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Title: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Wednesday 8 December 2010, 09:17:11 PM
(http://www.newzonfire.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/8.jpg)

Seems to be a good bunch of people here who like Space. I like it too, have since I was young. At one point, like most, I wanted to be an Astronaught, think it was just after I found out that I couldn't be an FBI Agent, or least not one that worked on the X-Files (thanks Mrs. Gordon for ruining a Child's dream). Anyway...

What a week its been!

SpaceX, the First Commercial Re-entry Spacecraft launched today and splashed down as planned! http://www.spacex.com/updates.php

And strangely, there seems to be some giant Dark Object outside the solar system throwing things into our solar system! Daily Mail ran the story, so imagine they're claiming its an illegal immigrant planet trying to sneak into our garden to leach of the 'system'. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1336540/Massive-dark-object-lurking-edge-solar-hurling-comets-Earth.html

Other people suggest its the mysterious Nibiru planet, the planet that's due to kill us all off in 2012. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nibiru_collision

Personally, I'm excited that something is out there, and possibly always been out there, causing so much disruption to the balance of the solar system and they're only just NOW becoming aware of it! Really wish we'd explore space more.

Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Wednesday 8 December 2010, 09:20:48 PM
Space is awesome.

Well, that's all I've got.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Pilko on Wednesday 8 December 2010, 09:23:38 PM
Mike, that was s***
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: cp40 on Wednesday 8 December 2010, 09:25:10 PM
They never went to the Moon.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Wednesday 8 December 2010, 09:25:47 PM
Mike, that was s***

Space is canny, like.

I love space, me.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 8 December 2010, 09:26:59 PM
Ashley is a c***, Pardew out.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: LesPaul on Wednesday 8 December 2010, 09:28:09 PM
I like hats.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Wednesday 8 December 2010, 09:28:16 PM
Ashley is a c***, Pardew out.

God, is Pardew in?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 8 December 2010, 09:29:02 PM
Ashley is a c***, Pardew out.

God, is Pardew in?

Tomorrow, but I've told you I don't like being called that. 'Dave' will do.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wormy on Wednesday 8 December 2010, 09:29:13 PM
Pie and mash for me tonight, like.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Jill on Wednesday 8 December 2010, 09:29:56 PM
Spaceman I always wanted you go to into space man.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Wednesday 8 December 2010, 09:30:01 PM
Ashley is a c***, Pardew out.

God, is Pardew in?

Tomorrow, but I've told you I don't like being called that. 'Dave' will do.

Come on, Vishnu. No need for that!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Wednesday 8 December 2010, 09:30:19 PM
http://www.wikisky.org/
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Wednesday 8 December 2010, 09:32:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p86BPM1GV8M

:fwap:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Wednesday 8 December 2010, 09:37:19 PM
Carl Sagan, man, legend! The Symphony of Science vids should be done in high quality and released! Music and science!  :smitten:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSgiXGELjbc&feature=&p=F4688EB54F506C67&index=0&playnext=1
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Wednesday 8 December 2010, 09:41:57 PM
f***ing love Cosmos, man.

Nowadays I'll watch anything Neil deGrasse Tyson is involved with.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: OzzieMandias on Wednesday 8 December 2010, 09:42:07 PM
They never went to the Moon.

http://stuffucanuse.com/fake_moon_landings/moon_landings.htm
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Wednesday 8 December 2010, 09:44:33 PM
BBC always seem to manage to pull off quality programs about space, think I'll have to acquire some tomorrow.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: madras on Wednesday 8 December 2010, 09:45:24 PM
put pubs in space and i'll be more interested.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: adam on Wednesday 8 December 2010, 09:50:51 PM
Bitchtits.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: OzzieMandias on Wednesday 8 December 2010, 10:02:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djBKQNVj5Cc
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: cfcmagpies on Wednesday 8 December 2010, 10:10:44 PM

Seems to be a good bunch of people here who like Space. I like it too, have since I was young. At one point, like most, I wanted to be an Astronaught, think it was just after I found out that I couldn't be an FBI Agent, or least not one that worked on the X-Files (thanks Mrs. Gordon for ruining a Child's dream). Anyway...

What a week its been!

SpaceX, the First Commercial Re-entry Spacecraft launched today and splashed down as planned! http://www.spacex.com/updates.php

And strangely, there seems to be some giant Dark Object outside the solar system throwing things into our solar system! Daily Mail ran the story, so imagine they're claiming its an illegal immigrant planet trying to sneak into our garden to leach of the 'system'. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1336540/Massive-dark-object-lurking-edge-solar-hurling-comets-Earth.html

Other people suggest its the mysterious Nibiru planet, the planet that's due to kill us all off in 2012. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nibiru_collision

Personally, I'm excited that something is out there, and possibly always been out there, causing so much disruption to the balance of the solar system and they're only just NOW becoming aware of it! Really wish we'd explore space more.



If you're a podcast listener, the Naked Scientists do a pretty good space podcast called "Naked Astronomy".
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: lankybellwipe on Wednesday 8 December 2010, 10:12:12 PM
Mike, that was s***

Space is canny, like.

I love space, me.


 :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Neil on Wednesday 8 December 2010, 10:45:31 PM
Love space-based discussion. There are so many questions. The most pertinent one for me is: are we alone? We can't be, man!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Wednesday 8 December 2010, 10:52:57 PM
Nah, we can't be alone, man. It's too big.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: lankybellwipe on Wednesday 8 December 2010, 11:03:40 PM
Nah, we can't be alone, man. It's too big.

I'm in full agreement with that Mike, but I fear the chances of any intelligent being(s) reaching our planet and returning home with a scrapbook/invasion documentation before pension books are posted, to be somewhat slim. Slimmer in fact than me. And I would say that's impossible!!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Wednesday 8 December 2010, 11:06:13 PM
Probably. I mean, we're really f***ing small. Probably wouldn't be able to find us if you weren't looking for us.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Wednesday 8 December 2010, 11:40:07 PM
As disappointing as that NASA press conference was, the news astronomically improves the chances of there being other life. There has to be.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 8 December 2010, 11:46:16 PM
As if that wasn't already the case though.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Thursday 9 December 2010, 05:20:55 AM
What's frustrating is that it probably makes it even harder to find life, or traces of life. I'm surprised NASA were as narrow-minded to think extra-terrestrials would comply to Earth's perameters. The universe is colossal, we don't know what the hell's out there.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: cfcmagpies on Thursday 9 December 2010, 06:47:00 AM
What's frustrating is that it probably makes it even harder to find life, or traces of life. I'm surprised NASA were as narrow-minded to think extra-terrestrials would comply to Earth's perameters. The universe is colossal, we don't know what the hell's out there.

Yes and no. There's a pretty good understanding out there of chemistry, which helps confine the forms that life can take. There's a good reason why astrobiologists look for signs of water, for example, as well as reasons they look for signs of carbon.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Monday 13 December 2010, 11:11:49 PM
http://io9.com/5713105/watch-an-entire-hemisphere-of-the-sun-explode

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In this ultraviolet light video taken by NASA, you can watch a phenomenon that scientists didn't believe could exist until a few months ago. An entire hemisphere of the sun explodes, one region igniting another. What does this discovery mean?

It turns out that the sun doesn't just spurt out gouts of gas in isolated spots. In fact, our star's magnetic field brings many regions of Sol's surface into direct relationships with each other, so areas separated by millions of miles can literally spark each other up. The results are called "sympathetic flares."

Holy s***!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: LiquidAK on Tuesday 14 December 2010, 02:39:28 AM
I read in 'The God Delusion' that there are approximately a billion billion planets in the universe (best estimate, I guess). That means that even if life is as incredibly rare that it only occurs on 1 in every 1 billion planets, there are still a billion planets with life out there. That was pretty mindblowing for me to think about.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: cfcmagpies on Tuesday 14 December 2010, 02:42:55 AM
I read in 'The God Delusion' that there are approximately a billion billion planets in the universe (best estimate, I guess). That means that even if life is as incredibly rare that it only occurs on 1 in every 1 billion planets, there are still a billion planets with life out there. That was pretty mindblowing for me to think about.

Good book, that. Big fan of Dicky Dawkins.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 14 December 2010, 07:48:51 AM
Voyager near Solar System's edge

Voyager 1, the most distant spacecraft from Earth, has reached a new milestone in its quest to leave the Solar System.

Now 17.4bn km (10.8bn miles) from home, the veteran probe has detected a distinct change in the flow of particles that surround it.

These particles, which emanate from the Sun, are no longer travelling outwards but are moving sideways.

It means Voyager must be very close to making the jump to interstellar space - the space between the stars.

Edward Stone, the Voyager project scientist, lauded the explorer and the fascinating science it continues to return 33 years after launch.

"When Voyager was launched, the space age itself was only 20 years old, so there was no basis to know that spacecraft could last so long," he told BBC News.

"We had no idea how far we would have to travel to get outside the Solar System. We now know that in roughly five years, we should be outside for the first time."

Dr Stone was speaking here at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, the largest gathering of Earth scientists in the world.

Particle bubble

Voyager 1 was launched on 5 September 1977, and its sister spacecraft, Voyager 2, on 20 August 1977.

The Nasa probes' initial goal was to survey the outer planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, a task completed in 1989.

They were then despatched towards deep space, in the general direction of the centre of our Milky Way Galaxy.

Sustained by their radioactive power packs, the probes' instruments continue to function well and return data to Earth, although the vast distance between them and Earth means a radio message now has a travel time of about 16 hours.

The newly reported observation comes from Voyager 1's Low-Energy Charged Particle Instrument, which has been monitoring the velocity of the solar wind.

This stream of charged particles forms a bubble around our Solar System known as the heliosphere. The wind travels at "supersonic" speed until it crosses a shockwave called the termination shock.

At this point, the wind then slows dramatically and heats up in a region termed the heliosheath. Voyager has determined the velocity of the wind at its location has now slowed to zero.

Racing onwards

"We have gotten to the point where the wind from the Sun, which until now has always had an outward motion, is no longer moving outward; it is only moving sideways so that it can end up going down the tail of the heliosphere, which is a comet-shaped-like object," said Dr Stone, who is based at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California.

This phenomenon is a consequence of the wind pushing up against the matter coming from other stars. The boundary between the two is the "official" edge of the Solar System - the heliopause. Once Voyager crosses over, it will be in interstellar space.

First hints that Voyager had encountered something new came in June. Several months of further data were required to confirm the observation.

"When I realized that we were getting solid zeroes, I was amazed," said Rob Decker, a Voyager Low-Energy Charged Particle Instrument co-investigator from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland.

"Here was Voyager, a spacecraft that has been a workhorse for 33 years, showing us something completely new again."

Voyager is racing on towards the heliopause at 17km/s. Dr Stone expects the cross-over to occur within the next few years.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-11988466
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Parky on Wednesday 15 December 2010, 08:53:54 PM
Big year next year for space and stuff. Stay frosty.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Wednesday 15 December 2010, 09:25:49 PM
Big year next year for space and stuff. Stay frosty.

Well share the knowledge, man.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: cfcmagpies on Thursday 16 December 2010, 11:25:48 AM
So all the NASA stuff from last week- the arsenic based life- has been called into question. Apparently the study was pretty poor, and a lot of people are calling into question the peer-review process in that case.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 23 March 2011, 10:24:04 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17jymDn0W6U

Truly amazing stuff. 720p and full screen it.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ponsaelius on Wednesday 23 March 2011, 10:39:33 PM
If that's one of those videos that will make my brain hurt I'm not watching it.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Wednesday 23 March 2011, 10:40:47 PM
As disappointing as that NASA press conference was, the news astronomically improves the chances of there being other life. There has to be.

The paper that press conference was referring to got ripped to shreds by plenty of scientists in the week or so after it was published.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Wednesday 23 March 2011, 10:43:51 PM
God I love space.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tooj on Wednesday 23 March 2011, 10:44:17 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnPGDWD_oLE
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: LiquidAK on Wednesday 23 March 2011, 11:40:41 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17jymDn0W6U

Truly amazing stuff. 720p and full screen it.

Oh s***, son.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Dr Venkman on Wednesday 23 March 2011, 11:44:24 PM

And strangely, there seems to be some giant Dark Object outside the solar system throwing things into our solar system! Daily Mail ran the story, so imagine they're claiming its an illegal immigrant planet trying to sneak into our garden to leach of the 'system'. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1336540/Massive-dark-object-lurking-edge-solar-hurling-comets-Earth.html

Other people suggest its the mysterious Nibiru planet, the planet that's due to kill us all off in 2012. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nibiru_collision


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The idea that a planet-sized object could possibly collide with or pass by Earth in the near future is not supported by any scientific evidence

 :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Wednesday 23 March 2011, 11:59:13 PM
:lol: Never get tired of that one.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Neil on Thursday 24 March 2011, 12:35:44 AM
Aye, I never tire of watching that video.

It's astonishing, it really is. We simply can't be the only form of life, man.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: palnese on Thursday 24 March 2011, 12:42:48 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17jymDn0W6U

Truly amazing stuff. 720p and full screen it.

Oh s***, son.

That is astonishing. We are deffo not alone, like.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Neil on Thursday 24 March 2011, 12:45:24 AM
Did the old 720p/full screen job on that video, Dave. Absolutely superb, and thought-provoking viewing. It's just mind-blowing stuff.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 24 March 2011, 12:46:41 AM
Aye, I never tire of watching that video.

It's astonishing, it really is. We simply can't be the only form of life, man.

Its got to be pretty impossible for us to be the only kind of life tbf. The Human race could already have existed hundreds of thousands of times over at varying points of the universe. It's absolutely mental to think about. We are literally nothing.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 24 March 2011, 04:43:48 PM
I'm bang into this at the minute - The holographic Universe -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMLVjFrtq6Q

Canny complicated but bascially everthing we see and are : is a 3d projection from the even horizon of a black hole.

Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Thursday 24 March 2011, 05:04:43 PM
Some of these theories are total mind f***s.  :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 24 March 2011, 05:11:20 PM
Read - http://www.crystalinks.com/holographic.html
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Thursday 24 March 2011, 05:23:51 PM
I'm bang into this at the minute - The holographic Universe -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hMLVjFrtq6Q

Canny complicated but bascially everthing we see and are : is a 3d projection from the even horizon of a black hole.



:lol: Another one I never get sick of. He's got loads of interesting videos.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 24 March 2011, 05:29:13 PM
Serious mind melt but i really do like this theory, it explains a fair bit and works on multiple levels.

Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Jimburst on Thursday 24 March 2011, 05:56:22 PM
Cant watch  that in the library but is that one of those string theory videos? If so, I reckon the best one is 'understanding the 12th dimension'. I posted it in the youtube thread a while back, but the animations and the voice over are superb and really clear.

I love science :D
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Thursday 24 March 2011, 06:50:51 PM
Gonna give some of these a watch later :fwap:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Thursday 24 March 2011, 07:00:39 PM
Gonna be disappointed if that smiley is any indication.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Jimburst on Thursday 24 March 2011, 07:01:33 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Big Geordie on Thursday 24 March 2011, 07:21:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17jymDn0W6U

Truly amazing stuff. 720p and full screen it.

Oh s***, son.

Brilliant :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 24 March 2011, 08:17:53 PM
Cant watch  that in the library but is that one of those string theory videos? If so, I reckon the best one is 'understanding the 12th dimension'. I posted it in the youtube thread a while back, but the animations and the voice over are superb and really clear.

I love science :D

wwatch the 4 parts - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTjUqI6W3yQ

We really are a hologram, everything in the universe is light and energy, your brain is just the receiver of information.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Dokko on Thursday 24 March 2011, 08:31:48 PM
:lol: Never get tired of that one.

Saw the video above as well and thought instantly, i love that clip.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Friday 25 March 2011, 08:48:27 AM
That's pretty cool, but the planets don't seem to align during 2012!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Tuesday 29 March 2011, 07:22:46 AM
Just to cheer you up on a Tuesday Morning, here is a list of all Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (Asteroids/Comets that have an Earth crossing orbit) http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/orbits/ a few coming our way in 2011/2012. Get those Parky Tin Hats on!

http://secchi.nrl.navy.mil/STEREOorbit/C2010_X1.html - This one comes VERY close, but not until October 2011 or so.

... as do these ones: http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/ Be one great light show in the sky. Most of these aren't TOO big, but still...
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Tuesday 29 March 2011, 09:59:03 PM
Man, watching the orbits of Earth and Mars, I got terribly frightened for anyone that finds themselves stranded between the planets. There is a nice little window where they're pretty close, and then the Earth just absolutely zooms away.

One mistake and you're out there forever.

Even if you make it to Mars, you still have to wait 18-26 months it seems for a chance to return. f***. The balls on the people that will make that trip. Hope I'm alive for that.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Tuesday 29 March 2011, 10:10:40 PM
Funny you say that, as there's a website claiming to have the original source recordings of early Russian Space Flights. They're suppose to be brutal. Cosmonaughts crying and screaming as their ships burn on re-entry, or as they become aware that their ship is drifting out into space. Gives me chills thinking about it.

http://www.aerospaceweb.org/question/conspiracy/q0235.shtml
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Tuesday 29 March 2011, 10:46:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INgk5IU4UzE

Looking that up led me to this.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Monday 4 April 2011, 05:18:09 PM
My pal has been telling me that NASA has disocovered summik in the oort cloud, a "failed star" or summik.

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/WISE/news/wise20110218.html
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Monday 4 April 2011, 05:22:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnAVc5kNGy4

Weird!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 4 April 2011, 11:05:10 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=INgk5IU4UzE

Looking that up led me to this.

Those video's are quality
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Tuesday 5 April 2011, 11:37:23 AM
It needs a lot more exposure time (this is only 20 x 1mins - should be 20 x 10mins...at least) but I thought some of you may be interested in one of the many things viewable from Terra Firma.

I had tracking issues so it's very poor compared to what I should be getting. :-[

(http://www.clockworkjunkie.com/assets/no/crop-small.jpg)

Quality Poot, is that Andromeda?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: pedro111 on Tuesday 5 April 2011, 11:45:50 AM
Thats an amazing picture. Would love to get a telescope and stuff but honestly wouldnt know where to begin.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Tuesday 5 April 2011, 11:51:13 AM
Pair of good binoculars are just as good (and can be cheaper).
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 5 April 2011, 11:53:23 AM
Thats an amazing picture. Would love to get a telescope and stuff but honestly wouldnt know where to begin.

Through young ladies windows.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: pedro111 on Tuesday 5 April 2011, 12:09:56 PM
Thanks for the advice lads, (not Gimp, hes a clown).

Got any more good pics POOT? would love to see em.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 5 April 2011, 12:13:00 PM
Thanks for the advice lads, (not Gimp, hes a clown).

Got any more good pics POOT? would love to see em.

Fcking hell, lighten up man.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: pedro111 on Tuesday 5 April 2011, 12:21:17 PM
Thanks for the advice lads, (not Gimp, hes a clown).

Got any more good pics POOT? would love to see em.

Fcking hell, lighten up man.

 :lol: Should maybe have put a smiley, thought I didnt need to with you. Brain must still be clouded from your wedding experience?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 5 April 2011, 12:22:04 PM
I'm offended.

anyway back to the space stuff.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Hudson on Tuesday 5 April 2011, 03:45:45 PM
Where are you taking these photo's ?

Would love to go out into the wilderness and see these things with the naked eyes.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Tuesday 5 April 2011, 06:19:07 PM
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/img/galleries/hubble/NO10_350x301.jpg)

Taken with Nokia.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Tuesday 5 April 2011, 06:41:00 PM
 :lol:

Sorry, it was a cheap joke!

Love space shots like.

Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: pedro111 on Tuesday 5 April 2011, 06:51:14 PM
Howay man POOT, get some other pics up bonnie lad!!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Hudson on Tuesday 5 April 2011, 10:10:45 PM
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/img/galleries/hubble/NO10_350x301.jpg)

Taken with Nokia.

Horse head nebula, my very persoanl fave.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Wednesday 6 April 2011, 01:27:42 AM
I got my degree in Physics for one reason.  Gamma Ray Bursts are the most energetic explosions in space that we know of.  And explosions are f***ing cool.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Wednesday 6 April 2011, 04:46:34 AM
Never too late to learn physics.  All you need is the light switch to turn on in your head and illuminate the blueprints to the Universe.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 6 April 2011, 11:25:30 AM
I love physics now, far to late to learn it all tho.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: pedro111 on Wednesday 6 April 2011, 02:35:28 PM
Physics and Chemistry were probably my two most hated subjects at school; I honestly cant remember a single thing I may or may not have learned in those classes. Kids for the most part just aren't interested. Wish I'd took more notice now.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 6 April 2011, 03:39:37 PM
Yeh. Most people I know are inspired by physics now but when we were at school it just wasn't what most teens cared about. Same with chemistry.

I'm absorbing what I can now though. It's fascinating.

When i was at school it was staring at a blackboard with numbers written in bad hand writing, not really inspiring.

Could be done so much better.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 6 April 2011, 03:43:26 PM
Also physics are pretty fcking improtant considering the whole universe can be describe in maths.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 6 April 2011, 04:33:08 PM
Yep...it was taught in such an arse over tit way. When the mercury came out it was always a laugh, though! :lol:

We were asked s*** questions and had to figure them out.  Nothing about planets or gravity etc.

Could have been so much more interesting, then again the school i went to wasn't there to spark imagination.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Wednesday 6 April 2011, 05:41:32 PM
I'm telling you.  It's never too late to learn physics.  I taught it foe a few years, and still tutor people in it.  All it takes is a slight shift in perspective.  Mathematics is treated like the plague, when in fact the epistemology, the very processes of learning are nearly the same whether you are making a sculpture or solving a differential equation.  Convince yourself of that and 25% of the battle is won.

The average certainly have the hardware to understand physics and higher math.  It's the software in their brain that is holding them back.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Wednesday 6 April 2011, 05:46:51 PM
You need to be taught by someone who looks at the physical world like a child in some ways.  If the teacher doesn't have a sense of wonder about some of the crazy s*** going on in the Universe, then it's going to be difficult to inspire anyone.

My thesis advisor had me prove or disprove a hypothesis to explain Gamma Ray Bursts.  His crackpot theory was having a small black hole (size of a neutron) oscillate through a sun until it gains enough mass, and devours it, thus releasing a ridiculously cool explosion of f***ing staggering proportions.  The mathematics showed that this theory was absolutely f***ing absurd.  But still it was pretty damn interesting to research.  And his absolutely crazy ideas inspired me, even if I suspected that he is a mad scientist bent on destroying our sun with a primordial black hole.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Hudson on Wednesday 6 April 2011, 06:43:03 PM
Thats the sort of stuff that draws me to physics and deep space astrology,but the subject itself just turns my grey matter to mush and just leaves me flabber gasted.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Wednesday 6 April 2011, 07:09:29 PM
deep space astrology?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Parky on Wednesday 6 April 2011, 07:10:43 PM
Also physics are pretty fcking improtant considering the whole universe can be describe in maths.

The whole universe? Really?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Thursday 7 April 2011, 02:10:23 PM
NASA's twitter account usually has a good picture or two on it a day:

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_1913.html
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 7 April 2011, 02:11:14 PM
Also physics are pretty fcking improtant considering the whole universe can be describe in maths.

The whole universe? Really?

Yes.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Ameritoon on Saturday 16 April 2011, 06:28:44 AM
http://vimeo.com/22439234
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: palnese on Saturday 16 April 2011, 07:17:42 AM
Lush that :thup:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: cp40 on Saturday 16 April 2011, 08:44:02 AM
(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_2fjx698e1UI/TNbWVSQ32LI/AAAAAAAABuA/aric47fiFLM/s1600/DSC03719-2.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Saturday 16 April 2011, 10:59:20 AM
f***! The JK nebula! Rare as f*** :kasper:



 :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Monday 2 May 2011, 11:52:47 PM
I honestly reckon I'd get giddy like a girl if I ever saw or managed to take a photo like that to be honest. Great stuff.  :clap:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Monday 2 May 2011, 11:53:36 PM
Got some more time on the same galaxy I posted on the previous page. Still not enough but it's a vast improvement and heading the right way. Probably need a few more hours of exposure.

(http://www.clockworkjunkie.com/assets/no/M51-40pc.jpg)

You take that from one of your own telescopes or something? Looks amazing.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Monday 2 May 2011, 11:56:39 PM
Looks like you've caught another galaxy in the top right too.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 3 May 2011, 12:22:42 AM
Excellent stuff man :thup:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Loven11 on Thursday 5 May 2011, 06:22:29 AM
A GIANT asteroid heading towards Earth will just miss us in November, Nasa experts predicted last night.

The space rock is 1,300ft wide and weighs 55million tons - the largest object ever to approach our planet so close.

It will pass at a distance of 201,700 miles - described by an astronomer as "a cosmic hair's breadth".

That is closer than the Moon, which orbits 238,857 miles away on average.

The asteroid, called YU55, is officially labelled a Potentially Hazardous Object.

If it did hit Earth, it would have the force of more than 65,000 atomic bombs, blasting a crater six miles wide and 2,000ft deep.

It orbits the sun every 14 years. But experts are confident it will not collide with us within 100 years.

YU55 will be visible with small telescopes around November 8.

Robin Scagell, of the Society for Popular Astronomy, said: "It's rare we get the chance to see an asteroid up close."

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3563574/Huge-asteroid-heading-towards-Earth-will-pass-us-in-November-says-Nasa.html
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Thursday 5 May 2011, 08:43:33 AM
Just to cheer you up on a Tuesday Morning, here is a list of all Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (Asteroids/Comets that have an Earth crossing orbit) http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/orbits/ a few coming our way in 2011/2012. Get those Parky Tin Hats on!

http://secchi.nrl.navy.mil/STEREOorbit/C2010_X1.html - This one comes VERY close, but not until October 2011 or so.

... as do these ones: http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/ca/ Be one great light show in the sky. Most of these aren't TOO big, but still...

 :thup:

Some good photo ops for POOT!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Thursday 5 May 2011, 02:11:18 PM
I remember the last decent one (Hale–Bopp) in 1997 or so, was in the sky for 3 days. Just hanging there, couldn't stop looking at it.  :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 5 May 2011, 09:18:43 PM
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2011/04may_epic/

further reading: http://einstein.stanford.edu/SPACETIME/spacetime4.html
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Thursday 5 May 2011, 10:03:45 PM
A GIANT asteroid heading towards Earth will just miss us in November, Nasa experts predicted last night.

The space rock is 1,300ft wide and weighs 55million tons - the largest object ever to approach our planet so close.

It will pass at a distance of 201,700 miles - described by an astronomer as "a cosmic hair's breadth".

That is closer than the Moon, which orbits 238,857 miles away on average.

The asteroid, called YU55, is officially labelled a Potentially Hazardous Object.

If it did hit Earth, it would have the force of more than 65,000 atomic bombs, blasting a crater six miles wide and 2,000ft deep.

It orbits the sun every 14 years. But experts are confident it will not collide with us within 100 years.

YU55 will be visible with small telescopes around November 8.

Robin Scagell, of the Society for Popular Astronomy, said: "It's rare we get the chance to see an asteroid up close."

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/3563574/Huge-asteroid-heading-towards-Earth-will-pass-us-in-November-says-Nasa.html

Closer than the moon? Sounds like we'll see it in the sky then, if of course this is true. Cant really trust The Sun much though.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 5 May 2011, 10:07:46 PM
(http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/images/2005_YU55_approach_movie.gif)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Andy on Thursday 5 May 2011, 10:33:57 PM
Narrow escape by the moon there.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Robster on Thursday 5 May 2011, 11:24:52 PM
Poot, that photograph is absolutely awesome. Truly jaw-dropping. :thup:
Look forward to you being able to put some more up soon. :)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Sunday 8 May 2011, 10:44:05 AM
http://universesandbox.com/about/

Bit of Fun!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Sunday 8 May 2011, 12:28:13 PM
Free version on the website, its a little less in depth, but still fun.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Sunday 8 May 2011, 10:07:29 PM
Anyone watching the morgan freeman prog on discovery?  On sunday nights 9 pm.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Wednesday 18 May 2011, 08:19:27 PM
Imagine you didn't know, or weren't informed, and just happened to turn your head to the side and saw a space shuttle flying past.  :lol: I really hope this isn't the last launch ever, as it makes me sad to think the Space Program is closing down. To think we landed on the Moon over 50 years ago, and we haven't really done much since then, just a lot of long distance perving. I've watched too much Star Trek, but it would be cool if people did just come together, worked for free, and helped us explore Space.  :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Wednesday 18 May 2011, 08:23:25 PM
What? They're not sending people up into space anymore?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Wednesday 18 May 2011, 08:28:56 PM
Phew. Thought the dream was over.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Wednesday 18 May 2011, 08:35:12 PM
Phew. Thought the dream was over.

The original Dream is, certainly Kennedy's one, though you could argue his dream wasn't really about getting into Space, and onto the Moon, it was all about beating the Russians to it. Its a shame it took something like that to spark a boom in technological advances (and a lot of luck), and one of mankind's greatest achievements. The commercial plans for space exploration are starting to come into effect now, like POOT mentioned, which will be interesting to see how it turns out.

It needs to a success from the first launch, otherwise everything will just close down. Space travel comes under so much more scrutiny then anything else. Could be right to do so considering the 'cost', but I don't know, I just feel people are overly harsh when anything goes wrong.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Wednesday 18 May 2011, 08:37:15 PM
Arnt the Chinese or Japanese planning to send people to the moon?

Its a real shame the likes of NASA arnt planning to send people to Mars. Yes its very far and its the great unknown, but still, even sending satellites or whatever over to it and have a nosey about with the long term goal of putting a person there would be amazing.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Wednesday 18 May 2011, 08:39:06 PM
Aye, conspiracy nutjobs can't wait for it either as they think it'll finally expose the secrets that NASA have kept from us... you know like the secret alien moonbases and that.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Wednesday 18 May 2011, 08:42:22 PM
Commercial flights to space are really exciting. Just knowing that if you ever come in to a bit of money you could go to space man.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Wednesday 18 May 2011, 08:44:42 PM
I just asked my lass if she'd want to go into space if we won the lottery. She said 'No, Hot Air Balloon would be nice though'.  :no:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Wednesday 18 May 2011, 08:52:54 PM
Is it true that they are taking down the International Space Station in 2016? Arnt they still building it?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: LesPaul on Wednesday 18 May 2011, 08:59:51 PM
Imagine you didn't know, or weren't informed, and just happened to turn your head to the side and saw a space shuttle flying past.  :lol: I really hope this isn't the last launch ever, as it makes me sad to think the Space Program is closing down. To think we landed on the Moon over 50 years ago, and we haven't really done much since then, just a lot of long distance perving. I've watched too much Star Trek, but it would be cool if people did just come together, worked for free, and helped us explore Space.  :lol:
:kasper: OBIchrisKENOBI! You miss spelled WARS as treck.  :tickedoff:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Wednesday 18 May 2011, 09:05:13 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: LesPaul on Wednesday 18 May 2011, 09:07:21 PM
:lol:
Have a word! This is a serious matter!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Chrissy Bee on Wednesday 18 May 2011, 10:31:51 PM
Went to the Uncaged Monkeys gig at the town hall the other week with Brian Cox on the bill. He showed the Hubble ultra deep field image, probably the best demonstration I've seen of the size of the universe.

Spoiler
[close]

They aimed a camera out into a bit of space which looks empty, it's an image of a patch of space which makes up one thirteen millionth of the sky. It's something like the equivalent of holding a 5 pence piece around 7 and a half metres from your eye (can't remember exactly what he said). It took a three month exposure and you can see 10,000 galaxies, likely some two trillion stars and an almost undescribable number of planets, the light of which has been travelling 13 billion years. A glimpse into the universe less than a billion years after the big bang, a bunch of galaxies (and who knows what contained within them) long since dead. Extrapolated this means there are probably a hundred billion galaxies in the universe.

Absolutely humbling.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Wednesday 18 May 2011, 10:52:52 PM
Hubbleling
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 80 on Wednesday 18 May 2011, 11:15:16 PM
Hubbleling

f*** :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Wednesday 18 May 2011, 11:24:13 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Thursday 19 May 2011, 12:21:53 AM
Went to the Uncaged Monkeys gig at the town hall the other week with Brian Cox on the bill. He showed the Hubble ultra deep field image, probably the best demonstration I've seen of the size of the universe.

Spoiler
[close]

They aimed a camera out into a bit of space which looks empty, it's an image of a patch of space which makes up one thirteen millionth of the sky. It's something like the equivalent of holding a 5 pence piece around 7 and a half metres from your eye (can't remember exactly what he said). It took a three month exposure and you can see 10,000 galaxies, likely some two trillion stars and an almost undescribable number of planets, the light of which has been travelling 13 billion years. A glimpse into the universe less than a billion years after the big bang, a bunch of galaxies (and who knows what contained within them) long since dead. Extrapolated this means there are probably a hundred billion galaxies in the universe.

Absolutely humbling.

Love the Deep Field, used to look at it all the time. I know there's a red mark on it somewhere that is likely to be some sort of dusty afterglow of the alleged Big Bang itself. Used to be able to pick it out but can no longer, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Thursday 26 May 2011, 06:52:31 AM
Love this image, taken from Mars:

(http://www.boingboing.net/images/youarehere.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Thursday 26 May 2011, 12:00:13 PM
Never seen that before. Pretty special.

NASA have just announced that they've given up trying to contact one of the rovers "Spirit" on Mars. Amazingly the other one "Opportunity" is still going and being communicated with. Well be beyond their expected lifespan. Amazing.

10 years until it designs its own Rocket and flies itself back home. 15 years until its President of the United Human Nations.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Chrissy Bee on Thursday 26 May 2011, 06:31:44 PM
Love this image, taken from Mars:

(http://www.boingboing.net/images/youarehere.jpg)

"Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there - on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

"The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors, so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.

"Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

"The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand."

--Carl Sagan
from Pale Blue Dot
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: PENKAAA on Thursday 26 May 2011, 06:49:44 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEheh1BH34Q
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlacknWhiteArmy on Thursday 26 May 2011, 08:25:26 PM
'love Space, like.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tooj on Thursday 26 May 2011, 08:26:47 PM
Every time I keep on seeing the start of this thread title, I can't stop thinking of the Beastie Boys.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Thursday 26 May 2011, 08:26:51 PM
Love this image, taken from Mars:

(http://www.boingboing.net/images/youarehere.jpg)

"Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there - on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

"The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors, so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.

"Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

"The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand."

--Carl Sagan
from Pale Blue Dot

 :weep:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 1 June 2011, 09:42:15 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj18UQjPpGA

1080p + full screen. :thup:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Wednesday 1 June 2011, 10:01:58 PM
Fuuuuuck I want to go to space. Son of a bitch.

I want to be 80, and capable of just going into space. Get on the shuttle with my old man cane.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 80 on Wednesday 1 June 2011, 10:47:52 PM
It takes effort, it doesn't come through a timeshare arrangement.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Saturday 4 June 2011, 09:33:52 AM
Hey POOT that's class, man! You were only a week or two shy of capturing it too! Looking forward to seeing the pictures.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlacknWhiteArmy on Saturday 4 June 2011, 10:45:18 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj18UQjPpGA

1080p + full screen. :thup:

 :kasper:

Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Sunday 5 June 2011, 02:11:26 AM
(http://t.qkme.me/2p14.jpg)

:kinnear:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: summerof69 on Sunday 5 June 2011, 11:34:31 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj18UQjPpGA

1080p + full screen. :thup:

 :kasper:




Wow, i have never seen images as good as that before. They saved the best for last with the picture of the moon in the background, in my opinon.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Chrissy Bee on Sunday 5 June 2011, 11:52:49 AM
I've been getting so into space that I want to move somewhere in the countryside so I can have a telescope.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Sunday 5 June 2011, 03:25:48 PM
Space is mint, like.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: OzzieMandias on Sunday 5 June 2011, 03:31:07 PM
I'm worried about the missing mass.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Sunday 5 June 2011, 03:33:21 PM
It'll turn up sooner or later.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ZeRoE on Sunday 5 June 2011, 05:16:10 PM
I'm worried about the missing mass.

It's held every Dec 25th, don't despair you'll catch it this year.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Chris P on Tuesday 7 June 2011, 09:19:27 PM
There is a theory that say's that the further we look the more we create. A theory based on Schroedinger's cat experiment. There is a probability that the universe exists just because we try to measure it. Non local connections between electrons being case in point.   
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Wednesday 8 June 2011, 12:03:03 AM
There's also a theory that we're just a hologram on the surface of a 4D "sphere".

I think they both make sense mathematically.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: summerof69 on Thursday 9 June 2011, 09:20:24 AM
A HUGE solar flare blasted from the sun's surface at 3.1million miles per hour on Monday - and it's heading in our direction.

It sounds like the plot of a blockbuster disaster movie, but here Sun professor Brian Cox explains why there is no need to panic.

THE sun is a giant nuclear reactor the size of a million earths.

It is a giant, violent cauldron of decimated atoms and, occasionally, it has a spot of bad weather.

On Monday the bad weather arrived in magnificent style as a billion tons of superheated matter were blasted into space in a spectacular event known as a solar flare.


Here on earth we won't feel a thing - it is relatively small and the explosion did not point directly at us. If you live in the far north you might see the Northern Lights dancing across the sky as increased numbers of high-energy particles smash into Earth's magnetic field.






Sun Professor ... Brian Cox
The largest solar flare in recent history is known as the Carrington Flare. On September 1, 1859, English astronomer Richard Carrington observed a series of flashes over a group of dark areas on the sun's surface, known as sunspots.
 
The darkened skies of London were bathed in a spectacular display of the Northern Lights, which are rarely visible from southern Britain. It was said that you could read a newspaper by their light.

But there is a much more threatening side. In 1859 the entire telegraph system failed as powerful electrical currents swept through the wires. Operators got electric shocks and the paper caught fire.

If a Carrington-sized flare hit today, it is thought that a large fraction of the satellites in orbit may be permanently damaged, leading to a communications blackout and potential chaos.

Fortunately, these massive explosions occur only once every 500 years, but this week's little blip serves as a reminder of the power of our nearby, friendly yet threatening star.


Read more: http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/features/3626808/Solar-explosion-heads-to-earth.html#ixzz1OlUPCPdW
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: PENKAAA on Thursday 9 June 2011, 05:40:10 PM
Interesting. Just watch it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw8dcb8iKSM
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Friday 10 June 2011, 02:09:39 PM
http://www.spaceflightnow.com/delta/d354/status.html

15mins till launch
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ZeRoE on Monday 13 June 2011, 01:34:56 PM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43365523/ns/technology_and_science-space/

This month's full moon will pass almost directly through the center of Earth's shadow on Wednesday in what will be an unusually long total eclipse of the moon.

The lunar eclipse will occur just two weeks after a June 1 partial solar eclipse, when the moon blocked part of the sun as viewed from Arctic regions. The eclipse won't be visible from North America due to its timing, which places the event in the daylight hours when the moon is behind the local horizon.

But the Eastern Hemisphere of Earth will be facing the moon during the eclipse. This hemisphere, centered on a spot in the Indian Ocean to the east of the island nation of Madagascar, will have a ringside seat for this event. [ Video: Inside the June 15 Total Lunar Eclipse ]

Since the Earth rotates during the several hours of the eclipse, more than a hemisphere sees stages of it.

Where the best views may be
For all of the places mentioned below, next week's lunar eclipse will be taking place during the morning early hours of Thursday as they are west of the International Date Line.

For moon-gazers in Russia's Sakhalin Island, moonset virtually coincides with the moon's entry into the umbra (1823 GMT). The beginning of penumbral eclipse starts about an hour earlier, before the moon sets, but this is only a theoretical matter since the outer part of the penumbra (the Earth's shadow) is imperceptible even high in the sky. [ Blood Moon: Photos of 2010 Total Lunar Eclipse ]

Skywatchers in Central Siberia, eastern Mongolia, northeast China, and most of Japan, Korea, New Guinea, eastern Australia and New Zealand will see the moon entering the darker shadow, called the umbra. But only as it's going down in the west-southwest at the end of the night does the moon becomes totally eclipsed (at 1922 UT).
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On the other side of the globe, a slice of eastern South America, Western Europe and the west coast of Africa will see the moon emerge from above their east-southeast horizon on the evening of Wednesday (June 15), already in total eclipse.

As the moon climbs higher in the sky, skywatchers may be able to watch it slowly emerge from the Earth's shadow beginning at 2102 GMT.

You may recall that in early January, European cities such as Oslo, London, Paris and Madrid were all treated to a solar eclipse at sunrise. Now, just over half a year later they'll all see a lunar eclipse at moonrise.

What to look for
In the sky, the moon will crossing through the non-zodiacal constellation of Ophiuchus and will be positioned roughly halfway between the bright red star Antares in Scorpius and Nunki, the brightest star in the handle of the Teapot asterism of Sagittarius. The star clouds of the summer Milky Way in this particular region of the sky are bright and spectacular; sweeping with binoculars or a rich-field telescope reveals a mass of innumerable stars.

Of course, before the eclipse begins the moon will completely obscure these faint stars of the Milky Way, but as it gradually becomes more and more immersed in the Earth's shadow, the sky will correspondingly darken.

During totality, the moon will appear 10,000 to 100,000 times dimmer and will seem almost three-dimensional; like an eerily illuminated ball from a non-light polluted location, the beautiful summer Milky Way appears nearby as a striking backdrop.     

And as a bonus, according to Phillip S. Harrington in his book "Eclipse!" (John Wiley & Sons Inc., 1997) during totality, the moon will occult the 9th magnitude globular cluster NGC 6401. Notes Harrington: "The best place to see the event will be in central Asia.  There, as well as in eastern Europe and northeastern Africa, observers will see the moon occult the cluster in a comparatively dark sky."

A long lunar eclipse
At mid-eclipse (2013 GMT), the moon will be passing just to the north of the center of the Earth's shadow.

As such, the duration of totality is an unusually long 100 minutes, which is just seven minutes shy of the absolute maximum for a total lunar eclipse. In fact, over the last 100 years, only three other eclipses have rivaled the duration of totality of this eclipse : The total lunar eclipse of July 16, 1935, lasted 101 minutes; the eclipse of July 6, 1982, lasted 107 minutes; the eclipse of July 16, 2000, lasted 107 minutes.

The next total lunar eclipse of exceptional length will come on July 27, 2018, and will last 106 minutes.

On Dec. 10, 2011, another total lunar eclipse will be visible before the moon sets over the western United States and Canada. After that, the next total lunar eclipse that will be widely visible across all of North America will be on April 15, 2014.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Wednesday 15 June 2011, 11:51:16 AM
Alien 'planets' on our doorstep. Amazing stuff.

Europa

(http://i10.tinypic.com/8gfsjub.jpg)

Io

(http://home.honolulu.hawaii.edu/~pine/images/Io.jpg)

Iapetus (Or as some people call it 'The Death Star') (http://www.enterprisemission.com/moon3.htm)

(http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b10/sallokin/Iapetusfulldisk_l.jpg)
(http://www.enterprisemission.com/images_v2/Iapetus3/Deathstar-Comp2.1.jpg)

Martian Ice Cap

(http://i11.tinypic.com/6jytwqp.jpg)

Dust Devils on Mars

(http://www1.nasa.gov/images/content/113333main_1114050279_5705-1_dd_enhanced_456-A462R1.gif)
(http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/images/wallpaper/800/PSP_006477_1745.jpg)

Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Wednesday 15 June 2011, 06:38:59 PM
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/don%E2%80%99t-miss-tonight%E2%80%99s-total-lunar-eclipse.html

:thup:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ZeRoE on Wednesday 15 June 2011, 08:39:40 PM
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/don%E2%80%99t-miss-tonight%E2%80%99s-total-lunar-eclipse.html

:thup:

:giggs: :D
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Robster on Wednesday 15 June 2011, 11:50:03 PM
That photo of Europa is amazing OCK.
(To be fair, they all are)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Thursday 16 June 2011, 02:32:39 AM
Anyone watch the Destination Mars thing on BBC a few nights ago? Pretty sure that Mars where life is concerned, is a lost cause but interesting all the same. Wonder if anyone will ever go there. Fascinating how tight and how perfectly time you've got to be to accurately rendez-vous with the planet's orbit of the sun, as they have done with the rovers and such.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tooj on Thursday 16 June 2011, 04:50:35 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2004130/International-Space-Station-image-shows-Britain-space.html#ixzz1PRdOuiDX

 :thup:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Robster on Thursday 16 June 2011, 05:42:45 PM
Wow!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Thursday 16 June 2011, 07:07:53 PM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2004130/International-Space-Station-image-shows-Britain-space.html#ixzz1PRdOuiDX

 :thup:
Stunning.  :thup:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Chrissy Bee on Thursday 16 June 2011, 07:10:21 PM
There's a new series of The Infinite Monkey Cage on (Brian Cox + Robin Ince + guests) radio 4 at the moment, the podcasts can be had off of the BBC website or iTunes. It's one of the best podcasts out there if you're interested in science/cosmology/rationalism.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Robster on Thursday 16 June 2011, 09:56:16 PM
There's a new series of The Infinite Monkey Cage on (Brian Cox + Robin Ince + guests) radio 4 at the moment, the podcasts can be had off of the BBC website or iTunes. It's one of the best podcasts out there if you're interested in science/cosmology/rationalism.
Cheers. Getting that one. :thup:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Robster on Thursday 16 June 2011, 11:51:46 PM
Interesting scale thing from the BBC. Check them all out. The moon landing is the one that surprised be the most.
http://howbigreally.com/dimension/space/moon
Bloody hell. The shuttle landing strip is some length.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Saturday 18 June 2011, 06:52:48 PM
http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2011-06/herschel-spots-young-star-spewing-water-jets-interstellar-space?cmpid=tw

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Researchers looking for signs of life elsewhere in the universe often start by looking for one key ingredient necessary to complex life as we know it: water. And just 750 light-years away, they’ve found quite a bit of it spewing from the poles of a young, sunlike star that is blasting jets of H2O into interstellar space at 124,000 miles per hour.

This discovery is interesting on a number of levels. For one, it indicates that throughout the universe young protostars could be distributing vast quantities of water, potentially seeding life elsewhere. But it also sheds some light on the formation of our own sun, and the role water may have played in its formation and in the formation of our own planet.

The star was discovered by ESA’s Herschel Space Observatory, whose eyes were able to pierce the dense cloud of gas and dust that is feeding the star’s formation. There, Herschel saw light signature indicative of hydrogen and oxygen, and in following those traces found that these atoms are forming water on and around the star. But as the molecules move through the star and are injected into the massive jets of gas spewing from the poles, the heat and pressure vaporize the water into jets of gas.

Only when the gas jets are far enough away from the star do they rapidly cool and turn back into liquid. At this point, the water droplets are essentially bullets of water moving something like 80 times faster than the average round fired from a rifle. And there’s a lot of them. The amount of water ejecting from the star is equal to the amount that flows through the Amazon every second, researchers say.

Astronomers think this water-spewing stage is short, but that it is also something every protostar goes through. If so, that means water could be scattered all over the universe. And that’s an interesting thought indeed.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/06/110613-space-science-star-water-bullets-kristensen/

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Seven hundred and fifty light-years from Earth, a young, sunlike star has been found with jets that blast epic quantities of water into interstellar space, shooting out droplets that move faster than a speeding bullet.

The discovery suggests that protostars may be seeding the universe with water. These stellar embryos shoot jets of material from their north and south poles as their growth is fed by infalling dust that circles the bodies in vast disks.

"If we picture these jets as giant hoses and the water droplets as bullets, the amount shooting out equals a hundred million times the water flowing through the Amazon River every second," said Lars Kristensen, a postdoctoral astronomer at Leiden University in the Netherlands.

"We are talking about velocities reaching 200,000 kilometers [124,000 miles] per hour, which is about 80 times faster than bullets flying out of a machine gun," said Kristensen, lead author of the new study detailing the discovery, which has been accepted for publication in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics.

(Related: "Dimmest Stars in Universe Spotted?")

Water Vanishes, Only to Reappear

Located in the northern constellation Perseus, the protostar is no more than a hundred thousand years old and remains swaddled in a large cloud—gas and dust from which the star was born.

Using an infrared instrument on the European Space Agency's Herschel Space Observatory, researchers were able to peer through the cloud and detect telltale light signatures of hydrogen and oxygen atoms—the building blocks of water—moving on and around the star.

