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Space and Science BS Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by Monster Coma, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. Feb 6, 2019 at 10:01 PM
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    deadpocketss

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    I am also a "doctor".
     
  3. Feb 10, 2019 at 5:26 PM
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    Suggestions for a not-going-to-break-the-bank telescope for casual stargazing while out camping? Needs to be fairly compact and quick to setup-teardown as well.
     
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    I run a C90Mak spotting scope. Pretty compact, still high quality optics. That or some good wide field binocs if you don't want a tripod.
     
  5. Feb 10, 2019 at 11:32 PM
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    I think you would be mostly disappointed in any smaller scope. I had bought a 120mm scope that is fairly large thinking I would see everything. About the only thing that looked better was the moon. Stars still looked like stars, planets didn't look much better. The only thing I did see was faintly the rings of Saturn. It did not have a tracking motor which meant by the time you focused on something it would fly out of view. In the end I gave it away to a kid that might enjoy it for a while.
     
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    A good set of binoculars with a tri-pod attachment would be my suggestion. I'll see if I can get some pics of mine. They are great for when I want to see something without busting out the 10" Dobsonian.
     
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    In 1973, astronomers used the Concorde
    prototype to follow an eclipse across the
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    What? no posts about the historic SpaceX launch? It looked to be successful.

    The launch
     
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    I'm also excited about the SpaceIL lander.
     
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    That's mighty impressive! Congratulations. That is quite the achievement. I'll damage my liver a bit on your behalf ;).
     
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    Congrats!
    Working on a publication now .. wildlife ecology
     
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    Eradicating pigs is basically impossible on the mainland. Even islands are difficult and that is a closed system. On one of the islands off S. California there are some endangered species that were severely threatened by feral pigs. They brought in professional hunters, but could not get the last and smartest group. Finally they tagged a domestic pig with a radio transmitter and let it go. It quickly turned feral and joined the remaining group. They then tracked that pig and killed it last.

    Florida has so many invasive species due to pet trade and temperate-tropical environment its ridiculous.
     
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    Hmm, maybe. How much useable hydrogen does this contraption actually make? I didn't see any references to a kickstarted so it maybe legitimate.

    And reading the comments gave me eye cancer. OMG, there are some SERIOUSLY stupid posts there.
     
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    Yeah, it didn't say much. Often these articles promote tech that is not ready for prime time, just looking for funding for more R&D.

    Still, the idea of creating hydrogen from solar rays that can be used to create power anytime is intriguing.
     
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    Apparently, there's an 800 Million Solar-Mass Black Hole, that formed within 800 million years from the Big-Bang, and no one knows how it's even possible.

    Distance from Earth = 13,000,000,000 Light Years, Red-Shift level 7.54, and the quasar it forms is more luminous than the human mind is capable of understanding.

    From the Journal, Nature:

    https://www.nature.com/articles/nature25180
     

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