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Re: News from Outer Space

December 26th, 2021, 10:40 pm

Would it be a good idea for Bezos to take a Flat Earther into space?
Definitely. But, we should be a little more expansive. How about a whole ark of them?
 
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Re: News from Outer Space

December 27th, 2021, 1:32 pm

The trip would end like this: 

(Flat Earther steps out of Blue Origin capsule)
FE:   Thanks, Jeff. That was an incredible simulation!
 
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Re: News from Outer Space

December 30th, 2021, 1:17 am

Keeping up with the daily news, and one inspiring photo from launch day:

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Launch teams monitor the countdown to the launch of Arianespace’s Ariane 5 rocket carrying NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, Saturday, Dec. 25, 2021, in the Jupiter Center at the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana. The James Webb Space Telescope (sometimes called JWST or Webb) is a large infrared telescope with a 21.3 foot (6.5 meter) primary mirror. The observatory will study every phase of cosmic history—from within our solar system to the most distant observable galaxies in the early universe. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
https://blogs.nasa.gov/webb/2021/12/25/ ... or-launch/ 

https://blogs.nasa.gov/webb/
 
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Re: News from Outer Space

January 2nd, 2022, 9:21 pm

Jan 2, 2022; so far, so good:
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Re: News from Outer Space

January 13th, 2022, 12:50 am

Would you believe? Just as we are talking Super Bowl playoffs...

News about WASP-103b - a very special planet - CNN Jan 12

"...astronomers have found a giant exoplanet that looks more like a football or rugby ball than a sphere. ...WASP-103b is located about 1,225 light-years from Earth in the Hercules constellation and is almost twice the size of Jupiter.
The strange world is also 50 times closer to its star than Earth is to the sun. It completes one full orbit around its star, WASP-103, in just under one Earth day. With its scale and short orbit, this gas giant is categorized a "hot Jupiter" planet."

Some people are saying it is "potato shaped." Pfff. No way.

It is Cosmic Football Time! How long are the quarters out there? 

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