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Posted on 06/09/2006 10:50:42 AM PDT by SunkenCiv

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Okay, this is the usable version, I'm quittin' now, I mean it.

 
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101 posted on 03/31/2007 9:26:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Saturday, March 31, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Astronomy Day

102 posted on 04/01/2007 8:01:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (I last updated my profile on Saturday, March 31, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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regarding a certain kind of troll:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/1507383/posts?page=23#23


103 posted on 06/18/2007 2:23:17 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Time heals all wounds, particularly when they're not yours. Profile updated June 15, 2007.)
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alas, it's a dead link, noticed the file, and it's from 2001:
Astronomical Fiction
by Frank C. Jordan
Natural History
October 1935
There is a pleasant fiction that from the bottom of a deep well or a lofty chimney in the daytime a bit of dark sky may be seen, spangled with stars. A very bright star might be seen, but certainly no others. The writer of a story had the hero fall into a deep pit, apparently without any serious injury to life or limb, but he remained there through the light hours of the day without rescue. His one ray of hope was one bright star which remained directly overhead all day. A very accommodating star. The writer was one of the 4999 out of every 5000 persons who do not know that the stars move across the sky.

104 posted on 08/22/2007 10:15:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Monday, August 20, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
Gotta remember to beware of this guy...


105 posted on 08/22/2007 10:47:18 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Good advice...


106 posted on 08/23/2007 6:15:39 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Monday, August 20, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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John Anthony West and his ex-wife are selling their house, located at 667 Manorville Rd. Saugerties, NY 12477, and asking $450,000. Story here.

I'd gone to his site just to see what if anything is new. The Conference on Precession and Ancient Knowledge 2007 was two weekends ago (previously discussed here and in the current topic), and is available as paid mp3 d/ls and on (kinda pricey) DVDs.
107 posted on 10/16/2007 12:11:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Tuesday, October 16, 2007. https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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The New Worlds: Extrasolar Planets The New Worlds:
Extrasolar Planets

by Fabienne Casoli
and Therese Encrenaz


108 posted on 11/24/2007 7:56:42 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Profile updated Sunday, November 18, 2007"'"'"'"'"'"'"'"'"'"'https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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We've had a little dry spell, off and on, since the iMac's analog board died and I've had to resort to my older machine, moving files, flash drives, and whatnot. Here's something that doesn't warrant its own topic, but it a) related (planets X) and b) interesting. It's a weblog, really:
Mike Brown's Planets
Saturday, December 22, 2007
A weekly column from astronomer Mike Brown on space and science, planets (full and dwarf), the sun and the moon and the stars, and the joys and frustrations of search, discovery, and life... Mike Brown is an astronomer at Caltech in Pasadena. He is best known for the discovery of Eris, the object beyond and bigger than Pluto, whose discovery led to the demotion of Pluto from a real planet to a dwarf planet. But he does a lot of other things, too. And he thinks dwarf planets are pretty cool... Tomorrow, if the weather holds, I'm going to go outside with my binoculars and see exactly where the sun sets again. Because I do this every year, and because I can look up the precise date and time of the solstice, and because I know that the earth will continue to go around the sun with the same tilt for my entire lifetime, I know what will happen: the sun will have moved away from the anonymous office building and finally started moving right again. The day will get imperceptibly longer. Really, there is not much suspense in what will happen, just a certain reassuring inevitability. But if I didn't know these things and didn't have confidence in the inevitable, I can imagine myself holding my breath as the last rays of the sun were shooting out and I was trying to see just where it was setting. I stopped yesterday, but is it really turning around today? Will the days really get longer again? Will my crops (well, ok, my vegetable garden) come back to life?
Weekly?

[singing] Mike Brown's planets lie a mould'ring in the grave...

Okay, he's not a poet. He's a pretty darned good astronomer.
109 posted on 12/30/2007 1:01:39 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________Profile updated Sunday, December 30, 2007)
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Vague hopes and just happenings
Mike Brown (from his ‘blog, Mike Brown’s Planets)
http://www.mikebrownsplanets.com/2008/01/vague-hopes-and-just-happenings.html

[snip] The survey of the skies that led to the discovery of Eris and the other dwarf planets ended more than a year ago when we finally had scanned almost all of the skies that can be seen from our telescope at Palomar Observatory. But after spending most of a decade searching the skies for newer and larger bodies, it was hard to actually quit... From our discovery of Sedna, which spends most of its time far far away from the sun, we realized that there might well be many many objects out at those distances, and that some of them could be quite large indeed. By “large” here, I am talking about something perhaps even the size of Mercury or of Mars... it plausibly could be and that no one has ever done a thorough search... a Mars-sized body orbiting at perhaps twice the distance of Eris... If we really did discover such a thing it would probably re-light the planet definition fire, and we would all get to watch astronomers begin arguing once again. [end]


110 posted on 01/08/2008 11:22:30 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________Profile updated Sunday, December 30, 2007)
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Dave Jewitt: NAS Sackler

Sackler Colloquium 2007 January 5-6


The NAS Sackler Colloquium on "EXPLORATION AND EVOLUTION OF PLANETARY SYSTEMS" was a two-day event at the NAS building in Irvine, California. Most of the talks were very good, I thought.

