The Astronomy Thread

Cybsled

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The Chinese rover is like half a planet away lol

That’s like telling the worlds slowest golf cart to drive from Florida to Korea
 

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If you want to see what happens next, probably should watch season 3 of For All Mankind next year. Also, if you aren't watching this on Apple+ you're missing out - thread. Shit's awesome for most space fans,

Anyways, here's Curiosity via HiRISE.

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Cybsled

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During the animation section of the proposed mission outline, one thing that caught my eye was the wheels and the system they have in place to what looks like help prevent it from getting stuck in sand? Not sure if Spirit and Opportunity had that, but since this mission looks like it was approximately modeled on them, makes sense they would try to solve for issues that those rovers encountered.

 
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During the animation section of the proposed mission outline, one thing that caught my eye was the wheels and the system they have in place to what looks like help prevent it from getting stuck in sand? Not sure if Spirit and Opportunity had that, but since this mission looks like it was approximately modeled on them, makes sense they would try to solve for issues that those rovers encountered.

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Here's a content creator I've binged on off and on the last couple weeks. Good video on how JWST is different from Hubble and the types of science she's looking forward to.

I'm excited for JWST just because of the science and engineering around it. I'd be curious to know what tangible benefits the JWST is expected to provide, or what Hubble has provided.

Like, yeah I get that we'll be able to add a few decimals of precision to our knowledge of how tall the eagle nebula's space dicks are and we all love deep field, but is the JWST going to help us find asteroids to mine, support a mars/moon mission? Or is this just for building up our astronomy spank bank?
 

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I'm excited for JWST just because of the science and engineering around it. I'd be curious to know what tangible benefits the JWST is expected to provide, or what Hubble has provided.

Like, yeah I get that we'll be able to add a few decimals of precision to our knowledge of how tall the eagle nebula's space dicks are and we all love deep field, but is the JWST going to help us find asteroids to mine, support a mars/moon mission? Or is this just for building up our astronomy spank bank?
It's another SLS style pork program. At least we'll get some science out of it.
 
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Here's a content creator I've binged on off and on the last couple weeks. Good video on how JWST is different from Hubble and the types of science she's looking forward to.


I work in aerospace in LA and down the street from the Northrop plant they are building it at. I know some folks there that work with it. They say its the most massive spacecraft they have ever seen and really impressive when you see it in person. They also say the program has been a mess.
 
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