APOD: Huygens: Titan Descent Movie (2013 Jan 21)

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Re: APOD: Huygens: Titan Descent Movie (2013 Jan 21)

Post by bystander » Mon Jan 21, 2013 8:17 pm

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JohnD wrote:As the whole video was headed by a page that called it a "simulation", I would not take anything shown as reality, but the best approximation given the images the Huygens returned. The cameras on the probe were static and with a fixed focal length, so all that panning and zooming around was 'virtual'.
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Re: APOD: Huygens: Titan Descent Movie (2013 Jan 21)

Post by BillBixby » Mon Jan 21, 2013 9:27 pm

As the chute was settling, i suspect it may have drug the cameras some which gave a little more view than if the chute had detached upon touchdown.

Glass half full or half empty? The real issue is: Is there enough left in the pitcher to refill and let us continue drinking the success of the mission! :D :b:

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Re: APOD: Huygens: Titan Descent Movie (2013 Jan 21)

Post by HellCat » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:14 pm

Hi guys. Don't want to be the English police, but does the last sentence look better this way?

Landing in a dried sea and surviving for 90 minutes, Huygen's (probe) returnED unique images of a strange plain of dark sandy soil strewn with smooth, bright, fist-sized rocks of ice.

Other than that - absolutely incredible. Just wish youtube wasn't disabled at work!

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Re: APOD: Huygens: Titan Descent Movie (2013 Jan 21)

Post by geckzilla » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:17 pm

HellCat wrote:Hi guys. Don't want to be the English police, but does the last sentence look better this way?

Landing in a dried sea and surviving for 90 minutes, Huygen's (probe) returnED unique images of a strange plain of dark sandy soil strewn with smooth, bright, fist-sized rocks of ice.

Other than that - absolutely incredible. Just wish youtube wasn't disabled at work!
Yes, except Huygens should also not have a possessive apostrophe! Doh. :doh: I'll email them...
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Re: APOD: Huygens: Titan Descent Movie (2013 Jan 21)

Post by Chris Peterson » Mon Jan 21, 2013 10:30 pm

geckzilla wrote: Yes, except Huygens should also not have a possessive apostrophe! Doh. :doh: I'll email them...
I read it as possessive, so it should read "Huygens's probe" if that's the case.
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Re: APOD: Huygens: Titan Descent Movie (2013 Jan 21)

Post by neufer » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:54 am

Chris Peterson wrote:
geckzilla wrote:
Yes, except Huygens should also not have a possessive apostrophe! Doh. :doh: I'll email them...
I read it as possessive, so it should read "Huygens's probe" if that's the case.
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Re: APOD: Huygens: Titan Descent Movie (2013 Jan 21)

Post by Beyond » Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:13 am

Neat :!: This thread has turned apostrophetic. :lol2:
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Re: APOD: Huygens: Titan Descent Movie (2013 Jan 21)

Post by Chris Peterson » Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:20 am

Beyond wrote:Neat :!: This thread has turned apostrophetic. :lol2:
I'm I am entirely unapostrophetic for my role in that turn!
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Post by neufer » Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:19 am

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apostrophe_%28figure_of_speech%29 wrote:
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<<Apostrophe is an exclamatory rhetorical figure of speech, when a speaker or writer breaks off and directs speech to an imaginary person or abstract quality or idea. In dramatic works and poetry written in or translated into English, such a figure of speech is often introduced by the exclamation "O" :

"O happy dagger! This is thy sheath;
there rust, and let me die.
" - Romeo & Juliet

It is related to personification, although in apostrophe, objects or abstractions are implied to have certain human qualities (such as understanding) by the very fact that the speaker is addressing them as he would a person in his presence. This rhetorical device addresses things which are personified; absent people or gods.>>
Chris Peterson wrote:
Beyond wrote:
This thread has turned apostrophetic. :lol2:
I'm I am entirely unapostrophetic for my role in that turn!
Apostrophe, n. [Greek ἀποστροφή, apostrophé, "turning away"]

1. (Rhet.) A figure of speech by which the orator or writer suddenly breaks off from the previous method of his discourse, and addresses, in the second person, some person or thing, absent or present; as, Milton's apostrophe to Light at the beginning of the third book of Paradise Lost."

