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mikey23545
03-05-2011, 05:25 PM
Though President Obama may have cancelled NASAís mission to the Moon, that doesnít mean the reasons to go there and establish a base arenít continuing to add up. The latest comes via the Indian Space Research Organization who may have discovered a unique geological feature on the Moon that would make building a lunar base easier. Well, perhaps I shouldnít say on the Moon. Itís more about what is in the Moon.

The organization has discovered a giant underground chamber near the Moonís equator in an area referred to as the Oceanus Procellarum. The discovered chamber is much longer than the vertical moon hole found in 2009 by the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) which could house a small lunar base. Instead, the new chamber could house a small lunar city due to the fact that itís one mile long and 393 feet wide. The new cave was discovered by the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft which was Indiaís first unmanned lunar proble launched in 2008. Chandrayaan-1 also assisted in the discovery of water on the Moon in September 2009 through the use of NASAís Moon Mineralogy Mapper.

By utilizing the existing underground geography on the Moon, a lunar base could be established much more easily due to the fact that the environment is more constant compared to the lunar surface which might see fluctuations of temperature between 266 degrees and -292 degrees Fahrenheit. In comparison, the newly found lava structure stays a consistent -4 degrees Fahrenheit. Another advantage is that the structure would provide natural protection from radiation, impacts, dust and extreme variations in temperature.

Of course, with the cancellation of NASAís mission to the Moon, a lunar moon base seems a bit further out of reach, but at least we can say that when such a mission is renewed we now have a good starting point for a base.

http://www.geek.com/articles/geek-cetera/mile-long-lava-cave-on-moon-could-support-lunar-base-2011034

Hydrae
03-05-2011, 07:34 PM
I don't know how this cave was formed but I highly doubt it is a lava tube. It is not like the moon ever had a molten core to have lava pushing up from.

salame
03-05-2011, 07:37 PM
http://www.thiel-a-vision.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/spaceslug.jpg

Buck
03-05-2011, 07:37 PM
http://www.thiel-a-vision.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/spaceslug.jpg

RFOL

Ebolapox
03-05-2011, 07:39 PM
feh, the nazis made it there decades ago and are waiting patiently to invade.

Count Alex's Losses
03-05-2011, 07:41 PM
Fuck you, Obama.

DeezNutz
03-05-2011, 07:41 PM
Obama "canceled" the next trip:

http://www.istockphoto.com/file_thumbview_approve/6704475/2/istockphoto_6704475-moon-landing-conspiracy.jpg

GordonGekko
03-05-2011, 08:12 PM
While I was not alive in the 60's for the space race, I know how important an impact it had the world as a whole. Humans need to get back to the moon and beyond, this low earth orbit masturbation needs to be ramped up, we should of had a base on the moon by the end of the 1990's, or so Armstrong thought at the least.

booger
03-05-2011, 08:14 PM
RFOL

Randomly
Fondles
Old
Lizards ?


Routinely
Farts
On
Lactating chicks ?

or is the Rolling Floor Out Laughing again?

Tuckdaddy
03-05-2011, 08:31 PM
http://www.thiel-a-vision.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/spaceslug.jpg

Fugging hilarious!ROFLROFLROFLROFL

Phobia
03-05-2011, 08:53 PM
I've been on the moon along with half a dozen other Planeteers. How else you think we can throw a football 80 yards flat-footed and bench 225 130x?

CoMoChief
03-05-2011, 09:14 PM
I've been on the moon along with half a dozen other Planeteers. How else you think we can throw a football 80 yards flat-footed and bench 225 130x?

Don't forget we all can run 4.4 40's on a good day and all have 10 inch cocks.

listopencil
03-05-2011, 10:05 PM
The moon is a harsh mistress. Just sayin'...

HonestChieffan
03-05-2011, 10:07 PM
India's space program will kick ass someday.

keg in kc
03-05-2011, 10:07 PM
I wonder what the Chinese will call their base, and whether they'll let the rest of the world use it.

teedubya
03-05-2011, 10:08 PM
Don't forget we all can run 4.4 40's on a good day and all have 10 inch cocks.

