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Post by Im_not_Robbie_Blake » Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:15 pm

There are many different kinds of carp. When Noah collected two of each kind, did he stack them in separate tanks in a multi-storey carp ark?
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Post by Bigvince » Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:24 pm

Im_not_Robbie_Blake wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:15 pm
There are many different kinds of carp. When Noah collected two of each kind, did he stack them in separate tanks in a multi-storey carp ark?
Boom boom

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Post by dsr » Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:02 pm

Im_not_Robbie_Blake wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:15 pm
There are many different kinds of carp. When Noah collected two of each kind, did he stack them in separate tanks in a multi-storey carp ark?
Would it set a new personal best in nit-picking to point out that the Ark didn't carry fish at all? The fish weren't too badly affected by getting wet!
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Post by timshorts » Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:57 pm

"Why is it that a 2 litre bottle of coke costs 27pence but a 1 litre bottle costs 37pence"

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Post by karatekid » Tue Mar 10, 2020 6:59 pm

When you say Coke do you mean Rola Cola? :)

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Post by Claret32yrs » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:07 pm

karatekid wrote:
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When the radio DJ says '' You're listening to radio whatever'' how does he know you are?
This is one of those things I ask myself subconsciously. How do they know? I've started answering them back now. They'll say 'Good morning, welcome to so and so I'm Louise and this is Dan'. I'll shout 'Morning guys, wassup?!'
Missus thinks I'm daft but then they tell me wassup!

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Post by Gordaleman » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:14 pm

Im_not_Robbie_Blake wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:10 pm
Is flammable the same thing as inflammable?
Yes, it is and I've always wondered why we use both words.

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Post by Cirrus_Minor » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:26 pm

Why do women always go to the toilet in pairs?

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Post by IanMcL » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:14 pm

timshorts wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:57 pm
"Why is it that a 2 litre bottle of coke costs 27pence but a 1 litre bottle costs 37pence"
Or a wee bottle in motorway services, a weeks wages!

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Post by Gordaleman » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:18 pm

houseboy wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:32 am
Now there is a big one. The answer is metaphysical in a way. He says that knowing that if you are listening you will hear him say it, if you're not it doesn't matter. But it starts a whole other argument - like does a room exist after you leave it? Does anything actually exist behind your head? When you close your eyes does the world cease to exist? Quantum physicists have observed sub-atomic particles that only appear to exist when they are being observed - does the world of the everyday behave the same.


Mmm - bet you didn't know what you were starting with your 'DJ' comment did you? :lol: :lol: :lol:
Schrödinger's cat

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Post by Steve1956 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:55 pm

Cirrus_Minor wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:26 pm
Why do women always go to the toilet in pairs?
One lifts the other up so shes able to have one in the sink
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Post by Long Time Lurker » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:28 pm

IanMcL wrote:
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Why is a bird held in ones hand always twice as valuable as the two watching from the nearby bush?
.... because Phil Bird is better than any two other commentators #Justice
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Have they ever tried making broth on Master Chef?
I can live without broth on Master Chef, but how Greg Wallace got and subsequently kept his presenting job on the show is destined to be an eternal mystery. They should have sent him packing when he initially described himself as a Fruit and Veg Maestro ( yes he did ).

No personality to speak of - check
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Post by Long Time Lurker » Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:35 pm

Im_not_Robbie_Blake wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:15 pm
There are many different kinds of carp. When Noah collected two of each kind, did he stack them in separate tanks in a multi-storey carp ark?
The bigger question is why did Noah allocate valuable space to the carp, they can ******* swim.

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Post by chipbutty » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:48 pm

What do they call French doors in France? Doors?

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Post by tim_noone » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:55 pm

chipbutty wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:48 pm
What do they call French doors in France? Doors?
And Windows?

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Post by rob63 » Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:59 pm

IanMcL wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:14 pm
Or a wee bottle in motorway services, a weeks wages!
Who buys bottles of wee???

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Post by IanMcL » Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:01 am

:o

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Post by tim_noone » Wed Mar 11, 2020 12:13 am

rob63 wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:59 pm
Who buys bottles of wee???
I'm sure ian mc Likes a wee Dram.

