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by A-L-E-X
11 Nov 2021 23:32
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 534
Views: 98752

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

Well that's at least some better news there's a chance they might be wrong.  I noticed they also mentioned minks in Europe and how new variants can be generated in nonhuman animals, which makes me wonder if the virus mutates faster in these animals than it does in humans because the animals are in v...
by A-L-E-X
11 Nov 2021 20:08
Forum: Mods and Addons
Topic: Online spacecraft editor
Replies: 104
Views: 79482

Online spacecraft editor

Whats the highest warp speed they can attain?
by A-L-E-X
11 Nov 2021 20:06
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1828
Views: 500086

Science and Astronomy Questions

Yes, which makes it really tricky.  Most stars are variable I think. Measuring the angular momentum, which you outlined before, sounds like a better method even if still indirect, but that can happen for other reasons too. ------------------------------- https://www.independent.co.uk/space/can ... 5...
by A-L-E-X
11 Nov 2021 20:02
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 534
Views: 98752

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

38233 I read that ERs are packed again, Wat, is this because of the lower vaccination rate in these states or is something else going on?  We even have children getting vaccinated here now so not sure why the numbers have plateaued at such a high level It's a combination of things. There are still ...
by A-L-E-X
11 Nov 2021 07:29
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1828
Views: 500086

Science and Astronomy Questions

38228 Do you think we have any space telescope going up soon that would be sensitive enough to detect a planet inside its parent star's atmosphere, Wat?  Perhaps the James Webb Telescope? A planet inside its star would not be observed directly. Rather, we would observe the effects (described earlie...
by A-L-E-X
11 Nov 2021 07:25
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 534
Views: 98752

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

38226 Are there statistics showing fraction vaccinated or recovered?  This would be a more useful number. It really would be. I haven't seen a tracker for it, though data are available by which it can be estimated (with some uncertainty). 38230 I wonder what city has the lowest vaccination rate-- l...
by A-L-E-X
10 Nov 2021 23:40
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 534
Views: 98752

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

38216 NYC is 87% vaccinated now, is this one of the higher rates for a major city that you know of, Wat? Definitely one of the highest, for such a population size. The only one I know of that is higher is Miami-Dade County, FL, at 91%. My county is at 71%. I still like to use  CovidActNow  to follo...
by A-L-E-X
10 Nov 2021 23:33
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1828
Views: 500086

Science and Astronomy Questions

38213 But in that case the effect is the reverse, as the smaller creature lasts longer. As Wats points out, the effect of the resistance differs (due to different surface/mass ratio) and lower speed is bad for a planet in orbit but good for a creature. Kurzgesagt uses the mouse and elephant example...
by A-L-E-X
10 Nov 2021 23:31
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1828
Views: 500086

Science and Astronomy Questions

That's interesting....on Nova last night they were showing some examples of exotic exoplanets and they actually showed an example of a couple of planets that were really close to their parent star.....not quite in the atmosphere of the parent star but pretty close.  There was an a Super Earth that w...
by A-L-E-X
09 Nov 2021 22:16
Forum: Mods and Addons
Topic: Space Exploration Bot (V4)
Replies: 2
Views: 297

Space Exploration Bot (V4)

Does this set automated warp speeds for space ships and fly over the surface like an airship when you are on a planet, etc-- without crashing or flying off into space? I want to use it for 12 hour automated videos but I'm wondering if it can be set not to repeat anything and run for 12 hours?
by A-L-E-X
09 Nov 2021 22:12
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Asteroids, meteors, and meteorites
Replies: 124
Views: 32970

Asteroids, meteors, and meteorites

midtskogen wrote:
Mounted a new meteor camera at 1800 masl in Norway today.  This mountain has a spectacular view.  The question is, will the camera just ice up?  Some footage I took:


wow I saw it for a second and then it was gone!
by A-L-E-X
09 Nov 2021 22:10
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 534
Views: 98752

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

Here's another  study  indicating that being fully vaccinated offers limited protection from infected persons in the same household.  The sharp differentiation between the fully vaccinated/recovered and the rest of the population may not be well founded. I lived 10 days with a covid positive (Delta...
by A-L-E-X
09 Nov 2021 22:08
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 534
Views: 98752

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

38092 The pandemic has been called off in Norway.  Transmission is still widespread, but the disease is no longer considered particularly dangerous.  Will it backfire? It now appears many European countries are following suit (or are otherwise failing to prevent delta from spiking with their curren...
by A-L-E-X
09 Nov 2021 22:03
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Astrophotography
Replies: 587
Views: 155072

Astrophotography

as amazing as northern lights are down here, they are truly magical up there.  It almost looks like the earth giftwrapped as a present for all of us to share!
by A-L-E-X
09 Nov 2021 21:58
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy Questions
Replies: 1828
Views: 500086

Science and Astronomy Questions

Yes, a short period relative to the life of the star. However, combined with the number of stars and that the vast majority of them have planets, it happens quite often --  estimates are for a planet to be engulfed by its host star evolving off the main sequence about every 1 to 10 years throughout...