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 Post subject: Re: Space Is Deep
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There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity. -Johann Wolfgang Goethe <br> <br><br><br>Stupidity is the basic building block of the universe / <br><br><br>...everything in the universe is composed basically of vibrations--light is a vibration, sound is a vibration, atoms are composed of vibrations---and all these vibrations just might be harmonics of some incomprehensible fundamental cosmic tone- Frank Vincent Zappa <br><br><br>The stars are matter, We're matter, But it doesn't matter.-Captain Beefheart <br><br><br> The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light-Isaiah 9.2 <br><br><br>There was the Door to which I found no key; There was the Veil through which I might not see-Omar Khayyam

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 Post subject: Re: Space Is Deep
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[quote author=zzyrch link=board=general;num=1074021780;start=75#76 date=11/03/05 at 23:13:25]<br><br>...everything in the universe is composed basically of vibrations--light is a vibration, sound is a vibration, atoms are composed of vibrations---and all these vibrations just might be harmonics of some incomprehensible fundamental cosmic tone- Frank Vincent Zappa <br>[/quote]<br><br>Frank has certainly read books on quantum mechanics...<br>His idea of time points this as shown in this interview:<br>FZ: "I think that everything is happening all the time, and the only reason we think of time linearly is because we are conditioned to do it. That's because the human idea of stuff is: it has a beginning and it has an end. I don't think that's necessarily true. You think of time as a constant, a spherical constant... [in which]... everything's happening all the time, always did, always will...  <br>We're dealing with time in a quasi-practical manner. We have devised our own personal universe and lifestyle that is ruled by time sliced this way, and we progress from notch to notch, day by day, and you just learn to meet your deadlines that way. That's only for human convenience. That, to me, is not a good explanation of how things really work. That's only the human perception version of how things work. It seems just as feasible to me that everything is happening all the time. And whether you believe your coffee cup is full or not is irrelevant... What something is depends more on when it is than anything else. You can't define something accurately until you understand when it is. [...] When is what. Without the perfect understanding of when, you've got nothing to deal with, see? 'Cause you analyze that cup of coffee a little bit earlier, and it's full. In a few minutes, you'll kick it over, and it won't even exist anymore. The state of the cup is determined by when you're perceiving it. [...]  <br>And the reason why I feel so strongly about this is, you know, this is one of the better explanations for why people can have premonitions, because instead of looking ahead, they're just looking around. You don't have to look ahead to see the future. You can look over there."  <br>

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FIREBALL ALERT: On Sunday morning, Jan. 15th, between approximately 1:56 and 1:59 a.m. PST (0956 - 0959 UT), a brilliant fireball will streak over northern California and Nevada. It's NASA's Stardust capsule, returning to Earth with samples of dust from Comet Wild 2. Observers along the flight path should have a marvelous view of this rare man-made meteor.  Radio signals reflected from the capsule's ionized tail may be heard from a much wider area--hundreds to thousands of miles away.  Visit http://spaceweather.com for maps and observing tips.<br>Image<br><br>more:<br>http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/stardust/main/index.html

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Go to the apple music store and find MC Hawking.  Fucking funny stuff!

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 Post subject: Re: Space Is Deep
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From BBC News <br><br>SpaceX rocket fails first flight  <br> <br><br>The new Falcon 1 rocket has been lost on its maiden flight. <br><br>The US vehicle, developed by the Space Exploration Technologies Corp, was destroyed soon after take-off from the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean. <br><br>The vision of Elon Musk, co-founder of the electronic payment system PayPal, the Falcon was designed to cut the cost of current satellite launches. <br><br>An onboard camera appeared to show the rocket rolling out of control shortly before the video signal was lost. <br><br>SpaceX (Space Exploration Technologies Corp) spokeswoman Gwynn Shotwell told reporters on a conference call that there was about a minute of powered flight. <br><br>"We do know that the vehicle did not succeed after that," she said. "Clearly this is a setback but we're in this for the long haul." <br><br>And Elon Musk added: "We had a successful lift-off and Falcon made it well clear of the launch pad, but unfortunately the vehicle was lost later in the first-stage burn. More information will be posted once we have had time to analyse the problem." <br><br>  <br>The vehicle left its launch pad on the Kwajalein Atoll at just after 2230 GMT. It was the fourth attempt at a flight; a number of technical issues had prompted SpaceX to delay the inaugural mission.<br> Image<br><br>The rocket was attempting to carry a 19.5kg satellite to a low-Earth orbit of 450km. <br><br>The satellite, FalconSat-2, was built by US Air Force Academy cadets to investigate the phenomenon known as "space weather". <br><br>The Falcon 1 is the first in a line of vehicles the SpaceX company hopes will shake up rocket services. It is a two-stage rocket powered by liquid oxygen and kerosene. The first stage is designed to parachute into the ocean to be recovered and used again. <br><br>With the relatively low price of $6.7m (£3.8m) per flight, the Falcon 1 is making a serious attempt to undercut other players in what is an overcrowded launcher market. <br><br>At a length of 21.3m, Falcon 1 is the smallest in the Falcon family. The largest, the 53m-long Falcon 9, is scheduled to launch in late 2007, and should be able to carry about 25,000kg into low-Earth orbits. This would put it in a similar class to current American vehicles such as the Delta 4 or Atlas 5, and the European Ariane 5. <br><br>Prior to Friday's launch attempt, SpaceX said it already had nine launch contracts in place representing nearly $200m. <br>Image<br> <br>

