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General => General Discussion => Topic started by: Amsterhammer on January 27, 2012, 21:24

Title: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 27, 2012, 21:24
...that doesn't belong in Politics or Chaos and that isn't always worth having a separate topic for - a general topic for neat stuff like, for example, this -

Coronal aurora over Fairbanks, Alaska (January 22, 2012) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8BC6flTOGSk#ws)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: mew on January 27, 2012, 21:43
wow space AND cool stuff AND science....

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-vHjlj3b_7lo/TyMaQtGlQ7I/AAAAAAAACDM/yt7441yvyz0/s512/yodeling1039radioman.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: mew on January 27, 2012, 21:45

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-cWN5mTMJJsA/TyMaQUa89cI/AAAAAAAACDE/TXziqzMOGx4/s280/bigpicklaatu.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on January 28, 2012, 23:17
(http://dvice.com/assets_c/2012/01/brainlaser-thumb-550xauto-81732.jpg)

This is a wireless router for your brain, and it shoots lasers (http://"http://dvice.com/archives/2012/01/this-is-a-wirel.php")
Optogenetics is a method of using light to control cells in the brain. It can be used to alter behavior, model diseases, and maybe even one day, deliver drugs right where you need them. And now, it's wireless! With lasers!
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Dim on January 29, 2012, 01:06
...that doesn't belong in Politics or Chaos and that isn't always worth having a separate topic for - a general topic for neat stuff like, for example, this -


wowzers.. wonder how much that has been sped up.. be cool if they were like that.

dim ;D
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Arb on January 29, 2012, 02:22
What if Low Energy Nuclear Reaction (LENR) really works? (http://poorrichards-blog.blogspot.com/2012/01/what-if-low-energy-nuclear-reaction.html)

Cold fusion is back :o
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Zam on January 29, 2012, 22:02
Applying black pepper to a cut can stop the bleeding and ease soreness.#uberfacts.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 30, 2012, 00:15
I reckon this is some pretty cool and far out stuff, I found it fascinating - see what you think.

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First: watch the video. Japanese artist Riusuke Fukahori paints three-dimensional goldfish using a complex process of poured resin. The fish are painted meticulously, layer by layer, the sandwiched slices revealing slightly more about each creature, similar to the function of a 3D printer. I really enjoy the rich depth of the pieces and the optical illusion aspect, it’s such an odd process that results in something that’s both a painting and sculptural. Wonderful.

"Goldfish Salvation" Riusuke Fukahori 深堀隆介 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=21bFpgEfDFM#ws)

Then, check out these astonishing photos here - http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/01/riusuke-fukahori-paints-three-dimensional-goldfish-embedded-in-layers-of-resin/ (http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/01/riusuke-fukahori-paints-three-dimensional-goldfish-embedded-in-layers-of-resin/)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Dim on January 30, 2012, 00:20
wow
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Training Wheels on January 30, 2012, 00:39
If you have not seen this it's cool


Marco Tempest: The magic of truth and lies

http://www.ted.com/talks/marco_tempest_the_magic_of_truth_and_lies_on_ipods.html (http://www.ted.com/talks/marco_tempest_the_magic_of_truth_and_lies_on_ipods.html)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Ram on January 30, 2012, 03:20
Philippines underground river named natural wonder (http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/article2839840.ece)

(http://www.markmaranga.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/Palawan-Underground-River-520x390.jpg)
(http://d30mmglg94tqnw.cloudfront.net/wp-content/plugins/magic-gallery/uploads/6/Puerto_Princesa_Underground_River.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Ram on January 30, 2012, 05:51
(http://behance.vo.llnwd.net/profiles10/378307/projects/1162301/7855c6dc06398733ee72ae1700f21fd1.jpg)
(http://behance.vo.llnwd.net/profiles10/378307/projects/1162301/5dfcfe39bc37fcfc1c679312680a1a74.jpg)
(http://behance.vo.llnwd.net/profiles10/378307/projects/1162301/c26f3abcb9f3b989bdf143bc7d066d3c.jpg)
(http://behance.vo.llnwd.net/profiles10/378307/projects/1162301/523fa42b685c7e20268ae14f745f9487.jpg)
(http://behance.vo.llnwd.net/profiles10/378307/projects/1162301/d29015037060e6935442526676f90ed0.jpg)
(http://behance.vo.llnwd.net/profiles10/378307/projects/1162301/27e64af6d269c9be07a81e80481992c0.jpg)
(http://behance.vo.llnwd.net/profiles10/378307/projects/1162301/fce9808e160e5fec817f16f7b730ba40.jpg)

How many did you identify?
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Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 31, 2012, 16:23
Niagara Falls frozen.

(http://holeinthedonut.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/frozen_niagara_falls.jpg?9d7bd4)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on January 31, 2012, 16:55
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/162283main_image_feature_693_ys_4.jpg)

Orion Nebula.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on January 31, 2012, 16:57
(http://www.newscientist.com/data/images/ns/cms/dn10925/dn10925-1_600.jpg)

The Eagle Nebula.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on January 31, 2012, 16:58
(http://www.kennislink.nl/system/files/000/092/491/popup/pillars1.JPG?1300199771)

"The Pillars of Creation in the Eagle Nebula" (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pillars_of_creation (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pillars_of_creation))
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on January 31, 2012, 16:59
Star Size Comparison HD (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEheh1BH34Q#ws)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on January 31, 2012, 17:01
As you might notice I like "Space" :).
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on January 31, 2012, 17:05
(http://api.ning.com/files/WA7dI9PkWcWpzxR*0CuvZ1AiuIKoTlik9IpN2axl0RAbeB7gcFGUCpfcQuGc6k1293dRYo0xwTea5G7sFmlUuCHhJAIHyFXa/Panel6SolarSystem.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on January 31, 2012, 17:08
(http://epod.typepad.com/.a/6a0105371bb32c970b011571a473aa970b-pi)

Object bottom right is Mercurius, the large one is Venus. :)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on January 31, 2012, 17:16
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/53/Voyager_Path.svg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on January 31, 2012, 17:18
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/73/Pale_Blue_Dot.png)

The pale blue dot.. The famous picture of Earth at 6 billion kilometres distance.

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The Pale Blue Dot is a photograph of planet Earth taken in 1990 by the Voyager 1 spacecraft from a record distance of about 6 billion kilometers (3.7 billion miles) from Earth, as part of the solar system Family Portrait series of images. In the photograph, Earth is shown as a tiny dot (0.12 pixel in size) against the vastness of space.[2] The Voyager 1 spacecraft, which had completed its primary mission and was leaving the Solar System, was commanded by NASA to turn its camera around and to take a photograph of Earth across a great expanse of space, at the request of Carl Sagan.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on January 31, 2012, 17:19
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7b/The_Sounds_of_Earth_-_GPN-2000-001976.jpg/250px-The_Sounds_of_Earth_-_GPN-2000-001976.jpg)

The Golden Discs attached to the Voyager spacecraft.

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The Voyager Golden Records are phonograph records which were included aboard both Voyager spacecraft, which were launched in 1977. They contain sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth, and are intended for any intelligent extraterrestrial life form, or for future humans, who may find them. The Voyager spacecraft are not heading towards any particular star, but Voyager 1 will be within 1.6 light years of the star AC+79 3888 in the Ophiuchus constellation in about 40,000 years.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on January 31, 2012, 17:22
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/be/Carl_Sagan_Planetary_Society.JPG)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on January 31, 2012, 17:25
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/1/18/Gas_giants_in_the_solar_system.jpg/466px-Gas_giants_in_the_solar_system.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on January 31, 2012, 17:28
Athlete (http://vimeo.com/35903751)
The Two-Ton Robot That Can Leap Over Asteroids
 (http://"http://gizmodo.com/5880506/the-two+ton-robot-that-can-leap-over-asteroids")
Michael Jordan? Muhammad Ali? Joe Montana? Sit down. The world's most amazing athlete works for NASA. Meet the gigantic, six-legged, tool-wielding robot that can hop around an asteroid. Tiger Woods ain't got nothin'.

The robot you see in the video is a half-scale model of a vehicle that NASA wants to send on a human mission to the moon. Half. This thing is thirteen feet tall. It's naked in the video, but when it eventually launches it'll have a payload on its back. It'll probably house a ton of tools and gear, and even temporary space for a crew of one or two. It's the lunar rover's mutant, roboinsectoid big brother, and it's incredible.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Amsterhammer on January 31, 2012, 17:33
As you might notice I like "Space" :).

Cool sh!t, Havetts, I love it!

Me too. 8)

(http://www.globalwarming.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/live_long_and_prosper11.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on January 31, 2012, 17:43
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/8/83/STS-31_Hubble_launch_roll_and_pitch.jpg/480px-STS-31_Hubble_launch_roll_and_pitch.jpg)

The Launch of the Hubble space telescope :).
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on January 31, 2012, 17:45
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/0/0d/Hubble_ultra_deep_field_high_rez_edit1.jpg/600px-Hubble_ultra_deep_field_high_rez_edit1.jpg)

Hubble's photograph of hundreds, thousand and maybe even more solarsystems.

-- http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0d/Hubble_ultra_deep_field_high_rez_edit1.jpg (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0d/Hubble_ultra_deep_field_high_rez_edit1.jpg) --
The high res version, which is HUGE :).
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on January 31, 2012, 17:46
Photos like these really make me wonder if we are the only one in this vast space. :)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on January 31, 2012, 17:51
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/7/7f/PhilcUK-1274438506.jpg/600px-PhilcUK-1274438506.jpg)

Carina Nebula, taken by Hubble on its 20th birthday.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on January 31, 2012, 17:52
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/f8/ESO-Horsehead_Nebula.jpg/544px-ESO-Horsehead_Nebula.jpg)

Horsehead Nebula in the Orion constellation.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on January 31, 2012, 17:55
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/ff/Wide_Angle_Shot_-_Horse_Head_Nebula.jpg)

Another shot of the Horsehead nebula
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on January 31, 2012, 17:55
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/95/Horse_head_and_Flame-N.jpg/800px-Horse_head_and_Flame-N.jpg)

And another which makes it extremely clear why it is a horsehead :P
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on January 31, 2012, 17:58
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/dc/Hubble_Probes_the_Early_Universe.jpg)

How far Hubble can see in the universe right now :).
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on January 31, 2012, 18:06
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d2/Voyager.jpg/766px-Voyager.jpg)

The voyager 2 spacecraft.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on January 31, 2012, 18:08
(http://velorooms.com/2.PNG)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on January 31, 2012, 18:14
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6a/Jupiter_from_Voyager_1_PIA02855_max_quality.ogv (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6a/Jupiter_from_Voyager_1_PIA02855_max_quality.ogv)

Timelapse of Jupiter.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on January 31, 2012, 18:16
The red spot on Jupiter which is an enormous storm on the planet.

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/e/ec/Great_Red_Spot_From_Voyager_1.jpg/633px-Great_Red_Spot_From_Voyager_1.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on January 31, 2012, 18:20
(http://velorooms.com/1.PNG)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Dim on January 31, 2012, 18:30
test
(http://cdn2.media.cyclingnews.futurecdn.net/2012/01/24/1/garmin_barracuda_20120123_2207_600.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Ram on February 01, 2012, 03:53
Rosette Nebula
(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4058/4707902934_e8294269af_z.jpg)

what's at the edge of the universe? If matter, energy and time are non existent beyond the boundary, is the boundary just a limitless blackhole? If so, will it be constricted to a point or will it be a limitless locus of points?
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on February 02, 2012, 06:48
http://www.flickr.com/photos/astro_andre/6805342995/sizes/m/in/photostream/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/astro_andre/6805342995/sizes/m/in/photostream/)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Tuart on February 02, 2012, 10:10
Rosette Nebula
(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4058/4707902934_e8294269af_z.jpg)

what's at the edge of the universe? If matter, energy and time are non existent beyond the boundary, is the boundary just a limitless blackhole? If so, will it be constricted to a point or will it be a limitless locus of points?

