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Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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At coffee this afternoon, I spoke to one of the lecturers about his post-grad's talk earlier that day. We were discussing the separations between Cluster spacecraft and the effect these might have on the turbulence model the post-grad was using. "What you have to remember," he told me, his eyes shining earnestly, "is that he's working with rather large scales. Don't forget, twenty to thirty thousand kilometres is actually pretty big."

Of course. I'd forgotten.

[User Picture]From: smallfurry
2008-06-02 17:42 (UTC)
Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-06-03 15:38 (UTC)
It's amazing how those spacecraft just hang there in space, exactly the way a brick wouldn't.
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[User Picture]From: helpful_mammal
2008-06-03 08:59 (UTC)
Space needs to be big because when your fiddly small change is composed of triangular rubber coins six thousand eight hundred miles along each side, you need somewhere sizeable to put one.

How else would you ever be able to store enough to own one triganic pu?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2008-06-03 15:37 (UTC)
Exactly. Exactly. Also, you need places to be that are very very far away from the Vogons.
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