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Ingolf Heinrichsen
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Where can I buy a ticket? 1.8km/h that's a slow walking speed, the instrumental stability required to measure this is very impressive, can't wait to see what ESPRESSO will be able to do.

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Not sure whether I am more amazed about the successful MSL landing or the ability of MRO to take this picture of the decent. Just WOW.

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Seriously, who needs Science Fiction:

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Hmmm, not quite sure what to make of this, but sounds interesting.

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Now that is dedication, a German janitor apparently over time has stolen some 25 metric tonnes of office supplies. Maybe he is planning to make the largest rubber-band ball ever?

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Now there is a cool place for a sci-fi setting: "If most stars in the Galactic
centre form with planetary systems, then our simulations indicate that there should be planets in highly eccentric orbits around SgrA*." From (http://arxiv.org/pdf/1201.1446.pdf, "Hypervelocity Planets and Transits Around Hypervelocity Stars", Idan Ginsburg⋆, Abraham Loeb† & Gary A. Wegner‡

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A nice find from someone at my former home MPIA. Not only is it metal poor (which means more places for planets), it is also old 12.8Gy (which means more time to evolve something interesting). Lets keep filling in those terms in the Drake equation!

Here is the link to the actual paper, because I am always annoyed when I see summaries without the actual paper (www.aanda.org/articles/aa/pdf/forth/aa17826-11.pdf, "Planetary companions around the metal-poor star HIP 11952")

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Frank Drake was actually sitting next to me here at the Kepler conference Yesterday, always amazing to meet a science legend like this.
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