Tell me about it. It is hard to run fast with large junk, you can almost crush your own balls if you run fast enough.

teedubya
03-05-2011, 10:09 PM
The dark side of the moon.... heh. Pink Floyd was telling us this shit. lol

mikey23545
03-06-2011, 12:21 AM
I wonder what the Chinese will call their base, and whether they'll let the rest of the world use it.

Hell, we'll have to beg for a ride from the Russians just to get there anyway thanks to the big O.

Saccopoo
03-06-2011, 03:44 AM
Obama cancelled our mission to the moon?

What?

You mean that since 1969 we have been planning another expedition to the lunar surface and, 42 years after the fact, we were finally going to execute on that adgenda to gather moon rocks and the like and that ****ing douche Obama kills the trip?

What a pillowbiter.

Pushead2
03-06-2011, 03:50 AM
Don't forget we all can run 4.4 40's on a good day and all have 10 inch cocks.

ROFLROFLROFL

mikey23545
03-06-2011, 03:58 AM
Obama cancelled our mission to the moon?

What?

You mean that since 1969 we have been planning another expedition to the lunar surface and, 42 years after the fact, we were finally going to execute on that adgenda to gather moon rocks and the like and that ****ing douche Obama kills the trip?

What a pillowbiter.

Try googling some terms like "helium 3" and "fusion reaction", vacuum head.

Or you could read up on the economic value of the technological spin-offs from the first race to the moon.

You could even learn how to spell the word "agenda".

Or you could just quit trying to live up to your user name.

Easy 6
03-06-2011, 09:54 AM
Try googling some terms like "helium 3" and "fusion reaction", vacuum head.

Or you could read up on the economic value of the technological spin-offs from the first race to the moon.

You could even learn how to spell the word "agenda".

Or you could just quit trying to live up to your user name.

It reminds me of the quote, 'if you're not busy growing, you're busy dying'. If the human race doesnt try to branch further out into space, we do so at our own peril. I hope that whoever the next prez is, they get us back on the right track with space exploration. When India, China & Russia start outshining us in that field, we. are. doomed.

nstygma
03-06-2011, 12:18 PM
It reminds me of the quote, 'if you're not busy growing, you're busy dying'. If the human race doesnt try to branch further out into space, we do so at our own peril. I hope that whoever the next prez is, they get us back on the right track with space exploration. When India, China & Russia start outshining us in that field, we. are. doomed.did Bob tell you that? He tells everyone that.

Donger
03-06-2011, 12:30 PM
I don't know how this cave was formed but I highly doubt it is a lava tube. It is not like the moon ever had a molten core to have lava pushing up from.

The Moon was once highly active volcanically.

Donger
03-06-2011, 12:31 PM
Obama cancelled our mission to the moon?

What?

You mean that since 1969 we have been planning another expedition to the lunar surface and, 42 years after the fact, we were finally going to execute on that adgenda to gather moon rocks and the like and that ****ing douche Obama kills the trip?

What a pillowbiter.

President Bush proposed a return to the Moon in 2004, IIRC. It was canceled by Obama shortly after he took office.

Molitoth
03-06-2011, 03:42 PM
Earth will not last forever, the main goal of every country on this planet needs to be to unite and find an alternate place to live when the time comes that this planet is in the path of an incoming unavaoidable meteor.

beach tribe
03-06-2011, 11:35 PM
Earth will not last forever, the main goal of every country on this planet needs to be to unite and find an alternate place to live when the time comes that this planet is in the path of an incoming unavaoidable meteor.

Don't worry. we'll find another planet in the next 200 years. Not long after that the natives of that planet will be few in number, won't have to pay taxes, and have casinos all over the place.

DaneMcCloud
03-07-2011, 12:31 AM
Don't worry. we'll find another planet in the next 200 years. Not long after that the natives of that planet will be few in number, won't have to pay taxes, and have casinos all over the place.

There had better be plenty of strippers there as well or you can count me out.

Rain Man
03-07-2011, 12:39 AM
This is way cool. No need now to send backhoes up.

So in the past few years....


water - check
shelter from radiation and micrometeors - check
temperature control - check

All we need now is air.

Adept Havelock
03-07-2011, 06:40 AM
feh, the nazis made it there decades ago and are waiting patiently to invade.

