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Giant exoplanets directly observed orbiting Sun-like star


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Anybody care to recap wtf the pentagon is releasing wrt ufo stuff? The govt apparently has vehicle remnants of vehicles that weren’t made on this planet?

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AWvsCBsteeeerike3 wrote:
July 24 20, 3:49 pm
Anybody care to recap wtf the pentagon is releasing wrt ufo stuff? The govt apparently has vehicle remnants of vehicles that weren’t made on this planet?
I had to Google it. Apparently there is a NY Times article. One scientist blabbed about this. It wasn't an official release by the Pentagon. But he claims he's still working on UFO stuff as a contractor to the Pentagon. This Boing Boing article has a snippet of the NY Times article:

https://boingboing.net/2020/07/24/penta ... ufo-f.html
While retired officials involved with the effort — including Harry Reid, the former Senate majority leader — hope the program will seek evidence of vehicles from other worlds, its main focus is on discovering whether another nation, especially any potential adversary, is using breakout aviation technology that could threaten the United States. ...

Eric W. Davis, an astrophysicist who worked as a subcontractor and then a consultant for the Pentagon U.F.O. program since 2007, said that, in some cases, examination of the materials had so far failed to determine their source and led him to conclude, “We couldn’t make it ourselves.”

The constraints on discussing classified programs — and the ambiguity of information cited in unclassified slides from the briefings — have put officials who have studied U.F.O.s in the position of stating their views without presenting any hard evidence.

Mr. Davis, who now works for Aerospace Corporation, a defense contractor, said he gave a classified briefing to a Defense Department agency as recently as March about retrievals from “off-world vehicles not made on this earth.”

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They're back from the ISS, and shared a little bit of their re-entry experience.
'It came alive:' Astronauts recount wild ride home on SpaceX's Crew Dragon

U.S. astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, home two days from a landmark mission as NASA's first crew to fly a privately built vehicle into orbit, recounted on Tuesday the loud, jarring ride they experienced through Earth's atmosphere before a safe landing at sea.

"It came alive," Behnken told reporters of the nearly 12-minute thruster burn. "It doesn't sound like a machine, it sounds like an animal coming through the atmosphere."

As the capsule streaked deeper through the sky, atmospheric friction scorched the protective heat shield of the plunging Crew Dragon to 3,500 Fahrenheit (1,927 Celsius), slowing its rate of descent to 350 mph (563 kph). At that point, the first of two sets of parachutes were deployed, abruptly breaking the capsule's speed further - an interval that felt "very much like getting hit in the back of the chair with a baseball bat," Behnken recalled. "It was a pretty significant jolt," he said.

The second set of chutes gradually slowed the capsule to a gentle 15-mph rate of descent for a splash-down that ended what Hurley called a "flawless" mission.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/came-alive-a ... 33834.html

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Frickin' laser beams!
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The most boring version of Star Wars evar.
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It's like playing "Asteroids"... but with space junk.

Japanese satellite to use laser to rid space of dangerous debris

A Japanese company has announced plans to de-clutter space with a satellite armed with a high-powered laser.

Several proposals have previously been put forward to remedy the problem of an estimated 900,000 shards of debris measuring slightly less than 3 inches in length orbiting the planet and posing a hazard to satellites and even the International Space Station.

The plan by Sky Perfect JSAT Corp., a satellite communications company, is the first to suggest using a laser to rid our skies of junk, with the Tokyo-based firm confident that it will be able to launch its first commercial debris-destroying vehicle in 2026.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/japanese-sat ... 40294.html

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The record-breaking asteroid 2020 QG won't soon forget its run-in with Earth.

Early Sunday morning (Aug. 16), the car-sized 2020 QG zoomed just 1,830 miles (2,950 kilometers) above the Indian Ocean, making the closest known flyby by an asteroid that didn't end up slamming into our planet.

Though 2020 QG survived the encounter, its path through space was altered significantly, scientists said.

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mikechamp wrote:
August 10 20, 12:00 pm
Frickin' laser beams!
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The most boring version of Star Wars evar.
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It's like playing "Asteroids"... but with space junk.

Japanese satellite to use laser to rid space of dangerous debris

A Japanese company has announced plans to de-clutter space with a satellite armed with a high-powered laser.

Several proposals have previously been put forward to remedy the problem of an estimated 900,000 shards of debris measuring slightly less than 3 inches in length orbiting the planet and posing a hazard to satellites and even the International Space Station.

The plan by Sky Perfect JSAT Corp., a satellite communications company, is the first to suggest using a laser to rid our skies of junk, with the Tokyo-based firm confident that it will be able to launch its first commercial debris-destroying vehicle in 2026.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/japanese-sat ... 40294.html
Now if we could just find a way to pick up the trash outside of WalMarts.

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AWvsCBsteeeerike3 wrote:
July 24 20, 3:49 pm
Anybody care to recap wtf the pentagon is releasing wrt ufo stuff? The govt apparently has vehicle remnants of vehicles that weren’t made on this planet?
Probably Deloreans.

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