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« on: 11/11/2010 17:30:10 »
For those of you that have been following the Registers PARIS mission - updates galore here.

PARIS page  Congrats to all involved.


 

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« Reply #1 on: 11/11/2010 21:21:31 »
Something similar (but probably on an even lower budget) ... http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=34727.0
 

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« Reply #2 on: 18/05/2011 17:36:22 »
no= sun radiant will?
 

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« Reply #3 on: 19/05/2011 06:53:12 »
Will whoever stole the verbs from Czarcar's post please put them back so we can see what he meant.
 

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« Reply #4 on: 19/05/2011 08:59:24 »
I cannot tell a lie.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 19/05/2011 16:20:40 »
the sun's radiant would degrade the paper so it will crumble?
 

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« Reply #6 on: 19/05/2011 16:47:28 »
If you read my link which started the post - it didn't crumble.  Although the plane was not high and not up for long.  Good quality paper relies on the strength of the cellulose fibres - I am not sure how much they get degraded bu sunlight
 

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« Reply #7 on: 19/05/2011 17:11:29 »
If you read my link which started the post - it didn't crumble.  Although the plane was not high and not up for long.  Good quality paper relies on the strength of the cellulose fibres - I am not sure how much they get degraded bu sunlight
i'm thinking any solid aint 100% solid & the miniscule ratio of liquid & gas gets affected by the radiant?
 

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« Reply #8 on: 19/05/2011 22:10:24 »
Yeah - I think the subliming off of liquids is a real problem - the vulture website will detail the paper they used, but bear in mind it was only up just above atmosphere for a few minutes
 

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