After tracing the paths of these atoms, the team concluded that water forms on the star, where temperatures are a few thousand degrees Celsius. But once the droplets enter the outward-spewing jets of gas, 180,000-degree-Fahrenheit (100,000-degree-Celsius) temperatures blast the water back into gaseous form.

Once the hot gases hit the much cooler surrounding material—at about 5,000 times the distance from the sun to Earth—they decelerate, creating a shock front where the gases cool down rapidly, condense, and reform as water, Kristensen said.

(Related: "Coldest Star Found—No Hotter Than Fresh Coffee.")

Stellar Sprinkler Nourishes Galactic "Garden"

What's really exciting about the discovery is that it appears to be a stellar rite of passage, the researchers say, which may shed new light on the earliest stages of our own sun's life—and how water fits into that picture.

"We are only now beginning to understand that sunlike stars probably all undergo a very energetic phase when they are young," Kristensen said. "It's at this point in their lives when they spew out a lot of high-velocity material—part of which we now know is water."

Like a celestial sprinkler system, the star may be enriching the interstellar medium—thin gases that float in the voids between stars. And because the hydrogen and oxygen in water are key components of the dusty disks in which stars form, such protostar sprinklers may be encouraging the growth of further stars, the study says.

(Related: "Supersonic 'Hail' Seeds Star Systems With Water.")

The water-jet phenomenon seen in Perseus is "probably a short-lived phase all protostars go through," Kristensen said.

"But if we have enough of these sprinklers going off throughout the galaxy—this starts to become interesting on many levels."
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Saturday 18 June 2011, 07:47:10 PM
One day, we're going to look so deep, we'll be looking at our own reflection!  :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Sunday 19 June 2011, 04:30:22 PM
One day, we're going to look so deep, we'll be looking at our own reflection!  :lol:

wow  :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Sunday 19 June 2011, 10:55:15 PM
One day, we're going to look so deep, we'll be looking at our own reflection!  :lol:

That may well be the point we come to if Holographic Theory is correct
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: WashyGeordie on Sunday 19 June 2011, 11:23:59 PM
Interesting scale thing from the BBC. Check them all out. The moon landing is the one that surprised be the most.
http://howbigreally.com/dimension/space/moon
Bloody hell. The shuttle landing strip is some length.

Anar, its the size of Washington!  :kasper:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Monday 20 June 2011, 11:23:43 AM
One day, we're going to look so deep, we'll be looking at our own reflection!  :lol:

That may well be the point we come to if Holographic Theory is correct

Now that's one that *really* messes with my head. I can handle being a smart monkey, but I don't wanna be a hologram :(
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Monday 20 June 2011, 11:25:16 AM
One day, we're going to look so deep, we'll be looking at our own reflection!  :lol:

That may well be the point we come to if Holographic Theory is correct

Now that's one that *really* messes with my head. I can handle being a smart monkey, but I don't wanna be a hologram :(

Holographic theory makes me soaking wet in my pants.

Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Monday 20 June 2011, 11:32:20 AM
I was watching these from Jack Sarfatti in the gym on saturday...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc4IAXIHgtc
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Monday 20 June 2011, 12:44:24 PM
Ice on Mercury?

http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-mercury-messenger-20110617,0,7527542.story
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 20 June 2011, 01:43:28 PM
One day, we're going to look so deep, we'll be looking at our own reflection!  :lol:

That may well be the point we come to if Holographic Theory is correct

Now that's one that *really* messes with my head. I can handle being a smart monkey, but I don't wanna be a hologram :(

HT is incomprehensible tbf. I can't even pretend to follow it or be able to see any thin logic it in. It's just outrageous and something I actually hope isn't true.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Monday 20 June 2011, 02:55:40 PM
I hope its true, humanity could do with an epic kick up the arse.

If we are a holographic image, does that mean there is a god?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Monday 20 June 2011, 04:43:26 PM
One day, we're going to look so deep, we'll be looking at our own reflection!  :lol:

That may well be the point we come to if Holographic Theory is correct

Now that's one that *really* messes with my head. I can handle being a smart monkey, but I don't wanna be a hologram :(

HT is incomprehensible tbf. I can't even pretend to follow it or be able to see any thin logic it in. It's just outrageous and something I actually hope isn't true.

As far as I understand it (very little), it's just a bit of maths that says all the information within a sphere can be shown on its surface. That means that it's *possible* that we are merely a reflection on the surface of a higher-dimensional "sphere" of what's going on within that sphere.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Monday 20 June 2011, 05:11:22 PM
If we're a reflection, and aware of it, that would mean our 2d reflections in the mirror are aware!  :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Monday 20 June 2011, 08:47:30 PM
If we're a reflection, and aware of it, that would mean our 2d reflections in the mirror are aware!  :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic:

Who is projecting who?!?!?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Monday 20 June 2011, 08:50:57 PM
(http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y45/Bone_Meal/MY-HEAD-IS-FULL-OF-f***.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Dave on Thursday 7 July 2011, 07:59:13 PM
http://www.theatlantic.com/infocus/2011/07/the-history-of-the-space-shuttle/100097/
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Friday 8 July 2011, 10:41:04 AM
http://www.technewsworld.com/story/The-Holographic-Universe-Is-Our-3D-World-Just-an-Illusion-72804.html?wlc=1309984273&wlc=1310117119
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: thomas on Friday 8 July 2011, 05:25:06 PM
I never tire of these

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17jymDn0W6U
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Friday 8 July 2011, 10:13:07 PM
Hows your photo coming along, P00t?

---

http://www.space.com/10551-huge-storm-saturn-photographed-cassini-spacecraft.html

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An enormous storm has erupted in Saturn’s northern hemisphere. Amateurs first sighted the storm earlier this month, but the Cassini spacecraft moved into a good position on Dec. 24 to photograph it from about 1.1 million miles away. Earth received the raw and unprocessed shots today.

(http://i.space.com/images/i/7593/i02/cassini-saturn-storm-101227-02.jpg?1294512205)
(http://files.abovetopsecret.com/images/member/3f6d9fbb6392.jpg)


Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 27 July 2011, 01:04:16 PM
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/110726101719.htm
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Monday 15 August 2011, 08:10:47 PM
Horizon: Seeing Stars

Around the world, a new generation of astronomers are hunting for the most mysterious objects in the universe. Young stars, black holes, even other forms of life.

They have created a dazzling new set of super-telescopes that promise to rewrite the story of the heavens.

This film follows the men and women who are pushing the limits of science and engineering in some of the most extreme environments on earth. But most strikingly of all, no-one really knows what they will find out there.


On BBC2 and BBC HD at 9 tonight. Might be good, might look really good in HD as well.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Sunday 4 September 2011, 08:30:48 AM
The big evil comet that was coming to destroy us seems to have broken up into several smaller pieces.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 7 September 2011, 01:56:28 PM
Some pretty impressive pictures of the moon taken recently by the LRO. You can slide the white line in the middle to either side of the photo to show the difference in quality between the pictures recently taken and the old ones from 2009.

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/news/apollo-sites.html
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 7 September 2011, 08:20:02 PM
Moons north pole

(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/584875main_image_2054_946-710.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 7 September 2011, 08:23:16 PM
Moons north pole

(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/584875main_image_2054_946-710.jpg)

Its got a massive hole in it?!?!?!?!?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Wednesday 7 September 2011, 08:24:21 PM
Well, duh, where else the Moonmins gonna live.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 8 September 2011, 11:03:02 AM
the moomins weren't on the moon, its was the clangers.

Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Thursday 8 September 2011, 11:06:59 AM
The Clangers drove them underground, man, which in turn forced the Wombles to relocate to Wimbledon Common. Its all there - OPEN YOUR EYES!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 8 September 2011, 11:07:56 AM
But what about mooncat!?!?!??
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Robster on Thursday 8 September 2011, 12:18:54 PM
If it's a clear night tonight, and if you have a telescope, you are supposed to be able to see a Supernova.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/8749141/Brightest-supernova-in-25-years-visible-to-stargazers-in-Britain-this-week.html
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Thursday 8 September 2011, 12:20:00 PM
 :thup:

Sure POOT will have some awesome photos for us. Speaking of which... how are they coming along, POOT? You never update us anymore :(
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 8 September 2011, 01:07:22 PM
Indian/Pakistani border (India left - New Dehli big patch of light, Pakistan right)

(http://www.universetoday.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/border-from-space-580x370.jpg)
http://www.universetoday.com/88740/it-turns-out-some-borders-are-visible-from-space/
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Thursday 8 September 2011, 01:10:07 PM
Wow.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Thursday 15 September 2011, 08:12:44 PM
New planet discovered named Super Earth - habitable for life (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZkG31hvQto#)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Thursday 15 September 2011, 09:42:47 PM
They find 1 of these every few years and I always get excited. Shame, CNN make it sound really dumb.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Thursday 15 September 2011, 09:50:36 PM
New planet discovered named Super Earth - habitable for life (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IZkG31hvQto#)

What a terrible clip. :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Clay on Thursday 15 September 2011, 09:52:05 PM
Oh so it might look like that and it may have water.

Canny.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: LesPaul on Thursday 15 September 2011, 10:11:13 PM
http://io9.com/5840691/ (http://io9.com/5840691/)Tatooine is real!!!
Star Wars - Binary Sunset (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiF0JVsPhw8#ws)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Friday 16 September 2011, 07:54:40 AM
Im sure ive heard or read before that a binary systems are really common in the universe...ou solar system with only one star is uncommon.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Friday 16 September 2011, 08:13:16 AM
Im sure ive heard or read before that a binary systems are really common in the universe...ou solar system with only one star is uncommon.

Yup!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Dave on Friday 16 September 2011, 10:02:00 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-14952001 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-14952001)

18,000mph. :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: LesPaul on Saturday 17 September 2011, 01:10:37 PM
Im sure ive heard or read before that a binary systems are really common in the universe...ou solar system with only one star is uncommon.

Yup!
T'would be f***ing hot like.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Sunday 18 September 2011, 04:32:19 PM
What does it feel like to fly over planet Earth? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74mhQyuyELQ#)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: WashyGeordie on Friday 23 September 2011, 10:42:56 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15034073 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15034073)

US officials now say the fall to Earth of Nasa's six-tonne UARS satellite could occur early on Saturday (GMT).

Estimates of where debris might fall will be narrowed hours before impact.

And a UK team studying the trajectory says the most likely time for re-entry could be after 23:00 GMT Friday, and as late as 03:00 GMT on Saturday.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Friday 23 September 2011, 10:52:45 PM
Can't wait.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: WashyGeordie on Saturday 24 September 2011, 01:14:43 PM
Thought to have landed somewhere in Canada, of all places.

#Conspiracy. :shifty:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: LesPaul on Saturday 24 September 2011, 01:16:01 PM
Hopefully it hit Bieber.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Saturday 24 September 2011, 01:39:17 PM
Love how they say you have to give it back, if it landed in my garden I'd be keeping it thanks, 'specially if any damage occurred!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Saturday 24 September 2011, 02:19:05 PM
I'd psted this in the Not Worthy thread and it got no love, so maybe it will in here. It was taken by a lad I work with, not me. He has like a £70 telescope from costco and sticks a dslr over the eyepiece. To get the colour definition was great

(http://i898.photobucket.com/albums/ac186/jdcrichton/Jupiter.jpg)

EDIT: Oh, Its Jupiter, btw.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: LesPaul on Saturday 24 September 2011, 02:21:08 PM
That's f***ing class like.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Robster on Sunday 25 September 2011, 03:01:07 PM
Incredible that you can see that so easily and at such little expense.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Sunday 25 September 2011, 04:40:31 PM
Such a good shot.  It's almost underwhelming but still remains spectacular.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Sunday 25 September 2011, 07:17:52 PM
Imagine being the first guy to ever spot that in the sky. Blow your mind.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: WashyGeordie on Sunday 25 September 2011, 08:10:55 PM
Wow, great photo of Jupiter, especially on something what costs £70.

Edit: Just Stumpled upon this:

(http://www.liftport.com/storage/LPG%20-%20LiftPOrt%20Ship%20-%20Final%20-%20For%20Website%20Banner.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Sunday 25 September 2011, 08:31:51 PM
An elevator to space, funny enough I caught a few minutes of some James May show today about that. Is is even possible? It just sounds daft as f*** :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Sunday 25 September 2011, 08:34:28 PM
I can't imagine it'd be safe. Imagine if that wire, for whatever reason, snaps (even out of use). Its going to come crashing back down to Earth...
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Scoreboard82 on Monday 26 September 2011, 12:38:45 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15034073 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15034073)

US officials now say the fall to Earth of Nasa's six-tonne UARS satellite could occur early on Saturday (GMT).

Estimates of where debris might fall will be narrowed hours before impact.

And a UK team studying the trajectory says the most likely time for re-entry could be after 23:00 GMT Friday, and as late as 03:00 GMT on Saturday.
THere was a look of shock in our household when i piped up and said "I see U ARS has dropped"
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Dave on Monday 26 September 2011, 10:46:10 PM
Atlantis (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzE859Nw3W4#ws)

Watch full screen. Ace.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 18 October 2011, 04:34:16 PM
This is pretty good:

http://www.cracked.com/article_19479_the-6-most-mind-blowing-things-ever-discovered-in-space.html (http://www.cracked.com/article_19479_the-6-most-mind-blowing-things-ever-discovered-in-space.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=fanpage&utm_campaign=new+article&wa_ibsrc=fanpage)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Tuesday 18 October 2011, 04:46:22 PM
The 'Doomsday' comet Elenin past the closest point to Earth last night. We're all still alive (or the afterlife is strangely very similar to the beforelife) http://www.space.com/13302-doomsday-comet-elenin-pieces-earth-flyby.html (http://www.space.com/13302-doomsday-comet-elenin-pieces-earth-flyby.html)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Tuesday 18 October 2011, 04:58:27 PM
There's been a few 'near misses' this year!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Tuesday 18 October 2011, 07:04:22 PM
(http://news.discovery.com/space/2011/10/17/moon-props-825.jpg)

Canny picture
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Tuesday 18 October 2011, 09:06:02 PM
This is pretty good:

http://www.cracked.com/article_19479_the-6-most-mind-blowing-things-ever-discovered-in-space.html (http://www.cracked.com/article_19479_the-6-most-mind-blowing-things-ever-discovered-in-space.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=fanpage&utm_campaign=new+article&wa_ibsrc=fanpage)

That was boss that. I knew a couple of 'em (the biiiiig star and the diamond one), and now I'm off to look into the Newfound Blob.

What I don't understand is how Cracked failed to include the 288 billion-mile alcohol cloud (http://www.physorg.com/news63346824.html) in space. Alcohol! 288 billion miles of it!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 18 October 2011, 09:52:31 PM
A f***ing bling planet!!  Awesome!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Tuesday 18 October 2011, 10:09:47 PM
A f***ing bling planet!!  Awesome!

STAR! Not a planet, man, a f***ing star!

That said, it's only a third of the size of the Earth. But over 3,000,000 times the weight!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 18 October 2011, 10:12:29 PM
Its f***ing mental to think about, we'll probs discover even more weird s*** as we use more powerful technologies to look back in time. 
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Tuesday 18 October 2011, 11:22:38 PM
Its f***ing mental to think about, we'll probs discover even more weird s*** as we use more powerful technologies to look back in time. 

The thing that gets me is exactly that we're looking back in time. 13 billion years ago, man. That's nearly back to the beginning of everything, as far as we know. The Blob probably looks much like our corner of the universe by now. All of those stars will have long since died and new ones will have formed from the remains.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 19 October 2011, 08:18:12 AM
Aye, its frustrating that we cant see what its like "now" or even travel there.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Wednesday 19 October 2011, 02:36:31 PM
Aye, its frustrating that we cant see what its like "now" or even travel there.

That would be sooooooooo  cool! Bound to be some aliens and s***.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 19 October 2011, 03:23:47 PM
I would suspect so, we would probs discouver loads of civilisations.  A bit like somone connectng to the inertnet for the first time, after thinking you had the only computer in the world.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Wednesday 19 October 2011, 04:00:18 PM
Yeah. It seems utterly implausible to me that Earth would contain the only life in a universe this large.

The big problem, imo, is that of a given species still being around by the time the evidence of their existence reaches another species capable of interpreting it. I mean, there are only 15000 star systems within 100 light years of here, and a couple of million within 500 light years out of maybe 9 sextillion in the universe as a whole.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Parky on Wednesday 19 October 2011, 07:55:35 PM
Mars moons Phobos and Deimos are both hollow and were originally space stations for a race that lived on Mars.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Wednesday 19 October 2011, 07:56:03 PM
:pow:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Parky on Wednesday 19 October 2011, 08:05:05 PM
Yeah. It seems utterly implausible to me that Earth would contain the only life in a universe this large.

The big problem, imo, is that of a given species still being around by the time the evidence of their existence reaches another species capable of interpreting it. I mean, there are only 15000 star systems within 100 light years of here, and a couple of million within 500 light years out of maybe 9 sextillion in the universe as a whole.

The other thing is that we're on the edge of the galactic rim which probably means our cluster former later (some complicated theory) and in that sense we are late comers. Many advanced civs have already been through here/come and gone.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 20 October 2011, 09:40:35 PM
How Can Galaxies Travel Faster Than Light? (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=myjaVI7_6Is#ws)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toon Hoser on Wednesday 7 December 2011, 03:44:08 AM
Earth's twin planet discovered:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16040655 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16040655)


It is Mondas!   PLANET OF THE CYBERMEN!   

:frantic:   

*runs outside into traffic*
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: adam on Wednesday 7 December 2011, 10:01:45 AM
Thought it was Rygel 7 myself.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Sifu on Wednesday 7 December 2011, 04:14:31 PM
Earth's twin planet discovered:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16040655 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16040655)


It is Mondas!   PLANET OF THE CYBERMEN!   

:frantic:   

*runs outside into traffic*

TV Reference:

Spoiler
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Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlacknWhiteArmy on Wednesday 7 December 2011, 05:22:23 PM
Earth's twin planet discovered:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16040655 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16040655)


It is Mondas!   PLANET OF THE CYBERMEN!   

:frantic:   

*runs outside into traffic*

Mondas :aww:

Which one was Telos then?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Wednesday 7 December 2011, 06:02:57 PM
Aw, man. 600 light years away :(

Could have been much, much worse, I guess, but I'll never get to hear the reply if we send them a message tomorrow :(
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Wednesday 7 December 2011, 06:15:55 PM
:lol: Some of the distances are an absolute slap in the f***ing face.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Wednesday 7 December 2011, 06:57:50 PM
:lol: Some of the distances are an absolute slap in the f***ing face.

Nobody wants to live near us :(
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Parky on Wednesday 7 December 2011, 11:36:40 PM
Being on the galactic rim means life developed very late on earth as there was less material for planet formation and so on...I guess most of the great civs have already been and gone nearer the center. Ho hum...  ;)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toon Hoser on Thursday 8 December 2011, 12:13:21 AM
Earth's twin planet discovered:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16040655 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16040655)


It is Mondas!   PLANET OF THE CYBERMEN!   

:frantic:   

*runs outside into traffic*

Mondas :aww:

Which one was Telos then?

I think Telos was a planet the Cybermen subsequently invaded and conquered.

All of this is true factual science.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Thursday 8 December 2011, 09:51:29 PM
Being on the galactic rim means life developed very late on earth as there was less material for planet formation and so on...I guess most of the great civs have already been and gone nearer the center. Ho hum...  ;)

Is that absolutely true, or just most likely? I mean, there must still be loads of stars towards the centre of the galaxy that haven't gone red giant and swallowed their planets yet, or third gen stars? (The Sun is 2nd gen, isn't it?)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Thursday 8 December 2011, 09:52:55 PM
Earth's twin planet discovered:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16040655 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16040655)


It is Mondas!   PLANET OF THE CYBERMEN!   

:frantic:   

*runs outside into traffic*

Mondas :aww:

Which one was Telos then?

I think Telos was a planet the Cybermen subsequently invaded and conquered.

All of this is true factual science.

 :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Friday 9 December 2011, 02:24:12 PM
Apparently there is an announcement next week, the Higgs Boson has been detected.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Hudson on Friday 9 December 2011, 03:28:33 PM
Apparently there is an announcement next week, the Higgs Boson has been detected.

Yeah read about that a few days ago.

Very interesting times lay ahead.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Friday 9 December 2011, 05:36:39 PM
I suppose it's time I went and read about what the f*** this Higgs Boson is...
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Slarth on Friday 9 December 2011, 05:40:35 PM
I suppose it's time I went and read about what the f*** this Higgs Boson is...

Look up the god particle.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Friday 9 December 2011, 05:47:37 PM
I just scanned the Wikipedia article.

So basically, they think the Higgs is the particle responsible for mass, and confirmation of its existence would verify the Standard Model?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Friday 9 December 2011, 10:09:46 PM
Someone explain that to me as if I'm a 6 year old.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Friday 9 December 2011, 10:31:35 PM
Someone explain that to me as if I'm a 6 year old.

Its basically them trying to prove that Santa exists. They have no idea if he does, but who else can deliver all these parcels in one day?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Ameritoon on Friday 9 December 2011, 11:49:36 PM
It's a hypothetical elementary element, one that would be considered the basis of universe, it's a pretty big deal if it's real.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Saturday 10 December 2011, 12:00:05 AM
So other than "basis of the universe", what fundamental things would it tell us, in Jens Lehmann's terms? Like, validity of the Big Bang?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Ameritoon on Sunday 11 December 2011, 12:50:41 AM
I don't think it would be that big, I'm not entirely versed on the subject, though. As far as I know it would explain a lot of lesser known mysteries about why certain particles interact in a certain way.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Sunday 11 December 2011, 09:29:15 AM
If they find it, it will basically, for Scientists, confirm that their version of the periodic table is correct. How that'll change science moving forward, I'm not too sure.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Chrissy Bee on Sunday 11 December 2011, 01:44:02 PM
I don't think we'll know what we can do with it until we verify it, etc.

For instance though, it would be pretty useful it we discovered a way to modify the Higgs field in some way - you could do all sorts of stuff you shouldn't be able to do if you could change the mass of things (faster than light travel for example?). Very speculative but we're doing all sorts with quantum mechanics which could never have been imagined before it was proven.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Monday 12 December 2011, 11:11:54 AM
Someone explain that to me as if I'm a 6 year old.

They have a mathematical model, the Standard Model, that appears to work (measurements of the physical world match with its predictions), but it predicts the existence of this Higgs Boson. If they can find it, it confirms the correctness of their model. If they prove it doesn't exist, it's back to the drawing board regarding Quantum Theory.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Ameritoon on Tuesday 13 December 2011, 06:59:55 AM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/audio/2011/dec/12/science-weekly-podcast-higgs-boson (http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/audio/2011/dec/12/science-weekly-podcast-higgs-boson)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Sunday 25 December 2011, 07:39:01 PM
Quote
Mystery Space Ball Makes Crash Landing In Namibia

A hollow sphere that apparently crashed into Earth from space has left authorities scratching their heads.

The mystery ball left a 13ft wide crater and locals claimed to have heard several explosions before the discovery , near a village in the north of the African nation, 480 miles from the capital Windhoek.

Police forensics director Paul Ludik told the AFP news agency the sphere had a diameter of 14 inches, a rough surface and appears to be “two halves welded together”.

He added: “It is not an explosive device, but rather hollow.”

The discovery, made in November, but not made public until now, has prompted speculation over whether the mystery sphere is evidence of extra-terrestrial life.

Other sources claim it may be a hydrazine tank, which are usually used to store flammable liquid on space satellites, the Daily Mail said.

In the meantime, Nasa and the European Space Agency have been notified to carry out further tests on the object.

Similar spheres have reportedly been found in southern Africa, Australia and Latin America in the past two decades.

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2011/12/23/space-ball-namibia_n_1167408.html?ref=mostpopular (http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2011/12/23/space-ball-namibia_n_1167408.html?ref=mostpopular)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: OzzieMandias on Friday 13 January 2012, 09:52:45 PM
"The Biggest Map Yet of the Universe

This is a map of a quarter of the known universe, the most detailed yet done. Each green dot is a galaxy..."

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/slideshow/photos-final-frontier-1884336 (http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/slideshow/photos-final-frontier-1884336)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Saturday 14 January 2012, 03:59:21 PM
Bloody hell! Each dot is like hundreds of billions of stars.

I wonder if we'll ever be able to figure out how big the universe actually is.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Big Geordie on Saturday 14 January 2012, 08:16:47 PM
"The Biggest Map Yet of the Universe

This is a map of a quarter of the known universe, the most detailed yet done. Each green dot is a galaxy..."

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/slideshow/photos-final-frontier-1884336 (http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/slideshow/photos-final-frontier-1884336)

Jesus. :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Sunday 15 January 2012, 01:16:43 AM
Moon is f***ing intense tonight, for anyone else who loves that lunar b******.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mr Logic on Sunday 15 January 2012, 11:14:23 AM
"The Biggest Map Yet of the Universe

This is a map of a quarter of the known universe, the most detailed yet done. Each green dot is a galaxy..."

http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/slideshow/photos-final-frontier-1884336 (http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/slideshow/photos-final-frontier-1884336)

And to think some people believe we're the only ones out there.    :mackems:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Sunday 15 January 2012, 11:34:41 AM
Well, we're special. God's chosen ones, innit.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Sunday 15 January 2012, 12:20:07 PM
Moon is f***ing intense tonight, for anyone else who loves that lunar b******.

Seriously, did anyone see it last night? Spooky as owt.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Parky on Sunday 15 January 2012, 12:23:39 PM
Getting closer. ;)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Sunday 15 January 2012, 12:30:36 PM
Getting further away.

At the rate of 1.5"/year.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Parky on Sunday 15 January 2012, 12:31:56 PM
Getting further away.

At the rate of 1.5"/year.

Away is this years closer.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Sunday 15 January 2012, 12:43:37 PM
Someone please just agree with me that it looked cool. It's all i ask. Cos i was stood gawping at it for ages; it was an odd crescent where it was shaded at 'five to four', with the rest of it all orangey. Really low in the sky, too.

The moon's been mint this year so far. Was sat in the Milburn for the Blackburn game last weekend and a full moon was just peeking over the top of the East Stand. That was good too.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Sunday 15 January 2012, 10:12:52 PM
Moon is f***ing intense tonight, for anyone else who loves that lunar b******.

Seriously, did anyone see it last night? Spooky as owt.

Aye, twas lush.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ZeRoE on Sunday 15 January 2012, 11:15:20 PM
Yorkie, for some reason you remind me of this guy; :lol:

Yosemitebear Mountain Giant Double Rainbow 1-8-10 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQSNhk5ICTI#)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Sunday 22 January 2012, 07:45:28 PM
Get in your car, find a place away from street lights, look north and observe the Aurora Borealis. VERY VISIBLE tonight.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tooj on Sunday 22 January 2012, 07:53:38 PM
In Principle Skinner's kitchen.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Sunday 22 January 2012, 08:20:09 PM
Principal Skinner  :snod:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Sunday 22 January 2012, 08:22:27 PM
Alnwick/Morpeth and further North. Some have said they've seen it as far south as Whitley Bay too.  :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Sunday 22 January 2012, 10:26:59 PM
The Moon was f***ing class last weekend.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Sunday 22 January 2012, 10:58:09 PM
Life spotted on Venus: Russian scientist

MOSCOW: Several objects resembling living beings were detected on photographs taken by a Russian landing probe in 1982 during a Venus mission, says an article published in the Solar System Research magazine.

Leonid Ksanfomaliti of the Space Research Institute of Russia's Academy of Sciences published a research that analysed the photographs from the Venus mission made by a Soviet landing probe, Venus-13, in 1982.


The photographs feature several objects, which Ksanfomaliti said, resembled a "disk", a "black flap" and a "scorpion".

All of them "emerge, fluctuate and disappear", the scientist said, referring to their changing location on different photographs and traces on the ground.

"What if we forget about the current theories about the non-existence of life on Venus, let's boldly suggest that the objects' morphological features would allow us to say that they are living," the magazine quoted Ksanfomaliti as saying.

No data proving the existence of life on Venus, where the ground temperature is 464 degrees Celsius, has ever been found.

http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-01-21/science/30650231_1_venus-mission-russian-scientist-landing (http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-01-21/science/30650231_1_venus-mission-russian-scientist-landing)

¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Sunday 22 January 2012, 11:00:03 PM
 :yuno:

Y U NO SHOW PICTURES
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Sunday 22 January 2012, 11:06:18 PM
How can there be no pictures with that article? :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Sunday 22 January 2012, 11:08:46 PM
I think the images on this page are from it:

http://www.mentallandscape.com/C_CatalogVenus.htm (http://www.mentallandscape.com/C_CatalogVenus.htm)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Sunday 22 January 2012, 11:15:56 PM
Sounds a bit too "face on Mars" for my liking.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 23 January 2012, 12:59:04 AM
The Moon was f***ing class last weekend.

Jeez, why don't you just marry it?


Earth Sheild/Asteroid defence
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16651642 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16651642)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Monday 23 January 2012, 02:37:24 AM
Unreal sights to be honest. Visible as far south as Yorkshire.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tooj on Monday 23 January 2012, 12:49:36 PM
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jan/23/northern-lights-photographs?newsfeed=true (http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jan/23/northern-lights-photographs?newsfeed=true)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tooj on Monday 23 January 2012, 01:00:26 PM
Get in your car, find a place away from street lights, look north and observe the Aurora Borealis. VERY VISIBLE tonight.

Apparently it's supposed to be the same tonight as well.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Monday 23 January 2012, 05:15:25 PM
Get in your car, find a place away from street lights, look north and observe the Aurora Borealis. VERY VISIBLE tonight.

Apparently it's supposed to be the same tonight as well.

Could be lasting right through to the weekend. Canny.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Big Geordie on Sunday 29 January 2012, 12:08:50 PM
Has anyone been to a public viewing at the Kielder Observatory, before? Considering taking my father-in-law along to one of those nights, in a couple of weeks.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Sunday 29 January 2012, 02:36:17 PM
Has anyone been to a public viewing at the Kielder Observatory, before? Considering taking my father-in-law along to one of those nights, in a couple of weeks.

Never knew that even existed, sounds class!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Big Geordie on Sunday 29 January 2012, 05:32:09 PM
Here you go :)

http://www.kielderobservatory.org/ (http://www.kielderobservatory.org/)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Slim on Monday 30 January 2012, 07:16:37 PM
I do this every night with your son (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFKvgo7q6lw#ws)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Sunday 5 February 2012, 08:30:22 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/shwpE.jpg)

Look at the lovely blue haze of atmosphere protecting us.  :smitten:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Sunday 5 February 2012, 09:28:07 PM
Line up our planet against the likes of Mercury, Venus and Mars... it's f***ing gorgeous like. Pisses all over them b******s in terms of aesthetics. What's Mars got? A nipple, and that's it.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Sunday 5 February 2012, 09:31:36 PM
Or those two dirty great big storms that threaten our very existence :scared:

:D

Where's that photo from? Doesn't look real (four stripes vertically across).

Think it might be from a computer game, actually. Can't remember which one.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Sunday 5 February 2012, 11:44:01 PM
Isn;t it the most recent photo? ???
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: thomas on Sunday 5 February 2012, 11:45:42 PM
I do this every night with your son (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFKvgo7q6lw#ws)
pure, uncut, colombian genius
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Thursday 16 February 2012, 03:01:38 AM
(http://files.abovetopsecret.com/files/img/bd4f3bb829.jpg)

http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread809555/pg1 (http://www.abovetopsecret.com/forum/thread809555/pg1)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 16 February 2012, 11:22:52 AM
Sweet.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toon Hoser on Wednesday 22 February 2012, 05:04:40 PM
"Water World" planet.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17117030 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-17117030)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Wednesday 22 February 2012, 08:16:08 PM
POOT you've just reminded me...

My wife is starting to get into astronomy photography (is that what it's called?), and was wondering where to start in terms of cameras/filters/etc.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Wednesday 22 February 2012, 08:27:28 PM
Astrophotography :D

Just using a camera and lens?

I think hooked up to a telescope, she's been going to 'NASTRO' and she's really taken an interest in it. Married a year this coming June.  :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Wednesday 22 February 2012, 08:50:54 PM
Cheers, POOT. I'll pass that on.

In other news...

Quote
The Yomiuri Shimbun

It may be possible to travel to space in an elevator as early as 2050, a major construction company has announced.

Obayashi Corp., headquartered in Tokyo, on Monday unveiled a project to build a gigantic elevator that would transport passengers to a station 36,000 kilometers above the Earth.

For the envisaged project, the company would utilize carbon nanotubes, which are 20 times stronger than steel, to produce cables for the space elevator.

The idea of space elevators has been described in several science-fiction novels. Obayashi, however, believes it is possible to construct one in the real world thanks to carbon nanotubes, which were invented in the 1990s, the company said.

Some other organizations have also been studying the development of space elevators, such as the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

In Obayashi's project, a cable would be stretched up to 96,000 kilometers, or about one-fourth of the distance between the Earth and the moon. One end of the cable would be anchored at a spaceport on the ground, while the other would be fitted with a counterweight.

The terminal station would house laboratories and living space. The car could carry up to 30 people to the station at 200 kilometers per hour, which would mean a 7-1/2 day trip to reach the station. Magnetic linear motors are one possible means of propulsion for the car, according to Obayashi.

Solar power generation facilities would also be set up around the terminal station to transmit power to the ground, the company added.

Whether carbon nanotubes can be mass-produced economically enough and whether various organizations from around the world can work together are two key issues facing the development of the space elevator, according to the company.

"At this moment, we cannot estimate the cost for the project," an Obayashi official said. "However, we'll try to make steady progress so that it won't end just up as simply a dream."

(http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/photo/DY20120222101531743L0.jpg)

Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Fenham Mag on Friday 24 February 2012, 06:59:07 PM
I can see it. Very cool.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Friday 24 February 2012, 07:02:42 PM
Lass says that the ISS flew past them at one point too.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Saturday 3 March 2012, 09:55:48 PM
Any good stargazing apps for Android?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: madras on Saturday 3 March 2012, 09:56:46 PM
Any good stargazing apps for Android?
google skymap
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 19 March 2012, 09:26:18 PM
(http://lpod.wikispaces.com/file/view/LPOD-Mar19-12.jpg/312225788/LPOD-Mar19-12.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: LesPaul on Monday 19 March 2012, 09:40:32 PM
f***ing class
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Robster on Monday 19 March 2012, 10:05:27 PM
Holy s***. What a fantastic picture.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: SiLvOR on Monday 19 March 2012, 10:09:22 PM
f***ing hell that's like when you shoot the moon on GTA Vice City and it goes HUGE.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Monday 19 March 2012, 11:36:45 PM
Holy s***. What a fantastic picture.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Hanshithispantz on Monday 19 March 2012, 11:42:41 PM
Wow :kasper:

I know this will sound stupid, like, but is that real? And if so, how?

I mean I would cake my sell if I looked out of the window and seen that.

EDIT: It's obviously real, but f***ing hell man, i'm amazed :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Disco on Monday 19 March 2012, 11:48:14 PM
Some ridic shots of the Northern Lights on the end of Newsnight this evening. Sensational, definitely going to have to go and see it sometime.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 19 March 2012, 11:51:46 PM
Some ridic shots of the Northern Lights on the end of Newsnight this evening. Sensational, definitely going to have to go and see it sometime.

I was looking at it t'other week. Was thinking of going up on one of the islands off the north coast of Scotland, not sure if it'd be far north enough but would be an epic trip up.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Tuesday 20 March 2012, 07:39:02 PM
(http://lpod.wikispaces.com/file/view/LPOD-Mar19-12.jpg/312225788/LPOD-Mar19-12.jpg)

I don't understand how the moon can ever look that big.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Tuesday 20 March 2012, 07:39:48 PM
Perspective.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Tuesday 20 March 2012, 07:44:04 PM
Yeah... it looks like the photo's been taken from just outside the building... but presumably it's been taken from much further away where the building and the Moon look similar in size? Is that it? :lol: I'm thick with this sort of thing.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Tuesday 20 March 2012, 07:48:50 PM
Optical illusion
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Andy on Tuesday 20 March 2012, 08:10:28 PM
It's only a few hundred yards away chilling out on top of the tree, of course it's going to look big from that close.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: LesPaul on Tuesday 20 March 2012, 08:34:05 PM
Depends on the time your looking at it and what angle your looking at it from doesn't it, or something like that?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Tuesday 20 March 2012, 09:08:26 PM
It's only a few hundred yards away chilling out on top of the tree, of course it's going to look big from that close.

omg rly?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Friday 13 April 2012, 11:34:32 AM
Captivating interactive animation of the scale of stuff in the universe:

http://htwins.net/scale2/scale2.swf?bordercolor=white (http://htwins.net/scale2/scale2.swf?bordercolor=white)

Including your new favourite part of the universe: Gomez's Hamburger (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gomez's_Hamburger).
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Saturday 14 April 2012, 08:11:51 PM
*bump*

Clicky that last linky. It really is so amazing, I'm :giggs: -ing myself. With a cucumber  :naughty:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Saturday 14 April 2012, 08:50:01 PM
Captivating interactive animation of the scale of stuff in the universe:

http://htwins.net/scale2/scale2.swf?bordercolor=white (http://htwins.net/scale2/scale2.swf?bordercolor=white)

Including your new favourite part of the universe: Gomez's Hamburger (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gomez's_Hamburger).

Absolutely amazing.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Saturday 14 April 2012, 11:41:25 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/542036_10150649563635658_270212045657_9803539_1354481717_n.jpg)

Jupiter and its moon Io. The red dot is a volcano on the moon's surface and the blue cloud is the volcano's emissions
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Dr Colossus on Sunday 15 April 2012, 03:35:12 AM
That's no moon...

(Actually looks a bit like when the Death Star is waiting to orbit around Yavin so the moon with the rebel base on comes into range)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Sunday 15 April 2012, 10:42:35 AM
Pretty certain that's a still from 2010: The Year We Make Contact, when the Russian guy gets zapped.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 18 April 2012, 01:15:52 PM
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SEE THE SUN IN A WHOLE NEW LIGHT: BIG PIC

(http://news.discovery.com/space/2012/04/13/easter-sun-zoom.jpg)
April 13, 2012 -- Astrophotographer Alan Friedman captured this gorgeous portrait of the sun on April 7 from his home in Buffalo, NY, using a backyard solar telescope and a new Grasshopper CCD camera by Point Grey Research. Viewed in a wavelength emitted by hydrogen alpha (Ha) the sun's surface details become visible, showing the complex texture of our home star's true face.

Hydrogen is the most abundant element found on the sun. The sun's "surface" and the layer just above it -- the photosphere and chromosphere, respectively -- are regions where atomic hydrogen exists profusely in upper-state form, and it's these absorption layers that hydrogen alpha imaging reveals in detail.

The "furry" texture of the sun's surface is caused by structures called "spicules" -- vertical tongues of superheated plasma that flare up from the photosphere. When observed inside the sun's disk, the darker horizontal structure of spicules are known as "fibrils." Plasma accelerated in spicules can travel vertically up to 55,000 mph and reach 3,000 miles (4,830 kilometers) in altitude before fizzling out -- fibrils, on the other hand, appear somewhat less dynamic. There's an estimated 100,000 spicules distributed across the face of the sun at any one time.

The dark regions on the left hemisphere are solar flares surrounding active magnetic regions -- a.k.a. sunspots, cooler zones where magnetic fields are welling up from deep within the sun. The rising fields prevent convection from taking place in those localized areas, which are often many times the size of Earth. Flares can occur around sunspots when magnetic fields snap, sending solar energy hurtling outwards.

Prominences can be seen leaping into the sun's atmosphere along the limb. Again, these are magnetically-formed structures that suspend solar plasma tens -- sometimes hundreds! -- of thousands of miles upwards.

See more photos by Alan on his blog here. (http://alanfriedman.tumblr.com/)

http://news.discovery.com/space/big-pic-sun-hydrogen-alpha-disk-120413.html (http://news.discovery.com/space/big-pic-sun-hydrogen-alpha-disk-120413.html)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Wednesday 18 April 2012, 01:24:07 PM
That's no moon...

(Actually looks a bit like when the Death Star is waiting to orbit around Yavin so the moon with the rebel base on comes into range)

... funny you say that:

Mimas (one of Saturn's Satellites) looks just like...

(http://26.media.tumblr.com/HgWJkJmAudxsx8gjSyJcJjNao1_400.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: pi_D on Wednesday 18 April 2012, 01:57:45 PM
Captivating interactive animation of the scale of stuff in the universe:

http://htwins.net/scale2/scale2.swf?bordercolor=white (http://htwins.net/scale2/scale2.swf?bordercolor=white)

Including your new favourite part of the universe: Gomez's Hamburger (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gomez's_Hamburger).

love the music
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Wednesday 18 April 2012, 02:28:10 PM
Captivating interactive animation of the scale of stuff in the universe:

http://htwins.net/scale2/scale2.swf?bordercolor=white (http://htwins.net/scale2/scale2.swf?bordercolor=white)

Including your new favourite part of the universe: Gomez's Hamburger (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gomez's_Hamburger).
:kasper: Shows you how insignificant we are compared to the grand scheme of things.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: leffe186 on Wednesday 18 April 2012, 02:39:15 PM
Captivating interactive animation of the scale of stuff in the universe:

http://htwins.net/scale2/scale2.swf?bordercolor=white (http://htwins.net/scale2/scale2.swf?bordercolor=white)

Including your new favourite part of the universe: Gomez's Hamburger (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gomez's_Hamburger).

love the music

I was surprised that all the human beings on Earth put together were so tall. Also, Minecraft.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Dr Colossus on Wednesday 18 April 2012, 03:47:01 PM
That's no moon...

(Actually looks a bit like when the Death Star is waiting to orbit around Yavin so the moon with the rebel base on comes into range)

... funny you say that:

Mimas (one of Saturn's Satellites) looks just like...

(http://26.media.tumblr.com/HgWJkJmAudxsx8gjSyJcJjNao1_400.jpg)

First film came out three years before the first close-up photographs of it were taken  :snod:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: High Five o/ on Saturday 5 May 2012, 11:15:57 AM
Meteor  :D

LiveLeak.com - Meteor lights up the night sky (http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=0b4_1336187472)

LiveLeak.com - Meteor lights up the night sky (http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=0b4_1336187472)

LiveLeak.com - Meteor lights up the night sky (http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=0b4_1336187472)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Parky on Tuesday 22 May 2012, 05:11:50 PM
The European Southern Observatory has found a planet sitting right in the middle of the “Goldilocks zone.” Planet Gliese 667Cc isn’t too far away from its star, which would make it to cold for life, and it isn’t too close, which would make it to hot. Researchers have analyzed the new data and believe that the planet sits in the “habitable zone” and could support life.

Steven Vogt, an astronomer from the University of California, said:

    “It’s the Holy Grail of exo-planet research to find a planet orbiting around a star at the right distance so it´s not too close where it would lose all its water and not too far where it would freeze… It’s right there in the habitable zone – there’s no question or discussion about it. It is not on the edge. It is right in there.”

The Telegraph reports that Gliese 667Cc orbits a red dwarf star that is about 22 light years away from earth. Red dwarf stars are usually surrounded by planets called gas giants, but researchers say that Gliese 667Cc is a solid planet with more than four times the mass of Earth.

Researchers at the University Göttingen and University of California believe that the “holy grail” of planets receives about the same amount of energy from its star than the earth gets from the sun. This means that the temperature on Gliese 667Cc could be similar to the temperature on earth.

Astronomers have found more than 760 exoplanets since 1995, but only four are believed to be in the habitable zone. Guillem Anglada-Escudé, of University Göttingen, Germany, said that astronomers are getting a better look at what’s beyond our solar system due to modern technology like the High Accuracy Radial Planetary Searcher (HARPS) telescope. Anglada-Escude said:

     ”With the advent of new generation of instruments, researchers will be able to survey many dwarf stars for similar planets and eventually look for spectroscopic signatures of life in one of these worlds.”

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/226415/planet-gliese-667cc-can-support-life-according-to-new-data/#MepDwGi4vUVUeDe6.99 (http://www.inquisitr.com/226415/planet-gliese-667cc-can-support-life-according-to-new-data/#MepDwGi4vUVUeDe6.99)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Tuesday 22 May 2012, 06:10:16 PM
Transit of Venus soon, sounds like the name of a very pretentious prog rock album.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Wednesday 23 May 2012, 02:27:15 PM
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JAMES Doohan - better known as Scotty from Star Trek - spent his acting career whizzing through the cosmos. Gordon Cooper was one of America's famous Mercury Seven astronauts. And Bob Shrake spent his working life anonymously helping to send NASA's high-tech spacecraft to other planets.
 
Now the three men who made space their lives are also making space their final resting place. Their ashes - and those of about 300 others - were aboard SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket that blasted into orbit as part of an in-space for-profit burial business.


Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/world/beam-them-up-star-trek-actor-astronaut-ashes-blast-into-orbit-20120523-1z5h3.html#ixzz1vhOs3m5x (http://www.theage.com.au/world/beam-them-up-star-trek-actor-astronaut-ashes-blast-into-orbit-20120523-1z5h3.html#ixzz1vhOs3m5x)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 24 May 2012, 12:12:26 PM
Twisst ISS alerts ‏@twisst
The Dragon spacecraft will fly-by the #ISS in about 20 minutes. Watch live video from the ISS: http://bit.ly/hlQAwb (http://bit.ly/hlQAwb) #DragonFlyby
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 24 May 2012, 12:31:27 PM
Well that was s***
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Friday 25 May 2012, 12:34:16 PM
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Russia's space agency, Roscosmos, has publicly confirmed its plans to create a permanent habitation on the Moon. In a talk at the Global Space Exploration Conference, Roscosmos head Vladimir Popovkin said that "we’re not talking about repeating what mankind achieved 40 years ago... "We’re talking about establishing permanent bases." This isn't the first we've heard about Russia's Moon base. In March, a leaked Roscosmos road map suggested that it could send a manned mission for that purpose sometime after 2025. Popovkin has also previously said his agency was in talks with potential European and US partners for such a base.

While NASA is planning a manned asteroid mission but otherwise scaling down its goals, Russia's program is incredibly ambitious, allegedly including a manned Mars mission and additional new space stations. Russia also currently provides all transportation to the International Space Station. Other countries, however, have expressed interest in lunar exploration as well. A top official from Japanese agency JAXA said that "we are looking at the Moon as our next target for human exploration."
- http://www.theverge.com/2012/5/23/3039285/russia-roscosmos-space-agency-moon-base-plan (http://www.theverge.com/2012/5/23/3039285/russia-roscosmos-space-agency-moon-base-plan)

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Russia’s Federal Space Agency Roscosmos has submitted to the government a draft of a space exploration strategy until 2030, Kommersant business daily reported on Tuesday.

The ambitious program prioritizes a step-by-step modernization of the space industry, development of new spacecraft including space shuttles, and active exploration of solar planets.

“The goal of the strategy is to ensure that the Russian space industry maintains its world-level standards and solidifies its position among the top three space powers,” Kommersant cited the text of the document.

According to the draft, Russia must increase its share of the global space market to 10 percent by 2030, compared to only 0.5 percent in 2011.

The Russian space industry must be able to build satellites and spacecraft using only domestically-manufactured components, especially electronics, by 2020.

By 2030, the Russian orbital satellite clusters must meet up to 95 percent of the domestic demand for services in civilian and defense sectors.

Russia is planning to carry out several space exploration missions, including a piloted flight to the Moon with landing on its surface and sending probes to Venus and Jupiter.

“In cooperation with foreign partners Roscosmos plans to deploy a network of permanent research stations on Mars,” the document says.

Russia will also intensify its efforts to remove “space junk” orbiting Earth and to protect our planet from asteroids and comets.

- http://en.rian.ru/russia/20120313/172134725.html (http://en.rian.ru/russia/20120313/172134725.html)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Parky on Friday 25 May 2012, 12:44:04 PM
Russia has nuclear powered space vehicles proposals on the drawing board apparently...Scheduled for 2020. Will try and find it.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Friday 25 May 2012, 02:56:00 PM
Russia has nuclear powered space vehicles proposals on the drawing board apparently...Scheduled for 2020. Will try and find it.

