Space Never Fails to Blow My Mind, 2nd Edition

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Bruce Wayne, Apr 13, 2015.

  1. WhiskeyDelta

    WhiskeyDelta Formerly MK3rds
    Donor

    Boy do I have the movie for you.

    51D026D24RL._SY445_.jpg
     
  2. Mr Bulldops

    Mr Bulldops Jet fuel cant melt dank memes
    Donor
    UCF KnightsOregon DucksAtlanta BravesMiami DolphinsWWE

    I get what you are saying but I was referring to how this one was a bunch of restored and even some unreleased footage from NASA archives
     
    double RL likes this.
  3. WhiskeyDelta

    WhiskeyDelta Formerly MK3rds
    Donor

    Oh I was just being a dick
     
  4. angus

    angus Well-Known Member
    Donor

  5. Henry Blake

    Henry Blake No Springsteen is leaving this house!

     
  6. Fargin' Icehole

    Fargin' Icehole 50% soulless
    Donor
    Atlanta HawksBayern MunichAtlanta FalconsGeorgia BulldogsAtlanta Braves

    timo, duc15 and angus like this.
  7. angus

    angus Well-Known Member
    Donor

    And it's like 5 pixels across in billions of pixels and somehow they still find it.
     
  8. pearl

    pearl Fan of: White wimmens feet
    Donor TMB OG
    Southern Mississippi Golden EaglesLos Angeles ChargersAvengersSneakers

    These size comparisons always fascinate me

     
  9. Emma

    Emma Wisconsin Sports
    Donor
    Wisconsin BadgersMilwaukee Brewers altMilwaukee BucksGreen Bay Packers

  10. Soup

    Soup Legend in the making
    Donor TMB OG
    Nebraska CornhuskersTexas RangersDallas CowboysDallas StarsDallas Mavericks altBarAndGrill

    Source?

    That’s really cool.
     
  11. Emma

    Emma Wisconsin Sports
    Donor
    Wisconsin BadgersMilwaukee Brewers altMilwaukee BucksGreen Bay Packers

     
    Spike 80DF, The Banks and Soup like this.
  12. Joe Withabee

    Joe Withabee Rock that Scoober
    Donor
    Texas RangersDallas MavericksDallas CowboysChelseaTiger WoodsBarAndGrill

    Liked without watching simply for B holes on the key
     
    pearl likes this.
  13. Henry Blake

    Henry Blake No Springsteen is leaving this house!

  14. pearl

    pearl Fan of: White wimmens feet
    Donor TMB OG
    Southern Mississippi Golden EaglesLos Angeles ChargersAvengersSneakers

  15. angus

    angus Well-Known Member
    Donor

    Was expecting dickbutt.
     
  16. The Banks

    The Banks TMB's Alaskan
    Donor TMB OG
    Oregon DucksGreen Bay PackersDetroit Red WingsBayern Munich

    I don't see the flag
     
    shawnoc, a.tramp, TC and 1 other person like this.
  17. timo

    timo Brassicaceae
    Donor
    Penn State Nittany LionsPittsburgh SteelersPittsburgh PenguinsTottenham HotspurPittsburgh Pirates

    buy_dont_lease and Spike 80DF like this.
  18. angus

    angus Well-Known Member
    Donor


    We Might Be About to See the First Ever Photo of a Black Hole


    An announcement next week by an international collaboration might contain the first-ever photo of a black hole's event horizon.
    By Avery Thompson
    Apr 1, 2019

    [​IMG]
    Supermassive black holes
    Photo 12Getty Images

    Next week, a collection of countries around the world are going to make a big announcement, and no one is sure exactly what it’s going to be. However, there are some possibilities, and the most exciting one is that they are about to reveal the first-ever photograph of the event horizon of a black hole.

    Taking a photo of a black hole is not an easy task. Not only are black holes famous for not letting any light escape, even the nearest known black holes are very far away. The specific black hole astronomers wanted to photograph, Sagittarius A*, lies at the center of our galaxy 25,000 light-years away.

    The international Event Horizon Telescope project announced its plan to photograph Sagittarius A* back in 2017, and they enlisted some of the world’s biggest telescopes to help out. The researchers used half a dozen radio telescopes, including the ALMA telescope in Chile and the James Clerk Maxwell telescope in Hawaii, to stare at Sagittarius A* over the past two years.

    And while a picture of the black hole itself is impossible, the EHT astronomers were really aiming at the next best thing: the event horizon, the border of the black hole beyond which not even light can escape. At the event horizon, gravity is so strong that light will orbit the black hole like planets orbit stars, and our telescopes should be able to pick that up.

