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  • driverwedgedriverwedge If you swing hard and miss, it hurts a bit. Members Posts: 3,855 ✭✭
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    I can't imagine the thought process to formulate these type of theories.
  • RJRJRJRJRJRJ Members Posts: 5,935 ✭✭
    NV825 wrote:





    I can't imagine the thought process to formulate these type of theories.




    Whats funny is that a long, long time from now, people will probably look back at us like we look at the "the Earth is flat" people.
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  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Members Posts: 26,085 ✭✭
    edited Feb 10, 2015 #65




    "In physical terms, the model describes the universe as being filled with a quantum fluid. The scientists propose that this fluid might be composed of gravitons—hypothetical massless particles that mediate the force of gravity. If they exist, gravitons are thought to play a key role in a theory of quantum gravity."



    ^



    *Gravitons-hypothetical massless particles*



    Seriously, guys?
  • driverwedgedriverwedge If you swing hard and miss, it hurts a bit. Members Posts: 3,855 ✭✭
    Right? Stupid gravitons.
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  • NV825NV825 Just a Baby Fade Posts: 778 ✭✭
    Found: Early Black Hole 12 Billion Times More Massive Than Our Sun



    Deep within the early universe, there lies a gigantic black hole in the midst of an extremely luminous disc. This space-time warp is so gigantic, it’s estimated to be 12 billion times more massive than our own Sun. That makes it one of the most massive deep-space black holes ever recorded.



    rest of the story: http://www.popsci.com/found-supermassive-black-hole-12-billion-times-more-massive-our-sun?dom=fb&src=SOC
  • drpinodrpino NYMarshals Posts: 8,970 mod
    edited Feb 26, 2015 #69
    New selfie from Mars:



    http://www.nasa.gov/jpl/msl/pia19142/#.VO32ffnF98E



    pia19142_malhi-mojave.jpg



    http://mashable.com/2015/02/25/strange-lights-dwarf-planet-ceres/



    pia19185-cr.jpg


    Dwarf planet Ceres continues to puzzle scientists as NASA's Dawn spacecraft gets closer to being captured into orbit around the object. The latest images from Dawn, taken nearly 29,000 miles (46,000 kilometers) from Ceres, reveal that a bright spot that stands out in previous images lies close to yet another bright area.
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  • hogans71hogans71 Ain't no change in the weather, ain't no changes in me Posts: 10,699 ✭✭
    This thread is awesome...
  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Members Posts: 26,085 ✭✭
    NV825 wrote:


    Found: Early Black Hole 12 Billion Times More Massive Than Our Sun



    Deep within the early universe, there lies a gigantic black hole in the midst of an extremely luminous disc. This space-time warp is so gigantic, it’s estimated to be 12 billion times more massive than our own Sun. That makes it one of the most massive deep-space black holes ever recorded.



    rest of the story: [url="http://www.popsci.com/found-supermassive-black-hole-12-billion-times-more-massive-our-sun?dom=fb&src=SOC"]http://www.popsci.com/found-supermassive-black-hole-12-billion-times-more-massive-our-sun?dom=fb&src=SOC[/url]




    Saw that.



    Anybody good at math?



    Id like to know



    If



    Our sun=tennis ball



    How big is this thing?



    Like the size of Texas? Bigger?



  • driverwedgedriverwedge If you swing hard and miss, it hurts a bit. Members Posts: 3,855 ✭✭
    bscinstnct wrote:

    NV825 wrote:


    Found: Early Black Hole 12 Billion Times More Massive Than Our Sun



    Deep within the early universe, there lies a gigantic black hole in the midst of an extremely luminous disc. This space-time warp is so gigantic, it's estimated to be 12 billion times more massive than our own Sun. That makes it one of the most massive deep-space black holes ever recorded.



    rest of the story: http://www.popsci.co...?dom=fb&src=SOC




    Saw that.



    Anybody good at math?



    Id like to know



    If



    Our sun=tennis ball



    How big is this thing?



    Like the size of Texas? Bigger?




    That's a big Twinkie.
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  • NV825NV825 Just a Baby Fade Posts: 778 ✭✭
    bscinstnct wrote:

    NV825 wrote:


    Found: Early Black Hole 12 Billion Times More Massive Than Our Sun



    Deep within the early universe, there lies a gigantic black hole in the midst of an extremely luminous disc. This space-time warp is so gigantic, it's estimated to be 12 billion times more massive than our own Sun. That makes it one of the most massive deep-space black holes ever recorded.



    rest of the story: http://www.popsci.co...?dom=fb&src=SOC




    Saw that.



