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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Bruce Wayne, Apr 13, 2015.
CSPAN callers never disappoint
The political atmosphere of NASA is going to be shocking to anyone not familiar with it. It’s what happens when your complex has such a turbulent funding over its whole existence.
Yeah he sounded like a guy who knew what he had to do to keep his job
I work at a Space Command base and I'm kinda looking forward to going back to work to see what kind of cool data we have now.
Its BS they have to work under such a budget, while we're still ordering F-35s.
Crew Dragon will be docking at the ISS in about 15-20 minutes
Guess we haven't reached the point where there are cameras on every pylon on the ISS. Pretty uneventful to watch.
Interesting to listen to a little friction b/w the guy on ISS and SpaceX/NASA on Earth about which comms setup to use. ISS guy is worried about the battery going down during the current config.
Looks like NASA is replaying the docking
Going to the only dark sky park in Florida next weekend for a few days. Pretty stoked. Bringing my telescope and a bunch of cameras for timelapses
Let me know how it goes. I’ve been wanting to go there for a couple of years for Milky Way shots but it says you have to be there before sunset and I don’t really care to sit there for 4 hours just waiting and I don’t really wanna camp overnight.
That's not camera noise- it's tens of thousands of stars. My image of the Snake Nebula, one of the most star dense regions in the sky, zoom in to see them all! [OC] - reddit user idontlikecock
Zoom in if you want
Bankz did you get around to buying a set up for your child?
at least its not stupid ?
What causes the empty regions?
Cosmic dust. Stars are there, just blocked.
I did, he got it for Christmas.
Unknown astronomical object observed for the first time, that is pretty cool.
"Scientists have discovered an astronomical object that has never been observed before.
It is more massive than collapsed stars, known as "neutron stars", but has less mass than black holes.
Such "black neutron stars" were not thought possible and will mean ideas for how neutron stars and black holes form will need to be rethought.
The discovery was made by an international team using gravitational wave detectors in the US and Italy.
Charlie Hoy, a PhD student from Cardiff University, UK, involved in the study, said the new discovery would transform our understanding.
"We can't rule out any possibilities," he told BBC News. "We don't know what it is and this is why it is so exciting because it really does change our field."
Took these tonight. I’ve only been able to see these on my phones screen, hopefully they look more detailed on a bigger one. They probably need a little touch up on a computer for color and stuff too. I was worried about the sharan dust making it hazy but it actually made for some cool shots
It’s a good camp for RVs, I don’t know if I would tent camp here. They night sky is pretty awesome though. This place is in the middle of nowhere and all the facilities are fixed with red lights so it’s dark AF.
There were a couple groups that did just what you thought. It looked like they got here this afternoon, hiked some of the trails, waited for dark and brought out some cameras and a telescope, and then packed up and left like midnight. So that’s probably not abnormal to do here
So it’s cool if you leave early? I assumed bc you couldn’t use non-red lights that you wouldn’t be able to drive.
Also, you have to get inside by sunset right?
Yeah the gate is locked at sunset but they give you the lock code when you check in if you want to come and go. I’m not really sure where they think someone would come and go since it’s like an hour to the nearest restaurant or store. You would probably still have to reserve a camp spot though because I think they kick anyone not registered for a camping spot out at sunset
There is also a good amount of mosquitos at dusk so bring bug spray
This NEOWISE comet sounds like a good telescope opportunity. I have mountains to the north so I think my view is gonna be obstructed until the end of the month, but if you have a good line of sight to the northeast, you'll probably be able to see it in the coming days before sunrise and during twilight.
This helps me tremendously while reading The Expanse
Why can't our moon have a neat name like all of it's cousins?
It does. Luna.
I suppose 'neat' is a very subjective term.
Mars launch here in 10 mins
Got to the link just in time, thanks.
Bob and Doug about to splash down off the west coast of Florida
First splashdown for America since 1975