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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 3:43 am 
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Lol, I don't have any more time to fuck with the search engine to find the correct (Space id Deep), thread, but I thought some might be interested in this. Maybe we could bring them democracy :)

Potentially habitable planet found

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070424/ap_ ... 8mxyWs0NUE

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Maybe we could bring them democracy :)




I'm thinking we should get it right first before exporting it elsewhere.

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Yeah, they are going to keep releasing: "scientists found water blah, blah.." SO when they finally disclose the truth about alien life, many "educated" people will say: "I knew it"... :roll:

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" ...But the star it closely orbits, known as a "red dwarf", is much smaller, dimmer and cooler than our sun."

Hehehe cool. 8)

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Since we're resurrecting this thread, we need to include one of the coolest pictures ever taken...

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THIS SUNDAY NIGHT-MONDAY MORNING, AUGUST 12-13 :D

Good year this year for the Persieds with no Moon to wash out the show. The Moon is usually a bitch when watching meteors, but this year things are falling right into place for the year's best meteor show. It won't be thousands raining down like the Leonoid storm a few years back, but they'll be plentiful and you'll see lots of beauties if you find yourself a nice piece of dark sky, (away from city lights and let your eyes become dark adapted). The Persied is also renound for those horizion to horizion earth grazers, and bright long colorful ones with trails that persist.

If you've never seen a meteor shower before, this is a very good one to start with, it'll be the best one for quite a while. :)

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http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2007 ... rseids.htm

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MentalTossFlycoon wrote:
Since we're resurrecting this thread, we need to include one of the coolest pictures ever taken...

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Yeah, huh :)

This one's not so beautiful, but it is interesting....

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Saturn ring plane crossings occur every 14 or 17 years (i forget which), and offers a view of a "ringless" Saturn that lasts about two weeks. If you see in MTF's photo above we appear to be "lookin up Saturns dress." This will reverse after the next ring plane crossing, and we'll be looking "down" on Saturn's rings. This is because Saturn and the Earth dont orbit the Sun in the exact ssame plane.

Ring plane crossings are cool for backyarders because suddenly Saturn looks like something's very wrong. There's the serene bright yellw disk, but where's the rings! More fun than that is it allows backyard scopes a challenge to pick out 4 other satellites of Saturn, (besides bright Titan which is always around and easy).

Usually the very bright planet and bright ring surface area wash out all but Titan, but during a ring plane crossing, much of the brightness is gone. The trick is to catch the satellites when they're on the same side of the planet's disk, and then slide the disk just out of view off the edge of the eyepiece. With the bright glare of Saturn gone, the fainter satellites come into view, (I found 3 of 4 of these "lesser" satellites in the last ring plane crossing, 1 to go, lol). After you spot them you can try to slide part of the disk back into the view for the "full effect."

For a backyarder, the moment when the above photo was taken is the peak moment to look for satellites, 4 satellites over on one side of the disk, and far from the disk, (the satellites orbit Saturn at different rates, so they can be seen on both sides of the disk depending on when you look).

Lol, Hubble doesn't need to push the bright disk out of the view to see the fainter satellites as a backyarder must, it's optics can even make these fainter satellites appear as bright as the disk, (they are fainter, you have to "try" to see them).

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aspy_2nd_bunch wrote:
" ...But the star it closely orbits, known as a "red dwarf", is much smaller, dimmer and cooler than our sun."

Hehehe cool. 8)


I thought it was White Dwarfs and Red Giants? Which is where the joky title of the comedy series Red Dwarf comes from.

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The Perseids in 2oo6:

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..it never rains but it pours, isn't it so Crew from Sheffield? ByeHawaii, now "them" "say-n-'t-is'" know all kinds of celestrial sphinx. (me, i'm waiting 4 intergalactic celebrities)

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found at www.space.com (site map, scroll and pfff wait)

PShhhht: tom. shuttle 3, 2, 1 we have ey rip-off will launch roundabout 23:36 SouthSco'land time, have i this sussed (out) correctly? (since the ultimate episode of Andromeda-Ascendent went over the flicks last Wednesday this is an alternative. Listen to NasaTV's presenter talking about the data before and especially in the first minutes of the fingers-tossed lucky near-mISS)


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Since we've brought the Endeavour on her way is there perhaps a little time for leisure.

..me knows, that is wicked
Have you ever seen the real proportions of all kind of suns? ...somewhere ...

The more captivating sites from www.space.com/stars (could endure a light year - skip all that - ... fast lan & modern pc architecture, tststszZZ)

http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/0 ... stars.html
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/a ... 50110.html
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/0 ... stars.html
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/0 ... works.html
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/0 ... lhaut.html

best to avoid: ..when Stars collide. Super.. better be strolling ..