Yep, here's proof. :)

<iframe title="YouTube video player" width="640" height="390" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/DeAfoiN5SDw" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Gonzo
03-07-2011, 07:02 AM
Would we get wifi up there? If not, I ain't interested. Hey, a guy's gotta track his FF team you know.
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Dave Lane
03-07-2011, 08:15 AM
While I was not alive in the 60's for the space race, I know how important an impact it had the world as a whole. Humans need to get back to the moon and beyond, this low earth orbit masturbation needs to be ramped up, we should of had a base on the moon by the end of the 1990's, or so Armstrong thought at the least.

Actually Obama is ramping up support for exploration / a base on Mars as opposed to a Moon base. mars is still more habitable than the moon and the budget issues wouldn't allow both.

loochy
03-07-2011, 08:25 AM
The moon already has a base that was created by Nazis and Freemasons. It is connected to Antarctica via a wormhole created by the Draconians (Lizard Men).

Over-Head
03-07-2011, 08:27 AM
Theres nothing left up on the moon, Andy Griffith already brought it all back
http://www.ovguide.com/tv_episode/salvage-1-season-1-episode-1-salvage-1-185956#

Donger
03-07-2011, 09:29 AM
Actually Obama is ramping up support for exploration / a base on Mars as opposed to a Moon base. mars is still more habitable than the moon and the budget issues wouldn't allow both.

He is?

Easy 6
03-08-2011, 12:58 PM
did Bob tell you that? He tells everyone that.

LMAO

My post might have been a bit trite, but its truth remains.

nstygma
03-08-2011, 01:08 PM
LMAO

My post might have been a bit trite, but its truth remains.
:) i had just watched "It's Kind of a Funny Story" and you basically quoted one of their lines exactly.

Easy 6
03-08-2011, 01:16 PM
:) i had just watched "It's Kind of a Funny Story" and you basically quoted one of their lines exactly.

Heh, i wasnt sure where it was from but i felt a bit of a sting lol.

nstygma
03-09-2011, 12:30 AM
Heh, i wasnt sure where it was from but i felt a bit of a sting lol.lol here's why i was laughing (http://movieclips.com/HF3o-its-kind-of-a-funny-story-movie-bob-dylans-wisdom/)
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Dave Lane
03-09-2011, 08:33 AM
He is?

Here is a very long reply by Buzz Aldrin on the subject. I put it here to clarify the information on going to mars for you.

Thank you, Mr. President.

That's what we should say to President Barack Obama in light of his Fiscal Year 2011 space budget for NASA. The President courageously decided to redirect our nation's space policy away from the foolish and underfunded Moon race that has consumed NASA for more than six years, aiming instead at boosting the agency's budget by more than $1 billion more per year over the next five years, topping off at $100 billion for NASA between now and 2015. And he directed NASA to spend a billion per year on buying rides for American astronauts aboard new, commercially developed space vehicles-that's American space vehicles. Other NASA funds will go into developing and testing new revolutionary technologies that we can use in living and working on Mars and its moons.

The Aldrin cycler (which I proposed two decades ago), your time has finally come! Those technologies will sustain long term, deep space exploration in the years ahead-just like my concept for a cycling spaceship moving between Earth and Mars. For that, we don't need the Moon!

But this change in direction will not be easy -- like turning a big ship around in a small space. For those who will think about opposing this new plan, let me explain why I think it's a necessary step forward, not back. Having walked on the Moon, I know something about what we need to explore, really explore, in space.

For the past six years America's civil space program has been aimed at returning astronauts to the Moon by 2020. That's the plan announced by President George W. Bush in January of 2004. That plan also called for developing the technologies that would support human expeditions to Mars, our ultimate destination in space. But two things happened along the way since that announcement, which became known as the Vision for Space Exploration.

First, the President failed to fully fund the program, as he had initially promised. As a result, each year the development of the rockets and spacecraft called for in the plan slipped further and further behind. Second and most importantly, NASA virtually eliminated the technology development effort for advanced space systems. Equally as bad, NASA also raided the Earth and space science budgets in the struggle to keep the program, named Project Constellation, on track. Even that effort fell short.

