NASA's new $23 million space toilet is ready for launch by WonderWhy in space

[–]Carnate 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The lead Engineer said it works like magic.

The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence by ruperttaylor in space

[–]screwballeclipsed 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

maybe find and establish some terrestrial intelligence first

DSCOVR lets you can see hourly photos of the entire earth from the L1 Sun-Earth Lagrange point by zyxzevn in space

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Duh!!! Yes, it's right there in the title.

I was thinking L1 Earth-Moon. (I got too excited about seeing the L1 and thinking about my story.)

L1 Sun-Earth makes it much simpler for the lighting.

I know there are other things out there at that L1 too, such as solar imaging, early solar storm detectors, etc.

DSCOVR lets you can see hourly photos of the entire earth from the L1 Sun-Earth Lagrange point by zyxzevn in space

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

No, I wasn't talking about the Moon casting a shadow on the Earth (an eclipse to anyone on the Earth).

I was talking about the L1 position being between the Earth and the Moon, viewing the Earth from the same angle as the moon (though with slightly different perspective). The moon happens to look like a sliver in the sky (waxing crescent or waning crescent, currently the latter), therefor the Earth should have the inverted lighting, with just a sliver of shadow. However due to the perspective I'm guessing, the shadow is too far around the curve of the Earth to be visible, and/or, the atmosphere isn't making a hard visible sliver-shadow (waxing gibbous or waning gibbous).

DSCOVR lets you can see hourly photos of the entire earth from the L1 Sun-Earth Lagrange point by zyxzevn in space

[–]HegeMoney 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Yeah...

"Conspiracy Lite" comes to mind...

DSCOVR lets you can see hourly photos of the entire earth from the L1 Sun-Earth Lagrange point by zyxzevn in space

[–]zyxzevn[S] 2 insightful - 3 fun2 insightful - 2 fun3 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

The L1 point is between the sun and earth, so this satellite always sees the sun part of the earth.
The moon is very far away from earth, and you can only see it a few times.
One of the famous image (or movie) of the Moon in front of the Earth is from this satellite.
https://moon.nasa.gov/resources/60/moon-crosses-in-front-of-earth/

Don't you know that the top secret space base is on the dark side of the Earth? ;-)

DSCOVR lets you can see hourly photos of the entire earth from the L1 Sun-Earth Lagrange point by zyxzevn in space

[–]NeilAnami 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

https://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/moon/location.html

The moon has to be between the sun and earth to cast a shadow on the earth. Which it's not on the day those pics were taken.

DSCOVR lets you can see hourly photos of the entire earth from the L1 Sun-Earth Lagrange point by zyxzevn in space

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 3 fun1 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 3 fun -  (0 children)

Very cool!

Shouldn't there be some kind of shadow on the Earth (unless the moon just happens to be exactly in line with the Sun at this moment - which is actually close to being fully in shade according to my desktop moon calendar)?

Anyone know of anything else at L1?

My "epic" story, Bittersweet Seeds (which I plan to withdraw for a few months to finish the first draft), features in Act 3B a launch, trip, and arrival to a L1 space station for an intrasolar exploratory expedition launch and of course the grande finale.

Planck Satellite - Analysis of the 4K Blackbodies! -Sky Scholar by Tom_Bombadil in space

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Why would they design the black box with squared corners?

SpaceX capsule and NASA crew make 1st splashdown in 45 years by runtis in space

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Refreshing to see space exploration back in action!

Are we actually in a Nebula? by Optimus85 in space

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Not quite. TLDR: It's not possible from our vantage point to assert this although it could be possible. They're(nebulaes) just very spread out masses of ionised gasses that we see as coloured halos from light years away.

Are we actually in a Nebula? by Optimus85 in space

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Any time a title is a question the answer is "No". Saved you clickbait.

The Sun Always Shines in Space: How Space Solar Power Can Top Terrestrial Solar Power by Handymancopywriter in space

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Very interesting stuff... but a bit scary.

The article posted links to this article, which goes deeper into the details of how such a system would work.

A ground-based microwave receiver on Earth would be used to intercept the incoming radiofrequency energy and convert it back into useable electricity.

