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John Hayabusa



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 3:23 am Reply with quote
A comfy all-girls anime about girls heading to the South Pole. This could be my most favorite anime of winter.
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Scalfin



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:31 am Reply with quote
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the South Pole—a place further than the universe


I... don't think that's true.
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CatSword



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 1:24 pm Reply with quote
I've paid no attention to this one before now, but...the South Pole? You've got my intrigue.
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peko



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 2:24 pm Reply with quote
Wonder what the reason for them going there will be-I was under the impression it's difficult to go there unless you're a scientist or the like.
Still, I've often tried to imagine what it would be like to be holed up on a polar station for months on end. -60°C, dark all the time, no way to leave...
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Octonian
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 6:51 pm Reply with quote
Scalfin wrote:
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the South Pole—a place further than the universe


I... don't think that's true.


To quote Mr. Weebl,

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dormcat
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:27 pm Reply with quote
Scalfin wrote:
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the South Pole—a place further than the universe

I... don't think that's true.

For the record, the low Earth orbit (LEO) of the International Space Station (ISS) is less than 400 km above the surface of Earth. The direct distance from Yokosuka (homeport of icebreaker Shirase) to the South Pole is about 14,000 km. Wink
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Shiroi Hane
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2017 11:48 am Reply with quote
If you take the view that we are in the Universe, the distance is always zero so the South Pole is farther. If you assume they are talking about the centre of the universe, then that's in Idaho which is 8000km from Yokosuka so, still closer than the South Pole.
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Kadmos1



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 2:16 pm Reply with quote
To add to dormcat's post, look up the Kármán line. Per its Wikipedia entry "The Kármán line, or Karman line, lies at an altitude of 100 km (62 mi; 330,000 ft) above the Earth's sea level, and commonly represents the boundary between the Earth's atmosphere and outer space."

It was named after a Hungarian-American Jew named Theodore von Kármán (5/11/1881-5/6/1963) who specialized in astronautics and aeronautics.
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phia_one



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PostPosted: Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:27 pm Reply with quote
This looks like it could be interesting.
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bemused Bohemian
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:47 pm Reply with quote
Uplifting atmosphere and music is reminiscent of the show Space Brothers. I'm really looking forward to see how this series will pan out.
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