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Old 08-23-2018, 03:41 PM   #121
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Thank you all for the awesome comments on my pics! I am glad we can all enjoy the wonders of space! It’s a great escape from the stresses of life sometimes!
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This is the iss transit finder I was talking about. It seems there is also tons of apps out there to download. This one is web based:

https://transit-finder.com
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Old 08-24-2018, 08:38 AM   #123
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Thanks Mama! That is awesome that you live in a very dark area! Not very many people can truly enjoy that now a days! In fact I am very sad that most kids of this generation have never experienced a true dark sky where they can see the Milky Way! When I was a kid and lived in Argentina, we lived in the countryside in the middle of nowhere and I swear the sky was white with stars!! They were brilliant and there were millions of them! It is one of those childhood memories I will always cherish! I wished more people now could experience this but sadly as population continues to grow, so does light pollution and I don’t ever see it getting better

Oh yes forgot to answer your question, I think your daughter might be correct and could very well be the ISS that you saw. I found a great website which tells you when the iss will pass in front of the moon or sun in any location you set it to. This is great to get great pics of the moon with the silhouette iss in front. The name of the site escapes me now and it was saved on my old phone. When I find it I’ll post it up here! I am sure there are also lots of sites that also tell you when the iss will fly overhead in your area. I’ll post links of what I find soon!
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This is the iss transit finder I was talking about. It seems there is also tons of apps out there to download. This one is web based:

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oh wow thanks so much! i will check that out! looks like fun!

i do love the dark skies here, can see the Milky Way clearly too, along with The Plough and Orion's Belt - i think they're the only ones i am familiar with

am seriously thinking of dusting off my son's old telescope (currently in the attic) now hehe!

loved showing the kids the stars when they were little - some great memories, lying on our backs on various beaches staring up at the night sky! one of our fave family past-times haha
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I got a quick video of the ISS transiting us when I was in Italy for school.

My British colleague can be heard on the recording saying “I’ve got a space boner.”
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Old 08-26-2018, 02:22 PM   #125
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I got a quick video of the ISS transiting us when I was in Italy for school.

My British colleague can be heard on the recording saying “I’ve got a space boner.”
Haha that’s awesome! And of course very awesome you got a video of the transit! That’s on my bucket lest to get a nice photo of the sun or moon withe the iss in front! I’ve also seen people have their scopes track the space station (I guess they use some software to have their scope track) and they have taken some pretty awesome shots where you can clearly see it with solar panels and all.
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Old 08-26-2018, 02:24 PM   #126
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oh wow thanks so much! i will check that out! looks like fun!

i do love the dark skies here, can see the Milky Way clearly too, along with The Plough and Orion's Belt - i think they're the only ones i am familiar with

am seriously thinking of dusting off my son's old telescope (currently in the attic) now hehe!

loved showing the kids the stars when they were little - some great memories, lying on our backs on various beaches staring up at the night sky! one of our fave family past-times haha
You should totally dust off your scope! Such an awesome and relaxing hobby, although astrophotography itself can be quite frustrating, doing viewing is so relaxing and awe inspiring. I may just gather the courage one day to go to the dark sky reserve and spend the night just observing! Of course I’ll bring my bear spray lol
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Old 08-26-2018, 02:29 PM   #127
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Photos of the iss like this!

Ridiculously awesome pic of Discovery and the ISS taken from the ground! - Bad Astronomy : Bad Astronomy
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:26 PM   #129
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Insight has landed safely on Mars!

So....
what do you think the seismological experiments might reveal down below the Martian surface...


... a set of Golden Arches ( the ancient hidden franchise?)

...The Monolith? (natch )

... a Shadow Ship? (ruh-roh!) (Babylon 5)



Commence your guesses.....
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A dying or inactive magnetosphere.
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Old 12-01-2018, 03:25 PM   #131
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Hey, you're supposed to say something funny!


that's ok.
Interesting thought. I assume you know that that type of measuring equipment is on there? Definitely looking forward to what they find out!
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Old 12-01-2018, 05:16 PM   #132
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I’m familiar with the experiments onboard but don’t ask me to tell you what the precise instrumentation is for each one! Probably a seismometer or two and a bunch of radar/long wave detectors. For an engineer, I’m strangely more in tune with the science than the equipment.
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Old 12-02-2018, 06:29 PM   #133
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Got it.

Oh, I didn't mean to imply that I expected u to know that. Though you might have. That said, I'll look it up.

Of with course the radar, or long wave , or the seismology stuff - I'd do love for them to find outlines of ancient cities...


...otoh...



Trump being the one to have this discovery...

and what stupid, or crazy things he might do with that !?!?
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Steph Curry doesn't believe we landed on the Moon. I was listening to a sports talk radio show yesterday and they were discussing that. This guy calls in and says that it's true, we didn't. That Buzz Aldrin admitted it.

The guy wouldn't cop to his proof being You Tube. But the hosts found a fake edited video after another caller told them about it.

I guess NASA invited Steph for a visit.
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