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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Bruce Wayne, Apr 13, 2015.
Yeah but it gives us some sweet ass auroras.
The James Webb Space Telescope’s Mid-Infrared Instrument (MIRI) has four observing modes. On Aug. 24, a mechanism that supports one of these modes, known as medium-resolution spectroscopy (MRS), exhibited what appears to be increased friction during setup for a science observation. This mechanism is a grating wheel that allows scientists to select between short, medium, and longer wavelengths when making observations using the MRS mode. Following preliminary health checks and investigations into the issue, an anomaly review board was convened Sept. 6 to assess the best path forward.
The Webb team has paused in scheduling observations using this particular observing mode while they continue to analyze its behavior and are currently developing strategies to resume MRS observations as soon as possible. The observatory is in good health, and MIRI’s other three observing modes – imaging, low-resolution spectroscopy, and coronagraphy – are operating normally and remain available for science observations.
DART impact tonight
Had a nice look at Jupiter and Saturn last night with my xt8
24 minutes to impact
That was badass
Stuck the landing!
That was pretty cool to watch
fuck you asteroid you son of a bitch
Tuned in with one minute left
Firing a big ass rocket into a rock millions of miles away is uniquely 2022 America.
What was the point of this mission?
Revenge for the dinosaurs
There’s a bigger rock they’re not telling us about.
Determine what kind of mass/velocity we would need to deflect and asteroid in event of a imminent collision, or if it's even feasible at all.
Mission was a huge success, now we measure how much difference we made in this asteroids path.
It reminds me of the intro to Mystery Science Theatre 3000.
Skip to 2:44.
Enjoyed some nice time stargazing tonoght and enjoying views of Jupiter and Saturn with my Orion XT8.
Kids had a blast. I need to get one of those attachments that let you take pictures with your phone
Who gave Elon the password??
How long before we know if it was effective?
more defense spending
That's a great telescope. I have the xt6... Have had it since I was in 6th grade, circa 2000
My camera picked up Io, Ganymede, Europa, and Callisto.
Was wondering what was so huge in the sky that wasn’t moving much.
All these worlds are yours - except Europa.
Attempt no landing there
Oh fuck off.
that could not possibly be any more obviously sarcastic
One of the most chillingly worded phrases in science fiction
Are they all aligned? How do you know that’s what they are, just because they’re the biggest?
They're not necessarily aligned, just lucky timing with their orbits that they're not in front or behind Jupiter relative to us. I know that's what they are through the use of this newfangled contraption called the internet. Joking aside, my camera wouldn't be able to pick up any of the dozens of smaller moons, so it would be a safe bet that they were the Galilean satellites even if I didn't look it up.
From left to right it's Ganymede, Europa, Io, and Callisto way the hell off to the right.
Def a tight squeeze.
They’re looking at the feasibility of boosting Hubble into a more stable orbit to keep it operating.
mid announcement fr
So when do we find out about the big one heading towards earth? Jk but when do we find out this works?