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  1. https://phys.org/news/2018-07-reveals-great-pyramid-giza-focus.html?fbclid=IwAR0NqMZGJadrI9ygXaTiMPM8X9r75exyo-1fEbDr9VZp_fTHx1zZsxpK9Co Some loose internet research portrays phys.org as a credible site. There are some names and organizations listed near the bottom. But it reads like it was written by a middle-schooler and the nature of the article has borderline conspiracy tones to it. Pyramids and energy and what not. I dunno. Anyone have any input?
  2. In other words, nobody is entitled to a mistake? The point could of been communicated far more respectively, especially from a moderator. I wasn't even given a chance to correct myself without getting rained on by snobbery. The point was made quite clearly from Endy's comment and phi's trite commentary was pointless. All you needed to do was wait a little while and I would of clarified. So in actuality he accomplished nothing but satisfying his own warped sense of entitlement. I'm not trying to start a thing here, but I don't believe in keeping silent when the people who are supposed to manage civility need to be managed and neither should anyone. You have no excuse, sir. Self-awareness is a curse but a little can do wonders. Endy's post was more than sufficient, thank you. Also thank you Mordred for handling it the proper way. A keen example on how to build a strong community.
  3. Nor should my thread be crowded with your quips, but here we are......from a moderator no less. Stunning.
  4. In other words, Mordred is psychic? So basically it's so far out hardly any sun light is illuminating it? And it has to be observed to be located in space? i.e. math can't tell us where it is along it's path? Thats the answer I was looking for, thank you. I assumed every one here would know what I was speaking of as it was brought up recently all over magazines and news feeds. http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/20/us/possible-ninth-planet/ http://www.livescience.com/53432-planet-x-may-be-real-evidence-mounting-for-9th-planet-video.html http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/hidden-planet-x-could-orbit-in-outer-solar-system/ and so on and so fourth.
  5. So Planet X is real apparently. Or at least in the same sense as the finding of the chupacabra. Why are we so bad at locating this thing? Why is this happening now instead of a hundred years ago when the math was still there? And will we ever hear the end of it from conspiracy theorists?
  6. I don't know what you mean by that in relation to what I said? Lucas explained the force by creating microscopic lifeforms within cells that allow the user to manipulate the force. I prefer that explanation over "they just can". Eels generate electricity through cells. This is a somewhat decent place to start. I'm looking for more perspective though.
  7. For the fun of it I've been trying to conjure a way something like dragonballz and/or magic might work, from a scientific perspective. I invite you to help me hammer this out. In dragonballz a single energy force "ki" allows a person to manipulate matter in all kinds of ways. So lets explore how this might happen and what kind of science we'd have to make up to allow it to happen.... So, first the scenario: Human beings carry with them latent energy that can be summoned in a myriad of ways to perform supernatural feats such as......creating plasma, fire, water, wind, magnetism, elements and other manipulations of matter. So here's the questions we need to answer: 1. How is this invisible energy force stored in or around the body? 2. How can we work out a single number (like a power level) that gives us the necessary energy level to perform tasks. i.e. how much fire could you shoot out of your hand and if you only have enough power to create 10 gallons of water? (joules or newtons I assume) 3. What regulates how much of this energy you have and how long it takes to regenerate it? And also how you could acquire more. Does anybody have any thoughts on this? At the very least we know that everything is made of energy and the same kind of fundemental particles. So we can at the very least argue that under ideal conditions we can take energy and turn it into whatever we want. In real life, we need dramatic events like the big bang, supernova and star fusion to create elements. Making molecules in a lab ain't so tough though. How would you do it by will? What do you think would be the most generous way to explain this fictional process if a sorcerer were shooting water or fire out of his hands or fabricating metals out of thin air?