You can see them here.

My talk on the Kuiper belt and related bodies is on-line here as a flash-player movie: here.

Crank up the volume, click the link and sit back.

(and, as the www site suggests, if you have any trouble viewing the movies, contact the National Academy of Sciences people at sackler@nas.edu)


Comet Jewitt Kuiper Irregular Satellites

111 posted on 01/08/2008 11:58:30 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________Profile updated Sunday, December 30, 2007)
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The World Question Center 2004
Zangger's First Law
Most scientific breakthroughs are nothing else than the discovery of the obvious.
Zangger's Second Law
Truly great science is always ahead of its time.

Although there seems to be a slight contradiction in my laws, historical evidence proves them right:Scientific breakthroughs will always be held hostage to the lag needed to overcome existing beliefs. Lucius Annaeus Seneca realized this already two thousand years ago, when he said: "The time will come, when our successors will be surprised that we did not know such obvious things."
112 posted on 03/18/2008 11:28:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/______________________Profile updated Saturday, March 1, 2008)
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To: Fred Nerks

Pan-STARRS
panoramic survey telescope rapid response system

http://www.ifa.hawaii.edu/faculty/jewitt/papers/ANTO/Jewitt.2003.pdf

http://www.noao.edu/meetings/system2/media/hodapp-pan-starrs.pdf

http://pan-starrs.ifa.hawaii.edu/public/

http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/051221_pan-starrs.html

Action Plan For Killer Asteroids
BBC | February 17, 2007 | Jonathan Fildes
Posted on 02/17/2007 8:31:38 AM PST by Loyalist
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1786540/posts


113 posted on 04/06/2008 9:40:34 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_____________________Profile updated Saturday, March 29, 2008)
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these three titles were linked by David Jewitt here.

Trans-Neptunian Objects and Comets: Swiss Society for Astrophysics and Astronomy The Solar System Beyond Neptune Beyond Pluto: exploring the outer limits of the solar system
Trans-Neptunian
Objects and Comets:
Swiss Society
for Astrophysics
and Astronomy

by D. Jewitt,
A. Morbidelli,
and H. Rauer
ed by K. Altwegg
and W. Benz
The Solar System
Beyond Neptune

ed by M. A. Barucci,
H. Boehnhardt,
D. P. Cruikshank,
and A. Morbidelli
Beyond Pluto:
exploring the outer limits
of the solar system

by John Davies


114 posted on 04/06/2008 9:53:59 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_____________________Profile updated Saturday, March 29, 2008)
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Pluto Petition

115 posted on 07/14/2008 5:56:36 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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Scientists Say Knicks Are No Longer a Basketball Team
The Borowitz Report
Sunday, September 10, 2006

116 posted on 07/14/2008 5:58:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_________________________Profile updated Friday, May 30, 2008)
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Mike Brown has submitted a paper to Science, regarding a discovery he thinks he's made regarding Saturn's moon Titan.
117 posted on 08/17/2008 12:28:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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Top 10 Exoplanets: Weird Worlds
in a Galaxy Not So Far Away:
Scientific American Slideshow

PSR 1257 b and PSR 1257 c (NASA/JPL-Caltech) 51 Pegasi b (Debivort) V391 Pegasi b, or V391 Peg b (Mark Garlick © HELAS) 55 Cancri b through f (NASA/JPL-Caltech) Gliese 436 b, or GJ 436 b (Lynette Cook, courtesy of Geoff Marcy)
Gliese 581 c (ESO) HD 149026 b (NASA/JPL-Caltech; N2K Consortium) HD 209458 b (ESA/Hubble) MOA-192 b (NASA Exoplanet Exploration Program) PSR B1620-26 b (NASA/G Bacon)
UX Tauri A/Taurus (NASA/JPL-Caltech)

118 posted on 09/08/2008 8:43:33 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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Scientific American Top Ten Exoplanets -- it's got eleven graphics, and I didn't want to tax your bandwidth more than I have tonight. :')
119 posted on 09/08/2008 8:45:35 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile hasn't been updated since Friday, May 30, 2008)
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:') Since it *has* been a while...
Image and video hosting by TinyPic

120 posted on 11/07/2008 6:29:38 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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Exoplanets wallpapers

121 posted on 11/24/2008 6:26:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, October 11, 2008 !!!)
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Here's the slightly improved ping message for use in 2009 (suggestions welcomed):
 
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Google news searches: exoplanet · exosolar · extrasolar ·

122 posted on 12/28/2008 3:02:26 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, December 6, 2008 !!!)
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http://www.meadowfreepress.com/science/0,1873,365399,00.html

Novice Tips To Buying Your First Time Telescope

There is a couple of things to clarify before we take a deeper look at what kind of planet telescope will be right for your needs.

