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Here is another one coming soon.

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what a jerk
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degeneric wrote: :D
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So awesome. If it's anywhere near as good as the Yamato movie, I will be psyched!
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what a jerk


good timing, tho
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what a jerk


I know, eh. Lucky that other guy was there handy with the garbage can to learn him up.
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Metacell wrote:
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So awesome. If it's anywhere near as good as the Yamato movie, I will be psyched!


I tough the project was dead, not having heard anything about it for nearly 2 years.

Here is the trailer for it

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-42Hf8vIJTY
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Thirty Meter (100 ft) Diameter Telescope - Construction is about to begin on Mauna Kea. First light should happen in 2018.
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How many good spots are left on earth to build telescopes before we need to consider other options? Not that I think building this one is bad, but the day will come when we need a bigger scope, but the land will be either already developed or unsuitable for telescopes because of air/light pollution.

Now, if we ever get a moon base built we could plant a 300 meter sucker on the dark side, or the dark edge of the terminator. That would be worthwhile, as well as just plain awesome.
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Wow, looks like a giant eyeball. They should build another one 1000km away and link them together so we can look out into space with binocular vision.
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MC -
Yeah, the dome on this one is distinctive and anthropomorphic. I figured it was worthy of this thread. ;)
We've linked other smaller telescopes. We'll probably eventually make another this size. I fully expect they'll also put it on Mauna Kea to link them as you suggest.

There's plenty of real estate left for future telescopes, belloq. Most of higher Andes Mountains would be excellent sites for example. That's just the conventional telescope sites.
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belloq451 wrote: How many good spots are left on earth to build telescopes before we need to consider other options? Not that I think building this one is bad, but the day will come when we need a bigger scope, but the land will be either already developed or unsuitable for telescopes because of air/light pollution.

That's what is so great about the Hubble....but keeping it operational is a challenge. They very nearly let it drop out of orbit until the hue and cry got too much.
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Kirk wrote:
There's plenty of real estate left for future telescopes, belloq. Most of higher Andes Mountains would be excellent sites for example. That's just the conventional telescope sites.

You just have the problem of how you're going to build a large telescope high atop the Andes :p
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We would have to build the roads and other infrastructure of course. I'm sure we won't spend that extra cash until other more convenient sites are filled with existing scopes they don't want to tear down.
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chikie wrote:
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There's plenty of real estate left for future telescopes, belloq. Most of higher Andes Mountains would be excellent sites for example. That's just the conventional telescope sites.

You just have the problem of how you're going to build a large telescope high atop the Andes :p


easier than building on the moon, tho
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TOS wrote:
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There's plenty of real estate left for future telescopes, belloq. Most of higher Andes Mountains would be excellent sites for example. That's just the conventional telescope sites.

You just have the problem of how you're going to build a large telescope high atop the Andes :p


easier than building on the moon, tho

They'd put many at the Earth - Sun L2 before they even think of putting one on the moon.
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chikie wrote:
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There's plenty of real estate left for future telescopes, belloq. Most of higher Andes Mountains would be excellent sites for example. That's just the conventional telescope sites.

You just have the problem of how you're going to build a large telescope high atop the Andes :p


easier than building on the moon, tho

They'd put many at the Earth - Sun L2 before they even think of putting one on the moon.

Newt Gingrich would have put one on the moon.
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Yeah, it's probably 'shopped--or perhaps there really are five men the size of skyscrapers!
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Yeah, it's probably 'shopped--or perhaps there really are five men the size of skyscrapers!

Short Japanese skyscrapers though.
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he died nineteen years ago ... go play some nirvana

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A North Korean aircraft carrier? ;)
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Or with a crude copypasta...

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talk about counting chickens before they hatch ...

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Geesie wrote: Image

Is that Kiliban?
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That reminds me of an old Irish joke.

Two irishmen had been drinking buddies for decades. As they were approaching the ends of their lives, they made a pact that whichever lived longer would pour their finest bottle of whiskey over their dead friend at his wake. One turned to the other and said he'd be proud to do so after straining it through his kidneys first.
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I think that's a Ray Bradbury story involving a rich miser and collector of wines willed to be poured on his grave.
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Pithecanthropus wrote:
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Is that Kiliban?


Yup.
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