All the major agencies have been working on nuclear powered space travel for years have they not?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Parky on Saturday 26 May 2012, 12:22:43 AM
"Today has been discovered a new Earth crossing asteroid that will transit near the Earth.
On day 28th May 2012 at 14.57 UT will be at only 0.00038 A.U. from us.
Its diameter is about 26 meters. It will be of magnitude 12."

www.pierpaoloricci.it/news_eng.htm (http://www.pierpaoloricci.it/news_eng.htm)

BTW: 0.00038 A.U. = 35,000 miles :scared:

Is that big enough to do damage?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Saturday 26 May 2012, 02:06:47 AM
:lol: Kinda bothers me that they only just found it.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Andy on Saturday 26 May 2012, 02:11:53 AM
Hope to god it hits Glasgow when we're off to the mother in law's up there. Would make bank holiday Monday much more bearable knowing the place had been obliterated.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mr Logic on Saturday 26 May 2012, 03:09:59 AM
I think it's amazing they can see something that small (relatively) at over 35,000 miles away. Canny pair of binoculars that.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Saturday 26 May 2012, 10:31:57 AM
Sure I read it was something daft like 40 a year 'near' misses.  :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Tuesday 5 June 2012, 05:55:33 PM
Transit of Venus tonight.
Weather is crap in the North-East so we'll probably not get to 'see' it.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Dell Boi on Tuesday 5 June 2012, 08:39:56 PM
We don't see it until 5.30am anyway, you can track it's path good here

http://sunaeon.com/venustransit/ (http://sunaeon.com/venustransit/)

Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Dell Boi on Wednesday 6 June 2012, 12:19:23 AM
http://venustransit.nasa.gov/transitofvenus/ (http://venustransit.nasa.gov/transitofvenus/)

^ stream it here if you're interested it's happening now
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Thursday 21 June 2012, 03:45:40 PM
Astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) are fleshing out the picture of our home galaxy, the Milky Way, observing for the first time enormous gamma ray jets extending above and below the galactic plane, generated by the massive black hole in the galaxy’s center.

The jets, made of high-energy gamma rays, are the residue of the black hole’s appetite for stars and clouds of interstellar gas. Associate Professor of Astronomy Douglas Finkbeiner said that though much of the matter and energy caught in a black hole’s enormous gravitational pull gets sucked in, about 10 percent does get flung out in the form of streams of extremely high energy.

Black holes are thought to be created by the end-of-life explosion of massive stars, those several times the size of our own sun. Those explosions squeeze the stellar nucleus until it collapses on itself, creating a gravitational pull so strong that past a certain point, called the event horizon, not even light can escape.

Once formed, black holes continue to gobble up matter, growing larger and larger. It is thought that many galaxies have massive black holes at their center, with the one in the middle of the Milky Way thought to be the size of 4 million suns.

The Milky Way is a slowly rotating spiral galaxy containing an almost inconceivable number of stars, between 200 billion and 400 billion. A 2010 discovery by a team led by Finkbeiner showed that there are twin gamma ray bubbles on either side of the galaxy’s rotating disk, also caused by the central black hole, though in this case by the swirling disk of matter that surrounds it called an accretion disk. The newfound gamma ray jets, each 27,000 light-years long and tilted at 15 degrees, add to the emerging picture.

Gamma rays are the highest-energy form of radiation, found at one end of the electromagnetic spectrum. Low-energy radio waves are at the other end and in between are other familiar forms of radiation, including X-rays, microwaves, and visible light.

The research, published in The Astrophysical Journal, was co-authored by Finkbeiner and CfA astronomer Meng Su.

Astronomers had long theorized that there were such gamma ray jets in our own galaxy because they had observed similar phenomena in other galaxies. The Milky Way’s jets are extremely faint, Finkbeiner said, an indication that the galactic black hole is not very active — and hasn’t been for thousands of years.

“As far as jets go, this is a faint jet,” Finkbeiner said. “This is a pathetic jet.”

It is thought that galactic black holes go through phases of higher and lower activity, sparked by their consumption of stars and gas. If a particularly large cloud of gas or accumulation of stars gets ingested, the black hole would fire up again, Finkbeiner said.

The study results from an analysis of data provided by NASA’s Fermi Gamma Ray Space Telescope, launched in 2008. Specifically, it comes from the satellite’s Large Area Telescope, data from which is posted on the Internet for scientists to use. Finkbeiner and colleagues downloaded the data from NASA and crunched the numbers. It’s an example, he said, of the benefit of making such data public.

Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: LesPaul on Thursday 21 June 2012, 03:47:13 PM
Gamma rays? How long before we get a Hulk?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 21 June 2012, 03:57:06 PM
link for that article?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Thursday 21 June 2012, 03:59:08 PM
http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2012/06/a-milky-way-cooling-its-jets/ (http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2012/06/a-milky-way-cooling-its-jets/)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 21 June 2012, 04:36:50 PM
boom, ta.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mr Logic on Thursday 21 June 2012, 05:30:52 PM
Just a quick question, how can a black hole vary its activity?

The only thing I can think of is it hasn't absorbed/consumed anything for a while due to distance of incoming matter...
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 21 June 2012, 05:36:22 PM
I imagine, with my limited knowledge, the size of a black hole changes considerably during its lifespan.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Thursday 21 June 2012, 10:28:01 PM
Just a quick question, how can a black hole vary its activity?

The only thing I can think of is it hasn't absorbed/consumed anything for a while due to distance of incoming matter...

Amount of stuff falling in, gravitational influence of other black holes.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Boosden on Monday 9 July 2012, 05:24:11 AM
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/07/08/article-2170422-13F954DD000005DC-650_964x1056.jpg)
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/07/08/article-2170422-13F9550C000005DC-272_964x769.jpg)
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/07/08/article-2170422-13F95514000005DC-337_964x903.jpg)
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/07/08/article-2170422-13F95502000005DC-899_964x435.jpg)
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/07/08/article-2170422-13F95478000005DC-354_964x970.jpg)
(http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/07/08/article-2170422-13F9544C000005DC-281_964x990.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Monday 9 July 2012, 07:28:11 AM
Black Holes dissipate in accordance with the 2nd Law Of Thermodynamics via virtual particles (Hawking Radiation).  It's thought there are primordial black holes the size of neutrons.  My senior thesis used one oscillating through a star as a mechanism for Gamma Ray Bursts.  The model turned out ot be utter s***.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Tuesday 17 July 2012, 01:54:02 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18861463 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-18861463)

Soon.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Realist on Wednesday 25 July 2012, 01:13:15 PM
A Good Read

http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/2012/07/18/how-big-is-the-entire-universe/ (http://scienceblogs.com/startswithabang/2012/07/18/how-big-is-the-entire-universe/)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Wednesday 25 July 2012, 06:05:04 PM
I don't think I understood that. Where he says the universe is at least 14 trillion light years in diameter, is that only *if* it curves back on itself?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Parky on Monday 30 July 2012, 12:41:22 AM
The cause of this unexpected interest in Enceladus – first observed by William Herschel in 1789 and named after one of the children of the Earth goddess Gaia – stems from a discovery made by the robot spacecraft Cassini, which has been in orbit of Saturn for the past eight years. The $3bn probe has shown that the little moon not only has an atmosphere, but that geysers of water are erupting from its surface into space. Even more astonishing has been its most recent discovery, which has shown that these geysers contain complex organic compounds, including propane, ethane, and acetylene.


(http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Observer/Pix/pictures/2012/7/27/1343389255580/enceladus-saturn-moon-sur-008.jpg)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jul/29/alien-life-enceladus-saturn-moon (http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jul/29/alien-life-enceladus-saturn-moon)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Friday 3 August 2012, 01:44:15 PM
Quote
Nasa says the big robot rover it is sending to Mars looks in excellent shape for its Monday (GMT) landing.

The vehicle, known as Curiosity, was launched from Earth in November last year and is now nearing the end of a 570-million-km journey across space.

To reach its intended touch-down zone in a deep equatorial crater, the machine must enter the atmosphere at a very precise point on the sky.

Engineers told reporters on Thursday that they were close to a bulls-eye.

A slight course correction - the fourth since launch - was instigated last Saturday, and the latest analysis indicates Curiosity will be no more than a kilometre from going straight down its planned "keyhole".

The team's confidence is such that it may pass up the opportunity to make a further correction on Friday.

"We are about to land a small compact car on the surface with a trunk-load of instruments. This is a pretty amazing feat getting ready to happen. It's exciting, it's daring - but it's fantastic," said Doug McCuistion, the head of Nasa's Mars programme.

Curiosity - also known as the Mars Science laboratory (MSL) - is the biggest, most sophisticated Mars rover yet.

It will study the rocks inside Gale Crater, one of the deepest holes on Mars, for signs that the planet may once have supported microbial life.

The $2.5bn mission is due to touch down at 05:31 GMT (06:31 BST) Monday 6 August; 22:31 PDT, Sunday 5 August.

It will be a totally automated landing.

Engineers here at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California, can only watch and wait.

The vast distance between Mars and Earth means there is a 13-minute lag in communications, making real-time intervention impossible.

Nasa has had to abandon the bouncing airbag approach to making soft landings.

This technique was used to great effect on the three previous rovers - Sojourner, Spirit and Opportunity.

But at nearly a tonne, Curiosity is simply too heavy to be supported by inflated cushions.

Instead, the mission team has devised a rocket-powered, hovering crane to lower the rover to the surface in the final moments of its descent.

Adam Steltzner has led this work for Nasa. He said: "It looks a little bit crazy. I promise you it is the least crazy of the methods you could use to land a rover the size of Curiosity on Mars, and we've become quite fond of it - and we're fairly confident that Sunday night will be a good night for us."

The team is also keeping a sharp eye on the Martian weather and any atmospheric conditions that might interfere with the descent manoeuvres.

It is the equivalent of August also on Mars right now, meaning Gale Crater at its position just inside the southern hemisphere is coming out of winter and moving towards spring.

It is the time of year when winds can kick up huge clouds of dust, and a big storm was spotted this week about 1,000km from the landing site. But Nasa expects this storm to dissipate long before landing day.

The first black-and-white images of the surface taken by Curiosity should be returned to Earth in the first hours after touch down, but the mission team do not intend to rush into exploration.

For one thing, the rover has a plutonium battery that should give it far greater longevity than the solar-panelled power systems on previous vehicles.

"This is a very complicated beast," said Pete Theisinger, Curiosity's project manager.

"The speech I made to the team is to recognize that on Sunday night at [22:32 PDT], we will have a priceless asset that we have placed on the surface of another planet that could last a long time if we operate it correctly, and so we will be as cautious as hell about what we do with it."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19107577 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19107577)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Saturday 4 August 2012, 12:14:02 AM
That's great and that, but when are we going to start looking seriously at stuff that isn't Mars?

We all agree it's not a very interesting planet, so why aren't we after landing stuff on Europa or Enceladus? They seem much more promising.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Saturday 4 August 2012, 12:45:39 AM
That's great and that, but when are we going to start looking seriously at stuff that isn't Mars?

We all agree it's not a very interesting planet, so why aren't we after landing stuff on Europa or Enceladus? They seem much more promising.

Saturn takes f***ing years to get to, though I reckon Enceladus will be the new place to look. More possible of life on there than anywhere else in the solar system.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Belfast Mags on Saturday 4 August 2012, 12:48:42 AM
Question?

Do you honestly, hand on heart, think we'll ever find/make contact with another intelligent lifeform?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Saturday 4 August 2012, 01:03:43 AM
Personally, no.

Apart from the sheer ridiculous scale of the universe, there's also the timescale to contend with. By the time we see evidence of a civilization at the other side of the galaxy (or they of us), they'll probably be long gone by the time we could get there, or even reply.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Saturday 4 August 2012, 01:06:13 AM
There's no way we'll be able to travel fast enough to leave the solar system let alone visit planets in the 'goldilocks zone' of other stars. Distance is just too much.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Anderson on Saturday 4 August 2012, 01:10:27 AM
What if they find us though?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Big Geordie on Saturday 4 August 2012, 11:23:14 AM
Debating whether to get up sharp and watch the Curiosity landing on Monday morning (think it's 630am GMT?) Got a long sleepover shift starting at 230pm, so it would make it a long day. :-/ Decisions, decisions.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Saturday 4 August 2012, 11:26:47 AM
http://psychedelicadventure.blogspot.in/2012/08/ufo-disclosure-at-olympics-on-4th.html (http://psychedelicadventure.blogspot.in/2012/08/ufo-disclosure-at-olympics-on-4th.html)

:whistle:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Pixelphish on Saturday 4 August 2012, 11:31:33 AM
http://psychedelicadventure.blogspot.in/2012/08/ufo-disclosure-at-olympics-on-4th.html (http://psychedelicadventure.blogspot.in/2012/08/ufo-disclosure-at-olympics-on-4th.html)

:whistle:

What the actual f***
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: icemanblue on Saturday 4 August 2012, 11:32:38 AM
Quote
WHAT HAPPENS ON EARTH NOW AFFECTS THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE, SO THIS IS PRETTY IMPORTANT!

:lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Big Geordie on Saturday 4 August 2012, 11:42:17 AM
http://psychedelicadventure.blogspot.in/2012/08/ufo-disclosure-at-olympics-on-4th.html (http://psychedelicadventure.blogspot.in/2012/08/ufo-disclosure-at-olympics-on-4th.html)

:whistle:

What the actual f***

Absolute crackerjacks!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Saturday 4 August 2012, 11:43:46 AM
Brilliant, innit.  Love how it's all in CAPS.  I assume that's for dramatic effect or the Plaeidians really like shouting.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Saturday 4 August 2012, 11:46:59 AM
Quote
This also happens to be the message from the Pleiadians channeled by Micah The Guardian,

:lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Saturday 4 August 2012, 12:23:58 PM
http://psychedelicadventure.blogspot.in/2012/08/ufo-disclosure-at-olympics-on-4th.html (http://psychedelicadventure.blogspot.in/2012/08/ufo-disclosure-at-olympics-on-4th.html)

:whistle:

:lol: How'd you find that?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Saturday 4 August 2012, 01:10:01 PM
Popped up on a psychedelic FB group I 'like'.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Monday 6 August 2012, 04:40:09 AM
Coverage of the landing starts on here soon:

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/ustream.html (http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/ustream.html)

We're about two hours away from the landing according to that. Will.I.Am is on now :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Ridman on Monday 6 August 2012, 05:21:29 AM
Coverage of the landing starts on here soon:

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/ustream.html (http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/ustream.html)

We're about two hours away from the landing according to that. Will.I.Am is on now :lol:

 :thup:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: cubaricho on Monday 6 August 2012, 06:29:40 AM
Pretty exciting stuff considering how crappy the coverage is.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Ameritoon on Monday 6 August 2012, 06:36:32 AM
They got really excited for what seemed like a very predictable result, everything was going perfect. Must take an incredible amount of devotion to go through with this.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Monday 6 August 2012, 06:37:06 AM
I bet that Asian girl doesn't pay for s***.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Monday 6 August 2012, 06:39:02 AM
It's gotta be awesome to accomplish something like that, though.

Hope I'm alive when we send a person.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: JB on Monday 6 August 2012, 06:55:29 AM
This is utterly f***ing awesome. :D
Pictures sent back as well. In this- wheel of rover, the surface of Mars and the sun setting.

(http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m8bjq3pzYo1qz7wfjo1_500.png)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Big Geordie on Monday 6 August 2012, 10:17:29 AM
Woke up and watched on NASA TV. Terrific. :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Monday 6 August 2012, 04:29:18 PM
You can rewatch this on the Xbox btw.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 6 August 2012, 05:23:38 PM
(http://d3j5vwomefv46c.cloudfront.net/photos/full/631933556.jpg?key=1280720&Expires=1344271158&Key-Pair-Id=APKAIYVGSUJFNRFZBBTA&Signature=lMqOjQI7U4mQuYM265uajdmNFSMhuB5dAf2nNrbRQpqFpwdwnBMA9qwIMqEM78~MqrDAwfvCrCxpK~jcmpjkTsW4SGpEl9vmnBe8atNb3TYzrzBpbOT7UO3-CtJaWMPqh7bp43RT~L42yN4Hn0ck4siW7NH4Ni7mj5qA9n2CApc_)

Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Big Geordie on Monday 6 August 2012, 05:34:03 PM
:cool:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Tuesday 7 August 2012, 04:42:44 AM
http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/interactives/edlcuriosity/index-2.html (http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/interactives/edlcuriosity/index-2.html)

:sweetjesus:

(http://i.imgur.com/NIe3O.jpg)

:lol: We put that on a planet. Holy s***.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 7 August 2012, 08:07:49 AM
Thats much bigger then i expected but then again it has to carry power supplies and kit for experiments.

Mankind can be fantastic when it wants to.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: GeordieMessiah on Tuesday 7 August 2012, 11:14:25 PM
First pictures just in from Mars landing:

(http://i.imgur.com/ZrkNh.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Belfast Mags on Wednesday 8 August 2012, 12:19:08 AM
First pictures just in from Mars landing:

(http://i.imgur.com/ZrkNh.jpg)

 :bluestar: Class
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 8 August 2012, 08:01:21 AM
First pictures just in from Mars landing:

(http://i.imgur.com/ZrkNh.jpg)

 :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 8 August 2012, 12:27:04 PM
(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/484073_4335532197154_1892773036_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 8 August 2012, 04:22:16 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/189555_4392646814284_531969645_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 8 August 2012, 05:24:06 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8433/7740593720_46aa0eea4c_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Wednesday 8 August 2012, 05:26:03 PM
Still blows me away to think that there is something man made on another planet. It's just incredible.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tooj on Wednesday 8 August 2012, 05:27:34 PM
Needs this photoshopped into it.

(http://smhttp.14409.nexcesscdn.net/806D5E/wordpress-L/images/totalrecall09-e1287688768273.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Wednesday 8 August 2012, 06:36:02 PM
:lol: Had so many nightmares about that scene as a little'un.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Big Geordie on Wednesday 8 August 2012, 08:06:45 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8433/7740593720_46aa0eea4c_o.jpg)

New desktop background for me, I reckon! It'll do until we get some Hi Res colour shots. :)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Wednesday 8 August 2012, 08:56:55 PM
:lol: Had so many nightmares about that scene as a little'un.

That film was rated 18 IIRC.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 8 August 2012, 10:45:51 PM
Needs this photoshopped into it.

(http://smhttp.14409.nexcesscdn.net/806D5E/wordpress-L/images/totalrecall09-e1287688768273.jpg)


Looks like a good clubbing night.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Neil on Wednesday 8 August 2012, 10:46:53 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8433/7740593720_46aa0eea4c_o.jpg)

Incredible picture IMO.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Belfast Mags on Wednesday 8 August 2012, 10:49:36 PM
Really is amazing when you think about just how far away that is, how heavy that piece of kit is, and the fact that they can land it pretty much where they want to.

Easy to dismiss or overlook but it really is an incredible achievement.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 8 August 2012, 10:51:04 PM
Is this a new location they have landed in or a place that has been scouted by previous rovers?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Belfast Mags on Wednesday 8 August 2012, 11:03:11 PM
Already scouted the general area I think but this one is in a better place with more functionality than before
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Wednesday 8 August 2012, 11:07:19 PM
Really is amazing when you think about just how far away that is, how heavy that piece of kit is, and the fact that they can land it pretty much where they want to.

Easy to dismiss or overlook but it really is an incredible achievement.

The process to land that tank is f***ing incredible.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Belfast Mags on Wednesday 8 August 2012, 11:22:31 PM
Really is amazing when you think about just how far away that is, how heavy that piece of kit is, and the fact that they can land it pretty much where they want to.

Easy to dismiss or overlook but it really is an incredible achievement.

The process to land that tank is f***ing incredible.
In or around a metric tonne in weight (basically a supermini). Has enough power to last around 14 years. Just going to be up there, f***ing around drilling s***, testing it and sending the information back while life back here goes on without a second though.
People will be born, people will die and it'll be up there getting on with it's business all the while.

Would have been awesome to have touched it before it left (knowing it will never return to this planet).
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 9 August 2012, 07:50:04 AM
So whats special about this location, have they detected water etc ?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Belfast Mags on Thursday 9 August 2012, 09:00:33 AM
No but it's in a basin with a large steady smooth climb into higher rock formations.
Basically if all goes according to plan it'll be able to test various levels of rock and dust with hopefully some of the lower stuff having been washed down from the higher stuff in a previous life.
It's the closest they can get to actually archaeology.
I think it's pretty clear water was there along time ago, and digging down in this type of location should/will prove it (or not)
Exciting times
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 9 August 2012, 09:14:47 AM
Exciting indeed.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 9 August 2012, 10:24:41 AM
(https://p.twimg.com/AzzcFXACMAAI9FL.jpg:large)

Think it may be an old photo, actually. Still, sunset/rise on Mars.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Belfast Mags on Thursday 9 August 2012, 10:28:04 AM
It's Tatooine  :frantic:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 9 August 2012, 10:29:34 AM
Awesome picture.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Crumpy Gunt on Thursday 9 August 2012, 10:46:42 AM
(https://p.twimg.com/AzzcFXACMAAI9FL.jpg:large)

Think it may be an old photo, actually. Still, sunset/rise on Mars.
Looks a canny beach if they ever transport humans.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 9 August 2012, 05:54:37 PM
Curiosity News Briefing at 6pm if anyone is interested. I was reading earlier that they would maybe have some colour photos at the end of Sol3, may mention that likelihood of that.

http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl (http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: LesPaul on Thursday 9 August 2012, 06:39:38 PM
It's Tatooine  :frantic:

Missing a sun :(
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Belfast Mags on Thursday 9 August 2012, 11:11:14 PM
It's Tatooine  :frantic:

Missing a sun :(
Thought of that after I posted  :whatdidido:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: adam on Saturday 11 August 2012, 08:49:52 AM
(https://p.twimg.com/AzzcFXACMAAI9FL.jpg:large)

Think it may be an old photo, actually. Still, sunset/rise on Mars.
Looks a canny beach if they ever transport humans.

Thats so weird..
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Pixelphish on Saturday 11 August 2012, 09:54:11 AM
Aye I love that picture, so surreal. Find it hard to accept that's a man made object millions of miles away taking a photograph we've all taken before, but its on another f***ing planet! It feels like it should be a massive deal but everyone just takes it in their stride like its no thing. Odd.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Ted Maul on Saturday 11 August 2012, 10:06:48 AM
May have been posted but you folks should download this, it's absolutely brilliant, could spend hours on it.

http://www.stellarium.org/ (http://www.stellarium.org/)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Big Geordie on Saturday 11 August 2012, 12:53:22 PM
Immense, Ted. Gonna pass that on to my father-in-law, who is massively into astronomy. Should be right up his street, as he can't get out and about as much as he used to. :thup:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Saturday 11 August 2012, 02:08:17 PM
A large part of the earth remains unexplored. The depths of the oceans, the expanse of the Amazon jungle, large caves etc. We're still discovering new species all the time.

Is Mars really the next step when we don't even know everything about our own planet yet?

Yes. End of the day we came from bacteria travelling on a comet hitting the earth, that same bacteria could have landed elsewhere, not evolved at all showing how all life on earth started. Not only is this magnificent, it also gives the mackems something to look down on for the first time in their lives.


Thats not been proved, it just one idea.  If we did originally come from bacteria that arrived on the back of a comet, how did that bacteria become life and where did it come from???

That theory isn't really an answer.



:thup:

Bacteria would have 'become life' through evolution though. Or am I missing your meaning?

Think he's suggesting that Bacterium are a cosmic life form (if that terminology makes sense). Evolution can't have happened from nothing, Maybe bacteria exist throughout space, wouldn't be surprising really considering some of the places on earth they exist, like lava or on the sea floor around hydrothermal vents.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Saturday 11 August 2012, 02:22:01 PM
A large part of the earth remains unexplored. The depths of the oceans, the expanse of the Amazon jungle, large caves etc. We're still discovering new species all the time.

Is Mars really the next step when we don't even know everything about our own planet yet?

Yes. End of the day we came from bacteria travelling on a comet hitting the earth, that same bacteria could have landed elsewhere, not evolved at all showing how all life on earth started. Not only is this magnificent, it also gives the mackems something to look down on for the first time in their lives.


Thats not been proved, it just one idea.  If we did originally come from bacteria that arrived on the back of a comet, how did that bacteria become life and where did it come from???

That theory isn't really an answer.



:thup:

Bacteria would have 'become life' through evolution though. Or am I missing your meaning?

Think he's suggesting that Bacterium are a cosmic life form (if that terminology makes sense). Evolution can't have happened from nothing, Maybe bacteria exist throughout space, wouldn't be surprising really considering some of the places on earth they exist, like lava or on the sea floor around hydrothermal vents.

This is what we cant prove, we cant prove either way if bacteria or the basic compounds of life did actually eventually clump together to create basic forms.  We dont have the millions of years of failures and success of nature.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Realist on Saturday 11 August 2012, 05:06:10 PM
Some links for intros on the concepts talked about here.  Sure some have found them out already.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abiogenesis (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abiogenesis) - idea about life forming from a primordial soup here on Earth.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panspermia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Panspermia) - idea about life coming from other planets/asteroids
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_evolution (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_evolution) - an idea about the timelines we're really talking about, almost incomprehensible in scale
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 13 August 2012, 03:32:37 PM
I'll just link it because it's a big pic.

http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/676004main_pia16051-fullportal_full.jpg (http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/676004main_pia16051-fullportal_full.jpg)


Not as big as the full resolution one, mind. Which is 29000 x 4500 :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: icemanblue on Monday 13 August 2012, 04:01:52 PM
Why the blacked out bits?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 13 August 2012, 04:06:35 PM
It's a panoramic photo, so just bits of photo that either haven't been received from Curiosity, or haven't been put together properly. Takes a while for the pictures to be received as they are first saved on a hard drive on the Rover then sent down. I'm guessing there'll be a much more complete image.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: icemanblue on Monday 13 August 2012, 04:08:14 PM
So, aliens?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 13 August 2012, 04:12:14 PM
:lol: Aye
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ponsaelius on Monday 13 August 2012, 04:13:13 PM
The photos make it look frighteningly hospitable.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: icemanblue on Monday 13 August 2012, 04:20:52 PM
Joking aside, it is incredbile. I know it sounds daft, but I just didn't expect it to look that 'normal'.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 13 August 2012, 04:26:40 PM
The photos make it look frighteningly hospitable.

Aye, if it wasn't for the lack of water or oxygen I'd be straight up there.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Big Geordie on Tuesday 14 August 2012, 12:16:05 PM
Mars 360

http://www.panoramas.dk/mars/mars-greeleyhaven2/tour.swf (http://www.panoramas.dk/mars/mars-greeleyhaven2/tour.swf)

:cool:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Dave on Tuesday 14 August 2012, 10:37:06 PM
http://www.360pano.eu/show/?id=731 (http://www.360pano.eu/show/?id=731)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Tuesday 14 August 2012, 10:43:44 PM
http://www.360pano.eu/show/?id=731 (http://www.360pano.eu/show/?id=731)

To see picture from another planet, and such good quality, is just amazing. That doesn't even get on the news, the people who made that possible, should be getting much more credit then they currently are. 
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Tuesday 14 August 2012, 10:52:05 PM
Ha, look at that silly rover. :alone:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Belfast Mags on Tuesday 14 August 2012, 11:11:00 PM
Utterly amazing that, great image and just unbelievable that it's up there.
I know that we've had rovers up there since the 70's but it still blows my mind if I'm honest.
One of the coolest things I can think off.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Big Geordie on Tuesday 14 August 2012, 11:39:33 PM
http://www.360pano.eu/show/?id=731 (http://www.360pano.eu/show/?id=731)

Amazing. :)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 15 August 2012, 09:54:56 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/539103_460326777321672_2024148169_n.jpg)

:lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Wednesday 15 August 2012, 12:02:21 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Wednesday 15 August 2012, 12:21:13 PM
No doubt Parky and womblemaster have a theory about how humans live on Mars in the future because Earth has been destroyed and with the aid of time travel are using these flying saucers to come back to Earth before it was destroyed.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 15 August 2012, 12:30:45 PM
Womblemaster is definitely from a different f***ing planet, like.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Haz on Wednesday 15 August 2012, 12:42:07 PM
Does he still bang on about christianity?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Belfast Mags on Wednesday 15 August 2012, 02:32:57 PM
No doubt Parky and womblemaster have a theory about how humans live on Mars in the future because Earth has been destroyed and with the aid of time travel are using these flying saucers to come back to Earth before it was destroyed.

There are "apparently" pyramid type structures on Mars

Spoiler
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Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Haz on Wednesday 15 August 2012, 02:43:21 PM
If all this is happening in the future why aren't they here?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 15 August 2012, 02:43:29 PM
No doubt Parky and womblemaster have a theory about how humans live on Mars in the future because Earth has been destroyed and with the aid of time travel are using these flying saucers to come back to Earth before it was destroyed.

There are "apparently" pyramid type structures on Mars

Spoiler
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:lol: There are some on Earth too... they're called mountains.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Haz on Wednesday 15 August 2012, 02:45:21 PM
Careful lad.  That kind of reasoning can cause Womble wobbles.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Wednesday 15 August 2012, 03:01:45 PM
No doubt Parky and womblemaster have a theory about how humans live on Mars in the future because Earth has been destroyed and with the aid of time travel are using these flying saucers to come back to Earth before it was destroyed.

There are "apparently" pyramid type structures on Mars

Spoiler
[close]

This is them here, apparently theres a face as well ffs :lol:

(http://web.utanet.at/mahain/cydonia.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Belfast Mags on Wednesday 15 August 2012, 05:29:43 PM
No doubt Parky and womblemaster have a theory about how humans live on Mars in the future because Earth has been destroyed and with the aid of time travel are using these flying saucers to come back to Earth before it was destroyed.

There are "apparently" pyramid type structures on Mars

Spoiler
[close]

This is them here, apparently theres a face as well ffs :lol:

(http://web.utanet.at/mahain/cydonia.jpg)


f***ing is too  :frantic: :lol:

iirc the structures are in "exact" alignment with the pyramids at Giza, which by all accounts would be pretty unusual to say the least.
Might have a google for that (or contact him, although he is in the states now)

Something along those lines anyway
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Fenham Mag on Wednesday 15 August 2012, 05:31:57 PM
Looks like a Gorilla :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 15 August 2012, 05:34:23 PM
No doubt Parky and womblemaster have a theory about how humans live on Mars in the future because Earth has been destroyed and with the aid of time travel are using these flying saucers to come back to Earth before it was destroyed.

There are "apparently" pyramid type structures on Mars

Spoiler
[close]

This is them here, apparently theres a face as well ffs :lol:

(http://web.utanet.at/mahain/cydonia.jpg)

That's Enrique Inglesias' Mole
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Wednesday 15 August 2012, 06:41:00 PM
And the perfectly circular hole near the bottom right :kasper:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Wednesday 15 August 2012, 06:44:50 PM
How possible would something like this be btw, it sounds like something from a science fiction movie:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terraforming_of_Mars (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terraforming_of_Mars)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Belfast Mags on Thursday 16 August 2012, 01:09:20 AM
How possible would something like this be btw, it sounds like something from a science fiction movie:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terraforming_of_Mars (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terraforming_of_Mars)
Just above zero. Saying all that stuff is easy, doing it in any practical sense is entirely another.
Solar radiation would present a insurmountable challenge in my book.
It is interesting that we have thought about it as a species though.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Fatwax on Friday 17 August 2012, 08:32:21 PM
A video that has been constructed from a collection of still images. So a timelapse basically.

It's phenomenal.

View from the ISS at Night on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/45878034)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: hakka on Saturday 18 August 2012, 09:08:03 AM
Really liked that video Fatwax.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Fatwax on Saturday 18 August 2012, 09:22:49 AM
I love the bit where you see the UK near the end, all lit up.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 22 August 2012, 03:16:52 PM
Canny interesting, a prepared letter in case the moon landings failed and the astronauts were stranded on the moon.

Almost brings a tear to your eye.

Apollo 11 Moon Landing Letter (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRP6AyvNuV0#ws)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 22 August 2012, 03:32:52 PM
TEDxCaltech - Sean Carroll - Cosmology and the Arrow of Time (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WMaTyg8wR4Y#ws)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Pixelphish on Thursday 23 August 2012, 11:20:16 AM
Nice one Gimp, enjoyed that :thup:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 23 August 2012, 11:24:52 AM
This ones a bit of a mind bender as well...re dimensions etc


TEDxBoulder - Thad Roberts - Visualizing Eleven Dimensions (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSz5BjExs9o#ws)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Wednesday 29 August 2012, 01:39:54 AM
Complete MSL Curiosity Descent Interpolated HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJgeoHBQpFQ#ws)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Sima on Wednesday 29 August 2012, 06:06:37 AM
Just read that they played some guff by Will.I.Am over the speaker on the Curiosity on Mars.

Blatantly should have been Bowie.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Wednesday 29 August 2012, 01:47:25 PM
Will.I.Am is big mates with NASA or something. Lucky t***.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 29 August 2012, 01:48:47 PM
Hopefully they're just planning on sending the t*** out in to deep space in a rocket without enough fuel to return
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: bulivye on Thursday 30 August 2012, 12:13:34 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ni4j5K4Lz3o&feature=player_embedded# (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ni4j5K4Lz3o&feature=player_embedded#)!

been done?  giggs?  soz...
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Realist on Friday 31 August 2012, 01:46:43 AM
I find Krauss very listenable-to.  Explains insanely complex ideas in palatable fashion.  Some cheap/silly jokes but still phenomenal.

Darwin Week 2012 - Lawrence Krauss: "A Universe from Nothing" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhGubWp_d18#ws)

 (he starts ~ 3:00 in if you want to skip the intro)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Ted Maul on Wednesday 5 September 2012, 12:00:07 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/284521_468439583177058_1022252955_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 5 September 2012, 11:14:00 AM
What is that picture of?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Pixelphish on Wednesday 5 September 2012, 11:37:50 AM
Looks like the Earth/Stars time lapsed like a bitch.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Ted Maul on Wednesday 5 September 2012, 11:50:58 AM
Yeah 15 minutes exposure I think it was.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 5 September 2012, 11:58:57 AM
amazing
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Thursday 6 September 2012, 12:49:29 PM
http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2008/05/space-euphoria.html (http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2008/05/space-euphoria.html)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Joey on Thursday 6 September 2012, 09:26:21 PM
http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a011000/a011095/index.html (http://svs.gsfc.nasa.gov/vis/a010000/a011000/a011095/index.html)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Parky on Thursday 6 September 2012, 09:46:02 PM
Fantastic images.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Thursday 6 September 2012, 09:54:38 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/dwced.jpg)

:serious:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Hudson on Thursday 6 September 2012, 10:20:36 PM
Yup we are that small

Love this link, an oldie but still great

http://scaleofuniverse.com/ (http://scaleofuniverse.com/)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Friday 7 September 2012, 08:47:10 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/dwced.jpg)

:serious:

Spec of dust.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mr Logic on Monday 10 September 2012, 05:18:44 PM
NASA | Magnificent Eruption in Full HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrnGi-q6iWc#ws)

NASA | Dynamic Earth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ujBi9Ba8hqs#ws)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Wednesday 12 September 2012, 10:47:03 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19558443 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19558443)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toon Hoser on Wednesday 12 September 2012, 05:08:04 PM
http://www.tgdaily.com/space-features/66107-huge-explosion-spotted-on-jupiter (http://www.tgdaily.com/space-features/66107-huge-explosion-spotted-on-jupiter)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 12 September 2012, 05:13:55 PM
http://www.tgdaily.com/space-features/66107-huge-explosion-spotted-on-jupiter (http://www.tgdaily.com/space-features/66107-huge-explosion-spotted-on-jupiter)


http://www.universetoday.com/97294/viewing-alert-jupiter-may-have-been-impacted-by-a-fireball/ (http://www.universetoday.com/97294/viewing-alert-jupiter-may-have-been-impacted-by-a-fireball/)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: DIFKO on Tuesday 18 September 2012, 12:15:51 AM
http://gizmodo.com/5942634/nasa-starts-development-of-real-life-star-trek-warp-drive?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow (http://gizmodo.com/5942634/nasa-starts-development-of-real-life-star-trek-warp-drive?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Tuesday 18 September 2012, 10:27:20 AM
http://gizmodo.com/5942634/nasa-starts-development-of-real-life-star-trek-warp-drive?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow (http://gizmodo.com/5942634/nasa-starts-development-of-real-life-star-trek-warp-drive?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow)
:kasper:
That's awsome, the implications of there research could be huge.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mr Logic on Tuesday 18 September 2012, 10:32:30 AM
The rest of the galaxy will be shitting themselves. We can't get along with each other.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Thursday 20 September 2012, 06:03:50 PM
WHAT MIGHT BE THE OLDEST GALAXY EVER HAS BEEN DISCOVERED

Using the Hubble Telescope, scientists have detected light from a young galaxy that was emitted when our 13.7-billion-year-old universe was just 500 million years old. This galaxy was visible from the Hubble because gravity from a massive galaxy cluster between it and Hubble acted as a lens, meaning the light from the "incredibly faint" galaxy was bent and magnified about 15 times.

Johns Hopkins astronomer Wei Zheng and colleagues discovered MACS 1149-JD in November when working on a project to find distant (and dim) galaxies using the boost from gravitational lenses. The key was determining the object’s redshift; MAC 1149-JD appeared to have a redshift of 9.6. This suggests the light from the galaxy travelled toward Hubble about 13.1 billion years ago, when the universe was 500 million years old.

At left in the image are the many galaxies of a massive cluster called MACS J1149+2223. In the upper right of the image is a partial zoom-in that shows MACS 1149-JD in more detail; a deeper zoom appears to the lower right.

-TEL

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120919135419.htm; (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120919135419.htm;) http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v489/n7416/full/nature11446.html (http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v489/n7416/full/nature11446.html)
Image credit: NASA/ESA/STScI/JHU

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s480x480/528687_408288855902959_1611720999_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 20 September 2012, 06:45:01 PM
Jesus wept.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Thursday 20 September 2012, 07:06:56 PM
http://gizmodo.com/5942634/nasa-starts-development-of-real-life-star-trek-warp-drive?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow (http://gizmodo.com/5942634/nasa-starts-development-of-real-life-star-trek-warp-drive?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow)

Strange how influential Star Trek has been over the last 30 years.

Hypo-sprays are pretty much being used now.
Teleportation was worked on and sort of worked on the atomic level.
Mobile phones are basically communicators.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 20 September 2012, 07:16:27 PM
http://gizmodo.com/5942634/nasa-starts-development-of-real-life-star-trek-warp-drive?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow (http://gizmodo.com/5942634/nasa-starts-development-of-real-life-star-trek-warp-drive?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow)

Strange how influential Star Trek has been over the last 30 years.

Hypo-sprays are pretty much being used now.
Teleportation was worked on and sort of worked on the atomic level.
Mobile phones are basically communicators.

And tri-corders.

How long before you can point your smart phone at an object and it can give you an idea of what it is...not long i reckon.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Thursday 20 September 2012, 07:51:31 PM
Jesus wept.

???
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 20 September 2012, 07:52:45 PM
Jesus wept.

???


Just the length of time that light has teken to get to earth for us to see, how many civilistion around the universe lived and died in that time.  Mind blowing.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Thursday 20 September 2012, 08:00:07 PM
http://gizmodo.com/5942634/nasa-starts-development-of-real-life-star-trek-warp-drive?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow (http://gizmodo.com/5942634/nasa-starts-development-of-real-life-star-trek-warp-drive?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow)

Strange how influential Star Trek has been over the last 30 years.

Hypo-sprays are pretty much being used now.
Teleportation was worked on and sort of worked on the atomic level.
Mobile phones are basically communicators.

And tri-corders.

How long before you can point your smart phone at an object and it can give you an idea of what it is...not long i reckon.

Yeah! You kinda get that now with GPS and camera apps where you can point you phone to the sky and get constellations on the screen. QR Codes too?

Actually... come to think of it ipads are basically PADDS from Star Trek!

(http://www.geekistry.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/padd.gif)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Fenham Mag on Friday 21 September 2012, 11:33:00 PM
2 very strange loud bangs over Newcastle and loads of sightings of fireballs over Newcastle. Heard the noises but didn't see the fireballs. The end?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: thomas on Friday 21 September 2012, 11:34:57 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/j14PY.jpg)
Title: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Clay on Friday 21 September 2012, 11:38:17 PM
2 very strange loud bangs over Newcastle and loads of sightings of fireballs over Newcastle. Heard the noises but didn't see the fireballs. The end?

Heard the bang in consett too, thought it sounded like a gas explosion or something.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Friday 21 September 2012, 11:38:55 PM
2 very strange loud bangs over Newcastle and loads of sightings of fireballs over Newcastle. Heard the noises but didn't see the fireballs. The end?

Loads of people in my area are claiming to have seen 5 shooting stars in a row.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Friday 21 September 2012, 11:40:34 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Friday 21 September 2012, 11:41:07 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Fenham Mag on Friday 21 September 2012, 11:45:01 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K36kU7zZSuY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K36kU7zZSuY)

Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Fenham Mag on Friday 21 September 2012, 11:52:31 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHajdzl6_9U (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHajdzl6_9U)

Sounds like most sightings were over Northern England and Northern Ireland.

Kielder Observatory ‏@kielder_obs
#meteor Kielder observatory reporting sighting of huge fireball, terminating in the east mag -6 to -7
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: gbandit on Friday 21 September 2012, 11:54:50 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHajdzl6_9U (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHajdzl6_9U)

Sounds like most sightings were over Northern England and Northern Ireland.

Kielder Observatory ‏@kielder_obs
#meteor Kielder observatory reporting sighting of huge fireball, terminating in the east mag -6 to -7
Even outer space is supported by the Magedia
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Saturday 22 September 2012, 12:13:51 AM
http://a.yfrog.com/img7/7503/l5tkggpuvoluavefdcaztr.mp4 (http://a.yfrog.com/img7/7503/l5tkggpuvoluavefdcaztr.mp4)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Saturday 22 September 2012, 04:20:15 AM
Class!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Armchair Pundit on Saturday 22 September 2012, 10:51:02 AM
... it's an invasion!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: womblemaster on Saturday 22 September 2012, 06:47:46 PM
anyone got decent astro scope?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Thursday 27 September 2012, 08:58:16 AM
The Horsehead Nebula, aka Barnard 33, is 1,500 light years away, in the constellation Orion. It is five light years ‘tall’ and the dark cloud has stars forming within it. It is visible because its dark dust is silhouetted against the red emission nebula IC 434, the red colour originates from the hydrogen gas within the nebula. At the lower left is the blue reflection nebula NGC 2023, surrounding a hot young star. The colours of this image combine narrowband and broadband images, recorded using three different telescopes.

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/377329_410446305687214_595711322_n.jpg)

Space looks mint.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: adam on Thursday 27 September 2012, 11:33:35 AM
That thing is 5 light years long; it would take 5 years, travelling at the speed of f***ing light just to get from one end of that little bit to the other. Christ man, space is one giant mindfuck.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 27 September 2012, 12:26:02 PM
Astronomers have discovered a 'super comet' named ISON that is so bright it will be visible in daylight when it passes Earth next year.

The small Solar System body (SSSB) is set to provide a dazzling show as it lights up the sky in November 2013, with some experts claiming it will be the brightest comet man has ever witnessed.
Named ISON because it was discovered by Russian astronomers using the International Scientific Optical Network telescope, the comet is currently very dim due to it being many hundreds of millions of kilometres away near Jupiter's orbit but will brighten when it passes within 2million km of the Sun next November.
A comet on this path is called a sungrazer and there is a chance the celestial display will be ruined by ISON breaking up when it nears the Sun.
If the comet can withstand the inner Solar System without dissipating it will appear as a bright light in the sky and will erupt jets of gas and dust.
'This is a very exciting discovery. The comet looks like it could become a very spectacular sight in the evening sky after sunset from the UK in late November and early December next year,' said Robin Scagell, vice-president of the Society for Popular Astronomy.
'Our members will be eagerly following it as it makes its first trip around the Sun and hoping to see it shining brilliantly and displaying a magnificent tail as it releases powerful jets of gas and dust.'
There may also be the opportunity for some spectacular photography of the comet from Mars, with the European Space Agency's Nick Howes tweeting: 'Comet #ISON will pass VERY close to Mars in Oct 2013, and I mean VERY close.. opportunities for lander/orbiter imaging we hope.'

http://www.metro.co.uk/news/913332-comet-15-times-brighter-than-the-moon-to-cross-night-sky-next-year (http://www.metro.co.uk/news/913332-comet-15-times-brighter-than-the-moon-to-cross-night-sky-next-year)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Sunday 30 September 2012, 11:25:03 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19728375 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19728375)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Monday 1 October 2012, 12:43:28 PM
Astronomers have discovered a 'super comet' named ISON that is so bright it will be visible in daylight when it passes Earth next year.

The small Solar System body (SSSB) is set to provide a dazzling show as it lights up the sky in November 2013, with some experts claiming it will be the brightest comet man has ever witnessed.
Named ISON because it was discovered by Russian astronomers using the International Scientific Optical Network telescope, the comet is currently very dim due to it being many hundreds of millions of kilometres away near Jupiter's orbit but will brighten when it passes within 2million km of the Sun next November.
A comet on this path is called a sungrazer and there is a chance the celestial display will be ruined by ISON breaking up when it nears the Sun.
If the comet can withstand the inner Solar System without dissipating it will appear as a bright light in the sky and will erupt jets of gas and dust.
'This is a very exciting discovery. The comet looks like it could become a very spectacular sight in the evening sky after sunset from the UK in late November and early December next year,' said Robin Scagell, vice-president of the Society for Popular Astronomy.
'Our members will be eagerly following it as it makes its first trip around the Sun and hoping to see it shining brilliantly and displaying a magnificent tail as it releases powerful jets of gas and dust.'
There may also be the opportunity for some spectacular photography of the comet from Mars, with the European Space Agency's Nick Howes tweeting: 'Comet #ISON will pass VERY close to Mars in Oct 2013, and I mean VERY close.. opportunities for lander/orbiter imaging we hope.'

http://www.metro.co.uk/news/913332-comet-15-times-brighter-than-the-moon-to-cross-night-sky-next-year (http://www.metro.co.uk/news/913332-comet-15-times-brighter-than-the-moon-to-cross-night-sky-next-year)

Sounds good, i bet its cloudy that day.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Pixelphish on Monday 1 October 2012, 06:39:15 PM
(http://sphotos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/246451_480133715340978_1023393494_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Fenham Mag on Monday 1 October 2012, 06:52:51 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Monday 1 October 2012, 08:49:31 PM
Watched an episode of of the new Stephen Hawking prog on discovery, this episode focused on a universe from nothing.

Urgghh  cant get my head round that, the universe just came into being, nothing before it.  :frantic:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Tuesday 2 October 2012, 01:32:14 PM
Nothing we can observe, anyway...
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Wednesday 3 October 2012, 12:05:57 AM
Nothing we can observe, anyway...

This is the thing that makes me think the most about space, just what is beyond what we can see. It wasn't too long ago we thought the solar system was everything, how wrong were we? What if this universe is the same, and what we discover is of the same effect? It's mind blowing.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Wednesday 3 October 2012, 11:35:56 AM
I like to think of the universe being a marble, like the end of Men in Black.  I state, again, I LIKE TO THINK, I don't believe this.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 3 October 2012, 11:37:56 AM
Russian dolls, always something bigger.

Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 3 October 2012, 11:49:32 AM
There must have been something before the Universe, the Big Bang theory doesn't describe the beginning of everything, but the beginning of this Universe. There must have been something for the Big Bang to have come from. Maybe a universe that had been before and had expanded and contracted? A single point containing absolutely everything? There must have been something before the Big Bang.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 3 October 2012, 11:53:14 AM
There must have been something before the Universe, the Big Bang theory doesn't describe the beginning of everything, but the beginning of this Universe. There must have been something for the Big Bang to have come from. Maybe a universe that had been before and had expanded and contracted? A single point containing absolutely everything? There must have been something before the Big Bang.

Haven't some theoretical physicists began specualating that blacks that absorb matter in our universe spew it out, creating other universe in a different dimension ?  So the universe we know may be made up of content from another dimension??
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Wednesday 3 October 2012, 12:04:58 PM
There must have been something before the Universe, the Big Bang theory doesn't describe the beginning of everything, but the beginning of this Universe. There must have been something for the Big Bang to have come from. Maybe a universe that had been before and had expanded and contracted? A single point containing absolutely everything? There must have been something before the Big Bang.
It's weird to think about, everything we understand has to have a start, so what caused tht enitial bang that started the universe to expand so rapidly 13 billion years ago, and if there was something before the big bang what caused that?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 3 October 2012, 12:51:58 PM
There must have been something before the Universe, the Big Bang theory doesn't describe the beginning of everything, but the beginning of this Universe. There must have been something for the Big Bang to have come from. Maybe a universe that had been before and had expanded and contracted? A single point containing absolutely everything? There must have been something before the Big Bang.

