1. Post #81
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    I just ordered, among other nerdy shirts, this one
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  2. Post #82
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    well shit, now I've wandered onto thinkgeek and found a whole stack of things to want.
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  3. Post #83
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    If you have a telescope check out mars http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/_news...potted-on-mars
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  4. Post #84
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    well shit, now I've wandered onto thinkgeek and found a whole stack of things to want.
    I have over USD$1,000 of stuff in my wishlist

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    It's like TVTropes but for shopping
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  5. Post #85
    I pushed my dad off the stairs and all I got was he came back
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    SWAMP GAS
    IN SPACE
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  6. Post #86
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    I just ordered, among other nerdy shirts, this one
    I love that shirt. and it's not nerdy at all!
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  7. Post #87
    Silly men accomplish magnificant tasks, the current ammount of womens rear exits that have surrounded my penis makes me confident I will accomplish, shit.
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    Whats that?
    Space related music!

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    Oh shit almost forgot this one too

    Edited:

    Oh yeah this one is space-related too.
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  8. Post #88
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    Looks more like an elephant to me broskis.

    Also fuck yeah space, it's weird as hell but holy fuck do I love space.
    I see neither a crab nor an elephant, but instead, a weird person.

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  9. Post #89
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    I will never unsee that you bastard
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  10. Post #90
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  11. Post #91

    April 2011
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    Stokes! I didnt know you were into space! Well I guess I would like to become part of your alls congregation of space junkies!
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  12. Post #92
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    Venus is visible in the daylight today, by the moon, check it out right now. These are from today and the past few nights






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    Stokes! I didnt know you were into space! Well I guess I would like to become part of your alls congregation of space junkies!
    You are hereby knighted as a Spacepuncher
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  13. Post #93
    Dennab
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    I sometimes wonder what happens in black holes.
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  14. Post #94
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    While it's a shame that it was shut down, I think it was time we moved on to more fruitful endeavors (no shuttle pun intended), but I do think they should have had their next program in mind as they cancelled the shuttle, rather than scrapping Constellation and now on to SLS.
    The Space Shuttle was an amazing program that launched us into a new age of reusable space transport, but it was inefficient and it was old. It was simply a stepping stone into the future, and it was a good thing it was retired, to make way for new things.
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  15. Post #95
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    I sometimes wonder what happens in black holes.
    Bad shit. The gravity rips stuff apart and together every which way, and there's tremendous amounts of radiation, iirc.
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  16. Post #96
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    I sometimes wonder what happens in black holes.
    You are split in half over and over and over and over because one part of your body is experiencing more gravitational pull than the other, eventually you are reduced to atoms.
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  17. Post #97
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    so why cant we just use unused shuttle pieces and a soyuz module, and call it the finished sls
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  18. Post #98
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    I found this cool article about oceans on Enceladus: http://www.time.com/time/health/arti...109837,00.html



    Edited:

    While it's a shame that it was shut down, I think it was time we moved on to more fruitful endeavors (no shuttle pun intended), but I do think they should have had their next program in mind as they cancelled the shuttle, rather than scrapping Constellation and now on to SLS.
    To bring this up again, it's not all bad that there was no rocket waiting for the space shuttle's retirement. It pushed NASA to turn to the commercial sector for manned flight which in turn helped boost commercial companies. Elon Musk said in some interview that, had it not been for NASA funding from the COTS program, the Falcon 9 would have been developed at a much slower pace. They may not have even launched a Falcon 9 yet if they didn't get the funding from NASA, which was a result of not having a rocket waiting for the space shuttle's retirement
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  19. Post #99
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    I found this cool article about oceans on Enceladus: http://www.time.com/time/health/arti...109837,00.html



    Edited:




    To bring this up again, it's not all bad that there was no rocket waiting for the space shuttle's retirement. It pushed NASA to turn to the commercial sector for manned flight which in turn helped boost commercial companies. Elon Musk said in some interview that, had it not been for NASA funding from the COTS program, the Falcon 9 would have been developed at a much slower pace. They may not have even launched a Falcon 9 yet if they didn't get the funding from NASA, which was a result of not having a rocket waiting for the space shuttle's retirement
    Encledus, Titan, and Europa are my favorite moons, because of the slight chance they might harbor life.


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    Another exposure, do you guys know the best time for one? This has a little star trail.

