Miscellaneous NASA comedies

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Unread post by agraposo » Fri Aug 16, 2013 4:03 pm

Another artist's impression.

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Kepler spacecraft's planet-hunting mission ends due to broken parts.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/wor ... e13809809/

The spacecraft found 134 confirmed exoplanets, with an estimated initial cost of US$600 million, that yields US$4.4 million per planet!

Simon, you're gonna love this: the spacecraft's orbit is heliocentric. We should ask NASA as they MUST know if Copernicus is right!

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Unread post by anonjedi2 » Sat Aug 17, 2013 12:41 am

NASA's latest comedy and damage control, this time in reference to photography.
Ever since June of 2011, NASA has had cause to retire the photographic equipment it used to capture shuttle launches because, well, they don’t plan on launching any more shuttles. But before that decision was made, it looks like NASA was finally giving digital photographic equipment a chance to oust the analog cameras they had always used in the past.
http://petapixel.com/2013/08/14/nasas-e ... taPixel%29

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Unread post by simonshack » Sun Aug 18, 2013 7:04 am

anonjedi2 wrote:NASA's latest comedy and damage control, this time in reference to photography.

http://petapixel.com/2013/08/14/nasas-e ... taPixel%29
:lol: :lol: :lol: Most hilarious comment EVER - under that silly article:
Ken Elliott
• 4 days ago

"I was interested in the camera until I noticed there's no viewfinder."

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Unread post by lux » Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:37 pm

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More ridiculous hair that is obviously just moussed up. Compare with her fake floating neck chain. Why doesn't her hair float about like that?


full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgGwTo7epHI

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Unread post by anonjedi2 » Fri Oct 11, 2013 5:02 pm

Mercury astronaut Scott Carpenter dies at age 88.

http://www.nbcnews.com/science/mercury- ... 8C11373346

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Unread post by lux » Sat Nov 09, 2013 11:50 pm

On 11/7/13 [… ahem ...] NASA says they are “dumbfounded” by the Hubble Telescope's discovery of a 6-tailed asteroid designated P/2013 P5 and, "Even more amazing, its tail structures change dramatically in just 13 days as it belches out dust.”

I lost count of all the occult numbers in this NASA news release but you can read all about it here.

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Unread post by lux » Thu Nov 14, 2013 2:55 pm

Apollo era NASA scientists hard at work testing a space laser ...

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http://www.space.com/23547-experiment-p ... atory.html
“At the Electronics Resource Center's Space Optics Laboratory, during operation a laser is tested in an effort to improve laser efficiency in space.”
I love those cheap-o, transparent, industrial type safety goggles these bozos are wearing. What are they supposed to protect them from? Certainly not a laser. Maybe an explosion? If so, shouldn't they be wearing gloves at least too? :lol:

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http://www.shastasafety.com/products/ES-GP/

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Unread post by anonjedi2 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:02 am

Twin Earth Discovered, KOI 172.02, Most Earth-Like Planet Yet Found
Read more at http://planetsave.com/2013/01/11/twin-e ... TQx0jxS.99


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The most Earth-like planet yet found has just been discovered by the Kepler space probe. The newly discovered exoplanet is actually about 1.5 times bigger than Earth, so it’s known as a ‘super-Earth’. The planet, KOI (Kepler Object of Interest) 172.02, is following an orbit that is well within the habitable zone of a star that is rather similar to our Sun. This leaves open the possibility that the planet could feature liquid water and potentially oceans on its surface.

KOI 172.02 orbits at a distance of around 0.75 astronomical units from its star, meaning that it is about 3/4 the distance from its star that the Earth is from the sun. Specifically, this means that KOI-172.02 orbits around 70 million miles from its star rather than the 93 million miles that the Earth orbits from the Sun. And as a result completes an orbit around its star in 242 Earth days.

“Launched in 2009, the Kepler space telescope orbits the sun every 371 days. As it travels, Kepler keeps itself pointed at a single patch of sky. Sensors monitor the brightness of 150,000 stars simultaneously, looking for telltale drops in intensity that could indicate orbiting planets.”

“At the heart of the telescope is an array of 42 camera sensors specifically designed to detect planets passing in front of their stars”

“Kepler’s planet search is conducted in a narrow wedge-shaped volume of space that stretches out ahead of us as we orbit the galaxy. Stars in the search volume are therefore at about the same distance from the center of the galaxy as the Earth.”

Researchers from NASA note that the planet would be a prime candidate to explore in the search for extraterrestrial life. Though other, more strange seeming planets, such as the recently discovered rogue planet that is only 100 light years away, could also potentially host life.

Some more information on Earth-like planets:

An Earth analog, or Earth-like planet, is a theorezied type of exoplanet, or moon, that features conditions very similar to the Earth.

“The possibility is of particular interest to humans as it is easily inferred that the more similar a planet is to Earth, the more likely it is of sustaining Earth-like complex extraterrestrial life and, more importantly, civilization. As such it has long been speculated and the subject expressed in science, philosophy, science fiction and popular culture. Advocates of space colonization have long sought an Earth Analog as a ‘second home’ while advocates for space and survival would regard such a planet as a potential ‘new home’.”

“Before the scientific search for and study of extrasolar planets, the possibility was argued through philosophy and science fiction. The Mediocrity principle suggests that planets like the Earth should be common in an infinite universe, while the Rare Earth hypothesis suggests that they are extremely rare. Philosophers have pointed out that the size of the universe is such that a near identical planet must exist somewhere, such theories include the philosophy of Multiverse and the Twin Earth thought experiment.”

