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    Question What games are you playing?

    Europa Universalis IV Civilization Beyond Earth (my PC is too old for CivVI) GTA San Andreas Panzer Corps
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    News Nasa Finds 7 Rocky planets in 1 star system
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    News Plane carrying members of Brazil’s Chapecoense Real football team has crashed

    Everyone is in shock here, they were at their very best. Chapecoense: who are the Brazilian team on board the plane that crashed?
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    Question New to HW acceleration: which one should I choose?

    For comparsion, real image from MOM (SRO / ISSDC / Justin Cowart) ---------- Post added at 05:01 PM ---------- Previous post was at 04:58 PM ---------- WOW! I haven't seen yet. It would be nice to add some footprints and rover trails around the base :)
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    Extrasolar planet found orbiting Proxima Centauri

    The habitability of Proxima Centauri b
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    Gaming Space Engineers (now in BETA)

    Ouch. The GeForce 770 costs a monthly minimum wage here. I'm interested in this game, but I probably won't be playing it in the next couple of years.
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    Gaming Space Engineers (now in BETA)

    Well, so the investment needed is more than ten times the price of the game itself on steam. I saw that the recommended processor is a Core i5(!). So, I will have to wait. Thanks!
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    Gaming Space Engineers (now in BETA)

    I have some questions for those already playing this game: what can I do with a PC slightly above the minimum requirements? Is it possible to render planets? If yes, of which size? What's the critical part: RAM, video card...?
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    Humor Random Comments Thread

    You mean is still not closed because is in the heart of the city? It's not only operating, also being the second busiest airport in Brazil (1st is Guarulhos, also in São Paulo metropolitan area).
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    Humor Random Comments Thread

    Congonhas Airport (SBSP) inside São Paulo. Picture by Claudio Edinger.
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    Updates Juno Mission News and Updates

    If my calculation isn't wrong, the number of photons is of the same order of magnitude you get from Vega with a Johnson V filter in a 10 cm telescope. :) (The number of photons from Vega detected per second in the V filter is about 10^6 per cm^2 - got from a book)
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    Has Universe a "center" ?

    About the center of the Universe: looking for it is like looking for the center of the surface of a sphere. The fastest way to imagine it is dropping one dimension and thinking about the expansion of the universe as the expansion of the surface of a baloon: there's no center.
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    why did they call International Atomic Time (TAI) instead of (IAT)?

    Brazilian Portuguese: Tempo Atômico Internacional
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    Mars Attacks! Sort of...

    This happens in August. :lol:
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    question on movement of stars from perspective of being on mars.

    I'm assuming a naked eye observer. Yes, they move like in the Earth sky, because their daily movement is related to the rotation of the planet. We can assume with a reasonable precision that the rotation velocity is constant for both Earth and Mars in a human lifetime. However, the Martian sky...