Haven't some theoretical physicists began specualating that blacks that absorb matter in our universe spew it out, creating other universe in a different dimension ?  So the universe we know may be made up of content from another dimension??

Don't think it has anything to do with race, mate. You wanna have a think about that, not acceptable in today's society.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 3 October 2012, 12:53:47 PM
There must have been something before the Universe, the Big Bang theory doesn't describe the beginning of everything, but the beginning of this Universe. There must have been something for the Big Bang to have come from. Maybe a universe that had been before and had expanded and contracted? A single point containing absolutely everything? There must have been something before the Big Bang.

Haven't some theoretical physicists began specualating that blacks that absorb matter in our universe spew it out, creating other universe in a different dimension ?  So the universe we know may be made up of content from another dimension??

Don't think it has anything to do with race, mate. You wanna have a think about that, not acceptable in today's society.

Howay man that was a f***ing mistake, was meant to be black holes.

f*** off man.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 3 October 2012, 12:54:14 PM
There must have been something before the Universe, the Big Bang theory doesn't describe the beginning of everything, but the beginning of this Universe. There must have been something for the Big Bang to have come from. Maybe a universe that had been before and had expanded and contracted? A single point containing absolutely everything? There must have been something before the Big Bang.

Haven't some theoretical physicists began specualating that blacks that absorb matter in our universe spew it out, creating other universe in a different dimension ?  So the universe we know may be made up of content from another dimension??

Don't think it has anything to do with race, mate. You wanna have a think about that, not acceptable in today's society.

Howay man that was a f***ing mistake, was meant to be black holes.

f*** off man.


:lol: Obviously. I was jesting. Or was it just not funny?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 3 October 2012, 12:55:40 PM
Thought you were being serious.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 3 October 2012, 01:01:25 PM
:lol: Soz.

Anyway, to not be a dick... I haven't heard that about black holes spewing out matter elsewhere. Even considering that warps my fragile little mind. My limited knowledge and theory of black holes stops at a giant ball of ever growing, ever compacting matter - The denser it gets, the more it warps space. If warped space is actually the warping of time then that's a theory that fits. I personally don't believe the warping of space due to the existence of matter causes warping of time. But then I struggle to see any viable theory for time travel and I am in no way a physicist so all my views are probably bollocks anyway.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 3 October 2012, 01:03:05 PM
:lol: Soz.

Anyway, to not be a dick... I haven't heard that about black holes spewing out matter elsewhere. Even considering that warps my fragile little mind. My limited knowledge and theory of black holes stops at a giant ball of ever growing, ever compacting matter - The denser it gets, the more it warps space. If warped space is actually the warping of time then that's a theory that fits. I personally don't believe the warping of space due to the existence of matter causes warping of time. But then I struggle to see any viable theory for time travel and I am in no way a physicist so all my views are probably bollocks anyway.


The last Prof Hakwins episode was talking about it, i struggle as well but find it interesting.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 3 October 2012, 01:11:01 PM
What's that series called? It on Discovery channel?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 3 October 2012, 01:16:51 PM
What's that series called? It on Discovery channel?

Aye, cant remember what its called.  Let me have a look for it.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 3 October 2012, 01:18:33 PM
Into the Universe with Stphen Hawking.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Wednesday 3 October 2012, 03:59:22 PM
http://www.theverge.com/2012/4/18/2957585/planetary-resources-space-exploration-company-james-cameron-google (http://www.theverge.com/2012/4/18/2957585/planetary-resources-space-exploration-company-james-cameron-google)

Quote
MIT's Technology Review has just gotten news of a mysterious new project that claims it will "create a new industry and a new definition of 'natural resources.'" Space exploration company Planetary Resources will be unveiled in a conference call on Tuesday, April 24th. Besides the audacious announcement, which promises to "overlay two critical sectors — space exploration and natural resources — to add trillions of dollars to the global GDP," what makes this unique is its high-profile support group. The venture is backed by Google executives Larry Page and Eric Schmidt, director James Cameron, and politician Ross Perot's son, among others.



We're left to ponder, however, what Planetary Resources will actually do. Technology Review speculates that the project is an asteroid mining operation, reasoning that the other natural resources we need — an Earth-like habitat and supply of fossil fuels — aren't going to be found in space any time soon. Looking at the evidence, asteroid mining seems pretty likely at this point, especially since X Prize founder and perpetual optimist Peter Diamandis is at the head of the operation. In 2005, Diamandis appeared at TED describing an extraterrestrial environment where "everything we hold of value on this planet — metal and minerals and real estate and energy" are available in "infinite quantities." He specifically singled out asteroid mining, claiming that he could finance mining a "20 trillion dollar" asteroid full of nickel-iron alloy by speculating in the precious metals market.

The three other members listed — entrepreneur Eric Anderson, astronaut Tom Jones, and former NASA mission manager Chris Lewicki — will almost certainly affect the project, but it's more difficult to tie their work to a potential goal. Eric Anderson's experience is primarily in space tourism, which could create a new industry but probably wouldn't add up to trillions of dollars, and Jones and Lewicki have stayed mum on any grand plans.

Next week, we'll be finding out for certain what's going on, and then Planetary Resources will have to start actually making good on its impressive claims. The event will apparently be streamed, and tickets are being sold on the Museum of Flight's page, although the information there makes no mention of a new company.

Hope this is legit. James Cameron is turning into a crazy explorer guy. Class.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 3 October 2012, 04:20:19 PM
James Cameron's only concern is his bank balance.

This will categorically not happen within the next 20 years.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Wednesday 3 October 2012, 04:24:13 PM
James Cameron's only concern is his bank balance.

This will categorically not happen within the next 20 years.

What makes you say that?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 3 October 2012, 04:25:47 PM
Because it's true
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Wednesday 3 October 2012, 04:28:11 PM
 :lol: OK.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 3 October 2012, 04:43:00 PM
:lol: I just hate the man, tbf.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Clay on Wednesday 3 October 2012, 04:53:02 PM
There must have been something before the Universe, the Big Bang theory doesn't describe the beginning of everything, but the beginning of this Universe. There must have been something for the Big Bang to have come from. Maybe a universe that had been before and had expanded and contracted? A single point containing absolutely everything? There must have been something before the Big Bang.

Haven't some theoretical physicists began specualating that blacks that absorb matter in our universe spew it out, creating other universe in a different dimension ?  So the universe we know may be made up of content from another dimension??

Don't think it has anything to do with race, mate. You wanna have a think about that, not acceptable in today's society.

Howay man that was a f***ing mistake, was meant to be black holes.

f*** off man.


:lol: Class.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 3 October 2012, 04:56:56 PM
 :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 3 October 2012, 05:03:30 PM
:lol: I was reluctant to laugh.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Thursday 4 October 2012, 01:52:20 PM
There must have been something before the Universe, the Big Bang theory doesn't describe the beginning of everything, but the beginning of this Universe. There must have been something for the Big Bang to have come from. Maybe a universe that had been before and had expanded and contracted? A single point containing absolutely everything? There must have been something before the Big Bang.
It's weird to think about, everything we understand has to have a start, so what caused tht enitial bang that started the universe to expand so rapidly 13 billion years ago, and if there was something before the big bang what caused that?

That question might not be valid: time appears to have come into existence at the Big Bang, too. "Before the Big Bang" doesn't make any sense.

My favourite theory is that our universe is just a simulation running in some insanely powerful computer: why else would the Universe have minimum quanta of time, space, particles/waves etc. (i.e. a maximum resolution, like pixels)?

I don't believe it, but it's a helluva interesting idea.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 4 October 2012, 02:29:52 PM
There must have been something before the Universe, the Big Bang theory doesn't describe the beginning of everything, but the beginning of this Universe. There must have been something for the Big Bang to have come from. Maybe a universe that had been before and had expanded and contracted? A single point containing absolutely everything? There must have been something before the Big Bang.
It's weird to think about, everything we understand has to have a start, so what caused tht enitial bang that started the universe to expand so rapidly 13 billion years ago, and if there was something before the big bang what caused that?

That question might not be valid: time appears to have come into existence at the Big Bang, too. "Before the Big Bang" doesn't make any sense.

My favourite theory is that our universe is just a simulation running in some insanely powerful computer: why else would the Universe have minimum quanta of time, space, particles/waves etc. (i.e. a maximum resolution, like pixels)?

I don't believe it, but it's a helluva interesting idea.

Time only appears to have come in to existence at the time of the big bang because that's all we can measure. We can only measure the Universe as we view it, ie. the continuing result of the 'big bang'. If the universe was one single point of nothingness then it was still one single point of nothingness, which means it had to exist in some sort of time. We're measuring time as the age of the universe, which is the distance back to the earliest measurable point.

If I knock a sealed yoghurt pot on to the floor and the result is the spread of yoghurt across the floor, you can measure how long it took for the yoghurt to spread out from the point of impact, and if there were organisms created within that yoghurt because of the reactions that take place in it, then they can could theoretically measure how quickly the yoghurt is travelling across the floor and back to where the pot landed resulting in the age of the yoghurt spill. It doesn't mean that pot of yoghurt wasn't sitting on the bench before hand before I came home drunk and knocked the bugger off with no organisms inside.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Hudson on Thursday 4 October 2012, 02:50:21 PM
There must have been something before the Universe, the Big Bang theory doesn't describe the beginning of everything, but the beginning of this Universe. There must have been something for the Big Bang to have come from. Maybe a universe that had been before and had expanded and contracted? A single point containing absolutely everything? There must have been something before the Big Bang.
It's weird to think about, everything we understand has to have a start, so what caused tht enitial bang that started the universe to expand so rapidly 13 billion years ago, and if there was something before the big bang what caused that?

That question might not be valid: time appears to have come into existence at the Big Bang, too. "Before the Big Bang" doesn't make any sense.

My favourite theory is that our universe is just a simulation running in some insanely powerful computer: why else would the Universe have minimum quanta of time, space, particles/waves etc. (i.e. a maximum resolution, like pixels)?

I don't believe it, but it's a helluva interesting idea.

Time only appears to have come in to existence at the time of the big bang because that's all we can measure. We can only measure the Universe as we view it, ie. the continuing result of the 'big bang'. If the universe was one single point of nothingness then it was still one single point of nothingness, which means it had to exist in some sort of time. We're measuring time as the age of the universe, which is the distance back to the earliest measurable point.

If I knock a sealed yoghurt pot on to the floor and the result is the spread of yoghurt across the floor, you can measure how long it took for the yoghurt to spread out from the point of impact, and if there were organisms created within that yoghurt because of the reactions that take place in it, then they can could theoretically measure how quickly the yoghurt is travelling across the floor and back to where the pot landed resulting in the age of the yoghurt spill. It doesn't mean that pot of yoghurt wasn't sitting on the bench before hand before I came home drunk and knocked the bugger off with no organisms inside.

Sounds like something you have done before once or twice
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Thursday 4 October 2012, 03:18:28 PM
There must have been something before the Universe, the Big Bang theory doesn't describe the beginning of everything, but the beginning of this Universe. There must have been something for the Big Bang to have come from. Maybe a universe that had been before and had expanded and contracted? A single point containing absolutely everything? There must have been something before the Big Bang.
It's weird to think about, everything we understand has to have a start, so what caused tht enitial bang that started the universe to expand so rapidly 13 billion years ago, and if there was something before the big bang what caused that?

That question might not be valid: time appears to have come into existence at the Big Bang, too. "Before the Big Bang" doesn't make any sense.

My favourite theory is that our universe is just a simulation running in some insanely powerful computer: why else would the Universe have minimum quanta of time, space, particles/waves etc. (i.e. a maximum resolution, like pixels)?

I don't believe it, but it's a helluva interesting idea.

Time only appears to have come in to existence at the time of the big bang because that's all we can measure. We can only measure the Universe as we view it, ie. the continuing result of the 'big bang'. If the universe was one single point of nothingness then it was still one single point of nothingness, which means it had to exist in some sort of time. We're measuring time as the age of the universe, which is the distance back to the earliest measurable point.

If I knock a sealed yoghurt pot on to the floor and the result is the spread of yoghurt across the floor, you can measure how long it took for the yoghurt to spread out from the point of impact, and if there were organisms created within that yoghurt because of the reactions that take place in it, then they can could theoretically measure how quickly the yoghurt is travelling across the floor and back to where the pot landed resulting in the age of the yoghurt spill. It doesn't mean that pot of yoghurt wasn't sitting on the bench before hand before I came home drunk and knocked the bugger off with no organisms inside.

No it doesn't mean it had to exist in some point in time. It may have existed in some form we cannot possibly imagine.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Sunday 14 October 2012, 08:19:06 PM
CP40 mentioned this to me the other day, watching it now....Its an older Horizon buts its superb. 

BBC iPlayer - Horizon: 2010-2011: What Happened Before the Big Bang? (http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b00vdkmj/)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Sunday 14 October 2012, 08:34:10 PM
Watching it now, cheers.  Sure I read a team of scientists from Australia trying to debunk the big bang, claiming it was more of a 'big melt', will try to find it.

E:  http://rt.com/news/universe-creation-big-chill-259/ (http://rt.com/news/universe-creation-big-chill-259/) - http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120820110918.htm (http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120820110918.htm)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Sunday 14 October 2012, 08:43:45 PM
"Not available in your area" Gaaah!

I'll have to nip on the VPN later when my download's done.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Sunday 14 October 2012, 08:47:08 PM
Will watch next.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Sunday 14 October 2012, 09:08:31 PM
Theres a good BBC series called The Planets on Netflix which is worth a watch. Some of it is a bit dated but it's still good.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Monday 15 October 2012, 07:55:46 PM
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/planet-with-four-suns-discovered-8212226.html (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/planet-with-four-suns-discovered-8212226.html)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Monday 15 October 2012, 08:46:00 PM
Bloody hell. Isn't that, like, totally the wrong way around?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Monday 15 October 2012, 08:50:31 PM
Just when we think we understand something, two armchair astronomers go and f*** things up.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Monday 15 October 2012, 09:01:43 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: cp40 on Monday 15 October 2012, 09:19:17 PM
anybody watchin bbc 3 now :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: cp40 on Monday 15 October 2012, 09:38:55 PM
former cia man reckons 2.5billion aliens live on the moon. :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Monday 15 October 2012, 09:40:53 PM
Is this the conspiracy thing?  Watching something else the now so can't check.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: cp40 on Monday 15 October 2012, 09:41:40 PM
Is this the conspiracy thing?  Watching something else the now so can't check.


aye- canny funny like
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Revolution Number 9 on Monday 15 October 2012, 09:45:00 PM
former cia man reckons 2.5billion aliens live on the moon. :lol:
:lol: Switched it on the moment I read this.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: cp40 on Monday 15 October 2012, 09:46:15 PM
former cia man reckons 2.5billion aliens live on the moon. :lol:
:lol: Switched it on the moment I read this.

says theres houses trees factories the lot.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Revolution Number 9 on Monday 15 October 2012, 09:48:09 PM
High tech weapons is a disinformation too. Area 51 is obviously where they make that white stuff that goes in the middle of an Oreo.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Revolution Number 9 on Monday 15 October 2012, 09:50:51 PM
Are you having my life? Stalin sent over a UFO shaped craft manned by people who were genetically deformed to look like aliens. Right.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Monday 15 October 2012, 09:52:12 PM
f***ing hell, never heard that one before. :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: cp40 on Monday 15 October 2012, 09:52:40 PM
Are you having my life? Stalin sent over a UFO shaped craft manned by people who were genetically deformed to look like aliens. Right.

 :lol:

the face on that poor c*** who spent years preparing for alien invasion.



 :okay:

Ive kind of given up on the subject :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Revolution Number 9 on Monday 15 October 2012, 09:55:06 PM
:lol: And now she's been abducted by aliens but he conveniently decides not to go ahead with the lie detector test, because he blatantly doesn't want to get in her knickers.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Revolution Number 9 on Monday 15 October 2012, 09:57:24 PM
f***ing hell, never heard that one before. :lol:
That was actually the defense of the woman who was trying to convince the conspiracy theorists that there were no aliens in Area 51. And they wonder why these people turn out with these f***ing crackers ideas.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: cp40 on Monday 15 October 2012, 09:59:24 PM
Mental all that like. presenter reminded me of an Irish David Brent.

Lad from durham went across America, basically describing a fire work.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Wednesday 17 October 2012, 02:33:18 PM
Quote

EXTRATERRESTRIAL MINING

Near Earth Objects (NEOs) are believed to contain high levels of iron ore, platinum, nickel and zinc. There are nearly 9,000 asteroids larger than 45 metres in diameter that orbit near the Earth. Some of these could contain the equivalent amount of platinum that is mined in an entire year on Earth, making each small asteroid potentially worth several billion dollars. Although the amount of platinum group minerals in the Earth’s crust is very low, there are higher quantities in the extra terrestrial bodies. If the minerals on these NEOs can be extracted efficiently, there could be a business model to conduct extraterrestrial mining.

On April 24, 2012, a venture called Planetary Resources, Inc. announced that it intends to send robots into space to scout asteroids for precious metals, with the further intention of setting up mines to extract these minerals and bring them back to Earth. Mining of these extraterrestrial bodies would add trillions of dollars to the global GDP. Planetary Resources, Inc includes Eric Anderson, who founded the commercial space tourism company Space Adventures, and Peter Diamandis, who started the X Prize foundation. The company is backed by famous billionaires, including Google’s CEO Larry Page and executive chairman Eric Schmidt, former Microsoft chief architect Charles Simonyi, and Ross Perot Jr. Advisors include filmmaker James Cameron, former astronaut Tom Jones, former JPL engineer Chris Lewicki, and planetary scientist Sara Seager.

The first hurdle to overcome for any company looking to mine NEOs will be the legal one. A similar arrangement to that governing mining in international seabeds is likely to apply, whereby a special commission oversees any licensing. Planetary Resources intends to extract the platinum-group metals, including platinum, palladium, osmium, and iridium. These metals are used in medical devices, renewable energy products, catalytic converters, and may be used in automotive fuel cells. Platinum is currently worth $1650 USD an ounce; even mining the first metre or two of a one-kilometre diameter asteroid could yield around 130 tonnes of platinum, worth $6 billion.

Planetary Resources aims to launch between two and five space-based telescopes worth a few million dollars each within the next two years. The Arkyd-101 Space Telescopes will examine near-Earth asteroids for more detailed information to determine whether or not they are worth resource extraction. The company then hopes to send similar spacecraft out within five to seven years for more detailed prospecting; hopefully to map out a valuable asteroid and identify the resource rich veins. This part of the mission would cost between $25 and 30 million. The next phase would be mining and ore extraction for return to Earth. The details of this phase of the mission have not been released.

South African engineer Ron Olivier, of Shamayan Innovation Partnerships (SIP) is pushing for his country to develop a space mining programme as well, to exploit raw materials available on the Moon and on NEOs. South African company SunSpace built 2 satellites and launched them into space, so Olivier believes a South African space mining programme could be feasible. Olivier presented his ideas at the SA Space Association Congress in Cape Town, proposing that a mission to mine NEOs could produce the largest economic benefit to the country since gold and diamonds were discovered there. A space port similar to the International Space Station (ISS) would need to be used to launch missions to asteroids. Olivier suggested a 1km sized asteroid could deliver $150bn in platinum value at current prices. If a re-usable vehicle could be developed and was cost-effective, it could make a space mining programme viable within a decade. SIP does not plan on using astronauts to mine the asteroids like Planetary Resources will do, but instead intends to use unmanned robots. Using unmanned robots would cut down on costs, as human miners would require transport and basic human necessities.

To understand how surveying and mining of these extraterrestrial bodies would work, it’s important to understand the exploration process on Earth, and how will that affect the mining of extra-terrestrial bodies.

On Earth every target goes through a long process before a mine (if a mine) opens. Generally geological mapping and gravity surveys are conducted to tell geologists whether or not a host rock is likely to hold the target mineral. After this soil and rock sampling may be conducted for geochemical analysis and if results are looking in the right direction, experimental drill holes are collared. These drill holes go to varying depths depending on when/if a target is hit, and each hole will be analysed geochemically and logged. This entire process is then looked at in an overall sense and geologists will use software to “map” out deposits and will decide if it is worth pursuing in the long run, and if it is economically viable.

This exploration process takes a long time, often many years, and that could be a big problem when mining extra-terrestrial bodies. A robot will not equal the expertise of a geologist with many years of experience, and if this long-scale exploration isn’t conducted, drilling blind may mean missing targets at a huge cost. Of course waste is another issue, on Earth the platinum group minerals, at their lowest abundance make up less than 1ppb or 1g per 1000 tons, and it typically takes the mining of 10 tons to make up one oz of Platinum.

Even if mining permits were granted and mining began, there is the problem of refining the ore. If a robot around the size and weight of a small car was sent to an asteroid and mined it, in theory it could carry back 100 times its own weight in mined material. With current commodity prices, each of these hypothetical robot miners would generate around $875,000. As the mission costs hundreds of millions of dollars, refining ore on Earth does not make financial sense.

Asteroids can also be mined for water, which could aid in exploration of the solar system. Water can be broken into its constituent hydrogen and oxygen, the chief components of rocket fuel. Any company looking at extraterrestrial mining could look at the establishment of in-space "gas stations" that would allow many spacecraft to refuel cheaply and efficiently. This in turn could aid missions to Mars and beyond. A refueling depot like this might allow people to permanently live and work in space.

Planetary resources webpage: http://www.planetaryresources.com/mission/ (http://www.planetaryresources.com/mission/)

South Africa’s space programme: http://www.sunspace.co.za/home/ (http://www.sunspace.co.za/home/)


Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 17 October 2012, 10:46:28 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/5rWbh.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Wednesday 17 October 2012, 11:06:38 PM
I seen that on Facebook earlier and it showed it on Ricky Gervais' Twitter feed, but it isn't there, did he say that?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Dave on Wednesday 17 October 2012, 11:08:03 PM
No idea.

Wasn't space like. :bluestar:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Wednesday 17 October 2012, 11:12:12 PM
Isn't she 15 an all?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: womblemaster on Thursday 18 October 2012, 09:24:55 AM
Massive Meteor/Fireball Scorches across Northern California Skys before Exploding (Oct 18, 2012) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXDBH85Ph-Y#ws)

this weekend...
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Thursday 18 October 2012, 09:11:53 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/247260_419430481455463_481515116_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Friday 19 October 2012, 02:28:31 PM
:notbad:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Oakie Doke on Friday 19 October 2012, 02:52:06 PM
Intergalactic planetary.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Revolution Number 9 on Friday 19 October 2012, 08:32:36 PM
Mint. Buying mesel a reet nice little detached place on Gliese 581g once we've got the whole faster-than-light travel thing sorted out like.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: B-more Mag on Friday 19 October 2012, 08:38:52 PM
Risky investment. Apparently Gliese 581 g may not actually exist. http://www.space.com/16673-gliese-581g-habitable-planet-existence.html (http://www.space.com/16673-gliese-581g-habitable-planet-existence.html)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Optimistic Nut on Friday 19 October 2012, 11:31:48 PM
I hope it's a planet full of coal. Imagine that?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Ameritoon on Saturday 20 October 2012, 12:42:25 AM
Clean coal, at that
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Revolution Number 9 on Saturday 20 October 2012, 09:40:58 AM
I hope it's a planet full of coal. Imagine that?
Tories will be wounded.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Dave on Friday 26 October 2012, 07:37:46 PM
This is cool as f***.

http://www.firstmenonthemoon.com/ (http://www.firstmenonthemoon.com/)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Belfast Mags on Friday 26 October 2012, 10:25:10 PM
That has been a very cool few minutes  :cool:

Amazing feat of engineering (and balls)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: High Five o/ on Friday 26 October 2012, 10:51:58 PM
This is cool as f***.

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

Cheers Dave, that was awesome!

Can not even imagine following that live at the time, must have been tense as f***.
What a incredible achievement, especially considering how long its ago, and how far we are now.

 :clap:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Dave on Thursday 1 November 2012, 08:31:38 PM
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7151/6760135001_14c59a1490_o.jpg (http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7151/6760135001_14c59a1490_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Joey on Thursday 1 November 2012, 09:03:03 PM
Our little world is truly a stunning planet.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 5 November 2012, 12:49:32 AM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-d-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/21230_495272907160392_99504593_n.png)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Monday 5 November 2012, 06:34:19 PM
Time for one of these again:

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/602570_457545000951434_1765094624_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Monday 5 November 2012, 07:01:34 PM
Didn't they find one bigger than Canis?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 6 November 2012, 12:28:16 PM
Dunno where else to put this video...

i suppose its related, pretty good, 49 mins long tho - Athene's Theory of Everything (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbh5l0b2-0o#ws)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: thomas on Tuesday 6 November 2012, 12:35:39 PM
Didn't they find one bigger than Canis?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_known_stars (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_largest_known_stars)

NML Cygni it is. 
( :iamatwat: KY Cygni :iamatwat: )
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Fenham Mag on Tuesday 6 November 2012, 01:08:54 PM
Every now and then , I think of the size of space and how no-one knows where it ends, and my mind is just completely blown.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Pixelphish on Tuesday 6 November 2012, 06:33:02 PM
Every now and then , I think of the size of space and how no-one knows where it ends, and my mind is just completely blown.

:thup: Those Star pictures always send me mental for a few minutes just trying to grasp how ridiculously massive they are.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Thursday 8 November 2012, 07:29:03 PM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/bbc/9661398/Brian-Cox-BBC-bosses-feared-alien-discovery-could-breach-editorial-guidelines.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/bbc/9661398/Brian-Cox-BBC-bosses-feared-alien-discovery-could-breach-editorial-guidelines.html)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Parky on Thursday 8 November 2012, 07:30:18 PM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/bbc/9661398/Brian-Cox-BBC-bosses-feared-alien-discovery-could-breach-editorial-guidelines.html (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/bbc/9661398/Brian-Cox-BBC-bosses-feared-alien-discovery-could-breach-editorial-guidelines.html)

Ridiculous.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Thursday 8 November 2012, 07:35:34 PM
 :lol:

Probably worried in case Aliens wanted to report the time Savile touched their kids.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Thursday 8 November 2012, 07:49:30 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Parky on Thursday 8 November 2012, 07:50:35 PM
Yeah, definitely a health and safety issue. :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Thursday 8 November 2012, 08:23:26 PM
Bizarre. Imagine, if by some miracle, they had spotted an alien... the BBC would rather miss out on a live broadcast of arguably the greatest discovery in the history of the world? I don't get it.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Parky on Thursday 8 November 2012, 08:26:11 PM
Bizarre. Imagine, if by some miracle, they had spotted an alien... the BBC would rather miss out on a live broadcast of arguably the greatest discovery in the history of the world? I don't get it.

Mental. Just shows what a bunch of clowns are running the place.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Thursday 8 November 2012, 08:27:03 PM
If I'm honest I'm surprised Parky hasn't went with the Reptilians control the BBC and don't want us to know Aliens Exist angle.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Thursday 8 November 2012, 08:43:59 PM
A POSSIBLE LIFE-SUPPORTING SUPER-EARTH HAS BEEN FOUND

An Anglo-German team of astronomers, led by Mikko Tuomi of the University of Hertfordshire, and Guillem Anglada-Escude of the University of Goettingen, have discovered a ‘Super-Earth’ that lies in the habitable zone of a nearby star. The planet orbits around HD 40307, 42 light-years distant from us towards the southern Doradus and Pictor constellations; the star is slightly less massive than our Sun. The K2.5 dwarf has six planets orbiting it; three of which are ‘Super-Earths’.

Previous work on the system had indicated it contained three planets in orbits too close to the star to support liquid water, with orbits of 4.3, 9.6, and 20.4 days (http://on.fb.me/VVoMfJ (http://on.fb.me/VVoMfJ)). The discovery of the three new planets was made by examining data from the Harps spectrograph, a device able to pick up tiny changes in the colour of the light coming from a host star as it wobbles under the gravitational influence of orbiting planets. Harps is attached to a European Southern Observatory telescope at La Silla in Chile’s Atacama Desert. The team used the wavelength as a filter to reduce the stellar influence on the signal, avoiding fake signals. This increased the sensitivity of the analysis, revealing the HD 40307 system to be composed of six planets.

One of these newly-discovered planets, known as HD 40307g, has a mass at least seven times that of the Earth and resides in the outermost orbit in the system. This means the planet’s orbit around HD 40307 is at a similar distance to that of the Earth around the Sun, therefore receiving a similar amount of energy from its sun as Earth does. This increases the chances of HD 40307g being habitable and makes the presence of liquid water and stable atmospheres to support life possible. The planet is also likely to be rotating on its own axis while it orbits its star, which would create a daytime and night-time effect on the planet.

The image is an artist's impression showing HD40307g in the foreground (on the left hand side), with its host star HD40307 and two other planets in the system (on the right-hand side).

-TEL

Previous post on HD 40307:http://on.fb.me/VVoMfJ

http://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=125673&CultureCode=en (http://www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=125673&CultureCode=en)
Mikko Tuomi, Guillem Anglada-Escude, Enrico Gerlach, Hugh R. A. Jones, Ansgar Reiners, Eugenio J. Rivera, Steven S. Vogt and R. Paul Butler. Habitable-zone super-Earth candidate in a six-planet system around the K2.5V star HD 40307. Astronomy & Astrophysics, 2012; (accepted for publication) http://arxiv.org/abs/1211.1617 (http://arxiv.org/abs/1211.1617)]
http://star-www.herts.ac.uk/~hraj/hd40307/hd40307_final.pdf (http://star-www.herts.ac.uk/~hraj/hd40307/hd40307_final.pdf)

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/c0.0.800.382.44365361803/p843x403/314123_428293277235850_2052657480_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Open_C on Thursday 8 November 2012, 08:56:43 PM
Stellarium now available on android, for anyone who likes this sort of thing.  A majestic two quid.  It was the one thing I missed from iOS, and it hasn't been on android until relatively recently.  Just a sky map, but a fairly friendly one.

Sorry if :giggs:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 8 November 2012, 08:58:03 PM
Gravity on that planet would be humongous. Any life would either be tiny or unreasonably strong.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Parky on Thursday 8 November 2012, 09:00:05 PM
Gravity on that planet would be humongous. Any life would either be tiny or unreasonably strong.

Would depend on the core size and iron content rather than just naked planet size.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Thursday 8 November 2012, 09:00:16 PM
Gravity on that planet would be humongous. Any life would either be tiny or unreasonably strong.

All relative surely? Just bigger 'people'? Who the f*** knows.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 8 November 2012, 09:05:52 PM
Gravity on that planet would be humongous. Any life would either be tiny or unreasonably strong.

Would depend on the core size and iron content rather than just naked planet size.

True, mass would play big a part. Can't remember if I read it was supposed to be 7 times the size or 7 times the mass. Probably the former.

EDIT: Ah, it is mass.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Parky on Thursday 8 November 2012, 09:15:55 PM
It's Mars big problem with reg to holding a more meaningful atmosphere.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Thursday 8 November 2012, 09:51:29 PM
So the end of Total Recall couldn't actually happen? :(
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Monday 12 November 2012, 02:05:24 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/480852_498535806834102_991310460_n.jpg)

:anguish:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Fenham Mag on Monday 12 November 2012, 02:16:46 PM
Best form of attack is defence tbf.

Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Kanji on Monday 12 November 2012, 02:24:05 PM
Think Pards has taken over Fenham's account
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Fenham Mag on Monday 12 November 2012, 02:51:58 PM
:pards:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Neil on Monday 12 November 2012, 03:00:27 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/480852_498535806834102_991310460_n.jpg)

:anguish:

Feels inevitable but couldn't be more apt:

Bill Hicks - It's Just A Ride (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5sny4AQldg#)

"Here's what we can do to change the world right now. Take all that money we spend on blowing each other up with weapons and defence each year, and instead spend it feeding, clothing and educating the poor of the world which it would many times over, not one human being excluded, and we can explore space together; both inner and outer, forever, in peace."
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Hudson on Monday 12 November 2012, 03:02:57 PM
Ahh the late great Mr Hicks.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Parky on Monday 12 November 2012, 03:15:42 PM
http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2005/13may_2004mn4/ (http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2005/13may_2004mn4/)


Alan Fitzsimmons, an astronomer from Queen's University Belfast, said: "When it does pass close to us on April 13 2029, the Earth will deflect it and change its orbit. There's a small possibility that if it passes through a particular point in space, the so-called keyhole, ... the Earth's gravity will change things so that when it comes back around again in 2036, it will collide with us." The chance of Apophis passing through the keyhole, a 600-metre patch of space, is 1 in 5,500 based on current information.

There are no shortage of ideas on how to deflect asteroids. The Advanced Concepts Team at the European Space Agency have led the effort in designing a range of satellites and rockets to nudge asteroids on a collision course for Earth into a different orbit.

No technology has been left unconsidered, even potentially dangerous ideas such as nuclear powered spacecraft. "The advantage of nuclear propulsion is a lot of power," said Prof Fitzsimmons. "The negative thing is that ... we haven't done it yet. Whereas with solar electric propulsion, there are several spacecraft now that do use this technology so we're fairly confident it would work."

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2005/dec/07/spaceexploration.research (http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2005/dec/07/spaceexploration.research)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Wednesday 14 November 2012, 01:44:10 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20309762 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20309762)
Interesting.....
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: thomas on Thursday 15 November 2012, 02:24:43 AM
whooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


http://workshop.chromeexperiments.com/stars/ (http://workshop.chromeexperiments.com/stars/)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Pixelphish on Thursday 15 November 2012, 11:24:29 AM
whooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa


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

Just came to post this, s*** like this always blows my mind no matter how many times you try to imagine the scale of even just our Galaxy.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Hudson on Thursday 15 November 2012, 11:52:45 AM
Anybody with an passing intrest in the uni/multiverse should look at exo planet app
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Hudson on Sunday 18 November 2012, 06:38:21 AM
http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov/IswaSystemWebApp/iSWACygnetStreamer?timestamp=2038-01-23+00%3A44%3A00&window=-1&cygnetId=261 (http://iswa.gsfc.nasa.gov/IswaSystemWebApp/iSWACygnetStreamer?timestamp=2038-01-23+00%3A44%3A00&window=-1&cygnetId=261)

http://www.space.com/18528-sun-unleashes-monster-prominence-video.html (http://www.space.com/18528-sun-unleashes-monster-prominence-video.html)


 :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :yikes: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic: :frantic:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mr Logic on Sunday 18 November 2012, 10:29:50 PM
http://www.gearthblog.com/satellites.html (http://www.gearthblog.com/satellites.html)

Amazing.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Monday 19 November 2012, 10:03:50 AM
Anybody with an passing intrest in the uni/multiverse should look at exo planet app

Interested, why should i look at it?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Hudson on Monday 19 November 2012, 12:16:52 PM
Anybody with an passing intrest in the uni/multiverse should look at exo planet app

Interested, why should i look at it?

It contunually updates any planets that have recenlty been found. It great as you watch the galaxy expand as they discover more and more.

It also highlights all the planets that could possibly harbour life

Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Monday 19 November 2012, 01:43:19 PM
Good stuff!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Wednesday 21 November 2012, 05:36:04 AM
Mars Rover 'Curiosity' Team Reportedly Will Reveal Major Discovery In December

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has apparently made a discovery "for the history books," but we'll have to wait a few weeks to learn what the new Red Planet find may be, media reports suggest.

The discovery was made by Curiosity's Sample Analysis at Mars instrument, NPR reported today (Nov. 20). SAM is the rover's onboard chemistry lab, and it's capable of identifying organic compounds — the carbon-containing building blocks of life as we know it.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/20/mars-rover-curiosity-discovery_n_2167207.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/20/mars-rover-curiosity-discovery_n_2167207.html)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Hudson on Wednesday 21 November 2012, 09:19:36 AM
Mars Rover 'Curiosity' Team Reportedly Will Reveal Major Discovery In December

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has apparently made a discovery "for the history books," but we'll have to wait a few weeks to learn what the new Red Planet find may be, media reports suggest.

The discovery was made by Curiosity's Sample Analysis at Mars instrument, NPR reported today (Nov. 20). SAM is the rover's onboard chemistry lab, and it's capable of identifying organic compounds — the carbon-containing building blocks of life as we know it.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/20/mars-rover-curiosity-discovery_n_2167207.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/20/mars-rover-curiosity-discovery_n_2167207.html)

Aliens ???    :frantic: :frantic:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Nobody on Wednesday 21 November 2012, 09:22:09 AM
:frantic: :frantic:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Wednesday 21 November 2012, 09:27:36 AM
1. Aliens
2. Transformers
3. Santa's Base of Operations
4. Womblemaster's Sex Lair
5. More Jimmy Savile victims have stepped forward
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Hudson on Wednesday 21 November 2012, 09:51:33 AM
1. Aliens
2. Transformers
3. Santa's Base of Operations
4. Womblemaster's Sex Lair
5. More Jimmy Savile victims have stepped forward

Ohhh, I like the transformer option.

Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Wednesday 21 November 2012, 05:03:20 PM
It'll be nothing exciting for the general populace. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=doN4t5NKW-k (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=doN4t5NKW-k)

This is cool.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Hudson on Thursday 22 November 2012, 10:28:36 AM
It'll be nothing exciting for the general populace. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=doN4t5NKW-k (https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=doN4t5NKW-k)

This is cool.

Yeah, great video.

Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Big Geordie on Thursday 22 November 2012, 11:32:56 AM
Great stuff :thup:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Fenham Mag on Thursday 22 November 2012, 12:27:44 PM
Oh I'm very curious to see what NASA have found.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 22 November 2012, 01:23:47 PM
Oh I'm very curious to see what NASA have found.


Yes looking forward to see what they have found or detcted.  I suspect it will be fossilized organic compounds, Id be well chuffed if they found a basic form of fosilized life. 
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Hudson on Thursday 22 November 2012, 01:24:02 PM
Oh I'm very curious to see what NASA have found.
It's Optimus Prime
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Pixelphish on Thursday 22 November 2012, 01:25:44 PM
(http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh71/zyborg47/mars.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Hudson on Thursday 22 November 2012, 01:44:43 PM
That's brilliant, Just needs a combe the desert moment from spaceballs
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: OzzieMandias on Monday 26 November 2012, 03:28:03 PM
Almost worth it even for the article's ridiculous first sentence: "I’ve been writing about the Universe for many years now."

But it's a brilliant photo:

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2012/11/22/astrophotographer_takes_stunning_picture_of_the_milky_way_from_a_volcano.html (http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2012/11/22/astrophotographer_takes_stunning_picture_of_the_milky_way_from_a_volcano.html)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Hudson on Wednesday 28 November 2012, 09:43:10 AM
http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/index.html (http://www.swpc.noaa.gov/index.html)

Space Weather
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tooj on Wednesday 28 November 2012, 09:51:27 AM
1. Aliens
2. Transformers
3. Santa's Base of Operations
4. Womblemaster's Sex Lair
5. More Jimmy Savile victims have stepped forward

 :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Fenham Mag on Wednesday 28 November 2012, 12:54:22 PM
Just to add to that list:

6. A dead Killer Whale
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Nobody on Wednesday 28 November 2012, 01:02:08 PM
Just to add to that list:

6. A dead Killer Whale
Nah, they're on Mars, not the moon.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Wednesday 28 November 2012, 04:25:50 PM
Is there a lunar eclipse tonight?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Nobody on Wednesday 28 November 2012, 04:37:23 PM
Is there a lunar eclipse tonight?
Might look like it from all the long balls at the Brittania.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Wednesday 28 November 2012, 04:54:12 PM
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2012/11/27/nasa_mars_discovery_misunderstanding_mission_leader_excited_about_entire.html (http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2012/11/27/nasa_mars_discovery_misunderstanding_mission_leader_excited_about_entire.html)

:lol:

Or, as I read somewhere else, "the-powers-that-be don't want to let the cat out of the bag." :laugh:

Knew it would be nowt, though.  As if they'd share anything with us.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Fenham Mag on Wednesday 28 November 2012, 05:01:20 PM
Is there a lunar eclipse tonight?
Might look like it from all the long balls at the Brittania.

(http://boards.420chan.org/ana/src/1351021320831.gif)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Fenham Mag on Wednesday 28 November 2012, 05:02:51 PM
http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2012/11/27/nasa_mars_discovery_misunderstanding_mission_leader_excited_about_entire.html (http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slatest/2012/11/27/nasa_mars_discovery_misunderstanding_mission_leader_excited_about_entire.html)

:lol:

Or, as I read somewhere else, "the-powers-that-be don't want to let the cat out of the bag." :laugh:

Knew it would be nowt, though.  As if they'd share anything with us.

:(
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: palnese on Thursday 29 November 2012, 12:09:55 PM
http://www.space.com/18668-biggest-black-hole-discovery.html (http://www.space.com/18668-biggest-black-hole-discovery.html)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Elric on Thursday 29 November 2012, 01:33:03 PM
http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2012/11/22/astrophotographer_takes_stunning_picture_of_the_milky_way_from_a_volcano.html (http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2012/11/22/astrophotographer_takes_stunning_picture_of_the_milky_way_from_a_volcano.html)

My new desktop :aww:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 29 November 2012, 02:37:40 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20528137 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20528137)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Thursday 29 November 2012, 03:53:50 PM
NASA Mercury Announcement Imminent!


Word has it (from a NASA Media Alert) that MESSENGER, the first spacecraft to orbit Mercury, has observed something new and interesting on the first planet from the Sun, and we're going to cover the official announcement from NASA live!

The spacecraft's MESSENGER acronym stands for Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry, and Ranging, and has been studying the planet more intensely than any probe before it, ever since its arrival there in March 2011. Have we whet your appetite yet?

Watch the press conference live as it unfolds on NASA TV at 2 p.m. EST

http://blogs.discovery.com/inscider/2012/11/nasa-mercury-announcement.html#mkcpgn=fbsci1 (http://blogs.discovery.com/inscider/2012/11/nasa-mercury-announcement.html#mkcpgn=fbsci1)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Fenham Mag on Thursday 29 November 2012, 04:11:08 PM
Here we go, watch there will be a massive asteroid on the way. Impact 21/12/12.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Fenham Mag on Thursday 29 November 2012, 04:12:08 PM
NASA Mercury Announcement Imminent!


Word has it (from a NASA Media Alert) that MESSENGER, the first spacecraft to orbit Mercury, has observed something new and interesting on the first planet from the Sun, and we're going to cover the official announcement from NASA live!

The spacecraft's MESSENGER acronym stands for Mercury Surface, Space Environment, Geochemistry, and Ranging, and has been studying the planet more intensely than any probe before it, ever since its arrival there in March 2011. Have we whet your appetite yet?

Watch the press conference live as it unfolds on NASA TV at 2 p.m. EST

http://blogs.discovery.com/inscider/2012/11/nasa-mercury-announcement.html#mkcpgn=fbsci1 (http://blogs.discovery.com/inscider/2012/11/nasa-mercury-announcement.html#mkcpgn=fbsci1)

7pm GMT if anyone was wondering.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Fenham Mag on Thursday 29 November 2012, 07:01:31 PM
It's starting.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 29 November 2012, 07:02:10 PM
Connecting now!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 29 November 2012, 07:08:56 PM
The ancient sumarians were right, there is water to be found on every planet in our system.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Thursday 29 November 2012, 07:11:36 PM
That it?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Fenham Mag on Thursday 29 November 2012, 07:14:45 PM
Holy s***, there is a lot of ice there.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Fenham Mag on Thursday 29 November 2012, 07:18:16 PM
The New York Times ‏@nytimes
NASA finds enough ice on the planet Mercury to encase Washington, D.C

I like these sort of analogies :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Thursday 29 November 2012, 07:31:02 PM
They've found ice on the closet planet to the sun? :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 29 November 2012, 09:58:16 PM
:lol: That's outrageous.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 29 November 2012, 11:21:04 PM
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/video/index.cfm?id=1163 (http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/video/index.cfm?id=1163)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: mouldy_uk on Friday 30 November 2012, 07:20:54 AM
Cool video of Earth seen from the ISS
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/video/2012/nov/29/earth-international-space-station-timelapse-video (http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/video/2012/nov/29/earth-international-space-station-timelapse-video)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Hudson on Friday 30 November 2012, 12:44:24 PM
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/video/index.cfm?id=1163 (http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/video/index.cfm?id=1163)


Thats great, wonder how it looks like with man made sources.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Monday 3 December 2012, 07:37:39 PM
Organics On Mars: Curiosity Rover Finds Evidence Of Organic Compounds On Red Planet

A team of scientists announced on Monday that the Mars Rover Curiosity had found evidence of organic compounds on the Red Planet.

Martian soil samples analyzed aboard the rover revealed "water and sulfur and chlorine-containing substances," the space agency said in press materials.

Scientists will now have to determine whether the compounds are indigenous to Mars. There is a possibility that the organics could have come to Mars from Earth aboard the rover. There is also a chance that they could be materials that had fallen to Mars from space.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/03/organics-on-mars-curiosity-rover_n_2232436.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/03/organics-on-mars-curiosity-rover_n_2232436.html)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Thursday 6 December 2012, 11:16:38 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20621177 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20621177)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Chrissy Bee on Thursday 6 December 2012, 11:36:20 PM
Organics On Mars: Curiosity Rover Finds Evidence Of Organic Compounds On Red Planet

A team of scientists announced on Monday that the Mars Rover Curiosity had found evidence of organic compounds on the Red Planet.

Martian soil samples analyzed aboard the rover revealed "water and sulfur and chlorine-containing substances," the space agency said in press materials.

Scientists will now have to determine whether the compounds are indigenous to Mars. There is a possibility that the organics could have come to Mars from Earth aboard the rover. There is also a chance that they could be materials that had fallen to Mars from space.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/03/organics-on-mars-curiosity-rover_n_2232436.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/03/organics-on-mars-curiosity-rover_n_2232436.html)

You'd kind of be surprised if there weren't any - all it means is carbon based compounds - we see methane out in space and asteroids have been found with organic compounds within them.

Life isn't required to make them (although all life we know of would require them).
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Friday 7 December 2012, 07:07:59 PM
http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2012/12/07/nasa_s_ames_research_center_space_colony_images_from_the_1970s.html (http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2012/12/07/nasa_s_ames_research_center_space_colony_images_from_the_1970s.html)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Pixelphish on Friday 7 December 2012, 07:42:52 PM
Great pictures them Bluf, really do love this stuff.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Friday 7 December 2012, 09:24:49 PM
On the one hand it's great that on some level there was some scope towards looking into developing all this s***.  On the f***ing other, it's a true tragedy that as a global community, we've made f*** all strides together in developing a proper space exploration and expansion agenda.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Friday 7 December 2012, 11:33:53 PM
http://www.afp.com/en/news/topstories/china-prepares-grow-vegetables-mars (http://www.afp.com/en/news/topstories/china-prepares-grow-vegetables-mars)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Revolution Number 9 on Saturday 8 December 2012, 05:23:58 PM
http://io9.com/5963263/how-nasa-will-build-its-very-first-warp-drive (http://io9.com/5963263/how-nasa-will-build-its-very-first-warp-drive)

Don't know if anyone's put it on here yet, but this is canny interesting. An actual theoretical form of faster than light travel that doesn't break the universe.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Saturday 8 December 2012, 05:59:46 PM
http://io9.com/5963263/how-nasa-will-build-its-very-first-warp-drive (http://io9.com/5963263/how-nasa-will-build-its-very-first-warp-drive)

Don't know if anyone's put it on here yet, but this is canny interesting. An actual theoretical form of faster than light travel that doesn't break the universe.
If they actually pull that off, it will be groundbreaking. Can't wait to see if it is actually possible.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Dave on Thursday 13 December 2012, 07:22:29 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20709852 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20709852)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Neil on Thursday 13 December 2012, 07:30:11 PM
Will have a look out for that. Although if anyone else can say when they can see it it would be appreciated. :blush:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 13 December 2012, 09:02:03 PM
(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/64730000/jpg/_64730708_624.jpg)

Wow.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Thursday 13 December 2012, 09:11:25 PM
That Galaxies within Andromeda or something?  :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 13 December 2012, 09:29:32 PM
It's where hubble has been looking recently for it's deepest view of the galaxy. It's on BBC site but that picture is mad. If you stare at it you can kind of see it like little gems suspended in transparent jelly. If you look down the centre it's almost as if the galaxies are spiralling.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Thursday 13 December 2012, 10:43:15 PM
Yeah, sorry I was being stupid.  :lol:

Just looked insane, I had a 'Oh my god, it's full of stars' moment.  :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Friday 14 December 2012, 12:04:27 AM
Whenever I think about all those galaxies and stuff, I get this kind of woah almost acid-trip it's-all-so-amazing-I-can't-handle-it feeling.