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Caught an International Space Station flyover in my telescope which is no easy thing to do because it moves so fast (and the scope can only show one degree of sky)...the trick was my binocular mount adapter (that makes a super finderscope) let me find the ISS fast in the binocs, set in a little "lead" on it, then switch to the eyepiece, locate and keep tracking....I got about a 45 second flyover and lost it three times, it was fun.

Sukkers bright, three times as bright as the brightest star, easy to see, can't miss it...HERE you can get a schedule of a flyover coming to a sky near you....just select your country in the upper left of the page :lol:

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Rose made some wraps...meanwhile on my left she's searching for Venus in the day...locate it in binocs, then go for it naked eye...she has some cloud cover for extra fun...

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Here we all are...the baddy's are third row up, second and third ones in...down in the front row (3rd and 2nd from right), are Carolyn Shoemaker and David Levy, discoverers of many comets including Shoemaker-Levy 9, the one that impacted Jupiter. They had a lot of cool stories about not only SL-9, but working at Palomar and all kinds of stuff...

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This sukker was ad much fun as a big dobsonian. Home-made from coffee cans (Chock Full O Nuts, the Heavenly Coffee), and crutches... it has super optics, a real sleeper. I spent some time with this neighbor observing with it, it was reeeeely cool...

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Photos from the final Space Shuttle Mission:

http://www.csmonitor.com/CSM-Photo-Gall ... ur-mission

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2013 Comets: Astronomers Prepare For Comet ISON, Pan-STARRS In 'Year Of Comets'

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By: Geoff Gaherty
Published: 01/25/2013 12:33 PM EST on SPACE.com

The year 2013 may someday be known as "the year of the comets." If all goes well we may see two of the brightest comets in many years, and possibly one of the brightest in history.

However, astronomers are being very cautious in their predictions because of past disappointments. As comet specialist David Levy says, "Comets are like cats; they have tails, and they do precisely what they want."

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We have a potential devastating meteor named " 2012 DA14 " doing a near miss flyby over the Indian Ocean. t is roughly the size of the one that is believed to be responsible for the Tunguska event.

Here is what a much smaller one can do as caught on amatuer video in Russia from just now...
http://cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2013 ... egion?lite

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Yeah, that's just fucking crazy...

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http://www.bangkokpost.com/news/world/336084/meteor-shower-sows-panic-in-central-russia

This is pretty wild!

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If you go to rt.com news,there's some videos of the meteor and some of the damage done.The Russian high command said it shot a missle at it and broke it apart.They are know looking for 3 distinc pieces.
The vidios do look like it exploded during entry,whether by missle or not,I can't tell.Worth checking out!

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The_Acadian_2 wrote:

If you go to rt.com news,there's some videos of the meteor and some of the damage done.The Russian high command said it shot a missle at it and broke it apart.They are know looking for 3 distinc pieces.
The vidios do look like it exploded during entry,whether by missle or not,I can't tell.Worth checking out!


LMAO....Are they allowed to do that?? Like the russian army (or any other army) has missiles capable of intercepting an object travelling at 30km/second...

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LMAO....Are they allowed to do that?? Like the russian army (or any other army) has missiles capable of intercepting an object travelling at 30km/second...

But, what if the "object" was slowing down???

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LMAO....Are they allowed to do that?? Like the russian army (or any other army) has missiles capable of intercepting an object travelling at 30km/second...

But, what if the "object" was slowing down???


You mean with those new fangled counter-thrusters coming off the dylithium-cristal reactor?? Yeah! I guess the russians could have got it then, of course. :wink:

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That's what I call Cosmik Debris...

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Leave it to military men to claim credit for a natural accurance.It's pretty obvious it's breaking up from entering our atmosphere,but the Russian Generals immediatly claimed credit for protectng their comrade citizens from "The Attack Of The Sorta Small Asteroids"..(old sneaky American trick)
I'm glad someone noted the impossibility of shooting it down.Especialy when no earthlings new it was coming,much less Old Russian Generals. :roll:

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Nasa has an interactive, web-based tool called "Eyes on the Solar System." It's rather difficult to use, but it's amazingly powerful. You can track Halley's Comet or the Kepler telescope, or see what Saturn looks like from the surface of Titan.

http://eyes.nasa.gov/

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Oooh..another one over California...

http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/0 ... e=obinsite


The second video at the end of the article is interesting. Tey said the one that was the near miss would have been regionally catastrophic. We may be seeing some investment in meteor protection.


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Another, much bigger asteroid is going to have a close fly by. This one is they say is about the size of a football field and big enough to cause a catastrophe that would have global implications. The big ones coming...question is...when?

http://science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/0 ... arth?lite=


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