Imagine the implications of this (beyond having to reroute any air traffic; account for atmospheric spread; atmospheric warming; etc.) I'm thinking there will be more than just ground-based receivers. Ask yourself this: would it be theoretically possible to keep an unmanned aircraft aloft indefinitely, by continually beaming radiofrequencies to it? It might have to be done in stages: low Earth orbit plasma jet craft -> high altitude gliders -> lower altitude planes -> drones. We could be entering into a time when we have drones constantly swarming in our skies, without any need for downtime. That is, if the engineers can keep the radiofrequency beams tight enough, and always on their target.

That's the scary part; hopefully they just use this for cheap energy.

How Many People Are in Space Right Now? by GaiusHelenMohiam in space

[–]C3P0 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The site is dependent on google for a tiny file called jQuery. I'll give this one a pass.

How Many People Are in Space Right Now? by GaiusHelenMohiam in space

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How Many People Are in Space Right Now? by GaiusHelenMohiam in space

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Always all in the International Space Station, I imagine, right?

stuffin.space Real-time tracking and search of all satellites, shuttle pieces, and other known space debris. by VantaFount in space

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Very cool! Nice post. I'm guessing the thick band around the outside is geostationary orbit

M7.8 Earthquake, A Proper Sunspot, eBOSS | S0 News Jul.22.2020 by Tom_Bombadil in space

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A sunspot. They are pretty rare in the last few years.

How Many People Are in Space Right Now? by GaiusHelenMohiam in space

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It seems to work on mobile.

Cosmology, Anisotropy Maps & the Loss of Reason - Sky Scholar by Tom_Bombadil in space

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As much as I love his content, I love interviews with him because he is just so amazing. He's had an interesting life, he's had such staggering achievements, and he is just caring and compassionate person. Thanks for sharing this video.

We Finally Know What That Green Goo On The Moon Was by Optimus85 in space

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TLDR: minerals

How Many People Are in Space Right Now? by GaiusHelenMohiam in space

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Pretty cool, but really simplistic.
However http://stuffin.space/ is just plain awesome. (probably only works well on a desktop/laptop)
Will make a separate post for this.

Videos of Mars (Rendered In 4K) by zyxzevn in space

[–]scrubking 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I was being sarcastic lol

Videos of Mars (Rendered In 4K) by zyxzevn in space

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I see it as enjoyment.
It was rendered from the high-resolution images. The narrator in the video explains it a bit.

Videos of Mars (Rendered In 4K) by zyxzevn in space

[–]scrubking 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Only 4k? Doesn't feel real enough.

Two asteroids approaching Earth on July 22 & 24, another bigger one in September — This site may look cheesy but sometimes has accurate intel: Intellihub by hennaojichan in space

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Oh my Buddha: I just realized that Jason Goodman (of Goodman & Webb infamy) is a guest of one of the interviews on this site. That is a big tell that this site is in part or completely controlled by a foreign entity with often ulterior motives. So take this entire site with a grain of sodium-chloride.

How Prepared Are We For A Carrington Level Solar Storm? by Optimus85 in space

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THis is why I see all powerlines going E to W

China has moved a rocket into position to launch a rover to Mars by runtis in space

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Wouldn't that be considered appropriation of white culture?

Bright comet Neowise . . . How to catch it by [deleted] in space

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If you don't catch the comet before it inevitably fades away in August or sooner, you'll have to wait awhile for its next trip through the inner solar system, currently estimated to happen in the year 8786.

wut

Bright comet Neowise . . . How to catch it by [deleted] in space

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I was six years old when I saw it in 1986. I’m hoping I can hang around long enough to see it again.

Bright comet Neowise . . . How to catch it by [deleted] in space

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Good for you! That's wonderful. A little reminder that life can be magical.

Bright comet Neowise . . . How to catch it by [deleted] in space

[–]TokLwdSaNthg 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Saw it through a telescope - a once-in a lifetime opportunity

Bright comet Neowise . . . How to catch it by [deleted] in space

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Unfortunately, I won't be able to see it. I saw Halley's Comet though, so I'm not exactly unlucky.

