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  •  Some day we'll get something like that on video. (2+ / 0-)
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    enemy of the people, Khun David

    Democracy is a habit, not a circumstance.

    by Troubadour on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 01:34:02 PM PDT

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    •  I discovered the transit (1+ / 0-)
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      back in 2005, as I geekily checked for Cassini updates every day as it was approaching and initially orbiting Saturn.  The Cassini website had a link to the Solar System Simulator, and I would check that out too.  I then realized that orbital path of Earth appeared to cross the sun in that orbit, so I checked it out more closely, and sure enough, Earth and the Moon would indeed transit the sun when Huygens would land on Titan.

      Thank you for your tour of the Solar System.

      "We’re not going to give up on destroying the health care system for the American people." - Rep. Paul Ryan

      by Khun David on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 01:43:40 PM PDT

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