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Max The Magnificent
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Re: The pale blue dot
Max The Magnificent   7/22/2013 2:35:33 PM
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@Garcia: You have made me remember the history of how Carl Sagan managed to convince the NASA to reverse the Voyager and take a picture to the Earth

Carl Sagan was a great man -- he instilled so much enthusiasm into everything he did and -- by that -- set a lot of young people heading to careers in science and technology.

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Poor, poor Messenger
Duane Benson   7/23/2013 4:10:23 PM
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Apparently, the Messenger probe, currently orbiting Mercury was also taking a picture of the Earth, and Presumably Saturn, at about the same time. Poor Messenger. Cassini gets all of the glory.

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Re: Smoot
Rcurl   7/24/2013 9:12:42 PM
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Those images have got to be fakes- When you think about it, it's obvious- There hasn't been enough time for the film to be back from being processed!  

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Max The Magnificent   7/25/2013 9:14:13 AM
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@Rick: There hasn't been enough time for the film to be back from being processed! 

LOL  Actually I was talking to my 18-year old son just the other day saying that when I was his age we used to take pictures using 35mm film (typically you would buy the film and load it into your own camera -- later we used disposable cameras).

You wouldn't know if the picture you had taken was good at the time -- that wa smuch later. You had to take the entire roll -- then go down to the drug store and leave your film with them. They couldn;r develop it there -- they sent it off to the main factory. It could take a week or more before you could pick up your prints.

Now with digital cameras (still and video -- standalone and in your smartphones) we are so used to taking and sharing images that we simply don;t think about it anymore.

 

 

 

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Max The Magnificent   7/25/2013 9:15:43 AM
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@Rick: Those images have got to be fakes

Now you come to mention it ... look at the image in the blog above -- where did those big signs saying "Saturn" and "Earth" come from???

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rick merritt   8/29/2013 1:38:25 AM
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Cool

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rick merritt   8/29/2013 1:38:40 AM
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Interesting

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rick merritt   8/29/2013 1:38:59 AM
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Nice

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rick merritt   8/29/2013 1:39:13 AM
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Wow

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