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(New Scientist)   Hubble telescope snaps images of supernova that exploded over 8000 years ago (pic)   (space.newscientist.com) divider line 66
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2008-07-02 11:15:35 AM  
i75.photobucket.com
 
2008-07-02 11:15:58 AM  
Photomat would have had the pix back much sooner.
 
2008-07-02 11:20:27 AM  
That is a pretty friggen cool picture.
 
2008-07-02 11:54:03 AM  
Pizen Thank you.
 
2008-07-02 12:21:21 PM  
That looks like the Nexus from Star Trek Generations!
 
2008-07-02 01:55:37 PM  
I'll thank you to remember that God created the light from this "explosion" about 6000 years ago, carefully crafting it to appear 2000 years underway at the moment of creation solely to fark with us.

/the bible tells me so
 
2008-07-02 02:00:23 PM  
Looks like that energy ribbon from that shiatty Star Trek movie where Kirk dies.
 
2008-07-02 02:00:39 PM  
/touches finger to nose and points at pizen
 
2008-07-02 02:00:49 PM  
Superjew:I'll thank you to remember that God created the light from this "explosion" about 6000 years ago, carefully crafting it to appear 2000 years underway at the moment of creation solely to fark with us.

/the bible tells me so


controversy.wearscience.com
 
2008-07-02 02:05:41 PM  
Superjew:I'll thank you to remember that God created the light from this "explosion" about 6000 years ago, carefully crafting it to appear 2000 years underway at the moment of creation solely to fark with us.

/the bible tells me so


Grow up.
 
2008-07-02 02:06:05 PM  
Superjew:/the bible tells me so

The Bible also says that pi is 3.0. I wouldn't put a whole lot of stock in a book that can't get basic math right.
 
2008-07-02 02:06:12 PM  
Superjew:I'll thank you to remember that God created the light from this "explosion" about 6000 years ago, carefully crafting it to appear 2000 years underway at the moment of creation solely to fark with us.

/the bible tells me so


. . . I don't know why I even bother to come to these threads anymore. Someone ALWAYS beat me to it.
 
TSE
2008-07-02 02:06:29 PM  
Superjew:I'll thank you to remember that God created the light from this "explosion" about 6000 years ago, carefully crafting it to appear 2000 years underway at the moment of creation solely to fark with us.

/the bible tells me so


-1/10, trollbot
 
2008-07-02 02:11:11 PM  
Son of Thunder:Superjew:I'll thank you to remember that God created the light from this "explosion" about 6000 years ago, carefully crafting it to appear 2000 years underway at the moment of creation solely to fark with us.

/the bible tells me so

Grow up.


TSE:Superjew:I'll thank you to remember that God created the light from this "explosion" about 6000 years ago, carefully crafting it to appear 2000 years underway at the moment of creation solely to fark with us.

/the bible tells me so

-1/10, trollbot


...Uhm, I'm fairly certain SuperJew was being sarcastic. Actual YECs wouldn't admit that their God loves to fark with us for no apparent reason.
 
2008-07-02 02:13:11 PM  
Man, the tards are being touchy today. Poor wittle tards. Did the bad man make fun of your sky buddy?
 
2008-07-02 02:15:45 PM  
Every time there's a link to something that's N thousand years old, and N > 6, there is someone who makes a sarcastic comment about creationism.

We get it. Creationism is stupid. Please stop.
 
Ant
2008-07-02 02:19:23 PM  
Angel of Death:We get it. Creationism is stupid. Please stop.

Please don't stop. Stupid ideas need to be mocked at every opportunity.
 
TSE
2008-07-02 02:28:55 PM  
Ant:Angel of Death:We get it. Creationism is stupid. Please stop.

Please don't stop. Stupid ideas need to be mocked at every opportunity.


Then save it for when some stupid creationist actually comes into the thread and starts making noise. This is an article about Astronomy and Cosmology, not bible hate. This shiat is just as annoying and stupid as the annoying and stupid shiat that it mocks.
 
2008-07-02 02:32:53 PM  
Ant:Angel of Death:We get it. Creationism is stupid. Please stop.

Please don't stop. Stupid ideas need to be mocked at every opportunity.


