Water in the Moon

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Scientists believe they have found water under the moon´s surface. From the Telegraph:

It was generally assumed that the Moon was a fairly dry lump of rock, although ice still exists at the poles.

Both Nasa and the European Space Agency are keen to establish a lunar base to act as a stepping stone for the rest of the Solar System, and have been looking into whether water could be mined.

“Other studies have suggested the presence of water ice in shadowed regions at the lunar poles, but the pyroclastic deposits are at locations that may be easier to access,” said Dr Shuai Li, formerly of Brown University, and now at the University of Hawaii.

“Anything that helps save future lunar explorers from having to bring lots of water from home is a big step forward, and our results suggest a new alternative.”

Science Fiction movies are becoming more and more of a reality.

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Remember 2001: Space Odyssey , we may encounter a large slab as well on the moon!!!!

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Bill Bixby and the Hulk

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I enjoyed the superb acting of Bill Bixby in the Incredible Hulk television show from 1978 to 1983. He made his character  sad and lonely and always on the move which opened the show up to very interesting stories.

Bixby was also a talented director and directed Mayim Bialik in Blossom when she was younger ( I love her in Big Bang Theory).

I like real actors putting on green body paint and really acting instead of the digital Hulks I have seen in movies, but that is just me.

 

Star Trek and The Borg

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The Borg in Star Trek are terrific beings that function as a collective assimilating any humanoid life by adding nanites and creepy mechanical appendages. The Borg add a scary element to The Next Generation, Voyager, and First Contact. It is interesting that Capt. Picard can hear the Borg due to being implanted with their nanites.

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Thank goodness the crew rescued Picard and 7 of 9 for that matter. I think her character is great in Star Trek Voyager, she brought a lot of interesting stories to the show.

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Star Trek: Voyager, The Year of Hell

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I had not watched  the episode of ST: Voyager  The Year of Hell in a while, (it is actually two parts), and I cannot believe how the starship Voyager and crew for that matter, was destroyed throughout the episode.

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The ship was left with a skeleton crew ,no supplies and little hope. In the end, however, all time is restored and it is as if it all never happened. It would be nice to correct damage caused in the past and put things in a certain order, but that is the point of the episode: no matter how hard you try, it is impossible to restore the past exactly the way you would like so it is better to consider what you do today, make the best possible decisions and try to come to terms with past events.

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Science Fiction Art

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I enjoy and find beauty in all art, from the grand masters to the undiscovered talents that exist in this world. Science fiction art can be dark or colorful, depict an uncertain future or the hope for something brighter, or it can be for the sole purpose of creating. Either way, I enjoy discovering new pieces and appreciating quality and design.

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Some paintings can help me use my imagination to travel in my mind to other countries, worlds, galaxies, and hope that what is natural will abide; without judgement.

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Before we go off gallivanting across the galaxy, we as humans, need to learn to live in peace.

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I hope that can be achieved one day soon.