But I get exactly the same feeling when I contemplate the amazingness of the human body. It's all so astounding.

It makes me feel sorry for really religious types with their creation myths. They're all so unimaginative and small-scale compared to the grand, magnificent scientific reality of existence.

It makes me really want to hit the 'Dam and get me some shrooms, so I can spend an evening really enjoying the insane massiveness of it all.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Friday 14 December 2012, 12:08:44 AM
:thup:

Nothing better than contemplating the universe when on a trip.  O0
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Fenham Mag on Friday 14 December 2012, 12:28:25 AM
Get in, just saw one. East in the sky.

Actually buzzing :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Friday 14 December 2012, 12:40:12 AM
Nowt but cloud in Yorkshire. Clouds f***ing love Yorkshire.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Neil on Friday 14 December 2012, 12:49:59 AM
Cloud, pointy stars, would not look. 4/10.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Friday 14 December 2012, 12:54:26 AM
Whenever I think about all those galaxies and stuff, I get this kind of woah almost acid-trip it's-all-so-amazing-I-can't-handle-it feeling.

But I get exactly the same feeling when I contemplate the amazingness of the human body. It's all so astounding.

It makes me feel sorry for really religious types with their creation myths. They're all so unimaginative and small-scale compared to the grand, magnificent scientific reality of existence.

It makes me really want to hit the 'Dam and get me some shrooms, so I can spend an evening really enjoying the insane massiveness of it all.

Aye, definitely agreeing with this. Especially the comment about the human body. Biochemistry is hands down my favorite thing to read about, the stuff that goes on inside our body's without our knowledge 24/7 is just phenomenal.

Been laying in bed all day reading about Hayflick's limit and PCD  O0
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: catmag on Friday 14 December 2012, 02:39:06 AM
We've just been out (at work) onto one of the roofs to have a look and other than absolutely freezing our bits off in hospital scrubs, saw absolutely nowt :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Ameritoon on Friday 14 December 2012, 02:55:59 AM
It's where hubble has been looking recently for it's deepest view of the galaxy. It's on BBC site but that picture is mad. If you stare at it you can kind of see it like little gems suspended in transparent jelly. If you look down the centre it's almost as if the galaxies are spiralling.

Read an article on Slate saying we will discover a lot more galaxies even further away in the next few years.

Going to check out the meteor shower in a few hours, apparently if I get to Lake Michigan it'll be good enough to avoid the light pollution.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mr Logic on Friday 14 December 2012, 09:07:21 AM
Whenever I think about all those galaxies and stuff, I get this kind of woah almost acid-trip it's-all-so-amazing-I-can't-handle-it feeling.

But I get exactly the same feeling when I contemplate the amazingness of the human body. It's all so astounding.

It makes me feel sorry for really religious types with their creation myths. They're all so unimaginative and small-scale compared to the grand, magnificent scientific reality of existence.

It makes me really want to hit the 'Dam and get me some shrooms, so I can spend an evening really enjoying the insane massiveness of it all.

Scientific reality? I agree with you about the amazingness of everything, and the more we discover through science often the more amazing it gets, but science is exploring and uncovering reality - it didn't make it!
The reality of everything was there long before science popped up to try and explain things. If you really want a mind trip delve into quantum theory.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Parky on Friday 14 December 2012, 09:11:20 AM
Whenever I think about all those galaxies and stuff, I get this kind of woah almost acid-trip it's-all-so-amazing-I-can't-handle-it feeling.

But I get exactly the same feeling when I contemplate the amazingness of the human body. It's all so astounding.

It makes me feel sorry for really religious types with their creation myths. They're all so unimaginative and small-scale compared to the grand, magnificent scientific reality of existence.

It makes me really want to hit the 'Dam and get me some shrooms, so I can spend an evening really enjoying the insane massiveness of it all.

Scientific reality? I agree with you about the amazingness of everything, and the more we discover through science often the more amazing it gets, but science is exploring and uncovering reality - it didn't make it!
The reality of everything was there long before science popped up to try and explain things. If you really want a mind trip delve into quantum theory.

Without the viewer what is it tho?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Friday 14 December 2012, 09:35:53 AM
Whenever I think about all those galaxies and stuff, I get this kind of woah almost acid-trip it's-all-so-amazing-I-can't-handle-it feeling.

But I get exactly the same feeling when I contemplate the amazingness of the human body. It's all so astounding.

It makes me feel sorry for really religious types with their creation myths. They're all so unimaginative and small-scale compared to the grand, magnificent scientific reality of existence.

It makes me really want to hit the 'Dam and get me some shrooms, so I can spend an evening really enjoying the insane massiveness of it all.

Scientific reality? I agree with you about the amazingness of everything, and the more we discover through science often the more amazing it gets, but science is exploring and uncovering reality - it didn't make it!
The reality of everything was there long before science popped up to try and explain things. If you really want a mind trip delve into quantum theory.

I meant viewing life, the universe and everything in scientific terms as opposed to believing some story about magic gardens and the like.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlueStar on Friday 14 December 2012, 09:45:53 AM
Presume this is already in this thread somewhere?

http://htwins.net/scale2/ (http://htwins.net/scale2/)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Parky on Friday 14 December 2012, 09:46:33 AM
Whenever I think about all those galaxies and stuff, I get this kind of woah almost acid-trip it's-all-so-amazing-I-can't-handle-it feeling.

But I get exactly the same feeling when I contemplate the amazingness of the human body. It's all so astounding.

It makes me feel sorry for really religious types with their creation myths. They're all so unimaginative and small-scale compared to the grand, magnificent scientific reality of existence.

It makes me really want to hit the 'Dam and get me some shrooms, so I can spend an evening really enjoying the insane massiveness of it all.

Scientific reality? I agree with you about the amazingness of everything, and the more we discover through science often the more amazing it gets, but science is exploring and uncovering reality - it didn't make it!
The reality of everything was there long before science popped up to try and explain things. If you really want a mind trip delve into quantum theory.

I meant viewing life, the universe and everything in scientific terms as opposed to believing some story about magic gardens and the like.

The mind and brain are different things. The mind is everywhere at all times in all things.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mr Logic on Friday 14 December 2012, 09:52:17 AM
Whenever I think about all those galaxies and stuff, I get this kind of woah almost acid-trip it's-all-so-amazing-I-can't-handle-it feeling.

But I get exactly the same feeling when I contemplate the amazingness of the human body. It's all so astounding.

It makes me feel sorry for really religious types with their creation myths. They're all so unimaginative and small-scale compared to the grand, magnificent scientific reality of existence.

It makes me really want to hit the 'Dam and get me some shrooms, so I can spend an evening really enjoying the insane massiveness of it all.

Scientific reality? I agree with you about the amazingness of everything, and the more we discover through science often the more amazing it gets, but science is exploring and uncovering reality - it didn't make it!
The reality of everything was there long before science popped up to try and explain things. If you really want a mind trip delve into quantum theory.

Without the viewer what is it tho?

They're not ready for that Parky, leave it out.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Friday 14 December 2012, 09:55:52 AM
Whenever I think about all those galaxies and stuff, I get this kind of woah almost acid-trip it's-all-so-amazing-I-can't-handle-it feeling.

But I get exactly the same feeling when I contemplate the amazingness of the human body. It's all so astounding.

It makes me feel sorry for really religious types with their creation myths. They're all so unimaginative and small-scale compared to the grand, magnificent scientific reality of existence.

It makes me really want to hit the 'Dam and get me some shrooms, so I can spend an evening really enjoying the insane massiveness of it all.

Scientific reality? I agree with you about the amazingness of everything, and the more we discover through science often the more amazing it gets, but science is exploring and uncovering reality - it didn't make it!
The reality of everything was there long before science popped up to try and explain things. If you really want a mind trip delve into quantum theory.

I meant viewing life, the universe and everything in scientific terms as opposed to believing some story about magic gardens and the like.

The mind and brain are different things. The mind is everywhere at all times in all things.

Yeah, when you're on acid.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mr Logic on Friday 14 December 2012, 09:57:43 AM
Whenever I think about all those galaxies and stuff, I get this kind of woah almost acid-trip it's-all-so-amazing-I-can't-handle-it feeling.

But I get exactly the same feeling when I contemplate the amazingness of the human body. It's all so astounding.

It makes me feel sorry for really religious types with their creation myths. They're all so unimaginative and small-scale compared to the grand, magnificent scientific reality of existence.

It makes me really want to hit the 'Dam and get me some shrooms, so I can spend an evening really enjoying the insane massiveness of it all.

Scientific reality? I agree with you about the amazingness of everything, and the more we discover through science often the more amazing it gets, but science is exploring and uncovering reality - it didn't make it!
The reality of everything was there long before science popped up to try and explain things. If you really want a mind trip delve into quantum theory.

I meant viewing life, the universe and everything in scientific terms as opposed to believing some story about magic gardens and the like.

The mind and brain are different things. The mind is everywhere at all times in all things.

Yeah, when you're on acid.

No, eternally. Just we can't access a lot of our mind. Acid is just a temp doorway or access point.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Saturday 15 December 2012, 01:09:30 AM
Whenever I think about all those galaxies and stuff, I get this kind of woah almost acid-trip it's-all-so-amazing-I-can't-handle-it feeling.

But I get exactly the same feeling when I contemplate the amazingness of the human body. It's all so astounding.

It makes me feel sorry for really religious types with their creation myths. They're all so unimaginative and small-scale compared to the grand, magnificent scientific reality of existence.

It makes me really want to hit the 'Dam and get me some shrooms, so I can spend an evening really enjoying the insane massiveness of it all.

Scientific reality? I agree with you about the amazingness of everything, and the more we discover through science often the more amazing it gets, but science is exploring and uncovering reality - it didn't make it!
The reality of everything was there long before science popped up to try and explain things. If you really want a mind trip delve into quantum theory.

I meant viewing life, the universe and everything in scientific terms as opposed to believing some story about magic gardens and the like.

The mind and brain are different things. The mind is everywhere at all times in all things.

The mind is subjective. Minds are different and not everywhere at all times in all things. The mind is a creation of the brain, and if people can share their mind, it's only because of another brain's acceptance to do so.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Lenny on Friday 21 December 2012, 02:37:21 PM
Just cos I wanna break the thread:

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9f/Systemesolaire2.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: thomas on Friday 21 December 2012, 03:28:48 PM
I don't have the words to express my geek rage at that 1) not being to scale 2) detail text being unreadable :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Friday 28 December 2012, 09:29:59 PM
'Brighter than a full moon': The biggest star of 2013... could be Ison - the comet of the century

In 2013 a comet called Ison will put on a once in a lifetime show. The comet is expected to be visible to the naked eye for several months in late 2013, and could at times be brighter than the Moon. It will be visible from all around the world.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/brighter-than-a-full-moon-the-biggest-star-of-2013-could-be-ison--the-comet-of-the-century-8431443.html (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/brighter-than-a-full-moon-the-biggest-star-of-2013-could-be-ison--the-comet-of-the-century-8431443.html)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Fenham Mag on Friday 28 December 2012, 09:45:06 PM
It'll probably be cloudy.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Sunday 20 January 2013, 09:24:47 PM
http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/01/20/the_moon_from_space_astronaut_takes_a_gorgeous_picture_of_the_moon.html (http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/01/20/the_moon_from_space_astronaut_takes_a_gorgeous_picture_of_the_moon.html)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Dr. Nguyen Van Falk on Sunday 20 January 2013, 10:17:28 PM
That's just astonishing tbh.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Friday 8 February 2013, 08:07:44 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/02/07/mars-rover-spots-metallic-arm_n_2637990.html

(http://i.huffpost.com/gen/979389/thumbs/r-8441458081_9F48BAAB8B_O-large570.jpg?6)

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There's another weird thing on Mars, and Nasa really doesn't know what it is this time.

You may remember the $2.5 billion Curiosity rover currently drilling rocks on the Red Planet already found strange shiny things and what was labelled a 'Martian Flower'.

But if anything, this is even weirder.

An image posted by Nasa on 30 January and taken with the right Mastcam on Curiosity shows what appears to be a 0.5cm metal spoke protruding out of a rock.

The strange sight - which looks a bit like a robotic arm - was noticed by imaging editor Elisabetta Bonora from Italy.

(http://i.huffpost.com/gen/979389/thumbs/o-8441458081_9F48BAAB8B_O-570.jpg?6)

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Whatever it is looks shiny, casts a shadow on the rock below and looks different to the rock it emerges from.

Universe Today speculates that it might be a different type of rock more resistant to erosion. Gizmodo instead wonders aloud whether it's evidence of an alien death ship.

What do you think? Are you convinced this is proof of intelligent life on Mars, or just another boring thing in the dirt? (Which, by the way, isn't red.)

 :undecided:

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Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Friday 8 February 2013, 08:19:12 PM
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1209/RBSP-Launch-Streak-Double-MKillian.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Sunday 10 February 2013, 03:11:56 AM
Pahaha. :lol: "Our best theory is that it's a different type of rock, but we're not ruling out the whole alien death ship thing."
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Sunday 10 February 2013, 10:16:02 AM
It's probably the Beagle lander :(
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Friday 15 February 2013, 01:47:40 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iCawTYPtehk#!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7mLUIDGqmw&feature=player_embedded#!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: cp40 on Friday 15 February 2013, 05:36:32 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUVnCDe721E
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Friday 15 February 2013, 06:29:51 PM
Does anyone know what sort of direction we need to be looking in for this asteroid tonight?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Friday 15 February 2013, 06:47:11 PM
http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2013/02/15/asteroid_2012_da14_watch_it_live_as_it_passes_earth.html

Might help? :dontknow:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Friday 15 February 2013, 06:50:11 PM
For anyone else telescopin' - it passes between Leo and Virgo at roughly 19:45, then will go very close to the furthest right star in Comae Berinices at 20:17 - so that would be a good place to set your pointer.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Friday 15 February 2013, 07:18:41 PM
For anyone else telescopin' - it passes between Leo and Virgo at roughly 19:45, then will go very close to the furthest right star in Comae Berinices at 20:17 - so that would be a good place to set your pointer.

:lol: Well that cleared it up.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Friday 15 February 2013, 07:23:47 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Friday 15 February 2013, 08:02:08 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/02/15/russian-meteor-pictured-from-space_n_2694893.html
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Saturday 16 February 2013, 12:32:03 AM
Fuuuuucking hell, that's some canny f***ing damage caused by shockwaves of a rock breaking up in the atmosphere. That is some immense power. That's probably millions of years worth of absolutely unchallenged motion. Not a morsel of resistance. All finally coming to an end and spreading that energy throughout some poor little village in Russia. Mental, man.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Neil on Saturday 16 February 2013, 12:39:40 AM
Fuuuuucking hell, that's some canny f***ing damage caused by shockwaves of a rock breaking up in the atmosphere. That is some immense power. That's probably millions of years worth of absolutely unchallenged motion. Not a morsel of resistance. All finally coming to an end and spreading that energy throughout some poor little village in Russia. Mental, man.

Blows your mind when you think of it like this. And in the grand scheme of intergalactic entities, it's an absolutely tiny object. Scary.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Saturday 16 February 2013, 12:40:58 AM
Fuuuuucking hell, that's some canny f***ing damage caused by shockwaves of a rock breaking up in the atmosphere. That is some immense power. That's probably millions of years worth of absolutely unchallenged motion. Not a morsel of resistance. All finally coming to an end and spreading that energy throughout some poor little village in Russia. Mental, man.

The loading bay door flying off the rails was crazy.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Saturday 16 February 2013, 12:46:34 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZLPQtX2Pw4

Cue conspiracies about it being a perfect circle.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Saturday 16 February 2013, 01:11:48 AM
Aren't most craters circles?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Saturday 16 February 2013, 01:16:49 AM
Not arguing with that, fella.  Just noticed the comments on the video already.  Bang that in line with random comments from far right politicians about the Yanks firing missiles and suddenly, NEW CONSPIRACIES abound. :frantic:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Saturday 16 February 2013, 01:18:41 AM
:lol: I can't believe the comments on a youtube video are f***ing s***. That never happens.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Saturday 16 February 2013, 01:21:44 AM
Just sayin', you dirty b******.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Sunday 17 February 2013, 12:43:31 PM
Fuuuuucking hell, that's some canny f***ing damage caused by shockwaves of a rock breaking up in the atmosphere. That is some immense power. That's probably millions of years worth of absolutely unchallenged motion. Not a morsel of resistance. All finally coming to an end and spreading that energy throughout some poor little village in Russia. Mental, man.

A 10 metre, 10,000 tonne rock moving at 30,000 mph. That's a lot of energy, man.

Exploded about 10 miles up with a force about 25 times that of the Hiroshima bomb. Imagine if the f***er had hit the city.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 18 February 2013, 06:11:23 PM
ISS passing over now to the West for anyone interested (Fugazi)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: womblemaster on Tuesday 19 February 2013, 07:44:31 PM
As this is sheer speculation, its probably in wrong thread tbh...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhBCu41AXy4

if this is accurate, continued asteroid activity from now to nov.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Pixelphish on Tuesday 19 February 2013, 08:00:39 PM
What a load of s***.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 21 February 2013, 10:51:25 PM
https://www.facebook.com/Mark.Fritz.0

:lol: Give him credit. He's certainly a trier.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Thursday 21 February 2013, 10:53:59 PM
Bloody hell, step aside Wombler.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 21 February 2013, 11:02:51 PM
Surely related.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Joey on Thursday 21 February 2013, 11:04:41 PM
I like how we're easily supposed to see cars and humans. I can't even see a change in colour/shade on most of his "proof".

Edit: Don't know if this link will work but
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=585745398121051&set=a.587982277897363.142375.100000567875198&type=1&theater

So the walls and roof etc of an martian house have been destroyed but he can still see a sofa on its side and a pillow...On mars...
I love lunatics.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Wednesday 27 February 2013, 09:03:06 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21603490

Finally.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Wednesday 27 February 2013, 09:12:32 PM
Wife reckons this wouldn't be as exciting as when we landed on the moon, but I'm not sure. It'd still be amazing, and I reckon more people would watch it (even if only because TV is more accessible now). The level of exploration in generally (of our own planet, the moon, solar system and exo planets) has increased over the last few years, it's been great.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 27 February 2013, 09:17:39 PM
We should be looking to conquer the moon first, then use that as a platform to go further again.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mr Logic on Thursday 28 February 2013, 08:11:14 AM
We should be looking to conquer the moon first, then use that as a platform to go further again.

Moon is already taken. Three different races have bases on the dark side. We've been warned off. Or so I read somewhere once upon a time.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Thursday 28 February 2013, 08:17:02 AM
The Clangers.
Mr. Spoon.
Hitler.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 28 February 2013, 09:05:55 AM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Hudson on Thursday 28 February 2013, 09:37:25 AM
We should be looking to conquer the moon first, then use that as a platform to go further again.

All ready in planning using 3d printers and moon dust.

http://planetsave.com/2013/02/03/building-a-moon-base-how-about-3d-printing-it-instead/


Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 28 February 2013, 01:22:56 PM
We should be looking to conquer the moon first, then use that as a platform to go further again.

Moon is already taken. Three different races have bases on the dark side. We've been warned off. Or so I read somewhere once upon a time.

:lol:


That Mars mission won't happen. Not in 10 years, never mind 5.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Monday 4 March 2013, 01:26:22 AM
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/sky-watchers-prepare-for-onceinalifetime-chance-to-view-rare-comet-8518194.html
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: womblemaster on Monday 4 March 2013, 02:46:03 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQL1Vu37BGY

Ming on fly by....
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Parky on Monday 4 March 2013, 07:29:53 PM
We should be looking to conquer the moon first, then use that as a platform to go further again.

Moon is already taken. Three different races have bases on the dark side. We've been warned off. Or so I read somewhere once upon a time.

:lol:


That Mars mission won't happen. Not in 10 years, never mind 5.

Still waiting for the moon mission.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Saturday 9 March 2013, 11:47:02 PM
http://www.collective-evolution.com/2013/03/08/nasa-discovers-hidden-portals-in-earths-magnetic-field/
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Sunday 10 March 2013, 06:50:54 AM
Wait what. Sun Gods.... oh it's a conspiracy website!

Amazing how much they read into what the original NASA article said and added their own twists.

http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2012/29jun_hiddenportals/
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Sunday 10 March 2013, 07:26:01 AM
That'll teach me to read more than the first paragraph. :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Sunday 10 March 2013, 07:31:42 AM
Been awake maybe 10 minutes, read it like 5 times to make sure I was reading it right.  :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Sunday 10 March 2013, 11:31:30 AM
I like the article on that site that states the 101 ways why you should go Vegan.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mr Logic on Sunday 10 March 2013, 06:29:12 PM
Didn't know where to put this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeTKdNIf814
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Sunday 10 March 2013, 06:33:23 PM
First thought - it's a Blimp.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Sunday 10 March 2013, 06:36:31 PM
Didn't know where to put this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JeTKdNIf814

Totally f***ing fake  :lol: :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Sunday 10 March 2013, 06:38:30 PM
Or entirely fake. The cloud doesn't move as the supposed UFO flys away at some speed. When the light kicks in the image is distorted, the cloud enlargens at the point where the light comes from, but then shrinks back down to size and the light shoots off. Cloud stands still. You'd think that kind of acceleration from within a cloud would have more impact on the clouds structure.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Joey on Sunday 10 March 2013, 07:16:54 PM
Quite clearly a fake.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Fenham Mag on Sunday 10 March 2013, 07:50:13 PM
I'll believe when numerous car recordings in Russia surface.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Shay's Given Tim Flowers on Monday 11 March 2013, 10:47:32 PM
(http://maxcdn.zenpencils.com/comics/2012-08-30-armstrong.jpg?9d7bd4)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: cubaricho on Wednesday 13 March 2013, 03:15:06 AM
(http://en.es-static.us/upl/2013/03/Comet_Panstarrs_3-4-2013_Michael_Goh-2_Perth_Australia.jpg)

The comet currently near Earth.  Taken from Australia.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mr Logic on Wednesday 13 March 2013, 07:34:14 AM
Quite clearly a fake.

I was going to let this ride but changed my mind.

Please explain to me Joey how it is clearly a fake so I can avoid being duped in the future, thanks.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Froggy on Wednesday 13 March 2013, 07:38:31 AM
Quite clearly a fake.

I was going to let this ride but changed my mind.

Please explain to me Joey how it is clearly a fake so I can avoid being duped in the future, thanks.

Because UFO's don't exist. They're either identified or fake.  :crazy2:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Wednesday 13 March 2013, 07:49:17 AM
Quite clearly a fake.

I was going to let this ride but changed my mind.

Please explain to me Joey how it is clearly a fake so I can avoid being duped in the future, thanks.

Super Duper puts up good reasons.  I'd also add, that when the lights appear and suddenly flash, it no longer has the pretence of being behind the cloud.  Sad truth is with footage so bad, no one would ever believe anything they saw.  It's incredibly simple to manipulate grainy footages these days, it's a pet project for anyone in that sort of field.

However, I know where you're coming from and the last post before this exemplifies what's wrong with answers that are so often given.  Very often no-one has the skills to actually prove something is fake and will say it based on probabilities.  Not directed at anyone here, by the way!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mr Logic on Wednesday 13 March 2013, 12:22:58 PM
Or entirely fake. The cloud doesn't move as the supposed UFO flys away at some speed. When the light kicks in the image is distorted, the cloud enlargens at the point where the light comes from, but then shrinks back down to size and the light shoots off. Cloud stands still. You'd think that kind of acceleration from within a cloud would have more impact on the clouds structure.

I know it will look like I'm clutching at straws but that's a Newtonian physics answer. What if the unidentified flying object generated cloud as a means of staying hidden and something is going wrong with the ... craft? When it shoots off why do we assume it has the mass necessary to cause the cloud to move in response. And it seems to me the light starts within the cloud before bursting free. The lights that fall to earth seem to waft at times, not under free-fall conditions, as if they are extremely light (weight, not bright).

Just trying to analyse what I see and not jump to conclusions, like it has to be false so that's what I see. (Not directed to you SDBS)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 13 March 2013, 01:02:22 PM
Quite clearly a fake.

I was going to let this ride but changed my mind.

Please explain to me Joey how it is clearly a fake so I can avoid being duped in the future, thanks.

:lol: It is extremely clear it is fake, like. Soz.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 13 March 2013, 01:02:50 PM
Or entirely fake. The cloud doesn't move as the supposed UFO flys away at some speed. When the light kicks in the image is distorted, the cloud enlargens at the point where the light comes from, but then shrinks back down to size and the light shoots off. Cloud stands still. You'd think that kind of acceleration from within a cloud would have more impact on the clouds structure.

I know it will look like I'm clutching at straws but that's a Newtonian physics answer. What if the unidentified flying object generated cloud as a means of staying hidden and something is going wrong with the ... craft? When it shoots off why do we assume it has the mass necessary to cause the cloud to move in response. And it seems to me the light starts within the cloud before bursting free. The lights that fall to earth seem to waft at times, not under free-fall conditions, as if they are extremely light (weight, not bright).

Just trying to analyse what I see and not jump to conclusions, like it has to be false so that's what I see. (Not directed to you SDBS)

Howay, man. They are clearly clouds formed by the atmosphere, going on the surrounding clouds. Even if it's mass was tiny, it would have effect on the clouds, even if it doesn't have any kind of thrust acting on it to move it, even if it moves using nothing we can comprehend, it would have an earth effect on the earth's atmosphere. The 'object', moves fast from one place to another, that would create differences in pressure, and the cloud would move from area's of high pressure to area's of lower pressure.

Look carefully at the video, at the pixels. You can very clearly see the distortion on the picture.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Joey on Wednesday 13 March 2013, 06:42:26 PM
^ What he said, it's amazing how all of these so called UFO sightings happens when the person who captured it just so happens to have the worst recording devices possible. If the object has mass, which lets face it, it does, any movement at all is going to cause a sort of slipstream behind it which doesn't happen.

Look at the light expanding, it's something akin to cheap phone effects, you can actually see the image blurred on that part alone.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 13 March 2013, 08:35:46 PM
It doens't even need all this exploring, its cearly fake.  Unless you have the worst eye sight ever.  :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Thursday 14 March 2013, 02:56:08 AM
I've heard stats like this a million times but it still annoys me:

(http://i.crackedcdn.com/phpimages/photoshop/9/0/9/171909_slide.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mr Logic on Thursday 14 March 2013, 09:05:32 AM
It doens't even need all this exploring, its cearly fake.  Unless you have the worst eye sight ever.  :lol: :lol:

Don't know what you mean.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3165/2696695090_40e47469ca_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 14 March 2013, 09:23:36 AM
 :aww:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 14 March 2013, 02:20:54 PM
:lol::lol: Just seen the description underneath the vid.

Quote
Shocking, Impressive, Incredible UFO Explosion in Brasil 2012
Want to earn some money for free? iSurvey is a free service dedicated to help you earn money completing online surveys. Follow this link: http://trkur.com/trk?o=6880&p=80214!

How fortunate. A UFO caught on video, we can put this on YouTube. Oh, we can possibly advertise underneath it too.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Friday 15 March 2013, 10:06:35 PM
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1303/MKMilkyWaypan_pacholka_600WPAP.jpg

:sweetjesus: The idea that the sky looks like that.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Friday 15 March 2013, 10:39:47 PM
http://io9.com/the-alma-telescope-has-just-made-its-first-major-discov-453522325
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Saturday 16 March 2013, 12:24:43 PM
http://io9.com/the-alma-telescope-has-just-made-its-first-major-discov-453522325

Those galaxies, to wonder if there might be life or other civilisations living in them  :sweetjesus:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Monday 18 March 2013, 07:19:01 AM
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Distant_planetary_system_is_a_super_sized_solar_system_999.html
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Monday 18 March 2013, 07:05:56 PM
http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Distant_planetary_system_is_a_super_sized_solar_system_999.html

We just need to travel to these places.  :'(
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: womblemaster on Tuesday 19 March 2013, 11:57:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vx_4kGlbBUc

some bloke claiming, big rock gonna hit canada in 7days time......
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Tuesday 19 March 2013, 11:57:41 PM
What do you think?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Wednesday 20 March 2013, 12:25:44 AM
Muslim Brotherhood. :lol:

Why did I watch that s***.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: womblemaster on Thursday 21 March 2013, 09:38:17 AM
just been informed that by the correct lunar calendar, the ides of march is 26/27th.

SOmething will happen on that day.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: icemanblue on Thursday 21 March 2013, 09:45:55 AM
I'd say that's a pretty safe bet. Something definitely will happen on both the 26th and 27th March.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Thursday 21 March 2013, 12:25:19 PM
The sun will rise again.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Thursday 21 March 2013, 12:27:08 PM
just been informed that by the correct lunar calendar, the ides of march is 26/27th.

SOmething will happen on that day.

Can you try and keep this stuff in the Tin Hat thread. I'll even rename it the 'Womblemaster Tin Hat Thread of Weird and Wonderful Conspiracy (Special Guest: Parky)' thread.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: jotenko on Thursday 21 March 2013, 01:03:16 PM
(...) Space Thread about Stuff in Space (...)

How specific!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Thursday 21 March 2013, 01:29:51 PM
Is this guy a forum inspector or something? Would love to know how we're doing.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: jotenko on Thursday 21 March 2013, 01:34:25 PM
Is this guy a forum inspector or something? Would love to know how we're doing.

ISO 27001  :rose:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Thursday 21 March 2013, 01:42:29 PM
Is this guy a forum inspector or something? Would love to know how we're doing.

Womblemaster's alt account.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Pixelphish on Thursday 21 March 2013, 01:53:58 PM
Is this guy a forum inspector or something? Would love to know how we're doing.

Womblemaster's alt account.

For his second personality.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: leffe186 on Thursday 21 March 2013, 05:29:13 PM
Is this guy a forum inspector or something? Would love to know how we're doing.

Womblemaster's alt account.

For his second personality.

It would have to be his first.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Joey on Friday 5 April 2013, 06:51:49 PM
http://www.distancetomars.com/
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Pixelphish on Friday 5 April 2013, 09:11:33 PM
http://www.distancetomars.com/

Nice find. Would absolutely love to go into space. Just an orbit round Earth and look down. Immense.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Friday 5 April 2013, 09:13:44 PM
http://www.distancetomars.com/

Nice find. Would absolutely love to go into space. Just an orbit round Earth and look down. Immense.
https://www2.axeapollo.com/en_GB/
 :naughty:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Pixelphish on Friday 5 April 2013, 09:17:56 PM
Friends :yao:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: OzzieMandias on Saturday 6 April 2013, 09:57:04 PM
http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2013/04/a-whole-sky-view-of-the-aurora-borealis/274735/
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 9 April 2013, 04:53:50 PM
Chris Hadfield just tweeted a picture of my home town taken from the space station.

Chris Hadfield ‏@Cmdr_Hadfield
Newry, Northern Ireland, the distinctive waterway visible from space.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BHax7IACUAEzUvo.jpg:large)

:D
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Tuesday 9 April 2013, 05:08:13 PM
You live in the trees like? Fuckin' nowt there.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Parky on Tuesday 9 April 2013, 05:11:55 PM
just been informed that by the correct lunar calendar, the ides of march is 26/27th.

SOmething will happen on that day.

Can you try and keep this stuff in the Tin Hat thread. I'll even rename it the 'Womblemaster Tin Hat Thread of Weird and Wonderful Conspiracy (Special Guest: Parky)' thread.

Actually I'd like my name taken off it.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 9 April 2013, 05:14:01 PM
I know you can barely see anything. :lol: This will give you an idea of where it is on that picture.

Spoiler
[close]
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Pixelphish on Tuesday 9 April 2013, 07:52:49 PM
Robbed from Facebook

(http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/483410_577558515598497_907097934_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ObiChrisKenobi on Tuesday 9 April 2013, 08:54:39 PM
just been informed that by the correct lunar calendar, the ides of march is 26/27th.

SOmething will happen on that day.

Can you try and keep this stuff in the Tin Hat thread. I'll even rename it the 'Womblemaster Tin Hat Thread of Weird and Wonderful Conspiracy (Special Guest: Parky)' thread.

Actually I'd like my name taken off it.

 :aww:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Wednesday 17 April 2013, 11:59:26 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22146456
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Wednesday 17 April 2013, 02:47:08 PM
I seen this before, so may have already asked, but is this genuine? It seems extremely ambitious:

http://mars-one.com/en/mission/summary-of-the-plan
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 17 April 2013, 03:14:18 PM
Would pro creation be a requirement? If so, do we get a ruing binder full of the women currently signed up? I'd happily offer as the stud male.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Wednesday 17 April 2013, 03:17:32 PM
All male astronauts will have to get the snip.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: jotenko on Wednesday 17 April 2013, 03:56:49 PM
Just a "2001: A Space Odyssey" music video I made some weeks ago:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGhdfnb5y8I
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: jotenko on Wednesday 17 April 2013, 03:57:48 PM
Just a "2001: A Space Odyssey" music video I made some weeks ago:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FGhdfnb5y8I

Listen to me closely:

Next thursday: Match day
THEN ON FRIDAY I'll MAKE SOME BLOOD TESTS.

VITAMIN D.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Friday 19 April 2013, 10:55:06 AM
All male astronauts will have to get the snip.

f*** that. Who wants to be the first eunuch on Mars?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 9 May 2013, 02:45:55 PM
http://zoom.it/CkFj#full

Zoom in and in and in...
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Dave on Monday 13 May 2013, 12:54:28 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaOC9danxNo
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 13 May 2013, 02:53:40 PM
Paddy Power doing their usual jump on a bandwagon giving specials for this guy. Mate at work put £300 on him to pass 1.5m followers on Twitter when it was 1/3 earlier today. He was on 500k at the time, now passed 1m. Easy £100.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Monday 13 May 2013, 11:26:10 PM
That is without doubt one of the most inspiring and amazing videos I've ever seen.

I'm not sure if it's sad or funny that the "special effects" look cheap …
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Thursday 23 May 2013, 08:57:28 PM
My sister made NASA's photo of the day.  She was in Antarctica heading up an experiment to study the Van Allen Belt.

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/iotd.html (http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/iotd.html)

They are number 2 in the slideshow. 
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Thursday 23 May 2013, 09:01:41 PM
Yeah, that one.  I think she is the one in the back.  If she is any of the two front and center, I am going to be in for some surprise come Thanksgiving.

Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Thursday 23 May 2013, 09:01:59 PM
Why did you quit?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Thursday 23 May 2013, 09:24:22 PM
Light pollution from neighbours and not enough available hours of good weather to justify the kit.

I will return one day in the not so distant future. It's mesmerising.

agreed, although I haven't gone stargazing in awhile.  I miss the old astrophysics days.  I just couldn't be bothered spending another 4-5 years in school to get my phd.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: JB on Friday 31 May 2013, 03:10:42 AM
http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1458134548/arkyd-a-space-telescope-for-everyone-0

Quote
The ARKYD is a technologically advanced, orbiting space telescope that will be controlled by YOU, the crowd, through your pledges and community involvement! You can even direct your telescope time to non-profit science centers and universities for use in your communities!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: OzzieMandias on Friday 31 May 2013, 03:34:36 AM
Galaxy Centaurus A -- 12 million light years away. A 120-hour exposure taken by some guy in New Zealand with a 10" telescope:

http://www.rolfolsenastrophotography.com/Astrophotography/Centaurus-A-Extreme-Deep-Field/i-mNgSprP/0/X3/CentaurusA_LRGB_120hours_3215x2406-X3.jpg
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 17 June 2013, 05:08:45 PM
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1201/freeflyer_nasa_900.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: bulivye on Wednesday 19 June 2013, 02:04:06 PM
http://earthsky.org/tonight/is-biggest-and-closest-full-moon-on-june-23-2013-a-supermoon
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ethangl on Friday 12 July 2013, 05:22:54 PM
http://www.nasa.gov/content/nasa-hubble-finds-a-true-blue-planet

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gsfc/9265051556/lightbox/

This place rains glass and "is only 2.9 million miles from its parent star, so close that it is gravitationally locked. One side always faces the star and the other side is always dark."
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 22 July 2013, 11:41:43 AM
http://www.universetoday.com/103611/what-the-earth-and-moon-look-like-from-saturn/
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Tuesday 23 July 2013, 01:04:10 AM
http://www.universetoday.com/103611/what-the-earth-and-moon-look-like-from-saturn/

:lol: Earth is f***ing beautiful.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Flip on Tuesday 23 July 2013, 01:06:16 AM
http://www.universetoday.com/103611/what-the-earth-and-moon-look-like-from-saturn/

:lol: Earth is f***ing beautiful.

:lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Tuesday 23 July 2013, 01:08:10 AM
:lol: f*** you, Flip. I'm moved over here.

(http://i.imgur.com/F9yLQpr.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Flip on Tuesday 23 July 2013, 01:11:17 AM
:lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 23 July 2013, 01:12:23 AM
America looks so good damn good from that distance.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Tuesday 23 July 2013, 08:27:30 AM
"Look at me.  Look at me.  I have the conditions to support life."  Go f*** yourself, blue planet.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 24 July 2013, 09:58:19 PM
Electric Universe - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EtFTRBSUMV8
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 24 July 2013, 10:30:16 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OI77ERlDs8
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Thursday 1 August 2013, 12:51:08 AM
(http://rack.2.mshcdn.com/media/ZgkyMDEzLzA3LzI5Lzc4L05BU0FncmFwaGljLmFjYWQ3LmpwZwpwCXRodW1iCTEyMDB4OTYwMD4/1f2cb8d9/438/NASAgraphic55ann.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Sunday 11 August 2013, 11:24:36 PM
http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/katalogos.php
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Sunday 11 August 2013, 11:47:58 PM
Perseid meteor shower tonight.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 12 August 2013, 12:32:28 AM
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1308/m74_hubble_960.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Belfast Mags on Thursday 29 August 2013, 01:19:06 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23872765

Life may have started on Mars before arriving on Earth, a major scientific conference has heard.

New research supports an idea that the Red Planet was a better place to kick-start biology billions of years ago than the early Earth was.

The evidence is based on how the first molecules necessary for life were assembled.

Details of the theory were outlined by Prof Steven Benner at the Goldschmidt Meeting in Florence, Italy.

Scientists have long wondered how atoms first came together to make up the three crucial molecular components of living organisms: RNA, DNA and proteins.

The evidence seems to be building that we are actually all Martians; that life started on Mars and came to Earth on a rock”

Prof Steven Benner
Westheimer Institute for Science and Technology

The molecules that combined to form genetic material are far more complex than the primordial "pre-biotic" soup of organic (carbon-based) chemicals thought to have existed on the Earth more than three billion years ago, and RNA (ribonucleic acid) is thought to have been the first of them to appear.

Simply adding energy such as heat or light to the more basic organic molecules in the "soup" does not generate RNA. Instead, it generates tar.

RNA needs to be coaxed into shape by "templating" atoms at the crystalline surfaces of minerals.

The minerals most effective at templating RNA would have dissolved in the oceans of the early Earth, but would have been more abundant on Mars, according to Prof Benner.

This could suggest that life started on the Red Planet before being transported to Earth on meteorites, argues Prof Benner, of the Westheimer Institute of Science and Technology in Gainesville, US.

The idea that life originated on Mars and was then transported to our planet has been mooted before. But Prof Benner's ideas add another twist to the theory of a Martian origin for the terrestrial biosphere.

Here in Florence, Prof Benner presented results that suggest minerals containing the elements boron and molybdenum are key in assembling atoms into life-forming molecules.

The researcher points out that boron minerals help carbohydrate rings to form from pre-biotic chemicals, and then molybdenum takes that intermediate molecule and rearranges it to form ribose, and hence RNA.

Shergottite meteorite from Mars

Meteorites from Mars have been arriving on Earth throughout our planet's history
This raises problems for how life began on Earth, since the early Earth is thought to have been unsuitable for the formation of the necessary boron and molybdenum minerals.

It is thought that the boron minerals needed to form RNA from pre-biotic soups were not available on early Earth in sufficient quantity, and the molybdenum minerals were not available in the correct chemical form.

Prof Benner explained: "It’s only when molybdenum becomes highly oxidised that it is able to influence how early life formed.

"This form of molybdenum couldn’t have been available on Earth at the time life first began, because three billion years ago, the surface of the Earth had very little oxygen, but Mars did.

"It’s yet another piece of evidence which makes it more likely life came to Earth on a Martian meteorite, rather than starting on this planet."

Early Mars is also thought to have had a drier environment, and this is also crucial to its favourable location for life's origins.

"What’s quite clear is that boron, as an element, is quite scarce in Earth’s crust," Prof Benner told BBC News, “but Mars has been drier than Earth and more oxidising, so if Earth is not suitable for the chemistry, Mars might be.

"The evidence seems to be building that we are actually all Martians; that life started on Mars and came to Earth on a rock," he commented.

"It’s lucky that we ended up here, nevertheless - as certainly Earth has been the better of the two planets for sustaining life. If our hypothetical Martian ancestors had remained on Mars, there may not have been a story to tell."
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Thursday 29 August 2013, 02:04:19 AM
(http://www.apostoliclighthouse.org/Lesson1-3_files/image002.jpg)

No sign of Mars there, so it can't be true.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: icemanblue on Thursday 29 August 2013, 09:17:30 AM
WHERE THE f*** DID INSECTS COME FROM THEN?!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Thursday 29 August 2013, 03:23:36 PM
Bung them in with the animals on day 6 mara.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Fenham Mag on Thursday 29 August 2013, 09:08:00 PM
Has anybody been out stargazing in Kielder (apparently its good for it)?

Coming home for a week and fancied a romantic night with the lass.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: womblemaster on Sunday 6 October 2013, 07:34:56 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toenH2Xq7Vk

SPace travel not possible without lead space ships?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: womblemaster on Sunday 6 October 2013, 07:36:23 AM
Has anybody been out stargazing in Kielder (apparently its good for it)?

Coming home for a week and fancied a romantic night with the lass.


might wanna talk to this bunch......

https://www.facebook.com/groups/nastromail/?fref=ts
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Slarth on Sunday 6 October 2013, 11:21:58 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toenH2Xq7Vk

SPace travel not possible without lead space ships?

This amount of radiation was expected wasn't it?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Sunday 6 October 2013, 11:49:07 PM
http://www.nasa.gov

Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 7 October 2013, 01:54:34 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Friday 18 October 2013, 01:56:16 AM
http://io9.com/astronomers-discover-a-massive-asteroid-that-could-hit-1447068835
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Friday 18 October 2013, 01:15:22 PM
That means it has a 99.9984% chance of missing the Earth.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Friday 18 October 2013, 03:16:22 PM
It's been fun, folks.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Tuesday 5 November 2013, 06:33:36 PM
Still waiting to hear if the NSF will cut my sister's Antarctica experiment for this year.  So many research projects were utterly ruined by the government shutdown.  Would be such a shame, as she's been working on this for 6 years.

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~barrel/index.html (http://www.dartmouth.edu/~barrel/index.html)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Thursday 14 November 2013, 06:44:36 PM
Found this amusing (very) short story about the search for alien life:

Spoiler
[close]
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Thursday 14 November 2013, 08:35:23 PM
:mou:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Thursday 14 November 2013, 09:53:29 PM
I'm never sure. Does that Mourinho mean good? Bad? Sad? Full undercrackers?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Thursday 14 November 2013, 10:04:57 PM
:lol: I've been using it as a "Not bad" alternative.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Thursday 14 November 2013, 10:19:25 PM
"It's okay but I'm far from impressed" is how I see it.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Thursday 14 November 2013, 11:47:08 PM
He's so enigmatic, that Portuguese motherfucker.

"far from impressed" does not fit to the frankly awesome story I posted.

Were the rest of the story terrible, this alone is gold:

Quote
They talk by flapping their meat at each other. They can even sing by squirting air through their meat.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Friday 15 November 2013, 12:04:14 AM
Who gives a s***??

READ THE f***ing STORY!!!!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Friday 15 November 2013, 12:24:03 AM
Who gives a s***??

READ THE f***ing STORY!!!!

I READ IT!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Hudson on Friday 15 November 2013, 10:04:09 AM
Who gives a s***??

READ THE f***ing STORY!!!!

I READ IT!

Me too, now i'm hungry for a steak sandwich though
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Friday 15 November 2013, 10:55:22 AM
Who gives a s***??

Well, you, for one! :lol:

Yeah, sorry. I'm a moody drunk.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Monday 18 November 2013, 05:38:33 PM
MAVEN launch live stream:

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/6540154
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: womblemaster on Friday 29 November 2013, 07:51:39 AM
some shot of comet going past the sun.....like a phoenix....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1k0oiRQCWB8
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Hudson on Friday 29 November 2013, 02:41:01 PM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=656736237710942&set=vb.232532740131296&type=2&theater
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Hudson on Friday 29 November 2013, 07:43:22 PM
http://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/comet-ison-may-have-survived/#.UpjuHfJlmrh
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: womblemaster on Saturday 30 November 2013, 07:45:03 AM
am sure this is pure coincidence  *cough*

http://breakingthenewstoday.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/nasa-discussing-today-11-29-13.html
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: cfcmagpies on Wednesday 25 December 2013, 02:23:23 AM
http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/bad_astronomy/2013/12/the_universe_in_pictures_the_best_space_photos_of_2013.single.html
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Sunday 5 January 2014, 02:29:51 AM
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2013/07/24/supermassive-black-hole-stretches-gas-cloud/#.UsjC4PRdXjJ
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 6 January 2014, 11:57:41 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25598051
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Tuesday 7 January 2014, 12:52:27 PM
http://www.universetoday.com/107680/three-meter-asteroid-hits-earths-atmosphere/

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/01/01/moon_and_andromeda_relative_size_in_the_sky.html
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: womblemaster on Thursday 9 January 2014, 11:12:48 AM
solar flare event friday.... (thurs evening/early friday)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CuZ8Kz_xxyQ
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Ameritoon on Tuesday 21 January 2014, 09:40:37 PM
http://turnerradionetwork.com/news/206-visually-confirmed-enormous-craft-detected-on-moon (http://turnerradionetwork.com/news/206-visually-confirmed-enormous-craft-detected-on-moon)

 :frantic:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Tuesday 21 January 2014, 10:30:07 PM
http://turnerradionetwork.com/news/206-visually-confirmed-enormous-craft-detected-on-moon (http://turnerradionetwork.com/news/206-visually-confirmed-enormous-craft-detected-on-moon)

 :frantic:

you can supposedly see it on google sky

Spoiler
[close]


we're all going to die. this is why the chinese were in such a rush to get up there. theyve no doubt made friends by now  :frantic:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Thursday 23 January 2014, 05:18:28 AM
http://turnerradionetwork.com/news/206-visually-confirmed-enormous-craft-detected-on-moon (http://turnerradionetwork.com/news/206-visually-confirmed-enormous-craft-detected-on-moon)

 :frantic:

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

 :frantic: :frantic: :frantic:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: B-more Mag on Thursday 23 January 2014, 04:25:52 PM
M82 supernova

(http://i.imgur.com/NcIvIAa.jpg)

http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/01/23/supernova_adam_block_photo_of_the_exploding_star_in_m82.html (http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/01/23/supernova_adam_block_photo_of_the_exploding_star_in_m82.html)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Thursday 23 January 2014, 04:40:26 PM
Yeah, but is there a base on there?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Ameritoon on Thursday 23 January 2014, 05:11:24 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 5 February 2014, 09:38:20 PM
(https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/t1/75688_10151992533173924_1374893071_n.jpg)

Impact crater on Mars.

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2014-037
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 17 March 2014, 03:23:28 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26605974

Boom!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Tuesday 18 March 2014, 06:06:56 PM
So, I'd the universe did exponentially grow in those first few millionths of a millisecond, why did it slow? Surely that means there was resistance?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 18 March 2014, 07:02:33 PM
So, I'd the universe did exponentially grow in those first few millionths of a millisecond, why did it slow? Surely that means there was resistance?

