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Scientists plan mission to probe Uranus
Christian Science Monitor ^ | 1/7/11 | Paul Sutherland

Posted on 01/11/2011 2:53:34 PM PST by LibWhacker

Proposed by British scientists as a joint effort of NASA and the European Space Agency, the mission would offer the first close-up view of Uranus in 25 years.

British space scientists are leading plans to send a probe to explore giant ice planet Uranus. They have put forward a detailed proposal to the European Space Agency to launch a joint mission with NASA to the distant world, 1.8 billion miles from the sun.

It would give scientists their first close-up views of Uranus since NASA’s Voyager 2 flew past and captured fleeting pictures 25 years ago.

The £400million mission is designed to go in orbit to study the rings around Uranus and answer questions such as why it gives off so little heat.

(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: astronomy; catastrophism; mission; moonsofuranus; probe; ringarounduranus; science; scientists; thomasvanflandern; tooeasy; tvf; uranus; vanflandern; xplanets
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1 posted on 01/11/2011 2:53:42 PM PST by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker

I thought I didn’t need that until I turned 50.


2 posted on 01/11/2011 2:55:15 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: LibWhacker

These jokes just write themselves.


3 posted on 01/11/2011 2:55:37 PM PST by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: LibWhacker

Well,I’ll be looking forward to that!!!!


4 posted on 01/11/2011 2:55:47 PM PST by razbinn (I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America,and to the republic for which it ...)
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To: Eaker
Scientists plan mission to probe Uranus

Relevant to your interests ping.

5 posted on 01/11/2011 2:56:08 PM PST by humblegunner (Blogger Overlord)
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To: LibWhacker

All they’ll find is the flag planted by congress.


6 posted on 01/11/2011 2:56:54 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: LibWhacker
In before the first Barney Frank joke is made.

Or does this count as one?

7 posted on 01/11/2011 2:57:16 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Current count of friends/family who have abandoned Obama: 11)
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To: LibWhacker
 
 
Heh heh. He said Probe Uranus


8 posted on 01/11/2011 2:57:26 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: LibWhacker

OUCH!


9 posted on 01/11/2011 2:57:40 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: LibWhacker

All they’ll find there are Klingons.


10 posted on 01/11/2011 2:58:43 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Carpe Cerevisi
"Scientists plan mission to probe Uranus"

Searching for Klingons...

11 posted on 01/11/2011 2:58:43 PM PST by billorites (freepo ergo sum)
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To: LibWhacker

I remember a while back when there was a thing on PBS about Uranus. They went nutz on making sure they pronounced it “You-rin-us” rather than the correct pronunciation of “You-rain-us”. What a bunch of maroons.


12 posted on 01/11/2011 2:58:43 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Lawyer, A Painter, A Politician And The Media Can Change Black To White)
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To: lacrew

I don’t give a lick about Uranus. ( I came here for the jokes)


13 posted on 01/11/2011 2:59:51 PM PST by fish hawk (reporter to old Indian: you lived here on the reservation all your life? Old Indian, "not yet".)
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To: billorites

Whoa... posted that the same second. :-P


14 posted on 01/11/2011 2:59:56 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: LibWhacker

I always wonder was there just a terrible shortage of planet names lying around, or what?


15 posted on 01/11/2011 3:00:07 PM PST by WXRGina
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To: lacrew

Don’t look forward to it.

I had a gay boss, when I called him after my signoidoscopy the next morning and said I was not coming to work he said, well they never bothered me!


16 posted on 01/11/2011 3:00:18 PM PST by Jolla
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To: LibWhacker
I suggest they bring plenty of this


17 posted on 01/11/2011 3:01:05 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: LibWhacker

Some people are getting a little carried away with the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.


18 posted on 01/11/2011 3:01:51 PM PST by edpc (It's Kräusened)
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To: LibWhacker
Infantile newspaper writers. Illicit the usual responses.

Still, FAAGO (funny as all get out)

19 posted on 01/11/2011 3:03:08 PM PST by Scarpetta (e pluribus victim)
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To: LibWhacker

As a congress woman, I was wondering if they would look for the flag that our astronauts left there?


20 posted on 01/11/2011 3:03:20 PM PST by fish hawk (reporter to old Indian: you lived here on the reservation all your life? Old Indian, "not yet".)
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To: WXRGina

The full name was originally blowitout...but they shortened it.


21 posted on 01/11/2011 3:04:36 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a Momma Deuce)
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To: ReverendJames
“In order to stop all those insipid jokes, the planet Uranus was renamed Urectum.” Proff Farnsworth, Futurama
22 posted on 01/11/2011 3:04:56 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Michael.SF.
Here's the colonaut now.

