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by Moggy » Tue Jul 05, 2016 11:58 am

Saint of Killers wrote:Have NASA released any images of Juno's approach, yet?


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by Preezy » Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:03 pm

Does not have her own electromagnetic field 3/10 would not probe.

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by Saint of Killers » Tue Jul 05, 2016 12:03 pm

Moggy wrote:
Saint of Killers wrote:Have NASA released any images of Juno's approach, yet?


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According to reddit:

When Galileo discovered Jupiter had moons each was named for one of Jupiter's mistresses. In an hour the Juno spacecraft, named for his wife, will arrive. A joke scientists have setup over 400 years.


The story is actually a bit more detailed (and interesting) than that. As depicted in this painting by Correggio, there was a myth that described Jupiter as taking the form of a cloud, in order to conceal his infidelity with his mistress Io from his wife, Juno. Some alternative myths say that Jupiter created a large cloud cover to hide Io and himself. (Note that Io is one of the planet Jupiter's four largest moons, as OP mentioned.)

However, Juno saw the clouds and was like "huh, that's not normal; I'll bet my no-good husband is cheating again," and started blowing away the clouds to see what was underneath. That's what inspired the name of this mission; the primary objective of the Juno spacecraft will be to see through Jupiter's thick cloud layers to learn more about what it's made of. (Source.)

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by Saint of Killers » Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:38 pm

Time-lapse and eerie sounds from Juno!




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by Lagamorph » Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:48 pm

That's the sound you get at the start of Sci-fi horror films...

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by Karl » Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:20 am

http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2016/06/bionic-leaf-turns-sunlight-into-liquid-fuel/

We've built a new artificial photosynthesis platform, and it's better than actual leaves, directly producing usable biofuels at an efficiency of 10% (plants do this at 1%).

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by still » Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:06 am

Karl wrote:http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2016/06/bionic-leaf-turns-sunlight-into-liquid-fuel/

We've built a new artificial photosynthesis platform, and it's better than actual leaves, directly producing usable biofuels at an efficiency of 10% (plants do this at 1%).


Tsk, leaves, so old hat.

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by Preezy » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:31 am

Love those Jupiter sounds, reminds me of this (repost I know):


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by Xeno » Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:53 pm

Anyone have a few thousand years to spare?


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37167390

Earth-sized world 'around nearest star'

The nearest habitable world beyond our Solar System might be right on our doorstep - astronomically speaking.

Scientists say their investigations of the closest star, Proxima Centauri, show it to have an Earth-sized planet orbiting about it.

What is more, this rocky globe is moving in a zone that would make liquid water on its surface a possibility.

Proxima is 40 trillion km away and would take a spacecraft using current technology thousands of years to reach.


The ESOcast vid is quite informative.


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by Moggy » Wed Aug 24, 2016 6:59 pm

Does that mean we win Civilization?

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by Xeno » Wed Aug 24, 2016 7:08 pm

That would depend on if we send zombie Gandhi to meet with any life form in Proxima Centauri. I'm also thinking Sid Meier need to release a follow on to Alpha Centauri.

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by floydfreak » Fri Sep 02, 2016 7:30 pm

Sept. 2, 2016
Jupiter’s North Pole Unlike Anything Encountered in Solar System

NASA’s Juno spacecraft has sent back the first-ever images of Jupiter’s north pole, taken during the spacecraft’s first flyby of the planet with its instruments switched on. The images show storm systems and weather activity unlike anything previously seen on any of our solar system’s gas-giant planets.

Juno successfully executed the first of 36 orbital flybys on Aug. 27 when the spacecraft came about 2,500 miles (4,200 kilometers) above Jupiter’s swirling clouds. The download of six megabytes of data collected during the six-hour transit, from above Jupiter’s north pole to below its south pole, took one-and-a-half days. While analysis of this first data collection is ongoing, some unique discoveries have already made themselves visible.

“First glimpse of Jupiter’s north pole, and it looks like nothing we have seen or imagined before,” said Scott Bolton, principal investigator of Juno from the Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. “It’s bluer in color up there than other parts of the planet, and there are a lot of storms. There is no sign of the latitudinal bands or zone and belts that we are used to -- this image is hardly recognizable as Jupiter. We’re seeing signs that the clouds have shadows, possibly indicating that the clouds are at a higher altitude than other features.”

One of the most notable findings of these first-ever pictures of Jupiter’s north and south poles is something that the JunoCam imager did not see.

“Saturn has a hexagon at the north pole,” said Bolton. “There is nothing on Jupiter that anywhere near resembles that. The largest planet in our solar system is truly unique. We have 36 more flybys to study just how unique it really is.”

