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post Sep 14 2005, 01:32 PM
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And Paris Hiltons chihuahua.

Then, a second moon discovered in the pluto system. The moon Tinkerbell circles Pluto. biggrin.gif


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post Sep 14 2005, 03:58 PM
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Should we not be sending the names of people we don't like? wink.gif


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post Sep 14 2005, 05:59 PM
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QUOTE (SkyeLab @ Sep 14 2005, 03:58 PM)
Should we not be sending the names of people we don't like?  wink.gif
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Perhaps it is symbolically ejecting them from the solar system biggrin.gif


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post Sep 14 2005, 10:24 PM
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I'm onboard too. smile.gif
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post Sep 15 2005, 12:39 AM
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Gosh, it sound like it's getting a bit crowded!

Can I change my ticket for the next flight?

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post Sep 15 2005, 05:06 AM
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Getting *really* crowded! My certificate number is 421919.

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post Sep 16 2005, 05:29 AM
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I'm number 383363. tongue.gif
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post Sep 16 2005, 11:10 AM
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QUOTE (dvandorn @ Sep 15 2005, 05:06 AM)
Getting *really* crowded!  My certificate number is 421919.

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You're one out of 14220 world citizens that took the opportunity of being on board !
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post Sep 16 2005, 11:31 AM
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QUOTE (Marcel @ Sep 16 2005, 12:10 PM)
You're one out of 14220 world citizens that took the opportunity of being on board !
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Marcel:

And 14,219 of them lurk, or post, on this board!

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post Sep 16 2005, 11:31 AM
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As I stated back in the forum on the Cassini signatures disc:

http://www.unmannedspaceflight.com/index.p...indpost&p=19752

For something that is essentially preserving a piece of ourselves for literally millions of years or more (far longer than anything made by us that will last on Earth), there should be more than just a bunch of names on that disc.

Note I did NOT say you couldn't have signatures, just that there should be something more - to say nothing of a better means of preservation, as cosmic radiation will wipe out the DVD and make it unreadable. Plus, do you think those who may find it in the far future will know how to read a DVD, human or otherwise?

Something of this magnitude should be more than just a publicity stunt, which a bunch of names on an easily destroyed medium is all that it is.


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post Sep 16 2005, 12:37 PM
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The phtalates (weakeners) in the transparent material a DVD or CD is made of, is thought to cause the disc to be useless in about 200 years (the material will get white, cracky stuff in the end).

So, they should have scratched our precious names on gold plates !!
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post Sep 16 2005, 01:16 PM
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QUOTE (Marcel @ Sep 16 2005, 07:37 AM)
The phtalates (weakeners) in the transparent material a DVD or CD is made of, is thought to cause the disc to be useless in about 200 years (the material will get white, cracky stuff in the end).

So, they should have scratched our precious names on gold plates !!
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Exactly - The Voyager Records will last at least 1 billion years. Even if those who find it cannot reproduce the 118 images on it, they can use the stylus and needle placed with the Records on the space probes, put the needles in the groove, and spin the Records to hear the sounds, languages, and music on them. Can't do that with a DVD.

Radiation will not destroy them (remember, one half of the Record is protected by the space probe body itself) and no fancy technology is required to read at least part of them.

http://www.cedmagic.com/featured/voyager/voyager-record.html


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and feel as if I had done some wrong, and it is hard to forget the ugly circumstance.
I see that such intercourse long continued would make one thoroughly prosaic, hard,
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not thus harden and make coarse. A hard, sensible man whom we liken to a rock is
indeed much harder than a rock. From hard, coarse, insensible men with whom I have
no sympathy, I go to commune with the rocks, whose hearts are comparatively soft."

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post Sep 16 2005, 01:22 PM
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QUOTE (dvandorn @ Sep 15 2005, 04:06 PM)
Getting *really* crowded!  My certificate number is 421919.

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Be careful, you have the seat next to my ex-wife. I only bought her a one-way ticket though-don't you tell her.
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post Sep 16 2005, 02:16 PM
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QUOTE (ljk4-1 @ Sep 16 2005, 01:16 PM)
Exactly - The Voyager Records will last at least 1 billion years.  Even if those who find it cannot reproduce the 118 images on it, they can use the stylus and needle placed with the Records on the space probes, put the needles in the groove, and spin the Records to hear the sounds, languages, and music on them.  Can't do that with a DVD.

Radiation will not destroy them (remember, one half of the Record is protected by the space probe body itself) and no fancy technology is required to read at least part of them.

http://www.cedmagic.com/featured/voyager/voyager-record.html
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Just to tell you that it was wonderful to read the interpretation of the Voyager record, I didn't knew about those details.
Thank you.

Comparing it, looks like we, onboard New Horizons took a charter flight... smile.gif


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post Sep 16 2005, 02:32 PM
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Adding something more...
Seing the images contained on the record...A lot of time has passed... smile.gif

http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/spacecraft/sceneearth.html

And I don't know if it is a good idea of sending stuff about our conception, x-rays of our body...Call me what you want but I wouldn't enjoy if some hostile civilization would arrive her knowing that they would have to atomize my testicles to end with us and break all my hand bones to prevent an impulsive, but understable reaction from my part... blink.gif


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