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 Post subject: Re: Space Is Deep
PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2004 11:20 am 
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[quote author=LumpyGravy link=board=general;num=1074021780;start=0#6 date=01/13/04 at 14:48:05]<br><br>What Stephen Hawking book would you (or anyone else, who have read him) recommend?[/quote]<br><br>Lumpy,<br><br>Sorry, I have forgotten your request (I am getting old....) and today, coincidentally, I have read a Hawking's quote and then recalled that you wanted a title. :-[ :-[ :-[<br>Yes, "The theory of Everything. The origin and fate of Universe".<br>Ciao  ;D

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 Post subject: Re: Space Is Deep
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[quote author=MentalTossFlycoon link=board=general;num=1074021780;start=15#28 date=02/15/04 at 15:15:21]<br>"A Brief History of Time" is a good one, but I think "The Universe in a Nutshell" is even better.[/quote]<br><br>Yes, also.<br><br>[quote author=MentalTossFlycoon link=board=general;num=1074021780;start=15#28 date=02/15/04 at 15:15:21]<br><br>The sad thing is, Hawking knows he doesn't have long to live. The cool thing is, he's making the absolute best use of what little time he has. In that sense, Stephen Hawking reminds me more than a little of Frank Zappa.[/quote]<br><br>Right, I agree.  :D<br>Frank dedicated TRFZB to Gail, his family AND Hawking. Strange coincidence....... ???

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 Post subject: Re: Space Is Deep
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This would bring the diamond cartel to its knees....<br><br>Diamond at heart of star outweighs any on Earth<br><br>Astronomers announced Friday that a white dwarf star they've been studying is a chunk of crystallized carbon that weighs 5 million trillion trillion pounds. That's the same as a diamond that is approximately 10 billion trillion trillion carats, or a one followed by 34 zeros. <br> <br>  Twinkle-twinkle indeed: An artist's conception of the diamond core of a dead white-dwarf star.  <br>Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. <br><br>"It's the mother of all diamonds," said astronomer Travis Metcalfe, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. "Bill Gates and Donald Trump together couldn't begin to afford it." <br><br>The object, a burned out corpse of a star named BPM 37093, is about 50 light-years from in the constellation Centaurus. It is a mere 2,500 miles wide. It's coated with a thin layer of hydrogen and helium. Astronomers had long suspected the interiors of white dwarfs crystallized, but only recently did they determine it to be so. The star pulsates like a giant gong, and the researchers studied those pulsations -- like seismic waves inside Earth -- to figure out the carbon interior was solidified.<br><br>The biggest diamond on Earth is the 530-carat Star of Africa, part of the Crown Jewels of England. It was cut from a 3,100-carat gem, the biggest ever found.<br><br>Image<br><br>

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 Post subject: Re: Space Is Deep
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For those of you with many hours of time (hundreds of hours maybe), i would recommend <br><br>Roger Penrose<br>The Emperor's New Mind<br>Oxford University Press<br>1990<br><br>Ok so it took me about a year to get through it, it's still a fascinating read and a great coffee table conversation piece....As in "Hey what's this??" "Oh it's just something i'm reading now!" "Holly shit! looks complicated"  "Naw! it's just a book about the universe"<br><br>Yeah right!

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2004 7:57 am 
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[quote author=Sebastiaan link=board=general;num=1074021780;start=30#34 date=03/13/04 at 09:47:19]first picture of planet Earth from another planet...<br><br>Image<br><br>picture: Spirit Rover on Mars[/quote]<br><br>THAT'S cool((:<br>

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 13, 2004 10:54 am 
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What a ride!<br><br>What a view!<br><br>(Did they use curb finders?)

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A new object has been discovered in the Solar System; it's nearly as large as Pluto, but 13 billion kilometres away. Tentatively named Sedna, the Inuit goddess of the Sea, it's approximately 1,700 km in diameter, which makes it the largest Solar System object found since Pluto was located in 1930.<br>[center]Image[/center]<br>[center]The Sun appears so small from that distance that you could completely block it out with the head of a pin[/center]

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[center]Image[/center][center][sup]cosmik debris[/sup][/center]

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 Post subject: Re: Space Is Deep
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A couple of sky events...the first is for non-usaiean zappafans(:<br>----------------------------------------------------------------<br>Space Weather News for May 1, 2004<br>http://spaceweather.com<br><br>On Tuesday night, May 4th, sky watchers in Europe, Africa, South America<br>and Asia can see a total lunar eclipse. The full moon will glide through<br>Earth's shadow and turn a lovely shade of sunset-red. North Americans<br>won't be able to see the event--not directly--but they can view it over<br>the Internet.  Visit Spaceweather.com for links to live webcasts of the<br>eclipse, along with visibility maps and more information.<br>----------------------------------------------------------------<br>and the second for all...<br>Image<br><br>Image<br><br>The above is only part of the info from this magazine:<br>Image<br>There are "all sky" maps and text to make sure ya don't miss nuttin. This issue IS GOING OFF SALE MAY 3, TOMORROW, so if you want to get it, it'll have to be before tomorrow night, (they will pull it from the shelves on the third).<br>If you miss the issue on the shelf, the library will probably have it.<br><br>The NEXT issue will very likely have some info on these comets also, but I don't know what it will be, and since the better comet is reaching best vieweing in MAY, and they did the big write up in May, it will likely be best to have the May issue shown above. Gotta catch it today or tomorrow if you want it.<br><br>Here is the June issue that goes on sale on May 4th:<br>Image<br><br>There is also another good magazine called "Sky & Telescope", but you'll need to move quick to get the May issue of that one too.

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 Post subject: Re: Space Is Deep
PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2004 3:13 am 
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You could always build your own telescope...<br><br><br>http://img18.photobucket.com/albums/v54/lordponcho/Physics%20Trip/ArtyShot.jpg<br>Here's one I prepared earlier (or some guy prepared 50 years ago... either way...)<br><br><br>the hardest part... the mirror!

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Venus transit gallery. Some of these are cool(:<br>http://science.nasa.gov/spaceweather/venustransit/gallery_08jun04_page6.htm

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 Post subject: Re: Space Is Deep
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lol..."There's a little black spot on the Sun today".

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[quote author=imisshimbad link=board=general;num=1074021780;start=45#46 date=06/10/04 at 06:11:53]lol..."There's a little black spot on the Sun today".[/quote]<br>or so they'd have us believe....the fact is, we're actually inside the earth looking upwards onto the inner surface.  The "stars" and "planets" we  see are really just holes in the outer fabric of the earth, i suspect this "transit of venus" is a minor glitch that will soon be repaired

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[quote author=TheCentralScrutinizer link=board=general;num=1074021780;start=45#47 date=06/10/04 at 06:43:47]<br>or so they'd have us believe.....  The "stars" and "planets" we  see are really just holes in the outer fabric of the earth, [/quote]<br>I thought they were firefly's that got stuck on the ceiling :D

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Just a reminder for the persieds, looks like a pretty good show this year:<br>http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2004/25jun_perseids2004.htm<br><br>"By August 12th when the shower peaks, sky watchers can expect to see dozens, possibly even hundreds, of meteors per hour".<br><br>More...<br>http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2004/25jun_perseids2004.htm

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