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Poll Question: what is your favourite subject, or what is most interesting/facinating
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    Posted: July 16 2013 at 04:22
do you like stars, planets, solar-systems, moons, galaxies, black holes, and supernovas

or do you like T-rex, sauropods, triceraptos. and other great dinosaurs


i am torn, i love both, i believe space is cool but i also find dinosaurs to be the most amazing creatures who have walked the earth, they rock my world and is more awesome then humans 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote tamijo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2013 at 05:44
a split decition, my favorite would be archaeology and early history
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gerinski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2013 at 05:49
I'm quite interested in Astronomy, Paleontology too but less
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2013 at 05:52
the Land Before TIme is the first film i ever saw so, it had an effect on me

Edited by aginor - July 16 2013 at 05:53
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Post Options Post Options   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2013 at 06:14
Astronomy, though I still like paleontology a bit.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Equality 7-2521 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2013 at 06:35
Archaeology on the Cosmic scale is much more interesting than practicing it on the Earthly. Astronomy all the way.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2013 at 06:38
this is a great homage to Paleontology 





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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gerinski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2013 at 08:17
If yu like astronomy you have possibly already seen this



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2013 at 08:55
I have k

when will they make a telescope to look 65 million years back in time  Unhappy, or 100 million years back in time.

and is the ting they do in Jurassic Park possible or impossible or plausible 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Equality 7-2521 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2013 at 08:56
The Hubble telescope looks 65 million years, 100 million years, and more into the past. 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2013 at 08:59
i actually know that
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Post Options Post Options   Quote dr wu23 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2013 at 09:32
Astronomy.....never had any interest in dinosaurs.
I do enjoy reading about very early civilizations like Sumeria, Egypt,  and possible lost civilizations.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gerinski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2013 at 11:01
Originally posted by aginor

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when will they make a telescope to look 65 million years back in time  Unhappy, or 100 million years back in time.

Think about this: when you look at a star 65 million light-years away, you see it how it was 65 million years ago. Conversely, if you were on that star you would see the Earth how it was 65 million years ago.
Now, think that we go there and place a huge mirror orbiting the star and facing to the Earth. When you look again at the star, in the mirror you will see the Earth how it was 65 million years ago.

EDIT: sorry, you will see the Earth how it was 130 million years ago, the time it took for Earth's light to reach the mirror and back.

Now, of course for that to happen, even if we could place the mirror there tomorrow, it would only be our descendants 65 million years from now (edit: 130 million years) that would be able to see us now in the mirror Tongue maybe leaving them a video recording is cheaper than placing that mirror LOL

Originally posted by aginor

and is the ting they do in Jurassic Park possible or impossible or plausible 
First, finding such old DNA well enough preserved is basically impossible, but the theoretical principles behind the story are valid and currently DNA of endangered species is being kept so that in case of total extinction the species can be hopefully recovered by cloning.
Two considerations are: the DNA must be inserted on a parent animal and it seems clear that only genetically similar animals can develop the embryo in a viable way, so for example, an extinct sort of goat (the Pyrenean Ibex) whose DNA had been preserved was cloned using a normal goat as mother (although the calf died shortly), but we do not have any current species which could likely develop an embryo with dinosaur DNA. 
Secondly, one specimen DNA does not solve much, you need at least a male and a female's DNA if you want to recover the species, otherwise you will just clone one animal which will eventually die. And even with just one male and a female, it's doubtful that there would be enough genetic diversity to produce a viable lineage. It is highly likely that you need to have perfectly preserved DNA of a few males and a few females (and some similar species to act as first mother) to start anything like Jurassic Park.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote CPicard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2013 at 13:39
Paleoexobiology with some hints of astroarcheology.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2013 at 22:08
Astronomy.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The.Crimson.King Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 18 2013 at 00:58
Paleontology for me.  Astronomy's cool too but I like to see the bones LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Theremin77 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 18 2013 at 09:27
Astronomy for me - I was lucky enough to spend 4 years studying it (well, Astrophysics strictly speaking) and considered it a career choice for a while!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Eetu Pellonpää Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 18 2013 at 12:37
Kind of feel interest for both, but lack wits due winnie-the-ppoh brains for understanding it all. I understood Peter Ward wrote on his "Life as we do not know it", that remains of early-earth bacteria and viruses might be found from moon due inter-planetoid material exchanges due asteroid/comet/etc collisions to earth more realiably, due lesser erosion on our solemn silver queen passing the nocturnal horizon.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote smartpatrol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 18 2013 at 13:25
I like astronomy better k
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Gerinski Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 18 2013 at 14:10
It could be argued that Astronomy is the mother of all sciences.
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