Official space thread vol.....Astronaut status

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An asteroid believed to be carrying up to 90 million tons of platinum in its core, as well as other rare and precious materials, is about to swoosh past our planet. The news has left developers of asteroid-mining technologies intrigued.

The platinum-rich asteroid officially named 2011 UW158, is 452 meters by 1,011 meters in size and will pass Earth at a distance of an estimated 2.4 million kilometers, according to the Goldstone Radar Observatory. It will be 30 times closer to Earth than the closest planet of the Solar system.






 
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:pimp:

Any a y'all see the moon last night with Venus and Jupiter visible above it?
 
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we need to fund our space programs a lot more than we do ... there's so much crazy threats out there from asteroids, solar flares/radiation, black holes, and hostile extraterrestrials, among other stuff...
 
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5.4 trillion dollars....

....Imagine how many lives could be changed with that kind of guap.


A *** could live forever !!
 
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we need to fund our space programs a lot more than we do ... there's so much crazy threats out there from asteroids, solar flares/radiation, black holes, and hostile extraterrestrials, among other stuff...
We can't stop 99% of those things even if we wanted to. Even if we pooled all our resources together and had all the time in the world, nothing is gonna help when aliens come for that homo sapien booty.
 
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