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RE: NASA / Space Exploration Thread incl. Pluto-New Horizons
"Keep in mind Mars is 6 months away if we went today, and that is when its at its closest approach."

How long did the pioneers take to go from one end of the country to the other in their wagon trains? It's a hop skip and a jump to Mars.
04-08-2020 11:04 PM
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RE: NASA / Space Exploration Thread incl. Pluto-New Horizons
Has NASA discovered another Earth? Perhaps

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Quote:Astronomers have discovered a planet nearly the same size as Earth that orbits in its star’s habitable zone, where liquid water could exist on its surface, a new study said.

The presence of liquid water also indicates the planet could support life.

This newly found world, Kepler-1649c, is 300 light-years away from Earth and orbits a star that is about one-fourth the size of our sun.

What's exciting is that out of all the 2,000 plus exoplanets that have been discovered using observations from the Kepler Space Telescope, this world is most similar to Earth both in size and estimated temperature, NASA said.

An exoplanet is a planet that's outside of our solar system.

"This intriguing, distant world gives us even greater hope that a second Earth lies among the stars, waiting to be found,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA’s science mission directorate in Washington, D.C.
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RE: NASA / Space Exploration Thread incl. Pluto-New Horizons
It hard for me to get excited abut these exoplanets because they are literally just guessing at what they are. The only reason they even know they are there is because they can tell of a change in the stars magnitude when the planet passed between the star and our view.

The literally can't see them or make out anything about them but size and where in the orbit they are. The temperature situation is a very loose guess and they have no idea whats on the surface, whats at the core or if it has an atmosphere at all.
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RE: NASA / Space Exploration Thread incl. Pluto-New Horizons
(04-08-2020 11:04 PM)olliebaba Wrote:  "Keep in mind Mars is 6 months away if we went today, and that is when its at its closest approach."

How long did the pioneers take to go from one end of the country to the other in their wagon trains? It's a hop skip and a jump to Mars.



Traveling on land and traveling in space are about as dramatically different as it gets, so its not really a good comparison.

A 6 month space flight beyond the moon is something mankind has NEVER done, not even close.

Personally I don't think we ever will. The world will meltdown internally and/or Jesus will return long before we get there.
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NASA Selects Blue Origin, Dynetics, SpaceX for Artemis Human Landers

I swear I thought the Dynetics lander was a drum kit when I first saw the pic:

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Artist concept of the Dynetics Human Landing System on the surface of the Moon. Credits: Dynetics
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RE: NASA / Space Exploration Thread incl. Pluto-New Horizons
We're back!

First manned space mission to depart from US soil since 2011!

Quote:SpaceX is ready to make space history with its first astronaut launch for NASA next week.

No showstoppers were found during a crucial flight readiness review (FRR) for SpaceX's Demo-2 mission, keeping the company's first-ever crewed flight on track for a May 27 liftoff, NASA officials announced today (May 22).

"The Flight Readiness Review has concluded, and NASA’s SpaceX Demo-2 mission is cleared to proceed toward liftoff on the first crewed flight of the agency’s Commercial Crew Program," NASA officials wrote in an update today.

Demo-2 will send NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule, which will launch atop a Falcon 9 rocket from Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Florida.

https://www.space.com/spacex-crew-dragon...aunch.html
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