1. When you look through a planet telescope it will be in shades of black and white.

2. The pictures on the planet telescopes box is taken by a professional astro-photographer.

Think of the planet telescope box for your first astronomy telescope as the pictures from fast food restaurants. The picture looks amazing in the picture, but the result is less than imagined. This can deter people thinking that planet telescopes are not what pr newswire press release make out and that they should decide not to buy a first astronomy telescope. This is not the case, after all we still love the fast food. Your first astronomy telescope will still bring you amazing sights which are breathtaking.

One thing to keep in mind is the price and quality factor. In the last part I gave you an example of a fast food chain and the pictures. Now if you website launch press release your first astronomy telescope for $100 or less, than realize that the quality of your first astronomy telescope will not satisfy your desire to see the universe.

Those first astronomy telescopes selling for less than $100 are great for looking at the moon, but will prove no use for any deep space viewing. The key to having the best first astronomy telescope is to recent press release sure your first astronomy telescope has a strong mount, otherwise the image will shake everywhere, and you will not see much.

The best option is to go for a $200+ planet telescope for your first astronomy telescope. The price determines quality with planet telescopes whether it is your first time planet format for press release or you are a seasoned planet telescope user. And the most important parts that need quality is the planet telescope mount, planet telescope lens, and planet telescope mirror.

The main items to look at when buying a planet telescope are the two numbers that will tell you how well it is expected to work. For a great first astronomy telescope, a listing of 20X50 is about average. company press release means the magnification will equal 20 times what you see with your eyes and the 50 is the width of the length, which is what determines how much light is gathered. The more light the better the image will be visible in the dark and for astronomy, all star gazing is typically done after dark.

A lot of the cheap planet telescopes try to sell you on fancy gadgets. They look good to have on your new first astronomy telescope, but the truth is that these kind of features will be of no use. Consider on a $100 first astronomy telescope that comes with loads of fancy gadgets, most of the money press release info on those features. All you need to get started in astronomy with a first astronomy telescope is to make sure more of your money goes on the planet telescope mirror, planet telescope mount, and planet telescope lenses.


123 posted on 12/28/2008 3:34:05 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/_______Profile finally updated Saturday, December 6, 2008 !!!)
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To: KevinDavis; annie laurie; garbageseeker; Knitting A Conundrum; Viking2002; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
Digital Blasphemy, my favorite online digital art site, has some very nice freebies, most of them appear to be pretty new. I hadn't checked in a few months, really since before Christmas I guess. Also worth seeing on the DB site is the guest gallery, which has more stuff (not by Ryan Bliss) and generally the pointers to the originating sites.
Digital Blasphemy Free 3D Wallpapers
I only bring it up because there are usually some cool sci-fi type images of imaginary planets, or imaginated (?) scenes from known but unexplored bodies in our own Solar System. Anyway, enjoy!
124 posted on 03/11/2009 7:22:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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Catalog of Exoplanets -- The Planetary Society

125 posted on 03/26/2009 7:16:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Fred Nerks; KevinDavis; annie laurie; garbageseeker; Knitting A Conundrum; Viking2002; ...
GRAS is granting FREE World-Wide Access to Australia's G13, a Ground-Based, Hubble Space-Like Telescope System. Those that take advantage of this FREE offer will be able to take personal control of the telescope system and capture their own deep space images. Color jpg images will be returned to their respective email addresses.

126 posted on 03/26/2009 7:20:02 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: SunkenCiv

Enough of this Planet X stuff! Time to move on to Planet Y


127 posted on 06/27/2010 3:23:08 PM PDT by Valin
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To: Valin

Probably so, and that’s as far as is necessary, Planet Z is already controlled by the Dutch.


128 posted on 06/28/2010 5:08:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: IronKros; garbageseeker

Hi — I’ve just gone through all the ping lists (just finished that process) to clean out the ex-FReepers. In that connection, I’ve removed you from the X-Planets ping list.


129 posted on 03/28/2011 5:44:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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Uranus keyword, with some obvious deletions:
130 posted on 06/30/2012 2:07:21 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Thomas Van Flandern, Tom Van Flandern, TVF, and Van Flandern keywords, duplicates out, sorted:
131 posted on 06/30/2012 2:09:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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