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  • dxmnkd316
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    So JWST potentially found traces of dimethyl sulfide on an exoplanet. Apparently this is a substance produced primarily by life.

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  • dxmnkd316
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    Little sh-t just misses it.
    I wouldn't be able to sleep for weeks out of frustration if I was bending over to pick up car keys and missed something like that.

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  • Kepler
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    Little sh-t just misses it.

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  • Kepler
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    India sticks the landing.

    First soft landings by body

    Moon:

    1966 USSR
    1966 USA
    2013 China
    2023 India

    Who's next?


    Mars:

    1971 USSR
    1975 USA
    2003 UK/ESA, maybe (no comms)
    2021 China


    Venus:

    1970 USSR
    1978 USA


    Other:

    Titan 2005 ESA
    Eros 2001 USA
    Itokawa 2005 Japan (1 second soft grab and go)
    Ryuga 2018 Japan; 2018 France/Germany
    Bennu 2020 USA
    Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko 2014 ESA
    Last edited by Kepler; 08-23-2023, 01:49 PM.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post

    All the Roscosmos engineers who led the program had better stay at ground level and skip afternoon tea going forward.
    NASA take note.

    The lunar mission was Russia’s first since 1976, when it was part of the Soviet Union. Only three countries have managed successful moon landings: the Soviet Union, the United States and China.

    “The negative experience of interrupting the lunar program for almost 50 years is the main reason for the failures,” Borisov said, adding “it would be the worst decision ever” for Russia to end the program now.
    Ahem.

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  • FadeToBlack&Gold
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    Actually, now that I think about it, the easiest way for Poots to punish them is to just issue them uniforms & equipment and send them to the Ukrainian Front. Being defenestrated somehow sounds preferable...

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  • MichVandal
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    Originally posted by FadeToBlack&Gold View Post

    All the Roscosmos engineers who led the program had better stay at ground level and skip afternoon tea going forward.
    I know vlad would take full credit and blame every one else, but being an engineer, I do feel for the scientists and engineers who were under massive pressure to make this happen. Just a little harder than working for spacex.

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  • FadeToBlack&Gold
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    All the Roscosmos engineers who led the program had better stay at ground level and skip afternoon tea going forward.

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  • dxmnkd316
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    I remember hearing of the launch and thinking, "I'll bet that thing gets splatted on the moon's windshield"

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  • Kepler
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    Suboptimal.

    Russia's unmanned Luna-25 spacecraft has crashed into the Moon after spinning out of control, officials say.

    It was Russia's first Moon mission in almost 50 years.

    The craft was due to be the first ever to land on the Moon's south pole, but failed after encountering problems as it moved into its pre-landing orbit.

    It was set to explore a part of the Moon which scientists think could hold frozen water and precious elements.

    Roscosmos, Russia's state space corporation, said on Sunday morning that it had lost contact with the Luna-25 shortly after 14:57pm (11:57 GMT) on Saturday.

    Preliminary findings showed that the 800kg lander had "ceased to exist as a result of a collision with the surface of the Moon", it said in a statement.

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  • MichVandal
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    It was a lame joke.
    Indeed.... LOL

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  • aparch
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    Originally posted by joecct View Post
    We haven't yet completed our quest which would unlock that part of the map.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by MichVandal View Post

    That's not a good measure, as you would die at 40k ft.
    It was a lame joke.

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  • MichVandal
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    If you do an EVA without a helmet do you live? That's not space.
    That's not a good measure, as you would die at 40k ft.

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  • joecct
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    It's the Mysterians!!

    https://www.businessinsider.com/nasa...ing-2023-8?amp

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