Posts by Bob DeWoody

1) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Things left behind on the moon (Message 1970349)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
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That was funny.
2) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Planet Hunters Report Record-Breaking Discovery, Search for other habitable planets (Message 1970348)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
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Everything that is theorized about our early solar system is no more than an educated guess. Yes they are based on what is observed today out in the galaxy and some pieces of evidence found here and there, but no proof of most of what is speculated has been found. And a lot of what is currently being guessed is based on earlier guesses.
3) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Would you go? (Message 1970013)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
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My comment was merely a wonderment at how far off topic some threads get. Apparently I too had forgotten that the OP was about going away with ET to some other unknown (to us) world.
4) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Would you go? (Message 1969951)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
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And a very good morning to you Mr Wiggo!

Americans seem to work on the basis of Jewish Tailors as in "Never mind the quality, feel the width". But in terms of size yes, the UK could fit into Texas 3 times, not that it would want to of course. But we have Garden Cities over here

United Kingdom

Garden City, Flintshire, Wales
Garden Suburb, Oldham, Greater Manchester, England
Hampstead Garden Suburb, London, England
Humberstone Garden Suburb, Leicester, England
Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, England, designed by Ebenezer Howard, originator of the Garden City movement
Welwyn Garden City, England, designed by Ebenezer Howard

It is noted that the USA doesn't have any.

------------> Garden City

Then of course we have the world famous Kew Gardens, and The Royal Horticultural Society's garden at Wisley, Surrey. Then we have the Annual RHS Chelsea Flower show with award winning gardens.

Point made young man? :-))

And we are seriously off topic here as well!

There are numerous communities in the USA with the name Garden City. What that has to do with whether I would volunteer to go to Mars I have no idea.
5) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Space Exploration News (Message 1967344)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
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I watched the TV coverage live. Another great job by the team at JPL.
6) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Don't know where it should go? Stick it here. (Message 1967333)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
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While watching programming on Mars I hear a statement about the variable tilt of Mar's axis claiming that "some models" show that Mars has tilted close to 90 degrees. Then they go on to make more claims based on that assumption. I truly wonder how much is really known about Mar's deep past and how much is assumptions based on other assumptions?
7) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Science that doesn't make sense (Message 1967095)
Posted 20 days ago by Profile Bob DeWoody
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https://wtop.com/science/2018/11/dimming-the-sun-the-answer-to-global-warming/

I'm not sure whether I like the idea of putting more chemicals in the atmosphere to counter the effect of those that are already there.
8) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Oumuamua (Message 1965309)
Posted 15 Nov 2018 by Profile Bob DeWoody
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I'm sorry that my comment was interpreted as my having a negative attitude. I think of it as being realistic. I would jump for joy if a true first contact were to be announced to the public. I have participated in this project on and off since it went public so many years ago. At that time I was sure that this project would yield results that proved the existence of ET.
9) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Oumuamua (Message 1965284)
Posted 15 Nov 2018 by Profile Bob DeWoody
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It doesn't make any difference whether it was a probe or vehicle or just a rock. We can't do anything about it now.
10) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Planet Hunters Report Record-Breaking Discovery, Search for other habitable planets (Message 1965283)
Posted 15 Nov 2018 by Profile Bob DeWoody
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What will be extremely painful to some is the discovery of a planet orbiting a star, say 20LY away, and determining that it is virtually identical to earth with or without ET. Someplace to go and no way to get there.
11) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Would you go? (Message 1962897)
Posted 2 Nov 2018 by Profile Bob DeWoody
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At the time it was only 3. Now it is up to 13 individuals that have commented. As always, some threads take time to take off and arouse interest. The original premise was deliberately open ended to see what interest there was.

My conclusion is that people with medical issues would hope to be cured, and some would only go with their partners.

But we all agree what a fantastic journey it could be.

Oh, I'd go regardless of whether they could fix my body.
12) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Planet Hunters Report Record-Breaking Discovery, Search for other habitable planets (Message 1962619)
Posted 31 Oct 2018 by Profile Bob DeWoody
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subspace still has to be proven to exist, no ?

