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  14:19:29  28 July 2018
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nashathedog
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Spectacular blood moon shines across the world as skygazers enjoy the longest lunar eclipse this century but clouds leave millions of Brits disappointed ( )

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/6857098/blood-moon-lunar-eclipse-friday-mars-when-what-time/
  14:32:15  3 August 2018
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If We Ever Want to Walk on Mars, We'd Better Get Serious About Planetary Protection

https://www.space.com/41345-planetary-protection-standards-for-human-spaceflight.html


9 Strange, Scientific Excuses for Why Humans Haven't Found Aliens Yet

https://www.space.com/41333-alien-life-excuses.html

SETI Researchers Want to End the Alien-Detection Hype

https://www.space.com/41327-seti-alien-signals-hype-richter-scale.html
  15:51:37  3 August 2018
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Aliens using radio communication are probably too far away in space or time for their signals to coincide with Earth's short history of radio communication. And if aliens use something faster than radio our technology is still to primitive to detect it.

It would be interesting if humans found a means of instant communication, and from one day to another became information-overloaded by the chatter of a billion existing civilizations across the Universe.
  17:26:35  3 August 2018
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Aliens using radio communication are probably too far away in space or time for their signals to coincide with Earth's short history of radio communication. And if aliens use something faster than radio our technology is still to primitive to detect it.

It would be interesting if humans found a means of instant communication, and from one day to another became information-overloaded by the chatter of a billion existing civilizations across the Universe.
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That's basically how I see it too, More advanced space faring races will undoubtedly have a form of communication we've yet to develop, It's also likely that whatever long range communicating they do will be done on a very focused band pointing directly at the intended recipient,

As for the wavebands we currently use I doubt they could reach as far as the distances between solar systems I'd bet on them simply not being able to travel that far. Plus anomalies such as black holes would likely exert an influence on them sucking them in if they get too close on their travels Then there's the stars, Pulsars could scatter them cutting them of and as you said timing is very important especially considering we live in a fairly young Galaxy compared to others.
  09:15:06  23 August 2018
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Gotcha! US Air Force's Secretive X-37B Space Plane Spotted by Satellite Tracker

https://www.space.com/41565-x-37b-space-plane-skywatcher-photos-otv5.html

The U.S. Air Force's X-37B space plane may be secretive, but it's not invisible.

Netherlands-based satellite tracker Marco Langbroek snapped long-exposure photos of the robotic mini-shuttle zooming over the city of Leiden yesterday (Aug. 20), capturing the spacecraft's rapid trek across the night sky as a thin streak of light.

https://www.space.com/34633-x-37b-military-space-plane-surprising-facts.html
  12:51:07  31 August 2018
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Unstable Monster Galaxy Hosts Runaway Star Formation

Quote: Some 12.4 billion light-years from Earth, a monster galaxy can be seen forming stars 1,000 times faster than the Milky Way does. It's less of a mess than researchers expected — but its frenetic pace can't last.

https://www.space.com/41655-unstable-monster-galaxy-runaway-star-formation.html

Small Air Leak Detected on International Space Station

https://www.space.com/41676-space-station-small-pressure-leak.html

Astronauts Work to Seal Air Leak on Space Station. Here's How.

https://www.space.com/41685-space-station-astronauts-sealing-air-leak.html
  21:15:23  15 September 2018
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Unexplained 'Security Issue' Keeps National Solar Observatory Facility Shuttered

It's been more than a week, and a National Solar Observatory (NSO) facility in New Mexico is still closed for an undisclosed "security issue."

https://www.space.com/41834-national-solar-observatory-facility-closed-security-issue.html
  19:45:16  25 September 2018
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Dust Storms Spotted on Titan for the First Time

https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=7243
  21:22:37  25 September 2018
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Dust Storms Spotted on Titan for the First Time

So not only can hydrocarbons on Titan form rain but also freeze/dry up as dust (or snow)? At the same time, nothing says their liquid or crystalline properties make them behave anything like terrestial water.

I recall the prologue of Stanislaw Lem's https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiasco_(novel) takes place in just such an environment on Titan.
  22:06:29  25 September 2018
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Dust Storms Spotted on Titan for the First Time

So not only can hydrocarbons on Titan form rain but also freeze/dry up as dust (or snow)? At the same time, nothing says their liquid or crystalline properties make them behave anything like terrestial water.

I recall the prologue of Stanislaw Lem's https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiasco_(novel) takes place in just such an environment on Titan.
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I watched a film on Netflix a couple of months ago that was about a mission to Titan or Europa (I forget which) to drill through the surface ice and lower sensors into the waters below. I forget it's name now but it's an okay movie.

Personally I think the quicker we spread out across the solar system the better, It'll be the need for resources that gets us there, It's a shame it won't be in my lifetime. For the people living 4 to 5 hundred years from now life will be very interesting.
 
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