    But even with multiple telescopes pointing at Sagittarius A* for the better part of two years, imaging a black hole is not easy. The event horizon of a black hole is one of the most volatile places in the universe, and any black hole worth the name is going to be surrounded by immense amounts of dust, gas, and other stars. These are all obstacles to our telescopes, and only sheer ingenuity on the part of the EHT's astronomers will allow us to pierce that veil.

    Next week, we’ll finally get to experience the first results from this mission. There's no way to know what to expect, although of course everyone is hoping for a really good black hole photo. Regardless of the details, however, next Wednesday we’ll almost certainly be seeing something no human has ever seen before.

    https://www.popularmechanics.com/sp...-to-see-the-first-ever-photo-of-a-black-hole/
     
  19. Spike 80DF

    Spike 80DF Too Much Bama In Me
    Alabama Crimson Tide

    It's a busy week for SpaceX

    Starship hopper should be getting its first single Raptor engine static fire today or tomorrow between 2 and 10 PM: https://www.themonitor.com/2019/04/02/spacex-testing-closures-extended/

    Falcon Heavy should get a static fire of all 27 Merlin engines on Thursday morning ahead of its first commercial launch that's planned for Sunday evening: https://spaceflightnow.com/2019/04/01/falcon-heavy-arabsat-6a-preparations/

    Unrelated, at an employee townhall meeting a NASA admin discussed using a Falcon Heavy rocket to get the Orion spacecraft into orbit since Pence wants us on the Moon by 2024 and there's no way that the SLS will be ready by then: https://arstechnica.com/science/201...on-heavy-rocket-could-fly-humans-to-the-moon/
     
  20. angus

    angus Well-Known Member
    Donor

  21. Bo Pelinis

    Bo Pelinis WE GO HARD ON EARTH
    Donor TMB OG
    Nebraska CornhuskersBig 8 Conference

  22. Popovio

    Popovio The poster formerly known as "MouseCop"
    Donor
    Alabama Crimson TideLos Angeles LakersChelseaWerder-Bremen

    I read somewhere that those anti satellite weapons have the potential to cause a cascade reaction that could encompass the entire earth in an impenetrable wall of debris.
     
  23. Nandor the Relentless

    Nandor the Relentless Former Leader of Al Quolanudar
    Donor
    Kentucky WildcatsBoston CelticsNew England PatriotsUnited States Men's National Soccer TeamUniversity of LynchburgUSA BasketballNXTAEWMetal

    Sounds like the GOP's immigration proposal when alien life is discovered
     
    Duck2013 and MORBO! like this.
  24. letan

    letan Just looking for the gator board
    Donor
    Real MadridJacksonville JaguarsFlorida GatorsTampa Bay Rays

    Well on the bright side that may protect us from aliens
     
  25. Fargin' Icehole

    Fargin' Icehole 50% soulless
    Donor
    Atlanta HawksBayern MunichAtlanta FalconsGeorgia BulldogsAtlanta Braves

  26. Henry Blake

    Henry Blake No Springsteen is leaving this house!

  27. MORBO!

    MORBO! Hello, Tiny Man. I WILL DESTROY YOU!!!!
    Donor
    New York GiantsNew York YankeesAtlanta UnitedUCF Knights

    We found Sauron!
     
    shawnoc, -Asshole- and Illinihockey like this.
  28. Hatfield

    Hatfield Charlie don’t surf
    Donor
    South Carolina GamecocksWashington NationalsFulhamTiger WoodsGrateful Dead

    So that's absolutely a portal to another dimension right?
     
  29. Dudley Dawson2

    Dudley Dawson2 Well-Known Member
    Penn State Nittany Lions

    Yep.

    It’s beautiful even at 6.5 billion times our sun’s mass. Yikes.
     
    Duck2013 likes this.
  30. Pharm

    Pharm Right Handed
    Donor
    Florida State SeminolesAtlanta HawksAtlanta FalconsCalgary Flames

    This guy explained it pretty well.

     
    -Asshole-, a.tramp, IanBoyd and 6 others like this.
  31. pearl

    pearl Fan of: White wimmens feet
    Donor TMB OG
    Southern Mississippi Golden EaglesLos Angeles ChargersAvengersSneakers

    Fascinating
     
  32. Pharm

    Pharm Right Handed
    Donor
    Florida State SeminolesAtlanta HawksAtlanta FalconsCalgary Flames

    Dude naiked it too
     
  33. Icculus is a Bammer

    Icculus is a Bammer marco esquandolas took my job
    Donor
    New Orleans PelicansNew Orleans SaintsDC United

  34. Mr Bulldops

    Mr Bulldops Jet fuel cant melt dank memes
    Donor
    UCF KnightsOregon DucksAtlanta BravesMiami DolphinsWWE

    That’s pretty much exactly the take I would expect from barstool
     
  35. Popovio

    Popovio The poster formerly known as "MouseCop"
    Donor
    Alabama Crimson TideLos Angeles LakersChelseaWerder-Bremen

    "Bro, come on why isn't that shit in HD?"
     
