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2021-10-26 9:12:55 AM  
Original Tweet:

 
2021-10-26 9:21:36 AM  
To the universe, we're the dust that settles on quarks.
 
2021-10-26 9:34:35 AM  
Rather than get a song from farking Synchronicity stuck in my head, I just cued up Outlandos D'Amour.

It's also a pretty neat pic.
 
2021-10-26 9:36:10 AM  
Remind me again why we want to go there?
 
2021-10-26 9:37:04 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Remind me again why we want to go there?


To Find Out requires Farking Around.
 
2021-10-26 9:44:38 AM  

dionysusaur: NewportBarGuy: Remind me again why we want to go there?

To Find Out requires Farking Around.


It also requires me not confusing Mercury for Mars... It's almost 10am.. I need a beer.
 
2021-10-26 9:52:39 AM  
Obligatory:

Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun
Youtube 3mbBbFH9fAg
 
2021-10-26 9:55:20 AM  

dionysusaur: NewportBarGuy: Remind me again why we want to go there?

To Find Out requires Farking Around.


To bold fark around, where no one has farked around before...

/OG Trek
 
2021-10-26 9:56:04 AM  

DeadSeriousIdeaMan: dionysusaur: NewportBarGuy: Remind me again why we want to go there?

To Find Out requires Farking Around.

To boldLY fark around, where no one has farked around before...

/OG Trek


BOLDLY

Damn you hands!!
 
2021-10-26 10:03:26 AM  
Ok, there's something wrong here.

This is showing a transit of Mercury, where Mercury passes between the Sun and the Earth and appears on the disc of the Sun as a black dot.

Except that didn't occur last May 5th.  The last transit was 11 Nov 2019, a date I remember BECAUSE IT WAS farkING CLOUDY ALL DAY.  (Sorry, still grumpy). We don't get another until 13 Nov 2032

If this was from a satellite it would be possible, but she's claiming it's from a ground based photo.  I really don't understand this.
 
2021-10-26 10:33:47 AM  

Glockenspiel Hero: Ok, there's something wrong here.

This is showing a transit of Mercury, where Mercury passes between the Sun and the Earth and appears on the disc of the Sun as a black dot.

Except that didn't occur last May 5th.  The last transit was 11 Nov 2019, a date I remember BECAUSE IT WAS farkING CLOUDY ALL DAY.  (Sorry, still grumpy). We don't get another until 13 Nov 2032

If this was from a satellite it would be possible, but she's claiming it's from a ground based photo.  I really don't understand this.


That's because the image described in the article isn't actually in the (stolen) article. This is the actual image:

spaceweatherarchive.files.wordpress.comView Full Size


This is where the article was stolen from.
 
2021-10-26 10:35:48 AM  

Glockenspiel Hero: The last transit was 11 Nov 2019, a date I remember BECAUSE IT WAS farkING CLOUDY ALL DAY.  (Sorry, still grumpy). We don't get another until 13 Nov 2032


It was cloudy in Veroli, Italy on May 5th, 2021?
 
2021-10-26 10:37:25 AM  
Useless fact of the day:

On average, the Earth is closer to Mercury than any other planet.
 
2021-10-26 10:39:17 AM  

Glockenspiel Hero: Ok, there's something wrong here.

This is showing a transit of Mercury, where Mercury passes between the Sun and the Earth and appears on the disc of the Sun as a black dot.

Except that didn't occur last May 5th.  The last transit was 11 Nov 2019, a date I remember BECAUSE IT WAS farkING CLOUDY ALL DAY.  (Sorry, still grumpy). We don't get another until 13 Nov 2032

If this was from a satellite it would be possible, but she's claiming it's from a ground based photo.  I really don't understand this.


You're quite right. Due to being inclined, I think SDO has caught a transit that wasn't visible from Earth.   As have STEREO, being that they're not in the sun-earth line.

For transits seen from Earth, see:
https://www.nasa.gov/kepler/education​/​sstransits

/used to work for the Solar Data Analysis Center and STEREO Science Center
 
2021-10-26 10:40:32 AM  
King of Suede
Youtube Gl1vulzQDwU
 
2021-10-26 10:45:18 AM  

Spectrum: Glockenspiel Hero: Ok, there's something wrong here.

This is showing a transit of Mercury, where Mercury passes between the Sun and the Earth and appears on the disc of the Sun as a black dot.

Except that didn't occur last May 5th.  The last transit was 11 Nov 2019, a date I remember BECAUSE IT WAS farkING CLOUDY ALL DAY.  (Sorry, still grumpy). We don't get another until 13 Nov 2032

If this was from a satellite it would be possible, but she's claiming it's from a ground based photo.  I really don't understand this.

