Top 20 clayt6 Highest Rated Reddit Posts of All Time

My Nieces: One takes after dad, the other takes after mom.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : funny
Points : 10
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 6

My Nieces: One takes after dad, one takes after mom.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : aww
Points : 3
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 2

Seven of the biggest hazards to human exploration (and colonization) in the solar system.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 13
Published : 2 hours ago
Comments : 5

The multicolored cloud bands that streak across Jupiter's face are roughly 1,900 miles deep (about 4% the planet's radius). And according to new research, they would be much deeper if Jupiter had a weaker magnetic field, which is currently 20,000 times stronger than Earth's.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : science
Points : 27
Published : 3 hours ago
Comments : 3

Protons largely determine the properties of neutron stars, which are ultra-dense objects more massive than the Sun, yet less than 12 miles wide. Author: “This finding may shake up scientists' understanding of how neutron stars behave.”

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 13
Published : 3 hours ago
Comments : 2

Astronomers will soon search for "mini-moons" around Earth. These tiny, fast-moving asteroids get trapped in Earth's orbit for about 9 months before they eventually fall inward as meteors, or get ejected back out into space.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 16
Published : 7 hours ago
Comments : 6

In 2007, astronaut Lisa Nowak was charged with attempted murder in a love triangle involving another astronaut. This led to the creation of NASA's Behavioral Health and Performance group, which studies the psychological rigors of living in space so that humans can one day venture to another planet.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 10,360
Published : 9 hours ago
Comments : 438

The largest star cluster in the Milky Way—Omega Centauri—is basically uninhabitable. The cluster's 10 million stars are so tightly packed together that they're only separated by about 0.2 light-years, which disrupts orbiting planets. For comparison, the Sun is 4.2 light-years from its nearest star.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : sciences
Points : 26
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 3

The largest star cluster in the Milky Way—Omega Centauri—is basically uninhabitable. The cluster's 10 million stars are so tightly packed together that they're only separated by about 0.2 light-years, which disrupts orbiting planets. For comparison, the Sun is 4.2 light-years from its nearest star.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : EverythingScience
Points : 1
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 0

The largest star cluster in the Milky Way—Omega Centauri—is basically uninhabitable. The cluster's 10 million stars are so tightly packed together that they're only separated by about 0.2 light-years, which disrupts orbiting planets. For comparison, the Sun is 4.2 light-years from its nearest star.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : Astronomy
Points : 99
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 19

The largest star cluster in the Milky Way—Omega Centauri—is basically uninhabitable. The cluster's 10 million stars are so tightly packed together that they're only separated by about 0.2 light-years, which disrupts orbiting planets. For comparison, the Sun is 4.2 light-years from its nearest star.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : science
Points : 73
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 9

The largest star cluster in the Milky Way—Omega Centauri—is basically uninhabitable. The cluster's 10 million stars are so tightly packed together that they're only separated by about 0.2 light-years, which disrupts orbiting planets. For comparison, the Sun is 4.2 light-years from its nearest star.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 302
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 29

Anyone else experienced a bug where you can't shoot through player-built wood? (Bonus at end: I shoot poorly and die.)

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : FortNiteBR
Points : 1
Published : 1 day ago
Comments : 6

NASA's "Sounds of Saturn" lets you listen to the radio emissions heard by the Cassini spacecraft during its final plunge into the ringed planet. The signals were generated by plasma waves that travel along invisible magnetic field lines that link the planet to its icy moon Enceladus.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 19
Published : 2 days ago
Comments : 0

NASA's Parker Solar Probe, which was first considered 40 years ago, is now the agency's oldest successfully launched mission proposal. To get to the Sun, the probe will fly by Venus seven times before orbiting the Sun 24 times, and along the way, it will become the fastest moving human-made object.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : Astronomy
Points : 53
Published : 2 days ago
Comments : 10

NASA's Parker Solar Probe will soon explore the Sun's outer atmosphere, which can reach 2 million degrees Fahrenheit. But the difference between temperature and heat means the spacecraft's 4.5-inch-thick carbon shield will only reach 2,500 degrees F, keeping the probe at a comfortable 85 degrees F.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 9,824
Published : 2 days ago
Comments : 634

TIL that as meteors streak through the sky, they release so much energy that sometimes certain objects absorb the pulses of heat and expand quickly, disturbing the surrounding air and creating an audible crackling sound.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : todayilearned
Points : 5
Published : 6 days ago
Comments : 1

As meteors streak through the sky, they release so much energy that sometimes certain objects absorb the pulses of heat and expand quickly, disturbing the surrounding air and creating an audible crackling sound.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 145
Published : 6 days ago
Comments : 11

Astronomers discover "whistler" radio waves coming from Jupiter's moons Europa and Ganymede. Interestingly, these moons have subsurface oceans and generate their own magnetic fields, while Jupiter's non-whistling moons, Io and Callisto, do not have these features.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 71
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 5

The best meteor shower of 2018 — the Perseids — peaks in just a few short days. This year, with the Moon out of the sky, you can expect to spot upward of 100 meteors per hour tearing through our atmosphere at up to 125,000 miles per hour.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : Astronomy
Points : 45
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 1

The best meteor shower of 2018 — the Perseids — peaks in just a few short days. This year, with the Moon out of the sky, you can expect to spot upward of 100 meteors per hour tearing through our atmosphere at up to 125,000 miles per hour.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 52
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 18

Thanks for following! Where should we go from here?

