Space Exploration,astronomy & Cosmology

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  1. StuBoy

    StuBoy Forum Cad and Bounder

    Liquid hydrogen is a tricky taskmaster.
     
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  2. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    James Webb Telescope nearinfrared image of Neptune and its moons including Triton shining brightly (top left).

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  3. StuBoy

    StuBoy Forum Cad and Bounder

    Amazing image that.

    NASA managed to fill their SLS rocket in a test yesterday with liquid hydrogen, despite getting a few leaks again. Seems they managed them ok though, and rumours they might push for another attempted launch next Tuesday 27th Sept.
     
  4. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    I can't wait to see what James Webb makes of the rings around Uranus.
     
  5. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    That’s an unwarranted intrusion into my privacy.
     
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  6. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    Holy **** that is absolutely stunning.
     
  7. Moose

    Moose First Team Captain

    One day humans are going to build a spacecraft that can explore the solar system. Imagine approaching Neptune, being able to pick out the detail of the storms, the turbulence, the moon system. Will be mind blowing.
     
  8. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    And who knows, maybe by then we’ll have sacked Rodgers.
     
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  9. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    ffs m8 this fred is about science fakt not science fikshon
     
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  10. Filbert

    Filbert Leicester supporting bloke

    soz hun msg me x
     
  11. Smudger

    Smudger Messi's Mad Coach Staff Member


    Data collected on the orbital perturbation of Dimorphos as a result of the impact will let us know if this is effective. Larger impactors will be needed against larger bodies.
     
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  12. BigRossLittleRoss

    BigRossLittleRoss First Team

    I’d get those rings seen by a doctor . I’ve heard JamesWebb hasn’t had his checks done
     
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  13. UEA_Hornet

    UEA_Hornet First Team Captain

    Looks like the next attempt to get the SLS Artemis mega-rocket into space will be at 1.04am Eastern (6.04am GMT) tomorrow.
     
  14. StuBoy

    StuBoy Forum Cad and Bounder

    Yep they're going for it by all accounts, despite losing some insulation when the rocket had to ride out hurricane Nicole. The only way to replace this would be to roll back to the VAB. Looks like they accepting the risk and pushing on for tomorrow. It's going to be a night launch (if it happens) which is a shame.
     
  15. lendal

    lendal Reservist

    Looking good right now….remember early Apollo flights, has a similar feel to it
     
  16. StuBoy

    StuBoy Forum Cad and Bounder

    Well they finally did it, and it all went quite smoothly this time by all accounts. The most powerful rocket ever to reach orbit. Lift-off at about 2:30 in this video.

     
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  17. lendal

    lendal Reservist

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  18. Bwood_Horn

    Bwood_Horn Squad Player

    May be of interest to participants in this thread (from Amazon 23/11/22):

     
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