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smoked weed and was thinking by Subramanyan Chandrasekhar - Sat, 10 Sep 2016 08:08:34 EST ID:KRFHH0CT No.56414 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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If time and space are different forms of the same thing, and space is possibly infinite, is time infinite too?
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Urbain Le Verrier - Sun, 25 Sep 2016 11:05:55 EST ID:9wXFDQAd No.56476 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56474
The post you're replying to needs some clarification. It isn't that the universe isn't logical. It's that the universe was invented to make sense of ourselves. Everything that we know about the universe was formed in our mind. That's where the logic happens. Without the mind, there would be no definition of anything.
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George Gamow - Sun, 25 Sep 2016 18:03:25 EST ID:rszf0FN0 No.56477 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56476
Of course, only minds can have concepts or access to any information whatsoever. But we didn't invent or define the laws of physics or the rules of logic, we simply discovered approximations of them to lesser or greater degrees of accuracy.
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Stephen Hawking - Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:43:20 EST ID:X4FAw0QG No.56478 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56414

Time remains as it will be currently occuring in its form and matter in the presence under which we have sense in understanding it through our correlation with what we perceive in this istance of moments amounted, though it will always be so in a way of saying perhaps , its difficult to say properly
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Charles Messier - Tue, 27 Sep 2016 01:49:47 EST ID:Kz5Q207u No.56479 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56478
That was some of the most confusing shit I've ever read. Work on your wording nigga, took me like 3 reads to understand what you were saying.
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William Hartmann - Tue, 27 Sep 2016 02:29:03 EST ID:p24Ges2t No.56480 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56479

Nigga, it's Stephen Hawking. Give him a break


What has space done? by Bernhard Schmidt - Fri, 02 Sep 2016 22:19:18 EST ID:p6YmJwuT No.56360 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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/pol/ack here.
Why should we spend taxpayer money on what amounts to cool pictures and slightly-better informed sci-fi?
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Fritz Zwicky - Sat, 03 Sep 2016 10:07:20 EST ID:rszf0FN0 No.56397 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56396
Jesus I don't know why I bothered. You are just dumb.
If you understood the evolutionary relationship between the major orders of chordates (fish, reptiles, avians, mammals) you would know that from a thermodynamic, interactive and reproductive perspective what I am saying is exactly true. Everything we do depends on cooperation. If you were just you by your self trying to get people to slave away for your 'glory' you would be dead within the day child.
It would absolutely positively cost more energy to send a plane up every day for 10 years than to send 1 satellite up that stays in orbit for 10 years, by a huge margin. Do you really think closeness to the ground has anything to do with our ability to photograph it in detail? We have telescopes that can see TO THE EDGE OF THE VISIBLE UNIVERSE.
Bitch tell me to back the fuck off and back it up with more hate inspired uneducated bullshit if I saw you in real life I would snap you like a twig, motherfucker I don't know why I thought you wanted to be reasonable, I guess I'm the ass here. I should have just called you on being the troll you are and left it at that.
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Georges-Henri Lemaitre - Sat, 03 Sep 2016 12:58:49 EST ID:tQX5ylFX No.56398 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>56394
You are as aggravating as my friend who once unironically insisted the Earth is our entire universe and every thing seemingly beyond is an illusion because quote "I thought about it for a really long time man"

I'll tell you the same thing I told him. pic related. Science means I don't have to believe in shit, I can just know, and I know that aint right.
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Friedrich Bessel - Sun, 04 Sep 2016 03:28:30 EST ID:y6KWKtwe No.56403 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Damn OP, I bow before your skills. Well done, I'll say about an 8.4 out of 10.
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William de Sitter - Tue, 06 Sep 2016 15:02:15 EST ID:6PhiJqXQ No.56407 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This thread is actually well timed as NASA recently published its 2016 issue of Spinoff: https://spinoff.nasa.gov/Spinoff2016/toc_2016.html

It may be a good read for folks who don't see the value in pure research.

Also there's the patent portfolio, if you're interested: http://technology.nasa.gov/patents
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Thomas Gold - Sat, 24 Sep 2016 17:46:31 EST ID:du3vUtOH No.56473 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>56360

Because of the sheer amount of energy and resources out there we can harness to drastically improve life here on Earth. Or we can just sit here and stagnate, eventually running out of the raw materials needed to advance or support our technology. Thereby taking a massive technological step backwards at some point in the future.

