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moynihan
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Tau Ceti
      #5582559 - 12/21/12 02:15 PM

Rocks in the Goldilocks Zone?
the paper

Story just on Sci Friday

Edited by moynihan (12/21/12 02:17 PM)


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Mister T
Pooh-Bah


Reged: 02/01/08

Loc: Upstate NY
Re: Tau Ceti new [Re: moynihan]
      #5582644 - 12/21/12 03:05 PM

I love how it goes from:

Signals embedded in the radial velocity noise

to

Could Life Exist on Newfound Alien Planet?

responsible journalism please


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scopethis
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Re: Tau Ceti new [Re: Mister T]
      #5582922 - 12/21/12 05:51 PM

while observing this star many years ago, it "flashed"..really, it did...

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ILikePluto
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Re: Tau Ceti new [Re: moynihan]
      #5583105 - 12/21/12 07:40 PM

ScienceNOW did the story on Tuesday.

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Mister T
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Re: Tau Ceti new [Re: scopethis]
      #5583216 - 12/21/12 09:19 PM

was it in Morse code??!!

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llanitedave
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Re: Tau Ceti new [Re: Mister T]
      #5583221 - 12/21/12 09:23 PM

I think I still have the plans for "The Machine" around here somewhere...

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Mister T
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Re: Tau Ceti new [Re: llanitedave]
      #5583615 - 12/22/12 06:03 AM

and WHY aren't you building it???

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llanitedave
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Re: Tau Ceti new [Re: Mister T]
      #5583917 - 12/22/12 11:31 AM

I have to finish my wife's studio first.

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seryddwr
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Re: Tau Ceti new [Re: llanitedave]
      #5584130 - 12/22/12 01:43 PM

Which "The Machine" is this? The only one I can think of is from "Princess Bride", which wouldn't be applicable, in this case.

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llanitedave
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Re: Tau Ceti new [Re: seryddwr]
      #5585010 - 12/23/12 01:41 AM

No, THAT machine is strictly for moderator use. The one we're talking about is the one that Jodie Foster broke.

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David Knisely
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Re: Tau Ceti new [Re: llanitedave]
      #5585033 - 12/23/12 02:12 AM

Quote:

No, THAT machine is strictly for moderator use. The one we're talking about is the one that Jodie Foster broke.




She didn't break it (at least in the book). The first machine built at KSC was destroyed by a terrorist in the movie, but Hadden had built a second one in Japan which Jodie Foster's character Ellie Arroway used. It wasn't used after that, as to most people observing the 2nd "travel" attempt from outside, the machine appeared not to work at all.

When I left the theater after seeing CONTACT, all I could say was, "They finally got it right!!"

Clear skies to you.


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Mister T
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Loc: Upstate NY
Re: Tau Ceti new [Re: llanitedave]
      #5585195 - 12/23/12 08:15 AM

if I had plans for a machine that would get Jodie Foster to drop by, I would be building 24/7!!

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llanitedave
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Re: Tau Ceti new [Re: Mister T]
      #5586018 - 12/23/12 05:42 PM

Nah, she broke it herself. Did you see what she did to that chair?

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