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post Sep 25 2015, 08:54 PM
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post Sep 26 2015, 12:32 AM
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A million suns shine down,
But the one here's pretty dim....

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post Nov 8 2015, 07:12 PM
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A simulated artistic view of the Pluto-Charon System from the camera of a typical smartphone.
The field of view here is 57 degrees. The virtual camera is approximately 3600 km (2250 miles) from Pluto and 23200 km (14500 miles) from Charon.
Thanks to the texture maps found on the website of Steve Albers involving the work of Machi and Herobrine.
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post Nov 9 2015, 08:27 PM
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From a recent Pluto article
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Like your ex, the heart is made of ice, but made of nitrogen and methane rather than water.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015...-volcanoes.html
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post Dec 6 2015, 01:55 PM
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A question just popped into my mind - if you could smell and lick tholins on Pluto, what would they taste and smell like? blink.gif


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post Dec 6 2015, 04:51 PM
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Probably a lot like this:

https://youtu.be/8XlPwsmkPHI?t=1m19s


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post Dec 9 2015, 07:15 AM
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Another reason to have multiple monitors:

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I hadn't quite realized how large that image is.
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post Dec 9 2015, 08:01 AM
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QUOTE (Gladstoner @ Dec 9 2015, 03:15 PM) *
Another reason to have multiple monitors:

Some have stated that we should have a 'like' or 'up-vote' button on this forum... My request is simpler... Can they add me a "Want Button" laugh.gif
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post Dec 9 2015, 05:45 PM
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QUOTE (wildespace @ Dec 6 2015, 06:55 AM) *
A question just popped into my mind - if you could smell and lick tholins on Pluto, what would they taste and smell like? blink.gif


I guarantee that you'd never get your tongue back after you licked Pluto.
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post Dec 9 2015, 10:39 PM
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QUOTE (wildespace @ Dec 6 2015, 01:55 PM) *
A question just popped into my mind - if you could smell and lick tholins on Pluto, what would they taste and smell like? blink.gif


I wouldn't risk it.

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post Dec 10 2015, 06:38 PM
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QUOTE (wildespace @ Dec 6 2015, 07:55 AM) *
A question just popped into my mind - if you could smell and lick tholins on Pluto, what would they taste and smell like? blink.gif

Probably the carob powder my health-kick parents had us put in our milk instead of chocolate.

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post Jan 8 2016, 12:33 PM
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Giant snails are the cause of the white trails on Sputnik Planum :



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post Feb 2 2016, 05:02 PM
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So I'm pouring wax blocks this morning for a project and something recognizable came about as it was cooling.


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This is the most analogous substance I've seen to compare Sputnik Planum. Of course, the action occuring here is convection from the very hot wax on the bottom floating up to the top and cooling down once it reaches the much colder surface-air medium. What is most interesting I think is that for the wax to have this appearnace with the much darker regions, there has to be liquid present under the solid layer, otherwise, it all has the homogenous appearance of a cool wax block. On sputnik Planum, many similar areas of darker and lighter regions exist as well.


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post Feb 21 2016, 08:56 AM
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Advanced image processing techniques pioneered by the people behind CSI and CSI: Bognor Regis were applied to New Horizons images of Triton --- with spectacular results!

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post Feb 23 2016, 08:03 AM
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QUOTE (ZLD @ Feb 2 2016, 04:02 PM) *
So I'm pouring wax blocks this morning for a project and something recognizable came about as it was cooling.


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This is the most analogous substance I've seen to compare Sputnik Planum. Of course, the action occuring here is convection from the very hot wax on the bottom floating up to the top and cooling down once it reaches the much colder surface-air medium. What is most interesting I think is that for the wax to have this appearnace with the much darker regions, there has to be liquid present under the solid layer, otherwise, it all has the homogenous appearance of a cool wax block. On sputnik Planum, many similar areas of darker and lighter regions exist as well.


Have you tried to work out the reynolds number of the wax? smile.gif
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