One of my favourite objects up there. Some of the pictures from this ah amazing. Horrible object for normal viewing though, faint blob in Monoceros. :D
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Tuart on February 02, 2012, 10:13
(http://velorooms.com/1.PNG)

I think the Earth has only 500million years until life becomes unsustainable. Not sure but I think its the combination of the sun slowly getting bigger and the moon moving moving away towards Venus.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Arb on February 02, 2012, 10:37
Sounds like a communist conspiracy to me.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on February 02, 2012, 10:39
One thing is for sure though, I probably won't see it happen ;D.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Ram on February 02, 2012, 10:44
Sounds like a communist conspiracy to me.
The sun is going to be a red giant.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on February 04, 2012, 04:24
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e6/Clavaria_zollingeri_90973.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Zam on February 09, 2012, 21:40
A Texas Jury Now Deliberating Who, if Anyone, Owns the Web

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/02/texas-jury/ (http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/02/texas-jury/)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: DinZ on February 09, 2012, 22:37
Not sure if others have seen this but very cool site, designed for kids but i enjoyed playing with it

http://images.4channel.org/f/src/589217_scale_of_universe_enhanced.swf (http://images.4channel.org/f/src/589217_scale_of_universe_enhanced.swf)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 10, 2012, 01:34
Northern lights from space - pretty cool, if you like that kind of thing.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16974948 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16974948)

But, I find this even more exciting -

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(CNN) -- Russian scientists briefly pierced the two-mile-thick veil over a freshwater lake hidden beneath Antarctica's ice sheet for millions of years, polar researchers announced Wednesday.

Scientists hope samples of Lake Vostok, a body the size of Lake Ontario, will yield signs of previously undiscovered life and new clues about the history of the planet. The lake is believed to have been covered by ice for up to 30 million years.

Rest of story - http://edition.cnn.com/2012/02/08/world/europe/russia-antarctic-lake/index.html?hpt=hp_t2 (http://edition.cnn.com/2012/02/08/world/europe/russia-antarctic-lake/index.html?hpt=hp_t2)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on February 10, 2012, 02:37
(http://www.chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2012/sgra/sgra.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: bicing on February 10, 2012, 08:17

But, I find this even more exciting -

Rest of story - http://edition.cnn.com/2012/02/08/world/europe/russia-antarctic-lake/index.html?hpt=hp_t2 (http://edition.cnn.com/2012/02/08/world/europe/russia-antarctic-lake/index.html?hpt=hp_t2)

Hopefully it finally proves to the world that...
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Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Ram on February 10, 2012, 13:42
Sweet, so here's some War of the Galaxies as a tribute to its most famous disciple
ARP 274
(http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/17/13/64/43/hubble10.jpg)

AP 147
(http://i43.servimg.com/u/f43/17/13/64/43/arp14710.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Ram on February 10, 2012, 19:21
The farthest galaxy known to man
UDFj-39546284
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/512526main_old-object-full4x3_946-710.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on February 11, 2012, 00:50
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/622371main_sgra_1r_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Ram on February 11, 2012, 05:26
Geebus describes this best
The Hubble Ultra Deep Field in 3D (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oAVjF_7ensg#ws)
Spacetime growth (http://curious.astro.cornell.edu/question.php?number=387)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on February 12, 2012, 22:20

Ecobot III Goes Poo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qU6zi1_aZiw#)
We Are So Close to Inventing a Real-Life Mr. Fusion (http://"http://gizmodo.com/5883928/we-are-so-close-to-inventing-a-real+life-mr-fusion?tag=space")
Some would argue that the biggest obstacle robotics currently faces isn't the Uncanny Valley or suppressing the urge to destroy all humans—it's keeping their batteries charged. The newest version of the EcoBot may have the answer—it eats poop. Our poop.

Powering robots is pretty straightforward—either have a whole bunch of spare AA's on hand or train it to plug into a wall socket like a Roomba. But if you're taking your robot on a trip to say, the ISS, neither of these options proves tenable. But what if the robot could power itself from fecal matter generated by the station's crew? Well, it could run indefinitely.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on February 14, 2012, 17:13
Battery turns sea water into fresh water, no magic necessary (http://"http://dvice.com/archives/2012/02/battery-turns-s.php")
As the world's population continues to grow, fresh water is becoming one of the most valuable (and contested) resources on the planet. Whether it's for drinking, agriculture, or keeping our armpits clean, we need more of it, and we now may be able to make that happen with little more than a fancy battery.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on February 14, 2012, 23:43
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/622785main_6313004758_30e7fc70e6_o_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on February 14, 2012, 23:46
Wow thats awesome usedtobefast, can you provide a link/info about that picture? :)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Tuart on February 15, 2012, 04:07
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Oldest Recorded Supernova

This image combines data from four space telescopes to create a multi-wavelength view of all that remains of RCW 86, the oldest documented example of a supernova. Chinese astronomers witnessed the event in 185 A.D., documenting a mysterious "guest star" that remained in the sky for eight months. X-ray images from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and the European Space Agency's XMM-Newton Observatory were combined to form the blue and green colors in the image. The X-rays show the interstellar gas that has been heated to millions of degrees by the passage of the shock wave from the supernova.

Infrared data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope and WISE, Wide-Field Infrared Survey Explorer, shown in yellow and red, reveal dust radiating at a temperature of several hundred degrees below zero, warm by comparison to normal dust in our Milky Way galaxy.

By studying the X-ray and infrared data, astronomers were able to determine that the cause of the explosion was a Type Ia supernova, in which an otherwise-stable white dwarf, or dead star, was pushed beyond the brink of stability when a companion star dumped material onto it. Furthermore, scientists used the data to solve another mystery surrounding the remnant -- how it got to be so large in such a short amount of time. By blowing away wind prior to exploding, the white dwarf was able to clear out a huge "cavity," a region of very low-density surrounding the system. The explosion into this cavity was able to expand much faster than it otherwise would have.

This is the first time that this type of cavity has been seen around a white dwarf system prior to explosion. Scientists say the results may have significant implications for theories of white-dwarf binary systems and Type Ia supernovae.

RCW 86 is approximately 8,000 light-years away. At about 85 light-years in diameter, it occupies a region of the sky in the southern constellation of Circinus that is slightly larger than the full moon. This image was compiled in October 2011.

Image Credit: X-ray: NASA/CXC/SAO & ESA; Infared: NASA/JPL-Caltech/B. Williams (NCSU)

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/iotd.html (http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/iotd.html)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on February 15, 2012, 22:42
(http://edge.ebaumsworld.com/mediaFiles/picture/663781/80524364.jpg)


A few stars over the course of hours.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Amsterhammer on February 16, 2012, 01:49
I thought I would post this in here rather than in chaos, because it'd get lost in there. I'm speechless. ::) Some film on the link below.

Iron Sky, a Finnish sci-fi spoof depicting a Nazi attack on Earth from communities that have hidden on the dark side of the moon, has had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival.

Speaking at the festival the film's director, Timo Vuorensola, said a writer approached him with the idea after having a dream about Adolf Hitler.

"When we started to really look into it, we thought that yes this actually is a topic that would be really interesting," he said.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17045182 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17045182)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Zam on February 16, 2012, 13:34
I thought I would post this in here rather than in chaos, because it'd get lost in there. I'm speechless. ::) Some film on the link below.

Iron Sky, a Finnish sci-fi spoof depicting a Nazi attack on Earth from communities that have hidden on the dark side of the moon, has had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival.

Speaking at the festival the film's director, Timo Vuorensola, said a writer approached him with the idea after having a dream about Adolf Hitler.

"When we started to really look into it, we thought that yes this actually is a topic that would be really interesting," he said.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17045182 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-17045182)
Kinda pink floyd with the dark side of the moon reference...it will be interesting. come on  torrentssssssss!!! :D
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on February 16, 2012, 17:34
(http://i.imgur.com/CNHzb.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on February 18, 2012, 01:40
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/623306main_cassini021512_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on February 18, 2012, 01:46
Wow thats awesome usedtobefast, can you provide a link/info about that picture? :)

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2173.html (http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2173.html)
her you are. sorry i took so long.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on February 19, 2012, 22:32
(http://i.imgur.com/6aViR.png)

What it looks like when a star dies.
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Post by: Amsterhammer on February 20, 2012, 00:32
If this story doesn't belong under 'science', maybe it should be filed under 'miracles'! :o

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A Swedish man has survived being trapped in his snow-covered car for two months without food, police say.

The car was found on Friday at the end of a forest track more than 1 km (0.6 miles) from a main road in northern Sweden.

Police say the temperature in the area had recently dropped to -30C (-22F).

The man, who was too weak to utter more than a few words, said he had been inside since 19 December. He may have survived by drinking melted snow.

Police say they have no reason to doubt his story.

more here - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17088173 (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-17088173)
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Post by: Zam on February 20, 2012, 23:48
Russians revive Ice Age flower from frozen burrow

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_RUSSIA_ICE_AGE_FLOWER?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT (http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_RUSSIA_ICE_AGE_FLOWER?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on February 23, 2012, 20:18
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/89/236084main_MilkyWay-full-annotated.jpg)

Where we might be in the Solar System :).
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Cobblestones on February 24, 2012, 06:01
Superluminous neutrinos probably an artifact of a faulty cable. http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2012/02/breaking-news-error-undoes-faster.html?ref=ra (http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2012/02/breaking-news-error-undoes-faster.html?ref=ra)
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Post by: usedtobefast on February 26, 2012, 01:12
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/625818main_supernova1_full.jpg)
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Post by: Ram on April 11, 2012, 04:02
Has space, science and cool stuff subsided now? Surely something's going on in the universe.
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Post by: Arb on April 11, 2012, 06:02
Forgot about this thread.

Liked this story yesterday:

http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2012/s3474337.htm (http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2012/s3474337.htm)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Ram on April 11, 2012, 06:06
Forgot about this thread.

Liked this story yesterday:

http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2012/s3474337.htm (http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2012/s3474337.htm)
:o

I know they're talking about the greater role of the possible torch, but to think that in the future it could be used as a basin or tile cleaner.
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Post by: Tuart on April 15, 2012, 09:36

Where we might be in the Solar System :).

In the Galaxy. ;)

Might be wise to truncate that pic a bit. It's a good one and I think its the latest model/theory of what the Milky Way looks like. Unfortunately being smack bang inside the Milky Way means it's hard to know for sure what it looks like. Sorta like trying to imagine what a house looks like from the outside when you've never left one room.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 11:36
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1204/M57-HST-Subaru-LLgendler.jpg)

The fittingly named, Ring Nebula.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 11:41
The star Antares which is 850 times bigger than our 'own' Sun :).


(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1204/antares_eder_2000.jpg)
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Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 11:42
Saturn and its 6 moons

(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1204/Saturno6luas1024Defavari.png)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 11:43
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1204/conetree_grissinger_1300.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 11:45
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1204/m53_hubble_4131.jpg)

Picture taken by the hubble telescope of the M53 globular cluster of stars.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 11:45
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1204/NGC5128_starshadows.jpg)

Centaurus A, the closest galaxy towards our own on a distance of 60000 lightyears.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 11:46
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1203/Conjonction25mars20_SBrunier.jpg)

Paris at night, besides the amazing lights of the city in the top left are Venus, Jupiter and one Jupiter's moons.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 11:49
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1203/ngc1300_hst_6637.jpg)

The spiral galaxy of Galaxy NG1300 lies 70 million lightyears away from Earth on the Eridanus constellation. Its one of the largest photos ever made by the Hubble telescope.

