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by Stellarator
16 Nov 2018 00:25
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1182
Views: 116334

Science and Astronomy Questions

24436 Activity should be a lot more common closer to the next solar max in the mid 2020s. I'll keep my eyes to the skies then. 24468 Whatever influence the solar activity has, it's likely dwarfed by other factors. Ha! Very funny, as during work today the subject of auroras came up. A co-worker said...
by Stellarator
15 Nov 2018 03:06
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy News
Replies: 499
Views: 53588

Science and Astronomy News

Mosfet wrote:
Qr Bbpost If I'm not mistaken, this is the project
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Breakthrough_Starshot

Huh, so it was that project. I had thought it was a different, newer one.
by Stellarator
15 Nov 2018 01:44
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy News
Replies: 499
Views: 53588

Science and Astronomy News

A-L-E-X wrote:
Qr Bbpost I heard of a private project to send a cellphone sized space probe to Proxima using a laser powered sail that would accelerate the probe to 20% the speed of light and get it there in 20-25 years.

Is there a hyperlink for this project?
by Stellarator
15 Nov 2018 01:42
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1182
Views: 116334

Science and Astronomy Questions

24419  I wish we could simulate things like proton storms, STEVE, sprites and elves in SE! Well, we're half-way there with auroras in SE, but it's not quite the same I'll agree. 24416 If you are farther north than me (to be more precise it's your geomagnetic latitude that really matters), there sur...
by Stellarator
14 Nov 2018 20:12
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1182
Views: 116334

Science and Astronomy Questions

24390 So why does purple appear higher up?  Apparently, it is because the auroral curtain is being illuminated by sunlight! Yes, they thought that was the original cause for STEVE (what a majestic name!), but that was eventually ruled out as a prime cause. Anyway, I have never seen an aurora in my ...
by Stellarator
13 Nov 2018 15:41
Forum: Mods and Addons
Topic: SMM J2135-0102 ~ The Cosmic Eyelash
Replies: 14
Views: 709

SMM J2135-0102 ~ The Cosmic Eyelash

Gnargenox wrote:
Qr Bbpost Next time I make some, you bet. Maybe sooner than later too.


Jump to it Gnargenox! I expect RESULTS! The whip cracks!  :ugeek:.
by Stellarator
13 Nov 2018 15:36
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1182
Views: 116334

Science and Astronomy Questions

Hey, has anyone on the forum ever saw and/or took a picture of the so-called STEVE (Strong Thermal Emission Velocity Enhancement) effect in the atmosphere at night? It is a little-known aurora-like phenomena that takes the shape of a purple ribbon in northern hemisphere skies that has, as of 2017, b...
by Stellarator
10 Nov 2018 14:41
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: The Future of Humanity & Intelligent life in the universe
Replies: 259
Views: 50753

The Future of Humanity & Intelligent life in the universe

Watsisname wrote:
Qr Bbpost But its flaw, and the reason the conclusion "we are probably alone in the observable universe" is too strong, is that it still requires a number of assumptions for what those probability distributions for the biotechnical factors are.  Nobody knows what they are.  

Exactly.
by Stellarator
08 Nov 2018 23:58
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Astrophotography
Replies: 266
Views: 30989

Astrophotography

Irolokirt wrote:
Qr Bbpost so the  stars at the edges appears elongated.


Looks like someone jumped to warp-speed!
by Stellarator
08 Nov 2018 23:55
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: The Future of Humanity & Intelligent life in the universe
Replies: 259
Views: 50753

The Future of Humanity & Intelligent life in the universe

Gnargenox wrote:
Qr Bbpost I'll give you RNA for the gold dust


I'm sorry, I'd only accept quadriplicate-form DNA. The market nowadays for anything gold is crazy, y'know?
by Stellarator
08 Nov 2018 23:48
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Show off your work
Replies: 290
Views: 49931

Show off your work

When was the last quake in those waters? Are smaller quakes normal (probably not)?
by Stellarator
08 Nov 2018 23:46
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1182
Views: 116334

Science and Astronomy Questions

I can attest to Jupiter casting shadows under class 2 skies. THAT was a very good night for me! Now however it's raining all night, and my astronomy has ebbed to reading astrophysics books and watching PBS Spacetime. It's kinda depressing.
by Stellarator
08 Nov 2018 23:36
Forum: Mods and Addons
Topic: SMM J2135-0102 ~ The Cosmic Eyelash
Replies: 14
Views: 709

SMM J2135-0102 ~ The Cosmic Eyelash

Pretty cool. Is this the galaxy you are going to locate your Spelljammer project mods in?
by Stellarator
07 Nov 2018 19:40
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: The Future of Humanity & Intelligent life in the universe
Replies: 259
Views: 50753

The Future of Humanity & Intelligent life in the universe

24203 Knowing what we know, what can we rule out? Knowing what physics allows, what could we expect in the realm of normal things? Can we hear a light bulb 5 light years away? 50, 500, 5000, (5^(n!)!)? Knowing what we know, what could ET know about us? How far back in time do we want to search, bec...
by Stellarator
07 Nov 2018 02:17
Forum: Gameplay Discussions
Topic: More detailed discussion on ship design features
Replies: 12
Views: 626

More detailed discussion on ship design features

HarbingerDawn wrote:
Qr Bbpost In X-Plane?

Ha! That would be the day - no I meant in SE. My shuttle atmospheric-reentries were cringe-worthy back when I first stated playing. I'm much more apt now. But I'm still not one of those people who say they can fly a plane just by playing a simulator... 
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