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    Last one for tonight I swear


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    okay im done
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  20. Post #100
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    Where do you live DesolateGrun? You have such a good view of the night sky.

    Also, I believe in June this year there is supposed to be an eclipse. Not just any eclipse, but Venus is supposed to cross the path of the sun and we can see a small dark spot in the sun that day.
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  21. Post #101
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    North jersey, only 50 miles from new york. The only problem is the clouds and trees which never give me a good clear night.
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  22. Post #102

    July 2009
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    I'm surprised no one suggested Universe Sandbox to fuck around in.
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  23. Post #103
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    North jersey, only 50 miles from new york. The only problem is the clouds and trees which never give me a good clear night.
    North Jersey bros

    A good place is Old Rifle Camp Park up in Patterson. They have an observatory there with a 14 in telescope, and it's high enough that the light pollution from the city doesn't affect you.
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  24. Post #104
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    North Jersey bros

    A good place is Old Rifle Camp Park up in Patterson. They have an observatory there with a 14 in telescope, and it's high enough that the light pollution from the city doesn't affect you.
    I'm going to have to check that out some day
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  25. Post #105
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    To put things in perspective.
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  26. Post #106
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    September 2007
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    Another North Jersey bro.

    MSL conducted orbital maneuvers and instrument tests: http://www.marsdaily.com/reports/Mar...ments_999.html
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  27. Post #107
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    Another North Jersey bro.

    MSL conducted orbital maneuvers and instrument tests: http://www.marsdaily.com/reports/Mar...ments_999.html
    I'm glad we don't have another dead probe on out hands
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  28. Post #108
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    High Skies' Sounds of Earth album has an awesome booklet of Voyager's Golden Album. It's a really cool read.



    Read the rest here: http://imgur.com/a/CTioF
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  29. Post #109
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    I'm really pissed that when I was walking my dog I saw a fucking awesome meteorite burn up, like a burning bird falling in the sky for only a second, and I didn't have my camera set on that area
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  30. Post #110
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    Never mind I took a 3 hour timelapse, with about 270 frames and each frame is 15 seconds of exposure, and I caught a bunch of meteriorites in it.
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  31. Post #111
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    March 2011
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    Here you go:


    Music you can listen to while thinking about/looking into space.
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  32. Post #112
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    March 2009
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    Thanks to you guys I ordered these two shirts off Thinkgeek;


    And now a really cool nebula;


    SPACE BUBBLES
    EDIT:
    Also, rectangles;
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  33. Post #113
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    Ah, to join the ranks of the Spacepunchers.

    <3
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  34. Post #114
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    i would want to
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  35. Post #115

    December 2008
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    This thread is gold! Keep the nice pictures flowing.

    For anyone who dont know, there is alot of free space data availible online, including realtime feeds from sattelite telescopes etc.

    My favorite is definetely SOHO (The LASCO2/3 feeds in particular):
    http://sohowww.nascom.nasa.gov/data/realtime/gif/

    The sun now
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  36. Post #116
    I pushed my dad off the stairs and all I got was he came back
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    Is it just me or is the moon VERY close nowadays?
    Living in The Netherlands btw, maybe I just didn't notice it before.
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  37. Post #117
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    Is it just me or is the moon VERY close nowadays?
    Living in The Netherlands btw, maybe I just didn't notice it before.
    The moon is in fact getting further away from Earth slowly every year.

    The Moon's orbit (its circular path around the Earth) is indeed getting larger, at a rate of about 3.8 centimeters per year. (The Moon's orbit has a radius of 384,000 km.) I wouldn't say that the Moon is getting closer to the Sun, specifically, though--it is getting farther from the Earth, so, when it's in the part of its orbit closest to the Sun, it's closer, but when it's in the part of its orbit farthest from the Sun, it's farther away.
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  38. Post #118
    We're made of star-stuff
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    The moon is in fact getting further away from Earth slowly every year.
    Yep, but the orbit is not circular so the moon will be in varying distances from earth during it's cycle.

    Currently it's about 402 000 kilometers away, so it's not even close to it's closest position, which is about 360 000km


    Comparison chart for size:

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  39. Post #119
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    Someone should send a satellite orbiting the sun that streams back footage.

    That would be the greatest livestream ever.

    Or for an easier route: put a publicly available webcam in the ISS Cupola.
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  40. Post #120
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    [url]
    Made this timelapse
    Watch it at full quality or you can see shit
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