Vice President Kamala Harris says the U.S. will halt tests of anti-satellite missiles

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In other words: Testing complete. Passed with flying colors.

Kdogg4000

U.S. will halt tests of anti-satellite missiles, but we will still have them.

switch182

About time, the US, Russia, China, and India have all demonstrated that they can do this. No need to showcase anymore. Every nation must stop this.

scotyb

The US successfully tested anti-sat missiles in the 1980’s. It’s likely that they either still have the capability, or have determined that they are not an effective way of accomplishing the objective at hand. The latter is more likely, in my opinion. The US has so much money invested in space that blowing things up in LEO is simply too risky.

iKnitSweatas

They work, no need to pollute LEO with shrapnel.

Yet.

NikthePieEater

Vice President Kamala Harris says the U.S. will halt tests of anti-satellite missiles

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In other words: Testing complete. Passed with flying colors.

Kdogg4000

U.S. will halt tests of anti-satellite missiles, but we will still have them.

switch182

About time, the US, Russia, China, and India have all demonstrated that they can do this. No need to showcase anymore. Every nation must stop this.

scotyb

The US successfully tested anti-sat missiles in the 1980’s. It’s likely that they either still have the capability, or have determined that they are not an effective way of accomplishing the objective at hand. The latter is more likely, in my opinion. The US has so much money invested in space that blowing things up in LEO is simply too risky.

iKnitSweatas

They work, no need to pollute LEO with shrapnel.

Yet.

NikthePieEater

Saturn, Mars, Venus, and Jupiter will line up together this month in a rare celestial spectacle

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I swear, it doesn’t matter what continent I’m on, every time something cool like this happens it’s fucking raining where I’m at.

Edit: was not expecting this comment to get any replies or likes let alone an award. Thank my fellow weather impaired friends!

afiendindenial

“Wednesday april 24th”

How many years is this gonna last

neonvolta

What’s the point of writing such articles if they don’t mention how rare the event is? How many hundreds/thousands of years will humanity need to wait to witness this again??

Akter8

Sweet. Time for the astrologians to say “how does your science explain that!” Also to say how everyone ELSE is being silly because they’re misinterpreting “the stars”.

JettisonGamer

Can we all take a moment to appreciate ancient mathematicians actually plotting these planets orbit despite sometimes seeing arrangements like
Jupiter – Venus – Mars – Saturn

Farren246

We can build a real, traversable wormhole … if the universe has extra dimensions

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Okay all we gotta do is glue two parts of the universe together.. shouldn’t take any time at all.

b_9uiet

“another dimension, another dimension, another dimension, another dimension” 🤖🤖

PressureSwitch

Make a tennis ball teleport 1 meter first then we’ll talk

RRoyale57

This is not even new news….go read actual university papers written by professors in high places they have already made wild claims like this and other ones but it will take 20 years for science to catch up to something published today

smartyyyyhellooo

How many buzzwords can you stuff into one article good lord

yeoldeniphone

U.S. commits to ending anti-satellite missile testing, calls for global agreement

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Must mean we’ve tested enough and are positive we can drop a satellite if need be

Ron_Fuckin_Swanson

To be clearer, the US is proposing a ban on destructive tests. Not all ASAT testing needs to involve destruction of a satellite.

dusty545

Well, US spy satellites are a thorn in the side of world’s other major powers, so this is an understandable position for them to take, but I doubt Russia, China, and others will be that willing. They’re tired of their troop movements and concentration camps being photographed from space.

Lightsides

You don’t need tests once you’ve been successful.

rockmetz

Have we actually tested any anti-satellite missiles or was that just China?

Aleyla

Russian cosmonauts to activate space station’s new robotic arm

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It’s a testament that they can all work together towards a shared set of goals while we kill each other down on the planet.

subgameperfect

So two cosmonauts spacewalk into a bar. The bartender asks, “Where is your space ship?” And one of the cosmonauts answers, “well, we wanted to park it here, but it was heavy and hard to move.” The other cosmonaut, looking sad, says, “we used to be able to move big things, but…” The bartender says, “what’s the matter? Lost your crane?”

mcaffrey

Scientists hope to broadcast DNA and Earth’s location for curious aliens | Beacon of Galaxy message could be sent into heart of Milky Way, where life is deemed most likely to exist

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Hi! Here is our DNA so you can manufacture a bioweapon to eradicate our entire species in advance of your invasion, hope this helps!

nitro_orava

This is an awful idea. Even if the chances of other civilizations being out there is low, and the chances of another civilization being aggressive is low (which I doubt), then we’re still exposing ourselves to an existential risk. Why roll a d100 to see if all human life gets wiped out?

acutelychronicpanic

Just to run into the same problem that any communication over long (interstellar) distances has: signal attenuation.

IIRC the transmission strength needed to send a message to Alpha Centauri (4.1ly) is over a megawatt on a transmission dish a little under 100m diameter. And that would only be receivable by a dish that large on the other side.

To go further? Exponentially increasing power requirements and transmission footprint.

EchoRex

The outside ring of the galaxy is the nice part. The middle is where all the rough types live.

Jelly_Grass

75,000 years to reach the centre and 75,000 years to hit back.

Meanwhile, humans edit their DNA, checkmate 🙂

Ovalman

Hubble snaps a spiral galaxy approximately 55 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Coma Berenices

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Is it just me or does it seem as if Hubble has been cranking out gem after gem since the launch of the James Webb? I wonder if it feels threatened…

KarmalizedTaco

Wow, this is truly amazing! How long does it take for images like this to get from the Hubble back to earth?

nokenito

*what the galaxy looked like 55 million years ago

I know, I know …. I’m just being stupid.

It just amazes me to think of the unimaginable scales of time and distance in the universe. Or to even imagine what the universe will look like billions of years from now. Will we see less of these distant objects as we all move apart from one another?

Or to imagine even trillions of years into the future. Will the space we look at be darker and more empty or will we see the same amount of galaxies out there?

When you start imagining the scales of distance and time … it just makes our tiny little speck so insignificant. It always makes me remember Carl Sagan’s Pale Blue Dot. In a billion years, no one in the universe will know we ever existed and all the important things we believe we are are fighting and dying for will not have mattered at all.

renassauce_man

The fact that this stuff exists so far out of our reach still constantly amazes me. Especially if we are the only life intelligent enough to look out in to the universe like this.

PooperJackson

Billions of stars…likely a hundred million life forms and perhaps hundreds of technological intelligences.

Roxytumbler