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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 1:26 am 
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Largest Early World Map - Monte's 10 ft. Planisphere of 1587

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https://www.instagram.com/p/BdPSG-TlvqJ/

This is a cool video, the expansion of US towns and cities over 4 centuries.


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Yellow dots are asteroids. Arrows are comets. Map as of April 1st, 2016, of everything in the JPL system.


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Yellow dots are asteroids. Arrows are comets. Map as of April 1st, 2016, of everything in the JPL system.

For those cleverer thanme, why are the asteroids and planets on the same plan? What prevents an asteroid or planet orbitting the sun at 90 degrees to another? Is it the gravitational pull of the other bodies?


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:02 pm 
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why are the asteroids and planets on the same plan? What prevents an asteroid or planet orbitting the sun at 90 degrees to another? Is it the gravitational pull of the other bodies?

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:27 pm 
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I know there is practically zero chance of it ever happening (obviously hasnt happened in the x-billion years the solar system has been around), but I hope in the future someone captures on video the moment Neptune and Pluto collide. That would be epic :thumbup:


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I know there is practically zero chance of it ever happening (obviously hasnt happened in the x-billion years the solar system has been around), but I hope in the future someone captures on video the moment Neptune and Pluto collide. That would be epic :thumbup:


Pluto orbits on a funny plane compared to all the other planets so I don't think it's possible for them to collide.


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Farva wrote:
For those cleverer thanme, why are the asteroids and planets on the same plan? What prevents an asteroid or planet orbitting the sun at 90 degrees to another? Is it the gravitational pull of the other bodies?


Think asteroids formed from material ejected from the Sun as it formed, same as the planets. That material was thrown out in the plane of the ecliptic, basically in line with the equator of the Sun's rotation.
Comets are extrasolar bodies that were trapped by the Sun's gravity well. Hence, they can have orbits in any direction.

Also, I'd imagine that the gas giants hoover up lots of bodies and pull them roughly into the ecliptic, even if they didn't start there.


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Jayz you are such a nerd

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:49 pm 
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Jim Lahey wrote:
I know there is practically zero chance of it ever happening (obviously hasnt happened in the x-billion years the solar system has been around), but I hope in the future someone captures on video the moment Neptune and Pluto collide. That would be epic :thumbup:


Pluto orbits on a funny plane compared to all the other planets so I don't think it's possible for them to collide.


What he said.

Think the only collisions of solar system bodies that have been directly observed are comets or asteroids running into Jupiter. (Go to Shoemaker-Levy 9 on Wikipedia.)


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:48 pm 
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https://www.google.ie/amp/bigthink.com/ ... reland.amp

Since I moved to Ireland all the in laws and the bakers I know (worked in a bakery for a few months) have been slagging me for how I say scone (to rhyme with gone, which is the correct way!) I always countered with the fact that scone (to rhyme with bone) is the posh way.

At Nye dinner I was told that the queen says it my way therefore that's the posh way.

Turns out everyone is right. (Apart from those who think my way is the posh way)

Love that this map that shows regional and national variation in how a word is pronounced.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2018 11:32 pm 
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Detail from this 9', 430yo map:
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:31 am 
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total seasonal snowfall in the continental US for 2017–2018 so far, shown as a relief map:


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It's Green Oop North?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:16 am 
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Nolanator wrote:
Farva wrote:
For those cleverer thanme, why are the asteroids and planets on the same plan? What prevents an asteroid or planet orbitting the sun at 90 degrees to another? Is it the gravitational pull of the other bodies?


Think asteroids formed from material ejected from the Sun as it formed, same as the planets. That material was thrown out in the plane of the ecliptic, basically in line with the equator of the Sun's rotation.


That's not right:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protoplanetary_disk

It's just accretion discs forming and the remnants of those form the planets...that's why they are all in the same plane.


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:lol:

Flat Earth Society incoming.


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 19, 2018 6:30 pm 
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1931?


He's a 50-something idiot trying to channel a teenaged Reddit troll.


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Flat Earth Society incoming.


Not just that. Also that they think planes have to navigate around land masses...


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Yellow dots are asteroids. Arrows are comets. Map as of April 1st, 2016, of everything in the JPL system.


Pluto. Not a planet :thumbup:


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:lol: Very Good


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This is quite interesting - it's a heat map generated from fitness trackers - so you can find popular jogging spots of cycle routes. Some people have found military bases in the middle east from all the rectangular heat spots.

https://labs.strava.com/heatmap/#10.10/-0.13055/51.38077/hot/all


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What's in that region of western Scotland that the maker of those maps clearly doesn't like? :lol: Is that Glasgow?


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This is quite interesting - it's a heat map generated from fitness trackers - so you can find popular jogging spots of cycle routes. Some people have found military bases in the middle east from all the rectangular heat spots.

https://labs.strava.com/heatmap/#10.10/-0.13055/51.38077/hot/all


Not just that, popular routes outside of the military bases have been identified; possibly increasing the risk of personnel being ambushed while defenceless. Apparently you can disable your data from being added to the global heat map, so all military users have been instructed to do so.


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What's in that region of western Scotland that the maker of those maps clearly doesn't like? :lol: Is that Glasgow?


Yes, that's Glasgow and the Buckfast Triangle of dreary left-behind post-industrial towns in the Clyde valley.


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The Midlands gets a poorly understood hammering here

Inbred chavs needs to be extended south for example


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This video shows the borders and populations of each country in Europe, for every year since 400 BC. Vassal states and colonies are not included in the count of a country's population." What a mess! One thing I learned is how sparsely-populated Britain was in the Roman age.


https://boingboing.net/2018/01/30/europ ... latio.html


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