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Post by atlantalad » Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:02 am

houseboy wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:32 am
Now there is a big one. The answer is metaphysical in a way. He says that knowing that if you are listening you will hear him say it, if you're not it doesn't matter. But it starts a whole other argument - like does a room exist after you leave it? Does anything actually exist behind your head? When you close your eyes does the world cease to exist? Quantum physicists have observed sub-atomic particles that only appear to exist when they are being observed - does the world of the everyday behave the same


Well obviously.

My guess is they are still there as particles when they are not being observed - who knows. Wonder if I get a physics prize for that conjecture 🙂

ps - real interest in particle physics - photon + electrodynamics, QED.

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Post by Claret32yrs » Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:38 am

Cirrus_Minor wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:26 pm
Why do women always go to the toilet in pairs?
I asked my ex this. Her rationale was if the cubicles are full, one can stand guard as the other uses it and then she has first dibs on said cubicle. there's logic in there somewhere.

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Post by houseboy » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:08 am

Gordaleman wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:18 pm
Schrödinger's cat
Absolutely mate - the cat is alive AND dead.

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Post by houseboy » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:19 am

atlantalad wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 1:02 am
Well obviously.

My guess is they are still there as particles when they are not being observed - who knows. Wonder if I get a physics prize for that conjecture 🙂

ps - real interest in particle physics - photon + electrodynamics, QED.
Apparently the particles collapse into a quantum state (whatever that is). This is why they hunted so long for the Higgs bosun because it appears to be the thing that gives sense to reality.

I've been interested in this stuff for 30-odd years and I wish I had the intelligence to even begin to make sense of it. I know a young guy who attended Manchester Uni studying phgysics and he had the pleasure to be in a couple of lectures by Brian Cox, he said whatever people might think of him as a TV personality his intelligence is unbelievable. Even he (the young man in question) didn't understand half of what he was saying and he was studying the damn subject.

PS: my only meeting with the great man was back in the 80s before he was even musically famous, in a local band in Oldham called Dare. We got well p!ssed and the subject of quantum physics never came up. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by houseboy » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:26 am

dsr wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:02 pm
Would it set a new personal best in nit-picking to point out that the Ark didn't carry fish at all? The fish weren't too badly affected by getting wet!
You are right of course but I think we can forgive that innacuracy because it is a really really funny punchline.

Carp Ark... :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Gordaleman » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:41 am

houseboy wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:19 am
Apparently the particles collapse into a quantum state (whatever that is). This is why they hunted so long for the Higgs bosun because it appears to be the thing that gives sense to reality.

I've been interested in this stuff for 30-odd years and I wish I had the intelligence to even begin to make sense of it.
I'm in the same group of people as you House. I'm very interested in the subject but can't begin to understand it.

At CERN, they have the Large Hadron Collider where they smash atomic particles together to see what happens. (Higgs Bosun) What I don't understand is how they put these particles in the collider in the firsrt place. Maybe I'm just thick?
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Post by Bosscat » Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:44 am

Gordaleman wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:41 am
I'm in the same group of people as you House. I'm very interested in the subject but can't begin to understand it.

At CERN, they have the Large Hadron Collider where they smash atomic particles together to see what happens. (Higgs Bosun) What I don't understand is how they put these particles in the collider in the firsrt place. Maybe I'm just thick?
Mice GD ... they use mice...

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Post by houseboy » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:21 am

Bosscat wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 9:44 am
Mice GD ... they use mice...
The life forms that Humans refer to as Mice (singular: Mouse) are, unbeknownst to mankind, the most intelligent species on Earth, and not actually native to the planet. They are in fact hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional creatures whose rodent aspect represents merely a three-dimensional projection of their actual form.

Billions of years ago, they have been responsible for creating the supercomputer known as Deep Thought, and also for hiring the Magratheans to build the planet that would become known as Earth - actually an even more impressive and massive supercomputer designed by Deep Thought.

Biology:
It has been noted that their physical manifestation in their own dimension isn't dissimilar to out own, implying that they could be described as humanoid. It's possible that they can grow extra limbs, as this is required by the rules of Brockian Ultra-Cricket, which they play.

Culture and society:
Despite being a tremendously advanced civilization, the inhabitants of the higher dimensions have been described as brutal, which can be observed in their favorite pastime of Brockian Ultra-Cricket. Not only is this game based on memories of the Krikkiters' galactic wars of devastation (much the same as Earth cricket), but it's also indiscriminately violent, as it basically consists of hitting opponents with any object available and then running away to apologize through a megafone.