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23 posted on 01/11/2011 3:05:26 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: LibWhacker

the hell they do"

24 posted on 01/11/2011 3:05:35 PM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: LibWhacker

25 posted on 01/11/2011 3:08:44 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: LibWhacker
Doesn't another Federal Agency already have that mission? I think it's the TSA!
26 posted on 01/11/2011 3:10:09 PM PST by Errant
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To: lacrew

Ever drink a gallon of unsweetened lime-aid?


27 posted on 01/11/2011 3:14:03 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: fish hawk

Lol!


28 posted on 01/11/2011 3:16:48 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (Had God not driven man from the Garden of Eden the Sierra Club surely would have.)
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To: LibWhacker
"Hey......did somebody say 'anus'?"
29 posted on 01/11/2011 3:17:29 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: cripplecreek

Post of the day!


30 posted on 01/11/2011 3:18:33 PM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: LibWhacker
It would give scientists their first close-up views of Uranus

No pictures, please.

31 posted on 01/11/2011 3:18:54 PM PST by P.O.E. (A squid eating dough in a polyethylene bag is fast and bulbous. Got me?)
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To: LibWhacker

Maybe Barney Frank will legislate it...

Make it so number 2


32 posted on 01/11/2011 3:23:26 PM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: ReverendJames
"Astronomers renamed Uranus to end that stupid joke once and for all..."
33 posted on 01/11/2011 3:24:46 PM PST by Dr.Deth
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To: LibWhacker; Darksheare; The Comedian; Slings and Arrows

£400million? That’s an awful lot of money to look at Uranus!


34 posted on 01/11/2011 3:28:20 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: dfwgator

“On the whole, it feels good.”
Dr Evil.


35 posted on 01/11/2011 3:28:24 PM PST by Vermont Lt (Don't taze my junk bro.)
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To: going hot
The full name was originally blowitout...but they shortened it.

HAHAHAHA!!!
36 posted on 01/11/2011 3:28:34 PM PST by WXRGina
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To: LibWhacker

These scientists are late to the party.

The climate change scientists have been probing ouranus for a few years now, with help from the EPA.


37 posted on 01/11/2011 3:28:51 PM PST by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: allmendream
I remember in math class the famous curve, which is the vertex, the point at which the axis intersects the curve. The latus rectum is the chord through the focus perpendicular to the axis. I recall the guffaws on that one.
38 posted on 01/11/2011 3:30:22 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Lawyer, A Painter, A Politician And The Media Can Change Black To White)
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To: RichInOC

My cat attacked the vet when he tried to take his temp. He’s a Maine Coon, named Claymore. The cat, not the vet.


39 posted on 01/11/2011 3:31:50 PM PST by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: ReverendJames

I took 4 college level astronomy courses in the late 1960’s

the term used by the astronomy professors at that time was

YOUR RAIN US.

so the politically correct revisionists have struck another blow.


40 posted on 01/11/2011 3:33:30 PM PST by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: LibWhacker

Reading the article, the author had to know he was basically writing a stand-up routine.


41 posted on 01/11/2011 3:34:39 PM PST by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: LibWhacker

Obviously this post was not going to end well. I just had to see what the comments to this were going to be. I was not disappointed.


42 posted on 01/11/2011 3:34:50 PM PST by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: LibWhacker

*


43 posted on 01/11/2011 3:35:01 PM PST by Calusa (The pump don’t work’Cause the vandals took the handles. Quoth Bob Dylan.)
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To: LibWhacker

Starship Colonoscopy


44 posted on 01/11/2011 3:35:43 PM PST by PoloSec ( Believe how that Christ died for our sins, was buried and rose again the 3rd day)
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To: LibWhacker
Scientists plan mission to probe Uranus, which is full of Gas

www.lessonplanspage.com/more/205ura.html

45 posted on 01/11/2011 3:41:57 PM PST by bunkerhill7
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To: Vaquero

Yep, what I said. It was just so funny watching these two Libtards trying so hard not to say YourAnus.


46 posted on 01/11/2011 3:42:15 PM PST by ReverendJames (Only A Lawyer, A Painter, A Politician And The Media Can Change Black To White)
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To: theKid51

ping


47 posted on 01/11/2011 3:42:15 PM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: ReverendJames
We had just seen “Total Recall”. A buddy asked me (the resident expertoneverything and a biologist to boot) “Can a girl really have three breasts?”

Without missing a beat I said “I knew a girl once with three sphincters.”

Everyone laughed to beat the band, but my buddy was “in” on the joke. He said after the laughter “Everybody has three?”

“Three in the digestive system. Esophageal, Pyloric, and Anal, everyone’s favorite.”

48 posted on 01/11/2011 3:45:17 PM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: ReverendJames

Actually, it’s “Oo-ranus” after Urania (pronounced “oo-rania”) the goddess of the heavens.


49 posted on 01/11/2011 3:47:41 PM PST by eCSMaster
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To: LibWhacker

Scientists? You mean the IRS, don’t you?


50 posted on 01/11/2011 3:49:57 PM PST by Gaffer
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