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Last December, comet-lovers got a bit of an adrenaline rush when they learned that a new object, Comet Elenin (C/2010 X1), might reach naked-eye brightness a week or so after it reaches perihelion on September 10th.
It's still early in the game, but reports from visual and photographic observers over the past few weeks have tempered expectations somewhat.
Those looking for Comet Elenin by eye have found it elusive. Only two observers — Jakub Koukal, using a 9½-inch (24-cm) reflector in the Czech Republic; and Juan José González Suárez, using an 8-inch Schmidt-Cassegrain in Spain — feel certain they glimpsed it by eye in early April. But it was a no-show for comet-hunter Alan Hale, who had a larger telescope at a pitch-black site 7200 feet (2200 m) up.
do you have any evidence to support your claims?
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Since construction started, the International Space Station programme has had to deal with several Major incidents, unexpected problems and failures. These incidents have affected the assembly timeline, led to periods of reduced capabilities of the station and in some cases could have forced the crew to abandon the space station for safety reasons…
Ouch! Solar panel ripped on space station: Astronauts stop unfurling array; damage could delay construction plan
Astro nauts continue high-stakes construction as NASA analyzes space station problem
Astronauts plowed ahead Monday with the mammoth job of moving a 17- 1/2-ton beam on the international space station, a task made even more crucial following the discovery of debris in an important part of the orbiting lab's power system. …A spacewalking astronaut on Sunday found metal shavings inside a joint that is needed to turn a set of solar power panels. Astronauts used a magnet to determine the shavings were metallic.
NASA is resuming shuttle flights to the International Space Station despite a known problem that could trigger the loss of both spacecraft and their crews, a risk deemed unacceptable by an agency safety panel.
Radiation and the International Space Station: Recommendations to Reduce Risk (2000)
…The problem is serious. Over the past 20 years, radiation effects have caused between one and two satellites per year on average to suffer total or partial mission loss.1 Satellites at low latitudes in low Earth orbit (LEO) stay relatively safe by ducking the intense heart of the radiation belts higher up. But at higher altitudes and higher latitudes, where Earth's radiation belts reside and radiation from solar storms invades, radiation hazard cannot be ignored.
Computer woes strike space station
The International Space Station was rocked by hours of computer communications trouble Thursday, the latest problem the first space shuttle mission of the year has faced after a thermal blanket tear.
Oops! Space station’s new room has a problem
Insulating cover doesn’t fit; snag may delay observation deck’s installation.
International Space Station: mission to install new observation deck aborted
Astronauts at the International Space Station have been forced to abort their mission to install a new observation deck.
THE SPACE STATION AS A DEEP SPACE EXPLORATION PLATFORM?
…According to the ideas being bandied around, the ISS could become a spaceship construction yard of sorts, building vehicles to make trips to the moon (for what purpose, it's not yet clear) and eventually form the backbone of a deep space exploration research infrastructure. … There is one huge issue with re-purposing the ISS, however. It was never designed to be a low-Earth orbit construction facility. … we now have a near-completed space station with six crew members able to carry out around 70 hours of science per week. Construction has taken a decade, the scientific benefits of having this orbital outpost may take some time to see the light of day.
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Space Law and Liability concerns for space society deployed to out of this world locations:
Space society will begin with the deployment of the first space stations with gravity. There are many considerations involved in establishing law in space. United Societies In Space is an organization founded by Declan O’Donnell. Declan has gathered together leaders in space law and policy. To see the space law concepts of USIS – go to www.space-law.org...
Employer liability issues need to be addressed. Issues such as crew health, crew rescue, tort law, and other considerations need to be considered. Three treaties address responsibilities of countries and organizations which carry on extraterrestrial operations. …
The Space Governance Model:
There is a legal theory that in the venue of outer space every “station” is really a “nation.” The premise is that there are no physical, historical, or legal boundaries so a small government would have larger meaning.
Im sure people who built the space station have much more training than the average construction worker
Im also pretty sure that they would check the progress multiple times on the building of a structure such as the space station
Originally posted by Sherlock2009
reply to post by soficrow
Dont get me wrong, I'm all for out of the box thinking but..... Jeeezzz!
Thats outta the ballpark.
Originally posted by Aliensun
There has been at least two space probes that passed through the tails of comets. They were undamaged as i recall. Certainly not destroyed at any rate.
Is there any end these ignorant threads where the OP knows nothing about what the facts of what they post?