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Author:  DrCaleb [ Thu Jun 27, 2019 11:58 am ]
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I bet there are lots of asteroids just packed with precious metals out there, given what we know now about neutron star colissions.

Personally, my secret base will be in Ceres or Vesta. Large enough for gravity, but in a postal code with little debris that can cause shenanigans.

Author:  llama66 [ Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:05 pm ]
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Psyche. It's been pre-armour plated by nature.

Author:  stratos [ Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:06 pm ]
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DrCaleb wrote:
stratos wrote:
What's that solid ring. Obviously not a ring of Uranus but is it the lens or something?


It's a solid ring, used as a filter to block out light from the edge of the planet. It helps the very faint rings show up better.

Similar filters are used to block the sun, when viewing it's corona.

https://www.spaceweatherlive.com/en/sol ... mages/soho

[B-o] Figured it was something like that just couldn't figure out it's purpose. Thanks

Author:  raydan [ Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:08 pm ]
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My anus rings are NOT glowing? :evil:

Author:  stratos [ Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:09 pm ]
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DrCaleb wrote:
I bet there are lots of asteroids just packed with precious metals out there, given what we know now about neutron star colissions.

Personally, my secret base will be in Ceres or Vesta. Large enough for gravity, but in a postal code with little debris that can cause shenanigans.


I'll take a Diamond one thank you. Got some plans to give a woman the largest Diamond ever. Than we can live on it. :P

Author:  stratos [ Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:09 pm ]
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raydan wrote:
My anus rings are NOT glowing? :evil:


And the world is very thankful for that fact.

Author:  llama66 [ Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:20 pm ]
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raydan wrote:
My anus rings are NOT glowing? :evil:

Did you know 63 Earths would fit into Uranus?

Author:  raydan [ Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:46 pm ]
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You mean Uranus. :?

Author:  DrCaleb [ Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:19 am ]
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Some titles just write themselves.

Did Something Massive Smash Into Uranus?

Author:  DrCaleb [ Fri Jun 28, 2019 6:40 am ]
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NASA will fund a revolutionary mission to fly through Titan’s atmosphere

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Dragonfly on descent to Titan, poised to leave its protective backshell.


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Dragonfly moving between study sites on Titan.


On Thursday, NASA announced its next medium-class mission to explore the Solar System—a lander named Dragonfly that will fly like a drone over the surface of Titan, Saturn's largest Moon. Titan has a fascinating environment, with a hydrocarbon atmosphere much thicker than Earth's atmosphere. NASA intends to spend a couple of years exploring its complex chemistry.

NASA scientists were deciding between this Titan explorer and another mission that would have flown to a comet named 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. The comet had been visited previously by Europe's Rosetta spacecraft, but the new mission would have returned a sample of cometary material to Earth.

Of the two missions, the Titan explorer—with an unprecedented design that would fly a vehicle the size of a larger Mars rover over the moon—carried the higher risk. But, half a century after the Apollo lunar landings, NASA decided to go boldly. "A great nation does great things," said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine.

In 2004, a small spacecraft built by the European Space Agency detached from NASA's Cassini probe in the Saturn system and descended through Titan's thick atmosphere. It only survived about 90 minutes on the surface, but it returned tantalizing information about the complexity of a cold, exotic world that nonetheless has familiar features such as lakes and rivers filled with liquid methane.

"[Dragonfly] has so much potential for fundamental science," said Elizabeth Turtle, a planetary scientist at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physical Laboratory who is the principal investigator for the mission. Scientists believe the complex organic chemistry in the atmosphere of Titan and on its surface may look something like the chemistry on Earth before life developed. "Titan is just a perfect chemical laboratory to understand pre-biotic chemistry," Turtle said.



https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/06 ... tmosphere/

Author:  stratos [ Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:11 am ]
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DrCaleb wrote:
Some titles just write themselves.

Did Something Massive Smash Into Uranus?


Dang sounds like the title of a Prono. Even talked about how sense the 90's they've been doing simulations of impacts on Uranus. Well dang porn has been doing that a lot longer. now with all the porno references aside. They talk about wanting to send probes and research certain aspects to help understand WTF is going on with the planet. Cool as hell to me and I'm all for it. Thing is do to distance and all that wouldn't it be the next generation getting the data? Or would we start getting feed back in 15-20 years. Even my gutter filled mind found a lot of the ideas and concepts in the article fascinating.

Author:  DrCaleb [ Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:45 am ]
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stratos wrote:
DrCaleb wrote:
Some titles just write themselves.

Did Something Massive Smash Into Uranus?


Dang sounds like the title of a Prono. Even talked about how sense the 90's they've been doing simulations of impacts on Uranus. Well dang porn has been doing that a lot longer. now with all the porno references aside. They talk about wanting to send probes and research certain aspects to help understand WTF is going on with the planet. Cool as hell to me and I'm all for it. Thing is do to distance and all that wouldn't it be the next generation getting the data? Or would we start getting feed back in 15-20 years. Even my gutter filled mind found a lot of the ideas and concepts in the article fascinating.


We can't really go to Uranus again for a generation. The Voyager II probe was the only probe to visit there because of a chance alignment of the planets that gave it the gravity boost it needed to reach the outer planets. Voyager I, which launched shortly after Voyager II, was launched on a faster rocket but wasn't able to get to Saturn in time to get the right boost to send it to Uranus and Neptune. Chemical rockets are only able to send probes as far as Jupiter. (also why we can't easily send a probe to Mercury) We can't even get to Saturn without a gravity boost from Jupiter.

There won't be any way to get back to Uranus, Neptune or Pluto for almost almost 90 years, because they will be on the wrong side of the sun for the gravity boost.

Author:  raydan [ Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:58 am ]
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Uranus and probes.... 8O

Author:  DrCaleb [ Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:06 am ]
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Speaking of Friday night . . .

Author:  raydan [ Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:31 am ]
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I just had a flashback of my colonoscopy. 8)

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