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(Washington Post)   Astronomers discover oldest known galaxy just off the Belt of Onion   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 34
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2012-06-12 09:14:43 PM
So a galaxy formed .7 billion years after the big bang? Probably a leftover from the previous universe.
 
2012-06-12 09:28:01 PM

simplicimus: So a galaxy formed .7 billion years after the big bang? Probably a leftover from the previous universe.


Nah, they made 'em fresh back then. Right around the corner from the Local Group, too! Of course, everything's further away these days, what with the inflation and all. Back then, right after reionization, the next galaxy over was just a ferry ticket away. And the ferry only cost a nickel! That newfangled nickel-62 was hard to come by back then, so we just had those nickels with bumblebees on 'em. Gimme five bees for a quarter, you'd say.

Now where were we? Oh yeah. The important thing was that I had an onion on my belt, which was just forming at the time...
 
2012-06-12 09:30:14 PM
Were there attack ships burning off the shoulder of Orion?
 
2012-06-12 09:32:54 PM

simplicimus: So a galaxy formed .7 billion years after the big bang? Probably a leftover from the previous universe.


There, He waits...
 
2012-06-12 09:34:34 PM
Does it hang off the belt like an onion?
 
2012-06-12 09:42:11 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: simplicimus: So a galaxy formed .7 billion years after the big bang? Probably a leftover from the previous universe.

There, He waits...


watching....
 
2012-06-12 09:42:58 PM
Agent J found this galaxy a while ago.
 
2012-06-12 09:49:52 PM

simplicimus: Probably a leftover from the previous universe.


i.annihil.us

Unimpressed
 
2012-06-12 09:56:26 PM
imgs.xkcd.com

/xkcd has a comic for everything.
 
2012-06-12 10:06:41 PM
I call bullshiat, it is clearly somewhere in the vicinity of Your Mom.
 
2012-06-12 10:14:33 PM
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.

Attack ships on fire off the belt of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate.

All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.

Time to die.
 
2012-06-12 10:18:04 PM

btriex: simplicimus: Probably a leftover from the previous universe.

[i.annihil.us image 406x338]

Unimpressed


Now I need a snack.
 
2012-06-12 10:46:40 PM
Came in for the MIB reference...sadly disappointed nobody had thought to make one :P

Will Smith coulda told us that!
static02.mediaite.com
 
2012-06-12 10:47:01 PM
www.stangtv.com

/just off the Beltway?
 
2012-06-12 10:49:16 PM

lohphat: I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.

Attack ships on fire off the belt of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate.

All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.

Time to die.


i1100.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-12 10:55:13 PM

KNaBisco: lohphat: I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.

Attack ships on fire off the belt of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate.

All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.

Time to die.


I came here for the first part, but the other reference is icing on the cake.
 
2012-06-12 11:03:16 PM

lohphat: I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.

Attack ships on fire off the belt of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate.

All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.

Time to die.


Huh. I was expecting this to come from RoyBatty.
 
2012-06-12 11:26:24 PM
I love when journals won't let you talk about your results, so when the news covers it they have to interview people who aren't involved.
 
2012-06-12 11:44:07 PM

PFC Obvious: I love when journals won't let you talk about your results,


That's why I love arXiv, they have full preprints so you can actually figure out what's going on. Granted it assumes you know enough to understand the material as is, but if you do, it can be pretty cool. Also some scientists and mathematicians have taken to uploading stuff to arXiv with no intention of it being published anywhere but just as basically notes for everyone. The proof of the Poincare conjecture was put up on arXiv in three parts with no plan of publishing it.
 
2012-06-12 11:48:12 PM
It had turned out to be an unproductive afternoon, so I pushed aside the bills and paperwork on the desk, pulled the bottle out of the bottom drawer and poured myself a good belt of Orion.
 
2012-06-13 01:48:00 AM
i160.photobucket.com
 
2012-06-13 02:01:06 AM
No pictures of the new galaxy? I has a sad.
 
2012-06-13 02:50:20 AM
Other than bragging rights, of what use is this.
 
2012-06-13 02:54:47 AM
All these moments will be lost in time...like tears...in rain.
 
2012-06-13 05:43:31 AM
...the belt of onion? Is this a typo or am I missing something other than a bad Simpsons reference?
 
hej
2012-06-13 07:34:18 AM

Bucky Katt: No pictures of the new galaxy? I has a sad.


This. I want to slap somebody every time they write an "astronomers find new ..." article w/o including a single farking picture.
 
2012-06-13 07:48:03 AM
As with many things in our history

As our tools and abilities get better, we find more further on.

Stuff beyond "big bang" limits found in 5, 4, 3....

/come on...you know it's coming...it's just a matter of when
 
2012-06-13 08:08:05 AM

WhyteRaven74: PFC Obvious: I love when journals won't let you talk about your results,

That's why I love arXiv, they have full preprints so you can actually figure out what's going on. Granted it assumes you know enough to understand the material as is, but if you do, it can be pretty cool. Also some scientists and mathematicians have taken to uploading stuff to arXiv with no intention of it being published anywhere but just as basically notes for everyone. The proof of the Poincare conjecture was put up on arXiv in three parts with no plan of publishing it.


My comment was more about the news article. "George has some interesting results. Here to talk about them is Janet!"
 
2012-06-13 08:56:21 AM

lohphat: I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.

Attack ships on fire off the belt of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate.

All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.

Time to die.


Wish people would stop fighting over my gate.

/thus my Fark handle
 
2012-06-13 09:08:03 AM

rogue49: As with many things in our history

As our tools and abilities get better, we find more further on.

Stuff beyond "big bang" limits found in 5, 4, 3....

/come on...you know it's coming...it's just a matter of when


We can see something 12.91 billion light years away, then turn around 180 degrees and see something else 12.91 billion light years away. The Big Bang was 13.75 billion years ago, so we are seeing two objects that will never see each other.
 
2012-06-13 09:09:01 AM

Tannhauser: lohphat: I've seen things you people wouldn't believe.

Attack ships on fire off the belt of Orion. I watched c-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhäuser Gate.

All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain.

Time to die.

Wish people would stop fighting over my gate.

/thus my Fark handle


No, we're talking about the Tannhäuser gate, not the Tannhauser gate. Different spelling and pronunciation entirely.

/äu = aeu, pronounced "oy"
//German spelling naz...oh no you di'in't
 
2012-06-13 11:00:44 AM
crever headrine subby
 
2012-06-13 11:06:20 AM
24.media.tumblr.com

"It was the style at the time."
 
2012-06-13 11:18:39 AM

NobleHam: ...the belt of onion? Is this a typo or am I missing something other than a bad Simpsons reference?


Well I thought it was funny.

/adjusts onion on belt
 
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