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Actual photo of earth ? by Giuseppe Piazzi - Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:40:57 EST ID:a9VttgPi No.55637 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Sry if this seems like tinfoil but i just cant get it.
So we have sattelites with further orbit than moon right?
Please give link to an actual photo of earth not some composed bull shit.
Something is going on and this might be the best brain wash ever. Not saying flat earth but hidden land or we just cant get further of some point. Also alot of the other NASA images ...you know, are fakes , there is documentation on this do your research. So a simple request , a photo of earth please :)

Have a nice day :) !
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Caroline Herschel - Mon, 01 Aug 2016 06:02:00 EST ID:tQX5ylFX No.56301 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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let's zoom out on that now.
John Bahcall - Thu, 04 Aug 2016 20:21:13 EST ID:nEPqqao+ No.56302 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Einstein's a faggot who got some things right and now everyone's too scared to take down the legend to admit that General Relativity is flawed as fuck. Show me a reference frame in real life and then suck my dick and get me a sandwich.
George Gamow - Fri, 05 Aug 2016 00:39:14 EST ID:tQX5ylFX No.56303 Ignore Report Quick Reply
doesn't showing that require near light speeds? we can't do that.... yet. wait till the hardon collider forms stable micro singularities we can use to power a warp core.
Grote Reuber - Fri, 05 Aug 2016 17:10:50 EST ID:3t/weoS/ No.56304 Ignore Report Quick Reply

So you're claiming that spherical objects are in fact mathematically flat in our universe?

Not hanging you out here or anything, I'm genuinely curious as it's an interesting claim.
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I love space by Plofressor chez - Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:42:59 EST ID:p24Ges2t No.56286 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I first became interested in space exploration because of this website nearly eight years ago. Over that time space has piqued my curiosity enough that my dream is to work in a large observatory, or in a lab constructing instruments for spacecraft. I've spent a lot of time learning about the universe, and have simultaneously become interested in philosophy. I'm just really interested to learn new things about reality. It's such a marvelous and incredibly complex place, teeming with things to be discovered.

I want to know whatever is possible to know. Some things we might never be able to know, but I'm most certain that curiosity, as well as necessity, will drive our species towards distant planets in search of answers and new ways to survive as we go out. I really do hope that's how it plays out. Out of all of the possibilities, I think we'll always have a desire to travel into the next greatest frontier. We might travel inwards with digital worlds and biosynthetic machinery, but I believe the physical domain will continue to hold some deeper allure.
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Rudolph Minkowski - Sat, 23 Jul 2016 20:46:10 EST ID:eY06FJul No.56291 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Study astronomy, which is basically physics and astrophysics.
If you wanna build shit then you need to study engineering.
Or you could study all of that + philosophy without a formal education and never accomplish anything in your life.
A man who chases two hares will catch neither, in your case you are chasing three.

Be prepared for inferior job security in your desired field even if you do get a doctorate in astronomy or engineering. You were born in the wrong time.
Space won't be hyped until long in the future. You would have loved the Cold War space race if you were around though.
Irwin Shapiro - Mon, 25 Jul 2016 01:54:54 EST ID:nAYFwE81 No.56292 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>Hell, imagine if you seeded Venus

She's just asking for it.
Walter Baade - Thu, 28 Jul 2016 02:16:23 EST ID:ma/jJXS2 No.56297 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Terraforming isn't a thing yet. Besides, how can we even think about terraforming another planet when the one we were born with which already supports life is being killed by us.
Hannes Alven - Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:26:26 EST ID:73EoqW+9 No.56298 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Alright take it easy green peace, the earth is more than capable of supporting life indefinitely
William de Sitter - Sat, 30 Jul 2016 09:27:05 EST ID:tQX5ylFX No.56299 Ignore Report Quick Reply
But Venus is toted as the prime example of what could happen to our world if it got choked completely. Seems more likely a good idea to learn to live indefinitely in artificial environments like stations or Moon bases. In the long run that will be the most common living space moving forward into the cosmos.Terraforming is in the distant future and by the time we could do that we would already be able to live in orbit of every major body in this system if not leave it already.