To keep the focus on the return to the Moon, NASA pretty much abandoned all hope of preparing for Mars exploration. It looked like building bases on the Moon would consume all of NASA's resources. Yet despite much complaining, neither a Republican-controlled nor a Democratic-controlled Congress was willing or able to add back those missing and needed funds. The date of the so-called return to the Moon slipped from 2020 to heaven-knows when. At the same time, there was no money to either extend the life of the Space Shuttle, due to be retired this year, or that of the International Space Station, due to be dropped into the Pacific Ocean in 2015, a scant handful of years after it was completed.

Enter the new Obama administration. Before deciding what to do about national space policy, Obama set up an outside review panel of space experts, headed up by my friend Norm Augustine, former head of Lockheed Martin and a former government official. Augustine's team took testimony and presentations from many people with ideas on what way forward NASA should take (that group included me). In October, it presented its report to the President and to Dr. John Holdren, Obama's science advisor and a friend and colleague of mine. The report strongly suggested the nation move away from the troubled rocket program, called Ares 1, and both extend the life of the space station and develop commercial ways of sending astronauts and cargoes up to the station. And it suggested a better way to spend our taxpayer dollars would be not focused on the Moon race, but on something it called a "Flexible Path." Flexible in the sense that it would redirect NASA towards developing the capability of voyaging to more distant locations in space, such as rendezvous with possibly threatening asteroids, or comets, or even flying by Mars to land on its moons. Many different destinations and missions would be enabled by that approach, not just one.

But with the limited NASA budget consumed by the Moon, no funds were available for this development effort -- until now. Now President Obama has signaled that new direction -- what I'm calling Flexible plus, containing much of the steps called for in the Augustine report. If Congress agrees, we'll turn over all space taxi services to the private sector and aim NASA at fully using the station -- extended to at least 2020 in Obama's plan -- and spending a billion dollars a year in creating these new private sector spaceships. When the time comes to start building deep space transports and refueling rocket tankers, it will be the commercial industry that steps up, not another government-owned, government managed enterprise. And if we want to use the Moon as a stepping stone in the future, we'll have to join with our international partners for the effort. No more "go it alone" space projects. If you or your children or grandkids ever hope to fly into orbit, these new vehicles are their only hope for a ride to space.

There is little reason to believe that Congress would add this kind of budget boost to the Bush lunar program, since it hasn't done that for the past six years. But if we really wanted to establish new companies and create new jobs in the space business, then Obama's idea is clearly the way to go. America's space entrepreneurs have all the talent and tools they need to take advantage of the proposed Obama plan. Even our rocket pads at the Kennedy Space Center, where the same pads from which Apollo 11 was launched more than 40 years ago are still used, will get a user-friendly makeover. And NASA will do what it does best -- preparing the capability to explore.

I know that change can be a scary thing. And I know the forces of the existing Constellation program are already preparing to fight the Obama plan. But I hope when the emotion subsides, my friends in Congress will see as I see the wisdom and strength that this new approach will give our nation's space program.

I'll be speaking out about the plan more in the weeks ahead. In the meantime, I ask my friends and readers to get behind Obama's new policy. Join with me and help usher in a new age of space. A space program that truly goes somewhere! With his deeds, not only words, President Obama has revitalized our struggling space program. His has been a "Profile in Courage" when it comes to space and science. And that's why I call it his JFK moment.

Donger
03-09-2011, 08:37 AM
Here is a very long reply by Buzz Aldrin on the subject. I put it here to clarify the information on going to mars for you.

Thank you, Mr. President.

That's what we should say to President Barack Obama in light of his Fiscal Year 2011 space budget for NASA. The President courageously decided to redirect our nation's space policy away from the foolish and underfunded Moon race that has consumed NASA for more than six years, aiming instead at boosting the agency's budget by more than $1 billion more per year over the next five years, topping off at $100 billion for NASA between now and 2015. And he directed NASA to spend a billion per year on buying rides for American astronauts aboard new, commercially developed space vehicles-that's American space vehicles. Other NASA funds will go into developing and testing new revolutionary technologies that we can use in living and working on Mars and its moons.

The Aldrin cycler (which I proposed two decades ago), your time has finally come! Those technologies will sustain long term, deep space exploration in the years ahead-just like my concept for a cycling spaceship moving between Earth and Mars. For that, we don't need the Moon!