Also, survival and the dominance of the Human Species. We're fragile asf here on Earth. One errant asteroid/comet/gamma ray burst/black hole/star/planetoid and it's all over. And that's just the threats from space. Nevermind the countless threats to our species here on Earth, including ourselves.

TL;DR - Because it is not wise to shit where you eat. Nor to have all your eggs in one basket.


Submarines of Titan by Henrietta Levitt - Sun, 28 Aug 2016 10:23:12 EST ID:Y3T9nNnZ No.56335 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Check it. NASA wants to send a submarine to Titan to go look for critters there.

Please please let this happen.
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George Herbig - Sun, 04 Sep 2016 06:14:16 EST ID:3t/weoS/ No.56404 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56359

>And saying your very finely tuned argument about why we should only care about it your specific way is 'actual science' while any other interpretation is ignoring the universe as 'stochastic' is well just intellectual bullying imo.

Uh ok. I didn't argue that we should look at the issue in my way only. I just pointed out that in science you need more than two data points to make solid predictions.

If you flip a coin twice and you get two heads, then flip it 10 times and get 7 heads, you can assume it's loaded in favor of heads and predict it's gonna give you more heads than tails no matter how often you flip it. However that assumption is completely wrong, the probability is still 50%. It just so happened that the few times you flipped the coin, you got a majority of heads. Had you flipped it 100 times you'd get closer to a 50/50 spread of results.

It's the same way with life. If our solar system contains two independent origins of life, we can assume all we want about the general incidence of life in the universe, but until we actually go to new systems we're still in the dark about how common it actually is.
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Kiyotsugu Hirayama - Sun, 04 Sep 2016 17:34:14 EST ID:YHjXylC8 No.56405 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56404
>If our solar system contains two independent origins of life
There's also a question of panspermia within solar systems.
Maybe life was sprayed all over the solar system from planets that cooled sooner, if life on Titan seems related to earth-life, then we'd assume the reason life formed on earth so soon after it cooled is that it had formed on mars/a moon a million years earlier.

If we assume it's that, then we don't get any data points for biogenesis.
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Daniel Kirkwood - Mon, 05 Sep 2016 02:52:24 EST ID:Jqf9zBFl No.56406 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>56335
>SUBMARINES OF TITAN

DICKS. EVERYWHERE.
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Fred Whipple - Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:26:47 EST ID:3t/weoS/ No.56463 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This is a pop-sci article I know, but the work it's based on seem very interesting and def relevant to this thread.

http://ringrom.ga/2016/09/22/life-not-as-we-know-it-possible-on-saturns-moon-titan/

Essentially a team of chemical engineers and astronomers have theorized a template for an enclosed cell capable of thriving in liquid methane/ethane, rather than water as is the case for the lipid-based life on Earth. Pretty interesting read, and it offers insight into possible life on what we consider horribly cold worlds.
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Friedrich Bessel - Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:52:57 EST ID:08CSyNx+ No.56468 Report Quick Reply
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boy i shure do like critters


Osiris Rex by Allan Sandage - Thu, 08 Sep 2016 22:02:04 EST ID:Y3T9nNnZ No.56410 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Well Osiris Rex launched today. It's supposed to scoop up some asteroid and bring it home to Earth. The mechanism is craziest thing since the skycrane. It's going to bounce off of the asteroid "Bennu" and grab a handful as it does it.

They're trying to bring back between 60g to 2kg of material. They're also going to survey Bennu for about 6 months before the pick their sample site. So it will just be riding along up there chilling with Bennu for a bit.

> the sample mechanism: https://youtu.be/T0FxDxs7lyw?t=126
> animated mission timeline: http://www.asteroidmission.org/mission/
> obligatory boring launch video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qLjyLh77WNE

The intent, of course, it to learn more about asteroids to prevent future disasters
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Fred Whipple - Wed, 14 Sep 2016 22:35:41 EST ID:rszf0FN0 No.56430 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56429
Assuming you did this in the US, they would get you on violating air-space protocols. But the fines would be trivial compared to how much this would cost you -- but then why not just pay the licensing fees?
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Kiyotsugu Hirayama - Wed, 14 Sep 2016 22:38:51 EST ID:tQX5ylFX No.56431 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56430
cuz fuck the system.
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Edward Pickering - Sun, 18 Sep 2016 06:22:50 EST ID:pjhpxsvC No.56436 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56429
Err, they'd shoot you down with a Patriot missile?
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Henrietta Levitt - Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:07:55 EST ID:YHjXylC8 No.56450 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>56436
Depending on where you're launching from and your angle of inclination, I would be somewhat concerned about accidentally starting WWIII.
Space exploration is simply ICBM demonstrations with unique payloads.
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Thomas Gold - Wed, 21 Sep 2016 20:53:45 EST ID:AKPGknBR No.56452 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Space probes are so fucking efficient, what astounding machines


Space Race vol. II by Rudolph Minkowski - Fri, 02 Sep 2016 21:37:46 EST ID:hdztUjP6 No.56357 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Some of you probably know about this already, but I was casually scrolling down the science section of Reuters, and I noticed that there seems to be some kind of race to the space going on these days. The hour is upon us.

