A reason to get up early

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Re: A reason to get up early

Post by DRT » 07:43 Fri 17 Jul 2015

jdaw1 wrote:
DRT wrote:planet
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Oops.
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Re: A reason to get up early

Post by Glenn E. » 19:44 Fri 17 Jul 2015

I will stop calling Pluto a planet once you have convinced the praticioners of certain religions that the Earth is, in fact, more than 6000 years old.

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Re: A reason to get up early

Post by jdaw1 » 21:07 Fri 17 Jul 2015

DRT wrote:Interesting to note that the picture above seems to be a zoomed-in view of a part of the planet that is not the part that the diagram suggests.

Conspiracy theories begin with such pictures.
I’ve just understood what you might mean. The zoom-in is not a zoom-in of the same image. The whole-moon was taken at a different time from a different angle and different distance.

Meanwhile, we have a juicy picture of Pluto’s plain.

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Re: A reason to get up early

Post by AHB » 09:46 Sat 18 Jul 2015

The first hi res pic from New Horizons. Now we know why the odd orbit.
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Re: A reason to get up early

Post by PhilW » 10:23 Sat 18 Jul 2015

LOL'd properly :D

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Re: A reason to get up early

Post by DRT » 11:15 Sat 18 Jul 2015

Pluto certainly seems to have more faces than we thought it might...
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Re: A reason to get up early

Post by DRT » 23:04 Sun 19 Jul 2015

I snapped these when I was out walking Monty this evening...
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A nice end to the weekend :smile:
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Re: A reason to get up early

Post by djewesbury » 09:45 Mon 20 Jul 2015

In Northern Ireland we have elected ministers of state who still believe in Ussher's chronology, and think the dinosaurs a bad trick by some Victorians.
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Re: A reason to get up early

Post by LGTrotter » 11:16 Mon 20 Jul 2015

I think somebody should have made encouraging noises about Derek's geese. Positively Chekovian.

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Re: A reason to get up early

Post by DRT » 18:29 Mon 20 Jul 2015

Another form of drivel moved to here.
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Re: A reason to get up early

Post by DRT » 03:32 Fri 31 Jul 2015

One for Owen...
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Post by djewesbury » 07:35 Fri 31 Jul 2015

Beautiful!!
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Re: A reason to get up early

Post by jdaw1 » 11:22 Fri 31 Jul 2015

Australia escape — the punishment for wasting reviews.

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Re: A reason to get up early

Post by LGTrotter » 11:43 Fri 31 Jul 2015

DRT wrote:One for Owen...
Awww... Thanks Derek. How did you know it was my Birthday? It's a beauty.

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Re: A reason to get up early

Post by LGTrotter » 11:43 Fri 31 Jul 2015

jdaw1 wrote:Australia escape — the punishment for wasting reviews.
I fail to see the celestial connection.

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Re: A reason to get up early

Post by djewesbury » 11:52 Fri 31 Jul 2015

LGTrotter wrote:
jdaw1 wrote:Australia escape — the punishment for wasting reviews.
I fail to see the celestial connection.
I think he's in the wrong room.
THE CRICKET'S ON IN THE NEXT ROOM MR. WISEMAN
At least he's dressed today.
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Re: A reason to get up early

Post by AHB » 08:10 Mon 03 Aug 2015

It's the Perseids meteor shower soon. Reaches its peak on August 14, I think.

Expect heavy rain, thick cloud and fog overnight on August 14-15.
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Re: A reason to get up early

Post by jdaw1 » 21:49 Thu 06 Aug 2015

djewesbury wrote:THE CRICKET'S ON IN THE NEXT ROOM MR. WISEMAN
Oh, sorry, I thought this was the optician’s.

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Re: A reason to get up early

Post by djewesbury » 23:49 Thu 06 Aug 2015

jdaw1 wrote:
djewesbury wrote:THE CRICKET'S ON IN THE NEXT ROOM MR. WISEMAN
Oh, sorry, I thought this was the optician’s.
Shhh! Can't you read the sign? This is a library!
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Re: A reason to get up early

Post by jdaw1 » 00:03 Fri 07 Aug 2015

djewesbury wrote:Shhh! Can't you read the sign? This is a library!
Yes yes, of course I want a pint with my beef patty. Sigh: today’s youth just don’t know anything.

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Re: A reason to get up early

Post by PhilW » 08:54 Fri 07 Aug 2015

jdaw1 wrote:Yes yes, of course I want a pint with my beef patty.
Patty? PATTY?! Do you wear shoulder-pads to play rugby, sir? I think not!

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Re: A reason to get up early

Post by AW77 » 22:49 Mon 10 Aug 2015

Astronauts sample salad grown on ISS:
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I wonder if grapes would grow in space...
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Re: A reason to get up early

Post by AHB » 10:11 Tue 11 Aug 2015

AHB wrote:It's the Perseids meteor shower soon. Reaches its peak on August 14, I think.

Expect heavy rain, thick cloud and fog overnight on August 14-15.
Has anyone seen anything yet, apart from the low thick cloud that has covered whichever part of the country I find myself in.
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Re: A reason to get up early

Post by DRT » 12:39 Tue 11 Aug 2015

Not yet, but apparently it is to be clear over Barlborough this evening.
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Re: A reason to get up early

Post by djewesbury » 12:53 Tue 11 Aug 2015

DRT wrote:Not yet, but apparently it is to be clear over Barlborough this evening.
Also over Belfast.
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