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  • Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    This is real.
    What a great time to be an astronomer.

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    • Originally posted by MichVandal View Post

      Except that for JWST, direct imaging IS infrared. Unless I'm reading this wrong, the shortest wavelength JWST is not visible to humans.

      None the less, that's berkleing cool. Oh, this isn't that forum- that's fucking cool.
      He said “not inferred,” not “not infrared.” Directly sensing infrared radiation is still direct.
      If you don't change the world today, how can it be any better tomorrow?

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      • Originally posted by LynahFan View Post

        He said “not inferred,” not “not infrared.” Directly sensing infrared radiation is still direct.
        I'm an engineer- english is not my specialty.

        Still a great time to be an astronomer. And an astrophysicist.

        The data that JWST takes with each image is enough to fill probably hundreds of PhD thesis. Just use all of the data (which is always being taken) to look at something obscure in the image.

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        • While we wait for Artemis to get off the ground, here are NASA's latest Moon to Mars objectives.
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          • https://twitter.com/AP/status/1572719545441308673

            Awesome picture of Neptune
            "It's as if the Drumpf Administration is made up of the worst and unfunny parts of the Cleveland Browns, Washington Generals, and the alien Mon-Stars from Space Jam."
            -aparch

            "Scenes in "Empire Strikes Back" that take place on the tundra planet Hoth were shot on the present-day site of Ralph Engelstad Arena."
            -INCH

            Of course I'm a fan of the Vikings. A sick and demented Masochist of a fan, but a fan none the less.
            -ScoobyDoo 12/17/2007

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            • Artemis back to the VAB to avoid Hurricane Ian.
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              • DART hits the bullseye
                "I'm not crazy about reality, but it's still the only place to get a decent meal."
                Groucho Marx
                "You can't fix stupid. There's not a pill you can take; there's not a class you can go to. Stupid is forever. "
                Ron White
                "If we stop being offensive, the Terrorists win."
                Milo Bloom

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                • I thought we weren't supposed to do this because it just turned one impact into a hundred?

                  My favorite asteroid defense is fly something next to the incoming asteroid. The gravitational attraction is enough to pull the asteroid off an impact trajectory. That is finesse.
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                  • The place we're staying at is a class 2 Bortles dark site. IT'S FUCKING AMAZING.
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                    College Hockey 6       College Football 0
                    BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
                    Originally posted by SanTropez
                    May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                    Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                    I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                    Originally posted by Kepler
                    When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                    He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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                    • Originally posted by dxmnkd316 View Post
                      The place we're staying at is a class 2 Bortles dark site. IT'S FUCKING AMAZING.
                      https://www.lightpollutionmap.info/

                      Interesting to find out I grew up in a class 2 area (which, I'm sure 30 to 40 years ago was on the very low end of class 2) and now live in a class 7 area.

                      It's taken 15-20 years, but I'm now appreciating how much of nature I grew up surrounded by in the UP.
                      “Demolish the bridges behind you… then there is no choice but to build again.”

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                      • I think Brockway is class 1
                        Code:
                        As of 9/21/10:         As of 9/13/10:
                        College Hockey 6       College Football 0
                        BTHC 4                 WCHA FC:  1
                        Originally posted by SanTropez
                        May your paint thinner run dry and the fleas of a thousand camels infest your dead deer.
                        Originally posted by bigblue_dl
                        I don't even know how to classify magic vagina smoke babies..
                        Originally posted by Kepler
                        When the giraffes start building radio telescopes they can join too.
                        He's probably going to be a superstar but that man has more baggage than North West

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                        • Go about 18:50 in the broadcast and BEHOLD!

                          https://youtu.be/NIgS3dPAbw0
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                          4 kids
                          5 grandsons (BCA 7/09, CJA 5/14, JDL 8/14, JFL 6/16, PJL 7/18)
                          1 granddaughter (EML 4/18)

                          ”Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.”
                          - Benjamin Franklin

                          Banned from the St. Lawrence University Facebook page - March 2016 (But I got better).

                          I want to live forever. So far, so good.

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                          • Originally posted by joecct View Post
                            Go about 18:50 in the broadcast and BEHOLD!

                            https://youtu.be/NIgS3dPAbw0
                            Lovely, thank you!

                            Now vote better.
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                            • Originally posted by Kepler View Post

                              Lovely, thank you!

                              Now vote better.
                              Glad you liked it. When I saw it live, I was profoundly stirred.

                              As to the latter....
                              We're in different states with different needs. Where I live it won't matter what my vote is, the Ds will win no matter how incompetent they are (and if you lived in Montgomery County you would know the truth of that statement).
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                              4 kids
                              5 grandsons (BCA 7/09, CJA 5/14, JDL 8/14, JFL 6/16, PJL 7/18)
                              1 granddaughter (EML 4/18)

                              ”Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.”
                              - Benjamin Franklin

                              Banned from the St. Lawrence University Facebook page - March 2016 (But I got better).

                              I want to live forever. So far, so good.

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                              • Originally posted by joecct View Post
                                We're in different states with different needs.
                                No. Nobody needs Nazis.

                                Vote Dem or Green or Libertarian. Vote Monarchist.

                                Do not vote Nazi. Ever.
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