Bright comet Neowise . . . How to catch it by [deleted] in space

[–]TokLwdSaNthg 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Up there with Hale Bopp, Hyakutake, Kohoutek. The first naked-eye comet visible in Northern regions for decades. Don’t miss it - get a pair of binos and look to the North and East

"Delta v" roadmap of the solar system, showing how much acceleration is required to reach each planet by magnora7 in space

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That is why rockets have rocket levels : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsiolkovsky_rocket_equation

Solar Eruption, Extreme Weather, Collapse Risk | S0 News Jul.9.2020 by Tom_Bombadil in space

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Made an account just to give this post props, love suspicious0bserver. This website has such good clean information, like straight from the tap. Good community of curious folks tired of being bullshitted and buried.

How do planets orbit in multi-star systems? by Optimus85 in space

[–]fred_red_beans 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Interesting, I was recently wondering about planets in binary star systems

How do planets orbit in multi-star systems? by Optimus85 in space

[–]infocom6502 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Good question, I imagine usually a bit like moons.

Meteors Streaking and Exploding Across the Sky by zyxzevn in space

[–]zyxzevn[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Good spotting, I missed it.
I think it is the same as the last one: A guy in a fly-suit.

Meteors Streaking and Exploding Across the Sky by zyxzevn in space

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That first one is very strange. It appears to adjust direction twice as it passes the pointy building.

Meteors Streaking and Exploding Across the Sky by zyxzevn in space

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Note: This is a gallery.

Why are all the planets on the same orbital plane? by Optimus85 in space

[–]Oortcloud 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Planets orbit in roughly the same plane due to the Lense-Turing effect, also known as frame drag. The gravity of a large spinning object drags space along with it and so objects are drawn to the equatorial plane. The effect itself is tiny but relentless. We now have evidence of exoplanets that have been perturbed in their orbits and so orbit well off the plane. Over time those will be dragged back to the plane of the parant star.

If we look at our own system, the planets deviate from the plane more as we move from Mercury out to Pluto. Earth is the only odd-ball which indicates that at some time in it's deep past Earth's orbit must have been perturbed by some passing massive object. If we go out farther we can even see the effect in the oort cloud, where it's resembles a torus rather than a spherical shell. Planets may form on a plane but there is no reason for them to stay there. In Newtonian physics there is no preferred plane of orbit, but in relativistic physics the spin of the star does create a preferred plane of orbit.

Major Lightning That Came Out Of The Ground and Up Into The Sky, Amazing Pluto, Cosmos | S0 News Jun.23.2020 by christine_grab in space

[–]yellow_algebra_31 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I think I've heard before that sometimes it's like that.

Major Lightning That Came Out Of The Ground and Up Into The Sky, Amazing Pluto, Cosmos | S0 News Jun.23.2020 by christine_grab in space

[–]christine_grab[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Has anyone ever heard of lightning going up out of the ground and into the sky? Apparently, it happened a couple of days ago, too? And he said to be on the lookout for more of it?

Full Sky Maps & Point Sources: Tall Tales from Planck! by Tom_Bombadil in space

[–]Tigerbitecrazy 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I'm glad he's expanding on this subject. His first video about Planck was a real eye-opener

"Delta v" roadmap of the solar system, showing how much acceleration is required to reach each planet by magnora7 in space

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So basically it requires a velocity change of 13 km/s to get to the moon...

I looked it up and the fastest commercially-available bullet travels 1.4 km/s (the 0.22 Swift round).

So the fastest bullet has about 1/10th the speed required to get to the moon. Pretty crazy to think about.

Earth-Facing Solar Quiet, Mayans, USA Storm Alert | S0 News Jun.5.2020 by Tom_Bombadil in space

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INSANE LANDSLIDE into the ocean (@ 1:14)

The Last Disaster, Galactic Center Discoveries, Sky Spray | S0 News Jun.3.2020 by Tom_Bombadil in space

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The One Eyed symbol over a volcano at minute 1:13?

Seems weird...

SpaceX successfully launches first crew to orbit, ushering in new era of spaceflight by Drewski in space

[–]iraelmossadreddit 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

if only they could get out of the atmosphere

SpaceX successfully launches first crew to orbit, ushering in new era of spaceflight by Drewski in space

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<3

Sun Erupts, Tropical Storm, Blasts from Space | S0 News May.28.2020 by Tom_Bombadil in space

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Looks like SDO is back up but no saying if they have edited the footage or not.

