NASA's Cassini spacecraft to do close fly-by of Saturn's moon Dione on June 16


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That’s a very parochial schedule. Wouldn’t UCT be more appropriate?

S’nuffin’ to do wiv me bein’ in the UK, like, mate.


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Fantasy writers and RPG developers around the world are probably slapping themselves for not coming up with the concept of “ice volcanoes” first.


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To be fair, at least Xeni put a time zone in. Now, I just have to figure out how many time zones away I am: “Are they on DST?, Is my time zone on DST?, Crap, I have to look it up in Wikipedia…”, etc.),

So often, I’ll see an article somewhere (I’m looking at you, The Intercept) with “Today, at 4:31 AM”. My time zone? The Greenwald’s home time zone? Or where the story is based? Pierre Omidyar’s time zone? Grrrr!

On the Internet, it’s UTC. Nothing else will do.


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Wait, Cassini’s still up there flying around? I thought they retired it last summer…

Maybe they #rekt something else… They smashed MESSENGER into Mercury a month or two ago, right? Or am I misremembering that too?


Truly, Cassini is the little spacecraft that could. Along with Spirit and Opportunity.


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I’ve even seen NASA and JPL release announcements about stuff like eclipses without timezone info. You’d think experts in spacetime and relativity would know better.


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