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It probably went back in time.

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post #62 of 92
Quote:
Originally Posted by cl04k3d View Post
How fast is Mach 20?
mach numbers don't have units
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speed of light is much faster than mach 20.
*chuckles*
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15000MPH=22,000ft/s

The fastest consumer DSLR shutter allows 1/16,000s shutter which means the rocket would travel 1.375ft (22,000/16,000) in the time it takes to take a photo. (Which is not too much for a non-blurry picture if it taken on a mechanism that tracks the rocket and pans with it.)

That being said, I am sure they have higher shutter speed cameras at their disposal, allowing them to take clear still shots.
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15000MPH=22,000ft/s

The fastest consumer DSLR shutter allows 1/16,000s shutter which means the rocket would travel 1.375ft (22,000/16,000) in the time it takes to take a photo. (Which is not too much for a non-blurry picture if it taken on a mechanism that tracks the rocket and pans with it.)

That being said, I am sure they have higher shutter speed cameras at their disposal, allowing them to take clear still shots.
They took a 1 week long time lapse photo of galaxy millions of miles away using a space probe hurtling through space at around Mach 15 (IIRC) while it was rotating... I think they have a suitable way to photograph this craft clearly from a stationary point on the ground.
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They took a 1 week long time lapse photo of galaxy millions of miles away using a space probe hurtling through space at around Mach 15 (IIRC) while it was rotating... I think they have a suitable way to photograph this craft clearly from a stationary point on the ground.
Oh I wasn't trying to say they didn't, I was just showing that it wouldn't be impossible to photograph this with a pro level dslr. I have no doubt that they have the ability to photograph the rocket.

Though it is a lot different to shoot something like a galaxy going Mach 15 millions of miles away and a rocket that is only a few miles away going even faster.
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Hey guys, this strange black wedge-shaped object just landed behind our office...

Seriously though, here's hoping they didn't really lose it. That thing was a cool concept.
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Hey guys, this strange black wedge-shaped object just landed behind our office...

Seriously though, here's hoping they didn't really lose it. That thing was a cool concept.
Oh no, they lost it. A couple guys I know who work with NASA had a betting pool going on it even - funny story; nobody bet on "The same thing will happen again."
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We discovered warp!

You know that is a coverup. It probably works so well that it will become mainstream within a few years, they just don't want to say it to get other countries on alert.
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Oh no, they lost it. A couple guys I know who work with NASA had a betting pool going on it even - funny story; nobody bet on "The same thing will happen again."
I know, but I'm a huge nerd for this kind of stuff. I want to hold out hope. =(
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Love how every one is saying it was a waste of money or is jumping on the conspiracy bandwagon. What people don't realize is that 300 million is nothing to a government when it may provide them with a way to help keep peace. Even if it is just by scaring the crap out of potential enemies.
    
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