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Friday, February 6, 2015

ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOURS EXCEPT EUROPA...

1) In the book/movie 2010: The Year We Make Contact, the jovian monolith's intelligence takes over the HAL9000 computer, causing it to issue this, what? Edict? Command? Warning?

ALL THESE WORLDS
ARE YOURS
EXCEPT 
EUROPA
ATTEMPT NO
LANDING THERE



2) This week:  NASA announces plans to search for extraterrestrial life on Europa.


It's an orbiter, not a lander, but still...  :)


3?)
Dave Bowman: You see, something's going to happen. You must leave.
Heywood Floyd: What? What's going to happen?
Dave Bowman: Something wonderful.
Heywood Floyd: What?