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(3834) Zappafrank was discovered by L. Brozek on May 11 1980 and named in honor of Frank Zappa. Little is known of its physical properties, but it is thought to be between four and eight miles in diameter. Its orbit is elliptical and approximately 4.08 years in duration, 193 million miles at perihelion and 282 million miles at aphelion. The first diagram, above left, shows the orbit of Zappafrank relative to Earth , Mars, and Jupiter. The two images on the right were taken on March 10 1996 by D. di Cicco and show the relative motion of Zappafrank over a period of one hour. This information was extracted from copyrighted material produced by the Central Bureau for Astronomical Telegrams (CBAT) and the Minor Planet Center (MPC).

(3834) Zappafrank is one of the Rock & Roll Minor, ye sure, Planets.

www.space.com/scienceastronomy/mystery_ ... 41108.html
one further piece of the puzzle which "coincidently" led to "fur-missing half-apes".
(lots of hair-raising facts act.) T'ra.

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It seems there's a hexagon at the North Pole of Saturn. Nobody knows why...

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Here's the somewhat lame report and another photo:
www.space.com/scienceastronomy/070327_saturn_hex.html

only speculating: a sky-wasp got fed up with the topic weather and has finished its tower of home with a view on aurora australis (and thinking what rewarming ... let's stop conjecturing)
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and GPD, who's next, i'm looking the other byetheway (phiew, truly a phantastic photo)


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MentalTossFlycoon wrote:
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It seems there's a hexagon at the North Pole of Saturn. Nobody knows why...

...and it's winkin' at you!

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Awesome photo :)

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Great 'cosmic nothingness' found

Astronomers have found an enormous void in space that measures nearly a billion light-years across.
It is empty of both normal matter - such as galaxies and stars - and the mysterious "dark matter" that cannot be seen directly with telescopes..

full article here :arrow: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6962185.stm

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MentalTossFlycoon wrote:
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It seems there's a hexagon at the North Pole of Saturn. Nobody knows why...


For a hex key?

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Skip all that cully, this Delphic nugget of a damnbit planet is still there and wobbling - one&half hour ago (what took you so long, lame laser-beam?)

With first sight plus second thinking about "put more room to the range" (the toppîck): we all are aware that when one approximates the velocity of light, space withers more an' more, simultaneously time slows down, till both are naught. So a fancyful photon could be all over the show in a wink of an eye. Agreed or is this correct?

Am knackered now and will hope that Saturn's busy bumblebee is going to stay, ..not considering fleeing that drat weather, advancing nearer to the sun, herewith also Earth ... bzzzz, wasps&dinguaehs: dirty feet, yellow teeth.


bLinx:

http://www.britannica.com/eb/article-9110151/Saturn

http://astro-calendar.com/shtml/PlanetClock.shtml

http://www.fourmilab.ch/cgi-bin/Solar


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timm0 wrote:
Great 'cosmic nothingness' found

Astronomers have found an enormous void in space that measures nearly a billion light-years across.
It is empty of both normal matter - such as galaxies and stars - and the mysterious "dark matter" that cannot be seen directly with telescopes..

full article here :arrow: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6962185.stm

music :arrow: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=UBSCPcJ8jpg :twisted:


maybe that's where God lives
"No known address"

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Crudblud wrote:
aspy_2nd_bunch wrote:
" ...But the star it closely orbits, known as a "red dwarf", is much smaller, dimmer and cooler than our sun."

Hehehe cool. 8)


I thought it was White Dwarfs and Red Giants? Which is where the joky title of the comedy series Red Dwarf comes from.


you get red dwarfs, white dwarfs and black dwarfs, red giants, red supergiants, main sequence stars, neutron stars and eventually black holes

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timm0 wrote:
Great 'cosmic nothingness' found

Astronomers have found an enormous void in space that measures nearly a billion light-years across.
It is empty of both normal matter - such as galaxies and stars - and the mysterious "dark matter" that cannot be seen directly with telescopes..

full article here :arrow: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6962185.stm
music :arrow: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=UBSCPcJ8jpg :twisted:


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Nah, it's probably just another universe inside this one.

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timm0 wrote:
Great 'cosmic nothingness' found

Astronomers have found an enormous void in space that measures nearly a billion light-years across.
It is empty of both normal matter - such as galaxies and stars - and the mysterious "dark matter" that cannot be seen directly with telescopes..

full article here :arrow: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6962185.stm

music :arrow: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=UBSCPcJ8jpg :twisted:


that could be hell

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MentalTossFlycoon wrote:
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NASA can't do Photoshop properly.

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Batchain1001 wrote:
punknaynowned wrote:
timm0 wrote:
Great 'cosmic nothingness' found

Astronomers have found an enormous void in space that measures nearly a billion light-years across.
It is empty of both normal matter - such as galaxies and stars - and the mysterious "dark matter" that cannot be seen directly with telescopes..

full article here :arrow: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/6962185.stm
music :arrow: http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=UBSCPcJ8jpg :twisted:


maybe that's where God lives
"No known address"
Nah, it's probably just another universe inside this one.

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It's Britney's cooch! hahahahaha, sorry, wrong thread.

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