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Cool shit in our Solar System!

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- Mon, 22 Jul 2019 14:41:25 EST 51a1lc6j No.57761
File: 1563820885533.jpg -(116780B / 114.04KB, 2000x2000) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Cool shit in our Solar System!
First one is Saturn's Hexagon on its north pole.
Essentially formed because of a turbulent storm near the vortex creating two weird waves that makes hexagons naturally.
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Earth is level.

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- Wed, 27 Nov 2019 09:59:36 EST Jf5dPWHy No.57869
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>Density not 'gravity'.
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high redshift mirrors

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- Wed, 06 Mar 2019 13:31:08 EST wIGiff+l No.57553
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lets say you were able to place a mirror in space out at such a distance that the mirror experience cosmological redshift from your perspective. If you were to shoot a laser beam of some wavelength at the mirror then the light reflecting off the mirror would be a longer wavelength than the originating laser because of the relativistic doppler effect.
what wavelength would the light be when it got back to you after bouncing off the mirror? would it be the original wavelength or would it be redshifted?
if its not the original wavelength then how was energy conserved?
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James Christy - Fri, 11 Oct 2019 06:57:14 EST JvOVK4Sl No.57819 Reply
Jesus Christ did you attempt to complete Operation Glowing Dove on them?
Jist - Tue, 15 Oct 2019 15:30:24 EST HeCUPa43 No.57820 Reply
Sounds like you fell into some distinction between quatem particals, and what happens with what lies in the scope of a laser pointer .
Gerard Kuiper - Thu, 28 Nov 2019 22:23:21 EST KagVVlp+ No.57872 Reply
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>i'm permanently banned from all google platforms
I'm just DYING to hear this story.


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- Sat, 20 Jul 2019 13:56:32 EST aTAck/kf No.57760
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John Riccioli - Fri, 04 Oct 2019 17:50:26 EST cC5WUU5t No.57812 Reply
Of course you know this means war.
Karl von Weizsacker - Sat, 23 Nov 2019 16:49:03 EST 06SA2lBv No.57868 Reply

That's intolerant as fuck man, not cool. That flag can be any color it wants

Type 2 & 3 Civilizations

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- Tue, 12 Nov 2019 21:04:20 EST gskNGeFw No.57852
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I've been pondering on embroaching my skilltelect at writing passable sci-fiction into a book that dwelges the line between a, let's say type 2 civilization and a type 3 civilization. I was thinking having maybe a the type 2'ers at much better than the civ 3 people at like a noteworthy skill or aspect, but the level 3'ers of course being so, so much more far advanced, what with having the entire planet system harvested, when so surely the 2'ers only control one star.
Please strike me up on this what could be an ever fading dividing line there.
Georges-Henri Lemaitre - Wed, 13 Nov 2019 20:51:04 EST EZOyjhDZ No.57857 Reply
Type III is gonna be almost certainly technological / hybrid because of the distances & time scales involved or it won't be homogeneous.
Of course that issue would be an excellent opportunity to shovel in some clarke-tech or other imaginary concept.
So the distinction might be something that can make a biological civilization coherent across spacetime. Think ancient roman empire or something like that.
OP - Tue, 19 Nov 2019 21:50:39 EST gskNGeFw No.57866 Reply
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Clarke-tech, or what is futuristic enough technology to be indistinguishable from magic, will certainly make more than one example in my soon to be a couple pages long story about space, and thank you so very much for your brilliant reply.
How is the level three civilisation going to be, or are destined to be hybrids?
This is going to be somewhat like Rome in the bigger, sociological perspective, sure.
James van Allen - Fri, 22 Nov 2019 23:50:44 EST Miawqs90 No.57867 Reply
What is skilltelect? I've never heard of that. I don't know what you're speaking of. Calm down and accept the reality which happens to be something I profit from. You can never invent words. I am very satisfied with all the words and if new ones are in place I will feel uncomfortable. That is not how the world should be, new word possessing. You just got pure truth. Don't worry, I won't charge. lol What are other's thoughts? Can you invent words? I wouldn't say so. That's just not a possible choice. There's no way it could be. If you have a philosophical understanding of all things you would say so. It's plain as day. No uncertainty. lol Based.


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- Mon, 11 Nov 2019 12:44:01 EST PkLJZC5m No.57849
File: 1573494241792.jpg -(186877B / 182.50KB, 1024x1024) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Astrology
SO i got this new guy at work who is pretty obsessed with astrology, normally I wouldn't really care but he keeps projecting his assumptions on me because of my birthdate which I find pretty annoying I mean, he can believe whatever he want but leave me out of it

Now telling people they're wrong is generally going to create a shit atmosphere and i think quite a few of my coworkers would like astrology to be a real thing, so I want to set some traps. What are some tricky, good questions i can ask him that show he is just connecting dots because he likes to see them connected?

