APOD: Soyuz vs Supermoon (2016 Nov 17)

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APOD: Soyuz vs Supermoon (2016 Nov 17)

Post by APOD Robot » Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:15 am

Image Soyuz vs Supermoon

Explanation: Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, and able to leap tall buildings in a single bound, this Soyuz rocket stands on the launch pad at Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on November 14. Beyond it rises a supermoon, but fame for exceptional feats of speed, strength, and agility is not the reason November's Full Moon was given this popular name. Instead, whenever a Full Moon shines near perigee, the closest point in its elliptical orbit around Earth, it appears larger and brighter than other more distant Full Moons, and so a supermoon is born. In fact, November's supermoon was the second of three consecutive supermoons in 2016. It was also the closest and most superest Full Moon since 1948. Meanwhile, the mild mannered Soyuz rocket is scheduled to launch its Expedition 50/51 crew to the International Space Station today, November 17.

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Re: APOD: Soyuz vs Supermoon (2016 Nov 17)

Post by heehaw » Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:51 am

Fascinating, the trajectory of Earthfolks' space program. Sputnik 1957! Soyus today! (Oh, yes, and inbetween, some other activity!)

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Re: APOD: Soyuz vs Supermoon (2016 Nov 17)

Post by neufer » Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:03 pm

You went down the lowest lane in using 'superest'; such tendencies should be suppressed.
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Re: APOD: Soyuz vs Supermoon (2016 Nov 17)

Post by JustAsking » Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:34 pm

This is a great picture, but according to Spaceflight Now, this rocket was rolled out to the pad on November 15. So, how was the picture taken on November 14th?

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Re: APOD: Soyuz vs Supermoon (2016 Nov 17)

Post by Ann » Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:49 pm

neufer wrote:You went down the lowest lane in using 'superest'; such tendencies should be suppressed.
You went down the Lois Lane?
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Having been a Superman fan in my youth, I can't resist... 8-)





(Searching for these images, I also came across a picture where Superman was doing a real moon... but I won't post it here.) :oops:

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Re: APOD: Soyuz vs Supermoon (2016 Nov 17)

Post by Chris Peterson » Thu Nov 17, 2016 3:15 pm

neufer wrote:You went down the lowest lane in using 'superest'; such tendencies should be suppressed.
Not just "superest"; "most superest"! English is, without doubt, the most richest language.
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Post by Fred the Cat » Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:36 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
neufer wrote:You went down the lowest lane in using 'superest'; such tendencies should be suppressed.
Not just "superest"; "most superest"! English is, without doubt, the most richest language.
Ann might disagree. :ssmile:
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Re: APOD: Soyuz vs Supermoon (2016 Nov 17)

Post by Chris Peterson » Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:41 pm

Fred the Cat wrote:
Chris Peterson wrote:
neufer wrote:You went down the lowest lane in using 'superest'; such tendencies should be suppressed.
Not just "superest"; "most superest"! English is, without doubt, the most richest language.
Ann might disagree. :ssmile:
Nope. Still going with English, which you can also compound indefinitely, and which has a much larger native vocabulary, as well as a more flexible grammar.
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Re: APOD: Soyuz vs Supermoon (2016 Nov 17)

Post by Guest » Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:50 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
neufer wrote:You went down the lowest lane in using 'superest'; such tendencies should be suppressed.
Not just "superest"; "most superest"! English is, without doubt, the most richest language.
Interesting language discussion. For me, I'm just glad I was able to see the superest moon in clear skies, when the moon was manifesting all of its superrocity (superracity?) (superricity?). Well, it was big.

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Re: APOD: Soyuz vs Supermoon (2016 Nov 17)

Post by MarkBour » Thu Nov 17, 2016 6:20 pm

Pareidolia, anyone?
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At first look at this image, I thought that in Russia, the poor astronauts had to climb the rocket to get aboard.

Then I realized this astronaut-like shape was bigger than a normal human, so that could have been a superman.

Finally, I realized it was probably just some fuel line attachment, or some such thing.
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Re: APOD: Soyuz vs Supermoon (2016 Nov 17)

Post by Tekija » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:34 pm

MarkBour wrote:Pareidolia, anyone?
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At first look at this image, I thought that in Russia, the poor astronauts had to climb the rocket to get aboard.

Then I realized this astronaut-like shape was bigger than a normal human, so that could have been a superman.

Finally, I realized it was probably just some fuel line attachment, or some such thing.
And its shadow on the rocket looks like a skeleton.

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Post by Boomer12k » Thu Nov 17, 2016 8:59 pm

Great image...

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Post by Boomer12k » Thu Nov 17, 2016 9:02 pm

Chris Peterson wrote:
Fred the Cat wrote:
Chris Peterson wrote: Not just "superest"; "most superest"! English is, without doubt, the most richest language.
Ann might disagree. :ssmile:
Nope. Still going with English, which you can also compound indefinitely, and which has a much larger native vocabulary, as well as a more flexible grammar.
"Fun", "Funner", "Funner'est"....but then we were kids when we made that up....

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Re: APOD: Soyuz vs Supermoon (2016 Nov 17)

Post by ta152h0 » Thu Nov 17, 2016 10:11 pm

The Apollo 11 rocket pre launch photo with the Moon in the background is the image I remember best
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Re: APOD: Soyuz vs Supermoon (2016 Nov 17)

Post by Ann » Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:16 am

Fred the Cat wrote:
Chris Peterson wrote:
neufer wrote:You went down the lowest lane in using 'superest'; such tendencies should be suppressed.
Not just "superest"; "most superest"! English is, without doubt, the most richest language.
Ann might disagree. :ssmile:
But of course!

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