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Re: Space and Beyond Thread
« Reply #60 on: April 15, 2014, 01:11:21 pm »
Gah.... I was debating on posting, but I figured it was everywhere. I mean, it got ridiculous when it started veering into religion and A$$HOLES.
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« Reply #61 on: April 17, 2014, 10:44:41 am »
Gah.... I was debating on posting, but I figured it was everywhere. I mean, it got ridiculous when it started veering into religion and A$$HOLES.

I have no idea what you're referring to. Seems like the post is missing something. Link? Video?
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« Reply #62 on: April 17, 2014, 06:09:06 pm »
I don't have a particular video, but some of the news sources were reporting how some of the 'christian' communities were trying to tie the Blood Moon into a religious thing. It's like we were living in the 16oo's.

It's science idiots. God is not giving us a sign.
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Re: Space and Beyond Thread
« Reply #63 on: July 09, 2014, 06:19:02 am »
I thought this was already confirmed...

Confirmed: Voyager 1 in Interstellar Space



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New data collected by NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft have helped scientists confirm that the far-flung probe is indeed cruising through interstellar space, the researchers say.

Voyager 1 made headlines around the world last year when mission scientists announced that the probe had apparently left the heliosphere — the huge bubble of charged particles and magnetic fields surrounding the sun — in August 2012.

They came to this conclusion after analyzing measurements Voyager 1 made in the wake of a powerful solar eruption known as a coronal mass ejection, or CME. The shock wave from this CME caused the particles around Voyager 1 to vibrate substantially, allowing mission scientists to calculate the density of the probe's surroundings (because denser plasma oscillates faster.)
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« Reply #64 on: July 09, 2014, 06:21:53 am »
Hey Mac, have you gotten around to checking out Cosmos? I may not agree with a small percentage of things on the show, but it's a fantastic show none the less. I always feel a bit smarter after watching each episode. Definitely check it out. Entire season is OnDemand right now if you haven't.
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« Reply #65 on: July 09, 2014, 08:55:59 am »
Gah.... I want to so bad. I hope it sticks around til this winter when I have time.

A majority of the stuff I hear is good. I've read quit a few articles how the show is ticking off some the religious zealots.
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« Reply #66 on: July 09, 2014, 09:00:00 am »
A majority of the stuff I hear is good. I've read quit a few articles how the show is ticking off some the religious zealots.

I've been following those that have campaigned to get the show cancelled. Look, the show isn't perfect when it comes to certain theories, which is p*ssing a lot of people off. But it doesn't lessen the awesomeness of the show. It does a great job of getting you interested in Science, which is ultimately the goal of the show.
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« Reply #67 on: July 10, 2014, 12:15:06 pm »
Video rewind: July 10, 1962 -- Telstar launch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY2L9TQGA9k

Old school!!!
Looks like a Model for the Death Star!
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Re: Space and Beyond Thread
« Reply #68 on: July 11, 2014, 02:34:26 pm »
6 Unbelievable Space Conspiracies

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwMAGpdT-38&list=PLp2e7UfInEgmB-5r4rtQOEsq-H-mNmQhk&index=21

Look, I like a good conspiracy theory as the next person. But I have to shake my head and wonder what is wrong with anyone that believes these 6 to be true.
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Re: Space and Beyond Thread
« Reply #69 on: July 12, 2014, 09:13:26 am »
I find that stuff as a source of comedy. Ya have to laugh at it.
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« Reply #70 on: July 18, 2014, 09:59:16 pm »
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« Reply #71 on: July 21, 2014, 10:32:00 am »
Watch a 72-year-old Buzz Aldrin punch a jerk in the face for calling him a 'liar'

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uzz Aldrin: Famed astronaut, second man on the moon, and puncher of smug faces.

Sunday marks the 45th anniversary of the lunar landing — unless, of course, it never happened and the government faked the whole danged thing to make America look super powerful at the height of the Cold War. Is that conspiracy theory likely? Probably not, though there are some who ardently believe in it.

