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(Mother Nature Network)   Bermuda Triangle...IN...SPAAACE   (mnn.com) divider line 17
    More: Strange, Van Allen Radiation Belt, data recorder, Bermuda Triangle, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, magnetosphere, International Space Station, solar radiation, South Atlantic Anomaly  
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2014-05-24 06:22:05 PM  
Shouldn't that b the Bermuda Cone?
 
2014-05-24 09:49:11 PM  
So that's where the plane went then?
 
2014-05-24 10:34:35 PM  
Friend of mine was a shuttle astronaut. Told me when they were using Laptops (IBM Thinkpads) for crucial operations, they would have three of them set up and running the same program. Every so often one of them would crash because a cosmic ray would hit a chip and disrupt the computer operation. So they would immediately switch to one of the running computers and reboot the disrupted one. Then another one would get zapped and choke. Reboot that one and go back to the rebooted one. And so on during whatever they were doing. Seems they used the ThinkPads a lot during docking operations. Couldn't risk the disruption so they kept three running. Especially when passing near the South Atlantic Anomaly.

Can't shield the computers because it would make it worse. High energy cosmic rays would hit the shielding and cause a little shower of lower energy particles, which would be MORE likely to crash the computer.

Spaceflight turns out to be a pain in the ass, actually.
 
2014-05-24 10:42:16 PM  
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More of a tetrahedron.
 
2014-05-24 10:45:32 PM  
So that' sway they lose all their hair in Brazil!
 
2014-05-24 10:47:07 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
Approves.
 
2014-05-24 11:35:56 PM  
South American Anomaly?

*click*

South American Anomaly.

So its just as well explained as the other Bermuda Triangle.
 
2014-05-24 11:47:18 PM  
The good news is that beachgoers in Brazil have nothing to fear, despite the fact that this space hazard sits just a few hundred kilometers above their heads. While the band of radiation present in the BTS comes abnormally close to Earth's surface, it doesn't actually stretch all the way to terra firma. Radiation levels below 200 kilometers here are mostly the same as anywhere else on Earth.

Unless you happen to be on the beach at Guarapari.
 
2014-05-25 12:00:43 AM  
fron south america westwards towards africa.....what map?
 
2014-05-25 12:39:52 AM  

WTP 2: fron south america westwards towards africa.....what map?


It's because they're south of the equator.
 
2014-05-25 12:49:48 AM  

ReverendJynxed: [upload.wikimedia.org image 261x331]
Approves.


WTF does Helen Keller have to do with any of this?
 
2014-05-25 02:41:06 AM  

mark12A: Friend of mine was a shuttle astronaut. Told me when they were using Laptops (IBM Thinkpads) for crucial operations, they would have three of them set up and running the same program. Every so often one of them would crash because a cosmic ray would hit a chip and disrupt the computer operation. So they would immediately switch to one of the running computers and reboot the disrupted one. Then another one would get zapped and choke. Reboot that one and go back to the rebooted one. And so on during whatever they were doing. Seems they used the ThinkPads a lot during docking operations. Couldn't risk the disruption so they kept three running. Especially when passing near the South Atlantic Anomaly.

Can't shield the computers because it would make it worse. High energy cosmic rays would hit the shielding and cause a little shower of lower energy particles, which would be MORE likely to crash the computer.

Spaceflight turns out to be a pain in the ass, actually.


Oh good, I didn't need to smack you this time.

How's the cold weather ACES suit coming?
 
2014-05-25 04:56:54 AM  
Look, all we need to do is get Admiral Nelson to lob a nuke from the USOS Seaview and that will cure any problems with the Van Allen belt.
 
2014-05-25 10:45:58 AM  
img.pandawhale.com

/oblig
 
2014-05-25 11:23:32 AM  
Funny... I always thought this island was located somewhere in the Pacific....

img2u.info
Somebody needs to reset the counter.
 
2014-05-25 12:32:11 PM  

wildcardjack: WTP 2: fron south america westwards towards africa.....what map?

It's because they're south of the equator.


so they weigh as much as a duck ?
 
2014-05-25 04:24:20 PM  
A radioactive anomaly over Brazil? That must be why the women there have such large breasts.
 
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