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PostRe: Space!
by BOR » Sun May 31, 2020 12:08 am

I saw the ISS, but I couldn't see the Dragon though.

Space. :wub:

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by Victor Mildew » Sun May 31, 2020 7:13 am

We weren't supposed to be able to see the first part at all, so didn't try, yet there's photos of the first stage taken from not far from here :x

Still, from my garden I don't think we'd have seen it as the road goes up in that direction meaning the house further up look quite large ove the horizon. We get a great ISS view though as West is behind the garden and as it passes over to the east we can watch it go over the garage which is nice and low, so you can see across to the Severn estuary way.

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PostRe: Space!
by Vermilion » Sun May 31, 2020 7:50 am

Definitely saw the ISS, had a much better view than i was expecting.

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by SillySprout » Mon Jun 01, 2020 8:29 pm

The Space X launch was great to watch! The space suits were sleak. It's clear that the aim is to make the whole thing look cool, from the suits, the touch screens, the reusable rockets landing - everything is so sci fi! Very impressed.

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PostRe: Space!
by Rax » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:43 am

Frank wrote:Disappointed the feed missed the first stage landing back on the boat. Such a stupid name for the boat, too :slol:

It comes from a novel by Iain Banks.

I watched a load of the coverage on Saturday, it was pretty cool to have it on in the background while I was doing stuff in the kitchen.

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PostRe: Space!
by Saint of Killers » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:09 am

Just wanted to post a couple of news stories which popped up on BBC News website recently:

'Black neutron star' discovery changes astronomy

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-53151106


Breathtaking new map of the X-ray Universe

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-53102718

They're over there, by their theremin.
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PostRe: Space!
by Alvin Flummux » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:06 pm

That X-ray map is gorgeous.

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PostRe: Space!
by Victor Mildew » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:23 pm

Just a heads up as you may not be aware, but another starlink cluster is being launched tonight, and last time you could see the rocket go over the UK :datass:

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by still » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:25 pm

Victor Mildew wrote:Just a heads up as you may not be aware, but another starlink cluster is being launched tonight, and last time you could see the rocket go over the UK :datass:


Time??

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PostRe: Space!
by Preezy » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:39 pm

The lack of a link is distressing.

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PostRe: Space!
by Victor Mildew » Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:52 pm

Just saw it's been postponed until tomorrow :(

This account is great for updates:
https://twitter.com/VirtualAstro/status ... 24288?s=19

The one that want over a month or so ago was really cool. It wasn't dark, but you could see what looked like a low long star go right over head. I'd imagine with good binoculars you could make out a rocket (I'll have mine for viewing this time).

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PostRe: Space!
by floydfreak » Sat Jun 27, 2020 12:15 am


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PostRe: Space!
by Moggy » Tue Jul 07, 2020 7:43 am

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PostRe: Space!
by Cuttooth » Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:15 pm

Glad it finally put some clothes on.

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PostRe: Space!
by Meep » Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:25 pm

floydfreak wrote:

When you start to grasp the insane immensity of anything beyond our star system you realise why we haven't encountered any sign of aliens. In the small number of worlds within the local cluster where there would be life only a fraction of those would have a technologically adapt species and probably an even smaller number of those even make it to the point where they could even attempt travelling to their closest neighbour stars; and even that would be incredibly difficult.

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by VlaSoul » Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:57 pm

Meep wrote:
floydfreak wrote:

When you start to grasp the insane immensity of anything beyond our star system you realise why we haven't encountered any sign of aliens. In the small number of worlds within the local cluster where there would be life only a fraction of those would have a technologically adapt species and probably an even smaller number of those even make it to the point where they could even attempt travelling to their closest neighbour stars; and even that would be incredibly difficult.

There's also the question of how long civilisation lasts for and how extensive it gets before something happens to it. I have no doubt that advanced and even spacefaring civilisations have existed before, possibly in this galaxy, but the universe is 13 billion years old so it's unlikely that we're contemporous with any nearby ones, as the likelyhood is that those that exist currently (and there 100% are others) are quite far away.

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PostRe: Space!
by Moggy » Thu Jul 09, 2020 6:33 am

VlaSoul wrote:
Meep wrote:
floydfreak wrote:

When you start to grasp the insane immensity of anything beyond our star system you realise why we haven't encountered any sign of aliens. In the small number of worlds within the local cluster where there would be life only a fraction of those would have a technologically adapt species and probably an even smaller number of those even make it to the point where they could even attempt travelling to their closest neighbour stars; and even that would be incredibly difficult.

There's also the question of how long civilisation lasts for and how extensive it gets before something happens to it. I have no doubt that advanced and even spacefaring civilisations have existed before, possibly in this galaxy, but the universe is 13 billion years old so it's unlikely that we're contemporous with any nearby ones, as the likelyhood is that those that exist currently (and there 100% are others) are quite far away.


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PostRe: Space!
by Oblomov Boblomov » Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:30 pm

Supposed to be a good view of the Neowise comet over the next couple of weeks and right now in particular.

Look north towards the Lynx constellation.

Too much cloud cover by me at the moment :(.

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PostRe: Space!
by Victor Mildew » Tue Jul 14, 2020 10:46 pm

Ive not seen it yet due to shitty evening cloud.

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PostRe: Space!
by Saint of Killers » Wed Jul 15, 2020 3:34 pm

With how this year is going, one of these are heading right for us:

Nuclear blast sends star hurtling across galaxy

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-53415294

They're over there, by their theremin.

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