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(Some Astronomer)   Top 10 Space Mysteries for 2003   ( divider line
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11553 clicks; posted to Main » on 26 Dec 2002 at 9:56 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-12-26 07:18:58 PM  
From the article: (Similarly unseen and exotic dark matter makes up 30 percent of the universe, leaving us with a universe that contains just 5 percent normal matter and energy.)

Hmmm, wouldn't that make the 5% stuff that we're made of anything but normal matter?
2002-12-26 10:02:04 PM  
You would think the article would address why we allow Rosie O'Donnel to continue to take up space.
2002-12-26 10:03:28 PM  
My "space mysteries" always seem to involve finding room for all my crap when I move into new digs.
2002-12-26 10:05:25 PM  
11. Do you really turn into an amphibian if you travel past Warp 10?
2002-12-26 10:06:11 PM  
Heh...after reading the hair-metal article all I can think about when I read the headings are new-age band names.
2002-12-26 10:07:57 PM  
What is the Terrible Secret of Space?
2002-12-26 10:08:56 PM  
Omigod!!! It's coming right for us!!!

2002-12-26 10:14:15 PM  
11. Is there intelligent life on Fark?
2002-12-26 10:15:03 PM  
Where's Bevets?
2002-12-26 10:17:56 PM  
they forgot the mystery of how articles get accepted and posted on fark, especially factoring in how we get so many repeats when there are other articles/links that never make it.
2002-12-26 10:18:09 PM  
Shoving is the answer..
2002-12-26 10:18:16 PM  
the only question regarding space that i have does that lil VW Golf have such room for a compact car? its marvelous i tells ya.

wait, one more.. why can i eat myself full of ribs to the point where i want to explode.. but still throw down 2 lbs of shrimp and a lobstah? where do i get THAT extra space?

oooh.. space space... i got no further questions your honor.
2002-12-26 10:18:42 PM  
The repulsive force dominates the universe, comprising 65 percent of its makeup.

Maybe it's Maybelline.
2002-12-26 10:20:41 PM  
I think it is unkind to call out Bevets during the holidays.
2002-12-26 10:22:30 PM  
Ah, fark what's kind and unkind, I want a flame war dammit, and I want one NOW!


*gets popcorn ready*
2002-12-26 10:26:47 PM  
What's Bevets?
2002-12-26 10:27:14 PM  
I'll bet even huge boobies ( i.e. gazongas )look perky in zero gravity.
2002-12-26 10:27:48 PM  
"4. The Origin of Life"

Why didn't anybody think of solving this before? Good thing they'll have that pesky problem solved this year once and for all.
2002-12-26 10:29:10 PM  
11. Is there intelligent life on Fark?


One down. Ten to go...
2002-12-26 10:31:12 PM  
they really should just ask the pusher robot...
2002-12-26 10:31:14 PM  
here's one:

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2002-12-26 10:31:52 PM  
fark elsewhere:
2002-12-26 10:46:57 PM  
these guys can answer all of em
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2002-12-26 10:47:59 PM  
11. When shiat on a spaceship, where does it go?
2002-12-26 10:50:12 PM  
I find it much easier to beleive in the invisible old man in the sky who loves me AKA Jesus Christ myth than bothering to ponder that whole Ekpyrotic 5th-10th dimension "time is frozen", "time never ends" troubling ideas.
2002-12-26 10:53:41 PM  
12-26-02 10:18:09 PM LoomisFortunes
Shoving is the answer..

You are mistaken. Pushing is the answer. The humans must be pushed, The humans must go down the stairs
2002-12-26 10:56:15 PM  
this reminds me..

where are those damn interstellar spacecraft they promissed us back in the old days? Wheres our pulse rifles? Out freaking hoovercraft?

Science better get its stuff together.
2002-12-26 10:59:48 PM  
"Nobody knows what the heck it is, but it is officially repulsive. And man is it powerful! More powerful than gravity, even. "

This guy is the Senior Science writer? Ack ack!
2002-12-26 11:07:12 PM  
"More powerful than gravity, even."

WTF? Gravity is an extremely weak force.

