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Well, to be fair, a 14-year-old boy writing "Put on your tinfoil hats, boys and girls." is a bit suspect. But then you look at the rest of his timeline and his website, and you realize he's just a very bright dork.
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Comic relief thread


The video was taken by a passenger on the airliner that lost its engine cowling.

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Tesla roadster spotted with ground-based telescope.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93vwlvC9whM
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Science / Re: Asteroid making close pass at 39,000 miles
It's classified as an Apollo asteroid. It's not large enough to be "officially" a potentially hazardous object.
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Science / Asteroid making close pass at 39,000 miles
Asteroid Skimming Past Earth May Loom Larger Than Exploding Russian Meteor
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A newly discovered asteroid that will fly safely past Earth today (Feb. 9) may be larger than a celestial object that exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia, five years ago. The newly found interloper, called 2018 CB, is estimated to be from 50 to 130 feet (15 to 40 meters) in diameter, and will fly by Earth at about 2:30 p.m. PST (5:30 p.m. EST).

The NASA-funded Catalina Sky Survey spotted 2018 CB and another asteroid, 2018 CC, on Feb. 4. While 2018 CB isn't entering Earth's atmosphere, the object will whiz by safely at less than 20 percent of the distance from the Earth to the moon.

Coincidentally, 2018 CB's arrival comes just days after two other asteroids safely passed by Earth. On Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 4), asteroid 2002 AJ129 came by the planet at a distance of only 2.6 million miles (4.2 million km) -- 10 times the distance to the moon. (The average distance between the Earth and moon is about 238,855 miles, or 384,400 km.)

Then, on Tuesday (Feb. 6), asteroid 2018 CC made its closest approach, at 114,000 miles (184,000 km), roughly the halfway point between Earth and the moon.
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Except the headline is wrong. Astronomers didn't say, some astronomers said something, something such as "might not get there" and "Some are saying" and "I'm not convinced yet."

#NotAllAstronomers
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Politics and Current Events / Re: Comic relief thread
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https://techcrunch.com/2018/01/31/spacexs-rocket-booster-survived-descent-despite-no-landing-attempt/

Despite not planning a recovery attempt, the center booster came down in close to one piece

That was not the core booster from today's launch. That was from the GovSat-1 launch on January 31.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNP4J8E734A
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You're not fooling anyone with your fake concern about the center core. I've seen you with your two side cores.
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At 38:30: "We lost the center core."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-B_tWbjFIGI
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It also looks like the center booster failed to land on the drone ship. Replaying the live feed, I can see the drone ship feed on a screen in the background. When the interrupted stream resumes, I can see the smoke clear and it looks like the landing pad is empty. There also might be something in the water to the left that is smoking.
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OK, the bottom two views were not from each of the two boosters. Both were from the same booster. Someone got confused about what stream to put in each box and ended up duplicating the view from one booster.