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(Science Daily)   Expedition travels to far eastern Russia to collect samples of a mysterious extra-terrestrial substance, inspiration for latest SyFy original movie   (sciencedaily.com) divider line 65
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2012-08-10 03:24:13 PM  
Kimchi is not that mysterious and is quite tasty!
 
2012-08-10 03:31:18 PM  
Watch out for Krycek.

images3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2012-08-10 03:37:15 PM  
images.sciencedaily.com

I want to know more about the flying space skull.
 
2012-08-10 04:46:03 PM  
Didn't everything on earth arrive from outer space?
 
2012-08-10 04:46:39 PM  
You know what we haven't had in a while? A good angel hair sighting.
 
2012-08-10 04:47:50 PM  

spentmiles: Didn't everything on earth arrive from outer space?


Everything except hydrogen.
 
2012-08-10 04:49:28 PM  
So that's where chicken nuggets comes from.
 
2012-08-10 04:49:31 PM  
This is why you always leave a note. And clean up after yourself. Sorry, Russia.
 
2012-08-10 04:53:28 PM  
SyFy will only make the movie if the script calls for a busty woman in a tank top. Eastern Russia sounds much too cold for that.

/has no clue, is only using Russian geography stereotypes
 
2012-08-10 04:55:19 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: spentmiles: Didn't everything on earth arrive from outer space?

Everything except hydrogen.


There's actually gold and uranium in the sun, which to my understanding is where most of this rock we're sitting on came from, too. Funny thing about gigantic fusion reactions. ;-)
 
2012-08-10 04:55:46 PM  

dittybopper: [images.sciencedaily.com image 300x445]

I want to know more about the flying space skull.


www.blogcdn.com
 
2012-08-10 04:57:33 PM  

rosonowski: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: spentmiles: Didn't everything on earth arrive from outer space?

Everything except hydrogen.

There's actually gold and uranium in the sun, which to my understanding is where most of this rock we're sitting on came from, too. Funny thing about gigantic fusion reactions. ;-)


There is water at the bottom of the ocean.
 
2012-08-10 04:57:42 PM  
The Asylum is churning out a script as we speak, with Mark Dacascos, Dean Cain, and Shannen Doherty rumored to be starring.
 
2012-08-10 04:58:37 PM  
An expedition to a frozen wasteland to collect samples of an extra-terrestrial substance you say? Let's hope it doesn't end like this:

wiki.evageeks.org

/Yes, I know that's supposed to be in Antarctica...
 
2012-08-10 05:00:06 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: spentmiles: Didn't everything on earth arrive from outer space?

Everything except hydrogen.


Where did it arrive from?
 
2012-08-10 05:03:16 PM  

MBooda: rosonowski: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: spentmiles: Didn't everything on earth arrive from outer space?

Everything except hydrogen.

There's actually gold and uranium in the sun, which to my understanding is where most of this rock we're sitting on came from, too. Funny thing about gigantic fusion reactions. ;-)

There is water at the bottom of the ocean.


Well isn't anyone going to remove it?
 
2012-08-10 05:04:14 PM  
www.geocities.ws
 
2012-08-10 05:07:24 PM  

rosonowski: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: spentmiles: Didn't everything on earth arrive from outer space?

Everything except hydrogen.

There's actually gold and uranium in the sun, which to my understanding is where most of this rock we're sitting on came from, too. Funny thing about gigantic fusion reactions. ;-)


Only during a supernova explosion, the life-cycle of stars like the Sun will only produce heavy elements up to iron.
 
2012-08-10 05:08:14 PM  

lockers: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: spentmiles: Didn't everything on earth arrive from outer space?

Everything except hydrogen.

Where did it arrive from?


I think you're looking at this the wrong way. According to our current understanding, only hydrogen, helium, and lithium were produced in the Big Bang in any appreciable amount. All other elements were primarily created via fusion within the cores of stars, and distributed largely distributed via supernova explosions.
 
2012-08-10 05:09:14 PM  

MBooda: rosonowski: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: spentmiles: Didn't everything on earth arrive from outer space?

Everything except hydrogen.

There's actually gold and uranium in the sun, which to my understanding is where most of this rock we're sitting on came from, too. Funny thing about gigantic fusion reactions. ;-)

There is water at the bottom of the ocean.


Something something Talking Heads.
 
2012-08-10 05:09:22 PM  

svenge: lithium were produced in the Big Bang


I knew God was manic depressive.
 
