Saturn To Pull Celestial Houdini On August 11

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Shogun, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. Shogun
    Offline

    Shogun Free: Mudholes Stomped

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2007
    Messages:
    30,495
    Thanks Received:
    2,224
    Trophy Points:
    1,043
    Ratings:
    +2,260
    Saturn To Pull Celestial Houdini On August 11

    ScienceDaily (Aug. 10, 2009) — In 1918, magician extraordinaire Harry Houdini created a sensation when he made a 10,000 pound elephant disappear before a mystified audience of over 5,200 at New York's famed Hippodrome theatre. But a vanishing pachyderm is nothing compared to the magnificent illusion to be performed by our solar system's own sixth rock from the sun on Aug. 11. On that day, ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages, the planet Saturn, with no help from either Jupiter or Uranus, will make its 170,000-mile-wide ring system disappear.




    Get your telescopes out and take the kids to see something they won't get to see again until after they learn to drive.
     
  2. elvis
    Offline

    elvis BANNED Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    25,882
    Thanks Received:
    4,303
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +4,303
    How strong a telescope do you need to see Saturn's rings when they ARE visible?
     
  3. L.K.Eder
    Offline

    L.K.Eder unbannable non-troll

    Joined:
    May 29, 2009
    Messages:
    20,297
    Thanks Received:
    3,607
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    theartching thapphireth
    Ratings:
    +6,780
    cool thing, but unfortunately

     
  4. concept
    Offline

    concept Evil Mongering

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2009
    Messages:
    2,040
    Thanks Received:
    340
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Location:
    West Mi
    Ratings:
    +340
    Obviously caused by global warming. Those Satun, SUV-driving fucktards. WHat are thinking?
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  5. L.K.Eder
    Offline

    L.K.Eder unbannable non-troll

    Joined:
    May 29, 2009
    Messages:
    20,297
    Thanks Received:
    3,607
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    theartching thapphireth
    Ratings:
    +6,780
    you can kind of suspect :razz: the oval shape with a "normal" binocular (5x to 8x). the rings you can see with a 30x telescope. probably less.
     
  6. elvis
    Offline

    elvis BANNED Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    25,882
    Thanks Received:
    4,303
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +4,303
    hard to keep the binoculars still. LOL. i have a telescope that is about 16x.
     
  7. L.K.Eder
    Offline

    L.K.Eder unbannable non-troll

    Joined:
    May 29, 2009
    Messages:
    20,297
    Thanks Received:
    3,607
    Trophy Points:
    280
    Location:
    theartching thapphireth
    Ratings:
    +6,780
    you have a 16x telescope and you have not yet tried to see the rings?

    a 5x to 8x and more expensive 10x (probably more by now) binoculars are no problem to hold still.
     

Share This Page