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    Falcon Heavy launch was unreal. I didn't realize that they were designing the capsule with Musk's Roadster to open up, so when I saw that first image of the car just chilling in space with Douglas Adams' "Don't Panic" motto written on it, I was shocked. And watching the side boosters land side-by-side at the same time was just.....wow.

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    think it's lovely that "space oddity" is on a continuous loop on the falcon heavy. planet earth is blue....

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    (also "what are you watching?")

    NASA Live - Earth From Space (HDVR) ♥ ISS LIVE FEED #AstronomyDay2018

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    I didn't realise you could watch live feeds from space!

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    jupiter and venus are the brightest objects in the sky where i'm at. i forgot how awesome google sky map is.

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    Holy shit. This is the first thing in YEARS that I will go out of my way to see in a theater.

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    (I had original post in clipboard because I decided to move it here from general headlines, then I couldn't find this thread and in the process pressed ctrl+c again so I lost it, haha, never mind)

    New BBC documentary:
    How to See a Black Hole: The Universe's Greatest Mystery
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00042l4

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    Quote Originally Posted by theimage13 View Post


    Holy shit. This is the first thing in YEARS that I will go out of my way to see in a theater.
    Did you see it?

    We saw it, then saw it AGAIN two days later!!

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    On Wednesday, the Event Horizon Telescope team released a long-awaited photo of the ultramassive black hole at the center of the M87 galaxy. Here are a few things to know: M87 is 55 million light years away, so our new black hole photo is really only new to us. That light left the area around the black hole just shortly before the dinosaurs vanished.

    This ultramassive black hole is also called ultramassive for a reason, mainly being equivalent to 6.5 billion of our Suns. What's more, the black hole is actually dormant. It has sucked up so much material from its home galaxy that it can’t take in any more, so it’s just sort of sitting there quietly, the way you might after a particularly filling meal.

    https://www.wired.com/story/space-ph...fish-rainbows/

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    Quote Originally Posted by kel View Post
    jupiter and venus are the brightest objects in the sky where i'm at. i forgot how awesome google sky map is.

    Speaking of astronomy apps, I’ve been using Sky Guide for a while on my iPhone and really like it,

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    For the other space nerds, here's the full 34 MB .tif picture of the black hole. (7416x4320). Supposedly, there's a 180 MB version, but no luck so far.

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    R.I.P. Jerrie Cobb, Record-Breaking Pilot and Advocate for Female Spaceflight

    https://www.space.com/jerrie-cobb-di...-in-space.html

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    I used my trip to Chicago Open Air in May as a chance to visit the Museum of Science and Industry. Lots of mind blowing artifacts there, here is one of them, Frank Borman's flight suit from Apollo 8.

    Rest of the photos here! -> https://imgur.com/gallery/7jddIKS

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    I fucking hate the title of this thread. So hard to find on this board.

    But my anger is dwarfed by my excitement for today's launch. T-13 minutes until we launch people into space!

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    Very awesome result today! Fingers crossed everything goes well. I think they're going to dock at the space station around 10am tomorrow.

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    It was awesome!

    What was "Of Course I Still Love You," though: the name of one of the rockets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    It was awesome!

    What was "Of Course I Still Love You," though: the name of one of the rockets?
    It's the name of the landing pad at sea.

    https://www.spacexfleet.com/of-course-i-still-love-you

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    Quote Originally Posted by theimage13 View Post
    It's the name of the landing pad at sea.

    https://www.spacexfleet.com/of-course-i-still-love-you
    and it was named this beacause...

    Lol, I kept thinking the newscaster was doing a Thing, sending a message to her kids or something, for which she would be reprimanded, every time she said it.

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    Anyone spotted NEOWISE? I will have a look tonight but I think it will be too low on the horizon for me to see

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    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    and it was named this beacause...

    Lol, I kept thinking the newscaster was doing a Thing, sending a message to her kids or something, for which she would be reprimanded, every time she said it.
    The Player of Games by Iain M. Banks.

    Just Read The Instructions and Of Course I Still Love You were names of ships.

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    Has anyone been out checking out the comet? I've gone out several times. It's pretty awesome.

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    Its been pretty cloudy here at night, and we have a lot of city lighting that sucks, but I've been watching the online photos. SO cool!

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    One last picture of the comet from last night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by otnavuskire View Post
    One last picture of the comet from last night.

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    Gorgeous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegro View Post
    Gorgeous.
    Thanks! I was really happy with how that one came out. Mount Mansfield is truly one of my favorite places on Earth. Don't know why I never thought of this spot for pictures until now.

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    I would love to be able to open this Hubble image:

    Andromeda Galaxy
    1.5 billion pixels
    69536 x 22230
    4.3 GB (!!!)

    The ESA/Hubble repository is amazing, and more complete than hubblesite.org, or whatever it's called.

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    The Spacex astronauts are landing in the Gulf in the Dragon capsule. They’re on their final orbit before re-entry. They MUST come down because the capsule is running out of oxygen.

    This is every bit as scary as my childhood, watching and waiting. Ugh this is scary, watching the Science channel now.

    Final burn has begun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegro View Post
    The Spacex astronauts are landing in the Gulf in the Dragon capsule. They’re on their final orbit before re-entry. They MUST come down because the capsule is running out of oxygen.

    This is every bit as scary as my childhood, watching and waiting. Ugh this is scary, watching the Science channel now.

    Final burn has begun.
    You tell me! OPEN THE DARN THING ALREADY!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by marodi View Post
    You tell me! OPEN THE DARN THING ALREADY!!!
    Omg! Then they said they were sniffing for explosive chemicals and everything could blow up! And those idiot boaters were out there!!!! Wtf!

    They’re out, safe and sound. Sigh of relief. Totally awesome.

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    What’s taking the aliens so long to get here?

    Knowing our luck they’ll arrive right in the middle of Covid wiping everything out and run away as fast as they can.

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