Rather than simply posting stuff like this in the sci-tv thread or wherever…
Study published in the journal Science today based on computer modeling using data from the Cassini mission says…
A moon that orbited Saturn for several billion years grazed the planet relatively recently (160MM years ago) which caused it to break up and form the rings
That encounter may also have caused Saturn’s axial tilt
And the gravitational effects of the encounter may also explain why the moon Titan is spiraling away from Saturn
Saturn ate his moon. Seems right.
I took an intro Astronomy class at UT. My mind was regularly blown by that stuff.
The Space Force has their own song now:
The spacecraft should have been called Nudgenik…
So that was amazing!
ETA: Thanks for the heads up here. None of my friends knew it was happening either. It strikes me as one of the things that is wrong with America that not everybody watches this shit at the same time or even knows about it. How unbelievably rad.
The whole thread is worth a look:
When NASA goes full Beavis and Butthead and starts smashing stuff because it’s cool. Because it is.
Gemini 8 doesn’t get enough attention.
And Neil Armstrong’s spacesuit is the one the says Bad Motherfucker.
BRB, gonna go watch this scene in From the Earth to the Moon.
Thanks for reminding me, for some idiot reason I can’t explain I’ve never watched that.
The man had recurring nightmares that he’d be stranded on the moon, and strapped his ass to that rocket anyway.
Remember the asteroidlet into which we crashed a washing machine? It’s orbit changed.
Eat shit, Thanos.
They should give Yordan a crack at that next.
I heard he will be working with NASA during the offseason on a new low cost launch system. The Y.A.I.L.S. , Yordan Alvarez Impact Launch System. The biggest technical hurdle so far is overcoming the flattening of one side of the satellite during launch.