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Offline MikeGER

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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #585 on: January 01, 2019, 02:55:05 AM »
pass by of Ultima Thule was 6:33 Uhr MEZ this morn at about 3500 km distance

it takes about 12hours ! until first data/images arrive   ...so the probe is 12 light hours away, go figure :D 

(in comparison: the light form the sun we enjoy is only 8 min 'old')     
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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #587 on: January 02, 2019, 05:46:22 PM »
Groovy

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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #588 on: January 03, 2019, 02:05:14 AM »
https://www.space.com/42883-china-first-landing-moon-far-side.html
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46724727


China's robotic Chang'e 4 mission touched down on the floor of the 115-mile-wide (186 kilometers) Von Kármán Crater Wednesday night (Jan. 2), pulling off the first-ever soft landing on the mysterious lunar far side.


Far side of the moon, and not the dark side like reported on some news sites  :nerd:  :hide:!

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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #589 on: January 03, 2019, 05:47:31 AM »
pass by of Ultima Thule was 6:33 Uhr MEZ this morn at about 3500 km distance

it takes about 12hours ! until first data/images arrive   ...so the probe is 12 light hours away, go figure :D 

(in comparison: the light form the sun we enjoy is only 8 min 'old')   



One of the probe's instruments recorded the colour (L) of Ultima Thule. This has been laid over the high-resolution B&W image (C) to produce a combination (R)


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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #590 on: January 03, 2019, 06:35:06 AM »
Space meeples?  :o
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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #591 on: January 03, 2019, 09:14:52 AM »
Frosty the Snowman's Home World.  :coolsmiley:
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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #592 on: January 03, 2019, 05:10:17 PM »
Cocopuffs!
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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #594 on: January 10, 2019, 06:20:18 PM »
Vituđ ér enn - eđa hvat?  -Voluspa

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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #595 on: January 10, 2019, 09:07:14 PM »
I thought I've been leaning more to the left in my easy chair lately. Also the spare change that falls out of my pockets into the couch has begun to show-up on the fridge next to the magnetic stickers.  :o
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Re: What's Cool in Science This Week?
« Reply #598 on: January 25, 2019, 09:59:50 AM »
Cool. Gator-sicles. Or, Alli-pops?  O0
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