What's happening in space (that's interesting)


#2612

#2613

Do you have the 4.5 or 6?


#2614

We bought ours in 2007. Diameter is 113 mm, so ~4.5 inches. I don’t recall if it had a 6" option at that time.

Unit is really easy for little kids to use, my oldest was 7 at the time and my middle son was 4, and I recall them both using it, with the 7 yr old being the boss :)


#2615

#2616

The budget scope (AWB) on that list is tremendous, picked one up for my 5yo’s birthday. Amazing value for money for a curious beginner’s scope.


#2617

I was really looking for a budget telescope so the AWB would make the most sense. Unfortunately, it’s not available in Canada.


#2618

#2619

Woohoo, that’s 0.000228825223% the speed of light! We’ll be colonizing the rest of the galaxy in no time.


#2620

I imagine the probe rushing by the sun going ‘Ooo hot hot hot hot!’. No wonder it was so fast.


#2621

During its final 5 perihelion approaches, after its 7th Venus flyby in November of 2024, it will be going about 430,000 mph. When the probe passes the sun for the first time in about a week, it will be half of the distance of Mercury’s closest approach. During its final flybys, it will be about 8x closer than Mercury ever gets.


#2622

Anyone following the OSIRIS-REx mission to bring back a sample from an asteroid? Pretty cool stuff.


#2623

It looks like a d10.


#2624

This isn’t recent or anything, but it’s always worth a minute to look at some of the great photos taken of Earth from space.


#2625

Because the station completes each trip around the globe in about 92 minutes, the crew experiences 16 sunrises and sunsets each day.

TIL


#2627

If he were on the ISS, his post would be deleted in just 92 minutes.


#2628

God does not play dice.


#2629

I thought that was only about the universe. I figured he’d enjoy an occasional game of craps.


#2630

God developed a serious case of gambling addiction during his days of playing MtG. Now he has to stay away from chance-based games to ensure he does not relapse.


#2631

Planetary Resources is, hilariously, pivoting to the blockchain, with possibly the greatest cryptobabble quote of all time.


#2632

A great example of how to say nothing with as many empty buzzwords as possible. I would love to see a concrete example of how “deep space capabilities” contribute to the “ConsenSys ecosystem.”