2012-08-10 05:11:13 PM  

lockers: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: spentmiles: Didn't everything on earth arrive from outer space?

Everything except hydrogen.

Where did it arrive from?


Baryogenesis left us with more matter than anti matter. Then big bang (primordial) nucleosynthesis left us with a bunch of light elements up to and including beryllium.
 
2012-08-10 05:11:15 PM  

dittybopper: [images.sciencedaily.com image 300x445]

I want to know more about the flying space skull.


Looks like a tasty chicken nugget
 
2012-08-10 05:11:40 PM  

MBooda: rosonowski: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: spentmiles: Didn't everything on earth arrive from outer space?

Everything except hydrogen.

There's actually gold and uranium in the sun, which to my understanding is where most of this rock we're sitting on came from, too. Funny thing about gigantic fusion reactions. ;-)

There is water at the bottom of the ocean.


Water is the last thing a deep sea fish will ever discover. Think about it.
 
2012-08-10 05:11:41 PM  

svenge: lockers: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: spentmiles: Didn't everything on earth arrive from outer space?

Everything except hydrogen.

Where did it arrive from?

I think you're looking at this the wrong way. According to our current understanding, only hydrogen, helium, and lithium were produced in the Big Bang in any appreciable amount. All other elements were primarily created via fusion within the cores of stars, and distributed largely distributed via supernova explosions.


You must really like distribution.
 
2012-08-10 05:13:58 PM  

svenge: lockers: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: spentmiles: Didn't everything on earth arrive from outer space?

Everything except hydrogen.

Where did it arrive from?

I think you're looking at this the wrong way. According to our current understanding, only hydrogen, helium, and lithium were produced in the Big Bang in any appreciable amount. All other elements were primarily created via fusion within the cores of stars, and distributed largely distributed via supernova explosions.


I have a GED in physics and astrology, so I think I know a thing or two about how the elements were created. But they still had to get to earth from somewhere. Since it didn't get their from innerspace, wouldn't hydrogen on earth by definition have come from outerspace?
 
2012-08-10 05:14:00 PM  

spentmiles: Didn't everything on earth arrive from outer space?


Not necessarily. If this quasi-crystal is Plattnerite, then it may have come from the future.
 
2012-08-10 05:16:32 PM  
For some reason, I thought of THIS!
 
2012-08-10 05:19:59 PM  
On the search team....
www.moviesplanet.com
 
2012-08-10 05:30:39 PM  

Nilatir: rosonowski: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: spentmiles: Didn't everything on earth arrive from outer space?

Everything except hydrogen.

There's actually gold and uranium in the sun, which to my understanding is where most of this rock we're sitting on came from, too. Funny thing about gigantic fusion reactions. ;-)

Only during a supernova explosion, the life-cycle of stars like the Sun will only produce heavy elements up to iron.


Well, that's one theory of the prescence of gold and uranium in the sun (as well as other heavy elements), the other being transmutation through neutron absorption. Granted, I'm just remembering this from popsci type books, and that understanding could be outdated. I'm quite certain that the sun, as a population I star, has heavier elements than iron, though.
 
2012-08-10 05:32:52 PM  
"This is not a repeat from 1908.-----" Fixed it for you.
 
2012-08-10 05:32:53 PM  
Just watched Tunguska/Terma and getting a kick...

Also worked on the show during the 4th season, kick kick!
 
2012-08-10 05:38:53 PM  

rosonowski: Nilatir: rosonowski: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: spentmiles: Didn't everything on earth arrive from outer space?

Everything except hydrogen.

There's actually gold and uranium in the sun, which to my understanding is where most of this rock we're sitting on came from, too. Funny thing about gigantic fusion reactions. ;-)

Only during a supernova explosion, the life-cycle of stars like the Sun will only produce heavy elements up to iron.

Well, that's one theory of the prescence of gold and uranium in the sun (as well as other heavy elements), the other being transmutation through neutron absorption. Granted, I'm just remembering this from popsci type books, and that understanding could be outdated. I'm quite certain that the sun, as a population I star, has heavier elements than iron, though.


Neutron absorption changes the isotope, not the type of element. That is what the protons do, and it is also why labs shoot alpha particles at heavy elements to create heavier exotic elements.
 