“Some scientific theories speculate that Earth analogs may have existed in our Solar System in the past. In the future, technology may be used by humans to artificially produce an Earth analog. In theory, terraforming, virtual reality or simulated reality could potentially create such a world. Multiverse theory suggests that an Earth analog could exist in another universe or even be another version of the Earth itself in a parallel universe.”

“Technological advances in extrasolar planet detection are rapidly refining the probabilities of a real discovery, not just in this universe, but in the present Milky Way galaxy, though distribution and attributes are still very much unknown. Different studies on the frequency of Earth-like planets in the Milky Way have resulted in estimation varying from one (ie the Earth) to hundreds of billions. Current calculations tend to indicate that they may be relatively common in the universe.”

“The more recent serious scientific findings have greatly influenced the scope of the fields of astrobiology, models of planetary habitability and Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence. NASA and the SETI Institute have proposed categorising the increasing number of Earth-like planets found using a measure called the Earth Similarity Index based on mass, radius and temperature. According to this measure, the planet currently thought to be most similar to Earth is Gliese 667C c.”

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Unread post by simonshack » Sun Dec 15, 2013 10:20 pm

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More space travel Monkey Business - this time attributed to the "Iran Space Program". I will just post this here - on this "Miscellaneous NASA comedies" thread - since the ongoing Space Hoax seems to have no boundaries - and is not limited to the American NASA circus.

"Did Iran fake launching a monkey into space and back? "

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"Critics believe Iran's successful launch of a monkey into space last week could have been faked. Scientists in Tehran hailed the mission to send a simian 75 miles above Earth and back in a Kavoshgar rocket as a success on Monday. But question marks have been raised after the monkey presented to the nation as the heroic astronaut looked remarkably different than the one which made lift off."

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article ... z2Jjczsqhw

The sheer idiocy of these space tales is becoming more evident by the day. The space industry is an INTERNATIONAL hoax.
With all due respect for monkeys, I would say that only simian-headed humans can still believe in these inane fables.

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Unread post by JLapage » Mon Dec 16, 2013 1:17 am

@Simon
The link you provided was from February of this year when the controversy about the monkey arose. Here's a link that shows the Iranians making sure that they show the correct monkey ;)
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-te ... 2zg08.html
Now that's monkey business for you but where is the proof that they went 120 km into space? The Iran Space program has been making many claims but no photos, and no films are shown. I guess they find it hard to fake it like NASA and the Chinese. So they just state claims that they did accomplish such and such achievements. They have been launching satellites. Oh yes they are also preparing to land a man on the moon. :D

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Unread post by lux » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:14 am

Yesterday, an ESA "Gaia launch" from French Guiana:


full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QKi3c-BufRk

Watch the foreground trees gently waving in the breeze. They are completely unaffected by the quarter-million pound thrust from the Soyuz rocket as it blasts off.

And, why are the trees waving in the first place? The drifting vapor from the rocket while it sits on the pad seems to indicate very little if any wind.

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Unread post by JLapage » Sat Dec 21, 2013 9:29 am

Is it nighttime or daytime? Are these shots supposed to be from a live flight sequence? I just checked this article http://www.universetoday.com/107357/esa ... milky-way/ which states that the rocket was supposedly launched at pre-dawn and yet the shots vary (back and forth) from dark 'sky' to light 'sky'. Or is this a new type of screen saver?

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Unread post by Flabbergasted » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:11 pm

Not one of their best animations. The smoke plume moves in jerks (0:12), the up-side-down bunsen-burner fire at 0:23 is totally amateurish, and the sound is continuous (0:27) between two widely different perspectives. Simon has pointed this out for several other "launches". At least, this time they remembered to lower the volume gradually during the ascent.

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Unread post by anonjedi2 » Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:27 pm

Behold The Best Astronomy and Space Pictures of 2013.

Of course the fact the majority of the public won't for one single moment question the legitimacy of any of these, regardless of how artificial and digital some of them may appear, is a testament to the power that NASA has over the human mind.

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_an ... _2013.html

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Unread post by hoi.polloi » Tue Dec 24, 2013 2:18 am

We often seem to get awed on the forum that the perps behind these hoaxes seem very close to the priest class of our society, if they aren't it themselves.

Did you know the image credited as being 'the first photo of Earth taken from space' was accompanied by a reading from the Bible's book of Genesis?
During the original broadcast, the three astronauts read from the bible’s book of Genesis, from the passage that stated, “God said, 'Let there be light' and there was light.” Each of the men read a portion of the passage, adding, “From the crew of Apollo 8 we close with good night, good luck, a merry Christmas, and God bless all of you, all of you on the good Earth.”
Thanks for the reminder about how crass you guys are, "Jim Lovell". (This year, Jim recreated the 1968 Christmas broadcast.)

http://www.wunderground.com/news/christ ... t-20131223

I am just amazed at the timing of it all. In late 1965, you had Lost in Space released on TV, followed the next year by a late 1966 debut of Star Trek. In March of 1968, Lost in Space left the airwaves and just weeks later (April, 1968), Kubrick's Space Odyssey came out in theaters. Then, Christmas of that year, the "first photo of Earth from space". The next year, Star Trek is canceled and men "land on the moon" within weeks of each other. It's as though the fiction 'graduated' to reality after its test audiences responded.

We'd better be careful about which dramas we give ratings, or the perps will try to turn it into politics!

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