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message 1: by Grasshopper, Administrator (last edited Nov 03, 2019 01:12PM) (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6172 comments Mod

Here is a discussion group for Space and Space alone...


message 2: by Grasshopper, Administrator (last edited Apr 12, 2019 01:11AM) (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6172 comments Mod

The most exciting event in the recent history of space science began to unfold as we observed the black hole on 10.4.2019.
A simple explanation of the project:
https://youtu.be/omz77qrDjsU
Hurray for international collaboration!

This image reveals the outline of the supermassive black hole M87, at the center of the Virgo A galaxy.


message 3: by Grasshopper, Administrator (last edited Apr 11, 2019 01:30AM) (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6172 comments Mod
Topics of the month:

🌎We just saw events unfold 55 million light years away...If this was the past...Can we also see Earth's past?

🔭What if the telescopes were planted away from the Earth and looked at Earth from a distance...
Can we actually see the future?

👽 Why didn't they zoom in on suspect planets/galaxies...not a single alien in sight??
Are we alone after all?


message 4: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6172 comments Mod
Does this remind anyone of Interstellar or is it just me?
https://youtu.be/1t73rxE5T_I


message 5: by Catherine (last edited Apr 11, 2019 03:07AM) (new)

Catherine Habbie | 1908 comments Very interesting discussion GB. Truly Interstellar!
Here are a few thoughts, I picked up from another group:

If you had a mirror on the moon (about 238K miles away), you could see about 2.5 seconds into Earth's past. If that mirror was on Pluto, you could see about 13.4 hours into Earth's past.

If you could magically be transported 27 lightyears away, or had a mirror strategically placed 13.5 lightyears away, you could see yourself being born.

Amazing if it were all true!🤔


message 6: by Sandra (new)

Sandra Black | 1737 comments Wow! Very deep thoughts.. may take me a few light years to figure that out!


message 7: by Bernard, Space Mod (new)

Bernard Smith | 2198 comments Mod
Yes, an amazing feat.


message 8: by Bradley (new)

Bradley Simon | 1028 comments A lot of movies have worked on that surmise. A very interesting concept.


message 9: by Beatrice, Best Friend of the group (new)

Beatrice Williams | 2514 comments Mod
I watch a few science fiction movies, but they aren't my favourite genre.


message 10: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6172 comments Mod
How big is the black hole?
https://www.sciencealert.com/to-truly...


message 11: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6172 comments Mod
Beatrice wrote: "I watch a few science fiction movies, but they aren't my favourite genre."
Don't worry Beatrice. When we are done with you, you shall be a sci-fi junkie like the rest of us!😎


message 12: by Grasshopper, Administrator (last edited Apr 12, 2019 01:31AM) (new)

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Powehi: black hole gets a name meaning ‘the adorned fathomless dark creation’
https://nypost.com/2019/04/11/histori...
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2...
It comes from the Kumulipo, an 18th century Hawaiian creation chant. Po is a profound dark source of unending creation, while wehi, meaning honoured with embellishments, is one of the chant’s descriptions of po
A Hawaiian name was justified because the project included two telescopes in Hawaii, astronomers said.


message 13: by Alexis (new)

Alexis Harding | 1386 comments Thanks for keeping us updated GB. Appreciate this.

Grasshopper wrote: "Beatrice wrote: "I watch a few science fiction movies, but they aren't my favourite genre."
Don't worry Beatrice. When we are done with you, you shall be a sci-fi junkie like the rest of us!😎"

Looking forward to that!


message 14: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6172 comments Mod
Meet Katie Bouman, One Woman Who Helped Make the World's First Image of a Black Hole
http://time.com/5568063/katie-bouman-...


message 15: by Bernard, Space Mod (new)

Bernard Smith | 2198 comments Mod
The most interesting thing is that a black hole is not completely black! Enough photons (light particles) escape to allow us to photograph it.


message 16: by Beatrice, Best Friend of the group (last edited Apr 12, 2019 12:30PM) (new)

Beatrice Williams | 2514 comments Mod
Alexis wrote: "Thanks for keeping us updated GB. Appreciate this.

Grasshopper wrote: "Beatrice wrote: "I watch a few science fiction movies, but they aren't my favourite genre."
Don't worry Beatrice. When we are..."

Should I be scared?🤔


message 17: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6172 comments Mod
What NASA says about black holes:

A black hole is a place in space where gravity pulls so much that even light can not get out. The gravity is so strong because matter has been squeezed into a tiny space. This can happen when a star is dying.
Because no light can get out, people can't see black holes. They are invisible
https://www.nasa.gov/audience/forstud...


message 18: by Graham (new)

Graham J. | 404 comments I must drop in more often. Missed this event completely!


message 19: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6172 comments Mod
Yes you must Graham. 😊


message 20: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6172 comments Mod
’The Paradox of Time’’, composed by the British poet Austin Dobson:
“Time goes, you say? Ah no!
Alas, Time stays, we go;
Or else, were this not so,
What need to chain the hours,
For youth were always ours?

