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Curiosity arrives at Mt Sharp by Gerard Kuiper - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 20:06:59 EST ID:tyKhVGeE No.54374 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Curiosity has turned south sooner than was planned and has reached the base of Mt Sharp.
Hannes Alven - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:00:16 EST ID:OsV3zf7o No.54377 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It's kind of depressing when you look at the distance the rover has traveled in km. A team of humans on the surface could have looked at all of that stuff in a matter of hours without a vehicle. When we finally drop a human there, we're going to get a much data in the first day as we did in a couple years of driving rovers around.
Arthur Eddington - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:31:06 EST ID:GgeRBdCB No.54378 Ignore Report Quick Reply
When do you think this will happen?
William Hartmann - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:32:04 EST ID:OXINl/7g No.54383 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'd say within the next 30+ years, if we really get our shit together. I'll consider myself lucky if it happens within my lifetime.
Thomas Gold - Sat, 13 Sep 2014 15:58:45 EST ID:09NA5eRB No.54388 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Opportunity's done so well though. Still going after 10 years and 40 km


The grandfather paradox has been somewhat resolved by Netjester - Wed, 03 Sep 2014 05:28:00 EST ID:HIn9Ejqn No.54351 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Karl von Weizsacker - Fri, 05 Sep 2014 13:37:56 EST ID:cEGy78pj No.54356 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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radio with pictures?
it'll never work!
Sloth - Fri, 05 Sep 2014 18:35:35 EST ID:WG/dK64g No.54357 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Time travel IS possible, most likely not being able to go into the past, but going into the future IS in fact possible. Our Cosmos proves this. I didn't read this article at all but spotted your comment. Come on dude!
Cecelia Payne-Gaposchkin - Mon, 08 Sep 2014 03:11:44 EST ID:TRhiJN4K No.54360 Ignore Report Quick Reply

As someone who believes that the concept of time travel must be impossible because of the paradoxes it creates, I have to say that the concept itself comes form our misunderstanding of what time is, and as such relativity as a theory is either missing something big or is fundamentally flawed. Not that I have the answer, but I'll let you know when I do.
Friedrich von Struve - Thu, 11 Sep 2014 16:07:12 EST ID:ksAXy5yQ No.54373 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Backwards time travel is impossible because you would have to cause negative time dilation by going faster than the speed of light. Or by somehow having negative mass to start with. (I could link wikipedia on this)

Approaching light speed will move you forwards in time by slowing your relative time, but we already learned that from Cosmos (remember the scooter?).

We already know that traveling forward in time is possible (you're doing it right now), but backwards seems to be impossible until we can work around the light barrier.
Ejnar Hertzprung - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 01:18:19 EST ID:jMZLJuT8 No.54379 Ignore Report Quick Reply
don't doubt Netjester man, the machines know

DIY Space Shot by Daniel Kirkwood - Sun, 10 Aug 2014 15:42:21 EST ID:Fs3nWwi0 No.54254 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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How much do you reckon it'd take to make a homemade rocket capable of launching yourself into orbit?
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George Gamow - Thu, 14 Aug 2014 03:25:34 EST ID:4BG8qm42 No.54283 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You would problably be shot down before getting to orbit so...
Kiyotsugu Hirayama - Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:42:21 EST ID:YOJeQJFe No.54284 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It would be very difficult costing hundreds of thousands at the very least. A good reference is Copenhagen Suborbitals who now have quite a large operation, and that's just a mercury style suborbital launch. It's not something for one person and it would take a lot of experienced engineers.
Alan Guth - Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:10:41 EST ID:Onsl/yzs No.54326 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Here ya go!

(Apparently it'll cost you around $50,000, but I don't know if using a helium balloon elevated platform would reduce the cost significantly. I would think it would, because it would bring you to the edge of space, reducing the amount of distance you need to travel, but I dunno)
Joseph Taylor Jr. - Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:26:27 EST ID:kviwdVC/ No.54329 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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You don't get to space by going up, you get there by going really fast.
While you could reduce atmospheric losses this way, there's a reason everyone tries to build launch sites as close to the equator as possible, rather than atop really high mountains.
Arthur Eddington - Tue, 09 Sep 2014 23:05:25 EST ID:OXINl/7g No.54370 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If my experience with Kerbal Space Program is any indicator, it will cost one metric fuckload of cash, and you'd probably explode long before orbit. And even if you made it, you'd explode in orbit or run out of fuel before you could ever get home.

/scientific approach

Space is crazy! by Hannes Alven - Sat, 06 Sep 2014 19:45:36 EST ID:xFSNE6M1 No.54358 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Guys, do you ever like look up at the night's sky, and think to yourself, wow man, that's like so big and we're so small.

It's like, wow, really. I just can't believe it.

I just need a smoke of my weed to even comprehend or appreciate how magical the outer space really is.

Like, what if we aren't alone, what if they're aliens up there, and they're thinking the same thing as us. What if there's some alien up there looking at us. Or rather our star. What a mind trip. Man, I just need an acid bump to really appreciate how beautiful this idea is. I mean, when you're on acid, I really think the aliens are talking directly to you. I mean, in your mind. Has anyone else even experienced this? I might be alone, who knows, but I know I'm not alone in the universe, haha.

Well, hope I connected with someone here, this tokes to you /sagan/ *wink*

No thread about this?! by Wilhelm Beer - Sat, 09 Nov 2013 15:34:11 EST ID:uV+6zbtM No.52205 Banned Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Today is Carl Sagan's 79th birthday.
If he was still among us, what scientific or technological achievement would he be the most impressed with ? (He died on december 20th 1996)
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Thomas Gold - Wed, 30 Apr 2014 03:48:42 EST ID:JswSgV6S No.53637 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Aint nothin' but a Sagan P-a-r-t-y
Ejnar Hertzprung - Tue, 27 May 2014 16:24:59 EST ID:Uob8qVnu No.53869 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Bumping While Sagan'd
Carl Seyfert - Wed, 28 May 2014 07:43:50 EST ID:ffJJkPeF No.53874 Ignore Report Quick Reply
At first I was wondering how this thread was still alive, but then I realized I was on /sagan/. I miss you Carl. I never even met you, and then you died, faggot. I'll see you in the afterlife, when we're dancing through the stars
Bernard-Ferdinand Lyot - Sun, 08 Jun 2014 22:29:28 EST ID:JwkK+Ito No.53981 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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BWH watching the season finale of the new COSMOS
Karl Swarzchild - Sun, 06 Jul 2014 17:09:29 EST ID:R0S4fgzg No.54079 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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BWH i want to keep this thread alive for a whole year

i'll make a new one nov 9

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