>China to launch "core module" for space station around 2018

http://in.reuters.com/article/china-space-idINL3N17O1E8

>China shows first images of Mars rover, aims for 2020 mission

us-china-space-mars-idUSKCN10Z07B

"Advancing China's space program is a priority for Beijing, with President Xi Jinping calling for the country to establish itself as a space power."

>Luxembourg sets aside 200 million euros to fund space mining ventures

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-luxembourg-space-mining-idUSKCN0YP22H
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George Gamow - Mon, 12 Sep 2016 19:05:01 EST ID:rszf0FN0 No.56426 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56425
If anyone thinks we are developing recoverable rockets just to save on rocket fuel, they are entirely missing the point. The current recoverable rocket basically just tries to do what a normal rocket does in a new way, but it is the stepping stone to completely new kinds of space vehicles where we can put a lot more effort and expense into the vehicle itself because we know we will be able to recover it. It is not an end in itself.
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Carl Seyfert - Thu, 15 Sep 2016 19:24:44 EST ID:p6YmJwuT No.56432 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56426
Who the hell would adopt these rockets if they cost just as much then?
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Fred Hoyle - Thu, 15 Sep 2016 20:30:08 EST ID:rszf0FN0 No.56433 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56432
People who care about advancing space technology.
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Jocelyn Bell - Thu, 15 Sep 2016 21:57:09 EST ID:YHjXylC8 No.56434 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>56432
Because the vehicles can be reused.
Fuel only accounts for like 1% of a rocket launch.

The Space Shuttle was supposed to have a far lower cost per launch, but then they ended up with a bunch of extra requirements and the design when through a bunch of mutations, and the end result required so much work between launches that it would have been cheaper to stick with totally-disposable rockets.
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Joseph-Louis Lagrange - Fri, 16 Sep 2016 02:53:13 EST ID:tQX5ylFX No.56435 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56432
when it lands you don thave to buy another? sort of the key feature.


Proxima B by Johann Bode - Tue, 30 Aug 2016 14:37:51 EST ID:Y3T9nNnZ No.56342 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So it looks like Proxima Centauri has a planet in the habitable zone. It has an earth-like mass.

Proxima Centauri is a red dwarf that's about 4 light years away, and is as close as other stars get to us. We could maybe drive a small satelite there in about 25 years without scifi tech. http://www.popularmechanics.com/space/deep-space/a22567/interstellar-travel-proxima-b/

It will make an interesting target for upcoming telescoper.
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Tycho Brahe - Sun, 04 Sep 2016 01:11:14 EST ID:rszf0FN0 No.56399 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56384
Laser communication. Read the actual proposal. (Breakthrough Starshot, google it I'm not your secretary)
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William Fowler - Sun, 04 Sep 2016 01:37:57 EST ID:tQX5ylFX No.56400 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56399
lasers are still light speed though. I could use a string and two cups to speak over long distances but it's still going to go at the speed of sound.
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Tycho Brahe - Sun, 04 Sep 2016 01:39:15 EST ID:rszf0FN0 No.56402 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56400
Yeah, but the ship isn't traveling at lightspeed. It takes 20 years to get there because it's only going ~20% the speed of light, Proxima is only 4 light years away.
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Anders Angstrom - Tue, 06 Sep 2016 17:24:16 EST ID:tQX5ylFX No.56408 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56402
and it still takes a 5 second delay to talk to the moon and it's just right there.
I mean the delay alone isn't enough to derail the mission. Just look at all the Mars rovers. The delay is variable pending on the phase of the orbits of Earth and Mars yet they plan ahead and lay out a course only after surveying the area and doing at home tests. The same could be applied to this fight but the end delay is going to be huge both ways. Meaning it's going to take longer to plan and set course. But this time there is a time limit and that limit is a burn window. Miss it by even a second and the entire mission is fucked.