    Anybody good at math?



    Id like to know



    If



    Our sun=tennis ball



    How big is this thing?



    Like the size of Texas? Bigger?




    According to this link, a standard tennis ball is 59.4 grams. If we multiply that by 12 billion, then this thing has a total mass of 712,800,000,000 grams (or 712,800,000 kg).
  • drpinodrpino NYMarshals Posts: 8,970 mod
    edited Feb 27, 2015 #74
    According to a quick google search, the mass of the sun is 1.9891 × 1030 kilograms. Multiply that by 12 billion and you get the actual mass of this black hole. Basically, this thing is incomprehensibly massive!
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  • drpinodrpino NYMarshals Posts: 8,970 mod
    And on a sad note, someone who many of us associate with the concept of space has passed. RIP Leonard Nimoy!



    http://www.opencultu...lar_system.html



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  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Members Posts: 26,085 ✭✭
    NV825 wrote:

    bscinstnct wrote:

    NV825 wrote:


    Found: Early Black Hole 12 Billion Times More Massive Than Our Sun



    Deep within the early universe, there lies a gigantic black hole in the midst of an extremely luminous disc. This space-time warp is so gigantic, it's estimated to be 12 billion times more massive than our own Sun. That makes it one of the most massive deep-space black holes ever recorded.



    rest of the story: http://www.popsci.co...?dom=fb&src=SOC




    Saw that.



    Anybody good at math?



    Id like to know



    If



    Our sun=tennis ball



    How big is this thing?



    Like the size of Texas? Bigger?




    According to this link, a standard tennis ball is 59.4 grams. If we multiply that by 12 billion, then this thing has a total mass of 712,800,000,000 grams (or 712,800,000 kg).




    Well, the empire state building weighs 350,000 tons which I think is 700,000,000 lbs and a pound is around 1/2 kilo or something so there you go.
  • Sonny217Sonny217 50/50/90 Posts: 270 ✭✭
    STAND BY FOR MAXIMUM MIND-BLOWIFICATION!!!





    My fellow space nerds, I humbly present for your consideration, the Hubble eXtreme Deep Field image (XDF)



    http://www.nasa.gov/...cience/xdf.html



    http://en.wikipedia....reme_Deep_Field



  • hogans71hogans71 Ain't no change in the weather, ain't no changes in me Posts: 10,699 ✭✭
    Sonny217 wrote:


    STAND BY FOR MAXIMUM MIND-BLOWIFICATION!!!





    My fellow space nerds, I humbly present for your consideration, the Hubble eXtreme Deep Field image (XDF)



    [url="http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/science/xdf.html"]http://www.nasa.gov/...cience/xdf.html[/url]



    [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubble_eXtreme_Deep_Field"]http://en.wikipedia....reme_Deep_Field[/url]







    Stop man, you're freakin' me out!
  • NV825NV825 Just a Baby Fade Posts: 778 ✭✭
    I used to have that as my desktop background for the longest time. The beauty of all those galaxies is mind blowing.
  • driverwedgedriverwedge If you swing hard and miss, it hurts a bit. Members Posts: 3,855 ✭✭
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  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Members Posts: 26,085 ✭✭
    "We can't journey to the centre of the Earth, but that hasn't stopped us finding out what is down there"



    http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20150814-what-is-at-the-centre-of-earth



    "What's down below all that is shrouded in mystery. It seems unfathomable. And yet, we know a surprising amount about the core. We even have some idea about how it formed billions of years ago – all without a single physical sample. This is how the core was revealed."
  • driverwedgedriverwedge If you swing hard and miss, it hurts a bit. Members Posts: 3,855 ✭✭
    edited Aug 17, 2015 #82
    bscinstnct wrote:


    "We can't journey to the centre of the Earth, but that hasn't stopped us finding out what is down there"



    http://www.bbc.com/e...centre-of-earth



    "What's down below all that is shrouded in mystery. It seems unfathomable. And yet, we know a surprising amount about the core. We even have some idea about how it formed billions of years ago – all without a single physical sample. This is how the core was revealed."




    Nice. More about the Bore-Hole-

    https://www.youtube....h?v=zz6v6OfoQvs



    Edit:

    Fun stuff about space to kill a ton of time-

    https://www.youtube.com/user/scishowspace
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  • Gamble GambleGamble Gamble #TwistFaceExperience ClubWRX Posts: 3,557 ClubWRX
    Sonny217 wrote:
    STAND BY FOR MAXIMUM MIND-BLOWIFICATION!!!





