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Can we have a space thread? What's your favorite thing about space or astronomy in general?

Also dumping.

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>> No.8362396

I annoy telescopes and astrophotography. It occurred to me about a year and a half ago that I didn't know the sky at all, and I had never properly inspected it. I made a telescope out of some crappy lenses that i had and I used it to view last year's lunar eclipse. The telescope was shitty as hell so I went on Craigslist and bought myself one for $60. I liked it but I couldn't see much with it so I later bought a five inch reflector. I could see more and it was cool. I used it to look at the sky. This persisted through winter and this spring I bought a ten inch reflector that I have been using since. Now I drive out to a dark site to do observing every few weekends or so. If any of you guys live in Illinois I'd be happy to do a meetup. The observing site I go to is pretty much smack dab in the middle of the state.

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Space is too big

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>>8362396
I dont live in illinois but if you have extra lenses you wanna send me thatd br great. I have a dobsinion refractor (skyquest xt6 i think. Yea im a noob i know but i love it)

>> No.8362422

http://stars.chromeexperiments.com/

>> No.8362433

http://www.esa.int/Our_Activities/Operations/Follow_ESA_missions

>> No.8362441

I'm going to do this. It seems reasonable. $

http://www.celestis.com/services.asp

>> No.8362448

>>8362441
>choose deep space option
>faraway super intelligent alien civilization finds your remains in 10000 years, studies you and recreates you in a lab

>> No.8362464

Absolute genius. Thank you.

>> No.8362466

>>8362448
>ash
>remains
>studies

>> No.8362467

>>8362414
Eyepeices*

>> No.8362470

>>8362466
Would there just be a bunch of carbon left and nothing else at all, no dna or anything?

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>> No.8362479

Cremated remains look like fine bone fragments to me. I imagine there would be some DNA in there somewhere but that's a good question.

>> No.8362480

The question is, would those off-planet beings even deal in DNA? Or carbon? They may be non-carbon based.

>> No.8362495

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-yqVHrQP2Q

>> No.8362498

>>8362480
Depending on how intelligent they are they could figure it out. Maybe have a picture of the human genome and also another picture of your sequenced dna. Some hints

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>> No.8362878

>>8361111
I love the idea of traveling FTL.
And distant alien civilizations.

>> No.8362880

>>8362477
one ugly motherfucker.

dyel

>> No.8363020

>>8362880

http://io9.gizmodo.com/5784971/how-to-create-a-scientifically-plausible-alien-life-form

>> No.8363040

http://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2016/09/02/nasas-impossible-space-engine-the-emdrive-passes-peer-review/#7b8038a8692c

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>> No.8363079

http://nasasearch.nasa.gov/search?query=em+drive&affiliate=nasa&utf8=%E2%9C%93

>> No.8363162

>>8361112
>tfw there might actually be life on the smallest world in that picture.

It'd be like finding a lifeboat drifting in space. Pretty fucking cool.

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Reminder that Ganymede is the best moon.
>Dat magnetic field
>Dem subsurface oceans
>Dat molten core

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>>8363714
>Ganymede
Titan's where it's at, t.bh

>> No.8365667

>>8361112
>all those manlet planets
Kek

>> No.8365702

>>8361112
Actually didn't know that Enceladus was that tiny.

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>> No.8366774

So how hard would it be to create a genuine alcubierre drive? Is it even possible at all without blowing the spaceship up?

>> No.8366888

>>8366774
Yes.
No.

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Space Engine is pretty cool.

>>8361112
>Enceladus

Damn you tiny

>> No.8367017

>>8362480
Possibly silicone based

>> No.8367124

>>8367009
>Daylit Saturn
>Stars are visible

>> No.8367632

Who /UniverseSandbox2/ here?

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>>8361111
Gentle reminder that most of the cool new stuff that happens in astrophysics does not happen in the optical spectrum.

>> No.8367729

I'm finishing a space related undergrad and starting postgrad september.

I prefer doing projects about planets in our solar system. Gravity/magnetic fields/anomalies along with their interior structure.

It's really a subject a lot of current projects are about in terms of ESA/NASA.

I like X-Ray astronomy and deep space topics too, it's just very limited what you can do practically.

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