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Old 11-07-2011, 02:38 PM   #561
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Old 11-07-2011, 02:42 PM   #562
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Old 11-07-2011, 02:50 PM   #563
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Old 11-07-2011, 02:56 PM   #564
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Old 11-07-2011, 03:04 PM   #565
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I thought they were wanting to find virtual particles. Hasn't Hawking radiation already been observed?
Isn't hawking radiation virtual particles where their counterpart gets annihilated so that the other half radiates out?
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Old 11-07-2011, 03:16 PM   #566
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Yes, but I was under the impression we have already observed it Maybe not. I know we have observed radiation "beams" spitting out the poles of black holes, but I'll have to double check on the Hawking radiation. Granted, ripping spacetime would be pretty great in and of itself, but again, I'm under the impression that we have all but proved the existence of virtual particles via observation of zero-point/vacuum energy.

edit: It has been observed in a lab simulating the event horizon but not out in the field, so to speak.
http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog...-says-yes.html
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Definitely not. Installous > *
I just grabbed my friends iphone and looked for it. If it was free I would have had him get it just to try it.
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Didn't see this posted, more black hole stuff
http://lightyears.blogs.cnn.com/2011...sc/?hpt=us_bn1
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Didn't see this posted, more black hole stuff
http://lightyears.blogs.cnn.com/2011...sc/?hpt=us_bn1
Saw that last week, pretty wild stuff. I wish we were able to see the disc at the center of our galaxy.

Aircraft carrier sized asteroid buzzing by earth at 6:30 tonight.
http://news.yahoo.com/big-asteroid-a...234805988.html
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More than 250 years of scientific research papers are free to download starting last month.
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Saw that last week, pretty wild stuff. I wish we were able to see the disc at the center of our galaxy.

Aircraft carrier sized asteroid buzzing by earth at 6:30 tonight.
http://news.yahoo.com/big-asteroid-a...234805988.html
YU55?? is it visible w/o tele??


YU55 to Earth - "Earth this is YU55, requesting a flyby"

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Negative, you need at least a 6" diameter telescope to see it.
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I'm trying to load the JPL site right now to check out their data vs his but it's not loading. I trust NASA over someone on a weather site, but if he is correct we would be in for one hell of a show tonight.
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Very likely. I had the same trouble when Elenin came through
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Negative, you need at least a 6" diameter telescope to see it.
I have access to a telescope... but it's supposed to rain rain tonight. That and the light polution from downtown Chicago is going to kill it

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Its going to be clear here, I have a 6" tele. Anyone know what part of the sky its supposed to be in, and for how long? Cant seem to find that info anywhere
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Its going to be clear here, I have a 6" tele. Anyone know what part of the sky its supposed to be in, and for how long? Cant seem to find that info anywhere
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A skywatcher's guide to 2005 YU55

"You should be able to spot the asteroid with your telescope if it has an aperture of at least 6 to 8 inches," Alan MacRobert of Sky & Telescope magazine said in a statement.

2005 YU55 will move quickly, covering about 70 degrees of sky in just 10 hours or so, according to Sky & Telescope. (Your clenched fist held at arm's length measures about 10 degrees.) It will also be relatively dim, so skywatchers will probably need some help to find the space rock.

But help is out there. The asteroid's coordinates at any given time can be looked up at JPL's Solar System Dynamics website.



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