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I believe we are coming up on one month since our last word from LORRI.
 
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I see no one has posted the latest PI Perspective yet. I will not post the whole article, just give the:<br /><br />LINK HERE<br /><br />Basically, Alan Stern talks about the final phase of the Jupiter flyby science and data transfer. The team is working on a range of papers which will be published in the Journal <i>Science</i>. He also talks about the preparations for hibernation of the spacecraft and final trajectory adjustments and dates for the Pluto encounter in 2015.<br /><br />Mission elapsed time: <br /><br /><font color="orange">Days 517 Hours 04 Minutes 41</font><br /><br /><b>Time since</b> Jupiter closest approach <br /><br /><font color="orange">Days 117 Hours 17 Minutes 57</font><br /><br />Pluto closest approach!!!! <br /><br /><font color="orange">Days 2945 Hours 12 Minutes 17</font>/safety_wrapper> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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Thanks jmilsom.<br /><br />Looks like the encounter date is not changing & they are also planning Nix & Hydra <br />observations.<br /><br />Looks like the Jupiter encounter was a 100% success & that New Horizons is in excellent health.<br /><br />Good news all around.<br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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Yes. They are an amazing team. Everything has gone just about perfectly. Everything they decided to get from Jupiter was achieved and their trajectory planning has been about as accurate as I've seen from any mission. Just one more burn to go - to quote:<br /><br /><i>.....we now need to change our speed by about 2.4 meters per second (about 5 miles per hour) to set the optimal course for a close Pluto flyby. Without that course correction, we estimate that we’d miss Pluto by about 300,000 kilometers.</i> <br /><br />Yes and the original date of July 14 stands - they had it worked out from the beginning!!! <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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Very true indeed.<br /><br />A couple of nice artists impressions.<br /><br />New Horizons passing Jupiter. <br /><br />Although the main mission of New Horizons is to explore the Pluto system and the <br />Kuiper Belt of icy, rocky objects, the spacecraft will first fly by the solar system's <br />largest planet, Jupiter, early 2007 — just a little over a year after launch. <br />In this artist's rendering, New Horizons soars past Jupiter as the volcanic moon Io <br />passes between the spacecraft and planet.<br /> <br />Credit: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute (JHUAPL/SwRI).<br /><br />Andrew Brown.<br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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This one will be interesting to see, how close this painting is to the real thing.<br /><br />I doubt Nix & Hydra are spherical though, although Hydra could be, being <br />somewhat larger.<br /><br />==================================================================<br />Artist's concept of the New Horizons spacecraft as it approaches Pluto and its three <br />moons (Charon, Nix & Hydra) in Summer 2015. The craft's miniature cameras, <br />radio science experiment, ultraviolet and infrared spectrometers and space <br />plasma experiments would characterize the global geology and geomorphology <br />of Pluto and large moon Charon, map their surface compositions and temperatures, <br />and examine Pluto's atmosphere in detail. The spacecraft's most <br />prominent design feature is a nearly 7-foot (2.1-meter) dish antenna, through <br />which it will communicate with Earth from as far as 4.7 billion miles (7.5 billion kilometers) away. <br /> <br />Credit: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute (JHUAPL/SwRI).<br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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Yes!! I love this new picture. You can really see the Ralph Instrument (not that I am prejudiced or anything, and there is a bit of artistic license taken) as well as Alice, SWAP, and the LORRI aperture. <br /><br />I agree with your doubts that Nix and Hydra will be found to be spherical.<br /><br />I also agree that you have a great quote from a great movie.
 
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Just out of interest.<br /><br />Pluto as seen from Charon.<br /><br />Tuesday 26th June 2007.<br /><br />12:00 PM GMT / 1:00 PM CET.<br /><br />Note that Pluto appears directly between The Plough or Big Dipper & Polaris.<br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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Post deleted by 3488 <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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Just out of interest. <br /><br />Charon as seen from Pluto. <br /><br />Tuesday 26th June 2007. <br /><br />12:00 PM GMT / 1:00 PM CET. <br /><br />Charon is passing to the south of Alpha & Beta Centauri & Crux Australis. <br /><br />Andrew Brown. <br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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It's neat to see Voyager 2's position plotted out behind Charon in that pic. <img src="/images/icons/wink.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p><font color="#666699"><em>"People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint it's more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly . . . timey wimey . . . stuff."</em>  -- The Tenth Doctor, "Blink"</font></p> </div>
 