This one might possibly be my favorite so far.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 11:51
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1203/m95sn2012awBlock.jpg)

The super nova in the spiral galaxy MG95.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 11:53
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1203/angrysun_friedman_1080.jpg)

Angry sun sending off powerful flares.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 11:54
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1203/m81field_villegas_1900.jpg)

Hubble image of the M81 group of Galaxies.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 11:55
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1203/sombrero_spitzer_3000.jpg)

Sombrero (;D) galaxy in infrared taken by the Spitzer Space Telescope.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 11:55
Another picture of the sombrero galaxy in normal hi-res (warning big picture)

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5e/M104_ngc4594_sombrero_galaxy_hi-res.jpg (http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5e/M104_ngc4594_sombrero_galaxy_hi-res.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 11:57
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1203/IC2177Seagull_boren1500.jpg)

Seagull nebula
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 11:58
All Alone in the Night - Time-lapse footage of the Earth as seen from the ISS (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FG0fTKAqZ5g#ws)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 12:00
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1203/eso510_hst_1435.jpg)

Warped Spiral Galaxy ESO 510-13
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Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 12:01
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1203/Garradd2012Feb24_sedanL.jpg)

Quote
Remarkable comet Garradd (C2009/P1) has come to be known for two distinctive tails. From the perspective of earthbound comet watchers the tails are visible on opposite sides of its greenish coma. Seen here in a telescopic view, the recognizable dust tail fans out to the right, trailing the comet nucleus in its orbit. Streaming away from the sunward direction, a familiar bluish ion tail sweeps to the left. But the comet also seems to have, at least temporarily, sprouted a second ion tail recorded in this image from February 24. Other comet imagers have recently captured changing structures in Garradd's ion tail created as the plasma is buffeted by the magnetic fields in the solar wind. Now moving more quickly through northern skies, on March 5th comet Garradd will reach its closest approach to planet Earth, about 10.5 light-minutes distant.
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Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 12:03
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1202/sn1987a_hst_850.jpg)

The Mysterious Rings of Supernova 1987A in the Magellenic Cloud-> the possibly most famous Supernova.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 12:05
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1202/Stephans5_Kelly3000c.jpg)

A beautiful picture of the so-called Stephen Quintet of 5 active galaxies close to each other.

(http://imgsrc.hubblesite.org/hu/db/images/hs-2001-22-h-large_web.jpg)

Explanation picture from the Hubble site.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 12:06
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1202/ic410wide_cannistra.jpg)

Aurigae Nebulae
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Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 12:07
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1202/JackFusco_ZodiacalLightPortrait.jpg)

Nice picture taken in February where Venus & Jupiter very the two very bright and very visible planets, picture taken in Cherry Springs State Park, Pennsylvania.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 12:09
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1202/CarinaRoad_tafreshi.jpg)

Carina Nebula taken from the Atacama Desert.

(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1202/CarinaRoad_tafreshi900g.jpg)

With explanations.
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Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 12:10
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1202/NGC5965_LRGBleshin_final2000.jpg)

NGC 5965 and NGC 5963
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 12:14
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1202/oriondeep_andreo_1900.jpg)

Orion and other stars in Dust and Gas.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 12:32
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1202/rafael_schmall_lunar_halo_2012_02_02_2.JPG)

A halo of our own moon.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 12:33
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1202/ngc6752core_hst.jpg)

The core of NGC 6752
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Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 12:34
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1202/C2009P1_120203small_ligustri.jpg)

The Comet Garradd and M92 star cluster.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 12:35
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1202/redaurora_cherney_1600.jpg)

Red aurora over Oz :)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 12:36
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1201/helix_vista_4000.jpg)

The Helix Nebula from the VISTA Telescope
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Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 12:48
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1201/bluemarbleearth_npp_8000.jpg)


I wonder which this planet would be
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 12:51
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1201/LittleGhost_hst.jpg)


Little ghost nebula.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 12:52
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1201/NGC6946-Subaru-GendlerL.jpg)

NGC 6946
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 12:52
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1201/ngc1232b_vlt_3969.jpg)

The Grand Spiral Galaxy NGC 1232
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 12:54
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1112/ISSLovejoy2panel.jpg)

The Comet Lovejoy and the ISS.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 12:55
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1112/IMG_9800-GBLANCHARD.jpg)

The comet lovejoy taken from Paranal Observatory in Chile
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Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 12:56
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1112/m1_hst_2400.jpg)

Crab Nebula from Hubble.
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Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 12:57
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1112/lensshoe_hubble_3235.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on May 02, 2012, 12:58
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1112/ngc253_lau_1200.jpg)

Sculptor Galaxy
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on May 03, 2012, 11:34
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1205/m106_lumhst_colorablock_red1.jpg)

Close up of the cluster M106, close to the Ursa Major it was discovered in 1781 by Pierre Mechain.
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Post by: Dr. Horrible the Mad Elephant Man on May 03, 2012, 11:46
A Texas Jury Now Deliberating Who, if Anyone, Owns the Web

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/02/texas-jury/ (http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2012/02/texas-jury/)


I DO!!!!!!!!!!!
IT IS ALL MINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Tuart on May 04, 2012, 17:15
The spiral galaxy of Galaxy NG1300 lies 70 million lightyears away from Earth on the Eridanus constellation. Its one of the largest photos ever made by the Hubble telescope.

This one might possibly be my favorite so far.

I've found and looked at NGC1300, its a good sprial galaxy, which you can see clearly.


Centaurus A, the closest galaxy towards our own on a distance of 60000 lightyears.

It's a further away that 60k light years :D Andromeda is the closest galaxy (2.6mill light years) although there are dwarf-galaxies like the Large Magellenic Cloud which is 160k ly away.

Way too far to drive. ;D
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Post by: usedtobefast on May 08, 2012, 01:05
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/646609main_image_2243_full_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: just some guy on May 15, 2012, 08:47
not sure if this has been posted but if not really cool

A timelapse of Planet Earth from Electro-L, a geostationary satellite orbiting 40000km above the Earth. The satellite creates a 121 megapixel image every 30 minutes with four visible and infrared light wavelengths. The infrared light appears orange in these images, and shows vegetation. The images were obtained beginning on May 14th, 2011 and end on May 20th. The images are the largest whole disk images of our planet, the resolution is 1 kilometer per pixel. The images are "masked" by a circular barrier that blocks out the light of the Sun and other stars. This is to prevent damage to the camera by exposure to direct sunlight. The images have been interpolated (blended) to create a smooth animation.

Planet Earth's Northern Hemisphere (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6twFHqJ03_k#ws)
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Post by: just some guy on May 15, 2012, 08:48
Orbiting planet Earth- A Timelapse of the southern Hemisphere. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H72hbz8QE6c#ws)
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Post by: just some guy on May 15, 2012, 08:49
The Eastern Hemisphere (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzFiNQltAEY#ws)
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Post by: just some guy on May 15, 2012, 08:49
The Western Hemisphere (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EYw2G4nxAeA#ws)
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Post by: just some guy on May 15, 2012, 08:50
Europe (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DnJbxtS_jy8#ws)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: just some guy on May 15, 2012, 08:50
Zooming in on Planet Earth (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwuj2jmSOqg#ws)
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Post by: just some guy on May 15, 2012, 08:51
India (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw6xl_tVdyE#ws)
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Post by: just some guy on May 15, 2012, 08:52
Australia (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ClW3D-4dYMc#ws)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on May 15, 2012, 22:44
Thanks JSG.. videos like these are exactly what intrigues me about space. You have the Earth and then theres literally nothing, just "space". An enormous amount of black, an amount of "nothingness" and it is frightening and extremely interesting.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: ram on May 16, 2012, 08:10
Just been scouring out some info about the satellite itself.

It is from the Elektro Geostationary Hydrometeorological satellite family, a Russian satellite. It's the Elektro L N1, it's stationed directly above the Indian ocean, and has an image periodicity of 30 minutes usually, but can be reduced to 15 minutes. The resolution of the images is down to 1km in the visible spectrum and 4km in the IR spectrum. The satellite will operate for another ten years, and there are the Elektro L N2, and N3 satellites situated in the East Atlantic and West Pacific oceans.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: DinZ on May 16, 2012, 08:28
Just been scouring out some info about the satellite itself.

It is from the Elektro Geostationary Hydrometeorological satellite family, a Russian satellite. It's the Elektro L N1, it's stationed directly above the Indian ocean, and has an image periodicity of 30 minutes usually, but can be reduced to 15 minutes. The resolution of the images is down to 1km in the visible spectrum and 4km in the IR spectrum. The satellite will operate for another ten years, and there are the Elektro L N2, and N3 satellites situated in the East Atlantic and West Pacific oceans.

saw the word Elektro and wondered if it was an Ion Thruster engine. but apparently not. I know the Russians did use them a fair amount
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: ram on May 16, 2012, 08:37
Efficiency wise, isn't an ion thruster better than a conventional engine (the ones used in satellites, of course)? Also, what sort of charge would be required in the chamber for there to be practical use for the engine?
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Post by: DinZ on May 16, 2012, 08:46
The sort i worked on looked like this

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/36/Ion_engine.svg/800px-Ion_engine.svg.png)

however the part i worked on was only the Hollow Cathode part where the ions are generated.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: ram on May 16, 2012, 09:04
So what's the Potential difference that you usually used to create sufficient ionisation of the plasma (possibly a noble gas?), or requisite emission of cathode rays, for the propulsion. I'm a slight bit of a dunce on such issues.

And if the ion beams get neutralised during exhaust (if I'm seeing the figure correctly), does that mean there's a method of re-harnessing the exhaust?
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: DinZ on May 16, 2012, 09:09
So what's the Potential difference that you usually used to create sufficient ionisation of the plasma (possibly a noble gas?), or requisite emission of cathode rays, for the propulsion. I'm a slight bit of a dunce on such issues.

And if the ion beams get neutralised during exhaust (if I'm seeing the figure correctly), does that mean there's a method of re-harnessing the exhaust?

they do not re-harness the exhaust and they generally use xenon and sometimes Argon as the gas
Ions are produced by bombarding the gas with electrons generated by the hollow cathode which is heated. (once the process is started the cathode can self heat using the plasma bombardment)

i am struggling to remember much of the details to be honest. what i was looking at was seeing if it was possible to numerically model the way the gas passed through the hollow cathode to see if there was stuff that could be done to stabilise the flow. because the gas is both a gas and a plasma and is therefore influenced by normal fluid rules as well as electric and magnetic field effects, the rules governing how the flow works were extremely complex and not really understood. My research was trying to find some equations that could be used to describe the flow and then look at producing a computational fluid dynamics model that could be applied to it.

as such most of the stuff i looked at was fluid mechanics rather than actually understanding how the engine as a whole worked. There was another guy running physical experiments focused on that
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: ram on May 16, 2012, 09:16
So, is the figure not quite accurate? It shows a neutralisation phase, I think.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: DinZ on May 16, 2012, 09:19
Sorry, i had a retard moment in replying to you post. typed something completely different to what i was meant to. i typed does not neutralise gas meant to type does not re-harness exhaust. not even close. am tired
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: ram on May 16, 2012, 09:23
Cheers, most of it would still bounce me out though. May need a bit more study to remember even the bare basics of all this.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: DinZ on May 16, 2012, 09:25
Searching for stuff found a paper i published ages ago

http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1997ESASP.398..217M (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1997ESASP.398..217M)

and if you are interested this is a good description of how the hollow cathode works.

http://descanso.jpl.nasa.gov/SciTechBook/series1/Goebel_06_Chap6_cathodes.pdf (http://descanso.jpl.nasa.gov/SciTechBook/series1/Goebel_06_Chap6_cathodes.pdf)

have not looked at this stuff for so long. Bought a text book recently to start learning about flight mechanics again. just to use my brain for something other than fixing code bugs and writing cycling threads
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: ram on May 16, 2012, 09:27
Searching for stuff found a paper i published ages ago

http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1997ESASP.398..217M (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/full/1997ESASP.398..217M)
Farking brilliant.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: bicing on May 17, 2012, 13:05
(http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/2010/pictures/full-size/global-water-volume-large.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Zam on May 17, 2012, 20:57
http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2012/05/17/152913171/the-essence-of-science-explained-in-63-seconds?sc=fb&cc=fp (http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2012/05/17/152913171/the-essence-of-science-explained-in-63-seconds?sc=fb&cc=fp)

The Essence Of Science Explained In 63 Seconds
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on May 18, 2012, 02:08
Quote
Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there--on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam.

The Earth is a very small stage in a vast cosmic arena. Think of the rivers of blood spilled by all those generals and emperors so that, in glory and triumph, they could become the momentary masters of a fraction of a dot. Think of the endless cruelties visited by the inhabitants of one corner of this pixel on the scarcely distinguishable inhabitants of some other corner, how frequent their misunderstandings, how eager they are to kill one another, how fervent their hatreds.

Our posturings, our imagined self-importance, the delusion that we have some privileged position in the Universe, are challenged by this point of pale light. Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity, in all this vastness, there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves.

The Earth is the only world known so far to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in the near future, to which our species could migrate. Visit, yes. Settle, not yet. Like it or not, for the moment the Earth is where we make our stand.

