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 1676 Xopher 001, Mon, 17th Mar '14 2:30:52 PM from 38.5061° N, 76.5177° W Relationship Status: In season
Avatar drawn By Daft Punch
I lost the link to that cosmos tv special. I'm not sure if it was this thread or the xkcd thread where someone gave it to me
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 1677 Ramidel, Mon, 17th Mar '14 3:09:06 PM Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
"Smoking-gun" evidence discovered for inflationary Big Bang theory, may allow a model of the beginning of the universe to be constructed.

Essentially, the "inflationary Big Bang" theory proposes that the Big Bang led to a brief period where the universe seemed to expand faster than light, which would lead to a lot of really weird effects on gravity, among other things (this is way over my scientific head). And they've found a gravitational wave that seems to support this theory rather conclusively.

If this is true, I think I agree with the article: there's at least one Nobel Prize coming out of this.

edited 17th Mar '14 3:12:00 PM by Ramidel

 1678 Greenmantle, Mon, 17th Mar '14 3:18:21 PM from Britannia Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
[up] ...and the possible foundations for a hyperdrive?
 1679 Achaemenid, Mon, 17th Mar '14 3:21:37 PM from Amager Relationship Status: You can be my wingman any time
Just resting in my account!
Probably not, sadly. But we all have to believe one anti-science crank position: mine is that Einstein was wrong and that FTL is possible. Why? I like sci-fi, that's why.

Denn trafe jede Kugel apart ihren mann

Wo kriegten die Könige ihr Soldaten dann?
I heard you were accusing NASA
If it is possible, but improbable, you bet someone is going to spend a lot of time on that.
 1681 Meklar, Mon, 17th Mar '14 7:38:48 PM from Milky Way Relationship Status: RelationshipOutOfBoundsException: 1
[up] I have a theory that economics is fundamentally a more powerful force than physics. That is to say, no matter what the people of any one era believe is physically impossible, if it is also lucrative enough, somebody will end up doing it anyway.

Bonus points if they play music from Gurren Lagann while doing it.

 1682 rmctagg09, Tue, 18th Mar '14 12:27:36 PM from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
The Wanderer
New view of supernova death throes in 3-D

Astronomers complete cosmic dust census
Hugging a Vanilluxe will give you frostbite.

It's typed rmctagg09.
 1683 rmctagg09, Thu, 20th Mar '14 9:28:58 AM from Brooklyn, NY Relationship Status: I won't say I'm in love
 1684 De Marquis, Thu, 20th Mar '14 10:07:01 AM from Hell, USA Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
Who Am I?
Re Titan: "The findings, recently published online in Geophysical Research Letters, also indicate that the solid terrain surrounding the sea is likely made of solid organic materials and not frozen water."

Way to drop a tantalizing hint. Those seas are made of mostly methane, am I right?
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 1685 Xopher 001, Thu, 20th Mar '14 10:07:47 AM from 38.5061° N, 76.5177° W Relationship Status: In season
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Gross, a sea entirely made of shit
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I heard you were accusing NASA
I read that as "a sea of explodium".
 1687 De Marquis, Thu, 20th Mar '14 6:23:36 PM from Hell, USA Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
Who Am I?
I wish it was a sea of shit. That would imply life...
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 1688 joesolo, Thu, 20th Mar '14 7:28:45 PM Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Indiana Solo
@knight given enough oxygen it would be. evil grin
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Euo will do!
[up]Very definitely. Things not to pack when going to Titan: too many spare oxygen tanks. And, an open flame. Disaster is just begging to happen over there with that combo.
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 1690 Le Garcon, Thu, 20th Mar '14 8:47:12 PM from Skadovsk Relationship Status: Gay for Big Boss
Blowout soon fellow Stalker
[up][up][up]What kinda fucked up super space monsters leaves a sea of poo that big?

Hell no I don't want aliens that scary.
Oh really, when?
 1691 De Marquis, Fri, 21st Mar '14 5:26:49 AM from Hell, USA Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
Who Am I?
In the last Cosmos Tyson had a nice little sequence where his ship dives under the sea on Titan and goes exploring a submerged cave. There was something alive down there.smile
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 1692 joesolo, Fri, 21st Mar '14 8:20:55 AM Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Indiana Solo
it'd be freaking awesome if there was.
I am going to shove the sunshine so far up where the sun don't shine that you will vomit nothing but warm summer days -Belkar
 1693 Xopher 001, Fri, 21st Mar '14 8:22:59 AM from 38.5061° N, 76.5177° W Relationship Status: In season
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Could someone link me to that show?
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 1694 Kostya, Fri, 21st Mar '14 10:48:25 AM from Everywhere
The Razruchityel
Try this. We're discussing episode 2 right now.

I wonder if a species that evolved on Titan could ever make its way to the land. It's pretty far from the sun so it wouldn't get a lot of light and Saturn would block it off entirely at times. That would leave petrothermal vents as the primary source of energy which makes anything living too far from them unlikely from what I know. If I'm wrong on this feel free to correct me.

edited 21st Mar '14 3:31:26 PM by Kostya

yarr
Just remember that from Titan's point of view we're 70% lava and breathe a substance that would make their oceans explode.
 1696 Kostya, Fri, 21st Mar '14 11:07:51 AM from Everywhere
The Razruchityel
That's a good point. We'd probably have to be careful we don't kill them by accident if we ever visited.

 1697 joesolo, Fri, 21st Mar '14 1:42:56 PM Relationship Status: watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ
Indiana Solo
If we visited We'd probably want to stay at a distance.

It'd.be awesome if there was a whole under-methane civilization though.
I am going to shove the sunshine so far up where the sun don't shine that you will vomit nothing but warm summer days -Belkar
 1698 Kostya, Fri, 21st Mar '14 1:57:41 PM from Everywhere
The Razruchityel
So methane is flammable. Does that mean if one of our machines accidentally emitted a spark we'd set the entire moon on fire?

edited 21st Mar '14 1:57:53 PM by Kostya

 1699 Septimus Heap, Fri, 21st Mar '14 2:00:11 PM from Zurich, Switzerland Relationship Status: Mu
A Wizard boy
No, because there isn't enough O2 to burn it in Titan's atmosphere.

 1700 De Marquis, Fri, 21st Mar '14 2:14:01 PM from Hell, USA Relationship Status: Buried in snow, waiting for spring
Who Am I?
Doesnt Titan already have lightening?
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