1. Post #881
    Huh. I know way too little about Titan.
    It's READING TIME
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  2. Post #882
    We're made of star-stuff
    LarparNar's Avatar
    February 2009
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    Heh:

    Wikipedia posted:
    The atmosphere is so thick and the gravity so low that humans could fly through it by flapping "wings" attached to their arms.[28]
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  3. Post #883
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    July 2007
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    What if we collect a bunch (like, millions of tons) asteroids in L4 and L5 for a really super huge scale mining operation.

    SO MUCH DOSH
    The L4 and L5 points in the Jupiter-Sun system are where all of the cool space rocks hang out.
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  4. Post #884
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    September 2011
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    The atmosphere is so thick and the gravity so low that humans could fly through it by flapping "wings" attached to their arms.[28]
    That is fucking awesome holy shit
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  5. Post #885
    Movie quote goes here, because...
    Dennab
    October 2008
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    I remember when i was a kid and my dad was watching a documentary on space. I'd try my hardest to talk him into letting me stay up.
    It was a series of documentaries where they didn't waste time on filming the narrator or whatever. Just pure narrated, colourful, wondrous space. Today they're too busy filming motorbikes when talking of supernova's and it sucks hard.

    Do any of you guys know documentaries with epic space shots?
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  6. Post #886
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    I remember when i was a kid and my dad was watching a documentary on space. I'd try my hardest to talk him into letting me stay up.
    It was a series of documentaries where they didn't waste time on filming the narrator or whatever. Just pure narrated, colourful, wondrous space. Today they're too busy filming motorbikes when talking of supernova's and it sucks hard.

    Do any of you guys know documentaries with epic space shots?
    The Cosmos is probably the best space documentary ever made.
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  7. Post #887
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    I remember when i was a kid and my dad was watching a documentary on space. I'd try my hardest to talk him into letting me stay up.
    It was a series of documentaries where they didn't waste time on filming the narrator or whatever. Just pure narrated, colourful, wondrous space. Today they're too busy filming motorbikes when talking of supernova's and it sucks hard.

    Do any of you guys know documentaries with epic space shots?
    I just came across this one, Cosmic Journeys, on youtube. I've only seen two videos so far they're really good. An it doesn't show the narrator at all.
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  8. Post #888
    I just came across this one, Cosmic Journeys, on youtube. I've only seen two videos so far they're really good. An it doesn't show the narrator at all.
    This one was interesting, and taught me a couple things I didn't know.
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  9. Post #889
    I am a moderator.
    Swebonny's Avatar
    August 2006
    13,248 Posts
    Hmm I thinking about getting a new telescope this summer. The mirror of my old one is completely broken. I never wiped the condensed water from it after taking it back home from a cold night so it kinda "sunk" into the mirror.

    Edited:

    Before going searching everywhere, is there anyone you guys recommend? Budget is $300-$400
    Well this sucks. My working laptop broke... Guess the telescope will have to wait...
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  10. Post #890
    Well this sucks. My working laptop broke... Guess the telescope will have to wait...
    Mine too.
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  11. Post #891
    OvB
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    March 2007
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    Someone is sabotaging the Mods' laptops.
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  12. Post #892
    Hey guys, I've invented my own satellite. I figured I could post it here in space thread since it's now in orbit.
    It sends electromagnetic beams down to any accurate point on Earth and ruins whatever electronics are there. It can even home in on IP addresses, I'm using it right now. Having some fun sabotaging people's laptops.
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  13. Post #893
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    Hey guys, I've invented my own satellite. I figured I could post it here in space thread since it's now in orbit.
    It sends electromagnetic beams down to any accurate point on Earth and ruins whatever electronics are there. It can even home in on IP addresses, I'm using it right now. Having some fun sabotaging people's laptops.
    Fascinating. Who have you sabotaged so far?
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  14. Post #894
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    July 2006
    21,516 Posts
    Fascinating. Who have you sabotaged so far?
    Pentagon
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  15. Post #895
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    July 2008
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    If we made a dome or something on the moon with an atmosphere we could do the same
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  16. Post #896
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  17. Post #897
    Zerohe's Avatar
    May 2012
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    My main goal during my existence on this planet is to create an astronautical exploration firm.