Interstellar by George Airy - Mon, 10 Nov 2014 18:11:01 EST ID:FWszKHrA No.54647 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Thoughts on this fucking terrible movie?

its about space chill out mods
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Paul Goldsmith - Fri, 05 Jun 2015 03:55:37 EST ID:A1E2ozZS No.55383 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What the fuck is your problem /SAGAN/? You want a 150 million dollar movie made solely for people who understand everything in astrophysicism? It's a freaking hollywood science fiction movie made for broad audience, what do you expect? Of course it could've been better, but you make it seem like it's fucking Armageddon 2: Superluminal Fireball of Death.
Paul Goldsmith - Fri, 05 Jun 2015 03:59:37 EST ID:A1E2ozZS No.55384 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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And by astrophysicism, I meant astrophyisics, apperantly astrophysicism isn't a word. Huehuehue
Joseph Taylor Jr. - Sat, 06 Jun 2015 22:19:14 EST ID:9Jg5Dok5 No.55388 Ignore Report Quick Reply
But it was marketed as "realistic" sci fi and people actually give it high notes on that merit alone

John Riccioli - Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:20:21 EST ID:A8umB7n3 No.56282 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Edmond Halley - Wed, 27 Jul 2016 04:39:06 EST ID:pjhpxsvC No.56294 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>I guess I'm just not a big fan of Nolan himself. I couldn't sit through Inception even though I tried to watch it at least 3 times. These kind of movies rely too much on short, loud, shocking, and emotional scenes to keep the audience captivated and I can't stand that shit.

Wait what? Did we see the same Inception? Inception didn't have any emotional scenes. It only had scenes where people were being emotional.

The whole film was a dry emotionless philosophical stroll through a virtual reality hidden in a virtual reality hidden in a virtual reality hidden in a virtual reality...

microscopic telescope by Galileo Galilei - Fri, 22 Jul 2016 13:11:48 EST ID:nsJ3UhuK No.56285 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I just wondered, I have never heard of a microscopic telescope. By this I mean a device along the lines of a large nature-style camera lens or traditional telecope that is able to zoom in to the target area of a physical item and produce a 3d environment of that area through the lens? Surely theres an infinite amount of detail from a physical item We have all this advanced astronomical technology these days to look at things that lie in the distance. What would happen if technology was put into microscopic telecopes thanks everyone

TLDR: a lens of intricately layered magnifying glasses that self multiply
Johann Bode - Sat, 23 Jul 2016 10:39:53 EST ID:aZptiHhB No.56287 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The resolution of a telescope can be limited by a few things, diffraction, the atmosphere, the quality of the optics and the sampling of the camera. You suggest adding a microscope, in optics that concept already exists as focal extenders which increase the effective focal length of the telescope increasing the magnification. The problem is more magnification will only improve the resolution of a telescope if it's resolution is sampling limited, that means the pixels are too big to capture the full resolution. The vast majority of telescopes are not sampling limited, generally they are limited by the atmosphere or by diffraction if they are in space or use adaptive optics. No matter how much you increase the magnification you will never beat those limits. There is not an infinite about of detail you can achieve, there are physical limits such as diffraction. A telescope like Hubble is diffraction limited what you suggest would not improve it's resolution. You can only improve on diffraction buy building a bigger telescope or using shorter wavelengths.

You can't use this to make a 3D map either.

First telescope..? by Galileo Galilei - Tue, 15 Mar 2016 15:07:05 EST ID:ZvL5JrzH No.56129 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hi guys.
When I'm high at night, I love to watch moon/stars/...
So I figured it would be nice to look at it with a telescope ...
The problem is that I know absolutely nothing in astronomy !!!
I need some advice for choosing a telescope not too expensive (Max budget: $200)
>What can I expect to see with that?