Ours is the eye’s deceit
Of men whose flying feet
Lead through some landscape low;
We pass, and think we see
The earth’s fixed surface flee,
Alas, time stays, we go!

Once in the days of old
Your locks were curling gold,
And mine had shamed the crow.
Now, in the self-same stage,
We’ve reached the silver age,
Time goes, you say? - ah no!
Alas, time stays, we go!”


message 21: by Sandra (new)

Sandra Black | 1737 comments Omigosh! Now I've seen it all!


message 22: by Bernard, Space Mod (new)

Bernard Smith | 2198 comments Mod
Yon rising Moon that looks for us again -
How oft hereafter will she wax and wane;

(Omar Khayyam)

The orbit of the Moon is decaying, and it will eventually crash into the Earth. But do not worry, it will not happen for a while yet.


message 23: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6172 comments Mod
Gosh! You are correct Bernard.
https://www.space.com/3373-earth-moon...


message 24: by Bernard, Space Mod (new)

Bernard Smith | 2198 comments Mod
Oh! I do try hard to ensure my posts are correct.


message 25: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6172 comments Mod
Of course! Never doubted that for a moment!😁
Just providing more evidence!


message 26: by Grasshopper, Administrator (last edited Apr 16, 2019 01:10PM) (new)

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A new planet discovered:
https://www.space.com/third-alien-pla...
Kepler-47 is a roughly 3.5-billion-year-old system located 3,340 light-years from Earth.
The newly announced Kepler-47d, which is about 7 times bigger than Earth.
Kepler-47b and Kepler-47c, both have two suns in their skies, just like Luke Skywalker's home planet of Tatooine in the "Star Wars" universe.
The researchers made the discovery using the most prolific planet hunter of all time, NASA's Kepler space telescope.


message 27: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6172 comments Mod
Is Dark Matter Fuzzy?
https://www.livescience.com/65208-fuz...


message 28: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6172 comments Mod
Water on the moon now!
Will wonders never cease this week?
https://www.newscientist.com/article/...


message 29: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

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Massive asteroid will pass closer to Earth than the Moon, Nasa warn there is a risk Asteroid 2019 GC6 will collide with Earth in the next 100 years
https://www.sciencealert.com/harvard-...

Saturn’s moon Titan has an alien lake district that looks like Earth

NASA astronaut Christina Koch is going to break a record on her first spaceflight, the agency announced yesterday (April 16).Koch, who launched to the space stationon March 14 with colleague Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin, will remain in orbit for 328 days, returning to Earth in February 2020

Pink Full moon expected on Good Friday


message 30: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6172 comments Mod
Watch a space launch live:
https://www.space.com/cygnus-cargo-sp...


message 31: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6172 comments Mod
Conspiracy theories? https://www.express.co.uk/news/weird/...
http://www.annunaki.org/nibiru/

Space news:
The FIRST type of molecular ‘building block’ Helium hydride (HeH)formed in the universe after the Big Bang is found by a flying telescope in a 600-year-old planetary 'nursery' 3,000 light years away from Earth


A “Jellyfish” Galaxy Swims Into View of NASA’s Upcoming Webb Telescope


message 32: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

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China to Launch Ambitious Asteroid-Comet Mission in 2022
By Mike Wall 8 hours ago Spaceflight

The spacecraft will explore a near-Earth asteroid and an odd rock in the asteroid belt.


message 33: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6172 comments Mod
Did anyone see the pink Moon?
The so-called Pink Moon is the annual Full Moon phase of the month of April on (Friday, April 19) the Full Moon will peak in brightness about eight hours before it rises above the horizon. Once the Pink Moon starts to slowly rise over the east-southeast horizon, it will be the biggest and brightest of the month.


message 34: by Bernard, Space Mod (new)

Bernard Smith | 2198 comments Mod
A "Jellyfish” Galaxy? Shaped like one? Or it only contains such organisms?


message 35: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6172 comments Mod
http://www.spacedaily.com/m/reports/J...
If you look at the galaxy ESO 137-001 in visible light, you can see why it's considered an example of a "jellyfish" galaxy. Blue ribbons of young stars dangle from the galaxy's disk like cosmic tentacles. 


message 36: by Bernard, Space Mod (new)

Bernard Smith | 2198 comments Mod
Brilliant! I want a long tail of hot gas!


message 37: by Catherine (new)

Catherine Habbie | 1908 comments Bernard wrote: "Brilliant! I want a long tail of hot gas!"

