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Old 7th April 2019, 08:44 AM   #1
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No Humans Have Ever Left the Earth's Atmosphere

technically speaking. Here's why.
From the YT Channel "Seeker"
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Old 7th April 2019, 09:18 AM   #2
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Anton's many avid viewers were recently treated to one of his nice exposťs on this.
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And the sun's gravity has infinite extent, so nothing is really outside the Solar System.
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And the sun's gravity has infinite extent, so nothing is really outside the Solar System.

I'm going to have to see the math on that one.

If the math hits Planck's Length then it most definitely ends. And not even technically ends, it would literally end.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planck_length
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Originally Posted by This is The End View Post
I'm going to have to see the math on that one.



If the math hits Planck's Length then it most definitely ends. And not even technically ends, it would literally end.



https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planck_length
My bad. The sun's gravity actually ends about 187,000 miles out.
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Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
My bad. The sun's gravity actually ends about 187,000 miles out.


One light-second? So the earth, about 500 light-seconds from the sun, is far removed from the sun's gravity?

Today is the 7th of April, so theprestige's post is about a week too late to be April Fool's.
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Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
And the sun's gravity has infinite extent, so nothing is really outside the Solar System.
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My bad. The sun's gravity actually ends about 187,000 miles out.
Are you just typing as you go through wikis?
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Originally Posted by This is The End View Post
I'm going to have to see the math on that one.

If the math hits Planck's Length then it most definitely ends. And not even technically ends, it would literally end.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Planck_length
Given the thread you are reading, what do you think was the point being made by that post you responded to?

I'm pretty sure it was that the Apollo astronauts really did leave Earth's atmosphere.

Admittedly it's odd to see an implied argument based on an analogy coming from theprestige, but I'm still pretty sure that's what he was saying.
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Originally Posted by Steve001 View Post
technically speaking. Here's why.
From the YT Channel "Seeker"
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Sorry, I simply donít have the time or inclination, nor, usually, the environment, to watch random YouTube videos, especially when Iím browsing a text-based forum.

Whatís the argument being made?
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Originally Posted by zooterkin View Post
Sorry, I simply donít have the time or inclination, nor, usually, the environment, to watch random YouTube videos, especially when Iím browsing a text-based forum.

Whatís the argument being made?
This.

In the last few days I've seen flat earth trolls on FB throwing around "and NASA now admit the moon is inside the earth's atmosphere so...". I guess it's related to that. But since the OP and first reply are both just YouTube links, I can wait and see.
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Originally Posted by zooterkin View Post
Sorry, I simply don’t have the time or inclination, nor, usually, the environment, to watch random YouTube videos, especially when I’m browsing a text-based forum.

What’s the argument being made?
Presumably, that the earth's atmosphere just decreases in density are you go away but never really technically ever drops to zero particles per square meter, so you're "always" within it no matter where you go. It's silly, though technically true, thought not really because there is certainly a point where you could say that earth's atmosphere density is actually zero.
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Originally Posted by Jack by the hedge View Post
This.

In the last few days I've seen flat earth trolls on FB throwing around "and NASA now admit the moon is inside the earth's atmosphere so...". I guess it's related to that. But since the OP and first reply are both just YouTube links, I can wait and see.
Nothing like that. It is just that there are odd atoms of hydrogen and helium out beyond the moon's orbit. This is what our exosphere consists of. These atoms can now be detected.

The channel appears to be a reasonable one.

For more information watch the YouTube in the OP.
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Nothing like that. It is just that there are odd atoms of hydrogen and helium out beyond the moon's orbit. This is what our exosphere consists of. These atoms can now be detected.
Thanks. That is indeed just the sort of thing I assumed the trolls were alluding to.
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Of course, we would consider that the astronauts took a certain amount of Earth’s atmosphere with them...
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Ok, this looks like the same story.
https://www.space.com/earth-atmosphe...yond-moon.html

There are some atoms of hydrogen from the earth’s geocorona, but at a density that would be regarded as a vacuum on the earth.
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There are lots of different definitions for the top/end of the atmosphere each with it's own particular use case, but surely any gas found on the surface of the moon is part of the moons atmosphere.
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See also, I think Voyager 2 has "left the solar system" roughly 900 times by now.
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See also, I think Voyager 2 has "left the solar system" roughly 900 times by now.
From which we can conclude that Voyager 2 is male, because it refuses to stop and ask someone where it is.

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One light-second? So the earth, about 500 light-seconds from the sun, is far removed from the sun's gravity?



