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The Space Thread

Discussion in 'Randomination' started by markysimmo, 30 May 2020.

  1. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Dimitar Berbatov

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    SteveAWOL Dimitar Berbatov

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    Rorschach Tony Galvin

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    That is fantastic.
     
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    LemonadeMoney Jimmy McCormick

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    ...until they come looking for you.
     
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    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-56837002

    Skygazers will be able to see the Lyrid meteor shower on Thursday morning, with up to 18 meteors per hour expected to light up UK skies.

    The shower is due to peak at 13:00 BST on 22 April, but astronomers say the best time to view it will be early morning or after sunset.

    Meteor showers, or shooting stars, are caused when pieces of debris, known as meteorites, enter Earth's atmosphere.

    The shooting stars are named after the constellation of Lyra the Harp.

    Tania de Sales Marques, an astronomer at the Royal Observatory Greenwich, said: "Since the peak occurs during the day the best time to try to spot the shower will be before sunrise on the 22nd or after sunset.

    "It is expected that this meteor shower will produce around 18 meteors per hour."

    But she said the Moon will be bright in the sky because it is at a waxing gibbous phase, "so conditions won't be very favourable".

    The meteors are pieces of debris falling from the Thatcher Comet, which is expected to return to the inner solar system in 2276 after an orbital period of 415 years.

    Ms de Sales Marques said the Lyrid shower has been observed as far back as 687 BC, which is the oldest known record of any meteor showers still visible today.

    "It is a moderate shower with the occasional fireballs, nicknamed the Lyrid Fireballs," she said.

    The Lyrid meteor shower happens every year between 16-25 April
     
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    greatwhitenorf Milija Aleksic

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    Y'all be careful watching that space schit fall from the sky. As these people well know, stranger things can happen once it lands:

    [​IMG]
     
  7. SteveAWOL

    SteveAWOL Dimitar Berbatov

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    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    I brought this to read today

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  11. markysimmo

    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    1st Super Moon of 2021

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    JerusalemMan Alf Ramsey

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    https://spacenews.com/huge-rocket-l...entry-following-chinese-space-station-launch/

    ..this core stage is now also in orbit and is likely to make an uncontrolled reentry over the next days or week as growing interaction with the atmosphere drags it to Earth. If so, it will be one of the largest instances of uncontrolled reentry of a spacecraft and could potentially land on an inhabited area.

    Now designated 2021-035B, the roughly 30-meter-long, five-meter-wide Long March 5 core stage is in a 170 by 372-kilometer altitude orbit traveling at more than seven kilometers per second.
    Since 1990 nothing over 10 tons has been deliberately left in orbit to reenter uncontrolled. The Long March 5B core stage, without its four side boosters, is thought to have a “dry mass”, or when it is empty of propellant, of about 21 metric tons.
     
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    SteveAWOL Dimitar Berbatov

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    Notmegov Teemu Tainio

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    Genious, thank GHod we have Space X to shake the whole sector up!
     
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    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    greatwhitenorf Milija Aleksic

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    This scene was from the first episode of The Expanse. Pretty catchy.

    [​IMG]

    And notice no naughty bits showing.
     
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    markysimmo Johnny nice-tits

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    greatwhitenorf Milija Aleksic

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    I'll take two. Park them in high orbit and I'll be up to visit in a century or two.

    When the cryo tank rent expires.
     
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    Favour Nicola Berti

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    johnola Eidur Gudjohnsen

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    Bezos is about to be launched into space in some rickety old craft he made up in his shed.

    Rather him than me.

    I’m in two minds whether or not to watch it.

    Very phallic, it doesn’t look right.
     

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