It has been said that astronomy is a humbling and character-building experience. There is perhaps no better demonstration of the folly of human conceits than this distant image of our tiny world. To me, it underscores our responsibility to deal more kindly with one another, and to preserve and cherish the pale blue dot, the only home we've ever known.


-- Carl Sagan (1934-1996) talking about the Pale Blue Dot, known to all of us Earth.
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Post by: usedtobefast on May 19, 2012, 22:51
i just posted some NASA pics in the chaos thread. why? because i like them there. :win
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on May 20, 2012, 12:52
i just posted some NASA pics in the chaos thread. why? because i like them there. :win

Do not like :P.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Tuart on May 30, 2012, 08:51

-- Carl Sagan (1934-1996) talking about the Pale Blue Dot, known to all of us Earth.

Damn, that last paragraph, hadn't realised I'd been quoting (more or less) Sagan when I talk about one of the reasons why I like astronomy.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on May 31, 2012, 03:41
Do not like :P.

too bad for you ;D
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on June 01, 2012, 05:03
http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/commercial/cargo/gallery/gallery-index.html (http://www.nasa.gov/exploration/commercial/cargo/gallery/gallery-index.html)

ok science nerds, this is for you.

yeah guilty :-[
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on June 02, 2012, 04:06
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/654782main_Dragon_on_Barge_5-31-12_full.JPG)


Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on June 04, 2012, 23:41
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/655686main_cid42_665.jpg)

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/chandra/multimedia/cid42.html (http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/chandra/multimedia/cid42.html)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: bicing on June 12, 2012, 07:49
Symphony of Science - the Quantum World! (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZGINaRUEkU#ws)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on June 23, 2012, 02:35
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/661589main_jsc2012e018704_full.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on June 23, 2012, 02:36
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/462928main_GPN-2000-001083_full.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on June 23, 2012, 02:37
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/661216main_bluedwarf_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Flo on June 23, 2012, 15:36
This is Teh place for Tony.. Kool stuff 8)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on June 25, 2012, 23:59
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/662322main_orion_full.jpg)



Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on June 26, 2012, 23:47
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/662628main_pia15601_full.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on June 27, 2012, 16:08
Long exposure in space:

(http://i.imgur.com/5G5BY.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/eYpQo.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/peNGk.jpg)
(http://i.imgur.com/8bFsI.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on June 27, 2012, 16:09
(http://img.earthshots.org/2012/full/179.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on June 27, 2012, 16:09
(http://www.spacetelescope.org/static/archives/images/screen/heic1208a.jpg)

NGC 3314 A & B photographed by Hubble
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on June 27, 2012, 16:10
(http://;)http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e8/NGC_3079.jpg)

NGC 3079
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on June 27, 2012, 16:10
(http://i.imgur.com/WHjVU.jpg)

The Milky Way
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on June 27, 2012, 16:11
(http://i.imgur.com/PHKiY.jpg)

As the two Antennae galaxies smash together, BILLIONS of stars are born.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on June 27, 2012, 16:11
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/661908main_clusterM10-full.JPG)

Globular Cluster M10, 15000 lightyears away.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on June 27, 2012, 16:12
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/163126main_image_feature_701_ys_full.jpg)

Reflection nebula.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on June 27, 2012, 16:12
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7d/Ssc2007-10a1.jpg)

Coma Cluster
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on June 27, 2012, 16:13
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1206/WR134WebGoldman.jpg)

WR 134 Ring Nebula
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on June 27, 2012, 16:14
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7151/6760135001_14c59a1490_o.jpg)

Doubt I have to explain this ;).
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on June 30, 2012, 04:01
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/663684main_igrj11014_665.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on June 30, 2012, 04:02
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/663552main_fly_marines_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on June 30, 2012, 04:10
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/399305_354641147942534_21642882_n.jpg)

 8)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on June 30, 2012, 13:03
(http://i.imgur.com/NbfPi.jpg)

Earths Auroras.. beautfil
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on July 02, 2012, 05:35
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/664327main_201207010001HQ_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on July 02, 2012, 10:12
(http://www.twanight.org/newTWAN/photos/3003678.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on July 03, 2012, 04:38
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/664345main_hubble_stars_full.jpg)


Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on July 03, 2012, 17:10
Nice picture usedtobefast, do you have something to clarify on it :)?
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on July 04, 2012, 02:04
Nice picture usedtobefast, do you have something to clarify on it :)?

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2298.html (http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2298.html)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on July 04, 2012, 03:09
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/664790main_sts122_full.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: just some guy on July 04, 2012, 08:26
The ´God ´particle may have been found

(http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/photos/000/559/cache/nearing-the-higgs-boson-july-2012_55929_600x450.jpg)

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/07/120703-higgs-boson-god-particle-cern-science/ (http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/07/120703-higgs-boson-god-particle-cern-science/)

Video here

http://media.theage.com.au/national/selections/leaked-video-points-to-discovery-of-god-particle-3427347.html (http://media.theage.com.au/national/selections/leaked-video-points-to-discovery-of-god-particle-3427347.html)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Tuart on July 04, 2012, 11:30
Stop calling it the flipping God particle >:(
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: just some guy on July 04, 2012, 11:38
Stop calling it the flipping God particle >:(

notice the ´´ :P
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Tuart on July 04, 2012, 11:59
Doesn't matter. Should stop being mentioned but the media are flipping morons and its just going to drive up their hits and comments from equally moronic people.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on July 04, 2012, 23:55
http://public.web.cern.ch/public/ (http://public.web.cern.ch/public/)

and

http://subatomicbarnacles.com/ (http://subatomicbarnacles.com/)

 :win
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on July 08, 2012, 01:57
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/665775main_potw1227a_full.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on July 14, 2012, 04:46
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/667025main_System98E-%20GOES-%20cropped%20copy.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on July 14, 2012, 04:46
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/667074main_201207120009HQ_full.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on July 14, 2012, 04:47
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/666702main_7004963602_744b4a5c87_o_full.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on July 14, 2012, 12:23
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1207/M101_nasaMultiW.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on July 15, 2012, 17:23
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1207/orion_hubble_6000.jpg)

Sharpest image of Orion ever, by Hubble [6000x6000 pixels :D ]
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on July 16, 2012, 00:02
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8421/7576357958_c89caf1022_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on July 16, 2012, 01:53
(http://twistedsifter.sifter.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/70-lightning-bolts-ikaria-island-lightning-storm.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on July 16, 2012, 05:46
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/667543main_6986578034_2ff89714dd_o_full.jpg)


http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2307.html (http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2307.html)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on July 17, 2012, 16:49
(http://pictir.com/pic/07rzF.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on July 18, 2012, 01:40
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/668718main_20120717_Khanun-TRMM2_full.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on July 18, 2012, 01:41
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/668716main_20120717_Khanun-TRMM1_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on July 20, 2012, 14:15
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1207/MJ_Fattinnanzi2048.jpg)

The Moon, Callisto, Ganymede, Jupiter, Io, and Europa taken on July 15
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on July 24, 2012, 05:00
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/670221main_PIA14739_full.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on July 25, 2012, 01:57
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/670568main_7636599596_9a1d8f305f_o_full.jpg)
Dr. Sally Ride=RIP
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on July 28, 2012, 23:14
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/671319main_PIA12745_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on August 01, 2012, 05:01
(http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2012/m83sn/m83sn.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on August 05, 2012, 19:16
Tonight we land on Mars. Watch live. http://eyes.nasa.gov/launch2.html?document= (http://eyes.nasa.gov/launch2.html?document=)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on August 07, 2012, 00:14
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/673736main_PIA15978-full_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on August 07, 2012, 00:15
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/673498main_msl_reax_full.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on August 07, 2012, 00:16
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/673585main_image_2387_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on August 07, 2012, 00:17
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/673606main_20120806_Florence-GOES_full.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on August 20, 2012, 11:17
(http://onebigphoto.com/uploads/2012/08/meteor-shower-over-denver-colorado.jpg)

Meteor showers over Denver, Colorado.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on August 20, 2012, 11:18
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/0903/horseheadorion_martin_big.jpg)

Horsehead and Orion Nebulae in one picture.. [3271x2045]
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on August 20, 2012, 11:19
(http://i.imgur.com/q6DXv.jpg)

Boomerang Nebula
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on August 20, 2012, 18:39
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/678125main_hubble_sparkles_full_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on August 21, 2012, 23:48
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/678501main_pia16078-full_full.jpg)




http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2338.html (http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2338.html)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on August 29, 2012, 01:09
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1208/rhoantares_odonoghue_1000.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: shakeshakeshake on August 29, 2012, 10:49
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aCOyOvOw5c (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aCOyOvOw5c)

footage from the shuttle launch  8)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on August 29, 2012, 12:22
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fc/The_star_cluster_Terzan_5.jpg)

Star cluster Terzan 5
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on August 31, 2012, 02:02
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/682400main_PIA14922_full_full.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on August 31, 2012, 02:03
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/681727main_kepler47_art_full.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on September 01, 2012, 05:13
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/683616main_201208310012HQ_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on September 02, 2012, 00:17
(http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2012/n1929/n1929_lg.jpg)



http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2012/n1929/ (http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2012/n1929/)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on September 07, 2012, 02:18
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/684493main_italy_boot_full_full.jpg)


http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2349.html (http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2349.html)



Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on September 08, 2012, 01:32
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/685057main_suni_williams_full_full.jpg)



http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2350.html (http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2350.html)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on September 08, 2012, 01:39
(http://imgsrc.hubblesite.org/hu/db/images/hs-2012-35-a-web_print.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on September 08, 2012, 01:39
(http://i.imgur.com/POThK.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on September 08, 2012, 01:39
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/684493main_italy_boot_full_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on September 08, 2012, 01:40
HUGE FILE WARNING

(http://starryskies.com/articles/2007/07/mw-img/hst.ngc3372.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on September 12, 2012, 08:36
Jupiter has been hit by a comet, the explosion was as big as the Earth itself.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/19299984@N08/7976507568/#secret4deb6c120e (http://www.flickr.com/photos/19299984@N08/7976507568/#secret4deb6c120e)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on September 14, 2012, 04:26
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/687163main_arm_mem_people_full_full.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on September 17, 2012, 10:55
(http://www.eso.org/public/archives/images/wallpaper3/eso1236a.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on September 17, 2012, 11:26
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1209/tethysrings_cassini_1005.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on September 17, 2012, 23:48
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/687959main_exp32_soyuz_landing_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on September 19, 2012, 23:23
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/0611/swan_gralak_big.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on September 20, 2012, 05:20
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/17/Chaetodon_melannotus_edit4.jpg)


Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on September 21, 2012, 00:54
(http://i.imgur.com/3M2Ys.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on September 21, 2012, 01:43
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/689671main_jsc2012e216080-lg_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on September 21, 2012, 02:06
http://www.naturalnews.com/035688_Monsanto_honey_bees_colony_collapse.html (http://www.naturalnews.com/035688_Monsanto_honey_bees_colony_collapse.html)

Monsanto and bee collapse
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on September 21, 2012, 10:31
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/689671main_jsc2012e216080-lg_full.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/79Z43.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/dEeJN.jpg)

Some more of Endeavor's last flight.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on September 21, 2012, 10:33
(http://i.imgur.com/vWYww.jpg)

Heart of Orion (6000x6000)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on September 21, 2012, 10:34
(http://i.imgur.com/j0HrN.jpg)

Ghost Nebula.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on September 21, 2012, 10:35
(http://i.imgur.com/Kfznf.jpg)

Japan's satellite Hinode captures Venus beginning its transit [1247x845]
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on September 21, 2012, 10:36
(http://i.imgur.com/KTK9N.jpg)

The so aptly named Rose Galaxies.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on September 21, 2012, 10:37
(http://i.imgur.com/55d6l.jpg)

Awesome fictional spacestation
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on September 21, 2012, 10:53
(http://i.imgur.com/6cN5h.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on September 21, 2012, 23:47
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ue3Zg6-Vs24/UFzV4JWm2fI/AAAAAAAAC-U/9x7lGv8F56w/s800/8010077540_8b8572b2c5_b.jpg)


it flew right over my house then circled back around made my day :wave
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: mew on September 22, 2012, 00:47
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ue3Zg6-Vs24/UFzV4JWm2fI/AAAAAAAAC-U/9x7lGv8F56w/s800/8010077540_8b8572b2c5_b.jpg)


it flew right over my house then circled back around made my day :wave

Wow!!
I just missed that!
I'm heading to Tustin next week!
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: mew on September 22, 2012, 00:48
http://www.dailycamera.com/news/boulder/ci_21595822/aww-shucks-astronaut-scott-carpenter-boulder-native-honored (http://www.dailycamera.com/news/boulder/ci_21595822/aww-shucks-astronaut-scott-carpenter-boulder-native-honored)

I'm sorry I missed this yesterday.. :-[

What a great man!
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on September 22, 2012, 02:07
http://www.dailycamera.com/news/boulder/ci_21595822/aww-shucks-astronaut-scott-carpenter-boulder-native-honored (http://www.dailycamera.com/news/boulder/ci_21595822/aww-shucks-astronaut-scott-carpenter-boulder-native-honored)

I'm sorry I missed this yesterday.. :-[

What a great man!
he had quite a career even after going to to space.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on September 25, 2012, 17:14
(http://i.imgur.com/vCuNq.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on September 26, 2012, 03:20
(http://i.imgur.com/vCuNq.jpg)
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/690985main_pia14627-full_full.jpg)

from the colorful to the sublime

and there is this too.

