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    Great article.

    I hadn't seen that photo of the BA in the space suit before. Good Lord! It looks like a prop from a bad 60s sci fi movie! [img]/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_eek.gif[/img] (Or something a little kinky... [img]/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif[/img] )

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    ...burning brilliant beyond his years...

    That's leant from "Blade Runner", isn't it? [img]/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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    Very similar:

    "The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long... and you have burned so very, very brightly,"

    ..but lets hope the BA has a very long life too! [img]/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif[/img]

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    On 2002-04-03 20:32, Peter B wrote:
    I hadn't seen that photo of the BA in the space suit before. Good Lord! It looks like a prop from a bad 60s sci fi movie!
    I didn't see a space suit. Did they change the photo at the article?

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    Neither did I, just assumed it was only in the paper version. It was probably this:
    http://www.badastronomy.com/info/whois.html
    definately kinky [img]/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif[/img]
    Actually it looks rather like one of those painted boards you stick your head through... surely not a 'fake' suit BA! [img]/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif[/img]

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    The suit is indeed a plastic wall through which you stick your head. It's at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

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    On 2002-04-04 11:50, Roy Batty wrote:
    Very similar:

    "The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long... and you have burned so very, very brightly,"
    Is this bad astronomy? [img]/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif[/img]

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    On 2002-04-08 02:10, kucharek wrote:
    On 2002-04-04 11:50, Roy Batty wrote:
    Very similar:

    "The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long... and you have burned so very, very brightly,"
    Is this bad astronomy? [img]/phpBB/images/smiles/icon_wink.gif[/img]
    No, it's good astronomy! It's well-established that larger, brighter stars burn out faster than smaller, dimmer ones.
    Everything I need to know I learned through Googling.

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    On 2002-04-04 11:50, Roy Batty wrote:
    "The light that burns twice as bright burns half as long... and you have burned so very, very brightly,"
    Doesn't mention "brilliant" though. A lot like Edna St. Vincent Millay's "I burn my candle at both ends, It will not last the night. But oh, my foes, and ah, my friends, It gives a lovely light."

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