Bart Sibrel is one of those lunar truthers. And back in 2002, he ambushed Aldrin outside a Los Angeles hotel and berated him about his supposed role in the hoax, asking him to swear on a Bible he landed on the moon and calling him a "liar" and a "coward." Offended that someone would question his integrity, and fed up with being pestered for so long, Aldrin finally snapped and socked Sibrel in the face.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wptn5RE2I-k
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« Reply #72 on: July 21, 2014, 10:45:36 am »
How the hell is it that I've never heard of this altercation or seen this video till today? Don't f*ck with Buzz!!!!
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« Reply #73 on: July 28, 2014, 08:59:02 am »
I found this guy just rock solid. I actually like his understated smug presentation. Ya know what… it only makes sense he does that. Any other way, would not raise eyebrows. Slamming the conspiracy theorists is just very satisfying.

The last 3 minutes he summarizes quite nicely. The idea of picking “What you know vs. What you wish for”. He leans into political territory, but I wish he included some religious angle. Then again, that might just dilute his message.



Why the Moon Landings Could Have Never EVER Been Faked: The Definitive Proof

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_loUDS4c3Cs

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This video is so good, so incredibly brilliant, solid and simple, that you will want to paste it all over your Facebooks and Twitters just to **** off all the IMBECILES who still claim that the Moon landings were faked.* The reason is simple: the technology to fake it didn't exist.

It's a very simple argument. It's not about showing how ignorant the hoaxers demonstrate to be with their idiotic "proofs", which actually show they don't know anything about physics, photography or even perspective. Or the fact that simple there's tons of physical proof that we were there. Or the fact that the Soviet Union was monitoring it too and accepted the American victory in the Space Race.

No, it's something even more obvious. This video explains why there was absolutely no way to fake it at the time. Even the cameras needed to fake it didn't exist back then.

It's completely convincing and undeniable argument and worth watching from beginning to end. I enjoyed it so much that I was giggling at some points. Especially one of them: we have gone from a world in which we couldn't possibly fake a landing on the Moon but we went there for real to a world in which we are no longer going to the Moon but we can easily fake it.

OH. YOU. IRONY. [Thanks Karl!]

* The idiots exist, yes. About 6 percent of the people in the United States, in fact. A percentage that defies belief.
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Re: Space and Beyond Thread
« Reply #74 on: July 29, 2014, 08:49:45 am »
Texting Gains Deep Space Traction

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Aerospace Daily & Defense Report Jul 29, 2014
Mark Carreau


HOUSTON — A small, multinational team of astronauts is finding that texting rather than speaking by voice may be the most efficient means of overcoming time delays when communicating with Earth from a deep-space destination.

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station, who circle the Earth at an altitude of 260 mi., seldom experience a  problem even though their voices are routed through a satellite network to ground controllers.

But at distances well beyond — potential future human destinations like asteroids and Mars — the time between the initiation of a message and a response could average 20 min.

NASA astronauts Mark Vande Hei and Jeanette Epps, European Space Agency astronaut Thomas Pesquet and Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency astronaut Akihiko Hoshide, who is commanding the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operations 18 exercise, addressed the challenge during a nine-day undersea deep-space analog mission that is scheduled to end July 29.

Working with ground controllers, the foursome inserted artificial, 5-min. delays in their communications while conducting spacewalks outside the Florida International University-maintained Aquarius undersea habitat off Key Largo, Florida. On one day, they worked by voice. During a second trial they communicated with text messages, which proved far more satisfactory, according to Vande Hei.

“I’m a person who doesn’t like to text that much,” he noted in a July 28 phone interview from Aquarius. “Voice is a much higher quality of communications.”

However, when it comes to surface explorations of the kind that future astronauts would carry out on a distant asteroid or on Mars, texting proved the mode of choice.

“You can’t afford the time standing there holding this rock for 10 minutes,” Vande Hei said.

Texting, the underwater spacewalkers found, allowed them to move quickly between four rock sample sites arranged in a broad circle on the sea floor. The astronauts stopped at each site to express their observations to colleagues in Aquarius, who then texted a summary to topside controllers.

By the time the Aquarius spacewalkers had conveyed their impressions of the fourth site, a response from their control team with instructions on how to proceed at the first sample site had arrived. There was no standing around.
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