The International Space Station (ISS)

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  1. Toroid

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    The Cold Atom Lab with be the coldest known place in the universe. :eek:
    NASA’s Atomic Fridge Will Make the ISS the Coldest Known Place in the Universe

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=K04oMDygu9Y
     
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  3. Toroid

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    It's probably because they don't want an alien intelligence to find our space probes. Remember the Star Trek movie about Voyager?
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxAaVqdz_Vk
     
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    enjoy!
     
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  5. nivek

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    We it takes about 19 hours for data from voyager 1 to reach the earth, thats our window to know if something happens to the probe, if it stops transmitting for whatever reason, alien or not...
     
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    Trump likes having his name on things, if NASA want some funding they should suggest calling it the President Trump Whatever.
    Gov funding would be provided in hours.
     
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    What exactly would the President Trump Whatever be?
     
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    Well, like most politician's offices, it will be simply furnished, just a throne and a prayer mat
     
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    It could be called the Trump Space Hotel. :)
     
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    A.S.S.

    Astronomical Science Station

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    Is it called "Astronomical" because it is expensive???
     
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    The ISS launched a tiny satellite called HaloSat that will investigate the halo of gas around the Milky Way and could help find the missing matter in the universe.
    Tiny Satellite Begins Hunt for Missing Milky-Way Matter

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhMk8FT9f1w
     
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  16. nivek

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    This is cool...:smile8:

     
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    A small leak aboard the ISS was discovered in the Soyuz MS-09 module.
    https://gizmodo.com/small-oxygen-leak-detected-on-the-international-space-s-1828715191
     
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    Here's a picture of the leak aboard the ISS. They believe it was caused by a tiny meteorite. The article said the astronaut plugged the hole with his thumb and not much air leaked into space. This doesn't sound right. The sun facing side of the ISS is 250 F and the dark side -250 F. Wouldn't his thumb burn or freeze? o_O
    Astronauts aboard the International Space Station had to plug this hole with their thumb
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    I would think so, about the freezing part, most likely his thumb would freeze, but depending on cabin pressure it would seen that a small hole like that would exhaust the air rapidly and pull his thumb right through the hole like when a person gets sucked out of a airplane at high altitudes...

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    The vacuum would seal his thumb to the hole. Atmospheric pressure at sea level is 14.7 psi which is the same pressure aboard the ISS. Debris from the object would be in the ISS unless it had enough velocity to go through the other side of the capsule which would mean they had two holes. I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often considering how much crap we have up there.
     
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