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2020-09-15 4:29:07 PM  
Just remembered it's Tuesday.
 
2020-09-15 8:50:16 PM  

crypticsatellite: Just remembered it's Tuesday.


It's Space Science again this week.  This is becoming a great trend.
 
2020-09-15 9:00:41 PM  
Mars!  I would have bet we would have found the life on Mars before Venus.
 
2020-09-15 9:01:14 PM  
Unless the life on Mars finds the Perseverance Rover first.
 
2020-09-15 9:02:52 PM  

IronTom: crypticsatellite: Just remembered it's Tuesday.

It's Space Science again this week.  This is becoming a great trend.


It is! And a new series on next?
 
2020-09-15 9:04:55 PM  

crypticsatellite: IronTom: crypticsatellite: Just remembered it's Tuesday.

It's Space Science again this week.  This is becoming a great trend.

It is! And a new series on next?


Super!!!!


So I think that Perseverance Rover is a female, since it has no Penetrometer.
 
2020-09-15 9:05:08 PM  

IronTom: Mars!  I would have bet we would have found the life on Mars before Venus.


We may recall that our friend, Carl, postulated just such a possibility back in the '60s.
 
2020-09-15 9:06:28 PM  

IronTom: crypticsatellite: IronTom: crypticsatellite: Just remembered it's Tuesday.

It's Space Science again this week.  This is becoming a great trend.

It is! And a new series on next?

Super!!!!


So I think that Perseverance Rover is a female, since it has no Penetrometer.


An interesting hypothesis, sir! *chomps on pipe*
 
2020-09-15 9:09:21 PM  

crypticsatellite: IronTom: Mars!  I would have bet we would have found the life on Mars before Venus.

We may recall that our friend, Carl, postulated just such a possibility back in the '60s.


What did he think would have been the reason?
 
2020-09-15 9:10:39 PM  
Looks like a poor man's Tie Fighter.
 
2020-09-15 9:11:15 PM  

crypticsatellite: IronTom: crypticsatellite: IronTom: crypticsatellite: Just remembered it's Tuesday.

It's Space Science again this week.  This is becoming a great trend.

It is! And a new series on next?

Super!!!!


So I think that Perseverance Rover is a female, since it has no Penetrometer.

An interesting hypothesis, sir! *chomps on pipe*


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2020-09-15 9:13:04 PM  

IronTom: crypticsatellite: IronTom: Mars!  I would have bet we would have found the life on Mars before Venus.

We may recall that our friend, Carl, postulated just such a possibility back in the '60s.

What did he think would have been the reason?


They were looking at odd patterns in the clouds and they appeared to have some sort of seasonality (I forget the period) to them, and thought that maybe bacteria or something similar might have a habitable environment in the upper atmosphere.
 
2020-09-15 9:13:23 PM  

IronTom: crypticsatellite: IronTom: crypticsatellite: IronTom: crypticsatellite: Just remembered it's Tuesday.

It's Space Science again this week.  This is becoming a great trend.

It is! And a new series on next?

Super!!!!


So I think that Perseverance Rover is a female, since it has no Penetrometer.

An interesting hypothesis, sir! *chomps on pipe*

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or

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The bottom one.
 
2020-09-15 9:15:47 PM  

crypticsatellite: IronTom: crypticsatellite: IronTom: Mars!  I would have bet we would have found the life on Mars before Venus.

We may recall that our friend, Carl, postulated just such a possibility back in the '60s.

What did he think would have been the reason?

They were looking at odd patterns in the clouds and they appeared to have some sort of seasonality (I forget the period) to them, and thought that maybe bacteria or something similar might have a habitable environment in the upper atmosphere.


That makes sense. Meethane!

I wonder if you could make yogurt out of them and sell it on Earth.
 
2020-09-15 9:17:38 PM  

IronTom: crypticsatellite: IronTom: crypticsatellite: IronTom: Mars!  I would have bet we would have found the life on Mars before Venus.

We may recall that our friend, Carl, postulated just such a possibility back in the '60s.

What did he think would have been the reason?

They were looking at odd patterns in the clouds and they appeared to have some sort of seasonality (I forget the period) to them, and thought that maybe bacteria or something similar might have a habitable environment in the upper atmosphere.

