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Originally Posted by hazarada View Post
if they go in the night they might just make it
lmao, what a great idea!!!!

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Originally Posted by Joephis19 View Post
So we can learn what?

That the sun is:

1. Really Hot
2. A giant ball of gas
3. A giant nuclear fission reactor

They could learn just as much about the sun by listening to this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JdWlSF195Y
I hate to urinate on your bonfire, but the sun is a fusion reactor. Fusing hydrogen into helium.
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That's because instead of just continuously relying on raising the debt ceiling, we're actually trying to pay off the debts. This involves spending less, not more.

I think spending 1 billion Euros on this is foolish when people are losing their jobs left, right and center due to budget cuts.
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Europe is in no fiscal/financial shape to lead such missions. They should worry about the rapidly collapsing Euro and the Eurozone debt crisis rather than some obscure Sun missions. Is it not obvious or is it only obvious to Europe when their own 'house' goes on fire then they will understand.

If you're concerned with your economy, there couldn't be anything more worthwhile to invest in other than science. NASA for instance gives a return of six dollars for every dollar invested in it. Every state's economy is boosted where NASA is involved. Investing in science is the smartest thing you could do right now if you're worried about your future. I'm not sure why that's so hard to understand for most Europeans. People have no problem blowing billions of dollars away on freeloading social programs that ends up burning money on entertainment. There's nothing more deserving of money than science. I'm shocked at some of these comments coming from OCN where you'd expect intelligent and scientifically educated people pushing for these kinds of discoveries.
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I'm shocked at some of these comments coming from OCN where you'd expect intelligent and scientifically educated people pushing for these kinds of discoveries.
I thought that once. Then I started reading what people post.
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FYI, this would put the satellite inside Mercury's orbit. This is very close to the Sun.
    
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If you're concerned with your economy, there couldn't be anything more worthwhile to invest in other than science. NASA for instance gives a return of six dollars for every dollar invested in it. Every state's economy is boosted where NASA is involved. Investing in science is the smartest thing you could do right now if you're worried about your future. I'm not sure why that's so hard to understand for most Europeans. People have no problem blowing billions of dollars away on freeloading social programs that ends up burning money on entertainment. There's nothing more deserving of money than science. I'm shocked at some of these comments coming from OCN where you'd expect intelligent and scientifically educated people pushing for these kinds of discoveries.
Thank you.
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I hate to urinate on your bonfire, but the sun is a fusion reactor. Fusing hydrogen into helium.
Blah....you are so totally correct, and I feel exceptionally stupid for that little mistake.
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That money should be sent to Greece to end that fiasco.
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That money should be sent to Greece to end that fiasco.
That 'fiasco' was created because of their entirely unsustainable state pension plan, to which the government are entirely to blame. It's not fair that their inadequacy and shortsightedess has repercussions on the rest of the world, nor do I believe it's anyone elses' responsibility to pick up the pieces.

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Thought the center was really dense elements...solids?
It is incredibly dense, but it's far too hot to be solid.
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