(I live in a small town without light pollution)
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Ejnar Hertzprung - Mon, 25 Apr 2016 21:23:06 EST ID:hnyGB63L No.56160 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Vera Rubiin - Wed, 04 May 2016 01:18:27 EST ID:Y1TcIOce No.56182 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Edward Pickering - Mon, 06 Jun 2016 21:11:32 EST ID:qdIfo3Zb No.56218 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I know it's been a few months, but maybe you'll see it if you haven't bought one yet. I have a Celestron NexStar 102GT and it is awesome. It has the capability to track objects and it has decent magnification. It was right in the $200 range iirc, but I bought it years ago. I'm able to see the rings of Saturn(though it just looks like one ring). A couple of nights ago i realized Jupiter was in the sky and I was able to actually see some of the differing colors of the cloud bands. That was really cool. Pic is a snapshot from a video I took using a mount for my phone.
Edward Pickering - Mon, 06 Jun 2016 21:13:53 EST ID:qdIfo3Zb No.56219 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Well shit, picture looks worse on the computer than it does on my phone, but you can still make out the different colors.
Joseph-Louis Lagrange - Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:42:36 EST ID:hj23kf14 No.56259 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Grey goo by Karl von Weizsacker - Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:30:57 EST ID:ityObSKZ No.56249 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Do you think somewhere grey goo is destroying everything?
Joseph von Fraunhofer - Thu, 23 Jun 2016 23:57:26 EST ID:A260M6iH No.56250 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If you mean leaving their planet, it means that they would have to behave intelligently enough to travel in space. I don't know if that's a realistic expectation but I also never read that book by that guy so I'm not an expert.
Otto Struve - Fri, 24 Jun 2016 04:05:23 EST ID:x7oDvr/y No.56251 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I hope so because that would be neat. I for one welcome our gooey new overlords.
Alan Guth - Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:18:56 EST ID:3t/weoS/ No.56253 Ignore Report Quick Reply

All you need is to program the goo to build Von Neumann probes from asteroids and them using to spread.

Can't imagine any species would do such a thing but hey humans are crazy enough for nukes and M.A.D. so who knows?
Kiyotsugu Hirayama - Sun, 26 Jun 2016 04:02:45 EST ID:sMBupno1 No.56254 Ignore Report Quick Reply
goo cant melt steel beams
William Fowler - Thu, 30 Jun 2016 04:20:28 EST ID:x7oDvr/y No.56255 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Your steel beams have been assimilated; all is goo, all is good.

Living Organisms as White Holes by emily - Sat, 04 Jun 2016 23:40:16 EST ID:6lTk9kB6 No.56212 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I have deduced that all living organisms are White Holes. I call this the Living Organisms as White Holes Theory.

Evidence :
  1. when the cells of a living organism divide, it emits minute levels of light.
  2. living organisms create and excrete their own matter.

Please help me compound on this theory I want to talk to a real scientist. I have more to add but I need to go do chores. More later, like being four dimensions opposite of zero. (thought. The final frontier)
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Chushiro Hayashi - Mon, 13 Jun 2016 16:54:27 EST ID:6lTk9kB6 No.56243 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Wow. All Im saying is it has never been tested before.
George Herbig - Mon, 13 Jun 2016 17:02:01 EST ID:3t/weoS/ No.56244 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Every time you eat something it's tested. Or when you're exposed to background radiation for that matter. Which itself has been grounds for extensive study.

In short there are no such thing as closed systems.
Walter Adams - Tue, 14 Jun 2016 22:16:50 EST ID:AR+FDxN1 No.56245 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I used to think that maybe a life form is like a bubble of negative entropy. All around the universe matter is getting less organized as systems disperse their energy, but in life matter harnesses energy to organize itself temporarily. But I was wrong. It doesn't make any sense to think of life as a closed system. We radiate so much heat and excrete so much shit that there isn't any logical boundary to call a bubble. There is temporary organization, but it is constantly part of the greater universe. Everything is causally linked. Especially EM waves. Photons are being absorbed and radiated by your cells. In a trippy way, doesn't that make you a physical part of your surroundings?
Jan Hendrik Oort - Mon, 20 Jun 2016 16:32:53 EST ID:3t/weoS/ No.56247 Ignore Report Quick Reply

As far as I understand entropy, clustering of energy like in the form of planets or lifeforms is in fact a part of it. A zero-entropy universe would be stable, or in other words uniform.
Russel Hulse - Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:44:04 EST ID:pjhpxsvC No.56248 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I wouldn't say that all living organisms have white holes, but caucasian girls certainly have white holes, if you know what I mean...

Biology is one hell of a science.

