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Post #1 by Pennywise » Wed Feb 26, 2014 4:10 pm

NASA discovers 715 new planets

NASA on Wednesday announced the discovery of 715 new planets, by far the biggest batch of planets ever unveiled at once.
By way of comparison, about 1,000 planets total had been identified in our galaxy before Wednesday.
Four of those planets are in what NASA calls the "habitable zone," meaning they have the makeup to potentially support life.


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Post #2 by Pennywise » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:02 am

I want to buy Calvin's telescope but moola is tight for something I highly doubt I'd use a ton. I do need a new hobby though.
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Post #3 by Pennywise » Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:06 pm

That's the hobby I have now. :pacman:

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Post #4 by Pennywise » Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:07 pm

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Post #5 by Pennywise » Thu Feb 27, 2014 8:34 pm

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Post #6 by HS » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:31 pm

Lord Chezz wrote:I can't wait until we find the Relays built by the Protheans.


I can cash in my paragon points and finally have sex!
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Post #7 by Pennywise » Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:22 pm

82% of Canada is indistinguishable from the ice planet Hoth.
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Post #8 by Pennywise » Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:49 pm

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On Feb. 15, 2013, an asteroid estimated to be the size of a six-story building shot through Earth’s atmosphere at around 43,200 miles per hour. Dragging through the air at such speed caused the object to heat, and it eventually exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia.

The airburst released energy equal to 500,000 tons of TNT—30 times more powerful than the Hiroshima nuclear bomb—sending a pressure wave to the ground that damaged buildings and resulted in more than 100 hospitalizations. Researchers using Sandia National Lab’s Red Sky supercomputer reconstructed the path and explosion of the asteroid to improve models for future trajectories and impacts.
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Post #9 by Pennywise » Sun Mar 09, 2014 10:32 pm

I'm about to go to space.

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Post #10 by Pennywise » Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:15 pm

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Post #11 by RTWAP » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:09 pm

onefatsurfer wrote:I thought it was excellent, btw.


Me too.

I'm hoping my kids like it. It might be a bit beyond them at parts but we can always pause it, or FF past the more complex parts.
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Post #12 by HS » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:01 pm

onefatsurfer wrote:Cosmos is airing again on Saturday on national geographic in preparation for the new series on Fox


Got the DVD set. Great series.
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Post #14 by HS » Mon Mar 10, 2014 2:53 pm

Oh, this is the revamped version. Time to torrent!
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Post #15 by Pennywise » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:11 pm

Damn they took it off youtube that quick lol
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Post #16 by RTWAP » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:11 pm

RTWAP wrote:Me too.

I'm hoping my kids like it. It might be a bit beyond them at parts but we can always pause it, or FF past the more complex parts.


Well, we watched it this afternoon. The kids asked lots of good questions. But they also thought it was 'weird' so I'm not sure they'll watch the rest of it.
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Post #17 by HS » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:49 pm

I was more impressed that they analogized the concept of the universe's age into a calendar year. If we were to count humanity's presence in a calendar year, we've been around since 11:46PM, December 31st. Blows my mind.
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Post #18 by edgar_dong » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:03 pm

HS wrote:I was more impressed that they analogized the concept of the universe's age into a calendar year. If we were to count humanity's presence in a calendar year, we've been around since 11:46PM, December 31st. Blows my mind.


A few years ago it was 11:56 pm. :colbert:

Fucking science.
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Post #19 by HS » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:03 pm

brownman wrote:A few years ago it was 11:56 pm. :colbert:

Fucking science.


I must have misheard.
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Post #20 by MP » Wed Mar 26, 2014 4:17 pm

dempsey_k wrote:They've discovered a miniature planet between Saturn and Uranus that has ice rings:

http://www.nbi.ku.dk/english/news/news14/cosmic-collision-creates-mini-planet-with-rings/

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Chariklo has been know for some time, the new discovery is it's rings.
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Post #21 by edgar_dong » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:08 pm

onefatsurfer wrote:Yup. That's awesome. The solar system is fucking beautiful. Imagine what there is in the other star systems and galaxies. Infinite equally or more stunning things..


