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Americans to China: That's not a moon rock, this is a moon rock.

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Hunter scared off a doe being pursued by this whitetail buck. Buck is wasted

That hunter better not be there when the buck comes back, he probably went to get his gun, and some friends, with their guns.
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The Helmcken Falls in BC, Canada.
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Giant Groundsels, prehistoric plants found on top of Mt Kilimanjaro

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Nah, that must be a movie set. They're doing tons of Star Wars stuff these days.
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That is an outstanding idea. Chance of implementing?
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juice wrote: That is an outstanding idea. Chance of implementing?


None. That's were the nazi base is.
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A Japanese term for seahorse is Tatsu no Otoshigo and it literally means “dragon’s illegitimate child”

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ukimalefu wrote: A Japanese term for seahorse is Tatsu no Otoshigo and it literally means “dragon’s illegitimate child”

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Poor bastard.


I'll do you one better.

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They don't taste very good, if you were wondering.
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juice wrote: That is an outstanding idea. Chance of implementing?


none, i'm afraid
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TOS wrote:
juice wrote: That is an outstanding idea. Chance of implementing?


none, i'm afraid


Never say never, though I would agree if you were limiting yourself to US funding/implementation. The Chinese just might, and it's not as difficult as you might imagine with the moon's significantly lower gravity.

It would require a base of some sort, though. I doubt a purely robotic mission to do something that complex would go well.
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and the base would have to be on the near side to transmit data to Earth (I suppose you could use a relay satellite in Lunar orbit).
But one way or another, the thing would have to phone home.
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maurvir wrote:
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juice wrote: That is an outstanding idea. Chance of implementing?


none, i'm afraid


Never say never, though I would agree if you were limiting yourself to US funding/implementation. The Chinese just might, and it's not as difficult as you might imagine with the moon's significantly lower gravity.

It would require a base of some sort, though. I doubt a purely robotic mission to do something that complex would go well.


never is a long time, so let's just say not in the foreseeable future -- by anyone
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It was already built over 20 years ago.

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Robert B. wrote: It was already built over 20 years ago.

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70 years ago even!
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Physics!

This is an excellent example of thermal blackbody radiation. I especially love when they squeeze it the second time, and you can see it blowing out high energy radiation in the visible spectra. Somewhere between electric arcs and lightbulbs blowing out.
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Sharp-tailed Grouse

Or, flying robot ready for takeoff.
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ukimalefu wrote: Image

The Helmcken Falls in BC, Canada.

I have lived about a 90 minute drive from the falls for nearly 30 years, and have never once gone to see them. Sad, isn’t it?
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It's not all bad, that means you get to look forwards to the thrill of seeing them for the first time!
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Warin wrote:
ukimalefu wrote: Image

The Helmcken Falls in BC, Canada.

I have lived about a 90 minute drive from the falls for nearly 30 years, and have never once gone to see them. Sad, isn’t it?
It's only sad if you ever demonstrate that you actually want to.
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obvs wrote:
Warin wrote:
ukimalefu wrote: Image

The Helmcken Falls in BC, Canada.

I have lived about a 90 minute drive from the falls for nearly 30 years, and have never once gone to see them. Sad, isn’t it?
It's only sad if you ever demonstrate that you actually want to.

Puts me in mind of Kelly Wells*

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well, this is pretty bonkers ...

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for the falcon super heavy, elon musk says they're going to ditch the landing legs and "catch" the rockets using the launch tower's gantry arm

it'll mean ditching the dead weight of the landing gear, and, in theory, allow an insanely quick turnaround for the next launch -- musk says it could be done in an hour

an hour
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I have no doubt that they will pull it off, too. We may finally drag our sorry asses into space at this rate! :up:
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TOS wrote: well, this is pretty bonkers ...

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for the falcon super heavy, elon musk says they're going to ditch the landing legs and "catch" the rockets using the launch tower's gantry arm

it'll mean ditching the dead weight of the landing gear, and, in theory, allow an insanely quick turnaround for the next launch -- musk says it could be done in an hour

an hour


That’s super cool, though I don’t see how you could do a complete preflight inspection in under an hour. Just off the top of my head, I’d want a full cooldown before the inspection.
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jkahless wrote:
TOS wrote: well, this is pretty bonkers ...

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for the falcon super heavy, elon musk says they're going to ditch the landing legs and "catch" the rockets using the launch tower's gantry arm

it'll mean ditching the dead weight of the landing gear, and, in theory, allow an insanely quick turnaround for the next launch -- musk says it could be done in an hour

an hour


That’s super cool, though I don’t see how you could do a complete preflight inspection in under an hour. Just off the top of my head, I’d want a full cooldown before the inspection.


a lot of the preflight is now done with software
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TOS wrote:

a lot of the preflight is now done with software

He is actively trying to never get a human rated rocket it seems.
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TOS wrote:
jkahless wrote:
TOS wrote: well, this is pretty bonkers ...

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for the falcon super heavy, elon musk says they're going to ditch the landing legs and "catch" the rockets using the launch tower's gantry arm

it'll mean ditching the dead weight of the landing gear, and, in theory, allow an insanely quick turnaround for the next launch -- musk says it could be done in an hour

an hour


That’s super cool, though I don’t see how you could do a complete preflight inspection in under an hour. Just off the top of my head, I’d want a full cooldown before the inspection.


a lot of the preflight is now done with software


Yeah, but I suppose some things have to be checked physically. Structural integrity of the rocket? fuel lines?

They already have flown the same rocket more than once, within weeks I think? I'd say the next thing to attempt would be 2 flights in one week, and then 2 in one day. Re-flight in one hour? I don't know...
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