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  • Joey
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    The Space Thread

    So Pluto is back in the news, I'm bored, and its a pretty big deal.



    Up until recently, the best thing we had for a "picture" of Pluto was this:


    And its moon Charon? It was even worse:


    For people who grew up dreaming of the day we'd know more about the little guy way out in the middle of nowhere, and then watched as it was demoted of its Planetness:


    This is pretty awesome to see.

    So now, thanks to the New Horizons space probe, which was launched January 19th, 2006, we now pictures that look like this (note the heart shape):

    and this:

    and Charon get's its close up too!


    All thanks to a little yellow probe that's smaller than a Smart Car:


    We are blessed with gifs like this:


    Fun fact: New Horizons is the Fastest Space Probe ever launched, traveling at speeds up to 60,000km/h.

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  • RandomGuy
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    Joey wrote: View Post

    Yes RandomGuy!! Finally found someone that appreciates it like I do! I also just recently rewatched it, and I've never done that with a show. So good.
    It's so so underrated. Hopefully Prime does adequate marketing for them which they deserve. So happy new season is actually going to happen, could watch it and watch it, that universe in which action takes place is so well developed that even watching a season about cleaner working in Tycho station would be interesting.

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  • Joey
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    RandomGuy wrote: View Post

    Expanse - best TV show there is for me, just rewatched it for a second time (never do these things). That makes perfect sense, yes. Once you get there use an exoskeleton or train extensively prior to landing and then let the evolution do the job. Not sure how this may affect childbirth as changes in gravitation have a highly increased chance of miscarriage though.
    Yes RandomGuy!! Finally found someone that appreciates it like I do! I also just recently rewatched it, and I've never done that with a show. So good.

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  • RandomGuy
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    I'll get my monthly Expanse TV show plug in here (watch it now on Prime!) since they actually look at this in the other way, exploring what would happen to the human body as it goes through generations of Low-G adaptation. Great show. I think a simple exoskeleton at first to help us adjust is all we would need for a 2x planet... but ya, would be cool to see what would happen after generations of 2x.
    Expanse - best TV show there is for me, just rewatched it for a second time (never do these things). That makes perfect sense, yes. Once you get there use an exoskeleton or train extensively prior to landing and then let the evolution do the job. Not sure how this may affect childbirth as changes in gravitation have a highly increased chance of miscarriage though.

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  • Joey
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    RandomGuy wrote: View Post

    Wondering out here, all of that sounds promising, but correct me if I'm wrong, if the size is twice as big and the mass of the planet is 8 times more wouldn't that mean that the gravity would be too much for a human body? Unless we all become Shwarzneggers of course?
    DanH wrote: View Post

    Yep, big problem. But not as big an issue as it might seem. It being bigger helps with the heavier bit. If it's twice the diameter and 8 times the weight, our effective weight would only be twice as much - which is a lot, for sure, just not as much as it first appears.
    I'll get my monthly Expanse TV show plug in here (watch it now on Prime!) since they actually look at this in the other way, exploring what would happen to the human body as it goes through generations of Low-G adaptation. Great show. I think a simple exoskeleton at first to help us adjust is all we would need for a 2x planet... but ya, would be cool to see what would happen after generations of 2x.

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  • DanH
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    RandomGuy wrote: View Post

    Wondering out here, all of that sounds promising, but correct me if I'm wrong, if the size is twice as big and the mass of the planet is 8 times more wouldn't that mean that the gravity would be too much for a human body? Unless we all become Shwarzneggers of course?
    Yep, big problem. But not as big an issue as it might seem. It being bigger helps with the heavier bit. If it's twice the diameter and 8 times the weight, our effective weight would only be twice as much - which is a lot, for sure, just not as much as it first appears.

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  • RandomGuy
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    Bendit wrote: View Post

    That's Jeffrey Epstein thinking there! Apparently he had a mind re cryogenics/longevity etc. and had many connections in the scientific community on these matters. But ... he had "other thoughts" too.
    I guess we have something in common then, haha. Didn't worked out well for him though, unless he managed to freeze his penis before getting to jail.

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  • Bendit
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    RandomGuy wrote: View Post

    Yeah, I was just jumping ahead. Honestly the only realistic solutions to the distance issue (which with the technology we have are unrealistic) are either a space colony/generation ship (but it would need to fly at least 1000 times faster than let's say New Horizons probe to make it an option and that's... unlikely) or cryogenic/artificial insemination capsules, where people are preserved for hundreds/more likely thousands of years until they arrive. Let's go complete sci-fy, send bunch of artificial bodies there and upload minds once they arrive.
    That's Jeffrey Epstein thinking there! Apparently he had a mind re cryogenics/longevity etc. and had many connections in the scientific community on these matters. But ... he had "other thoughts" too.

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  • RandomGuy
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    This is true. Some form of anti-gravitational system (and suit) will have to be available... but I would think if this were truly a body to get to the distance/time travel issue will have to be solved first?
    Yeah, I was just jumping ahead. Honestly the only realistic solutions to the distance issue (which with the technology we have are unrealistic) are either a space colony/generation ship (but it would need to fly at least 1000 times faster than let's say New Horizons probe to make it an option and that's... unlikely) or cryogenic/artificial insemination capsules, where people are preserved for hundreds/more likely thousands of years until they arrive. Let's go complete sci-fy, send bunch of artificial bodies there and upload minds once they arrive.

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  • Bendit
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    RandomGuy wrote: View Post

    Wondering out here, all of that sounds promising, but correct me if I'm wrong, if the size is twice as big and the mass of the planet is 8 times more wouldn't that mean that the gravity would be too much for a human body? Unless we all become Shwarzneggers of course?

    This is true. Some form of anti-gravitational system (and suit) will have to be available... but I would think if this were truly a body to get to the distance/time travel issue will have to be solved first?

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  • RandomGuy
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    Bendit wrote: View Post
    A wee bit distant but a new discovery of a body has been discovered ...about twice as large as earth with water in the atmosphere and temperatures ranging from 1 - 40 deg. C.

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/s...kepler-k2-18b/
    Wondering out here, all of that sounds promising, but correct me if I'm wrong, if the size is twice as big and the mass of the planet is 8 times more wouldn't that mean that the gravity would be too much for a human body? Unless we all become Shwarzneggers of course?

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  • Bendit
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    KeonClark wrote: View Post

    Must admit apart from the vid title the content flew right by ... apologies. Here's one which resonates with me on the mysterious topic of space travel and existence out there..



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  • Bendit
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    [QUOTE=KeonClark;n1314187]

    Must admit apart from the vid title the content flew right by ... apologies. Here's one which resonates with me on the mysterious topic of existence out there..




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  • KeonClark
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    Bendit wrote: View Post
    A wee bit distant but a new discovery of a body has been discovered ...about twice as large as earth with water in the atmosphere and temperatures ranging from 1 - 40 deg. C.

    https://www.nationalgeographic.com/s...kepler-k2-18b/

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