Curiously, however, members of this pan-dimensional species also appear to be a deeply philosophical lot, so much that before the creation of Deep Thought they would often find themselves bickering about the meaning of life and existence, and such discussions often went as far as to interrupt their Ultra-Cricket matches, much to their own frustration.

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Post by Dark Cloud » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:33 am

rob63 wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:59 pm
Who buys bottles of wee???
Carling. (And then they sell it on at a profit. I saw it pitched on Dragon's Den. All the dragons wanted in)

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Post by IanMcL » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:45 am

tim_noone wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 11:55 pm
And Windows?
And letters!
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Post by Gordaleman » Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:11 am

houseboy wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:21 am
The life forms that Humans refer to as Mice (singular: Mouse) are, unbeknownst to mankind, the most intelligent species on Earth, and not actually native to the planet. They are in fact hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional creatures whose rodent aspect represents merely a three-dimensional projection of their actual form.

Billions of years ago, they have been responsible for creating the supercomputer known as Deep Thought, and also for hiring the Magratheans to build the planet that would become known as Earth - actually an even more impressive and massive supercomputer designed by Deep Thought.

Biology:
It has been noted that their physical manifestation in their own dimension isn't dissimilar to out own, implying that they could be described as humanoid. It's possible that they can grow extra limbs, as this is required by the rules of Brockian Ultra-Cricket, which they play.

Culture and society:
Despite being a tremendously advanced civilization, the inhabitants of the higher dimensions have been described as brutal, which can be observed in their favorite pastime of Brockian Ultra-Cricket. Not only is this game based on memories of the Krikkiters' galactic wars of devastation (much the same as Earth cricket), but it's also indiscriminately violent, as it basically consists of hitting opponents with any object available and then running away to apologize through a megafone.

Curiously, however, members of this pan-dimensional species also appear to be a deeply philosophical lot, so much that before the creation of Deep Thought they would often find themselves bickering about the meaning of life and existence, and such discussions often went as far as to interrupt their Ultra-Cricket matches, much to their own frustration.
Well, you learn something new every day.

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Post by dsr » Thu Mar 12, 2020 12:53 pm

Gordaleman wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 11:11 am
Well, you learn something new every day.
Especially if you read Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which Houseboy somehow forgot to quote. ;)

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Post by 2 Bee Holed » Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:08 pm

houseboy wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:21 am

Billions of years ago, they have been responsible for creating the supercomputer known as Deep Thought, and also for hiring the Magratheans to build the planet that would become known as Earth - actually an even more impressive and massive supercomputer designed by Deep Thought.

Biology: ...........

Culture and society:.............

Curiously, however, members of this pan-dimensional species also appear to be a deeply philosophical lot, so much that before the creation of Deep Thought they would often find themselves bickering about the meaning of life and existence, and such discussions often went as far as to interrupt their Ultra-Cricket matches, much to their own frustration.
Go on then houseboy........what was Deep Throat about then? :?:

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Post by 7decades » Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:12 pm

IanMcL wrote:
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Why does a stitch in time save nine? Why not 8 or 10 or other numbers of stitches?

Why is a bird held in ones hand always twice as valuable as the two watching from the nearby bush?

Have they ever tried making broth on Master Chef?
Because 8 and 10 dont rhyme with time

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Post by Claret32yrs » Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:16 pm

houseboy wrote:
Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:21 am
The life forms that Humans refer to as Mice (singular: Mouse) are, unbeknownst to mankind, the most intelligent species on Earth, and not actually native to the planet.
That explains all the craters in the moon.

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Post by houseboy » Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:46 pm

2 Bee Holed wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:08 pm
Go on then houseboy........what was Deep Throat about then? :?:
Don't go there mate - Linda Lovelace was the every young man's dream around that time. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by houseboy » Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:48 pm

Claret32yrs wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:16 pm
That explains all the craters in the moon.
Well it is made of cheese apparently.

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Post by atlantalad » Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:19 am

Claret32yrs wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:16 pm
That explains all the craters in the moon.
Interesting - why does the moon not rotate about its axis as it circles Earth.

Also the moon may be a thin disc and - may not have craters on the "dark" side because there is no light to see if they are any.

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Post by houseboy » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:01 pm

atlantalad wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:19 am
Interesting - why does the moon not rotate about its axis as it circles Earth.

