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2013-12-11 04:06:08 PM
"If Captain Kirk of the USS Enterprise said, 'Take us home, Scotty,' this is what the crew would see," said Scott Bolton, Juno principal investigator at the Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio.

Chekov is the navigator on the USS Enterprise and Sulu is the helmsman, and they would be the folks receiving the order, not Scotty.

NERRRRRRRRRRD RAAAAAAAAGE
 
2013-12-11 04:22:12 PM
The graphics suck, and it was stuttering.. I'll wait for an update before purchasing.
 
2013-12-11 04:25:17 PM

Tax Boy: "If Captain Kirk of the USS Enterprise said, 'Take us home, Scotty,'



That was from the censored episode where Kirk was getting fisted by Scotty, and asked for a reacharound to finish the job..
 
2013-12-11 04:30:38 PM

Tax Boy: "If Captain Kirk of the USS Enterprise said, 'Take us home, Scotty,' this is what the crew would see," said Scott Bolton, Juno principal investigator at the Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio.

Chekov is the navigator on the USS Enterprise and Sulu is the helmsman, and they would be the folks receiving the order, not Scotty.

NERRRRRRRRRRD RAAAAAAAAGE


Sulu, take us back to Alderon.
 
2013-12-11 05:25:34 PM
very cool, nice find subby.
 
2013-12-11 05:31:26 PM

doglover: Sulu, take us back to Alderon.


Wow, 3 in one.  That's pretty good.
 
2013-12-11 05:34:34 PM
The moon does not orbit the earth. It orbits the sun.
 
2013-12-11 05:50:09 PM
That's no moon...
 
2013-12-11 05:55:32 PM
It's coming right at us!!! pow pow pow
 
2013-12-11 06:12:19 PM

Skunkwolf: The moon does not orbit the earth. It orbits the sun.


I...grrr. Not taking that bait. Not taking it.

/lalalalala I can't hear you
 
2013-12-11 06:28:20 PM

hawcian: Skunkwolf: The moon does not orbit the earth. It orbits the sun.

I...grrr. Not taking that bait. Not taking it.

/lalalalala I can't hear you


Well, technically, it does both.  It just orbits Earth in an ellipse and the sun in a large, wiggly ellipse.
 
2013-12-11 06:44:18 PM

LrdPhoenix: hawcian: Skunkwolf: The moon does not orbit the earth. It orbits the sun.

I...grrr. Not taking that bait. Not taking it.

/lalalalala I can't hear you

Well, technically, it does both.  It just orbits Earth in an ellipse and the sun in a large, wiggly ellipse.


The Earth does not have the mass to capture it. The earth just pulls it into that wiggly ellipse while it orbits.

I'm too tired to show the math.
 
2013-12-11 07:04:15 PM
Needs more lens flare.
 
2013-12-11 07:06:58 PM
The moon can suck my dick
 
2013-12-11 07:37:16 PM
 
2013-12-11 08:07:22 PM
I can't see anything like that without looking in the bottom right corner for Jeb.
 
2013-12-11 08:38:46 PM

Skunkwolf: LrdPhoenix: hawcian: Skunkwolf: The moon does not orbit the earth. It orbits the sun.

I...grrr. Not taking that bait. Not taking it.

/lalalalala I can't hear you

Well, technically, it does both.  It just orbits Earth in an ellipse and the sun in a large, wiggly ellipse.

The Earth does not have the mass to capture it. The earth just pulls it into that wiggly ellipse while it orbits.

I'm too tired to show the math.


The moon - whose orbital plane is tilted with respect to the sun and which is tidally locked with the Earth. Okee dokee.

Plus the leading moon formation theory is that it is the result of a collision of something with proto-earth, which would not require the Earth to capture a passing moon-sized body.

But the Earth-Moon system as a whole does orbit the sun.
 
2013-12-11 08:45:15 PM

Skunkwolf: LrdPhoenix: hawcian: Skunkwolf: The moon does not orbit the earth. It orbits the sun.

I...grrr. Not taking that bait. Not taking it.

/lalalalala I can't hear you

Well, technically, it does both.  It just orbits Earth in an ellipse and the sun in a large, wiggly ellipse.

The Earth does not have the mass to capture it. The earth just pulls it into that wiggly ellipse while it orbits.

I'm too tired to show the math.


After you take a nap show us the math.
 
2013-12-11 08:53:23 PM
Has the moon ever been photographed doing anything but orbiting?
 
2013-12-11 09:06:38 PM

alsih2o: Has the moon ever been photographed doing anything but orbiting?


www.fun2video.com
 
2013-12-11 09:20:28 PM
The intro video to Civ 4 was better.
 
2013-12-11 09:25:41 PM
That was beautiful and I'm fully aware of and in awe of the "never seen anything like that before" aspect... but come on, it's 2013. Couldn't they have rigged a high-def camera to take that footage? It would have been amazing.
 
