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Title: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: Superfreakie on March 25, 2012, 01:43:09 AM
I really like all the photos and video that come out of NASA. Figured a thread might catch some stuff I miss. This is a new video they recently upped and it is all MINDBLOWIN' and shit. Time lapse from the space station.

http://vimeo.com/38409143
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: McGrupp on March 25, 2012, 02:05:55 AM
Fucking insane.

I love the shots of the city lights on earth from space. The one of the east coast is cool. You can make out Richmond, Norfolk/VA beach, Hampton, Fredericksburg and even Charlottesville. Very cool.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on March 25, 2012, 02:13:36 AM
I once saw this interview of the guy that NASA employed to color all of the shots from the telescopes that everyone sees.  Like from Hubble.  The actual images have no color and he choses colors to coordinate with the gases.  It was pretty interesting
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: Superfreakie on March 25, 2012, 02:15:32 AM
I once saw this interview of the guy that NASA employed to color all of the shots from the telescopes that everyone sees.  Like from Hubble.  The actual images have no color and he choses colors to coordinate with the gases.  It was pretty interesting

I read about that process somewhere.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: whyweigh5.0 on March 25, 2012, 02:16:13 AM
this kind of explains it
http://hubblesite.org/gallery/behind_the_pictures/meaning_of_color/

the interview I saw was much better though


http://www.colourlovers.com/blog/2008/05/06/colors-from-outer-space/
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: gah on March 25, 2012, 12:17:01 PM
The lightening strikes and northern lights on that are cool too.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: mbw on March 25, 2012, 01:57:10 PM
have you heard about..... 

the redbull sponsored space jump? (http://www.redbullstratos.com/)

(http://images.gizmag.com/gallery_lrg/rbstratos-9.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: McGrupp on March 25, 2012, 02:15:51 PM
 :-o
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: sunrisevt on March 25, 2012, 02:31:59 PM
 :roll:


Meh -- it's been done...


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Captain Kittinger jumped from a height of 102,800 feet, at 7:12 am.


http://stratocat.com.ar/fichas-e/1960/HMN-19600816.htm (http://stratocat.com.ar/fichas-e/1960/HMN-19600816.htm)



 :-P

 :wink:
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: phil on March 25, 2012, 02:39:48 PM
:roll:


Meh -- it's been done...


Quote
Captain Kittinger jumped from a height of 102,800 feet, at 7:12 am.


http://stratocat.com.ar/fichas-e/1960/HMN-19600816.htm (http://stratocat.com.ar/fichas-e/1960/HMN-19600816.htm)



 :-P

 :wink:

That's the guy that's helping redbull put the whole thing together. This jump is going to be about 18,000 feet higher than that dude's.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: mbw on March 25, 2012, 02:46:52 PM
:roll:


Meh -- it's been done...


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Captain Kittinger jumped from a height of 102,800 feet, at 7:12 am.


http://stratocat.com.ar/fichas-e/1960/HMN-19600816.htm (http://stratocat.com.ar/fichas-e/1960/HMN-19600816.htm)



 :-P

 :wink:

That's the guy that's helping redbull put the whole thing together. This jump is going to be about 18,000 feet higher than that dude's.

yeah, take that sunrise.

also, felix is way dreamier:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/12/Joseph_Kittinger,_Jr.jpg/250px-Joseph_Kittinger,_Jr.jpg)

(http://lukaskhan.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/baumgartner-felix-web.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: gah on March 25, 2012, 03:36:30 PM
Yeah, pretty sure this was mentioned on the paug before. But I was wondering when it was going to be.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: phil on March 25, 2012, 03:42:48 PM
You guys wanna dose and watch the spaceman parachute back to earth?
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: McGrupp on March 25, 2012, 04:02:06 PM
You guys wanna dose and watch be the spaceman parachut(ing) back to earth?

FYP
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: phil on March 25, 2012, 04:07:01 PM
You guys wanna dose and watch be the spaceman parachut(ing) back to earth?

FYP

That requires Richard Branson money. My method only requires ten bucks.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: Superfreakie on March 25, 2012, 04:55:57 PM
Later on in life, I'm definitely selling some of my worldly possessions for a Branson/Virgin space flight. 200,000$. I'd do it on acid too. Well....I guess that's a given.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: phil on March 25, 2012, 04:57:49 PM
Later on in life, I'm definitely selling some of my worldly possessions for a Branson/Virgin space flight. 200,000$. I'd do it on acid too. Well....I guess that's a given.

Only 200 grand? Fuck, I got that under my mattress. Time for some tripped-out space shit.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: whatapiper on March 26, 2012, 01:10:46 PM
Later on in life, I'm definitely selling some of my worldly possessions for a Branson/Virgin space flight. 200,000$. I'd do it on acid too. Well....I guess that's a given.

Only 200 grand? Fuck, I got that under my mattress. Time for some tripped-out space shit.

Pretty sure I have $200k worth of quarters under my couch cushions.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: gah on March 26, 2012, 01:19:06 PM
Later on in life, I'm definitely selling some of my worldly possessions for a Branson/Virgin space flight. 200,000$. I'd do it on acid too. Well....I guess that's a given.

Only 200 grand? Fuck, I got that under my mattress. Time for some tripped-out space shit.

Pretty sure I have $200k worth of quarters under my couch cushions.

I'd hold on to them. Can't ever have too many quarters for doing laundry you know.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: rowjimmy on March 28, 2012, 10:34:32 AM
If you like cool space images, you should follow this guy's twitter or blog.
Check out today's post:
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2012/03/28/desktop-project-part-3-the-massive-massiveness-of-m54/
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: whatapiper on March 28, 2012, 11:34:41 AM
If you like cool space images, you should follow this guy's twitter or blog.
Check out today's post:
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2012/03/28/desktop-project-part-3-the-massive-massiveness-of-m54/

Thanks!!
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: rowjimmy on April 02, 2012, 10:54:39 AM
If you didn't take my advice above, you probably haven't seen this yet:

(http://tedwolfe.com/Gallery/ImagesForWeb/Sun%20-Straddler%20Final%20Color.jpg)

Read about it here: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2012/04/02/desktop-project-part-8-from-filament-to-prominence/
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: rowjimmy on April 04, 2012, 08:48:37 AM
Go here: http://djer.roe.ac.uk/vsa/vvv/iipmooviewer-2.0-beta/vvvgps5.html

Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: mbw on April 04, 2012, 10:04:55 AM
Go here: http://djer.roe.ac.uk/vsa/vvv/iipmooviewer-2.0-beta/vvvgps5.html

thats a lot of stars  :-o
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: Superfreakie on April 04, 2012, 11:14:05 AM
Go here: http://djer.roe.ac.uk/vsa/vvv/iipmooviewer-2.0-beta/vvvgps5.html

STELLAR!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: gah on April 04, 2012, 12:20:14 PM
Go here: http://djer.roe.ac.uk/vsa/vvv/iipmooviewer-2.0-beta/vvvgps5.html

STELLAR!!!!!!!!!!!!

SICK!!!!!!! mind = blown. I'm done thinking for the day. I'm going to be mulling this over for some time.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: rowjimmy on April 04, 2012, 12:41:24 PM
Go here: http://djer.roe.ac.uk/vsa/vvv/iipmooviewer-2.0-beta/vvvgps5.html

thats a lot of stars  :-o

A billion.
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2012/04/04/to-grasp-a-billion-stars/
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: mbw on April 09, 2012, 11:22:09 AM
mars is made of giant elephants. (http://newsfeed.time.com/2012/04/09/an-elephant-on-mars-at-least-according-to-this-nasa-photo/)

(http://timenewsfeed.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/marselephant.jpg)



Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: Superfreakie on April 09, 2012, 01:09:12 PM
snuffleupagus'd
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: runawayjimbo on April 12, 2012, 10:42:20 AM
What's crazier than tripped out space shit? Alien dinosaurs. That's what.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/04/12/alien_dinosaurs/

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Death Star dinosaur aliens could rule galaxy
Boffin: 'We would be better off not meeting them'

Rather than dying out in the dimly lit aftermath of a ginormous asteroid impact, dinosaurs on Earth may have instead spread to other planets and built a terrifying space-conquering empire.

Organic chemistry expert Prof Ronald Breslow has suggested from new research into DNA that the Jurassic Park monsters may in fact be living in highly evolved civilisations on other worlds - quite possibly with their own interstellar exploration programmes.

"We would be better off not meeting them,” the Columbia University boffin warned, however.

The alien dino theory in Breslow's paper published today in The Journal of the American Chemical Society is just one speculative conclusion of his research into DNA shapes. In his research the award-winning academic probed a mystery that's bothered boffins since the last century: why amino acids and sugars on Earth are always structured in a particular way.

He analysed the structure of proteins, sugars and genetic materials in DNA and RNA to find out why our planet's building blocks of life mainly exist in a specific orientation. The scientist pondered:

There are two possible orientations, left and right, which mirror each other in the same way as hands. This is known as "chirality". In order for life to arise, proteins, for instance, must contain only one chiral form of amino acids, left or right. With the exception of a few bacteria, amino acids in all life on Earth have the left-handed orientation. Most sugars have a right-handed orientation. How did that so-called homochirality, the predominance of one chiral form, happen?

Breslow laid out evidence that unusual amino acids were brought to Earth by a meteorite four billion years ago and kickstarted life on our planet. He examined whether these putative space rock amino acids set the pattern for the L-shaped amino acids that make up most life on Earth and investigated whether those could lead to D-sugars of the kind present in DNA.

He cites evidence that L-shaped amino acids were found on a meteorite that landed in the 1960s. Life built out of the same basic building blocks could, on other worlds, take similar forms to creatures that roamed pre-historic Earth, as Breslow noted:

Such life forms could well be advanced versions of dinosaurs, if mammals did not have the good fortune to have the dinosaurs wiped out by an asteroidal collision, as on Earth. We would be better off not meeting them.

On the question of just why other planets may be inhabited by our dinosaurs, a second paper published last week in the Cornell Earth and Planetary Astrophysics Journal suggests the trillion-ton meteorite impact that killed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago may have blasted off small bits of dinosaur DNA out into space. And quite a lot of those bits of dino-carrying rock will have landed on amenable planets, say the paper's authors.

The Cornell boffins have worked out what quantities of Earth matter would have been kicked out by the force of the impact and where that matter landed. They estimate that bits of Earth matter will have headed into the red dwarf Gliese 581 system some 20 light years away, which is thought to have a super-Earth orbiting at the edge of its habitable zone.

And of course if life from Earth was spewed into space by meteorites, then of course the life which arrived on our homeworld via meteorites must have come from somewhere else - somewhere perhaps filled with super-dinosaurs with iPads, satellite telly and Star Wars-style Death Stars.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: rowjimmy on April 12, 2012, 11:51:54 AM
I lol'd
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: phil on April 12, 2012, 12:39:28 PM
I'm tryin ta smoke whatever that guy's got. It would be tits to hallucinate about dinosaur aliens
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: Superfreakie on April 17, 2012, 01:42:14 AM
crazy!!!

http://youtu.be/AxB073z8hs0
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: rowjimmy on April 18, 2012, 09:49:47 AM
NyanCat strikes back:
(http://imgsrc.hubblesite.org/hu/db/images/hs-2012-10-c-full_jpg.jpg)

learn more: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2012/04/18/desktop-project-part-24-a-deep-dark-mystery/
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: runawayjimbo on April 20, 2012, 02:43:48 PM
Not really space shit but some pretty cool satellite pictures of various cities and how they've changed over time. The swipe feature is especially bitchin'. As with a lot of things, Dubai is the coolest.

http://edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/world/road-to-rio/satellite-photos-urban-sprawl/index.html
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: mbw on April 20, 2012, 02:53:37 PM
Not really space shit but some pretty cool satellite pictures of various cities and how they've changed over time. The swipe feature is especially bitchin'. As with a lot of things, Dubai is the coolest.

http://edition.cnn.com/SPECIALS/world/road-to-rio/satellite-photos-urban-sprawl/index.html

thats sweet.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: Superfreakie on April 20, 2012, 05:13:48 PM
Funny story concerning that pic of Dubai. Besides the man made palms out in the water, you see a cluster of tiny sand islands in the shape of a globe. It is supposed to be earth, you can clearly make out South America, NA and Africa, Eurasia. Australia is a little fucked. Anyway, regarding those islands, they are emblematic of the massive Dubai housing bubble that crashed during the crisis, and to this day remain unbuilt on.   
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: runawayjimbo on April 20, 2012, 05:32:05 PM
Funny story concerning that pic of Dubai. Besides the man made palms out in the water, you see a cluster of tiny sand islands in the shape of a globe. It is supposed to be earth, you can clearly make out South America, NA and Africa, Eurasia. Australia is a little fucked. Anyway, regarding those islands, they are emblematic of the massive Dubai housing bubble that crashed during the crisis, and to this day remain unbuilt on.

Yep, and they don't have nearly the same oil money as big brother Abu Dhabi. I think I heard some of the islands are actually sinking. I remember a special on History channel or something about the massive amount of money spent just on planning this ridiculous thing. There were huge problems developing the breakwater to make sure they were safe from the open waters. It's a reminder both of the amazing things man can achieve as well as the dangers of what happens when people constantly blow smoke up your ass.

Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: McGrupp on May 13, 2012, 07:36:00 PM
Good chance of a CME (Coronal Mass Ejection (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coronal_mass_ejection)) heading our way in the next 24 hours. So if you lose power, or your cell phone stops working, this will be why:

http://news.discovery.com/space/big-pic-sun-space-weather-sunspot-eruption-120511.html

(http://news.discovery.com/space/2012/05/11/sdo-ar2-zoom.jpg)

Only a 20% chance of a big one, and a 1% chance of a 'severe' one.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: Superfreakie on May 21, 2012, 02:14:39 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/579930_415875028443345_255079767856206_1248992_1217041412_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: kellerb on May 21, 2012, 06:52:12 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/579930_415875028443345_255079767856206_1248992_1217041412_n.jpg)

That picture made a bunch of sounds in my head.  Alarm clocks going off, change jangling, cash registers, random screaming.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: qop24 on May 21, 2012, 07:31:46 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/579930_415875028443345_255079767856206_1248992_1217041412_n.jpg)

That picture made a bunch of sounds in my head.  Alarm clocks going off, change jangling, cash registers, random screaming.

 :hereitisyousentimentalbastard




lots of cool stuff in this thread, thanks to everyone contributing  :beers:
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: emay on May 21, 2012, 08:01:39 PM
(http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/2006/07.20/photos/19-supernova-1.jpg)
Star implosion

Tarantula Nebula taken by the Hubble

(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/266120main_image_1149_946-710.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: Superfreakie on May 21, 2012, 09:39:12 PM
Solar eclipse taken from a NASA satellite:



(http://l.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/wen5WlVst3hx5b4uu3AqRQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9aW5zZXQ7aD01NzU7cT04NTt3PTU3NQ--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/News/SPACE.com/Satellites_Snap_Solar_Eclipse_Pictures-31a90ee0690890d1bd7b162528706729)

(http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/havRH1dpkQRfbriRYDQSkQ--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9aW5zZXQ7aD01NzU7cT04NTt3PTU3NQ--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/News/SPACE.com/Satellites_Snap_Solar_Eclipse_Pictures-8f3cc90e72c4ccab3576bca11309d061)

(http://l3.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/LmldiXDx5BlWaNY2PyWDpw--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9aW5zZXQ7aD00NDA7cT04NTt3PTQ0MA--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/News/SPACE.com/Satellites_Snap_Solar_Eclipse_Pictures-64965aea9fdee92cf6caa7308ef3747f)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: cleech74 on May 21, 2012, 10:23:24 PM
Cool pics. :-o
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: susep on May 21, 2012, 10:25:42 PM





lots of cool stuff in this thread, thanks to everyone contributing  :beers:
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: Superfreakie on May 22, 2012, 02:47:54 AM
Awesome: One ring to rule them all.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/542167_353466648051847_334816523250193_949484_471906656_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: gah on May 22, 2012, 09:39:04 AM
Helluva good pics in here.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: PIE-GUY on May 22, 2012, 10:02:44 AM
I posted my pic in another thread, but I guess it belongs here. Taken about a half a block from my house...

