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Mars retrograde think there is a shorter Mercurian one about now also.
 

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was watching the press conference earlier - someone asked a question along the lines of "will the titanium shielding around Juno's electronics protect them from Jupiter's murderous radiation?"

Answer: "...It better."

Quickly followed by RTE's own Leo Enright phoning in with a question "So what if it all goes horribly wrong and the engines don't fire - have you a contingency? Have you a plan b?"

Answer: "No"

Good job, Leo. Way to lift the mood.
 

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what are the odds?

Astronomers using ESO telescopes and other facilities have found clear evidence of a planet orbiting the closest star to Earth, Proxima Centauri. The long-sought world, designated Proxima b, orbits its cool red parent star every 11 days and has a temperature suitable for liquid water to exist on its surface. This rocky world is a little more massive than the Earth and is the closest exoplanet to us — and it may also be the closest possible abode for life outside the Solar System. A paper describing this milestone finding will be published in the journal Nature on 25 August 2016.
Planet Found in Habitable Zone Around Nearest Star - Pale Red Dot campaign reveals Earth-mass world in orbit around Proxima Centauri
 

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from observer.com: “The signal is provocative enough that the RATAN-600 researchers are calling for permanent monitoring of this target,” said Gilster. And that’s exactly what is transpiring. As of last night, the SETI institute is diverting its Allen Telescope Array in northern California to investigate while their counterparts at METI International (Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence) will use Panama’s Boquete Optical Observatory.
 

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