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Percy
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Message 316 of 323 (899838)
10-20-2022 7:05 AM


I wonder if the James Webb Space Telescope deserves its own topic. It was often mentioned in this thread. Here's a recent image of the Pillars of Creation:
Wow!
--Percy

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Message 317 of 323 (899884)
10-20-2022 1:33 PM
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10-20-2022 7:05 AM


JWST
interesting that the little "trapezium" of 4 white stars at the bottom of the 3rd leg (the small one at the right half way down) in the JWST is INVISIBLE in the Hubble version due to them being so far in the Red end. the Hubble view:
i call it a "trapezium" because it's like the Trapezium at the center of the Orion nebula, M42.

"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."
Death to #TzarVladimirtheCondemned!
Enjoy every sandwich!

- xongsmith, 5.7dawkins scale


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Message 318 of 323 (899991)
10-21-2022 9:25 PM
Reply to: Message 314 by Tanypteryx
10-14-2022 12:14 AM


Re: Off on a road trip to Utah
Well, back on the road again tomorrow morning. I managed to get up a nice stream flowing out of the Wasatch Mountains and got a few dragonflies including a female I was hoping for and she seems to be depositing eggs for me.
My wife went with her brother all week to his radiation treatments. They seem to make him pretty tired and he has lost his appetite. Yesterday his blood pressure was quite low. I'm glad we came to visit now.
There are winter storm alerts for tomorrow, but I think we can slide into Oregon's lower elevations before the snow hits the mountain passes.

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Tanypteryx
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Message 319 of 323 (900150)
10-23-2022 8:15 PM
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10-21-2022 9:25 PM


Re: Off on a road trip to Utah
We woke up in Baker City with about 2 inches of snow on our car, and lots in the surrounding mountains, but we had clear roads all the last 300+ miles and made it home without mishap, My specimens all made it home alive also, so tomorrow will be spent shooting portraits and taking care of the eggs the female oviposited for me.

Stop Tzar Vladimir the Condemned!

What if Eleanor Roosevelt had wings? -- Monty Python

One important characteristic of a theory is that is has survived repeated attempts to falsify it. Contrary to your understanding, all available evidence confirms it. --Subbie

If evolution is shown to be false, it will be at the hands of things that are true, not made up. --percy

The reason that we have the scientific method is because common sense isn't reliable. -- Taq


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Message 320 of 323 (900297)
10-26-2022 1:10 PM


YEC's will be scrambling
Science is cool.
Scientists Find Ancient Critters Alive After 24,000 Years in Permafrost | WIRED

What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence. -Christopher Hitchens

Facts don't lie or have an agenda. Facts are just facts

"God did it" is not an argument. It is an excuse for intellectual laziness.

If your viewpoint has merits and facts to back it up why would you have to lie?


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Message 321 of 323 (900298)
10-26-2022 1:21 PM
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10-26-2022 1:10 PM


Re: YEC's will be scrambling
YECs will explain it away.

Fundamentalism - the anti-American, anti-Christian branch of American Christianity

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ringo
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Message 322 of 323 (900325)
10-26-2022 4:58 PM


It's a miracle! Rotifer Jesus, risen from the grave!

"Oh no, They've gone and named my home St. Petersburg.
What's going on? Where are all the friends I had?
It's all wrong, I'm feeling lost like I just don't belong.
Give me back, give me back my Leningrad."
-- Leningrad Cowboys

  
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Message 323 of 323 (901640)
11-13-2022 12:35 PM


limerick challenge: asphyxiation
when Elon's Space X in its station
attempts its bold annexiation
   of the big asteroid,
   it will fail to avoid
creating world asphyxiation
- 11/13/2022

"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."
Death to #TzarVladimirtheCondemned!
Enjoy every sandwich!

- xongsmith, 5.7dawkins scale


  
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