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/p480x480/533012_10150828267671645_680156644_9716816_262693343_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: gah on May 22, 2012, 10:46:23 AM
^^^ Very jealous. Never seen an eclipse before.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: emay on May 22, 2012, 12:50:04 PM
star getting sucked into black hole :-o
http://lightyears.blogs.cnn.com/2012/05/03/star-wandering-too-close-to-a-black-hole-gets-ripped-apart/
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: rowjimmy on May 25, 2012, 09:32:25 AM
SPace X Dragon capsule is fixing to dock with ISS.
Watch it live:
http://www.spaceflightnow.com/falcon9/003/status.html
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: rowjimmy on May 25, 2012, 09:51:40 AM
Go for capture!!! Watch now!
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: rowjimmy on May 25, 2012, 09:54:17 AM
so close!
(http://a.yfrog.com/img858/9393/nvqolo.jpg)

Loving the view from the robot arm cam...
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: rowjimmy on May 25, 2012, 10:04:25 AM
Historic shit is historic:
(http://a.yfrog.com/img615/1011/41988515.jpg) (http://yfrog.com/h341988515j)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: emay on May 25, 2012, 12:05:55 PM
Sweeet! I have been keepin up with the updates on Space X Dragon on the cnn.com/lightyears blog
Historic and inspiring stuff for sure
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: rowjimmy on May 25, 2012, 12:22:29 PM
Speaking of historic, today in 1961 President Kennedy declared his intention of putting a U.S. astronaut on the Moon by the end of the decade.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: Superfreakie on May 25, 2012, 01:15:33 PM
Historic shit is historic:
(http://a.yfrog.com/img615/1011/41988515.jpg) (http://yfrog.com/h341988515j)

::cough:: Canada ::cough::
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: rowjimmy on May 25, 2012, 02:16:37 PM
Historic shit is historic:
(http://a.yfrog.com/img615/1011/41988515.jpg) (http://yfrog.com/h341988515j)

::cough:: Canada ::cough::

It's called an INTERNATIONAL space station for a reason.

But you know it was NASA who first deployed giant robot space arms, right?
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: Superfreakie on May 25, 2012, 02:21:08 PM
Historic shit is historic:
(http://a.yfrog.com/img615/1011/41988515.jpg) (http://yfrog.com/h341988515j)

::cough:: Canada ::cough::

It's called an INTERNATIONAL space station for a reason.

But you know it was NASA who first deployed giant robot space arms, right?

There are two other arms on the ISS. A Japanese one and European. Clearly they chose the right arm for this historic moment.  :hereitisyousentimentalbastard
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: mbw on May 26, 2012, 09:54:12 AM
http://youtu.be/yAO9QVrEa-E

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NASA | Incandescent Sun - This video takes SDO images and applies additional processing to enhance the structures visible. While there is no scientific value to this processing, it does result in a beautiful, new way of looking at the sun. The original frames are in the 171 Angstrom wavelength of extreme ultraviolet. This wavelength shows plasma in the solar atmosphere, called the corona, that is around 600,000 Kelvin. The loops represent plasma held in place by magnetic fields. They are concentrated in "active regions" where the magnetic fields are the strongest. These active regions usually appear in visible light as sunspots. The events in this video represent 24 hours of activity on September 25, 2011.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: rowjimmy on June 07, 2012, 10:23:59 AM
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/657111main_1-SOT_120606_venus_ca_nc_yellow_001_color_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: phil on June 22, 2012, 09:59:08 AM
http://www.earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=78349
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: Superfreakie on June 23, 2012, 01:29:14 AM
wow, i missed that Venus shot RJ posted. WOW!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: runawayjimbo on July 03, 2012, 10:09:02 PM
Not sure where else to put this, but in advance of the announcement of the God particle tomorrow, I found this to be pretty friggin' cool.

http://vimeo.com/41038445
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: kellerb on July 03, 2012, 10:10:57 PM
wow, i missed that Venus shot RJ posted. WOW!!!!!!!!!

That was one of my camera-phone shots from deer creek on thursday.  The black spot was some kid's balloon.  the sun-looking thing was the sun
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: barnesy305 on July 08, 2012, 11:29:51 PM
http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/blog/34091/new+video+offers+a+remarkable+space+trip+for+those+grounded+by+reality/
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: JPhishman on July 09, 2012, 12:35:34 AM
Wow that is amazing. Will def be watching that one a few more times.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: mbw on July 09, 2012, 10:05:28 PM
http://www.grindtv.com/outdoor/blog/34091/new+video+offers+a+remarkable+space+trip+for+those+grounded+by+reality/

that was sweet.  the storms and northern lights were incredible.


here is a panorama of mars:

(http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/jpeg/PIA15689.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: Superfreakie on July 10, 2012, 01:53:53 AM
wicked awesome posts boys!!! thanks!
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: rowjimmy on July 10, 2012, 07:15:43 AM
People bitch about NASA's costs bu those fucking rovers have delivered some amazing scientific data  and run well beyond their original scoped missions.

Also, this one can do some sweet donuts in that martial dust.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: phil on July 10, 2012, 11:00:23 AM
People bitch about NASA's costs bu those fucking rovers have delivered some amazing scientific data  and run well beyond their original scoped missions.

Re: NASA's costs:

For the same amount that we spend in one day air conditioning tents in Afghanistan, we could put a rover on mars for a year.

Cut the A/C for a few days (or insulate the goddamn tents) and we could save up enough scratch to send some people there or something.



But I came here to post this article I found while mindlessly browsing sports blogs at work:

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/07/10/larry-fitzgerald-wants-to-go-to-outer-space/

Larry Fitzgerald is a cool dude. How many other pros are going around talking about going to space?
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: phil on July 16, 2012, 09:37:31 PM
(http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/564/overrides/lightning-sprite-seen-from-space_56455_600x450.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: gah on July 16, 2012, 09:54:31 PM
(http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/564/overrides/lightning-sprite-seen-from-space_56455_600x450.jpg)

only by quoting did i come to see that's lightening from outer space. cool.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: phil on July 16, 2012, 09:57:15 PM
(http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/564/overrides/lightning-sprite-seen-from-space_56455_600x450.jpg)

only by quoting did i come to see that's lightening from outer space. cool.

Check that red bit above and slightly right of the big blue flash. Reaches about 30 mi up into space.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: Superfreakie on July 22, 2012, 05:13:27 PM
select HD + wide screen =  :-o

http://vimeo.com/45878034
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: barnesy305 on July 22, 2012, 06:07:56 PM
select HD + wide screen =  :-o

http://vimeo.com/45878034

awesome! I was actually coming here to post this too!
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: gah on July 22, 2012, 06:40:38 PM
select HD + wide screen =  :-o

http://vimeo.com/45878034

awesome! I was actually coming here to post this too!

meh.







jk, that'll great. I watched this BBC series called Earth recently, really enjoyed it. Lovely little planet we got here.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: McGrupp on July 22, 2012, 06:52:59 PM
Lovely little planet we got here.
It'll do. For now.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: Superfreakie on July 22, 2012, 07:02:16 PM
I watched this BBC series called Earth recently, really enjoyed it.

Check out the new Doc on Discovery called Earth From Space. I recently DVR'd it and it is unbelievable (the narration is a little too DRAMATIC). Anyway, all this recent footage from the Space Station is linked to some crazy climate studies they've been carrying out with a handful of new satellites, all in an attempt to connect the life cycles of earth. All these compressed youtube vids are nothing compared to the HD footage in the doc. I highly recommend it. It's info like this that I wish had been around back when I was in high school, real inspiring. Feed it to your kids...     
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: gah on July 22, 2012, 07:09:24 PM
Lovely little planet we got here.
It'll do. For now.

Yeah, the rest of that originally said, "to fuck up", but I deleted it, not wanting to sound too negative. But yeah, I'm stoked for that colony on Mars we should have going by next year.

I watched this BBC series called Earth recently, really enjoyed it.

Check out the new Doc on Discovery called Earth From Space. I recently DVR'd it and it is unbelievable (the narration is a little too DRAMATIC). Anyway, all this recent footage from the Space Station is linked to some crazy climate studies they've been carrying out with a handful of new satellites, all in an attempt to connect the life cycles of earth. All these compressed youtube vids are nothing compared to the HD footage in the doc. I highly recommend it. It's info like this that I wish had been around back when I was in high school, real inspiring. Feed it to your kids...     

Will check it out. Thanks!
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: phil on July 26, 2012, 12:01:29 PM
Lovely little planet we got here.
It'll do. For now.

Yeah, the rest of that originally said, "to fuck up", but I deleted it, not wanting to sound too negative. But yeah, I'm stoked for that colony on Mars we should have going by next year.


Did JFK come back from the grave to motivate us with another speech? cause I'm pretty sure most folks in America have no idea wtf mars even is.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: mbw on August 05, 2012, 11:48:36 PM
mars curiosity rover landing live.
under 2 hours to go.

http://www.ustream.tv/nasahdtv

(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/616290_423454857704866_2018182317_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: Superfreakie on August 06, 2012, 12:02:49 AM
^^^^
DESKTOP'd
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: rowjimmy on August 06, 2012, 07:52:33 AM
It's there!
(http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/images/FrontLeftHazcam_PIA15969-br.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: rowjimmy on August 06, 2012, 07:53:18 AM
And this is where it landed, Gale Crater:
(http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/images/PIA15687-new_ellipse_nadir-br2.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: khalpin on August 06, 2012, 07:59:43 AM
Looks like a great big Martian tit.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: runawayjimbo on August 06, 2012, 08:00:37 AM
It's there!
(http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/images/FrontLeftHazcam_PIA15969-br.jpg)

Shadows on Mars?! Pfft, so fake
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: rowjimmy on August 06, 2012, 09:11:02 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/3M9uH.jpg)
Mock-up of the lander
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: rowjimmy on August 06, 2012, 10:17:25 AM
(http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/curiosity.png)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: rowjimmy on August 06, 2012, 12:34:00 PM
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/673736main_PIA15978-full_full.jpg)
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2012/08/06/mars-orbiter-catches-pic-of-curiosity-on-its-way-down/
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: gah on August 06, 2012, 02:23:09 PM
I liked this from that article:

Quote
The news these days is filled with polarization, with hate, with fear, with ignorance. But while these feelings are a part of us, and always will be, they neither dominate nor define us. Not if we don’t let them. When we reach, when we explore, when we’re curious – that’s when we’re at our best. We can learn about the world around us, the Universe around us. It doesn’t divide us, or separate us, or create artificial and wholly made-up barriers between us. As we saw on Twitter, at New York Times Square where hundreds of people watched the landing live, and all over the world: science and exploration bind us together. Science makes the world a better place, and it makes us better people.

It’s what we can do, and what we must do.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: natronzero on August 09, 2012, 01:01:24 PM
MARS Greeley Haven 360o Panorama (http://www.panoramas.dk/mars/greeley-haven.html)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: McGrupp on August 09, 2012, 05:40:22 PM
We are tiny.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8CgDGhYKe8
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: rowjimmy on August 16, 2012, 09:25:14 AM
Click to embiggen
(http://www.ing.iac.es/PR/press/GatoHaSIIOIIIDLopez.jpg) (http://www.ing.iac.es/PR/press/GatoHaSIIOIIIDLopez.jpg)

To learn about it, go here: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2011/05/12/the-knotty-cats-eye-halo/
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: rowjimmy on September 07, 2012, 08:19:51 AM
(http://www.universetoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/rover-tracks-curiosity.jpg)

You guys know what this is, right (http://www.universetoday.com/97233/curiosity-on-the-move-hirise-spies-rover-tracks-on-mars/)?
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: emay on September 07, 2012, 06:05:52 PM
Click to embiggen
(http://www.ing.iac.es/PR/press/GatoHaSIIOIIIDLopez.jpg) (http://www.ing.iac.es/PR/press/GatoHaSIIOIIIDLopez.jpg)

To learn about it, go here: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2011/05/12/the-knotty-cats-eye-halo/

this is awesome!
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: Superfreakie on September 07, 2012, 10:27:03 PM
You guys know what this is

too awesome eh?
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: rowjimmy on September 07, 2012, 10:45:04 PM
You guys know what this is

too awesome eh?

It's almost un-fucking-believable.

You'd think we'd have hoverboards by now.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: fastfingers12 on September 07, 2012, 11:46:03 PM
Being on this thread high is kinda cool.  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: khalpin on November 12, 2012, 12:35:51 PM
Solar eclipse @ 3:35PM EST tomorrow.  Of course, it'll be taking place in Australia.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: mbw on November 15, 2012, 12:06:07 AM
i believe this only works in chrome, which you are using, right??

tour the milky way  :-o

http://workshop.chromeexperiments.com/stars/
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: Superfreakie on November 15, 2012, 12:30:15 AM
i believe this only works in chrome, which you are using, right??

tour the milky way  :-o

http://workshop.chromeexperiments.com/stars/

That just might rank up there as some of the coolest shit I have seen on the internets. Huge thanks!!!!!!!!!! Hitting the play button is amazing.... :wtu:
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: gah on November 15, 2012, 12:55:57 PM
i believe this only works in chrome, which you are using, right??

tour the milky way  :-o

http://workshop.chromeexperiments.com/stars/

That just might rank up there as some of the coolest shit I have seen on the internets. Huge thanks!!!!!!!!!! Hitting the play button is amazing.... :wtu:

Very cool!  :mrgreen:
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: whatapiper on December 09, 2012, 11:07:16 PM
Death star or Mimas, one of Saturn's moons?

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8081/8259280997_65ca641b14_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: PIE-GUY on December 10, 2012, 10:56:11 AM
In case you're ever wondering...

http://www.howmanypeopleareinspacerightnow.com/ (http://www.howmanypeopleareinspacerightnow.com/)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: whatapiper on December 10, 2012, 12:25:20 PM
In case you're ever wondering...

http://www.howmanypeopleareinspacerightnow.com/ (http://www.howmanypeopleareinspacerightnow.com/)

SF, GBL and McGrupp?
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: gah on December 10, 2012, 01:23:40 PM
In case you're ever wondering...

http://www.howmanypeopleareinspacerightnow.com/ (http://www.howmanypeopleareinspacerightnow.com/)

SF, GBL and McGrupp?

ding ding...we have a winner!  :hereitisyousentimentalbastard
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: runawayjimbo on December 15, 2012, 12:02:16 AM
That pale blue dot is Earth, as seen by Voyager 1 at a distance of 4 billion miles away

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/A-Hz3HJCMAAJfir.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: Superfreakie on December 15, 2012, 12:51:32 AM
^^^^
Used by Carl Sagan for his book "Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space". In fact, it was Carl Sagan who asked NASA to have Voyager take the picture as it was hurtling away from us. I highly recommend the book, as well as his last one "Billions and Billions".
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: rowjimmy on December 16, 2012, 09:33:32 PM
Voyager 1 is currently 18,485,167,165+ KM from Earth.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: Superfreakie on December 18, 2012, 09:16:51 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/photos/backlit-saturn-shines-stunning-photo-photo-201934433.html

(http://l1.yimg.com/bt/api/res/1.2/2XSE9Zsk6dRnKWx2Iq44_A--/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7Zmk9aW5zZXQ7aD00MzI7cT03OTt3PTU3NQ--/http://media.zenfs.com/en_US/News/SPACE.com/Backlit_Saturn_Shines_in_Stunning-956036be2054d8e19885844458a6530a)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: mbw on January 20, 2013, 01:44:20 AM
Oh The Huge Manatee!..........nebula.

