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Published images and APOD's by the UMSF family, - UMSF members make a difference in bringing Space to the public!
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post Nov 6 2010, 04:15 PM
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As one who used to do a pretty good Sagan impression, my only concern is that in your story he didn't say "billions."


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post Nov 6 2010, 04:18 PM
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Oh, it was hard stopping myself, trust me! laugh.gif


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post Nov 6 2010, 10:41 PM
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QUOTE (ElkGroveDan @ Nov 6 2010, 12:15 PM) *
...he didn't say "billions."

There's a whole section on this in Wikipedia!

He actually said "billions" a lot. And I'm sure he eventually ended up saying "billions and billions" later on, by request.

"...his frequent use of the word billions, and distinctive delivery emphasizing the "b".... made him a favorite target of comic performers.... and his final book was entitled Billions and Billions which opened with a tongue-in-cheek discussion of this catch phrase...."

You can actually read his "discussion of this catch phrase" in the Amazon "Look Inside!" function.
Click on "first pages" on the left.
http://www.amazon.com/Billions-Thoughts-De...ader_0345379187
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post Nov 6 2010, 11:12 PM
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The hell of it is that no matter how many times he said "billions" he was still generally understating most things astronomical... tongue.gif

Boy, there was sure no one like him before or since, and we were so extremely lucky to have him. Peace, Carl.


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post Nov 7 2010, 01:29 AM
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post Nov 7 2010, 06:57 AM
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It's been posted before... to critical acclaim I might add...
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post Mar 15 2011, 01:48 PM
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A clip from Stephen V2's movie is today's (March 15, 2011) APOD. It features images done by several UMSF members:
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110315.html


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post Mar 15 2011, 05:17 PM
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QUOTE (Juramike @ Mar 15 2011, 02:48 PM) *
A clip from Stephen V2's movie is today's (March 15, 2011) APOD. It features images done by several UMSF members:

Great congrats to all authors, the HD movie is simply breathtaking (I can barely imagine its effects in a IMAX theatre...!) rolleyes.gif


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post Mar 15 2011, 11:52 PM
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Think I just saw a preview of next year's must-see IMAX! cool.gif


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post May 2 2011, 05:49 AM
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Congratulations to Bjorn on having his incredible GRS image used for today's Astronomy Picture Of the Day! :-)

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110502.html


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post May 13 2011, 05:08 PM
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Congratulations to ugordan for having his Mercury mosaic featured on Phil Plait's "Bad Astronomy" blog today! Well deserved!

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastro...beautiful-face/


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post May 13 2011, 07:52 PM
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*picks jaw back up* wow!
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post May 14 2011, 12:29 AM
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Extremely well-deserved, Gordan. That image is my work computer desktop so I can explore it during slow moments! smile.gif


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post Aug 5 2011, 12:59 AM
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Massive congratulations to Bjorn for getting his Voyager mosaic as a Planetary Photojournal image!!!

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA14412


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post Aug 14 2011, 01:19 PM
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