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    We should see the degradation of the materials that the car is made from pretty soon huh? I mean, it gets pretty cold in space, not to mention the fierce radiation, right? If you look at traditional space craft, they have all sorts of shielding, gold foil, etc, etc, to protect from these extreme temperatures.

    The tyres on the car look pretty standard, as does the car, especially the interior......... Unless, unless the wiley old fox, Musk, has had this Tesla car made with super-duper materials that can survive the harsh environment of space without degrading.

    Yeah, that must be it.

    Right?

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    Move to 41 min in and go full screen


    one can see the moving dot center screen just above the cursor +, but take some time, there are other "dots" moving similar directions across the image, loop and take a look..

    the image comparative function no doubt is what is used to find incoming asteroids too, or other objects moving..

    i can only imagine the complexity involved in plotting over time trajectories of those objects..
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    I'm hoping that the question of the reality of 'space' will be answered by this Tesla Roadster.

    Either, it will degrade pretty rapidly, proving what we have been told for decades by our national agencies and government scientists, that space is a harsh, harsh, place to be, and a very dangerous place for Human beings to be.

    Or, it isn't. If that car was Elon Musk's personal Roadster, as we have been told, and made of materials not designed for deep space, and does not degrade in any way, then what we have been told about the environment of space won't be true.

    And if that turns out to be true......

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    Quote Posted by TigaHawk (here)
    Where are all the star's?
    You may want to study the topic of exposure in photography.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/space/comme...aken_in_space/
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    You can track the progress of Starman and the roadster here:

    http://www.whereisroadster.com/index.html

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    “We estimate the probability of a collision with Earth and Venus over the next one million years to be six per cent and 2.5 per cent respectively,” the authors write in the paper published yesterday on the arXiv physics preprint server.

    The car is now in an elliptical orbit that will take it further than Mars, 160 million miles from the sun, according to The Verge.

    Study author Hanno Rein told CBSNews that seeing the object’s data on the JPL database got them excited. They ran a number of models with different initial conditions—it’s hard to model something so many years out because of how many other gravitational factors there are. Instead, they have to do things statistically and get results as percentages. The car’s next close encounter with Earth will be in 2091.

    To be clear, this means that it’s very, very unlikely the car will hit the Earth. But obviously a human-induced nonzero percentage of any collision is a little unsettling, even over time periods longer than it will take to nuke ourselves.

    As it is a paper on the arXiv, it’s worth taking this paper with a grain of salt since it hasn’t been peer reviewed—we’ve also reached out to a few other astronomers. Caltech Planetary Astrophysicist Konstantin Batygin told us: “Yes, this modelling is as precise as you can get with these types of problems. You have orbital predictability for a while, but eventually, chaotic diffusion inevitably ensues. Of course, a 6% chance that within the next million years a Tesla might fall from the sky is not what you should stay up at night worrying about. Still, it’s cool calculation.”

    SpaceX did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

    http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2018/02/the...-well-take-it/

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    We should see the degradation of the materials that the car is made from pretty soon huh? I mean, it gets pretty cold in space, not to mention the fierce radiation, right? If you look at traditional space craft, they have all sorts of shielding, gold foil, etc, etc, to protect from these extreme temperatures.

    The tyres on the car look pretty standard, as does the car, especially the interior......... Unless, unless the wiley old fox, Musk, has had this Tesla car made with super-duper materials that can survive the harsh environment of space without degrading.

    Yeah, that must be it.

    Right?
    You could, IMO, if looking closely..see signs of the car starting to disintegrate, in those initial 12hrs of recorded imagery. shrinkage, burn, repeat. Ie, freeze, then burn, back and forth, and the eventual stressing showing itself.

    I watched it pretty well from the first second until they could roll no more tape.
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    We should see the degradation of the materials that the car is made from pretty soon huh? I mean, it gets pretty cold in space, not to mention the fierce radiation, right? If you look at traditional space craft, they have all sorts of shielding, gold foil, etc, etc, to protect from these extreme temperatures.

    The tyres on the car look pretty standard, as does the car, especially the interior......... Unless, unless the wiley old fox, Musk, has had this Tesla car made with super-duper materials that can survive the harsh environment of space without degrading.

    Yeah, that must be it.

    Right?
    You could, IMO, if looking closely..see signs of the car starting to disintegrate, in those initial 12hrs of recorded imagery. shrinkage, burn, repeat. Ie, freeze, then burn, back and forth, and the eventual stressing showing itself.

    I watched it pretty well from the first second until they could roll no more tape.
    In the last bit of footage I watched, it looked as if the windscreen was showing signs of condensation, which, as we know, would be impossible in the vacuum of space. A lot of commenters jumped on this as proof that it was all hoaxed (the footage). I think what I was seeing was possibly the start of the de-lamination of the windscreen. I found it strange that none of the interior plastics were showing signs of stress or of the de-colourisation due to intense UV....... Think plastic car bumpers, usually black, that turn a faded, milky-white colour usually in hot countries, like a bleaching effect. I would have thought this process would have begun fairly quickly without the protective layers of 'atmosphere', especially in the Thermosphere where the roadster is/was residing.

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    I had to find the right thread to post this video-- while away from the computer for awhile I got to thinking about space x's tesla car, "starman", and the implications.


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    Astrological Photo of the Month February. The Tesla is already over 1 million kilometers away from Earth. Done by Martin Mašek.

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