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Posted by: SuperShuki - Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:46 pm
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Post Favorite space destinations   Posted on: Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:46 pm
What would be your favorite space destinations?
Personally, I think a voyage to another star would be the ultimate space destination. Everything else pales in comparison to that. Sure, its not feasible right now, but neither was going to the moon in Jules Verne's time!

What does everyone else think?

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Post Re: Favorite space destinations   Posted on: Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:03 pm
Andromeda!

But I'd be happy with Mars and/or the Moon


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Post Re: Favorite space destinations   Posted on: Thu Mar 25, 2010 10:39 am
Infinity... and beyond!

Nah, I'm happy with merely travelling beyond the visible universe.


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Post Re: Favorite space destinations   Posted on: Thu Mar 25, 2010 7:23 pm
I like the moons of Jupiter. It is the one place where small private spacecraft make sense for short inter-moon jumps.


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Post Re: Favorite space destinations   Posted on: Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:00 pm
Saturn would be awesome too... to stand on one of the moons and stare up at the massive world above me :)

climbing Olympus Mons would be pretty sweet too


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Post Re: Favorite space destinations   Posted on: Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:57 pm
I would love to fly to Phobos and create a subterranean living area.
It would the cool to look out at all the grand vistas. It would be even better if you could perurb it's path to some extent. Wild and dangerous ride.


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Post Re: Favorite space destinations   Posted on: Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:50 pm
I just wanna find life. Come on, universe, throw us a bone here! Could a little cosmic microbe be too tall a task?


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Post Re: Favorite space destinations   Posted on: Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:12 pm
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I just wanna find life. Come on, universe, throw us a bone here! Could a little cosmic microbe be too tall a task?

There is life in space: Astronauts!

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Post Re: Favorite space destinations   Posted on: Tue Apr 06, 2010 4:14 pm
SuperShuki wrote:
There is life in space: Astronauts!

Haha, there we go. :)


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Post Re: Favorite space destinations   Posted on: Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:41 pm
SuperShuki wrote:
CryptoQuick wrote:
I just wanna find life. Come on, universe, throw us a bone here! Could a little cosmic microbe be too tall a task?

There is life in space: Astronauts!

Think he's hoping for intelligent life


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Post Re: Favorite space destinations   Posted on: Thu Mar 10, 2011 5:08 pm
Well, I'm a little late in posting a reply, but I would visit the Horsehead Nebula in Orion. That would be wonderful. I would also like to land on another galaxy's planet and see what, "who" is there. :shock:
Visiting the constellation Carina would also be stunning, so many places to visit!

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Post Re: Favorite space destinations   Posted on: Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:41 pm
Would the human eye be able to see the beauty of such nebulae?

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Post Re: Favorite space destinations   Posted on: Fri Mar 11, 2011 12:08 am
They are still quite spectacular, even in little old visible light.

Here is the Crab Nebula as seen by the human eye:

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Post Re: Favorite space destinations   Posted on: Fri Mar 11, 2011 1:08 am
Indeed. That is what I find intriguing about Astronomy. Thankful for telescopes (technology, in general) to be able to capture these images of our Universe! And of course, to the Astrophotographers' work!
I found this website whilst coming across an image if the Horsehead Nebula depicted very small, because the camera was not zoomed in on the Nebula, but it is depicting a larger area; the picture is astounding. :) It was featured as the photo of the day on September 30, 2009.
Neveretheless, this photo is also captures the beauty of our Universe.


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Post Re: Favorite space destinations   Posted on: Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:05 pm
What about brightness though? Our eyes are not just limited by the range of wavelengths they can detect, but also by the minimum amount of light needed. These nebulas are huge, so to be able to see them in full, you have to back off enough for them to fit into your field of view. Are they still bright enough at that distance to be seen by the human eye?

My favourite space destination? Planet Earth :-). But if we exclude that, probably Mars, provided that we colonise it. You can blame Kim Stanley Robinson for that :-).

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