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Message 1438725 - Posted: 6 Nov 2013, 10:38:48 UTC

12 days to go to lift off. Mars will be a busy place one way and another!!

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Message 1439059 - Posted: 6 Nov 2013, 22:12:57 UTC - in response to Message 1438725.

12 days to go to lift off. Mars will be a busy place one way and another!!

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The red planet will be busy. Let's hope something is found.

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Message 1439507 - Posted: 7 Nov 2013, 4:46:43 UTC

The red planet will be busy. Let's hope something is found.

Perhaps we should hitch a ride and go and join them....one day.

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Message 1439607 - Posted: 7 Nov 2013, 11:36:41 UTC - in response to Message 1439507.

The red planet will be busy. Let's hope something is found.

Perhaps we should hitch a ride and go and join them....one day.



Wouldn't that be something....
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Message 1439614 - Posted: 7 Nov 2013, 11:52:03 UTC

One way trip though ....

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Message 1439615 - Posted: 7 Nov 2013, 11:57:39 UTC

Probably...
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Message 1439783 - Posted: 7 Nov 2013, 17:56:07 UTC
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....can I change my mind?...
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Message 1439806 - Posted: 7 Nov 2013, 18:32:15 UTC

Yes of course, but there is a cancellation fee as stated in the small print.

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Message 1440196 - Posted: 8 Nov 2013, 12:30:12 UTC

Not if you paid for the cancellation insurance...;)
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Message 1440564 - Posted: 9 Nov 2013, 8:25:30 UTC

That was an optional extra at the time of booking. Be a bit difficult to get compensation on travel insurance if the return flight gets cancelled ....

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Message 1440862 - Posted: 10 Nov 2013, 8:26:24 UTC
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I've got a letter from my mum, says I can't go now because I have a bad cold.....sorry.

p.s. Can I have my 6d back.
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Message 1442523 - Posted: 15 Nov 2013, 0:13:32 UTC - in response to Message 1440862.

Video's for the Maven Mission.

http://mashable.com/2013/11/14/levar-burton-mars/
LeVar Burton Video Is the Best Explanation of a Mars Mission Yet

Love this one..
If the Burton video has whetted your appetite for the mission, check out this highly detailed, topographically accurate CGI rendering by NASA of what Mars may have looked like 4 billion years ago, before it lost its atmosphere:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=sKPrwY0Ycno
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Message 1442530 - Posted: 15 Nov 2013, 0:36:37 UTC

Some say that as the sun cools down, Venus is like earth was, and Mars is like earth will be.

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Message 1442531 - Posted: 15 Nov 2013, 0:40:39 UTC - in response to Message 1442530.

Some say that as the sun cools down, Venus is like earth was, and Mars is like earth will be.


True! My what time is it over there??

Good to see you :)

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Message 1443009 - Posted: 16 Nov 2013, 13:15:31 UTC

Hiyah Lynn. Yes it was a bit late last night. I had an AGM to go to as Borough Party Secretary, and just popped in before dropping into bed.

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Message 1443142 - Posted: 16 Nov 2013, 19:33:11 UTC - in response to Message 1443009.

It's always nice to have you here, Chris! :)
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Message 1443168 - Posted: 16 Nov 2013, 21:12:29 UTC

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Message 1443169 - Posted: 16 Nov 2013, 21:14:04 UTC - in response to Message 1442530.
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Some say that as the sun cools down, Venus is like earth was, and Mars is like earth will be.


G-type main sequence stars like the Sun get hotter and more luminous through their main sequence, about 10% every billion years. The Sun has about five billion years left to go on it before it goes all red gianty.

I think that the cause is the accumulation of fusing helium at their cores driving the temperature up. Could be wrong.
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Message 1443509 - Posted: 17 Nov 2013, 21:24:12 UTC
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Pardon my skepticism, but Mars' mass pbly. precluded it from ever retaining an
atmosphere as dense as Earths -- location from the sun, notwithstanding.

What seems more promising, however, is research into determining the
orientation of its axis of rotation, over the eons. Bear in mind, that
it doesn't have any moon of any appreciable mass to stabilize the axis.
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Message 1443618 - Posted: 18 Nov 2013, 4:29:24 UTC

I may go over and watch the launch Monday afternoon.
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