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Post by Eldorion on Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:50 am

Bluebottle wrote:Blood moon eclipse, if you have missed it!


I was too tired (and it was too cloudy here) for moongazing last night, so I appreciate you posting this GIF! Very Happy
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Post by Bluebottle on Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:53 am

*snort*

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Post by Bluebottle on Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:54 am

Eldorion wrote:
Bluebottle wrote:Blood moon eclipse, if you have missed it!


I was too tired (and it was too cloudy here) for moongazing last night, so I appreciate you posting this GIF! Very Happy

Someone posted this in response. Razz



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Post by halfwise on Tue Sep 29, 2015 3:51 pm

Great concept shot, I'm surprised nobody else has thought to do that.

And on Mars, it seems the water may be mostly atmospheric, which means not great puddles for life to grow in.

http://www.techinsider.io/nasas-big-mars-mystery-announcement-will-be-about-water-2015-9

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Post by Eldorion on Tue Sep 29, 2015 7:06 pm

Love the ATLA reference. Very Happy

I wish there had been better sky-watching conditions; I'd have loved to see the Moon that huge in the sky.
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Post by huffjuff on Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:27 am

NASA uploaded a couple hundred photographs never shown to the public until now! So here are a few of those (colour correction by a reddituser). Here are the original photos uploaded to Flickr by NASA: https://www.flickr.com/photos/projectapolloarchive/albums1








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Re: Space and The wonders/mysteries of The Universe

Post by azriel on Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:57 am

Now that is interesting !! Very Happy

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Thu Oct 15, 2015 1:22 pm

'Planet spotters examining data from the Kepler Space Telescope were startled by an unusual light pattern orbiting a star called KIC 8462852.
When they studied the star, which sits some 1,480 light years from Earth, they noticed a swarm of objects surrounding it in an usual pattern.
At first it was thought to be comets, shrapnel from an asteroid impact or even a mistake in the data.

Jason Wright from Penn State University said, "Aliens should always be the very last hypothesis you consider, but this looked like something you would expect an alien civilization to build."

Tabetha Boyajian the post doctoral researcher at Yale says that the light being emitted by KIC 8462852 is what triggered some interest in 2011.
She explained to The Atlantic : "We’d never seen anything like this star.
“It was really weird. We thought it might be bad data or movement on the spacecraft, but everything checked out.”
The light pattern looks like there's a mass of matter surrounding the star."
The Planet Hunters study seeks to explain reasons for it, which include instrument defects, shrapnel from an asteroid belt pileup and an impact of planetary scale.
The final 'natural scenario' it poses is if another star had passed through the KIC 8462852's system, it could have pulled comets inward, but it's far from certain.

Tabetha now admits she is considering extra-terrestrial reasons.
James and Tabetha are working with Andrew Siemion, the Director of the SETI Research Center at the University of California on a proposal for pointing a radio dish at KIC 8462852.

They hope to see if the radio waves show any signs of technological activity.'- Daily Record

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Re: Space and The wonders/mysteries of The Universe

Post by halfwise on Thu Oct 15, 2015 2:06 pm

alien

But I ain't getting my hopes up.

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Re: Space and The wonders/mysteries of The Universe

Post by David H on Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:16 pm

:carrot: alien bounce alien :carrot:

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Re: Space and The wonders/mysteries of The Universe

Post by Norc on Thu Oct 15, 2015 3:36 pm

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Re: Space and The wonders/mysteries of The Universe

Post by Mrs Figg on Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:22 pm

Shocked

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Re: Space and The wonders/mysteries of The Universe

Post by Mrs Figg on Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:25 pm

mass of matter surrounding a star, wouldn't it be too hot? scratch sunny
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Re: Space and The wonders/mysteries of The Universe

Post by Mrs Figg on Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:26 pm

bungobaggins wrote:

I think Bela likes the red moon. pale
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Re: Space and The wonders/mysteries of The Universe

Post by halfwise on Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:44 pm

Mrs Figg wrote:mass of matter surrounding a star, wouldn't it be too hot? scratch sunny

erm...that's what we are.

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Re: Space and The wonders/mysteries of The Universe

Post by Bluebottle on Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:52 am

That's pretty much as far into confirmation bias as you'll ever get. :facepalm:

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Post by bungobaggins on Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:30 pm

Last few days when I've been getting in to work (around 5 or 6 AM) I've seen two very bright lights in the sky towards the east. I'm guessing one of them is Venus, but I'm not sure about the other. Does anyone here know?

Edit: I don't think the other one is Mercury, but it's the only thing I can think of.

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Post by Pettytyrant101 on Fri Oct 16, 2015 7:38 pm

Been looking up and wondering that myself the last couple of mornings on my own way to work!

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Re: Space and The wonders/mysteries of The Universe

Post by bungobaggins on Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:09 pm

I think the answer is in here, but I don't have time to read through it now.

http://earthsky.org/astronomy-essentials/visible-planets-tonight-mars-jupiter-venus-saturn-mercury

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Re: Space and The wonders/mysteries of The Universe

Post by Mrs Figg on Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:06 pm

crikey!

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2015/10/18/chinas-floating-city-sends-alien-hunters-into-over-drive-as-they-claim-its-proof-of-a-parallel-universe-_n_8326632.html?utm_hp_ref=uk-tech&ir=UK+Tech&ncid=webmail4
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Re: Space and The wonders/mysteries of The Universe

Post by Bluebottle on Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:15 pm

Laputa. cheers

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Re: Space and The wonders/mysteries of The Universe

Post by Mrs Figg on Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:19 pm

halfwise wrote:
Mrs Figg wrote:mass of matter surrounding a star, wouldn't it be too hot? scratch sunny

erm...that's what we are.

Mad I know that! but how close? it could be Mercury close or Mars close.
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Re: Space and The wonders/mysteries of The Universe

Post by malickfan on Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:48 pm

This article covers things we've discussed before, but it's still pretty mindblowing

http://waitbutwhy.com/2014/05/fermi-paradox.html


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