But this change in direction will not be easy -- like turning a big ship around in a small space. For those who will think about opposing this new plan, let me explain why I think it's a necessary step forward, not back. Having walked on the Moon, I know something about what we need to explore, really explore, in space.

For the past six years America's civil space program has been aimed at returning astronauts to the Moon by 2020. That's the plan announced by President George W. Bush in January of 2004. That plan also called for developing the technologies that would support human expeditions to Mars, our ultimate destination in space. But two things happened along the way since that announcement, which became known as the Vision for Space Exploration.

First, the President failed to fully fund the program, as he had initially promised. As a result, each year the development of the rockets and spacecraft called for in the plan slipped further and further behind. Second and most importantly, NASA virtually eliminated the technology development effort for advanced space systems. Equally as bad, NASA also raided the Earth and space science budgets in the struggle to keep the program, named Project Constellation, on track. Even that effort fell short.

To keep the focus on the return to the Moon, NASA pretty much abandoned all hope of preparing for Mars exploration. It looked like building bases on the Moon would consume all of NASA's resources. Yet despite much complaining, neither a Republican-controlled nor a Democratic-controlled Congress was willing or able to add back those missing and needed funds. The date of the so-called return to the Moon slipped from 2020 to heaven-knows when. At the same time, there was no money to either extend the life of the Space Shuttle, due to be retired this year, or that of the International Space Station, due to be dropped into the Pacific Ocean in 2015, a scant handful of years after it was completed.

Enter the new Obama administration. Before deciding what to do about national space policy, Obama set up an outside review panel of space experts, headed up by my friend Norm Augustine, former head of Lockheed Martin and a former government official. Augustine's team took testimony and presentations from many people with ideas on what way forward NASA should take (that group included me). In October, it presented its report to the President and to Dr. John Holdren, Obama's science advisor and a friend and colleague of mine. The report strongly suggested the nation move away from the troubled rocket program, called Ares 1, and both extend the life of the space station and develop commercial ways of sending astronauts and cargoes up to the station. And it suggested a better way to spend our taxpayer dollars would be not focused on the Moon race, but on something it called a "Flexible Path." Flexible in the sense that it would redirect NASA towards developing the capability of voyaging to more distant locations in space, such as rendezvous with possibly threatening asteroids, or comets, or even flying by Mars to land on its moons. Many different destinations and missions would be enabled by that approach, not just one.

But with the limited NASA budget consumed by the Moon, no funds were available for this development effort -- until now. Now President Obama has signaled that new direction -- what I'm calling Flexible plus, containing much of the steps called for in the Augustine report. If Congress agrees, we'll turn over all space taxi services to the private sector and aim NASA at fully using the station -- extended to at least 2020 in Obama's plan -- and spending a billion dollars a year in creating these new private sector spaceships. When the time comes to start building deep space transports and refueling rocket tankers, it will be the commercial industry that steps up, not another government-owned, government managed enterprise. And if we want to use the Moon as a stepping stone in the future, we'll have to join with our international partners for the effort. No more "go it alone" space projects. If you or your children or grandkids ever hope to fly into orbit, these new vehicles are their only hope for a ride to space.

There is little reason to believe that Congress would add this kind of budget boost to the Bush lunar program, since it hasn't done that for the past six years. But if we really wanted to establish new companies and create new jobs in the space business, then Obama's idea is clearly the way to go. America's space entrepreneurs have all the talent and tools they need to take advantage of the proposed Obama plan. Even our rocket pads at the Kennedy Space Center, where the same pads from which Apollo 11 was launched more than 40 years ago are still used, will get a user-friendly makeover. And NASA will do what it does best -- preparing the capability to explore.

I know that change can be a scary thing. And I know the forces of the existing Constellation program are already preparing to fight the Obama plan. But I hope when the emotion subsides, my friends in Congress will see as I see the wisdom and strength that this new approach will give our nation's space program.

I'll be speaking out about the plan more in the weeks ahead. In the meantime, I ask my friends and readers to get behind Obama's new policy. Join with me and help usher in a new age of space. A space program that truly goes somewhere! With his deeds, not only words, President Obama has revitalized our struggling space program. His has been a "Profile in Courage" when it comes to space and science. And that's why I call it his JFK moment.

