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Cool science stuff

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Buck, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    More SpaceX awesomeness...I watched this live from about 50 miles away and it was spectacular to see the up-and-down.

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  2. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

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  3. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

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  4. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

  5. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

  6. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

  7. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    It's getting sunny down here 100 miles south of Vandenberg, so I'm hoping for a great post-sunset launch. Fingers crossed.
  8. jackfinarelli

    jackfinarelli Active Member

  9. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    New Horizons spacecraft flew by Ultima Thule (Kuiper Belt Object) at 12:33 AM, 1 JAN 2019.

    Takes over 6 hours for data to reach Earth.

    First results are absolutely amazing:

    New Horizons: News Article?page=20190102

  10. maumann

    maumann Well-Known Member

  11. jackfinarelli

    jackfinarelli Active Member

    For years, astronomers have pondered some orbital anomalies for Neptune and Pluto. Some have thought there is another planet out there beyond Pluto's orbit whose gravity causes those anomalies. No one has ever found such a body, but it has been a topic of discussion among planetary astronomers for at least 30 years.

    Now, this astronomer is optimistic that a new giant planet will be discovered shortly. He thinks it may happen in the next year and here is how and why:

  12. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    Of course:

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