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Raptors Republic Android & iOS App

Hey guys and gals,

We're running a, how should I say, pilot or beta version of our new Raptors Republic app. We haven't made it official as we're still trying to work out some bugs while improving the user interface. So, its not the final version so expect to see more changes over the next while.

Anyhow, please feel free to download. Available on both Android & iPhone. It's absolutely free.

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...rsrepublic.app

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-...6946?ls=1&mt=8

If we could ask a favour though. We're welcoming feedback and suggestions on perhaps things you'd like to see. At the end of the day we're doing this for you guys by making everything here easier available for you the user. Please send your feedback (Regardless if its positive or negative) to raptorsrepublic@gmail.com.

Thanks in advance and we hope you guys enjoy the application.
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  • Moment 61-year-old limo driver blasts himself off the ground on a homemade ROCKET at 325mph to prove that the earth is 'shaped liked a frisbee' - before coming back down to Earth with a bang

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-875-feet.html

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      • Super cool footage from the surface of a comet:

        Super cool stuff.

        Stuff flying around in the foreground is thought to be comet dust, but stuff moving the background is Stars ... which is super cool.

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        • It's an under the radar show, but definitely worth your attention, if you're a Sci-Fi fan. It's reasonably realistic scenario of humanity in a few centuries.

          https://www.netflix.com/lt/title/80029822

          Spread the word if you like it
          Official Pope of the Raptors sponsored by MLSE.

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            • Nilanka wrote: View Post

              That's definitely not Venus ... that's Jupiter ... still friggin cool, but huge difference. Lol

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              • Another super cool achievement by Humanity! Go Humans! Specifically Japan in this instance though.

                Back in 2014, Japan’s space program JAXA launched an asteroid probe that had a long journey ahead of it. The spacecraft, called Hayabusa 2, spent over three years cruising towards its destination, a massive asteroid called Ryugu. The trip was long, but JAXA just announced that Hayabusa 2 has arrived at the rock, and now the real fun begins.

                The goal of the mission is to study the makeup of the asteroid itself. Unfortunately, scraping a sample from the surface isn’t acceptable because debris from its countless years in space has likely sullied its exterior. Instead, Hayabusa 2 will need to go deeper, and that means an explosion is in order.

                Hayabusa 2 will release a small impactor that will land on the asteroid’s surface. After it lands, the spacecraft will reposition to a safe distance and then a charge on the impact will detonate, which will shove the small projectile deep into the rock, forming a hole. That hole, or crater, will become Hayabusa 2’s target, and the spacecraft will carefully maneuver itself so that it can touchdown and take its own subsurface samples.

                https://www.yahoo.com/news/japan-ast...180628997.html
                They better be getting video of all of this, because that sounds awesome!

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                • Coming up on the 3 year anniversary of when New Horizons flew past Pluto and this thread was born ... and just seeing this picture now of Pluto and it's moon Charon, which is absolutely incredible:

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                    • Nilanka wrote: View Post

                      One of the coolest things about this though, is that one of them is going the wrong way compared to all 78 others. Lol

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                      • Fu*k everyone, I'm moving!


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                        • rocwell wrote: View Post
                          Fu*k everyone, I'm moving!


                          LOL This made me laugh:

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                          • Mysterious radio signal sent from an unknown source in deep space is picked up by new £12 million telescope in Canada

                            http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...eep-space.html

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                            • rocwell wrote: View Post
                              Mysterious radio signal sent from an unknown source in deep space is picked up by new £12 million telescope in Canada

                              http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...eep-space.html
                              Experts are still investigating what causes FRBs, with possible explanations including exploding black holes and advanced extra-terrestrial civilisations.
                              I wish they would find out in my life time.

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                              • Mack North wrote: View Post
                                Experts are still investigating what causes FRBs, with possible explanations including exploding black holes and advanced extra-terrestrial civilisations.
                                I wish they would find out in my life time.
                                So frigging cool. My only thing with tracking Radio Waves, is would an advanced extra-terrestrial civilization really be using Radio Waves to communicate ... I mean we have reduced the amount of Radio Waves we emit drastically over the last couple decades, and expect that to continue .. would any sufficiently advanced civilization really use something so relatively primitive?

                                Conversely, I would expect that they've probably moved on the "mp3's" while we are still on "vinyl records", so I guess if their intent was to communicate, they'd have to dig out the pile of old records? Hence "Radio Waves"?

                                I can't wait for the future. Lol

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