Space and Astronomy Megathread (MERGED) - Part 1

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  1. Marvolo

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    Even the damn Weather Channel has a video about the asteroid and the video is titled, "First Contact? Object may be alien probe."


    :facepalm:

    Clickbait nonsense.
     
  2. terry78

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    Honestly, to this day a lot of people just want to grasp at anything that shows other beings are out there, which they have to be, lol.
     
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    To be fair even if we actually see some alien probe at some distance within our Solar system, there would be significant number of skeptics who would reject the idea citing some perfectly valid reasons against the existence of an alien probe.
     
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    Or Trump would simply label it "Fake News!" :dry:
     
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    Watch "Should We Colonize Venus Instead of Mars? | Space Time | PBS Digital Studios" on YouTube



    Watch "The Origin of 'Oumuamua, Our First Interstellar Visitor | Space Time" on YouTube
     
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    "Super" Earth orbiting a Red Dwarf with incredible mass as compared to Earth which would mean much stronger gravity?

    ...

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    Why does that sound familiar?
     
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    LoL….I C where U R going
     
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    The headline refers to the “Sun’s nearest star.” This is clarified in the actual article: Barnard’s Star is “the closest single star” (system) to the Sun. But while this is technically true, it’s a somewhat minor distinction; and it’s rather irrelevant to the point of the article. In fact, there are three stars that are closer to us than Barnard’s. And one of those has a confirmed exoplanet (Proxima Centauri b) which appears to be within the so-called habitable zone (unlike Barnard’s Star b - which is in deep freeze).

    Space trivia! The 10 closest stars to us (excluding the Sun):

    1. Proxima Centauri (4.24 ly)
    2. Alpha Centauri A (4.36 ly)
    3. Alpha Centauri B (4.36 ly)
    (Alpha Centauri system = a main binary + a 3rd star)
    4. Barnard’s Star (6 ly)
    5. Luhman 16 A (6.5 ly)
    6. Luhman 16 B (6.5 ly)
    (binary)
    7. Wolf 359 (7.8 ly)
    8. Lalande 21185 (8.3 ly)
    9. Sirius A (8.6 ly)
    10. Sirius B (8.6 ly)
    (binary - A is the big/bright one)
     
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    Watch "InSight Landing on Mars" on YouTube
    InSight Landing on Mars:
     
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    Size comparison of the planets in our Solar system
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    Need to send an orbiter at minimum, to both Uranus & Neptune
     
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    As has often been the case for decades, the American Space Program shows us what is possible when we act rationally and sanely in pursuing a goal which illustrates the breadth of human potential.
     
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    Sounds of wind on Mars.

     
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    SO true and if only the futile,childish squabbles the human race engages in were to end and all the greed and war was to be stopped THEN we could really start to be something good as a species.

    But it will not happen.
     
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    Just for the sake of musing:
    We look all around us. The advancements humanity has made and the seriousness by which so many governments take themselves. Yet we are not omnipotent. All of us will die and everything will end eventually.

    If earth's elliptical orbit were disrupted ever so slightly, our atmosphere would possibly dissipate and all life would cease to exist. Just another space rock floating through the vast emptiness of space being preceded light years earlier by radio waves of various superficial tunes about bling and so forth being listened to by an alien nothingness.

    In this situation, what is more alien the spacerock we once called home or the nothingness around it? Humanity perhaps can be seen as an individualized sentience in the ever changing present that will ultimately create an echo of the past, present, and future that is one's life.
     
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    And your point would be...?
     

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