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The Astronomy Thread

Discussion in 'Chit-Chat' started by Desmond David, Jul 12, 2012.

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    Yeah mid hop, pretty epic
     
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    ye.

    on the other hand, do we have any kind of first contact protocol ready ? :unsure:



     
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    wut wut what lol
     
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    I doubt any kind of protocol would work. First of all, we don't even know what type of communication would extra-terrestrials use. It could be so outlandish that communication could be impossible.

    Watch Andrei Tarkovskys' movie Solaris. It deals with a similar subject matter.

    Edit: The movie is in public domain and available for free on youtube.
     
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    More important issue :lol:
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    are those going to be published in digit mag ?
     
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    Honestly, I am not sure what questions to ask. What do they use the software for?
     
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    yes

    I donno lol, anything the particular instrument is supposed to do, this is software on board. That itself is a good question haha.
     
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    lots of college students read the mag, asking questions about software career opportunities would be good. like - what kind of software are used there, to which roles, when they conduct interviews for those jobs, if preparing for those jobs, what kind of software skills are asked for and valued in the interviews. as well as job environment, stress of work etc.

    lastly asking something like a story from his actual work experience what got used in those satellite operations would be great. like, what kind of challenge he faced, how he planned and sorted it out. and how his pieces of codes got executed in work functions of those satellite operations.

    well, they use it from launching to setting up onboard computer, every thing. here is an workaround example of how apollo 7 computer worked during it's moon mission. this replica is build with more modern instruments by hobbyists, but they show the functions of the computer quite nicely.



    (intersteller music included !)
     
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