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(NASA)   Most amazing movie of Voyager 2 zipping past Triton you've seen in the past 25 years   (apod.nasa.gov) divider line 25
    More: Cool, Neptune, triton, moons, largest moon, New Horizons, spacecrafts  
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2014-08-26 01:04:35 PM  
Awesome.

Thanks for reminding me. I can't wait for In Saturn's Rings to come out.
 
2014-08-26 01:04:39 PM  
ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE.
 
2014-08-26 01:42:38 PM  
They need Olive Garden.
 
2014-08-26 01:46:07 PM  
Um, I didn't see Voyager anywhere in that video...

/Farking LOVE APOD
 
2014-08-26 01:52:12 PM  
:3
 
2014-08-26 01:53:26 PM  

gopher321: ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE.


Almost right.
 
2014-08-26 01:58:22 PM  
i want to go to there.
 
2014-08-26 01:59:08 PM  
That's no space station
 
2014-08-26 02:10:54 PM  
I love and hate these videos at the same time.

On the one hand, it's amazing to see the solar system up close.

On the other hand, I am galled almost beyond words that there are so many incredible things in the universe that I will never see personally during my pathetically short lifespan, stuck as I am inside this decaying meatsack on an insane asylum of a planet.

I need more caffeine.  Lots more.
 
2014-08-26 02:11:54 PM  
I guess it was due to cropping and zooming, but to me it looked like a more-or-less direct approach followed by a pretty severe turn once "over" the moon. Regardless, that was hella cool.
 
2014-08-26 02:13:22 PM  
Now I'm thinkin' Voyager 2 type things.

Voyager 2, where are you now?
Looking back at home and weeping
Cold and alone in the dark void
Winding down and bleeping
Ever dimmer ever thinner
Feebly cheeping in the solar winds
I'll turn you up,
sail on, sail on, sail on
On past the howling storms
Through electric orange skies
And blinding methane rain
Sail on, I'll turn you up
Never bring me down to earth again
Let me blaze a trail of glory across the sky
Let me traipse across it's golden high
Let me marvel in wonder and unfettered gaze
At the bigness and implausibility of being
Yes, stretch out your hands
Into infinity you human things
Past blind moons and ice cream worlds
You hurl your metal ball of dull intelligence
And show us all our fragile grip
As we too track with you
Slower but no less insistent
Like the only fertile seed
In the barren vault of being, sail on
Hurtling towards the waiting tomb of empty worlds
Waiting for the final primary come of life
I'll turn you up
 
2014-08-26 02:19:40 PM  

a particular individual: Now I'm thinkin' Voyager 2 type things.

Voyager 2, where are you now?
Looking back at home and weeping
Cold and alone in the dark void
Winding down and bleeping
Ever dimmer ever thinner
Feebly cheeping in the solar winds
I'll turn you up,
sail on, sail on, sail on
On past the howling storms
Through electric orange skies
And blinding methane rain
Sail on, I'll turn you up
Never bring me down to earth again
Let me blaze a trail of glory across the sky
Let me traipse across it's golden high
Let me marvel in wonder and unfettered gaze
At the bigness and implausibility of being
Yes, stretch out your hands
Into infinity you human things
Past blind moons and ice cream worlds
You hurl your metal ball of dull intelligence
And show us all our fragile grip
As we too track with you
Slower but no less insistent
Like the only fertile seed
In the barren vault of being, sail on
Hurtling towards the waiting tomb of empty worlds
Waiting for the final primary come of life
I'll turn you up


Just reminded me we forgot this oblig:

imgs.xkcd.com
 
2014-08-26 02:27:21 PM  

PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: Just reminded me we forgot this oblig:


I liked this one from the Curiosity landing thread:

img.fark.net
 
2014-08-26 02:32:06 PM  
PUMP UP THE VOLUME
PUMP UP THE VOLUME
 
2014-08-26 02:34:17 PM  
Too old needs to be rebooted in HD
 
2014-08-26 02:34:27 PM  

sxacho: I guess it was due to cropping and zooming, but to me it looked like a more-or-less direct approach followed by a pretty severe turn once "over" the moon. Regardless, that was hella cool.


It was the fake-ass starry background that made it look like the perspective wasn't changing.  (In fact the "stars" are the same even after Voyager bypassed the moon and was looking back in the opposite direction.)
 
2014-08-26 02:36:07 PM  
Attempt no Landing There.
 
2014-08-26 02:47:20 PM  

aerojockey: sxacho: I guess it was due to cropping and zooming, but to me it looked like a more-or-less direct approach followed by a pretty severe turn once "over" the moon. Regardless, that was hella cool.

It was the fake-ass starry background that made it look like the perspective wasn't changing.  (In fact the "stars" are the same even after Voyager bypassed the moon and was looking back in the opposite direction.)


I'm waiting for NDGT to call up the director and have him change the constellations.
 
2014-08-26 02:50:51 PM  
The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cak1xly8oUM

No wonder I grew up loving techno music
 
2014-08-26 02:59:03 PM  

nmrsnr: PleaseHamletDon'tHurtEm: Just reminded me we forgot this oblig:

I liked this one from the Curiosity landing thread:

[img.fark.net image 639x862]


Gold.
 
2014-08-26 03:17:03 PM  
Does anyone else remember the PBS/Nova special on the Voyager probes? It was after Voyager 2 had visited Uranus but before Neptune IIRC.
 
2014-08-26 03:47:22 PM  
The surface is pretty interesting.
 
2014-08-26 04:11:35 PM  

lostcat: gopher321: ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE.

Almost right.


He's rolling
 
2014-08-27 07:57:57 AM  
Beautiful, though seeing Pluto described as "an orb" gave me a sad.
 
2014-08-27 10:10:59 AM  
Very, very cool.
 
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