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Look Out Of Your Window Now! Astronomical events.

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Withnail, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. Gramaisc

    Gramaisc Forum O. G.

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    Those potholes aren't big enough.
     
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    Chang'e-4 landing - almost aborted when somebody said they might have seen a drone...

     
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    Total eclipse of the Moon in the early hours of tomorrow morning if you can get up. It's a Supermoon as it's at perigee, closest point to the Earth. Partial starts at about 3.30 and total at about 4-40 for an hour (should be a Blood Moon.) Forecast down my way looks a bit iffy … :(

    http://shadowandsubstance.com/assets/gmt.png
     
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    If there is a god then I'm convinced he/she is taking the piss.

    They forecast cloudy skies last night so I didn't bother getting up for the eclipse. When I did get up at 7am I looked out and there low down on the Western horizon was a huge bright super moon. I suspect the eclipse would have been spectacular.

    (mutter, mutter …) :roll:
     
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    It was Morse code on a lamp saying: "Where's the ******* Sun gone ?" :heyhey:
     
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    Comet Iwamoto might be visible in binoculars on Feb 12/13. Will be the only chance to see it, as it wont be back until the year 3390 (so it might never be seen by a human eye again.)
    http://www.spaceweather.com/
     
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    One more addition to the lunar landing conspiracy … :tumbleweed:

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    Aliens

    Turn the lights out

    They're here
     
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    The aliens are growing out of the ground and are taking over the world.

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    The only way to defeat them is to eat them.
     
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    I always thought; what if there was an alien race living on a planet orbiting the star Vega. It's only about 25 light years away, so they would have detected our radio transmissions by now. What if they came here and started to eat us ?
    What wonderful irony that would be, the human race being ate by Vegans. :haw:

    Alas it's highly unlikely. Vega is not the kind of star that promotes life, it's the kind of star you best stay away from. :shifty:
     
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    Come on Jodie Foster … it's Morse code from an old Sputnik !! :haw:
     
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    May I offer my congratulations to India as last week they successfully destroyed one their own satellites with a missile. I must assume this proves their space programme has a bigger dick than other countries.
    Sadly this means thousands of extra potentially deadly pieces of debris now orbit the Earth in a range of orbits. It couldn't have been done at a worse time because we are in a deep solar activity minimum, which considerably reduces the Earth's atmospheres ability to slow down and burn up space debris.

    http://www.spaceweather.com/
     
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    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    They have a space programme yet seem to need foreign aid to feed their own people...
     
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    And they've got lots of millionaires too, as well as lots of British manufacturing.
    Probably financed by live aid/ comic relief.
     
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    This should be something to see should you have a spare ten thousand trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion years .. :eek:

     
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    Theoretical cosmologists, don't you just love 'em.

    And they didn't even answer the most important question, if I'm planning to turn up at the restaurant at the end of the universe, do I need to book a table in advance?
     
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    Be just my luck to finally get a table at that restaurant after a ten thousand trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion year wait only to be told: "Sorry pal, sausages are off." :eek:
     
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    You Watt?


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