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by RL Astro
Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: "Wonders of the Solar System" book mistakes
Replies: 32
Views: 4854

I've just bought this book, wishing I didnt read this thread now :lol: Matt Ha. It's a good book, just a little annoying at times for the reasons mentioned. I like the author's writing style though. Really gets you thinking and has a knack for making you feel deeply connected to the rest of the Sol...
by RL Astro
Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:31 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: "Wonders of the Solar System" book mistakes
Replies: 32
Views: 4854

Simple typos are ok, such as Stella pointing out there shouldn't be an "e" on "Bouvard". We all make spelling mistakes. But when it comes to facts, figures, statistics, etc, then I really think they should take more care. Prof. Cox is a very respected physicist, so people could use Wonders of the So...
by RL Astro
Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:18 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: "Wonders of the Solar System" book mistakes
Replies: 32
Views: 4854

stella wrote:I think you'll find that Alexis Bouvard does not have an 'e' at the end of his
name.
I just double checked the book and there is definately an "e" at the end of his name. If that's not how he spells it then that's another one to add to the list.
by RL Astro
Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:48 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: "Wonders of the Solar System" book mistakes
Replies: 32
Views: 4854

"Wonders of the Solar System" book mistakes

How do everyone, Not been on these forums for a long long time! I'm currently reading "Wonders of the Solar System" by Prof. Brian Cox but I've noticed so many mistakes in the book I'm wondering whether to bother finishing it. Don't get me wrong, it's beautifully written, but I just get the feeling ...
by RL Astro
Fri Jun 04, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: Space exploration
Topic: The Day They Launched A Woodpecker
Replies: 4
Views: 2024

I am giving a presentation on July 15 at 6:30 at the Royal Institution, London. It is "an alternative history of space exploration", comprising some of the many stories that I have collected over the years, yet all of them - no matter how weird - are completely true ! Did you know that America once...
by RL Astro
Thu May 27, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: Double slit experiment taken a step further
Replies: 2
Views: 2161

Could they be communicating through quantum entanglement?
by RL Astro
Thu May 27, 2010 4:27 pm
Forum: Space exploration
Topic: What`s the aim of the ISS and how long are the crew up there
Replies: 2
Views: 1734

The American shuttle missions are ending but there will still be flights by the Russians. I imagine NASA will pay the Russian space agency to take astronauts up before a new space exploration vehicle comes into service.
by RL Astro
Tue Feb 23, 2010 9:02 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: very small to very big
Replies: 2
Views: 878

That's very good. Thanks for posting. The scale just baffles me :roll:
by RL Astro
Sat Dec 19, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: Astrophysics
Topic: What created the Big Bang
Replies: 124
Views: 31820

Re: What created the "Big Bang"

johana wrote:Hi,
First I would like to know if anybody believes that the big bang was actually an explosion in space. I have a lot of comments about that.
Thanks,
johana
No it wasn't. What was the explosion in? It created space, it didn't happen in an already existing space.
by RL Astro
Sat Nov 28, 2009 3:56 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Pinholes...
Replies: 37
Views: 5487

The weather stills up for days until it corrects itself-then suddenly I hear on the news of several mag +8 eartquakes going on around the world-it must be something to do with sending these pin holes down into the earth because any other time the worldly earthquakes limit out to what they should be...
by RL Astro
Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:42 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Pinholes...
Replies: 37
Views: 5487

Its the small pinholes this monster opens up-thats what causes the Earthquakes.... It's rather hypocritical of you to criticise the worlds greatest particle physicists for making an experiment that you don't understand so assume they don't either, to then go and suggests "pinholes" create earthquak...
by RL Astro
Sat Nov 07, 2009 4:27 pm
Forum: Observing
Topic: Seasons first Aurora
Replies: 1
Views: 940

Re: Seasons first Aurora

astroeddie wrote: As a foot note, was this aurora witnessed anywhere in the UK ?????
Yeah right! We don't get anything like that very often. Great pics anyway Eddie :)

Safe voyage!
Ross
by RL Astro
Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:11 pm
Forum: Gallery
Topic: Starsets!
Replies: 4
Views: 1028

Brilliant Baz. Amazing sky. Thanks for the video! :)

Ross
by RL Astro
Sun Nov 01, 2009 12:14 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Today's LPOD : Apollo 17 from LROC
Replies: 3
Views: 1022

Yes, Rudolph has made a bit of a mess up there :D According to the LROC image gallery this image was taken using the 50km orbit, giving 0.5m/pixel resolution, so I don't think we'll get anything much better. Mind you, so far no little green men or their moonbases either..... :lol: ATB, My mistake. ...
by RL Astro
Fri Oct 30, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: General chat
Topic: Today's LPOD : Apollo 17 from LROC
Replies: 3
Views: 1022

It's spotted Rudolph up there as well. Hope he has transport sorted for the next few weeks. He'll be needed for Christmas soon!

Nice find though. Impressive pictures. With that being 100km, the proposed 50km distance shots will be taken twice as near as this one. Looking forward to them!