The challenges here are larger than any thing previously attempted. Not that it's impossible at this tech level it's just going to be really hard.
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John Bahcall - Tue, 06 Sep 2016 20:26:01 EST ID:rszf0FN0 No.56409 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56408
Breakthrough Starshot doesn't depend on probes with the kinds of capabilities you're talking about and doesn't have the same problems. The probes are a swarm of very tiny instruments propelled by laser pulses, so the problems of small errors in vector setting or micro collisions are negated by the size of the swarm; some will get through. Likewise being so small they will probably only be capable of the most limited telemetry and so there would be no need to wait for 8 year round trip control, it would probably just transmit until it lost power.

I think spaceflight in general falls under the category of things that are 'really hard to do', but thankfully it is a field where success or failure is an entirely technical matter, so sooner or later we will get it right.


EP=EPR by Paul Goldsmith - Wed, 17 Aug 2016 21:50:46 EST ID:rszf0FN0 No.56313 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Holy fucking shit guys, my mind is blown.
The unification of QM and GR is HERE!!?!?!

https://quantumfrontiers.com/2013/06/07/entanglement-wormholes/

tl;dr: Susskind says spooky action at a distance IS wormholes and the Copenhagen Interpretation and Many-Worlds Interpretation were the same thing all along from different perspectives. HOLY FUCK
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Allan Sandage - Sat, 27 Aug 2016 01:49:43 EST ID:1xERvVrq No.56330 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56327
>worm holes or warp drive. What is more likely to happen?
I would love to see the race between trying to collapse entangled particles into entangled blackhole for wormhole versus trying to synthesize negative mass from Casimir effect for Alcubierre drive.

https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/context/new-einstein-equation-wormholes-quantum-gravity
>Now suppose Alice and Bob, universally acknowledged to be the most capable quantum experimenters ever imagined, start collecting these real entangled particles in the vacuum. Alice takes one member of each pair and Bob takes the other. They fly away separately to distant realms of space and then each smushes their particles so densely that they become a black hole. Because of the entanglement these particles started with, Alice and Bob have now created two entangled black holes. If ER=EPR is right, a wormhole will link those black holes; entanglement, therefore, can be described using the geometry of wormholes. “This is a remarkable claim whose impact has yet to be appreciated,” Susskind writes.
>Even more remarkable, he suggests, is the possibility that two entangled subatomic particles alone are themselves somehow connected by a sort of quantum wormhole. Since wormholes are contortions of spacetime geometry — described by Einstein’s gravitational equations — identifying them with quantum entanglement would forge a link between gravity and quantum mechanics.
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Edward Pickering - Sat, 27 Aug 2016 19:02:15 EST ID:gRBEStbH No.56332 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56330
Leonard Susskind space is entangled with space
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lH-3bFqtJjg
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Johannes Kepler - Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:08:42 EST ID:rszf0FN0 No.56333 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56332
Fascinating (if a bit dry) talk. I wonder if he deliberately did not go into other properties of black holes that might negate the limitations he described, or doesn't think they are relevant. Specifically I mean that we know we ultimately can get (all of) the information out of a black hole ultimately as it evaporates due to hawking radiation, could we then not (especially if we are creating a black hole from scratch and thus can make it as small as we want) project entangled particles into the entangled black hole and thus receive information out of the entangled black hole partner in the form of the hawking radiation it emits?
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Johannes Kepler - Sun, 28 Aug 2016 00:31:39 EST ID:rszf0FN0 No.56334 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56333
Just thinking about it some more (nb for double post) wouldn't it even be possible to get information out without hawking radiation by manipulating the size of the black hole? If the two black holes share the same singularity then putting mass into one increases the mass of the other, and so if you dumped mass into one it would alter the rate of evaporation of the other which could then be measured.
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Russel Hulse - Fri, 02 Sep 2016 23:49:51 EST ID:d5o+epTm No.56363 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>56334

damn shit nigga thats some crazy shit, my mind is bending trying to get a full grasp on the implications


Forgive me but... by Tadashi Nakajima - Thu, 26 May 2016 21:42:57 EST ID:VjH9pXwP No.56190 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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...I was thinking about Dark Matter. My understanding is that in analyzing the universe, they detect there should be like 3-4 times as much matter as we can account for with stars and such. It just reeks of "luminiferous ether" to me

What if though, there's no invisible matter, but the universe is actually made up of 3-4x more stuff, stuff that is just accelerating away faster than we can see it (faster than the speed of light?). Or is that what is meant by dark matter?
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Mike Brown - Thu, 21 Jul 2016 09:41:29 EST ID:f/Tl+D5o No.56283 Ignore Report Quick Reply
According to the standard Big Bang model, the universe was born during a period of inflation that began about 13.7 billion years ago. Like a rapidly expanding balloon, it swelled from a size smaller than an electron to nearly its current size within a tiny fraction of a second.