(https://www.nrao.edu/pr/2013/w50/w50_medium.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: ytowndan on January 26, 2013, 03:46:51 AM
^Sweet pic, T!

Warning: the following link may cause head explosions. 

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120321-how-big-is-space (http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120321-how-big-is-space)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: runawayjimbo on January 26, 2013, 09:00:17 AM
The Milky Way over Mt. Rainier

(http://davemorrowphotography.smugmug.com/Bestof/Portfolio/i-Tv9Qr7F/2/L/Shoot%20Me%20to%20the%20Stars-L.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: rowjimmy on January 26, 2013, 09:45:56 AM
Awesome
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: mbw on January 26, 2013, 10:31:42 AM
^Sweet pic, T!

Warning: the following link may cause head explosions. 

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120321-how-big-is-space (http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120321-how-big-is-space)

ha!  i was all like, "they better start increasing this scale..."
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: Superfreakie on January 26, 2013, 12:29:45 PM
Awesome
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: whatapiper on January 26, 2013, 01:00:01 PM
The Milky Way over Mt. Rainier

(http://davemorrowphotography.smugmug.com/Bestof/Portfolio/i-Tv9Qr7F/2/L/Shoot%20Me%20to%20the%20Stars-L.jpg)

That is badass, love Rainier! That may need to be my new screensaver.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: runawayjimbo on January 26, 2013, 11:02:58 PM
^Sweet pic, T!

Warning: the following link may cause head explosions. 

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120321-how-big-is-space (http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120321-how-big-is-space)

That was a fun little trip. But who the fuck would want to put a dog 1,660 km in orbit? Gotta be the Russians, right?
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: rowjimmy on February 21, 2013, 11:18:20 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFT7ATLQQx8
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: Superfreakie on February 22, 2013, 01:20:23 AM
A++++++
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: whatapiper on February 22, 2013, 01:33:56 AM
Once the scale image of the Earth pops into frame it's all  :-o
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: Buffalo Budd on February 22, 2013, 08:33:52 AM
Wow, +K for sharing.  :clap:
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: rowjimmy on February 22, 2013, 08:40:29 AM
Make sure you watch it in HD fullscreen.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: tet on February 22, 2013, 09:39:22 AM

That was a fun little trip. But who the fuck would want to put a dog 1,660 km in orbit? Gotta be the Russians, right?

(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs37/f/2008/266/f/5/Garfield_by_is6ca.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: whatapiper on February 22, 2013, 12:46:01 PM

That was a fun little trip. But who the fuck would want to put a dog 1,660 km in orbit? Gotta be the Russians, right?

(http://fc07.deviantart.net/fs37/f/2008/266/f/5/Garfield_by_is6ca.jpg)

 :hereitisyousentimentalbastard
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: mehead on February 23, 2013, 05:29:27 PM
Wow, +K for sharing.  :clap:

The sun is big
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: blatboom on February 24, 2013, 11:26:24 AM
Wow, +K for sharing.  :clap:

The sun is big

yet still a little bitch star compared to others out there
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: Buffalo Budd on February 24, 2013, 11:51:47 AM
Wow, +K for sharing.  :clap:

The sun is big

yet still a little bitch star compared to others out there

(http://www.ilchardun.ch/sites/bilder_12/03_005.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: runawayjimbo on April 19, 2013, 12:18:47 AM
Did you ever wonder what happens when you ring out a washcloth in space? Behold

Also, for anyone on Twitter, Commander Hadfield (@Cmdr_Hadfield) is a decent follow, posting ridiculous pics daily from his home on the ISS. Although he is Canadian...

http://youtu.be/o8TssbmY-GM

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BIK5rzcCMAIthGY.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BH4MTStCQAA152D.jpg)

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BH2QSknCUAIlgWg.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: VDB on April 23, 2013, 04:55:15 PM
Did you ever wonder what happens when you ring out a washcloth in space? Behold

A delightful surprise, that.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: mehead on April 23, 2013, 10:59:10 PM
What was up with the floating dildo?
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: fastfingers12 on April 25, 2013, 11:24:10 AM
That was pretty cool!
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: rowjimmy on April 30, 2013, 09:09:05 AM
Check the pics of Saturn's "hurricane".
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/whycassini/cassini20130429.html

(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/744877main_pia14944-946.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: runawayjimbo on May 04, 2013, 09:46:13 PM
Yesterday on the sun

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BJbOk8bCIAA7jgB.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: EdBanky on May 20, 2013, 01:37:11 AM
Yep, like a spec of dust.
http://youtu.be/17jymDn0W6U
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: rowjimmy on June 12, 2013, 11:58:43 AM
(http://skycenter.arizona.edu/sites/skycenter.arizona.edu/files/n3344.jpg) (http://skycenter.arizona.edu/sites/skycenter.arizona.edu/files/n3344.jpg)

Read about it: http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/06/12/ngc_3344_a_gorgeous_face_on_spiral_galaxy.html
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: emay on June 18, 2013, 01:24:37 PM
(https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/936413_685666424796147_367669508_n.jpg)

A shot of the International Space Station against the moon.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: Superfreakie on June 23, 2013, 01:57:20 AM
that's fucking sick!!
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: mehead on June 23, 2013, 08:57:38 AM
 :crazy:

I was hoping to see the Supermoon last night but it was too cloudy. Couldn't see shit.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: rowjimmy on June 23, 2013, 10:31:42 AM
:crazy:

I was hoping to see the Supermoon last night but it was too cloudy. Couldn't see shit.

I wouldn't worry about it.
per Neil deGrasse Tyson:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BNcRGj5CAAAqILC.jpg)
https://twitter.com/neiltyson/status/348766300547448834
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: mehead on June 23, 2013, 12:04:45 PM
 :|
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: Mr. Natural on June 23, 2013, 06:17:11 PM
I haven't been able to really sit down and watch/listen to this one - it kept pulling me in from various rooms around the house I was working in. The language these aviators/nautical engineers/astronauts use paralleled the language I'm used to hearing from other, shall we say, less credible demographics. It's great to hear familiar conclusions being reached by crew-cut/military personnel. They call it "The Overview Effect," although it sounds similar to Stewart Brand's "why haven't we seen a picture of the whole earth yet?" > Whole Earth Catalog trip.

http://vimeo.com/55073825# (http://vimeo.com/55073825#)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-f8gVUtwOy5w/TX5B7bmEaxI/AAAAAAAAA1E/OhWe9hG8oIY/s1600/pn_2738_Image_SB-Button.jpg)

Quick recap of Brand's story - http://click.si.edu/Story.aspx?story=31
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: VDB on September 12, 2013, 03:24:00 PM
NASA rocket launch sends one (presumably unfortunate) frog skyward:

(http://d1jqu7g1y74ds1.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/10v1JCe-682x1024.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: gah on September 12, 2013, 04:47:13 PM
^^^ That's awesome! Wait til PETA gets a hold of this.  :hereitisyousentimentalbastard
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: mbw on September 12, 2013, 04:56:50 PM
Going to the moon, brb.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: barnesy305 on September 12, 2013, 05:06:32 PM
Going to the moon, brb.

 :hereitisyousentimentalbastard :hereitisyousentimentalbastard :hereitisyousentimentalbastard Bring me back a shot glass.
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Post by: rowjimmy on September 12, 2013, 09:18:51 PM
Voyager has slipped beyond the solar system.
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Post by: birdman on September 12, 2013, 09:29:48 PM
.
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Post by: rowjimmy on September 12, 2013, 09:33:14 PM
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/09/12/221760808/voyager-has-left-the-solar-system-this-time-for-real
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Post by: birdman on September 12, 2013, 09:48:35 PM
Yeah I read that too. I just thought it was a funny pic.
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Post by: rowjimmy on September 13, 2013, 07:12:15 AM
Yeah I read that too. I just thought it was a funny pic.

Totally.
xkcd is one of my favorite comics.
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Post by: runawayjimbo on September 17, 2013, 11:11:26 PM
via @SciencePorn (https://twitter.com/SciencePorn)

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The "Wing" of the Small Magellanic Cloud, one of the Milky Way's closest galactic neighbors

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BUad0BIIEAASLOj.jpg)
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Post by: mbw on September 18, 2013, 12:08:09 AM
the sound of interstellar space:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIAZWb9_si4

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Post by: Superfreakie on September 20, 2013, 02:33:35 AM
http://youtu.be/oAVjF_7ensg
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Post by: emay on September 26, 2013, 03:43:07 PM
awesome shots in here!!
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/09/pictures/130922-astronomy-contest-winners-2013-royal-society/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_fb20130926news-winastro&utm_campaign=Content#/best-astronomy-photographs-2013-ring-fire_71923_600x450.jpg

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http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/09/pictures/130922-astronomy-contest-winners-2013-royal-society/?utm_source=Facebook&utm_medium=Social&utm_content=link_fb20130926news-winastro&utm_campaign=Content#/best-astronomy-photographs-2013-ring-fire_71923_600x450.jpg

(http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/719/cache/best-astronomy-photographs-2013-ring-fire_71923_600x450.jpg)
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Post by: runawayjimbo on October 04, 2013, 03:19:23 PM
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@SciencePorn: NASA shows the film "Armageddon" to new staff to test how many scientific inaccuracies they can spot. The record is 168.
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Post by: runawayjimbo on November 03, 2013, 09:30:33 PM
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‏@PicturesEarth (https://twitter.com/PicturesEarth)
Solar Eclipse and Milky Way seen from ISS (International Space Station)


(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BYALBPtCMAAGe6M.jpg)
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Post by: rowjimmy on November 03, 2013, 09:51:51 PM
Fake.

Pretty but fake.


http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2012/05/22/a_fake_and_a_real_view_of_the_solar_eclipse_from_space.html
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Post by: runawayjimbo on November 03, 2013, 10:27:49 PM
Fake.

Pretty but fake.


http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2012/05/22/a_fake_and_a_real_view_of_the_solar_eclipse_from_space.html

I don't think you're allowed to lie on Twitter, are you?
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Post by: rowjimmy on November 03, 2013, 11:05:38 PM
You saw the Great Went release thread, right?
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Post by: runawayjimbo on November 04, 2013, 06:47:04 AM
You saw the Great Went release thread, right?

Lulz
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Post by: rowjimmy on November 04, 2013, 09:35:25 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BYO93cgCIAAauzg.jpg) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BYO93cgCIAAauzg.jpg)
Dusk in the Himalayas

Photo from Karen Nyborg ISS

https://twitter.com/AstroKarenN/status/397369952375545856
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Post by: mattstick on November 13, 2013, 10:24:34 AM

http://www.upworthy.com/the-single-most-mind-altering-photograph-humanity-has-ever-taken?g=3
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Post by: Marmar on November 13, 2013, 11:12:16 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFFGdTI9KeA

The sound of saturn
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Post by: Superfreakie on November 13, 2013, 12:41:23 PM
The new Saturn photos from Cassini. Will not embiggen as they are too big

My favorite pic:

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/figures/PIA17172_fig1.jpg

The article:

http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/photos/imagedetails/index.cfm?imageId=4916

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA17172
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Post by: slslbs on November 13, 2013, 10:28:25 PM
very cool
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Post by: runawayjimbo on November 15, 2013, 08:23:05 PM
Real or fake?

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@SciencePorn (https://twitter.com/SciencePorn)
Meteor Shower And Milky Way
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BZJts8mIAAAgqUN.jpg)
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Post by: rowjimmy on November 22, 2013, 10:44:06 AM
Natural color image of the Moon, anyone?

(http://i.imgur.com/hAJGxOv.jpg)
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Post by: emay on November 23, 2013, 12:51:55 AM
  sweet! :mrgreen:
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Post by: Superfreakie on November 23, 2013, 01:13:02 AM
  sweet! :mrgreen:
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Post by: rowjimmy on December 06, 2013, 09:53:45 AM
This colorful view from NASA's Cassini mission is the highest-resolution view of the unique six-sided jet stream at Saturn's north pole known as "the hexagon." This movie, made from images obtained by Cassini's imaging cameras, is the first to show the hexagon in color filters, and the first movie to show a complete view from the north pole down to about 70 degrees north latitude.

Here's a taste,
(http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/browse/PIA17652.gif)

High res Color: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/archive/PIA17652.gif
Higher res BW: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/archive/PIA17652_bw.gif <--try that one!!

More information: http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA17652
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Post by: Superfreakie on December 21, 2013, 11:04:16 AM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/18/space-photos-2013_n_4453590.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009
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Post by: Superfreakie on January 14, 2014, 07:01:03 PM
On earth but tripped the fuck out!! Blue Lava:

http://sploid.gizmodo.com/spectacular-blue-lava-flows-at-this-indonesian-volcano-1498816568
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Post by: rowjimmy on January 23, 2014, 11:59:48 AM
http://blogs.discovery.com/inscider/2014/01/a-star-just-exploded-next-door-and-its-a-huge-deal.html

Supernova, motherfuckers.
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w189/walcom77/new_animation_supernova_m82_22_gennaio_2014_zpsbd4116c7.gif)
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Post by: Superfreakie on January 24, 2014, 01:05:50 AM
A+
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Post by: Superfreakie on January 30, 2014, 02:26:50 PM
Possibly some of the better time lapse I have seen. Play in HD on big screen:

http://vimeo.com/85134959
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Post by: rowjimmy on February 04, 2014, 12:25:51 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BfpVNP_CMAAECCQ.png) (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BfpVNP_CMAAECCQ.png:large)
Remember the Hexagonal shape atop Saturn? This is a new view of it. (click to embiggen)
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Post by: antelope19 on February 04, 2014, 01:31:08 PM
Amazing
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Post by: Buffalo Budd on February 05, 2014, 08:51:12 PM
Not sure if anyone has seen this but it's what deep space sounds like.


http://www.express.co.uk/news/science-technology/443069/Sound-of-deep-space-revealed-for-first-time-in-stunning-new-recordings (http://www.express.co.uk/news/science-technology/443069/Sound-of-deep-space-revealed-for-first-time-in-stunning-new-recordings)
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Post by: rowjimmy on February 06, 2014, 07:42:49 AM
Not sure if anyone has seen this but it's what deep space sounds like.


http://www.express.co.uk/news/science-technology/443069/Sound-of-deep-space-revealed-for-first-time-in-stunning-new-recordings (http://www.express.co.uk/news/science-technology/443069/Sound-of-deep-space-revealed-for-first-time-in-stunning-new-recordings)

Nifty
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Post by: justjezmund on February 06, 2014, 11:28:45 AM
pretty awesome.
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Post by: mbw on February 10, 2014, 08:41:59 PM
Transit of Europa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcYRSaqJeBk
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Post by: GBL on March 06, 2014, 12:01:12 AM
Spiral galaxy that is being torn apart by a close encounter with a nearby galaxy cluster

http://youtu.be/ITlxsP1_jEc
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Post by: Superfreakie on March 06, 2014, 12:24:22 AM
very cool, very cool indeed. (unless, of course, there is an inhabited planet there that is presently being destroyed killing billions of aliens at once) 
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Post by: rowjimmy on March 06, 2014, 08:24:15 AM
very cool, very cool indeed. (unless, of course, there is an inhabited planet there that is presently being destroyed killing billions of aliens at once)

It happens.
Hopefully they had enough warning to put their brightest progeny into an Ion-Pulse Hyperdriven capsule and launched him towards a bluish planet orbiting a yellow sun that will give him strength beyond those who live there. And hopefully, when he arrives, he's raised by and elderly intellectual couple rather than some backasswards Kansas farmers.
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Post by: Mr. Natural on March 08, 2014, 11:01:31 AM
NatGeo's COSMOS:A SPACETIME ODYSSEY series starts tomorrow night.