Coolest Electric Science of 2020 (and More) | S0 News May.27.2020 by Tom_Bombadil in space

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Wish this had more views. Great episode from Ben and great articles to get the mind whirring.

The Sun "Has Gone Into Lockdown", And This Strange Behavior Could Worsen Global Food Shortages by magnora7 in space

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Actually, it's kinda right on time.

We can go ahead and sell that most of these problems are due to anthropogenic climate change. And like the covid, it's time you give up some freedoms to ensure the survival of the species.

I mean data modelers, and specifically the IHME modelers have been doing climate models for years showing massive deaths due to the climate crisis. Now that they've proven their worth, I've no doubt they'll need to redistribute some new modeling scenarios.

If Rockets were Transparent by zyxzevn in space

[–]magnora7 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

This is awesome, nice find!

If Rockets were Transparent by zyxzevn in space

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Very cool!

Would have been great to have each show their speed, altitude, and max-Q.

And maybe a sidebar graph from the ground to orbit with their positions.

Also, the clouds lasted way too long.

NASA eyes moon landing in 2024 with help from SpaceX, Blue Origin and Dynetics by krys in space

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I'm skeptical about 2024. The lock down doesn't help either.

Selene (aka Luna, in Roman mythology) is the goddess of the Moon. There are a lot of gods and goddesses of the moon. Artemis is the Greek goddess of the hunt, the wilderness, wild animals, the Moon, and chastity. Why do they only focus on one aspect. "Selene and Artemis were also associated with Hecate and all three were regarded as lunar goddesses, but only Selene was regarded as the personification of the Moon itself." ~ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selene

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_lunar_deities

The wife of my Bittersweet Seeds story's protagonist, Ernest, is named Celine, and their daughter is Celeste. The story covers A.I. and space exploration. It's currently a work in progress but I'll be sure to share it on SaidIt when finished.

Astronomers detect supernova so powerful it was previously thought IMPOSSIBLE by Optimus85 in space

[–]DffrntDrmmr 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Science: Forever concluding their last conclusion was false. (But trust us on this one. ;)

Astronomers detect supernova so powerful it was previously thought IMPOSSIBLE by Optimus85 in space

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Indeed. It took a while for the photons to get here. Slowpokes. :)

Astronomers detect supernova so powerful it was previously thought IMPOSSIBLE by Optimus85 in space

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Explosively stellar news.

They make it sound like it just happened, but it took 4 years.

Trump signs executive order to support moon mining, tap asteroid resources by useless_aether in space

[–]rightykiller 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

let me guess, moon landing denier?

Trump signs executive order to support moon mining, tap asteroid resources by useless_aether in space

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X-ray radiation is massless and it easily goes through thin lead vests, etc. It's not even a particle.

Doctors give you an x-ray vest, and they GTFO of the room. Cause the vest is doing very little.

Cosmic rays are many, many, many orders of magnitude more energetic than x-rays.

40,000,000 is +7 orders of magnitude more powerful than the most powerful device on Earth.

There's many more orders of magnitude between the LHC and a doctor's x-ray camera.

The lead won't help.

Trump signs executive order to support moon mining, tap asteroid resources by useless_aether in space

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The Apollo missions marked the first event where humans traveled through the Van Allen belts, which was one of several radiation hazards known by mission planners. The astronauts had low exposure in the Van Allen belts due to the short period of time spent flying through them. Apollo flight trajectories bypassed the inner belts completely, passing through the thinner areas of the outer belts

Trump signs executive order to support moon mining, tap asteroid resources by useless_aether in space

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lead shielding exists, it stops the charged electrons, and 40 millions times the energy isnt that much when you are talking about near weightless particles

Trump signs executive order to support moon mining, tap asteroid resources by useless_aether in space

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The Van Allen belts are full of cosmic rays. Cosmic rays can potentially exceed the particle energy of any particle produced on Earth.

the energies of the most energetic ultra-high-energy cosmic rays (UHECRs) have been observed to approach 3 × 1020 eV,[11] about 40 million times the energy of particles accelerated by the Large Hadron Collider.[12]

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cosmic_ray

Also, anyone who makes it past the Van Allen Belts will continue to be bombarded by solar wind and cosmic rays.

