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2012-10-10 02:31:59 PM
The second photo resembles an ammonite that I just ordered, interesting. Good find subs.
 
2012-10-10 02:56:47 PM
I'd like to see a ten year observation of that made into an ani gif.
 
2012-10-10 03:12:36 PM
It looks like your standard graviton disruption.
 
2012-10-10 03:22:53 PM
Genesis is in the middle of that thing.
 
2012-10-10 03:23:25 PM
Will it keep on turning?
 
2012-10-10 05:00:19 PM

UberDave: It looks like your standard graviton disruption.


I'm picking up some sort of anomaly.
 
2012-10-10 05:17:37 PM
Open hailing frequencies.
 
2012-10-10 05:25:36 PM

basemetal: I'd like to see a ten year observation of that made into an ani gif.


One of the links on the page was a video of what you're after -
http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1239d/
 
2012-10-10 05:29:24 PM
Number Two, take a letter:

TO THE ESTEEMED AMBASSADOR SPOCK,

Thanks A LOT for farking up Space/Time for the rest of us.

Signed,

F*CK YOU
 
2012-10-10 05:32:44 PM
Okay. Will the star vent down to nothing, or will it reach a state of equilibrium as a smaller size?
 
2012-10-10 05:38:18 PM
I'll just leave this here:
images3.wikia.nocookie.net 

Helloooo Doctor!
 
2012-10-10 05:40:02 PM
Rep. Paul Braun thinks that its a picture of "the pit of hell", cue the rapture.
 
2012-10-10 05:41:07 PM
Where's the police box and the lightning?
 
2012-10-10 05:42:16 PM

washington-babylon: I'll just leave this here:
[images3.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x585] 

Helloooo Doctor!


Never mind.
 
2012-10-10 06:35:20 PM
How exactly do you "weave a spiral"?
 
2012-10-10 06:50:59 PM
blogs.discovermagazine.com

First thing I thought of:

www.roddenberry.com
 
2012-10-10 07:21:57 PM
Seems as though I have seen that before.

i.imgur.com
Yepi.imgur.com
 
2012-10-10 09:51:03 PM

RedVentrue: Okay. Will the star vent down to nothing, or will it reach a state of equilibrium as a smaller size?


It will probably end up as a white dwarf (which is basically just the remnant core of the star that can no longer undergo fusion). Interestingly, if its companion sucks up enough of the matter being vented, the companion could explode in a supernova. That would...complicate things. I don't know if it's close enough or if there's enough matter being vented, though.
 
2012-10-10 09:55:50 PM

hawcian: RedVentrue: Okay. Will the star vent down to nothing, or will it reach a state of equilibrium as a smaller size?

It will probably end up as a white dwarf (which is basically just the remnant core of the star that can no longer undergo fusion). Interestingly, if its companion sucks up enough of the matter being vented, the companion could explode in a supernova. That would...complicate things. I don't know if it's close enough or if there's enough matter being vented, though.


Whoops! It's definitely not close enough for supernova. Just a nova.
 
2012-10-10 11:18:16 PM

Thelyphthoric: basemetal: I'd like to see a ten year observation of that made into an ani gif.

One of the links on the page was a video of what you're after -
http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1239d/


www.physics.usyd.edu.au

WR 104: The prototype Pinwheel Nebula over six years. I was thinking along the lines of this.
 
2012-10-10 11:23:30 PM
Or this gif taken over a few months observation. Link
 
2012-10-11 09:11:53 AM

basemetal: Thelyphthoric: basemetal: I'd like to see a ten year observation of that made into an ani gif.

One of the links on the page was a video of what you're after -
http://www.eso.org/public/videos/eso1239d/

[www.physics.usyd.edu.au image 376x376]

WR 104: The prototype Pinwheel Nebula over six years. I was thinking along the lines of this.


WR104 may be the star that kills us all, too. Scary isn't it?
 
2012-10-11 09:13:01 AM

basemetal: Or this gif taken over a few months observation. Link


Both are very cool. Cheers.
 
2012-10-11 11:30:37 AM

machoprogrammer: WR104 may be the star that kills us all, too. Scary isn't it?


Yeah, butt I'll be long gone before that.
 
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