    My fellow space nerds, I humbly present for your consideration, the Hubble eXtreme Deep Field image (XDF)



    [url="http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/hubble/science/xdf.html"]http://www.nasa.gov/...cience/xdf.html[/url]



    [url="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hubble_eXtreme_Deep_Field"]http://en.wikipedia....reme_Deep_Field[/url]







    After seeing that picture it kind of makes you wonder how primitive we are, fighting for minuscule fractions of a single planet rather than using our collective minds to get even one inch closer to those far off worlds.
  • NV825NV825 Just a Baby Fade Posts: 778 ✭✭

    Sonny217 wrote:
    STAND BY FOR MAXIMUM MIND-BLOWIFICATION!!!





    My fellow space nerds, I humbly present for your consideration, the Hubble eXtreme Deep Field image (XDF)



    http://www.nasa.gov/...cience/xdf.html



    http://en.wikipedia....reme_Deep_Field







    After seeing that picture it kind of makes you wonder how primitive we are, fighting for minuscule fractions of a single planet rather than using our collective minds to get even one inch closer to those far off worlds.




    We may be a centimeter closer



    To the moon in four hours (Telegraph UK article)
  • 360_CS360_CS Members Posts: 4,256 ✭✭
    Anyone seen this. Pretty mind blowing.



  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 19,924 ✭✭
    Qqq123xx wrote:


    Pluto is no longer a Planet. Space is not awesome.




    Mary's Violet Eyes Made John Sit Up Nights...what? What did John do sitting up nights? The tension is killing me!
  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 19,924 ✭✭
    edited Sep 2, 2015 #87
    Imagine Edwin Hubble looking at his data in 1929, scratching his head. It just don't make no sense. These "stars" are millions of light years away. Wait a minute. That's no star!



    At that moment the universe "grew" from thousands of light years in size to billions of light years in size. Those fuzzy clouds were in fact galaxies, each containing billions of stars each.



    I bet he took an aspirin, and had a stiff drink. Wow.
  • Argonne69Argonne69 Members Posts: 19,924 ✭✭
    As amazing as space is, my mind gets blown thinking about the scale of the subatomic world. If the nucleus of an atom was the size of a tennis ball, the nearest electron would be ~1.2 miles away!



    Neutron stars are so densely packed that their atoms have been crushed to the point that the electrons get pushed into the nucleus, where they pair with protons to form neutrons. A neutron star that weighs twice the sun's weight is smashed into a sphere 14 miles wide!
  • i*windowsi*windows Posts: 2,134 ✭✭
    edited Sep 9, 2015 #89
    I work here http://www.eso.org, and space is what we do
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  • HaleboppHalebopp Members Posts: 2,765 ✭✭
    edited Jan 13, 2016 #90
    While not exactly space, I thought this might be a suitable thread for this one as it is awesome. image/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' /> Pictures are not mine, they were published here (don't peek before figuring this one out image/biggrin.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':D' /> ): http://www.taivaanva...ions/show/47474 It's in Finnish so you won't understand it but one should always post the source.



    So what is this (the answer is in the spoiler)? Aurora Borealis?



    47474_1f139a3b44204e5e6625498d3d9048b1.jpg



    Can you guess what it is? The answer is below.


    Look at this:



    47474_cf9f21b70a805f9c11d653cc9c092b24.jpg



    It's the map of a town called Eura here in Finland. The snow on the ground reflects the street lights back into the sky where ice particles reflect the light back once more. The light pillars are quite a common phenomenon but the map is a bit special. How cool is that? image/smile.png' class='bbc_emoticon' alt=':)' />
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  • MMB1500MMB1500 Members Posts: 6,312 ✭✭
    edited Feb 11, 2016 #91
    HUGE news in the world of space today. Gravitational waves (ripples in space time), first predicted by Einstein, have almost certainly been discovered:



    “This is transformational,” said Prof Alberto Vecchio, of the University of Birmingham, and one of the researchers at Ligo. “We have observed the universe through light so far. But we can only see part of what happens in the universe. Gravitational waves carry completely different information about phenomena in the universe. So we have opened a new way of listening to a broadcasting channel which will allow us to discover phenomena we have never seen before,” he said.


    “This observation is truly incredible science and marks three milestones for physics: the direct detection of gravitational waves, the first detection of a binary black hole, and the most convincing evidence to date that nature’s black holes are the objects predicted by Einstein’s theory.”


    Check it out:



    https://www.theguard...-of-the-century
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