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20 May 2021 22:53

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Source of the post This is a pretty amazing discussion on the quantum nature of time

Possibly, but paywalled.
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21 May 2021 03:46

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Source of the post This is a pretty amazing discussion on the quantum nature of time

Possibly, but paywalled.

I actually have the full article in my email, am I allowed to post it?  For the sake of discussion - it's pretty interesting and talks about a quantum theory of time emerging from quantum gravity.
 
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31 May 2021 00:32

The center of our galaxy newly imaged by NASA-- this is where all the action is ;)

https://www.theguardian.com/science/202 ... e-downtown
 
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01 Jun 2021 07:53

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The center of our galaxy newly imaged by NASA-- this is where all the action is ;)

https://www.theguardian.com/science/202 ... ay-image-d

Seems like I have a new wallpaper on my screen ;) Thank you for sharing such womnderful image. It is exciting that noe humanity has possibility to get such pictures  :)
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01 Jun 2021 16:44

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A-L-E-X wrote:
The center of our galaxy newly imaged by NASA-- this is where all the action is ;)

https://www.theguardian.com/science/202 ... ay-image-d

Seems like I have a new wallpaper on my screen ;) Thank you for sharing such womnderful image. It is exciting that noe humanity has possibility to get such pictures  :)

Yes and I was pleasantly surprised to see that Space Engine is very similar to this view.  I charted a 12 hour trip to the center of the galaxy from Earth and made a video about that and it looks very much like this!
 
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02 Jun 2021 04:39

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Yes and I was pleasantly surprised to see that Space Engine is very similar to this view.  I charted a 12 hour trip to the center of the galaxy from Earth and made a video about that and it looks very much like this!

I would love to watch your video if it possible? 12 hours isn't too short?  :P Maybe you have other interesting articles, photos related to share? 
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Yes and I was pleasantly surprised to see that Space Engine is very similar to this view.  I charted a 12 hour trip to the center of the galaxy from Earth and made a video about that and it looks very much like this!

I would love to watch your video if it possible? 12 hours isn't too short?  :P Maybe you have other interesting articles, photos related to share? 

I made it 12 hours because that is the maximum Youtube allows and it lets you to view the "scenery" as it zooms by.  I did some faster videos too (anywhere from 1-4 hours) but it seems like everything zooms by too quickly, especially for long intergalactic voyages.  Those work better when flying over a planet.  Unfortunately, I have to directly control the flight because if I get busy elsewhere it will crash me into the planet or fly me off into space.  With the intergalactic voyages it just goes in the direction you point it towards, the only thing you have to do is calculate the speed you need to set it to to get it there in the amount of time that you want the video to run for. (In my case 12 hours.)  So for example, I did a voyage from Earth to the far edge of the galaxy, while passing through the central supermassive black hole.  I set the speed to 2.2 light years per second to get it there in just under 12 hours.  Then I did a voyage from Earth to the Andromeda Galaxy and through its other side which was set to 65.1 light years per second to get it there in under 12 hours.  It's interesting because this gives you a scale of the universe and how far apart everything is from each other.
I have a Youtube channel, but first I must upload these videos.  I used OBS and the videos are around 10 GB each which is a really nice file size for a 12 hour video at 720P.  Youtube's limit is either 12 hours or 20 GB whichever is smaller, so I could probably increase the resolution to 1080P and still be able to do 12 hour videos!  (Edit: the voyage to Andromeda video is actually 15 GB, I guess that one is larger because of the greater distance traveled and more densely packed background full of galaxies.)

I will also upload an "intermediate" video I made awhile back where I went to the center of the galaxy in about 6 hours and then found a planet that is part of a binary star system where the other star is a black hole.  I found a lake and beach on the planet from where to view a beautiful sunset with brilliant star clusters popping into view as soon as the primary sun went down!  So the first 6 hours was the travel time and the last 2 hours was sitting at the beach viewing the sunset and the star clusters.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGxVyu ... IoUZareTsw
I have the 1-4 hour planetary videos up right now, but the 12 hour intergalactic voyage videos and the 8 hour star cluster beach sunset video should be up there soon (depending on how long it takes to upload them lol.)

I also set my own personalized sound tracks for the videos, which consist of my 10 favorite movie and tv series sound tracks (science fiction and fantasy.)
 
