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(The Register)   Chinese scientists suggest launching nuclear Neptune orbiter as the whole "Uranus" joke apparently doesn't translate   (theregister.com) divider line
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2022-06-29 11:59:12 AM  
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2022-06-29 2:06:14 PM  
Nuke Neptune? Do you want Cthulhu? Because that's how you get Cthulhu.
 
2022-06-29 2:29:19 PM  
No sense of humour, some people....
 
2022-06-29 2:47:19 PM  
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2022-06-29 2:59:34 PM  
Uranus is an unlucky place to be.

In Mandarin: "ajohl"

In Vietnamese: "bungbut"

In Cherokee: "q'ik fing'r"
 
2022-06-29 3:19:32 PM  
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2022-06-29 4:19:28 PM  
This is the kind of exploration I can get behind. I don't care who does it. It's good for science and will spur competition. Here's hoping it gets launched!
 
2022-06-29 5:05:11 PM  
I think their cultural norms have simply left them too prudish about probing Uranus.
 
2022-06-29 5:16:03 PM  

Tom Marvolo Bombadil: I think their cultural norms have simply left them too prudish about probing Uranus.


So many fear the frozen Uranus
 
2022-06-29 6:05:22 PM  
Stick a fork trident in Neptune, it's done.
 
2022-06-29 8:11:28 PM  

BrundleFlyForAWhiteGuy: This is the kind of exploration I can get behind. I don't care who does it. It's good for science and will spur competition. Here's hoping it gets launched!


With zero snark, I am mostly in favor of this because humans need to get over their fear of launching "nuclear materials" into space. We are going to need a lot of fission and radioactive decay and other energy sources to do space development.
 
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