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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Bruce Wayne, Apr 13, 2015.
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.
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".
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.
I just like Mike Rowe narrating.
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
Milky Way by that same photographer
Anyone knowledgeable or have an opinion on what Starlink and other massive satellite constellations means for the future of astronomy or other space stuff?
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.
I feel bad for people that live in places with light pollution
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.
Moon is always a good idea. Can see the craters and it’s easy to find.
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
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.
I live in L.A. What are these stars everyone keeps talking about?
They’re located on that one street sidewalk.
I can’t imagine how good the views must be up there. Alaska is on the bucket list without a doubt.
The Star Chart app might be of some use, idk though I’ve never had a telescope
I'm 35 and I've never seen it.
The fuck? That family cabin you've posted before, you can't see it from out there?
I'm never down there in the spring/summer.
Are there not clear skies in the fall/winter?
Perfect, less humidity.
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.
I’ve enjoyed using the SkyView app to find things
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
What did space force say?
“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.
Well that's amazing
Also, actually seeing the milky way in the night sky is pretty phenomenal. That alone is worth a camping trip.
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
Damn northern lights have been obstructing my Milky Way viewing the past few nights.
What an awesome problem to have.
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.
Gigapixel from Mars Rover. More info.
New cosmos episode currently on nat geo
The hole looks so much bigger than that. Is it just really zoomed in?
This extraordinary image shows the northern hemisphere of Mars in spring, with its polar cap – composed of water ice but with a covering of carbon dioxide ice – extending down to approximately 70 degrees north . Beneath this are the vast plains of Vastitas Borealis (Latin – northern wastelands), with a veil of cloud stretching towards the south, over areas covered with dark sand. Next, at 50 degrees north, is Lyot Crater with its striking double rings. In the centre of the picture, an obvious escarpment marks the transition between the lower-lying and geologically younger plains of the northern lowlands and the southern Martian highlands. The far higher number of craters seen here shows that the southern highlands are much older than the northern lowlands. The 40-degree east line of longitude runs through the centre of the image, from north to south. To the left of the centre of the image is the region of Arabia Terra, with the striking landmark of the 415-kilometre Cassini Crater, named after the eminent Italian-French astronomer Giovanni Domenico (Jean-Dominique) Cassini (1625–1712). South of the Equator (in the bottom quarter of the picture) are the Terra Sabaea highlands, again covered by extensive dark layers of sand and dune fields. A large double-ringed crater, Huygens Crater, can also be seen here. In the southeast (bottom right) is the largest impact crater on Mars, Hellas Planitia, which is 2000 kilometres across. Here, it is covered by clouds. The image data were acquired in June 2019 by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft.
The Closest Black Hole to Earth Has Been Discovered