Also the moon may be a thin disc and - may not have craters on the "dark" side because there is no light to see if they are any.
It does rotate but it is 'tidally locked'. This means that it rotates at exactly the same time it takes to circle the Earth. If it didn't rotate you would see the 'other side' as well.
Incidentally the reason the moon appears to be the same size as the sun in our sky is because the sun is 400 times wider than the moon but, coincidentally, 400 times further away. Fascinating eh?

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Post by Tricky Trevor » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:18 pm

houseboy wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:01 pm
Incidentally the reason the moon appears to be the same size as the sun in our sky is because the sun is 400 times wider than the moon but, coincidentally, 400 times further away. Fascinating eh?
I’ve long thought that as a weapon of war a country could send up a satellite and open up, when needed, an obstruction directly between the sun and the intended target.
Plunging them into total darkness for the long term.

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Post by Claret32yrs » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:25 pm

houseboy wrote:
Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:48 pm
Well it is made of cheese apparently.
Indeed. As well documented in the Cheese Expeditionary Mission of 1989. In the immortal words of Captain Wallace. 'It were a grand day out'.

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Post by houseboy » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:29 pm

Tricky Trevor wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:18 pm
I’ve long thought that as a weapon of war a country could send up a satellite and open up, when needed, an obstruction directly between the sun and the intended target.
Plunging them into total darkness for the long term.
I could see some potential difficulties with this Trev. Said weapon would have to hang somewhere in the sky to cause the blackout, whilst at the same time allowing for the rotation of the Earth. Otherwise it's a great idea. Oh by the way, what would people die of...depression? :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Bosscat » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:35 pm

houseboy wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:29 pm
I could see some potential difficulties with this Trev. Said weapon would have to hang somewhere in the sky to cause the blackout, whilst at the same time allowing for the rotation of the Earth. Otherwise it's a great idea. Oh by the way, what would people die of...depression? :lol: :lol: :lol:
A geo-stationary orbit would suffice ....
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Post by Gordaleman » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:36 pm

Tricky Trevor wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:18 pm
I’ve long thought that as a weapon of war a country could send up a satellite and open up, when needed, an obstruction directly between the sun and the intended target.
Plunging them into total darkness for the long term.
Exactly the opposite has also been proposed. Huge sun reflectors positioned around the globe giving the world permanent daylight.

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Post by Claret32yrs » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:40 pm

I'd be intrigued how many satellites are orbiting earth now. Surely the amount must increase the chances of being hit by a stray space rock or do they have the capability to manoeuvre them to avoid collision?

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Post by houseboy » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:40 pm

Bosscat wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:35 pm
A geo-stationary orbit would suffice ....
Is that even possible Boss?

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Post by houseboy » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:42 pm

Claret32yrs wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:40 pm
I'd be intrigued how many satellites are orbiting earth now. Surely the amount must increase the chances of being hit by a stray space rock or do they have the capability to manoeuvre them to avoid collision?
Apparently tens of thousands. Once read an article about the necessity of 'cleaning up' the space around us as it is getting very cluttered.

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Post by Bosscat » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:44 pm

houseboy wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:40 pm
Is that even possible Boss?
Sky TV seem to have one m8

Thought up by our old m8 Arthur C Clarke...


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geostationary_orbit

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Post by Tricky Trevor » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:49 pm

houseboy wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:29 pm
Oh by the way, what would people die of...depression? :lol: :lol: :lol:
I know your being light but there’s a hell of a lot of suicides in Scandinavia when they go into darkness. I wasn’t thinking deaths just make life difficult for them.

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Post by Gordaleman » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:49 pm

houseboy wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:40 pm
Is that even possible Boss?
SKYs satellite for British broadcast is in a geostationary orbit, as are 99% of communication satellites.
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Re: Interesting questions!!!!!!

Post by Vino blanco » Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:49 pm

Just short of 5,000 satellites currently orbiting the Earth.

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Re: Interesting questions!!!!!!

Post by Bosscat » Fri Mar 13, 2020 3:45 pm

houseboy wrote:
Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:42 pm
Apparently tens of thousands. Once read an article about the necessity of 'cleaning up' the space around us as it is getting very cluttered.
Space junk removal

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.spac ... oscar.html

https://www.esa.int/Safety_Security/Cle ... is_removal
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