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(Rocket Launch Live)   Watch ULA launch Lucy in the sky with diamonds at 5:34 AM ET. Lucy is NASA's "fark you" to the creationists that will also investigate a bunch of asteroids. It is named after the iconic pre-human fossil   (rocketlaunch.live) divider line
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2021-10-16 5:41:15 AM  
Wow, did the pastor fark your wife or something subby?
 
2021-10-16 5:56:40 AM  

lifeslammer: Wow, did the pastor fark your wife or something subby?


There will be creationists who will be rather upset at the naming.
 
2021-10-16 6:02:20 AM  

TheMysteriousStranger: lifeslammer: Wow, did the pastor fark your wife or something subby?

There will be creationists who will be rather upset at the naming.


Well, I guess NASA's complaints department can expect some strongly worded letters. Do you think they'll get more than they get from flat earthers or moon hoaxers?
 
2021-10-16 6:20:16 AM  

thisispete: TheMysteriousStranger: lifeslammer: Wow, did the pastor fark your wife or something subby?

There will be creationists who will be rather upset at the naming.

Well, I guess NASA's complaints department can expect some strongly worded letters. Do you think they'll get more than they get from flat earthers or moon hoaxers?


Probably unless NewsMax, etc. never mentions what the mission is name for.

Do you remember the movie "Master and  Commander: The Far Side of the World"? It was movie about two ships waging war against each, one British and one French. ( It was British vs. an American ships in the books the movie was based on.)  In the movie they visited the Galapagos Islands and that really triggered the creationists at the time.
 
2021-10-16 8:22:58 AM  
Looks like the launch was successful.  Gravitational assist flyby of Earth in October 2022.
 
2021-10-16 9:11:14 AM  
And one of the asteroids is named after the person that discovered the fossils.
How NASA's Lucy Mission Will Visit More Asteroids Than Any Other Spacecraft.
Youtube zbwSSdtWUNE
 
2021-10-16 9:12:06 AM  

natazha: Looks like the launch was successful.  First Gravitational assist flyby of Earth in October 2022.


Fixed
 
2021-10-16 9:12:52 AM  

TheMysteriousStranger: lifeslammer: Wow, did the pastor fark your wife or something subby?

There will be creationists who will be rather upset at the naming.


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They will make up there own reason for the name.
 
2021-10-16 9:26:30 AM  
Excellent.  More science!
 
2021-10-16 9:57:42 AM  
John Lennon?
 
2021-10-16 11:03:14 AM  
I just read about Lucy's mission profile.  The math on that trajectory is boggling my mind.
 
2021-10-16 11:08:17 AM  

TheMysteriousStranger: lifeslammer: Wow, did the pastor fark your wife or something subby?

There will be creationists who will be rather upset at the naming.


How do the Flat Earth people explain how satellites orbit the planet?
 
2021-10-16 11:22:34 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: And one of the asteroids is named after the person that discovered the fossils.
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/zbwSSdtW​UNE]


Yep.

When they got realized they could go by an unnamed asteroid they proposed a mission appropriate name for the mission. Each of the four Beetles has an asteroid as well though sadly they won't be visited.

It really gives an idea of how empty the asteroid belt is that a twelve-year mission will only encounter one main-belt asteroid even though most of the mission will spent in the belt.
 
2021-10-16 11:46:08 AM  

bingethinker: TheMysteriousStranger: lifeslammer: Wow, did the pastor fark your wife or something subby?

There will be creationists who will be rather upset at the naming.

How do the Flat Earth people explain how satellites orbit the planet?


You sound like a ball-earther.
 
2021-10-16 11:57:04 AM  

bingethinker: TheMysteriousStranger: lifeslammer: Wow, did the pastor fark your wife or something subby?

There will be creationists who will be rather upset at the naming.

How do the Flat Earth people explain how satellites orbit the planet?


They deny it. Now how they "explain" those satellites we can see with our eyes? Not very well and it is all over the map. I've seen balloon and planes being the explanation. Others spend so little time outside that they don't even realize there is a problem.

Many deny what can be readily seen in inexpensive backyard telescopes preferring out-of-focus and over-exposed video from a Nikon P900 camera.

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Some are also unaware that the constellations change over the course of a year.


What they say is so strange that one wants to say they are joking. Admittedly many are just that. But many have dedicated years of their lives to this. The photographic "proof" that Mars is not a world shown above is actually a very common in their circles.
 
2021-10-16 12:33:01 PM  
An Arthur C Clark book has a asteroid with a diamond core with the nickname "lucy" (or chapter name).
So it could be a call back to that unless NASA has said otherwise.

But also, NASA has named other space vehicles after Peanuts characters "Snoopy" for one, and I think there was a Linus and Woodstock.
 
2021-10-16 12:54:25 PM  
And of course the fossil was named after the song.

Which was released in 1967. And Holmium is 67 on the periodic table, with a very high magnetic attribute at lower temperatures and fluorescence.

Google it out sheeple!
 
2021-10-16 1:50:51 PM  

optikeye: An Arthur C Clark book has a asteroid with a diamond core with the nickname "lucy" (or chapter name).
So it could be a call back to that unless NASA has said otherwise.

But also, NASA has named other space vehicles after Peanuts characters "Snoopy" for one, and I think there was a Linus and Woodstock.


Charlie Brown and Snoopy were the Apollo 10 command module and lunar module.
 