There are a number of obvious conclusions that can be drawn based on these facts of physics.

Trump signs executive order to support moon mining, tap asteroid resources by useless_aether in space

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the van allen belt isnt that deadly, we have lead that stops the charged electrons

Ongoing Magnetic Excursion Triggered by the Sun | S0 News Feb.25.2020 by Tom_Bombadil in space

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I never responded to your comment but thank you! That's some fun stuff....scary but still fun

Trump signs executive order to support moon mining, tap asteroid resources by useless_aether in space

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they will just send third world immigrants and robots. /s

Trump signs executive order to support moon mining, tap asteroid resources by useless_aether in space

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So, how do they plan on solving the cosmic ray 100% certainty of death Van Allen Belts obstacle?

The main belts extend from an altitude of about 1,000 to 60,000 kilometers above the surface in which region radiation levels vary.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: 2020 March 24 - A Black Hole Disrupts a Passing Star by EndlessSunflowers in space

[–]EndlessSunflowers[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

"In the featured artist's illustration, a star has just passed a massive black hole and sheds gas that continues to orbit.
The inner edge of a disk of gas and dust surrounding the black hole is heated by the disruption event and may glow long after the star is gone.

Liveleak.com - Chinese Long March VII rocket launch failed by Chipit in space

[–]useless_aether 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

it didn't made it to space. wrong sub! :-)

/jk

Astronomy Picture of the Day: 2020 March 14 - Moonrise & Mountain Shadow - Rising as the sun set on March 9, only an hour or so after the moment of its full phase, this orange tinted and slightly flattened Moon still looked full. It was photographed opposite the setting sun in the Canary Islands... by EndlessSunflowers in space

[–]EndlessSunflowers[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

"slightly flattened" - Bigger and brighter at perigee, the moon is flattened and distorted in appearance by refraction in atmospheric layers along the sight-line near the horizon

Strange Star, Impactor Theory, Cosmic Nonsense | S0 News Mar.10.2020 by Tom_Bombadil in space

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Astronomy Picture of the Day: 2020 March 1 - A Hole in Mars by EndlessSunflowers in space

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Not only are those pits worthy of exploration for water (past, present, future, and/or ice, liquid, vapour) but they're also great to protect against radiation!

Intrasolar space travelers need to be cave men again because you can't just bring all the heavy radiation protection - or even build dolmens or rock huts that would be thick enough.

Also, if you found a source of water - you might be able to fill bags of water in walls as a radiation absorption barrier.

Astronomy Picture of the Day: 2020 March 1 - A Hole in Mars by EndlessSunflowers in space

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Astronomy Picture of the Day: 2020 February 27 - Two Hemisphere Night Sky by EndlessSunflowers in space

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

That's a weird one.

Ongoing Magnetic Excursion Triggered by the Sun | S0 News Feb.25.2020 by Tom_Bombadil in space

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It's certainly a possibility to be aware of. If you are interested in this then you'll probably appreciate this podcast episode.

https://soundcloud.com/guns-and-butter-1/solar-grand-minimums-magnetic-reversals-and-ice-ages-ben-davidson-365

Here's the archive show list.

http://gunsandbutter.org/archived-show-list

Each and every episode on the list is worth listening to.

Ongoing Magnetic Excursion Triggered by the Sun | S0 News Feb.25.2020 by Tom_Bombadil in space

[–]HeyImSancho 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Storms are brewing.

Ongoing Magnetic Excursion Triggered by the Sun | S0 News Feb.25.2020 by Tom_Bombadil in space

[–]Tigerbitecrazy 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

The part about the Carrington Event and how it correlated directly to the poles starting to accelerate was really something else. Hope everyone is keeping their eyes open

Astronomy Picture of the Day: 2020 February 10 - Solar Eclipse Over The UAE by EndlessSunflowers in space

[–]Chipit 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Oh look, an arab and his girlfriend.

