Space Never Fails to Blow My Mind, 2nd Edition

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  1. Emma

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  2. Talking Head

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    I wish science channel would do some updates of The Universe series.

    The animation on the first few seasons is so dated and those shows were dealing with some of the coolest concepts.
     
    #2702 Talking Head, Nov 10, 2019
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  3. Popovio

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    I was thinking exactly this about the Jupiter episode I watched the other day. Combine the subject matter with some nice visuals it'd be comparable with "The Cosmos".
     
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    It’s such a good series. I honestly liked it more than the Cosmos because it wasn’t trying to reach as broad of an audience as a show aired on Fox.

    Cosmos effects are unbelievable though.
     
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    I just like Mike Rowe narrating.
     
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  7. WhiskeyDelta

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    Similar to a concept I've seen in the Honor Harrington book series; ship creates a gravity field in front of the ship, which pulls the ship/projector forward
     
  8. pearl

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  9. Henry Blake

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    Milky Way by that same photographer

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  10. Aaron Hernandez

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    Anyone knowledgeable or have an opinion on what Starlink and other massive satellite constellations means for the future of astronomy or other space stuff?
     
  11. Bankz

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    Got my kid a telescope for Christmas. Feel like an idiot trying to find him something awesome to look at lol.


    This is gonna take some practice.
     
  12. The Banks

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    I feel bad for people that live in places with light pollution
     
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  13. The Banks

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    Teach him how to find north. Then hell know where the Big Dipper and Little Dipper are. Also Pleiades is an easy one to spot (some think its the little dipper). Orions Belt. If he can find Orions Belt he should be able to find the brightest star in the sky, Sirius. And astrology is obvious stupid but you can show him his zodiac sign in the sky for whenever his birthday is.
     
  14. WhiskeyDelta

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    Moon is always a good idea. Can see the craters and it’s easy to find.
     
  15. Bankz

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    that was stop one tonight. But we had a ton of cloud cover so it wasn’t easy. Apparently I also didn’t have my finder and viewer aligned. So after an hour of frustration I looked to YouTube for the solution. Tomorrow is another chance
     
  16. Fargin' Icehole

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    It sucks. I constantly have my kids camping and outdoors and my boy just saw the Milky Way for the 1st time this fall. He's 9, my girl is 12 and has never seen it. People think I'm fucking with them when I tell them we watch satellites cross the night sky on backpacking trips.
     
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  17. Popovio

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    I live in L.A. What are these stars everyone keeps talking about?
     
  18. infected donkey

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    They’re located on that one street sidewalk.
     
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    I can’t imagine how good the views must be up there. Alaska is on the bucket list without a doubt.
     
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    The Star Chart app might be of some use, idk though I’ve never had a telescope
     
  21. TDintheCorner

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    I'm 35 and I've never seen it. :feelsbadman:
     
  22. Fargin' Icehole

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    The fuck? That family cabin you've posted before, you can't see it from out there?
     
  23. TDintheCorner

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    I'm never down there in the spring/summer.
     
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  24. The Banks

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    Are there not clear skies in the fall/winter?
     
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    Perfect, less humidity.
     
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    I just did some quick research on best times to see the milky way and supposedly spring/summer is better. I have never seen it at our cabin at anytime though. It's isolated but maybe it's still picking up some light pollution from nearby towns. :idk:
     
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    I’ve enjoyed using the SkyView app to find things
     
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    So did no one every find out what rocket was launched on the 1st? There are a bunch of reports and pictures of a rocket off the east coast of Florida but nothing was scheduled and both NASA and the Air Force denied it was theirs
     
  29. beerme

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    What did space force say?
     
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    “It’s very easy to speculate people think they see something,” said Sanford Manley, a former historian with the Strategic Air Command.

    Manley says what people saw was actually the contrail of a plane being illuminated by the rising sun.“The plane is very high catching the sunlight before the sun has come up therefore its glowing red,” Manley said.
     
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  33. BamaNug

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    Well that's amazing
     
  34. BamaNug

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    Also, actually seeing the milky way in the night sky is pretty phenomenal. That alone is worth a camping trip.
     
  35. Mr Bulldops

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    Went camping at crater lake when I was a kid. At midnight we drove up to the rim to look at the stars. First time I really saw the Milky Way. Parents wanted to go back after like 20 min. Wouldn’t let them for like 2 hours. It was beautiful and started a life long love of space and astronomy
     
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  36. The Banks

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    Damn northern lights have been obstructing my Milky Way viewing the past few nights.
     
  37. CoastalOrange

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    What an awesome problem to have.
     
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    RIP Katherine Johnson, a true American badass.

    The 'Hidden Figures" movie is awesome by the way, pretty sure it was recommended itt. I've watched it 3 times.
     
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  42. Kevintensity

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    New cosmos episode currently on nat geo
     
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