JCC The All-New, All-Different JCC Astronomy Thread

Discussion in 'Community' started by jp-30, Jul 16, 2010.

  1. Ghost Force Ghost

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    What's the small Saturn moon they believe has volcanoes and liquid water?

    Not Titan, it's a very small one. Begins with an E, I think. Did they ever confirm liquid water there?
  2. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    [IMG] Io = volcanoes.

    [IMG] Europa = ocean under icy crust and a favorite hope for life within.

    Both orbit Jupiter.
  3. yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master

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  4. Ghost Force Ghost

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    Yes, Enceladus, that's it!

    Did they confirm the water-spewing volcanoes?
  5. timmoishere Jedi Grand Master

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    What's this I hear about enchiladas?
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  6. Everton Force Ghost

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  7. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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  8. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    [IMG]

    Description

    It's a composite from New Horizons, Io with an eruption.It says that some of the biggest eruptions can be 250 km high. Io is about 2,200 miles in diamater so just eyeballing this one lokks about the same height, a bit above 100 miles.
  9. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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  10. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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  11. yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master

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    Two cool models comparing sizes of planets and stars, respectively
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  12. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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  13. yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master

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    Saturn from above

    [IMG]
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  14. I Are The Internets Force Ghost

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    Wow it looks so surreal. Almost as if it's CGI.
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  15. Volderon Jedi Master

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    Imagine seeing Jupter or Saturn from space and being right beside it. That is one scary big planet.
  16. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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  17. yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master

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    Some bizarre ads on that page:
    "The true Jesus Christ
    Astrophotography Cameras
    Single Estonian Ladies
    Science discovers God?"

    Sorry to digress.
  18. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    For me they were hot pics of Big Bang Theory Kaley Cuoco, a snoring cure, and Michigan auto insurance tricks.
  19. I Are The Internets Force Ghost

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    Saturn's rings make some truly terrifying noises in space.
  20. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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  21. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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  22. wannasee Jedi Master

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    the stupid eclipse predictor i used said that the Sun would be below the horizon during the eclipse in my area. It wasn't.


    [IMG]

    :mad: :mad: :mad:
  23. Ghost Force Ghost

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  24. timmoishere Jedi Grand Master

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    Which one has the Klingons on it?
  25. Ghost Force Ghost

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    Some weird hybrid between a Quasar and a Black Hole has been discovered, reported/published the Royal Astronomical Society

    It's an incredibly bright Quasar... that somehow gets all of its light, and is powered by, a super-massive Black Hole at its core

    [IMG]