Russia to launch first satellites to show ads from space in 2022 by AbeFroman in space

[–]kokolokoNightcrawler 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

how d fuk is that legal

Beaufort Gyre - Worse than Feared, Galactic Trigger | S0 News Feb.7.2020 by Tom_Bombadil in space

[–]Tigerbitecrazy 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Good to see some S0 fans out here.

Gamma Ray Bursts, Forecasts, Dust to Dust | S0 News Jan.15.2020 by Tom_Bombadil in space

[–]Tom_Bombadil[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

M7 only touches on these but dwells on me portending to have some kind of "authority". Got a take on that?

You're a mod.

I'm not. For this very reason.

I understand how disruptive "different" things being introduced can be - so I honestly believe people trying to defend their way of lives, their communities, their morality, etc. and all have legitimate reasons to be racist and anti-gay if they want to be. That doesn't mean I agree with them at all, but I can sympathize - and I can try to respect them a little more.

I agree with the sympathy part. Maybe empathize.

Racism and anti-gay bias are symptomatic reactions to other issues. IMHO.

The person still deserves human dignity, but that's different.

Gamma Ray Bursts, Forecasts, Dust to Dust | S0 News Jan.15.2020 by Tom_Bombadil in space

[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I told you he's stalking me.

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[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I didn't expect this breakdown but I greatly appreciate it!

You made some fantastic points actually. While good, I'm not sure you're directly over the target as M7 only touches on these but dwells on me portending to have some kind of "authority". Got a take on that?

And I appreciate that you appreciate it, finally someone gets it, a little of what I've done on a few occasions. Granted all the other stuff was all true while the above example was exaggerated and fictional riffing. What wasn't different was that it, just like my other "controversial" stuff, was all creative, fun, upbeat, never negative, and by the rules. I suspect if Sideshow saw it he'd have a cow, man.

I'm not trying to justify anything so much as explain a little... After ignoring countless examples, when I actually chose to engage some extremist post or comment, I'm never aiming to destroy. I try to engage, point out the judgmental hypocrisy, etc and flip the script, but in civil ways. I'm not here to start fights, that's child's play. But I also don't like walking away from perceived injustices either, or when someone leaves themselves open to improvement, or expresses bias, bigotry, etc. - and it's especially hard to resist when they lie about you or something else - or keep coming after you virtually begging for more. Also, unless it's a private message, I'm never just talking to one person anticipating more eyes will see it, whether it explodes in drama or not - therefor I write to educate and/or entertain, as best I can.

I certainly don't envy M7's position. Having to read my creative writing might be a chore, I suppose, to some. I certainly don't engage in such anti-judgementalist campaigns very often in the grand scheme of things. I assume we're having fun when it comes to bantering responses. I certainly wouldn't expect to swear at someone and not have them answer. As per your request, yes indeed. I have been taking the high road, but I need to go higher, and not get all gay (responding to their faggot this and faggot that nonsense). It's also not fair to authentic gay people, tho all the ones I know wouldn't give a shit. Nonetheless I should refrain just as I do from racsist taunts, which actually do bother people I know.

As far as "kicking my ass", it's not gonna happen, intellectually or in real life. They might think I'm something like Him from The Powerpuff Girls, but I actually look like Grizzly Adams, (but Dan is 6'1" and I'm just 6'0"), with much longer hair and a long white beard, as if Gandalf and ZZ Top had a bohemian brother in Canada. I'm all about non-violence with self-defence when necessary. Fortunately no one goes for me because I'm tall but never so big to be a trophy for those with something to prove.

"There's a public shaming aspect to this that's rarely discussed." What do you mean?

The best opportunity to save face is to admit wrongs, IMO. I try my best to be first to admit them when I find them, have them pointed out, or get turned to it. I suspect there are more viewpoints that I need to see, to either turn me to that view, or at least appreciate and respect as valid.

I just had an epiphany. The having fun while doing it, can be misconstrued as "making fun of" rather than "having fun with". This summer, during M7's meltdown over the /s/HolocaustSkepticism, half way through I realized it would all be so much simpler if all "fun" were completely forbidden on that sub, as I'd seen referencing another site. Sadly by that point the avalanche was already well in progress. Anyway, by literally taking the fun out of it, maybe it could simplify it. Is that what you meant by "the most boring option for you"? If so, thank you. If not, thank you anyway.

