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Old 09-12-2019, 01:12 PM   #3401
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Old 09-13-2019, 08:52 AM   #3402
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More on exoplanet K2-18b (it is really not much like Earth at all):

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K2-18b

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The planet, initially discovered through the Kepler Space Observatory, is about eight times the mass of Earth, thus is classified as a super Earth. It has a 33-day orbit within the star's habitable zone, but it is unlikely to be habitable.

This lies within the constellation of Leo, but outside its lion asterism.[10] When first discovered, K2-18's distance from Earth was estimated to be 110 light-years (34 pc).[8] However, more precise data from the Gaia star mapping project has shown K2-18 to be at a distance of 124.02 ± 0.26 light-years (38.025 ± 0.079 pc).

While it was initially considered a mini-Neptune on its 2015 discovery,[8] the improved data on K2-18b has classified it as a super-Earth,[9] although its size and density make it unlikely to be composed of rocky iron and silicates; it is more likely to be composed of hydrogen, helium, and astronomical ices.[12] A comparison of K2-18b's size, orbit, and other features to other detected exoplanets suggests that the planet could support an atmosphere that contains additional gasses besides hydrogen and helium.
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Old 09-19-2019, 10:33 AM   #3403
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Popular Mechanics article: The Navy Says Those UFO Videos Are Real

https://www.popularmechanics.com/mil...o-videos-real/

... kinda cool; the US Navy confirmed that the "FLIR1," "Gimbal," and "GoFast" unidentified aerial phenomenon (UAP) videos are authentic, and that these should never have been released to the public. I believe this is the first time ever that confirmation like this has happened from a government-level institution.
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Old 09-19-2019, 11:45 AM   #3404
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Is the Area 51 Raid still on for tomorrow?

https://www.facebook.com/events/area...8435052621047/

2.1 M said they are going!
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Old 09-19-2019, 12:01 PM   #3405
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Is the Area 51 Raid still on for tomorrow?

https://www.facebook.com/events/area...8435052621047/

2.1 M said they are going!

Wasn't that suppposed to be held months ago? Is this another attempt?
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Old 09-20-2019, 07:38 AM   #3406
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Wasn't that suppposed to be held months ago? Is this another attempt?
It was always scheduled for Sept 20.
The memes just got going really early.
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Old 09-20-2019, 08:11 AM   #3407
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Old 09-20-2019, 01:37 PM   #3409
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Old 09-21-2019, 11:19 AM   #3410
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Looks like we're getting closer and closer to Skynet...

https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2...FZjUVsxey0_hBI
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For the second time in just under two years, astronomers have confirmed that we are being buzzed by an interstellar visitor, and some experts estimate that we'll be seeing more of them.

In early September, amateur astronomer Gennady Borisov discovered a comet using a homemade 0.65-metre telescope. Early observations by professional astronomers suggested the orbit of the object took it outside our solar system, though further observations were needed to confirm.

Last week, the International Astronomical Union's (IAU) Minor Planet Center (MPC) was able to calculate a preliminary orbit, which verified that the comet had a hyperbolic orbit — meaning that it is orbiting in a way that prevents it from being captured by the sun's gravity.

https://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/c...isov-1.5306292
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:43 AM   #3412
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Astronomers Find 20 – Yes 20 – New Moons for Saturn

https://www.universetoday.com/143668...X6LR308quv_4u4

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That brings the total number of Saturnian (or Cronian) satellites to 82, putting it ahead of Jupiter’s 79. And the best part? You can help name them!

These newly-discovered satellites all fall into Saturn’s outer group of moons, which are divided into three different clusters based on the inclinations of their orbits around the planet. They are known as the Inuit, Norse, and Gallic groups, which named after mythological figures derived from these respective cultures’ traditions.
I assume they are quite small, but I found no data in the story.
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https://globalnews.ca/news/6021724/a...medium=Twitter


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A rare dinosaur fossil found in southern Alberta is being called a “scientific goldmine” by researchers from the University of Alberta and the Royal Ontario Museum.


A 76-million-year-old, nearly complete dromaeosaurid saurornitholestes langstoni specimen was unearthed in Dinosaur Provincial Park, located about a two-hour drive southeast of Calgary, in 2014 by world-renowned U of A paleontologist Clive Coy.
Saurornitholestes is a small, feathered carnivorous dinosaur within the dromaeosaurid family (also known as “raptors”) that was previously known from fragmentary remains.
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Just checked the position of the ISS and see that it’s going to be right over Calgary maybe in the next 10-12 minutes or so. Too bad it’s not at night for viewing but it is cool.

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Old 10-20-2019, 11:49 AM   #3415
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Astronaut wears Star Trek uniform is space.

https://www.space.com/amp/29161-astr...d22X9cj7Gl9Qqw
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