• Space Chat General
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I'm doing a project about space. It is very interesting. Also: Space pictures (mars) [img]http://i.space.com/images/i/14765/i02/mars-opportunity-greeley-haven.jpg?1327433921[/img] [t]http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/0707/victoria2_opportunity_big.jpg[/t]
Space threads in Sensationalist Headlines are usually hilarious by the way, because there are so many people who don't understand how shit works, like the thread about the ISS going to be killed off in a few years by burning it up in the atmosphere, and some people asked why we didn't just give it a slight nudge which would apparently push it either straight into space or into the moon, because there's obviously no gravity in space :downs:
I'm thinking of posting daily or weekly space news in here, just to keep it lively.
[t]http://spacegizmo.livingdazed.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/AresShuttleLG.jpg[/t] (Click for larger image)
I'm planning on studying physics/astrophysics when I get to university. Been interested in space since I was old enough to be interested in something. Also just going to share a handy-ish site which is pretty much a less fancy version of Stellarium if you get an account there. [URL]http://www.heavens-above.com/[/URL]
[QUOTE=LarparNar;35223174]Space threads in Sensationalist Headlines are usually hilarious by the way, because there are so many people who don't understand how shit works, like the thread about the ISS going to be killed off in a few years by burning it up in the atmosphere, and some people asked why we didn't just give it a slight nudge which would apparently push it either straight into space or into the moon, because there's obviously no gravity in space :downs:[/QUOTE] Man, people keep saying that the iss should be refurbished into a moon base, but to get there it would require a crazy amount of fuel to change the orbital inclination to match the moons orbit, then you would have to preform a transfer orbit, and even if you do manage to pull both of those things off, you would still have to land 25'000 pounds on the lunar surface. Even if you just put it into lunar orbit you would have to have rockets to transfer the supplies to it. It's way to crazy to turn the iss into a moon base, in matter of fact building a base from scratch might be easier.
[QUOTE=Zombii;35223752]I'm thinking of posting daily or weekly space news in here, just to keep it lively.[/QUOTE] DO IT DO IT DAMNIT
I have a theory as to why SpaceX has so successful launches. They can't afford to fail like nasa would be able to.
[QUOTE=dije;35229286]I have a theory as to why SpaceX has so successful launches. They can't afford to fail like nasa would be able to.[/QUOTE] Actually SpaceX only has a 57.14% success rate at the moment. They have launched 7 rockets and the first three failed. [editline]21st March 2012[/editline] If the fourth had failed, they would probably not have been able to continue.
[QUOTE=LarparNar;35229370]Actually SpaceX only has a 57.14% success rate at the moment. They have launched 7 rockets and the first three failed. [editline]21st March 2012[/editline] If the fourth had failed, they would probably not have been able to continue.[/QUOTE]But ever since, they've had successes. That's what I meant
Hello General Discussion. Can't wait for the thread to be drowned by all the fast threads...
Dear god, why were all the Chat Threads moved to GD? Ok, poll time. Would you guys rather have weekly space news, or weekly write-ups of large moments/history of space travel and exploration? Agree for news, informative for history.
If you guys have any webos/ios devices I would suggest installing Zite and setting your preferences as space and science related stuff, it digs up some neat content.
Got some content. Cosmic Journeys: Is the Universe Infinite? [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dG1JpC5jels[/url] The Known Universe [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17jymDn0W6U[/url] I really liked this for giving a true impression of the scale of even just portion of the universe that's visible to us. The milky way, photo taken with a camera on high a exposure time: [img]http://img844.imageshack.us/img844/2865/milkywayh.jpg[/img] Universe simulator program: [url]http://www.shatters.net/celestia/[/url] Celestia has a few useful features such as its exponentional zoom which makes navigation easier. A few basic controls to get you started with it: Left mouse - rotate camera Right mouse - pan camera on current focus A - accelerate Z - decrease velocity Arrow keys - pitch and roll controls [ - decrease apparent magnitude at 45 degrees ] - increase apparent magnitude at 45 degrees If you get bored with it, I suggest flying to a random position outside of but relatively close to the milky way, then select earth and try to reach earth with A/Z and the arrow keys only, I tried it and found it quite entertaining. And for some random trivia: The Milky Way galaxy is approximately 100,000 light years across (it takes light 100,000 years to travel from one end to the other) The nearest spiral galaxy to the Milky Way is Andromeda. There is a possibility that Andromeda may eventually collide with the Milky way, causing either the galaxies to merge or the consumption of one galaxy by the other due to the supermassive black hole theoretically located at the galactic barycentre.
