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Aug 13th, 2015 02:10 PM
Colonel Flagg Don't forget Rosetta!
Aug 10th, 2015 12:59 AM
Wiffles this year was good for space.... we saw Ceres and Pluto up-close
Aug 5th, 2015 11:53 PM
Tadao What floods aren't cool enough for you? Feh!
Aug 5th, 2015 11:36 PM
Otto Feh! I'd rather my tax dollars go into developing new and better apocalypse causing weapons. I'm tired of conventional doomsday weapons that just vaporize people, poison the land, and create generations of flipper babies. I'd gladly divert my life savings into Uncle Sam's hands if it meant we got a warhead that turned people inside out, or a combat gas that causes catatonic schizophrenia.

Aug 5th, 2015 10:37 PM
zeldasbiggestfan Hater.
Aug 5th, 2015 09:16 PM
Tadao My feeling is that we should be bothering with innerspace more than outer.

Sure send a probe every year, but don't fucking waste my money. Wee need health not space.
Aug 5th, 2015 04:07 PM
Colonel Flagg And, on a related note, New Horizons has a second potential target beyond Pluto. Estimated Time of Arrival - January 2019.

The Hubble space telescope comes through in the clutch.
Aug 5th, 2015 03:12 PM
Colonel Flagg It's been a long time since this thread was active.

I had quite an exciting time following the New Horizons probe through its encounter with the Plutonian system. The initial photos were tantalizing, enough it seems for more than a few conspiracy theorists (one showing potential structures on the dwarf planet). Now, however, comes the long wait for data retrieval, which should be complete sometime next December. After this, who knows? Maybe another encounter with another KBO.

Or Nibiru.
Jan 9th, 2014 10:43 AM
Colonel Flagg This just in from Sandia. Nowhere near a fusion powered light bulb, but it is an encouraging result.

I'm not a particle physicist, nor do I play one on TV, but I have to think that changing the radial instabilities with the observed helical instabilities (which are more contained, and easier to control) is significant on more than just one level. There's some good physics to be learned here.
Jan 9th, 2014 09:29 AM
Colonel Flagg No iPhones in iSpace!
Jan 8th, 2014 03:44 PM
Tadao Does that mean an new iPhone is coming out with higher resolution?

Jan 8th, 2014 03:11 PM
Colonel Flagg I don't know if anyone still reads this thread, but what the heck.

The Gemini Planet Imager came online recently, and the resolution and nulling technology required is just astonishing. Not only did the optics resolve a complete ring of dust around a relatively bright star, they were also able to further increase the discrimination through the use of polarization.

There is another first light image of Beta Pictoris B, which is also pretty neat.
Nov 29th, 2013 09:04 PM
dextire No, you're right. All it ever came to is "if everything happens just right (and it probably won't) we could get a comet brighter than the moon, lasting for days!".
Oh well, at least Curiosity is back up and running.
Nov 29th, 2013 08:49 PM
Tadao It's not like anyone credible promised anything. Something cool might happen is all I heard.
Nov 29th, 2013 08:32 PM
dextire "We have no idea how big this nucleus is, if there is indeed one.

If there is a nucleus, it is still too soon to tell how long it will survive.

If it does survive for more than a few days, it is too soon to tell if the comet will be visible in the night sky.

If it is visible in the night sky, it is too soon to say how bright it will be…"

Originally Posted by dextire View Post
I'd just like some cool pictures of visible magnetic fields. I'm easy.
Screw one week ago me. I want the super bright, highly visible to the naked eye comet that everyone has been excited for the past year or however long.
Nov 29th, 2013 05:22 PM
Tadao I was hoping for a super bright comet so that I can tell tribes that if the don't obey me I will bring fire from the sky.
Nov 29th, 2013 02:18 PM
dextire It lives! Sorta.
Nov 26th, 2013 06:03 PM
Tadao from a reliable news source
Nov 26th, 2013 05:34 PM
dextire We're now down to "encouraging evidence that the comet still exists".
Nov 21st, 2013 10:34 PM
dextire I'd just like some cool pictures of visible magnetic fields. I'm easy.
There has been an unexpected lull in solar flares recently.
Nov 21st, 2013 10:28 PM
Tadao I hope it explodes and sends a giant solar flare at us that kills cell phones and Dick Cheney's pace maker.
Nov 21st, 2013 10:18 PM
dextire It's funny how excited scientists are about having no idea what's going to happen.
Nov 20th, 2013 10:42 PM
Tadao It's Comet ISON time ******s

Jun 19th, 2013 04:54 PM
Colonel Flagg Wiffy, sometimes you just have to take science on faith. <rimshot>
Jun 18th, 2013 05:05 AM
Wiffles Prove to science that you control all science?
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