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/cosmos-a-spacetime-odyssey/ (ftp://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/cosmos-a-spacetime-odyssey/)

"Hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, COSMOS will explore how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time. It will bring to life never-before-told stories of the heroic quest for knowledge and transport viewers to new worlds and across the universe for a vision of the cosmos on the grandest scale. COSMOS will invent new modes of scientific storytelling to reveal the grandeur of the universe and re-invent celebrated elements of the legendary original series, including the Cosmic Calendar and the Ship of the Imagination. The most profound scientific concepts will be presented with stunning clarity, uniting skepticism and wonder, and weaving rigorous science with the emotional and spiritual into a transcendent experience."
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Post by: mopper_smurf on March 10, 2014, 09:51:29 AM
very cool, very cool indeed. (unless, of course, there is an inhabited planet there that is presently being destroyed killing billions of aliens at once)

It happens.
Hopefully they had enough warning to put their brightest progeny into an Ion-Pulse Hyperdriven capsule and launched him towards a bluish planet orbiting a yellow sun that will give him strength beyond those who live there. And hopefully, when he arrives, he's raised by and elderly intellectual couple rather than some backasswards Kansas farmers.

 :-D
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Post by: pcr3 on March 18, 2014, 09:45:50 AM
So this is kind of a big deal.

http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/news/2014-05

Also, the multiverse.

http://www.space.com/25100-multiverse-cosmic-inflation-gravitational-waves.html
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Post by: gainesvillegreen on March 18, 2014, 10:22:48 AM
So this is kind of a big deal.

http://www.cfa.harvard.edu/news/2014-05

Also, the multiverse.

http://www.space.com/25100-multiverse-cosmic-inflation-gravitational-waves.html

Read about this yesterday too, interesting reading to say the least.
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Post by: Mr. Natural on March 21, 2014, 11:40:16 PM
I've been thinking about what happens to time once the speed of light is achieved.
Since the BigBang sent all the matter in the universe flying out at least the speed of light, and the Cosmic Inflation happened at "many times the speed of light," then what does that account for, in respect to time? The bubbles, sure, but I feel there could be something more there.
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Post by: danje on March 23, 2014, 07:22:46 PM
Regarding the recent big physics breakthrough, here's a video of one of the authors of the theory (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrei_Linde) getting told the news.  Probably doesn't come much more satisfying than that having your life's work come to fruition like that.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlfIVEy_YOA
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Post by: danje on March 25, 2014, 09:59:09 AM
NatGeo's COSMOS:A SPACETIME ODYSSEY series starts tomorrow night.

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/cosmos-a-spacetime-odyssey/ (ftp://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/cosmos-a-spacetime-odyssey/)

"Hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, COSMOS will explore how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time. It will bring to life never-before-told stories of the heroic quest for knowledge and transport viewers to new worlds and across the universe for a vision of the cosmos on the grandest scale. COSMOS will invent new modes of scientific storytelling to reveal the grandeur of the universe and re-invent celebrated elements of the legendary original series, including the Cosmic Calendar and the Ship of the Imagination. The most profound scientific concepts will be presented with stunning clarity, uniting skepticism and wonder, and weaving rigorous science with the emotional and spiritual into a transcendent experience."

This show is everything you ever wished for in a space documentary. Amazing visuals. It's on every Sunday on Fox at 9pm or you can stream them here: http://www.cosmosontv.com/ . Next week is when they start to get into the really trippy/Einstein type stuff.
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Post by: rowjimmy on March 25, 2014, 10:22:57 AM
It's on hulu, too.
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Post by: runawayjimbo on March 25, 2014, 10:59:45 AM
NatGeo's COSMOS:A SPACETIME ODYSSEY series starts tomorrow night.

http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/cosmos-a-spacetime-odyssey/ (ftp://channel.nationalgeographic.com/channel/cosmos-a-spacetime-odyssey/)

"Hosted by renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, COSMOS will explore how we discovered the laws of nature and found our coordinates in space and time. It will bring to life never-before-told stories of the heroic quest for knowledge and transport viewers to new worlds and across the universe for a vision of the cosmos on the grandest scale. COSMOS will invent new modes of scientific storytelling to reveal the grandeur of the universe and re-invent celebrated elements of the legendary original series, including the Cosmic Calendar and the Ship of the Imagination. The most profound scientific concepts will be presented with stunning clarity, uniting skepticism and wonder, and weaving rigorous science with the emotional and spiritual into a transcendent experience."

This show is everything you ever wished for in a space documentary. Amazing visuals. It's on every Sunday on Fox at 9pm or you can stream them here: http://www.cosmosontv.com/ . Next week is when they start to get into the really trippy/Einstein type stuff.

Yeah, the last two weeks have been a little disappointing, IMO. Too much life on Earth, not enough trippy/Einstein type stuff. But I agree the visuals and the simplicity of explaining inordinately complex ideas are on point. I'm looking forward to the next couple of weeks.

Also, I don't know if it's still there but the original series used to be on Netflix. Now that's a must see for "amazing" visuals (you know, for the 80s).
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Post by: mbw on April 08, 2014, 03:15:04 PM
Martian campfire?   :-o

(http://a.abcnews.com/images/Technology/HT_mars_light_jef_140408_16x9_992.jpg)
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Post by: Superfreakie on April 08, 2014, 05:48:40 PM
it's a trap.
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Post by: mbw on April 20, 2014, 03:10:26 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/c5kxweD.gif)
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Post by: rowjimmy on April 20, 2014, 05:52:16 PM
Neil has been slaying some muthafuckin dragons with his show.

My kids love it.
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Post by: GBL on May 08, 2014, 12:15:45 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjSFR40SY58
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Post by: PIE-GUY on May 29, 2014, 07:48:18 AM
Today is Manhattenhendge day!


http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/29/new-york-today-manhattanhenge/ (http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/05/29/new-york-today-manhattanhenge/)

(http://i.imgur.com/JUzGZEk.jpg)
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Post by: rowjimmy on June 04, 2014, 11:42:20 AM
http://www.nerdist.com/2014/06/hubble-just-released-the-best-image-of-our-universe-yet/

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Turn a telescope towards a seemingly empty section of sky and leave the shutter open. As light millions or even billions of years old pours in, the dark sky gets brighter. Leave the shutter open long enough and you’ll get a picture of thousands upon thousands of galaxies. From 2003 to 2009, this is exactly what the Hubble Telescope did, producing one of astronomy’s most famous images, the “Hubble Ultra Deep Field.”

Today, the Hubble Telescope has done it again, only now with an accumulated exposure time of nine whole years and a new wavelength of light.

(http://www.nerdist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/hs-2014-27-a-xlarge_web.jpg) (http://www.nerdist.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/hs-2014-27-a-xlarge_web.jpg)\

http://youtu.be/Q0Brz7Vd72c
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Post by: PIE-GUY on June 05, 2014, 01:46:51 PM
Yeah, the Hubble's cool and all, but the Mothership is going in the Smithsonian!

http://www.npr.org/2014/06/04/318544801/well-all-right-starchild-the-mothership-is-back (http://www.npr.org/2014/06/04/318544801/well-all-right-starchild-the-mothership-is-back)
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Post by: rowjimmy on June 05, 2014, 01:49:18 PM
Yeah, the Hubble's cool and all, but the Mothership is going in the Smithsonian!

http://www.npr.org/2014/06/04/318544801/well-all-right-starchild-the-mothership-is-back (http://www.npr.org/2014/06/04/318544801/well-all-right-starchild-the-mothership-is-back)

The woman in the time-lapse with long hair & purple shirt is my friend Gina.
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Post by: PIE-GUY on June 05, 2014, 01:50:29 PM
Yeah, the Hubble's cool and all, but the Mothership is going in the Smithsonian!

http://www.npr.org/2014/06/04/318544801/well-all-right-starchild-the-mothership-is-back (http://www.npr.org/2014/06/04/318544801/well-all-right-starchild-the-mothership-is-back)

The woman in the time-lapse with long hair & purple shirt is my friend Gina.

Nice.
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Post by: runawayjimbo on June 06, 2014, 08:52:45 AM
Friendly reminder that we kinda suck at seeing things that could kill us all.

http://rt.com/news/164024-beast-asteroid-flying-over-earth/

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Gigantic ‘Beast’ asteroid flying by Earth (VIDEO)

A massive asteroid roughly the size of an entire football stadium that was discovered only months ago is passing by the Earth this week, with professional and amateur astronomers alike having the best chance to watch the flyover on Thursday.

Officially named Asteroid 2014 HQ124, the giant hunk of space mass has been nicknamed the Beast because, at an estimated size of over 1,000 feet wide, it is roughly the size of a Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. Initial estimates guessed that the body’s diameter was between 400 to 900 meters (1,312 to 2,953 feet), although NASA’s NEOWISE has determined the Beast is closer to 325 meters. (The meteor that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia measured between 17 to 20 meters in diameter.)

An object of such size could obviously pose a huge threat to Earth, although the Beast will fly no closer to the planet than 3.2 lunar distances (roughly equivalent to 716,500 miles). It would only take an object of about 100 feet wide to be destructive to Earth, according to Wired magazine.

For all of its size, the Beast was only detected on April 23. The NASA Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer discovered the Beast flying at approximately 31,000 mph (50,400 kilometers per hour) through space upon examining a fixed backdrop of the star system.

“What’s disconcerting is that a rocky/metallic body this large, and coming so very close, should have only first been discovered this soon before its nearest approach,” Bob Berman, an astronomer with Internet astronomy outreach venture Slooh, told National Geographic. “HQ214 is at least 10 times bigger, and possibly 20 times, than the asteroid that injured a thousand people last year in Chelyabinsk, Siberia.”

“If it were to impact us, the energy released would be measured not in kilotons like the atomic bombs that ended World War II, but in H-bomb type megatons,” he continued. “It will be interesting indeed to watch Slooh track and image this substantial intruder as it passes less than a million miles of us, at a speed 17 times greater than that of a high speed rifle bullet.”

The Beast marks one of the first major asteroids to pass by Earth since NASA and Slooh partnered earlier this year in an agreement that makes it possible for more citizen scientists to become involved with scouring outer space for asteroids flying near Earth. While large objects like the Beast make headlines, countless smaller asteroids and bodies fly over Earth every day unnoticed.

“While astronomers believe we have spotted 90 percent of the potentially dangerous asteroids that are 1,000 feet wide or bigger,” Wired reported, “they estimate that we have detected only 30 percent of the objects that are around 460 feet wide and just 1 percent of the objects the size of the Beast.”

A Slooh video of the flyover is included below:
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Post by: Superfreakie on June 06, 2014, 11:05:20 AM
Whoa! That nuts.

and this sentence doesn't make any sense:

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“While astronomers believe we have spotted 90 percent of the potentially dangerous asteroids that are 1,000 feet wide or bigger,” Wired reported, “they estimate that we have detected only 30 percent of the objects that are around 460 feet wide and just 1 percent of the objects the size of the Beast.”

The Beast was over a thousand feet wide...
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Post by: emay on June 06, 2014, 03:33:38 PM
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/ab00cb222d458bc46ca56fd457e4306e/tumblr_n0upk6fvtK1s3wb20o1_500.gif)
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Post by: emay on June 12, 2014, 01:43:16 PM
The invention of the warp drive
(http://media3.policymic.com/NzI0MGE1MTNlNSMvMU16eEFMRVFibU04bHFDOXpYcVJxNkN5X2RRPS8xMzV4NTU6ODc4eDUyNC84NDB4NTMwL3MzLmFtYXpvbmF3cy5jb20vcG9saWN5bWljLWltYWdlcy8wY2JiNDY5MTU3OTM0ODc4MmJmOGUzNDdmYzJmMjY2MjAwYmQ0ZWY3OGFkNjg1ZDA4YmUxMjA0MDZhZjA3MmM5LmpwZw==.jpg)

http://www.policymic.com/articles/90917/nasa-has-designed-a-futuristic-warp-drive-ship-right-out-of-star-trek?utm_source=policymicFB&utm_medium=main&utm_campaign=social
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Post by: mehead on June 12, 2014, 01:49:30 PM
Cool pics but my brain hurts after reading the article
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Post by: emay on June 12, 2014, 01:58:23 PM
dont watch the lecture/slideshow then.
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Post by: GBL on June 13, 2014, 10:26:54 AM
dont watch the lecture/slideshow then.

The video was the best part! Pretty sure it was a conference for kids or something along those lines so the lecture wasn't as in-depth as it could have been.  However, it was really fucking cool
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Post by: GBL on June 14, 2014, 11:58:14 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1fvMSs9cps

(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/199918main_rs_image_feature_784_946x710.jpg)

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This Hubble Space Telescope image of the star V838 Monocerotis reveals dramatic changes in the illumination of surrounding dusty cloud structures. The effect, called a light echo, unveiled never-before-seen dust patterns when the star suddenly brightened for several weeks in early 2002.

A light echo is light from a stellar explosion echoing off dust surrounding the star that produces enough energy in a brief flash to illuminate surrounding dust. The star presumably ejected the illuminated dust shells in previous outbursts. Light from the latest outburst travels to the dust and then is reflected to Earth.

The phenomena is similar to that of a nova. A typical nova is a normal star that dumps hydrogen onto a compact white-dwarf companion star. The hydrogen piles up until it spontaneously explodes by nuclear fusion -- like a titanic hydrogen bomb -- exposing a searing stellar core with a temperature of hundreds of thousands of degrees Fahrenheit.

By contrast, V838 Monocerotis did not expel its outer layers. Instead, it grew enormously in size. Its surface temperature dropped to temperatures that were not much hotter than a light bulb. This behavior of ballooning to an immense size, but not losing its outer layers, is very unusual and completely unlike an ordinary nova explosion.

The outburst may represent a transitory stage in a star's evolution that is rarely seen. The star has some similarities to highly unstable aging stars called eruptive variables, which suddenly and unpredictably increase in brightness.

V838 Monocerotis is located about 20,000 light-years away from Earth in the direction of the constellation Monoceros, placing the star at the outer edge of our Milky Way galaxy.

Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: emay on June 14, 2014, 12:16:59 PM
dont watch the lecture/slideshow then.

The video was the best part! Pretty sure it was a conference for kids or something along those lines so the lecture wasn't as in-depth as it could have been.  However, it was really fucking cool

I know it was really fucking cool
I was just sayin if that short article made his head hurt that 45 min lecture would make it really hurt.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: natronzero on July 21, 2014, 07:24:41 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MmWeZHsQzs (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MmWeZHsQzs)
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Post by: Buffalo Budd on July 21, 2014, 09:53:01 PM
Saturn is the F'ing coolest!

