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Re: Space and Beyond Thread
« Reply #75 on: July 29, 2014, 09:41:14 am »
I was always under the impression that those in space were communicating via computer/laptop (along with voice as well) in their multi-billion space stations.. So, is there a benefit of standard texting over using computer communication? Aren't they basically the same, albeit using different software/hardware but have the same results.
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« Reply #76 on: July 29, 2014, 09:50:59 am »
Apparently it's the 'process' that has the improvement. I am still not clear that is.
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« Reply #77 on: August 06, 2014, 09:15:57 am »
Holy cow... check this 'little' space project out...


European Space Agency's Rosetta probe begins historic orbit around comet



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After a decade-long pursuit through space, the European Space Agency's (ESA) Rosetta spacecraft made history Wednesday by meeting up with, and entering orbit around a comet.

The tiny spacecraft arrived for its highly anticipated rendezvous with comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, 405 million kilometers from Earth, shortly after 9 A.M. GMT.

Its entry into orbit around 67P was triggered by a short thruster burn, which set the probe on the first leg of its journey to follow the comet through the solar system.

"After 10 years, five months and four days travelling toward our destination, looping around the Sun five times and clocking up 6.4 billion kilometers, we are delighted to announce finally 'we are here'," ESA's director general Jean-Jacques Dordain announced.

Rosetta is the first mission to orbit the nucleus of a comet. The spacecraft will accompany the comet for more than a year as it hurtles through the inner solar system at nearly 55,000 kilometers per hour.

The culminating point of the programme is planned for November, when the spacecraft will attempt to land a probe on the comet's surface.

Launched in 2004, Rosetta aims to collect data on the comet that will shed light on the creation of the solar system 4.6 billion years ago.

Comets are considered to be primitive building blocks of the solar system.
Rosetta will observe how the icy celestial body is transformed by the warmth of the sun.

"Rosetta aims to unlock the secrets within," the ESA said.
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« Reply #78 on: August 06, 2014, 02:32:41 pm »
Ya beat me to it again! I caught this in my feed today. Very cool.
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« Reply #79 on: August 07, 2014, 08:53:38 am »
How Big Is Rosetta's Comet?



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Last night, Rosetta made the first of three burns to settle into orbit around comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. But, just how big is that lump of dirty snow? It is taller than Mount Fuji, big enough to hide a Borg Cube, and it would make a cozy home for a space slug.

In March 2004, ESA's Rosetta spacecraft left Earth in pursuit of comet…

It's taken ten years, five months, and four days to get this close; now it's just two more burns over the next few days to get into final orbit. After that, it'll be a few months of not-so-remote sensing, photography, and other probing by the spacecraft. Finally, in November, Philae will be released to attempt to land on the comet. What do we know about the comet already? Aside from having a tongue-twister of a name, it's irregular object roughly 3 kilometers wide and 5 kilometers across that looks vaguely like a rubber ducky.

We already talked about when the European Space Agency put together a relative scale image comparing the comet to famous buildings and mountains:



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But you know what you're really curious about is if a Borg Cube could be hiding behind one. Thankfully, Christopher Becke wanted to know, too, so put together a same-scale compilation of the comet compared to a few notable space-faring objects from Star Trek:

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« Reply #80 on: August 07, 2014, 02:30:41 pm »
Time to send the gang up and take care of this sh*t!
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Re: Space and Beyond Thread
« Reply #81 on: August 21, 2014, 05:21:27 am »
NASA TV Airs Live UFO Sightings

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nc9Lj_5nxsU&list=UUBeyuzUWyvDAVpS_ibwMwnA

YOU be the judge......
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« Reply #82 on: October 26, 2014, 04:27:11 am »
No, NASA Has Not Predicted A Global Blackout in December

I like the idea that Mars will be as big as the moon from Earth, but the idea of a World-wide blackout freaks me out because that sh*t is eventually going to happen, unrelated to the alignment.
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« Reply #83 on: October 31, 2014, 06:21:34 pm »
Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Has Crashed - IGN News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tCfJ7CLaRY

This has not been a good week for space travel. A few days ago, NASA was reeling from an explosion shortly after take off. Fortunately it was unmanned and no one was hurt or killed. The same can't be said for the Virgin Galactic tragedy.
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Re: Space and Beyond Thread
« Reply #84 on: November 12, 2014, 08:45:20 am »
Philae touches down on the surface of a comet

I've been following this story just like the rest of the world. This is pretty exciting news. Watch the video of Mission Control (or whatever they call it over in Europe) going bonkers when they stick the landing.
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Re: Space and Beyond Thread
« Reply #85 on: December 23, 2014, 05:56:29 am »
209 Seconds that will blow your mind

shout out to the classic "powers of 10"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIbfYsQfNWs
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« Reply #86 on: December 23, 2014, 11:17:57 pm »
Really dug the video. It makes you want to go back and re-watch it a few times as well.
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Re: Space and Beyond Thread
« Reply #87 on: February 09, 2015, 02:13:26 pm »
See Neil Armstrong's Mementos That Were Supposed to Be Left on the Moon

Wasn't he also suppose to leave something of Stanley Kubrick's behind as well?  ;)
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Re: Space and Beyond Thread
« Reply #88 on: February 09, 2015, 04:04:01 pm »
Isn't he a believer in UFO's too. I think he said he's witnessed things.
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« Reply #89 on: May 03, 2015, 11:56:32 am »
Spacecraft Crashes Into Mercury - IGN News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1XmanBZQ2s

Did anyone else hear this was a possiblity? This is the first I'm hearing about it. I never heard anything about this. Did NASA see this coming or did it literally just drop out and crash with no warning?
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