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tenbyfifty

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About tenbyfifty

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  1. He's not just talking about making amino acids or other bulding blocks of life, he's talking about an actual replicating cell made in a laboratory, literally making life from scratch in a reproducible way, mind blowing if its really possible.
  2. in case u missed this on Radio 4s Inside Science one researcher at least is very optimistic about creating life from scratch in a lab: go to 14.27 mins http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05wyq6g the whole segment starts at 6.00 mins
  3. beginners guide/tips in this weeks Amateur Photographer magazine. just a heads up for those thinking of having a go
  4. RE Is this a Harpoon cable or something else ? Spooky that I'm struggling to think what natural phenomenon could create such a regular structure out in space. Maybe reinforced concrete came to Earth via comets!
  5. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-29932609 haven't posted for ages but this pic really caught my imagination. what a privilege to witness the birth of a solar system. who knows what will happen there billions of years from now, maybe another Earth might form there, amazing!
  6. just wondered if a short wide aperture scope with the right ep can give u the same view as the biggest (affordable) binoculars ie 25x100s?
  7. http://www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/international-space-station-last-chance-7643566 also nice pics from space of greatest country on Earth!
  8. cheers 4 that, cloudy 2nite i think, i'll have another go tomorrow
  9. i may have been looking in wrong place but according to SA it is mag 10.7 so maybe I need bigger bins you can add it to stellarium (SA) if u search for comet jacques:config window(F2)/ plug-insselect solar system editor then hit configure buttonsolar system tab/import orbital elements...online search tab/enter 'comet jacques'it should appear in list of solar system objects as C/2014 E2 (Jacques)you may have to restart SA
  10. looked for it last night but couldn't see it using 10x50s was looking in area to left of mirphak. also does stellarium show comets ?
  11. http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/james-webb-telescope-sunshield-complete-nasa-unfurls-a-1000000-spf-umbrella-9633111.html
  12. Silly thread but at least its Topic-al !!
  13. sorry to hear about your medical problems. i had a bout of sciatica last year and it is pretty nasty. i hope it eases off for you real soon.
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