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TMBWITW,PB

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Icon 1 posted March 15, 2006 20:10      Profile for TMBWITW,PB     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I imagine most of you have seen this already, but for those who missed it, Google Mars. I bet we'll get driving directions for Mars soon, too. [crazy]

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Icon 14 posted March 15, 2006 21:26      Profile for Snaggy   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
/me loves Google Earth, especially in G-Force navigation mode!

I've been flying around Vancouver Island, Vancouver, and the western states... very fun. :-)

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Icon 1 posted March 16, 2006 02:00      Profile for TheMoMan         Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
TMBWITW,PB Snaggy______________I wonder if by doing this we would become targets of the Govt. Vs Google case?

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Icon 1 posted March 16, 2006 06:22      Profile for ewomack   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I can't find Olympus Mons. Help! [Frown]

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Icon 1 posted March 16, 2006 07:52      Profile for merr   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
This should be really helpful when I plan my "Tour Across the Solar System" for May. =)

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TMBWITW,PB

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Icon 1 posted March 16, 2006 08:15      Profile for TMBWITW,PB     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by ewomack:
I can't find Olympus Mons. Help! [Frown]

Either search for it or click where it says mountains and scroll through.

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Icon 11 posted March 16, 2006 11:20      Profile for The real Stealth   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I wonder if they are going to put this info into the next X-Plane, They already have a lot of earths surface Now if only I could afford to get it.

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Icon 1 posted March 16, 2006 13:51      Profile for Flashfire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hmm...I wonder what's next? Google Titan? Or maybe
Google Enceladus ? [Smile]

There's liquid water there, so there's a good possibliity of more Google market share... (hey, even alien microbes need driving directions!)

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Icon 1 posted March 16, 2006 19:38      Profile for Rhonwyyn   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
Hmm... those professionals need to go back to grade school:

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Detailed models suport conclusions that the plumes arise from near-surface pockets of liquid water at temperatures of 273 kelvins (0 degrees Celsius), even though Enceladus has a surface temperature of about 73 kelvins (-200 degrees Celsius).
Hmmm... I was taught in life science that the correct term is "Kelvin," not "kelvins." We must've attended different schools. [Wink]

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Icon 1 posted March 17, 2006 01:34      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
The correct term is Kelvin. Named after Lord Kelvin.
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Geordie

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Actually unless it is exactly one of them, the correct term is Kelvins. Unlike Celsius one never says degrees Kelvin, but instead just Kelvins. Look it up.

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Icon 1 posted March 17, 2006 23:41      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Geordie:
Actually unless it is exactly one of them, the correct term is Kelvins. Unlike Celsius one never says degrees Kelvin, but instead just Kelvins. Look it up.

Actually, according to Wikipedia the correct term is 'kelvins' (note the lack of a capital K).
The SI symbol for kelvins is, of course, capital K

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Icon 1 posted March 18, 2006 12:24      Profile for Geordie     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
You of course are correct about the capitalisation. Unfortunately I don't have to look it up, I am aware of Resolution 3 of the 13th CGPM decision on that SI unit.

That should teach me not to post after returning from a pub at 2:00 AM.

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