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New images of Ultima Thule got New Horizons scientists to reasses the object's shape:

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Still a contact binary, but they lack a model that can explain Ulitima Thule's current shape.

One pancake-like object is Atlas:

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but Atlas' shape is likely due to the accumulation of debris from Saturn's rings which has "fallen downhill" to the moon's equator. Atlas is in orbit just outside of Saturn's A-ring.
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that's pretty wild ... they look like river stones
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ukimalefu wrote: [url=https://medium.com/the-philosophers-stone/the-statues-in-egypt-used-to-have-eyeballs-5ff7275afa3d]
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This fellow is familiar, I remember him and guys like him from Art History class (iirc he is a lower level member of the political class). It was done in one of the periods of political instability.
During these times, the art became considerably less stylized and became more natural and "real". Instead of depicting people in an idealized fashion, they would be depicted far closer to their actual appearance.
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Séamas wrote:
ukimalefu wrote: [url=https://medium.com/the-philosophers-stone/the-statues-in-egypt-used-to-have-eyeballs-5ff7275afa3d]
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This fellow is familiar, I remember him and guys like him from Art History class (iirc he is a lower level member of the political class). It was done in one of the periods of political instability.
During these times, the art became considerably less stylized and became more natural and "real". Instead of depicting people in an idealized fashion, they would be depicted far closer to their actual appearance.


Looks like Bobby (That's my purse! I don't know you!) Hill.

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A low-level flyover over the surface of Europa.

Constructed from high resolution b/w photos and low resolution color photos from Galileo.
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Attempt no landings there.
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Ribtor wrote:
Séamas wrote:
ukimalefu wrote: [url=https://medium.com/the-philosophers-stone/the-statues-in-egypt-used-to-have-eyeballs-5ff7275afa3d]
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This fellow is familiar, I remember him and guys like him from Art History class (iirc he is a lower level member of the political class). It was done in one of the periods of political instability.
During these times, the art became considerably less stylized and became more natural and "real". Instead of depicting people in an idealized fashion, they would be depicted far closer to their actual appearance.


Looks like Bobby (That's my purse! I don't know you!) Hill.

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That moment when you get lost on The Moon

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Astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell, Apollo 14 Lunar Module pilot, moves across the lunar surface as he looks over a traverse map during extravehicular activity. Lunar dust can be seen clinging to the boots and legs of the space suit. - February 6, 1971


Next time, astronauts will just use google maps on their [space]phone.
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spider-unicorn spider-unicorn

does whatever a spider...

who am I kidding? just nuke it from orbit
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We may not have tractor beams yet, but we do have space harpoons

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https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/15/1822 ... is-harpoon
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ukimalefu wrote: Opportunity's journey

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Wow.

How'd it get so far so quickly in DC traffic?
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ukimalefu wrote: We may not have tractor beams yet, but we do have space harpoons

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https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/15/1822 ... is-harpoon


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60BjkUtqxPE
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Very hiRes Moon:

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conspiracy theorists believe that fuzz is proof the moon secretly has an atmosphere, but scientists say that electrostatic charges lift lunar dust off the surface

conspiratoids also believe the moon is hollow, an artificial satellite (it's exactly the right distance and size to create perfect solar eclipses, that's no accident!) and oh yeah dotted with ancient alien structures

i guess reality is just too boring

nice pic, tho
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I believe that picture was taken with a telescope, or a big telephoto lens, so that glow around the moon would be caused by Earth's atmosphere.

"Electrostatic charges"? I don't think the moon has a magnetic field, but maybe solar wind does something?

But finding transformers, or a black monolith, or a nazi moonbase would be nice, I guess.
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ukimalefu wrote: I believe that picture was taken with a telescope, or a big telephoto lens, so that glow around the moon would be caused by Earth's atmosphere.

"Electrostatic charges"? I don't think the moon has a magnetic field, but maybe solar wind does something?

But finding transformers, or a black monolith, or a nazi moonbase would be nice, I guess.


https://www.space.com/35240-moon-dust-l ... study.html
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I found my spirit animal:

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Pariah wrote: I found my spirit animal:

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why haven't we found aliens?

because the universe is incomprehensible big

and we can't even see all that's in front of us
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Yes but even given our limited understanding there should be other civilizations to find within our detectable range. So there's apparently something important wrong with the Drake Equation.
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Or they've seen us and are not interested.
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juice wrote: Or they've seen us and are not interested.


Or, more likely, they lock the doors and raise the windows when they pass by.
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maurvir wrote:
juice wrote: Or they've seen us and are not interested.


Or, more likely, they lock the doors and raise the windows when they pass by.

I know I certainly would!
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Well there it is. The coolest thing I will see all day. :up:
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ukimalefu wrote: Image

Still the most realistic depiction of zero-G navigation.
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ukimalefu wrote: Image


god, i loved that game
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Dude, Asteroids Deluxe, though.
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Metacell wrote: Dude, Asteroids Deluxe, though.


technically more impressive but i always found it too hectic
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Why? it had fewer asteroids. The power required to make the asteroids rotate meant they couldn't have as many. It was the more trippy, relaxing version of Asteroids. Plus you had a shield instead of a hyperspace.
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