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/chandra/multimedia/hot_gas_halo.html (http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/chandra/multimedia/hot_gas_halo.html)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on September 26, 2012, 17:27
The new image taken by Hubble! Lights captured even further away than the Hubble Deep Field, the Hubble Extreme Deep Field has taken images from light thats 13 billion lightyears away, to which scientists say its very close to when the big bang happened. :)

(http://imgsrc.hubblesite.org/hu/db/images/hs-2012-37-a-full_jpg.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on September 26, 2012, 18:26
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/691806main_hs3_full_full.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on September 26, 2012, 22:07
(http://i.imgur.com/ky1o5.jpg)

Jupiter close-up.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on September 27, 2012, 23:06
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e3/Magnificent_CME_Erupts_on_the_Sun_-_August_31.jpg)

The sun doing what the sun does.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on September 28, 2012, 00:04
(http://www.eso.org/public/archives/images/screen/eso1237a.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on September 28, 2012, 00:30
(http://esamultimedia.esa.int/images/hubble/NGC4183_ACS_AH_2012-Jun-25-clean2_cc_dse_8bit_cc_crop_H1.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on September 28, 2012, 00:31
(http://i.imgur.com/OllUW.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on September 28, 2012, 19:01
(http://i.imgur.com/xYurN.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on September 29, 2012, 23:29
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/690421main_jsc2012e216650_full.jpg)



Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on October 01, 2012, 23:40
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/692958main__MG_6799_full.JPG)




http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2365.html (http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2365.html)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on October 03, 2012, 01:25
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/693113main_pia14762-MAHLI-BathurstInlet_Top1_full.jpg)


http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2366.html (http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2366.html)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on October 04, 2012, 02:05
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/693692main_webb_iotd_full_full.jpg)

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2367.html (http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2367.html)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on October 08, 2012, 23:48
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/693952main_pia15817-full_full.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on October 09, 2012, 23:20
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/694811main_pia16225-43_full.jpg)

1 scoop or 2?
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on October 12, 2012, 03:53
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/695885main_pioneer1_full_full.jpg)


http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2372.html (http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2372.html)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on October 12, 2012, 03:54
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/695122main_h-653-4panB_665.jpg)


http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/chandra/multimedia/planetary_nebula.html (http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/chandra/multimedia/planetary_nebula.html)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on October 13, 2012, 01:02
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/696284main_shuttle_xing_full_full.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: ram on October 13, 2012, 09:20
Usedtobe- did you see the Endeavour being taken along the roads?
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on October 13, 2012, 23:02
Usedtobe- did you see the Endeavour being taken along the roads?
no i did not make the trip. it flew right over my house when they brought it to LA last month.
i mean right over my house low and slow and big.  pretty cool.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: ram on October 14, 2012, 01:03
Sweet
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on October 14, 2012, 06:03
Sweet
here in socal the journey to the science center is amazing. it really has the   community out and and enjoying the spacecraft
who knew it would be such a phenomenon? a lot of fun :win :wave  ;D.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: ram on October 14, 2012, 06:53
Can only imagine how good it'd be. Went to a public screening of the moon launch three years ago, was pretty grouse.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on October 15, 2012, 23:08
(http://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/431771_4782776652017_78079654_n.jpg)

 ;D

(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/696881main_8089428152_d1491fcff2_k_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Dim on October 16, 2012, 14:43
this is very cool.. graphic of all the hurricanes since 1851

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8303/7840356344_348ffdc50f_b.jpg)

other sizes here> http://www.flickr.com/photos/idvsolutions/7840356344/#sizes/l/in/photostream/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/idvsolutions/7840356344/#sizes/l/in/photostream/)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on October 17, 2012, 04:30
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/696351main_messenger_orbit_image20121012_1_full_full.jpg)

cookie!
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on October 18, 2012, 02:47
http://framework.latimes.com/2012/10/15/time-lapse-video-space-shuttle-endeavours-trek-across-l-a/ (http://framework.latimes.com/2012/10/15/time-lapse-video-space-shuttle-endeavours-trek-across-l-a/)

you have to watch this :wave
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Arb on October 23, 2012, 15:52
Can someone tell me what the flip is going on in Italy?

Scientists go to jail for causing an Earthquake?
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on October 24, 2012, 01:46
Can someone tell me what the flip is going on in Italy?

Scientists go to jail for causing an Earthquake?

if that does not get reversed on appeal we are all in trouble. i can't think any person with half a brain would think this is a good verdict.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on October 24, 2012, 01:47
(http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/59638_489612064393143_1033054903_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on October 24, 2012, 01:48
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/699501main_crew_33_34_full_full.jpg)


Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on October 24, 2012, 23:17
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/699943main_ice_bridge_full_full.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on October 27, 2012, 03:18
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/700842main_sandy_npp_full_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on October 27, 2012, 03:19
(http://www.nsf.gov/news/mmg/media/images/0162b3.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on October 27, 2012, 09:33
Thanks for the updates usedtobefast :).
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on October 29, 2012, 04:45
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hurricanes/archives/2012/h2012_Sandy.html (http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hurricanes/archives/2012/h2012_Sandy.html)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on October 29, 2012, 23:25
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/701154main_Dragon_in_nest_DSC_3109_MD2_full.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on October 30, 2012, 22:30
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/701002main_iss033e016147_full.jpg)


Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on October 31, 2012, 22:57
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/702193main_ghostly_image_full_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on November 01, 2012, 23:07
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/703104main_MA_Figure_2_skymap_blazar_plot.jpg)



http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/GLAST/news/cosmic-fog.html (http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/GLAST/news/cosmic-fog.html)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on November 02, 2012, 22:59
http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/ (http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/)

you can play spot the Space Station, just sign up. :wave
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on November 06, 2012, 00:06
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/704678main_penguins_orig_full.jpg)





http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2388.html (http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2388.html)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on November 07, 2012, 22:19
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/705376main_aero_iotd_full_full.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on November 07, 2012, 23:19
Took me 10 minutes to even view this image in total; worth it?

(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1010/UranusJupiter_knappert.jpg)

edit;
Find the two planets;
Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on November 09, 2012, 23:17
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/705952main_happy_crater_full_full.jpg)

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2392.html (http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2392.html)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on November 14, 2012, 00:38
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/706324main_antarctica20121112-full_full.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on November 14, 2012, 23:54
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/706644main_705852main_GEOS5_full_full.jpeg)


Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on November 19, 2012, 03:20
(http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2012/a30/a30_lg.jpg)

http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2012/a30/ (http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2012/a30/)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on November 19, 2012, 23:58
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/707577main_201211190002HQ_full.jpeg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on November 26, 2012, 21:36
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/708307main_scott_kelly_full_full.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on November 27, 2012, 23:57
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/708837main_atlas_centaur_full_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on November 28, 2012, 23:24
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/709147main_nov27_j2x_powerpack_test_full.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on November 29, 2012, 23:17
(http://chandra.harvard.edu/photo/2012/gb1428/gb1428_lg.jpg)


http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/chandra/multimedia/gb1428.html (http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/chandra/multimedia/gb1428.html)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on December 02, 2012, 15:35
(http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/uploaded_files/images/0008/4026/sig11-017.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on December 03, 2012, 03:34
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/709304main_SLS%20buffet%20model%201_full.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: kabloemski on December 05, 2012, 04:41
"@silverstar22b: Earliest known dinosaur discovered  http://t.co/ekZHwShH"

"LONDON (Reuters) - Researchers have found what could be the earliest known dinosaur to walk the Earth lurking in the corridors of London's Natural History Museum.

A mysterious fossil specimen that has been in the museum's collection for decades has now been identified as most likely coming from a dinosaur that lived about 245 million years ago - 10 to 15 million years earlier than any previously discovered examples.

The creature was about the size of a Labrador dog and has been named Nyasasaurus parringtoni after southern Africa's Lake Nyasa, today called Lake Malawi, and Cambridge University's Rex Parrington, who collected the specimen at a site near the lake in the 1930s.

"It was a case of looking at the material with a fresh pair of eyes," Paul Barrett from the Natural History Museum, who worked on the study, told Reuters. "This closes a gap in the fossil record and pushes back the existence of dinosaurs."

http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE8B400B20121205?irpc=932
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on December 06, 2012, 04:56
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/710949main_typhoon_bopha_full_full.jpg)



Post Merge: December 06, 2012, 04:56
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/711171main_earthatnight_northamerica_full_full.jpg)

Title: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: kabloemski on December 07, 2012, 13:23
"@NatureNews: RT @markpeplow: A romantic trip to the Moon for two. Price: $1.4 billion. Hope its a return http://t.co/Kiwp9CHk"

Quote
Space venture plans to ferry people to the Moon

In May, SpaceX rocketed up to the space station and showed that commercial cargo was possible. In the next several years, people could start riding those rockets, and commercial crew will come into being.

http://blogs.nature.com/news/2012/12/space-venture-plans-to-ferry-people-to-the-moon.html

Um I could think of a few peeps I'd like to send to the moon.. now if only I had a spare billion or two lying around..
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on December 07, 2012, 23:56
(http://i.imgur.com/H0QbV.jpg)

The beautiful Andromeda constellation.

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on December 09, 2012, 22:17
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/711377main_grail20121205_4x3_full.jpg)

Title: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: kabloemski on December 12, 2012, 05:44
"@VarsitySA: TONIGHT: Giant asteroid to pass by earth http://t.co/WDzmi4ER"

Quote
A giant asteroid will make a flyby of Earth over the next few days, and armchair astronomers can watch the action live on their computers..its closest approach early Wednesday morning (Dec. 12). That's too far away to pose any impact threat on this pass, but close enough to put on a pretty good show through top-notch telescopes, researchers say.
And some of those scopes will be tracking Toutatis' movements for the benefit of skywatchers around the world. The online Slooh Space Camera and Virtual Telescope Project, for example, will both stream live, free footage of the asteroid from professional-quality observatories.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/2012/12/11/asteroid-flyby-tonight-toutatis_n_2278457.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

It looks like..
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: LukasCPH on December 12, 2012, 08:52
How about watching it from their backyards and gardens? :-\
Title: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: kabloemski on December 12, 2012, 09:25
I think they might need more powerful telescopes than that Fus :-) though it would be nice to watch in my backyard for sure.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: LukasCPH on December 12, 2012, 11:19
Yeah, I didn't think of that... :fp
I just read over it and thought "asteroid flying by closely - that must be visible to the naked eye".
Title: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: kabloemski on December 12, 2012, 18:41
I hear you :-)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on December 12, 2012, 21:58
The asteroid fly-by is the same time as the start of the Hurricane Sandy Benefit Concert. Coincidence? I think not
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: kabloemski on December 13, 2012, 05:22
The asteroid fly-by is the same time as the start of the Hurricane Sandy Benefit Concert. Coincidence? I think not

Oh Revvie, a fellow conspiracy theorist  :-\  ;D
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on December 14, 2012, 05:02
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/713687main_apod_full_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: kabloemski on December 14, 2012, 05:33
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/711377main_grail20121205_4x3_full.jpg)

Awesome pic!
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: kabloemski on December 14, 2012, 05:35
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/709304main_SLS%20buffet%20model%201_full.jpg)

You like your space stuff UsedToBe  :D  :tu
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: kabloemski on December 14, 2012, 05:37
(http://www.spitzer.caltech.edu/uploaded_files/images/0008/4026/sig11-017.jpg)

You too, Havetts, some great pics. I bought myself a big book filled with various intensely colourful pics of outer space - can just sit & page through it for hours.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on December 15, 2012, 23:56
You like your space stuff UsedToBe  :D  :tu

we are the caretakers of the thread. :wave
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on December 15, 2012, 23:59
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/714073main_mariner_2_full_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on December 16, 2012, 02:19
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/713970main_DSC_3903_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on December 16, 2012, 10:59
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1212/quivertrees_breuer_3000.jpg)

Full size link: http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1212/quivertrees_breuer_3000.jpg (http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1212/quivertrees_breuer_3000.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on December 16, 2012, 11:00
(http://i.imgur.com/KKqmS.jpg)

Homunculus Nebula on the Verge of Supernova

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on December 16, 2012, 11:02
(http://i.imgur.com/cW9nQ.jpg)

Earth by night.. Somewhat "sad" to see places such as Europe totally lighted up and then parts of the world pitch black.. ???
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on December 16, 2012, 11:04
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/710830main_iss034e005476_full.jpg)

Super Typhoon Bopha caught from the ISS. :o
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: The Hitch on December 16, 2012, 12:43
(http://i.imgur.com/cW9nQ.jpg)

Earth by night.. Somewhat "sad" to see places such as Europe totally lighted up and then parts of the world pitch black.. ???

