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(Twitter)   James Webb strikes again. This time with a great pic of galaxy NGC 1566 a.k.a the Spanish Dancer   (twitter.com) divider line
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1961 clicks; posted to STEM » on 26 Nov 2022 at 12:50 AM (9 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-11-25 5:45:05 PM  
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2022-11-26 12:05:42 AM  
So when are they pointing that thing at Proxima Centauri b to see if the lights are on?
 
2022-11-26 12:55:01 AM  
Seven Spanish Angels- Ray Charles and Willie Nelson Lyrics
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2022-11-26 1:02:46 AM  
Seems like a good excuse to listen to Steve Winwood...

Spanish Dancer
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2022-11-26 1:32:40 AM  
I keep expecting to see a TARDIS fly out of there...
 
2022-11-26 3:57:29 AM  

Arkanaut: I keep expecting to see a TARDIS fly out of there...


Imagine being able to fly around out there, at speeds to give the size of the object movement.

I hope someday we have some way to capture it all, process it, and we just slap on the VR Oakleys and do just that.
 
2022-11-26 5:37:03 AM  

bluorangefyre: So when are they pointing that thing at Proxima Centauri b to see if the lights are on?


The lights are on, but nothing's home
 
2022-11-26 9:05:55 AM  

bluorangefyre: So when are they pointing that thing at Proxima Centauri b to see if the lights are on?


Proxima Centauri b is doing that thing where they turn out all the lights, draw all the curtains, and hope those freak Earthlings will go away
 
2022-11-26 10:42:04 AM  

Fabric_Man: bluorangefyre: So when are they pointing that thing at Proxima Centauri b to see if the lights are on?

Proxima Centauri b is doing that thing where they turn out all the lights, draw all the curtains, and hope those freak Earthlings will go away


The Trisolarians are afraid. And they better be because we big bad humans will wipe them out if we get the chance.
 
2022-11-26 11:36:13 AM  

LewDux: bluorangefyre: So when are they pointing that thing at Proxima Centauri b to see if the lights are on?

The lights are on, but nothing's home


That's Ceti Alpha V!
 
2022-11-26 11:58:03 AM  

DRTFA: LewDux: bluorangefyre: So when are they pointing that thing at Proxima Centauri b to see if the lights are on?

The lights are on, but nothing's home

That's Ceti Alpha V!


THIS is Ceti Alpha V!!
 
2022-11-26 1:08:00 PM  

Saturn5: DRTFA: LewDux: bluorangefyre: So when are they pointing that thing at Proxima Centauri b to see if the lights are on?

The lights are on, but nothing's home

That's Ceti Alpha V!

THIS is Ceti Alpha V!!



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2022-11-26 4:48:39 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: Fabric_Man: bluorangefyre: So when are they pointing that thing at Proxima Centauri b to see if the lights are on?

Proxima Centauri b is doing that thing where they turn out all the lights, draw all the curtains, and hope those freak Earthlings will go away

The Trisolarians are afraid. And they better be because we big bad humans will wipe them out if we get the chance.


I have a shiny metal marble on my table that thinks otherwise.
 
2022-11-26 6:12:29 PM  

Fabric_Man: bluorangefyre: So when are they pointing that thing at Proxima Centauri b to see if the lights are on?

Proxima Centauri b is doing that thing where they turn out all the lights, draw all the curtains, and hope those freak Earthlings will go away


They're four years behind on broadcast TV.  They might strike at any moment to learn about the fate of Single Female Lawyer
 
2022-11-26 7:22:38 PM  

bluorangefyre: So when are they pointing that thing at Proxima Centauri b to see if the lights are on?


Well, according to YouTube...
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2022-11-26 7:54:46 PM  

MurphyMurphy: Arkanaut: I keep expecting to see a TARDIS fly out of there...

Imagine being able to fly around out there, at speeds to give the size of the object movement.

I hope someday we have some way to capture it all, process it, and we just slap on the VR Oakleys and do just that.


Space Engine will do that. Pretty sure there's a VR mod.

You start to get a good idea of how big things are after you've started moving at 300,000 x speed of light.

Finding a black hole at the galaxy center is kind of hard. You have to slam on the brakes once you're near or you'll blow right by. You slow down to only a few dozen times speed of light and eventually come to the center and seeing the closest stars being flung around at relativistic speeds. The event horizon is huge but the actual ball of mass isn't that big. Relatively speaking.
 
2022-11-26 11:22:04 PM  

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: bluorangefyre: So when are they pointing that thing at Proxima Centauri b to see if the lights are on?

Well, according to YouTube...[Fark user image 850x601]


Wow, ten months ago? These mixed nuts were telling about Webb observations before Webb was making observations. Also those artificial lights would have to be pretty farking bright to be seen from four light years away. Did these bozos have an explanation why it never made the nightly news.
 
2022-11-26 11:54:52 PM  

TheMysteriousStranger: Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: bluorangefyre: So when are they pointing that thing at Proxima Centauri b to see if the lights are on?

Well, according to YouTube...[Fark user image 850x601]

Wow, ten months ago? These mixed nuts were telling about Webb observations before Webb was making observations. Also those artificial lights would have to be pretty farking bright to be seen from four light years away. Did these bozos have an explanation why it never made the nightly news.


Well we didn't have the JWST up until now, and they've tasked it with taking pictures of everything BUT Proxima Centauri b.  Wasn't one of the tasks of this thing to take pictures of exoplanets?  That's the closest candidate.
 
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