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VictordeHolland 2015-10-16 22:24

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[QUOTE=xilman;412876][URL]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34504067[/URL]

European - Russian mission to the Lunar south pole. I'd post more and pretty-up the link but I'm being harrassed by someone of the feline persuasion...[/QUOTE]
I understand the feeling, my 5 months old -not so kitten anymore- has a huge energy boost just at the time when I'm going to bed.
And why not post a picture of him while were are at it :).

kladner 2015-10-17 02:01

[QUOTE=VictordeHolland;412886]I understand the feeling, my 5 months old -not so kitten anymore- has a huge energy boost just at the time when I'm going to bed.
And why not post a picture of him while were are at it :).[/QUOTE]

Time to go prowling! :smile:

xilman 2015-10-17 09:22

[QUOTE=kladner;412895]Time to go prowling! :smile:[/QUOTE]That's what our younger two do. (The other, at 17.5 years old doesn't do that very much any more.) Very commonly find a mouseless head on the carpet in the morning. Today was a blackbird on the doorstep.

If you live with predators, you have to expect to find (the remains of) prey.

Uncwilly 2015-10-17 15:36

[URL="http://www.wildlifemanagementinstitute.org/index.php?option=com_content&id=610:new-research-suggests-outdoor-cats-kill-more-wildlife-than-thought&catid=34:ONB+Articles&Itemid=54"]New Research Suggests Outdoor Cats Kill More Wildlife Than Previously Thought[/URL]
[QUOTE]“If we extrapolate the results of this study across the country and include feral cats, we find that cats are likely killing more than 4 billion animals per year, including at least 500 million birds. Cat predation is one of the reasons why one in three American bird species are in decline,” said Dr. George Fenwick, President of American Bird Conservancy.[/QUOTE]
And to get things back on space, here is a NASA cat video:
[YOUTUBE]MvU9GZjBTzs[/YOUTUBE]

Xyzzy 2015-10-17 16:32

[QUOTE=Uncwilly;412938][URL="http://www.wildlifemanagementinstitute.org/index.php?option=com_content&id=610:new-research-suggests-outdoor-cats-kill-more-wildlife-than-thought&catid=34:ONB+Articles&Itemid=54"]New Research Suggests Outdoor Cats Kill More Wildlife Than Previously Thought[/URL][/QUOTE][url]http://theoatmeal.com/comics/cats_actually_kill[/url]

Brian-E 2015-10-17 19:43

And how many animals do humans kill?:huh:

chalsall 2015-10-17 20:16

[QUOTE=Brian-E;412949]And how many animals do humans kill?:huh:[/QUOTE]

An excellent, and unexpected, question. Sincerely, that is insightful and inquisitive. :smile:

fivemack 2015-10-17 22:39

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Here is my cat Babbage, who is of much the same age (born May 6 2015)

He is a warm ball of purring-ness who as yet has not decided that my house lacks small dead rodents.

Despite his appearance I don't believe his plans include world domination - he just looks that way in photos because his blink reflex is of comparable speed to the shutter delay of the camera.

jasong 2015-10-18 03:11

[QUOTE=fivemack;412965]Here is my cat Babbage, who is of much the same age (born May 6 2015)

He is a warm ball of purring-ness who as yet has not decided that my house lacks small dead rodents.

Despite his appearance I don't believe his plans include world domination - he just looks that way in photos because his blink reflex is of comparable speed to the shutter delay of the camera.[/QUOTE]
Oh, damn, the camera is going to turn me into a racial stereotype AGAIN. There's ENOUGH light in here, turn off the flash.

only_human 2015-11-04 05:04

[URL="http://space.io9.com/holy-crap-weve-been-living-in-space-for-15-years-1740081565"]Holy Crap, We've Been Living in Space for 15 Years![/URL]
[QUOTE]Meanwhile, the space station just keeps on growing in continuous slow construction until the present day, with new docking ports and an inflatable module expected soon. Major structural components were contributed by the United States and Russia, but also by the European Union, Canada, and Japan.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE]roughly four times the size of Mir, or five times larger than Skylab. That space includes two bathrooms, a gymnasium, and the Cupola, a 360° degree windowed chamber.[/QUOTE]
[QUOTE]Each mission gets more ambitious. Expedition 1 started off with an impressive 22 scientific experiments (with an experiment in protein crystal growth starting even before their arrival!), but astronauts now get to spend about 35 hours a week on research. That means over the nearly six months of Expedition 45 and 46, the astronauts will conduct a total of 191 scientific investigations. The experiments are housed in 29 standardized racks with equipment slotted in and removed as needed. Of those 29, 15 are attached external payloads outside the station exposed to the harsh space environment.[/QUOTE]

bsquared 2015-11-24 17:43

Nowhere near the lift capability of the SpaceX Falcon 9, but still impressive that they did this:

[url]http://spacenews.com/blue-origin-successfully-flies-new-shepard-suborbital-vehicle/[/url]


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