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Post by XPR Roadrunner on Wed 21 Nov 2012 - 23:14

ooh another cool one *creationists don't look*

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Post by Standaman94 on Thu 22 Nov 2012 - 10:28

Good stuff there Smile

A break from astrowatsit and engineering, here's something for the psychos.







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Post by Mandown46 on Thu 22 Nov 2012 - 10:47

Very good!

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Post by BG Beanz on Thu 22 Nov 2012 - 17:15

I see what you did there! Cool

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Post by nickyf1 on Thu 22 Nov 2012 - 22:22

Kilroy8 wrote:I for one am pursuing a career where I work with Planes, more specifically military aircraft for the RAF, so any info, tips, or general helpfulness would be appreciated. Smile

Good on you. I had some interest in that field too towards the end of school, but I've ended up on the path of industrial/product design (although I don't want to strictly do that when I graduate).

There's plenty of great apprenticeships in the UK in aeronautical engineering, and I'd definitely go for those (I applied for the Rolls Royce one in East Kilbride in 5th year.). The RAF provide such schemes too.

Or, you could go for an engineering degree, which will give you opportunities to do placements and join graduate programmes in the future.

Human spaceflight news.. The ESA will provide the propulsion module for NASA's Orion spacecraft. In a historic turn of events, the UK will provide a very large amount of funding towards the project, which of course will give them a few bargaining chips when it comes to choosing astronauts for future BEO missions..

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2012/11/uk-steps-up-esa-commit-atv-service-module-orion/

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Post by nickyf1 on Thu 22 Nov 2012 - 22:24

SelectiveRogue wrote:

Enjoy my day job trent 1000 Wink if any wants info on job info let me know

Err.. Can I get a summer placement? Razz

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Post by KaneGR4 on Thu 22 Nov 2012 - 22:42

British Aerospace (or whatever they're known as now) were looking for apprentices around my area. In particular, students doing Maths, Science and/or ICT courses. I would've done it in a heartbeat but it's open to A2 (year 13) students only Sad

I really wish my school would do Astrophysics for A2 but we only have 1 physics teacher, amongst the 4000 or so biology teachers Evil or Very Mad & he isn't qualified to teach that unit.

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Post by Richy59 on Thu 22 Nov 2012 - 23:02





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Post by XPR Roadrunner on Thu 22 Nov 2012 - 23:08

not too sure if this counts (probs not) but when I was younger my dad signed me up to have my name put on a data disc made by NASA with something like 100 other names on it, and that disc was sent on an earlier rover mission to Mars. so in a way...im on Mars lol

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Post by CQR Rogue on Thu 22 Nov 2012 - 23:11

nickyf1 wrote:
SelectiveRogue wrote:

Enjoy my day job trent 1000 Wink if any wants info on job info let me know

Err.. Can I get a summer placement? Razz

yep ask your uni about Rolls Royce work placements Wink




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Post by XPR Roadrunner on Thu 22 Nov 2012 - 23:32

hmmm stumbled across this just now, whilst looking for updates on Gliese 581g

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/336423

They discovered another exoplanet orbiting HD 40307, called HD 40307g that is within the star's habitable zone (meaning it could support life). It's roughly 7x as massive as earth and ISN'T tidally locked like Gliese 581g, meaning it has night and day.

They aren't sure at this point if its rocky (like earth) or gaseous (like Jupiter), they say its 50/50.

BUT I'M LOVING THE POSSIBILITY! although its 2x as far away as Gliese 581g, at 42LY.

and what's with the 6th planet from the sun being possibly sustainable for life lol.

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Post by nickyf1 on Thu 22 Nov 2012 - 23:46

SelectiveRogue wrote:
nickyf1 wrote:
SelectiveRogue wrote:

Enjoy my day job trent 1000 Wink if any wants info on job info let me know

Err.. Can I get a summer placement? Razz

yep ask your uni about Rolls Royce work placements Wink

So you can't put a good word in for me then? Razz

I'll be applying for a placement at Jaguar Land Rover down in the West Midlands too, which would be pretty cool to get.

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Post by Standaman94 on Sat 1 Dec 2012 - 21:44

Not exactly science but it's science-y. Also, I know I made a KSP thread but it's sorta dead now (to me, at least)

Kerbal Space Program 0.18 was released yesterday as part of KerbalKon. Electricity, docking, planning etc. Had a go myself, and it's very challenging.. But fun Very Happy




In other news, it's recently came about that NASA's recent discovery on Mars (that they're keeping secret) is NOT alien life, or any biological matter. However, the Messenger probe has found water and organics on Mercury.

http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/messenger/media/PressConf20121129.html

http://blogs.discovery.com/inscider/2012/11/nasa-mercury-announcement.html






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Post by HCR generaltso on Mon 3 Dec 2012 - 22:07



some americans may know these people but maybe brits do too.

amazing talk

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Post by XPR Roadrunner on Mon 3 Dec 2012 - 22:21

im in lecture right now, I gotta watch this later. but YAYA NDT!!!

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Post by XPR Roadrunner on Wed 5 Dec 2012 - 0:43

NASA to send another rover to Mars in 2020
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6hrXAxYjVc&feature=youtu.be

they say they will be sending humans to mars orbit in 2030 (in description of vid)

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Post by Standaman94 on Wed 5 Dec 2012 - 14:47

Not quite sure how I feel about rovers. If they're so interested in Mars they might as well put their efforts in sending humans up there.

Anyway, had a browse through some recent-ish NASA articles...

This is something I found particularly interesting. It was found not long ago that Voyager 1 wasn't travelling in it's predicted path. Scientists seem to think the probe is now in a "Magnetic highway for charged particles", in an area where outward solar wind speed is zero and magnetic field intensity increases.

The interstellar wind is, in essence, pushing the solar wind back onto itself, which folds up and over the sun, and so the probe is apparently going to travel northward (above the plane of the planet's orbits).



http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/voyager/voyager20121203.html




I also found this; The Cassini spacecraft is orbiting Saturn on a titled axis, and around the north pole was found this pretty cool looking storm. These images were taken 400,000km away.







http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/whycassini/cassini20121128b.html






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Post by Standaman94 on Thu 6 Dec 2012 - 11:52

The Marmite of alcoholic beverages, Guinness.







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Post by Standaman94 on Fri 7 Dec 2012 - 23:52

It's the 40th anniversary of the Blue Marble image. This video talks about the "Overview Effect" on astronauts.







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Post by Standaman94 on Sun 9 Dec 2012 - 13:53

Sir Patrick Moore has unfortunately passed away, as of 12:25 today. Having hosted The Sky at Night for well over 40 years, he is the longest running host of any TV show. He has also written a huge amount of Astronomy books, and helped map the surface of the Moon, helping the Russian's with their Luna 3 spacecraft and was thus the first to be shown the images from the mission.

He also became a Flight Lieutenant in the RAF during WWII. Sadly, he had a fiancée who was killed by a German bomb. Moore never remarried and never had children, even sixty years later.

One of the most interesting things about him is the fact that he wore a monocle from the age of 16, and dentures since he was 19.


We'll see you star-side, Moore.



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Post by ErebusV8 on Thu 13 Dec 2012 - 8:22

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Post by Standaman94 on Fri 14 Dec 2012 - 10:40



lol idiots






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Post by XPR Roadrunner on Fri 14 Dec 2012 - 20:49

omg NASA rocks...


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