>TL;DR What are some questions to ask astrologists to show they're full of shit!?
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Georges-Henri Lemaitre - Wed, 13 Nov 2019 21:01:16 EST EZOyjhDZ No.57858 Reply
Don't try. Because of crank magnetism he's also gonna believe in loads of new age, quackery and maybe even some conspiracy theories.
But you can probably have a normal conversation if you just avoid these topics.
Annie Cannon - Thu, 14 Nov 2019 16:22:22 EST PkLJZC5m No.57860 Reply
Ah well , I'm pretty much convinced of that now. Apperently he's a geobiologist too, he's a pretty chill dude otherwise and has a good taste in music.
James Randi - Mon, 18 Nov 2019 03:47:27 EST 2W/a0/Pv No.57865 Reply
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The original calender's before the gregoian one we use now had 13 months in it.
Now we use a 12 month one with leap years.....but were still using the old 13 month astrology calendar.
That means every astrological prediction is for every month that passes is +1 month inaccurate the further you get away from what ever was year 0 in astrology.

It's all made up nonsense.

Electric ripple

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- Sun, 17 Nov 2019 00:37:13 EST aGo2dCNY No.57863
File: 1573969033187.jpg -(654490B / 639.15KB, 1488x1488) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Electric ripple
What if anisotropic distribution of matter and the resulting uneven expansion of space creates distortions of our apparent view of the heavens and these distortions make it fundamentally impossible or nearly so to see anything clearly outside the local region.
In that case all of the thoroughly explained and well reasoned cosmologies handed down from the ivory tower of academia would turn out to have been as false and completely made up as Ptolemaic epicycle cosmology. I bet that sure would be embarrassing for all the CDM big bang fans who've been happily assuming that they understand the very origins of our universe down to the first instances to admit that the data they've been looking at is all distorted and that their cosmology is as made up and fake as ones proposed by historic scientific minds of the past.
Gravitational lensing is just an extreme case of the types of distortions that make the illusory nature of what the telescope sees increase with redshift and modern cosmology is based on so many absurd assumptions and oversimplifications that its impossible to take the stuff at face value and very easy to pick it apart.
I'm sticking with my bible until you nerds can develop some cosmology which actually dovetails with reality

Does astrology fit here

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- Thu, 03 Oct 2019 18:14:25 EST ZRVHlar5 No.57809
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I'm looking everywhere


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- Sun, 01 Jun 2014 00:36:25 EST VdooM9pB No.53894
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What do you think would happen if highly intelligent, stronger, more powerful aliens made contact with earth right now and told us the meaning of life.
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Imasra - Mon, 04 Nov 2019 13:37:45 EST HeCUPa43 No.57840 Reply
If I was an input for this, I would put arrogance at the absolute top for spieces domanice. It's all a fucking after everything.
Mike Brown - Wed, 06 Nov 2019 04:02:19 EST vLrZZdiN No.57843 Reply
life is such a general word so that is kind of a silly question. given that the technical definition of life is just a bunch of self replicating amino acids it is grammatically stupidly worded hence why the popular book hitchhiker's guide likes to joke about that question.

Hypothetical flat Urf

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- Fri, 06 Sep 2019 06:23:57 EST JSks+45P No.57792
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Lets say hypothetically the earth were flat.

The FE camp says the sun rotates around the the surface of the disc.

The disc is stationary on it's axis but rising to fake gravity.......

Ok....cool but then why would the flat earth be a round disc?

>Playing devils advocate in this tread
>Why would a flat earth that isn't spinning be a round disc?
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Robert Dicke - Thu, 07 Nov 2019 13:20:02 EST EImpGs3+ No.57845 Reply
why a flat earth when you could have an earth topologically equivalent to a klien bottle? Because you're education only spans up to the time of euclid or you are boring.

Asteroid mining and post scarcity

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- Mon, 04 Nov 2019 14:58:44 EST EZOyjhDZ No.57841
File: 1572897524783.jpg -(20518B / 20.04KB, 490x345) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Asteroid mining and post scarcity
Recently there have been increasing mainstream attention regarding space resource utilization.
Like for instance
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGosZWBTF7A [Bloomberg]

It mainly focuses on "monetary" benefits and completely misses the point about the broader implications.
The most ignorant is how "in-situ resource utilisation" would work.

My main point is that the level of automation required to fully utilize 16 psyche for instance... (If you don't know about it look it up, in our terms it would make us a Kardashev 1+ civilization all on it's own.)
(Moving things like 16 psyche closer to earth would involve several magnitudes above our current energy budget)
They still seem to think that the civilization that would evolve based on self-replicating machines and space habitats would resemble anything close to western capitalism.

