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Post by Estiveo » Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:16 pm

Umm...it was this morning, RTH. Saw it on my way to dialysis. It was pretty setting over the Santa Cruz mountains.


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Post by Mr. Gneiss » Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:54 pm

My wife and I got up early this morning to see the super blue blood moon. Quite a sight from the comfort of our living room as it hovered above the Front Range.

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Post by Estiveo » Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:23 pm

Mr. Gneiss wrote:
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My wife and I got up early this morning to see the super blue blood moon. Quite a sight from the comfort of our living room as it hovered above the Front Range.

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Estiveo wrote:
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Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:54 pm
My wife and I got up early this morning to see the super blue blood moon. Quite a sight from the comfort of our living room as it hovered above the Front Range.

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Post by Somerset » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:39 pm

It was also visible in the Pearl River Delta area last night, but unfortunately where I live was completely clouded over last night :crying:



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Post by maydijo » Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:57 pm

We saw it, but it didn't look particularly super or red. I've seen much bigger super moons. My husband was driving home from a meeting in the city and got to see the entire eclipse from start to finish, so that was nice for him.



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Post by RTH10260 » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:09 pm

15 years after tragic disaster, remembering Space Shuttle Columbia
Spacecraft broke apart during re-entry in 2003


KCCI Updated: 12:00 PM CST Feb 1, 2018

Thursday marks 15 years since the Space Shuttle Columbia exploded.

The shuttle came apart as it re-entered the atmosphere, sending debris falling across Texas.

A piece of foam insulation broke off during lift-off two weeks earlier, striking the wing and damaging part of the heat shield, which led to the fatal accident.

Six American Astronauts were killed, along with Israel’s first astronaut: Rick Husband, Willie McCool, Michael Anderson, Kalpana Chawla, David Brown, Laurel Clark, and Ilan Ramon were those killed.


http://www.kcci.com/article/15-years-af ... a/15955662



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Post by RTH10260 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:30 pm

The Curiosity rover on Mars is still going strong in its 14th year

once designed to last a mere 90 days




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Post by RTH10260 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:31 pm

The Curiosity's path since splash down in SOL Martian days




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Post by RTH10260 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:33 pm

NASA wrote:A panoramic image that NASA's Curiosity Mars rover took from a mountainside ridge provides a sweeping vista of key sites visited since the rover's 2012 landing, and the towering surroundings.


https://mars.nasa.gov/news/8302/vista-f ... ey-so-far/



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Post by RTH10260 » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:35 pm

NASA Mars Exploration Program

https://mars.nasa.gov/#



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Post by Judge Roy Bean » Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:38 pm

:thumbs:


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Post by RTH10260 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:44 pm

10 years of Columbus, Europe's orbiting space lab

euronews (in English) Published on 6 Feb 2018

Since it blasted off ten years ago, Columbus has been used to grow plants, research new metals and probe astronauts' blood, bodies and brains.

With whoops and cheers from the crew, the Shuttle Atlantis blasted off ten years ago with Europe's Columbus module on board, bound for the International Space Station.

Since then ESA's orbiting science lab has been used to grow plants, research new metals and probe astronauts' blood, bodies and brains.

The 10-tonne module may look somewhat chaotic, with its cables and experiments floating around the walls, floor and ceiling, but it is a familiar place for ESA's astronaut corps. Recently returned spaceman Paolo Nespoli tells Euronews: "To a European astronaut, it's a little bit like home. By definition, by default, when a European astronaut flies, he, he or she, is responsible of Columbus, of the laboratory itself. Which means maintaining it, make sure that everything works."

Columbus was launched on 7th February 2008 and attached to the International Space Station over the course of one day, with ESA's Leopold Eyharts overseeing proceedings.


http://www.euronews.com/2018/01/19/10-y ... -space-lab



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Post by RTH10260 » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:50 pm

Watch again: Elon Musk launchs the world’s biggest operational rocket
By Chris Harris last updated: 06/02/2018
Entrepreneur Elon Musk made a bid to make space history on Tuesday evening.

