Space

There’s an upcoming eclipse over the USA and people seem to be excited.

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I’m definitely going to chase some of these:

The 2028 one passes directly over Sydney CBD. It’ll probably be raining, though.

Go to Dubbo instead, as it passes just north of there. Also has The Zoo.

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Voyager 1 might be back from the brink. Such an astonishing mission, overall. 46 years and counting, and closing in on 1 Light Day distance (though that’s still about three years away).

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NASA also re-acquired contacted with Voyager 2 after telling it look look away from earth accidentally by 2 degrees.

Software written in the 70’s somehow is intelligent enough to know where the earth is and re-position itself every few months to point back to earth.

Absolutely amazing considering both voyagers have passed the heliosphere and are in interstellar space.

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That’s all pretty cool, but what about when it achieves sentience and tries to return to earth to download everything it has learned, but accidentally threatens all of mankind instead?

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We will resurrect William Shattner and Leonard Nimoy to save us.

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Pfft Kirk. Picard!

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Star Trek: The Motion Picture - Wikipedia.

V’Ger

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Buzz did not plan to do that selfie. Took advantage of the situation.

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Interesting chat about newly detected galaxies and capabilities of Hubble compared to JWST and the upcoming deep field.

Very good physical and historical summary.

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Some awesome pics and videos at

https://twitter.com/JamesLucasIT/status/1777464037988515967

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Really cool update for the last week in space talk. 5+ falcon 9 launches in a week and the last delta IV launch.

Also some great images from space of the eclipse shadow on the earth from a star link satellite and the International Space Station amongst others.

Marcus who is hosting the video is a Tasmanian YouTuber by the way.

PS These YouTubers always have adds but just forward to skip them.

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