Uranus a close 2nd.
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Post by: runawayjimbo on August 05, 2014, 09:35:59 PM
All geeked up cause the ISS just flew directly over my house. Like, split it right down the middle. I watched the whole arc, from the moment it came up on the horizon until it disappeared. I grabbed this ISS Spotter app a couple of weeks ago and there weren't any passes until a couple of days ago but tonight was the first good one. It has a map so you can see where it is relative to Earth and alarms for good passes. It's pretty goddamned cool watching that thing fly over your head.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iss-spotter/id523486350?mt=8
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Post by: khalpin on August 05, 2014, 09:52:32 PM
All geeked up cause the ISS just flew directly over my house. Like, split it right down the middle. I watched the whole arc, from the moment it came up on the horizon until it disappeared. I grabbed this ISS Spotter app a couple of weeks ago and there weren't any passes until a couple of days ago but tonight was the first good one. It has a map so you can see where it is relative to Earth and alarms for good passes. It's pretty goddamned cool watching that thing fly over your head.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iss-spotter/id523486350?mt=8
Cool!  How long did that take from start to finish? 
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Post by: runawayjimbo on August 06, 2014, 09:19:16 AM
All geeked up cause the ISS just flew directly over my house. Like, split it right down the middle. I watched the whole arc, from the moment it came up on the horizon until it disappeared. I grabbed this ISS Spotter app a couple of weeks ago and there weren't any passes until a couple of days ago but tonight was the first good one. It has a map so you can see where it is relative to Earth and alarms for good passes. It's pretty goddamned cool watching that thing fly over your head.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/iss-spotter/id523486350?mt=8
Cool!  How long did that take from start to finish?

Just over 5 mins or so. The app said 9 mins, but it was kind of obscured at the beginning and end by trees and whatnot. At first there was a star that I thought might have been it, but then the ISS started streaking across the sky. I almost woke my 6 yr old up to see it.

The other cool thing about the map is that you can see where it is in its orbit. About 30 mins before I saw it, it was just over the eastern coast of Australia. By the time it disappeared, it was over Newfoundland.
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Post by: GBL on October 28, 2014, 08:22:53 AM
Ambition

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H08tGjXNHO4#t=299

Short film starring Aidan Gillen
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Post by: mbw on October 28, 2014, 08:02:08 PM
Antares launch didn't go so well today.  Unmanned, thankfully.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bx1CeHFeea0
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Post by: runawayjimbo on October 28, 2014, 09:21:13 PM
Huh. I guess it's hard putting shit in space. Who knew.

Fucking privatization chislers prolly tried to save money on O-rings.
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Post by: rowjimmy on October 28, 2014, 09:31:28 PM
We were standing on the hill across from my house- a fair group of my neighboring friends along with my wife and son were there- watching to see it in the sky. I had the live launch video playing on my phone and watched it blow up.

That sucked.

Glad that no one on the ground was hurt.


Eta:
In following coverage of this, an astronomer taught me a new term this morning:
R.U.D. : Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly
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Post by: runawayjimbo on October 31, 2014, 02:37:57 PM
Another spacecraft crash, second this week. Tragically, this one was not unmanned.

http://www.kerngoldenempire.com/news/local/story/d/story/spaceshiptwo-crashes-shortly-after-mojave-test-fli/11401/64VdLqg21EWpK1vuptvTsg

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SpaceShipTwo crashes shortly after Mojave test flight

SpaceShipTwo, the Virgin Galactic space plane, has crashed east of Mojave, according to the director of the Mojave Air and Space Port Stu Witt.

Witt said a 2 p.m. news conference has been scheduled, and no further details will be available until then.

Scanner traffic indicated there was one fatality in the plane crash.  Virgin Galactic previously announced that the rocket plane had "experienced an in-flight anomaly" on its Twitter page.

KGET will have more information on 17 News at Noon.
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Post by: runawayjimbo on November 03, 2014, 09:27:11 AM
http://youtu.be/17jymDn0W6U
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Post by: gah on November 03, 2014, 02:18:19 PM
^^^ that's pretty fantastic
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Post by: rowjimmy on November 12, 2014, 08:23:28 AM
You know that the ESA is attempting to land a probe on a comet today, right?
(not) thrilling live stream is here: http://new.livestream.com/esa/cometlanding
Touchdown is 11:02 Eastern (16:02 GMT).

You can also follow along on xkcd!
His comic is live (wha?) today, tracking the progress of the landing.

http://xkcd.com/1446/  (the archived versions of todays comic can be found here: http://xkcd1446.org)

Of course on twitter, if you follow #CometLanding you'll get some data, too.


Dudes.
This thing (Rosetta) launched ten years ago. Today the Philae lander separated from it to land on the comet. After separation, it took pictures of the Rosetta orbiter...

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B2P0ahhCUAAQrda.jpg)



JPL live stream is informative as well:
http://www.ustream.tv/NASAJPL2



Pic of the lander, with gear deployed and descending, as seen from the orbiter:
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B2P8HgTCQAAuIbB.jpg)



It should have touched down by now but there is a ~30min delay on signals due to the fact that it's half a million km away...

Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: rowjimmy on November 12, 2014, 11:22:38 AM
Dudes.

(https://sslimgs.xkcd.com/comics/landing/r_16-25-00_MZ7aAUNWN5.png)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: runawayjimbo on November 12, 2014, 11:36:11 AM
Your dog got hit in the head by a comet.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: Bobafett on November 12, 2014, 11:55:47 AM
Pretty awesome.  Math and science for the win, you literary and artistic nerds!
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: rowjimmy on November 12, 2014, 12:45:45 PM
A pic from the descent, 3km above the comet:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B2QgRveIAAAjCjM.png)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: runawayjimbo on November 12, 2014, 02:51:09 PM
Now that's badass.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: Hicks on November 12, 2014, 03:28:12 PM
A truly remarkable achievement and a great day for humanity.   
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: phil on November 12, 2014, 03:34:51 PM
I won't be impressed until I can buy an apartment on a comet.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: emay on November 12, 2014, 04:07:12 PM
way to go mankind!  :beers:
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: gah on November 12, 2014, 05:03:38 PM
300 million miles away
28 minute delay in communications
cumulative distance traveled:4 billion miles!

 :-o

way to go mankind!  :beers:

Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short (was: Tripped Out Space Shit)
Post by: runawayjimbo on November 14, 2014, 05:39:09 PM
How the hell you gonna go 300M miles away and forget to charge the battery before you leave?!?

http://reut.rs/1xDUSTd

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Dwindling battery makes comet probe drill results uncertain

(Reuters) - European Space Agency scientists faced an anxious wait on Friday to see if a probe landed on a comet has enough power left to send results of a drill down into its surface back to Earth 500 million km (300 million miles) away.

Time was getting tight after the probe, released by the Rosetta spacecraft on Wednesday after a 10-year odyssey from Earth, floated away from its planned landing site.

The washing machine-sized craft is now resting in the shadow of a cliff on the celestial body and appears to be surrounded by rocks, preventing sunlight from reaching the solar panels that should power it once its primary batteries run down on Friday.

One of the most important tasks for the 100-kg (220-pound) probe - dubbed Philae and weighing only 1 gram on the comet's low gravity surface - was to drill into rock to analyze samples.

Comets are of interest to scientists because they constitute remnants from the formation of our solar system more than 4.6 billion years ago. These masses of ice and rock have preserved ancient organic molecules like a time capsule and may provide insight into how planets and life evolved.

Philae's drill descended more than 25 centimeters (10 inches) on Friday but ESA said it was unclear whether it had penetrated the comet's surface.

The radio link between Rosetta and Philae has been interrupted as the spacecraft orbits. The next time the mothership will get to contact Philae for developments will be around 1600 ET.

"This will be exciting because we're not sure if the batteries will have enough power to transmit this data," said Stefan Ulamec, Philae lander manager at the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

Compounding problems caused by the lack of light reaching its solar panels, an ESA command for Philae to enter low power mode to maximize battery life did not get through.

The ESA team are looking at options to move the probe into a position where it could draw more light, such as using a flywheel to "hop" the craft out of the enclosure of rocks.

Another solution could be rotating its solar panels, which would not require moving Philae out of its current location.

But they will undertake such measures only if there proves to be enough battery power to transmit the drilling results.

The mission has achieved many breakthroughs, including the first time a spacecraft has followed a comet rather than just whizzing past and the first time a probe has landed on a comet.

If Philae's mission comes to an end on Friday, the Rosetta spacecraft will follow the comet until at least the end of 2015, even as it passes closest to the sun on its orbit.

"This mission is fantastic, let's look at what we have achieved, not at what we would have done differently. This is unique and will be unique forever," said Andrea Accomazzo, the Rosetta flight director.
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Post by: rowjimmy on November 14, 2014, 06:38:33 PM
It's a bummer if it shuts down because of the bouncing but the mission is still an amazing success.
Just a bit ago, they had it rotate to hopefully get in better position to collect light.

Fingers crossed and all that.
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Post by: kellerb on November 15, 2014, 12:31:55 AM
Lemme just judge all of you from shit that you did 10 years ago.......................................
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Post by: runawayjimbo on November 19, 2014, 10:01:28 PM
Starting on PBS right now (where I live at least  :-P )

http://www.pbs.org/program/catch-comet/

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To Catch A Comet

About the Program

Billions of kilometers from Earth, a spacecraft the size of a car traveled towards an icy rock 2.5 miles across hurtling through space at tens of kilometers per second. It has been in space for ten years, but on Nov. 12, 2014 it did something no other spacecraft had ever attempted — orbit and land on a comet.

Sneak Peek

Rosetta, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) orbiter and Philae, the German Aerospace Centre (DLR) lander are not short of ambition. It has taken a generation, 30 years, to get to this point along a rocky road besieged by technological challenges, faulty launch vehicles and budget constraints, all of which have conspired to stop the mission in its tracks.

The idea behind Rosetta is awesome, but a daunting list of challenges awaited the team at mission control. Unable to carry enough fuel owing to weight restrictions, the Rosetta scientists devised a delicate cat and mouse trajectory to reach their distant destination. In the ten years Rosetta has been in space she has flown around the Earth three times, Mars once and the asteroid belt twice, to gain the momentum she needs to reach her destination. In the months before landing, the team navigated Rosetta safely to a world never before observed at such distances or accuracy. Rosetta orbited the comet before releasing Philae onto the surface. With little gravity from the comet, the team at mission control orbited manually.

Collectively Rosetta and Philae carry a remarkable 21 scientific instruments designed and manufactured globally by hundreds of engineers and visionaries. Each has a purpose, to chip away at the comet’s secrets retrieving invaluable data and beaming it back to Earth — promising to unlock the secrets from the formation of the solar system 4.5 billion years ago and even the origins of life itself.

Not only that, Rosetta will follow this colossal comet as it blasts toward and around the Sun.

Rosetta, along with its passenger Philae, are guaranteed to provide a treasure-trove of scientific data and an unforgettable ride.
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Post by: mbw on November 19, 2014, 10:27:17 PM
Starting on PBS right now (where I live at least  :-P )

they have PBS in Donttreadonmeville?
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Post by: runawayjimbo on November 19, 2014, 11:11:42 PM
Starting on PBS right now (where I live at least  :-P )

they have PBS in Donttreadonmeville?

 :hereitisyousentimentalbastard

Indeed. I'm a contributor. Voluntary exchange is the shit. The doc was pretty goddamned good too.
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Post by: rowjimmy on November 20, 2014, 09:28:51 AM
(http://www.smbc-comics.com/comics/20141119.png) (http://www.smbc-comics.com/comics/20141119.png)
Click to embiggen.
source: http://www.smbc-comics.com/?id=3548#comic
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Post by: PIE-GUY on November 20, 2014, 09:44:02 AM
That's hilarious. Had to share on fb.
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Post by: rowjimmy on November 24, 2014, 10:37:19 AM
(http://d1jqu7g1y74ds1.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Elliot-2.png)

Images have been released from cameras near the launchpad of that Orbital Sciences launch that blew up a few weeks back.
The word "hellish" appears numerous times on the page.

http://www.universetoday.com/116580/antares-doomed-descent-into-hellish-inferno-up-close-launch-pad-photo-exclusive-pt-1/

(http://d1jqu7g1y74ds1.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/Matt-5.png)

Follow that link for more pics.
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Post by: Superfreakie on November 24, 2014, 11:50:26 AM
Whoa! The trip was indeed very short.
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Post by: rowjimmy on November 24, 2014, 12:09:59 PM
Seriously.
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Post by: rowjimmy on December 01, 2014, 11:05:20 AM
Amazing video.

http://vimeo.com/108650530
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Post by: Superfreakie on December 01, 2014, 11:40:14 AM
How awesome is Carl Sagan?

Such a great mind and wonderful human being. Love the pale blue dot narration......posted for those who have not seen it (it is possible I have already posted it here at the paug)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p86BPM1GV8M
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: gah on December 01, 2014, 02:20:09 PM
Sagan is great. And you HAVE shared that before elsewhere I think on the paug. But thanks for sharing it again. It was good to watch again. Both that and your vid rj above that. Both cool.
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Post by: PIE-GUY on December 08, 2014, 01:40:41 PM
Sedimentary rocks found on Mars:

http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/december/nasa-s-curiosity-rover-finds-clues-to-how-water-helped-shape-martian-landscape/index.html#.VIXwmaTF8yz (http://www.nasa.gov/press/2014/december/nasa-s-curiosity-rover-finds-clues-to-how-water-helped-shape-martian-landscape/index.html#.VIXwmaTF8yz)

(http://i.imgur.com/U2zYDbb.jpg)
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Post by: Superfreakie on December 12, 2014, 07:43:39 PM
Whoa! Have fun!

http://www.shnflac.net/redirect.php?url=http://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=50.92,29.56,675
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Post by: Superfreakie on December 13, 2014, 11:21:00 AM
A little complex but very interesting.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/2-futures-can-explain-time-s-mysterious-past/
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Post by: gah on December 13, 2014, 02:45:13 PM
A little complex but very interesting.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/2-futures-can-explain-time-s-mysterious-past/

heady reading for a saturday afternoon.
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Post by: Superfreakie on December 13, 2014, 03:55:11 PM
A little complex but very interesting.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/2-futures-can-explain-time-s-mysterious-past/

heady reading for a saturday afternoon.

this is what happens when you don't smoke pot.
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Post by: Hicks on December 13, 2014, 06:09:27 PM
 :beers:
A little complex but very interesting.

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/2-futures-can-explain-time-s-mysterious-past/

heady reading for a saturday afternoon.

this is what happens when you don't smoke pot.

Shiiiiit, it never stopped me from gettin busy.