It was billed as one of the most significant — and eccentric — spaceflight moments in a generation.

Entrepreneur Elon Musk launched his bid to fly one of the world’s most powerful rockets from Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Tuesday evening.

You can watch the launch again in the video player, below.

The 23-storey-tall Falcon Heavy rocket is made to have twice the lifting capacity of any other launch vehicle.

The rocket is only risking a dummy payload — Musk’s cherry red Tesla Roadster electric car — because of the high failure rate of maiden voyages.


http://www.euronews.com/2018/02/06/watc ... ion-rocket
https:// www.facebook.com/euronews/videos/101557 ... &src=video




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https://www.cbsnews.com/news/spacex-fal ... en-flight/



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Post by Mikedunford » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:52 pm

I'm about to watch it for a fourth time. The side by side booster landing was just unbelievably Buck Rogers. So awesome.


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Post by RoadScholar » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:56 pm

Dude. That was so exciting I was shouting at the screen.

These folks narrate the technical events better than NASA ever did.


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Post by AndyinPA » Tue Feb 06, 2018 6:40 pm

Gorgeous!!! Spectacular!!! Awesome!!!



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Post by GlimDropper » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:56 pm

That double booster landing gave me shivers. Excellent music choice. I kinda wish something would have happened to the roadster.



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Post by Judge Roy Bean » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:08 pm

You just have to wonder:

http://metro.co.uk/2018/02/09/flat-eart ... x-7301195/
Flat-Earther who saw SpaceX launch brands it an elaborate hoax ... it's an elaborate hoax to distract people from the existence of other lands beyond an ‘ice ring’ that surrounds Earth at the North and South poles.
And Uber and Lyft let him drive people around. :doh:


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Post by vic » Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:36 am

The image that Elon Musk is hiding
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Post by RTH10260 » Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:13 am

R.I.P.
Farewell, Tiangong-1: Chinese Space Station Meets Fiery Doom Over South Pacific
By Mike Wall, Space.com Senior Writer | April 1, 2018 09:29pm ET

Tiangong-1 is no more.

China's prototype space station, whose name translates as "Heavenly Palace 1," met a fiery end in Earth's atmosphere today (April 1), breaking apart and burning up in the skies over the southern Pacific Ocean at about 8:16 p.m. EDT (0016 April 2 GMT), according to the U.S. Strategic Command's Joint Force Space Component Command (JFSCC).

"The JFSCC used the Space Surveillance Network sensors and their orbital analysis system to confirm Tiangong-1's re-entry," U.S. Air Force officials wrote in a statement. [Tiangong-1: China's Falling Space Station in Pictures]

Some pieces of the school-bus-size Tiangong-1 almost certainly survived the fall, but the odds that they caused any damage or injury are extremely small: You had a less than 1-in-1-trillion chance of getting hit by a flaming chunk of the heavenly palace, according to experts with the Aerospace Corporation.

By the way, if you do manage to find such a chunk of Tiangong-1, don't pick it up or breathe in any fumes emanating from it. The space junk may be contaminated with hydrazine, a toxic rocket fuel, experts have said.


https://www.space.com/40101-china-space ... ashes.html



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Post by RVInit » Thu May 03, 2018 11:50 am

A special kind of variable star.



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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu May 03, 2018 12:23 pm

Loved this video. I forwarded to two homeschool teachers!


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Post by RVInit » Thu May 03, 2018 12:35 pm

Tiredretiredlawyer wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 12:23 pm
Loved this video. I forwarded to two homeschool teachers!
Backatcha. I loved the Vogelkop Superb Bird of Paradise video you posted in the other thread, very interesting.

Variable stars are interesting. They aren't my favorite object to view through a telescope, but they are interesting to learn about and I thought the video was pretty well done.

Here is another cool video about stars - this one is about giant stars and the speaker is very good, a brilliant young woman.



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Post by RVInit » Fri May 04, 2018 3:44 pm

Take a walk on Mars. The Everyday Astronaut went to Mars this morning. Sort of.



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