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05 Mar 2018 14:32

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Source of the post These stars should have pass us already. To escape the Andromeda galaxy they would have to move about 500 kilometers per second.
That would move these stars about 3.3 million kilometers lightyears in two billion years.

Indeed.
That's interesting!
 
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06 Mar 2018 03:03

Then if Andromeda is just a merger of smaller galaxies, than could our galaxy be the same? Our sun could be from another galaxy, technically.
 
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14 Mar 2018 02:00

Farewell Stephen Hawking:
 
 
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14 Mar 2018 03:24

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14 Mar 2018 04:32

I'm very saddened to hear about Hawking.  He and Sagan were among my early sources of inspiration for thinking about physics and astronomy.  And to think he came so close to seeing the first direct images of the objects that fascinated him.
 
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14 Mar 2018 21:43

Many say a new great will come about and they're probably right but you can never replace people like Sagan or Hawking. Their loss, while expected since we all die eventually, is a huge loss in regards to scientific understanding.
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08 Apr 2018 19:39

Juno snapped an infrared photo of Io.

Raw data is here (with images of Jupiter in infrared as well), with the portion at the bottom containing Io.

http://junocam.pictures/gerald/uploads/ ... 1-tile.png
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28 Apr 2018 06:02

https://phys.org/news/2016-09-billion-s ... -star.html
http://www.thescinewsreporter.com/2018/ ... ailed.html

ESO created a 3D map and catalog of 1.7 billion stars in the Milky Way! Some sources say 1.1 billion, others (newer sources) say 1.3 billion of them have precise location and brightness. It would be pretty neat if SE could get a hold of their catalog, and add another billion stars to it :)
 
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28 Apr 2018 06:50

Huntingknight wrote:
Source of the post ESO created a 3D map and catalog of 1.7 billion stars in the Milky Way!

Yeah, it's pretty exciting, full of scientific implications too.
There's a special thread for GAIA mission for discussions and up-to-date news.
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Holy Fissionable Banana Peels doc!
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NASA announces successful test of lightweight fission reactor. A Uranium 235 core the size of a paper towel roll, using sodium to defuse the heat to electric power. Tested at full power for 28 straight hours.

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20 Jul 2018 02:28

12 new Jupiter moons discovered: https://www.theguardian.com/science/201 ... ng-jupiter

I have already made a script for the new moons.
It is here: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=76&start=75#p21644
 
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25 Jul 2018 12:22

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25 Jul 2018 16:04

Remember that interstellar asteroid ‘Oumuamua everyone was howling about? Well guess what - it is probably not an asteroid:
https://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Space_Science/Interstellar_asteroid_is_really_a_comet
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25 Jul 2018 21:34

Or it is an alien spaceship. That just used his drive!
 
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25 Jul 2018 23:59

The line between an asteroid and a comet can be a bit hazy, anyway. But if it's very hazy, it's probably a comet. :)
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