Astronomy and space exploration

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  1. hoom

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    Voyager program is basically the peak technical achievement of human civilisation.
     
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    Voyager was a fantastic milestone. I'd hope it's not our peak technical achievement!

    Carl Sagan has a lot to do with it being damn right poetic as well. What a beautiful man.
     
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    The travels and encounters of the Voyagers (and Carl Sagan too!) were some of the prime motivations to me to pursue a career in astronomy.
     
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    Off the chance some of you might help, I'm planning buying my first telescope, 8''+ mirror.
    What to look for, any recommendations up to around £500? New or 2nd hand.
    It will be used with a camera, mobile or human attached to it.
    Many thanks in advance!
     
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  6. Davros

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    Some info and comparison of telescopes in this video (I learned something)


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    Personally if theres a telescope i can use while being in the house i'd go for that ;)
     
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    Quite interesting. Waiting for @Davros ' approval. :mrgreen:
     
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    Arecibo Observatory is going to be demolished, after it had been damaged by cables snapping. Such an iconic place. Seems like a real shame. Sounds like the science it was doing is not funded to the levels that would allow something new to be built.
     
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    It's a true pity. :cry:
     
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    On the bright side Puerto Rico gets a new skateboard park :D
    [​IMG]
     
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    Rocket Lab managed to successfully return and deploy a parachute on their first stage last night. Next step on the road to reuse, catch one out of the sky with a helicopter. :-D
     
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    Menos Dios y más ciencia, por favor. :mrgreen:
     
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    Vaya con monstruo espagueti volador
     
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  17. eloyc

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    Mejor. Es una divinidad menos genocida y más justa, realmente. :mrgreen:

    On topic, this seems so tragic. I know it was supposed to be demolished after the damages, but damn, it looks like it can't wait to cease to exist. Suicide.
     
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    One could say ... 2020 keeps on giving :(
     
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    I know, right? :-?
     
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