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Alright, maybe someone here can help me.

+NASA has a mission called the Asteroid Redirect Mission. In which they use a robotic space vehicle to capture and place an asteroid in orbit around the moon.  That's the part I know.

Now to quench my curiosity. What effect would that asteroid have on both the Moon and Earth?

Pure speculation on my part, but adding something to the orbit of the Moon is obviously going to have an effect on the rotation and perhaps the orbit of the Moon around Earth.

If there is an action on the orbit and rotation of the moon, it's going to have some effect on the Earth.

I've been scouring the web trying to find an answer for this and I can't.  So maybe someone can help me here? I NEED TO KNOW. Not really, I just really want to know.
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Alright. I need help.

I am working on a tattoo machine power supply for my tattoo artist. It's a National Supply XP-586. It's an old-school machine.

It's a two transformer system. The first transformer that steps down the power went bad. The only identifiable markings on the transformer is a number 440400. It has two green wires and two black wires. The black wires are obviously the 120 input.

Here in lies the problem. Since the transformer went bad, I can't get any solid readings on the transformer. The readings I could get weren't reliable, my multimeter was jumping all over the place. I also can't find any information, like wiring diagrams or parts lists about this power supply

So I've turned to social media to see if you guys can help me. Just to clarify the details. It's a National Supply XP-586. It's the primary transformer that steps down the 120 volt input power. Two green wires, two black wires and the number 440400 is printed on the top of it.

Any information you can google-fu or information you just know would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
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I am looking for a good book about human evolution. Something that goes into depth but is still easy enough for me to understand.

I understand the premise of it, I am just craving more information about it.

Anyone have any suggestions?
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At the molecular level, 'The Relics of Eden' is fantastic.

http://www.amazon.com/Relics-Eden-Powerful-Evidence-Evolution/dp/1616141603
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Hey LOOK! I am using Internet Explorer!!!!  Of course I am using it to download a different browser, but use is use, right?
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I am not sure if I want to ask this question or not, but why do you refuse to use Steam?
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You know why I love +NASA? Because they do stuff like this, with such a limited budget.  They have always, and will continue to amaze me.

Challenges of Getting to Mars: Curiosity's Seven Minutes of Terror
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This is a friend from high school. This is what he is doing with his life, running a mountain bike rental/touring/retail company in Morocco.  This is the video he posted to advertise.  The scenery is simply amazing, so if you're in that area, you should hit him up. Completely nice guy too.

 Rockin' Moroccan Biking
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Just got back from a nice relaxing vacation with the parents to the coast of Maine. Will upload pictures as soon as I can actually find my camera.
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I should apologize since you guys added me thinking I was going to post a lot of interesting things. As of late I haven't been.

In case you're not aware of it, I suffer from a few disorders and when things get stressful, I become even more of an introvert than usual. Even simple things like social networks become too much for me.

I promise, it will change. Just give me some time to get through this stress and everything should be alright and resume being what I define as "normal".

Thanks for your patience guys and gals!
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Take care of yourself, Rob.
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+Fraser Cain created an app called "Phases of the Moon".  I decided to give it a go a few days ago and I absolutely love this app.  Constant updates on what type of phase the moon is in and it includes the distance to the moon. You can also check dates in the future or in the past to see what phase the moon is or was in.  It really is a cool app for .99 cents and it gives me the ability to plan out my time with the telescope.

It's in the play store and I am sure there is an iTunes version of it, i just don't have any apple devices.

Here is the link to the play store so you can check it out!

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.universetoday.moon.phases&hl=en
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Then I am happy I have an Android device!

Definitely looking forward to more apps from you guys.  Anything that helps me in my amateur astronomy hobby is always appreciated.
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Just a few of the photos. Got some more on my phone I may upload later.
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Great shots Robbie! 
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I am not too big on braggarts. I graduated from ITT Technical Institute with a 3.89 GPA with an applied science degree. The main reason I went back to school was because of the decisions I made in High School. I wanted to prove to myself that if I actually applied myself I could at least appear to be smart on paper. I graduated Highest Honors and plan on going back to obtain my Bachelors Degree. Yes I know it's just ITT, but it means something to me.
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