APOD: Humanity Explores the Solar System (2013 Apr 30)

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APOD: Humanity Explores the Solar System (2013 Apr 30)

Post by APOD Robot » Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:07 am

Image Humanity Explores the Solar System

Explanation: What spacecraft is humanity currently using to explore our Solar System? Presently, every inner planet has at least one robotic explorer, while several others are monitoring our Sun, some are mapping Earth's Moon, a few are chasing asteroids and comets, one is orbiting Saturn, and several are even heading out into deep space. The above illustration gives more details, with the inner Solar System depicted on the upper right and the outer Solar System on the lower left. Given the present armada, our current epoch might become known as the time when humanity first probed its own star system. Sometimes widely separated spacecraft act together as an InterPlanetary Network to determine the direction of distant explosions by noting when each probe detects high energy photons. Future spacecraft milestones, as indicated along the bottom of the graphic, include Dawn reaching Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt, and New Horizons reaching Pluto, both in 2015.

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Re: APOD: Humanity Explores the Solar System (2013 Apr 30)

Post by abhagwat » Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:29 am

Excellent! Loved it!! Thanks APOD.

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Post by Beyond » Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:31 am

Gads! Datsa lotta stuff :!: :yes:
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Post by Moonlady » Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:33 am

Very good :thumb_up:

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Post by ajhauger » Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:11 pm

Imagine adding all the space observation platforms too, like Hubble, Chandra, Spitzer, etc. Talk about alot of stuff!

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Post by neufer » Tue Apr 30, 2013 2:40 pm

[c]umanityHay Exploresyay ethay olarSay ystemSay[/c]
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Re: APOD: Humanity Explores the Solar System (2013 Apr 30)

Post by PluTonyM » Tue Apr 30, 2013 3:53 pm

Nice depiction and poster; one typo, "Venus Expess"

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Post by Boomer12k » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:44 pm

Yes....Humanity explores the Solar System....in the name of science, in the search for truth, and facts, and data about the universe around us....and in the process pollutes it.
Currently 19.000 objects larger than 5cm are tracked, and 300,000 pieces smaller than 1cm. And this is just Earth orbit. In the future it is likely to get more, and worse, and start interfering with missions. I remember the Star Trek Episode about how warping in space was actually WEARING SPACE OUT...a type of travel pollution, so to speak. So, in the future, space travel would be more limited...
I am reminded of "Jurassic Park"..."just because you Can do something...SHOULD you do something?"
Every Scientist should watch "Gamera Vs Zigra"..."Scientists should be trying to SOLVE EARTH'S POLLUTION PROBLEMS"...ruffly translated...
Well...maybe someday in the far flung future, when we are REALLY OUT THERE on a permanent basis, Garbage Scow Space Trucks, will gather up the debris and what can be salvaged will be recycled, and anything that can not be used, gets incinerated on the way to the Sun. YES, Friends there IS HOPE that mankind will do the right thing in the future!!!!! Oh, yeah...we are mankind....hmmm...going to take an act of the world congress, and someone to enforce the laws, and a Garbage committee to discuss which size of objects to collect, and of course the United States will get the biggest share of the blame, and cost, etc.....hmmmmm....OH WELL...NOT OUR PROBLEM, RIGHT????? That is one for the next millennium...by then it will be a monumental task, cost trillions, but will create jobs!!! Soooo,...Stay in school, and study SCIENCE!!!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_debris

Nice depiction of the missions going on, past and present...interesting way of using "inserts", and these missions HAVE taught us a lot about the solar system and beyond.
And maybe it will all work out...if we all just work together....HMMMPH!!! (Nodding my head with determination)...

