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Postby OleMissCub » Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:42 pm

New planet discovered in our solar system. Size of Neptune apparently.

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Postby David » Wed Jan 20, 2016 11:55 pm

Les Grobstein wonders what makes these guys qualified to declare this a planet.
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Postby seanimal » Thu Jan 21, 2016 6:14 am

they actually haven't discovered it. rather, they've inferred its' existence in the hopes that someone actually does discover it
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:19 pm

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Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:23 pm

Pretty sure he's making fun of B.o.B.'s flat Earth ranting. Or at least I hope he is.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Tue Jan 26, 2016 11:30 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:Pretty sure he's making fun of B.o.B.'s flat Earth ranting. Or at least I hope he is.

that was my assumption
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Postby Banedon » Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:10 pm

Uh, so...I did not know this about the Challenger....

Rather than being carried to Heaven in an instant, the crippled vessel kept sailing upward for another three miles before its momentum gave out, then plunged 12 miles to the ocean. The crew was, in all likelihood, conscious for the full two and a half minutes until it hit the water.


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Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:28 pm

Yeah, I remember reading that a long time ago. Pretty terrible to think about.

There's a lot of dip horsefeathers in that link railing about "government transparency" and how not releasing the info amounts to some kind of ridiculous cover up that cost lives. No, NASA's approach to the O-rings and how people tried to cover THAT up cost lives; the idea that they could or should have had some kind of ejection system on the space shuttle is asinine. You'd make something that dangerous even more dangerous by compromising the structural integrity needed to maintain an ejection/parachute system, plus nevermind that such a system would likely be destroyed or damaged in any situation catastrophic enough to require it in the first place.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:29 pm

Holy horsefeathers, I did not know that. That's horrible.
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Postby OleMissCub » Sat Jan 30, 2016 12:58 am

Hat tip to the Chinese. This is the moon in high definition true color.

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Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:39 pm

Buried in the comments section of an io9 article about the Apollo 1 tragedy was a guy sharing pictures that his grandfather (who worked on the Apollo flight sim team) gave him:

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Pretty cool how they used actual models to simulate what the view would look like for the astronauts. And I love how in the last one they could be standing in front of state of the art computers or vending machines.
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Postby seanimal » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:15 pm

i wonder how long it took to make that giant globe
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:23 pm

I'd like to think it was edible.
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Postby OleMissCub » Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:05 pm

This is a real picture, taken by NASA's Deep Space Climate Observatory.

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Postby Banedon » Sun Jan 31, 2016 7:51 pm

I see a green outline around the moon....THIS PROVES THE EARTH IS FLAT!
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Postby seanimal » Sun Jan 31, 2016 10:40 pm

looks like the death star
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:24 pm

http://www.theatlantic.com/science/arch ... de/462279/

I don't totally understand this but it sounds pretty cool.
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:35 pm

WrigleyField 22 wrote:http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/02/when-two-black-holes-collide/462279/

I don't totally understand this but it sounds pretty cool.

I don't even partially understand it.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:35 pm

jersey cubs fan wrote:
WrigleyField 22 wrote:http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/02/when-two-black-holes-collide/462279/

I don't totally understand this but it sounds pretty cool.

I don't even partially understand it.

what's a Einstein?
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Postby jersey cubs fan » Thu Feb 11, 2016 6:39 pm

Ding Dong Johnson wrote:
jersey cubs fan wrote:
WrigleyField 22 wrote:http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/02/when-two-black-holes-collide/462279/

I don't totally understand this but it sounds pretty cool.

I don't even partially understand it.

what's a Einstein?

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Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:17 pm

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Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:18 pm

WrigleyField 22 wrote:http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/02/when-two-black-holes-collide/462279/

I don't totally understand this but it sounds pretty cool.


Trying to process that felt like I was folding my brain.
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Postby WrigleyField 22 » Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:22 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:
WrigleyField 22 wrote:http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/02/when-two-black-holes-collide/462279/

I don't totally understand this but it sounds pretty cool.


Trying to process that felt like I was folding my brain.

Things go boom, cause little gravity waves and mirrors pick it up. I don't know... ?
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Re: The Science Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Feb 11, 2016 11:25 pm

WrigleyField 22 wrote:Things go boom, cause little gravity waves and mirrors pick it up.


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