SPACE Discoveries

Ocean Breeze

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china's chang'e-4 lunar rover has discovered an unusually colored, 'gel-like' substance during its exploration activities on the far side of the moon.

china's big woketry laboratory is investigating how to include it in szachuan cooking.
will watch for it on the local menu. ;-)
 

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Define 'tad'. Twist and turn is the method of staying 'cool' at that temp right?? Comets should try that method.
 

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India��s first moon landing attempt goes awry as mission control loses contact with lander as it nears lunar site


After leaving the control center, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted, ��These are moments to be courageous, and courageous we will be!��

India had hoped its Chandrayaan-2 mission would make it the fourth nation to land on the moon after the United States, Russia and China.

source: WAPO
 

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This cosmic region is so complicated that when astronomers first turned their attention to it years ago, they recorded two objects there because there is a symmetrical lobed structure visible there. Today, we know that there is only a single object. Still, in deference to older naming conventions, the region is often known as NGC 2371/2 — a combination of the two older names: NGC 2371 and NGC 2372.


Why is Hubble being given credit when it was a merge by photoshop.
 

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Apparently it was piloted or it would not have ended up where it did. Humans are made of flesh, bots are not, try to not get that line blurred on V 1.0
 

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Being the stickler for details that I am all it takes is a headline like this to have some 'questions' that don't seem to have been asked or addressed properly.
1 How can they spot planets around different starts (not the closest one either) when we have problems seeing fine details of the moon.
2 Using our solar system mode how much do the planets move the sun out of it's preferred course? IMO little to none as the planets are randomly spinning around the sun at different speeds so all the weight is never on one side long enough to created an imbalance let alone one big enough to be measured. If you were on the moon could you see a 1ft difference in the tides over a short period time and then determine the moon is changing it's position and that is the cause of the higher tides.
3 So far NASA can be shown to receive huge sums of money to do great scientific things and what the public gets in return are nothing but artistic animation of what somebody has dreamed up as to how the universe works Seems a bit suspect that we can spot other planets but we have no papers on how any of the megaliths were built or even how our climate changes over time.
4 How can any lies make it past the ones in charge? Since they can't then the only conclusions left is that they are the one in control of 'bad science' and since that is not independent you can be assured they are doing the same thing with everything the can control. Guess who the targeted victim is?



There are a lot more but I doubt these one can even be taken seriously by the trad that inhabit this board. The reason there is no dust on any rock in the Apollo missions is dude will get blown off a rock that is exposed to air that is moving.
As a SF & space nut, these newly discovered planets will never interest me until we find a way of FTL travel. It is doubtful we ever will, but IF we do it will be a long long time in the future.

Einstein's & Maxwell's speed limit is part of the basic fabric of our universe. Damn!
 

gerryh

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As a SF & space nut, these newly discovered planets will never interest me until we find a way of FTL travel. It is doubtful we ever will, but IF we do it will be a long long time in the future.
Einstein's & Maxwell's speed limit is part of the basic fabric of our universe. Damn!


At one time. Prevailing scientific consensus was that we would never be able to break the sound barrier.
 

Dexter Sinister

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Yes, there are loopholes in the physics that might allow faster than light (FTL) travel, but nobody really knows. The speed of light as a limit is not a consequence of relativity, it's a postulate that limits how the theory could be developed. The theory doesn't actually forbid FTL, it just works out the consequences of assuming that it IS forbidden.



It certainly seems to be true on the basis of current knowledge that the speed of light is constant for all observers and is the cosmic speed limit, but there are known quantum effects that seem to require instantaneous transfers of information. Despite their great successes, quantum mechanics and general relativity remain fundamentally inconsistent, they can't both be right. Physicists wouldn't put it that way, they'd say they're incomplete, but it amounts to the same thing. There's at least one more layer of reality science hasn't penetrated yet.



Personally, I incline to the view, on the basis of no evidence whatsoever, I just find it emotionally satisfying, that there are many more layers, reality is fractal in the sense that it'll show the same level of complexity no matter at what scale we examine it.