Space


#1

It's time to get your geek on.

 

Like me, I'm sure a lot of you are fascinated by the universe and all its glory.

 

Thought it'd be good to share photos, videos, essays, articles, quotes, websites or recommendations of anything related to the cosmos/galaxy/planet etc. (inc. the BigBang, and no Boot I'm not talking about your sex-life)

 

http://all-that-is-interesting.com/important-image-captured-by-hubble

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9D05ej8u-gU

 

 

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#2

The final frontier.

 

We dont go to space any more as humans. 


#3

but to keep in the spirit of the thread

 

improper quoting

 

black holes baby, not big bangs


#4

Well,

 

At least I know no one shares the same enthusiasm as I do.


#5

I do tom.

I just need reboot to strap up a number first.


#6

Has anyone ever considered how dismissive our label for everything outside out tiny little atmosphere?

Oh, the near infinity in which our entire existance is but an insignificant speck?

 

Yeah, that's space.

We've been to space!


#7

Saw a documentary a while back called "We Are Born of Stars".

 

Walked out of the theater feeling quite insignificant.


#8

"theater"


#9

"theater"

He's from the west. They didn't have distance education when he was little.


#10

The Mars underground.

 

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0437325/

 

 

an absolute must watch for any space enthusiast. dunno if you can find it on youtube but you can definitely buy it online.


#11

Has anyone ever considered how dismissive our label for everything outside out tiny little atmosphere?

Oh, the near infinity in which our entire existance is but an insignificant speck?

 

Yeah, that's space.

We've been to space!

Well according to Bill Bryson it's because it's mainly just space out there...

 

Anyway I signed up to email alerts from NASA that tell me when I can look up and see the International Space Station (ISS).

 

So last night i went out at 9:16pm and looked to the west at a max angle/height or 46 degrees and there it was hurtling through space, visible for about 4 mins and disappearing to the north east.

 

Seriously BLEW MY MIND. Like, there's people on that thing, it's SPACE SHIP, and it's visible a few times a week for a few mins at a time, yet most people never see it because they do'nt know when to look up. Sure, it only looked like a fast moving star (apparently if you get binoculars you can see the solar panels on it), but I can't wait until my boy is old enough to understand what he's looking at.

 

Yes, it's FREE, and you can sign up to the service here: http://spotthestation.nasa.gov/

 

You can't call yourself a real space nerd until you've signed up...


#12

The Mars underground.
 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0437325/
 
 
an absolute must watch for any space enthusiast. dunno if you can find it on youtube but you can definitely buy it online.


Available for Rent ($6.99) or Buy ($29.99) from the Aust. ITunes Store.
OR
Rent ($3.99) or Buy ($7.99) from the US ITunes Store.

#13

Well,

 

At least I know no one shares the same enthusiasm as I do.

or you could have just posted in the Science thread like everyone else.


#14

I could cannibalise a friend's Facebook posts but she just posts so many of these photos you'd run out of bandwidth.


#15

Hate to go all Mythbusters on this thread, but most of the colour in those images of outer space aren't real.

 

http://www.universetoday.com/11863/true-or-false-color-the-art-of-extraterrestrial-photography/

 

Sorry.


#16

Hate to go all Mythbusters on this thread, but most of the colour in those images of outer space aren't real.

 

http://www.universetoday.com/11863/true-or-false-color-the-art-of-extraterrestrial-photography/

 

Sorry.

I won't tell her.


#17

She'd be shattered, I'm sure.


#18

The Mars underground.
 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0437325/
 
 
an absolute must watch for any space enthusiast. dunno if you can find it on youtube but you can definitely buy it online.


On your recommendation, I actually bought the doco.
It was very interesting and enlightening.
Particularly as I was not aware that the technology exists for us to make this mission happen within 7-10 years, and NASA could pay for it within their existing budget over 10 years.
Just a matter of it being approved politically when all the scientists agree that the risks are somewhat manageable.
I didn't think it would likely happen in my lifetime, but it looks possible in the next couple of decades, if not probable.
Mankind terra forming on Mars in the next century or 2 ?...........pretty amazing !!!
Doco is worth a look, for sure.

#19

I saw an article the other day about sending little self contained greenhouses to grow things on the Moon.

 

But I can't find it now. Boo.


#20

 

The Mars underground.
 
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0437325/
 
 
an absolute must watch for any space enthusiast. dunno if you can find it on youtube but you can definitely buy it online.


On your recommendation, I actually bought the doco.
It was very interesting and enlightening.
Particularly as I was not aware that the technology exists for us to make this mission happen within 7-10 years, and NASA could pay for it within their existing budget over 10 years.
Just a matter of it being approved politically when all the scientists agree that the risks are somewhat manageable.
I didn't think it would likely happen in my lifetime, but it looks possible in the next couple of decades, if not probable.
Mankind terra forming on Mars in the next century or 2 ?...........pretty amazing !!!
Doco is worth a look, for sure.

 

awesome, glad you enjoyed it.kinda of frustrating that the mission wasn't started 20 odd years ago though.