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    RIP, Sir Patrick Moore



    During the last episode of The Sky at Night, it struck me how frail he sounded

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    CG done right (for once). I highly recommend reading their introduction to the video on vimeo, it makes it all the more powerful.

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    Did you know that an agency, the CTBTO, monitors all nuclear explosions on the planet, from many points on the planet, through low frequency sound waves (below 10Hz)? You can listen to their recording (sped up by 135x to make it audible) of the Russian meteor, detected as far away as 15,000 km in Antarctica. I'm glad these people are out there doing this; I had no idea of their existence until now.

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    A new one by MelodySheep:

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    ^^ Hey, space... Quit being so FUCKING COOL!!

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    ISS Commander Chris Hadfield records a cover of Space Oddity... In space. Celebrating his last day in orbit, he's coming back to Earth Monday at 7pm. Gorgeous.

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    Follow a booster as it reaches space and falls back down to Earth:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2aCOyOvOw5c

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    The recently discovered Higgs Boson (God Particle) has much, much less mass than was expected, and increasingly it's forcing scientists to consider a rather unsettling possibility: the Universe might be unnatural. It might not make any sense.

    For some time I've had more than a suspicion that the Universe itself is deeply paradoxical, but I have to admit that it's disturbing to think that the Universe is so deeply paradoxical that it's unnatural (it's also kind of exciting).

    One thing's for sure, the Universe is one helluva fucking weirdo.
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    First evidence of OTHER UNIVERSES. http://www.technologyreview.com/view...her-universes/

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    Really glad they didn't go with Vulcan, why go with something completely irrelevant when you have the entire solar system, satellites and all, named in a thematically consistent manner? Internet polls can get really silly sometimes. At least now they know if they do something like this again, they should be a bit more specific about what is considered an acceptable name.

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    Vulcan would have been pretty silly, but I actually feel the names are too highfalutin, considering the demoted status of Pluto. No one will even remember that it was once a fully fledged planet in 100 years, at least not the way we still hear about Greco-Roman myth. There are possibly dozens of dwarf planets remaining to be discovered in our solar system, should they and all their satellites get mythic names too?
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    Teaser for a new IMAX film in the works, In Saturn's Rings:

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    Quote Originally Posted by findus View Post
    teaser for a new imax film in the works, in saturn's rings:

    fap fap fap fap fap fap fap fap

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    Quote Originally Posted by botley View Post
    There are possibly dozens of dwarf planets remaining to be discovered in our solar system, should they and all their satellites get mythic names too?
    Well as for Pluto's satellites, I don't think it's strange that they're keeping with the theme, i.e. mythical entities/locations associated with the underworld. Even if Pluto was demoted, it would be weird to rename it just because it's not considered a major planet anymore. As for other dwarf planets and satellites, I don't know, why not keep it mythical? It doesn't have to be Greco-Roman, there are already dwarf planets in our solar system named after Polynesian deities. There are plenty of mythical names to go around for hundreds, even thousands of planetoids. Although it would be a shame if we ran out of names when we start visiting other solar systems (yes, WHEN, ahahahahaha)!

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    Trailer for the new COSMOS series. Can't wait.

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    I wanna be thrilled about the new COSMOS, but this is really only augmenting my mixed feelings on the endeavour.

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    The SPAAAAAAAACE Thread

    At least it's deGrasse Tyson and not some dipshit.

    But it is Fox, and that worries me.

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    Mute the video's music, leave "Time" well the fuck alone, sit back, get mindblown. IT WORKS SO WELL!!
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    I'm guessing they ditched Vangelis

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    Aaaaaaaaaaaand mind is blown.

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    Voyager 1 exits the Solar System

    The Little Spacecraft That Could is still sending back data, 36 years after its launching. It was supposed to go on a 4 year mission but apparently, someone forgot to tell that to it.

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