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May 25th, 2018, 7:48 pm

The Supposedly Physics-Defying NASA Thruster Doesn't Work, New Research Confirms

‘Impossible’ EM drive doesn’t seem to work after all

"“It definitely looks more bad than it looked before, but it will take another year of testing before we know for sure,” he says. “I will test everything.”
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May 27th, 2018, 9:23 am

National geographic: NASA's 'Impossible' Space Engine Tested—Here Are the Results

"“The ‘thrust’ is not coming from the EmDrive, but from some electromagnetic interaction,” the team reports in a proceeding for a recent conference on space propulsion."

"When they turned on the system but dampened the power going to the actual drive so essentially no microwaves were bouncing around, the EmDrive still managed to produce thrust—something it should not have done if it works the way the NASA team claims."

"That sounds like a blow to the concept of the EmDrive, but Woodward is not ready to close the case on the contraption just yet. Aside from the lack of mu metal shielding, the Dresden lab’s tests were run at very low power levels, meaning that “any real signal would likely be swamped by noise from spurious sources,” he says."
 
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May 27th, 2018, 1:07 pm

 
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June 11th, 2018, 3:46 am

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Footage of the Sept. 6 2017 X2.2 and X9.3 solar flares captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory in extreme ultraviolet light (171 angstrom wavelength) with Earth for scale. Source: NASA
 
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June 11th, 2018, 8:07 pm

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Footage of the Sept. 6 2017 X2.2 and X9.3 solar flares captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory in extreme ultraviolet light (171 angstrom wavelength) with Earth for scale. Source: NASA
Yipes! That overlay should say "Earth to scorch"
 
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June 11th, 2018, 8:46 pm

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Footage of the Sept. 6 2017 X2.2 and X9.3 solar flares captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory in extreme ultraviolet light (171 angstrom wavelength) with Earth for scale. Source: NASA
Yipes!  That overlay should say "Earth to scorch"
the earth is still a baby, still close to the mother
 
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Re: News from Outer Space

June 11th, 2018, 10:37 pm

telescopes are like particle accelerators
you give one to a bunch of scientists and the first thing they do is try to get a bigger more expensive one
Some astronomers say the Thirty Meter Telescope, which was originally estimated to cost $1.4 billion, will now take some $2 billion to complete.
 
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June 12th, 2018, 12:38 am

So, your conclusion is never to spend any money on science, since if you do the scientists will want more? The poorly educated would love that, probably because they think they would get more money as a result.
 
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June 12th, 2018, 5:11 am

I didn't have a conclusion, just an observation, but you're never one to let facts get in the way
 
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June 16th, 2018, 8:49 pm

"There's still two-thirds of this population out there to be found,"

But the really worrisome asteroids are the big ones. So, in the 1990s, Congress directed NASA to find 90 percent of the NEOs that are at least 0.6 miles (1 kilometer) in diameter — a mandate the space agency fulfilled in 2010. Currently, 887 of these mountain-size space rocks are known, and perhaps just 50 or so are left to be discovered, Johnson said. (None of the cataloged behemoths pose a threat to Earth for the foreseeable future.)

50 cents can have big impact!
 
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July 25th, 2018, 3:02 pm

 
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July 25th, 2018, 3:06 pm

good location for our future base?
 
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July 25th, 2018, 5:56 pm

good location for our future base?
Drill a well?
 
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July 25th, 2018, 6:29 pm

good location for our future base?
Drill a well?
yes deep so it dont dry out in 2 month drought?
 
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July 25th, 2018, 6:42 pm

good location for our future base?
Drill a well?
yes deep so it dont dry out in 2 month drought?
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