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quote:Originally posted by MayoFlyFarmerdoes anyone know how thick the ice layer on europa is?? do we have estiamtes?? I mean are we talking 20 feet, 200 feet, 20 miles, 200 miles?? thats always been a question of mine.If I met you in a scissor-fight, I'd cut off both your wings; on principle alone!!
quote:Originally posted by DonnahYeah Chris, tell us why they asked you to autograph the Cassini probe. Is it because they wanted to let the aliens know who was hosting that science radio show as it makes its way through space?
quote:Originally posted by chrisOkay, to put you out of your misery. When they first designed the module and made space and weight allocations, technology was significantly less advanced than it was by launch date with the effect that there was a degree of over-allocation.I happened to be at a talk in Cambridge University given by one of the designers. At a loss for anything else to put in the module to take up the space and weight he decided to include a CD containing the scanned signatures of a few people from mother earth. I signed up, as did Shibley (one of the original co-presenters of Naked Scientists - he's the guy at the bottom of the screen - http://www.thenakedscientists.com/html/who_we_are.htm)Chris