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That's no moon~!
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Originally Posted by hollywood406 View Post
Where's the lava and the rivers of molten rock flowing everywhere?!?! I expected to see flames shooting up and brimstone raining down from the sky......shoot, I'm disappointed

I wonder how much it cost for a picture of a very hot, very bright, dead planet?
Wrong planet, wrong expectations.
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Originally Posted by hollywood406 View Post
I wonder how much it cost for a picture of a very hot, very bright, dead planet?
Several hundred millions, no doubt. Still, it's a better use of money than a B-2, for instance.

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except for all those fake moon landing shots! this is fake too, probably done at skywalker ranch


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That's no moon~!
*gives cookie*
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Photoshop maybe?
 
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cept earth.. someones looking out for us! thats for sure
You're just asking for trouble posting stuff like that. That's for sure. Earth is protected by its magnetic field and its distance from the sun, not some magical, unexplainable phenomena.

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Venus is the other inner planet and it is enterly molten
Venus isn't molten. The surface is solid.
    
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You're just asking for trouble posting stuff like that. That's for sure. Earth is protected by its magnetic field and its distance from the sun, not some magical, unexplainable phenomena.



Venus isn't molten. The surface is solid.
That's right. The Russians were able to land a spacecraft on it's surface.
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Billions of dollars for that? orly.....
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The moon looks nothing like that. Silly trolls.
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Billions of dollars for that? orly.....
Nope.

http://planetary.org/explore/topics/...ger/facts.html

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Mission cost

  • $427 million
Edit: It was originally intended to only cost $280 mil, but even at 1.5x its predicted cost, it's still nowhere near "billions."

http://nssdc.gsfc.nasa.gov/planetary..._19990707.html
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It's a rock. What else did you expect it to look like?
This x 9001
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