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James Webb Space Telescope promo, edited like an action movie trailer for some reason:


This is the much more powerful successor to Hubble, for anyone who hasn't heard of it. Finally launching in about 6 weeks, 14 years after the original launch date.. as a space nerd I'm well excited. This thing is deffo going to blow up on the launchpad right?
 

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This interesting podcast extrapolating from Kim Stanley Robinson says that the idea of space travel is basically a medaevil-style religion peddled by the Musks of this world to distract us from the real world and the fiction itself is sort of part of that in that it's creating a mythology around this ludicrous notion. I can't really disagree but I'm still gonna read sci fi :( I'd say the Musks of this world know it's all a crock of shit too, or that at most they're selling 'hope'. I like KSR's notion that we can't survive outside of Earth for biological/genetic reasons. Cixin Liu makes the similar argument but from a more philosophical standpoint.
 

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