Indeed, levity has its time and place. And now I suspect I could be misinterpreted as making fun of people who make fun of freaks - perhaps also a little hypocritical, were they to think it was at their expense rather than their enlightenment. Ultimately, at the very least I finally realize I need to tone it down in order to not appear hypocritical, and really it'd just be far simpler to remove subjective humour entirely. A sad realization indeed. Sadder still were SaidIt to become a humourless forum. On the other hand, it would cut down on a monster load of timesuck memes.

Zzzzzzz.

So, I just had a sleep. I left all this in an open tab, to recheck my sleepy work before submitting such a long rant (it was longer). Here's the best part...

I had another epiphany waking up today! Sort of. Obviously the powers that be are determined to divide the people they rule over by what ever means possible. This means making pornography a free speech issue. This means flipping from letting gays die of AIDS to presenting normal gays on TV in the 90s. This means importing refugees and immigrants while capitalism stomps their countries with bombs and economics. I understand how disruptive "different" things being introduced can be - so I honestly believe people trying to defend their way of lives, their communities, their morality, etc. and all have legitimate reasons to be racist and anti-gay if they want to be. That doesn't mean I agree with them at all, but I can sympathize - and I can try to respect them a little more.

It's not much of an epiphany. And it doesn't really change much for SaidIt or how I behave. But all this thinking out loud helped sharpen the focus of my issues on here: intolerance, intolerance of intolerance, name-calling, and fun-having. Alone or together, perhaps these are worthy of future discussions (maybe after things cool down a bit, if ever).

Or discuss now... thoughts?

Gamma Ray Bursts, Forecasts, Dust to Dust | S0 News Jan.15.2020 by Tom_Bombadil in space

[–]bobbobbybob 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

maybe it is hilarious if you find creeps getting their junk out in girls' faces. Personally, I think the dude is a degenerate pervert who needs to grow up and shut up, but whatever. Sexual harassment is so saidit, amirite?

So i'll keep pushing his buttons, until magnora7 gets pissed off enough with reading through Jasonthe pervert's filth to do something about it.

Gamma Ray Bursts, Forecasts, Dust to Dust | S0 News Jan.15.2020 by Tom_Bombadil in space

[–]Tom_Bombadil[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Ha! Do you disagree with what I said?

The shit is hilarious.

joke's on me?

Not you specifically, but whomever is on the recieving end.

Most dudes aren't interested in publicly dueling out a gay version of 50 shades of grey.

It's over the top. That shit has me laughing out loud.

just encouraging the dude to keep taking the rope. Publically. no messages.

Bro. You shouldn't take it personally. In spite of the fact that it's intentionally intimate, and homoerotic.

If someone goes on a personal attack, then point out their underhanded response, declare victory, and move on. It'ss the only dignified strategy.

JC is hardcore 9/11 truther and he'll spread the facts till the end of time if the conversation continues.
The victims and veterans deserve justice, and he's a voice that won't shut up.

The good with the bad, and all.

Try to laugh at the nonsense, bro. It's impossible to imagine it's even plausible.

It's comedy. ;-)

Gamma Ray Bursts, Forecasts, Dust to Dust | S0 News Jan.15.2020 by Tom_Bombadil in space

[–]bobbobbybob 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

joke's on me?

maybe. or maybe i'm just getting the degenerate freak to type out his sex-orientated deviancy as much as possible in order to be able to keep reporting him to Magnora7, because the pervert just cannot help himself.

just encouraging the dude to keep taking the rope. Publically. no messages.

Gamma Ray Bursts, Forecasts, Dust to Dust | S0 News Jan.15.2020 by Tom_Bombadil in space

[–]bobbobbybob 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

jesus wept. TMI you freak

Gamma Ray Bursts, Forecasts, Dust to Dust | S0 News Jan.15.2020 by Tom_Bombadil in space

[–]Tom_Bombadil[S] 2 insightful - 2 fun2 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Yo...

I was not expecting that.

Hmmm...

