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subego
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Mar 25, 2018, 02:12 PM
 


Aren’t paint chips in space, bad?

     
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Mar 25, 2018, 08:43 PM
 
They would be yes. Its odd that that appears to be anodised red under the white paint. I wonder it would be unless its to show up the paint chips.
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Mar 26, 2018, 05:27 AM
 
It looks like that’s the photo-op suit, and somebody wanted it painted white at some point for a shoot.
     
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Mar 26, 2018, 10:43 AM
 
Maybe they were going for that "working hard in space" look
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Mar 26, 2018, 11:13 AM
 
Originally Posted by Doc HM View Post
Maybe they were going for that "working hard in space" look
Or, maybe the "Soviet surplus" look?
     
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Mar 26, 2018, 04:50 PM
 
Any of the space suits that flew with the shuttle are museum bound I bet. This is probably one they use for drilling getting in and out.
     
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Mar 29, 2018, 07:23 PM
 
She's wearing a regular tee shirt underneath. Which says it's a photo-op suit and not anything to be used seriously.

I don't get the "worn look" in so many things... (I'm not going to pay EXTRA for pants that look like I have just been dragged by a truck a la "Indiana Jones".) Stuff that's supposed to be pristine because it needs to be able to save your butt out in the vacuum of space FROM the vacuum of space should NOT look like it's the coveralls people wear on oil exploration rigs.

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Apr 4, 2018, 10:53 PM
 
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I'll start this off. Why do I almost always see Dodge Rams pulling very heavy loads, such as 4 cars on a trailer? I almost never see Ford or Chevy trucks doing the same.
Back in the US for two weeks and in that time frame, I have seen 2 (Dodge) Rams 2500 pulling 3 cars on a trailer, 1 pulling a stable thing with a horse (or more), 1 pulling 2 Dodge Sprinter Vans on a trailer, and today saw 1 pulling 4 cars on a trailer. In the same time frame, I saw nothing even remotely the same from Ford, Chevy, GMC, Toyota, or Nissan.
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Apr 19, 2018, 02:39 AM
 
Agents of Shield. S5. I'm up to episode 8 here so no spoilers.

This is the title screen for S5, it shows the earth destroyed, and one section of the surface floating in space.


That surface still has clouds and an atmosphere though, and part of the story is that people are still alive on earth. Now, I'm not Neil DreGrasse Tyson when it comes to space science stuff, but a piece of a planet's surface still having atmosphere and gravity isn't how that stuff works, is it? Wouldn't everything be gone and the surface be a rock?
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Apr 19, 2018, 09:08 AM
 
Presumably it would have a lot less gravity than at the surface of the Moon.
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Apr 19, 2018, 10:17 AM
 
Originally Posted by ajprice View Post
That surface still has clouds and an atmosphere though, and part of the story is that people are still alive on earth. Now, I'm not Neil DreGrasse Tyson when it comes to space science stuff, but a piece of a planet's surface still having atmosphere and gravity isn't how that stuff works, is it? Wouldn't everything be gone and the surface be a rock?
Not so much gravity but inputting enough energy into the planet to fracture it would inevitably boil off everything from the surface, water, air, the top few miles of rock. With big chunks the mass would remain so I think that the planet would reassemble itself in relatively short order (in the order of a couple of hundred years I seem to remember) but would be a glowing ball of sterile slag for a lot longer than that.
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Apr 19, 2018, 11:36 AM
 
Something interesting happened? Does this mean I have to finish slogging through season 4?
     
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Apr 19, 2018, 01:31 PM
 
Assassination Classroom attempted realism, and did it to the Moon instead.

     
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Apr 19, 2018, 02:05 PM
 
Doctor who made the moon a giant spacedragon egg.

     
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Apr 19, 2018, 06:01 PM
 
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Doctor who made the moon a giant spacedragon egg.

yes but to be fair that was a crap episode. Not as crap as the stupid forrest one though.
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Apr 20, 2018, 10:05 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
Fun fact, her spacesuit (I think it's the real one?) is on display at the local science center. We got to see it and a replica Mars rover last week.
     
 
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