Today is the 7th of April, so theprestige's post is about a week too late to be April Fool's.
My bad. I forgot you can't make jokes most days of the year. Sorry to confuse your serious mind. Maybe you'll feel better if you help TITE with his math pedantry.
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Of course, we would consider that the astronauts took a certain amount of Earthís atmosphere with them...
That's the real reason, of course. Similarly, nobody has ever actually stood on the moon.
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Admittedly it's odd to see an implied argument based on an analogy coming from theprestige, but I'm still pretty sure that's what he was saying.
Every so often, it's good to have an object lesson. Arguments from analogy always fail. One of the most common failure modes is that even when the analogy itself is serviceable enough, people will still go out of their way to miss the point.
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My life became infinitely better the day I realized I could ignore everything that's ever been or will be said after "Well technically speaking...."
Exactly this.
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See also, I think Voyager 2 has "left the solar system" roughly 900 times by now.
Can I see the math on that?
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Can I see the math on that?

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My bad. I forgot you can't make jokes most days of the year. Sorry to confuse your serious mind.
No problem. I'll get over it.

Jokes are easier to recognize when they're funny. Although I recognized the absurdity of your post, I've seen enough absurdity in both this subforum and in the USA Politics subforum to recognize that the most absurd claims are the most likely to have been advanced with utmost seriousness.

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Every so often, it's good to have an object lesson. Arguments from analogy always fail. One of the most common failure modes is that even when the analogy itself is serviceable enough, people will still go out of their way to miss the point.
Citing a single object lesson as though it implies a universal ("always") is like citing a single person's behavior to conclude all supporters of his political party are lying degenerates.

That is of course an argument from analogy. Will you demonstrate its failure by missing the point?
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That's the real reason, of course. Similarly, nobody has ever actually stood on the moon.

When I get my moon hotel up and running, I'm going to have a big, pressurized domed area where people can walk on the moon in their bare feet.
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When I get my moon hotel up and running, I'm going to have a big, pressurized domed area where people can walk on the moon in their bare feet.
Iím guessing Lunar regolith is not the sort of thing you want between your toes
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Iím guessing Lunar regolith is not the sort of thing you want between your toes
Apparently it's highly abrasive, and the dust poses serious health risks on the skin, in the lungs, etc.

I'm betting that any serious moon base is going to start with an aggressively prophylactic system to keep the regolith away from human contact, and that the system will become even more aggressive over time.

The "moon room hotel" would be like putting people in a room full of powdered asbestos.
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Iím guessing Lunar regolith is not the sort of thing you want between your toes

**** that noise. Do you have any idea how much people would pay for that? I'm guessing at least two hundred, two-fifty a night.
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**** that noise. Do you have any idea how much people would pay for that? I'm guessing at least two hundred, two-fifty a night.
I'm guessing it would be unethical to sell that service at any price.
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I'm guessing it would be unethical to sell that service at any price.

You sound just like NASA when I called them this afternoon.
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Sorry, I simply don’t have the time or inclination, nor, usually, the environment, to watch random YouTube videos, especially when I’m browsing a text-based forum.

What’s the argument being made?
I must admit I was being a bit impish with leaving the title unchanged from the vid as it gives the appearance of being woo-ish but it's not. I'm certain you know YT vids provide generally a description with info as does this vid in detail. So a quick read would have provided all the necessary info for you to determine if you would want to watch this vid. In case you've been away this vid is a talk about the Earth's geocorona based upon old NASA data.

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I'm guessing it would be unethical to sell that service at any price.
Yup. No wind or water-based erosion means extremely sharp edges.
Iíve always been kind of amazed it didnít disable the ascent-modules
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Yup. No wind or water-based erosion means extremely sharp edges.
Iíve always been kind of amazed it didnít disable the ascent-modules
Really? How do you suppose regolith might reach the ascent module?
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Really? How do you suppose regolith might reach the ascent module?
Apparently the astronauts tracked it everywhere, despite their best efforts.

I expect if the ascent modules were reused to any degree, the interiors would started exhibiting abrasion damage pretty quickly.

It's probably not realistic to think they might have been disabled by a single mission, but any long term lunar facility is going to have to deal with such a risk.

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Really? How do you suppose regolith might reach the ascent module?
Shoes.

And those ascent modules were very light and thin-skinned
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Shoes.



And those ascent modules were very light and thin-skinned
The astronauts wore outer boots over the shoes of their suits, and did not bring them into the ascent module (I think).
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The dust was really clingy though and they got it on their legs and particularly their knees if they had to kneel down.
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The dust was really clingy though and they got it on their legs and particularly their knees if they had to kneel down.
Yep. They took precautions, but the dust got everywhere anyway.
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