  8. I've got a couple simple questions on the matter that aren't turning up in searches. 1. Is the heliosphere visible? If you are leaving the solar system do you see it coming? If I were far enough away from the sun would I see the heliosphere bubble around it? 2. If I was EVA traveling through the heliopause, would I feel any force or anything as I pass through it? 3. If I understand correctly, the particles in the solar wind basically "pause" at the heliopause and create an equal force barrier with the outside medium. So, do particles keep building up at this point? Would that not create a cloud? 4. Going off of question 3, would that cloud be the oort cloud? And is the oort cloud apart of the heliosphere and/or in it? Or are they seperate phenomena? 5. Is the kuiper belt a part of the oort cloud? 6. The heliopause is considered the boundry of the solar system but is it really the last neighborhood for celestial objects before the great emptiness between stars? Thanks guys!
  9. Great break down Janus! I understand it now. This makes Kerbal Space Program a lot easier to understand. So if I escape Earth's influence, I am still orbiting the sun. So I'm floating through space like a jackass being carried around the sun at 18.6m/s or something like that form 93 million miles away. From around there I see on wikipedia that my escape velocity for the solar system is 26m/s. So i'm going around at 18.6m/s but I'm going away from the sun at 0m/s. So lets say I steal Sandra Bullock's trusty fire extinguisher and point it at the sun and fire it. I get up to a speed of say 50ft/s going away from the sun (whats the term for moving away from the sun/an object?). 1.When does the sun stop me? 2. If I had a big enough extinguisher tank could I use it to leave the solar system at a crawling pace since there is no drag in space? 3. If I hold on to a rocket in space, I never stop accelerating until I run out of fuel right? So, Is getting up to speeds of a million miles per hour doable in theory if we just piggy back rockets one at a time that were already placed in space? Thanks guys. You rock!!!!
  10. I'm still kinda confused. The hook is using energy to keep the guitar from falling isn't it? Or at least the wall or glue that's keeping the hook from falling? If it were a person, we'd be using energy to hold it up or our arm would fall no? Doesn't the same go for an object preventing another object from moving? Like if I were pushing on somebody to keep them from moving forward or even just a wall that I'm leaning on? Why is there no way to harness this in any fashion?
  11. Thanks for all the answers guys! I am wondering why you can't orbit below a certain point? Also, what determines how far something can go before it starts coming down? Baseball pitches stay level until they get to the batter. Bullets stay at a steady height for a good distance. So if I shot a bullet at 1,000,000MPH would it make it around the earth without dipping into the ground? (assuming nothing is in the way of course)
  12. I don't seem to understand this no matter how many explanations I look at online. I've heard different numbers over the years as to how fast you need to get into space. So I think I have it right now. It's 18,000mph to get into low earth orbit, and 25,000mph to break free of earth's pull entirely. I don't understand how these numbers are useful however. So i have many questions are: 1. If I could design a rocket with adequate fuel that maintained an upward speed of 1mph, it would just keep going would it not? And if so, how far away from earth do I need to maintain a 1mph thrust until I can shut off the engine and not get pulled back to earth? 2. As I understand it, while we are moving away from the earth, we are still going around the sun. So once we escape earth's orbit, we are still stuck going around the sun yes? Or does the sun start pulling us in when we are far enough away from earth? 3. It took 8+ minutes for the shuttle to accelerate to 18,000mph. Is the time in which we reach 18,000mph of any particular importance if we remove fuel limitations from the equation? 4. If I fired a shell from a cannon straight up, and it accelerated to 18,000mph almost immediately, like a few seconds after it fired, does it automatically get into space regardless if it slowed down below 18,000mph while still in the atmosphere? In other words, does an object only need to reach that speed once at any given time along it's path? 5. I assume space rockets tilt into an angle during launch so they can start working their way into the angle they need to get into orbit. Is it one gradual process or do they do more angling and thrusting once they are in space to settle into an orbit. 6. Why does the ISS have to keep adjusting it's course but the moon doesn't? And does adding weight modules or cargo to the station slow it down? 7. What is the margin of adjustment you can make in your orbit and not fall out of orbit? My assumption is if I was in a steady orbit, then left my ship, I would stay in orbit, at least for a long while. So If I chucked a screwdriver (made of tungsten) at the earth from the space station, would it keep going until it hit? 8. Can the earth fall out of orbit if we remove too much material from it? Thanks guys!
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