2. (Gram.) The contraction of a word by the omission of a letter or letters, which omission is marked by the character ['] placed where the letter or letters would have been; as, call'd for called.

3. The mark ['] used to denote that a word is contracted (as in ne'er for never, can't for can not), and as sign of the possessive, singular and plural; as, a boy's hat, boys' hats. In the latter use it originally marked the omission of the letter e. It is also employed to mark the close of a quotation.
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Re: APOD: Huygens: Titan Descent Movie (2013 Jan 21)

Post by Beyond » Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:19 am

............neu'fer
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Re: APOD: Huygens: Titan Descent Movie (2013 Jan 21)

Post by Anthony Barreiro » Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:59 pm

elewhale2 wrote:Why is it these scientists HAVE to use centuries old classical music audios? Oh, I didn't check the date. Perhaps it was launched in 1820. Or maybe it was launched recently and landed in 1820. I guess it was a time travel probe.
Tastes differ. I thought the first movement of Beethoven's fourth piano concerto was an excellent choice! Expansive, optimistic, thoughtful, exploring new horizons. When this sort of video is accompanied by electronic space music or bombastic rock and roll, I hit the mute button.

This is an awesome video, by the way. I remember seeing images from Huygens shortly after the probe landed on Titan, but I do not recall seeing this video. I especially appreciated the captions labeling other solar system objects, Orion, and the details of what was portrayed during the descent and landing.

When we have video of Jupiter from the Juno probe, the accompaniment should be Beethoven's fifth piano concerto, colloquially known as the Emperor concerto.

(O stern spirit of grammar, in composing this message I have carefully avoiding using any apostrophes!)
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Re: APOD: Huygens: Titan Descent Movie (2013 Jan 21)

Post by owlice » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:08 pm

Not Holst's Jupiter? I think that would be a grand pairing!
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Re: APOD: Huygens: Titan Descent Movie (2013 Jan 21)

Post by Chris Peterson » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:11 pm

owlice wrote:Not Holst's Jupiter? I think that would be a grand pairing!
But it's so... astrological!
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Re: APOD: Huygens: Titan Descent Movie (2013 Jan 21)

Post by Anthony Barreiro » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:16 pm

owlice wrote:Not Holst's Jupiter? I think that would be a grand pairing!
As somebody said recently, you could always make your own video with the soundtrack of your choice! :ssmile:
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Re: APOD: Huygens: Titan Descent Movie (2013 Jan 21)

Post by owlice » Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:24 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:But it's so... astrological!
HA! It's just music; good music at that!

(As is the LvB 5th PC; I love the work. But it'd be fun to have the Holst paired with Jove images.)
As somebody said recently, you could always make your own video with the soundtrack of your choice!
Yes, which I have done on more than one occasion!
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Re: APOD: Huygens: Titan Descent Movie (2013 Jan 21)

Post by HikingMike » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:15 pm

I noticed that the altitude was changing by a kilometer every couple seconds but the speed was just 38km/h. What gives?

For example, at 2:48, it dropped 1km altitude every 2 seconds. However the speed shows 20km/h. :?:

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Re: APOD: Huygens: Titan Descent Movie (2013 Jan 21)

Post by geckzilla » Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:51 pm

HikingMike wrote:I noticed that the altitude was changing by a kilometer every couple seconds but the speed was just 38km/h. What gives?

For example, at 2:48, it dropped 1km altitude every 2 seconds. However the speed shows 20km/h. :?:
The clock doesn't indicate the seconds. It's HH:MM
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Re: APOD: Huygens: Titan Descent Movie (2013 Jan 21)

Post by neufer » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:32 pm

Anthony Barreiro wrote:
I thought the first movement of Beethoven's fourth piano concerto was an excellent choice!