In any event I've long held that entropy is likely an inverted bell curve and we've just been on the upslope of that curve for the last couple billion years.   Turns out I may not be far from the truth.   
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Post by: rowjimmy on January 28, 2015, 11:59:02 AM
Rockets are cool.

http://youtu.be/4Ca6x4QbpoM
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Post by: rowjimmy on February 09, 2015, 08:38:59 AM
Space Missions, Visualized:
(http://www.ourworldindata.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ourworldindata_pastedimage2782.png) (http://www.ourworldindata.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ourworldindata_pastedimage2782.png)
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Post by: mbw on February 09, 2015, 01:51:50 PM
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This adorable image -- in which the galaxy cluster SDSS J1038+4849 seems to be smiling at the camera -- comes courtesy of the Hubble Space Telescope. It was spotted by Judy Schmidt, who submitted a version of the image to the Hubble's Hidden Treasures image processing competition, where anyone can sift through the Hubble's massive data pools to highlight hitherto ignored sights from the stars. (http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/02/09/the-hubble-spotted-this-smiley-face-in-space/)

(http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=http://img.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp-content/uploads/sites/36/2015/02/potw1506a-1024x1010.jpg&w=1484)
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Post by: Buffalo Budd on February 10, 2015, 08:29:27 PM
This new quantum equation suggests the universe's trip is not as short as people think...

http://phys.org/news/2015-02-big-quantum-equation-universe.html (http://phys.org/news/2015-02-big-quantum-equation-universe.html)
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Post by: rowjimmy on February 11, 2015, 03:08:34 PM
Today's launch by the ESA was a reentry test. the whole mission lasted about 100mins. Their trip was indeed short.
Here's an excellent shot of the launch:
(http://www.esa.int/var/esa/storage/images/esa_multimedia/images/2015/02/vega_vv04_ixv_liftoff16/15252307-2-eng-GB/Vega_VV04_IXV_Liftoff_node_full_image_2.jpg) (http://www.esa.int/var/esa/storage/images/esa_multimedia/images/2015/02/vega_vv04_ixv_liftoff16/15252307-2-eng-GB/Vega_VV04_IXV_Liftoff.jpg)
click to embiggen
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Post by: Superfreakie on February 11, 2015, 06:18:43 PM
Awesome!!!!!!!
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Post by: Buffalo Budd on February 11, 2015, 06:51:11 PM
Now that's my kind of trip into space.
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Post by: Superfreakie on February 25, 2015, 05:13:54 PM
A Black Hole 12 BILLION times the size of the sun has been discovered......

http://news.yahoo.com/scientists-discover-black-hole-big-contradicts-growth-theory-182735953.html
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Post by: rowjimmy on February 25, 2015, 07:44:04 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/0wxqZpM.gif)
Heavy
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Post by: Buffalo Budd on March 20, 2015, 10:09:42 AM
https://www.facebook.com/IFeakingLoveScience/photos/a.456449604376056.98921.367116489976035/1066952376659106/?type=1&theater (https://www.facebook.com/IFeakingLoveScience/photos/a.456449604376056.98921.367116489976035/1066952376659106/?type=1&theater)
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Post by: rowjimmy on March 20, 2015, 10:20:32 AM
Today, March 20, 2015 features the following:
Vernal Equinox
New Moon
Supermoon
Total Solar Eclipse


Drink that shit in and keep your eyes on the skies.
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Post by: rowjimmy on March 20, 2015, 02:26:48 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CAj3yDYUwAAONkA.jpg:large)
This was taken today.

Sun, Moon, ISS, Earth... All in a row.
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Post by: emay on March 20, 2015, 02:34:40 PM
is that a fleet of tie fighters going across the moon
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Post by: rowjimmy on March 20, 2015, 02:36:14 PM
is that a fleet of tie fighters going across the moon

That's the International Space Station.
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Post by: mbw on March 20, 2015, 03:15:53 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CAj3yDYUwAAONkA.jpg:large)
This was taken today.

Sun, Moon, ISS, Earth... All in a row.

ISIS IS IN SPACE?   :crazy:
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: rowjimmy on March 20, 2015, 03:38:53 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CAj3yDYUwAAONkA.jpg:large)
This was taken today.

Sun, Moon, ISS, Earth... All in a row.

ISIS IS IN SPACE?   :crazy:

ISIS doesn't believe in space.
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Post by: Bobafett on March 20, 2015, 03:56:15 PM
It's only one squadron of tie bombers.  Making a photon bomb run on the Deluc crater.
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Post by: mbw on March 20, 2015, 04:51:33 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CAj3yDYUwAAONkA.jpg:large)
This was taken today.

Sun, Moon, ISS, Earth... All in a row.

ISIS IS IN SPACE?   :crazy:

ISIS doesn't believe in space.

which is odd since the symbol for their purported religion is almost that exact image.

(http://i.imgur.com/nEMXKT5.png)
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Post by: Buffalo Budd on March 20, 2015, 04:52:53 PM
^^I think it's well documented how brilliant ISIS is.
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Post by: phil on March 20, 2015, 05:45:35 PM
^^I think it's well documented how brilliant ISIS is.

buncha jerks if you ask me
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Post by: Buffalo Budd on April 22, 2015, 01:41:54 PM
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Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: pcr3 on April 22, 2015, 02:17:41 PM
(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/11078206_1090494524304891_6483075079742856224_n.jpg?oh=9ca3898e1473611301d952072ef7671e&oe=55A7183A)

I'm hoping we get a clear night up in Maine tonight.  My wife and I are driving up after dinner, and she's generally in bed by 11.  I then usually go outside for a sesh or two and to stargaze, so this is PERFECT.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: Buffalo Budd on April 22, 2015, 03:04:05 PM
She's been pretty cloudy here in NB all day but it's just started to break apart a little so hopefully by that time (12ish), I may be able to do the same.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: Superfreakie on April 30, 2015, 03:28:08 PM
Not space, but it might as well be. Amazing HD drone video shot in Antarctica (launched from a yacht).

Whales at 06:30

https://vimeo.com/124858722
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Post by: PIE-GUY on May 06, 2015, 04:57:33 PM
Awesome... and hilarious...

http://www.vox.com/2015/5/5/8553609/microwave-oven-perytons (http://www.vox.com/2015/5/5/8553609/microwave-oven-perytons)

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Radio signals puzzled astrophysicists for 17 years. They were coming from a microwave oven.

Since 1998, astrophysicists at Australia's Parkes Observatory have been detecting mysterious bursts of radio waves (named "perytons") that seemed to emanate from all parts of the sky. They lasted for just fractions of a second and happened once or twice a year.

Most believed they came from somewhere quite nearby (perhaps resulting from lightning strikes), but the bursts had some characteristics that made it seem like they'd traveled millions of light-years from distant galaxies or other astronomical objects.

The truth, as recently discovered by graduate student Emily Petroff of Swinburne University of Technology, is decidedly more mundane. It turns out the signals were generated by someone at the facility opening the door of a microwave oven while it was still running.


Most astronomers had long been suspicious that the perytons were generated by something on Earth, because it'd explain why they appeared to emanate from all parts of the sky — they weren't coming from the sky at all, and instead were being generated right next to the telescope. Additionally, they almost always occurred during the daytime, when people were working at the facility.

But for years, scientists were unable to find a convincing explanation. The huge radio telescope at Parkes is in a radio quiet zone, which means that cellphones and other sources of radio emissions are banned nearby. And the perytons' frequency, 1.4 gigahertz (GHz), wasn't known to come from any obvious source of radiation.

Earlier this year, Petroff installed an interference monitor at the telescope. Fortuitously, three more perytons occurred in a single week. This monitor can detect a wider range of emissions than the telescope, and it found that along with each peryton at 1.4 GHz, there was a smaller spike of radio waves around 2.5 GHz.

"That led us to thinking, 'What emits at 2.5 gigahertz?'" Petroff told Popular Science. "And the obvious thing was microwaves."

Still, there was a mystery. Microwave ovens — like the one on site used by staff to reheat food — typically operate at around 2.5 GHz, not 1.4.

In a series of experiments, Petroff and others figured out that if you open the microwave's door while it's still running, the machine's magnetron emits a very brief spike of radiation at 1.4 GHz, as well as the standard 2.5 GHz. In all likelihood, the perytons were caused by a staff member with a habit of opening the microwave door before it was finished cooking. As National Geographic's Nadia Drake points out, this is why many other radio telescope facilities ban microwave ovens.

The scientific value of this discovery
But there's a bright side to this deflating finding. One of the reasons Petroff was looking into perytons was because of a related phenomenon, called "fast radio bursts" (FRBs), which continues to baffle scientists.

These are also short spikes in radio waves, but they genuinely seem to come from beyond the galaxy. And the microwave oven doesn't seem to have been causing them, too — so this work helps to rule out one possible terrestrial origin for FRBs.



Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: Buffalo Budd on July 23, 2015, 01:06:34 PM
They've finally found bizarro world...


http://www.iflscience.com/say-hello-earth-20-historic-kepler-discovery-suggests-we-are-not-alone (http://www.iflscience.com/say-hello-earth-20-historic-kepler-discovery-suggests-we-are-not-alone)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: mehead on July 23, 2015, 01:51:03 PM
Not space, but it might as well be. Amazing HD drone video shot in Antarctica (launched from a yacht).

Whales at 06:30

https://vimeo.com/124858722

Amazing stuff right there.  Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: runawayjimbo on July 23, 2015, 03:16:32 PM
The search for where our children's children's (x1000) children are gonna go once we sufficiently fuck up this planet is on!!

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-33641648

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'Earth 2.0' found in Nasa Kepler telescope haul
A haul of planets from Nasa's Kepler telescope includes a world sharing many characteristics with Earth.

Kepler-452b orbits at a very similar distance from its star, though its radius is 60% larger.

Mission scientists said they believed it was the most Earth-like planet yet.

Such worlds are of interest to astronomers because they might be small and cool enough to host liquid water on their surface - and might therefore be hospitable to life.

Nasa's science chief John Grunsfeld called the new world the "closest so far" to Earth.

And John Jenkins, Kepler data analysis lead at Nasa's Ames Research Center in California, added: "It's a real privilege to deliver this news to you today. There's a new kid on the block that's just moved in next door."

The new world joins other exoplanets such as Kepler-186f that are similar in many ways to Earth.

Determining which is most Earth-like depends on the properties one considers. Kepler-186f, announced in 2014, is smaller than the new planet, but orbits a red dwarf star that is significantly cooler than our own.

Kepler-452b, however, orbits a parent star which belongs to the same class as the Sun: it is just 4% more massive and 10% brighter. Kepler-452b takes 385 days to complete a full circuit of this star, so its orbital period is 5% longer than Earth's.

The mass of Kepler-452b cannot be measured yet, so astronomers have to rely on models to estimate a range of possible masses, with the most likely being five times that of Earth. If it is rocky, the world would likely still have active volcanism and its gravity would be roughly twice that on our own planet.

The new world is included in a haul of 500 new possible planets sighted by the Kepler space telescope around distant stars.

Twelve of the new candidates are less than twice Earth's diameter, orbiting in the so-called habitable zone around their star.

This zone refers to a range of distances at which the energy radiated by the star would permit water to exist as a liquid on the planet's surface if certain other conditions are also met.

Of these 500 candidates, Kepler-452b is the first to be confirmed as a planet.

Dr Suzanne Aigrain, from the University of Oxford, who was not involved with the study, told BBC News: "I do believe the properties described for Kepler-452b are the most Earth-like I've come across for a confirmed planet to date.

"What seems even more significant to me is the number of planets in the habitable zone of their host stars with radii below two Earth radii; 12 is quite a few compared to the pre-existing Kepler planet catalogue.

"It bodes well for their attempts to provide a more robust measure of the incidence of Earth-like planets, which is the top-level goal of the Kepler mission."

While similar in size and brightness to the Sun, Kepler-452b's host star is 1.5 billion years older than ours. Scientists working on the mission therefore believe it could point to a possible future for the Earth.

"If Kepler-452b is indeed a rocky planet, its location vis-a-vis its star could mean that it is just entering a runaway greenhouse phase of its climate history," explained Dr Doug Caldwell, a Seti Institute scientist working on the Kepler mission.

"The increasing energy from its aging sun might be heating the surface and evaporating any oceans. The water vapour would be lost from the planet forever."

"Kepler-452b could be experiencing now what the Earth will undergo more than a billion years from now, as the Sun ages and grows brighter."

Dr Don Pollacco, from Warwick University, UK, who was not involved with the latest analysis, told the BBC: "Kepler data allows you to estimate the relative size of a planet to its host star, so if you know the size of the host, hey presto, you know the size of the planet.

"However, to go further - i.e. is it rocky? - involves measuring the mass of the planets and this is much more difficult to do as the stars are too far away for these measurements (which are incredibly difficult) to make.

"So in reality they have no idea what this planet is made of: It could be rock but it could be a small gassy ball or something more exotic maybe."
Dr Chris Watson, from Queen's University Belfast, UK, commented: "Other Kepler habitable zone planets may well be more Earth-like in this respect. For example, Kepler-186f is approximately 1.17 Earth radii, and Kepler-438b is approximately 1.12 Earth radii.

"In fact, at 1.6 Earth radii, this would place Kepler-452b in a category of planet called a 'Super-Earth' - our Solar System does not actually have any planet of this type within it! Super-Earths are hugely interesting for this reason, but one might then say, well, is it really 'Earth-like' given all this?"

He added: "When we look at the type of star Kepler-452b orbits, then it seems to be a star not too dissimilar to our Sun... The other Kepler habitable zone planets that have been discovered so far tend to be orbiting M-dwarfs - stars far cooler than our Sun, and therefore the planets need to orbit much closer to receive the same levels of heating.

"So it may be a potentially rocky super-Earth in an Earth-like orbit (in terms of host star and orbital distance). It's this combination of the host star and orbit that set it apart in my opinion."
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: runawayjimbo on July 25, 2015, 11:12:06 PM
OH SHIT
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: mehead on July 25, 2015, 11:17:24 PM
OH SHIT

Yeah, Holy Fuck! 
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: runawayjimbo on July 25, 2015, 11:29:06 PM
Helluva start
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: Caravan2001 on July 25, 2015, 11:32:26 PM
fml
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: blatboom on July 26, 2015, 03:16:06 AM
this article will blow your mind re: earth-like planets. I speak from experience when I say do not attempt to read while high. read first, then get high

http://waitbutwhy.com/2014/05/fermi-paradox.html
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: VDB on July 26, 2015, 11:07:30 AM
^ Great read.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: PIE-GUY on August 05, 2015, 02:41:02 PM
So, this is cool... 

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/from-a-million-miles-away-nasa-camera-shows-moon-crossing-face-of-earth (https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/from-a-million-miles-away-nasa-camera-shows-moon-crossing-face-of-earth)

(https://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/dscovrepicmoontransitfull.gif)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: runawayjimbo on August 06, 2015, 09:02:05 AM
Did you ever see the Grand Canyon? Did you ever see the Grand Canyon...from SPACE?!?

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CLuijKhWgAA8hql.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: PIE-GUY on September 27, 2015, 11:33:31 PM
Beautiful Super Blood Moon tonight!






(http://i.imgur.com/J5u2A3M.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: runawayjimbo on September 28, 2015, 11:15:02 AM
WATER ON MARS, BITCHEZ

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-09-28/nasa-detects-liquid-water-on-mars

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NASA Detects Liquid Water on Mars
Scientists confirm that strange streaks on the Red Planet are formed by flowing water.

The holy grail of space exploration is to find extraterrestrial life. An important precursor to that is finding liquid water—and that's exactly what NASA today announced scientists have discovered on Mars.

The findings, which are described in the journal Nature Geoscience, offer an explanation for peculiar, long streaks that sometimes appear on sloping Martian terrain. The dark features, which can reach 5 meters wide and more than 100 meters long, were first noticed in 2010. By analyzing their reflected light signature, a team of eight scientists has concluded that the streaks consist of mineral salts that easily absorb moisture—and that flowing water is the likeliest explanation for their appearance.

The Red Planet has been known for years to have ice, and its surface bears the topographical scars of ancient water flow. This latest research, though, is the first to provide compelling evidence for the ongoing existence of flowing water on Mars.

The findings date back to 2010, when Lujendra Ojha, then a University of Arizona undergraduate and now the lead author on this new research, started sifting through images from a powerful NASA camera orbiting the Red Planet. His professor, Alfred McEwen, is another co-author on the research and the camera's lead scientist for NASA. "There were these stark, linear, narrow features forming" all over the planet, Ojha said, "and they were only forming when the temperature was ideal for liquid water." In the Martian winter, the features, called "recurring slope lineae," disappeared.