That's because the image described in the article isn't actually in the (stolen) article. This is the actual image:

[spaceweatherarchive.files.wordpress.c​om image 768x510]

This is where the article was stolen from.


Gracias- much better.  Neat image, shame they couldn't actually put it in the freaking article that was all about that image.
 
2021-10-26 10:46:24 AM  

NewportBarGuy: dionysusaur: NewportBarGuy: Remind me again why we want to go there?

To Find Out requires Farking Around.

It also requires me not confusing Mercury for Mars... It's almost 10am.. I need a beer.


I thought you meant the sun, and gave you a funny.  :(
 
2021-10-26 10:51:11 AM  

Ker_Thwap: NewportBarGuy: dionysusaur: NewportBarGuy: Remind me again why we want to go there?

To Find Out requires Farking Around.

It also requires me not confusing Mercury for Mars... It's almost 10am.. I need a beer.

I thought you meant the sun, and gave you a funny.  :(


LOL

Well, to be fair, there are a TON of people we should send to "explore" the Sun.
 
2021-10-26 11:13:17 AM  

Ker_Thwap: Rather than get a song from farking Synchronicity stuck in my head, I just cued up Outlandos D'Amour.

It's also a pretty neat pic.


Sally?
 
2021-10-26 11:32:52 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Remind me again why we want to go there?


Brightside Crossing, by Alan Edward Nourse, 1956

"Four men set out to prove their mettle by crossing the bright side of Mercury when it is closest to the sun. A feat which no one has ever done and survived. The odds are against them and they will need all of their expertise and courage if they are to succeed. Even that might not be enough."

From the Golden Age of Science Fiction.
 
2021-10-26 11:58:40 AM  

Myk-House of El: [Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/Gl1vulzQ​DwU]


Do what you want, but don't step on my blue suede shoes
 
2021-10-26 12:01:02 PM  

demaL-demaL-yeH: Ker_Thwap: Rather than get a song from farking Synchronicity stuck in my head, I just cued up Outlandos D'Amour.

It's also a pretty neat pic.

Sally?


She's loving, warm, inflatible
And a guarantee of joy
 
2021-10-26 12:16:20 PM  

arrogantbastich: Useless fact of the day:

On average, the Earth is closer to Mercury than any other planet.


Useless fact of the hour:

On average, every planet is closer to Mercury than any other planet.
 
2021-10-26 1:34:14 PM  

Short Victoria's War: arrogantbastich: Useless fact of the day:

On average, the Earth is closer to Mercury than any other planet.

Useless fact of the hour:

On average, every planet is closer to Mercury than any other planet.


Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-10-26 1:54:28 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Ker_Thwap: NewportBarGuy: dionysusaur: NewportBarGuy: Remind me again why we want to go there?

To Find Out requires Farking Around.

It also requires me not confusing Mercury for Mars... It's almost 10am.. I need a beer.

I thought you meant the sun, and gave you a funny.  :(

LOL

Well, to be fair, there are a TON of people we should send to "explore" the Sun.


ATTEMPT NO LANDINGS THERE

Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-10-26 2:20:49 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Ker_Thwap: NewportBarGuy: dionysusaur: NewportBarGuy: Remind me again why we want to go there?

To Find Out requires Farking Around.

It also requires me not confusing Mercury for Mars... It's almost 10am.. I need a beer.

I thought you meant the sun, and gave you a funny.  :(

LOL

Well, to be fair, there are a TON of people we should send to "explore" the Sun.


If they go at night, shouldn't be a problem.
 
2021-10-26 4:54:04 PM  

Alien Robot: NewportBarGuy: Remind me again why we want to go there?

Brightside Crossing, by Alan Edward Nourse, 1956

"Four men set out to prove their mettle by crossing the bright side of Mercury when it is closest to the sun. A feat which no one has ever done and survived. The odds are against them and they will need all of their expertise and courage if they are to succeed. Even that might not be enough."

From the Golden Age of Science Fiction.


Didn't Nourse coin the original "Bladerunner"? (The term not the movie which borrowed it.)
 
2021-10-27 12:50:28 AM  

Frothy Panties: Alien Robot: NewportBarGuy: Remind me again why we want to go there?

Brightside Crossing, by Alan Edward Nourse, 1956

"Four men set out to prove their mettle by crossing the bright side of Mercury when it is closest to the sun. A feat which no one has ever done and survived. The odds are against them and they will need all of their expertise and courage if they are to succeed. Even that might not be enough."

From the Golden Age of Science Fiction.

Didn't Nourse coin the original "Bladerunner"? (The term not the movie which borrowed it.)


Yes he did!

The Bladerunner - Wikipedia
 
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