From the ISS by Joseph von Fraunhofer - Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:56:07 EST ID:an1HFu9H No.56166 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I just came down to give you these /sagan/
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Joseph von Fraunhofer - Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:00:53 EST ID:an1HFu9H No.56171 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Joseph von Fraunhofer - Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:01:45 EST ID:an1HFu9H No.56172 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Joseph von Fraunhofer - Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:03:10 EST ID:an1HFu9H No.56173 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Georges-Henri Lemaitre - Thu, 02 Jun 2016 18:06:00 EST ID:YHjXylC8 No.56205 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Why are they all perfectly looped?
Karl von Weizsacker - Sat, 04 Jun 2016 01:59:24 EST ID:gk6gFOAI No.56210 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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If you look closely it actually fades to the beginning of the clip just before it restarts. Pretty clever imo.

poll time by Johannes Kepler - Sat, 06 Dec 2014 23:06:10 EST ID:Zbe0PVOU No.54770 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Do you pronounce it "yur anus" or "yuran us".
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The Fool !oj3475yHBQ - Sat, 14 May 2016 23:28:55 EST ID:rhwUV3nh No.56184 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Joseph Taylor Jr. - Sun, 15 May 2016 05:50:41 EST ID:w9azQgXi No.56185 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Caroline Herschel - Sun, 29 May 2016 15:16:47 EST ID:66iQx6Zw No.56199 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Your anus.

As in "I can see the ring around your anus"
Annie Cannon - Mon, 30 May 2016 15:30:24 EST ID:tQX5ylFX No.56200 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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You should probably wipe Uranus.
Edward Barnard - Tue, 31 May 2016 13:07:46 EST ID:3t/weoS/ No.56201 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I've heard it's more gasy than moist and nutty though.

Its happening! by Jocelyn Bell - Wed, 13 Apr 2016 05:21:04 EST ID:zo6zX05v No.56151 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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William Huggins - Sun, 24 Apr 2016 05:05:01 EST ID:C3ALvdlc No.56158 Ignore Report Quick Reply
> How do they stop?
Do they?
Hannes Alven - Sun, 24 Apr 2016 15:58:49 EST ID:415JX8nG No.56159 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You would only need one laser system in each hemisphere.
The craft are moving independently of the earth, you would just have to fire at certain times of the day, the whole sky rotates around you every single day.
Cecelia Payne-Gaposchkin - Tue, 26 Apr 2016 21:14:40 EST ID:r6jFVsbC No.56163 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Why would they need to? I think idea is more or less for a flyby.
Irwin Shapiro - Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:41:53 EST ID:qxykRiwE No.56165 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Mote In God's Eye?
Edward Pickering - Wed, 27 Apr 2016 19:37:24 EST ID:/CR0/A7p No.56175 Ignore Report Quick Reply

But long term, this would be cheaper than combustion. This would also work for manned missions.

You'd have to start decelerating 50% of the way there, if they're doing both with lasers. But they'd probably just use combustion to decelerate, which would significantly reduce weight too. Since it's for stopping and not the initial thrust. So I think that might work.

I realize it works great if you're just sending things out, but why develop this huge and incredibly useful ability and just use it to send out a dozen more voyagers?

NASA Mars announcement by Stevie Nothing - Mon, 28 Sep 2015 04:30:10 EST ID:piwlLnxF No.55700 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>The biggest hint is that one of five speakers at the news briefing will be Lujendra Ojha from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Ojha made headlines in 2011 when he co-authored a study suggesting that liquid water flowed during the warmer months on Mars.

>He said at the time that, by accident, he noticed irregular features in images taken for another study of gullies in Mars craters. Using a computer algorithm to monitor changes over time, he began to see "finger-like" features and streaks that strongly resembled water. They would appear during warmer seasons and die away during cooler seasons. He has conducted research ever since, to determine if it is definitely water.
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Robert Dicke - Fri, 13 Nov 2015 05:49:18 EST ID:tQX5ylFX No.55808 Ignore Report Quick Reply
And in effect so does your mom.
Kiyotsugu Hirayama - Fri, 26 Feb 2016 14:58:51 EST ID:bUVcT3Vi No.56093 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Good one bro!
Viktor Ambartsumian - Sat, 27 Feb 2016 02:15:03 EST ID:tQX5ylFX No.56096 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You put a 4 month old thread up for that? Good one bro!
Friedrich von Struve - Sat, 27 Feb 2016 14:02:08 EST ID:pgmu6mYO No.56101 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Why is everyone on this board such a bitch?
Joseph von Fraunhofer - Sun, 10 Apr 2016 08:33:26 EST ID:/mLbrve3 No.56150 Ignore Report Quick Reply

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