All that mocking is wasted here. Its preaching to the choir. It also gets old, unfunny, and seemingly forced when someone has the awesome, new idea to mention creationism in a totally sarcastic and/or ironic way.

Either mock creationism someplace that doesn't already agree with you (where it would have an effect), or try to be at least a little bit cleaver when you do, because that joke worn (like your mother)
 
2008-07-02 02:33:14 PM  
TSE:Ant:Angel of Death:We get it. Creationism is stupid. Please stop.

Please don't stop. Stupid ideas need to be mocked at every opportunity.

Then save it for when some stupid creationist actually comes into the thread and starts making noise. This is an article about Astronomyand Cosmology, not bible hate. This shiat is just as annoying and stupid as the annoying and stupid shiat that it mocks.


just like when someone says that Galactic supernovae remnants have anything to do with cosmology.
 
2008-07-02 02:38:18 PM  
Bow your head to look at the Devil when praying. Instead of looking up at the sun and praying to God. Even though you will burn out your eyes and not be able to see anymore. But it's not like you could see anyways.

/Cool Strand though.
//Needs more space ship being hit by it.
///End Transmission.
 
2008-07-02 02:39:01 PM  
This is relevant to my interests.

www.movievillains.com
 
TSE
2008-07-02 02:39:16 PM  
chard:just like when someone says that Galactic supernovae remnants have anything to do with cosmology.

At least it is farking related.
 
2008-07-02 02:40:01 PM  
Ant:Please don't stop. Stupid ideas need to be mocked at every opportunity.

Or I could take your advice and threadjack at every oppertunity and stand on my soap box.
 
2008-07-02 02:45:08 PM  
sorry to interrupt your highly intellectual debate over Creationism, but, doesn't that ribbon look like it's coming right for us?

How long before it gets here and what could it cause? would be my question...



but, please, continue...
 
TSE
2008-07-02 02:49:37 PM  
imfallen_angel:sorry to interrupt your highly intellectual debate over Creationism, but, doesn't that ribbon look like it's coming right for us?

How long before it gets here and what could it cause? would be my question...

but, please, continue...


Considering the fact that the nova occured 8000 years ago and the light first reached Earth 1000 years ago, I think we don't need to worry about it for now.
 
2008-07-02 02:51:31 PM  
Medieval Ages does not equal 8,000 years ago.

Author for the FAIL.
 
2008-07-02 02:52:09 PM  
WHY AREN'T WE GOING THERE?
 
2008-07-02 02:52:56 PM  
TSE:

Considering the fact that the nova occured 8000 years ago and the light first reached Earth 1000 years ago, I think we don't need to worry about it for now.


So, you're saying that just like global warming, we should wait until it's upon us?
 
2008-07-02 02:53:05 PM  
TSE:At least it is farking related.

Related? Yeah, as related as chemistry is to alchemy.
 
2008-07-02 02:58:09 PM  
imfallen_angel:it's coming right for us?

Blam!
 
2008-07-02 03:10:30 PM  
imfallen_angel:sorry to interrupt your highly intellectual debate over Creationism, but, doesn't that ribbon look like it's coming right for us?

By the time it gets anywhere near us, the Big Four will be waiting.
img513.imageshack.us
 
2008-07-02 03:11:49 PM  
davynelson:Medieval Ages does not equal 8,000 years ago.

Author for the FAIL.


Um. Wow. Really?
 
TSE
2008-07-02 03:12:37 PM  
imfallen_angel:TSE:

Considering the fact that the nova occured 8000 years ago and the light first reached Earth 1000 years ago, I think we don't need to worry about it for now.

So, you're saying that just like global warming, we should wait until it's upon us?


Yes, but I didn't say shiat about global warming, did I? Do the math, smart guy.
 
TSE
2008-07-02 03:13:31 PM  
Guysmiley:TSE:At least it is farking related.

Related? Yeah, as related as chemistry is to alchemy.


That a piss-poor analogy, but fine, you win.
 
2008-07-02 03:14:50 PM  
Superjew:I'll thank you to remember that God created the light from this "explosion" about 6000 years ago, carefully crafting it to appear 2000 years underway at the moment of creation solely to fark with us.

