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Old 01-14-2005, 02:51 AM   #1
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This is bigger than all your petty politics

The Huygens probe on Cassini is going to be decending onto the surface of Titan. Just consider the distance that this probe has travelled (average of around 1,350,000,000km) and consider what it may discover about this hazy moon. I am just a real sucker for space. If we could have a world where hundreds of billions of dollars was spent understanding our universe and pioneering the next generation of propulsion technologies I would be a very, very happy man.



http://space.com/missionlaunches/huy...mm_050114.html

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/ca...ain/index.html
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Petty politics = the money could have been spent elsewhere....
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Petty politics is the useless bickering of a few billion insane apes when compared to the sheer complexity and wonder in our universe. Exploring and understanding mysteries it is what drives humanity.
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Petty politics is the useless bickering of a few billion insane apes when compared to the sheer complexity and wonder in our universe. Exploring and understanding mysteries it is what drives humanity.
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Yeah, I'm with you, Wanderer.
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Until someone shows me it's going to end war, hunger or anything vital to this planet right now then I have to continue saying "who cares"?
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The space industry does provide many jobs for scientists and other people. One of the astronauts who was killed in the 2003 disaster was a woman from India. They started a scholarship in India for girls to study science and hopefully became astronauts just like her. Many girls have signed up to study for this. I think this is really cool.
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Until someone shows me it's going to end war, hunger or anything vital to this planet right now then I have to continue saying "who cares"?


Some things transcend the here and right now. And besides, we have enough resources left over to end war and hunger right now if we really wanted to. We lack the will a lot more than we lack the way, and shooting a few billion dollars into space isn't going to change that.
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And besides, we have enough resources left over to end war and hunger right now if we really wanted to. We lack the will a lot more than we lack the way, and shooting a few billion dollars into space isn't going to change that.
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A wanderer are you a DS9 fan *looks at your signature,, hmm looks very much like a certain Ferengi quote
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The probe just set down on Titan.

A_wanderer......how long do you think before we see some pictures?
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The probe just set down on Titan.

A_wanderer......how long do you think before we see some pictures?
here's some pictures

http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/space/0...tan/index.html
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