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  1. Subscriber moonbus On Vacation
    Uber-Nerd
    21 Dec '17 15:28
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    You just don't have a mirror high enough.....
    Mirror? Why would I want to see Italy backwards?? And anyway, I still can't see Italy when I climb up on my roof, but I can see the moon from my roof.
  2. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    21 Dec '17 20:54 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @moonbus
    Mirror? Why would I want to see Italy backwards?? And anyway, I still can't see Italy when I climb up on my roof, but I can see the moon from my roof.
    No, I was talking about a retrograde mirror, it shows things exactly as you would view them, not backwards......Make one big enough and high enough (the mirror, that is), aimed right and in the daytime anyway, you will see Italy or any other country out there.

    If I get up on my roof to see the moon, the dam trees are in the way......
  3. Subscriber moonbus On Vacation
    Uber-Nerd
    21 Dec '17 22:52
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    No, I was talking about a retrograde mirror, it shows things exactly as you would view them, not backwards......Make one big enough and high enough (the mirror, that is), aimed right and in the daytime anyway, you will see Italy or any other country out there.

    If I get up on my roof to see the moon, the dam trees are in the way......
    Will I be able to see footprints in Italy if I get this retrograde mirror?
  4. 22 Dec '17 09:58
    Originally posted by @ogb
    and NASA doesn't reveal their own measurements regarding the moon being hollow..
    It's not hollow, either. The Earth may be hollow - I'm keeping an open mind about that - but the Moon is too small to be hollow. There just isn't enough room inside for it to be hollow.
  5. 22 Dec '17 10:08
    Originally posted by @moonbus
    Mirror? Why would I want to see Italy backwards?? And anyway, I still can't see Italy when I climb up on my roof, but I can see the moon from my roof.
    Anyway, if we're going to the moon again, we wouldn't be sending teo or three specialist astronauts. Thst would be of no value to our ultimate aim of sending Ark B to Mars.

    No, we're going to need a bigger vessel. Something that can carry a few dozen people to a Lunar ecpedition. Maybe something like a... moonbus?
  6. Subscriber moonbus On Vacation
    Uber-Nerd
    22 Dec '17 13:05
    Originally posted by @shallow-blue
    Anyway, if we're going to the moon again, we wouldn't be sending teo or three specialist astronauts. Thst would be of no value to our ultimate aim of sending Ark B to Mars.

    No, we're going to need a bigger vessel. Something that can carry a few dozen people to a Lunar ecpedition. Maybe something like a... moonbus?
    "Set the controls for the heart of the sun."
  7. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    22 Dec '17 14:53
    Originally posted by @moonbus
    Will I be able to see footprints in Italy if I get this retrograde mirror?
    Let's see. If it is 3000 miles high in the middle of the Atlantic ocean, that would be a circle about 18000 miles around and the hubble chops up a circle into 25 million parts (0.05 arc seconds of res) So if the hubble were to be in line with the retrograde mirrors you would be able to see features about 4 inches across so yes.
  8. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    23 Dec '17 11:39
    Originally posted by @moonbus
    Mirror? Why would I want to see Italy backwards?? And anyway, I still can't see Italy when I climb up on my roof, but I can see the moon from my roof.
    You need to move your roof to Rome.
  9. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    23 Dec '17 11:42
    Originally posted by @sonhouse
    If I get up on my roof to see the moon, the dam[sic] trees are in the way......
    What damn river are you damming?



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  10. Subscriber sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    24 Dec '17 01:55
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    What damn river are you damming?



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    I thought dam with the added n would be robocensored. I do have a river 2 blocks from my house. The Lehigh river.
  11. Subscriber moonbus On Vacation
    Uber-Nerd
    25 Dec '17 11:24
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
    You need to move your roof to Rome.
    Just the roof?
  12. Standard member vivify
    rain
    27 Dec '17 16:01
    Originally posted by @wolfgang59
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    Like a worried couple staring at a broken condom, this sentence really needs a period.

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  13. Standard member wolfgang59
    Infidel
    27 Dec '17 18:37
    Originally posted by @vivify
    Like a worried couple staring at a broken condom, this sentence really needs a period.

    Brought to you by the Grammar Police.
    LOL.
    Is that yours?
    Not heard that before.
    (Although they are really called "full stops" you know!)
  14. 28 Dec '17 14:36
    Originally posted by @moonbus
    Just the roof?
    If all you want is to see Italy from your roof, yes. If you want to see it from your windows, you'll need to bring them, as well.
  15. Subscriber Ponderable
    chemist
    25 Feb '18 17:53
    I have heard just now, that Trump wants to cut the US contribution to fiance the moon trip.

    It won't work, and as someone pointed out on the net someweher else you could end up with no moon mission and the space station cancelled...