+ Reply to Thread
Page 4 of 12 FirstFirst ... 2 3 4 5 6 ... LastLast
Results 61 to 80 of 235

Thread: Astronomy Thread

  1. #61

    Default Re: Astronomy Thread

    The Chelyabinsk meteor might have brothers and sisters out there.

    http://www.nature.com/news/russian-m...in-tow-1.13498
    Complicating things since 2009.

  2. #62

    Default Re: Astronomy Thread


    ohh someone uploaded my favorite episode finally

    I love the soundtrack for this show. It's like a mix of Signs and Super Metroid haha

    Treasure Cruise ID: 785,854,335
    LS Zoro looking 4 Vivis

  3. #63

    Default Re: Astronomy Thread

    I actually watched that one earlier last week. For some reason I didn't like the narration of it, but it did introduce me to some neat stuff that I recalled learning about as a kid. Pulsar galaxies are my favorite. Mianly because it's like this slow and endering torture for planets themselves. It's amazing!

  4. #64

    Default Re: Astronomy Thread

    It surprisingly seems like something that would show up on BBC through, minus the britishness.

    Did you guys see the documentary by stephen hawkings about the creation of the universe? It seemed pretty detailed the last time I caught it.

  5. #65

    Default Re: Astronomy Thread

    Music from the Depth of Space.

    Complicating things since 2009.

  6. #66

    Default Re: Astronomy Thread

    I love this thread already! lol but i don't know what people will talk about here?
    When I was young (elementary), I loved astronomy so much, my ambition is to be an astronaut lol, but now I will be satisfied if I get a high grade telescope just to study stars/space again or take photographs.

    (I just realized that now I can buy one! yey, thanks for this thread for reminding me that :D )

  7. #67

    Default Re: Astronomy Thread

    Complicating things since 2009.

  8. #68
    Discovered Stowaway Sarfallet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Sweden

    Default Re: Astronomy Thread

    Grasshopper is too cool. O,o I love the divert test they did a while back. Gonna look totally crazy when they start flying it around at super sonic speed. :)

  9. #69
    Carcharodon Piledriver Crossword's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Out there

    Default Re: Astronomy Thread

    This photo taken during the summer by Cassini was released today (full size here):
    Spoiler:
    ~Stargazer~, ~Distance~ original stories.
    3DS Friend Code: 2234-8294-8917

  10. #70

    Default Re: Astronomy Thread

    Cassini's Saturn images are just amazing. Here's an annotated version of the image: http://i.imgur.com/RYURAVN.jpg

    We really need to send more probes to the outer planets; they've been woefully ignored.

    http://edudemic.com/wp-content/uploa...ation-huge.jpg

    While we're posting images...

    Spoiler:
    WHEEEEEE!
    Last edited by Ubiq; November 12th, 2013 at 06:36 PM.
    Complicating things since 2009.

  11. #71

    Default Re: Astronomy Thread

    I like how Pluto is still included in everything despite being demoted. It makes for a good marker of the kuiper belt I guess

    Did that one probe ever reach Pluto and charon for pictures yet btw? I think we were gonna get some close up pix of what makes Pluto so pink

    Treasure Cruise ID: 785,854,335
    LS Zoro looking 4 Vivis

  12. #72

    Default Re: Astronomy Thread

    A lot of people genuinely dislike Pluto's demotion so I'm not surprised it's in there.

    New Horizons won't make its closest approach to Pluto until July 2015 so the first, extremely tiny pictures won't start coming in until late April of that year. It's a just a flyby though so it'll get some really nice images but nothing from orbit.
    Complicating things since 2009.

  13. #73
    Discovered Stowaway
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Maine, The lobster and LL Bean state

    Default Re: Astronomy Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Ubiq View Post
    Cassini's Saturn images are just amazing. Here's an annotated version of the image: http://i.imgur.com/RYURAVN.jpg

    We really need to send more probes to the outer planets; they've been woefully ignored.

    http://edudemic.com/wp-content/uploa...ation-huge.jpg

    While we're posting images...

    Spoiler:
    Unfortunately Uranus's flyby was largely ignored due to the Challenger explosion. Also on that flyby Uranus was fairly inactive. I know later images from the Hubble telescope showed a more active Uranus.

    Edit: Does anybody know when the Messenger satellite goes into orbit around Mercury?
    Last edited by Namiorbust; November 25th, 2013 at 02:08 PM.

  14. #74

    Default Re: Astronomy Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Namiorbust View Post
    Edit: Does anybody know when the Messenger satellite goes into orbit around Mercury?
    March 2011. They're trying to get a second extension for the mission.
    Complicating things since 2009.

  15. #75
    Discovered Stowaway
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Maine, The lobster and LL Bean state

    Default Re: Astronomy Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Ubiq View Post
    March 2011. They're trying to get a second extension for the mission.
    Thanks, Ubing. For some reason I didn't think it was in orbit yet. Maybe it's because I haven't seen any or their pictures from that mission yet.

  16. #76
    Discovered Stowaway Sarfallet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Sweden

    Default Re: Astronomy Thread

    So... Something happened to C/2012 S1, looks like it broke up near perihelion. Some fragments may have survived. :( So sad, I was looking forward to seeing it.
    http://www.skyandtelescope.com/obser...193909261.html

  17. #77

    Default Re: Astronomy Thread

    People really aren't sure what happened to ISON.

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad_astro..._ex_comet.html
    Complicating things since 2009.

  18. #78
    Discovered Stowaway Sarfallet's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Sweden

    Default Re: Astronomy Thread

    Cassini captures a new awesome view of the hexagon storm.
    Link to NASAs photojournal

  19. #79

    Default Re: Astronomy Thread

    An Atlas-5 rocket carried an imaging satellite called USA-247 into orbit for the National Reconnaissance Office a couple of days ago.

    Here's the mission patch for it:

    Spoiler:

    Complicating things since 2009.

  20. #80
    Banned Rank: Failed Mutineer
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Squawk

    Default Re: Astronomy Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Ubiq View Post
    An Atlas-5 rocket carried an imaging satellite called USA-247 into orbit for the National Reconnaissance Office a couple of days ago.

    Here's the mission patch for it:

    Yeah, I saw the fireball and felt the rumbling. My friends were talking about it on FB, I commented (ironically of course) that this logo actually makes me want to support spy satellites.

+ Reply to Thread

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

     

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts