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Originally posted by waveracer
not wanting to disprove this already but they already discovered a 10th planet. Not many people were aware of it at the time. A group of Venezualan astronomers found it. Since they found it they got to name it. They named it Jullia or Julla after a native tribe's rain god
Originally posted by jrod
I have an extremly negative opinion about NASA and how they do things, primarily how they have handled the shuttle program. They have risked many innocent lives and sacrificed/killed 14 of the world's finest. They dont learn the lesson, the big decision makers are ignorant with the vital details of the missions and are more concerned about $$$ and looking good when they shouldnt feel good about mistakes they make. Every human makes mistakes and the good ones accept fault, learn, and improve from them. There are many qualified and capable folks working there but the majority of them get stuck in middle management because they are not in touch with the "office politics" that rule every big work place. To put it another way less qualified and more greedy persons are getting the more powerful higher paying jobs. Not everyone in high places is corrupt but way too many are. Shooting people into orbit, exploring our solar system, and trying to figure the mysterious but oh so practical universe should be our greatest achievement but sadly NASA has shown us how boring yet still misleading and scandelous our species is.
[Edited on 12-3-2004 by jrod]
Originally posted by foolishbeing
i loved the rama series read all three books...
it was sad how the structure of the citizens within rama turned out though...
i would have to say in all honesty that C. Clark is one of the greatest prophets that have been allowed to express within "our" time...
Originally posted by EmbryonicEssence
I hope you're referring to the largest planetoid discovered because I can't find anything on Venezualan astronomers discovering a 10th planet. The largest planetoid (not planet) was discovered Feb, 17th of this year by astronomers in Hawaii.
[Edited on 3-13-2004 by EmbryonicEssence]