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by A-L-E-X
10 Aug 2017 13:53
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 570
Views: 21104

Science and Astronomy Questions

About black holes, is it possible there's not actually a singularity - no infinitely dense point - to black holes? From my understanding of relativity and time dilation, time gets slower and slower as the gravity's escape velocity grows closer and closer to c , meaning that nothing can pass through...
by A-L-E-X
10 Aug 2017 13:49
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: UFO Sightings and Possible Explanations
Replies: 35
Views: 530

UFO Sightings and Possible Explanations

And oh yes, we would be as insignificant as ants to any highly developed sentience that could do something we can't even dream about right now.  The probability is so low that it probably only happens once or twice in a given galaxy and the chances are far too slim that they would actually stumble u...
by A-L-E-X
10 Aug 2017 13:47
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: UFO Sightings and Possible Explanations
Replies: 35
Views: 530

UFO Sightings and Possible Explanations

11533 What about an automated probe to Alpha Centauri?  Think that's doable inside 100 years, Doc? That fits under when I said light sails and nano crafts.  Humanity could probably build such things today, if the goal were to simply get to another star.  But would it be too much to get a small crew...
by A-L-E-X
10 Aug 2017 13:45
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: UFO Sightings and Possible Explanations
Replies: 35
Views: 530

UFO Sightings and Possible Explanations

I believe that if there is a highly developed civilization in our galaxy, which is one million years ahead of us, then they are here ! Even if it is only unmanned probes. With a million-year ahead, they must have mapped the whole galaxy with 'Von Neumann probes', and they know all the planets with ...
by A-L-E-X
10 Aug 2017 13:42
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: UFO Sightings and Possible Explanations
Replies: 35
Views: 530

UFO Sightings and Possible Explanations

11527 don't you think a much higher technologically evolved civilization that is just a few thousand years ahead of us would have mastered being able to travel very long distances through space? Yes and no.  I think it is entirely possible they could use light-sails and nano-crafts with self replic...
by A-L-E-X
10 Aug 2017 13:34
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy News
Replies: 217
Views: 10150

Science and Astronomy News

A thought provoking documentary I saw on PBS last week is also online. Raises concerning issues about sustainability and how conventional farming techniques are causing a food crisis here and around the world because of nutrient depletion and how organic soil retains nutrients far better. http://www...
by A-L-E-X
10 Aug 2017 13:24
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: The Gaia Mission
Replies: 4
Views: 141

The Gaia Mission

Wow, so this is the internet connectivity ability that you mentioned would be coming to SE in the future? With the rapid increase of internet connections and storage space on hard drives, I think we can download 36GB but I see the benefits of a streaming approach also (SNPP7 uses this now too.) PS c...
by A-L-E-X
10 Aug 2017 13:19
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: UFO Sightings and Possible Explanations
Replies: 35
Views: 530

UFO Sightings and Possible Explanations

Bit of a late response 11334 I am for the option that it is just from the military I agree actually.  Given the rapid advances in aircraft and drones over the past few decades and my proximity to airforce and naval bases when these sightings occurred it seems reasonable that its military.   I find ...
by A-L-E-X
10 Aug 2017 12:12
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: General suggestions for SpaceEngine
Replies: 652
Views: 31878

General suggestions for SpaceEngine

11504 I will check the thread out :-) Thank you. I will apreciate if it usefull for inspiring people to know more about GAIA. 11504  I have a free program called YoWindow which does it very well for locations around the world I mean, Yowindow is not an accurate nor a usefull source for SE as I can ...
by A-L-E-X
10 Aug 2017 12:02
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: The Gaia Mission
Replies: 4
Views: 141

The Gaia Mission

Wow thanks for all the beautiful images and info!  So Release 2 in April 2018 is the one to look for here.  I wonder how much computational power will be required to run the whole set at once :-)  But seriously, when this gets incorporated into SE I will do what I do with SNPP, constrain mag to 10 a...
by A-L-E-X
10 Aug 2017 11:54
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Conspiracy Theory Thread
Replies: 75
Views: 3385

Conspiracy Theory Thread

ZackG wrote:
Alex jones is a joke. Now he says that there is a child slave ring in mars.

He reads too much Burroughs!
by A-L-E-X
10 Aug 2017 11:52
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: UFO Sightings and Possible Explanations
Replies: 35
Views: 530

UFO Sightings and Possible Explanations

I don't remember I see UFO object but my father found a site French which may be interesting on the subject : ufo-science.com Otherwise, nice story/observation. I hope we can have answers for this strange phenomena and extraterrestrial. I have a sneaking suspicion that some/most of my UFO sightings...
by A-L-E-X
10 Aug 2017 11:42
Forum: Troubleshooting and Solutions
Topic: Can my PC run Space Engine?
Replies: 91
Views: 5138

Can my PC run Space Engine?

I'm afraid no. your Intel hardware must be able to work with newer OpenGL extensions, and if it's possible, Intel have to update your drivers, which is possible but unlikely. Starry Night is compiled with OpenGL 1.4 and Stellarium with 2.0 So it isn't an OS issue :( I was thinking of porting my OGL...
by A-L-E-X
10 Aug 2017 11:37
Forum: Feedback and Suggestions
Topic: General suggestions for SpaceEngine
Replies: 652
Views: 31878

General suggestions for SpaceEngine

11440 OMG that is going to be AMAZING!  I had never heard about this Gaia project before.  So we will be able to 3D plot the vast majority of stars down to Mag 12 or so? :D you never heard of that? It's going to be a leap in the history of astronomy. The European Space Agency doesn't advertize as m...
by A-L-E-X
10 Aug 2017 05:57
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Totally off-topic thread
Replies: 493
Views: 22766

Totally off-topic thread

Yes, I find Southern Europe far too humid for my taste. I did some research into other locations that have high average temps. I found a city called Reggane which averages around 104 degrees for July the entire climate record of the city https://twitter.com/DeathValleyNPS/status/892872073025945601 h...
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