Space Never Fails to Blow My Mind, 2nd Edition

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  1. southlick

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  4. Biship

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    I immediately thought of that quote when I saw the Saturn picture
     
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  7. Emma

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  8. Imurhuckleberry

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    Hey all. A college buddy of mine has been playing around with astrophotography for a bit and posted this pic the other night. I was blown away that this was something that could be done with amateur equipment and am now thinking about looking into getting some beginner equipment. Any tmb's, either professional or amateur, astronomers and have some recommendations to get started?

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    Of all of the craziness that space brings us, light from shit that happened millions and millions of years ago might just be the craziest, to me. Always bottles my mind.
     
  10. letan

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    Same. I have to stop myself from thinking about it bc my brain starts to hurt.
     
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  11. Henry Blake

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    Kind of like thinking about what's at the edge of the universe. Everything lives in a container of some sort. In what container does the universe reside?
     
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  12. Mr Bulldops

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    This will answer your question

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    Watching the Apollo 8 NOVA, good shit.
     
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    2 things scare me if I think about them long enough; the finality of death, and the vastness of the universe.

    The scale is impossible to fully grasp.
     
  17. Mr Bulldops

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    Eat Arby’s
     
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  19. angus

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    Any science done yet?
     
  20. Emma

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    One year ago today

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    March 7th and a second in April for the next planned FH launches
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  21. Emma

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    Raptor's first firing



    Headphone warning
     
  22. Emma

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    It's been a tedious two months for the InSight project.

    The setting up of the seismometer has taken a while, requiring a long ground survey to make a digital terrain model.

    Recently, the team has deployed a cover (WTS) on top of the SEIS instrument. In case there was an issue with the alignment of the cover with the instrument (they wanted to leave a gap of about 6.5 centimetres around the instrument), they have been taking images of the cover for a few days. Once they are happy with the position, they can detach the grapple and move onto the next phase which is deploying the heat probe.
     
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  23. Emma

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    The thermal shield has just been added
     
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  24. Emma

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    Recent images from Curiosity









     
  25. One Knight

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    Those Mars pics are just incredible.
     
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    The increase in power and thrust they were able to achieve is incredible and difficult to grasp. Some nerd on Reddit broke it all down and even then I couldnt understand it all, yet was still impressed with what they were attempting to explain.
     
  27. Emma

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    Opportunity is dead

    15 great years of service and more than a marathon's worth of coverage
     
  28. Fargin' Icehole

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    Awesome bot. Tip of the cap.
     
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    On a 90 day service plan.

    Pretttay pretttaay good.
     
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  30. Mr Bulldops

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  33. Emma

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    "I took nearly 50,000 images of the night sky to make an 81 Megapixel image of Tuesday's moon. Uncompressed image linked in the comments."

    Not OC
     
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    no talk about tonight's launch?

    I messed up the location of where it would be in the sky but

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  36. Mr Bulldops

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    SpaceX launch was badass tonight or I guess this morning
     
  37. Mr Bulldops

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    I was suprised no one was on here as well
     
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  38. Henry Blake

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    "This happens every time a rocket launched. The explosion of gas is usually invisible as during the day coz the sun is too bright. In the wee hours of dawn/dusk, however, we get to see the gas from the rocket expand as it enters thin higher atmosphere."
     
  39. Mr Bulldops

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    I always thing the coolest thing about these launches in the early morning is that it is always so quiet out i can actually hear the rocket after about 4 and a half minutes. It’s totally quiet and by then you probably can’t even really see the rocket anymore but then it sounds like a freight train is coming down the street out of nowhere
     
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    Nat Geo Orders Adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s ‘The Right Stuff’ to Series

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    National Geographic, in partnership with Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way and Warner Horizon Scripted Television, has greenlit to series an adaptation of Tom Wolfe’s 1979 book “The Right Stuff,” which recounts the early days of the U.S. space program and its astronauts.

    Using Wolfe’s book as a jumping-off point, the first season begins in 1958, the height of the Cold War, with the Soviets leading the space race and the U.S. launching NASA’s Project Mercury. The best-selling book was previously adapted into a feature film in 1983.

    The show is described as taking “a clear-eyed, non-nostalgic look at the lives of these ambitious astronauts and their families, who became instant celebrities in a competition that would either kill them or make them immortal.” Following seasons will follow the Apollo Space Program, the moon landing, and other missions.

    “The behind-the-scenes stories of the astronauts in Tom Wolfe’s bestseller The Right Stuff are engaging, provocative and timeless,” said Carolyn Bernstein, National Geographic’s executive vice president of global scripted content and documentary films, in a statement. “The book’s narrative aligns perfectly with the qualities that we look for in scripted projects: fact-based, wildly entertaining and pushing the limits of human achievement.”

    DiCaprio and Jennifer Davisson will executive produce. Mark Lafferty will serve as executive producer and showrunner. David Nutter will direct and executive produce the premiere episode. Will Staples has also been tapped to executive produce.

    Production is slated to begin this fall.

    National Geographic and Appian Way have previously partnered on climate change documentary “Before the Flood.”
     
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  42. Mr Bulldops

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    Just got done watching the Apollo 11 movie. It was excellent. Hope they do the same thing for Apollo 13. Would watch with a fury