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Offline loki679

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Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
« Reply #1675 on: Wednesday 31 October 2018, 04:37:52 AM »
They just managed to restart a dead gyro on hubble, should be going for a while longer yet.
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« Reply #1676 on: Wednesday 31 October 2018, 07:43:01 AM »
Hubble's stock will drop drastically once they launch the James Webb telescope. They do need to get another Kepler up there asap though.
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Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
« Reply #1677 on: Wednesday 31 October 2018, 08:13:59 AM »
How so? James Webb and Hubble have entirely different capabilities.  One is in the IR bands and the other is visible/UV iirc.
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Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
« Reply #1678 on: Wednesday 31 October 2018, 01:16:46 PM »
This is kind of cool. Shows you which DSN stations are active and the spacecraft they're communicating with.

https://eyes.nasa.gov/dsn/dsn.html
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Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
« Reply #1679 on: Thursday 15 November 2018, 07:55:05 PM »
Two galaxies colliding, awesome.  Got this from an article about supermassive black holes being formed when two big galaxies smash into each other.  Space is cool.

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Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
« Reply #1681 on: Monday 26 November 2018, 08:08:39 PM »


Eagle has landed

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« Reply #1682 on: Monday 26 November 2018, 09:07:56 PM »
Couldve installed a window wiper.
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« Reply #1683 on: Monday 26 November 2018, 10:31:36 PM »
Looks nowt like an eagle :huff:

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Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
« Reply #1684 on: Monday 26 November 2018, 11:33:06 PM »
Insight :frantic:

NASA still the only space agency to have soft landed on Mars :clap:
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Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
« Reply #1686 on: Monday 10 December 2018, 01:51:23 PM »

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Grand Tour Encore: Voyager 2, the only spacecraft to have visited Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, has left the Sun's bubble and joined me in interstellar space!
It comming home.....

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« Reply #1687 on: Monday 10 December 2018, 02:46:56 PM »
 

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Grand Tour Encore: Voyager 2, the only spacecraft to have visited Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, has left the Sun's bubble and joined me in interstellar space!
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Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
« Reply #1688 on: Saturday 29 December 2018, 01:23:03 AM »
New Horizons about to do the first ever flyby of a Kuiper Belt object.  This is some awesome s***.

This is the object they're going for:



Image credit to Brian May.  Yes, that Brian May.
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Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
« Reply #1689 on: Wednesday 2 January 2019, 12:57:19 PM »
Done! :frantic:

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While people around the world were celebrating the arrival of 2019, people at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland were hard at work. Billions of miles away, the New Horizons probe was flying past Ultima Thule, a small object in the Kuiper Belt. By Tuesday morning, the hardware had sent back a status report that indicated the flyby went as planned, and New Horizons now has lots of data from Ultima Thule that it will slowly send back to Earth over the coming months. (As explained by the BBC, the enormous distance between Earth and New Horizons means the probe's 15-watt transmitter can manage a data transmission rate of about 1 kilobit per second.)

While we don't yet have any of the data that will tell us details about this relic of the Solar System's formation, images taken during the approach solved one of the mysteries that had arisen as New Horizons closed in. But one of the key questions—is Ultima Thule one object or two?—remains unanswered.



https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/01/new-horizons-has-a-successful-flyby-of-the-kuiper-belts-bowling-pin/
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Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
« Reply #1690 on: Wednesday 2 January 2019, 01:03:12 PM »
Always laugh at Arstechnica as a content provider.
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Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
« Reply #1691 on: Wednesday 2 January 2019, 01:04:36 PM »
Why?
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« Reply #1692 on: Wednesday 2 January 2019, 01:09:00 PM »
Arse?
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Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
« Reply #1693 on: Wednesday 2 January 2019, 01:21:21 PM »
Not right now, thanks anyway.
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Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
« Reply #1694 on: Wednesday 2 January 2019, 01:24:29 PM »
Yeah just bums and stuff really
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Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
« Reply #1696 on: Wednesday 2 January 2019, 02:44:44 PM »
f***s sake, lads.  Some genuinely amazing news and in typical NO fashion it descends into bum jokes.  Only a matter of time before someone wonders how you'd wipe your arse on a Kuiper Belt object. :lol:
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Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
« Reply #1697 on: Wednesday 2 January 2019, 03:47:21 PM »
For the record, absolutely fascinated by the interstellar fishing trip, but, find it pointless to talk about it.  You keep going though, I like to read informed posts.  O0
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Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
« Reply #1698 on: Wednesday 2 January 2019, 03:58:45 PM »
Check out the deep space network next time you're stoned.  They were receiving from Voyager 1 a few minutes ago and the signal was 3x10^-23kW.

That's 0.0000000000000000000003W

https://eyes.nasa.gov/dsn/dsn.html

edit:  Voyager 1 is one of the ones that has left the solar system

edit 2:  Goldstone now transmitting to New Horizons :frantic:
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« Reply #1699 on: Wednesday 2 January 2019, 04:03:23 PM »
Check out the deep space network next time you're stoned.  They were receiving from Voyager 1 a few minutes ago and the signal was 3x10^-23kW.

That's 0.0000000000000000000003W

https://eyes.nasa.gov/dsn/dsn.html
Considering it was launched in 1977 and was built with 60/70's technology that's impressive as f***.

Never seen that link before, interesting stuff, cheers Loki.