2021-10-16 2:44:08 PM  

bingethinker: optikeye: An Arthur C Clark book has a asteroid with a diamond core with the nickname "lucy" (or chapter name).
So it could be a call back to that unless NASA has said otherwise.

But also, NASA has named other space vehicles after Peanuts characters "Snoopy" for one, and I think there was a Linus and Woodstock.

Charlie Brown and Snoopy were the Apollo 10 command module and lunar module.


Casper was the command module for Apollo 16. It was chosen  by Mattingly. The call signs like Snoopy or Eagle were chosen by the astronauts who flew the missions. During Apollo those call signs were used when the command and service modules were separated.

The first Gemini mission used Molly Brown. I guess that NASA did not like Gus's humor as they stopped allowing ship names until Apollo 9.
 
2021-10-16 8:30:16 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: bingethinker: TheMysteriousStranger: lifeslammer: Wow, did the pastor fark your wife or something subby?

There will be creationists who will be rather upset at the naming.

How do the Flat Earth people explain how satellites orbit the planet?

They deny it. Now how they "explain" those satellites we can see with our eyes? Not very well and it is all over the map. I've seen balloon and planes being the explanation. Others spend so little time outside that they don't even realize there is a problem.

Many deny what can be readily seen in inexpensive backyard telescopes preferring out-of-focus and over-exposed video from a Nikon P900 camera.

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Some are also unaware that the constellations change over the course of a year.


What they say is so strange that one wants to say they are joking. Admittedly many are just that. But many have dedicated years of their lives to this. The photographic "proof" that Mars is not a world shown above is actually a very common in their circles.


Yep. Backyard astrophotography has come a long way. A smartphone can run video over an eyepiece and software will stack the best 10% frames. Those planetary images they have are examples of a beginner having extreme trouble.

See Astrobin.com and Cloudynights.com for what's possible from $200 setups to $20K setups.

While not proof of a round Earth, I took the photo below of a closeup of a solar flare. Even a moron can me can turn out decent stuff. These guys look like they can barely operate a microwave much less a camera.

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2021-10-16 10:54:30 PM  

krispos42: I just read about Lucy's mission profile.  The math on that trajectory is boggling my mind.


The fun part isn't the math in each step. It's how accurate they have to be and sure they have to be to prevent a .0025% arc miscalculation due to the screws weighing .05% less than expected... causing cumulative errors causing them crash into the 8th planned stop, or sailing into deep space because they don't get a gravitational pull they expect.

Hell, that last part is really messed up, since we can't possibly know they accurate mass of these objects we're swinging by. So there's got to be more than a few ways to course correct in as many possible places as they could think of as they discover discrepancies in actual from calculated.
 
2021-10-17 9:15:26 AM  

White_Scarf_Syndrome: TheMysteriousStranger: bingethinker: TheMysteriousStranger: lifeslammer: Wow, did the pastor fark your wife or something subby?

There will be creationists who will be rather upset at the naming.

How do the Flat Earth people explain how satellites orbit the planet?

They deny it. Now how they "explain" those satellites we can see with our eyes? Not very well and it is all over the map. I've seen balloon and planes being the explanation. Others spend so little time outside that they don't even realize there is a problem.

Many deny what can be readily seen in inexpensive backyard telescopes preferring out-of-focus and over-exposed video from a Nikon P900 camera.

[pbs.twimg.com image 850x478]


Some are also unaware that the constellations change over the course of a year.


What they say is so strange that one wants to say they are joking. Admittedly many are just that. But many have dedicated years of their lives to this. The photographic "proof" that Mars is not a world shown above is actually a very common in their circles.

Yep. Backyard astrophotography has come a long way. A smartphone can run video over an eyepiece and software will stack the best 10% frames. Those planetary images they have are examples of a beginner having extreme trouble.

See Astrobin.com and Cloudynights.com for what's possible from $200 setups to $20K setups.

While not proof of a round Earth, I took the photo below of a closeup of a solar flare. Even a moron can me can turn out decent stuff. These guys look like they can barely operate a microwave much less a camera.

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The astrophotography of flat earthers that I mentioned above was not done using a telescope at all. It was an just an ordinary Nikon P900 using its zoom function. The problem is that it is not designed fot the sky and its autofocus gets the focus wrong because it was not designed fot that purpose. The problem can be eliminated by manually setting the focus to infinity and then lowering how much light the camera uses. This still gives bad so-so images at best, but it eliminates their "proof" that the planets are not worlds.

Getting the FEers to use actual telescopes has been almost impossible. If they did, they could see the evidence that Galileo reported for themselves like Jupiter having moons, Venus having phases consistent with orbiting the Sun, and the Moon not being smooth. Their movement could have measured the proper motion of Bernard's Star by now if bought some expensive telescope.

Or they could buy a $25k gyroscope and learn that it reported a 15° per hour drift. Oh wait, they did. They had to really go through a lot of mental gymnastics to "explain" that. In case anyone does not get the point, multiple 15 degrees by 24 hours. The gyro said it was being rotated once per day.
 
2021-10-17 10:28:09 AM  

TheMysteriousStranger: Tyrone Slothrop: And one of the asteroids is named after the person that discovered the fossils.
[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/zbwSSdtW​UNE]

Yep.

When they got realized they could go by an unnamed asteroid they proposed a mission appropriate name for the mission. Each of the four Beetles has an asteroid as well though sadly they won't be visited.

It really gives an idea of how empty the asteroid belt is that a twelve-year mission will only encounter one main-belt asteroid even though most of the mission will spent in the belt.


What?  What do we have to do with this?

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