Another instrument, called the Compact Reconnaissance Imaging Spectrometer for Mars, or CRISM, records the wavelengths of light reflecting off Mars's surface. Scientists use CRISM to collect light spectra, match them to the known light signatures of minerals, and then conclude, for example, what soil might be made of on another planet.

Now a graduate student at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Ojha began looking at the CRISM data for Mars's sloping streaks at the end of last year, unpacking pixel after pixel. Using these images, he and his colleagues confirmed what they had already suspected—the presence of salts called perchlorates that are terrific at absorbing water.

The significance of the finding goes beyond scientists' usual glee at the discovery of anything Earth-like in the heavens. Liquid water is a necessary precursor to life. So if Mars has water, it might also ...

Well, don't go there just yet.

The new images don't actually show flowing water, which doesn't last long on the Martian surface. It evaporates quickly, and the thin atmosphere wicks it up and away. The orbiter collects its data at about 3 p.m. Mars time. That's a bad time for watching water, because the relative humidity is so low. Eight hours earlier or later, the scientists may have caught the water itself, Ojha said.

Instead, what's left are these patches of freshly hydrated salts, which bond with molecular water whenever it's around, leaving dark streaks. That's what Ojha and colleagues see in the images, and how they know there's water on Mars. It's locked in these salts, and couldn't be there without some recent influx.

The ultimate question, whether Mars can host living things, belongs squarely to astrobiology, the study of life's origins.

Toward the end of their new paper, Ojha, McEwen, and their co-authors say that the conditions on Mars—arid and salt-rich—are similar in some ways to the Atacama Desert in western Latin America. There, water-retaining salt beds provide an oasis for microbes. Unfortunately for E.T.-hunters, on Mars "the water activity in perchlorate solutions may be too low to support known terrestrial life," the authors wrote.

There's an irony in searching for life-friendly conditions on Mars, or elsewhere. The more promising the discovery, the more thoughtful humans (or our robots) should be in approaching it. Areas where life might propagate are declared "special regions" and treated with caution by scientists. That's because virtually everything on Earth—your smartphone, the doorbell, bananas, yesterday's socks, spacecraft—is slathered with microbes. NASA has an entire Office of Planetary Protection to ensure that the search for extraterrestrial life doesn't turn up expat terrestrial life.

"Maybe in the future we can have a mission to go there," Ojha said, "but I think we have to be really careful about transferring of life from Earth to Mars. We might be the ones creating the second Genesis."
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: emay on October 15, 2015, 01:51:54 PM
ALIENS !!!!

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/forget-water-on-mars-astronomers-may-have-just-found-giant-alien-megastructures-orbiting-a-star-near-a6693886.html
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: slslbs on October 18, 2015, 03:10:52 PM
ALIENS !!!!

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/forget-water-on-mars-astronomers-may-have-just-found-giant-alien-megastructures-orbiting-a-star-near-a6693886.html

(http://www.miataturbo.net/attachments/miata-parts-sale-trade-5/97623d1387294167-fs-brand-new-big-boy-magnaflow-12579-cohete-del-doctor-maligno-1-jpg)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: mbw on February 18, 2016, 11:08:16 AM
Cool high rez vintage travel posters of various planets/moon/etc from NASA that you can print.

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/visions-of-the-future/
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: Bobafett on February 18, 2016, 11:31:53 AM
I like some of those
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Post by: ytowndan on February 18, 2016, 08:20:02 PM
Pretty sweet.  Thanks.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: Buffalo Budd on February 23, 2016, 12:27:18 PM
Not sure if this belongs here or not but we may be living in a giant hologram...

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/there-is-growing-evidence-that-our-universe-is-a-giant-hologram?utm_source=vicefbca (http://motherboard.vice.com/read/there-is-growing-evidence-that-our-universe-is-a-giant-hologram?utm_source=vicefbca)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: phil on February 23, 2016, 12:56:33 PM
Duh. Didn't you watch The Matrix?
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: whatapiper on February 23, 2016, 12:56:55 PM
Yup, A reflection of a reflection of a reflection, I'll see you on the other side.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: GBL on March 22, 2016, 02:11:30 PM
https://youtu.be/kLlILnQjGfc
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: Buffalo Budd on April 20, 2016, 08:29:44 AM
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This is the pic of a space shuttle leaving our atmosphere taken from space by NASA. Amazing isn't it? How nano are we in the cosmic scale.

(https://scontent.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xla1/v/t1.0-9/12928265_1152077364849407_5399485621667710609_n.jpg?oh=1746b7180af15f8e9465d12132e625f0&oe=577BEF70)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: mopper_smurf on June 20, 2016, 02:30:14 PM
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SO, NASA Got Sick of all that Conspiracy Thing and Released over 10,000 Photos from the Apollo Moon Mission

https://m.thevintagenews.com/2015/10/05/so-nasa-got-sick-of-all-that-conspiracy-thing-and-released-over-10000-photos-from-the-apollo-moon-mission/4/

(https://m.thevintagenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/56122973c46188c1798b45b9.jpg)

(https://m.thevintagenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/16.jpg)

(https://m.thevintagenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/561223f7c46188a0128b4567.jpg)

(https://m.thevintagenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/561253b2c4618824078b4567.jpg)

Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: Caravan2001 on June 20, 2016, 11:23:55 PM
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SO, NASA Got Sick of all that Conspiracy Thing and Released over 10,000 Photos from the Apollo Moon Mission

https://m.thevintagenews.com/2015/10/05/so-nasa-got-sick-of-all-that-conspiracy-thing-and-released-over-10000-photos-from-the-apollo-moon-mission/4/

(https://m.thevintagenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/56122973c46188c1798b45b9.jpg)

(https://m.thevintagenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/16.jpg)

(https://m.thevintagenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/561223f7c46188a0128b4567.jpg)

(https://m.thevintagenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/561253b2c4618824078b4567.jpg)

Wow!
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: Hicks on June 20, 2016, 11:46:43 PM
Looks fake to me.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: WhatstheUse? on June 21, 2016, 12:47:26 AM
Looks fake to me.

 :crazy:

Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: mopper_smurf on June 21, 2016, 08:06:28 AM
Looks fake to me.

 :crazy:

Kubrick FTW!
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: PIE-GUY on July 07, 2016, 09:17:20 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/inTqmj1.jpg)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: zimbra on July 07, 2016, 09:36:25 AM
I lol'd at this
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: phil on July 07, 2016, 11:59:52 AM
http://www.popsci.com/lego-figurines-on-juno-are-latest-in-long-line-bricks-in-space

that seals it, Lego is the best
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: GBL on August 09, 2016, 12:31:32 AM
https://youtu.be/nPfcwT4Fcy8

NASA built a new slow motion camera to film their rocket engines during testing
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: Hicks on August 29, 2016, 03:49:04 PM
Oh shit, this sounds like it could be the real deal. 

http://observer.com/2016/08/not-a-drill-seti-is-investigating-a-possible-extraterrestrial-signal-from-deep-space/
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: mbw on August 29, 2016, 04:04:30 PM
Oh shit, this sounds like it could be the real deal. 

http://observer.com/2016/08/not-a-drill-seti-is-investigating-a-possible-extraterrestrial-signal-from-deep-space/

I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: susep on August 29, 2016, 04:12:12 PM
Oh shit, this sounds like it could be the real deal. 

http://observer.com/2016/08/not-a-drill-seti-is-investigating-a-possible-extraterrestrial-signal-from-deep-space/

I, for one, welcome our new insect overlords.

5 light years away?  Go ahead outside at night take a look around. 
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: runawayjimbo on August 31, 2016, 11:34:12 AM
Oh shit, this sounds like it could be the real deal. 

http://observer.com/2016/08/not-a-drill-seti-is-investigating-a-possible-extraterrestrial-signal-from-deep-space/

In a surprise to absolutely no one, looks like the media might have exaggerated the claims just a bit.

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/have-we-detected-an-alien-signal-it-s-highly-doubtful/

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Have We Detected an Alien Signal? It's Highly Doubtful
A blip of energy picked up by a Russian radio telescope might have been nothing more than a satellite passing overhead—or even a software glitch

Based on breathless news reports from many prominent media outlets that should know better, this week’s biggest non-story in science is the discovery of a possible radio signal from talkative aliens elsewhere in the Milky Way. I’m here to tell you, alas, that anyone hoping for this to be the moment of First Contact with another galactic civilization is very likely to be disappointed.

...
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: mbw on August 31, 2016, 12:19:18 PM
Oh shit, this sounds like it could be the real deal. 

http://observer.com/2016/08/not-a-drill-seti-is-investigating-a-possible-extraterrestrial-signal-from-deep-space/

In a surprise to absolutely no one, looks like the media might have exaggerated the claims just a bit.

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/have-we-detected-an-alien-signal-it-s-highly-doubtful/

Quote
Have We Detected an Alien Signal? It's Highly Doubtful
A blip of energy picked up by a Russian radio telescope might have been nothing more than a satellite passing overhead—or even a software glitch

Based on breathless news reports from many prominent media outlets that should know better, this week’s biggest non-story in science is the discovery of a possible radio signal from talkative aliens elsewhere in the Milky Way. I’m here to tell you, alas, that anyone hoping for this to be the moment of First Contact with another galactic civilization is very likely to be disappointed.

...

And here's Jimbo to ruin all the fun.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: runawayjimbo on August 31, 2016, 12:53:09 PM
Oh shit, this sounds like it could be the real deal. 

http://observer.com/2016/08/not-a-drill-seti-is-investigating-a-possible-extraterrestrial-signal-from-deep-space/

In a surprise to absolutely no one, looks like the media might have exaggerated the claims just a bit.

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/have-we-detected-an-alien-signal-it-s-highly-doubtful/

Quote
Have We Detected an Alien Signal? It's Highly Doubtful
A blip of energy picked up by a Russian radio telescope might have been nothing more than a satellite passing overhead—or even a software glitch

Based on breathless news reports from many prominent media outlets that should know better, this week’s biggest non-story in science is the discovery of a possible radio signal from talkative aliens elsewhere in the Milky Way. I’m here to tell you, alas, that anyone hoping for this to be the moment of First Contact with another galactic civilization is very likely to be disappointed.

...

And here's Jimbo to ruin all the fun.

Don't blame me, blame science. And the LAMESTREAM media, obvs.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: rowjimmy on August 31, 2016, 01:06:37 PM
Yeah, that shit smelled from the start.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: mbw on August 31, 2016, 01:41:32 PM
Yeah, that shit smelled from the start.

like alien shit!
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: rowjimmy on August 31, 2016, 02:47:44 PM
Yeah, that shit smelled from the start.

like alien shit!

Like military radios and sloppy science.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: runawayjimbo on September 27, 2016, 04:28:13 PM
(http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/59/598a0ed685e9a1ce1ff1d7ee564fe02e08e4a3da8842e4bfcfb7fc668ba1947c.jpg)

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/27/495622695/this-afternoon-elon-musk-unveils-his-plan-for-colonizing-mars

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Elon Musk Unveils His Plan For Colonizing Mars

Billionaire tech entrepreneur Elon Musk says his space transport company, SpaceX, will build a rocket system capable of bringing people to Mars and supporting a permanent city on the red planet.

"It's something we can do in our lifetimes," he said in a speech at the International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico that was streamed online and watched by more than 100,000 people. "You could go."

Musk described plans to send at least a million humans to Mars and establish a self-sustaining city there. He said he expects people to reach Mars within a decade, and described four requirements for a new rocket fleet, which would travel to Mars approximately every two years, when Mars and Earth come closest to each other.

The requirements for a feasible rocket system are full re-usability, the ability to refuel in orbit, the ability to produce fuel on Mars and identifying the ideal propellant. Because the atmosphere of Mars is largely made of carbon dioxide, and previous missions have found ice on the planet, Musk said he though it would be possible to produce a methane fuel there.

But the centerpiece of the speech was a video simulation of a the massive spacecraft and rocket to get Mars colonizers to their destination. (Within SpaceX, they have been nicknamed the "BFS" and "BFR," which are acronyms for phrases NPR is too polite to spell out.)

One thing Musk was less specific about was who would pay for it all, saying it would be "a huge public private partnership," and that he expected support to "snowball." He did say the cost per person would need to decrease significantly in order for colonization to work. Right now, Musk estimates a trip to Mars would cost $10 billion per person. Musk says he would like to bring that cost down to about $200,000.

Musk is very wealthy, and said in his speech that his "only motivation" for amassing personal wealth is to work on making life multi-planetary. He is simultaneously supporting SpaceX, Tesla Motors and SolarCity.

The speech also comes just weeks after a high-profile SpaceX failure: An unmanned rocket and its payload were destroyed in an explosion two days before the rocket was scheduled to launch.

It's not the first setback for SpaceX, which has seen rockets explode before — and, as the Two-Way reported, came after a series of successes for the company. But Musk called it the company's "most difficult and complex failure we have ever had in 14 years."

The Guardian notes that Musk's "fail-fast" approach to rocket-building is intentional, and tied to his ambition. But the explosion has led some to question whether SpaceX can reliably send cargo to the International Space Station, "let alone take people to Mars," the newspaper writes.
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Post by: PIE-GUY on October 21, 2016, 12:05:15 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/pXrU88m.png)
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: mbw on February 01, 2017, 11:29:27 AM
The Lobster and Cat's Paw nebulas in 2 billion pixels:

https://www.eso.org/public/images/eso1705a/zoomable/
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Post by: Superfreakie on February 02, 2017, 02:06:13 PM
A+
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Post by: birdman on February 02, 2017, 04:32:22 PM
Did you notice that kool aid made the photo?
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Post by: runawayjimbo on February 08, 2017, 03:43:25 PM
WOAH, via @EducationalPics (https://twitter.com/EducationalPics/status/823757863017295872)

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Since the sun is also moving, this is a better representation of how the planets revolve around the sun
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/ce/6b/f2/ce6bf24031d44c14c4b57a7ec677c28e.gif)
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Post by: rowjimmy on February 08, 2017, 03:48:41 PM
"It's just a ride..."
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Post by: mbw on February 08, 2017, 04:17:22 PM
WOAH, via @EducationalPics (https://twitter.com/EducationalPics/status/823757863017295872)

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Since the sun is also moving, this is a better representation of how the planets revolve around the sun
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/ce/6b/f2/ce6bf24031d44c14c4b57a7ec677c28e.gif)

fake news.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/03/04/vortex_motion_viral_video_showing_sun_s_motion_through_galaxy_is_wrong.html
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Post by: ytowndan on February 08, 2017, 05:21:22 PM
 :hereitisyousentimentalbastard
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: runawayjimbo on February 08, 2017, 05:39:58 PM
WOAH, via @EducationalPics (https://twitter.com/EducationalPics/status/823757863017295872)

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Since the sun is also moving, this is a better representation of how the planets revolve around the sun
(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/ce/6b/f2/ce6bf24031d44c14c4b57a7ec677c28e.gif)

fake news.

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/03/04/vortex_motion_viral_video_showing_sun_s_motion_through_galaxy_is_wrong.html

Nice, although I found his punching down at David Icke a tad uncalled for. Reptilian aliens are people too, man.

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Not everything that’s cool is science, but everything in science is cool.
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Post by: PIE-GUY on February 14, 2017, 09:22:42 PM
Winning!



Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: PIE-GUY on February 14, 2017, 09:24:13 PM
Oops. Wrong thread. Pauging by phone is risky business.
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Post by: WhatstheUse? on February 15, 2017, 01:09:49 AM
Oops. Wrong thread. Pauging by phone is risky business.