2013-12-11 09:48:30 PM

The Why Not Guy: That was beautiful and I'm fully aware of and in awe of the "never seen anything like that before" aspect... but come on, it's 2013. Couldn't they have rigged a high-def camera to take that footage? It would have been amazing.


static.fjcdn.com
 
2013-12-11 10:26:37 PM
Video is currently unavailable.

Well, wonderful.
 
2013-12-11 10:29:23 PM
Well cat here is not spoilt nor idiot.

That was a right pretty sight.

Cat done got all choked up, even.
 
2013-12-11 10:37:43 PM

The Why Not Guy: That was beautiful and I'm fully aware of and in awe of the "never seen anything like that before" aspect... but come on, it's 2013. Couldn't they have rigged a high-def camera to take that footage? It would have been amazing.


It would of been amazing, but it wouldn't of been very practical from an engineering standpoint. When you design say a space probe, you have two things to worry about. Weight, and a power source. In Juno's case, the power source is the sun. Adding a better camera that possibly serves no other function but to take that video/those pictures would add weight/take up energy. Assuming you can turn it off afterwards, you still have to justify it to Congress. You know what happened to the last satellite that's focus was to let us view the earth? This.

Scientific funding is almost always tight, and its hard to justify something that will have a very small usage. Especially when every watt matters like with Juno. Oh, and other engineering considerations. You can't just strap a probe with the latest tech, you need proven software/hardware. Otherwise costs go up.

Oh, and also when you're developing a solar probe. You're always building with whatever tech you have available to you at the beginning of the development cycle. Meaning, Juno was first selected in 2005 and thus was probably designed with the latest space worthy hardware/software available in 2005/2006/2007. Then it was launched in 2011. Yet it wont get to Jupiter until 2016.

So, you may be in 2013 but Juno from a technology standpoint is locked in at 2005/2006 or earlier.
 
2013-12-11 10:42:29 PM
Yo, ThatBillmanGuy, here ya go.

Earth and Moon Seen by Passing Juno Spacecraft
 
2013-12-11 10:54:49 PM

bbfreak: When you design say a space probe, you have two things to worry about. Weight, and a power source. In Juno's case, the power source is the sun. Adding a better camera that possibly serves no other function but to take that video/those pictures would add weight/take up energy.


Uh, yeah, I'm aware of that. But think long game... funding for NASA is tight because Americans have decided space exploration isn't as important as American Idol or blowing up brown people. This thread, which features a view of our planet never seen before, has 26 comments. A Sarah Palin thread gets 26 comments before the submitter presses enter.

A high resolution video of the moon orbiting the Earth might be a game changer. It might capture the public's imagination and rekindle our ambition to explore, to find out, to discover in a way that the video in this thread never will. If the public was calling for more space exploration, Congress might be more generous with the funding for NASA. An iconic image has that kind of power. Now notice I'm not saying it would happen for sure, but I think the weight/power needs for a high res video are small enough to be worth the cost.

In case you think I'm slagging on NASA, I am not. They work miracles on the crumbs they get.
 
2013-12-11 11:32:56 PM
Science, biatch!  FTW

Imagine if all the money poured into religion and wars for religion, went to science.
 
2013-12-11 11:43:40 PM

bbfreak: The Why Not Guy: That was beautiful and I'm fully aware of and in awe of the "never seen anything like that before" aspect... but come on, it's 2013. Couldn't they have rigged a high-def camera to take that footage? It would have been amazing.

It would of been amazing, but it wouldn't of been very practical from an engineering standpoint. When you design say a space probe, you have two things to worry about. Weight, and a power source. In Juno's case, the power source is the sun. Adding a better camera that possibly serves no other function but to take that video/those pictures would add weight/take up energy. Assuming you can turn it off afterwards, you still have to justify it to Congress. You know what happened to the last satellite that's focus was to let us view the earth? This.

Scientific funding is almost always tight, and its hard to justify something that will have a very small usage. Especially when every watt matters like with Juno. Oh, and other engineering considerations. You can't just strap a probe with the latest tech, you need proven software/hardware. Otherwise costs go up.

Oh, and also when you're developing a solar probe. You're always building with whatever tech you have available to you at the beginning of the development cycle. Meaning, Juno was first selected in 2005 and thus was probably designed with the latest space worthy hardware/software available in 2005/2006/2007. Then it was launched in 2011. Yet it wont get to Jupiter until 2016.

So, you may be in 2013 but Juno from a technology standpoint is locked in at 2005/2006 or earlier.


Please kill yourself
 
2013-12-11 11:48:29 PM

ThatBillmanGuy: Video is currently unavailable.

Well, wonderful.


Just like NASA in a few years.

