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PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:28 pm    Post subject: Introducing 29 reindeer to an isolated island Reply with quote

A black and white comic for the events that happened on St Matthew's Island.
http://img137.imageshack.us/img137/3246/201102stmatthewisland.png



[Interesting thumbnail Confused - click to zoom in, you may need to click the new picture again that opens up]

For those who want to read more, the wiki is here.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Matthew_Island

It made me think.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like that story:) How long do you reckon that our 'island' (e.g. planet earth) has to last?

A question for the forum as a whole, do you reckon that Humans will ever settle on other planets as Earth gets 'tired' (can't think of a better word sorry!)? If so, when do you reckon Humans will start this adventure? 50 years, 100 years, or even 1000 years?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was an interesting parable for what could easily happen to us...a bit of an eye opener.

We already are looking for Earth like planets - planets in the so called 'Goldilocks' area of space - the band of space around a star that is 'not too hot and not too cold' but just right to have liquid water. Looking for planets that have the other conditions necessary for life - be about the same size as earth (so that the gravity isn't too crippling or too feeble to keep us on the surface) and that have atmospheres. As to when we will set off to explore them...who knows? I hope to live to see it though...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

your mate Sir Richard Branson is about to begin offering space vacations for around 200,000 dollars a pop, that is if he's still on schedule.

hang on i'll check. . . . .

yep - still on target http://www.virgingalactic.com/

click on BOOKING and go see!! go see!!!

http://www.virgingalactic.com/booking/
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 17, 2011 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aalpha wrote:
your mate Sir Richard Branson is about to begin offering space vacations for around 200,000 dollars a pop, that is if he's still on schedule.

hang on i'll check. . . . .

yep - still on target http://www.virgingalactic.com/

click on BOOKING and go see!! go see!!!

http://www.virgingalactic.com/booking/


*adds this to 'stuff to do when i win the lottery'*
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