Yeah, okay. But what about the development of the spacecraft? Those are kind of important.

Dave Lane
03-09-2011, 08:52 AM
Yeah, okay. But what about the development of the spacecraft? Those are kind of important.

Did you read the article?

Donger
03-09-2011, 08:54 AM
Did you read the article?

Yes.

Dave Lane
03-09-2011, 09:01 AM
If Congress agrees, we'll turn over all space taxi services to the private sector and aim NASA at fully using the station -- extended to at least 2020 in Obama's plan -- and spending a billion dollars a year in creating these new private sector spaceships. When the time comes to start building deep space transports and refueling rocket tankers, it will be the commercial industry that steps up, not another government-owned, government managed enterprise

Thought this would be appealing to the republican in you.

Donger
03-09-2011, 09:03 AM
If Congress agrees, we'll turn over all space taxi services to the private sector and aim NASA at fully using the station -- extended to at least 2020 in Obama's plan -- and spending a billion dollars a year in creating these new private sector spaceships. When the time comes to start building deep space transports and refueling rocket tankers, it will be the commercial industry that steps up, not another government-owned, government managed enterprise

Thought this would be appealing to the republican in you.

Right, so I don't see what Obama has done or is doing to ramping up support for exploration / a base on Mars.

Dave Lane
03-09-2011, 09:07 AM
The President courageously decided to redirect our nation's space policy away from the foolish and underfunded Moon race that has consumed NASA for more than six years, aiming instead at boosting the agency's budget by more than $1 billion more per year over the next five years, topping off at $100 billion for NASA between now and 2015. And he directed NASA to spend a billion per year on buying rides for American astronauts aboard new, commercially developed space vehicles-that's American space vehicles. Other NASA funds will go into developing and testing new revolutionary technologies that we can use in living and working on Mars and its moons.

Donger
03-09-2011, 09:10 AM
The President courageously decided to redirect our nation's space policy away from the foolish and underfunded Moon race that has consumed NASA for more than six years, aiming instead at boosting the agency's budget by more than $1 billion more per year over the next five years, topping off at $100 billion for NASA between now and 2015. And he directed NASA to spend a billion per year on buying rides for American astronauts aboard new, commercially developed space vehicles-that's American space vehicles. Other NASA funds will go into developing and testing new revolutionary technologies that we can use in living and working on Mars and its moons.

Yes, I read that. So, he canceled the Moon mission and told NASA to buy rides on commercial spacecraft.

That's "ramping up support for exploration / a base on Mars"?

FAX
03-09-2011, 09:30 AM
Indian Scientists Redefine "Moon Cave"

By the CNN Wire Staff

Citing recent erratic and unpredictable behavior on the part of the Moon, India's space agency has now announced it had redefined its discovery of an enormous, volcanic cave on Earth's satellite.

The cave was originally believed to have been formed from ancient volcanic lava flows. However, a more detailed study of the Moon's increasingly capricious and desultory conduct during monthly cycles has led Indian scientists to conclude that the cave is actually a Moongina.

"To our knowledge, this is the first known Moongina to be found anywhere in space. Our current estimates place the size at more than one mile long and 393 feet wide.", said Meghnad Saha, "Other than Sharon Stone's, it may well be the largest of its kind anywhere in the universe."

India's space agency is now ramping up efforts to send a manned mission to the Moon in order to enter the Moongina as soon as possible. "We want to be the first to get in there", states Saha, "We know that the Chinese, Russians, and Americans are demonstrating great interest, but we saw it first."

FAX

Dave Lane
03-09-2011, 09:50 AM
Yes, I read that. So, he canceled the Moon mission and told NASA to buy rides on commercial spacecraft.

That's "ramping up support for exploration / a base on Mars"?

NASA funds will go into developing and testing new revolutionary technologies that we can use in living and working on Mars and its moons.

Oh and what would the Donger "solution" look like?

Donger
03-09-2011, 09:53 AM
NASA funds will go into developing and testing new revolutionary technologies that we can use in living and working on Mars and its moons.

Oh and what would the Donger "solution" look like?

And what are those revolutionary new technologies?

loochy
03-09-2011, 09:56 AM
Oh and what would the Donger "solution" look like?

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