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Re: The Science Thread
« Reply #915 on: February 01, 2018, 09:55:50 PM »
Cancer ‘vaccine’ eliminates tumors in mice
https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2018/01/cancer-vaccine-eliminates-tumors-in-mice.html

i wish them the best with this one.
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Re: The Science Thread
« Reply #916 on: February 07, 2018, 06:20:37 PM »
I bet you if Pluto became a red giant it would get reclassified in a real hurry. That and of course I'm pretty sure such radical changes to the gravitational pulls of our solar system would find us really frickin' screwed.

i wanna say negligible, but i don't have the calculation to hand. might even be beneficial in clearing out a few more asteroids and comets.



from a very simple simulation of the solar system (only sun, earth, jupiter, and pluto present; circular orbits run for 100k years), blue line is earth's orbit with pluto being pluto-massed, yellow is earth's orbit with pluto being jupiter-massed.
dF = 0
d*F = J


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Re: The Science Thread
« Reply #917 on: February 07, 2018, 07:37:37 PM »
It's really hard to grasp just how far away Pluto is, or even just the outer planets, and just how "inner" the inter planets are.  There's a great solar system walk on the Lowell Observatory campus, you pass Earth after a few steps and then you walk and walk to get out to Pluto.  Standing on Pluto at noon the Sun would just be a bright star in the sky, no heat from the Sun, solar panels would be useless for power.


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Re: The Science Thread
« Reply #918 on: February 21, 2018, 04:36:23 PM »
Not sure if this is fake or not but..
Jupiter's Great Red Spot Will Disappear In The Next 10 Years :speechless:
http://www.ispacea.com/2018/02/jupiters-great-red-spot-will-disappear.html


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Re: The Science Thread
« Reply #919 on: February 21, 2018, 04:39:28 PM »
I wouldn't worry about that too much. Now if JUPITER disappears in the next 10 years, that's when I'd start to worry.


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Re: The Science Thread
« Reply #920 on: February 21, 2018, 06:10:48 PM »
I wouldn't worry about that too much. Now if JUPITER disappears in the next 10 years, that's when I'd start to worry.
By monoliths eating the planet.. :speechless:


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Re: The Science Thread
« Reply #921 on: April 23, 2018, 01:30:04 PM »
The quest for 'He Who Smelt It, Dealt It' is over!
http://www.iflscience.com/space/study-reveals-uranus-smells-of-farts/


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Re: The Science Thread
« Reply #922 on: April 23, 2018, 02:18:17 PM »
The quest for 'He Who Smelt It, Dealt It' is over!
http://www.iflscience.com/space/study-reveals-uranus-smells-of-farts/

That's the kind of headline journalists wait their entire careers to get.


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Re: The Science Thread
« Reply #923 on: May 10, 2018, 09:55:09 PM »
Hawaii Kilauea volcano could soon explode in a once-in-a-century eruption
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/hawaii-kilauea-volcano-explosion-lava-lake-today-2018-05-10/

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Re: The Science Thread
« Reply #924 on: May 17, 2018, 10:06:03 PM »
Our High Altitude Balloon launch is tomorrow morning. If you want, you can watch the live stream here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glWBYLOJHcg
The stream starts at 8:00AM MST and the launch is scheduled at 9:00AM MST.


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Re: The Science Thread
« Reply #925 on: May 18, 2018, 12:33:06 AM »
OOO I might try to watch this :o


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Re: The Science Thread
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Re: The Science Thread
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Re: The Science Thread
« Reply #928 on: May 18, 2018, 08:53:28 AM »
Caught the live stream just before launch, looks like it went up OK.  Cool.


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Re: The Science Thread
« Reply #929 on: May 18, 2018, 12:16:37 PM »
We had a successful recovery! I'll post some video when I get a chance