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26 Jul 2018 07:33

See what I mean?  I just have to mention 'Oumuamua and people go crazy :D That space cigar is a real party-starter.
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26 Jul 2018 07:49

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Source of the post But if it's very hazy, it's probably a comet. :)

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27 Jul 2018 01:54

Unless the haze is alien spaceship exhaust.

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27 Jul 2018 20:03

I'll try to keep an open mind 8-). Lets hope those aliens send us another.

Speaking of swinging things around - astronomers have in infrared measured and watched a star called S2 orbit past the Sagittarius A* blackhole for THE FIRST TIME! Read about this here.
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04 Aug 2018 14:25

Here's something interesting, that helps layfolk understand better: https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/08/here ... ooks-like/

Basically a guy used a camera trick to teach himself the width of Earth's shadow :)

Not the best source admittedly, but ja :)
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04 Aug 2018 20:06

PlutonianEmpire wrote:
Here's something interesting, that helps layfolk understand better: https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/08/here ... ooks-like/

Basically a guy used a camera trick to teach himself the width of Earth's shadow :)

Not the best source admittedly, but ja :)

I think the flat-earthers should take a good long long at this article. On the bright side, I finally found my new desktop picture from this!
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04 Aug 2018 21:40

The shape of the Earth's shadow in one lunar eclipse isn't proof that Earth is a sphere (a flat disk or cylinder would also work), but that the shadow is circular for all lunar eclipses, where the Moon is in different parts of the sky, is, because that then shows that the Earth projects a circular shadow from any direction.   But flat earthers are hopeless anyway and will just claim the Moon is a hologram or whatever. :P
 
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04 Aug 2018 23:19

Geometrically an eclipse could not work on a flat earth with a 'holographic' moon and sun only a few hundred miles above the disk, but ughhhhhh.... don't even get me started. I brought it up because I recently had run-in with one... of... THEM....

It was a mentally brutalizing encounter and I only just escaped. I tried not to get involved in their "conversation", but their.... lack of good research was most aggravating.
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04 Aug 2018 23:28

Hmm.. just found this: a new geometric shape called a 'Scutoid' was discovered. Well, its not really recent, since it exists in nature, especially in multicellular  lifeforms.

https://www.newyorker.com/elements/lab-notes/we-are-all-scutoids-a-brand-new-shape-explained
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05 Aug 2018 02:35

Stellarator wrote:
Source of the post It was a mentally brutalizing encounter and I only just escaped. I tried not to get involved in their "conversation", but their.... lack of good research was most aggravating.

It's not worth getting worked up over.  Very few "flat earthers" are serious anyway -- most are just trolls who are trying to elicit a reaction out of you, especially if it requires more effort on your part.

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Source of the post Hmm.. just found this: a new geometric shape called a 'Scutoid' was discovered.

Interesting!  It took me a moment of staring at the image to make sense of it.  
 
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05 Sep 2018 14:00

A new pulsar planet will be announced soon. From the Pulsar B0525+21, orbital period P2 = 20.2 yrs, orbital semi-major axis a2 = 8.4 AU, eccentricity e2 = 0.96, and mass m2sini = 0.5M⊕

Plus the procession of the planet's line of apses has been measured and it is dφ = -0.77 rad/period (~44 degrees). Whoa! This little guy might have survived a supernova! It could also be the core to a Super-earth Water-world.
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06 Sep 2018 00:21

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Source of the post A new pulsar planet will be announced soon.

It is very dark out there ...
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Do you have any professional insider knowledge?
When I google PSR B0525-21, I can not find anything about a planet.
 
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06 Sep 2018 01:21

I was going to say the same. Gnargenox, are you researching in the field? :D
 
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06 Sep 2018 02:27

I guess you could say that, just a planet-hunting friend. Not that he had anything to do with this find. He also gets some of the Embargoed News. That's his professional job but I don't know his relationship with anything else in the field. He's always very careful not to speak about something that isn't certain. But I guess we will see when it comes out I'm guessing then just a few days, unless of course he's a time traveler or something.


I found this (from June) fairly easily though and the numbers are extremely similar.
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06 Sep 2018 03:24

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Source of the post Plus the procession of the planet's line of apses has been measured and it is dφ = -0.77 rad/period (~44 degrees).

Are you (is he) sure about that rate?

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