Scientists Look for Light Beyond Pluto

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The New Horizons spacecraft has been used to look at the Cosmic Optical Background. They’re looking to see if the universe glows in the dark.

Same ship, different day | “New Horizons Flyby of Pluto” by NASA Goddard Photo and Video is licensed under CC BY 2.0

They used the LORRI camera to detect light and then subtracted out all known light, finding there was yet more light.

This is the spacecraft that flew by Pluto in 2015.

It’s possible that this light is from our sun, just reflected in fine and far flung dust.

Other famous space observing equipment faces demolition.

NPR’s discussion on the topic concludes space is pretty dark.

By Michael Carver
November 19th, 2020 5:16 PM

Featured Image Credit: “New Horizons Flyby of Pluto” by NASA Goddard Photo and Video is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Yah, space is dark bruh

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NOV 14, Next Crewed SpaceX Launch

“SPACESHIP!” – lego dude from a movie, lol

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SpaceX has posted to twitter that it is going to try to launch people to the Space Station this coming Saturday, November 14th.

Spaceship! It’s cool, yo | “KSC-20180726-PH_SPX01_0001” by NASAKennedy is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

The crew for this mission has arrived in Florida and includes 4 people where the last one had only 2.

The pilot, Victor Glover, completed his astronaut training in 2015.

This mission used to be scheduled for October. It’s not uncommon for rocket launches to be postponed due to weather.

A couple days after Crew Dragon is scheduled to arrive, the ISS plans a sapacewalk.

This launch is meant to be at pad 39A.

By Michael Carver
November 9, 2020 7:28 PM

Dragon is a good name for a spaceship.

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More Space-Internet from Starlink

This is just one more step closer to catgirl-transhumanism.

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Musk has announced that many more people will be allowed to purchase the 50 to 150 meg service from his company as they roll out wider coverage.

“SpaceX Starlink Broadband Satellite Deployment over Earth” by jurvetson is licensed under CC BY 2.0

In a brief message, he calls this “beta participation”, which, true to form, has a certain kind of humor to it.

Starlink aims to provide high speed internet to the entire globe.

Astronomers are a bit miffed by the project. This is because it causes significant optical interference for earth based space observations.

The next launch of more Starlink satellites was meant to be back on October 9th, but has been delayed to a yet to be determined future date.

Currently, there are about 900 of these little guys in orbit.

By Michael Carver
November 3, 2020 9:24 AM

Be a beta participant 🙂

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Lunatic Scientists Draw Conversation to Moon Water

Oxidane is water for pedants.

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It’s been assumed for quite a long time that there is water on the Moon. Recently, some observations show that this is literally true.

The Moon lums against the darkness. | “full moon” by darrenprice187 is licensed under CC BY 2.0

An important part of future lunar exploration is using the resources that are there. Water is heave and we don’t want to have to carry it all the way up there.

The most recent manned Moon mission was in 1972 and they had to take their own water which was no small part of the challenge of going there.

Even though there may be water in the sunbathed areas of the Moon, radiation from the sun is still a huge concern.

It would be kinda funny if Trump wanted to make a Space Navy because of this news.

None of this really changes any of the plans to get people back on the Moon by 2024.

By Michael Carver
October 27, 2020 12:41 PM

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