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From:  DAVID WILLIAMS (1:250/514)
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Date: Sun, 30 March 2008 The last of the thre -> Clarke, I think - The Nine Billion Names of God. Monks have been calculatin -> all the possible names of God for millenia believing that the universe will -> when they are done. They hire a ...
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From:  Marc Lewis (1:396/45)
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Date: Tue, 11 March 2008 Echo check. * Original message posted in: SCIENCE. * Crossposted in: SCOUTER, SEARCHLIGHT, SEMWARE. Hello All. Is this still a linked Echo? Best regards, Marc ... FidoNet -- When you just can't stand the inte...
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From:  Earl Truss (1:123/789)
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Date: Sun, 30 March 2008 The last of the thre "Michiel van der Vlist -> Miles Maxted" wrote in message news:1183$SCIENCE@JamNNTPd... MvdV> Hello Miles, MvdV> On Thursday March 20 2008 15:00, you wrote to me: MvV>>> Asimov MvV>>> Heinlein ...
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From:  Earl Truss (1:123/789)
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Date: Sun, 30 March 2008 Echo check. "Marc Lewis -> All" wrote in message news:1163$SCIENCE@JamNNTPd... ML> * Original message posted in: SCIENCE. ML> * Crossposted in: SCOUTER, SEARCHLIGHT, SEMWARE. ML> Hello All. ML> Is this stil...
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From:  DAVID WILLIAMS (1:250/514)
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Date: Sun, 30 March 2008 here's one for ya... -> When the moon is eclipsed by the earth, a *very* short travel is spent in -> totality. You dismissed the refracted sunlight, and ignored the diameter of -> sun. I think I said that I had ig...
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From:  James Bradley (1:342/77)
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Date: Sat, 29 March 2008 here's one for ya... On or about: 03-28-08 09:52, David Williams did engage Mark Lewis regarding, but not limited to: here's one for ya... -> DW> Certainly, the ISS is is darkness for a significant fraction of the ...
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From:  Michiel van der Vlist (2:280/5555)
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Date: Sat, 29 March 2008 here's one for ya... Hello DAVID, On Saturday March 29 2008 10:05, you wrote to me: DW> I calculated that the ISS would see the sun when about 1/20 of the or- DW> bital circumference beyond the terminator on the groun...
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From:  mark lewis (1:3634/12)
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Date: Mon, 17 March 2008 here's one for ya... ok... the shuttle pulls up to the ISS, makes its "gainer" backflip for photo shots of the belly, and then comes up in front of the station to dock... in effect, the shuttle rises into the station si...
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From:  Michiel van der Vlist (2:280/5555)
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Date: Sat, 29 March 2008 here's one for ya... Hello DAVID, On Friday March 28 2008 22:44, you wrote to mark lewis: DW> I guess that's when the sun is well away from the ISS's orbital plane. DW> In the extreme case, if the orbit were perpendi...
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From:  Michiel van der Vlist (2:280/5555)
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Date: Sat, 29 March 2008 here's one for ya... Hello mark, On Friday March 28 2008 12:51, you wrote to DAVID WILLIAMS: ml> -> where do you get "significant fraction" from? it takes 90 minutes ml> -> for the IS to go around the earth... seems t...
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From:  Michiel van der Vlist (2:280/5555)
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Date: Sat, 29 March 2008 here's one for ya... Hello DAVID, On Friday March 28 2008 09:55, you wrote to me: DW> -> Indeed. Other satellites however can appear to move in retrograde DW> direction -> then the more general case applies. DW> "C...
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From:  DAVID WILLIAMS (1:250/514)
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Date: Sat, 29 March 2008 here's one for ya... -> It can come close though. Remember that for 100% sunlight, it should not be -> polar orbit, but an orbit perpendicular to the ecliptic.... Or maybe not even that. Yesterday, I calculated tha...
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From:  DAVID WILLIAMS (1:250/514)
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Date: Sat, 29 March 2008 here's one for ya... -> Well, that is the scientist in me. Scientists do not stop at "most". They ke -> pushing that "what if" button... ;-) Depends. Sometimes, only statistical correlations can be made. ...
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From:  DAVID WILLIAMS (1:250/514)
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Date: Fri, 28 March 2008 here's one for ya... -> DW> So 1/2 is not a significant fraction? -> i dunno... i hear "significant fraction" as "more than half" ;) I think most people hear it as "more than a few percent". -> DW> So the le...
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From:  mark lewis (1:3634/12)
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Date: Fri, 28 March 2008 here's one for ya... -> DW> Certainly, the ISS is is darkness for a significant fraction of -> DW> the time, but that's no reason to waste the sunlight it does -> DW> get. I don't follow your "as much logic" argument...
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From:  mark lewis (1:3634/12)
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Date: Fri, 28 March 2008 here's one for ya... ml>DW> Certainly, the ISS is is darkness for a significant fraction of ml>DW> the time, but that's no reason to waste the sunlight it does get. ml>DW> I don't follow your "as much logic" argument. ...
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From:  DAVID WILLIAMS (1:250/514)
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Date: Fri, 28 March 2008 here's one for ya... -> DW> Its orbital movement around the earth is from west to east, and it -> DW> moves a whole lot faster than the earth rotates. -> Indeed. Other satellites however can appear to move in retrog...
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From:  DAVID WILLIAMS (1:250/514)
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Date: Fri, 28 March 2008 here's one for ya... -> DW> Certainly, the ISS is is darkness for a significant fraction of the -> DW> time, but that's no reason to waste the sunlight it does get. -> DW> I don't follow your "as much logic" argu...
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From:  Michiel van der Vlist (2:280/5555)
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Date: Fri, 28 March 2008 here's one for ya... Hello DAVID, On Thursday March 27 2008 17:25, you wrote to me: DW> -> Of course. You can observe that yourself when it flies over shortly DW> after -> sundown or before sunrise. If it goes from th...
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From:  mark lewis (1:3634/12)
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Date: Thu, 27 March 2008 here's one for ya... -> Wouldn't that depend on the inclination of it's orbit? i.g. in a -> North, South, North orbit it would always see the sun. DW> As far as I recall, the inclination of the ISS's orbit is about...
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