While poverty is definitely a factor in this case lighting has probably more to do with population density. The totally dark places with the exception of.north Korea which notoriously has no power outside of pyongyang,  simply have very sparse populations and consist largely of forests, jungles deserts or.mountain ranges.

It is however true that many European population centres on the map clearly have more.light than south Asian African or Latin American ones including the most.densely populated country in the world - Bangladesh  which is of.course very poor.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: ram on December 16, 2012, 12:52
Bangladesh is reasonably well lit (comparable to what should be expected). That's Myanmar which is proper dark.

And a lot of the lights in India will be Bangladeshi :-X
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: The Hitch on December 16, 2012, 17:45
Bangladesh is reasonably well lit (comparable to what should be expected). That's Myanmar which is proper dark.

And a lot of the lights in India will be Bangladeshi :-X
Bangladesh is visible but definitely does not reflect a population of 160 million packed into a small pocket. Burma is dark but far more.sparsely populated.

The most.surprising thing is west central Australia. Its a desert yet the map is showing several centres with power output resembling the Us.Midwest.

They hiding aliens under the desert or.something?
Title: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: kabloemski on December 16, 2012, 17:50
They hiding aliens under the desert or.something?

He he
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: ram on December 16, 2012, 18:00
Bangladesh is visible but definitely does not reflect a population of 160 million packed into a small pocket. Burma is dark but far more.sparsely populated.

The most.surprising thing is west central Australia. Its a desert yet the map is showing several centres with power output resembling the Us.Midwest.

They hiding aliens under the desert or.something?
It's 70% rural, and not fully electrified. That's why I say it's reasonable. They have I'd say four proper cities there, Dhaka, Khulna, Rajshahi and Chittagong (which are visible on the map). It's very comparable to the Jharkhand, Odisha and Chattisgarh states here.

Those lights in WA and NT have to be Indonesians.... so yeah, aliens under the desert.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: The Hitch on December 16, 2012, 18:01
My older sister's husband is stationed at Nellis AB, and Area 51 is pretty close. But no planes are allowed to fly in the airspace of area 51. If you do, you get grounded and a court-martial, at the very least.
I always just got 5 stars.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on December 16, 2012, 18:08
How was the whole world at night?  :P
http://www.timecube.com/ (http://www.timecube.com/)

http://youtu.be/Tn2UCqL5qyo (http://youtu.be/Tn2UCqL5qyo)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: The Hitch on December 17, 2012, 01:13
I was actually really interested  about the Australian ghost cities so searched the webs. Apparently they are bush fires but since nasa took the pictures over days different fires from different.times create the illusion of several mega fires.

http://news.discovery.com/earth/big-pic-lost-cities-of-western-australia-121213.html (http://news.discovery.com/earth/big-pic-lost-cities-of-western-australia-121213.html)

Make.of.it what you will but sounds to me.like.another shoddy attempt by nasa to explain away aliens.
Title: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: kabloemski on December 18, 2012, 20:12
"@openculture: RT @jaredbkeller: Google to offer more ancient texts in Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library http://t.co/0sxNoH3I"
Title: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: kabloemski on December 18, 2012, 21:39
"@MindBIow: One sperm has 37.5MB of DNA information in it. That means a normal ejaculation represents a data transfer of '1587GB' in about 3 seconds."

Wasn't sure whether to post this under Computers & Stuff, or here  ::)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on December 20, 2012, 04:39
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/714994main_exp_34_crew_ready_full_full.jpg)


Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on December 20, 2012, 04:41
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/714693main_pks0745_665.jpg)



http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/chandra/multimedia/monsterbh.html (http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/chandra/multimedia/monsterbh.html)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on December 21, 2012, 05:22
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/715712main_holiday_cropped_946-710.jpg)
Title: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: kabloemski on December 28, 2012, 11:43
"@raincoaster: RT @CBCR2Morning: Amorous moose on the loose soon in N.S & N.B thanks to the proposed Moose love corridor http://t.co/LZ0rdkAB"

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/12/12/28/7y6usepu.jpg)

Quote
'Moose Sex Project' aims for love corridor

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/story/2012/12/25/ns-moose-sex-project.html?cmp=rss

Please note:  No moose were abused during the writing of this article.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on December 30, 2012, 01:37
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/716497main_chandra_sparkle_lg_full.jpg)



http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2418.html (http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2418.html)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on December 31, 2012, 22:50
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/716720main_hubble_new_year_full_full.jpg)
Title: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: kabloemski on January 06, 2013, 06:07
Two meteors over South Dakota

http://500px.com/photo/22420225

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/01/06/uhuty8et.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on January 08, 2013, 02:19
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/717489main_8347233104_093f3c4614_o_full_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on January 09, 2013, 03:54
(http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/jpeg/PIA15699.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on January 09, 2013, 03:55
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/717665main_pia16565-full_full.jpg)


Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on January 09, 2013, 17:20
OVERVIEW on Vimeo (http://vimeo.com/55073825)


http://www.overviewthemovie.com/# (http://www.overviewthemovie.com/#)!/watch/
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on January 09, 2013, 19:30
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1301/IC443-DW.jpg)

Jellyfish nebula, remnants of a supernova
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on January 10, 2013, 02:46
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/717874main_p1301aw-orig_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on January 10, 2013, 02:47
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/717532main_pia16606-full_full.jpg)


http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/GLAST/news/aas-flares.html (http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/GLAST/news/aas-flares.html)


http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/spitzer/main/index.html (http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/spitzer/main/index.html)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on January 10, 2013, 02:48
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/717927main_1a_SOFIA-FORCAST_CNR_black_hole.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on January 15, 2013, 02:27
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/718614main_iss034e016601_full.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on January 15, 2013, 02:51
(http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/~mstuding/new_vostok_cartoon_high.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on January 18, 2013, 05:01
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/719491main_2013-1-3-8_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on January 18, 2013, 17:54
We know, we know, you're too busy to spend 25 minutes watching a YouTube video. But this is a YouTube video that comes from space, man. From space. Astronaut Sunita Williams, who commanded Expedition 33 on the ISS, spent her last day putting together this video tour, and it's (wait for it) out of this world.

Here are some things that you will learn if you take the time to watch the tour of the ISS through to the end:

How many different kinds of toilet paper are available.
Why the exercise bike could potentially damage the solar panels.
Where the secret stash of candy is.
Here are some things that you will not learn if you take the time to watch the tour through to the end:

Just what exactly a "fluffernutter" is.

http://youtu.be/doN4t5NKW-k (http://youtu.be/doN4t5NKW-k)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on January 19, 2013, 11:35
(http://i.imgur.com/7Ocx8Mm.jpg)

Rhea in front of Saturn..
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on January 19, 2013, 14:56
(http://i.imgur.com/7Ocx8Mm.jpg)

Rhea in front of Saturn..

Rhea in front of Danny
(http://www.bekia.es/images/galeria/29000/29474_danny-devito-mujer-rhea-perlman-estreno-filme-lorax.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: kabloemski on January 30, 2013, 13:54
"@edyong209: South African seal attacks/eats five blue sharks http://t.co/9B1dI5hB (Warning: Daily Mail link)"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2270184/Seal-attack-Hungry-creature-eats-sharks-rare-images-sea-mammal-turning-tables-predator-deep.html
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on February 06, 2013, 00:32
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/724700main_venus_full_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on February 06, 2013, 00:33
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/724329main_hubble_feature_full_full.jpg)


Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on February 07, 2013, 23:40
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/722423main_2013-1-23-1_full.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on February 09, 2013, 23:50
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/725751main_8458018789_30ae2bc615_h_full.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on February 10, 2013, 00:29
http://youtu.be/Cj0xADpjSW8 (http://youtu.be/Cj0xADpjSW8)

An astronaut and a rock musician pulled off a first-of-its-kind duet, performed simultaneously from the International Space Station and Earth.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on February 12, 2013, 01:29
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/725795main_8463240255_012edba0fe_o_full_full.jpg)

(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/725992main_AV_LDCM_full_full.jpg)



Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on February 12, 2013, 17:46
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-sFgtqzvOFJw/URp9B-HlQVI/AAAAAAAAeTg/LolnYbeWBGM/s640/photos_of_things_you_dont_see_every_day_31.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on February 13, 2013, 15:30
(http://imgsrc.hubblesite.org/hu/db/images/hs-2013-06-a-xlarge_web.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on February 14, 2013, 23:58
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/727311main_heart_full_full.jpg)


Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on February 14, 2013, 23:59
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/chandra/main/index.html (http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/chandra/main/index.html)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on February 16, 2013, 02:42
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/728004main_8474393768_db89182a7e_o-full_full.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on February 18, 2013, 21:49
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/46/The_2010_Perseids_over_the_VLT.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on February 27, 2013, 05:40
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/729779main_hubble_spin_full_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on February 28, 2013, 21:19
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/1c/ISS_Aug2005.jpg)

International SpaceStation over the Caspian Sea.

Link because of size:
Spoiler (hover to show)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on March 03, 2013, 12:39
http://www.eso.org/public/archives/images/publicationjpg/eso0544a.jpg (http://www.eso.org/public/archives/images/publicationjpg/eso0544a.jpg)

Warning... 4.000 x 4.000 px
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on March 06, 2013, 09:12
(http://i.imgur.com/slKqCkB.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on March 08, 2013, 06:52
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/732602main_sunspots_hmi_2013059_full_full.jpg)

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2464.html (http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2464.html)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on March 11, 2013, 16:30
http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexandrosmaragos/8548139856/#sizes/h/in/photostream/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alexandrosmaragos/8548139856/#sizes/h/in/photostream/)

Stargazing in Greece.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on March 12, 2013, 04:33
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/b7/Actinoscyphia_aurelia_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on March 12, 2013, 04:35
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/733275main_DSCN0215-full_full.jpg)

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2466.html (http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2466.html)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on March 14, 2013, 05:32
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/733884main_iss034e061654-full_full.jpg)
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2468.html (http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2468.html)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on March 16, 2013, 19:04
(http://i.imgur.com/XjRq2Tg.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on March 16, 2013, 23:50
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/734458main_201303160002HQ-946.jpg)



http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2471.html (http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2471.html)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: kabloemski on March 20, 2013, 16:55
"@mpoppel: RT @BNONews: ‘Killer bees’ attack special needs school in South Africa, injuring 64 http://t.co/EpzbthSaAP"

http://www.bnowire.com/2013/03/20/killer-bees-attack-special-needs-school-in-south-africa-injuring-64/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=killer-bees-attack-special-needs-school-in-south-africa-injuring-64

Jeez, poor things!
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on March 23, 2013, 05:33
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/736350main_icebridge_starts_large_full.jpg)

http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2475b.html (http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2475b.html)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on March 27, 2013, 20:43
(http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/multimedia/gallery/PIA12771.jpg)

