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One week to first JWST image release
« on: July 08, 2022, 09:54:03 AM »
James Webb Space Telescope images inbound. First release scheduled for July 12.

https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/countdown-to-the-webb-telescopes-first-images

Yeah, it's gonna be cool.

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Re: One week to first JWST image release
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2022, 10:57:17 AM »
I will enjoy it too but please remember that whatever images will be released to the public will be heavily processed to make them pretty to look at. They are basically artists renderings. Some people understand this and enjoy the results knowingly, but it bothers me that a lot of people don't and think they are looking at something they could see with their own eyes through a traditional telescope.

The great thing about astronomers is they always release the raw data, unlike the swindlers in charge of particle colliders, who basically only ever release the artist rendering and then assure everyone that the billions of dollars were worth it because they said so, and oh by the way the result shows that they need more billions.
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Re: One week to first JWST image release
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2022, 11:10:09 AM »
I will enjoy it too but please remember that whatever images will be released to the public will be heavily processed to make them pretty to look at. They are basically artists renderings. Some people understand this and enjoy the results knowingly, but it bothers me that a lot of people don't and think they are looking at something they could see with their own eyes through a traditional telescope.


A lot has to do with camera exposure times. Look at the Andromeda Galaxy through a telescope and all you'll see is a cloudy smug of light.
A long exposure with a camera is needed to produce those pretty pictures we're used to seeing since the light is so faint.
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Re: One week to first JWST image release
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2022, 11:15:05 AM »
The great thing about astronomers is they always release the raw data, unlike the swindlers in charge of particle colliders, who basically only ever release the artist rendering and then assure everyone that the billions of dollars were worth it because they said so, and oh by the way the result shows that they need more billions.
Climate scientists are bigger swindlers - green new deal, global warming, carbon credits, and on and on - their scam makes Bernie Madoff look like an alley hustler with a game of three card Monte by comparison.
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Re: One week to first JWST image release
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2022, 11:16:39 AM »
Climate scientists are bigger swindlers - green new deal, global warming, carbon credits, and on and on - their scam makes Bernie Madoff look like an alley hustler with a game of three card Monte by comparison.

That would get you banned on facebook and twitter.
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Re: One week to first JWST image release
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2022, 11:56:51 AM »
"Space" - just another swindle pawned off on us by the round-earth cult. Enjoy your fake pictures of fictional "space," sheeple.
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Re: One week to first JWST image release
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2022, 01:02:04 PM »
Climate scientists are bigger swindlers - green new deal, global warming, carbon credits, and on and on - their scam makes Bernie Madoff look like an alley hustler with a game of three card Monte by comparison.

There are a lot of parallels. Such as over reliance on simulation, over reliance on complex models that are extraordinarily sensitive to input assumptions, models that are so complicated that they can't be audited, models that are created by the researchers and never seem to give results other than the results they want, conclusions from the models never seem to indicate (because they can't) that the assumptions are wrong or that they need less money, severe group-think, untestability by third or disinterested partys, etc. Constant appeals to authority and experts being the only ones who can understand, etc.

I would say the primary difference is that climate "science" has been latched onto by political forces, and they haven't figured out a way to do that for high energy "physics". So the harm is much less in the "physics" case because they are merely wasting billions of public dollars pursuing their hobby, which at least employs a few grad students, and is several times less evil than the billions we give to banks for no reason at all.

Note that not all science mega projects are swindles. Astronomy is great because their objective is clear and noble, they generally release all their data and don't have anything up their sleeve. The money spent results in actual science. Similarly with things like the national ignition facility, fusion research to a large extent, etc. I'm not anti science or even anti spending big money on science, I'm just saying that what the particle accelerator people are doing is not science.
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Re: One week to first JWST image release
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2022, 09:43:23 PM »
You can say that until they create a vacuum decay bubble and destroy the planet. Cause of science.
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Re: One week to first JWST image release
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2022, 05:14:11 PM »
15 minutes
Biden is suppose to do the reveal

https://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/#public
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Re: One week to first JWST image release
« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2022, 05:17:18 PM »
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In honor of the years of delays in the development of JWST, the White House event where the first full-color image will be released has been delayed from 5pm to 5:30pm EDT.
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Re: One week to first JWST image release
« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2022, 05:35:53 PM »
Biden must still be napping
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Re: One week to first JWST image release
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2022, 05:39:36 PM »
Drugs taking a while to kick in.
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Re: One week to first JWST image release
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2022, 05:49:39 PM »
Zzzzzzzzzzz
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Re: One week to first JWST image release
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2022, 05:56:46 PM »
Is Harris president yet?
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Re: One week to first JWST image release
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2022, 06:15:19 PM »
Biden's and Harris's leadership  :rofl:

Looks like it's all Harris so far.
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Re: One week to first JWST image release
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2022, 06:18:16 PM »
OMG the the self promoting is nauseating

Signing woman looks like she's trying to not crack up.

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Re: One week to first JWST image release
« Reply #16 on: July 11, 2022, 06:25:42 PM »
Already over.
Could barely seen the image
Zero scientific info or analysis
It's was 99% politicians patting themselves on the back

Sigh
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Re: One week to first JWST image release
« Reply #17 on: July 11, 2022, 06:32:12 PM »
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Re: One week to first JWST image release
« Reply #18 on: July 11, 2022, 06:39:06 PM »
Suppose to be more tomorrow.
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Re: One week to first JWST image release
« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2022, 04:35:27 AM »

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Re: One week to first JWST image release
« Reply #20 on: July 12, 2022, 07:38:39 AM »
Whoa....

That image has a bunch of gravitational lensing!
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Re: One week to first JWST image release
« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2022, 09:09:20 AM »
My God, it's full of stars!

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Re: One week to first JWST image release
« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2022, 11:07:47 AM »
Whoa....

That image has a bunch of gravitational lensing!

Yup. Gravity will bend light. Kinda makes me wonder what effect light might have on gravity. After all, every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Find that and you just might find the answer to the resolution of the unified theory of physics.  [popcorn]

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Re: One week to first JWST image release
« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2022, 11:12:13 AM »
Yup. Gravity will bend light. Kinda makes me wonder what effect light might have on gravity. After all, every action has an equal and opposite reaction. Find that and you just might find the answer to the resolution of the unified theory of physics.  [popcorn]

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Re: One week to first JWST image release
« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2022, 11:13:16 AM »
Gotta figure out what a woman is, first of all.
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