Dark Energy, our Universe expanding up against another, slowing its rapid expansion??
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Tuesday 18 March 2014, 08:47:50 PM
So, I'd the universe did exponentially grow in those first few millionths of a millisecond, why did it slow? Surely that means there was resistance?

There is a reason, and I've tried to understand it, but I just can't get my head around it.  Cosmology just blows my mind.

It's to do with the cosmological horizons (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmological_horizons), which are a measure of how far space goes (or how far the energy/matter from the Big Bang have traveled at a particular time.  Because of this, the horizons are always getting bigger.    From what I understand, this theory says there was a cosmological horizon at the instant of the Big Bang that was constants (i.e. not moving).  Inflation (this rapid expansion) happened as the energy and matter rushed towards the cosmic horizon.  When it reached this, it slowed down and the horizon starting expanding with the universe.

This explanation is heavily simplified, and as I'm not a physicist, probably wrong.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Belfast Mags on Tuesday 18 March 2014, 08:51:34 PM
Imagine an explosion in slow motion, massive massive force in the early stages then disapating widely at slower and slower speeds
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Tuesday 18 March 2014, 09:00:00 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlfIVEy_YOA

The moment the guy who came up with the theory was told his life's work had been proven correct.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: elbee909 on Tuesday 18 March 2014, 09:01:21 PM
I like how his wife 'gets it' first.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Tuesday 18 March 2014, 09:03:16 PM
I like how his wife 'gets it' first.

She's a physicist who worked on the same theory.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Tuesday 18 March 2014, 09:06:34 PM
My head hurts after trying to understand this.  I'm going to watch Cosmos instead and let Neil Tyson dumb it all down for me.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ponsaelius on Tuesday 18 March 2014, 09:17:11 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlfIVEy_YOA

The moment the guy who came up with the theory was told his life's work had been proven correct.

I have no idea of the science but that is awesome  :aww:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Belfast Mags on Tuesday 18 March 2014, 09:21:33 PM
Lots of words, The End

Everyone seems happy, yay  :aww:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Tuesday 18 March 2014, 09:26:55 PM
Five-sigma refers to the probability of their results being correct.  If you ever used standard deviation, it means the results are five standard deviations away from the normal, and the chances of them just being due to luck are about 1 in 3.5 million.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ponsaelius on Tuesday 18 March 2014, 09:28:21 PM
:thup:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: palnese on Tuesday 18 March 2014, 09:36:27 PM
Five-sigma refers to the probability of their results being correct.  If you ever used standard deviation, it means the results are five standard deviations away from the normal, and the chances of them just being due to luck are about 1 in 3.5 million.

wat

:yao:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Tuesday 18 March 2014, 09:40:22 PM
Sorry, I slipped up and put some GCSE maths in there.

5-sigma is how scientists say that their results are 99.999999% likely to be correct.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: palnese on Tuesday 18 March 2014, 09:48:50 PM
:yao:

Jk, just love a yao
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ponsaelius on Tuesday 18 March 2014, 10:04:54 PM
(http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u242/supersewelly/yao_zps24b88c5c.png)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: palnese on Tuesday 18 March 2014, 10:06:23 PM
 :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Tuesday 18 March 2014, 10:16:30 PM
Sorry, I slipped up and put some GCSE maths in there.

5-sigma is how scientists say that their results are 99.999999% likely to be correct.

:lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Tuesday 18 March 2014, 10:18:16 PM
So, I'd the universe did exponentially grow in those first few millionths of a millisecond, why did it slow? Surely that means there was resistance?

There is a reason, and I've tried to understand it, but I just can't get my head around it.  Cosmology just blows my mind.

It's to do with the cosmological horizons (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmological_horizons), which are a measure of how far space goes (or how far the energy/matter from the Big Bang have traveled at a particular time.  Because of this, the horizons are always getting bigger.    From what I understand, this theory says there was a cosmological horizon at the instant of the Big Bang that was constants (i.e. not moving).  Inflation (this rapid expansion) happened as the energy and matter rushed towards the cosmic horizon.  When it reached this, it slowed down and the horizon starting expanding with the universe.

This explanation is heavily simplified, and as I'm not a physicist, probably wrong.

Ah, so essentially it slowed itself down?
That would make sense If it's true it was expanding in to literally, absolutely nothing. Nada. No time or space, because if time or space existed in some form for it to expand it to, it'd have some kind if space without boundary?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Tuesday 18 March 2014, 10:25:53 PM
Think of it like an deflated balloon.  There are boundaries, but there is nothing filling them.  Then start blowing it up, the air rapidly fills the insides, once it has done that the balloon (and its boundaries) start to expand.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Gallowgate Toon on Tuesday 18 March 2014, 10:31:58 PM
Did anyone of any scientific expertise watch What Happened Before the Big Bang? I thought it was cracking but, as much as it's a subject that's really interested me for a few years now, my scientific understanding is pretty limited.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Tuesday 18 March 2014, 11:39:50 PM
Did anyone of any scientific expertise watch What Happened Before the Big Bang? I thought it was cracking but, as much as it's a subject that's really interested me for a few years now, my scientific understanding is pretty limited.

I've not seen it, but there was no before the Big Bang.  Time and gravity are related - the higher the gravity, the slower time goes (a clock in orbit will go slightly (a very very tiny amount) faster than one on Earth).  At the moment of the Big Bang everything existed as a singularity, meaning all matter and energy was packed into a single point, and gravity was infinite.  Infinite gravity means time doesn't move.  Time literally started when the cosmos did.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 19 March 2014, 12:46:34 AM
Time as we know it
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 20 March 2014, 12:36:18 PM
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/details.php?id=PIA17958
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 20 March 2014, 08:43:34 PM
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/big-bang-einsteins-relativity-theory-backed-by-newwave-discovery-20140318-350eq.html
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BONTEMPI on Thursday 20 March 2014, 09:15:01 PM
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/big-bang-einsteins-relativity-theory-backed-by-newwave-discovery-20140318-350eq.html

Looking at that, Harvard University looks a lot smaller than I thought it would be.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 3 April 2014, 11:09:27 PM
NASA Space Assets Detect Ocean inside Saturn Moon

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2014-103
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Friday 4 April 2014, 01:16:29 AM
Lush
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: palnese on Friday 4 April 2014, 09:07:49 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gzYJaQ0h4Dg
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Saturday 12 April 2014, 11:08:34 PM
Really interesting comment (http://www.reddit.com/r/explainlikeimfive/comments/22pi7o/eli5_why_does_light_travel/cgp58ml) on Reddit.

Why does light travel?

Quote
Everything, by nature of simply existing, is "moving" at the speed of light (which really has nothing to do with light: more on that later). Yes, that does include you.

Our understanding of the universe is that the way that we perceive space and time as separate things is, to be frank, wrong. They aren't separate: the universe is made of "spacetime," all one word. A year and a lightyear describe different things in our day to day lives, but from a physicist's point of view, they're actually the exact same thing (depending on what kind of physics you're doing).

In our day to day lives, we define motion as a distance traveled over some amount of time. However, if distances and intervals of time are the exact same thing, that suddenly becomes completely meaningless. "I traveled one foot for every foot that I traveled" is an absolutely absurd statement!

The way it works is that everything in the universe travels through spacetime at some speed which I'll call "c" for the sake of brevity. Remember, motion in spacetime is meaningless, so it makes sense that nothing could be "faster" or "slower" through spacetime than anything else. Everybody and everything travels at one foot per foot, that's just... how it works.

Obviously, though, things do seem to have different speeds. The reason that happens is that time and space are orthogonal, which is sort of a fancy term for "at right angles to each other." North and east, for example, are orthogonal: you can travel as far as you want directly to the north, but it's not going to affect where you are in terms of east/west at all.

Just like how you can travel north without traveling east, you can travel through time without it affecting where you are in space. Conversely, you can travel through space without it affecting where you are in time.

You're (presumably) sitting in your chair right now, which means you're not traveling through space at all. Since you have to travel through spacetime at c (speed of light), though, that means all of your motion is through time.

By the way, this is why time dilation happens: something that's moving very fast relative to you is moving through space, but since they can only travel through spacetime at c, they have to be moving more slowly through time to compensate (from your point of view).

Light, on the other hand, doesn't travel through time at all. The reason it doesn't is somewhat complicated, but it has to do with the fact that it has no mass.

Something that isn't moving that has mass can have energy: that's what E = mc2 means. Light has no mass, but it does have energy. If we plug the mass of light into E=mc2, we get 0, which makes no sense because light has energy. Hence, light can never be stationary.

Not only that, but light can never be stationary from anybody's perspective. Since, like everything else, it travels at c through spacetime, that means all of its "spacetime speed" must be through space, and none of it is through time.

So, light travels at c. Not at all by coincidence, you'll often hear c referred to as the "speed of light in a vacuum." Really, though, it's the speed that everything travels at, and it happens to be the speed that light travels through space at because it has no mass.

edit: By the way, this also covers the common ELI5 question of why nothing can ever travel faster than light, and why things with mass cannot travel at the speed of light. Since everything moves through spacetime at c, nothing can ever exceed it (and no, traveling backwards in time would not fix that). Also, things with mass can always be "stationary" from someone's perspective (like their own), so they always have to move through time at least a little bit, meaning they can never travel through space as fast as light does. They'd have to travel through spacetime faster than c to do that, which, again, is not possible.

edit: Holy s***, thank you for all the kind words.
To those of you asking questions, please do a quick look-through of the thread before you ask. I'm getting questions faster than I can answer them, and a lot of them are repeats that I have to just ignore.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 16 April 2014, 10:50:23 PM
Solar Eclipse. As seen from the Moon.

http://www.iflscience.com/space/jaxas-kaguya-orbiter-captures-unique-solar-eclipse
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Tuesday 22 April 2014, 10:42:16 PM
http://vimeo.com/19231255
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Sunday 11 May 2014, 12:36:59 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SY0bKE10ZDM
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: thomas on Sunday 11 May 2014, 12:45:44 AM
http://vimeo.com/19231255
the buildup to and sounds when jupiter passes :smitten:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 28 May 2014, 10:37:05 AM
I caught a canny prog on Eden last sunday "How Big Is The Universe", quite an intersting program/documentry.  The bit that interested me was the last 20 minutes. 

The scientists were trying to find a way of measuring the universe to see if it was round.  They came up with a solution of finding 3 stars or equal size and light consistency, then draw a trianle between them.  This should then give you curved sides of the trianle if the universe is round.  What they found was the lines just seemed to keep on going, their conclusion is the universe is flat and is constantly growing.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 28 May 2014, 01:48:30 PM
https://www.ras.org.uk/publications/other-publications/2035-cosmology-flat-universe
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Belfast Mags on Wednesday 28 May 2014, 08:29:09 PM
Think I've seen that programme (or one covering the same subject)
Absolutely amazing :thup:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Wednesday 28 May 2014, 08:54:33 PM
Really interesting comment (http://www.reddit.com/r/explainlikeimfive/comments/22pi7o/eli5_why_does_light_travel/cgp58ml) on Reddit.

Why does light travel?

Quote
Everything, by nature of simply existing, is "moving" at the speed of light (which really has nothing to do with light: more on that later). Yes, that does include you.

Our understanding of the universe is that the way that we perceive space and time as separate things is, to be frank, wrong. They aren't separate: the universe is made of "spacetime," all one word. A year and a lightyear describe different things in our day to day lives, but from a physicist's point of view, they're actually the exact same thing (depending on what kind of physics you're doing).

In our day to day lives, we define motion as a distance traveled over some amount of time. However, if distances and intervals of time are the exact same thing, that suddenly becomes completely meaningless. "I traveled one foot for every foot that I traveled" is an absolutely absurd statement!

The way it works is that everything in the universe travels through spacetime at some speed which I'll call "c" for the sake of brevity. Remember, motion in spacetime is meaningless, so it makes sense that nothing could be "faster" or "slower" through spacetime than anything else. Everybody and everything travels at one foot per foot, that's just... how it works.

Obviously, though, things do seem to have different speeds. The reason that happens is that time and space are orthogonal, which is sort of a fancy term for "at right angles to each other." North and east, for example, are orthogonal: you can travel as far as you want directly to the north, but it's not going to affect where you are in terms of east/west at all.

Just like how you can travel north without traveling east, you can travel through time without it affecting where you are in space. Conversely, you can travel through space without it affecting where you are in time.

You're (presumably) sitting in your chair right now, which means you're not traveling through space at all. Since you have to travel through spacetime at c (speed of light), though, that means all of your motion is through time.

By the way, this is why time dilation happens: something that's moving very fast relative to you is moving through space, but since they can only travel through spacetime at c, they have to be moving more slowly through time to compensate (from your point of view).

Light, on the other hand, doesn't travel through time at all. The reason it doesn't is somewhat complicated, but it has to do with the fact that it has no mass.

Something that isn't moving that has mass can have energy: that's what E = mc2 means. Light has no mass, but it does have energy. If we plug the mass of light into E=mc2, we get 0, which makes no sense because light has energy. Hence, light can never be stationary.

Not only that, but light can never be stationary from anybody's perspective. Since, like everything else, it travels at c through spacetime, that means all of its "spacetime speed" must be through space, and none of it is through time.

So, light travels at c. Not at all by coincidence, you'll often hear c referred to as the "speed of light in a vacuum." Really, though, it's the speed that everything travels at, and it happens to be the speed that light travels through space at because it has no mass.

edit: By the way, this also covers the common ELI5 question of why nothing can ever travel faster than light, and why things with mass cannot travel at the speed of light. Since everything moves through spacetime at c, nothing can ever exceed it (and no, traveling backwards in time would not fix that). Also, things with mass can always be "stationary" from someone's perspective (like their own), so they always have to move through time at least a little bit, meaning they can never travel through space as fast as light does. They'd have to travel through spacetime faster than c to do that, which, again, is not possible.

edit: Holy s***, thank you for all the kind words.
To those of you asking questions, please do a quick look-through of the thread before you ask. I'm getting questions faster than I can answer them, and a lot of them are repeats that I have to just ignore.

I sometimes wish I'd chosen physics and not biology.  This sort of stuff is amazing.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 28 May 2014, 09:07:28 PM
Watched 'Do we really need the Moon' on BBC4 last night. Really good too.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Wednesday 28 May 2014, 09:09:27 PM
Watched 'Do we really need the Moon' on BBC4 last night. Really good too.

Was the answer "Hell yeah!"?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 28 May 2014, 09:20:16 PM
:lol: Damn right, Mike. I'll give you a little snippet. The moon is moving away from us at 3.5cm a year. If the moon keeps getting further away then Earth loses it's stabilising effect and starts rocking. Then we're f***ed

There were many other scenarios that told us if the moon wasn't pretty much exactly were it is, we're f***ed.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Belfast Mags on Wednesday 28 May 2014, 09:29:31 PM
3.5cm a year

Shhheeeeeiiiitttttt  :frantic:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Wednesday 28 May 2014, 09:34:49 PM
:lol: Damn right, Mike. I'll give you a little snippet. The moon is moving away from us at 3.5cm a year. If the moon keeps getting further away then Earth loses it's stabilising effect and starts rocking. Then we're f***ed

There were many other scenarios that told us if the moon wasn't pretty much exactly were it is, we're f***ed.

:lol: I already knew that moving away s***, tbh. :memeyeah:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 28 May 2014, 09:35:32 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: neesy111 on Wednesday 28 May 2014, 09:35:51 PM
Watched 'Do we really need the Moon' on BBC4 last night. Really good too.

Just finished watching it now, really interesting.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 28 May 2014, 09:37:10 PM
That woman's canny annoying though isn't she?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Wednesday 28 May 2014, 09:40:26 PM
Y'all been watching Cosmos?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 28 May 2014, 10:34:37 PM
Nah, need to get on it though.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Wednesday 28 May 2014, 11:27:26 PM
Nah, need to get on it though.

Oh my god, man. It's too good.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: bimpy474 on Wednesday 28 May 2014, 11:28:56 PM
I love space stuff, Cosmos is great... :smitten:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 29 May 2014, 08:43:43 AM
Aren't we as in Earth and the Moon classed as a twin planet, no other plents have a moon like ours in our solar system or any of the exoplanets they have found around other stars??
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Thursday 29 May 2014, 03:13:44 PM
Nah, don't think so. The prevailing theory ATM is that our moon used to be a planet and we smashed into one another, iirc.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 29 May 2014, 03:25:33 PM
Nah, don't think so. The prevailing theory ATM is that our moon used to be a planet and we smashed into one another, iirc.

Linkage mooncat?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 29 May 2014, 03:28:15 PM
Nah, don't think so. The prevailing theory ATM is that our moon used to be a planet and we smashed into one another, iirc.

Think it's moved on from being a theory to being generally accepted.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 29 May 2014, 03:31:20 PM
So the moon was a planet in its own right, we (earth) was struck by another body moving it closer to the moon's orbit?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 29 May 2014, 03:44:27 PM
The Earth and a Mars sized planet collided, the moon formed from the debris. Very quick summary.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 29 May 2014, 03:50:00 PM
Seems about right, I can live with that.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 29 May 2014, 03:56:48 PM
You'd better, or else we're gonna have issues, petal.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 29 May 2014, 03:57:50 PM
Settle doon kidda, or i'll knock ya doon.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Thursday 29 May 2014, 03:58:17 PM
Aren't we as in Earth and the Moon classed as a twin planet, no other plents have a moon like ours in our solar system or any of the exoplanets they have found around other stars??

That's something a sci-fi author came up with.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Thursday 29 May 2014, 04:01:32 PM
So the moon was a planet in its own right, we (earth) was struck by another body moving it closer to the moon's orbit?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_impact_hypothesis
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 29 May 2014, 04:09:37 PM
Im not really that arsed about the moon, I find it a bit s*** in the grand scheme of things.  I would go if I was ever offered the chance but as far as planetary bodies n moons go its a bit s***. Not my favourite space object.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Thursday 29 May 2014, 04:11:03 PM
:lol: Bit harsh on the moon, tbh.

What's your favorite space object then? We'll s*** on that.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 29 May 2014, 04:19:08 PM
:lol: Bit harsh on the moon, tbh.

What's your favorite space object then? We'll s*** on that.

S'pose blackholes are canny.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: cubaricho on Friday 30 May 2014, 07:12:05 PM
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-27632582

Amazing.  Just look at the displays ffs.  The future is now.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Friday 30 May 2014, 07:16:52 PM
Im not really that arsed about the moon, I find it a bit s*** in the grand scheme of things.  I would go if I was ever offered the chance but as far as planetary bodies n moons go its a bit s***. Not my favourite space object.

The moon doesnt give a s*** about you, either
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Friday 30 May 2014, 07:27:15 PM
The last episode of Mad Men got me thinking.  Will there every be an event like the moon landing again, where every single person is watching history being made on TV?  And will it happen in our lifetimes?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Friday 30 May 2014, 07:31:44 PM
9/11?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Friday 30 May 2014, 07:36:32 PM
Settle down Palin.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Friday 30 May 2014, 07:38:19 PM
:lol: Most of the world watched, and it certainly changed history. Ticks his boxes, imo.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Friday 30 May 2014, 07:55:53 PM
:lol: Most of the world watched, and it certainly changed history. Ticks his boxes, imo.

:lol:  I mean something like mankind doing something that's never been done before, breaking new ground, boldly going where no man has gone before.  Not a terrorist attack.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Revolution Number 9 on Friday 30 May 2014, 07:59:03 PM
First contact, if it ever happens.
Title: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Belfast Mags on Friday 30 May 2014, 08:13:40 PM
:lol: Most of the world watched, and it certainly changed history. Ticks his boxes, imo.

:lol:  I mean something like mankind doing something that's never been done before, breaking new ground, boldly going where no man has gone before.  Not a terrorist attack.

9/11 was it. Flying planes into world famous skyscrapers is about as bold as you can get IMO. Everyone remembers where they were when it happened
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Hudson on Friday 30 May 2014, 11:37:23 PM
Im not really that arsed about the moon, I find it a bit s*** in the grand scheme of things.  I would go if I was ever offered the chance but as far as planetary bodies n moons go its a bit s***. Not my favourite space object.

yet it's the second most important to object  for us to live on earth.

First contact, if it ever happens.

Already has. Just the public don't know it
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Saturday 31 May 2014, 12:09:32 AM
First contact, if it ever happens.

Already has. Just the public don't know it

   (http://i.imgur.com/KNWDGmy.png)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Belfast Mags on Saturday 31 May 2014, 01:01:30 AM
 :lol: :clap:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Tuesday 3 June 2014, 11:49:34 PM
Ooooh Spacey.

(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/14-151-hubble_2.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Andy on Wednesday 4 June 2014, 12:08:33 AM
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-27632582

Amazing.  Just look at the displays ffs.  The future is now.


1:30 onwards was just like watching Kerbal Space Program in ultra HD, except smoother, and without the explosion at the end
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 4 June 2014, 06:32:10 PM
Im not really that arsed about the moon, I find it a bit s*** in the grand scheme of things.  I would go if I was ever offered the chance but as far as planetary bodies n moons go its a bit s***. Not my favourite space object.

The moon doesnt give a s*** about you, either

Good!

I hate it!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 5 June 2014, 08:44:39 PM
HD Camera live stream from side of the iss.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/iss-hdev-payload

Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Thursday 5 June 2014, 08:47:28 PM
HD Camera live stream from side of the iss.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/iss-hdev-payload



:lol: Just in time to see the dark side of Earth.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 5 June 2014, 09:58:11 PM
:lol: Look now clever dick.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 11 June 2014, 10:37:57 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1fvMSs9cps
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Wednesday 11 June 2014, 10:59:51 PM
Holy s***.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Wednesday 11 June 2014, 11:33:44 PM
I have no idea what I just watched, but it was both large and impressive.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Wednesday 11 June 2014, 11:48:16 PM
It still amazes me that everything we see is actually in the past, it's obviously not a hard thing to grasp, but what we see of the sun is 7 mins in the past, and to think everything we are seeing could have happened millions if not billions of years in the past, and that area of space could look so different now to how we see it currently.

Going into alien speak now, who knows there could be an advanced alien civilisation out there that we can't see, as we a gassing millions of years into the past, hell even what we see from the closest star to our solar system occurred 4 years ago. If you think about it, if humans ever do want to travel the stars and a decent (warp) speed, it is going to be so hard to find a planet that is inhabitable, not just because it would be like finding a needle in a hay stack, but if we do find a planet that suits our needs, what we are seeing of that planet could be thousand even millions of years ago to our eye's, so when we get there it could be a ruin and completely different to how we see it back here on earth.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Thursday 12 June 2014, 12:13:24 AM
I have no idea what I just watched, but it was both large and impressive.


Supernova, shirley?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Belfast Mags on Thursday 12 June 2014, 12:13:33 AM
We will never find any other advanced life forms because we will be extinct in the blink of a eye (in cosmic terms)
That not to say they aren't out there but our paths will never cross unfortunately
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 12 June 2014, 12:17:58 AM
I have no idea what I just watched, but it was both large and impressive.


Supernova, shirley?

4 year Hubble timelapse of a Stellar explosion.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 12 June 2014, 12:18:17 AM
We will never find any other advanced life forms because we will be extinct in the blink of a eye (in cosmic terms)
That not to say they aren't out there but our paths will never cross unfortunately

This.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Thursday 12 June 2014, 12:18:37 AM
It still amazes me that everything we see is actually in the past, it's obviously not a hard thing to grasp, but what we see of the sun is 7 mins in the past, and to think everything we are seeing could have happened millions if not billions of years in the past, and that area of space could look so different now to how we see it currently.

Going into alien speak now, who knows there could be an advanced alien civilisation out there that we can't see, as we a gassing millions of years into the past, hell even what we see from the closest star to our solar system occurred 4 years ago. If you think about it, if humans ever do want to travel the stars and a decent (warp) speed, it is going to be so hard to find a planet that is inhabitable, not just because it would be like finding a needle in a hay stack, but if we do find a planet that suits our needs, what we are seeing of that planet could be thousand even millions of years ago to our eye's, so when we get there it could be a ruin and completely different to how we see it back here on earth.

We'd have to find the planet first, though. If we ever get off this rock, we'd probably hop from place to place. We gotta conquer radiation first, though. We can barely get to Mars atm, iirc.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Thursday 12 June 2014, 12:19:00 AM
I have no idea what I just watched, but it was both large and impressive.


Supernova, shirley?

4 year Hubble timelapse of a Stellar explosion.

:lol: Isn't that the same s***?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 12 June 2014, 12:19:50 AM
:lol: Aye. I added the 4 year timelapse bit though before needlessly changing your terminology.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Thursday 12 June 2014, 12:19:59 AM
We will never find any other advanced life forms because we will be extinct in the blink of a eye (in cosmic terms)
That not to say they aren't out there but our paths will never cross unfortunately
There will obviously be a time when humans become extinct, but I reckon we will have a good spell before that happens. If dinosaurs can survive millions of year, why can't we we are a much smarter race (although that could be our downfall) and at the rate at which technology is evolving, I reckon we have a decent chance of  meeting a species of animal not native to this planet, whether they are advanced or not is another matter.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Thursday 12 June 2014, 12:21:43 AM
We will never find any other advanced life forms because we will be extinct in the blink of a eye (in cosmic terms)
That not to say they aren't out there but our paths will never cross unfortunately

(http://i.imgur.com/rPlu0Qe.jpg)

Give it time.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Thursday 12 June 2014, 12:24:25 AM
We will never find any other advanced life forms because we will be extinct in the blink of a eye (in cosmic terms)
That not to say they aren't out there but our paths will never cross unfortunately
There will obviously be a time when humans become extinct.

Get off Earth and we'll finally beat the dinosaurs. Get out of this solar system and we'll exist as long as this galaxy and Andromeda (which is going to collide with us in a few billion years) exist. Get out of a f***ing Galaxy and we'll be there to watch the universe die.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Belfast Mags on Thursday 12 June 2014, 12:27:39 AM
We will never find any other advanced life forms because we will be extinct in the blink of a eye (in cosmic terms)
That not to say they aren't out there but our paths will never cross unfortunately
There will obviously be a time when humans become extinct, but I reckon we will have a good spell before that happens. If dinosaurs can survive millions of year, why can't we we are a much smarter race (although that could be our downfall) and at the rate at which technology is evolving, I reckon we have a decent chance of  meeting a species of animal not native to this planet, whether they are advanced or not is another matter.

It certainly will. The major problem (notwithstanding the physical constrains) will be meet another species at the right maturity as ourselves to even communicate with.
We might come across a planet with Dinosaur equivalents, but what use would that be.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Thursday 12 June 2014, 12:28:41 AM
On a similar subject, why can't you travel faster then the speed of light? I have never really got the concept, at the end of the day that is just a certain speed, if something is powerful enough why can't you go above the speed of light.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Thursday 12 June 2014, 12:28:48 AM
We might come across a planet with Dinosaur equivalents, but what use would that be.

Brontosaurus bugers, ffs.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Belfast Mags on Thursday 12 June 2014, 12:30:45 AM
We will never find any other advanced life forms because we will be extinct in the blink of a eye (in cosmic terms)
That not to say they aren't out there but our paths will never cross unfortunately
There will obviously be a time when humans become extinct.

Get off Earth and we'll finally beat the dinosaurs. Get out of this solar system and we'll exist as long as this galaxy and Andromeda (which is going to collide with us in a few billion years) exist. Get out of a f***ing Galaxy and we'll be there to watch the universe die.

The human race has only managed power flight in the last 100 odd years. That's not even the blink of an eye tbh.
A super virus will most likely take care of us in the long run.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Thursday 12 June 2014, 12:31:01 AM
We might come across a planet with Dinosaur equivalents, but what use would that be.

Brontosaurus bugers, ffs.
McDonalds will open a restaurant, and still claim to use local ingredients. :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Belfast Mags on Thursday 12 June 2014, 12:32:09 AM
On a similar subject, why can't you travel faster then the speed of light? I have never really got the concept, at the end of the day that is just a certain speed, if something is powerful enough why can't you go above the speed of light.

Isn't it a universal constant or something like that?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 12 June 2014, 12:37:20 AM
Because photons have no mass.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 12 June 2014, 12:39:34 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_relativity

Knock yourselves out.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Thursday 12 June 2014, 12:41:08 AM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_relativity

Knock yourselves out.
Erm, eer, yeah that.
:yao:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Belfast Mags on Thursday 12 June 2014, 12:43:36 AM
Some light bedtime reading there  :)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Thursday 12 June 2014, 12:45:45 AM
http://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special_relativity

:lol: f***ing Branko.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 12 June 2014, 12:50:53 AM
:lol: I don't understand what I posted, for the record. I know of Special Relativity. I like the look of your link though :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Thursday 12 June 2014, 12:52:13 AM
:lol: I don't understand what I posted, for the record. I know of Special Relativity. I like the look of your link though :lol:

:lol: Yeah? Scroll down a bit.

:yao: Simple.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Thursday 12 June 2014, 04:35:18 AM
On a similar subject, why can't you travel faster then the speed of light? I have never really got the concept, at the end of the day that is just a certain speed, if something is powerful enough why can't you go above the speed of light.

Really interesting comment (http://www.reddit.com/r/explainlikeimfive/comments/22pi7o/eli5_why_does_light_travel/cgp58ml) on Reddit.

Why does light travel?

Quote
Everything, by nature of simply existing, is "moving" at the speed of light (which really has nothing to do with light: more on that later). Yes, that does include you.

Our understanding of the universe is that the way that we perceive space and time as separate things is, to be frank, wrong. They aren't separate: the universe is made of "spacetime," all one word. A year and a lightyear describe different things in our day to day lives, but from a physicist's point of view, they're actually the exact same thing (depending on what kind of physics you're doing).

In our day to day lives, we define motion as a distance traveled over some amount of time. However, if distances and intervals of time are the exact same thing, that suddenly becomes completely meaningless. "I traveled one foot for every foot that I traveled" is an absolutely absurd statement!

The way it works is that everything in the universe travels through spacetime at some speed which I'll call "c" for the sake of brevity. Remember, motion in spacetime is meaningless, so it makes sense that nothing could be "faster" or "slower" through spacetime than anything else. Everybody and everything travels at one foot per foot, that's just... how it works.

Obviously, though, things do seem to have different speeds. The reason that happens is that time and space are orthogonal, which is sort of a fancy term for "at right angles to each other." North and east, for example, are orthogonal: you can travel as far as you want directly to the north, but it's not going to affect where you are in terms of east/west at all.

Just like how you can travel north without traveling east, you can travel through time without it affecting where you are in space. Conversely, you can travel through space without it affecting where you are in time.

You're (presumably) sitting in your chair right now, which means you're not traveling through space at all. Since you have to travel through spacetime at c (speed of light), though, that means all of your motion is through time.

By the way, this is why time dilation happens: something that's moving very fast relative to you is moving through space, but since they can only travel through spacetime at c, they have to be moving more slowly through time to compensate (from your point of view).

Light, on the other hand, doesn't travel through time at all. The reason it doesn't is somewhat complicated, but it has to do with the fact that it has no mass.

Something that isn't moving that has mass can have energy: that's what E = mc2 means. Light has no mass, but it does have energy. If we plug the mass of light into E=mc2, we get 0, which makes no sense because light has energy. Hence, light can never be stationary.

Not only that, but light can never be stationary from anybody's perspective. Since, like everything else, it travels at c through spacetime, that means all of its "spacetime speed" must be through space, and none of it is through time.

So, light travels at c. Not at all by coincidence, you'll often hear c referred to as the "speed of light in a vacuum." Really, though, it's the speed that everything travels at, and it happens to be the speed that light travels through space at because it has no mass.

edit: By the way, this also covers the common ELI5 question of why nothing can ever travel faster than light, and why things with mass cannot travel at the speed of light. Since everything moves through spacetime at c, nothing can ever exceed it (and no, traveling backwards in time would not fix that). Also, things with mass can always be "stationary" from someone's perspective (like their own), so they always have to move through time at least a little bit, meaning they can never travel through space as fast as light does. They'd have to travel through spacetime faster than c to do that, which, again, is not possible.

edit: Holy s***, thank you for all the kind words.
To those of you asking questions, please do a quick look-through of the thread before you ask. I'm getting questions faster than I can answer them, and a lot of them are repeats that I have to just ignore.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Thursday 12 June 2014, 12:32:05 PM
For more of a mechanical answer just consider that to keep accelerating faster and faster requires more and more energy, eg to accelerate from 2mph to 3mph requires less energy than 102mph to 103mph. The difference in energy for that example will be minuscule, not even worth considering but when you reach speeds closer to the speed of light the energy required increases exponentially and tends towards c, the speed of light.

(http://i1216.photobucket.com/albums/dd372/DBKelley2/LorentzFactor-Graph.jpg)

Basically that graph shows energy required vs speed. The blue line will never meet the green, it will just keep growing. So in theory there is nothing to stop you getting to 0.99999999999999999999% the speed of light if you have a few universes of energy somewhere but you simply cannot reach it no matter how much energy you put behind something.

As to why that is then there are the mountains of philosophy posted above to wade through  :lol:


There's an equation (the relativistic kinetic energy one) in the following link which you can sit and put different masses and speeds into to see the energy required if you're as boring as me.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorentz_factor

If it's maths you prefer just look at that equation and you will see there is a  " 1 - v^2 / c^2 " term as a divider, as v tends to c, 1-v^2/c^2 tends to 0. It's this division by 0 (or rather the limit of this) which leads to the curve on the graph above.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: thewellander on Thursday 12 June 2014, 05:37:09 PM
Another explanation would be that we can't go faster than the speed of light because we actually live in a computer simulation of a universe, the designer of which programmed the universal speed limit as such. Because an artificial computer-generated universe is theoretically possible and duplicates of that universe could be created, it stands to reason that there is a greater chance we live in a computer-generated universe than an actual one. This, of course, is not a particularly useful explanation, but is one that blows people's minds at parties.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 12 June 2014, 05:48:18 PM
Is the speed of light in this computer programmers world the fastest possible speed, then?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: B-more Mag on Thursday 12 June 2014, 05:51:15 PM
Worst programmer ever.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Thursday 12 June 2014, 06:21:54 PM
Space and time are linked.  You're always moving at a constant speed, c, which is divided between space and time.  The less you move in space, the more you move in time and vice-versa.  Light doesn't move in time at all, so all of its speed (c) is in space, which is the maximum possible.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Thursday 12 June 2014, 06:40:19 PM
Space and time are linked.  You're always moving at a constant speed, c, which is divided between space and time.  The less you move in space, the more you move in time and vice-versa.  Light doesn't move in time at all, so all of its speed (c) is in space, which is the maximum possible.

Is this reasoning not slightly flawed as light isn't always travelling at c?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Slarth on Thursday 12 June 2014, 09:33:29 PM
If the speed of light is constant, how does a blackhole come into it?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 12 June 2014, 10:53:42 PM
Even light can be affected by gravity.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Slarth on Thursday 12 June 2014, 10:56:32 PM
But I thought the speed of light was constant, if gravity effects it then it can be altered?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Thursday 12 June 2014, 11:03:58 PM
Sorry, c is the speed of light in a vacuum.  I oversimplified. 
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Slarth on Thursday 12 June 2014, 11:06:30 PM
So c is constant but in space it does have variables, if you could create a gravity field for example that could increase the speed of light (or decrease it)?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Thursday 12 June 2014, 11:13:39 PM
How would gravity increase the speed of light?  In a vacuum, light travels at c, no faster.  In a medium, it slows slightly (kind of like friction).

Black holes don't slow light  The reason light can't escape is that they bend space around itself, meaning speed doesn't matter.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Thursday 12 June 2014, 11:18:25 PM
So c is constant but in space it does have variables, if you could create a gravity field for example that could increase the speed of light (or decrease it)?

Higher gravity slows time, so light can still be going at 300 million metres/second locally, it's just that a second at that location lasts a lot longer than, well, a second.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Slarth on Thursday 12 June 2014, 11:26:41 PM
I get it now, sorry for being a dunce
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: B-more Mag on Friday 13 June 2014, 12:21:27 AM
Can anyone explain this whole universe expanding business? If the universe is everything, then it can't really expand, can it? Expansion is comparative and would require something to measure against, wouldn't it? If the universe is everything then there's nothing else to measure expansion against.

Also, thanks liberal arts education.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Friday 13 June 2014, 01:10:57 AM
Can anyone explain this whole universe expanding business? If the universe is everything, then it can't really expand, can it? Expansion is comparative and would require something to measure against, wouldn't it? If the universe is everything then there's nothing else to measure expansion against.

Also, thanks liberal arts education.

If the universe is everything then it isn't expanding into anything by definition. If the universe isn't everything then it is expanding into something but since we're confined to the universe we have no way of telling what that something is. Either way it doesn't matter with how scientists have defined expansion.

I don't see expansion necessarily as comparative but I suppose it is since you compare anything you say to be expanding to its surroundings even if you don't realise.. but anyway its more of a stretch if anything, the way I was taught at school is to imagine you've got a deflated balloon and you draw two dots on it and then you blow it up. The dots represent galaxies and the balloon is the universe. But it gets a bit tricky since the distance between two points in the universe doesn't change with the expansion, because the distance between the two points has also expanded. There's a point at which expansion is overwhelmed by local forces such as gravity which is why we aren't expanding too but I haven't a clue how or why that is.

So then you say well how can we tell if the distance doesn't change, well if you know that red as a colour has a longer wavelength than blue/purple and you've ever heard a car coming towards you and then moving away you can picture it. If we observe something bright in a far off galaxy, of which we know the conditions/composition eg a supernova, we can compare the light reaching earth to the light spectra we get from lab values here on earth. What we see is that light from supernovae far off is more red than expected which shows a stretching of the wavelength which implies that the supernova is moving away from us (as we are from it), just like how soundwaves from a car stretch out after it has passed us.


that's only a-level stuff there might be someone on here with a physics degree who will tell you I'm entirely wrong but that's how I understand it to be  :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Friday 13 June 2014, 02:07:13 AM
:lol: The whole "What is the Universe....in?!" s*** constantly has me like

(http://i.imgur.com/7WdKcPv.gif)

Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Friday 13 June 2014, 08:55:27 AM
:lol: The whole "What is the Universe....in?!" s*** constantly has me like

(http://i.imgur.com/7WdKcPv.gif)



Milk,  the universe is in milk.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Friday 13 June 2014, 09:18:26 AM
Physics is ridiculous.  I'm glad I chose the easy option and went into genetics.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Friday 13 June 2014, 10:38:00 AM
:lol: The whole "What is the Universe....in?!" s*** constantly has me like

(http://i.imgur.com/7WdKcPv.gif)



Milk,  the universe is in milk.

It's turtles all the way down
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Jimburst on Friday 13 June 2014, 10:57:09 AM
Physics is ridiculous.  I'm glad I chose the easy option and went into genetics.

:lol: Yes. I love physics, and I tell myself I didn't do it cos I hate maths, but in reality half the time I just don't f***ing get it. I love feeling that out of my depth, but not professionally.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 2 July 2014, 09:29:01 PM
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/meet-the-nasa-employee-whose-job-it-is-to-sniff-everything-before-it-goes-into-space-9579047.html?origin=internalSearch
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Saturday 19 July 2014, 07:18:07 PM
http://www.iflscience.com/space/canada-and-nasa-partner-intercept-potentially-hazardous-asteroid
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Saturday 19 July 2014, 07:58:11 PM
http://www.iflscience.com/space/canada-and-nasa-partner-intercept-potentially-hazardous-asteroid


Doing something now to save Earth in 2180 is incredible.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Saturday 19 July 2014, 08:22:51 PM
Physics is ridiculous.  I'm glad I chose the easy option and went into genetics.

:lol: Yes. I love physics, and I tell myself I didn't do it cos I hate maths, but in reality half the time I just don't f***ing get it. I love feeling that out of my depth, but not professionally.

I have a degree in it, and half the time I just don't f***ing get it.  So don't feel bad.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 23 July 2014, 04:19:54 PM
http://www.iflscience.com/space/black-holes-may-collapse-their-exact-opposites-white-holes

Is this article saying, essentially, that even though there is a theorised black hole at the centre of most, if not all, galaxies, that there actually won't be a black hole there any more, but it's effects still are, being the reason why everything is being attracted to it, even though it's no longer a black hole?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Wednesday 23 July 2014, 04:22:18 PM
http://www.iflscience.com/space/black-holes-may-collapse-their-exact-opposites-white-holes

Is this article saying, essentially, that even though there is a theorised black hole at the centre of most, if not all, galaxies, that there actually won't be a black hole there any more, but it's effects still are, being the reason why everything is being attracted to it, even though it's no longer a black hole?

f*** knows.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Thursday 24 July 2014, 01:22:58 AM
Yes it is basically saying that.  Spacetime around the black hole, well beyond its event horizon, has been distorted so much that essentially it is as if the black hole is still there.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 30 July 2014, 12:34:27 AM
Live Launch in 10 mins.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/6540154
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Wednesday 30 July 2014, 12:40:32 AM
Man, watching this whole "How rockets work" thing...I was so close to getting it right on Kerbal Space Program. Son of a bitch.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Wednesday 30 July 2014, 08:27:27 AM
(http://img.ffffound.com/static-data/assets/6/0b03fda489ac03e5f866a6054f67fc3da93a9af0_m.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Thursday 31 July 2014, 02:17:03 AM
:lol: :lol: f*** the f*** off.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 31 July 2014, 01:15:36 PM
:lol: Decky cracks me up, man.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: mickthemagpie on Thursday 31 July 2014, 08:11:43 PM
Physics is ridiculous.  I'm glad I chose the easy option and went into genetics.

Smart arse. When are you b******s going to come up with a cure for baldness?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Thursday 31 July 2014, 09:12:58 PM
:lol: Decky cracks me up, man.

:lol: Bullshit.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Friday 1 August 2014, 04:27:33 AM
Mike is nothing but a hater. f*** you Mike.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Wednesday 6 August 2014, 02:39:55 PM
http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Rosetta/Highlights/Postcards_from_Rosetta
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Friday 8 August 2014, 01:19:19 PM
Western Australia:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BuggAkdCEAEMO8i.jpg:large)

:sweetjesus:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Friday 8 August 2014, 01:33:22 PM
Nice
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Village Idiot on Saturday 9 August 2014, 12:15:55 PM
Nice

No, it's Australia.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Monday 8 September 2014, 05:16:42 PM
Stephen Hawking seems to have turned into the man with the sandwich board that says: "The end is nigh."

Not only has he warned us that aliens might destroy us, but he's also been worrying that artificial intelligence might do the same.

Now he's perceiving a threat that might not merely put an end to Earth, but to the whole Universe.

As the UK's Sunday Times reports, Hawking is worried about the God particle. This, discovered by physicists during experiments within CERN's Large Hadron Collider, is a vital ingredient to explaining why things in our world have mass.

However, in a preface to a new book called "Starmus" -- a collection of lectures gives by famous scientists and astronomers -- Hawking worried that the Higgs Boson might become unstable.

He wrote: "The Higgs potential has the worrisome feature that it might become metastable at energies above 100bn gigaelectronvolts (GeV)."

What might this lead to? Hawkins explained: "This could mean that the universe could undergo catastrophic vacuum decay, with a bubble of the true vacuum expanding at the speed of light. This could happen at any time and we wouldn't see it coming."

Before you prepare your loved ones for an evacuation to some distant star, Hawking did offer some hope with, it seems, a wry smile: "A particle accelerator that reaches 100bn GeV would be larger than Earth, and is unlikely to be funded in the present economic climate."

In essence, then, his fears might be theoretically valid, but their likelihood of actually coming to pass is somewhat smaller than that of the New York Jets winning the next Super Bowl.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Monday 8 September 2014, 05:34:02 PM
there is fck all we could do about it.  may as well just carry on killing each other ourselves.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Monday 8 September 2014, 06:01:49 PM
In essence, then, his fears might be theoretically valid, but their likelihood of actually coming to pass is somewhat smaller than that of the New York Jets winning the next Super Bowl.

:lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Monday 8 September 2014, 06:10:58 PM
In essence, then, his fears might be theoretically valid, but their likelihood of actually coming to pass is somewhat smaller than that of the New York Jets winning the next Super Bowl.

:lol: :lol:
Not going to lie, I was hoping that you supported them :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Monday 8 September 2014, 06:15:57 PM
In essence, then, his fears might be theoretically valid, but their likelihood of actually coming to pass is somewhat smaller than that of the New York Jets winning the next Super Bowl.

:lol: :lol:
Not going to lie, I was hoping that you supported them :lol:

You've never said a meaner thing to me.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 8 September 2014, 11:59:44 PM
Here, man. Don't go sullying the Space thread with American Football nonsense.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 9 September 2014, 12:19:09 AM
Yeah GTFO with that s*** man Mike, man.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Tuesday 9 September 2014, 12:20:09 AM
Yeah, Mike. You f***ing massive rectangular table spoon.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Tuesday 9 September 2014, 12:20:12 AM
Here, man. Don't go sullying the Space thread with American Football nonsense.

Wouldn't want to be too American in the motherfucking space thread. Not like we went to the f***ing moon or anything.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Tuesday 9 September 2014, 12:21:32 AM
Here, man. Don't go sullying the Space thread with American Football nonsense.

Wouldn't want to be too American in the motherfucking space thread. Not like we went to the f***ing moon or anything.

:lol: The nationality doesn't gave any bearing, Mr Touchy. Just the sport.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Tuesday 9 September 2014, 12:22:31 AM
:lol: I was just saying.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 9 September 2014, 12:23:03 AM
Did you play American football on the Moon motherfucker? Gan back to your thread man ya knacker.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Tuesday 9 September 2014, 12:28:08 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/2htjRmy.jpg)

:lol: I'll let the thread return to y'all wondering what kinda cool s*** Japan, Russia and USA will do next up there.

fwiw, I didn't even say s***!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 9 September 2014, 12:31:01 AM
:lol: Only f***ing with you.

The Moon is too easy, the European Space Agency want a challenge.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Tuesday 9 September 2014, 12:32:11 AM
You came in here, waving your flag and chanting your name. I saw the 'death to commy scum' post before you deleted it.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Tuesday 9 September 2014, 12:33:50 AM
:lol: I know it's hard, England. It's a motherfucker because every time we send you some fuel to launch a rocket you end up drinking it.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 9 September 2014, 12:36:17 AM
The Americans still paying Russia for a seat into space?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Tuesday 9 September 2014, 12:36:27 AM
:lol: I know it's hard, England. It's a motherfucker because every time we send you some fuel to launch a rocket you end up drinking it.
Your on full douchbage mode tonight. :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Tuesday 9 September 2014, 12:37:50 AM
The Americans still paying Russia for a seat into space?

:lol: You still watching from Earth, motherfucker?

:lol: Sitting on the curb, laughing at the man taking a cab. f*** outta here.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Tuesday 9 September 2014, 12:38:06 AM
:lol: I know it's hard, England. It's a motherfucker because every time we send you some fuel to launch a rocket you end up drinking it.
Your on full douchbage mode tonight. :lol:

:lol: All I did today was hate the NY Jets. I didn't do s***.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 9 September 2014, 12:38:41 AM
:lol: f*** I forgot Mike was an astronaut and not just a lowly Earth dweller like the rest of us.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 9 September 2014, 12:39:19 AM
Watching from Earth too. You ever hear of Rosetta motherfucker?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Tuesday 9 September 2014, 12:41:02 AM
:yao: I can't hear you from Space, son. Sound doesn't work like that. But you don't know that cause the last thing y'all built was made of wood.


:lol: All I did was laugh at a line from the f***ing article, you god damn dicks. NUFC54 posted it and escaped unscathed!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 9 September 2014, 12:42:57 AM
:yao: I can't hear you from Space, son. Sound doesn't work like that. But you don't know that cause the last thing y'all built was made of wood.


:lol: All I did was laugh at a line from the f***ing article, you god damn dicks. NUFC54 posted it and escaped unscathed!

You're in space? Wonder how the Russians are spending your $70m.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Tuesday 9 September 2014, 12:45:55 AM
:lol: I just don't like the Jets, is all.

Let's talk about that Japanese mission to mine an asteroid, or something.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Tuesday 9 September 2014, 12:53:25 AM
:yao: I can't hear you from Space, son. Sound doesn't work like that. But you don't know that cause the last thing y'all built was made of wood.