Smaller than an electron.. das it mane from outside of our universe
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Johannes Kepler - Sun, 14 Aug 2016 01:01:10 EST ID:XEWmPjnl No.56311 Ignore Report Quick Reply
what if the discrepancy between the expected and actual amounts of matter in the universe is explained by highly advanced sentient beings entering our universe from a separate universe and bringing matter with them (bringing a planet or a ship or building their own custom galaxies or something) ?
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Paul Goldsmith - Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:41:20 EST ID:rszf0FN0 No.56316 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56311
But the actual value is less than the expected value, not more.
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Fred Hoyle - Mon, 22 Aug 2016 14:10:47 EST ID:qyc9lsem No.56324 Ignore Report Quick Reply
There's no dark matter. It's just the opposite reaction to the universal constant.

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Alan Guth - Mon, 22 Aug 2016 18:20:11 EST ID:rszf0FN0 No.56325 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56324
No, according to LCDM dark energy *is* the cosmological constant. Also if dark matter/energy comprise 97% of the universe, how could 3% of the universe generate an opposite reaction almost two orders of magnitude greater (and also where is the room for ordinary matter in this model?)


FIRST by Cecelia Payne-Gaposchkin - Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:47:51 EST ID:hnyGB63L No.56176 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Which crime will be the first to occur in a non-Earth environment, rape or murder?
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Edwin Hubble - Sat, 23 Jul 2016 18:05:19 EST ID:dkpHUKZj No.56289 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56262
If that was true it would be impossible to maintain an erection while doing a handstand.
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Rudolph Minkowski - Sat, 23 Jul 2016 20:37:49 EST ID:eY06FJul No.56290 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>56289
I don't understand. If gravity causes a little extra blood pressure, I'm not saying that it does, then why would it matter if you are doing a hand stand? Are you implying a handstand will negate the force of gravity?
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Johann Encke - Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:52:13 EST ID:YHjXylC8 No.56293 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56290
He's saying if you can achieve an erection on earth while doing a handstand, then you'll definitely be able to achieve an erection in space where you don't have gravity acting against your dick.
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Clyde Tombaugh - Wed, 27 Jul 2016 13:12:11 EST ID:3t/weoS/ No.56295 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56289

I'd assume you'd loose your hand-standing erection eventually as blood flows into your upper body, though you might pass out before that. Zero-gravity is known to cause a sizable reduction of blood pressure, which is the reasoning behind the claim that getting a boner in space is difficult.

Interestingly NASA sits on data like this but refuse to reveal it thanks to their policies on funny business.
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Walter Adams - Sat, 13 Aug 2016 01:03:53 EST ID:KgKlYmGv No.56309 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56295
It's because they send some old saggy cunts over there that have difficulty with getting a boner send me over there and show me some pussy it's gonna be the fastest space mission you'll see


Actual photo of earth ? by Giuseppe Piazzi - Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:40:57 EST ID:a9VttgPi No.55637 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Sry if this seems like tinfoil but i just cant get it.
So we have sattelites with further orbit than moon right?
Please give link to an actual photo of earth not some composed bull shit.
Something is going on and this might be the best brain wash ever. Not saying flat earth but hidden land or we just cant get further of some point. Also alot of the other NASA images ...you know, are fakes , there is documentation on this do your research. So a simple request , a photo of earth please :)

Have a nice day :) !
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Caroline Herschel - Mon, 01 Aug 2016 06:02:00 EST ID:tQX5ylFX No.56301 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>56300
let's zoom out on that now.
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John Bahcall - Thu, 04 Aug 2016 20:21:13 EST ID:nEPqqao+ No.56302 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>55923
Einstein's a faggot who got some things right and now everyone's too scared to take down the legend to admit that General Relativity is flawed as fuck. Show me a reference frame in real life and then suck my dick and get me a sandwich.
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George Gamow - Fri, 05 Aug 2016 00:39:14 EST ID:tQX5ylFX No.56303 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56302
doesn't showing that require near light speeds? we can't do that.... yet. wait till the hardon collider forms stable micro singularities we can use to power a warp core.
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Grote Reuber - Fri, 05 Aug 2016 17:10:50 EST ID:3t/weoS/ No.56304 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>55923

So you're claiming that spherical objects are in fact mathematically flat in our universe?

