Discussion in 'Off the Topic Forum' started by Groundman One, Nov 26, 2018.
There's also a McDonald's, but it's just out of the frame.
I thoght Capricorn 1 was a brilliant film!
You know a thread starts to go downhill when the pics show up
You mean SS Sturmbannfuhrer Von Braun. Who was responsible for the deaths of jewish slave labour in his Nazi Missile program
Hes on the left of Himmler in this pic
But well done on the Mars rover, its an awesome accomplishment. (and I think nasa now uses metric)
I believe it has been since 1990...
Hillary wants to be President.....but doesn't want to go there!
NASA spacecraft Juno just sent back more awesome pics of Jupiter.
Yes ,isnt Juno the beach us Canucks landed on june 6 1945 (D) day?
Thanks yankee,s for the tribute on the spacecraft name.If memory serves me
we were the farthest inland on day one.We could read the maps in metres
metric system.All in good fun boys
More NASA goodness. The Cosmic Snowman.
From the New Horizon probe, way past Pluto and out in the dark dark boonies of the solar system
Pretty freaking cool!
An estimated 4 billion miles. It took over 6 hours for the signal to travel the distance to earth
I heard ten-hours. Not trying to nit-pick, it's just that I was running the math through my head yesterday - in a most limited fashion - and toying with the idea of what ten-light hours meant.
I think it's PBS NOVA that has a good show about the New Horizons spacecraft. Might watch it again tonight.
PBS ran a 1 hour segment last night on NOVA where they interviewed the engineers, so I'm going with 6 hours. But it is possible that some of the popcorn I was munching on made it's way into my ear canals
One would think if the tech exists for this event we should all be driving vehicles that are reliable, cost-effective, & sans fossil fuels
Hmmmm, just did the math and it's 5.9 hours. Damn you!
But they absolutely said 10 hours yesterday on CBC. Maybe they were referring to metric hours.
Must be the time zone diff
Good thing SWH isn't in charge, the thing would have got there tomorrow and sent the pictures yesterday.
One article posted
Speed of light = 186,282 miles per second
Light minute = 186,282 x 60 (seconds) = 11,176,920
Light hour = 11,176,920 x 60 (minutes) = 670,615,200
Distance to the probe is 4,000,000,000 miles
Time in light hours to the probe is -
4,000,000,000 / 670,615,200
So around about 6 hours.
Mars Opportunity Roved declared dead.
"We have made every reasonable engineering effort to try to recover Opportunity and have determined that the likelihood of receiving a signal is far too low to continue recovery efforts," said John Callas, manager of the Mars Exploration Rover project at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Supposed to last 90 days... lasted 15 years!
To confuse it further UK IMP gall 8 pints Us gall 6pints & then there were Quarts
Is that counting traffic?
Still faster than this site was a few weeks ago.
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