    And then open a coffee shop on the moon to contrast the local Domino's Pizza.
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  18. Post #898
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    September 2007
    3,022 Posts
    I don't know how many of you track Copenhagen Suborbitals, but I do very closely. They are the ones that really got me into aerospace engineering. Here's what they've been up to recently:


    Edited:

    And this is their new big rocket engine:

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  19. Post #899
    HUGE NERD
    Dacheet's Avatar
    November 2007
    6,304 Posts
    CSO are the goons with rockets, right?
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  20. Post #900
    I am a moderator.
    Swebonny's Avatar
    August 2006
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    CSO are the goons with rockets, right?
    Not really. It just happened that one goon was working at CSO.
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  21. Post #901
    OvB
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    March 2007
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    Yep.

    Edited:

    Not really. It just happened that one goon was working at CSO.
    People always seem to think that CSO is a sort of "SA Space Administration" when in reality it's just happens that some of the guys that work there are goons. It would be like if a NASA engineer happened to be a Facepunch member.
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  22. Post #902
    bye
    Gold Member
    bye's Avatar
    August 2006
    3,109 Posts
    last time to see venus transit between us and the sun, june 5-6 2012

    get yourself a solar filter if you haven't already, the next time they align is 2117, beyond our lifetime

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  23. Post #903
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    Oh so pretty
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  24. Post #904
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    July 2008
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    [URL]


    I'm Neil degraaaaaassss tyson
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  25. Post #905
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    July 2006
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    Speaking of Neil.

    Has there been any recent news of the Cosmos remake?
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  26. Post #906
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  27. Post #907
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    A nice Europa shot from Galileo in 1998
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  28. Post #908
    OvB
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    I looove Europa. We need to probe it!
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  29. Post #909
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    I looove Europa. We need to probe it!
    http://www.facepunch.com/threads/1181201
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  30. Post #910
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    May 2008
    4,854 Posts
    I looove Europa. We need to probe it!
    Thanks to people I can no longer take someone seriously when they say "We need to probe X!"
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  31. Post #911
    OvB
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    March 2007
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    That seems like a good start. Can't wait until we get into the ocean though. That's going to take a few years at least just to drill through it. Not to mention the potential for failures and break downs. I would absolutely love to be on the team that get's to look around at whats down there.
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  32. Post #912
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    March 2012
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    The close up on engine start is really pretty.
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  33. Post #913
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    A nice Europa shot from Galileo in 1998
    It's amazing how close it actually got, and that we can even send something out that far to take pictures for us.
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  34. Post #914
    OvB
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    My college has an astronomy class. Apparently they meet up on the top floor of the parking lot and stargaze. Sounds fun as hell but it's pretty late. Around 6-7. Should I consider?
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  35. Post #915
    Robbi's Avatar
    March 2012
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    My college has an astronomy class. Apparently they meet up on the top floor of the parking lot and stargaze. Sounds fun as hell but it's pretty late. Around 6-7. Should I consider?
    Are you asking the Space thread if you should go stargaze?

    Lol.

    Edit:

    But yes, you totally should, fun way to meet people with common interests (assuming you are interested in astronomy).
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  36. Post #916
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    My college has an astronomy class. Apparently they meet up on the top floor of the parking lot and stargaze. Sounds fun as hell but it's pretty late. Around 6-7. Should I consider?
    Definitely. Go and tell us how it went.
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  37. Post #917
    OvB
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    Hmm, It's not showing up on the class seach anymore. I'll keep looking out for it.
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  38. Post #918
    I am a moderator.
    Swebonny's Avatar
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    My college has an astronomy class. Apparently they meet up on the top floor of the parking lot and stargaze. Sounds fun as hell but it's pretty late. Around 6-7. Should I consider?
    That's quite early. The classes at Stockholm University are usually much later than that. But that probably because the sun sets to late here.
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  39. Post #919
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    July 2006
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    That's quite early. The classes at Stockholm University are usually much later than that. But that probably because the sun sets to late here.
    Here in Finland I can't see any stars anymore :(

    It's like a constant dawn.
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  40. Post #920
    Robbi's Avatar
    March 2012
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    Here in Finland I can't see any stars anymore :(

    It's like a constant dawn.
    Same here in Iceland, except constant day D:

    I bought a new telescope and need to wait until August to use it, oh the fun.
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