Put yourself in M7's shoes for a moment.

A) Someone complains about harassment for whatever reason.

B) He looks into the complaint, and has to read two or three of these.

C) It turns out that you were "in the right" and didn't break and community guidelines.

D) However, he still had to read two or three of these.

This has to affect his perception of you.

I think it's hilarious, cause I appreciate cringe comedy. What you just wrote is hilarious. Fucking hilarious.

I would probably find it less hilarious, if enraged people were complaining to me about this, and I was simultaneously trying to encourage people to join this community.

Just saying.

I reread your message. It's fucking hilarious. And it's stated in a way that makes it extremely difficult to respond to.
The only decent response option is to go high road, and respectfully ask you to stop making gay inferences any them.
This is also the least satisfying option, cause they're enraged and want to kick your ass.

You may want to ease up on this type of response. There's a public shaming aspect to this that's rarely discussed.
It will be difficult for some folks to forgive/forget this even if it's a joke.
Cause the joke is on them...

Give them an out. An opportunity to save face.

Unfortunately, that's also the most boring option for you.

Gamma Ray Bursts, Forecasts, Dust to Dust | S0 News Jan.15.2020 by Tom_Bombadil in space

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

Sideshow Bob who? There has been this boy, following me around, paying me lots of attention. He's filled up my messages with sweet nothings. I still haven't responded to them all yet. Sweet nothings, like, really, nothing, like, as if someone with nothing in their head couldn't come up with anything and wrote nothing down. And then in class he dips my hair in the inkwell and sometimes calls me names - but I know he likes me because he follows me around. You wanna know a secret? I'm not gay. But sometimes I put on this little voice and let him think I am and that he's even got a chance. Everyone likes to flirt and get attention and feel needed and important. So I amuse him and I amuse myself until we're spent and exhausted, our heaving bodies collapsed over our keyboards...

I don't think M7 wants us mating though.

Gamma Ray Bursts, Forecasts, Dust to Dust | S0 News Jan.15.2020 by Tom_Bombadil in space

[–]Tom_Bombadil[S] 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

I'm guessing you're familiar with Bob.

Gamma Ray Bursts, Forecasts, Dust to Dust | S0 News Jan.15.2020 by Tom_Bombadil in space

[–]bobbobbybob 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

sharing your deviancy is intellectuAL for you?

Guess you skipped logic, philosophy, ethics, science, politics, etc, at school.

Why do you think that I would think, even for a moment, that you'd engage in a conversation without taking the opportunity to tell me about what you do with your cock? Again?

Gamma Ray Bursts, Forecasts, Dust to Dust | S0 News Jan.15.2020 by Tom_Bombadil in space

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I care because I thought I could engage you in conversation that was actually stimulating in a different way.

If you can't handle intellectual discourse then I won't bother you again over heady topics.

Gamma Ray Bursts, Forecasts, Dust to Dust | S0 News Jan.15.2020 by Tom_Bombadil in space

[–]JasonCarswell 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Synchronicity! This video supports what I just said about dark matter,

Plasma Cosmology Made Easy (8:29)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G48V-Fmh4uc
~ Suspicious0bservers, 2019-10-07

Gamma Ray Bursts, Forecasts, Dust to Dust | S0 News Jan.15.2020 by Tom_Bombadil in space

[–]bobbobbybob 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (0 children)

what do you care? You can't fuck it.

Gamma Ray Bursts, Forecasts, Dust to Dust | S0 News Jan.15.2020 by Tom_Bombadil in space

[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I've also often thought that it makes much more sense for the universe to be filled with much more dust, debris, asteroids, planets, giant planets, and brown stars than they claim between the vast distances of visible stars. Why wouldn't it? Thus the dark mass is not remotely as much of a mystery, and maybe dark energy is slightly less mysterious too.

I didn't know space dust had a life span before now. I guess that's part of their excuse. I wonder who came up with that, why, and how.

Gamma Ray Bursts, Forecasts, Dust to Dust | S0 News Jan.15.2020 by Tom_Bombadil in space

[–]JasonCarswell 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

By "big picture of climate", do you mean including cosmic, geopolitical scientism, both, and/or something else?