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : u_clayt6
Points : 1
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 0

Astronomers discover a bizarre rogue planet wandering the Milky Way. The free-range planet, which is nearly 13 times the mass of Jupiter and does not orbit a star, also displays stunningly bright auroras that are generated by a magnetic field 4 million times stronger than Earth's.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : u_clayt6
Points : 1
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 0

Neptune's moon Triton may be from a pair of dwarf planets that got split apart by Neptune, causing the moon to orbit the giant planet in reverse.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : Astronomy
Points : 93
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 11

Neptune's moon Triton may be one of a pair of dwarf planets that got split apart by Neptune, causing the moon to orbit the giant world backward.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 465
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 20

Cyanide may have been crucial to kick-starting life on Earth. New experiments show that UV light from the Sun could have forced hydrogen cyanide (formed by meteorites) to react with other elements, producing the chemical precursors to RNA.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 32
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 1

Astronomers discover a bizarre rogue planet wandering the Milky Way. The free-range planet, which is nearly 13 times the mass of Jupiter and does not orbit a star, also displays stunningly bright auroras that are generated by a magnetic field 4 million times stronger than Earth's.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : exoplanets
Points : 23
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 6

Astronomers discover a bizarre rogue planet wandering the Milky Way. The free-range planet, which is nearly 13 times the mass of Jupiter and does not orbit a star, also displays stunningly bright auroras that are generated by a magnetic field 4 million times stronger than Earth's.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : Astronomy
Points : 1,770
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 100

Astronomers discover a bizarre rogue planet wandering the Milky Way. The free-range planet, which is nearly 13 times the mass of Jupiter and does not orbit a star, also displays stunningly bright auroras that are generated by a magnetic field 4 million times stronger than Earth's.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : science
Points : 3,013
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 149

Astronomers discover a bizarre rogue planet wandering the Milky Way. The free-range planet, which is nearly 13 times the mass of Jupiter and does not orbit a star, also displays stunningly bright auroras that are generated by a magnetic field 4 million times stronger than Earth's.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 40,497
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 1718

A newborn star recently cannibalized its own infant planets — and astronomers saw it go down. Lead author: "Computer simulations have long predicted that planets can fall into a young star, but we have never before observed that.”

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : science
Points : 410
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 26

TIL that in 1974, Kip Thorne bet Stephen Hawking that a bright X-ray source named Cygnus X-1 is actually a black hole. By 1990, Hawking conceded the bet and, as per the conditions of the wager, he bought Thorne a year’s subscription to Penthouse magazine.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : todayilearned
Points : 2
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 2

High school students have helped astronomers finally solve the long-standing mystery of "crater rays" — which are the hard-to-reproduce starburst patterns seen emanating from the edges of most meteorite impact sites. Apparently, all it takes is an uneven surface.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 88
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 3

High school students have helped astronomers finally solve the long-standing mystery of "crater rays" — which are the hard-to-reproduce starburst patterns seen emanating from the edges of most meteorite impact sites. Apparently, all it takes is an uneven surface.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : science
Points : 34
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 4

Researchers discover a well-preserved baby snake in a 100-million-year-old chunk of amber. The 2-inch long baby snake (which has been classified as a new species) is the first fossil of an embryonic or newborn specimen known to science.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : science
Points : 80
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 5

UV light may be the key to kick-starting life in the cosmos. In a new study, researchers showed that sufficient UV light can instigate the chemical reactions needed to form RNA and other precursors to life, such as amino acids, lipids (fats), and nucleotides.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : science
Points : 71
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 2

A fact check of The Galaxy Song, from Monty Python's 1983 film "The Meaning of Life." (Spoiler: It's surprisingly accurate.)

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 1
Published : 1 week ago
Comments : 1

No seriously, Elon. You can't just nuke Mars (we asked)

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : news
Points : 0
Published : 2 weeks ago
Comments : 1

Elon Musk recently contested a new study that found terraforming Mars is impossible, claiming that an atmosphere can, in fact, be created by heating soil to release CO2. The study's author admits Musk has a point, but also says his ideas are still centuries away from being even remotely possible.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : worldnews
Points : 51
Published : 2 weeks ago
Comments : 67

Elon Musk recently contested a new study that found terraforming Mars is impossible, claiming that an atmosphere can, in fact, be created by heating soil to release CO2. The study's author admits Musk has a point, but also says his ideas are still centuries away from being even remotely possible.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 312
Published : 2 weeks ago
Comments : 206

