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Re: Space and The wonders/mysteries of The Universe

Post by halfwise on Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:03 pm

He's obviously joking around. It's some kind of optical camera effect when they goof around with the contrast to help you see mercury I imagine.

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Post by David H on Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:16 pm

Pure crazy I'd say. There are optical effects in the atmosphere that will sometimes give a mirage of a second sun, but if there really were two of them you'd think someone else besides this guy would have noticed in the last several thousand years despite any conspiracies by NASA to hide it for their own special purposes......

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Post by azriel on Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:30 pm

If there were 2 sun's wouldnt we be jolly hot ??

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Re: Space and The wonders/mysteries of The Universe

Post by Eldorion on Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:41 pm

Well, that's our second Sun.

I don't know if you knew we had a second Sun, but, er, there it is.

Sounds legit.
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Post by Mrs Figg on Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:48 pm

Laughing yeah I thought so too.

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Post by Mrs Figg on Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:49 pm

Laughing yeah I thought so too.

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Re: Space and The wonders/mysteries of The Universe

Post by Lancebloke on Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:39 am

Lancebloke wrote:Been trying to set up my cheap telescope last few days. Think it is finally ready to point at Jupiter once the clouds move... sure it will just be a bigger bright spot when I look through. It is a rubbish scope!!!

Well, got my shitty telescope set up and saw 4 things:

- more detail of the moon. It looks a lot more like those funky space photos through a scope.
- Mars is a little less red through the scope than with your eyes... paler orange but that is probably because of the cheapness of the scope and the amount of light it can collect.
- you really can see Saturn's rings even with the piece of shit I have.
- I picked out 2 of Jupiter's moons. Was very surprised at that!!
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Re: Space and The wonders/mysteries of The Universe

Post by azriel on Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:38 am

Not such a shitty scope after all ? sounds like good fun to me Smile

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Re: Space and The wonders/mysteries of The Universe

Post by halfwise on Fri Jun 17, 2016 11:23 am

Lancebloke wrote:
Lancebloke wrote:Been trying to set up my cheap telescope last few days. Think it is finally ready to point at Jupiter once the clouds move... sure it will just be a bigger bright spot when I look through. It is a rubbish scope!!!

Well, got my shitty telescope set up and saw 4 things:

- more detail of the moon. It looks a lot more like those funky space photos through a scope.
- Mars is a little less red through the scope than with your eyes... paler orange but that is probably because of the cheapness of the scope and the amount of light it can collect.
- you really can see Saturn's rings even with the piece of shit I have.
- I picked out 2 of Jupiter's moons. Was very surprised at that!!


Well, remember that Galileo saw 4 moons of Jupiter, and that was nearly 400 years ago when the technology was close to its infancy. It has to be a truly shitty scope if you can't see what he saw. The other 2 big ones were probably behind the back.

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Re: Space and The wonders/mysteries of The Universe

Post by halfwise on Sat Jun 18, 2016 1:54 pm


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Re: Space and The wonders/mysteries of The Universe

Post by azriel on Sat Jun 18, 2016 2:23 pm

Thats interesting !
Isnt today the day Astronaut Tim Peake lands back on Earth ? Smile

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Re: Space and The wonders/mysteries of The Universe

Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sat Jun 18, 2016 4:18 pm

{{{Yeah he made it safely back home earlier today }}

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Post by Eldorion on Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:28 pm

First we have two suns, now two moons?! What is the solar system coming too? No
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Post by David H on Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:48 pm

Eldorion wrote:First we have two suns, now two moons?! What is the solar system coming too? No


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Re: Space and The wonders/mysteries of The Universe

Post by Eldorion on Sat Jun 18, 2016 9:58 pm

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Sun Jun 19, 2016 12:45 am

{{{{MONDAS!!!!!!!! affraid }}}}}

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Post by David H on Sun Jun 19, 2016 2:17 am

OF COURSE!!!
It's obviously a conspiracy of the Cybermen who have no doubt infiltrated and subverted NASA as part of the cover-up!
How could I not have seen this before? :facepalm:

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Re: Space and The wonders/mysteries of The Universe

Post by malickfan on Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:21 pm



Some have estimated The Milky Way alone could contain more than 500 Billion stars, and upwards of 100 Billion planets , travelling at light speed, it would take 100,000 years to cross the Milky Way...so yeah, it's very, very big...

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Post by halfwise on Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:09 pm

I don't want that damn thing anywhere near me. No

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Post by malickfan on Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:28 pm

halfwise wrote:I don't want that damn thing anywhere near me. No

It's millions of light years away from the Milky Way, the picture was just a size comparison, the entire human race will be long dead before the Voyager gets anywhere near it...

Apparently its so big, it shouldn't actually exist according to our current understanding of space physics...

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Re: Space and The wonders/mysteries of The Universe

Post by halfwise on Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:04 am

Still too close.

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Re: Space and The wonders/mysteries of The Universe

Post by Forest Shepherd on Wed Jun 29, 2016 4:08 am

halfwise wrote:He's obviously joking around.  It's some kind of optical camera effect when they goof around with the contrast to help you see mercury I imagine.
I watched the video and it cut off right after that statement. He probably follows that up immediately with, "Only joking! That's the reflection from the telescope!"

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Post by Eldorion on Mon Jul 11, 2016 8:41 pm

So would this be another member of the Kuiper belt? scratch That phrase doesn't show up in the article but it's what it sounds like to me (as a layman, of course).
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