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Discussion in 'Personal' started by peakster, Jan 3, 2019.
More like "the Black Hole".
I still think it's a great album.
As for the moon? Would I even notice if it weren't there? I suspect it might take me a couple of months.
Given its effect on our planet and the life upon it, I suspect it would be rather sooner.
NASA uses the term 'dark side' on occasions. Dark being unknown rather than referring to the lack of light. Far side may make more sense now, as we find out more, although that term makes me think of the cartoons.
It's an excellent album
In the lead in to one of the tracks there is a recording of a man who I believe was the door man or caretaker at the recording studio. He had a strong Irish accent and said " There is no dark side of the moon. As a matter of fact its all dark". I suspect there is a link to this and the naming of the album. They are not going for the scientific/factual truth but for a human truth. There are a number of tracks on the album relating to depression/mental illness hence the resonance of the quote.
Though other opinions are available. Dark Side was the fourth highest selling album of all time. Must be an awful lot of gullible people easily taken in by "pretentious carp." I am one of them.
"Wish you were here" is a masterpiece if you haven't heard it
Love Roger Waters - brilliant lyricist
Landing a probe on the far side of the Moon is a fantastic achievement. It demonstrates the Human spirit to explore and discover new things, The technology the Chinese developed and used (although probably copied to some degree) will pay dividends in future Space exploration and will also have spin offs for uses here on planet Earth.
Furthermore it might help us answer the question "Is there anybody out there?"
Well there has been a substantial amount of ''speculation'' [or wild over imagining] that the far side of the moon might be host to UFO bases, secret facilities etc.
Hopefully this might lay some of that to rest.
Though considering the ongoing existence of the flat earth movement... probably not.
Thing is though - the Chinese are probably looking for mineral deposits to exploit.
Well, the Chinese SAY they've landed on the far side of the moon, but can you see the alleged landing site through your telescope? Huh? Huh? They could be having a larf!
True... North Korea did say they'd landed men on the Sun... the dark side so don't worry.
At 22kg* a time?
* The amount brought back by Apollo 11
Any exploitation of minerals on the moon would have to be for non-terrestrial purposes. While launch costs are dropping they haven't reached a practical level of industrial exploitation with a view to Earth-return.
But... industrialisation of the lunar surface with a view to human expansion outwards... that could be viable.
Complex... maybe one of the most complex undertakings ever... but more viable.
These people invented crispy seaweed - nothing is beyond them.