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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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    Default Re: Live views from Starman - SpaceX Tesla car

    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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    Default Re: Live views from Starman - SpaceX Tesla car

    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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