Only when somthing is the size of the moon is gravity somthing to be reckoned with. Even here on earth we can deal with it fairly easily.
2002-12-26 11:09:09 PM  
Everyone knows gravity is the strongest "force" known to man.
2002-12-26 11:11:07 PM  
I believe magnetism is much stronger than gravity.
2002-12-26 11:11:23 PM  
In order:

1. Good. The Galaxy is not falling to the dark side.
2. It is cold on Mars. Scotch on the rocks is available, Bourbon and branch, bring your own blow torch.
3. The center of the galaxy is NOT the center of the universe. Rejoice.
4. Nah..., we are probably the creations of some sort of local deity horsing around with a chemistry set.
5. Yeah, right. Like we have ever been to the moon. Come to think of it, just because you think you see it in the night sky, you think it is real? It is all done with mirrors.
6. To paraphrase Carl Sagan, if we are alone, what a huge waste of space.
7. To understand the sun, we should visit it at night.
8. The universe, like a proper lady, deflects any questions about age, simply because it is rude to ask.
9. Uh..., no planets are missing. I saw them just the other night. They will be here for role call, trust me.
10. Of course we will survive 2003. It is 2005 that people in the know are worried about.

Any questions?
2002-12-26 11:16:52 PM  
Everyone knows gravity is the strongest "force" known to man.

Stick two magnets together and see if gravity can pull them apart.

Unless you were making a sarcastic comment, in which case pay me no mind.

(Where are o)ur freaking hoovercraft?

Lost in a vaccuum somewhere.

Is there a Farker named Matter?
2002-12-26 11:23:17 PM  
Gravity strong?

Sure, if you are falling from a tall place.

It is, however, the easiest force to overcome. Every time you lift a foot to walk or raise a glass to drink, you overcome gravity.

Gravity is a constant force. That is all is has going for it.
2002-12-26 11:27:41 PM  
Yes, but in an ironic accident was obiliterated by the above mentioned poster.
2002-12-26 11:27:50 PM  
The dark force?

Luke... I am your farker.
2002-12-26 11:28:12 PM  

"5. Yeah, right. Like we have ever been to the moon. Come to think of it, just because you think you see it in the night sky, you think it is real? It is all done with mirrors."

I like the way you think. This moon mirror conspiracy has caught my interest. Please sign me up for your newsletter.

"7. To understand the sun, we should visit it at night."

I heard the government of Poland, working with Chinese Space Program, sent a rocket to the sun, at night; no word yet from the crew, but any day now they are expecting something big.
2002-12-26 11:29:38 PM  
Yes... farkers Matter and AntiMatter accidently shook hands at a fark party.
2002-12-26 11:34:55 PM  

Have you ever seen the moon and the sun in public together?

Need I say more?
2002-12-26 11:53:11 PM  
Have you ever seen the moon and the sun in public together?

Need I say more?

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2002-12-26 11:55:01 PM  
Oh..., that.

That was done with with mirrors.
2002-12-27 12:01:11 AM  
URJack, thanks for making me crack myself up.
2002-12-27 12:04:46 AM  
Anytime, chummer.
2002-12-27 12:21:42 AM  
And what of the Aliens from Alien? Why was that not on the list hmmm??? Damn it people we are all going to die, run for the Alien commeth and he commeth with the dark force of space. And when the time doth commeth we say, "game over man, game over!!" Quoteth the annoying Marine from Aliens.
2002-12-27 12:29:01 AM  
I once paid $50 for some "Exotic Dark Matter"
2002-12-27 12:49:55 AM  
Color me wrong, but didn't Stephen Hawking talk about those two 'new' discoveries (that the universe could just expand forever or the universe could go back to a big crunch) mentioned in question 1 in his book? I could've sworn I read about them long long ago...
2002-12-27 01:11:36 AM  
When will they learn! Never start with numero uno in top 10 lists!
2002-12-27 01:13:11 AM  

What did you give Rodman $50 bucks to take you in a dark ally?
2002-12-27 01:18:32 AM  

The point is that now they think they know what the repulsive force causing the universe to expand exponentially is. The expansion theory has been proposed for years. Dark energy is a new type of force that is just being worked out. Think Newton! This is really huge in the scope of our understanding of the universe.
2002-12-27 01:52:48 AM  
Fb- = Darth Vader
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