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Old 02-19-2013, 06:44 PM   #1
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Default Possibly the 2nd best picture from space ever.

http://colchrishadfield.tumblr.com/p...planet-we-have



I think the 1st is "Earth Rise" from Apollo 8 but this is up there!

Check out Earth Rise and tell me that we should keep destroying the only place in the universe we can live.


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Old 02-19-2013, 07:05 PM   #2
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This is better:

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Old 02-19-2013, 07:15 PM   #3
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This right here is a good reason to destroy the planet.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:16 PM   #4
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That is a great picture. I love how you can see the edge of the atmosphere in it. Very cool.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:29 PM   #6
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Jesus, that's deep..
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:48 PM   #7
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This is better with if you take a handful of goofballs, and contemplate it for a couple hours while "The Great Gig from the Sky" from Dark Side of the Moon plays on a loop.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:42 PM   #8
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I don't know - this one is kinda in the top 3 at least...

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Old 02-19-2013, 07:52 PM   #9
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I don't know - this one is kinda in the top 3 at least...

I can honestly say I have better hair that Bill Pulman, my hair right now is approaching Michael Douglas Epicness on good hair days if I get it just right and my colic in the back stays down.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:51 PM   #10
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This is my favourite, taken by Harrison Schmitt on the last Apollo mission, also the most requested picture from NASA archives in history.



My 2nd favourite is this one, the Hubble Ultra deep field.

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This is my favourite, taken by Harrison Schmitt on the last Apollo mission, also the most requested picture from NASA archives in history.



My 2nd favourite is this one, the Hubble Ultra deep field.

Well played. I bought the Apollo 17 pic for a friend's office years ago and he still has it.

The Deep field shot is amazing. One look at that and you know we cannot be alone.
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Yeah, that Hubble one is insanity at its finest
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The Eagle Nebula is my favorite. From the top of the biggest cloud to the bottom is 7 light years long. The tiny finger at the top is bigger than our solar system.
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:38 PM   #14
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:49 PM   #15
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Old 02-19-2013, 08:58 PM   #16
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Check out Earth Rise and tell me that we should keep destroying the only place in the universe we can live.
As in you don't believe any other place can sustain life or we're stuck here because the lack of technology?
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As in you don't believe any other place can sustain life or we're stuck here because the lack of technology?
Yeah it sucks! Cosmic roadblock. We will most likely kill ourselves. Possibly extinction from non man-made event. Maybe if we are really ****ing lucky we fly off of this rock maybe get as far as a Jupiter moon w/ in next 500yrs.
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One of my faves.
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Yeah it sucks! Cosmic roadblock. We will most likely kill ourselves. Possibly extinction from non man-made event. Maybe if we are really ****ing lucky we fly off of this rock maybe get as far as a Jupiter moon w/ in next 500yrs.

So you dont think that man, that went from riding horses and sailing on boats in 1513 to traveling to the moon and sending vehicles to mars by 2013 will make an equivilent jump between now and 2513?


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So you dont think that man, that went from riding horses and sailing on boats in 1513 to traveling to the moon and sending vehicles to mars by 2013 will make an equivilent jump between now and 2513?

Nope. It's like a fat person who can lose 100 pounds easy but when somebody in shape wants to lose that last 10 pounds it's a MF'er. hahaha


Seriously though, who knows what will happen. The 2 main things we need to master, IMO, are fusion and magnetic fields. Fusion for the energy to propel you through space at light speed and the magnetic fields to protect you from radiation and micro asteroids. You've got to be able to generate pseudo gravity, atmospheric pressure, water generation, food supply. And you've got roughly a few million years to get it done because our Sun will most likely be going into Red Giant phase by then.

I love this crap man, one of my favorite past times. We should have a sticky all offseason long with fun discussions on this topic.
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Nope. It's like a fat person who can lose 100 pounds easy but when somebody in shape wants to lose that last 10 pounds it's a MF'er. hahaha


Seriously though, who knows what will happen. The 2 main things we need to master, IMO, are fusion and magnetic fields. Fusion for the energy to propel you through space at light speed and the magnetic fields to protect you from radiation and micro asteroids. You've got to be able to generate pseudo gravity, atmospheric pressure, water generation, food supply. And you've got roughly a few million years to get it done because our Sun will most likely be going into Red Giant phase by then.

I love this crap man, one of my favorite past times. We should have a sticky all offseason long with fun discussions on this topic.

From what I understand, the sun's increasing luminosity will destroy the atmosphere, evaporate water and bake the earth's crust to the point continental drift will no longer be possible. A billion or so years after that, the sun eats up the last of its fuel, turns into a red giant, and then ultimately a white dwarf.

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Nope. It's like a fat person who can lose 100 pounds easy but when somebody in shape wants to lose that last 10 pounds it's a MF'er. hahaha


Seriously though, who knows what will happen. The 2 main things we need to master, IMO, are fusion and magnetic fields. Fusion for the energy to propel you through space at light speed and the magnetic fields to protect you from radiation and micro asteroids. You've got to be able to generate pseudo gravity, atmospheric pressure, water generation, food supply. And you've got roughly a few million years to get it done because our Sun will most likely be going into Red Giant phase by then.

I love this crap man, one of my favorite past times. We should have a sticky all offseason long with fun discussions on this topic.
This may sound defeatist, but we as a species have nothing to fear from the sun. By the time the sun kills off all life on earth we will either have moved elsewhere or destroyed every opportunity of ever going anywhere ourselves. We have all the resources we need.

Fusion would definitely be a good power source. Magnetic fields are not the only option for radiation protection, electronically charged shielding may be a lot better. Fake gravity can be done by making a rotating vessel, protection against debris, you are probably going to have to go low-tech with a Titanic like solution, compartmentalize and accept that if there is an impact you may take casualties, so make sure you have very high redundancy. Water generation is trickier, you would need to bring a lot of water from the outset and you would need to recycle like crazy, so you would need to purify urine and bathing would be a thing of the past. Food is a bit easier, it is much more compactable than water and diets that are very high nutrients can be devised.

I think the best option of going far (out of solar system) would be to create either flotillas of smaller ships or a few bigger ships so groups of 50.000 to 100.000 can go together, that would leave room for redundancy and provide enough genetic variance to avoid inbreeding problems among descendants.
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Nope. It's like a fat person who can lose 100 pounds easy but when somebody in shape wants to lose that last 10 pounds it's a MF'er. hahaha


Seriously though, who knows what will happen. The 2 main things we need to master, IMO, are fusion and magnetic fields. Fusion for the energy to propel you through space at light speed and the magnetic fields to protect you from radiation and micro asteroids. You've got to be able to generate pseudo gravity, atmospheric pressure, water generation, food supply. And you've got roughly a few million years to get it done because our Sun will most likely be going into Red Giant phase by then.

I love this crap man, one of my favorite past times. We should have a sticky all offseason long with fun discussions on this topic.
Not a few million. 1-3 billion. The earth will be uninhabitable somewhere in the gradual warming phase.

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Deep Field one is humbling. All of that looks so close together, but they are millions of lightyears apart.


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Now they think there could be several planets for every star in the sky. Just think what could be out there. Someone should make a show about man exploring the galaxy in a spaceship.
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