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Full resolution half phase Jupiter imaged by LORRI onboard<br />New Horizons.<br /><br />Credit: NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics <br />Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute.<br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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Don't want NH to slide too far down the list... <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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Thanks MeteorWayne for the bump.<br /><br />Later on during the Autumn / Fall, the scientific New Horizons Jupiter data analyzed to date <br />is to be released. <br /><br />Looking forward to it immensely.<br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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Fascinating stuff, well worth waiting for. <img src="/images/icons/laugh.gif" /> <img src="/images/icons/laugh.gif" /> <img src="/images/icons/laugh.gif" /><br /><br /> New Horizons caught Jupiter in a 'calm period'.<br /><br />New Horizons Jupiter news.<br /><br />New Horizons finds Polar Lightning in Jupiter's clouds.<br /><br />New insights into Jupiter's atmospheric structure.<br /><br />Jovian atmospheric waves.<br /><br />Jupiter Ammonia Ice Cirrus Clouds.<br /><br /> Ammonia clouds come & go.<br /><br />New Horizons discovery of Jupiter Ring Arc.<br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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More stuff just put up in the last 15 minutes.<br /><br />This is just incredible. <img src="/images/icons/laugh.gif" /><br /><br />Changes on Io New Horizons.<br /><br />Tvashtar Volcano on Io montage.<br /><br />Io eclipse montage.<br /><br />Jupiter & Io montage in colour New Horizons.<br /><br />Changes on Io between Galileo in 1997 & New Horizons in 2007.<br /><br />Changes to Lerna & Masubi volcanoes on Io, between Voyager 1, Galileo & New Horizons.<br /><br />Jupiter wind directions around Red Spot Junior.<br /><br />Io nightside in colour from Jupitershine.<br /><br />Io volcanic plumes various.<br /><br />Io, state of volcanic activity @ time of New Horizons pass.<br /><br />http://pluto.jhuapl.edu/news_center/news/pictures/100907_pressGraphics/ <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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Am speechless! <br /><br />Thanks so much! To just have to visit this place and be kept totally up to date with things like this from so many missions, and so many web sites is amazing. <br /><br />Thank you for making it happen again, and again Andrew. <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em>"Traveling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, boy! Without precise calculations we could fly right through a star, or bounce too close to a supernova and that'd end your trip real quick, wouldn't it?"</em></font></p><p><font color="#33cccc"><strong>Han Solo - 1977 - A long time ago in a galaxy far far away....</strong></font></p><p><br /><br />Click Here And jump over to my site.<br /></p> </div>
 
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Hi Anthmartian,<br /><br />That was how I felt today. This is just amazing stuff. I have been researching the Jupiter <br />system for quite some time, particularly Io & Jupiter itself.<br /><br />There is so much new stuff here. The official NASA release of the Io activity,<br />matches my own post encounter research very closely, so that is validation of the fact, that I <br />do know what I am talking about & am not spouting nonsense. <img src="/images/icons/laugh.gif" /><br /><br />The Jovian polar lightning caught me by surprise though,<br />as most lightning had been <br />seen between the equator & mid latitudes. The polar hood had lifted during New Horizon's<br />pass & got to have a clear view, the first since Pioneer 11 (the hood had made the <br />north polar region look a little hazy with the Voyagers, Galileo & Cassini).<br /><br />I really do enjoy this so much & of course, more research material for me.<br /><br />I do not know if more stuff will be released, so it is worth checking back on<br />a regular basis. If more stuff appears, I will post it, do not doubt that.<br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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Andrew : New Horizons at Jupiter seemed like the ultimate freebie! Also, i do not need reminding, or proof of your knowledge of the Jovian system! lol <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /><br /><br />I was amazed at how much work it did, and how much data it gathered. Not only raw data, but stunning imagery, and all with a camera system designed to work in the dim outer reaches of the solar system.<br /><br />Images which thrilled the general public too, not just us space addicts! As we all know, it takes something special to do that. it ticked every box at Jupiter. Easy to forget sometimes that the real mission for New Horizon's is over a decade away.<br /><br />I really began my website working on imagery from this fly-past, i very much enjoyed the images, and it was a pleasure to work with them. Thrilling whenever a new batch came back too!<br /><br />I could not resist returning to New Horizon's Io imagery tonight on my site.<br /><br />http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/io-3d-views.jpg/io-3d-views-full.jpg<br /><br />An explanation for the above image can be found here...<br /><br />http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth<br /><br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em>"Traveling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, boy! Without precise calculations we could fly right through a star, or bounce too close to a supernova and that'd end your trip real quick, wouldn't it?"</em></font></p><p><font color="#33cccc"><strong>Han Solo - 1977 - A long time ago in a galaxy far far away....</strong></font></p><p><br /><br />Click Here And jump over to my site.<br /></p> </div>
 
