dirt? o,o? Eh.
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    I'm into some astronomy, suresure. And anything to do with space. :P
    Go a pair of small telescopes and stuff. Here's me with one of 'em during the Venus transit in 2012(big picture):
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