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^ Yeah, a manned mission to Mars is certainly possible for the near future. Personally, I'd like to see astronauts land on Mars and do a number of experiments concerning the possibility of setting up a post-terrestrial habitat with the finite resources available. It's kind of an extra-planetary-survival experiment to give us better ideas as to the bigger steps our species may one day have to take when colonizing other planets.

Extra-planetary colonization/migration, I think, will one day be very important for the survival of the human species. It seems a bit "far out" to us right now, but as time goes on, the biosphere will definitely continue to change in accordance to our presence and, more importantly, to our population expansion.

And yes, I agree. The hole in Siberia is definitely Gaia's own asshole.
In fact, it's been revealed that SHe has, in fact, two assholes!
Now that's efficiency.

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^^^
Yeah indeed isn't it Sagan that said that extra-planetary exploration was the only way Humans could survive??? Think so yeah.

And hahaha efficient indeed. lol

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Do we really use only 10% of our brain like they say in Scarlett's Lucy???

Well...

http://www.livescience.com/47016-lucy-t … -myth.html

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I'm pretty sure Sagan said something of that sort, too. I can't remember where that was said/written, though. I did a Google search, and didn't come up with the answer right away, but incidentally found this:

Inner Space And Outer Space: Carl Sagan's Letters to Timothy Leary
http://www.timothylearyarchives.org/car … eary-1974/

That's pretty awesome!

Also, that 10% myth is damned annoying! The film sounds entertaining, but I wish they'd get their science straight, damn it.

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^^^
IT'S A MOVIE!!! tongue
Hahaha But that's the film I'm the most waiting to see this year. I'm a HUGE Scarlett addict so. smile

And very cool link that is my good Sir.

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Uh oh...

Earth may be in the early stages of a sixth mass extinction, an international team of scientists says.

Animals and plants are threatened. More than 320 land vertebrates have gone extinct since 1500, the researchers said. The world's remaining animals with backbones are 25 percent less abundant than in 1500— a trend also seen in invertebrate animals, such as crustaceans, worms and butterflies, the scientists reported.

The previous mass extinction, which wiped out the dinosaurs, happened about 65 million years ago, likely from a catastrophic asteroid that collided with Earth. In contrast, the looming sixth mass extinction is linked to human activity, Rodolfo Dirzo, a professor of biology at Stanford University in California, said in a statement. Dirzo is the lead author of the new review of past research on the topic, which suggests Earth is in the early days of this sixth mass extinction.

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Geysers on Enceladus. Woah.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/3 … 33396.html

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1938437/thumbs/o-ENCELADUS-GEYSER-570.jpg?4

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Lensing Galaxies. Ultra interesting article...

http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/july/hub … -universe/

http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/14-205_image.jpg

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NASA records sounds in Space and man it's weird totally. smile

http://youtu.be/-MmWeZHsQzs

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Science is 90 % writing, 9 % fixing computer problems, 0.9 % yelling at the fucking equipment, and 0.1 % actually getting anything done.

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Strange Supernova Casts Doubt On Star Explosion Theories

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/0 … 41011.html

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Woah wonderful Mars picts. WITH ICE!!! yikes

http://www.viralnova.com/mars-is-awesome/

http://images.viralnova.com/000/062/414/desktop-1406840732.png

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That VOYAGER 1 golden disk is RAD!!! smile

http://youtu.be/Axj1CVG6udE

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This new film telling the history of Hawking will be WONDERFUL!!! Woah.

The Theory Of Everything

http://youtu.be/Salz7uGp72c

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Super Moon was amazing.

http://www.space.com/26785-supermoon-ph … -2014.html

http://i.space.com/images/i/000/041/278/i02/supermoon-mark-gee-new-zealand.jpeg?1407769707

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kXnPunk wrote:

This new film telling the history of Hawking will be WONDERFUL!!! Woah.

The Theory Of Everything

http://youtu.be/Salz7uGp72c

This looks fantastic. Very much looking forward to this upcoming picture! big_smile

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"The center of the Lagoon Nebula is a whirlwind of spectacular star formation. Visible near the image center, at least two long funnel-shaped clouds, each roughly half a light-year long, have been formed by extreme stellar winds and intense energetic starlight. This picture, spanning about 5 light years, combines images taken by the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope."
More here: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140820.html


http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii597/creaturekillswell/StellarClouds_zps0acc3327.jpg

Each stellar cloud funnel half of a light-year long. We've of course heard of bigger numbers, but just taking the time to appreciate this photo is worth doing. Awesome.

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NASA Spitz Telescope image from 2011:

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegal … _2083.html

Ahhhh, the immensity!

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Space be big.  Even space monkeys need their space cars to drive around, big.

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^ Space be far, far bigger than any of our fellow species members' brains somehow linked together could ever fully comprehend.

I know this is last month's news, but it's still pretty fascinating. This totally changes the conception I've had of Dinosaurs since childhood.

A new feathered dinosaur suggests most dinosaurs had feathers: https://richarddawkins.net/2014/07/a-ne … -feathers/

A newly discovered dino fossil somewhere in Siberia has revealed a co-existence of scales and feathers. These feathers are part of what we call a "pre-adaption".

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Earth is Encased in a Huge Bubble of Dead Star Guts:

http://www.fromquarkstoquasars.com/eart … star-guts/

A theory as to why our planet is constantly being uniformly bombarded by x-ray radiation.

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The Virgo Supercluster (of which our Milky Way Galaxy is a part of), has now been shown to be a mere appendage to a much larger supercluster of galaxies, which astronomers have called, "Laniakea" (that's Hawaiian for "immeasurable heaven" or something of that kind).

How amazing is this?: http://www.vox.com/2014/9/4/6105631/map … -milky-way

Just take some time to shiver in the awe...the sort of perspective this brings is of the astounding sort.

And in more terrestrial news, the latest massive dinosaur discovery...
Meet Dreadnaughtus: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/0 … mg00000043

Put plainly, this fucker is huge!

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Direct Brain-To-Brain Communication Used in Humans: http://www.iflscience.com/brain/direct- … sed-humans

A form of brain-to-brain Morse code seems to be the first step.

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Hidden Monuments Under Stonehenge Revealed by High-Tech Mapping: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news … f4619053=1

Incredible!