In space, no-one can hear you screaming into the Sun.
2495 posts • joined 27 Apr 2007
Um, it's sick. My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with a girl who saw radiation pass out at 31 Flavors last night. I guess it's pretty serious.
Re: The article doesn't quite make sense
The Earth IS accelerating towards the sun, at about 0.0059 m/s². The earth is also moving sideways fast enough that even though it is accelerating towards the sun it doesn't get any closer to the sun. That's what an orbit is: moving sideways fast enough to cancel out falling.
Re: Time flows backwards...
Be careful when giving petrol to a dog...
lest it goes "woof"!
Re: It's 2018...
*everyone* is still using Soyuz ;-)
Re: And the weather is not very nice either
"the latter does not presently exist"
Maybe try Canada or New Zealand?
Re: Deuterium-free Parafresh or Orthofresh
Whichever is preferred by brewer's yeast.
The chance of "integer" is somewhere between 0 and 1.
There's a reason these things don't work.
Cold fusion, faster-than-light neutrinos, EmDrives...
Ye cannae break the laws of physics!
Next on the chopping block (hopefully): spooky action at a distance.
Re: And of course the sky crane they used for landing
I don't think rocketing is the same as flying. Semantics, yes, but everyone loves a pedant here at El Reg ;-)
I was expecting menacing killer robots with huge frikkin' lasers from the music in that vid. But no, just a cute little whirlychopper.
Re: 190,000lb of thrust?
The reason for the width has something to do with horse's arses:
Sunshine in Britain?
Pics or it didn't... oh.
Re: There is an easier and cheaper way of getting a usable sample.
This thread is about bulls, not donkeys.
Out of curiosity, what would you laugh it off of?
"I've always thought that the best approach would be to float something up to the edge of the atmosphere then have a much smaller rocket blast to get it out into space."
What a load of ballockets!
p.s. also known as rockoons, but that doesn't sound nearly as funny.
They weren't human-habitable anyway.
Not massive enough to hold an atmosphere, most likely tidally locked... so what if there's surplus water? Just being in the so-called goldilocks zone isn't enough.
Re: Digestive biscuits are surprisingly fireproof
Forget the tea, pair the giant Digestive with a nice wheel of cheese. SpaceX has some experience there.
Re: Spring is coming @ Pascal Monett
Not round these parts it isn't: it's autumn here.
(That's the least important mistake in your post)
So technically it will be an aircraft flying at very very high altitude, not a satellite in orbit. Right?
Looks more useful for scanning caves, ancient tombs etc.
Re: Could I have a little privacy please?
Garibaldis wouldn't be the same without that rabbit.
If a chunk lands in my veggie patch, can I sell it?
Which came first, the Chicken Licken or the chieftain?
Re: Terra Fritata
Yes but what's that got to do with eggs? Has post-pub nosh become synonymous with post-planetary-death nosh? It can certainly feel that way the following morning.
Re: Plane of the flares?
And the other problem with red dwarfs' close-in goldilocks zones is tidal locking, which also makes any planets rather unpleasant (on the other hand the dark side would be shielded from the worst of the flares).
Re: A Question must be asked !!!
p.p.s unwarranted trollism posted that comment using microchips invented by scientists. Just sayin'.
Re: A Question must be asked !!!
Not even science is perfect... although the physics studied by scientists *IS* perfect, and the more they study physics the closer they get to knowing how it works. That's science. And thanks to scientists discovering this error, we just got another bit closer.
p.s. not just physics, obviously. Science is great for working out other stuff too.
How long will they stay up?
Low earth orbits tend to degrade because there's still a trace of atmosphere. That's a lot of satellites to replace every few years.
I assume you'd use a small drogue to slow it down, then maybe a larger drogue if needed, before deploying the main parachute.
A flash in the pan
Mr Buso has had his moment in the spotlight, and will likely fade into obscurity. Stardom is fleeting.
Re: Fly me to the moon @ Chris G
You misspelled Big Fucking Rocket.
He's running a business. Marketing is required.
Exactly how much cheering would you allow?
Re: Well the smoking gang...
"An umbrella, having no walls, definitely counts as outdoors"
Definitely is a strong word. What about an umbrella in a two-walled hut?
While we're at it, what about a one-walled hut inside a one-walled hut: does that add up to the two walls required to classify it as indoors??
Can we even be indoors without doors???
Re: What kind of sick f**k
I can't stand tea. Or coffee.
I'm drinking beer right now.
We need another one for the southern hemisphere to help find incoming asteroids, because I really don't fancy another Chicxulub any time soon.
Oh yeah, and we also need a way to deflect it once we've spotted it.
Re: Space fighter, or at least a toy for the very rich
Re: How many flights? @ Aladdin Sane
I have a signed autobiography of Winkle Brown, it is a fascinating read. He was truly amazing.
Kindly stay the fuck out of science.
When the Big Bang happened all the matter went *this* way and all the antimatter went *that* way. It's a universe of two halves, we just can't see far enough to see the other half.
Australian subs have a reputation for leaking water. Having said that, the new ones will be built by other countries, which means it will be intelligence leaking not water.
Re: Domed to failure
Mars will need an extra dome as a place to send the worst of its criminals (e.g. people who steal a loaf of bread, a very serious crime in any developing society). This dome will be located in the part of Mars which has the most deadly conditions, and is not claimed by any other nations (except the local Martians who have lived there since forever but they don't count). This dome won't legalise same-sex marriage until long after every other dome has done so. It will also have the best stretches of sand on the planet, so we can forgive everything else. It will be called Marstralia.
As always, law enforcement is a step behind criminal ingenuity. It has always been this way, and always will, because that is the nature of opportunity vs regulation.
Even so, incarceration is and always has been a bloody big disincentive.
Nothing new to see here, move along.
Re: Smooth as silk?
The ballistic glide between boost and re-entry would be smooth as silk, but the bits at either end would more than make up for a spot of turbulence.
Elon has all the best names.
Raptor, BFR, Moonbase Alpha... all so very cool!
Re: Dear Mr Musk - we're doomed
We should be worried (but not by phones).
@Lee D Re: Fait accompli, mate
"The planets and systems you're looking at are billions of years old."
Many of the exoplanets we've found are less than 100 light years away, none are billions of light years away. We are looking at them as they were towards the end of the last century, i.e. within my lifetime. Some are only 4 or 5 light years away.
Re: The answer to the question.
A nugget of purest Green!
Re: CME's? we've heard of them ...
Car electrics are unaffected by direct-hit lightning strikes, maybe they'll be ok with CMEs? Just wondering.
I just wasted far too much time on the page you linked to!