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Post #22 by Pennywise » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:29 pm

Hidden ocean on Saturn's moon bolsters life theory

Bill Clinton ‘Wouldn’t be Surprised’ if Aliens Exist:

Bill Clinton is intrigued by space aliens.

The former United States president appeared on Wednesday’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” He ended up discussing, among other things, extraterrestrial life.

Clinton admitted that soon after becoming president, he had his aides research Area 51, the Nevada military facility, “to make sure there was no alien down there.”

He was also interested in Roswell, N.M., the site of a reputed UFO sighting in 1947, which was celebrating its 50th anniversary during Clinton’s presidency.

“I had all the Roswell papers reviewed – everything,” he told Kimmel.

“If you saw that there were aliens there, would you tell us?” Kimmel asked.

“Yeah,” Clinton said, nodding.

Given the size of the universe, and the continued discovery of new planets, Clinton believes we’re not alone.

“If we were visited someday I wouldn’t be surprised,” Clinton said. “I just hope it’s not like ‘Independence Day.’”

Clinton went on to discuss some of the potential benefits to an alien invasion, framing his argument around the 1996 sci-fi disaster movie.

“It may be the only way to unite this increasingly divided world of ours … think about all the differences among people of Earth would seem small if we feel threatened by a space invader,” Clinton said.

“That’s the whole theory of ‘Independence Day. Everybody gets together and makes nice.”
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Post #24 by NyQuil » Fri Apr 04, 2014 12:33 pm

I always got the impression that I could have an interesting conversation with Bill Clinton on virtually any subject.

From blow jobs in the White House to blow jobs in other places.
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Post #25 by Pennywise » Fri Apr 04, 2014 1:13 pm

NyQuil wrote:I always got the impression that I could have an interesting conversation with Bill Clinton on virtually any subject.

From blow jobs in the White House to blow jobs in other places.


Clinton would be the first to get a BJ from an alien.

I did not have sexual relations with that martian.
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Post #26 by edgar_dong » Fri Apr 04, 2014 5:20 pm

CBC's Bob Teethdonald wrote:Tensions between the U.S. and Russia, which kicked off the space race more than 50 years ago, are once again at play - this time with the potential to bring spaceflight for Americans to a temporary halt.

This week, NASA sent a memo to its employees, stating that communication with Russian scientists will be suspended due to the political situation in Crimea.


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Post #27 by IcE ColD » Sun Apr 06, 2014 10:38 am

NyQuil wrote:I always got the impression that I could have an interesting conversation with Bill Clinton on virtually any subject.

From blow jobs in the White House to blow jobs in other places.


Would be a perfect Captain Kirk.
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Post #28 by MP » Mon Apr 07, 2014 11:47 am

Space. The final frontier...
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Post #29 by Pennywise » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:31 am

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Post #30 by Pennywise » Tue Apr 29, 2014 4:24 pm

Russia Deputy Prime Minister Rogozin (in charge of space development) via Twitter said US can deliver astronauts to ISS using trampolines.
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Post #31 by edgar_dong » Sun May 04, 2014 10:51 pm

Lmao, what else is going on back in 1995?

Aside from the greatest summer of our time. : )
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Post #32 by HS » Tue May 13, 2014 7:02 pm

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Post #33 by NyQuil » Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:06 pm

Kubrick was better.
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Post #34 by edgar_dong » Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:20 pm

Hope my teasing didn't kill our good friend fatone's astronaut ambitions.
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Post #35 by edgar_dong » Sun Dec 07, 2014 3:44 pm

Hopefully they're as good as Big#D's photos from EarthKast's camera on the ISS.
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Post #36 by NyQuil » Thu Dec 18, 2014 5:37 pm

Once again I'm amazed at the math.

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Post #37 by RTWAP » Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:08 pm

NyQuil wrote:Once again I'm amazed at the math.

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Ayup.
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Post #38 by edgar_dong » Thu Jan 22, 2015 12:53 am

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Post #39 by NyQuil » Fri Feb 13, 2015 10:24 am

I bet you read the simple article first, and then clicked on the link to the journal in the article, copied it into your post and put it first as if you regularly read nature physics but deigned to find something to dumb it down for laymen.

I'm on to you Coltrane.

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