  36. Bo Pelinis

    Bo Pelinis WE GO HARD ON EARTH
    Donor TMB OG
    Nebraska CornhuskersBig 8 Conference

    Like, that's not even a good picture dude. Is this Windows 95? Bro you can't even take a better picture than that?
     
  37. Mr Bulldops

    Mr Bulldops Jet fuel cant melt dank memes
    Donor
    UCF KnightsOregon DucksAtlanta BravesMiami DolphinsWWE

    “We already had a good picture, it was called interstellar, why doesn’t it look like that”
     
    Duck2013, Shawn Hunter and CUtigers like this.
  38. Popovio

    Popovio The poster formerly known as "MouseCop"
    Donor
    Alabama Crimson TideLos Angeles LakersChelseaWerder-Bremen

    So, I'm guessing the "light" in the pic is the superheated matter in the accretion disk?

    Pretty god damn amazing day for science.
     
    angus and clemsontyger04 like this.
  39. Illinihockey

    Illinihockey Well-Known Member
    Chicago CubsChicago BullsChicago BearsChicago BlackhawksIllinois Fightin' IlliniLiverpool

    I am not a scientist so I ask this out of curiosity only. It seems like in the last 10-20 years we've become very good at finding and viewing things. Our ability to send back images of distant stars, galaxies, and now black holes has been amazing. But practically speaking, what has all of this accomplished. Now we can see what we already knew was there, but so what? We got these great images of Saturn and Pluto but besides it being cool, what good does it do? I understand the potential practical implications of the Space X stuff and being able to land a rocket after use, but while cool, what does sending a blurry image of a black hole we know exists do to advance anything?
     
    HuskerInMiami likes this.
  40. Bo Pelinis

    Bo Pelinis WE GO HARD ON EARTH
    Donor TMB OG
    Nebraska CornhuskersBig 8 Conference

    The picture of the black hole verified the math. As far as practical applications of space exploration (via person or photograph), I mean, there's tons of stuff that comes out of it that's sort of tangential. Some of the biggest discoveries or developments in history came as a result of innovation for space.

    EDIT: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/infographics/infographic.view.php?id=11358

    https://spinoff.nasa.gov/Spinoff2008/tech_benefits.html

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NASA_spinoff_technologies
     
    #2591 Bo Pelinis, Apr 10, 2019
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2019
    The Banks and clemsontyger04 like this.
  41. CUtigers

    CUtigers Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Clemson TigersDenver Broncos

    The interstellar one is pretty damn close. Who was it that helped nolan make that in the movie?
     
    -Asshole- and Mr Bulldops like this.
  42. Bo Pelinis

    Bo Pelinis WE GO HARD ON EARTH
    Donor TMB OG
    Nebraska CornhuskersBig 8 Conference

    Kip Thorne
     
    -Asshole- and CUtigers like this.
  43. beerme

    beerme Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Penn State Nittany LionsNew York YankeesGreen Bay Packers

    Do we ever go anywhere meaningfully without exploring ahead first? Not to say it's viable to set up a human colony on saturn/pluto but it's not just the images, we're getting a lot of good data on the planets and what this could mean about what we find in other solar systems at least.
     
    Duck2013 and -Asshole- like this.
  44. Dudley Dawson2

    Dudley Dawson2 Well-Known Member
    Penn State Nittany Lions

    Yes there’s a video out there of Thorne running all the math and simulations to come up with the look of a black hole for the movie. I’ll try and find it later.
     
    -Asshole- likes this.
  45. theriner69er

    theriner69er Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Cleveland BrownsFlorida State SeminolesDetroit Red Wings

    These kinds of videos always make me wonder about our sense of scale. Could there be some living being/organism/whatever that's massive, like the size of earth or our solar system?

    Also that the way we perceive things is through our senses, and what else we are not "seeing" because we do not have the ability to perceive it. Some of that is detectable, like radiation and gravity, but is there more going on that we are not aware of?
     
    HuskerInMiami likes this.
  46. southlick

    southlick "Better Than You"
    Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson TideAtlanta BravesDallas CowboysBirmingham Legion

  47. Henry Blake

    Henry Blake No Springsteen is leaving this house!

  48. southlick

    southlick "Better Than You"
    Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson TideAtlanta BravesDallas CowboysBirmingham Legion

    On the flip side...
     
    Spike 80DF likes this.
  49. NP13

    NP13 MC OG
    Donor
    East Carolina PiratesAtlanta BravesCharlotte HornetsCarolina PanthersWashington RedskinsCarolina HurricanesAvengers

    show about SpaceIL on Science Channel now