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Mr. Tea

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Friend of mine complaining on twitter that a golden opportunity to call it 'Planet 9 from Outer Space' has tragically been missed.

Graham Hancock no doubt already mobilizing a campaign to have it named 'Nibiru'...
 

Mr. Tea

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"Pluto's badlands" - I love the implication that Pluto has 'goodlands'!
 

luka

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Just a normal geezer just like a drink and a bit of football curry night on a Thursday Not into all this pointy head stuff
 

Mr. Tea

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Can't read beyond the paywall but this has been in the news in a few places. Sounds a bit like von Neumann's 'astrochicken' idea, as elaborated by Freeman Dyson:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astrochicken

Although I dunno if the Milner/Hawking idea is anything advanced as self-replicating automata, as von Neumann originally envisaged:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-replicating_spacecraft
 
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Woebot

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Can't read beyond the paywall but this has been in the news in a few places. Sounds a bit like von Neumann's 'astrochicken' idea, as elaborated by Freeman Dyson:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astrochicken

Although I dunno if the Milner/Hawking idea is anything advanced as self-replicating automata, as von Neumann originally envisaged:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-replicating_spacecraft
this:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/13/s...tarshot-yuri-milner-stephen-hawking.html?_r=0
 

Mr. Tea

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Cool.

It says the project's advisors include Avi Loeb, Saul Perlmutter, Martin Rees, Dyson and Sagan's widow. That's a pretty A-list line-up!
 

HMGovt

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Cool.

It says the project's advisors include Avi Loeb, Saul Perlmutter, Martin Rees, Dyson and Sagan's widow. That's a pretty A-list line-up!
Best news story of the week. Maybe we will live to see the lights of an alien city.

I think they'll have to ditch the Earth-based beamer and develop an orbital directed energy source.
 
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