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Old 03-09-2017, 05:03 PM   #1
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Spacefarer's Guide to Getting off this Planet

For all you space nards, Kerbal Space Programmers, astrophotographers, and folks with their heads otherwise in the stars (not the Chris Martin kind of head... full of stars), FYM has entered the Future Era.

Current Standings:
Diplomacy: Last
Culture: Last
Faith: Last
Science: First
Military: First

As you see, we have two options to victory. Either via domination, or to win the space race science victory and get the hell off this planet.

In other words, here is a thread to talk about all aspects of space, from low earth orbit and beyond.

So, let us begin! NASA had its budget renewed by congress. Lightfoot: NASA Budget Still in Formulation, "Confident" of Administration Support
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china has a production and gold advantage as of this turn but if we take the space procurements tenet and spam factories and stock exchanges in our secondary cities (and send the production and gold to the main space city with our trade caravans) by the time wu gets the required tech for all the SS parts, we should be ahead enough that they won't have enough turns close the gap.

of course, this is all presuming gandhi doesn't nuke everyone first.
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Gandhi, always denouncing us like he's some fuckin Saint.
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nasa upgrades their tracking station to level 3:

New NASA radar technique finds lost lunar spacecraft
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holy shit. this thing is pretty big.



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In fairness, that's probably the real size of the solar system if accounting for the Oort Cloud and everything that actually falls under the sun's sphere of influence.
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if you account for the oort cloud, it's way bigger than the black hole. as far as i can recall the cloud is about 1 ly from the sun, which would be something like 50,000 au.

the size of the sun compared to that 5,000 au black hole and the fact that the sun is still exerting gravitational influence on those oort cloud objects ~10x farther away is also quite the mindfuck when you think about it.

then you think about the kind of gravitational force that black hole must have.

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In the case of S5 0014+81 it is one of the most luminous quasars known, with a total luminosity of over 10^41 watts, equal to an absolute bolometric magnitude of -31.5. If the quasar were at a distance of 280 light-years from Earth, it would give as much energy per square meter as the Sun despite being 18 million times more distant. The quasar's luminosity is therefore about 3 x 10^14 (300 trillion) times the Sun, or over 25,000 times as luminous as all the 100 to 400 billion stars of the Milky Way Galaxy combined, making it one of the most powerful objects in the universe. However, because of its huge distance of 12.1 billion light-years it can only be studied by spectroscopy. The central black hole of the quasar devours an extremely huge amount of matter, equivalent to 4,000 solar masses of material every year.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S5_0014%2B81

i'm feeling rather insignificant at the moment.
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For all you space nards, Kerbal Space Programmers, astrophotographers, and folks with their heads otherwise in the stars (not the Chris Martin kind of head... full of stars), FYM has entered the Future Era.

Current Standings:
Diplomacy: Last
Culture: Last
Faith: Last
Science: First
Military: First

As you see, we have two options to victory. Either via domination, or to win the space race science victory and get the hell off this planet.

In other words, here is a thread to talk about all aspects of space, from low earth orbit and beyond.

So, let us begin! NASA had its budget renewed by congress. Lightfoot: NASA Budget Still in Formulation, "Confident" of Administration Support
Awesome! Thanks for starting this thread! I promise I will contribute soon. Right now just too busy and stressed out. I work in a regional government as a contract temp person (have done so for 3 years) but now they are getting rid of the temp positions and have to apply for a permanent position along with quite a few other people. So I've been studying hard as I will get an exam and interview and depending how well I do, will determine if I have a job or not come the end of March. If I don't get the job, it will be my first time in my 10 year career in sciences where I'll be unemployed. It's a scary thought lol so after all this is done and over with, I'll be contributing to this awesome thread!
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if you account for the oort cloud, it's way bigger than the black hole. as far as i can recall the cloud is about 1 ly from the sun, which would be something like 50,000 au.
Yeah tbh I didn't even read the size on the picture I just made a pretty broad assumption that was pretty weak
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i'll keep that in mind next time i need to shuttle from a moon station down to the surface
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i'll keep that in mind next time i need to shuttle from a moon station down to the surface


I was going to redeem myself by correcting you elsewhere to prove I iz not idiot but then I realized the two options were idiot or asshole.
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it's cool. just make sure to use one of the disposable white-suit kerbals when you test the thing, please.
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Awesome! Thanks for starting this thread! I promise I will contribute soon. Right now just too busy and stressed out. I work in a regional government as a contract temp person (have done so for 3 years) but now they are getting rid of the temp positions and have to apply for a permanent position along with quite a few other people. So I've been studying hard as I will get an exam and interview and depending how well I do, will determine if I have a job or not come the end of March. If I don't get the job, it will be my first time in my 10 year career in sciences where I'll be unemployed. It's a scary thought lol so after all this is done and over with, I'll be contributing to this awesome thread!


What is it you do exactly/the specific thing you're studying?
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it's cool. just make sure to use one of the disposable white-suit kerbals when you test the thing, please.


Man, when I'm studying I'm not questioning who I'm going to kill. I'm more worried about things like...

Uranium is an awesome element. Plutonium is equally as sweet. Why did Neptunium get the shit end of the stick? What's wrong with Neptune?
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