Space Never Fails to Blow My Mind, 2nd Edition

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

  1. Mr Bulldops

    Mr Bulldops If you’re juiceless, you’re useless
    Donor
    UCF KnightsAtlanta BravesMiami DolphinsAEW

  2. bigpig

    bigpig cultofwhatever.com
    Donor
    Arkansas RazorbacksNew York JetsAEW

    Out: Sweet Meteor of Death

    In: Sweet Meteor of city-wide mass destruction.


    It'll have to do.
     
  3. Mr Bulldops

    Mr Bulldops If you’re juiceless, you’re useless
    Donor
    UCF KnightsAtlanta BravesMiami DolphinsAEW

    Baby steps
     
    Nandor the Relentless likes this.
  4. TableKnight

    TableKnight Go Knights
    Donor TMB OG
    UCF KnightsMiami DolphinsAtlanta UnitedAvengersBig 12 Conference

    Ah, Now I see, it needs to be below 50Kelvin in order to see infrared light and not produce any itself. Crazy.

    So its cooling down but not there yet, we need to drop about another 40F to get there
     
    Henry Blake likes this.
  5. southlick

    southlick "Better Than You"
    Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson TideAtlanta BravesNew Orleans PelicansDallas CowboysBirmingham Legion

  6. Joe Withabee

    Joe Withabee PS I have sifulus
    Donor
    Texas RangersDallas MavericksDallas CowboysChelseaTiger WoodsBarAndGrillFormula 1



    For those wondering about such things
     
    HuskerInMiami and TableKnight like this.
  7. Emma

    Emma Words
    Donor
    Wisconsin BadgersMilwaukee Brewers altMilwaukee BucksGreen Bay Packers

    Final latch move about to commence.

    If successful, L2 insertion insertion, removal of mirror hardstops, calibrating the primary and secondary mirror, instrument checkover, image calibration is basically all we have left.
     
  8. Emma

    Emma Words
    Donor
    Wisconsin BadgersMilwaukee Brewers altMilwaukee BucksGreen Bay Packers

    Starboard primary mirror wing complete

    Fully deployed JWST observatory

    What a feat
     
  9. Kirk Fogg

    Kirk Fogg "Tell them what they've won Olmec!"
    Donor TMB OG

  10. skeezy

    skeezy what is this? meowschwitz
    Donor TMB OG
    Avengers

    It’s amazing what humanity can do
     
  11. WhiskeyDelta

    WhiskeyDelta Well-Known Member
    Donor

  12. TableKnight

    TableKnight Go Knights
    Donor TMB OG
    UCF KnightsMiami DolphinsAtlanta UnitedAvengersBig 12 Conference

    That's amazing. I saw this morning we are 80% of the way to L2 and I think they start adjusting the mirror alignments tommorow
     
  13. TableKnight

    TableKnight Go Knights
    Donor TMB OG
    UCF KnightsMiami DolphinsAtlanta UnitedAvengersBig 12 Conference

    Mr Bulldops likes this.
  14. Mr Bulldops

    Mr Bulldops If you’re juiceless, you’re useless
    Donor
    UCF KnightsAtlanta BravesMiami DolphinsAEW

  15. NP13

    NP13 MC OG
    Donor
    East Carolina PiratesAtlanta BravesCharlotte HornetsCarolina PanthersWashington Football TeamCarolina HurricanesAvengers

    Can it hit us already?
     
  16. Shinzonᴵᴵ

    Shinzonᴵᴵ °°°°
    Donor
    Florida GatorsChelsea

    Definitely the most high-quality photos I’ve seen. Also, would love to think that some of those perfect circle indentions aren’t simply from meteors, but some are from alien spacecraft landing on the moon.

     
  17. Mr Bulldops

    Mr Bulldops If you’re juiceless, you’re useless
    Donor
    UCF KnightsAtlanta BravesMiami DolphinsAEW

    Not my pictures of yesterday’s launch

     
  18. TableKnight

    TableKnight Go Knights
    Donor TMB OG
    UCF KnightsMiami DolphinsAtlanta UnitedAvengersBig 12 Conference

    Only thing is left is L2 insertion and then it's time to start her up and start final calibrations

    Crazy

     
  19. NP13

    NP13 MC OG
    Donor
    East Carolina PiratesAtlanta BravesCharlotte HornetsCarolina PanthersWashington Football TeamCarolina HurricanesAvengers

    16 years of delays were worth it
     
  20. WhiskeyDelta

    WhiskeyDelta Well-Known Member
    Donor

    Happy L2 insertion burn day!
     
  21. WC

    WC Bad Company, ‘til the day I die.
    Donor TMB OG
    North Carolina State WolfpackAtlanta BravesCarolina PanthersCarolina HurricanesUnited States Men's National Soccer Team

    Here’s a good L2 explanation if you’re dumb like me and never quite understood what was happening

     
  22. WhiskeyDelta

    WhiskeyDelta Well-Known Member
    Donor

    I was wondering why they were putting it in Orbit at L2 vs in the stable point. The solar power makes a lot of sense.
     