Along with JunoCam snapping pictures during the flyby, all eight of Juno’s science instruments were energized and collecting data. The Jovian Infrared Auroral Mapper (JIRAM), supplied by the Italian Space Agency, acquired some remarkable images of Jupiter at its north and south polar regions in infrared wavelengths.

“JIRAM is getting under Jupiter’s skin, giving us our first infrared close-ups of the planet,” said Alberto Adriani, JIRAM co-investigator from Istituto di Astrofisica e Planetologia Spaziali, Rome. “These first infrared views of Jupiter’s north and south poles are revealing warm and hot spots that have never been seen before. And while we knew that the first-ever infrared views of Jupiter's south pole could reveal the planet's southern aurora, we were amazed to see it for the first time. No other instruments, both from Earth or space, have been able to see the southern aurora. Now, with JIRAM, we see that it appears to be very bright and well-structured. The high level of detail in the images will tell us more about the aurora’s morphology and dynamics.”

Among the more unique data sets collected by Juno during its first scientific sweep by Jupiter was that acquired by the mission’s Radio/Plasma Wave Experiment (Waves), which recorded ghostly-sounding transmissions emanating from above the planet. These radio emissions from Jupiter have been known about since the 1950s but had never been analyzed from such a close vantage point.

“Jupiter is talking to us in a way only gas-giant worlds can,” said Bill Kurth, co-investigator for the Waves instrument from the University of Iowa, Iowa City. “Waves detected the signature emissions of the energetic particles that generate the massive auroras which encircle Jupiter’s north pole. These emissions are the strongest in the solar system. Now we are going to try to figure out where the electrons come from that are generating them.”

The Juno spacecraft launched on Aug. 5, 2011, from Cape Canaveral, Florida and arrived at Jupiter on July 4, 2016. JPL manages the Juno mission for the principal investigator, Scott Bolton, of Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. Juno is part of NASA's New Frontiers Program, which is managed at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, for NASA's Science Mission Directorate. Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, built the spacecraft. Caltech in Pasadena, California, manages JPL for NASA.


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by Saint of Killers » Tue Sep 27, 2016 11:28 pm

Could this be the end of superbugs?

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/health ... gainst-th/


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by Qikz » Wed Sep 28, 2016 6:57 am

Xeno wrote:Anyone have a few thousand years to spare?


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37167390

Earth-sized world 'around nearest star'

The nearest habitable world beyond our Solar System might be right on our doorstep - astronomically speaking.

Scientists say their investigations of the closest star, Proxima Centauri, show it to have an Earth-sized planet orbiting about it.

What is more, this rocky globe is moving in a zone that would make liquid water on its surface a possibility.

Proxima is 40 trillion km away and would take a spacecraft using current technology thousands of years to reach.


The ESOcast vid is quite informative.



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by 1cmanny1 » Wed Sep 28, 2016 9:29 am

I watched Elon's conference. Heaven above, there were some dicks in the Q&A session. It was hard to watch.

I find it hard to imagine this happening in a few years. I don't think he will get funding.

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by Somebody Else's Problem » Wed Sep 28, 2016 2:01 pm

Xeno wrote:That would depend on if we send zombie Gandhi to meet with any life form in Proxima Centauri. I'm also thinking Sid Meier need to release a follow on to Alpha Centauri.


Gandhi would end up nuking the place.

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by Alvin Flummux » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:24 am

First Dinosaur Tail Found Preserved in Amber

To scientists' delight, the incredible appendage from 99 million years ago is covered in feathers.

The tail of a 99-million-year-old dinosaur, including bones, soft tissue, and even feathers, has been found preserved in amber, according to a report published today in the journal Current Biology.

While individual dinosaur-era feathers have been found in amber, and evidence for feathered dinosaurs is captured in fossil impressions, this is the first time that scientists are able to clearly associate well-preserved feathers with a dinosaur, and in turn gain a better understanding of the evolution and structure of dinosaur feathers.


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So much more, including many more images, at the link: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016 ... retaceous/

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Find of the motherfluffing century. :toot:

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by Squinty » Fri Dec 09, 2016 8:16 am

Somebody Else's Presents wrote:
Xeno wrote:That would depend on if we send zombie Gandhi to meet with any life form in Proxima Centauri. I'm also thinking Sid Meier need to release a follow on to Alpha Centauri.


Gandhi would end up nuking the place.


After not getting his space cows.

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by floydfreak » Tue Jan 24, 2017 12:36 am

Just discovered this channel intresting stuff




I can see i will be spending hours watching these videos from this channel

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by Preezy » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:25 am

Thanks for sharing, I too will be watching these when I should be asleep.

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