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Re: OotB: Playoffs? Playoffs!
Jan 14, 2022, 00:15
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Jan 14, 2022, 00:15
 
from yesterday
WannaLogAlready wrote on Jan 11, 2022, 17:41:
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And, my generally very mild climate city, winter or summer, Buenos Aires, today has 104 F at the moment, highest after 27 years.

Warned yesterday I closed all this morning like it was frigid winter and spent all day ok, not even a fan on, didn't need air conditioning at all.
Night should get much cooler.

today's news:
https://gizmodo.com/ground-temperatures-hit-129-degrees-as-argentina-suffer-1848345544
Hotter with power outages. Only 106.7f(41.5c) air temp, but they use ground temp in the headlines for the extra clicks.

Don't often see Argentina's weather make international news.
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Re: OotB: Playoffs? Playoffs!
Jan 13, 2022, 22:22
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Re: OotB: Playoffs? Playoffs! Jan 13, 2022, 22:22
Jan 13, 2022, 22:22
 
The JWST will move 126 mirror motors, 7 on each primary, over a period of several months.
https://webb.nasa.gov/content/observatory/ote/mirrors/index.html
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Re: OotB: Playoffs? Playoffs!
Jan 13, 2022, 22:03
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Jan 13, 2022, 22:03
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 13, 2022, 13:29:
Okay this is something I had not read of heard before, "...The alignment will take an additional three months, Lee Feinberg, the Webb optical telescope element manager at Goddard..."

So, we won't know it is fully functional as designed for another three months apparently. I knew it was 30 days to the L2 orbit, didn't know about these segment adjustments taking so long.

i'm much less concerned about the mirror alignment than the launch and unfolding itself. unlike hubble, JWST's mirrors can move and deform to alter the overall curvature of the main mirror. it takes so long because the motors are so precise it takes them days to move a fraction of an inch.
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Jan 13, 2022, 17:54
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Jan 13, 2022, 17:54
 
Cutter wrote on Jan 13, 2022, 12:36:
Wacky new lid? More like yet more needless fucking plastic. How difficult is it to flip open a lid on a bottle FFS?

I wouldn't say those jellys are psychedelic but they sure look like something out of Subnautica. Well I guess they do have a slight lava lamp-esque quality to them.

The new Dawn spray is actually really good... I've been buying that and using it to wash dishes instead now, its a really great invention

So not sure about the new lid one but the spray one's definitely a winner
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Re: OotB: Playoffs? Playoffs!
Jan 13, 2022, 15:12
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RedEye9 wrote on Jan 13, 2022, 14:13:
My question is why does it take an additional 30 days after capturing the image to process it.
I'd guess the analysis of what the image is showing them, and the review of that analysis, is what takes 30 days, not the actual processing of the images.
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Jan 13, 2022, 15:01
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Greentiger wrote on Jan 13, 2022, 14:50:
RedEye9 wrote on Jan 13, 2022, 12:52:
I didn't quite understand the need for additional cooling since the temperature in space is already quite cold, at an average 2.725 Kelvin (about minus 455 degrees Fahrenheit).
As it is, 3 out of 4 of the scientific instruments will run fine with passive cooling as they operate best around 37 K which is easily achieved by the sun shield.
But the fourth is the Mid-infrared Instrument, or MIRI. It requires active cooling to a temperature of less than 7 kelvin to operate properly.
https://webb.nasa.gov/content/about/innovations/cryocooler.html

I didn't read the article but if you're talking about cooling things off in space it's because there's no or little convection. Electronics build heat, but the skin of the vehicle is usually a poor radiator. So heat is carried by liquid cooling and transferred to large radiators that will bleed the heat off.
In this case they had to bring along a sophisticated refrigerator that uses liquid helium as the refrigerant to keep the Arsenic-doped Silicon (Si:As) detector on the MIRI in the happy zone.
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Re: OotB: Playoffs? Playoffs!
Jan 13, 2022, 14:50
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RedEye9 wrote on Jan 13, 2022, 12:52:
I didn't quite understand the need for additional cooling since the temperature in space is already quite cold, at an average 2.725 Kelvin (about minus 455 degrees Fahrenheit).
As it is, 3 out of 4 of the scientific instruments will run fine with passive cooling as they operate best around 37 K which is easily achieved by the sun shield.
But the fourth is the Mid-infrared Instrument, or MIRI. It requires active cooling to a temperature of less than 7 kelvin to operate properly.
https://webb.nasa.gov/content/about/innovations/cryocooler.html

I didn't read the article but if you're talking about cooling things off in space it's because there's no or little convection. Electronics build heat, but the skin of the vehicle is usually a poor radiator. So heat is carried by liquid cooling and transferred to large radiators that will bleed the heat off.
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Re: OotB: Playoffs? Playoffs!
Jan 13, 2022, 14:13
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Re: OotB: Playoffs? Playoffs! Jan 13, 2022, 14:13
Jan 13, 2022, 14:13
 
My question is why does it take an additional 30 days after capturing the image to process it. What are they using, an abacus.
Surely there’s an open source plug-in for GIMP that could do it in a third the time. Wink Or is that additional 30 days needed to strip out all forms of alien life at the edge of the universe.

This comment was edited on Jan 13, 2022, 14:37.
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Re: OotB: Playoffs? Playoffs!
Jan 13, 2022, 13:29
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Re: OotB: Playoffs? Playoffs! Jan 13, 2022, 13:29
Jan 13, 2022, 13:29
 
Okay this is something I had not read of heard before, "...The alignment will take an additional three months, Lee Feinberg, the Webb optical telescope element manager at Goddard..."

So, we won't know it is fully functional as designed for another three months apparently. I knew it was 30 days to the L2 orbit, didn't know about these segment adjustments taking so long.
“Extinction is the rule. Survival is the exception.” -- Carl Sagan
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Re: OotB: Playoffs? Playoffs!
Jan 13, 2022, 12:52
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Re: OotB: Playoffs? Playoffs! Jan 13, 2022, 12:52
Jan 13, 2022, 12:52
 
I didn't quite understand the need for additional cooling since the temperature in space is already quite cold, at an average 2.725 Kelvin (about minus 455 degrees Fahrenheit).
As it is, 3 out of 4 of the scientific instruments will run fine with passive cooling as they operate best around 37 K which is easily achieved by the sun shield.
But the fourth is the Mid-infrared Instrument, or MIRI. It requires active cooling to a temperature of less than 7 kelvin to operate properly.
https://webb.nasa.gov/content/about/innovations/cryocooler.html
- At this point, Windows is the OS equivalent of Stockholm Syndrome. -
Burrito of Peace
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Re: OotB: Playoffs? Playoffs!
Jan 13, 2022, 12:36
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Re: OotB: Playoffs? Playoffs! Jan 13, 2022, 12:36
Jan 13, 2022, 12:36
 
Wacky new lid? More like yet more needless fucking plastic. How difficult is it to flip open a lid on a bottle FFS?

I wouldn't say those jellys are psychedelic but they sure look like something out of Subnautica. Well I guess they do have a slight lava lamp-esque quality to them.

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