Not hanging you out here or anything, I'm genuinely curious as it's an interesting claim.
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I love space by Plofressor chez - Sat, 23 Jul 2016 05:42:59 EST ID:p24Ges2t No.56286 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I first became interested in space exploration because of this website nearly eight years ago. Over that time space has piqued my curiosity enough that my dream is to work in a large observatory, or in a lab constructing instruments for spacecraft. I've spent a lot of time learning about the universe, and have simultaneously become interested in philosophy. I'm just really interested to learn new things about reality. It's such a marvelous and incredibly complex place, teeming with things to be discovered.

I want to know whatever is possible to know. Some things we might never be able to know, but I'm most certain that curiosity, as well as necessity, will drive our species towards distant planets in search of answers and new ways to survive as we go out. I really do hope that's how it plays out. Out of all of the possibilities, I think we'll always have a desire to travel into the next greatest frontier. We might travel inwards with digital worlds and biosynthetic machinery, but I believe the physical domain will continue to hold some deeper allure.
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Rudolph Minkowski - Sat, 23 Jul 2016 20:46:10 EST ID:eY06FJul No.56291 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56286
Study astronomy, which is basically physics and astrophysics.
If you wanna build shit then you need to study engineering.
Or you could study all of that + philosophy without a formal education and never accomplish anything in your life.
A man who chases two hares will catch neither, in your case you are chasing three.

Be prepared for inferior job security in your desired field even if you do get a doctorate in astronomy or engineering. You were born in the wrong time.
Space won't be hyped until long in the future. You would have loved the Cold War space race if you were around though.
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Irwin Shapiro - Mon, 25 Jul 2016 01:54:54 EST ID:nAYFwE81 No.56292 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>56288
>Hell, imagine if you seeded Venus

She's just asking for it.
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Walter Baade - Thu, 28 Jul 2016 02:16:23 EST ID:ma/jJXS2 No.56297 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56292
Terraforming isn't a thing yet. Besides, how can we even think about terraforming another planet when the one we were born with which already supports life is being killed by us.
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Hannes Alven - Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:26:26 EST ID:73EoqW+9 No.56298 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>56297
Alright take it easy green peace, the earth is more than capable of supporting life indefinitely
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William de Sitter - Sat, 30 Jul 2016 09:27:05 EST ID:tQX5ylFX No.56299 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>56298
But Venus is toted as the prime example of what could happen to our world if it got choked completely. Seems more likely a good idea to learn to live indefinitely in artificial environments like stations or Moon bases. In the long run that will be the most common living space moving forward into the cosmos.Terraforming is in the distant future and by the time we could do that we would already be able to live in orbit of every major body in this system if not leave it already.


Interstellar by George Airy - Mon, 10 Nov 2014 18:11:01 EST ID:FWszKHrA No.54647 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Thoughts on this fucking terrible movie?

its about space chill out mods
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Paul Goldsmith - Fri, 05 Jun 2015 03:55:37 EST ID:A1E2ozZS No.55383 Ignore Report Quick Reply
What the fuck is your problem /SAGAN/? You want a 150 million dollar movie made solely for people who understand everything in astrophysicism? It's a freaking hollywood science fiction movie made for broad audience, what do you expect? Of course it could've been better, but you make it seem like it's fucking Armageddon 2: Superluminal Fireball of Death.
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Paul Goldsmith - Fri, 05 Jun 2015 03:59:37 EST ID:A1E2ozZS No.55384 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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And by astrophysicism, I meant astrophyisics, apperantly astrophysicism isn't a word. Huehuehue
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Joseph Taylor Jr. - Sat, 06 Jun 2015 22:19:14 EST ID:9Jg5Dok5 No.55388 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>55383
But it was marketed as "realistic" sci fi and people actually give it high notes on that merit alone

opinion:discarded
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John Riccioli - Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:20:21 EST ID:A8umB7n3 No.56282 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Bump
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Edmond Halley - Wed, 27 Jul 2016 04:39:06 EST ID:pjhpxsvC No.56294 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>I guess I'm just not a big fan of Nolan himself. I couldn't sit through Inception even though I tried to watch it at least 3 times. These kind of movies rely too much on short, loud, shocking, and emotional scenes to keep the audience captivated and I can't stand that shit.

Wait what? Did we see the same Inception? Inception didn't have any emotional scenes. It only had scenes where people were being emotional.

The whole film was a dry emotionless philosophical stroll through a virtual reality hidden in a virtual reality hidden in a virtual reality hidden in a virtual reality...


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