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03 Jun 2021 01:37

Alex, that is outstanding journey! I will definetely check all your videos, I have already started watching it! Now I know what I will do in my spare time  :) Also there is pleasant, relaxing music, exactly what I prefer to listen after stressful day. 
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Thank you!  I tried to use music I like and not necessarily all with the space theme.  But I think it is fitting for the videos, as there is much more to space than just space travel, there is a sense of awe and spirituality about it, a magnificence that is beyond the capacity of humans to understand, which the music captures well.

I've actually changed up the order of the songs to be even more suited to the videos, so the new ones going up by the end of the weekend should be even better :)  Stay tuned!

An issue I ran into is that I actually have much more sound track than 12 hours, probably even more than 24 hours (about 8 GB or 256 songs/albums) so I had to reorder everything in order of priority, but I think I have it all worked out now.
 
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https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/03/us/p ... tagon.html

U.S. Finds No Evidence of Alien Technology in Flying Objects, but Can’t Rule It Out, Either
A new report concedes that much about the observed phenomena remains difficult to explain, including their acceleration, as well as ability to change direction and submerge.

June 3, 2021
WASHINGTON — American intelligence officials have found no evidence that aerial phenomena witnessed by Navy pilots in recent years are alien spacecraft, but they still cannot explain the unusual movements that have mystified scientists and the military, according to senior administration officials briefed on the findings of a highly anticipated government report.

The report determines that a vast majority of more than 120 incidents over the past two decades did not originate from any American military or other advanced U.S. government technology, the officials said. That determination would appear to eliminate the possibility that Navy pilots who reported seeing unexplained aircraft might have encountered programs the government meant to keep secret.

But that is about the only conclusive finding in the classified intelligence report, the officials said. And while a forthcoming unclassified version, expected to be released to Congress by June 25, will present few other firm conclusions, senior officials briefed on the intelligence conceded that the very ambiguity of the findings meant the government could not definitively rule out theories that the phenomena observed by military pilots might be alien spacecraft.
 
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10 Jun 2021 02:26

With knowledge human has now - it is hard to believe that we can see signs of alien technologies somewhere near us :? If they are - I think they are just out of reach for the present. 
What about other news: mostly we hear news from NASA and ESA, but I want to share with you UK aerospace news. They have very interesting ideas and projects. Personally I was amazed by their technologies which ai,ed not only at space exploration, but also at caring for the environment on Earth. Pleasant to know that my recycled waste can somehow help in such big goals :P
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11 Jun 2021 13:12

Most such UFO videos from aircrafts appear to be illusions of some kind.  Like parallax effects and misjudged distances, which can make the object (birds or whatever) appear to have insane speed.  It's hard to tell from the videos alone, but if we had the speed, altitude, focal length and other data of the camera, it would have been possible to narrow down to a few solutions, and most likely one of them would be something quite mundane.

Now the number of cameras in the world has hit the billions.  The cameras, if not recording, are just a few seconds away in a pocket.  If such UFO's were alien visitors, we would have plenty of evidence.

Life is pretty rare in the universe by the count of worlds.  Advanced civilisations extremely rare.  First we need to figure out how rare life is.  The key to do that probably is the study of the atmosphere of exoplanets.
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12 Jun 2021 23:04

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Most such UFO videos from aircrafts appear to be illusions of some kind.  Like parallax effects and misjudged distances, which can make the object (birds or whatever) appear to have insane speed.  It's hard to tell from the videos alone, but if we had the speed, altitude, focal length and other data of the camera, it would have been possible to narrow down to a few solutions, and most likely one of them would be something quite mundane.

Now the number of cameras in the world has hit the billions.  The cameras, if not recording, are just a few seconds away in a pocket.  If such UFO's were alien visitors, we would have plenty of evidence.

Life is pretty rare in the universe by the count of worlds.  Advanced civilisations extremely rare.  First we need to figure out how rare life is.  The key to do that probably is the study of the atmosphere of exoplanets.

I wonder how many are military operations of other nations, like the objects seen to accelerate very quickly and making right angle turns on a dime as well as the ones diving into the sea and coming back up.  It seems like the US military is worried China and Russia have developed some new kind of technology they do not have access to.  Besides visual observations, they are also talking about radar detection and infrared, which makes me think it may be the devices of another nation, meant to do eavesdropping.  That would be a reason they are seen near military installations.  I cannot imagine why a sentient alien species that had managed to cover the light years of distance it would take to get here would care about our military.

On the other hand, I firmly believe all life aside from basic unicellular life will eventually go extinct.  So complex life may be rare not because it never develops, but because it exists for only a brief window of time, geologically and astronomically speaking.

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