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(UPI)   US astronomers announce discovery of room temperature dwarf brown star. NASA immediately names it Gary Coleman   (upi.com) divider line 96
    More: Cool, white dwarfs, room temperatures, Spitzer Space Telescope, nuclear reactions, brown dwarfs, Pennsylvania State University, missing link, astronomers  
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2011-03-18 06:27:30 PM  
Womp womp waaaaah
 
2011-03-18 06:37:00 PM  
Damn!

/okay, I laughed, but I have a fairly dark sense of humor
 
2011-03-18 06:38:58 PM  
HA!
 
2011-03-18 07:45:21 PM  
Oh farking hell I lol'd.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2011-03-18 07:53:20 PM  
The "temperature" of a gas giant is the temperature of a layer of a deep atmosphere where the optical depth is somewhere around 1, basically at the first thick cloud layer. Conditions there could be anything from near vacuum to crushing. I think one our gas giants has a zone near room temperature and pressure and the other three do not. At least, a novel I read had that as a plot element and it was written by somebody who has a clue.
 
2011-03-18 07:53:23 PM  
Whatchu talkin 'bout, subby?
 
2011-03-18 07:53:23 PM  
HOTY candidate!
 
2011-03-18 09:41:37 PM  
Okay. LMAO
 
2011-03-18 09:59:14 PM  
+1
 
2011-03-18 10:04:06 PM  
Ouch
 
2011-03-18 10:04:41 PM  
Could you live on it (in maybe some kind of light-than-air vessel)?
 
2011-03-18 10:05:52 PM  

werekoala: HOTY candidate!


This.

I look forward to reading over this comment again in December when the thread is linked in the headline of the year voting.

Hello, future me!
 
2011-03-18 10:07:28 PM  
some laughed, some didn't. different strokes I guess...
 
2011-03-18 10:07:45 PM  
i540.photobucket.com


/Oblig
 
2011-03-18 10:08:24 PM  
Good job, smitty, I laughed, I chortled, I guffawed.

/barely guffawed
 
2011-03-18 10:09:47 PM  
i.imgur.com

OOF! Funny, submitter, veeeery funny.
 
2011-03-18 10:10:43 PM  
a small planet is orbiting it, they're calling it Dana Pluto. (sorry everybody)
 
2011-03-18 10:11:15 PM  
well, right now he is a little colder than room temperature.
 
2011-03-18 10:11:47 PM  
Jeeeeeez ...
 
2011-03-18 10:12:44 PM  

Kanemano: well, right now he is a little colder than room temperature.


I'm sure he's the same temperature as whatever space he's in. Thermodynamics kinda guarantees it.
 
2011-03-18 10:12:45 PM  

jack21221:
Hello, future me!


Get some better gear!

/And don't drink the punch!
 
2011-03-18 10:13:02 PM  
Too soon....
 
2011-03-18 10:13:23 PM  

Coelacanth: Could you live on it (in maybe some kind of light-than-air vessel)?


It has a mass of several Jupiter's--it would crush them.
 
2011-03-18 10:14:12 PM  
l.yimg.com

"I'm still alive guys, call me!"
 
2011-03-18 10:16:14 PM  
bah dah bing!

bravo subby.
 
2011-03-18 10:16:26 PM  
Holy crap. So foul, yet so smooth...that was amazing.
 
2011-03-18 10:18:08 PM  
That's farked up...

(loved it)

((HOTY))
 
2011-03-18 10:18:30 PM  
Lawd have mercy
 
2011-03-18 10:20:02 PM  
HAH!
 
2011-03-18 10:22:36 PM  
sharetv.org

Anyone want some ice cream, its in the back of Mr. Horton's Bike Shop.
 
2011-03-18 10:22:39 PM  
I'm impressed they were able to find it; I doubt they were actively looking for it (looking for planets around the white dwarf, maybe?). I wonder if the JWST will be able to spot solitary cool brown dwarfs.

Also, props to subby. You, sir, are a terrible and hilarious man, a vicious combination.
 
2011-03-18 10:23:12 PM  
news.nationalgeographic.com

R.I.P.
 
2011-03-18 10:23:34 PM  
Dear Fark,

I love you.

Sincerely,
El Farquistador
 
2011-03-18 10:24:16 PM  
i117.photobucket.com

"I personally believe that US astronomers..."
 
2011-03-18 10:24:26 PM  

SuperCatBarf: Holy crap. So foul, yet so smooth...that was amazing.


Exactly
 
2011-03-18 10:25:58 PM  

hawcian: solitary cool brown dwarfs


No, that's a different sitcom entirely.
 
2011-03-18 10:26:57 PM  
clap........clap........clap.........clap
 
2011-03-18 10:32:36 PM  
G.C. is going to grab you by your Fark handle and drag you into hell, Subby.
 
2011-03-18 10:35:01 PM  
Oh man, subby. That t-shirt is gonna get me beat up.
 
2011-03-18 10:36:04 PM  
Patent nonsense.

(the idea hasn't been ignored or ridiculed enough)
 
2011-03-18 10:37:01 PM  
L-O-farking-L.
 
2011-03-18 10:37:13 PM  
Sure, they're just getting us ready to accept that Nibiru is accompanying Elenin.
 
2011-03-18 10:39:09 PM  
Great headline.
 
2011-03-18 10:39:27 PM  
I'd think he'd be soil temperature, as opposed to room temperature. I mean, his skeleton is encased by what, 2 inches of wood, 6 feet deep in the soil?
 
2011-03-18 10:40:26 PM  
This is for you, subby:

i397.photobucket.com

/Hell yes, I LOL'd.
 
2011-03-18 10:40:26 PM  
Subby +1+

Occasionally I think there should be voting on submissions for a year's free TF, and I'd vote this one in.
 
2011-03-18 10:47:04 PM  
This gets my CashCall for HOTY.
 
2011-03-18 10:48:38 PM  

D_Evans45: I'd think he'd be soil temperature, as opposed to room temperature. I mean, his skeleton is encased by what, 2 inches of wood, 6 feet deep in the soil?


It's a room (albeit tiny). Whatever temperature it is must ipso facto be "room temperature".
 
2011-03-18 10:52:15 PM  

Loren: Coelacanth: Could you live on it (in maybe some kind of light-than-air vessel)?

It has a mass of several Jupiter's--it would crush them.


Not necessarily.

Surface Gravity depends upon not just mass, but radius as well. This object, if it had a radius of 300,000 km, would have the same surface gravity of Earth. Granted, that is almost _half_ the radius of the Sun, but is not so far fetched, considering that with less mass comes less gravity, and thus less contraction.
 
2011-03-18 10:52:33 PM  
Ohh, man, ohh, man ahahahahaha
 
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