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Voyage to the Giant Asteroids

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IDD CI24 ECONO MM Penta 1.20 Galaxy II
1.2Mtr Polar MTG yes it has been on the arc for 25 years and is now fixed on 13 East using two pairs of rusty molegrips. Unlike me they never groan but always perform.
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Blackburn, Lancashire
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June 15, 2007: The asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter is like the solar system's cluttered old attic. The dusty, forgotten objects there are relics from a time long ago, each asteroid with its own story to tell about the solar system's beginnings.
NASA plans to launch a robotic probe named Dawn. Its mission: Fly to two giant asteroids, Ceres and Vesta, and explore them up close for the first time. Liftoff is scheduled for July 2007.

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T_G

The Consumate Dreamer
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Somewhere where the Sauer is Kraut and the Wurst is Brat
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Verty interesting!
 

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Suffering fools just so you don't have to
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Hope they have built a protective fairing on the probe. Some of those smaller (undetected) rocks will be travelling at high speeds.