My main point is basically that 16psyche is going to be a choke point in regards to our path towards a space faring civilization. It has more accessible resources than anything else in the solar system and if history is any guide this will mean it will become independent of earth pretty quick.
Mike Brown - Tue, 05 Nov 2019 21:41:38 EST vLrZZdiN No.57842 Reply
we already live in a post scarcity society by 18th century standards. redistribute your computer to a third world as to not subject me to your dictatorship dipshittery masquerading as something more intellectually responsible.
Caroline Herschel - Wed, 06 Nov 2019 12:34:56 EST EZOyjhDZ No.57844 Reply
>we already live in a post scarcity society by 18th century standards.
Good riddance.
>redistribute your computer to a third world as to not subject me to your dictatorship dipshittery masquerading as something more intellectually responsible.
Maybe I don't want to have to rent my future computing resources from Elon or Jeff. I'd rather have control over my own Von Neumann Probe Swarm, thanks.

I'm not advocating any kind of economic system here.
Just want to point out that it's not even viable to move resources acquired from early asteroid mining to Earth's orbit. And it's pretty delusional to think the economic activity generated will "trickle down" to earth.
All I'm saying it will be like The Expanse, but in reverse... The "Beltas" will be calling the shots.
Giovanni Cassini - Fri, 15 Nov 2019 13:36:11 EST 7HuTlPCo No.57862 Reply
>The "Beltas" will be calling the shots.
Nah, most of our society is built on the people who produce the value getting little of it. Until they can be independent on their rock they will be exploited. If we can do that then stuff like being accessible won't matter to the same degree and they will not have a monopoly on anything. They'll just be a backwater.

Same as mars really. If earth dies its entire existence will be dragging resources to it. It won't be a perfectly closed system so even if it doesn't grow it will need constant replenishment. Unless we get the magnetic field going and crash a few lumps of ice which is yet another "we can bypass this shit" situation.

Earth is Level

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- Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:14:03 EST Jf5dPWHy No.57823
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>Fake news turns retards away.
Shills promote fake news all over the internet.

Flat Earth does not mean "flat disc in space" like most clowns think.

Visit us, or fuck off and don't.

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Roger Penrose - Fri, 25 Oct 2019 03:11:50 EST EZOyjhDZ No.57834 Reply
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kindly caress off, nb
Pierre-Simon Laplace - Sat, 02 Nov 2019 07:21:46 EST d9521quT No.57838 Reply
Why is the flat earth moving upward at the constant speed to make cause things to be pushed to the ground? What proppel(s) it?
Johannes Kepler - Sun, 10 Nov 2019 00:08:02 EST qii0xLKt No.57848 Reply
If the earth were shaped like a dick, would it be a large enough dildo for op's mom?

End of the universe

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- Thu, 30 Apr 2015 21:22:45 EST ZJgVev/f No.55263
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I know science doesn't care about our feelings, but tell me of any alternate theories other than everything freezing to death or being ripped to shreds that allows something, anything to keep on going and surviving.

Can we eventually develop the technology that allows us to "jump" to a new, younger or possibly truly unending universe with different laws of thermodynamics to carry ourselves on?

Hold me, /sagan/.
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Dinato - Tue, 22 Oct 2019 22:32:45 EST HeCUPa43 No.57831 Reply
Seems to be lower levels of understanding pussy. How you gona just play about the ending of docta who?
Roger Penrose - Fri, 25 Oct 2019 14:32:49 EST EZOyjhDZ No.57835 Reply
a) heat death is not about heat but about entropy. The time scales involved on here are mind boggling. To give you an idea it's the cosmic equivalent of using a lighter in your home to melt all the glaciers in the Himalayas, but worse.

b) the big rip is a consequence of an arbitrary pick of an unknown constant it might never happen. But if it does here is something a little fringe you have been asking for: Once the big rip starts to affect elementary particles something interesting is gonna happen. Elementary particles contain quarks and if you try to pull apart quarks you create new quarks. Which means after the big rip would have destroyed everything in our universe every single elementary particle will become it's own big bang and universe.

But all that is nothing compared to the multiverse.
You see the big bang is still happening across the multiverse and the amount of universes created over time is so large that you can't even compare it to anything inside our universe.
The closest thing are one of these bignum endless fractal zoom videos but with the speed of the zoom increasing by orders of magnitude each time unit.

I All this doesn't really help the existential dread about what happens to our own lives / universe...
Roger Penrose - Fri, 25 Oct 2019 14:52:48 EST EZOyjhDZ No.57836 Reply
The closest thing there is to ponder about the fate of our universe after heat death are Boltzmann Brains.
Eventually given infinite time the random quantum fluctuations in the vacuum are going to create living "brains". This will happen spontaneously and actually you should call them "Boltzmann Constructs".
Because of the infinite time scales involved the complexity of the created structures can be arbitrary large.

I highly recommend watching Isaac Arthur's videos on the topic

It rally gives you perspective on how ridiculous (but fun) it is to ponder these questions while living in a Kardashev level 0.724 type civilization.

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