Hubble Images and Space Stuff

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Hubble Images and Space Stuff

Post by mrblackbat » Wed Jul 27, 2016 5:02 pm

Been perusing these today following Bluedot at the weekend, so thought I'd share a few. All from http://hubblesite.org.

M100

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Cats Eye Nebula

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Post by Gibbon » Wed Jul 27, 2016 8:45 pm

I always try and keep an eye on Hubble shots, awe inspiring.

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Post by mrblackbat » Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:01 am

So according to research from Japan, the habitable age of a typical planet is tied to it's star, and as the star ages either boil their atmosphere away or lose gas from the atmosphere and become a snowball. And the typical age for this to have happened by is when the star is 3 billion years old. The sun is 4 billion years old, so Earth is already positively a mega pensioner. It also suggests this may be a reason for the heating of the planet, as the Earth is now right on the edge of the near side of the habitable zone.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/20 ... n-the-end/
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg ... -on-earth/

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Post by Jim » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:22 pm

On the topic of space, it’s a huge night for space exploration (and arguably humanity) as SpaceX are due to launch their new super heavy rocket, that will likely take a manned mission to Mars in the coming decade.

Unless you’ve lived under a rock for the last few years you’ll know SpaceX have mastered the art of resusable rockets, landing them back on a pad or even a floating ship after use. It never fails to amaze me what we can now do!

Well tonight’s launch is the biggest rocket since the Saturn V’s that took man to the moon, so it’s gonna be a great show. They aim to land all three sections of the rocket after launch also and the cargo is a red Tesla convertible that is carrying a dummy and will be blasting out Bowie’s “Space Oddity” whilst in orbit and on its way to Mars orbit.

You can probably tell I’m pretty excited! If you want to watch it, check out the Facebook live streams or SpaceX at 18:30 tonight. It’s gonna be impressive I hope!

Edit: launch has been put back until 19:50 GMT and will be live on Space.com
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Post by mrblackbat » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:02 pm

"Mastered" is stretching it a bit....

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Post by Jim » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:08 pm

True, nobody ever masters spaceflight. Thinking back Apollo 1, Challenger and Columbia showed us that.

They are doing a hell of a job though.

What a flight that was! I’m absolutely stunned it even flew but to do it without a hitch and to see the two boosters land synchronised side by side was just so, SO cool! Totally fanboyed about that! 😂

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Post by mrblackbat » Wed Feb 07, 2018 7:21 am

Only two out of three rockets back. 28 returns (not all perfect) from 32 attempts ain't bad though.

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Post by theadore » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:40 am

Nasa is working on its own heavy launch system, called the SLS, but it is estimated to cost about a billion dollars per flight. SpaceX estimates that Falcon Heavy launches will cost about $90m per flight.
is NASA the space equivalent of Roy Jones Jr?

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Post by Dan » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:00 am

If aliens ever do come over to make contact, they're going to be confused by our welcome party now...
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Post by Dan » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:00 am

If aliens ever do come over to make contact, they're going to be confused by our welcome party now...
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Post by Gibbon » Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:11 am

You can say that again!

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Post by Dan » Wed Feb 07, 2018 11:22 am

If aliens ever do come over to make contact, they're going to be confused by our welcome party now...
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Re: Hubble Images and Space Stuff

Post by Joe » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:53 pm

One of the best things I've ever seen

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Re: Hubble Images and Space Stuff

Post by Joe » Thu Feb 08, 2018 12:55 pm

Jim wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:08 pm


What a flight that was! I’m absolutely stunned it even flew but to do it without a hitch and to see the two boosters land synchronised side by side was just so, SO cool! Totally fanboyed about that! 😂
This so much

(There were a few slight Hitches though........)

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