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Scientific missions
what scientific mission you like the most?
1.cassini-huygens[ 10 ][58.82%]
2.juno[ 6 ][35.29%]
3.Spirit & Opportunity[ 5 ][29.41%]
4.Hubble[ 7 ][41.18%]
5.Apollo missions[ 7 ][41.18%]
6.Curiosity[ 6 ][35.29%]
7.Venus Express[ 4 ][23.53%]
8.kepler telescope[ 7 ][41.18%]
9.new horizons[ 9 ][52.94%]
10.Galileo[ 5 ][29.41%]
Answers total: 17
spacerDate: Sunday, 03.07.2016, 10:30 | Message # 1
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here you can discuss what is your favorite mission, what mission you most love?
what mission taught us the most? and why you choose that mission?
you can also write other missions that not on the list (poll can have 10 max answers)
you can also choose more than 1





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Edited by spacer - Sunday, 03.07.2016, 10:32
 
WatsisnameDate: Sunday, 03.07.2016, 11:31 | Message # 2
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My top 3 are Kepler, Cassini, and Hubble.

Hubble, for the legacy images promoting interest in astronomy, and extending the cosmic distance ladder.
Cassini, because everything about the Saturnian system is awesome.
Kepler, for all the data on exoplanets, and the crazy kinds of planets and systems we've found that we never expected to see.





 
spacerDate: Sunday, 03.07.2016, 11:32 | Message # 3
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Watsisname, hehe great choices, you actully picked the 3 missions i picked when i voted!




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JackDoleDate: Sunday, 03.07.2016, 11:35 | Message # 4
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Spirit & Opportunity.
I like these two little brave robots. I think we should bring them back someday, and give them a home in a museum!





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spacerDate: Sunday, 03.07.2016, 11:37 | Message # 5
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true, its also awesome how we gave them around 3 months to live and they survived more than 10 years.
and opportunity still active. its like x60 life time than expected





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JackDoleDate: Sunday, 03.07.2016, 11:51 | Message # 6
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its also awesome how we gave them around 3 months to live and they survived more than 10 years.

I agree.
I expect that one day someone writes a novel about the two.
About their loneliness and their struggle to fulfill their task, for which they have been built. Perhaps from the perspective of 'Opportunity'!
Could be better than 'The Martian'. biggrin





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spacerDate: Sunday, 03.07.2016, 11:57 | Message # 7
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a book that give the rovers some kind of Anthropomorphism would be cool.
some stroy that been told from the rovers prespective and like they talk about thier journy.
and a story like that could be write by the research team that saw and control each step of the rover





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JackDoleDate: Sunday, 03.07.2016, 12:35 | Message # 8
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some kind of Anthropomorphism

I think that every time I see a documentary about the two!



But perhaps one should wait with the novel, until we actually get them back. so the story gets a happy ending.
Although it is more likely that if one day people live on Mars, and find the two robots that they are simply scrapped.

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their loneliness

This boundless loneliness of course is true also for other space probes, and especially for the Voyager probes. Which, incidentally, are missing in your list!





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spacerDate: Sunday, 03.07.2016, 13:49 | Message # 9
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Quote JackDole ()
Which, incidentally, are missing in your list!

yeah i wanted them in the list but only 10 max answers allowed sad





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steeljaw354Date: Sunday, 03.07.2016, 13:52 | Message # 10
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New horizons because Pluto is my favorite planet. It's so beautiful.
 
simonecinque1992Date: Sunday, 03.07.2016, 16:23 | Message # 11
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All because... crazy




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midtskogenDate: Sunday, 03.07.2016, 17:09 | Message # 12
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Way too short list, and does it need to be space exploration only?

How about the Phoenician circumnavigation of Africa, probably late 7th century BC?

Or Shackleton's expeditions? Perhaps the Nimrod expedition which was groundbreaking (the Endurance expedition was more a spectacular and adventurous failure).





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steeljaw354Date: Sunday, 03.07.2016, 18:42 | Message # 13
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Those were the missions of the past exploring this world, the "space missions" of that time. Imagine what we will accomplish in 100 years or 200 years.
 
spacerDate: Monday, 04.07.2016, 01:16 | Message # 14
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Quote steeljaw354 ()
and does it need to be space exploration only?

you can write anything you want here...too bad the poll need to be limited.





"we began as wanderers, and we are wanderers still"
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wdpDate: Wednesday, 14.09.2016, 15:31 | Message # 15
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Hi all,

not sure this is the right thread to post this. However, the satellite Gaia release its first data set: https://www.gaia.ac.uk/ .
They mapped already something like 1.1 billion objects.

Also, they have an open source visualisation software http://ari-zah.github.io/gaiasky/ which looks very interesting.

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