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I was inspired by the earlier "Naked Scientist" thread to post this awesome George Hrab song and video from the 365 Days of Astronomy podcast.

Enjoy, geeks.

guess im a nerd, i liked the song even though it was simplistic though better than pretty much any of lame top 40 songs that people find so popular.

i have heard that things are so far away that it takes light billions of years to reach earth, yet i don't understand that since the earth is only 6,000 years old. anyone have the answer to this question for the test we take after we die?

Could have used more humor. The far thing itself only goes so... far.

Far out! Max Headroom went bald & near sighted.

danknerd: i have heard that things are so far away that it takes light billions of years to reach earth, yet i don't understand that since the earth is only 6,000 years old. anyone have the answer to this question for the test we take after we die?

Gravity slows the light down when it's near Earth, so it actually travels almost instantly when it's in space, but then comes to a screeching halt here where we preform the tests, giving us an erroneous measurement for light-speed. Duh.

danknerd: i have heard that things are so far away that it takes light billions of years to reach earth, yet i don't understand that since the earth is only 6,000 years old. anyone have the answer to this question for the test we take after we die?

It's simple. Remember Einstein? E=mc2. It's the speed of light squared, which is a pretty damn huge number. It's definitely way more than enough to get billions of light years out of a 6,000 year time frame.

I see that VTGremlin went to Bible college, too.

danknerd:
i have heard that things are so far away that it takes light billions of years to reach earth, yet i don't understand that since the earth is only 6,000 years old. anyone have the answer to this question for the test we take after we die?

a) it was created to appear that way

b) we are in a gravitational well where time passes more slowly than most of the rest of the universe

check out www.icr.org (specifically the physical sciences pages)

I enjoyed that.

Like Mr Far, get it?
Haha Mr Far.

Cybernetic: I enjoyed that.

You should check out his podcast. I'm a faithful listener. Great musician, too.

Grover approves.

Still like Python's "Galaxy Song" much, much, much, much better.

So let me see if I understand this thing. It's far? As in, far?

/thesaurus?

near
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FAR!
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near
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FAR!

/mahnamahna

There's 3 minutes and 16 seconds I can't get back.

Oddly enough I got 'butin' in the way of science.. just picked up on: huge, gigantic, hard, too big, etc. and the dude looks like a penis.

This is what we call a repost, I thought we already had a thread about this? I'll say it again anyway, space stations don't stay up there because you want them to. They stay up there with money, money they'll no longer have beyond 2016. Its not like NASA wants to lose ISS, its just if you don't have the funding, what can you do?

NASA's budget is a joke, 18 billion at the moment I believe (it varies from year to year, believe it was as low as 16 billion when Clinton was in power). Anyway, that may sound like a lot. Then you consider that the department of Education, Transportation, Energy, have a bigger budget then NASA. Then there is the social programs, one trilion dollars in "mandatory spending". Department of defense? I believe its about 500 billion this year.

No sugar, it's what we call "you're in the wrong thread".

No sugar, it's what we call "you're in the wrong thread".

Whoops, so many windows! So little time!

That TREE is FAR AWAY.

No sugar, it's what we call "you're in the wrong thread".

Damned gracious of you, Why Not Guy.

Was very amusing until "These aren't the words that are sung here just making sure you're paying attention", then it got awesomely lolworthy.

Hu, I just got why there is a little number (of posts) next to the bigger number of posts. Great idea Fark lords.

Kind of a shiatball version of TMBG.

Death from the Skies!

The research collaboration I'm in has the word "nearby" in its name... and we deal with things 400 million to 1 billion light years away. I've tried explaining to the cosmologists what "nearby" means, but they won't listen. I don't think they've ever gotten their pizza within 30 minutes either.

Hm I could have sworn there was a thread above this one

Where'd it go?

manwithplanx: Hm I could have sworn there was a thread above this one

Where'd it go?

It apparently was a repeat of something from last week.

From Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
"Space," it says, "is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly hugely mindbogglingly big it is. I mean you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist, but that's just peanuts to space."