My debate team is doing it's Resolve on Space, "Should the United States significantly increase its exploration and/or development of Space beyond the Earth's Mesosphere" Our Championship is next Friday, I'm the back up for the affirmative team since I have such a boner for space. Also Favorite Nebulae here: [img_thumb]http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7a/Nursery_of_New_Stars_-_GPN-2000-000972.jpg[/img_thumb] [img_thumb]http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/0206/eagle_kp09_big.jpg[/img_thumb] And who doesn't like the fire cracker stars [img_thumb]http://elenin.paranomalo.us/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Sum_Pleiades_Dec_2007_4_x_10_mins_each_2x2_RGB_ps_1_low.jpg[/img_thumb]
Space blows my mind when it comes to Neutron Stars. The angular momentum produced during the collapse of a star gives the neutron star an amazing rotation speed. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb0P6x_xDEU&feature=related[/media] Pulsars are the result. Eerie but fascinating.
[QUOTE=billi999;35237091]Got some content. Universe simulator program: [URL]http://www.shatters.net/celestia/[/URL] Celestia has a few useful features such as its exponentional zoom which makes navigation easier. A few basic controls to get you started with it: Left mouse - rotate camera Right mouse - pan camera on current focus A - accelerate Z - decrease velocity Arrow keys - pitch and roll controls [ - decrease apparent magnitude at 45 degrees ] - increase apparent magnitude at 45 degrees [/QUOTE] [URL]http://en.spaceengine.org/[/URL] [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8a0Kr2CLQo[/media] [editline]21st March 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=Aerkhan;35220951][t]http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3965132/shit%20past%201013/shit/thread/spacethread/Crab_Nebula.jpg[/t] Looks more like an elephant to me broskis. Also fuck yeah space, it's weird as hell but holy fuck do I love space.[/QUOTE] It was named due to the blurry-ness of early telescopes, as well as Messier didn't have exposure technology so he only saw the faint nebulousity of it.
I find it both interesting and extremely sad how we devote 2.1 trillion dollars to killing each other yet only 38 billion on space in general. We need some change in this world, badly, not just for Sagan's sake but for the species sake.
[QUOTE=Killer900;35237982]I find it both interesting and extremely sad how we devote 2.1 trillion dollars to killing each other yet only 38 billion on space in general. We need some change in this world, badly.[/QUOTE] [img]http://i.imgur.com/49rJ7.png[/img] Imagine NASA having 3% the GDP, imagine what that little amount could do for the Human race.
[QUOTE=DesolateGrun;35238452][img]http://i.imgur.com/49rJ7.png[/img] Imagine NASA having 3% the GDP, imagine what that little amount could do for the Human race.[/QUOTE] But killing people is obviously more important than going up!!!111!11!!!!1111!1!!!!!1
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UIKmSQqp8wY[/media]
[QUOTE=cpt.armadillo;35238729]But killing people is obviously more important than going up!!!111!11!!!!1111!1!!!!!1[/QUOTE] Well since it's our god driven duty to kill all brown people, why not from orbit?
Recent article on Popular science goes into MSL and its landing sequence: [url]http://www.popsci.com/node/60477/?cmpid=enews031512&spPodID=020[/url]
The MSL is going to be awesome, we've come a long way from smashing lander into Mars. [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_1M"]*cough*[/URL]
Relevant to the space budget discussion: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CbIZU8cQWXc[/media]
I was thinking of making one of these threads myself, since this is my favorite subject. The universe never ceases to amaze me. Heres a picture of a sunset on mars [img]http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/117988main_image_feature_347_ys_4.jpg[/img]
I could've sworn in the bigger version of that image you could faintly see Earth.
[QUOTE=Dacheet;35239750]I could've sworn in the bigger version of that image you could faintly see Earth.[/QUOTE] [img]http://nabeelzeeshan.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/Earth-as-seen-from-Mars.jpg[/img]
[QUOTE=Altec100;35237236]Space blows my mind when it comes to Neutron Stars. The angular momentum produced during the collapse of a star gives the neutron star an amazing rotation speed. [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gb0P6x_xDEU&feature=related[/media] Pulsars are the result. Eerie but fascinating.[/QUOTE] I love how the Crab Nebula and the next fastest sound like a fucking swarm of hornets.
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