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Wooster

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on: January 21, 2019, 06:28:06 PM
Hyperbole is as limitless as the Universe apparently, as evidenced by last night's Super Blood Wolf Moon.  :rolleyes:

It was a Lunar Eclipse ...they happen pretty regular (I've seen a few), but lets break this phenomenon down.  :wink:

The 'Super' is down to it being a bit closer to the Earth, so a wee bit bigger.
'Blood' is due to the eclipse and the light falling on it passing through the Earth's atmosphere (the reflected light of sunsets and sunrises), causing it to appear red.
The 'Wolf' though...? Well someone come up with the idea that Wolves are fucking more at this time of year and do a bit more howling....no kidding.  :cheesy:
The 'Moon', is just the Moon.

What's next, The Super Frog Spawn Seven Year Cicada First Solid Blood Free Shit In A Week Cos I Just Got Over Stomach Flu Moon?

Canny wait.  :cool:

I have to add.
If a professional astronomer came up with that crap they should get relegated to part time astrologer.  :cheesy:
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Reply #1 on: January 21, 2019, 08:54:11 PM
It looked good though!!! :)


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Reply #2 on: January 21, 2019, 09:46:04 PM
One of the few benefits when I worked for Brinks on night shift was sitting in the rear vault of an armoured truck, with a relatively comfortable KAB seat and two ballistic windows to look through as we drove up and down the south west coast of Scotland.

It was lucky at the time because it coincided with Hale-Bopp, Halley's Comet and a couple of partial and full Lunar eclipses.
It was a boring role, but the view went a fair way to making up for it at times.  :wink:


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Reply #3 on: March 02, 2019, 05:18:15 PM
Space X launched Crew Demo 1 last night. It is their intentions to have a crew on board on the next Crew Demo 2. But I guess that most of the controls will be automated and have minimal to zero input from the crew on the controls


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Reply #4 on: March 02, 2019, 06:50:08 PM
One presumes they'll have manual control of the phasers.


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Reply #5 on: April 10, 2019, 03:24:40 PM
Finally we've seen one.  They're real.
BBC News - First ever black hole image released
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47873592


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Reply #6 on: April 10, 2019, 03:45:32 PM
That's pretty impressive.  :cool:


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Reply #7 on: April 12, 2019, 06:16:15 AM
Well done Israel, it was a decent attempt.  :cool:


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Reply #8 on: April 12, 2019, 10:23:33 AM
They did in fact hit the moon and given how small it is in the vastness of space....


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Reply #10 on: April 12, 2019, 03:08:35 PM
Where's the 3rd one?  :azn: (did it land on the barge?)


That is pretty fucking cool though..... :cool: :cool: :cool:


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Reply #11 on: April 12, 2019, 03:35:26 PM
Where's the 3rd one?  :azn: (did it land on the barge?)


That is pretty fucking cool though..... :cool: :cool: :cool:
That's what I'm thinking


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Reply #12 on: April 12, 2019, 08:15:13 PM
Oh it dd land on the barge, just that they haven't solved the problem of the live feed when they keep losing video when the rocket attempts to land. No, they haven't thought of putting the receiver on a different barge or gyroscopic gimble

=1761
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Reply #13 on: August 26, 2019, 06:39:17 PM
The Russians had their spacecraft unsuccessfully dock with the ISS. I was watching the replay on Youtube, they said they were running Windows 12  and 13....nuff said


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Reply #14 on: August 26, 2019, 11:27:09 PM
That thing works a fucking treat, doesn't it? Nice work.  :cool:


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Reply #15 on: May 27, 2020, 08:40:54 PM
Space X Dragon 2 demo is launching soon


Watch live here ^


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Reply #16 on: May 27, 2020, 09:18:14 PM
Awww, damn, they've scrubbed it for today because of the weather


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Reply #17 on: May 28, 2020, 12:01:01 AM
Astronauts look shit compared to how they used to look. They're just to slick in this outsourced era. Well, Egon's do.

And touch screen panels ...come on man, the moonshot demands robust mechanical switches and hardy circuitry , not this ponsey shit!


TBH and without doing a Google search I do wonder how spacecraft have touchscreen tech these days etc when considering the Space Shuttle fleet used  X86 architecture, not because it was new but, because it was old and at a nano level would not be compromised by cosmic particles smaller than it's own architecture.  Mayhaps the touchscreens are giving input to a large architecture computer/array.

 


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Reply #18 on: May 28, 2020, 03:52:56 AM
Maybe they're hardened better these days, or have more redundancy?


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Reply #19 on: May 30, 2020, 08:19:40 PM
Another attempt 4 minutes from this post


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Reply #20 on: May 30, 2020, 09:04:43 PM
That was a good launch, this is the only thing about the US I like. The rest of their culture is ermmm....I don't want to say


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Reply #21 on: May 31, 2020, 12:12:33 AM
It was very impressive.
Weird that that feed from the barge goes down. If I was cynic I'd be thinking if the booster didn't land, it'd be handy to have another one on another barge that looked like it had.   :wink:

I see what Keasy meant by the suits. Space Wellies.  :cheesy:


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Reply #22 on: May 31, 2020, 09:04:07 AM
That was my thoughts when I saw them, Space Wellies

Though I guess they are only transit space suits. The old one looked cumbersome to say the least, I doubt if they would have been able to operate touch screens if they were still using them


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Reply #23 on: May 31, 2020, 09:12:13 AM
That's true. They only need to deal with a depressurisaton I suppose.


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Reply #24 on: May 31, 2020, 01:23:23 PM
Was a good launch and did you manage to catch the dragon as it passed by at around 22.11 last night? i did looked amazing especially as i had watched it launch from earth!