News Briefs: Astronomy, Astophysics & Space Exploration

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Re: News Briefs: Astronomy, Astophysics & Space Exploration

Postby Darb » Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:19 pm

Just spotted two interesting IMAX movies that I'm looking forward to seeing:

Spacestation <-- now playing
Hubble <-- coming soon

Perhaps I can entice Charlie into going.
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Re: News Briefs: Astronomy, Astophysics & Space Exploration

Postby Darb » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:49 am

Here's an amusing you-tube video ... Carl Sagan and Steven Hawking sing duet about the cosmos ! :wink:

Carl Sagan - 'A Glorious Dawn' ft Stephen Hawking (Symphony of Science)
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Re: News Briefs: Astronomy, Astophysics & Space Exploration

Postby voralfred » Sun May 02, 2010 4:14 pm

Well... poor Hawkings hardly sings...
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Re: News Briefs: Astronomy, Astophysics & Space Exploration

Postby clong » Mon Feb 07, 2011 8:12 am

Not really a news brief, but perhaps of interest...

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badas ... s-of-2010/
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Re: News Briefs: Astronomy, Astophysics & Space Exploration

Postby voralfred » Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:14 am

Wow!
Thanks, Curt!
They are all spectacular, but I particualrly liked the one of the dunes on Mars, and the picture of all of Orion (especially on the high-res form available with one more click)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/badastrono ... 9/sizes/o/

:worship: astrophotographer and amateur astronomer Rogelio Andreo :worship:
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Scientists discover Jupiter-sized alien planet blacker than coal

Postby Zomboy » Thu Aug 11, 2011 5:59 pm

Check out this link: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/310219

WILD speculation here, but notice the observation: "It is believed its atmosphere consists of either vaporized potassium and sodium or titanium oxide." Titanium oxide is a compound used in alternative solar cell designs...remember the Mercury Array in Charlie's "Flying to Valhalla?"

Like I said, wild speculation!
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Re: News Briefs: Astronomy, Astophysics & Space Exploration

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Re: News Briefs: Astronomy, Astophysics & Space Exploration

Postby Mr. Titanic » Sat Oct 29, 2011 9:08 pm

clong wrote:http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-eris-20111027,0,6101561.story


That was a wonderful read Clong, thank you! :D

It's so interesting when atmospheres freeze onto planets. Eventually I'm sure Jupiter will become the brightest planet in our solar system, but not for ages!
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Re: News Briefs: Astronomy, Astophysics & Space Exploration

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Tue Nov 01, 2011 3:07 am

The light-hearted discussion about the science fictional aspects of Eris has been split off to
viewtopic.php?f=60&t=120930#p1886661

Everybody's welcome to join in, of course.
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Re: News Briefs: Astronomy, Astophysics & Space Exploration

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:54 am

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Nasa sends rubber chicken into space.



I wonder if Thomas Magnum donated his.
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Re: News Briefs: Astronomy, Astophysics & Space Exploration

Postby clong » Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:56 pm

Not sure that this is news, but it's worth being aware of...

http://www.indiewire.com/article/watch- ... ry-premise
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Re: News Briefs: Astronomy, Astophysics & Space Exploration

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Wed Jul 24, 2013 1:31 pm

clong wrote:Not sure that this is news, but it's worth being aware of...

http://www.indiewire.com/article/watch- ... ry-premise

Well ... it does show a bit more than our group photo the Cassini probe shot while it was in Saturn's shadow.
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Re: News Briefs: Astronomy, Astophysics & Space Exploration

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Thu Jul 25, 2013 9:46 am

E Pericoloso Sporgersi wrote:
clong wrote:Not sure that this is news, but it's worth being aware of...
http://www.indiewire.com/article/watch- ... ry-premise

Well ... it does show a bit more than our group photo the Cassini probe shot while it was in Saturn's shadow.

For whomever is not quite sure:
Cassini Spacecraft Snaps Photo of Earth from Saturn
Leading up to the event, NASA urged Earthlings to "wave at Saturn" at the appointed time, a purely symbolic gesture ...
They also encouraged the public to ... take pictures of groups waving at Saturn.

Read more here

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Re: News Briefs: Astronomy, Astophysics & Space Exploration

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Fri Sep 06, 2013 12:47 pm

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Virgin's SS2 Spacecraft Reaches the Stratosphere

Yay!

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Re: News Briefs: Astronomy, Astophysics & Space Exploration

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:27 pm

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NASA's Trick Moon Picture

In the image below, assume that the upper edge is north.
In the left (western) half of the picture, the craters' inner walls are lit on the eastern side.
In the right (eastern) half, the inner walls are lit on the western side.

Clearly left and right picture halves were taken several days apart and certainly NOT during a new moon.

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from http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... Earth.html
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Re: News Briefs: Astronomy, Astophysics & Space Exploration

Postby voralfred » Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:21 pm

E Pericoloso Sporgersi wrote:...
NASA's Trick Moon Picture

In the image below, assume that the upper edge is north.
In the left (western) half of the picture, the craters' inner walls are lit on the eastern side.
In the right (eastern) half, the inner walls are lit on the western side.

Clearly left and right picture halves were taken several days apart and certainly NOT during a new moon.



I totally agree with your analysis. But you should have explained that if it had been during the "new moon" (as seen from Earth), that would be fully lit, from "above" with no shadow, since this is the "hidden side". I was taken aback for awhile...
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Re: News Briefs: Astronomy, Astophysics & Space Exploration

Postby E Pericoloso Sporgersi » Sun Nov 17, 2013 5:52 am

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Promising Comet ISON Now Brightening for Stargazers on Earth.

Remember to get up three hours before the sun!

Mike Hankey of Monkton, Maryland took this photo of Comet ISON in outburst the morning of Nov. 14.
The tail now shows multiple streamers.

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Read more at
http://www.space.com/23515-comet-ison-b ... pdate.html
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http://www.universetoday.com/106404/com ... d-the-sun/
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Re: News Briefs: Astronomy, Astophysics & Space Exploration

Postby Charlie P. » Thu Nov 28, 2013 2:02 am

Now, let's see bow many tail-spawning pieces emerge after the thanksgiving solar fly-by.
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