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Scott Maxwell
On a small red light in the night sky lives hundreds of pounds of thinking metal sent from Earth. I used to tell it what to do. (Opinions mine, not Google's.)
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mars_stu 11h
If you can get to this event, GO, Doug is a brilliant speaker and knows Opportunity and her adventures inside out.
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Scott Maxwell 11h
"While we provide numerous definitions for senses of 'respect' (as a verb and a noun) we also recognize that there are certain phenomena of beauty, such as ... Aretha Franklin's voice, which must in some way remain indefinable." <-- Just one of many reasons I <3 .
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Scott Maxwell Aug 17
Teach them "less" vs. "fewer." (Roughly, it's "fewer" for things you can count, and "less" for things you can't. So, fewer words, but less gasoline.)
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Scott Maxwell Aug 17
Replying to @cjfreethinker
I generally like AP style. They're just badly, badly wrong about the Oxford comma. :-) As Orwell reminds us: "Break any of these rules sooner than say anything outright barbarous." And dropping the Oxford comma is barbarous indeed!
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Doug Ellison Aug 16
This is your daily reminder - DSN Now shows what spacecraft is booked on an antenna.....not what it's actually hearing from. If it's booked for Opportunity but MRO + Doppler comes screaming thru it will - wrongly - briefly appear like Oppy is talking to us.
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Scott Maxwell Aug 15
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Scott Maxwell Aug 14
This lovely little story about a Shakespeare company composed of retirees makes me SO HAPPY. I mean, "maketh." It *maketh* me SO HAPPY.
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Scott Maxwell Aug 14
The British Toilet Association is just the tip of the toilet iceberg. Maybe I should rephrase that.
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Scott Maxwell Aug 14
"I have a large number of Europa meetings tomorrow. You have Cheerios stuck to your foot." --
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Meagan Aug 11
It's weird that ppl interpret the moral of The Pied Piper story as "Don't trust strangers" when really it's "Always pay freelancers"
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Scott Maxwell Aug 14
Damn, is such a good writer. Here, she sneaks us a tremendous amount of detail about the Spitzer space telescope in a friendly, accessible way.
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Shannon Stirone Aug 13
I love that this was *just* updated in May and while InSight's landing in November is nowhere to be seen, we can all look forward to the Pioneer 11 flyby of Lambda Aquila in 4 million years.
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Scott Maxwell Aug 14
My son, born late last year, stands a decent chance of living into the 22nd century. :-O I wonder whether he'll get his flying car before his jetpack or the other way around.
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Scott Maxwell Aug 14
TIL that there's such a thing as the British Toilet Association.
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Scott Maxwell Aug 13
Replying to @tweetsoutloud
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Alice Bowman Aug 13
New Horizons now in 3 axis mode, officially beginning Ultima Thule approach
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George Whitesides Aug 10
1958: Space Science Board (in its first year!) recommends a solar mission inside Mercury's orbit 1990s: 'Solar Orbiter' mission conceived 2008: Mission redesigned 2018: Launch 2025: Last scheduled perihelion Space exploration is a long journey, but it shows the best of humanity.
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brx0 🌸🌺🌱🌷🌹 Aug 12
So here's a fun thing. While wandering around the KSC visitor center, I kept seeing the phrase "Space Shuttle Atlantis®" with a registered trademark symbol. So I checked USPTO when I got home, 'cos that's how I roll...
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Scott Maxwell Aug 13
I did about 20% of that, by my best estimation. The rest was done by Chris Leger. And I'd do it again.
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jordan Aug 12
Racist March vs Anti-Racism rally around the corner.
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