Cassini's Last Fling: Spacecraft will collide with Saturn today.

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Live NASA broadcast on the event here.

https://news.google.com/news/video/V5Ho30EMRm4/d7vrCLhJqzSXzmM7mrMwe-gE0_eRM?hl=en&ned=us

or Here: https://www.theguardian.com/science/live/2017/sep/15/cassinis-final-moments-nasa-spacecraft-to-begin-saturn-death-plunge-live

Mission retropsectives:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/cassini-at-saturn-a-retrospective/

[video=youtube;9OyUlmrOFTc]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9OyUlmrOFTc[/video]

Not totally an American show - Europe's ESA co-operated in the mission.
 


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Last signal at 12:58 or thereabouts.

Thought it might be more spectacular, but it was low-key.

I noticed the high number of women occupying chairs in the control room, compared to what you see in films like Apollo 13.
 
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Last signal at 12:58 or thereabouts.

Thought it might be more spectacular, but it was low-key.

I noticed the high number of women occupying chairs in the control room, compared to what you see in films like Apollo 13.
Might explain how it managed to collide with something the size of Saturn:rolleyes:
 

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Might explain how it managed to collide with something the size of Saturn:rolleyes:
The recently suspended George Hook would be very proud of you!
 

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Might explain how it managed to collide with something the size of Saturn:rolleyes:
Gravity, dear boy, gravity is to blame.

it is one of those weird scientific theories you have a problem with, like climate change.
 
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Gravity, dear boy, gravity is to blame.

it is one of those weird scientific theories you have a problem with, like climate change.
I have no problem with climate change, I do have a problem with the fact that when one asks a question that you and your cult members on the climate science thread can't answer, the questioner is treated with open hostility.
 

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I have no problem with climate change, I do have a problem with the fact that when one asks a question that you and your cult members on the climate science thread can't answer, the questioner is treated with open hostility.
What are you talking about?
 
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What are you talking about?
One of the regulars on the Climate Change threads linked to a paper in which it was claimed that in the case of a particular 3 year period, the temperatures could not be explained by natural factors. I dared to ask why, and instead of getting a simple straight answer, they first suggested that I must put forward what natural events could have been the cause. I explained that I knew little about climate science and was just intrigued by such a degree of certainty in the statement, and then they turned on me and refused to answer my question. They view any questioning as 'denial'.

http://www.politics.ie/forum/environment/33041-climate-change-debate-thread-6509.html

(From Post 65090)
 
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One of the regulars on the Climate Change threads linked to a paper in which it was claimed that in the case of a particular 3 year period, the temperatures could not be explained by natural factors. I dared to ask why, and instead of getting a simple straight answer, they first suggested that I must put forward what natural events could have been the cause. I explained that I knew little about climate science and was just intrigued by such a degree of certainty in the statement, and then they turned on me and refused to answer my question. They view any questioning as 'denial'.

http://www.politics.ie/forum/environment/33041-climate-change-debate-thread-6509.html

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This? "Record temperature streak bears anthropogenic fingerprint"

Ya - I wouldn't buy that either. We don't have enough reliable climate data over a long enough period to claim any such thing.
 
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This? "Record temperature streak bears anthropogenic fingerprint"

Ya - I wouldn't buy that either. We don't have enough reliable climate data over a long enough period to claim any such thing.
There is an enormous of data from varves and dendrochonology. Nature kept its diary in an assiduous manner.
 
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This? "Record temperature streak bears anthropogenic fingerprint"

Ya - I wouldn't buy that either. We don't have enough reliable climate data over a long enough period to claim any such thing.
I wasn't even questioning that - just asking how there could be such certainty about 3 particular temperature measurements. The question did not go down well.:D
 
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There is an enormous of data from varves and dendrochonology. Nature kept its diary in an assiduous manner.
Of course there is - my question was specific to a particular 3 year period. Anyway, we're all off-topic.
 

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There is an enormous of data from varves and dendrochonology. Nature kept its diary in an assiduous manner.
There's plenty of highly noisy sample data from different locations. The methods of extrapolating that to global historical temperature estimates with 0.01 degree precision lacks credibility.
 


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