Rhea, Enceladus, and Dione join the rings of a darkened Saturn horizon
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on April 20, 2013, 18:38
(http://i.imgur.com/is9fbdMh.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on April 22, 2013, 06:03
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/743121main_201304210006HQ_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on April 23, 2013, 05:26
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/743187main_terra_10th_first_light_map_lrg-full_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on April 26, 2013, 06:05
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/744249main_2013_01177_full.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on April 26, 2013, 06:07
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/740555main_pia16842_full.jpeg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on April 26, 2013, 16:30
http://youtu.be/NoxiK7K28PU (http://youtu.be/NoxiK7K28PU)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on April 28, 2013, 23:19
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?collection_id=14658&media_id=160973951 (http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/videogallery/index.html?collection_id=14658&media_id=160973951)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on May 01, 2013, 06:17
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/745227main_image04292013_250m-full_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on May 01, 2013, 19:29
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/745684main_heard_ali_2013110_geo-full_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on May 03, 2013, 03:11
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/745813main_pia14658-43_full.jpg)

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/multimedia/pia14658.html
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on May 04, 2013, 06:27
http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/features/wetter-wet.html
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on May 11, 2013, 06:27
http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/main/index.html
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on May 16, 2013, 05:34
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/748993main_chandra_full_full.jpg)


http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/imagegallery/image_feature_2510.html
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on May 23, 2013, 03:23
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/750639main_8758321613_b5598597c5_o-full_full.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on May 27, 2013, 05:46
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/751601main_image_feature_2517_full_full.jpg)



Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on June 07, 2013, 05:21
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/754080main_BB%20XII%20CIBER%20time%20lapse_full.JPG)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on June 13, 2013, 05:18
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/754945main_2013-2624-full_full.jpg)




Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on June 14, 2013, 06:01
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/755241main_Sun-fullMoon_full_full.jpg)


Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on June 18, 2013, 05:15
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/755626main_PIA17280-full_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: August on June 21, 2013, 06:09
Thought this was a pretty cool bit of news on the environment.
http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/healthy-oceans-blog/2013/06/right-on-first-bc-right-whale-sighting-in-62-years/

(https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/1016822_10151672135658874_619062067_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on June 23, 2013, 01:02
(http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/images/content/756773main_IMG_9958.JPG)
(http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/images/content/756774main_IMG_9959.JPG)
(http://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/images/content/756775main_IMG_9960.JPG)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on June 23, 2013, 01:06
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/756581main_hubble_colliding_galaxies_full_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on June 23, 2013, 01:42
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/756581main_hubble_colliding_galaxies_full_full.jpg)
way cool.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on June 27, 2013, 05:35
(http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/757227main_iris_prelaunch_full_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on July 06, 2013, 01:41
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/iss036e009405-full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on July 06, 2013, 01:41
(http://www.dfrc.nasa.gov/Gallery/Photo/X-48B/Large/ED08-0092-13.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on July 06, 2013, 01:44
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/pathfinder_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on July 06, 2013, 01:45
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/757492main_pia17247_full.jpeg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on July 06, 2013, 01:45
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/dynamo1_1.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on July 06, 2013, 01:46
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/potw1326a_0_0.jpg)


Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on July 12, 2013, 04:00
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/9254714741_b7ce4bd3de_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on July 12, 2013, 04:01
http://www.nasa.gov/content/comet-ison-brings-holiday-fireworks/#.Ud9UHDvOvZU
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on July 27, 2013, 22:13
EARTH FROM THE DARK SIDE OF SATURN.(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-1uRS538-2ec/UfQ2OVI5mNI/AAAAAAAAkRg/iC5uxPZfq-c/s800/EARTH%2520FROM%2520THE%2520DARK%2520SIDE%2520OF%2520SATURN.jpg)
where you be, used to be? hope your well
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Arb on July 29, 2013, 16:44
http://www.jsur.org/ar/jsur_ben102010.pdf

"Foam padding was placed within the head coil as a method of limiting salmon movement during the scan, but proved to be largely unnecessary as subject motion was exceptionally low. "
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on July 31, 2013, 05:16
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/pia17120.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on August 13, 2013, 00:08
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-ompTGFsWfIM/UglohzyrihI/AAAAAAAAks0/2JrxbaXw8gg/s500/dma-morning-34.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on August 13, 2013, 00:12
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-1nxBdPRAL6c/UglojTSXu9I/AAAAAAAAks8/ZmKBZwC0Qo4/s500/fun-science-facts-198.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on August 16, 2013, 05:16
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/ngc1232.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on August 17, 2013, 06:29
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/s70-54121.jpg)


http://www.nasa.gov/content/vehicle-assembly-building-at-kennedy-space-center/#.Ug8KW9K2PZV
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on August 21, 2013, 05:20
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/bsh2mizcuaa9mor.jpg_large_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: LukasCPH on August 21, 2013, 11:58
http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Astronaut+recounts+neardrowning+spacewalk+says+felt+alone+felt/8811756/story.html (http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Astronaut+recounts+neardrowning+spacewalk+says+felt+alone+felt/8811756/story.html)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on August 21, 2013, 12:41
http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Astronaut+recounts+neardrowning+spacewalk+says+felt+alone+felt/8811756/story.html (http://www.vancouversun.com/technology/Astronaut+recounts+neardrowning+spacewalk+says+felt+alone+felt/8811756/story.html)
I would have pooted in my spacesuit.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on August 28, 2013, 05:17
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/panorama1_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on September 05, 2013, 19:25
An eclipse as seen from space(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-rClU9AoA3PE/UijLEBcvJxI/AAAAAAAAmaE/W7_sftRc9pw/s700/An%2520eclipse%2520as%2520seen%2520from%2520space.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on September 12, 2013, 04:35
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/201309110001hq.jpg)


Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on September 17, 2013, 21:05
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-QjYmjeGEITU/Ujit4RVBHGI/AAAAAAAAm9U/7xcCRaJ1rbo/s640/original.gif)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on September 19, 2013, 20:57
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-NgugX721yn4/UjtUkIIfyLI/AAAAAAAAnEU/bljgMKUCJRU/s640/gifs_15.gif)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on September 19, 2013, 20:57
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-XOzydktFxg0/UjtURgnxV0I/AAAAAAAAnCQ/2U-RDH5Sv90/s720/The%2520Orbital%2520Sciences%2520Corporation%2520Antares%2520rocket%252C%2520with%2520the%2520Cygnus%2520cargo%2520spacecraft%2520aboard.jpg)The Orbital Sciences Corporation Antares rocket, with the Cygnus cargo spacecraft aboard
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on September 22, 2013, 00:30
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/2013-3624_0.jpg?itok=DY7TjJPe)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: LukasCPH on September 30, 2013, 11:30
Nevermind if you're Irish, Norwegian, Ukrainian, Portuguese or Iranian. Here's what we all (approximately) sounded like 6500 years ago:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/28/proto-indo-european-language-ancestors_n_4005545.html (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/28/proto-indo-european-language-ancestors_n_4005545.html)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on October 02, 2013, 17:28
(http://acidcow.com/pics/20131002/simple_facts_that_will_increase_your_knowledge_about_our_planet_01s.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: mew on October 02, 2013, 18:35
@chris_grimmer: For those that missed it, the elephant trunk nebula (narrowband) that I imaged over the past few weeks http://t.co/4Ui7x2juDe
(http://i40.tinypic.com/15j6ed.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: LukasCPH on October 02, 2013, 20:04
(http://i40.tinypic.com/15j6ed.jpg)
A long-haired woman stepping out of the mist?
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on October 06, 2013, 22:41
what the hell happened with my posts? :evil:

just a guess, but nasa is in gov slowdown,so those links may be f--ked up.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on October 06, 2013, 23:56
what the hell happened with my posts? :evil:

just a guess, but nasa is in gov slowdown,so those links may be f--ked up.
you are correct sir
this is what comes up if you type the url direct
http://notice.usa.gov/ (http://notice.usa.gov/)
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-q4BFhj2loCk/UlHqJovL-LI/AAAAAAAAnmU/AjDDbZR_vXo/s729/Captureo.PNG)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Gotland on October 08, 2013, 12:27
Small cubic robots that brings questions about;

Skynet is born when?

When does Ikea become self aware?

Do they dream about electric sheep?

Who will push the button us or them?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOqjFa4RskA
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on October 10, 2013, 20:40
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ut-qvzU3VWw/Ulb_Ls9JcZI/AAAAAAAAnvM/Hzt6vhd7l28/s490/When%2520a%2520star%2520meets%2520a%2520blackhole.gif)When a star meets a blackhole.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on October 17, 2013, 20:03
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-FaJERjdwJOQ/UmApyMbmCPI/AAAAAAAAoGw/Sa9n_fsSjng/s640/8bo3v06.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on October 18, 2013, 05:34
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/saturn20131017.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on October 18, 2013, 05:37
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/northern_lights_iss_20131009.jpg)http://www.nasa.gov/content/northern-lights-viewed-from-the-international-space-station/#.UmC7D9Ksg6Z
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on October 21, 2013, 17:44
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-lQJcln4OZMI/UmVTEi2VMFI/AAAAAAAAoYY/7o8thnKuDLE/s700/yeah_07.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on October 22, 2013, 05:28
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/efb10-r.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on October 24, 2013, 06:09
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/iss037e011136.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Ram on October 31, 2013, 04:44
http://abcnews.go.com/Health/maryland-20-year-dies-aged/story?id=20712718
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Flo on November 06, 2013, 09:02
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pXyJ7P0B0k
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Gotland on November 06, 2013, 09:16
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2pXyJ7P0B0k

http://youtu.be/8jNG8w0lJ4U

It wasn't that hard to do yourself. If it's the same stuff in both videos. The Russian accent makes it so reasssuring to it by your own.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on November 06, 2013, 23:32
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/archives_ic1396a.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on November 06, 2013, 23:33
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/archives_3c397.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on November 20, 2013, 22:18
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-E4eOYABRNXs/Uo0vxi5LaHI/AAAAAAAApoY/P_ZrepISmz4/s650/remarkable_nasa_photos_01.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on December 30, 2013, 17:47
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-uFuXTi44S6k/UsGvMa13SPI/AAAAAAAAq5E/ZLBP8IwrfvA/s600/acid_picdump_97.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on December 31, 2013, 22:12
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/latest_4096_0171.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on January 06, 2014, 23:27
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/11787649603_e94f9d5847_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on January 08, 2014, 04:25
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/11807630193_b237750226_k.jpg)


Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on January 17, 2014, 01:00
(http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/0803/NGC6543HST_peris.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on January 23, 2014, 00:40
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/image01172014_250m.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on January 23, 2014, 00:41
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/pia17480.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on January 23, 2014, 00:43
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/styles/673xvariable_height/public/globalhawk_1.jpg?itok=wFfUWYt2)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: August on January 28, 2014, 14:10
Scale of the universe. http://htwins.net/scale2/
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on January 28, 2014, 22:35
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/potw1403a_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on February 10, 2014, 23:42
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-yRTikHBEEIo/Uvk164JoffI/AAAAAAAAsGA/TP4azVCo11k/s700/acid_picdump_25.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on February 11, 2014, 04:28
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/iss038e042665.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on February 17, 2014, 22:28
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCFWUemLzM0

A gigantic asteroid nearly 900 feet wide will race past planet Earth tonight, a harmless but sobering reminder of the dangers posed by such interplanetary visitors.

On Monday, Feb. 17, at approximately 9:00p.m. EST, the Slooh space telescope will broadcast a live video stream and scientific discussion about the silent visitor, which will be traveling at approximately 27,000 miles per hour when it soars safely past the planet.

The asteroid, called NEA 2000 EM26, will come no closer than 8.8 lunar distances from Earth -- a measure of the distance between us and the moon -- and poses no threat to us.

But awareness of asteroids is our best means of keeping ourselves safe, said Slooh’s technical and research director, Paul Cox.