:lol: All I did was laugh at a line from the f***ing article, you god damn dicks. NUFC54 posted it and escaped unscathed!
(http://wac.450f.edgecastcdn.net/80450F/thefw.com/files/2013/05/0hgyoKm.gif)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Thursday 2 October 2014, 01:02:54 AM
http://youtu.be/tq6be-CZJ3w

http://youtu.be/Fi30zjQhtWY
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 7 October 2014, 10:09:19 PM
http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/2ile4v/iama_nasa_planetary_scientist_ask_me_anything
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Pixelphish on Thursday 9 October 2014, 08:52:24 PM
http://mars.nasa.gov/participate/send-your-name/orion-first-flight/#name-form
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Thursday 9 October 2014, 10:25:32 PM
Construction of Giant Telescope in Hawaii Begins Amid Protests

http://www.space.com/27374-giant-telescope-construction-hawaii-protests.html?cmpid=514630_20141009_33199816

(http://upload.contextoptional.com/20141009083006324814.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Thursday 9 October 2014, 11:25:06 PM
Pele the Fire Goddess will just have to suck it up for the sake of progress.

And Ku the God of War can go f*** himself anyway.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Pixelphish on Monday 20 October 2014, 05:13:24 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/SdV2iU7.png)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Monday 20 October 2014, 05:17:11 PM
:lol:

Anyone got a link to the original clip of the "ALIENS" guy?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Monday 20 October 2014, 08:02:58 PM
Working at a conference center, one of our guests was an astrophysicist at Stanford doing work for the U.S. Department of Energy on dark matter. Really interesting guy, wish I had had more time to chat with him. It's a subject I find endlessly fascinating, but of course it's way beyond my rudimentary understanding of physics.

:boringmilner: carry on.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Pixelphish on Monday 20 October 2014, 08:27:16 PM
Ayyy lmao.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Monday 20 October 2014, 08:51:31 PM
:lol:

Anyone got a link to the original clip of the "ALIENS" guy?

:lol: Don't look it up, and don't ever watch that show. You will have a rage stroke.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Monday 27 October 2014, 12:12:17 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/DgePWQa.png)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Monday 27 October 2014, 01:53:39 AM
We got there. Mankind, we're capable of some s***. See you all on Mars.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Monday 27 October 2014, 01:54:47 AM
It's crazy.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Monday 27 October 2014, 01:57:07 AM
It's funny to think that people in the future will laugh at this s***. This is us taking the first 50 mile flight. When people see the trans-atlantic s*** those Apollo guys will be mocked.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Monday 27 October 2014, 02:49:37 AM
It's funny to think that people in the future will laugh at this s***. This is us taking the first 50 mile flight. When people see the trans-atlantic s*** those Apollo guys will be mocked.

:lol: We don't laugh at the Vikings, Magellan and Zheng He, do we? They went to the moon in a box with less computing power than your phone.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Monday 27 October 2014, 03:42:53 AM
If it weren't for the moon spiders we'd be living there. Damn the moon is f***ed up as hell
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Monday 27 October 2014, 09:47:18 AM
It's funny to think that people in the future will laugh at this s***. This is us taking the first 50 mile flight. When people see the trans-atlantic s*** those Apollo guys will be mocked.

:lol: We don't laugh at the Vikings, Magellan and Zheng He, do we? They went to the moon in a box with less computing power than your phone.

Its not that much of an achievement to drive to film set of the moon  :hmm:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: firetotheworks on Monday 27 October 2014, 10:03:22 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/DgePWQa.png)


You can fit the distance between the Earth and the moon inside the sun's diameter almost 4 times as well.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Monday 27 October 2014, 10:07:10 AM
It's funny to think that people in the future will laugh at this s***. This is us taking the first 50 mile flight. When people see the trans-atlantic s*** those Apollo guys will be mocked.

:lol: We don't laugh at the Vikings, Magellan and Zheng He, do we? They went to the moon in a box with less computing power than your phone.

Gotta laugh at Columbus, though. Man was an idiot and extremely lucky not to get everyone killed.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 01:22:45 PM
It's funny to think that people in the future will laugh at this s***. This is us taking the first 50 mile flight. When people see the trans-atlantic s*** those Apollo guys will be mocked.

:lol: We don't laugh at the Vikings, Magellan and Zheng He, do we? They went to the moon in a box with less computing power than your phone.

We don't, but do you think people living on different planets in different solar systems will give a s*** about the vikings? :lol: The guys on the Moon will still be regarded as heros because they were the first, so I'm wrong there, but everything being achieved right now (with the exception of Mars) won't be remembered.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 01:26:40 PM
It's funny to think that people in the future will laugh at this s***. This is us taking the first 50 mile flight. When people see the trans-atlantic s*** those Apollo guys will be mocked.

:lol: We don't laugh at the Vikings, Magellan and Zheng He, do we? They went to the moon in a box with less computing power than your phone.

We don't, but do you think people living on different planets in different solar systems will give a s*** about the vikings? :lol: The guys on the Moon will still be regarded as heros because they were the first, so I'm wrong there, but everything being achieved right now (with the exception of Mars) won't be remembered.

:lol: Game recognizes game. People that went to the moon recognize the bravery and courage it took to trust some lights in the sky and head out where no land could be seen. People that go to Mars and beyond will recognize it too. Bad motherfuckers are bad motherfuckers regardless of when they lived.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 01:31:39 PM
I think in the future people will mock our lack of ambition. They'll see the Moon landings and see Mars over 60 years later and wonder what happened. God knows when the next milestone will be after Mars. I'm sure there'll be another big war to fund and stop progress.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 01:34:53 PM
I think in the future people will mock our lack of ambition. They'll see the Moon landings and see Mars over 60 years later and wonder what happened. God knows when the next milestone will be after Mars. I'm sure there'll be another big war to fund and stop progress.

They'll know what happened. We stopped giving a s***. It'll be one of the many marks on us as a century and a generation.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 01:55:17 PM
Wasn't the moon landing basically a result of the pissing contest between the US and the USSR?

We'll probably have to wait for China to really get its s*** together before America feel compelled to whip it out and measure dicks again.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 01:58:12 PM
Wasn't the moon landing basically a result of the pissing contest between the US and the USSR?

We'll probably have to wait for China to really get its s*** together before America feel compelled to whip it out and measure dicks again.

Yeah USSR was ahead of the USA for a while...then the USA went all out for the moon.

I hnestly think we'd get there together as a planet rather than rival nations. Space exploration is way to expensive for one nation.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 02:00:13 PM
Wasn't the moon landing basically a result of the pissing contest between the US and the USSR?

We'll probably have to wait for China to really get its s*** together before America feel compelled to whip it out and measure dicks again.

:lol: USA doesn't like doing things together when there's credit to be taken. This whole kumbaya s*** will never work as long as we're around.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 02:03:13 PM
The US beat Russia to the Moon, but Russia are the fathers of space travel. If it wasn't for Russia we wouldn't have the ISS - The US took ages and spent billions designing stations that were never even put in to development. Mir may look s*** now, but at the time it was a marvel. Maybe not have even had Shuttle without Russia - When the Soviets began to crumble that's when they conceded to the US.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 02:04:48 PM
The US beat Russia to the Moon, but Russia are the fathers of space travel. If it wasn't for Russia we wouldn't have the ISS - The US took ages and spent billions designing stations that were never even put in to development. Mir may look s*** now, but at the time it was a marvel. Maybe not have even had Shuttle without Russia - When the Soviets began to crumble that's when they conceded to the US.

tl;dr version:

(http://i.imgur.com/SrfVH06.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 02:06:15 PM
Thing is, if the Asians get together they'll takeover from the Americans. India and China have so much potential, if they combined their efforts and pulled in some of those oil rich nations for finance they could be capable of anything. The Russians would probably chip in too.

With the exception of the Space Launch System and Orion, the US is relying heavily on the likes of Boeing, Sierra Nevada and Space X to even just get into space. Buying seats from the Russians was a ridiculous step back for them. I still can't even believe they did that s*** for so long. :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 02:07:09 PM
:lol: Yeah but as soon as someone looks like they're about to do something cool, we'll get agitated and start up again. Space belongs to the USA.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: neesy111 on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 02:08:19 PM
Space belongs to the USA.

f*** off.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 02:10:36 PM
:lol: Yeah but as soon as someone looks like they're about to do something cool, we'll get agitated and start up again. Space belongs to the USA.

Can the US even compete with the combined Asian nations? If you show congress how much this s*** costs they'll just decide to buy another couple of aircraft carriers.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 02:15:04 PM
:lol: Yeah but as soon as someone looks like they're about to do something cool, we'll get agitated and start up again. Space belongs to the USA.

Can the US even compete with the combined Asian nations? If you show congress how much this s*** costs they'll just decide to buy another couple of aircraft carriers.

:lol: Give these elected frauds some s*** they can say happened on their watch and they'll be for it immediately. If some people who had the temerity to not be born white are trying to do something incredible, we'll swoop in there and do our absolute best to beat them to it.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 02:18:11 PM
You's paid the Russians, your biggest rivals, over 100 million dollars per seat into space man. I don't think you's give a s*** about pride in space no more. :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 02:19:14 PM
You's paid the Russians, your biggest rivals, over 100 million dollars per seat into space man. I don't think you's give a s*** about pride in space no more. :lol:

:lol: There's a difference between hitching a ride into LEO and going to god damn Mars.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 02:24:22 PM
You's paid the Russians, your biggest rivals, over 100 million dollars per seat into space man. I don't think you's give a s*** about pride in space no more. :lol:

:lol: There's a difference between hitching a ride into LEO and going to god damn Mars.

The US is testing the SLS and Orion over the next few years man, you's are going to Mars. It's just a question if Space X can do it first for South Africa, and even that s***s unlikely. Some of the s*** NASA has planned for our lifetime is class, but I can't help but feel in 100 years they'll be behind Asia, not that you give a f***. :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 02:26:04 PM
Space belongs to the USA.

f*** off.

Microwaving beans in space.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 02:26:30 PM
:lol: I still believe in us. We're fueled by insults. Someone else goes to our moon and we'll finally get p*ssed.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 02:27:01 PM
According to Gary McKinnon the USA and its allies already have off world officers.  : :hmm:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 02:28:15 PM
:lol: I still believe in us. We're fueled by insults. Someone else goes to our moon and we'll finally get p*ssed.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_proposed_missions_to_the_Moon#Manned_missions

:lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: B-more Mag on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 02:30:13 PM
:lol: I still believe in us. We're fueled by insults. Someone else goes to our moon and we'll finally get p*ssed.

:lol: American ingenuity courtesy of jealousy and spite.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 02:35:35 PM
:lol: I still believe in us. We're fueled by insults. Someone else goes to our moon and we'll finally get p*ssed.

:lol: American ingenuity courtesy of jealousy and spite.

:lol: The country was founded out of jealousy and spite, why would we ever change?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 03:31:28 PM
I bet mankind never goes further than Mars.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 03:32:33 PM
I bet mankind never goes further than Mars.

Easy...
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 03:42:35 PM
I bet mankind never goes further than Mars.

If we can create planes that can leave the atmosphere, I reckon anything's possible.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 03:43:15 PM
I bet mankind never goes further than Mars.

If we can get to Mars, we can get to Titan.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 04:10:40 PM
It takes little effort (relatively speaking) to get to places locally when you're in Earth orbit. I think it takes less fuel to get to Mars than the Moon for example because of aerobraking etc. There's no way we won't leave the solar system though because eventually we will colonise it as best we can and interstellar travel will be the next step forward. Eventually we'll find a new source for propulsion as well (several methods are currently being researched).

The way I see it is, we'll either create crafts capable of interstellar travel by sheer speed from Earth, or we'll get there with stepping stones, bases orbiting other planets etc, but it will happen. Even building massive ships capable of sustaining life for generations is a possibility in the far future. The way technology is developing now God knows what we'll be doing in 100s or 1000s of years time.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 04:15:55 PM
It takes little effort (relatively speaking) to get to places locally when you're in Earth orbit. I think it takes less fuel to get to Mars than the Moon for example because of aerobraking etc. There's no way we won't leave the solar system though because eventually we will colonise it as best we can and interstellar travel will be the next step forward. Eventually we'll find a new source for propulsion as well (several methods are currently being researched).

The way I see it is, we'll either create crafts capable of interstellar travel by sheer speed from Earth, or we'll get there with stepping stones, bases orbiting other planets etc, but it will happen. Even building massive ships capable of sustaining life for generations is a possibility in the far future. The way technology is developing now God knows what we'll be doing in 100s or 1000s of years time.

Most likely base hopping i think, with local ships/craft covering areas of the solar system.

Earth orbit to the moon, moon to mars and so on.

Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 04:21:17 PM
We already have the technology to make it to Mars direct without needing a refuelling/resupplying mission to the Moon. That's where we are now, imagine where we'll be in a thousand years. The biggest obstacle with this s*** is how people survive during the travelling and how they leave their family on Earth possibly forever depending on how far away they travel. Suspended animation is a thing is science fiction now but I've no doubt we'll crack that eventually, and once that happens anything is possible. The only thing stopping humanity doing incredible things is war. We could quite easily wipe ourselves out or set ourselves back a few centuries at any time.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 04:42:47 PM
We already have the technology to make it to Mars direct without needing a refuelling/resupplying mission to the Moon. That's where we are now, imagine where we'll be in a thousand years. The biggest obstacle with this s*** is how people survive during the travelling and how they leave their family on Earth possibly forever depending on how far away they travel. Suspended animation is a thing is science fiction now but I've no doubt we'll crack that eventually, and once that happens anything is possible. The only thing stopping humanity doing incredible things is war. We could quite easily wipe ourselves out or set ourselves back a few centuries at any time.

Or gentically modify humans for space travel.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 04:50:15 PM
It's been discussed in the book thread, but anyone interested in this sort of s*** need to read The Martian by Andy Weir.  Tells a plausible story about what our missions to Mars could be like.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 04:50:19 PM
You's paid the Russians, your biggest rivals, over 100 million dollars per seat into space man. I don't think you's give a s*** about pride in space no more. :lol:

Ugh.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 04:50:51 PM
The US beat Russia to the Moon, but Russia are the fathers of space travel. If it wasn't for Russia we wouldn't have the ISS - The US took ages and spent billions designing stations that were never even put in to development. Mir may look s*** now, but at the time it was a marvel. Maybe not have even had Shuttle without Russia - When the Soviets began to crumble that's when they conceded to the US.

tl;dr version:

(http://i.imgur.com/SrfVH06.jpg)

:lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 04:51:30 PM
Thing is, if the Asians get together they'll takeover from the Americans. India and China have so much potential, if they combined their efforts and pulled in some of those oil rich nations for finance they could be capable of anything. The Russians would probably chip in too.

With the exception of the Space Launch System and Orion, the US is relying heavily on the likes of Boeing, Sierra Nevada and Space X to even just get into space. Buying seats from the Russians was a ridiculous step back for them. I still can't even believe they did that s*** for so long. :lol:

(http://southparkstudios.mtvnimages.com/images/shows/south-park/clip-thumbnails/season-9/0913/south-park-s09e13c10-mexican-space-program-16x9.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Froggy on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 04:57:01 PM
Decky has played far too much Kerbal.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 04:58:01 PM
You's paid the Russians, your biggest rivals, over 100 million dollars per seat into space man. I don't think you's give a s*** about pride in space no more. :lol:

Ugh.

:lol: Relax. The government.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 05:00:55 PM
You's paid the Russians, your biggest rivals, over 100 million dollars per seat into space man. I don't think you's give a s*** about pride in space no more. :lol:

Ugh.

:lol: Relax. The government.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 11:20:28 PM
:lol: I still believe in us. We're fueled by insults. Someone else goes to our moon and we'll finally get p*ssed.

So to kickstart the next wave of space exploration, I need to build me a rocket to take me to the moon, take a fat s*** on the lunar surface and wipe my arse with that silly flag?

Possibly also scrawl "Jesus loves gay sex and abortion" in 10km-high letters on the moon to bring the Republicans on board.

Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 11:21:49 PM
:lol: That would be sufficient, yes.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 11:25:33 PM
The US beat Russia to the Moon, but Russia are the fathers of space travel. If it wasn't for Russia we wouldn't have the ISS - The US took ages and spent billions designing stations that were never even put in to development. Mir may look s*** now, but at the time it was a marvel. Maybe not have even had Shuttle without Russia - When the Soviets began to crumble that's when they conceded to the US.

tl;dr version:

(http://i.imgur.com/SrfVH06.jpg)

:lol:

:lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: SEMTEX on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 11:31:18 PM
Space belongs to the USA.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR1El8nB0gk

:pokerface:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Tuesday 28 October 2014, 11:42:06 PM
Space belongs to the USA.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iR1El8nB0gk

:pokerface:
I shouldn't laugh :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Wednesday 29 October 2014, 02:27:13 AM
That's what they get for contracting.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Wednesday 29 October 2014, 07:47:55 AM
If jinxing is real that s*** is completely on Mike.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 29 October 2014, 08:45:59 AM
Tell you what America, if you can get Honey Boo Boo in space, I'll give you alittle bit of respect.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Wednesday 29 October 2014, 09:39:40 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvU9GZjBTzs
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Thursday 30 October 2014, 09:43:17 PM
NASA’s Orion Spacecraft received finishing touches today, marking the conclusion of construction on the first spacecraft designed to send humans into deep space beyond the moon, including a journey to Mars that begins with its first test flight Dec. 4.

Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1055jCk


(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t31.0-8/s960x960/1655742_10152776292026772_3148902374500634949_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Thursday 30 October 2014, 09:44:53 PM
FYI this is also the craft being used for the 2020's lunar and asteroid missions.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Thursday 30 October 2014, 09:48:27 PM
Decky has played far too much Kerbal.

This is my thing man. :lol: Dunno if I've rambled on about this s*** to you for ages before, maybe we'll do that in the pub after Interstellar next week.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Friday 31 October 2014, 02:17:51 AM
NASA’s Orion Spacecraft received finishing touches today, marking the conclusion of construction on the first spacecraft designed to send humans into deep space beyond the moon, including a journey to Mars that begins with its first test flight Dec. 4.

Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1055jCk


(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t31.0-8/s960x960/1655742_10152776292026772_3148902374500634949_o.jpg)

f*** yeah, NASA.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Weezertron on Friday 31 October 2014, 02:49:52 AM
I thought Nasa had it's funding cut? or did I dream that?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Si on Friday 31 October 2014, 03:05:46 AM
NASA’s Orion Spacecraft received finishing touches today, marking the conclusion of construction on the first spacecraft designed to send humans into deep space beyond the moon, including a journey to Mars that begins with its first test flight Dec. 4.

Details: http://go.nasa.gov/1055jCk


(https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/t31.0-8/s960x960/1655742_10152776292026772_3148902374500634949_o.jpg)

f*** yeah, NASA.

Get in.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Friday 31 October 2014, 03:13:51 AM
NASA is easily the most badass government agency in the world. We should be taking 2% of the budget away from the defense and giving it straight to NASA* to fund cool s***.

*And also to fund healthcare and education.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Friday 31 October 2014, 08:02:22 AM
I'm surprised at how little NASA actually gets given that they invent loads of valuable technology for Earth as well. People think it's just about space.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Friday 31 October 2014, 08:54:32 AM
Looks like a bottle of milk.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Friday 31 October 2014, 10:02:39 AM
Looks like a bottle of milk.

That's because of the fairings. It actually looks like this in space:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B1OBrdKIAAEX8HK.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Friday 31 October 2014, 10:02:51 AM
Does it, Gimp?  Really?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Friday 31 October 2014, 11:24:45 AM
How do I become an astronaut?  I genuinely have some cool ideas for experiments I could do in space!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Friday 31 October 2014, 11:26:59 AM
Does it, Gimp?  Really?

In the picture obn the other page is does.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 31 October 2014, 06:46:19 PM
http://gizmodo.com/virgin-galactic-experiences-first-major-accident-possi-1653360863

Virgin Galactic is reporting that there has been an "in-flight anomaly" aboard SpaceShip Two. There are unconfirmed reports that one of the two pilots is dead. The suborbital flight took off at 9:19am PDT from the Mojave Air and Spaceport in California. [Update: Virgin Galactic has confirmed that SpaceshipTwo has crashed but the status of the two pilots is still unknown.]

The reported anomaly came after SpaceShipTwo fired up its rocket engine in flight for the first time in more than nine months. Since then, Virgin Galactic has switched the plane's fuel mixture from a rubber-based compound to a plastic-based mix — in hopes that the new formulation would boost the hybrid rocket engine's performance.

(http://i.imgur.com/D1NUtEq.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ToonTastic on Friday 31 October 2014, 07:05:07 PM
One dead one seriously injured apparently.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Jill on Friday 31 October 2014, 07:10:20 PM
Sheeeeit.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: SEMTEX on Friday 31 October 2014, 08:37:21 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C1RqX47eek

presenter guy is annoying as s*** trying to interrupt her, idiot
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: neesy111 on Saturday 1 November 2014, 09:28:20 AM
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/ambitious-85m-plan-build-worlds-8028742
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Saturday 1 November 2014, 01:43:20 PM
:sweetjesus:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Saturday 1 November 2014, 01:52:25 PM
Are you reading The Martian, Brank?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Saturday 1 November 2014, 01:53:52 PM
Nah. I'm not really a big fiction, man. Not unless the author's Russian and long since dead.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Saturday 1 November 2014, 01:57:43 PM
Nah. I'm not really a big fiction, man. Not unless the author's Russian and long since dead.

:lol: Nah f*** that. Get a sample off Amazon or something.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Saturday 1 November 2014, 01:58:29 PM
:lol: I'll try, but I rarely succeed.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Saturday 1 November 2014, 02:25:59 PM
If you like space you'll love it.  For something set a couple of decades in the future it's incredibly realistic and plausible. 
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Friday 7 November 2014, 03:44:59 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZEdApyi9Vw
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Friday 7 November 2014, 05:55:39 PM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/11/06/forget-interstellar-americas-doing-less-to-travel-to-space-than-ever-before/?tid=rssfeed
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Friday 7 November 2014, 06:13:04 PM
45 years ago was the apex of our space program. What a travesty.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mr Logic on Friday 7 November 2014, 08:06:06 PM
Genuine question here - anyone ever hear of a planet emitting an electromagnetic pulse. I think stars are doing it all the time, but planets?

Apparently Mars emitted a massive pulse/explosion on Oct 19th as Comet Siding Spring (C/2013 A1) made a very close fly-by in its closest approach to the Sun. It was filmed by Dr. Fritz Helmut Hemmerich in the Canary Islands.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Friday 7 November 2014, 10:53:30 PM
45 years ago was the apex of our space program. What a travesty.

At least I have an iPhone!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Wednesday 12 November 2014, 09:25:06 AM
You can follow the comet landing here:

http://rosetta.esa.int/

(http://www.crossed-flag-pins.com/animated-flag-gif/gifs/European-Union_240-animated-flag-gifs.gif) :D
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toon Hoser on Wednesday 12 November 2014, 03:16:04 PM
The human race is about to land a spaceship on a flying comet, but some people would rather go wild over another picture of Kim Kardashian's giant comedy ass.

We deserve nothing.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Pixelphish on Wednesday 12 November 2014, 03:44:17 PM
EU EU EU EU EU
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Wednesday 12 November 2014, 03:47:20 PM
It's double the distance from the Sun as Mars.  It's the second farthest landing on a solar body ever made.  The first was when the ESA landed a probe on Titan.

The Moon belongs to the USA, space belongs to Europe.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 12 November 2014, 03:47:46 PM
The human race is about to land a spaceship on a flying comet, but some people would rather go wild over another picture of Kim Kardashian's giant comedy ass.

We deserve nothing.

The dumbing down of the human race!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Big Geordie on Wednesday 12 November 2014, 03:50:39 PM
The human race is about to land a spaceship on a flying comet, but some people would rather go wild over another picture of Kim Kardashian's giant comedy ass.

We deserve nothing.

Aye :thup:

Am tuning in to the landing - fingers crossed :)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Wednesday 12 November 2014, 03:54:20 PM
The first was when the ESA landed a probe on Titan.


That reminds me of this class video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fXwtDTk810s
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Pixelphish on Wednesday 12 November 2014, 04:00:07 PM
This stuff always blows my mind. A 2.5 mile wide rock, half a billion KM away, moving at 11km/s, and we've sent a god damn machine to land on it. Ridiculous.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Jimburst on Wednesday 12 November 2014, 04:02:25 PM
This stuff always blows my mind. A 2.5 mile wide rock, half a billion KM away, moving at 11km/s, and we've sent a god damn machine to land on it. Ridiculous.

:lol: When you think of it that way.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Pixelphish on Wednesday 12 November 2014, 04:03:59 PM
Looks like it's down!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Big Geordie on Wednesday 12 November 2014, 04:19:59 PM
:coolsmiley: It's a fantastic achievement :)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 12 November 2014, 04:20:30 PM
This stuff always blows my mind. A 2.5 mile wide rock, half a billion KM away, moving at 11km/s, and we've sent a god damn machine to land on it. Ridiculous.

Little steps.

Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: firetotheworks on Wednesday 12 November 2014, 04:23:21 PM
I take it there'll be no photos of this....for a while?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Wednesday 12 November 2014, 04:23:28 PM
It's double the distance from the Sun as Mars.  It's the second farthest landing on a solar body ever made.  The first was when the ESA landed a probe on Titan.

The Moon belongs to the USA, space belongs to Europe.

:yao: just until y'all start to really push far, then we'll take it from you.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 12 November 2014, 04:24:40 PM
It's double the distance from the Sun as Mars.  It's the second farthest landing on a solar body ever made.  The first was when the ESA landed a probe on Titan.

The Moon belongs to the USA, space belongs to Europe.

:yao: just until y'all start to really push far, then we'll take it from you.

we'll see.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: neesy111 on Wednesday 12 November 2014, 04:28:33 PM
Amazing achievement.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 12 November 2014, 04:29:27 PM
Amazing achievement.

Very much so.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Pixelphish on Wednesday 12 November 2014, 04:31:22 PM
It's double the distance from the Sun as Mars.  It's the second farthest landing on a solar body ever made.  The first was when the ESA landed a probe on Titan.

The Moon belongs to the USA, space belongs to Europe.

:yao: just until y'all start to really push far, then we'll take it from you.

(http://i.imgur.com/7vT5YWL.png)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toon Hoser on Wednesday 12 November 2014, 04:45:36 PM
Still, dat ass!   :coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Wednesday 12 November 2014, 10:37:43 PM
The guy in the office next to mine is being interviewed about this by all the UK newspapers, Reuters, CNN, etc.  It's kind of surreal, he's just a physics lecturer!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Thursday 13 November 2014, 12:22:50 AM
:coolsmiley: It's a fantastic achievement :)

It really is. Things like this re-boost my confidence in the inherent inquisitiveness of humanity, and go some way to offsetting the tidal wave of science denial.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Thursday 13 November 2014, 12:37:01 AM
Amazing achievement.

Very much so.

:thup:

This is what we should be investing in.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Thursday 13 November 2014, 12:39:37 AM
I really hope we discover some form of life out there in my life time. That'll hopefully signal an age were we invest more in space exploration and more people turn their backs on religion in favour of science. When they find out life on Earth isn't so unique in the Universe after all.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Thursday 13 November 2014, 05:01:28 AM
I really hope we discover some form of life out there in my life time. That'll hopefully signal an age were we invest more in space exploration and more people turn their backs on religion in favour of science. When they find out life on Earth isn't so unique in the Universe after all.

only way forward is space exploration. I would gladly put a large chunk of my taxes into that.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: leffe186 on Thursday 13 November 2014, 06:20:01 AM
:coolsmiley: It's a fantastic achievement :)

It really is. Things like this re-boost my confidence in the inherent inquisitiveness of humanity, and go some way to offsetting the tidal wave of science denial.

Parklife!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Big Geordie on Thursday 13 November 2014, 07:35:10 AM
Apparently they aren't sure that the probe is still there - the harpoons that were supposed to anchor it to the comet, didn't fire. Fingers crossed it's down and safe.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Thursday 13 November 2014, 08:58:00 AM
It's stable.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Big Geordie on Thursday 13 November 2014, 09:14:01 AM
It's stable.

:coolsmiley:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 13 November 2014, 10:44:14 AM
Nice!

Fantastic to think we could leave this machine on that lump of rock floating round the galaxy and it could potentially still be there after our civilisation has long gone...and maybe be found by other explorers.

Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Thursday 13 November 2014, 04:26:18 PM
(http://www.esa.int/var/esa/storage/images/esa_multimedia/images/2014/11/first_comet_panoramic/15051328-1-eng-GB/First_comet_panoramic_fullwidth.jpg?1415895955414)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toon Hoser on Thursday 13 November 2014, 08:10:33 PM
The size of the comet in relation to London.


(http://i62.tinypic.com/6e1ztf.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Thursday 13 November 2014, 08:45:13 PM
Planning an interception on something that small so far away and landing a small robot on it man. Mind blowing.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tsunami on Thursday 13 November 2014, 08:57:06 PM
Everything about our Universe blows my mind. I simply can't begin to understand how old or big it is or that there may an infinite number of other universes out there and others waiting for their own Big Bang moment.

It's almost inevitable that there has been/ is intelligent life out there somewhere and the chances are that we'll not last long enough as humans to discover it.

We need to find a way to colonise other worlds and somehow develop our knowledge of physics to make space travel what it needs to be to actually get anywhere in this Universe.

I think I read that the Earth has around 60 million years left as a habitable planet and that after that we'd have to move to Mars. As the Sun eventually heats up and dies we'll run out of local planets. Mind boggling and we're here for the first steps on what will be an epic journey.

I'd love to come back in say 10 million year gaps to see where we are and in which of those periods Nufc won their next trophy.

Space; utterly mind blowing.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Thursday 13 November 2014, 09:03:51 PM
Our galaxy is on a collision course with Andromeda too, although there's no guarantee it'll be disastrous. Our species needs to make strides to be intergalactic. I know it's impossible with today's science, but we need to make the baby steps to becoming interplanetary first. If we can even establish ourselves as interplanetary then we've probably bought ourselves a few hundred thousand years of existence. Go interstellar and we've probably bought millions of years, so anything is possible with regards to technology if we just get a move on.

It's ridiculous how a man made invention (money) is the biggest factor holding us back too. I wonder if there is intelligent life else ware if they have put restrictions on themselves like we have.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Thursday 13 November 2014, 09:04:16 PM
:lol:  Newcastle United won't be around in ten million years.  Humans won't even be around, and not necessarily because we've f***ed everything up and gone extinct.  Only 4 million years in the other direction and we looked like this.

(http://www.age-of-the-sage.org/evolution/ardi_human_origins.jpg)

Who's to say what we'd look like with ten million more years of evolution.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Thursday 13 November 2014, 09:06:07 PM
If we've branched out we'll look different all over the place.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Thursday 13 November 2014, 09:07:37 PM
I think it was Iain Banks who worked that into his books - humans had branched out over the galaxy, so they looked different from planet to planet - some had fur for example.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 13 November 2014, 09:10:07 PM
Some already do.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 13 November 2014, 09:11:42 PM
Been considering a NASA tattoo for a while. Without the NASA on, just the image. Probably look s***.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Thursday 13 November 2014, 09:12:04 PM
If we have top notch healthcare and life support and all that guff would there be evolution on that scale?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tsunami on Thursday 13 November 2014, 09:34:16 PM
Has Troll just announced the end of Nufc? End the world now.

Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toon Hoser on Thursday 13 November 2014, 10:10:02 PM
Olaf Stapledon's Last and First Men (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Last-And-First-S-F-MASTERWORKS/dp/185798806X) is a fantastic novel that speculates about how humanity will evolve over millions of years into the future.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Wullie on Friday 14 November 2014, 05:10:37 PM
One of the chief scientists has made a tearful apology after getting s*** on Twitter for wearing a "sexist" shirt with some cartoon women on it.

No wonder we're working so hard to explore new worlds because Earth has gone f***ing mental.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Friday 14 November 2014, 05:56:02 PM
That bullshit has no doubt made what should be one of the greatest moments in his life into a very bittersweet moment. f*** these self righteous b******s man. Sick of reading s**** like this.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Friday 14 November 2014, 06:30:45 PM
It's s*** like this that acts as a major roadblock to progress. It's not Spinal Tap's first Smell the Glove album cover. Did these people protest out in the streets when Aeon Flux was on MTV?

When I make a groundbreaking discovery, I am going to make sure that I have my favorite Porn Star cock Hall of Fame shirt on. Then at least they'll get their money's worth of self-righteousness, and entirely miss the achievement.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Flip on Friday 14 November 2014, 06:42:16 PM
I agree with what you all are saying. But that f***ing shirt :lol: :lol: f*** was he thinking?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Friday 14 November 2014, 06:56:12 PM
Wear a f***ing suit, man.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Friday 14 November 2014, 07:11:29 PM
f*** that. Peter North and John Holmes will be rightly well-represented when I make the announcement.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Friday 14 November 2014, 10:01:23 PM
:lol: People are really mad about that shirt?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Friday 14 November 2014, 10:04:15 PM
Are you not  :lol: ? It's a travesty
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Friday 14 November 2014, 10:07:53 PM
Are you not  :lol: ? It's a travesty

:lol: It's a god damn ugly shirt, but people are treating him like he's personally keeping women out of his field. His female friend made the shirt as a gift.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BONTEMPI on Friday 14 November 2014, 10:09:36 PM
One of the chief scientists has made a tearful apology after getting s*** on Twitter for wearing a "sexist" shirt with some cartoon women on it.

No wonder we're working so hard to explore new worlds because Earth has gone f***ing mental.

Maybe we can find some of those 4 titted green bitches that don't moan.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Friday 14 November 2014, 10:10:35 PM
Been considering a NASA tattoo for a while.

(http://media.giphy.com/media/BhZbrXnxa2Dba/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Saturday 15 November 2014, 05:14:16 AM
Always wanted to know what it was like inside Uranus...

http://www.iflscience.com/space/old-voyager-2-images-reveal-new-insight-inner-structure-uranus (http://www.iflscience.com/space/old-voyager-2-images-reveal-new-insight-inner-structure-uranus)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 15 November 2014, 09:07:26 AM
Even talking about it is detracting from a remarkable achievement. It's the human race looking a gift horse in the mouth.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Saturday 15 November 2014, 02:38:07 PM
Well that lasted long.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Saturday 15 November 2014, 03:55:26 PM
It deed?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Saturday 15 November 2014, 04:03:21 PM
What a shame.  Surely, forgive my ignorance, the comet will turn to the sun eventually exposing the panels?  Would it not like kickstart somewhere, then, randomly?

Love how awful that question could be. :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Saturday 15 November 2014, 04:17:03 PM
It's only sleeping. It did 9 out of the 10 planned experiments anyway. It's in a dark part of the comet were the Sun rarely hits, so it can't recharge it's batteries. It's not dead though, if it gets a charge they can turn it back on.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Saturday 15 November 2014, 04:18:05 PM
It's gone in to stand by. No power left and can't charge. It's not dead, though. It may be able to receive more sunlight as the comet circles the sun, depending upon the comet's 'seasons'. There's still hope for more activity in the future. It has drilled and sampled and sent data back.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Saturday 15 November 2014, 07:37:32 PM
It'll be in the sun in august 2015 they predicted so fingers crossed.


I assume there's a valid reason for using solar cells over plutonium rtg, aside from an irrational fear of nuclear energy.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tsunami on Saturday 15 November 2014, 08:08:03 PM
May be stupid but why couldn't they build any kind of self righting mechanism in it? Would a gyroscope work up there and if so you'd have thought they could've also built in some kind "jet" to nudge it without knocking it off the comet altogether (or anchor the legs independent of each other to stop this).

I find it strange that we can get something to land on a bloodly comet but then built in a safety measure to self right/ enable MC to put it right.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Saturday 15 November 2014, 08:36:54 PM
May be stupid but why couldn't they build any kind of self righting mechanism in it? Would a gyroscope work up there and if so you'd have thought they could've also built in some kind "jet" to nudge it without knocking it off the comet altogether (or anchor the legs independent of each other to stop this).

I find it strange that we can get something to land on a bloodly comet but then built in a safety measure to self right/ enable MC to put it right.

It was equipped with harpoons that were meant to fire into the comet thus anchoring it. They didn't fire as nitrocellulose doesn't ignite in a vacuum. They discovered this last year but claimed to have found a solution, either they didn't or it didn't work.

They have thrusters to move it but one involved in descent failed so instead of it slamming into the comet which was the plan it just sort of floated down which meant it bounced off and then landed some time later and rolled away into oblivion. The remaining thrusters cant fire to flip it because the lithium ion batteries have died - I think this is case.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Saturday 15 November 2014, 08:37:47 PM
I don't think they can remove the anchor from it. It must have some kind of RCS on it though surely?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 15 November 2014, 08:40:49 PM
The scale of what they've done is absolutely fantastic. It's a shame that a few things have failed, but overall the achievement is remarkable. As a race we should be immensely proud, which is a bit of a rare thing.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Saturday 15 November 2014, 08:47:06 PM
May be stupid but why couldn't they build any kind of self righting mechanism in it? Would a gyroscope work up there and if so you'd have thought they could've also built in some kind "jet" to nudge it without knocking it off the comet altogether (or anchor the legs independent of each other to stop this).

I find it strange that we can get something to land on a bloodly comet but then built in a safety measure to self right/ enable MC to put it right.

Overall mass, shape, fuel consumption and expense will have been major factors in its design. You could add all sorts of safety mechanisms, but would end up with trying to land a star cruiser on the comet.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tsunami on Saturday 15 November 2014, 08:53:33 PM
I don't think they can remove the anchor from it. It must have some kind of RCS on it though surely?

Am I right that 2 of the legs are down and presumably pivoted to sit flat? If that's the case could they have built something in the pads to extend out and push up to right itself? A gyroscope and some electronics would do the trick?

It's a fantastic achievement; I just wonder why something like an iffy landing didn't have a way of putting itself right.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: neesy111 on Sunday 16 November 2014, 12:17:56 AM
The scale of what they've done is absolutely fantastic. It's a shame that a few things have failed, but overall the achievement is remarkable. As a race we should be immensely proud, which is a bit of a rare thing.
This x1000000
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: neesy111 on Sunday 16 November 2014, 12:20:44 AM
May be stupid but why couldn't they build any kind of self righting mechanism in it? Would a gyroscope work up there and if so you'd have thought they could've also built in some kind "jet" to nudge it without knocking it off the comet altogether (or anchor the legs independent of each other to stop this).

I find it strange that we can get something to land on a bloodly comet but then built in a safety measure to self right/ enable MC to put it right.

It was equipped with harpoons that were meant to fire into the comet thus anchoring it. They didn't fire as nitrocellulose doesn't ignite in a vacuum. They discovered this last year but claimed to have found a solution, either they didn't or it didn't work.

They have thrusters to move it but one involved in descent failed so instead of it slamming into the comet which was the plan it just sort of floated down which meant it bounced off and then landed some time later and rolled away into oblivion. The remaining thrusters cant fire to flip it because the lithium ion batteries have died - I think this is case.
Talk about nit picking man ffs.  This has never been done before, whenever anything is done for the first time mistakes/errors happen a lot as you are into a unknown process.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Sunday 16 November 2014, 01:16:26 AM
May be stupid but why couldn't they build any kind of self righting mechanism in it? Would a gyroscope work up there and if so you'd have thought they could've also built in some kind "jet" to nudge it without knocking it off the comet altogether (or anchor the legs independent of each other to stop this).

I find it strange that we can get something to land on a bloodly comet but then built in a safety measure to self right/ enable MC to put it right.

It was equipped with harpoons that were meant to fire into the comet thus anchoring it. They didn't fire as nitrocellulose doesn't ignite in a vacuum. They discovered this last year but claimed to have found a solution, either they didn't or it didn't work.

They have thrusters to move it but one involved in descent failed so instead of it slamming into the comet which was the plan it just sort of floated down which meant it bounced off and then landed some time later and rolled away into oblivion. The remaining thrusters cant fire to flip it because the lithium ion batteries have died - I think this is case.
Talk about nit picking man ffs.  This has never been done before, whenever anything is done for the first time mistakes/errors happen a lot as you are into a unknown process.

 :lol: Would you rather we just say it went swimmingly?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Sunday 16 November 2014, 10:34:49 PM
They did an awesome job, tbh.

Okay, the probe bounced a good kilometre, but bear in mind the comet's gravity is so low, even a big, fat lad stood on the surface could jump right out into space and keep going.

Total shame about that shirt. The reaction was out of all proportions, but what was the fella thinking turning up to work in that shirt on that day?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Shayno on Sunday 16 November 2014, 10:41:35 PM
Was sure that I read that they could try and move it but decided it wasn't worth the risk of losing it all together.

Is it weird that I don't mind the shirt?

Not that I would wear it to work to bloody NASA of all places.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Sunday 16 November 2014, 10:44:48 PM
They did an awesome job, tbh.

Okay, the probe bounced a good kilometre, but bear in mind the comet's gravity is so low, even a big, fat lad stood on the surface could jump right out into space and keep going.

Total shame about that shirt. The reaction was out of all proportions, but what was the fella thinking turning up to work in that shirt on that day?

That's what the top thruster was for. Keep it firing while the screws and harpoons anchored it, the screws wouldn't screw if the thruster wasn't firing due to the low gravity so the harpoons were a sort of failsafe. It bouncing wasn't the failure as they even accounted for that with the anchors, the failure was not testing if nitrocellulose would fire in a vacuum until after the thing had left Earth. That's actually the smaller failure as it was packed so tightly similar substances worked (could be wrong I tend to skim over chemistry, although I can't think of any other reason) so I think they were almost justified in assuming it would, almost. The biggest failure was not using an RTG due to the Europe's irrational fear of nuclear energy.

They can peddle it off as not being cost effective but it would have hands down made the mission a total success. For reference such a power source would be in the millions, more if we insisted on producing it ourselves, but still not astronomical, hor hor, in comparison to the total cost. It's not the scientists fault ultimately it's whoever is pinching the pennies/is scared of plutonium.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Sunday 16 November 2014, 10:57:21 PM
There could also be the moral argument of not chancing the leaking of radioactive material on to another world? Chances of life on an asteroid I imagine are extremely slim to absolute none, but should we be sending potential hazardous material with the knowledge it'll land and remain on a body other than our own? Yes there are probably a multitude of satellites etc currently in space powered by RTGs, orbiting the earth, but they're safely in orbit.

My knowledge is extremely thin. But I do know RTGs aren't guaranteed not to leak.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Sunday 16 November 2014, 11:05:05 PM
There could also be the moral argument of not chancing the leaking of radioactive material on to another world? Chances of life on an asteroid I imagine are extremely slim to absolute none, but should we be sending potential hazardous material with the knowledge it'll land and remain on a body other than our own? Yes there are probably a multitude of satellites etc currently in space powered by RTGs, orbiting the earth, but they're safely in orbit.

My knowledge is extremely thin. But I do know RTGs aren't guaranteed not to leak.

There are dozens of them left in the Arctic circle by the Soviet Union powering lighthouses, but that's another story

I suppose it might kill any life but I think, without any numbers, there is more radiation buzzing around our solar system than a small thermal generator would give off, might be wrong.

Biggest risk is it blowing up in the atmosphere and spreading the stuff around. Would still pose a risk despite it not being a huge amount. Didn't stop NASA putting one in the Curiosity Rover, I realise but but he did it isn't really a justification of using one  :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Monday 17 November 2014, 06:16:34 AM
http://youtu.be/CbIZU8cQWXc

f*** yeah, NDT.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Monday 17 November 2014, 09:07:24 AM
Was sure that I read that they could try and move it but decided it wasn't worth the risk of losing it all together.

Is it weird that I don't mind the shirt?

Not that I would wear it to work to bloody NASA of all places.

He didn't wear it to NASA!

Same thing happened on Twitter too - whenever anything happens in space, NASA get all the credit for it even if they didn't have anything to do with it.  :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: neesy111 on Tuesday 18 November 2014, 01:45:15 PM
Went to the science museum yesterday, enjoyed the stuff they have on space.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 18 November 2014, 01:46:38 PM
What was the highlight?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Wednesday 19 November 2014, 09:53:54 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-30102343
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Tuesday 25 November 2014, 10:16:16 PM
http://www.nasa.gov/content/open-for-business-3-d-printer-creates-first-object-in-space-on-international-space-station/#.VHT1d4vF-So

:notbad:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Wednesday 26 November 2014, 01:11:26 AM
Would love to read how they got round the lack of gravity issue. Wont get half as much publicity as the comet landing but this is bigger in my eyes. A lot more progress will come from this iyam.

also, "Ultimately, one day, a printer may even be able to print another printer.” the singularity approaches...  :whistle:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Wednesday 26 November 2014, 10:26:14 AM
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/weird-news/incredible-gopro-video-shows-lamb-chop-falling-to-earth-9880903.html

Not the most Space-y thing ever, but yeah.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: firetotheworks on Wednesday 26 November 2014, 08:07:03 PM
http://earthsky.org/space/hangout-with-astrophysicists-to-discuss-film-interstellar-watch-here?utm_content=buffer95ffe&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: thomas on Wednesday 26 November 2014, 08:11:17 PM
the retouched photos of Europa look pretty neat.

http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/europa/home.cfm
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Thursday 27 November 2014, 10:59:57 PM
Dunno where to start with this, decided to just share it for the laughter:

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/nasa-worker-claims-there-was-a-secret-manned-mission-to-mars-in-1979-123031256.html#VMLskea

:lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 27 November 2014, 11:21:33 PM
(http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1196928/thumbs/o-JACKIE-STALLONE-facebook.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Wednesday 3 December 2014, 09:18:33 AM
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/journey_to_mars.jpeg)

NASA's planning on manned missions to Mars in the 30s.

http://www.nasa.gov/content/nasas-journey-to-mars/
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Wednesday 3 December 2014, 09:19:58 AM
Although their plan just looks like shooting it with a massive spiral made up of SCIENCE, EXPLORATION and TECHNOLOGY
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Wednesday 3 December 2014, 09:22:10 AM
Exploration Flight Test 1 is tomorrow too. Around 12:05 our time and 7:05 EST I believe.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Wednesday 3 December 2014, 09:28:05 AM
Seems slightly more likely to happen than Mars One. Would be great if they were second though
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Wednesday 3 December 2014, 09:30:00 AM
What ever happened to that Mars One? I remember it was big news when it was announced, but I haven't heard anything in a while.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Wednesday 3 December 2014, 09:32:03 AM
They're getting their heads down I think. Probably finding out they underestimated how it much it would cost.

They're still in the stages of selecting crew members.  A girl from my uni got through the first round or two last year. Got to be mental for that if you ask me  :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Wednesday 3 December 2014, 09:33:52 AM
It's a load of bullshit.  Why are you selecting crew members before you even have the technology or funding to do it?  All a big publicity stunt, and won't happen.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Wednesday 3 December 2014, 09:36:04 AM
Because living on mars is a pretty huge thing, both mentally and physically? 


And they have funding, or at least they believe they do.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Wednesday 3 December 2014, 09:46:48 AM
They plan to get funding through a Big Brother-style TV show.  They estimate it'll cost $6 billion (that's a fraction of the cost of the work being done on the Metro line upgrades  :lol:)    NASA estimates $100 billion, albeit for a return trip, but they don't need to worry about permanent structures.  And most importantly, they don't have any of the technology they need to do it!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Wednesday 3 December 2014, 09:51:33 AM
The tv show is for continued support, it's a weird strategy.

I don't thin they'll manage it , they've probably severely underestimated the cost but to dismiss them out of hand is rather silly. At least they're trying.

I wouldn't give the nasa figure too much credence other than a top estimate, it's in their best interests to slightly overestimate
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Wednesday 3 December 2014, 09:59:11 AM
Hell, even if only one new piece of tech comes from this it's a good thing
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Wednesday 3 December 2014, 05:26:10 PM
Wasn't there an article recently somewhere that suggested the entire thing was shaddy as f***?

NASA will be the first to do it, but I think the real progression of humanity on Mars will lie with ambitious companies like Space X.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Wednesday 3 December 2014, 05:28:30 PM
Mars One aren't an aerospace company they're organising it, companies such as Space X are doing the R&D and manufacturing, it's all being contracted out.

The business strategy is weird, but any company willing to put money into this field is welcomed by me.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Thursday 4 December 2014, 05:09:56 AM

NASA's planning on manned missions to Mars in the 30s.

http://www.nasa.gov/content/nasas-journey-to-mars/

(http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/gallery/yes/Fans_war_face.gif)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: TaylorJ_01 on Thursday 4 December 2014, 11:02:41 AM
Turns out the famous Nigerian Space Program rocket failure was a Chinese rocket fired from China.

