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18 Jul 2017 07:57

Astronomy picture of the day: Moon over Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa (Italy)
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18 Jul 2017 08:00

Watsisname wrote:
So I just had my home state magically shrunken.  And by home state I mean the state quarter, and by magic I mean an awesome application of electricity and magnetism. :)

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Fun description by the company that made it:
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And a good explanation by Physics Girl:


Virginia has been shrinking ever since they created West Virginia




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Also:
https://www.sbnation.com/a/17776-football

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18 Jul 2017 19:34

For some reason I am wanting to go to the outer solar system. 

Specifically Sedna.

Sedna is a world that has always captivated my imagination and my interest. Mostly its long orbit. How did it get there? Why is it there? Does it have any moons? Thats among the questions I have. I am thinking of possible missions. We better send a probe before it is too late to go there. 

Sedna the most distant round world of which we know, is a place I want to visit so dearly, the darkness, the sheer isolation. I imagine what it would be like to live there with enough supplies to last a lifetime. I'd become adapted to it. I'd become the first Sednan. 

I imagine the red ice against the inky blackness, one of the bright stars in the sky being the sun, as the world is moving deeper and deeper into the darkness for which it resides...
 
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20 Jul 2017 00:25

Hello guys. I grow sunflower plants!

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23 Jul 2017 05:03

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23 Jul 2017 11:16

god all star trek discovery videos not available for me.... i guess i will never be able to watch star trek.... no in t.v here or something.
maybe i will try netflix for the first time for that. i would need to watch the previous star trek series to understand the plot of this one? 
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23 Jul 2017 12:07

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Source of the post i would need to watch the previous star trek series to understand the plot of this one?


I would assume no, but who knows. They have brought back some of the TOS characters for this one, like Mudd, but it shouldn't matter.
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28 Jul 2017 09:35

North korea has launched missile on July 28th 2017, 23:41KST(14:41 UTC) to East sea(sea of japan)
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03 Aug 2017 15:38

I couldn't care a bit about this video, but I clicked on it anyway and found space engine!
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06 Aug 2017 13:33

Newbie here. Just found that I cannot edit my post. I searched and I think I have to reach 10 posts before I can edit my posts? 
 
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Sorry for posting one more meaningless post here. Just hope to reach 10 posts as quickly as possible. :(
 
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09 Aug 2017 14:59

the new world record temp at KIFP (Bullhead City, AZ)? It was probably a heat burst but still, it is the first such measurement in the modern digital era!

https://www.wunderground.com/history/ai ... .wmo=99999

Temperature
Mean Temperature 114 °F -
Max Temperature 136 °F 106 °F 136 °F (2017)
Min Temperature 91 °F 85 °F 72 °F (1993)

https://www.wunderground.com/history/ai ... .wmo=99999

Temperature
Mean Temperature 112 °F -
Max Temperature 131 °F 106 °F 131 °F (2017)
Min Temperature 93 °F 85 °F 74 °F (1993)

the heat burst (125+ temps) lasted from 7:55 PM to 1:15 AM !

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heat_burst#Extreme_cases

Extreme cases[edit]
These are cases when temperatures over 56.7 °C or 134 °F (the highest officially confirmed in the world, in Death Valley, United States, 1913) were recorded during heat bursts.

Cherokee, Oklahoma, 11 July 1909: at 3:00 in the morning, a heat burst south of Cherokee, Oklahoma reportedly caused the temperature to rise briefly to 57.8 °C (136.0 °F), desiccating crops in the area.[48]
Kopperl, Texas, United States, 1960: A heat burst sent the air temperature to near 140 °F (60 °C), supposedly causing cotton crops to become desiccated and drying out vegetation.[49]
Lisbon, Portugal, 6 July 1949: A heat burst reportedly drove the air temperature from 38 to 70 °C (100.4 to 158.0 °F) within two minutes, in the region of Figueira da Foz and Coimbra, in central Portugal.[50][51]
Abadan, Iran, June 1967: An extreme temperature of 86.7 °C (188.1 °F) was recorded during a heat burst.[51]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cherokee, ... ma#Climate

On 11 July 1909, at 3:00 in the morning, a heat burst south of Cherokee reportedly caused the temperature to rise briefly to 136 °F (57.8 °C), desiccating crops in the area.[17]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kopperl,_Texas#Climate

Shortly after midnight on June 15, 1960, a freak meteorological phenomenon struck the community when a dying thunderstorm collapsed over Kopperl. The storm had rained itself out, and with little to no precipitation to cool the resulting downdrafts, superheated air was expended upon the community in the form of extremely hot wind gusts of up to 75 MPH. The temperature increased rapidly, peaking near 140° Fahrenheit (60° Celsius); twenty degrees above the official all-time high for the state of Texas. The storm, known as "Satan's Storm" by locals, soon became part of local folklore.[2]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abadan,_Iran#Climate

The world's highest unconfirmed temperature was a temperature flare up during a heat burst in June 1967, with a temperature of 87 °C (189 °F).[30] 
 
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09 Aug 2017 22:15

A-L-E-X wrote:
Source of the post Mean Temperature 114 °F -

That's a good reminder of that I'm living in a pleasant climate during the summer.  My weather station gives me these stats for the weather since 1st July till today:
Avg: 14.5C
Min: 8.3C
Max: 24.9C
Avg daily low: 11.5C
Avg daily high: 19.1C
Lowest daily high: 13.8C
Highest daily low: 16.4C
Lowest daily mean: 11.4C
Highest daily mean: 19.7C
Avg humidity: 72%
Precipitation: 261 mm
Highest 24h precipitation: 63.7 mm
Highest 1h precipitation: 14.7 mm
Sunshine hours: 163.0 / 423.4 (38.5%)
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10 Aug 2017 01:26

Well there are multiple reasons for why the Scandanavian region is considered the "happiest" part of the world, but weather is certainly one of them!

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