/the bible tells me so


10/10 for getting bites while not even trying to.

imfallen_angel:
So, you're saying that just like global warming, we should wait until it's upon us?


The article says the shockwave is moving at 10 million kilometers per hour, which works out to less then 1.5% the speed of light. The light took over 7,000 years to reach the Earth, which means the shockwave will take over 470,000 years.

I'm sure by then it won't be a worry.
 
2008-07-02 03:15:00 PM  
davynelson:Medieval Ages does not equal 8,000 years ago.

Author for the FAIL.


No, really, this has to be sarcasm, right? Nobody really needs to explain to you that the explosion happened 8,000 years ago, but the light took about 7,000 years to cross the vast emptiness of space between us, giving medieval peasants an exciting light show while they wallowed in their own filth, right? 'Cause you were just joking.

/I hope.
 
2008-07-02 03:16:43 PM  
Ed Grubermann:
The Bible also says that pi is 3.0. I wouldn't put a whole lot of stock in a book that can't get basic math right.


Where in the bible does it say pi is 3.0?
 
2008-07-02 03:17:38 PM  
davynelson:Medieval Ages does not equal 8,000 years ago.

Author for the FAIL.


The supernova event took place 7000 light-years away. It was visible for the first time during medieval times, around 1006 B.C. per the article. Hence the actual event took place roughly 6000 B.C.E. - approximately 8000 years ago.

FAIL for your miscorrection.

DOUBLE FAIL for not having any idea what you're talking about.
 
2008-07-02 03:18:36 PM  
bemis23:davynelson:Medieval Ages does not equal 8,000 years ago.

Author for the FAIL.

The supernova event took place 7000 light-years away. It was visible for the first time during medieval times, around 1006 B.C.C.E. per the article. Hence the actual event took place roughly 6000 B.C.E. - approximately 8000 years ago.

FAIL for your miscorrection.

DOUBLE FAIL for not having any idea what you're talking about.


FTFM
 
2008-07-02 03:19:46 PM  
flamino

Damn, beat to the Nexus reference.

Oh my.
 
2008-07-02 03:28:18 PM  
I just wanted to say thanks to all the farkers that submit the post for the cool space photos.
 
2008-07-02 03:29:23 PM  
It's good to know that when I get all caught up in the majesty of this wonderful universe I seem to be surrounded by, I can just come to a Fark thread to bring me right back down to Earth.

Thanks Fark!
 
2008-07-02 03:37:47 PM  
It makes me laugh when scientist's pretend that they KNOW how long ago that shiat happened or how far away it was. They should really say "Hey, theres no way of farking knowing, but we think this shiat happened a long time ago"

Would be much better.

/sick of seeing scientific "theories" passed off as fact just because there is no theory to disprove it.
 
2008-07-02 03:41:57 PM  
DECMATH:By the time it gets anywhere near us, the Big Four will be waiting.

But there's only 3 of them. Oh, these four..
 
2008-07-02 03:45:36 PM  
Epiphany:It makes me laugh when scientist's pretend that they KNOW how long ago that shiat happened or how far away it was. They should really say "Hey, theres no way of farking knowing, but we think this shiat happened a long time ago"

Would be much better.

/sick of seeing scientific "theories" passed off as fact just because there is no theory to disprove it.


Translation: Hi, I'm too lazy to study things, and I don't think you should either.
 
2008-07-02 03:46:13 PM  
Epiphany:It makes me laugh when scientist's pretend that they KNOW how long ago that shiat happened or how far away it was. They should really say "Hey, theres no way of farking knowing, but we think this shiat happened a long time ago"

Would be much better.

/sick of seeing scientific "theories" passed off as fact just because there is no theory to disprove it.


Sounds like you must be one of those folks that KNOWS nothing. I'd say deny cause and effect, just to be safe. David Hume will agree with you.
 
2008-07-02 03:48:10 PM  
nikatkins:Ed Grubermann:
The Bible also says that pi is 3.0. I wouldn't put a whole lot of stock in a book that can't get basic math right.

Where in the bible does it say pi is 3.0?


revelations
 
2008-07-02 03:52:17 PM  
boomdeyada
 
2008-07-02 03:52:37 PM  
Epiphany:robble robble robble

Yeah, and Gallileo was a fag!
 
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