That makes sense. Meethane!

I wonder if you could make yogurt out of them and sell it on Earth.


There might be some red tape you'd have to go through first. Darn bureaucracies! *shakes fist at sky*
 
2020-09-15 9:20:09 PM  
The rover has cameras on its neck pod that are separated out like the distance between human eyes.  They probably have taken those stereo pictures that you can see with the blue/red glasses.

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2020-09-15 9:22:20 PM  

crypticsatellite: IronTom: crypticsatellite: IronTom: crypticsatellite: IronTom: Mars!  I would have bet we would have found the life on Mars before Venus.

We may recall that our friend, Carl, postulated just such a possibility back in the '60s.

What did he think would have been the reason?

They were looking at odd patterns in the clouds and they appeared to have some sort of seasonality (I forget the period) to them, and thought that maybe bacteria or something similar might have a habitable environment in the upper atmosphere.

That makes sense. Meethane!

I wonder if you could make yogurt out of them and sell it on Earth.

There might be some red tape you'd have to go through first. Darn bureaucracies! *shakes fist at sky*


crypticsatellite: IronTom: crypticsatellite: IronTom: crypticsatellite: IronTom: Mars!  I would have bet we would have found the life on Mars before Venus.

We may recall that our friend, Carl, postulated just such a possibility back in the '60s.

What did he think would have been the reason?

They were looking at odd patterns in the clouds and they appeared to have some sort of seasonality (I forget the period) to them, and thought that maybe bacteria or something similar might have a habitable environment in the upper atmosphere.

That makes sense. Meethane!

I wonder if you could make yogurt out of them and sell it on Earth.

There might be some red tape you'd have to go through first. Darn bureaucracies! *shakes fist at sky*


What could possibly go wrong?

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2020-09-15 9:23:42 PM  

IronTom: The rover has cameras on its neck pod that are separated out like the distance between human eyes.  They probably have taken those stereo pictures that you can see with the blue/red glasses.

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I wonder why they used the human eye distance...does it have some other benefit to it than it giving a human-eyed view?
 
2020-09-15 9:24:30 PM  

IronTom: crypticsatellite: IronTom: crypticsatellite: IronTom: crypticsatellite: IronTom: Mars!  I would have bet we would have found the life on Mars before Venus.

We may recall that our friend, Carl, postulated just such a possibility back in the '60s.

What did he think would have been the reason?

They were looking at odd patterns in the clouds and they appeared to have some sort of seasonality (I forget the period) to them, and thought that maybe bacteria or something similar might have a habitable environment in the upper atmosphere.

That makes sense. Meethane!

I wonder if you could make yogurt out of them and sell it on Earth.

There might be some red tape you'd have to go through first. Darn bureaucracies! *shakes fist at sky*

crypticsatellite: IronTom: crypticsatellite: IronTom: crypticsatellite: IronTom: Mars!  I would have bet we would have found the life on Mars before Venus.

We may recall that our friend, Carl, postulated just such a possibility back in the '60s.

What did he think would have been the reason?

They were looking at odd patterns in the clouds and they appeared to have some sort of seasonality (I forget the period) to them, and thought that maybe bacteria or something similar might have a habitable environment in the upper atmosphere.

That makes sense. Meethane!

I wonder if you could make yogurt out of them and sell it on Earth.

There might be some red tape you'd have to go through first. Darn bureaucracies! *shakes fist at sky*

What could possibly go wrong?

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How appealing that looks...
 
2020-09-15 9:26:08 PM  

crypticsatellite: IronTom: The rover has cameras on its neck pod that are separated out like the distance between human eyes.  They probably have taken those stereo pictures that you can see with the blue/red glasses.

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I wonder why they used the human eye distance...does it have some other benefit to it than it giving a human-eyed view?


Thinking that is the most probably.

From this web site:  https://mars.nasa.gov/news/8742/follo​w​-nasas-perseverance-rover-in-real-time​-on-its-way-to-mars/

it shows that Perseverance Rover is still en route to Mars.  I didn't grok that from the show.
 
2020-09-15 9:27:16 PM  
They're wearing gaiters on their legs so that they don't get killed by some venomous Australian monstrosity.
 
