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by A-L-E-X
05 Mar 2021 07:58
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy News
Replies: 847
Views: 173685

Science and Astronomy News

https://medium.com/predict/922a24921ec1

This is an interesting read about how we could mine the sun and other bodies in the solar system and simultaneously reduce the impact of mining on earth's ecosystems and help build a space faring civilization.
by A-L-E-X
03 Mar 2021 02:58
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Astrobiology Poll
Replies: 43
Views: 7491

Astrobiology Poll

35972 The wording of the survey with all this indistinct testing is seen to me as overloaded, meaningless and collapsing under its own weight. Roy, the idea here is not to have an accurate representation of what each one of us thinks really but to have a Jelly Beans in a Jar kind of poll, a crowd w...
by A-L-E-X
03 Mar 2021 02:51
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Astrobiology Poll
Replies: 43
Views: 7491

Astrobiology Poll

Roy , okay, then you do not get to participate in this forum any further. FFT likewise asked "why are you even here?" Apparently not to have a respectful discussion with all participants. Respect is something we value at the core of our community. You do not get to raise a fuss about thin...
by A-L-E-X
01 Mar 2021 04:02
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Asteroids, meteors, and meteorites
Replies: 100
Views: 15381

Asteroids, meteors, and meteorites

35962 but a part of me wondered if the geometry of the earth and the typical inclination of solar system objects might favor some locations over others (or the concept that some parts of the planet have a slightly stronger gravitational pull than other parts.....but I suspect this is insignificant ...
by A-L-E-X
28 Feb 2021 00:35
Forum: Development
Topic: Work progress 0.991
Replies: 167
Views: 39598

Work progress 0.991

35942 Bunch of a new screenshots. What and outstanding job Vladimir. This code is a piece of art. There are many things that might be of interest here that I don't know where to start. Kudos to you and the entire SE team. This is a dream come true!  I wonder if it would be possible to ring "ju...
by A-L-E-X
28 Feb 2021 00:28
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Asteroids, meteors, and meteorites
Replies: 100
Views: 15381

Asteroids, meteors, and meteorites

35944 But I think you've seen a few like these, haven't you, Mid?  With my own eyes, no.  I've seen my own shadow from a bright meteor, and I've seen fragmenting meteors, but I've not seen a truly  huge fireballs (this one had a peak magnitude of -18 or -19 (normalised for 100 km distance)), which ...
by A-L-E-X
28 Feb 2021 00:25
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Asteroids, meteors, and meteorites
Replies: 100
Views: 15381

Asteroids, meteors, and meteorites

35944 Maybe some parts of the planet are more favorable for these?  Has any research been done into that I wonder? A lot of research indeed and everything seems to corroborate that they indeed fall everywhere on Earth. Since the fall of a meteor doesn't depend on the particular point of Earth's rot...
by A-L-E-X
28 Feb 2021 00:17
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Asteroids, meteors, and meteorites
Replies: 100
Views: 15381

Asteroids, meteors, and meteorites

35944 Maybe some parts of the planet are more favorable for these? Meteor/meteorite frequency is very uniform across the Earth. Some people might see more than usual over some span of time just by chance. Or if they look up more often, or have an automated observing network like midts has. :) Just ...
by A-L-E-X
26 Feb 2021 18:19
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Asteroids, meteors, and meteorites
Replies: 100
Views: 15381

Asteroids, meteors, and meteorites

That's a once in a lifetime kind of experience!  But I think you've seen a few like these, haven't you, Mid?  Maybe some parts of the planet are more favorable for these?  Has any research been done into that I wonder?
by A-L-E-X
25 Feb 2021 00:11
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Asteroids, meteors, and meteorites
Replies: 100
Views: 15381

Asteroids, meteors, and meteorites

Wow thats absolutely amazing!  Was anyone actually in the area to see this?  I picture something like this happening on the Moon, not on Earth!  It must've been wonderful to witness! Sometimes I wish our atmosphere was thinner so a lot more of us could see these as they hit, of course then there wou...
by A-L-E-X
25 Feb 2021 00:03
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: General suggestions for SpaceEngine
Replies: 1331
Views: 327131

General suggestions for SpaceEngine

Oh I love this discussion!  What I find so vexing about the dust regions is there are large parts of our own galaxy that we simply dont know very well, including the center!  I wonder if we could discover more massive stars than our theories even thought possible.  And more luminous stars than we th...
by A-L-E-X
23 Feb 2021 23:14
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: General suggestions for SpaceEngine
Replies: 1331
Views: 327131

General suggestions for SpaceEngine

35838 In my opinion, respecting what the HR diagram tells us on the evolution of the star is quite imporant. It would greatly improve the consistency of the SE universe. It would indeed, but there are several reasons why this is currently an outstanding scientific endevour. It would result in publi...
by A-L-E-X
23 Feb 2021 23:08
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy News
Replies: 847
Views: 173685

Science and Astronomy News

Thanks, Wat, this explains why so many of these events end up being disappointing.  As people jump on early forecasts and make predictions of major events that dont pan out. But the idea of unexpected aurora activity sounds like a special treat.  It reminds me of late December last year when I was i...
by A-L-E-X
22 Feb 2021 18:00
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy News
Replies: 847
Views: 173685

Science and Astronomy News

How far south might Northern Lights get with this solar storm?
https://twitter.com/TamithaSkov/status/ ... 1239590915

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by A-L-E-X
18 Feb 2021 14:26
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: I request shadows
Replies: 23
Views: 895

I request shadows

There is a universe with trillions of worlds to explore in SE , I dont see the need for updates more than once a year or so.