You kidding me? Pretty sure Herbie know what's up with space. It applies.
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Post by: gah on February 15, 2017, 10:12:58 AM
Totally valid post. Space funk exists.
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Post by: VDB on February 15, 2017, 02:34:04 PM
This is not news, but it answered a question I've had recently as I've been on both a mild Pluto and Hubble Telescope kick of late:

Why can't we just use Hubble to take pictures of Pluto? (http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/why-nasa-couldn-t-just-use-hubble-telescope-to-see-pluto-1.3321222)
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Post by: slslbs on April 01, 2017, 10:45:57 AM
http://time.com/unseen-apollo/
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Post by: Superfreakie on April 03, 2017, 01:50:05 AM
http://time.com/unseen-apollo/

AMAZING!!!
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Post by: VDB on August 08, 2017, 10:57:59 AM
So I'm getting pretty jazzed about this eclipse, the path of which is going to pass directly over my house in less than two weeks.

Been nice knowing you, earthlings.
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Post by: Hicks on August 21, 2017, 09:22:54 PM
Watching the eclipse today was completely a surreal experience, I cannot even put into words the flood of emotions that I felt during the totality.  Literally was jumping up and down laughing and yelling.  Really glad I made the 30 mile drive to see a complete eclipse and that I got to watch and share it with my family too. 

I'm already planning on being there for 2024, party at PG's house? 
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Post by: ytowndan on August 21, 2017, 10:03:28 PM
It was 80% here, and I was kinda disappointed to be honest. 

I didn't have the proper eyewear to look at it directly, so I obviously missed out in that respect, but I thought it would still be cool to enjoy the surrealism of it getting so dark in the middle of the afternoon.  I'm not exactly sure what I was expecting, I guess I imagined that it would look kinda like twilight.  I'm not sure where I got this idea from.  In the end, though, it just looked like an otherwise sunny day got overcast for a bit.  Oh well.

Glad you had a great experience, Hicks!  That sounds unreal!
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Post by: birdman on August 21, 2017, 10:11:43 PM
Watching the eclipse today was completely a surreal experience, I cannot even put into words the flood of emotions that I felt during the totality.  Literally was jumping up and down laughing and yelling.  Really glad I made the 30 mile drive to see a complete eclipse and that I got to watch and share it with my family too. 

I'm already planning on being there for 2024, party at PG's house?
burlington vt. It'll be 100 Degrees cooler.
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Post by: sunrisevt on August 21, 2017, 10:13:50 PM
With seven years' lead time, the 'paug could own a house in VT by then.
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Post by: ph92 on August 21, 2017, 10:22:02 PM
With seven years' lead time, the 'paug could own a house in VT by then.
In

I've always wanted to live in VT. I'll just make you drunk assholes pay me when you break your phones
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Post by: Hicks on August 21, 2017, 10:48:16 PM
Watching the eclipse today was completely a surreal experience, I cannot even put into words the flood of emotions that I felt during the totality.  Literally was jumping up and down laughing and yelling.  Really glad I made the 30 mile drive to see a complete eclipse and that I got to watch and share it with my family too. 

I'm already planning on being there for 2024, party at PG's house?
burlington vt. It'll be 100 Degrees cooler.

I'd rather go somewhere hot to avoid the possibility of cloudy conditions though. 
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Post by: Hicks on August 21, 2017, 10:52:54 PM
It was 80% here, and I was kinda disappointed to be honest. 

I didn't have the proper eyewear to look at it directly, so I obviously missed out in that respect, but I thought it would still be cool to enjoy the surrealism of it getting so dark in the middle of the afternoon.  I'm not exactly sure what I was expecting, I guess I imagined that it would look kinda like twilight.  I'm not sure where I got this idea from.  In the end, though, it just looked like an otherwise sunny day got overcast for a bit.  Oh well.

Glad you had a great experience, Hicks!  That sounds unreal!

It got pretty dark, but it surprised me how significant of a temperature change there was.  The other thing was you could see an orange glow on the horizon where the sun was still shining, but it was on both sides so it was sort of like seeing a sunrise and a sunset at the same time! 
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Post by: VDB on August 21, 2017, 10:53:21 PM
That was a strange and cool experience. It was at 10 or so minutes before totality that things really began to change – shadows getting shallower, the air darkening shades at a time, insects slowly making noise. Really, almost any amount of sun is still incredibly powerful. So, as the moon moved into position the world sank into post-twilight and there was a black hole in the sky ringed with a faint hoop of fire. I think I stared at it almost entirely, with a glance here to put my arm around my wife as we stood barefoot in the river. I could see the corona waving from all sides to a length of about one sun's worth. Things were quiet. And it was over even sooner than it had begun.
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Post by: ph92 on August 21, 2017, 11:25:41 PM
Man I'm so jealous of all yall.

Florida "the sunshine state" YOU HAD ONE JOB! Unfortunately it was overcast and rainy all day here. My friends out by the beach said they saw it in the breaks in the clouds every few minutes though. 2024 here we come!
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Post by: PIE-GUY on August 21, 2017, 11:28:33 PM
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How to tell if you damaged your eyes during the eclipse

Use this simple test to find out if viewing the eclipse through a kitchen colander has blinded you

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/aug/21/solar-eclipse-eye-damage (https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/aug/21/solar-eclipse-eye-damage)
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Post by: ytowndan on August 21, 2017, 11:56:25 PM
It was 80% here, and I was kinda disappointed to be honest. 

I didn't have the proper eyewear to look at it directly, so I obviously missed out in that respect, but I thought it would still be cool to enjoy the surrealism of it getting so dark in the middle of the afternoon.  I'm not exactly sure what I was expecting, I guess I imagined that it would look kinda like twilight.  I'm not sure where I got this idea from.  In the end, though, it just looked like an otherwise sunny day got overcast for a bit.  Oh well.

Glad you had a great experience, Hicks!  That sounds unreal!

It got pretty dark, but it surprised me how significant of a temperature change there was.  The other thing was you could see an orange glow on the horizon where the sun was still shining, but it was on both sides so it was sort of like seeing a sunrise and a sunset at the same time!

Yes!  I forgot to mention the temperature shift!  It was pretty hot and nasty here today, so that was a welcome addition to the fun! 
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Post by: nab on August 22, 2017, 01:39:56 AM
Never got dark here, 95%, but the twilight coming from everywhere was worth it. 
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Post by: emay on August 22, 2017, 01:51:01 AM
Was 92% here. Crazy stuff; it got eerie outside. Like Independence Day where everyone stops and looks up at the sky as it's getting darker. I had some glasses too so it was cool watching it from the beginning. I def noticed the temp change as well.
The tree shadows were weird.
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Post by: PIE-GUY on August 22, 2017, 05:37:43 PM
https://www.facebook.com/iduhfs/videos/10214669573439678/ (https://www.facebook.com/iduhfs/videos/10214669573439678/)
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Post by: Buffalo Budd on August 24, 2017, 06:43:24 PM
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CASSINI JUST SENT BACK CLOSEST EVER IMAGES OF SATURN, AND THEY'RE INCREDIBLE


http://www.sci-techuniverse.com/2017/08/cassini-just-sent-back-closest-ever.html?m=1 (http://www.sci-techuniverse.com/2017/08/cassini-just-sent-back-closest-ever.html?m=1)


(http://static1.businessinsider.com/image/58ffeca40ba0b89a1e8b6031-1200/the-first-of-the-probes-final-five-orbits-took-it-between-the-rings-and-the-planet-itself-data-from-that-fly-by-is-being-sent-back-to-nasa-today.jpg)

(http://www.sciencealert.com/images/2017-08/cassini-close-up-of-rings.jpg)

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Post by: mbw on August 24, 2017, 07:22:04 PM
Thats a pretty sweet pic artist rendering.
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Post by: rowjimmy on September 29, 2017, 08:43:52 AM
SpaceX is still looking at Mars and they're gonna do it with a vehicle they call the BFR.
Pretty sure that stands for Big Fucking Rocket.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5V7R_se1Xc
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Post by: mehead on September 29, 2017, 09:01:06 AM
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CASSINI JUST SENT BACK CLOSEST EVER IMAGES OF SATURN, AND THEY'RE INCREDIBLE


http://www.sci-techuniverse.com/2017/08/cassini-just-sent-back-closest-ever.html?m=1 (http://www.sci-techuniverse.com/2017/08/cassini-just-sent-back-closest-ever.html?m=1)


(http://static1.businessinsider.com/image/58ffeca40ba0b89a1e8b6031-1200/the-first-of-the-probes-final-five-orbits-took-it-between-the-rings-and-the-planet-itself-data-from-that-fly-by-is-being-sent-back-to-nasa-today.jpg)

(http://www.sciencealert.com/images/2017-08/cassini-close-up-of-rings.jpg)

Crazy.  That first one is a painting though.
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Post by: Buffalo Budd on September 29, 2017, 09:50:22 AM

Crazy.  That first one is a painting though.

Yup

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This artist's concept shows an over-the-shoulder view of what Cassini will see
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Post by: VDB on October 03, 2017, 10:32:30 PM
Here's a NYT video (https://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000004200661/what-are-gravitational-waves-ligo-black-holes.html) explainer of the gravitational-wave-detecting technology that just won the Nobel Prize.
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Post by: Hicks on October 03, 2017, 11:16:21 PM
Here's a NYT video (https://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000004200661/what-are-gravitational-waves-ligo-black-holes.html) explainer of the gravitational-wave-detecting technology that just won the Nobel Prize.

Worst. Harpua. Ever. 
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Post by: ph92 on October 05, 2017, 11:56:59 PM
Here's a NYT video (https://www.nytimes.com/video/science/100000004200661/what-are-gravitational-waves-ligo-black-holes.html) explainer of the gravitational-wave-detecting technology that just won the Nobel Prize.
Whenever I see stuff like this it makes me want to be a physicist.

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Post by: mbw on October 23, 2017, 07:36:06 PM
Hawking's Ph.D thesis, "Properties of Expanding Universes"

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/23/559582380/stephen-hawkings-ph-d-thesis-crashes-cambridge-site-after-it-s-posted-online

http://schema.lib.cam.ac.uk/PR-PHD-05437_CUDL2017-reduced.pdf?sequence=15&isAllowed=y
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Post by: birdman on October 23, 2017, 08:19:58 PM
Hawking's Ph.D thesis, "Properties of Expanding Universes"

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/23/559582380/stephen-hawkings-ph-d-thesis-crashes-cambridge-site-after-it-s-posted-online

http://schema.lib.cam.ac.uk/PR-PHD-05437_CUDL2017-reduced.pdf?sequence=15&isAllowed=y
Ive been looking for some light reading
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Post by: Buffalo Budd on October 23, 2017, 09:31:32 PM
Was out at a party by the ocean last Friday night and decided to paddle out on the boards with a couple friends around 2 am.
The meteor shower was pretty amazing out there away from the lights.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: mbw on October 24, 2017, 12:46:10 AM
Hawking's Ph.D thesis, "Properties of Expanding Universes"

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/23/559582380/stephen-hawkings-ph-d-thesis-crashes-cambridge-site-after-it-s-posted-online

http://schema.lib.cam.ac.uk/PR-PHD-05437_CUDL2017-reduced.pdf?sequence=15&isAllowed=y
Ive been looking for some light reading

I started reading the intro, and was all like, maybe i will be able to understand the gist of this.  Then the equations started...
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: mehead on October 24, 2017, 10:18:49 AM
Hawking's Ph.D thesis, "Properties of Expanding Universes"

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/23/559582380/stephen-hawkings-ph-d-thesis-crashes-cambridge-site-after-it-s-posted-online

http://schema.lib.cam.ac.uk/PR-PHD-05437_CUDL2017-reduced.pdf?sequence=15&isAllowed=y
Ive been looking for some light reading

I started reading the intro, and was all like, maybe i will be able to understand the gist of this.  Then the equations started...

(http://www.dreadcentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Heads-Scanners.jpg)
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Post by: tet on October 25, 2017, 02:42:47 PM
Hawking's Ph.D thesis, "Properties of Expanding Universes"

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/23/559582380/stephen-hawkings-ph-d-thesis-crashes-cambridge-site-after-it-s-posted-online

http://schema.lib.cam.ac.uk/PR-PHD-05437_CUDL2017-reduced.pdf?sequence=15&isAllowed=y
Ive been looking for some light reading

I started reading the intro, and was all like, maybe i will be able to understand the gist of this.  Then the equations started...

(http://www.dreadcentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/Heads-Scanners.jpg)

here is a visual representation of not only my mind, but the expanding universes that he was writing about:
(https://i.imgur.com/WrKPhfd.gif)
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Post by: Buffalo Budd on October 26, 2017, 11:28:28 PM
I know it's not still in space, but it had been there at some point.


http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150526-alien-origin-of-earths-oceans?ocid=fbert (http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150526-alien-origin-of-earths-oceans?ocid=fbert)

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The water in Earth's oceans fell in frozen lumps from space, during a violent period in our planet's early history.

Quote
Around 5 billion years ago, all the ingredients for our oceans were floating in a planetary nebula

Quote
And it rained. And rained. Possibly for millennia


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Post by: emay on November 15, 2017, 11:55:35 AM
http://www.thespaceacademy.org/2017/11/nasa-has-just-released-2540-stunning.html
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Post by: mbw on February 05, 2018, 09:24:45 AM
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After 1,856 Martian days among blue sunsets, sand dunes and small, lumpy moons, the Mars rover Curiosity sat on the ridge of an ancient lake bed and looked back on its five-year-long journey so far.

(https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/images/largesize/PIA22210_hires.jpg)
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Post by: mbw on February 07, 2018, 12:04:03 AM
There is a frickin Tesla Roadster flying to Mars blasting Bowie.

https://youtu.be/aBr2kKAHN6M
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: birdman on February 07, 2018, 08:47:25 AM
There is a frickin Tesla Roadster flying to Mars blasting Bowie.

https://youtu.be/aBr2kKAHN6M
that launch was pretty spectacular. That giant fucking rocket, The booster rockets landing in tandem, the deployment of the Tesla, dont panic, AND the addition of Bowie. Phenomenal.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: emay on February 07, 2018, 09:30:28 AM
Currently my background
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Post by: Hicks on February 07, 2018, 12:45:05 PM
Suck it flat earthers! 
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: tet on February 07, 2018, 02:40:25 PM
Suck it flat earthers!

if you think "evidence" and "reasoned, rational thought" will convince flat earthers, man, have I got a surprise for you... 
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: mbw on February 07, 2018, 03:20:44 PM
Suck it flat earthers!

if you think "evidence" and "reasoned, rational thought" will convince flat earthers, man, have I got a surprise for you...

like any good conspiracy theory, anytime you are proven wrong you just have to say they're just part of the conspiracy.
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: Hicks on February 07, 2018, 03:48:59 PM
Suck it flat earthers!

if you think "evidence" and "reasoned, rational thought" will convince flat earthers, man, have I got a surprise for you...

Oh I'm aware, but still, they can suck it. 
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: GBL on April 11, 2018, 09:39:08 PM
https://www.space.com/40274-nasa-moon-in-4k-video-tour.html
Title: Re: Your Trip Is Short.....
Post by: Buffalo Budd on September 30, 2018, 12:14:43 AM
Wasn't sure where else to place this but can anyone verify this?


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Elon Musk agrees to resign as Tesla chairman in settlement with SEC


https://techcrunch.com/2018/09/29/elon-musk-agrees-to-resign-as-tesla-chairman-in-settlement-with-sec/