2020-09-15 9:27:52 PM  
crypticsatellite: IronTom: crypticsatellite: IronTom: crypticsatellite: IronTom: Mars!  I would have bet we would have found the life on Mars before Venus.

We may recall that our friend, Carl, postulated just such a possibility back in the '60s.

What did he think would have been the reason?

They were looking at odd patterns in the clouds and they appeared to have some sort of seasonality (I forget the period) to them, and thought that maybe bacteria or something similar might have a habitable environment in the upper atmosphere.

That makes sense. Meethane!

I wonder if you could make yogurt out of them and sell it on Earth.

There might be some red tape you'd have to go through first. Darn bureaucracies! *shakes fist at sky*

What could possibly go wrong?

[external-content.duckduckgo.com image 474x136]

How appealing that looks...


Well, it is Cyanobacteria Toxin.
 
2020-09-15 9:29:23 PM  
That looked like a penetrometer.  It has three penetrometers, like a shark.
 
2020-09-15 9:30:43 PM  

crypticsatellite: IronTom: The rover has cameras on its neck pod that are separated out like the distance between human eyes.  They probably have taken those stereo pictures that you can see with the blue/red glasses.

[external-content.duckduckgo.com image 474x474]

I wonder why they used the human eye distance...does it have some other benefit to it than it giving a human-eyed view?


Rangefinder?
 
2020-09-15 9:32:34 PM  

IronTom: crypticsatellite: IronTom: crypticsatellite: IronTom: crypticsatellite: IronTom: Mars!  I would have bet we would have found the life on Mars before Venus.

We may recall that our friend, Carl, postulated just such a possibility back in the '60s.

What did he think would have been the reason?

They were looking at odd patterns in the clouds and they appeared to have some sort of seasonality (I forget the period) to them, and thought that maybe bacteria or something similar might have a habitable environment in the upper atmosphere.

That makes sense. Meethane!

I wonder if you could make yogurt out of them and sell it on Earth.

There might be some red tape you'd have to go through first. Darn bureaucracies! *shakes fist at sky*

What could possibly go wrong?

[external-content.duckduckgo.com image 474x136]

How appealing that looks...

Well, it is Cyanobacteria Toxin.


I'm trying to cut back.
 
2020-09-15 9:34:27 PM  

IronTom: crypticsatellite: IronTom: The rover has cameras on its neck pod that are separated out like the distance between human eyes.  They probably have taken those stereo pictures that you can see with the blue/red glasses.

[external-content.duckduckgo.com image 474x474]

I wonder why they used the human eye distance...does it have some other benefit to it than it giving a human-eyed view?

Rangefinder?


Yeah, but then I thought that must be a better optimal distance for taking more accurate range-finding (not to mention other stuff) than human eye distance.
 
2020-09-15 9:34:54 PM  

crypticsatellite: IronTom: crypticsatellite: IronTom: crypticsatellite: IronTom: crypticsatellite: IronTom: Mars!  I would have bet we would have found the life on Mars before Venus.

We may recall that our friend, Carl, postulated just such a possibility back in the '60s.

What did he think would have been the reason?

They were looking at odd patterns in the clouds and they appeared to have some sort of seasonality (I forget the period) to them, and thought that maybe bacteria or something similar might have a habitable environment in the upper atmosphere.

That makes sense. Meethane!

I wonder if you could make yogurt out of them and sell it on Earth.

There might be some red tape you'd have to go through first. Darn bureaucracies! *shakes fist at sky*

What could possibly go wrong?

[external-content.duckduckgo.com image 474x136]

How appealing that looks...

Well, it is Cyanobacteria Toxin.

I'm trying to cut back.


hahahahaha.
 
2020-09-15 9:36:49 PM  

crypticsatellite: IronTom: crypticsatellite: IronTom: The rover has cameras on its neck pod that are separated out like the distance between human eyes.  They probably have taken those stereo pictures that you can see with the blue/red glasses.

[external-content.duckduckgo.com image 474x474]

I wonder why they used the human eye distance...does it have some other benefit to it than it giving a human-eyed view?

Rangefinder?

Yeah, but then I thought that must be a better optimal distance for taking more accurate range-finding (not to mention other stuff) than human eye distance.


