Relics of the Reservation

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Try The Sad Science of 'Batty Boffins' who is aided by his economy class assistant Sara Deckskii, hindered by the Chimps Cid and Al (Cider and Ale) and challenged, and occasionally threatened, by an alien who has no name we know of.



Last updated: 10th November 2014
Polarised lenses can be used to reduce reflected glare on the source of water by removing the horizontal portion of the light. This is useful but it also has a negative effect on LCD screens, making them difficult to see.
Radio telescopes are instruments that are used to detect radio signals in space. They are also invaluable for collecting data from satellites and tracking their position.
The SETI Institute is an organisation that is involved in the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. It is involved in a number of activities that are intended to discover other intelligent life in the Universe.
Extra Terrestrial Intelligence life probably exists elsewhere in the Universe, but so far there hasn't been any signs to vindicate the theory
Time capsules are a popular way of preserving the present for examination at a later date by future generations. Current artefacts are placed in a sealed container, quite often cylindrical, and buried where it cannot be disturbed easily.
The primary means of putting a payload into space is the rocket. Rockets have been around for hundreds of years, but it wasn't until the Second World War that their potential for delivering a payload, in this case a bomb, was seriously developed.
The Earth has an ionosphere caused by ultra violet rays breaking apart atoms of air, ionising it. The Moon does not have an atmosphere and so should not have an ionosphere, but it does. It was discovered that ultra violet rays were acting on grains of dust ionising them, and the Moon is a very dusty place.
Polarised lenses are popular for sunglasses
Radio telescopes usually have a central antenna that picks up the signals reflected from a a large disc surrounding it.
It is not well understood what the consequences of an encounter with alien species would be.
Someday, evidence that there is life out in the universe may be found
All you need for your own time capsule is an air and water tight container, and somewhere to put it that won't be disturbed for a very long time.
Early rockets weere highly prone to failure on launch, blowing up  shortly after take off.
The Moon does actually have a very thin atmosphere caused by gases escaping from rocks.
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