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Re: Space and Beyond Thread
« Reply #90 on: May 03, 2015, 06:05:50 pm »
I heard and knew about it. But I thought it was planned.

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« Reply #91 on: June 30, 2015, 10:29:23 am »
Have you guys been tracking this? Venus & Jupiter

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ppuCZR8Mkw
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« Reply #92 on: June 30, 2015, 03:39:10 pm »
I love videos like this.
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« Reply #93 on: July 23, 2015, 07:00:20 pm »
NASA discovers Earth-like planet in 'habitable zone...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hkr7mAOjrc4

I dig the explanation of what makes this a candidate for Earth 2.0. I've been following this all day and it's blowing my mind. It's just awesome to think of another 'Earth' out there with life....people....whatever. As fascinating as this is, someone needs to explain how the f*ck we can "see" that far into outer-space given how many light years away this is.

Mind.

Blown.
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Re: Space and Beyond Thread
« Reply #94 on: July 23, 2015, 07:46:03 pm »
This feels like the start of a sci-fi movie.  And to be fair, we're not really seeing it, we're seeing a dimming of the star in the sky, and from that there's a bunch of math involved that lets us figure out how big the planet is, how far it is from the sun, how fast it's moving, etc.  The important thing, water, we probably have NO clue about that (if we did, they'd have said).  it is kind of amazing to consider the idea that only 1400 light years away from us might be another world like ours.

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« Reply #95 on: August 20, 2015, 09:23:39 am »
Curiosity Rover Snaps Awesome Selfies on Mars During Mountain Trek


This is the only time I will ever go on record in saying that this Selfie kicks major f*cking ass.
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« Reply #96 on: August 20, 2015, 09:33:54 am »
Say whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!!!!
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Re: Space and Beyond Thread
« Reply #97 on: June 13, 2016, 01:29:40 pm »
I was not aware of this program

Juno Mission
Countdown to arrival at Jupiter: What will Juno find?


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NASAís Juno mission is now less than one month from its final destination, Jupiter. On July 4, the spacecraft is due to enter a polar orbit around the most massive planet in our solar system.

Juno seeks to unlock the origins and evolution of Jupiter, which will shine a light into the earliest days of our solar system while giving scientists vital insights into the life of giant planets in general, assisting their efforts as they identify and examine Jupiterís cousins across the universe.

"We're currently closing the distance between us and Jupiter at about four miles per second," said Scott Bolton, Junoís principal investigator from the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio, Texas, in a NASA press release. "But Jupiter's gravity is tugging at us harder every day and by the time we arrive we'll be accelerated to 10 times that speed Ė more than 40 miles per second (nearly 70 kilometers per second) Ė by the time our rocket engine puts on the brakes to get us into orbit."

Junoís journey began in August 2011, when it blasted off from Cape Canaveral, Fla., to begin its five-year, 400-million-mile journey. Loaded with eight instruments to peer into a plethora of the planetís characteristics, including its gravitational field, magnetic field, atmospheric composition and intense auroras, it is the first mission dedicated to the study of Jupiterís interior.
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The spacecraft's name honors the Roman goddess Juno, wife to the lord of the gods, Jupiter. As mythology tells it, Jupiter traced a veil of clouds about himself to hide his mischief, but Juno pierced through the shroud with her gaze and saw Jupiterís true nature.

Like its namesake, Juno the spacecraft will peer beneath the thick clouds of the solar systemís largest planet to uncover secrets of Jupiter's formation and current conditions. To achieve this, Juno will make repeated approaches to within a few thousand miles of the uppermost puffs of cloud, exposing itself to harsh radiation.

"We have models that tell us what to expect, but the fact is that Juno is going to be immersed in a strong and variable magnetic field and hazardous radiation, and it will get closer to the planet than any previous orbiting spacecraft," said Dr. Bolton in an earlier press release. "Juno's experience could be different than what our models predict Ė that's part of what makes space exploration so exciting."

Jupiter is composed largely of hydrogen and helium, just like the sun, leading scientists to suppose that it, too, was born in the early days of our solar system, capturing material left over from the birth of our star. Because of the planetís enormous mass, it may have retained its original composition, unlike Earth, providing an opportunity to peer into the past.

Juno will measure atmospheric water and ammonia, and explore the colorful zones and belts that litter the planetís surface, examining variations in atmospheric composition, temperature, clouds, and patterns of movement, and analyzing Jupiterís structure in unprecedented detail.

The mission also seeks to confirm whether Jupiter does indeed have a solid core, as many scientists have modeled.

The spacecraft will also measure Jupiterís magnetosphere, responsible for the brightest auroras in our entire solar system. They periodically flare with such ultraviolet violence at the poles that, could you stand on Jupiter itself and observe them, "they would appear brighter than the sun itself, even during the day," as Will Dunn, a PhD candidate at University College, London, told The Christian Science Monitor earlier this year.

Mr. Dunn is one of many astronomers who have been laying a solid foundation for the Juno mission, establishing a groundwork of data and statistics using Earth-based telescopes, NASAís Hubble Space Telescope, and data from Galileo, NASA's hugely successful mission that orbited Jupiter from 1995 to 2003.

As Juno completes its 32 orbits over a period of 20 months, scientists are hoping it will enrich their existing information with mountains of far more detailed measurements.

When Juno's mission comes to a close, after its five-year journey and almost two years of orbiting our solar systemís giant, what will become of the hardy spacecraft?

The answer, according to NASAís mission timeline, is "deorbit into Jupiter."

ďAfter orbiting Jupiter for over a year, the Juno craft will dive deep into the atmosphere and burn up,Ē explains a NASA video. ďBut the mission will never truly end. No matter how many answers we find, there will always be more questions.Ē
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Re: Space and Beyond Thread
« Reply #98 on: June 13, 2016, 01:30:41 pm »
This is the first I'm hearing of it, and now I'm excited to see what happens.
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Re: Space and Beyond Thread
« Reply #99 on: July 14, 2016, 09:02:37 am »
NASA's space station feed cuts off after UFO, sparking conspiracy theories

UFO Enters Earth Atmosphere July 9th 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FsvCAc4iTU


Real or hoax, I still find this stuff fascinating to watch.
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Re: Space and Beyond Thread
« Reply #100 on: July 14, 2016, 09:39:06 am »
I find it fascinating as well.

But I'm torn. It's way to easy to fake something today. Knee Jerk conspiracies, etc.

I cannot believe we are the only life in space. I'm just not sure earth is being visited. I'm from the show-me state. I need to see solid proof.
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Re: Space and Beyond Thread
« Reply #101 on: July 14, 2016, 09:42:19 am »
To the rest of the Universe, all alien lifeforms view planet Earth as Tijuana. Sad but true.
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Re: Space and Beyond Thread
« Reply #102 on: August 03, 2016, 08:45:23 pm »
A private spaceflight company just got approval to land a spacecraft on the moon

Not to make light of the idea of going back to the moon, but with all the stuff we have sent out into space over the years, going farther and farther than ever before, a trip to the moon seems almost like a short walk to the bakery and back. With that said, I'm actually excited for this.
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« Reply #103 on: September 01, 2016, 03:29:43 pm »
SpaceX Explosion CAUGHT ON TAPE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jlj2BW8AtUQ

Back to the drawing board........
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Re: Space and Beyond Thread
« Reply #104 on: September 02, 2016, 03:42:58 am »
And maybe slow the f*ck down.
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