2012-08-10 05:40:01 PM  
Here's a paper from 1943:
Link

And another from 1972:
Link
 
2012-08-10 05:45:11 PM  

BrainyBear: [www.geocities.ws image 336x233]


DAMNIT!!!

/Do not taunt Happy Quasicrystals.
 
2012-08-10 05:47:33 PM  

mark12A: On the search team....
[www.moviesplanet.com image 475x308]


Excellent.

I really want her on my Nordick expedition while sensing her.
 
2012-08-10 05:50:53 PM  
Don't they know these things always turn out badly?
 
2012-08-10 05:51:59 PM  
i996.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-10 05:53:10 PM  
Recommendation: Don't let it thaw.

i945.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-10 05:54:00 PM  

Sybarite: Watch out for Krycek.


Done in 2
 
2012-08-10 06:06:22 PM  
I have a lot of extra terrestrial substances lying around. I'll pay $50 for someone to haul them to the dump.
 
2012-08-10 06:11:56 PM  

rosonowski: Well, that's one theory of the prescence of gold and uranium in the sun (as well as other heavy elements), the other being transmutation through neutron absorption. Granted, I'm just remembering this from popsci type books, and that understanding could be outdated. I'm quite certain that the sun, as a population I star, has heavier elements than iron, though.


As I understand it, Iron is the heaviest element the Sun can make without a net loss of energy.

Then again, Dr. Manhattan said all gold comes from supernovae, so I could be wrong.
 
2012-08-10 06:26:55 PM  

AssAsInAssassin: rosonowski: Well, that's one theory of the prescence of gold and uranium in the sun (as well as other heavy elements), the other being transmutation through neutron absorption. Granted, I'm just remembering this from popsci type books, and that understanding could be outdated. I'm quite certain that the sun, as a population I star, has heavier elements than iron, though.

As I understand it, Iron is the heaviest element the Sun can make without a net loss of energy.

Then again, Dr. Manhattan said all gold comes from supernovae, so I could be wrong.


To add to that, the net loss of energy posed by iron means no added thermal pressure to "hold up" the sun -- without that, the sun doesn't have enough strength to resist gravitational collapse, which the fusion of lighter elements was able to prevent.

/whee vague memories of college astronomy
 
2012-08-10 06:32:02 PM  

MBooda: rosonowski: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: spentmiles: Didn't everything on earth arrive from outer space?

Everything except hydrogen.

There's actually gold and uranium in the sun, which to my understanding is where most of this rock we're sitting on came from, too. Funny thing about gigantic fusion reactions. ;-)

There is water at the bottom of the ocean.


lol
 
2012-08-10 06:39:27 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: You know what we haven't had in a while? A good angel hair sighting.


1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-08-10 06:46:24 PM  

KStDrew: Quantum Apostrophe: You know what we haven't had in a while? A good angel hair sighting.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 427x640]


AHHHHH!!!!! CALL MUFON!!!!
 
2012-08-10 06:46:51 PM  

mark12A: On the search team....
[www.moviesplanet.com image 475x308]


What is that from?
 
2012-08-10 06:58:21 PM  

Medic Zero: mark12A: On the search team....
[www.moviesplanet.com image 475x308]

What is that from?


"Smilla's Sense of Snow". It's worth the watch.
 
2012-08-10 07:08:55 PM  

Mister Pleco: Medic Zero: mark12A: On the search team....
[www.moviesplanet.com image 475x308]

What is that from?

"Smilla's Sense of Snow". It's worth the watch.


Thanks!

/ She looks hot!
// Loves me some snow bunnies!
 
2012-08-10 07:23:04 PM  

elchupacabra: AssAsInAssassin: rosonowski: Well, that's one theory of the prescence of gold and uranium in the sun (as well as other heavy elements), the other being transmutation through neutron absorption. Granted, I'm just remembering this from popsci type books, and that understanding could be outdated. I'm quite certain that the sun, as a population I star, has heavier elements than iron, though.

As I understand it, Iron is the heaviest element the Sun can make without a net loss of energy.

Then again, Dr. Manhattan said all gold comes from supernovae, so I could be wrong.

To add to that, the net loss of energy posed by iron means no added thermal pressure to "hold up" the sun -- without that, the sun doesn't have enough strength to resist gravitational collapse, which the fusion of lighter elements was able to prevent.

/whee vague memories of college astronomy


HOLY SHIAT! We need to start shoring up the Sun, and pronto!

/All your base metals are belong to us.
 
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