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(BBC)   Cassini to take "special picture" of Earth. Presumably to show Saturn just how much worse things can get   (bbc.co.uk ) divider line
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2013-06-19 05:20:34 AM  
If you went in to orbit and then completely stopped your spaceship, would the Earth be like a spinning blur of colour, along with everything else?
 
2013-06-19 10:35:15 AM  
Looks like Earth is pretty hard up for money these days.
 
2013-06-19 10:36:20 AM  
Just you wait till humans infest you Saturn, you'll get yours!
 
2013-06-19 11:03:40 AM  
Nasa has determined that it will crash the probe into Saturn's atmosphere in 2017.

No matter how expensive or cool a toy is, sooner or later you will want to smash it into something just for the lulz.
 
2013-06-19 11:13:26 AM  
Wouldn't be the first time I've felt like a speck near a G-ring.
 
2013-06-19 11:21:26 AM  

colinspooky: If you went in to orbit and then completely stopped your spaceship, would the Earth be like a spinning blur of colour, along with everything else?


If you were on Earth and completely stopped... same thing.
How would you "completely stop"?
 
2013-06-19 11:25:29 AM  
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2013-06-19 12:23:57 PM  

colinspooky: If you went in to orbit and then completely stopped your spaceship, would the Earth be like a spinning blur of colour, along with everything else?


If you completely stopped, you would no longer be in orbit.  To remain in orbit you have to maintain a certain speed and distance relative to the planet's gravity well and atmosphere, otherwise you get this:

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2013-06-19 12:34:05 PM  

colinspooky: If you went in to orbit and then completely stopped your spaceship, would the Earth be like a spinning blur of colour, along with everything else?


The Earth rotates one time per day.  If that's a "spinning blur", then you need to either put down the weed or get a pair of eyeglasses.
 
2013-06-19 12:38:13 PM  
FTFA: "Dr Porco believes her Ciclops team can improve on the 2006 picture, especially if they use their high resolution camera to picture Earth during the 19 July opportunity."

But they're keeping the shemale vids folder, right?
 
2013-06-19 12:47:57 PM  

Begoggle: colinspooky: If you went in to orbit and then completely stopped your spaceship, would the Earth be like a spinning blur of colour, along with everything else?

If you were on Earth and completely stopped... same thing.
How would you "completely stop"?


A Universal Stillpoint Rod
 
2013-06-19 12:50:49 PM  

SkunkWorx: FTFA: "Dr Porco believes her Ciclops team can improve on the 2006 picture, especially if they use their high resolution camera to picture Earth during the 19 July opportunity."

But they're keeping the shemale vids folder, right?


Dr Porco's Shemale Vids Folder. I like that.
 
2013-06-19 12:52:32 PM  
if you "stopped" everything would rush by and you would either be crushed by something or sucked into a passing blackhole

Along with orbiting around the sun at 66,600 mph, the Earth is also rotating at its axis at about 1,070 miles per hour. So you are simultaneously hurtling around the sun at 66,600 mph while sitting on a rock that is spinning at 1,070 mph. On top of that, our whole solar system is rocketing through space around the center of the Milky Way at around 559,234 mph. On top of that, our galaxy is hurtling through space at around 671,080 mph, with respect to our local group of galaxies. On top of that, for all we know, our entire Universe is hurtling through some unknown medium at some other ridiculous speed.
Read more at http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2011/02/the-incredible-relativ e-speed-of-the-earth/#FtXIfcpb5s5vOg8E.99">http://www.todayifoundout. com/index.php/2011/02/the-incredible-relativ e-speed-of-the-earth/#FtXIfcpb5s5vOg8E.99
 
2013-06-19 12:58:08 PM  

RaiderFanMikeP: if you "stopped" everything would rush by and you would either be crushed by something or sucked into a passing blackhole

Along with orbiting around the sun at 66,600 mph, the Earth is also rotating at its axis at about 1,070 miles per hour. So you are simultaneously hurtling around the sun at 66,600 mph while sitting on a rock that is spinning at 1,070 mph. On top of that, our whole solar system is rocketing through space around the center of the Milky Way at around 559,234 mph. On top of that, our galaxy is hurtling through space at around 671,080 mph, with respect to our local group of galaxies. On top of that, for all we know, our entire Universe is hurtling through some unknown medium at some other ridiculous speed.
Read more at http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2011/02/the-incredible-relativ e-speed-of-the-earth/#FtXIfcpb5s5vOg8E.99">http://www.todayifoundout. com/index.php/2011/02/the-incredible-relativ e-speed-of-the-earth/#FtXIfcpb5s5vOg8E.99


Okay, you talked me into it. You can have my liver.
 
2013-06-19 01:08:29 PM  

colinspooky: If you went in to orbit and then completely stopped your spaceship, would the Earth be like a spinning blur of colour, along with everything else?


Stopped relative to WHAT?

Relative to Saturn?
Relative to the Sun?
Relative to the center of the Milky Way?

Relative to Russell's Teapot?...
 
2013-06-19 01:35:18 PM  
Maybe this is the secret to space travel ... not going faster and faster.. but getting out of Relative timeframes..

Drop out of each frame of reference into a  "subspace" or "hyperspace" and let everything move past you until you get to the spot you want!

this sounds too familar...
 
2013-06-19 02:29:24 PM  
Is this supposed to be an early prototype of the Total Perspective Vortex?
 
2013-06-19 05:18:38 PM  
Were I not at work, I would be PS'ing the Earth into a self-shot bathroom mirror picture... As it stands, please interpret this post as that picture with the Earth making an awful duckface. Thank you.
 
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