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Post by Beyond » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:21 pm

neufer wrote:[c]umanityHay Exploresyay ethay olarSay ystemSay[/c]
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Explanationyay: atWhay acecraftspay isyay umanityhay urrentlycay usingyay otay exploreyay ouryay olarSay ystemSay? esentlyPray, everyyay inneryay anetplay ashay atyay eastlay oneyay oboticray exploreryay, ilewhay everalsay othersyay areyay onitoringmay ouryay unSay, omesay areyay appingmay Earthyay'say oonMay, ayay ewfay areyay asingchay asteroidsyay andyay ometscay, oneyay isyay orbitingyay aturnSay, andyay everalsay areyay evenyay eadinghay outyay intoyay eepday acespay. eThay aboveyay illustrationyay ivesgay oremay etailsday, ithway ethay inneryay olarSay ystemSay epictedday onyay ethay upperyay ightray andyay ethay outeryay olarSay ystemSay onyay ethay owerlay eftlay. ivenGay ethay esentpray armadayay, ouryay urrentcay epochyay ightmay ecomebay ownknay asyay ethay imetay enwhay umanityhay irstfay obedpray itsyay ownyay arstay ystemsay. ometimesSay idelyway eparatedsay acecraftspay actyay ogethertay asyay anyay InterPlanetaryyay etworkNay otay etermineday ethay irectionday ofyay istantday explosionsyay ybay otingnay enwhay eachyay obepray etectsday ighhay energyyay otonsphay. utureFay acecraftspay ilestonesmay, asyay indicatedyay alongyay ethay ottombay ofyay ethay aphicgray, includeyay awnDay eachingray eresCay, ethay argestlay objectyay inyay ethay asteroidyay eltbay, andyay ewNay orizonsHay eachingray utoPlay, othbay inyay 2015.
HeTay bustruseAy llusionAy rtificerAy asHay eallyRay utdoneOay imselfHay hisTay imeTay :!: :!: IpHay-ipHay oorahHay :!: :lol2: hisTay aveGay ymay utoAy pellcheckSay itsFay!! :yes: :lol2:
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Post by ta152h0 » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:32 pm

Nothing better than an " assembly drawing " for a complete perspective
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Post by neufer » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:38 pm

Beyond wrote:
HeTay bustruseAy llusionAy rtificerAy asHay eallyRay utdoneOay imselfHay hisTay imeTay :!: :!: IpHay-ipHay oorahHay :!: :lol2: hisTay aveGay ymay utoAy pellcheckSay itsFay!! :yes: :lol2:
"bustruseAy llusionAy rtificerAy" :?:

Youyay eanmay: "Abstruseyay Allusionyay Artificeryay."

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Post by Beyond » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:49 pm

neufer wrote:
Beyond wrote:
HeTay bustruseAy llusionAy rtificerAy asHay eallyRay utdoneOay imselfHay hisTay imeTay :!: :!: IpHay-ipHay oorahHay :!: :lol2: hisTay aveGay ymay utoAy pellcheckSay itsFay!! :yes: :lol2:
"bustruseAy llusionAy rtificerAy" :?:

Youyay eanmay: "Abstruseyay Allusionyay Artificeryay."

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Heck, i have no idea what i mean, not being familiar with this argonJay. But it would seem, that proper(??) names are only messed with at the end, so in that case, i messed up pigging up your Handle, to which i can only say inkOay, which may mean sorry(?) in this dead pig language.
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Post by Anthony Barreiro » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:02 pm

Mr. Frohn even put the planets and the Moon in the right places in their orbits for May 1, 2013. Ellway oneday!
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Post by mjimih » Wed May 01, 2013 2:55 am

Boomer12k wrote:Yes....Humanity explores the Solar System....in the name of science, in the search for truth, and facts, and data about the universe around us....and in the process pollutes it.......
........Well...maybe someday in the far flung future, when we are REALLY OUT THERE on a permanent basis, Garbage Scow Space Trucks, will gather up the debris and what can be salvaged will be recycled, and anything that can not be used, gets incinerated on the way to the Sun. YES, Friends there IS HOPE that mankind will do the right thing in the future!!!!! ...
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