mars arrse

#1
The Red Planet is about to be spectacular!

This month and next, Earth is catching up with Mars in an encounter that will culminate in the closest approach between the two planets in recorded history. The next time Mars may come this close is in 2287.

Mars will look as large as the full moon to the naked eye.
Mars will be easy to spot. At the beginning of August it will rise in the east at 10p.m.and reach its azimuth at about 3 a.m.

By the end of August when the two planets are closest, Mars will rise at nightfall and reach its highest point in the sky at 12:30a.m.

That's pretty convenient to see something that no human being has seen in recorded history. So, mark your calendar at
the beginning of August to see Mars grow progressively brighter and brighter throughout the month.

Share this with your children and grandchildren.

NO ONE ALIVE TODAY WILL EVER SEE THIS AGAIN
 
#3
Rubbish. Utter pointless dullardy. The closest Mars has got in recordable history was 2 years ago, when the distance between Earth and Mars was the closest it has been for 50,000 years.

And for those of you who think I'm dull and geeky, here is a bloke who really knows what the score is.

Doctrine - it's all about truth.
 
#4
So what you are saying is that a rock in space will now be slightly closer well feck me old boots who would have thought that I would live to see such days I wonder if the Queen will give us a half holiday in celebration.
 
#5
Nerd alert! Some one has been watching discovery? People are strange in Cyprus. A guy at work came in claiming he saw a UFO the other night. Same happened with a neighbour a few weeks back. Apparently there are alot of sightings out here. So back to that Mars thing......................................
 
#6
hands up, it was that email, and no i took no steps to check it out, but nerd thats harsh
 
#8
Darth_Doctrinus said:
Doctrine - it's all about truth.
Actually no, its about what is accepted, therefore the truth is an accepted truth not necesserily the truth. I'm not being picky, i'm just trying to make this thread duller than it already is :wink:

Boney
 
#10
I thought the Keo beer was deadly but its the whiskey you have to watch! Then the Zavania, thats the devil's work! Pluto looks closer then ever after a few of them!
 
#11
i,m heading to limassol in three weeks hope i get to see a real ufo, but just in case i don't im taking my missus an unidentifiable fat object
 
#12
boney_m said:
Actually no, its about what is accepted...
(Clears throat - about to look really tragically and utterly sad)

Actually doctrine is what is taught. It is a tautological stretch to assume acceptance - although I agree that your posit is correct vis-a-vis dogma.

Yep - I'll get my coat.....and I'll fetch your as well....the brown duffel isn't it? :D
 
#13
Anya1982 said:
Nerd alert! Some one has been watching discovery? People are strange in Cyprus. A guy at work came in claiming he saw a UFO the other night. Same happened with a neighbour a few weeks back. Apparently there are alot of sightings out here. So back to that Mars thing......................................
You been flashing your glow in the dark nipple ring at night again anya? :D
 
#15
Anya1982 said:
I thought the Keo beer was deadly but its the whiskey you have to watch! Then the Zavania, thats the devil's work! Pluto looks closer then ever after a few of them!
Having drunk all that lot should you not be more concerned about Uranus? :D
 
#16
Right, the 'universe is expanding' according to that well-known four-wheeled space pundit Stephen Hawking. But expanding into what? It couldn't expand if there were no space outside the boundary to accommodate this expansion so what is outside the universe? And please don't say heaven - too easy :)
 
#17
Stained_Eligius said:
Right, the 'universe is expanding' according to that well-known four-wheeled space pundit Stephen Hawking. But expanding into what? It couldn't expand if there were no space outside the boundary to accommodate this expansion so what is outside the universe? And please don't say heaven - too easy :)
There is nothing beyond the physical periphery of the universe, which is why the material elements that define said periphery can continue to expand.
 
#18
mmm, but I could put a deflated party balloon into a large jar, create a vacuum within the jar, inflate the balloon using external pressure and it would expand into the vacuum...
 
#19
I believe there are many universes at any one time - each expanding and contracting within a larger void. When our universe reaches that point at whch its total mass is no longer sufficient to retain its fluid boundary - and collapses in on itself at near light speed - I believe it will compress into a sphere of infinite size and mass until it explodes once again, creating - effectively - a new universe.

The question is - what and where is the space beyond our universe - there must be something as S_E suggests, else the universe wouldn't be able to expand as it would be - by definition - expanding into nothing and woudl itself cease to exist.

Or something.
 
#20
Stained_Eligius said:
mmm, but I could put a deflated party balloon into a large jar, create a vacuum within the jar, inflate the balloon using external pressure and it would expand into the vacuum...
Only if the balloon was sealed, and still contained some residual air, and even then it would only expand as far as the inner wall of the jar.
There is no physical barrier defining the outer limits of the universe, the edge of the universe is defined by the matter furthest from the centre. Beyond the periphery there is nothing, there is also a lot of nothing filling the spaces between the stars, planets, dark matter, quarks et al. The vast majority of the space within the universe contains nothing, exactly the same kind of nothing as without the universe.
 

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