"Robert Ajayi Boroffice announced at a public lecture on space technology development that Nigeria will be able to build indigenous satellites in the country without foreign assistance by 2018."

I look forward to that day.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: firetotheworks on Thursday 4 December 2014, 11:15:33 AM
:lol:

You have to admire their persistence like.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Thursday 4 December 2014, 07:05:06 PM
Orions launch was moved until tomorrow btw.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Friday 5 December 2014, 07:11:02 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOHvCWCv5pk
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Friday 5 December 2014, 07:13:07 PM
USAUSAUSAUSAUSA
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: thomas on Friday 5 December 2014, 07:15:05 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ez7brmO.gif)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Friday 5 December 2014, 07:16:05 PM
That eagle ffs. :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Friday 5 December 2014, 07:18:32 PM
Being this f***ing free. Not even American yet I feel an overwhelming sense of patriotism. Tears of liberty trickle down my face and drip onto my raging freedom boner. An eagle screeches in the distance. We mars now :frantic:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Friday 5 December 2014, 07:19:45 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4sJhjrfWUA
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Friday 5 December 2014, 07:21:20 PM

NASA's planning on manned missions to Mars in the 30s.

http://www.nasa.gov/content/nasas-journey-to-mars/

(http://www.reactiongifs.com/wp-content/gallery/yes/Fans_war_face.gif)

(http://i.imgur.com/KdYyZsm.gif)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Friday 5 December 2014, 07:21:49 PM
That eagle ffs. :lol:

Irony being they'd quite happily shoot the c***.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: thomas on Friday 5 December 2014, 07:22:50 PM
we'd never fire at Gods greatest bird. take it back, commie
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Friday 5 December 2014, 07:23:30 PM
That eagle ffs. :lol:

Irony being they'd quite happily shoot the c*** each other.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Friday 5 December 2014, 07:24:01 PM
That eagle ffs. :lol:

Irony being they'd quite happily shoot the c***.

:lol: You'd totally go to jail for shooting an eagle. You're nuts.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Friday 5 December 2014, 07:24:43 PM
That eagle ffs. :lol:

Irony being they'd quite happily shoot the c***.

:lol: You'd totally go to jail for shooting an eagle. You're nuts.

:lol: You're totally meant to go to jail for shooting people. But is that a given?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Friday 5 December 2014, 07:26:11 PM
That eagle ffs. :lol:

Irony being they'd quite happily shoot the c***.

:lol: You'd totally go to jail for shooting an eagle. You're nuts.

:lol: You're totally meant to go to jail for shooting people. But is that a given?

:lol: Listen, as soon as we work out the whole thing we've been going through for the last couple of centuries, you ain't gonna have s*** to say!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: cubaricho on Friday 5 December 2014, 07:26:41 PM
If you shot a bald eagle and got caught you're so f***ed.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Friday 5 December 2014, 08:45:53 PM
So, can cops shoot eagles?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: thomas on Friday 5 December 2014, 08:46:31 PM
No, just Eagles fans.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Friday 5 December 2014, 08:55:28 PM
Eagles > black people.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Pixelphish on Friday 5 December 2014, 08:58:18 PM
I do enjoy these patriotic American pictures.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Saturday 6 December 2014, 12:14:38 AM
That eagle ffs. :lol:

Irony being they'd quite happily shoot the c*** each other.

...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOHvCWCv5pk

(http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/510555/baseballyankeefans.gif)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Saturday 6 December 2014, 12:25:11 AM
That eagle ffs. :lol:

Irony being they'd quite happily shoot the c*** each other.

...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOHvCWCv5pk

(http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/510555/baseballyankeefans.gif)

(http://www.esa.int/var/esa/storage/images/esa_multimedia/images/2014/11/first_comet_panoramic/15051328-1-eng-GB/First_comet_panoramic_fullwidth.jpg?1415895955414)

(http://img4.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130405210612/degrassi/images/8/88/Middle-finger-gif-2.gif)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Saturday 6 December 2014, 12:26:26 AM
:lol: Feel like that caused Deuce actual pain to post that gif and mean it. Respect.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Saturday 6 December 2014, 12:37:08 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/ez7brmO.gif)

I found the music video equivalent of that picture.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4difPEQ8wA4
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Saturday 6 December 2014, 01:05:08 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/ez7brmO.gif)

I found the music video equivalent of that picture.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4difPEQ8wA4

FFS. This video was apparently done in 2002. Yet that f***er looks like he just woke out of being frozen in carbonite, after getting booted out of Foreigner back in '81.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Sunday 7 December 2014, 12:32:08 AM
(https://scontent-a-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpa1/v/t1.0-9/1911678_10152861493370535_2894161176636668392_n.jpg?oh=f6c24d678f2646e9b56de639b5a220b8&oe=5511DAAD)

The Dawn spacecraft has delivered a glimpse of Ceres, the largest body in the main asteroid belt, in a new image taken 740,000 miles (1.2 million kilometers) from the dwarf planet. This is Dawn's best image yet of Ceres as the spacecraft makes its way toward this unexplored world. Learn more: http://buff.ly/1z4Eyfd
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 9 December 2014, 02:44:22 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/eIt2ggN.jpg)

Looks like we discovered an alien spaceship. :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Dave on Thursday 11 December 2014, 10:26:26 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04tcfw8

Starts about 30 mins in, an hour of questions answered by Chris Hadfield. Really good.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Friday 12 December 2014, 06:50:08 PM
http://www.theverge.com/2014/12/12/7381083/nasa-to-see-budget-increase-under-federal-spending-bill

:thup:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Friday 12 December 2014, 07:03:38 PM
$18 billion though. :anguish: I know it's a cliche now, but the US military budget is something between $600b and $700b I think? Take even $100b off the military and give it to NASA for just one year and we'd make so much progress.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Friday 12 December 2014, 07:04:49 PM
$18 billion though. :anguish: I know it's a cliche now, but the US military budget is something between $600b and $700b I think? Take even $100b off the military and give it to NASA for just one year and we'd make so much progress.

(http://media.giphy.com/media/x7gjmBuaHrWak/giphy.gif)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Friday 12 December 2014, 07:07:02 PM
It really is absurd. Need another space race to get these jingoistic "America, f*** Yeah" assholes going.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Friday 12 December 2014, 07:10:09 PM
Does anyone know the global budget for space agencies combined? It's incredible how far NASA make their budget stretch given that it's a relative drop in the ocean and they're known as the world leaders.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Friday 12 December 2014, 07:14:33 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/eIt2ggN.jpg)

Looks like we discovered an alien spaceship. :lol:

What is this from, by the way?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Friday 12 December 2014, 07:19:13 PM
It's from the US military ship that recovered Orion I believe.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Friday 12 December 2014, 07:20:17 PM
Aah, gotcha. :thup:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Thursday 18 December 2014, 02:15:00 AM
Curiosity Rover Drills Into Mars Rock, Finds Water

NASA's Curiosity rover is continuing to help scientists piece together the mystery of how Mars lost its surface water over the course of billions of years.

The rover drilled into a piece of Martian rock called Cumberland and found some ancient water hidden within it. Researchers were then able to test a key ratio in the water with Curiosity's onboard instruments to gather more data about when Mars started to lose its water, NASA officials said. In the same sample, Curiosity also detected the first organic molecules it has found. Mission scientists announced the discovery in a news conference today (Dec. 15) at the American Geophysical Union's convention in San Francisco, where they also unveiled Curiosity's first detection of methane on Mars.

"It's really interesting that our measurements from Curiosity of gases extracted from ancient rocks can tell us about loss of water from Mars," Paul Mahaffy, Curiosity's SAM (Sample Analysis at Mars) instrument principal investigator at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, said in a statement.

Curiosity measured the ratio of deuterium (heavy hydrogen) to "normal" hydrogen. This D-to-H ratio can help scientists see how long it takes for water molecules to escape, because the lighter hydrogen molecules fly toward the upper atmosphere more freely than deuterium does.

The D-to-H ratio in Cumberland is about half the ratio found in the Martian atmosphere's water vapor today, NASA officials said. This suggests that the planet lost much of its surface water after the Cumberland rock formed, space agency officials added in the same statement.

But the water sample is also about three times "heavier" than Earth's oceans. This means that if Mars' surface water started off with a D-to-H ratio like Earth's, then most of the Martian water likely disappeared before Cumberland formed about 3.9 billion to 4.6 billion years ago.

The Cumberland measurement fills in a gap for scientists studying different epochs of Martian geological evolution. This sampling marks the first time scientists have been able to measure what the water on Mars may have been like during the Hesperian period, when this rock was formed, said Mahaffy, who is the lead author of a Mars water study published in the journal Science this week.

Previously, scientists have used Martian meteorites on Earth to sample Martian water; however, none of those space rocks date back to the Hesperian period.

"You have the whole period from 2.5 billion to 4 billion years old, and there's no data that we have from Mars meteorites just because we haven't found any yet, I guess," Mahaffy told Space.com. "So, it's very gratifying to be able to fill in that picture a little bit."

http://news.yahoo.com/curiosity-rover-drills-mars-rock-finds-water-122321635.html
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 18 December 2014, 10:26:58 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXU0dseMe0s

The water bit at 13:45 is amazing.

Also, why aren't videos embedding?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Dave on Saturday 20 December 2014, 06:35:35 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-30549341

Class. Though I highly doubt it's ratcheting.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Wednesday 24 December 2014, 01:37:06 AM
Spoiler
[close]
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Neil on Wednesday 24 December 2014, 01:43:59 AM
New desktop background right there.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Sunday 28 December 2014, 02:42:32 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNwWOul4i9Y

:sweetjesus:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Sunday 28 December 2014, 11:17:34 PM
http://vimeo.com/108650530

Amazing.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Turnbull2000 on Sunday 28 December 2014, 11:22:37 PM
Amazing.

It's a brilliant video, isn't it. Currently reading the Pale Blue Dot thanks to this.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 30 December 2014, 11:37:43 AM
Hurricane on Saturn that is 2.3 times the size of Earth:

Spoiler
[close]
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Fenham Mag on Friday 2 January 2015, 10:01:04 PM
Go outside (or look out the window).

The Moon has a huge halo around it :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/22%C2%B0_halo
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 6 January 2015, 08:16:31 PM
Probably the biggest image on the internet, but if you can get the zoom feature to load you'll be blown away by how many stars are in this:

http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1502a/
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Tuesday 6 January 2015, 08:26:09 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-3068386
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Tuesday 6 January 2015, 08:39:11 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-3068386

The wonders of technology and the 404 page. Just think how people would marvel at it only 30 year ago.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Tuesday 6 January 2015, 08:40:08 PM
:lol: Missed a number.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-30683860
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Tuesday 6 January 2015, 08:40:24 PM
Mother...
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Tuesday 6 January 2015, 08:40:48 PM
:lol: that's better. But i stand by my point.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Froggy on Tuesday 6 January 2015, 08:41:54 PM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-3068386

The wonders of technology and the 404 page. Just think how people would marvel at it only 30 year ago.

Moron can't even copy and paste a link. :p
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Tuesday 6 January 2015, 08:43:24 PM
:lol:

:okay:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 6 January 2015, 08:54:41 PM
Philae is last year's news. All about Dawn and New Horizons now.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 12:32:17 PM
Are NASA or wheoever still going ahead with the Hubble telescope replacement/upgrade?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 12:34:32 PM
I believe they see the James Webb telescope as the successor. It launches in 2018.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 12:38:20 PM
I believe they see the James Webb telescope as the successor. It launches in 2018.

 :thup:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 01:45:03 PM
Can't wait for the James Webb to go up.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Wednesday 7 January 2015, 02:55:26 PM
Old Jimmy Webb's gonna show us all dem stars.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Thursday 8 January 2015, 07:25:55 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sOIPZayCEDA
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Thursday 8 January 2015, 07:29:53 PM
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/neil-degrasse-tyson-lands-tv-talk-show/
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Sunday 11 January 2015, 04:56:13 PM
Found this rather interesting:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kq1HUTLtNW4
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Friday 23 January 2015, 11:16:40 PM
M45 is looking canny lively tonight.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Willow on Thursday 12 February 2015, 12:28:49 AM
new NASA Heliophysics video from the Solar Dynamics Observatory

incredible imagery  :kasper:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GSVv40M2aks

insane scale :lol:

(http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/gallery/Sun-Earth_br.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Thursday 12 February 2015, 03:03:32 AM
A solar flare would f*** us so hard.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Thursday 12 February 2015, 08:31:55 PM
It would take a fairly epic flare to truly f*** us
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Thursday 12 February 2015, 11:15:57 PM
It would take a fairly epic flare to truly f*** us

I just knew you'd have a response to that post. Should've put money on it. :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Thursday 12 February 2015, 11:35:54 PM
I never claimed to be anything other than pedantic :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Friday 13 February 2015, 12:09:07 PM
(https://cdn3.vox-cdn.com/thumbor/CMyGjVmVWE-CA3m7xln94BSE8vo=/800x0/filters:no_upscale%28%29/cdn0.vox-cdn.com/uploads/chorus_asset/file/3404902/expedition45_crewposter.0.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Saturday 14 February 2015, 07:01:14 AM
http://news.discovery.com/space/alien-life-exoplanets/nasa-wants-to-send-a-submarine-to-titans-seas-150212.htm#mkcpgn=rssnws1
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Slim on Sunday 15 February 2015, 11:37:49 PM
http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/county-durham-mum-goes-war-8643699
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: ponsaelius on Monday 2 March 2015, 12:16:57 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b04lcxms/cosmonauts-how-russia-won-the-space-race

BBC4  :smitten:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Tuesday 3 March 2015, 12:24:14 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/JTK89Oc.gif)

aliums
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Hudson on Tuesday 3 March 2015, 01:04:19 PM
Partial Solar Eclipse on the 20th, this will be the last one we see in the UK until 2026.


Its around 9.30am in the morning for the interested peeps.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 5 March 2015, 10:38:33 AM
Horizon on BBC2 (should be on Iplayer) this week was talking to scientists about the planets in our solar system and how new data indicates that Jupiter is the in the wrong place.  The scientists and some astronomers think there was now another gas giant in our soloar system that Jupiter has bounced out of orbit.

They've looked at all these other planets orbiting stars and compared them it ours, it appears our solar system is the odd one out.   Give it a watch, really interesting.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 5 March 2015, 11:49:23 AM
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-31162725
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Friday 6 March 2015, 01:52:46 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/UIyhqjg.png)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Friday 6 March 2015, 02:42:53 PM
Boom. In orbit.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 16 March 2015, 03:36:33 PM
(http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/81670000/jpg/_81670712_meteor.jpg)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-31904273
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Tuesday 17 March 2015, 02:24:49 PM
https://medium.com/matter/mars-one-insider-quits-dangerously-flawed-project-2dfef95217d3

Total scam it seems.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Hudson on Tuesday 17 March 2015, 06:05:44 PM
Looking a very good night for Aurora watchers.

We need a KP 6 or higher to view, currently running at a kp 8.8


http://www.aurora-service.eu/aurora-forecast/
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Friday 20 March 2015, 10:07:26 AM
(https://scontent-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t31.0-8/11057481_10153149570055505_175809629594142526_o.jpg)

Got to watch the eclipse from an observatory.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Friday 20 March 2015, 01:08:01 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c2AdY8aEoUY
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Tuesday 31 March 2015, 09:56:54 AM
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/murky-mercury-is-solar-systems-rubbish-dump-say-scientists-10144925.html
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Monday 13 April 2015, 07:32:23 PM
There's a SpaceX launch tonight to the ISS. SpaceX launches are by far the best to watch, they have cameras set up for fairing and stage separations as well as a fuel tank cam. They are also going to try and land the first stage on a barge out at sea again.

You can watch it live here in just over an hour and a half:

http://www.spacex.com/webcast/

Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Monday 13 April 2015, 09:32:51 PM
Postponed 24 hours due to weather.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Tuesday 21 April 2015, 09:03:46 AM
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/news/biggest-structure-in-the-universe-is-huge-hole-scientists-find-10191344.html
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Tuesday 21 April 2015, 09:16:39 AM
Something something your mother
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 29 April 2015, 04:43:37 PM
Russian supply ship that failed to dock with the ISS is coming down to earth at a rate of f***ing knots, like..

http://www.n2yo.com/?s=40619
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Wednesday 29 April 2015, 04:49:19 PM
(http://laughingsquid.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/3018710552_f8cebf1dab_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Wednesday 29 April 2015, 05:17:48 PM
Going back up now...
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: neesy111 on Sunday 14 June 2015, 12:59:11 PM
The European Space Agency (Esa) says its comet lander, Philae, has woken up and contacted Earth.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-33126885

:)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 23 June 2015, 12:01:33 AM
(http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/images/mediumsize/PIA19579_ip.jpg)

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=4633
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Tuesday 23 June 2015, 12:05:57 AM
ayyy lmao
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: YankeeToon on Sunday 28 June 2015, 03:57:55 PM
SpaceX's unmanned Falcon 9 resupply mission to the ISS, launch failure. Explosion shortly after liftoff.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Monday 29 June 2015, 01:57:06 PM
http://www.cnet.com/news/slumbering-black-hole-in-milky-way-roars-back-to-life/

Say your goodbyes.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Monday 29 June 2015, 02:09:21 PM
http://www.cnet.com/news/slumbering-black-hole-in-milky-way-roars-back-to-life/

Say your goodbyes.

Its miles away.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Monday 29 June 2015, 02:19:26 PM
With any luck the future humans put it there.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 29 June 2015, 02:55:09 PM
Some little bitches books are going to start falling off shelves in Morse code now.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Wednesday 1 July 2015, 07:18:14 PM
http://rosetta.jpl.nasa.gov/news/comet-sinkholes-generate-jets
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Sunday 5 July 2015, 05:45:12 PM
http://io9.com/what-to-expect-from-aliens-when-we-make-first-contact-1715402190

A really good read.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Parky on Sunday 5 July 2015, 07:27:23 PM
http://io9.com/what-to-expect-from-aliens-when-we-make-first-contact-1715402190

A really good read.

Good read that.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: noaliasmike on Tuesday 14 July 2015, 02:57:23 PM
Pluto :aww:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-33524589

(http://ichef-1.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpsprodpb/114BE/production/_84264807_84264806.jpg)

Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 14 July 2015, 03:01:45 PM
Looks boring.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Tuesday 14 July 2015, 03:18:29 PM
Looks like a musket ball. 
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Tuesday 14 July 2015, 03:27:59 PM
Maybe it is.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Pixelphish on Tuesday 14 July 2015, 06:03:04 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CJ4ejHkUsAAEAnm.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Tuesday 14 July 2015, 07:56:05 PM
Talking s*** about Pluto. Y'all have stooped to a new low.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Monday 20 July 2015, 06:17:44 PM
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2015/07/20/alien-life-investigation/30408501/?hootPostID=3bc651b1550e86e2fd2bafa46ba7e133
Quote
LONDON — World renowned scientist Stephen Hawking and entrepreneur Yuri Milner announced Monday an unprecedented $100 million project to determine if intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe.

The Breakthough Initiatives division at the Royal Society — the U.K's national academy of science — said it would be "the most powerful, comprehensive and intensive" such search ever conducted.

The 10-year project will access to the powerful Green Bank Telescope in West Virginia and the Parkes Telescope in New South Wales, Australia, to survey the million stars closest to Earth, and will cover 10 times more sky than previous projects, the investigators said.

"Somewhere in the cosmos, perhaps, intelligent life may be watching these lights of ours, aware of what they mean," Hawking said, according to the BBC.

"Or do our lights wander a lifeless cosmos — unseen beacons, announcing that here, on one rock, the Universe discovered its existence. Either way, there is no bigger question. It's time to commit to finding the answer — to search for life beyond Earth," he said.

"We are alive. We are intelligent. We must know."

Breakthrough Initiatives said all data from the project will be available to other scientists, who will be able to add to it and develop their own applications to analyze the material.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Monday 20 July 2015, 06:21:20 PM
While I'm 100% certain that life exists elsewhere, I'm more pessimistic that it's close enough for us to be able to contact/locate. 
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Monday 20 July 2015, 06:23:42 PM
While I'm 100% certain that life exists elsewhere, I'm more pessimistic that it's close enough for us to be able to contact/locate. 
This pretty much :thup: If we were the only life in the entire Universe, with Billions of stars and copious amounts of planets circling them, it would be quite literally incredible.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: firetotheworks on Monday 20 July 2015, 09:40:53 PM
It's weird because the odds for there being habitable worlds within the Goldilocks zone are quite long, whilst you would think that the probability of there being life within the billions of galaxies is quite short. Statistically you would think it's very likely, but obviously that's only based on the observable. Finding intelligent life is the one like. If that happens within our lifetimes we can all die happy imo.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Monday 20 July 2015, 09:43:54 PM
or die in a puddle of plasma, two aren't mutually exclusive I suppose
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Monday 20 July 2015, 09:49:11 PM
Will be interesting to see how the religions of the world deal with the discovery of ET life.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Monday 20 July 2015, 09:53:21 PM
If the universe is infinite then there's infinite amounts of life out there. I don't believe it is infinite, but it's quite big and I'd say Earth isn't the only living place, even if the criteria for habitability is immeasurably precise. If they can't even rule out the possibility of our closest planetary neighbour ever having life - of all the vastness of the universe - I think it's pretty fair to estimate that it really is elsewhere.

Been watching loads of this sorta s*** recently, and am actually 'coming around' to the multiverse idea, based on the idea that infinity is an actual concept. Infinite universes with infinite permutations. Trippy.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: firetotheworks on Monday 20 July 2015, 10:13:18 PM
I'm not 100% sure, but I don't think the model for an infinite universe really works like that in terms of there being infinite amounts of possibility for life. Although, taking spacetime into account it gets tricky because then everything that has happened, is happening and will ever happen already exists. But in terms of practicality, it obviously can't be observed in that way by us at the moment.

Multiverses are weird to me because the theory can't be, or at least hasn't been scientifically evaluated.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Monday 20 July 2015, 10:22:11 PM
I think Starship Troopers got it right.  There'll be life, but it'll be big ass nasty bugs that want to f*** us.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Monday 20 July 2015, 10:29:08 PM
Was watching a vid the other night that stated (I think :lol:) that: if the universe is a googleplex square metres in size (which is a finite number) - and you were to search long enough - you'd eventually encounter an exact copy of yourself. Simply because there's a finite number of permutations for matter to occupy one square metre (which is, on average, the same amount of space a human and its trillions of cells occupies). There's something like 10 to the power 70 different possibilities for matter to occupy a square metre, but googleplex is 10 to the power of a googol. So eventually there would be repeats.

Something like that. I dunno.

:bluf:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Monday 20 July 2015, 10:31:24 PM
:bluf:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Monday 20 July 2015, 10:31:30 PM
My head hurts.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: firetotheworks on Monday 20 July 2015, 10:36:19 PM
Was watching a vid the other night that stated (I think :lol:) that: if the universe is a googleplex square metres in size (which is a finite number) - and you were to search long enough - you'd eventually encounter an exact copy of yourself. Simply because there's a finite number of permutations for matter to occupy one square metre (which is, on average, the same amount of space a human and its trillions of cells occupies). There's something like 10 to the power 70 different possibilities for matter to occupy a square metre, but googleplex is 10 to the power of a googol. So eventually there would be repeats.

Something like that. I dunno.

:bluf:

That makes no sense. :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Monday 20 July 2015, 10:44:41 PM
Was watching a vid the other night that stated (I think :lol:) that: if the universe is a googleplex square metres in size (which is a finite number) - and you were to search long enough - you'd eventually encounter an exact copy of yourself. Simply because there's a finite number of permutations for matter to occupy one square metre (which is, on average, the same amount of space a human and its trillions of cells occupies). There's something like 10 to the power 70 different possibilities for matter to occupy a square metre, but googleplex is 10 to the power of a googol. So eventually there would be repeats.

Something like that. I dunno.

:bluf:

10^70 vs 10^10^100? Sure it wasn't 10^10^70

Even then doesn't that suppose all 10^10^70 combinations of matter are equally likely to occur? For example some sort of virus is one possibility while Yorkie is another, I'd imagine one is a lot more likely to occur from a purely statistical point of view


Actually ignore the first bit it still works mathematically maybe you're right. Still sounds a little low to me
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Tuesday 21 July 2015, 12:16:42 AM
It's just a half-baked theory that I didn't explain very well.

Basically... if the total number of permutations for which matter can coalesce into a square metre is a number smaller than the total amount of square metres in the universe - eventually things start repeating. There's more space than there is ways for matter to relate to each other, so there are exact copies. I think. I dunno. It isn't my theory. :lol:

:bluf:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Tuesday 21 July 2015, 12:20:48 AM
Is this the event horizon?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Tuesday 21 July 2015, 12:21:09 AM
Mother F....
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Tuesday 21 July 2015, 12:21:50 AM
 :lol: :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Tuesday 21 July 2015, 12:26:55 AM
Here's a nerd. Watch the nerd.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8GEebx72-qs

03:50.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 21 July 2015, 12:29:08 AM
It's just a half-baked theory that I didn't explain very well.

Basically... if the total number of permutations for which matter can coalesce into a square metre is a number smaller than the total amount of square metres in the universe - eventually things start repeating. There's more space than there is ways for matter to relate to each other, so there are exact copies. I think. I dunno. It isn't my theory. :lol:

:bluf:

https://thump.vice.com/en_uk/article/not-getting-laid-check-out-wikihows-illustrated-guide-to-picking-up-girls-in-the-club
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Tuesday 21 July 2015, 12:35:39 AM
Heh, this sort of s*** has helped me fail with girls, like. One once ran away whilst I was staring at a clock trying to explain the stopped clock illusion (whereby the second hand appears to freeze momentarily the moment you face the clock). Well, I say ran away, she might have slowly crept. I don't know how long I was talking to the clock. Which is quite ironic, I suppose.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Tuesday 21 July 2015, 12:35:39 AM
Here's a nerd. Watch the nerd.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8GEebx72-qs

03:50.

I'd be so much more comfortable with him saying you could see repetition rather than would. It's like saying p well there's only three possible outcomes of a football match, therefore if dunston play man city four times you can expect a win.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Tuesday 21 July 2015, 12:38:54 AM
Heh, this sort of s*** has helped me fail with girls, like. One once ran away whilst I was staring at a clock trying to explain the stopped clock illusion (whereby the second hand appears to freeze momentarily the moment you face the clock). Well, I say ran away, she might have slowly crept. I don't know how long I was talking to the clock.

Never heard of that but just looked on Wikipedia... The opening paragraph has really unnerved me and I can't say why

"This effect can extend apparent durations by up to 500 ms and is consistent with the idea that the visual system models events prior to perception"

2spoopy4me
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Tuesday 21 July 2015, 12:43:08 AM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CSf8i8bHIns

Loosely related to that chronostasis thing - check out this s*** about blind people still being able to 'see'.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 21 July 2015, 12:43:09 AM
Heh, this sort of s*** has helped me fail with girls, like. One once ran away whilst I was staring at a clock trying to explain the stopped clock illusion (whereby the second hand appears to freeze momentarily the moment you face the clock). Well, I say ran away, she might have slowly crept. I don't know how long I was talking to the clock. Which is quite ironic, I suppose.

:lol: I was only referring to the coalesce bit tbh, but I'm pleased that you shared that. Failing with lasses stories are mint.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Tuesday 21 July 2015, 12:43:54 AM
Ah yes. :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Tuesday 21 July 2015, 12:59:20 AM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CSf8i8bHIns

Loosely related to that chronostasis thing - check out this s*** about blind people still being able to 'see'.

Nice. On the déjà vu bit, been getting that a lot recently; convinced it's because at some point in my near future I get kicked off my course and strike a Faustian bargain to do it all again. Although his explanation is a lot more sensible must be said.

Honestly think the brain is more mysterious than anything intergalactic/cosmic/spacey (Kevin or otherwise
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Tuesday 21 July 2015, 07:13:17 AM
The universe isn't infinite - it's been expanding since the big bang which means it must have physical dimensions.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Tuesday 21 July 2015, 07:19:36 AM
It's just a half-baked theory that I didn't explain very well.

Basically... if the total number of permutations for which matter can coalesce into a square metre is a number smaller than the total amount of square metres in the universe - eventually things start repeating. There's more space than there is ways for matter to relate to each other, so there are exact copies. I think. I dunno. It isn't my theory. :lol:

:bluf:

Matter isn't like girls in a club, it doesn't just coalesce.  (EDIT:  FFS KI)

That theory doesn't seem to take into account the amount of empty space around.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Tuesday 21 July 2015, 09:17:52 AM
The universe isn't infinite - it's been expanding since the big bang which means it must have physical dimensions.

It can be infinite and still be expanding
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Tuesday 21 July 2015, 10:23:29 AM
How?  If it started moving from a single point a specified time ago, how do the outermost particles ever reach ∞ miles away from that point?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Tuesday 21 July 2015, 10:27:31 AM
Rough calculation tells me the absolute maximum radius of the universe is 1.3 x 10^26 miles.  Which is still f***ing massive like.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Tuesday 21 July 2015, 10:27:49 AM
What a nerd.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Tuesday 21 July 2015, 10:49:23 AM
How?  If it started moving from a single point a specified time ago, how do the outermost particles ever reach ∞ miles away from that point?

It isn't moving away from a single point and it isn't expanding in to anything. There's just more space being created between things; it's the scale of space that is expanding rather than the universe being like a balloon. In fact the balloon analogy only really applies if you think of the universe in 2d.

There's many out there who don't think it is infinite but not because expansion implies finite space
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: firetotheworks on Tuesday 21 July 2015, 10:54:54 AM
There's a class animation somewhere that shows the distance between things expanding rather than it being like a balloon expanding 'into' nothingness. I think it was on NDT's Cosmos.

Either way this one does the trick.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xTzM5vx1wc
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Tuesday 21 July 2015, 10:56:26 AM
By single point I mean the big bang.  There's a maximum speed and maximum time that matter could have been moving.  There can't be any further than that can there?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Tuesday 21 July 2015, 10:57:04 AM
By single point I mean the big bang.  There's a maximum speed and maximum time that matter could have been moving.  There can't be any further than that can there?


It's more the space that is expanding not the matter
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Lotus on Tuesday 21 July 2015, 01:07:08 PM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=CSf8i8bHIns

Loosely related to that chronostasis thing - check out this s*** about blind people still being able to 'see'.

Love stuff like this!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: wacko on Tuesday 21 July 2015, 11:11:23 PM
It's weird because the odds for there being habitable worlds within the Goldilocks zone are quite long, whilst you would think that the probability of there being life within the billions of galaxies is quite short. Statistically you would think it's very likely, but obviously that's only based on the observable. Finding intelligent life is the one like. If that happens within our lifetimes we can all die happy imo.

Not really, because there are so many damn planets out there.

The thing that bothers me is the timescale of the whole thing, at least with regard to intelligent life. The probability of there being other life in the universe strikes me as being very close to 1, and of there being intelligent life not significantly lower.

The probability of their being around at the same time as us and within reachable distance (whatever that means) is a very different matter.

I don't see much chance of our contacting extraterrestrials unless we hang around for a very long time or the universe is absolutely rotten with intelligent life.

That said, it wouldn't surprise me one bit to find life on Europa.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Wednesday 22 July 2015, 12:12:08 AM
It's weird because the odds for there being habitable worlds within the Goldilocks zone are quite long, whilst you would think that the probability of there being life within the billions of galaxies is quite short. Statistically you would think it's very likely, but obviously that's only based on the observable. Finding intelligent life is the one like. If that happens within our lifetimes we can all die happy imo.

Not really, because there are so many damn planets out there.

The thing that bothers me is the timescale of the whole thing, at least with regard to intelligent life. The probability of there being other life in the universe strikes me as being very close to 1, and of there being intelligent life not significantly lower.

The probability of their being around at the same time as us and within reachable distance (whatever that means) is a very different matter.

I don't see much chance of our contacting extraterrestrials unless we hang around for a very long time or the universe is absolutely rotten with intelligent life.

That said, it wouldn't surprise me one bit to find life on Europa.

Always found Terence McKenna's theories on ETs quite interesting...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljy3TH1T0jk

:whistle:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mr Logic on Wednesday 22 July 2015, 10:34:58 AM
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=4660

NASA Hosts Media Telecon About Latest Kepler Discoveries
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Thursday 23 July 2015, 06:13:47 PM
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/nasa-announcement-live-second-earth-new-planet-kepler-space-telescope-10410960.html (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/nasa-announcement-live-second-earth-new-planet-kepler-space-telescope-10410960.html)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Thursday 23 July 2015, 06:17:34 PM
Holy s***.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Thursday 23 July 2015, 06:51:36 PM
indeed.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Thursday 23 July 2015, 06:54:11 PM
first step announce earth like planet
second step pick up signs of "intelligent life"
third use HAARP to project a holograph of aliens across our skies
fourth talk of a need for a single world government
fifth appoint president donald trump as the inaugural PRESIDENT OF THE WORLD

it's happening folks
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Thursday 23 July 2015, 07:06:44 PM
Sadly I know a few of people who would believe this, Toondave. I related to one of these infowars idiots my theory about Tom and Jerry being written by Nazi war criminals bent on brainwashing us in preparation for the 4th Reich. It's obvious. Tommies and Jerries. Jerry is always right and wins. He actually went and told his people in front of me at a film festival. I was trying to make a point and it gloriously backfired.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Thursday 23 July 2015, 07:41:08 PM
The comments on many of these articles about this second Earth planet indicate that we need to continue our search for intelligent life right here on Earth.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Thursday 23 July 2015, 07:57:56 PM
Sadly I know a few of people who would believe this, Toondave. I related to one of these infowars idiots my theory about Tom and Jerry being written by Nazi war criminals bent on brainwashing us in preparation for the 4th Reich. It's obvious. Tommies and Jerries. Jerry is always right and wins. He actually went and told his people in front of me at a film festival. I was trying to make a point and it gloriously backfired.

:lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Thursday 23 July 2015, 08:02:56 PM
Yeah, apparently a large cross-section just figured out that larger mass means greater gravity. When I become Supreme Dictator, every infant will have Newton's Law of Universal Gravitation on their chests and Newton's Laws of Motion on their arms. A good starting point for these future assholes.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Thursday 23 July 2015, 08:13:42 PM
Have the Daily Mail posted an article talking about aliens yet?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: robm on Wednesday 29 July 2015, 09:56:32 AM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/space/11769030/Impossible-rocket-drive-works-and-could-get-to-Moon-in-four-hours.html

Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: mickthemagpie on Wednesday 29 July 2015, 04:40:33 PM
Surprised Branson isn't all over that.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Wednesday 29 July 2015, 06:30:53 PM
Pluto truthers now...
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: BlufPurdi on Wednesday 29 July 2015, 07:16:15 PM
Show us.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Wednesday 29 July 2015, 07:27:25 PM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/space/11769030/Impossible-rocket-drive-works-and-could-get-to-Moon-in-four-hours.html



Lush.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Wednesday 29 July 2015, 07:34:46 PM
http://www.newsweek.com/inside-pluto-truther-movement-which-claims-flyby-was-faked-355150 (http://www.newsweek.com/inside-pluto-truther-movement-which-claims-flyby-was-faked-355150)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Wednesday 29 July 2015, 07:39:07 PM
Rosetta and NASA? So much for "well-researched"
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: B-more Mag on Wednesday 29 July 2015, 07:48:54 PM
Quote
Jonathan McDowell, an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, says by email: “It's difficult to respond in detail to statements that make no sense.”

 :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: QuakesMag on Friday 31 July 2015, 02:42:41 AM
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/space/11769030/Impossible-rocket-drive-works-and-could-get-to-Moon-in-four-hours.html



I don't think we should be sucking each other's dicks in celebration just yet. University of Dresden team said that there were some anomolies that need further investigation before they can properly verify anything.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mr Logic on Friday 28 August 2015, 10:46:45 PM
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/hubble-sees-the-wings-of-a-butterfly-the-twin-jet-nebula

Worth looking at just for the beauty of the colours.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Friday 28 August 2015, 11:11:47 PM
https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/hubble-sees-the-wings-of-a-butterfly-the-twin-jet-nebula

Worth looking at just for the beauty of the colours.

Very cool, thanks for that.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Dave on Thursday 3 September 2015, 11:52:15 PM
http://stars.chromeexperiments.com/
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Adam^ on Friday 4 September 2015, 12:39:21 AM
http://stars.chromeexperiments.com/

That hurts my head, shame its all so far away!
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Pata on Friday 4 September 2015, 01:03:19 PM
http://stars.chromeexperiments.com/

Nice. :thup:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Dave on Friday 18 September 2015, 08:48:52 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR3Igc3Rhfg
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Friday 18 September 2015, 08:56:31 PM
Holy s*** thats awesome.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Friday 18 September 2015, 09:23:50 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zR3Igc3Rhfg

Awesome.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: NUFC_Chris on Sunday 27 September 2015, 01:33:15 PM
Mars 'mystery solved': has Nasa found water flowing on the Red Planet?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/space/11894339/nasa-announcement-life-on-mars-mystery-solved.html
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Fugazi on Sunday 27 September 2015, 06:54:10 PM
Red moon tonight innit.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Sunday 27 September 2015, 07:39:39 PM
 :megusta:

Lectures start again tomorrow but might just go for a wander up Peaks all night if it stays clear for the eclipse.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Sunday 27 September 2015, 07:42:21 PM
Matt Taylor (the guy with the shirt) is giving a talk about the Rosetta mission at my uni next month.

 :megusta:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Sunday 27 September 2015, 10:00:57 PM
https://www.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=700cc53508344ad0812c7e6841962887

:megusta:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: STM on Monday 28 September 2015, 04:46:28 PM
When are easy jet doing cheap flights to Mars?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Monday 28 September 2015, 04:48:31 PM
When are easy jet doing cheap flights to Mars?

They'd need to give Yorkie a job designing their planes.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 28 September 2015, 04:55:56 PM
Liquid water confirmed on Mars. Had previously confirmed water in the form of ice. Probably a saline water, meaning it can be in liquid form despite the cold temperatures. Wherever there is liquid water on earth, there is life. Just how briney and how cold the water is, will determine it's habitability.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Monday 28 September 2015, 05:00:45 PM
http://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-confirms-evidence-that-liquid-water-flows-on-today-s-mars
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Haz on Monday 28 September 2015, 05:03:49 PM
If they find bacteria there, its gonna be interesting to hear what Christians and Muslims think of it.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Troll on Monday 28 September 2015, 05:13:46 PM
If they find bacteria there, its gonna be interesting to hear what Christians and Muslims think of it.

Who cares what they think?  They're ignoring evidence now, they'll ignore that too.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Haz on Monday 28 September 2015, 05:19:15 PM
I dont much care what they thinnk troll; I do want to see their entire raison d'etre thwarted.  They'll cough and splutter their way through some convoluted reasoning (if you'll forgive the use of that word when it comes to religion).

Well done to the NASA for their Stirling work.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Willow on Monday 28 September 2015, 05:36:58 PM
(http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/48f50fab965827f9815be593c2f730f4/202711243/mars-dark-slope-streaks-2015-09-28-01.gif)

(https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xlf1/t31.0-8/12045405_10153573682886772_4411909504290978847_o.jpg)

These dark, narrow, 100 meter-long streaks called recurring slope lineae flowing downhill on Mars are inferred to have been formed by contemporary flowing water. Recently, planetary scientists detected hydrated salts on these slopes at Hale crater, corroborating their original hypothesis that the streaks are indeed formed by liquid water. The blue color seen upslope of the dark streaks are thought not to be related to their formation, but instead are from the presence of the mineral pyroxene.

(http://o.aolcdn.com/hss/storage/midas/dc4ee84bd0cba79bf3586d1773a3239a/202710778/mars-slope-lineae-channels-2015-09-28-01.jpg)

http://i.imgur.com/AyQY6ICh.jpg
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Monday 28 September 2015, 05:48:27 PM
ayy lmaos confirmed. Mass relays by this time next year, bookmark this post  :frantic:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Monday 28 September 2015, 05:49:58 PM
ayy lmaos confirmed. Mass relays by this time next year, bookmark this post  :frantic:
Just need to find that Prothean data cache.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: 54 on Tuesday 29 September 2015, 05:59:32 PM
I find it funny that this news came out the week the Martian is getting released, which was made in conjunction with NASA :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Tuesday 29 September 2015, 06:01:03 PM
I find it funny that this news came out the week the Martian is getting released, which was made in conjunction with NASA :lol:

Publicity 100%
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Tuesday 29 September 2015, 08:42:48 PM
I find it funny that this news came out the week the Martian is getting released, which was made in conjunction with NASA :lol:

Apparently the location where the water was found is the same location Damon is stranded in during the movie. :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Wednesday 30 September 2015, 11:32:50 PM
http://www.sciencealert.com/here-s-why-nasa-s-mars-rovers-are-banned-from-investigating-that-liquid-water
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Thursday 15 October 2015, 12:34:09 PM
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: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Thursday 15 October 2015, 06:47:36 PM
I love how these discoveries are always about aliens in the media. Of course the tabloids are like "ET phone home? Scientists may have discovered GIANT alien MEGASTRUCTURES near Earth".
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: JB on Thursday 15 October 2015, 06:53:22 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVym6ITIUgI
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Thursday 15 October 2015, 10:47:02 PM
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

:lol: The idea that there could be evidence of something like that. If it were true we'd be seeing what they had going 1400 years ago, too. God knows what the f***ers would be up to now.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tomato Deuce on Thursday 15 October 2015, 11:51:20 PM
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

:lol: The idea that there could be evidence of something like that. If it were true we'd be seeing what they had going 1400 years ago, too. God knows what the f***ers would be up to now.

Institutional racism and cat gifs
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Parky on Thursday 15 October 2015, 11:51:46 PM
:lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Mike on Friday 16 October 2015, 01:15:19 AM
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

:lol: The idea that there could be evidence of something like that. If it were true we'd be seeing what they had going 1400 years ago, too. God knows what the f***ers would be up to now.

Institutional racism and cat gifs

:lol: Well of course.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Friday 16 October 2015, 07:00:06 PM
(http://www.sciencemag.org/content/350/6258/aad1815/F1.large.jpg)
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Pixelphish on Friday 16 October 2015, 07:05:11 PM
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

:lol: The idea that there could be evidence of something like that. If it were true we'd be seeing what they had going 1400 years ago, too. God knows what the f***ers would be up to now.

Institutional racism and cat gifs

:lol: Well of course.

Nailed on :lol:
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Robster on Friday 16 October 2015, 07:08:31 PM
What's that Decky ?
Amazing photo.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Friday 16 October 2015, 07:08:53 PM
Pluto.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toon Hoser on Thursday 22 October 2015, 05:15:22 PM
This is how the world will end: annihilated by a dying star.

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/found-a-dying-star-gobbling-a-broken-planet
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Elliottman on Thursday 22 October 2015, 05:19:57 PM
No doubt a dumb question to those who know but how the f*** do we observe stars 570 lightyears away?
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: thomas on Thursday 22 October 2015, 05:23:16 PM
No doubt a dumb question to those who know but how the f*** do we observe stars 570 lightyears away?
It's not realtime; we're just now seeing what's happening 570 years ago, since that's how long it takes the light to reach us. We don't know what's going on at the moment, but we can make predictions and observe and see how they line up when the light reaches us.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Elliottman on Thursday 22 October 2015, 05:26:47 PM
No doubt a dumb question to those who know but how the f*** do we observe stars 570 lightyears away?
It's not realtime; we're just now seeing what's happening 570 years ago, since that's how long it takes the light to reach us. We don't know what's going on at the moment, but we can make predictions and observe and see how they line up when the light reaches us.

mind. blown.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Yorkie on Thursday 22 October 2015, 05:46:40 PM
No doubt a dumb question to those who know but how the f*** do we observe stars 570 lightyears away?
It's not realtime; we're just now seeing what's happening 570 years ago, since that's how long it takes the light to reach us. We don't know what's going on at the moment, but we can make predictions and observe and see how they line up when the light reaches us.

mind. blown.

The Hubble Deep Field image actually enables us to see a flash of light only a few hundred thousand years after the birth of the universe. How they determine how old light is is another matter though, doubt I'll ever understand it.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Decky on Thursday 22 October 2015, 06:07:32 PM
This is how the world will end: annihilated by a dying star.

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/found-a-dying-star-gobbling-a-broken-planet

Will already be consumed when the Sun is a red giant long before it's a white dwarf though won't it? Think the Sun as a red giant is expected to expand out beyond Mars.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Super Duper Branko Strupar on Thursday 22 October 2015, 06:49:24 PM
I read they thought possibly, but it could stop short. Not that there'll be any humans about anywhere to know.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Northerngimp on Thursday 22 October 2015, 06:55:53 PM
I read they thought possibly, but it could stop short. Not that there'll be any humans about anywhere to know.

Nah, we'll all be floating about inside bookcases whispering to robots by then.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tsunami on Friday 23 October 2015, 05:00:14 PM
Space and time really does my little brain in. There's been life on Earth for around 3.5 billion years and the Earth has an estimated 7.5 billion years left before the Sun gets us or a lot sooner if something else does. Stephen Hawking reckons we have a maximum of 1,000 years left to get colonies going elsewhere.

How the f*ck do we get the to point where we are able to leave this planet, colonise and terraform another, say Mars as a test, and then become interstellar so that when the Sun has eaten our Solar System we are safe somewhere else.

Technology has come on leaps and bounds in less than 100 years but surely it will slow and a mega jump is needed to bridge the gap from what we know and what we need to know. Estimates reckon you'll need at least 10,000 people for a successful colonisation (for disease, genetics and the like) and how do you transport those numbers.

We have limited resources on Earth which we can use to manage pretty mundane speeds for short distances. Ive no idea how much money is being thrown into research but I'd wager it isn't currently enough.

It really shouldn't bother me that much but it is something I think about quite a bit. Mainly because it does my head in at how colossus it all seems.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Toondave on Friday 23 October 2015, 05:05:20 PM
Space and time really does my little brain in. There's been life on Earth for around 3.5 billion years and the Earth has an estimated 7.5 billion years left before the Sun gets us or a lot sooner if something else does. Stephen Hawking reckons we have a maximum of 1,000 years left to get colonies going elsewhere.

How the f*ck do we get the to point where we are able to leave this planet, colonise and terraform another, say Mars as a test, and then become interstellar so that when the Sun has eaten our Solar System we are safe somewhere else.

Technology has come on leaps and bounds in less than 100 years but surely it will slow and a mega jump is needed to bridge the gap from what we know and what we need to know. Estimates reckon you'll need at least 10,000 people for a successful colonisation (for disease, genetics and the like) and how do you transport those numbers.

We have limited resources on Earth which we can use to manage pretty mundane speeds for short distances. Ive no idea how much money is being thrown into research but I'd wager it isn't currently enough.

It really shouldn't bother me that much but it is something I think about quite a bit. Mainly because it does my head in at how colossus it all seems.

Why will technology slow down?

Disease won't be much of a problem by the time we get to interstellar colonisation I'd wager.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: Tsunami on Friday 23 October 2015, 05:17:02 PM
Space and time really does my little brain in. There's been life on Earth for around 3.5 billion years and the Earth has an estimated 7.5 billion years left before the Sun gets us or a lot sooner if something else does. Stephen Hawking reckons we have a maximum of 1,000 years left to get colonies going elsewhere.

How the f*ck do we get the to point where we are able to leave this planet, colonise and terraform another, say Mars as a test, and then become interstellar so that when the Sun has eaten our Solar System we are safe somewhere else.

Technology has come on leaps and bounds in less than 100 years but surely it will slow and a mega jump is needed to bridge the gap from what we know and what we need to know. Estimates reckon you'll need at least 10,000 people for a successful colonisation (for disease, genetics and the like) and how do you transport those numbers.

We have limited resources on Earth which we can use to manage pretty mundane speeds for short distances. Ive no idea how much money is being thrown into research but I'd wager it isn't currently enough.

It really shouldn't bother me that much but it is something I think about quite a bit. Mainly because it does my head in at how colossus it all seems.

Why will technology slow down?

Disease won't be much of a problem by the time we get to interstellar colonisation I'd wager.

I'm assuming that technology will slow down unless a quantum leap is made simply because the current rate is seemingly unsustainable. That may be me just being small minded.
Title: Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
Post by: DJ_NUFC on Friday 23 October 2015, 09:12:50 PM
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