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Postby GORDON » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:39 pm

I hope to be proven wrong.
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Postby TheCatt » Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:40 pm

GORDON wrote:Source of the post As I understand it, those satellites are mainly to bring web to dark corners of the earth. Fine. Those of.us who need low latency will never use it.

So.my reaction is "oh.great, now they last billion peeps on earth can tell me they banged my mom "

Like Troy said, these aren't the geostationary super high orbit satellites, they're planning for much lower latency, so it should be more useful.
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Postby Leisher » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:58 am

GORDON wrote:Source of the post So.my reaction is "oh.great, now they last billion peeps on earth can tell me they banged my mom "


To be fair to them, you should just assume everyone on Earth has banged your mom.

Troy wrote:Source of the post SpaceX could become a global juggernaut.

It's interesting how open they are about their business practices. Live streaming everything, giving info about rocket development.


I love everything they're doing. Sometimes privatization works.
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Postby TheCatt » Mon Jul 15, 2019 1:56 pm

How far is the moon from the Earth? (let's say, in terms of the diameter of the Earth?) Get an answer in your mind.

It's this far.
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Postby Vince » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:04 pm

That's pretty far.

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Postby Leisher » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:08 pm

Someone in the world just saw that picture and believes that is how the solar system looks.
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Postby TheCatt » Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:12 pm

Vince wrote:Source of the post That's pretty far.

Right? I know I've learned this before, and yet I was surprised to see that picture. In my head, it's like 1 or 2 Earths away.

Leisher wrote:Source of the post Someone in the world just saw that picture and believes that is how the solar system looks.

Got I hope so.
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Postby Vince » Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:39 pm

TheCatt wrote:Right? I know I've learned this before, and yet I was surprised to see that picture. In my head, it's like 1 or 2 Earths away.

Honestly, it is about twice as far as I would have guestimated if given two cut-outs on a sticky board.

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Postby Leisher » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:26 pm

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Postby GORDON » Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:37 pm

And on a sane note, saw a bright "star" near the moon last night, knew it was a planet. Guessed Venus.

Installed a "sky map" app on my phone, it says it was Jupiter.

Pulled out my kid's cheap telescope, pointed it in the right direction. I could clearly see Jupiter and at least 2 moons. First time I've ever directly observed another planet's moons.

So I have that going for me, which is nice.
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Postby TheCatt » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:54 am

Nice! When we were on vacation last year we could see Saturn, Jupiter and Venus all about once. But we had no telescope for the moons
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Postby Vince » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:34 am

I should probably invest in a cheap telescope. We have so much less light pollution here.

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Postby Leisher » Mon Jul 22, 2019 10:49 am

India officially joins the space race.

Their rover should also finally end conspiracy theories about the moon landing...you know, if those people weren't batshit crazy.
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Postby Leisher » Wed Jul 24, 2019 10:29 am

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Postby Leisher » Tue Jul 30, 2019 1:12 pm

Starhopper lifts off.

SpaceX is killing it lately.
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Postby Leisher » Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:50 pm

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Postby Leisher » Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:04 pm

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Postby TheCatt » Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:09 pm


Can't wait to see it!
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Postby Vince » Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:22 pm

So... a second new moon due to the arbitrary setting of days in a month. Wow. The wife gets a third paycheck this month! Has nothing to do with the black moon, but involves the same amount of science.

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Postby GORDON » Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:23 pm

I bet you wouldn't be snarky if it was called a White Moon, racist.
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