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Re: Space!

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:42 pm
by VlaSoul
Alvin Flummux wrote:
OrangeRKN wrote:Can't wait for the full video!


Wait no more!



:toot:

Quoted for new page

gooseberry fool was awesome, first time we've seen mars in that much detail right?

Re: Space!

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:54 pm
by Victor Mildew
I don't think I ever shared this here, but this is something I was involved in with work a few years ago:

twitter.com/TeddyAirUK/status/1042036936809037830



The launch day was mental. We thought we'd lost the bear, but it had stayed in the stratosphere for an extra hour :lol: It was supposed to land in mid Wales but ended up near Poole :fp: When It landed it had 3 seconds of video space on the camera. I have all the footage.

Re: Space!

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 10:57 pm
by Tomous
That is really awesome :D

Re: Space!

Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 7:47 am
by Saint of Killers
Apparently there's such a thing as a wandering supermassive black hole O_o https://edition.cnn.com/2021/03/15/worl ... index.html

Re: Space!

Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:14 am
by Squinty
strawberry float sake that's all we need :dread:

Re: Space!

Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:20 am
by Victor Mildew
I didn't think Muse would be touring this year.

Re: Space!

Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:20 am
by Moggy
Squinty wrote:strawberry float sake that's all we need :dread:


With the way things are going, a supermassive black hole might be the only way to improve things.

Re: Space!

Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 9:22 am
by Vermilion
Wiltshire feels like a black hole these days, there is just no escape from it, ever.

Re: Space!

Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:11 pm
by Tomous
Victor Mildew wrote:I didn't think Muse would be touring this year.



Will be a top class indie tour I'm sure :toot:

Re: Space!

Posted: Wed Mar 17, 2021 12:17 pm
by Moggy
Tomous wrote:
Victor Mildew wrote:I didn't think Muse would be touring this year.



Will be a top class glam punk rock tour I'm sure :toot:


FTFY

Re: Space!

Posted: Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:26 pm
by more heat than light

twitter.com/JP_Metsavainio/status/1371745893104427010


Re: Space!

Posted: Sat Mar 20, 2021 11:00 pm
by SillySprout
more heat than light wrote:

twitter.com/JP_Metsavainio/status/1371745893104427010



Wow. This image is so powerful, it really helps to visualise the sheer scope of the universe. There is so much filled in this image and it's just our view looking out across the our own milky way galaxy, which would appear as just a speck for anyone looking towards it with the naked eye from any other galaxy.

Re: Space!

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 5:46 pm
by Peter Crisp
I think that's maybe the answer to the Fermi paradox.
Maybe most life in the universe existed a billion years ago and we just popped-up in a time without much going on. Would we know about a civilisation from even just 1m years ago which is nothing in cosmic time. Maybe our part of the universe is just abnormally devoid of life and the rest is teeming with it.

Re: Space!

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:04 pm
by Imrahil
Yep, I'd hypothesise most old civilizations in the universe moved beyond the need to exist in physical form or be restricted by physical location. Also, there's endless ideas about the fabric of the universe and what's beyond; perhaps they've all left to explore other planes of existence or outer realms by now, if those places do exist.

I'm sure there are other baby civilizations like us all over the universe though.

Re: Space!

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:10 pm
by Squinty
It seems unfathomable to me that anyone can travel those distances. I mean, our own Solar System is tiny in the greater scheme of things, and yet it still takes light over a year to pass from one side to the other.

I genuinely think there are other races out there, but the distances are just to impossible for anyone to establish meaningful contact.

But I would LOVE to be wrong about this, because it's depressing thinking about it.

Re: Space!

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:13 pm
by Moggy
Squinty wrote:It seems unfathomable to me that anyone can travel those distances. I mean, our own Solar System is tiny in the greater scheme of things, and yet it still takes light over a year to pass from one side to the other.

I genuinely think there are other races out there, but the distances are just to impossible for anyone to establish meaningful contact.

But I would LOVE to be wrong about this, because it's depressing thinking about it.


Around 100 years ago it would have seemed impossible to get to Australia in less than 24 hours.

Re: Space!

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:14 pm
by Peter Crisp
Squinty wrote:It seems unfathomable to me that anyone can travel those distances. I mean, our own Solar System is tiny in the greater scheme of things, and yet it still takes light over a year to pass from one side to the other.

I genuinely think there are other races out there, but the distances are just to impossible for anyone to establish meaningful contact.

But I would LOVE to be wrong about this, because it's depressing thinking about it.


All we need to do is invent Transwarp drive.
How hard can it be?

Re: Space!

Posted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 10:49 pm
by Squinty
Peter Crisp wrote:
Squinty wrote:It seems unfathomable to me that anyone can travel those distances. I mean, our own Solar System is tiny in the greater scheme of things, and yet it still takes light over a year to pass from one side to the other.

I genuinely think there are other races out there, but the distances are just to impossible for anyone to establish meaningful contact.

But I would LOVE to be wrong about this, because it's depressing thinking about it.


All we need to do is invent Transwarp drive.
How hard can it be?


Or FTL jump tech.

(Still thinking of the Adama Maneuver :datass:)