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PostSpace!
by SillySprout » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:39 pm

Space
The Known Universe - 100 billion (ish) galaxies

Our Galaxy - The Milky Way
Approximately 300 billion stars orbiting around a massive black hole at it's centre, with several smaller 'satellite' galaxies orbiting around it the Milky Way itself.

Our Solar System:
Our sun
Eight planets
Five dwarf planets
421 known natural satellites
627,308 known minor planets
3,237 known comets

Links - http://www.newsnow.co.uk/h/Science/Space+Exploration
Recommended Apps - Google Sky Map, NASA, Meteor Shower Calendar
Documentaries - Wonders of the Universe, Wonders of the Solar System, Carl Sagan's Cosmos

Original Post: Has anyone else been following this comet? I was surprised not to find a topic. So it's widely believed that the comet has not survived it's trip around the sun and wont be putting on a show on it's return. Whilst I'm gutted that it wont be the comet of the century, I think this image is epic.

Edit: May take a while to load, is an animated gif. :)


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PostRe: Comet Ison
by Gently-Hung Holly Wreath » Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:06 am

That is pretty good

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PostRe: Comet Ison
by Alvin Flummux » Mon Dec 02, 2013 12:34 am

I was hoping it would survive its encounter with the sun, so that I might try and get some good photos of it, but alas it did not last. :(

Jupiter is in your sun sign this week, making it pretty crowded in there, what with Jupiter being the largest of the planets and all.
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PostRe: Comet Ison
by 1cmanny1 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 5:17 am

That damn sun, always screwing us.

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PostRe: Comet Ison
by Advent7 » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:49 am

Praise the sun!

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PostRe: Comet Ison
by Lotus » Mon Dec 02, 2013 8:05 am

I watched Horizon about this a couple of weeks ago. Would've been good to see it, as I think tomorrow was the day it was supposed to be the most visible, or something.

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PostRe: Comet Ison
by SillySprout » Mon Dec 02, 2013 7:54 pm

Boxing Day is when it should have been returning at it's clearest, but word is it hasn't survived the trip.

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PostRe: Space (100 billion galaxies)
by SillySprout » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:08 am

Signs of water spotted on 5 exo planets.
http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/ar ... ?id=184654

None of these planets will contain life, but I think it's a massive story regardless as we start to enter into astro biology in the coming years. The videos I've seen for the massive telescopes being put in to service convince me we'll have proof of life on other planets within two decades, our knowledge of the universe is going to explode. :)

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/12/ ... satellite/? is also a good story. SpaceX is the first major player to form at the start of a new Space Race. Space will be a tourist destination within our lifetimes & there are already plans in place to start mining asteriods, with NASA planning to capture one and place it into into the orbit of the moon for studies.

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PostRe: Space
by Alvin Flummux » Wed Dec 04, 2013 1:24 am

Lady Gaga will be performing a concert in space in 2015: Link

We're through the looking glass here, people.

Jupiter is in your sun sign this week, making it pretty crowded in there, what with Jupiter being the largest of the planets and all.
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PostRe: Space
by Ario » Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:27 am


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PostRe: Space
by Jax » Wed Dec 04, 2013 3:31 am

Alvin Flummux wrote:Lady Gaga will be performing a concert in space in 2015: Link

We're through the looking glass here, people.


Gaga confirmed that she will be the first artist to perform in space


Incorrect on her part there.


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PostRe: Space
by SillySprout » Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:25 am


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PostRe: Space
by Scotticus Erroticus » Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:41 am

You know the "one way trip" idea of a Mars visit. I can envisage a time in the future where people, that have been so astounded by the achievement of colonising another planet, would attempt to retrieve the "one way trip" colonists because they believe it can be done. Mars is infectious, people love hearing news about it, especially to do with human visits. I think attention to Mars would balloon to the extent that any successful one-way-ticket colonists could realistically look to return to Earth after 20/30 years. Folk would salvage them just to prove that it could be done, which again would increase people's fascination with the red planet.

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PostRe: Space
by Pontius Pilate » Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:50 am

Growing plants on a planet is not a viable way to colonize a plant though. That would take, literally hundreds of thousands of years to create an atmosphere rich in oxygen...It's 19th century science being applied to a 22nd century problem.

We need to figure out how to substantially speed up that process.

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PostRe: Space
by Tell Karl his brother is dead » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:17 am

Pontius Pilate wrote:Growing plants on a planet is not a viable way to colonize a plant though. That would take, literally hundreds of thousands of years to create an atmosphere rich in oxygen...It's 19th century science being applied to a 22nd century problem.

We need to figure out how to substantially speed up that process.


Growing plants on a planet is a viable way to grow plants on a planet, though, which is also important (because we need food).

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PostRe: Space
by Pontius Pilate » Thu Dec 05, 2013 2:26 am

Ah. Agreed. I just assumed he was referring to the production of oxygen. :fp:

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PostRe: Space
by Scotticus Erroticus » Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:17 am

SillySprout or myself?

Sprouty is actually a vegetable and would do anything to promote the growth of sprouts on any planet! No solar body is safe, Jupiter will be covered in onions before 2050 :(

If you were replying to me; I wasn't thinking of terra-forming Mars (although that would be awesome) just growing what we need to sustain colonists for such a time as is necessary. Their diet would be quite limited though, they'd soon grow sick of cabbage.

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PostRe: Space
by aayl1 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:03 am

Growing gooseberry fool on the moon is such a cool idea.

I want to eat moon food.

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PostRe: Space
by Alvin Flummux » Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:17 am

Pontius Pilate wrote:That would take, literally hundreds of thousands of years to create an atmosphere rich in oxygen...


And you have to make sure that the atmosphere won't be stripped away by the solar winds, i.e. it requires that the world's gravity be strong enough to hold it down, and the cover of a magnetic field generated either by a nearby gas giant, or its own internal heat engine. This is why terraforming Mars would take a lot more resources than we can bring to bear.

Jupiter is in your sun sign this week, making it pretty crowded in there, what with Jupiter being the largest of the planets and all.
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PostRe: Space
by 1cmanny1 » Thu Dec 05, 2013 4:33 am

Aayule1 wrote:Growing gooseberry fool on the moon is such a cool idea.

I want to eat moon food.


Make cheese on the moon, and sell it at a 100 pounds a block.

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