    WC likes this.
  23. TableKnight

    TableKnight Go Knights
    Donor TMB OG
    UCF KnightsMiami DolphinsAtlanta UnitedAvengersBig 12 Conference

    I guess I didn't realize L2 was stable without the orbit that Webb is doing. Makes me wonder why this decision was made instead of a stable point and a nuclear battery like Voyager. There would be no need for the occasional adjustment burns and that battery would last 50ish years.
     
  24. TableKnight

    TableKnight Go Knights
    Donor TMB OG
    UCF KnightsMiami DolphinsAtlanta UnitedAvengersBig 12 Conference

    Nevermind, did my own research here...

    So I guess they need the extra power for all of the science.
     
    clemsontyger04 and Henry Blake like this.
  25. WhiskeyDelta

    WhiskeyDelta Well-Known Member
    Donor

    I was thinking having an onboard power source might fuck with the insanely sensitive IR camera, so you put the power source 5 solar shields away from the camera.
     
    HuskerInMiami likes this.
  26. WhiskeyDelta

    WhiskeyDelta Well-Known Member
    Donor

    Brb, getting a "Home on Lagrange" tattoo with James Webb playing a guitar
     
    Henry Blake likes this.
  27. Henry Blake

    Henry Blake No Springsteen is leaving this house!
    Donor

  28. NP13

    NP13 MC OG
    Donor
    East Carolina PiratesAtlanta BravesCharlotte HornetsCarolina PanthersWashington Football TeamCarolina HurricanesAvengers

    Now we wait patiently
     
  29. Biship

    Biship Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Kansas State WildcatsKansas City RoyalsKansas City ChiefsSporting Kansas City

  30. Joe Withabee

    Joe Withabee PS I have sifulus
    Donor
    Texas RangersDallas MavericksDallas CowboysChelseaTiger WoodsBarAndGrillFormula 1

    Elon offsetting any environmental gains of Tesla
     
  31. Oranjello

    Oranjello Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Green Bay PackersGrateful DeadMississippi Rebels

    Is this rare?
     
  32. Mr Bulldops

    Mr Bulldops If you’re juiceless, you’re useless
    Donor
    UCF KnightsAtlanta BravesMiami DolphinsAEW

    The trajectory usually takes it out over the Atlantic so a lot of stuff like that you can’t really see aside from the launch and eventually just a bright spec in the sky
     
    Oranjello likes this.
  33. Oranjello

    Oranjello Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Green Bay PackersGrateful DeadMississippi Rebels

    B89C467C-F723-49E8-9A3D-AE83A6E6961A.jpeg
     
    pearl, One Knight, NP13 and 3 others like this.
  34. i hate your team

    i hate your team I hate my team
    Kansas City ChiefsOrlando MagicOrlando CityUCF Knights

    That whole launch last night was awesome to see. Watched with my son, we saw separation, cold thrusters on the booster return, entry burn, we could see the separation of the phalanx, the sonic booms. It was just super cool.
     
  35. One Knight

    One Knight https://www.twitch.tv/thatrescueguy
    Donor
    UCF KnightsTampa Bay Lightning

    yeah that was definitely the best launch we've seen, watched from the backyard and got everything but the sonic booms. even the wife was excited about it
     
  36. WhiskeyDelta

    WhiskeyDelta Well-Known Member
    Donor

  37. Gallant Knight

    Donor
    Arkansas RazorbacksHouston AstrosAston Villa

    i think i'm going to sign up for this

    https://glasscock.rice.edu/course?id=28487

    Over the past two and half decades, more than 4,500 planets have been discovered orbiting other stars in our galaxy. These discoveries have galvanized interest among scientists and the general public in some of the oldest questions humankind has considered: How did we get here? Are we alone? Observations from a new generation of telescopes and instruments are providing important new clues to answer these questions. Learn about current theories of planet formation, the observations modern astronomers use to test these ideas and the history of our current understanding of the solar system’s formation. We also consider the prospects for finding life elsewhere in our solar system and in our near galactic neighborhood. In addition, the course considers how new observations with next-generation telescopes and satellites will answer many questions related to our understanding of life in the universe and our place within it.
     
  38. beerme

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

    because it’s called glasscock?
     
  39. Gallant Knight

    Donor
    Arkansas RazorbacksHouston AstrosAston Villa

    duh

    but seriously, rice apparently has like dozens of classes each month for adults who want to continue learning
     
    beerme likes this.
  40. southlick

    southlick "Better Than You"
    Donor TMB OG
    Alabama Crimson TideAtlanta BravesNew Orleans PelicansDallas CowboysBirmingham Legion

  41. billdozer

    billdozer Well-Known Member
    Donor
    Clemson TigersCarolina Panthers

    From that time a turd got loose from the bag during Apollo 10

    [​IMG]
     
  42. WhiskeyDelta

    WhiskeyDelta Well-Known Member
    Donor

  43. double RL

    double RL old school
    Donor
    Auburn TigersNashville Predators

    My favorite page
     
    Starscream likes this.
  44. StandUpDrunk

    StandUpDrunk Ein Prosit der Gemütlichkeit
    Donor
    Ohio State Buckeyes

  45. WhiskeyDelta

    WhiskeyDelta Well-Known Member
    Donor

    The artist rendering that video has watched too many scifi movies, as empty fuel tanks operating in a vacuum are not prone to creating huge fireballs.