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Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« on: 21 July, 2011, 11:05:57 pm »
...it gives us images like this:



ISS Crew Captures Shuttle Atlantis’ Last Brilliant Trip Through the Atmosphere


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Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« Reply #1 on: 21 July, 2011, 11:07:35 pm »
Is that real? If so, that is amazing!
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Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« Reply #2 on: 21 July, 2011, 11:10:37 pm »
I got it from Universe Today, a site which seems to know its onions:  http://www.universetoday.com/87633/amazing-image-iss-crew-captures-shuttle-atlantis-last-brilliant-trip-through-the-atmosphere/  so I assume so.

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Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« Reply #3 on: 21 July, 2011, 11:41:10 pm »
You'd like this, it's called Nasa's Astronomy Picture of the Day. Or Space Porn for short:

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/archivepix.html

Every image has a wee explanation
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Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« Reply #4 on: 21 July, 2011, 11:48:25 pm »
Ooh, yeah - I can lose hours on sites like that. I remember in the early days of Satellite TV there used to be this German channel that showed videos taken from the ISS all night after the programmes had stopped. It was simply entitled "Space Night" and I've watched it for hours. I really miss that.

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Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« Reply #5 on: 22 July, 2011, 12:02:57 am »
Devastatingly beautiful





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Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« Reply #6 on: 22 July, 2011, 01:23:46 am »
In 1994, The Schumacher-Levy comet struck Jupiter. The resulting explosion was calculated to be a few hundred times the explosive force of the Earth's entire nuclear arsenal. It sent a 300 mile an hour seismic shockwave through the entire planet. You can still see the scars today.

http://rack1.ul.cs.cmu.edu/jupiterimpact/
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Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« Reply #7 on: 22 July, 2011, 07:49:40 am »
You'd like this, it's called Nasa's Astronomy Picture of the Day. Or Space Porn for sho

First thing I look at when I switch on the computer in the morning.  Hugely informative if you have the time to follow the links, pretty cool even if you don't.

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Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« Reply #8 on: 22 July, 2011, 10:07:17 am »
Excellent! I was thinking of starting a thread like this myself!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/14200255

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Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« Reply #9 on: 22 July, 2011, 10:21:01 am »
i once studied molecular biology but they stopped me just because (a) i was a bit of a thickie and (b) I tried to make a race of super mutants so I could take over the world! Muhwahahahah!  :-[ Um,,, anyway not all science is mad but here's a page for science questions and some stock answers in the FAQ like " Why is the sky blue"? (And no its not cos of corporate conspiracies/giant lizards so bang goes my pet theory) ;)

http://www.madsci.org/
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Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« Reply #10 on: 23 July, 2011, 12:27:36 am »
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Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« Reply #11 on: 23 July, 2011, 01:40:43 am »
Ummm..............OK :-\

This thread needs a TED video:

http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/brian_greene_on_string_theory.html
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Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« Reply #12 on: 24 July, 2011, 07:57:46 pm »
A negative, or color reversed image of the Sun. Credit: César Cantu from Monterrey, Mexico, and the Chilidog Observatory.

(http://www.universetoday.com/87711/awesome-astrophotos-a-negative-sun/)

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Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« Reply #13 on: 24 July, 2011, 08:00:13 pm »
...it gives us images like this:



ISS Crew Captures Shuttle Atlantis’ Last Brilliant Trip Through the Atmosphere

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GE_USPTmYXM

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Re: Science is Drokking Fantastic Because...
« Reply #14 on: 24 July, 2011, 09:43:20 pm »
Watching Space Shuttle:The Final Mission on BBC2.

On re-entry, the Space Shuttle goes at Mach 19.

MACH ***KING NINETEEN!
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