That's all you really need to know.

Yet, if each dollar of the Stimulus bill and the GM take over were a mile, you could make it past Alpha Centuri - The closest star to earth and part of the way back!

I don't get it. He never specified how far away that far stuff is.

danknerd: guess im a nerd, i liked the song even though it was simplistic though better than pretty much any of lame top 40 songs that people find so popular.

i have heard that things are so far away that it takes light billions of years to reach earth, yet i don't understand that since the earth is only 6,000 years old. anyone have the answer to this question for the test we take after we die?

What kind of an idiot thinks the Earth is only 6,000 years old? Where do you learn this kind of bullshiat? I know you are trolling but I have never understood where anyone of consequence has said the Earth is 6,000 years old.

InfamousBLT: danknerd: guess im a nerd, i liked the song even though it was simplistic though better than pretty much any of lame top 40 songs that people find so popular.

i have heard that things are so far away that it takes light billions of years to reach earth, yet i don't understand that since the earth is only 6,000 years old. anyone have the answer to this question for the test we take after we die?

What kind of an idiot thinks the Earth is only 6,000 years old? Where do you learn this kind of bullshiat? I know you are trolling but I have never understood where anyone of consequence has said the Earth is 6,000 years old.

/b/tards claim 9000 now so i dont know anymore

danknerd: InfamousBLT: danknerd: guess im a nerd, i liked the song even though it was simplistic though better than pretty much any of lame top 40 songs that people find so popular.

i have heard that things are so far away that it takes light billions of years to reach earth, yet i don't understand that since the earth is only 6,000 years old. anyone have the answer to this question for the test we take after we die?

What kind of an idiot thinks the Earth is only 6,000 years old? Where do you learn this kind of bullshiat? I know you are trolling but I have never understood where anyone of consequence has said the Earth is 6,000 years old.

/b/tards claim 9000 now so i dont know anymore

When has a /b/tard ever said anything worthwhile. Also your facts are wrong, it is OVER 9000. Geeze.

Interesting, I'm listening to Geo's podcast (number 123) right now as I come across this.

It's a fun podcast, I recommend it to everybody.

I don't care if it is kinda over-simplistic in the sci-facts, it's a fun song and video. Thanks subby!

Anyone else notice the subliminal plug for fellow Farker Phil's book?

NTTAWWT

This (^) is a pretty good video talking about the Hubble Ultra Deep Field photograph. The really crazy shiat starts about 4:30.

maxheck: Anyone else notice the subliminal plug for fellow Farker Phil's book?

NTTAWWT

Yes, they're good friends, so it's not surprising.

Subliminal? Like how he holds the book up to the camera? :)

Yeah, Geo is made of awesome. He's very cool, and everyone should subscribe to his podcast.

We need a dork tab for crap like this.

I liked the video more than the music or lyrics. Song needed a lot more content, IMO.

But they had Death from the Skies, and the singer looks a lot like David Cross, so that's good.

danknerd: InfamousBLT: danknerd: guess im a nerd, i liked the song even though it was simplistic though better than pretty much any of lame top 40 songs that people find so popular.

i have heard that things are so far away that it takes light billions of years to reach earth, yet i don't understand that since the earth is only 6,000 years old. anyone have the answer to this question for the test we take after we die?

What kind of an idiot thinks the Earth is only 6,000 years old? Where do you learn this kind of bullshiat? I know you are trolling but I have never understood where anyone of consequence has said the Earth is 6,000 years old.

/b/tards claim 9000 now so i dont know anymore

No, the Earth was created about a hundred years ago, when everything else happened.

/Or is that more Encyclopedia Dramatica than /b/?

He looks like the offspring of David Cross and the guy from Cash Cab.

Far away, or just small?

/Came here for Dougal
//Left disappointed

Jim Royle: Far away, or just small?

/Came here for Dougal
//Left disappointed

"This video is not available in your (my) country due to copyright restrictions."

/un-Dougalled

"Around her hair she wore a yellow ribbon....."

I know.