Tiny crystals discovered in the Murchison meteorite found to be some of the oldest minerals in the solar system. At over 4.5 billion years old, the hibonite crystals formed before the Earth, and contain evidence of the Sun's very active and energetic early life.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : geology
Points : 29
Published : 2 weeks ago
Comments : 0

Tiny crystals discovered in the Murchison meteorite found to be some of the oldest minerals in the solar system. At over 4.5 billion years old, the hibonite crystals formed before the Earth, and contain evidence of the Sun's very active and energetic early life.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : science
Points : 710
Published : 2 weeks ago
Comments : 16

Tiny crystals discovered in the Murchison meteorite found to be some of the oldest minerals in the solar system. At over 4.5 billion years old, the hibonite crystals formed before the Earth, and contain evidence of the Sun's very active and energetic early life.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 17,744
Published : 2 weeks ago
Comments : 264

New research squashes the idea of terraforming Mars. Exhausting all of Mars’ existing CO2 resources would create just 15 millibars of atmospheric pressure (on Earth, average pressure is about 1,000 millibars), and vaporizing Mars’ carbon rich sedimentary rocks would only release about 12 millibars.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : science
Points : 4
Published : 2 weeks ago
Comments : 3

New research squashes the idea of terraforming Mars. Exhausting all of Mars’ existing CO2 resources would create just 15 millibars of atmospheric pressure (on Earth, average pressure is about 1,000 millibars), and vaporizing Mars’ carbon rich sedimentary rocks would only release about 12 millibars.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 12
Published : 2 weeks ago
Comments : 16

Early last month, a 10-foot-wide asteroid broke apart over Southern Africa while traveling nearly 40,000 miles per hour. And thanks to NEOWISE — NASA's asteroid-hunting mission — scientists were able to track and eventually recovery fragments from the explosion.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 16
Published : 2 weeks ago
Comments : 1

Took my first shots of Mars last night with a basic telescope and my phone, but I couldnt seem to get rid of this pinkish reflection. Anybody know what it is and how to correct it?

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : Astronomy
Points : 2
Published : 2 weeks ago
Comments : 0

Mars' record-breaking dust storm is likely the result of an eroding, 3,000-mile-wide volcanic deposit, which could blanket the entire planet in up to 40 feet of dust.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 44
Published : 2 weeks ago
Comments : 7

Mars officially reached its closest opposition in 15 years early this morning, and the view will remain equally impressive tonight. The Red Planet hangs low in the southeast as darkness falls and grows more prominent, and climbs higher, as the evening wears on.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : Astronomy
Points : 111
Published : 2 weeks ago
Comments : 8

Mars officially reached its closest opposition in 15 years early this morning, and the view will remain equally impressive tonight. The Red Planet hangs low in the southeast as darkness falls and grows more prominent, and climbs higher, as the evening wears on.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 10
Published : 2 weeks ago
Comments : 1

A star just zipped past the Milky Way's central black hole at nearly 3% the speed of light. The star, named Source 2, verified Einstein's prediction of gravitational redshift, which is when a strong gravitational field causes light to stretch its wavelength so it can keep moving at a constant speed.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : sciences
Points : 70
Published : 2 weeks ago
Comments : 0

A star just zipped past the Milky Way's central black hole at nearly 3% the speed of light. The star, named Source 2, verified Einstein's prediction of gravitational redshift, which is when a strong gravitational field causes light to stretch its wavelength so it can keep moving at a constant speed.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : worldnews
Points : 592
Published : 2 weeks ago
Comments : 92

A star just zipped past the Milky Way's central black hole at nearly 3% the speed of light. The star, named Source 2, verified Einstein's prediction of gravitational redshift, which is when a strong gravitational field causes light to stretch its wavelength so it can keep moving at a constant speed.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : Astronomy
Points : 110
Published : 2 weeks ago
Comments : 12

A star just zipped past the Milky Way's central black hole at nearly 3% the speed of light. The star, named Source 2, verified Einstein's prediction of gravitational redshift, which is when a strong gravitational field causes light to stretch its wavelength so it can keep moving at a constant speed.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : science
Points : 42
Published : 2 weeks ago
Comments : 4

A star just zipped past the Milky Way's central black hole at nearly 3% the speed of light. The star, named Source 2, verified Einstein's prediction of gravitational redshift, which is when a strong gravitational field causes light to stretch its wavelength so it can keep moving at a constant speed.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 41,928
Published : 2 weeks ago
Comments : 1204

The Moon was hospitable to life for about 500 million years after its formation. During this time, it had enough water vapor to maintain an atmosphere and form pools of water on the ground. Volcanic activity was also high, which replenished the atmosphere with water vapor from the lunar interior.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : space
Points : 51,895
Published : 3 weeks ago
Comments : 2037

About 2 billion years ago, the Andromeda galaxy cannibalized one of the largest galaxies in our galactic neighborhood, stripping it of over 90% of its mass (~23 billion solar masses) and leaving behind a dense core that is now known as M32.

Author : clayt6
Subreddit : worldnews
Points : 186
Published : 3 weeks ago
Comments : 26