Correct.

subspace
/ˈsʌbspɛɪs/
noun
noun: sub-space

1. Mathematics

A space that is wholly contained in another space, or whose points or elements are all in another space.

2. in science fiction

A hypothetical space–time continuum used for communication at a speed faster than that of light.

The Star Trek universe is of course an imaginary version of the future by scriptwriters for entertainment. But they go to great lengths to make it believable. And who knows, some of it may come true, I don't know and probably neither do you.

But the base fact is unless and until we crack FTL travel & Comms, we ain't going nowhere.

+1
But even so we still have a lot of local space to explore and places we can inhabit.
13) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Do you think ET is here now. or was in the past? (Message 1962616)
Posted 31 Oct 2018 by Profile Bob DeWoody
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If ET was here in the past, even if only once, that would be proof that somehow FTL travel is possible. Unless ET came from Mars, in which case our feeble chemical rockets could have provided the transportation. Of course that possibility requires proof that Mars, not only supported life, it also spawned intelligent life and that life is us.
Of course all of the hard evidence doesn't support the supposition that the earth has had visitors from another place somewhere in space.
14) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Things left behind on the moon (Message 1962529)
Posted 30 Oct 2018 by Profile Bob DeWoody
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Likely neither, given launch and landing costs going forward. Early moon settlers will probably harvest for materials and recycle them.

That would be a shame, given the historical significance of all the equipment left on the moon by the Apollo program. More and more lately I am seeing tidbits of news regarding the increasing estimates of the volume of water contained in moon rocks. It increasingly looks like a moon colony could be self sufficient in basic elements needed for a long term stay.
15) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Dark matter/Dark Energy (Message 1962527)
Posted 30 Oct 2018 by Profile Bob DeWoody
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Astronomers find evidence of dark matter and dark energy. Physicists search for dark matter particles and find none. It looks like the story of blind men describing an elephant. Maybe a basic question lies behind all this. What is reality? This is a problem of quantum theory that is hotly debated.
Tullio

Physicists search with the electromagnetic spectrum for a particle Astronomers say only has a gravitational spectrum. Am I the only one seeing this might be a problem?

Yes I have pondered that too. Maybe what they have detected isn't what they think it is.
16) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Things left behind on the moon (Message 1962450)
Posted 29 Oct 2018 by Profile Bob DeWoody
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As usual, I am at a loss to understand the relevance of Musicplayer's comments to the topic.
17) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Things left behind on the moon (Message 1962340)
Posted 29 Oct 2018 by Profile Bob DeWoody
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So, assuming we revisit the moon, what will the fate of these objects be? Will laws be passed to preserve them in place for their historical significance, and will such laws be enforced. Or will greedy fortune hunters nab them for private collections.
18) Message boards : Science (non-SETI) : Dark matter/Dark Energy (Message 1962339)
Posted 29 Oct 2018 by Profile Bob DeWoody
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If dark matter/energy doesn't exist then a lot of scientists are going to have to go back to the drawing board and their equations to come up with a better explanation of what all the observations really mean.
19) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Planet Hunters Report Record-Breaking Discovery, Search for other habitable planets (Message 1962338)
Posted 29 Oct 2018 by Profile Bob DeWoody
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Other than being nice to know the truth of the matter it doesn't seem to me to make much of a difference to life on earth. Whether there is only one other rocky planet or moon where life exists or a million such places, as long as they are more than just a few light years away we will most likely never get to go there or even make contact with ET if they exist. Although I still hope such a discovery is forthcoming as time passes my doubts about making contact dwindles.
20) Message boards : SETI@home Science : Would you go? (Message 1960715)
Posted 18 Oct 2018 by Profile Bob DeWoody
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The books and TV series "The Expanse" deals with the question "Would You Go" in a slightly different way. It is set a couple of hundred years in the future where man has colonized most of the solar system. When presented with an opportunity to explore and colonize planets around other stars there is no shortage of volunteers to make the one way trip to new worlds.


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