Discussion in 'Free Fire Zone' started by Biak, Nov 2, 2011.
I plan to live long enough to be a problem for the VA.
Just planning on outliving my enemies. Doing a grand job so far.
My enemies don't tend to live all that long. Act of cooperative nature.
Space Station, Solar Prominences, SunImage Credit & Copyright: Mehmet Ergün
Explanation: That's no sunspot. It's the International Space Station (ISS) caught passing in front of the Sun. Sunspots, individually, have a dark central umbra, a lighter surrounding penumbra, and no Dragon capsules attached. By contrast, the ISS is a complex and multi-spired mechanism, one of the largest and most complicated spacecraft ever created by humanity. Also, sunspots circle the Sun, whereas the ISS orbits the Earth. Transiting the Sun is not very unusual for the ISS, which orbits the Earth about every 90 minutes, but getting one's location, timing and equipment just right for a great image is rare. The featured picture combined three images all taken in 2021 from the same location and at nearly the same time. One image -- overexposed -- captured the faint prominences seen across the top of the Sun, a second image -- underexposed -- captured the complex texture of the Sun's chromosphere, while the third image -- the hardest to get -- captured the space station as it shot across the Sun in a fraction of a second. Close inspection of the space station's silhouette even reveals a docked Dragon Crew capsule.
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Tomorrow's picture: dark horse
I've outlived all my best friends and as for my enemies, don't really have any. I do have a few folks that I dislike or hold in very low esteem. But on retrospect, I also get great enjoyment in chuckling at them since they are oblivious to what others think of them. The Old saying ; "Ignorance is Bliss" ! And these folks are freaking Ecstatic living in their World.
Four potential names for Australia's first moon rover - Coolamon, Kakirra, Mateship, Roo-ver...
Rover McRoverface? Shortlist of names for Aus Moon rover announced (cosmosmagazine.com)
I have two friends, both in their 90s now, who can't wait for the skiing season to start at Telluride. No bunny slope for those maniacs. I hope to half as hearty as they are when I'm crowding the century mark.
"Boomer" didn't make the short list?
Theres a bunch that should have made the short list...
Boomer ?! Better yet "Bloomin' Runyin' !
Should have called it BUNYIP...(You mob wouldn't have heard of this elusive creature...Lives in Billabongs...)
Just saw this:
A new paper suggests that our universe may have begun with two big bangs. Scientists proposed the idea after struggling for decades to explain both the mysterious beginning of the universe as well as the birth of dark matter. The first big bang could have created ordinary matter, while the second big bang is believed to have birthed dark matter later on.
The researchers who made the claim say that this particular hypothesis is testable with the current technology and that we should be able to confirm or disprove it within just a few short years. It’s an exciting idea, especially since the Big Bang has played such a massive part in the current theories of how our universe evolved. "
The universe began with two big bangs, new study claims
I'm just going to go have another Pabst. Let me know when they find something.
Always going to go for Skippy.
It's a generational thing.
"A new paper suggests that our universe may have begun with two big bangs." Just moving the goal posts.
If all else fails : Come up with a different explanation. Infinity isn't just a word. Steady State Rules !
"What do you think Skip?"
"Tse tse tse..."
"Yeah if you go into space Skip, Dad's gonna be reeaally pissed..."
C'mon Skip...I'll get you up there...
Above the chopper pilot is Tony Bonner...Many may remember him.
He has appeared in many Australian movies and tv shows...
Can you spot him in this "The Light Horseman" scene - Australians charge Beersheba (They have no water for themselves or the horses - Thanks to the Poms) They MUST take Beersheba and take the wells (which were wired to blow)...
Hint: He is a little older in this film...
Check the beautiful "Waler" horses...An Australian breed second to none.