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Post by TimStrange »

Speaking of other space news, 37 years ago today, mankind took that giant leap. I can't believe it's been almost 40 years since we first walked on the moon.

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1969 Moon Landing

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Hi Tim,
Here is AN AUDIO of that 1969 moon landing. I hate to admit that I did view that landing on TV. What is worse is that my oldest son remembers it too.
I have no trouble getting this audio, so maybe most people can get it over the rabbit ears and listen to it. A little bit of video there also.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Cyphers1011 :D :idea:

Thanks,
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Clock of the Long Now

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This is not directly "Space" related, although it does use the sun to insure accuracy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clock_of_t ... Now#Design

Besides, what else do we have to do with our time?
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Post by Nikita »

If anyone has access to the Science channel, they are running a program called "Childen of the Stardust" several times today. It looked interesting.
(No it's not about us!) :D
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Pluto and the new planets

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Okay, I can understand that if IAU wants to keep Pluto as a planet that a new or amended definition will have to be made. What I don't understand is that if the proposed definition stands - orbits a star and is not a star, and is massive enough to have a spherical shape - why should the asteroid Ceres be included. Yes it orbits our Sun but it is not a spherical shape. Also why would Pluto's moon Charon be considered a planet and not our own Moon.
I like the idea that our solar system is not just the eight/nine planets that we've grown up with, and I don't mind the new "pluton" category that may be added, but I don't agree with some of the "planets" being proposed.
Does anyone else have any say about this?

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Post by Ferrum »

I believe the term that is being used in the definition is something like "near spherical." Additionally, Charon isn't actually considered a moon of Pluto, but rather the two are now considered a double planet.

Honestly, I really don't like the idea of a possible few dozen planets eventually being added to the list (which could very easily happen with this new definition). Guess I'm just lazy and don't want to have to learn that many new names :? As with anything though, we'll get used to it, and eventually grow to like our new friends, the "plutons."
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NASA Announces Dark Matter Discovery

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Astronomers who used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Monday, Aug. 21, to announce how dark and normal matter have been forced apart in an extraordinarily energetic collision.

http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2006/au ... atter.html


A video file about the discovery will air on NASA TV at noon, Aug. 21. Audio of the event will be streamed live on the Web at:

http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio


For NASA TV streaming video, schedule and downlink information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv

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Post by Nikita »

Icebike,

Thanks for the links! I will have to see that. And if talking about stardust hasn't made my family think I'm weird already, this will!
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Re: NASA Announces Dark Matter Discovery

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icebike wrote:Astronomers who used NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory will host a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT Monday, Aug. 21, to announce how dark and normal matter have been forced apart in an extraordinarily energetic collision.

http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2006/au ... atter.html

A video file about the discovery will air on NASA TV at noon, Aug. 21. Audio of the event will be streamed live on the Web at:

http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio

For NASA TV streaming video, schedule and downlink information, visit:

http://www.nasa.gov/ntv
Y'know...

I never in a million years thought they'd FIND dark matter. I was of the opinion that the TeVeS gravity theory (Tenser-vector-scalar) was going to be proven correct. It's a numbers game anyway. :mrgreen:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tensor-vec ... ar_gravity

It'll be interesting to see where this new observation sends us.

-Shar

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Post by sb126k »

Hey, on the upside of the addition of planets, we may soon have a planet Xena! WOOT, awesome (ya know, except the awesome part).

also
I;m afraid that as soon as it appears to be a routine job once again the public will be more interested in brittnay spears once again.
What the public needs to understand is that strapping yourself to a rocket and launching yourself out of the atmosphere is never routine, and should never be taken lightly. These astronauts are risking their lives to advance scientific knowledge of space, and they should get the proper amount of respect and appreciation for participating in that dangerous and noble task.
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Post by Nikita »

Poor Pluto, kicked out of the plantary club...
http://www.planetary.org/explore/topics ... ystem.html
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Post by TimStrange »

Here, too, is an article on it: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14489259/

So Pluto is now a "Dwarf Planet". What's next, Elf Planets, Orc Planets and Hobbit Planets? :lol:

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Post by pointyhat »

er......Dog planets?

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Post by MDG »

Hmmmm..... wonder how these dwarf planets/ the lack of Plutos' status as a planet will affect astrologers readings, :twisted: :lol:
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Post by goldrake »

MDG wrote:Hmmmm..... wonder how these dwarf planets/ the lack of Plutos' status as a planet will affect astrologers readings, :twisted: :lol:
Many astrologers know absolutely nothing about what is a planet.
They ignorance is very profound.
Many astrologers never look at the real sky.

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