They had some video of the actual rover's 'face' a few minutes ago, with people in white suits running around it.  It looked scary.    It looks more pleasant and sort of plastic in the CGI, but in reality it looks like a wet bear or worse.
 
2020-09-15 9:38:07 PM  
Mars is made of Wheat Chex?
 
2020-09-15 9:39:22 PM  

IronTom: Mars is made of Wheat Chex?


With lemon juice?
 
2020-09-15 9:40:50 PM  
I'm really enjoying new Space Tuesdays.

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2020-09-15 9:41:37 PM  

IronTom: I'm really enjoying new Space Tuesdays.

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Me, too!

It seems the Internet has everything.
 
2020-09-15 9:43:21 PM  

crypticsatellite: IronTom: I'm really enjoying new Space Tuesdays.

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Me, too!

It seems the Internet has everything.


Amazing!  Yes.

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2020-09-15 9:45:52 PM  
I sharpened one knife this week.  It was a 15 deg angle per side, and came out really shiny but a wide sharpened area, but you could probably shave with it, ... if you shaved.  I have a ways to go to get good at this belt sander thing.
 
2020-09-15 9:47:48 PM  

IronTom: I sharpened one knife this week.  It was a 15 deg angle per side, and came out really shiny but a wide sharpened area, but you could probably shave with it, ... if you shaved.  I have a ways to go to get good at this belt sander thing.


Anything to practice on?

/still no shaving
 
2020-09-15 9:48:23 PM  
This music is interesting. Documentary metal?
 
2020-09-15 9:50:27 PM  

crypticsatellite: This music is interesting. Documentary metal?


It does make one start headbanging.
 
2020-09-15 9:50:41 PM  

crypticsatellite: IronTom: I sharpened one knife this week.  It was a 15 deg angle per side, and came out really shiny but a wide sharpened area, but you could probably shave with it, ... if you shaved.  I have a ways to go to get good at this belt sander thing.

Anything to practice on?

/still no shaving


It will keel.
 
2020-09-15 9:51:32 PM  

crypticsatellite: IronTom: I sharpened one knife this week.  It was a 15 deg angle per side, and came out really shiny but a wide sharpened area, but you could probably shave with it, ... if you shaved.  I have a ways to go to get good at this belt sander thing.

Anything to practice on?

/still no shaving


I shaved off my mustache, but still got the hair going.  The bald people at work are glaring at me.
 
2020-09-15 9:52:49 PM  
I'm here.
 
2020-09-15 9:52:50 PM  

IronTom: crypticsatellite: IronTom: I sharpened one knife this week.  It was a 15 deg angle per side, and came out really shiny but a wide sharpened area, but you could probably shave with it, ... if you shaved.  I have a ways to go to get good at this belt sander thing.

Anything to practice on?

/still no shaving

It will keel.


Double function!
 
2020-09-15 9:53:04 PM  
I usually cut paper, and I did cut some limes with it yesterday to make a Mexcal Margarita.  A different knife just wasn't cutting it, so it will be next into the grinder.
 
2020-09-15 9:53:15 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I'm here.


Howdy!
 
2020-09-15 9:53:45 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I'm here.


We gots us some space shows!
 
2020-09-15 9:53:52 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: I'm here.


Good times!
 
2020-09-15 9:55:01 PM  
Starships are being built in East Texas. I would've put my money on Japan or South Korea.
 
2020-09-15 9:56:49 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Starships are being built in East Texas. I would've put my money on Japan or South Korea.


I think Tokyo is a giant starship.
 
2020-09-15 9:56:56 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Starships are being built in East Texas. I would've put my money on Japan or South Korea.


Everything is bigger in TX.  Not just moonships.
 
2020-09-15 9:57:50 PM  
Japan and South Korea will catch up.  It was surprising to find that the UAE is sending a rocket to Mars, and put an astronaut into orbit last year.
 
2020-09-15 9:58:22 PM  
OMG -- there's a show on HBO called Avenue 5. It's a cruise ship in space with Hugh Laurie as the "captain." But he's not really a captain because everything on the ship is supposed to be automated, so he's just there as a psychological reassurance. And he goes from his American English "captain's" voice to his British accent when he's freaking out. The whole show is hilarious.
 
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