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I was just reading the Jupiter science overview on the mission site. It is just amazing what the team was able to do. Thatnks for all those links Andrew. I agree with Anthmartian - I am left gaping and speechless with the the material they have just released! <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>
 
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Hi Anthmartian,<br /><br />Thank you very much for your Io images on your excellent website. I will download <br />it later, when home. Of course, your images have & are helping with my own research<br />very much.<br /><br />Hi jmilsom.<br /><br />How true, the Jupiter encounter was a complete mission in itself, never mind Pluto.<br /><br />The New Horizons team are spot on & the New Horizons spacecraft is <br />operating superbly.<br /><br />Unless New Horizons impacts an unknown comet or asteroid, I think we can be certain that<br />the Pluto system encounter will be 100% successful.<br /><br />I will be keeping a close eye on ANY new developments.<br /><br />I am glad to be able to serve SDC in this way. <img src="/images/icons/laugh.gif" /><br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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Hi Andrew<br /><br />Glad to be of help, infact it is a real bonus to know anything i turn out is contributing in such a way.<br /><br />This may not be that educational, but i think it's cool! An animation i made this morning featuring an earlier computer model of Jupiter i made from New Horizons images, together with a brand new "Virtual Io" i made last night from the images you posted.<br /><br />I have uploaded to Youtube...<br /><br />http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9khpiJdTArA<br /><br />Or here, with a brief write up...<br /><br />http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth<br /><br />I am close to finishing a video feature on New Horizons encounter with Jupiter which brellis will be adding music too, for inclusion on our DVD. This short video is taken from it.<br /><br />The clouds at the intro are from the batch of images Andrew posted last night also, for me they make an amazing picture, i could not resist using it on the video. <br /><br />Like i say, it may not contribute much to science, it is as much art as anything i feel. But it may inspire one of the Youtube/Myspace generation to get into space stuff. I have always been into promoting space exploration, so, am hoping this gets a few views on Youtube. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em>"Traveling through hyperspace ain't like dusting crops, boy! Without precise calculations we could fly right through a star, or bounce too close to a supernova and that'd end your trip real quick, wouldn't it?"</em></font></p><p><font color="#33cccc"><strong>Han Solo - 1977 - A long time ago in a galaxy far far away....</strong></font></p><p><br /><br />Click Here And jump over to my site.<br /></p> </div>
 
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Wow I like your work very much.<br /><br />Your work IS scientific & educational in all aspects. I like your clips on YouTube very much,<br />it is contributors like yourself that has dragged YouTube up from just hosting crap, to<br />being a worthwhile site, worth visiting by everyone.<br /><br />Those clouds on the intro are from the New Horizons MVIC (Multispectral Visible Imaging Camera),<br />with the clouds about to rotate into the Jovian night on the evening terminator.<br /><br />You have bought this encounter to life. I have supplied material, thats true, but you<br />have brought it to life, something that is totally beyond me.<br /><br />Once again thank you so very much.<br /><br />Andrew Brown. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080">"I suddenly noticed an anomaly to the left of Io, just off the rim of that world. It was extremely large with respect to the overall size of Io and crescent shaped. It seemed unbelievable that something that big had not been visible before".</font> <em><strong><font color="#000000">Linda Morabito </font></strong><font color="#800000">on discovering that the Jupiter moon Io was volcanically active. Friday 9th March 1979.</font></em></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://www.launchphotography.com/</font><br /><br /><font size="1" color="#000080">http://anthmartian.googlepages.com/thisislandearth</font></p><p><font size="1" color="#000080">http://web.me.com/meridianijournal</font></p> </div>
 
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Well my issue of SCIENCE with the New Horizons Jupiter encouter articles just arrived.<br /><br />I'll be reading for a while now <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /> <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /><br /><br />Wayne <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><font color="#000080"><em><font color="#000000">But the Krell forgot one thing John. Monsters. Monsters from the Id.</font></em> </font></p><p><font color="#000080">I really, really, really, really miss the "first unread post" function</font><font color="#000080"> </font></p> </div>
 
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