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by Watsisname
07 Mar 2021 09:39
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: General global warming / climate change discussion
Replies: 283
Views: 85633

General global warming / climate change discussion

Michael Mann:  The Rise and Fall of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation . Pretty interesting. This will certainly motivate continued study by the broader climate science community, so we'll see how the story progresses. For the moment, though, I think the arguments he has laid out are actually rat...
by Watsisname
01 Mar 2021 17:34
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Astrobiology Poll
Replies: 47
Views: 15030

Astrobiology Poll

Roy , okay, then you do not get to participate in this forum any further. FFT likewise asked "why are you even here?" Apparently not to have a respectful discussion with all participants. Respect is something we value at the core of our community. You do not get to raise a fuss about thin...
by Watsisname
01 Mar 2021 16:09
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Astrobiology Poll
Replies: 47
Views: 15030

Astrobiology Poll

35978  This way in your statistics the one who thinks the entire galaxy or universe is dead gives you more points than the one who partially believes in life.  This way in your statistics the one who thinks the entire galaxy or universe is dead gives you more points than the one who partially belie...
by Watsisname
01 Mar 2021 13:25
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Astrobiology Poll
Replies: 47
Views: 15030

Astrobiology Poll

35974 You can't collect wisdom by a stupid test, sorry. Okay. Not only did you not answer the poll's questions in the prescribed manner ( which every other respondent thus far has managed to do with only a few minor errors), you also did not provide feedback which is constructive or actionable. You...
by Watsisname
01 Mar 2021 02:42
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Astrobiology Poll
Replies: 47
Views: 15030

Astrobiology Poll

35899 I just want to ask why didn't you ask us about the existence of extraterrestrial life outside the Solar System or the Milky Way galaxy? That is actually asked implicitly in the poll. Think of the logic in the first three questions, and what it would mean for example if your response to A1 is ...
by Watsisname
28 Feb 2021 07:00
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Asteroids, meteors, and meteorites
Replies: 112
Views: 27001

Asteroids, meteors, and meteorites

35962 but a part of me wondered if the geometry of the earth and the typical inclination of solar system objects might favor some locations over others (or the concept that some parts of the planet have a slightly stronger gravitational pull than other parts.....but I suspect this is insignificant ...
by Watsisname
26 Feb 2021 22:12
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Asteroids, meteors, and meteorites
Replies: 112
Views: 27001

Asteroids, meteors, and meteorites

35944 Maybe some parts of the planet are more favorable for these? Meteor/meteorite frequency is very uniform across the Earth. Some people might see more than usual over some span of time just by chance. Or if they look up more often, or have an automated observing network like midts has. :) Just ...
by Watsisname
24 Feb 2021 01:35
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Asteroids, meteors, and meteorites
Replies: 112
Views: 27001

Asteroids, meteors, and meteorites

midtskogen, that's amazing! This entire event has been fascinating to hear as it developed, and the report of this find must certainly feel very rewarding.

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Holy ***. Can you imagine being in the area when this happened?
by Watsisname
23 Feb 2021 17:06
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy News
Replies: 906
Views: 235094

Science and Astronomy News

A-L-E-X , the  Space Weather Prediction Center  is currently only forecasting G1 (minor) geomagnetic storms. So unless you live north of the green (G=1 or Kp=5) line here, it's more likely a non-event. https://i.imgur.com/HI0AFrh.png The most recent  WSA-ENLIL solar wind model  also suggests the CM...
by Watsisname
26 Jan 2021 17:34
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Conspiracy Theory Thread
Replies: 107
Views: 47170

Conspiracy Theory Thread

I do like Phil Plait's criticism, which was that in order to take any video like this very seriously, it should be substantiated by other videos. The Moon is not an exotic target for amateur astronomers. With so many eyes and cameras on it all the time, it's not believable that nobody else would hav...
by Watsisname
21 Jan 2021 06:37
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Topic for Music Lovers
Replies: 161
Views: 83843

Topic for Music Lovers




Just discovered these games, and oh my...
by Watsisname
17 Jan 2021 21:33
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 426
Views: 80497

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

35730 I was reading that perhaps the number of deaths have also been underestimated and we'll find out later that many more people died from covid complications.  I wonder if there is some truth to that.  Yes, official deaths estimates generally get adjusted upwards over time as more data come in. ...
by Watsisname
16 Jan 2021 02:23
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 426
Views: 80497

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

35720  What do you think the mortality rate is in NY taking into account that 1/2 to 2/3 of true cases being missed? I think it is probably between 0.5% and 1% right now, due to better treatments and health care capacity. (And, of course, it is much higher than 1% in the elderly, and much less for ...
by Watsisname
15 Jan 2021 22:04
Forum: Off-topic Discussions
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread
Replies: 426
Views: 80497

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Thread

midtskogen , I wonder how flu seasons (before 2020) in Norway, Sweden, and Denmark compare with other European countries? Maybe it can help gain some insights about normal social interactions in these countries vs. their responses to COVID-19. 35713 Wow get a load of those steep peaks in the South ...
by Watsisname
15 Jan 2021 21:47
Forum: Science and Astronomy Discussions
Topic: Science and Astronomy News
Replies: 906
Views: 235094

Science and Astronomy News

I do not believe it is in SE yet, though it will be amazing to see. It's a pretty new discovery, in large part thanks to the efforts of amateur astronomers and citizen scientists working with TESS data, who appear as co-authors in the paper. :)