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Offline robm

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Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
« Reply #1725 on: Thursday 23 January 2020, 06:55:30 PM »
Anybody seen what i assume are the starlink satellites?  Looks really weird a line of lights tracking across the sky tonight. Cool as f***.

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« Reply #1726 on: Monday 3 February 2020, 07:15:17 PM »
This is pretty cool.  Makes me wonder if a solar system could survive that experience intact.

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Astronomers have spotted an ultrafast star, traveling at a blistering 6 million km/h, that was ejected by the supermassive black hole at the heart at the Milky Way five million years ago.

The discovery of the star, known as S5-HVS1, was made by Carnegie Mellon University Assistant Professor of Physics Sergey Koposov as part of the Southern Stellar Stream Spectroscopic Survey (S5). Located in the constellation of Grus -- the Crane -- S5-HVS1 was found to be moving ten times faster than most stars in the Milky Way.

"The velocity of the discovered star is so high that it will inevitably leave the galaxy and never return," said Douglas Boubert from the University of Oxford, a co-author on the study.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/11/191112110238.htm
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« Reply #1727 on: Tuesday 4 February 2020, 05:26:53 PM »
Might book a ticket if it passes by.

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« Reply #1728 on: Monday 10 February 2020, 02:36:34 PM »
So.............aliens?

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Fast radio bursts (FRBs) are bright, millisecond-duration radio transients originating from extragalactic distances. Their origin is unknown. Some FRB sources emit repeat bursts, ruling out cataclysmic origins for those events. Despite searches for periodicity in repeat burst arrival times on time scales from milliseconds to many days, these bursts have hitherto been observed to appear sporadically, and though clustered, without a regular pattern. Here we report the detection of a 16.35±0.18 day periodicity from a repeating FRB 180916.J0158+65 detected by the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment Fast Radio Burst Project (CHIME/FRB). In 28 bursts recorded from 16th September 2018 through 30th October 2019, we find that bursts arrive in a 4.0-day phase window, with some cycles showing no bursts, and some showing multiple bursts, within CHIME's limited daily exposure. Our results suggest a mechanism for periodic modulation either of the burst emission itself, or through external amplification or absorption, and disfavour models invoking purely sporadic processes.

https://arxiv.org/abs/2001.10275
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Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
« Reply #1729 on: Thursday 27 February 2020, 03:44:28 AM »
We've docked two orbiting satellites for the first time :frantic:

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On Tuesday, a spacecraft that was launched four months earlier docked with a communications satellite about 36,000km above the Earth. Northrop Grumman reported the historic docking on Wednesday, and the company heralded the mission as an "historic accomplishment" in the field of satellite servicing. Prior to this mission, no two commercial spacecraft had ever docked in orbit before.

https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/02/in-a-historic-first-one-private-satellite-docks-to-another-in-orbit/
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« Reply #1730 on: Thursday 27 February 2020, 07:54:12 AM »
What happened before the Big Bang?

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« Reply #1732 on: Thursday 27 February 2020, 08:04:21 AM »
Cheers

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Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
« Reply #1733 on: Sunday 8 March 2020, 05:12:06 AM »
Awesome image from the Curiosity rover.  Sometimes hard to believe we're looking at actual photos from another planet.

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Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
« Reply #1734 on: Saturday 21 March 2020, 03:52:50 AM »
They've released high resolution images of the surface of the asteroid Bennu, I love stuff like this.



Next step for this mission is to try and collect some material from the asteroid and bring it back.
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Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
« Reply #1735 on: Tuesday 24 March 2020, 11:05:53 PM »
https://astronomy.com/news/2020/03/the-degenerate-era-when-the-universe-stops-making-stars

During the Stelliferous Era, some supermassive stars will dramatically perish as supernovae. But most will simply fizzle out after passing through several phases of stellar evolution. Once this happens, the universe will be populated only by a variety of so-called degenerate stellar remnants: black holes, white dwarfs, brown dwarfs, and neutron stars. Adams and Laughlin termed this period the Degenerate Era, hypothesizing it will take place between 1015 (1 quintillion) and 1039 (1 duodecillion, or 1 followed by 39 zeros) years after the Big Bang.

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« Reply #1737 on: Sunday 19 April 2020, 07:46:16 PM »
Crew dragon launching with crew to ISS for the first time next month.

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Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
« Reply #1738 on: Tuesday 5 May 2020, 04:34:10 PM »
Good video on rocket engines if anyone's interested in that sort of thing.

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Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
« Reply #1739 on: Tuesday 5 May 2020, 05:08:18 PM »
i assume everything in the thumbnail can be converted into a bong at a moment's notice?

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« Reply #1740 on: Tuesday 5 May 2020, 05:34:14 PM »
Imagine getting a turbopump powered blowback :lol:
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Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
« Reply #1742 on: Tuesday 19 May 2020, 06:11:28 AM »
Found this pretty interesting, spy sats spying on other spy sats:

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« Reply #1745 on: Sunday 24 May 2020, 05:46:33 PM »
Ace.
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« Reply #1746 on: Wednesday 27 May 2020, 03:56:53 PM »
Crew dragon launching with crew to ISS for the first time next month.

This is happening tonight launch currently set for 9.33pm UK time.

https://www.spacex.com/launches/index.html

Offline Judge Holden

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« Reply #1747 on: Wednesday 27 May 2020, 04:08:48 PM »
Crew dragon launching with crew to ISS for the first time next month.

This is happening tonight launch currently set for 9.33pm UK time.

https://www.spacex.com/launches/index.html

Been looking forward to this. Didn't know there was a space thread either which is f***ing cool.

Reckon it'll be visible from UK skies around 15-20 mins after takeoff if the skies are clear.

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« Reply #1748 on: Wednesday 27 May 2020, 06:50:48 PM »
So stoked for this launch today.

Growing up in Florida and having a dad in aerospace always had me incredibly interested in space and space flight. Used to drive out for all of the launches when I could.

Can't wait for the third generation of human space flight to begin today.
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Re: Intergalactic Cosmic Space Thread about Stuff in Space
« Reply #1749 on: Wednesday 27 May 2020, 09:16:33 PM »
Looks like launch is called off due to bad weather.