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  1. #1151
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    I don't know where else to post this but NE WA, N ID and Canada mags should go outside and look to the north. The aurora is out and pretty impressive.

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    Cool Science thread

    Quote Originally Posted by John_B View Post
    I don't know where else to post this but NE WA, N ID and Canada mags should go outside and look to the north. The aurora is out and pretty impressive.
    Aurora Borealis thread, JONG !

    https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/...d.php?t=289508


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    Goddamnit! I knew it had to exist but couldn't find the right thread.

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    Shit! I missed my alert last night
    And it was perfectly clear here
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    James Webb telescope arrives in French Guiana. December launch!

    https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/n...ter-sea-voyage
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    The logistics of moving that thing to South America must be insane.

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    Webb, the proverbial "all eggs in one basket".
    Fingers crossed that the launch goes well...and hopefully the frenchies are not so pissed about the Australian sub deal that they decide to sabotage their own launch...

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    If Jeff Bezo kills Captain Kirk there's gonna be trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    The logistics of moving that thing to South America must be insane.
    Yeah, I haven't watched the videos yet. Probably will tonight just to check it out.
    https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard...ross-the-ocean

    A Custom-Made “Suitcase”

    As a one-of-a-kind machine, Webb required a colossal, specially designed “suitcase” known as STTARS, short for Space Telescope Transporter for Air, Road and Sea. STTARS weighs about 168,000 pounds (76,000 kilograms). It is 18 feet (5.5 meters) high, 15 feet (4.6 meters) wide, and 110 feet (33.5 meters) long — about twice the length of a semi-trailer.

    This custom container was outfitted for any extreme or unexpected conditions Webb could have encountered during travel. In designing, building, and testing STTARS, engineers carefully tested how to best protect the container from heavy rainfall and other environmental factors.L.

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    No idea what the implications of this are but the discovery process sounded pretty cool


    https://arxiv.org/abs/2109.14720

    https://www.utoronto.ca/news/u-t-ast...r-solar-system

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    That's very cool. If all stars generate a magnetic tunnel that attenuates radio frequency radiation it would have interesting implications for Fermi's paradox. If this is somehow unique the implications might be even weirder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jono View Post
    That's very cool. If all stars generate a magnetic tunnel that attenuates radio frequency radiation it would have interesting implications for Fermi's paradox. If this is somehow unique the implications might be even weirder.
    Was that suggested somewhere in the paper? Attenuation might be one thing, refraction another, but afaik.astronomers haven't had problem logging in very distant radio emitters, like over 13b light years away?
    Not a astrogeezer, just coincidentally overheard part of a lecture/discussion about Fermi/Drake/AI/GreatFilter/etc the other day. There was an interesting proposition regarding singularity (AI) and SI. That led to the notion that a civilisation attaining singularity might go "dark": as it does not need to expand to other systems/galaxies due to energy independence, it might just resort to a local simulation. In short, why travel when you can continue an indefinite existence expanding inwards instead of outwards? Only when a star system would be compromised that "entity" could split/move to other viable systems...or stay out of star systems altogether.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Meathelmet View Post
    Was that suggested somewhere in the paper? Attenuation might be one thing, refraction another, but afaik.astronomers haven't had problem logging in very distant radio emitters, like over 13b light years away?
    Not a astrogeezer, just coincidentally overheard part of a lecture/discussion about Fermi/Drake/AI/GreatFilter/etc the other day. There was an interesting proposition regarding singularity (AI) and SI. That led to the notion that a civilisation attaining singularity might go "dark": as it does not need to expand to other systems/galaxies due to energy independence, it might just resort to a local simulation. In short, why travel when you can continue an indefinite existence expanding inwards instead of outwards? Only when a star system would be compromised that "entity" could split/move to other viable systems...or stay out of star systems altogether.
    I didn't see any mention of it in there, and certainly "implications" are easier than conclusions. We're obviously not living in a giant Faraday cage or anything, but thinking of SETI, it might not take much to tweak really, really long distance radio waves. If the model could be improved until the effects could be backed out (or if that's proven necessary, whether it's possible or not) it might change a lot of older data. Considering how close it might be, maybe SETI data might become useful in such efforts--eventually? Interesting stuff, anyway.

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    That knife didn't really cut that steak. More like it just pulled it apart. While an interesting concept that video certainly didn't convince me.
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    This pig-human kidney thing really needs video to be fully appreciated

    https://www.cbsnews.com/video/doctor...-transplant/#x

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    Amazing science. Amazing contribution from the family.

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    That looks like a cool concept for low cost launches. I'm guessing the payloads may be limited to some extent as they would have to be designed to withstand huge amounts of centrifugal force as they are spun around at 1000's of mph.
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    That's nutty!

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    Ummm ....


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    Quote Originally Posted by huckbucket View Post
    Ummm ....

    That's getting freaky. The first one of these I saw seemed well left of the uncanny valley. I'm wondering how long before they start asking each other about mortality.

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