When we have video of Jupiter from the Juno probe,
the accompaniment should be Beethoven's fifth piano concerto,

(O stern spirit of grammar, in composing this message
I have carefully avoiding using any apostrophes!)
  • Oh, brother :!:
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Re: APOD: Huygens: Titan Descent Movie (2013 Jan 21)

Post by Anthony Barreiro » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:52 pm

owlice wrote:
Chris Peterson wrote:But it's so... astrological!
HA! It's just music; good music at that!

(As is the LvB 5th PC; I love the work. But it'd be fun to have the Holst paired with Jove images.)
As somebody said recently, you could always make your own video with the soundtrack of your choice!
Yes, which I have done on more than one occasion!
Thanks for the link and the videos! You walk your talk.
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Re: APOD: Huygens: Titan Descent Movie (2013 Jan 21)

Post by Beyond » Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:12 am

Anthony Barreiro wrote:
owlice wrote:
Chris Peterson wrote:But it's so... astrological!
HA! It's just music; good music at that!

(As is the LvB 5th PC; I love the work. But it'd be fun to have the Holst paired with Jove images.)
As somebody said recently, you could always make your own video with the soundtrack of your choice!
Yes, which I have done on more than one occasion!
Thanks for the link and the videos! You walk your talk.
Actually, Anthony, she peddals or flies. She doesn't have time to just "walk". :lol2:
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Re: APOD: Huygens: Titan Descent Movie (2013 Jan 21)

Post by owlice » Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:12 am

And every once in a great while, I sing my talk. Hoooooot hooooooot! :owl:
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Re: APOD: Huygens: Titan Descent Movie (2013 Jan 21)

Post by Anthony Barreiro » Wed Jan 23, 2013 6:35 pm

neufer wrote:
Anthony Barreiro wrote:
I thought the first movement of Beethoven's fourth piano concerto was an excellent choice!

When we have video of Jupiter from the Juno probe,
the accompaniment should be Beethoven's fifth piano concerto,

(O stern spirit of grammar, in composing this message
I have carefully avoiding using any apostrophes!)
  • Oh, brother :!:
:oops: Obviously I was not in possession of my possessives.
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Re: APOD: Huygens: Titan Descent Movie (2013 Jan 21)

Post by Beyond » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:52 pm

Anthony Barreiro wrote:
neufer wrote:
Anthony Barreiro wrote:
I thought the first movement of Beethoven's fourth piano concerto was an excellent choice!

When we have video of Jupiter from the Juno probe,
the accompaniment should be Beethoven's fifth piano concerto,

(O stern spirit of grammar, in composing this message
I have carefully avoiding using any apostrophes!)
  • Oh, brother :!:
:oops: Obviously I was not in possession of my possessives.
Anthony, you don't have to be apostrophetic about not being in possession of your possessives, after all, who really is :?:
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Re: APOD: Huygens: Titan Descent Movie (2013 Jan 21)

Post by neufer » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:40 pm

Beyond wrote:
Anthony Barreiro wrote:
:oops: Obviously I was not in possession of my possessives.
Anthony, you don't have to be apostrophetic about not being in possession of your possessives, after all, who really is :?:
Anthony's apoplectic not apostrophetic.
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<<Apoplexy (from Greek apoplēxia (ἀποπληξία) meaning "a striking away") is bleeding within internal organs and the accompanying symptoms. From the late 14th to the late 19th century, apoplexy referred to any sudden death that began with a sudden loss of consciousness, especially one in which the victim died within a matter of seconds after losing consciousness. The word apoplexy may have been used to refer to the symptom of sudden loss of consciousness immediately preceding death and not a verified disease process. Sudden cardiac deaths, ruptured cerebral aneurysms, certain ruptured aortic aneurysms, and even heart attacks may have been referred to as apoplexy in the past.>>
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Re: APOD: Huygens: Titan Descent Movie (2013 Jan 21)

Post by Anthony Barreiro » Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:54 pm

neufer wrote:
Beyond wrote:
Anthony Barreiro wrote:
:oops: Obviously I was not in possession of my possessives.
Anthony, you don't have to be apostrophetic about not being in possession of your possessives, after all, who really is :?:
Anthony's apoplectic not apostrophetic.
No, merely abashed and apologetic.
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