“We continue to discover these potentially hazardous asteroids -- sometimes only days before they make their close approaches to Earth,” he said in a statement. “We need to find them before they find us!”
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on February 18, 2014, 01:48
12 mins to go
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: LukasCPH on February 18, 2014, 15:41
12 mins to go
Apparently we survived.
This time.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on February 28, 2014, 19:12
(http://i.imgur.com/GJp3ADx.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on March 03, 2014, 23:03
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/12797992795_030d2177b7_o.jpg)
gravity sucks
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on March 04, 2014, 00:43
(http://i62.tinypic.com/29ktkbt.png)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on March 08, 2014, 05:21
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/earthinfrared_mes_2005214_lrg.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on March 08, 2014, 13:54
(http://i.imgur.com/LqzN7Rg.jpg)

Taken by someone from Yosemite Park
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on March 10, 2014, 14:11
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7315/11920653765_8dbd136b17_o.jpg)

The Big Dipper in a 7000x3074 resolution. Beautiful
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on March 10, 2014, 21:37
(http://ppcdn.500px.org/57331880/cc94f49450acde6c69bfb31b2efaa01806a1bb7d/5.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on March 11, 2014, 03:47
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/pia17155_full.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on March 13, 2014, 03:09
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/13090771093_74e7db57f1_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on March 22, 2014, 19:13
#spaceselfie

(http://i.imgur.com/PnEMSM6.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on March 25, 2014, 21:42
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/13348922155_7cfb44c39d_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on March 27, 2014, 04:34
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/201403260002hq.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on March 29, 2014, 04:21
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/elg3077.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on March 29, 2014, 22:56
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/14-090-hubble-comet_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: AG on May 03, 2014, 06:58
my idea of a space photo


(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1.0-9/376177_458030080884675_1539268272_n.jpg)

An absolutely breathtaking view of the Milkyway as seen from Mars




:rofl:
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: killswitch on May 25, 2014, 13:51
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gpum4nK2wOM

 :cool
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: killswitch on June 07, 2014, 22:12
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gMMM62NC-4
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: BigMac on June 08, 2014, 16:00
(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/be/Carl_Sagan_Planetary_Society.JPG)

Sagan! I am currently reading Pale Blue Dot - the only one I was missing from Carl's work.


Don't know if this has been posted here (too many pages for me to check):

The Scale of the Universe (interactive) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120312.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter (http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120312.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter)

Astronomy Picture of the Day (archive) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/archivepix.html (http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/archivepix.html)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on June 13, 2014, 02:14
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/14219563670_e9da3703c8_o.jpg)


Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Slapshot on June 13, 2014, 02:22
my idea of a space photo


(https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/t1.0-9/376177_458030080884675_1539268272_n.jpg)

An absolutely breathtaking view of the Milkyway as seen from Mars




:rofl:
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: AG on June 13, 2014, 02:30
mines still better     :P   
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Slapshot on June 13, 2014, 02:37
mines still better     :P

I suppose.....  ;) I have others, just don't have access at work  :(       moon shot???

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: AG on June 13, 2014, 02:39
if there is no chocolate then it doesnt count.


then again- I thought the moon was made of cheese ... if its yummy cheese I suppose that might pass        :lol
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Slapshot on June 13, 2014, 03:30
I give up.... :lol
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: AG on August 06, 2014, 09:44


pretty cool

(https://scontent-b-lax.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/t1.0-9/10500453_700372523343806_5661892006960580851_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on September 22, 2014, 23:35
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/2014-4051.jpg)




Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on September 22, 2014, 23:37
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/pia18283_full.jpg)



http://www.nasa.gov/jpl/cassini/pia18283/#.VCCkk5RdWSp
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Archieboy on November 12, 2014, 14:45
ROSETTA, due to land in about 1.5 hrs after its ten year journey.
Get in there.....
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on November 13, 2014, 23:55
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/pia18876_welcome_to_a_comet.jpg)



http://www.nasa.gov/jpl/pia18876/welcome-to-a-comet-from-lander-on-surface/#.VGVE-DTF-Sp
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on November 13, 2014, 23:58
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/ksc-314d-0494_0047.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on November 14, 2014, 00:00
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/201411100001hq.jpg)


Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on November 14, 2014, 00:27
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-85LmdxJyVDI/VGVFgiFua7I/AAAAAAAA0Hg/NfLFIAPgZAM/s800/hq-photos-by-rosetta-and-philae-13.jpg)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-neKLaAXDE4c/VGVFhbE_KKI/AAAAAAAA0Hs/QZlV8X7c5dU/s912/hq-photos-by-rosetta-and-philae-20.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on January 02, 2015, 02:48
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/potw1452a.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2fbOAyNOpM
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on January 16, 2015, 01:53
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/15618296264_21bc1e368e_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on January 21, 2015, 03:52
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/9460194568_b8f0110e97_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: killswitch on January 23, 2015, 21:47
https://www.youtube.com/watch?x-yt-ts=1421914688&x-yt-cl=84503534&v=BEG-ly9tQGk&feature=player_embedded
What kind of (Danish) sorcery is this?  :o
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on January 23, 2015, 23:31
That is impressive as hell.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: LukasCPH on January 24, 2015, 00:26
What kind of (Danish) sorcery is this?  :o
With skills like that, it makes sense that the English and Welsh archers were feared all other Europe in the Middle Ages, and the battles of Crécy and Agincourt sound very believable.

And the British archers probably didn't even have this level of mastery! The Huns, Mongols etc. did - and it explains how they could conquer vast areas so fast.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on January 24, 2015, 04:36
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/15721973493_174d9ff67c_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on January 24, 2015, 12:36
And the British archers probably didn't even have this level of mastery! The Huns, Mongols etc. did - and it explains how they could conquer vast areas so fast.

Yea imagine a huge horde of mongols/huns who have this skill on a horse.. No wonder Genghis Khan and Attila conquered such crazy amounts of land.
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on January 24, 2015, 16:09
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkn2ZXWDl6k
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on February 01, 2015, 20:52
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-D8wGYZjCvic/VM0yIF6GtII/AAAAAAAA2eE/0NfCK9kWwVk/s626/anigif_enhanced-buzz-14008-1376590979-0.gif)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on February 09, 2015, 18:54
http://vimeo.com/117815404
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on February 10, 2015, 03:00
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/10959945_352404438298334_3498583641010450205_o.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on March 06, 2015, 03:15
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/16104674433_c36fae52ea_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on March 06, 2015, 03:16
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/a2597.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on April 02, 2015, 20:22
The sun, shot in ultraviolet
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-vn60fIY0sCw/VRyGk62ZQZI/AAAAAAAA37M/J1gJpFH998Y/s550/pictureThe%2520sun%252C%2520shot%2520in%2520ultraviolet.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on April 02, 2015, 20:32
 typhoon Maysak, taken from aboard the International Space Station. Maysak is a very strong category 4 super typhoon,
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-KyUaeaMGJho/VRyHLCIayjI/AAAAAAAA374/w_CQE0f79Fc/s636/typhoon%2520Maysak%252C%2520taken%2520from%2520aboard%2520the%2520International%2520Space%2520Station.%2520Maysak%2520is%2520a%2520very%2520strong%2520category%25204%2520super%2520typhoon%252C.gif)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on April 10, 2015, 05:35
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/s63-18853_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on April 12, 2015, 00:05
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/pia19358.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on April 22, 2015, 22:35
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CCzwkMLXIAEIP2p.jpg:large)

Happy Earth day :)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on April 22, 2015, 22:42
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CDObG7ZUkAApeKH.jpg:large)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: M Gee on June 14, 2015, 02:37
Just saw this - AMAZING!!!! Human powered helicopter. Freakin' fantastic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syJq10EQkog

and more at

http://www.popularmechanics.com/flight/how-to/a9138/finally-a-human-powered-helicopter-wins-the-250000-sikorsky-prize-15682369/


for historical contrast - check the following @ 9:17 and following:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wwovm1FJ_Bo
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on June 19, 2015, 00:47
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/styles/full_width_feature/public/thumbnails/image/s83-35620-3k.jpg?itok=DCMEqSli)


Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on June 29, 2015, 17:37
https://youtu.be/mfshAzV0FN4


WOW  :cool
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on June 30, 2015, 00:11
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/pia18321_1041.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on July 04, 2015, 00:22
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/ngc1333.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on July 08, 2015, 00:31
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/03pp2099.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: M Gee on July 08, 2015, 01:14
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/s63-18853_0.jpg)

Let me guess. Mercury project crew.
Left to right.

1 Schirra   2 Grissom   3 Shepard   4 Cooper   5 Glenn   6 Slayton    7 Carpenter

Correct me if I'm wrong.

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on July 17, 2015, 22:35
The hexagonal storm vortex at the north pole of Saturn
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ujou7Gi2EEg/Valt1aBrn6I/AAAAAAAA6oQ/cCzrZxyvYnQ/s576-Ic42/The%252520hexagonal%252520storm%252520vortex%252520at%252520the%252520north%252520pole%252520of%252520Saturn.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: krabkakes on July 20, 2015, 19:16
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-I10qlrTqgq0/Va0gVZJsn_I/AAAAAAAA6yU/M5BenwG-4Fw/s400-Ic42/tumblr_mj0vvcqnZx1qdlh1io1_400.gif)

The Solar System traveling  through space
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on July 21, 2015, 00:49
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/187_1003705_americas_dxm.png)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on August 02, 2015, 22:17
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/19599509214_68eb2ae39f_o.jpg)


http://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/space-station-lunar-transit
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on August 12, 2015, 00:10
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/iss044e045542.jpg)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on August 12, 2015, 00:10
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/pia18332-1041.jpg)

Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on August 12, 2015, 00:12
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/15-165.jpg)
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Post by: 42x16ss on August 12, 2015, 03:43
The Australian ABC had a great Q&A program last week with a panel including Neil Degrasse Tyson (who's currently in Australia ATM) and mathematician Adam Spencer.

If you google ABC iView and search for Q&A you should be able to find it. Great stuff.
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Post by: usedtobefast on August 15, 2015, 22:31
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/hubble_friday_08142015.jpg)   
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Post by: usedtobefast on August 26, 2015, 01:34
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/m15-130_soyuz_relocation.jpg)
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Post by: usedtobefast on August 29, 2015, 01:32
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/15-178.jpg)
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Post by: usedtobefast on August 29, 2015, 01:34
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/delacroix_oli_2015214_lrg.jpg)

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Post by: LukasCPH on August 29, 2015, 08:22
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/delacroix_oli_2015214_lrg.jpg)
New Orleans?
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Post by: krabkakes on August 30, 2015, 23:00
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Post by: usedtobefast on October 06, 2015, 01:33
(http://www.alternet.org/files/10-4-mcfadden-vertical.png)
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Post by: usedtobefast on October 09, 2015, 22:41
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/blue_skies_on_pluto-final-2.png)
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on October 09, 2015, 22:41
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/iss045e048728.jpg)
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Post by: Havetts on February 11, 2016, 16:13
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/12/science/ligo-gravitational-waves-black-holes-einstein.html?smid=tw-nytimesscience&smtyp=cur
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: Havetts on February 11, 2016, 16:20
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap160211.html
Title: Re: Science, Space, Environment, Cool Stuff
Post by: usedtobefast on April 19, 2016, 03:27
(http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/thumbnails/image/pia18366-1041.jpg)
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Post by: Havetts on July 29, 2016, 15:24
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne6tB2KiZuk
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Post by: Havetts on September 13, 2016, 19:26
(http://i.imgur.com/xkKOIoM.png)

The first Hubble telescope picture of the Bubble nebula.
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Post by: Archieboy on November 11, 2016, 13:41
We got a Supermoon coming this weekend on sunday  night. Where it looks bigger and brighter than normal, let's hope there's a lack of cloud cover over the UK.
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Post by: L'arri on March 14, 2018, 08:22
Now I'm no scientist - I'm more of an arts guy since you ask - but MV's post in the shoutbox that Stephen Hawking had passed reminds us that he (Hawking, not MV as far as we know) was one of those rare boffins who transcends academe.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43396008

Writer of the famous book A Brief History of Time, an accessible take on the universe which nevertheless lost an idiot like me by the second chapter, Hawking had a remarkable career.

I thought I would shoehorn in a personal anecdote here because I met him once. Well, "met" is a rather an overstatement, I suppose. Rather I bumped into his wheelchair as he was disembarking from a flight to Seoul. Hawking had flown business class while I was making my way up from the very rear of the cheap seats. I apologised for the less than planetary collision but he did not reply as he probably had his mind on other matter (sic).