Ahem, you don't really mean that do you?🤓


message 38: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6172 comments Mod
A Communications Satellite Just Died in Orbit. It's Potentially Dangerous Space Junk Now

Luxembourg-based Intelsat reports that its Intelsat 29E satellite (IS-29E) is now a total loss, after having reported earlier that the spacecraft suffered an anomaly.


message 39: by Bernard, Space Mod (new)

Bernard Smith | 2198 comments Mod
Grasshopper wrote: "A Communications Satellite Just Died in Orbit. It's Potentially Dangerous Space Junk Now

Luxembourg-based Intelsat reports that its Intelsat 29E satellite (IS-29E) is now a total loss, after havin..."


Anomalies are anathema to satellites.


message 40: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6172 comments Mod
Very true Bernard. But, that's the thrill of the final frontier: The mystery of the unknown!


message 41: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6172 comments Mod
https://www.space.com/lyrid-meteor-sh...
Lyrid Meteor Shower 2019 Peaks Overnight Tonight and Monday!


message 42: by Grasshopper, Administrator (last edited Apr 22, 2019 07:32AM) (new)

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The Moon Shines with Jupiter and Saturn This Week! Here's How to See It.
https://www.space.com/see-moon-with-j...


message 43: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

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A test version of SpaceX's new astronaut taxi, dubbed the Crew Dragon, suffered some kind of an anomaly during an engine test Saturday (April 20) at the company's facilities at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.


message 44: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

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College Students Hatch Nuclear-Powered Magnetic Plan to Protect Marsonauts from Cosmic Rays
A group of undergrad students is developing a magnetic shield to defend interplanetary astronauts from the intense cosmic radiation between Earth and Mars.

The students, from Drake University in Iowa, presented their project in the poster session Saturday (April 13) at the April meeting of the American Physical Society. Their MISSFIT (Magneto-Ionization Spacecraft Shield for Interplanetary Travel) design uses a powerful magnetic shield that, like Earth's magnetosphere, protects the planet from high-energy particles. The defense system also incorporates "passive" shielding to mimic the ionosphere — Earth's second layer of defense


message 45: by Grasshopper, Administrator (last edited Apr 23, 2019 01:27PM) (new)

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This Jaw-Dropping Galaxy Photo Equates to 1,060 Hours of Non-Stop Stargazing:
https://www.sciencealert.com/this-jaw...

What would Earth look like if all the ice melted:
https://www.sciencealert.com/disturbi...

Asteroid Bennu Goes Technicolor in 3-D NASA View https://www.space.com/asteroid-bennu-...


message 46: by Grasshopper, Administrator (last edited Apr 23, 2019 03:48PM) (new)

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🔭Marsquake! NASA's InSight Lander Feels Its 1st Red Planet Tremor
Scientists just felt the Red Planet move under their feet — robotically from millions of miles away, on the stark surface of Mars.

🔭On Titan, the Polar Vortex Can Last a Shiver-Inducing 22 (Earth) Years


message 47: by Grasshopper, Administrator (new)

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Scientists Think Rotating Black Holes Might Be Portals To Other Galaxies
https://www.unilad.co.uk/science/scie...


message 48: by Grasshopper, Administrator (last edited Apr 25, 2019 03:32PM) (new)

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🔭The universe is expanding considerably faster than it should be, Nasa has confirmed.

🔭The space agency's Hubble Space Telescope shows that it is growing about 9 per cent faster than we had expected, based on the trajectory it started with shortly after the big bang, according to astronomers.


message 49: by Grasshopper, Administrator (last edited Apr 25, 2019 03:35PM) (new)

Grasshopper Bot (daisyking) | 6172 comments Mod
🔭OSCAR for Space Junk:
https://www.space.com/space-junk-clea...

🔭RIP Pikachu: Ashes of Beloved Cat Will Launch to Space in Cosmic Burial.
Pikachu will go where no (cremated) cat has gone before.


🔭https://www.universetoday.com/142025/...

🔭On Thursday (April 25) the moon will make a close approach to Saturn in the predawn sky. For lucky skywatchers in part of the globe, the moon will actually pass in front of the ringed planet.

The occultation of Saturn will be visible across the South Pacific, including eastern Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia. During that time, Saturn will hide behind the moon for over an hour. In Melbourne, Australia, the planet first ducks behind the moon at 10:40 p.m., and it reappears at 11:26 p.m. local time. You can find a visibility map and a timetable for the occultation at lunar-occultations.com.


message 50: by Grasshopper, Administrator (last edited Apr 30, 2019 06:36AM) (new)

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🔭Japan Blasted a Crater on Asteroid Ryugu

🔭Landslides on Mars Spotted from Space in Amazing NASA Photo. https://www.space.com/mars-landslides...

🔭As Expected, the Newly Upgraded LIGO is Finding a Black Hole Merger Every Week


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