/thanks, budget-fetish assholes
 
2013-12-12 12:24:50 AM

Cambrian: bbfreak: The Why Not Guy: That was beautiful and I'm fully aware of and in awe of the "never seen anything like that before" aspect... but come on, it's 2013. Couldn't they have rigged a high-def camera to take that footage? It would have been amazing.

It would of been amazing, but it wouldn't of been very practical from an engineering standpoint. When you design say a space probe, you have two things to worry about. Weight, and a power source. In Juno's case, the power source is the sun. Adding a better camera that possibly serves no other function but to take that video/those pictures would add weight/take up energy. Assuming you can turn it off afterwards, you still have to justify it to Congress. You know what happened to the last satellite that's focus was to let us view the earth? This.

Scientific funding is almost always tight, and its hard to justify something that will have a very small usage. Especially when every watt matters like with Juno. Oh, and other engineering considerations. You can't just strap a probe with the latest tech, you need proven software/hardware. Otherwise costs go up.

Oh, and also when you're developing a solar probe. You're always building with whatever tech you have available to you at the beginning of the development cycle. Meaning, Juno was first selected in 2005 and thus was probably designed with the latest space worthy hardware/software available in 2005/2006/2007. Then it was launched in 2011. Yet it wont get to Jupiter until 2016.

So, you may be in 2013 but Juno from a technology standpoint is locked in at 2005/2006 or earlier.

Please kill yourself


I see you have nothing worthwhile to add to the conversation, I pity your existence though. I mean, here you are having no opinion on the video but yet you've made a brilliant catch of my grammar mistake and have told me to kill myself. Sick burn! You know because suicide is something that is worth encouraging, and you have nothing better to do than call people out on their mistakes and make them feel bad. Or maybe that just makes you feel better about yourself.
 
2013-12-12 12:56:45 AM

bbfreak: Cambrian: bbfreak: The Why Not Guy: That was beautiful and I'm fully aware of and in awe of the "never seen anything like that before" aspect... but come on, it's 2013. Couldn't they have rigged a high-def camera to take that footage? It would have been amazing.

It would of been amazing, but it wouldn't of been very practical from an engineering standpoint. When you design say a space probe, you have two things to worry about. Weight, and a power source. In Juno's case, the power source is the sun. Adding a better camera that possibly serves no other function but to take that video/those pictures would add weight/take up energy. Assuming you can turn it off afterwards, you still have to justify it to Congress. You know what happened to the last satellite that's focus was to let us view the earth? This.

Scientific funding is almost always tight, and its hard to justify something that will have a very small usage. Especially when every watt matters like with Juno. Oh, and other engineering considerations. You can't just strap a probe with the latest tech, you need proven software/hardware. Otherwise costs go up.

Oh, and also when you're developing a solar probe. You're always building with whatever tech you have available to you at the beginning of the development cycle. Meaning, Juno was first selected in 2005 and thus was probably designed with the latest space worthy hardware/software available in 2005/2006/2007. Then it was launched in 2011. Yet it wont get to Jupiter until 2016.

So, you may be in 2013 but Juno from a technology standpoint is locked in at 2005/2006 or earlier.

Please kill yourself

I see you have nothing worthwhile to add to the conversation, I pity your existence though. I mean, here you are having no opinion on the video but yet you've made a brilliant catch of my grammar mistake and have told me to kill myself. Sick burn! You know because suicide is something that is worth encouraging, and you have nothing better to do than call people out .

Yeah, NASA does not have the funds to take gigantic selfies.

 
2013-12-12 01:00:43 AM
Nuke 'em both. It's the only way to be sure.
 
2013-12-12 02:43:20 AM
Good stuff, but the Moon NOT orbiting the Earth would really get my attention.
 
2013-12-12 03:32:24 AM
Totally fake. You can't hear music in space.
 
2013-12-12 04:34:22 AM

Kittypie070: Well cat here is not spoilt nor idiot.


As evidenced by your stellar ability to form a sentence using the neither/nor correlative conjunction.

So, if you are a 3rd-grader, then maybe you are not an idiot.
 
2013-12-12 09:41:32 AM

Kittypie070: Yo, ThatBillmanGuy, here ya go.

Earth and Moon Seen by Passing Juno Spacecraft


Thanks! Not at as impressive as I was expecting, but still cool.
 
2013-12-12 10:17:17 AM

SevenizGud: So, if you are a 3rd-grader, thenthan maybe you are not an idiot.


Don't hurt me!
 
2013-12-12 11:12:19 PM
Thanks for the NASA budget cuts <insert hated politicians name here>! They could have at least strapped a used iPhone to that damn thing to get better footage. Christ, I would have donated mine if I knew it was going to do a flyby and record some video in the process. Why is it in this day and age we can't get some decent high res video of shiat like that! I comprehend the distances involved here, and all that other stuff, but come on, this is the best they could get? Grr...just seems like a wasted opportunity.

Bah! I'm going back to watch some more Cassini footage.
 
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