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Celebaelin
68931.  Mon May 08, 2006 8:46 am Reply with quote

dr.bob wrote:
So it's been scientifically proved, then. Being exposed to a vacuum is not a whole lot of fun, but it doesn't cause you to explode.

I wonder if that's worth a GI question at some stage?

Sounds like it could be QI but with a caveat that we don't really know about vacuums in space (at temperatures of what, about 5K?) and the above refers only to the survivability of exposures of 90s or less.

 
Jenny
69162.  Wed May 10, 2006 7:29 am Reply with quote

Excellent links Celebaelin.

 
gerontius grumpus
69739.  Sat May 13, 2006 2:38 pm Reply with quote

So the bit where arthur and Ford were ejected from the Vogon constructor ship wasn't too far fetched then.

 
thePhantom
73853.  Sun Jun 11, 2006 3:17 pm Reply with quote

so your in space, alive, but can't see the great wall of china...
then the only man-made thing you can see must be the inside of your spaceshuttle/craft.

 
Tas
73960.  Mon Jun 12, 2006 9:57 am Reply with quote

On the night side you will see a shed-load of lights, as the cities light up...

:-)

Tas

 
grizzly
73963.  Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:01 am Reply with quote

Tas wrote:
On the night side you will see a shed-load of lights, as the cities light up...

:-)

Tas


Not sure about that at the level of the space shuttle but you can probably pick it up at the mesopause. (boundary of space, and the mesosphere).

Alternatively you could use a microwave or infrared satellite in geo-stationary orbit (well above the orbit of the shuttle) with a high resolution to pick out the cities.

 
Tas
73980.  Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:03 am Reply with quote

Quote:
Not sure about that at the level of the space shuttle but you can probably pick it up at the mesopause. (boundary of space, and the mesosphere).


As the question was "What man-made objects can be seen from space?" I think I was right.

So ner!

:-)

Tas

 

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