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(UPI)   Scientists say a flattened 1,800-mile-wide section of the moon was likely caused by a collision with an asteroid the size of Austria. CRIKEY   (upi.com) divider line 79
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2012-10-29 09:20:42 PM
Wow, that could really sting, Ray.
 
2012-10-29 09:24:26 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-10-29 10:31:45 PM

phlegmmo: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x226]


Oh man parts of that movie gave me chills. In the end though it was not what I was expecting! Never read the book so I didn't know what to expect.

/threadjack
 
2012-10-29 11:57:49 PM
You know who else threw another shrimp on the barbie?

/or something
//...
///wut?
 
2012-10-30 12:54:52 AM
i.ytimg.com
That's not an astuhroyd. This is an astuhroyd!
 
2012-10-30 01:25:48 AM
Only tangentially related, but still the first thing that came to mind:

media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-30 01:41:52 AM

phlegmmo:


Smashing pumpkins are in on this?

/know what I mean Jules Vern?
 
2012-10-30 04:32:37 AM
What an aboriginal headline
 
2012-10-30 04:35:53 AM
It's not a tumor!
 
2012-10-30 04:36:37 AM
lol, nice job subby
 
2012-10-30 04:43:14 AM
IDKW, but this headline template always makes me laugh. Thanks subs!!
 
2012-10-30 04:47:34 AM

gopher321: You know who else threw another shrimp on the barbie?

/or something
//...
///wut?


i.imgur.com
 
2012-10-30 04:49:32 AM

digistil: IDKW, but this headline template always makes me laugh. Thanks subs!!


Ahh yes, the comical juxtaposition of Austria and Australia. I say, quite droll indeed, subby.
 
2012-10-30 04:50:44 AM
Ummm...Austria's a bit bigger than 180 miles across.
 
2012-10-30 04:51:09 AM
FTA: "Scientists at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology said the moon's Procellarum basin, the dark part as seen from Earth many say resembles a "man in the moon," is what remains of the impact crater."

Am I the only one who just doesn't see this "man in the moon"? I've looked at plenty of pictures of the moon but I never saw something resembling a face or a man.
 
2012-10-30 04:51:53 AM
Odd country to use as a size example. I have no idea how big Austria is. Don't they know you're supposed to compare things to US states?
 
2012-10-30 04:52:03 AM
So there a secret base on the moon full of kangaroos?
 
2012-10-30 04:57:35 AM

Klopfer: FTA: "Scientists at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology said the moon's Procellarum basin, the dark part as seen from Earth many say resembles a "man in the moon," is what remains of the impact crater."

Am I the only one who just doesn't see this "man in the moon"? I've looked at plenty of pictures of the moon but I never saw something resembling a face or a man.


Man in the Moon

/bonus: artwork by Mr. Bean
 
2012-10-30 04:59:55 AM

phrawgh: So there a secret base on the moon full of kangaroos?


I thought the secret moon base was full of Nazis. Link
 
2012-10-30 05:02:25 AM

Mugato: Odd country to use as a size example. I have no idea how big Austria is. Don't they know you're supposed to compare things to US states?


They're using metric, I think.
 
2012-10-30 05:02:33 AM
an asteroid more than 180 miles in diameter hit the moon some 3.9 billion years ago

jaypgreene.files.wordpress.com

/was getting kinda sick of all the threads about those floods in the USSR, anyway
 
2012-10-30 05:04:13 AM
So science hasn't changed it stance on the moon for the past 60 years. Good to know.
 
2012-10-30 05:04:26 AM
ISWYDT.jpg
 
2012-10-30 05:04:49 AM
I had been a lurker for ages before actually registering with Fark just to correct someone for confusing Austria with Australia.

I believe I was greeted with numerous "Got 'nother one!" catcalls.

/Dual citizen...USA and Austria.
//National drink is Foster's.
 
2012-10-30 05:12:29 AM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-10-30 05:15:14 AM
Österreich ≠ Australien
Autriche ≠ Australie
 
2012-10-30 05:15:41 AM
The cratering patterns observed on the moon were formed during two distinct impacting episodes. The abundant small craters on the lunar highland surfaces were caused by meteor impacts around the time of the Fall or perhaps during Creation Week itself. The large impact basins and resultant maria were formed at the time of the Flood by a narrow, intense, swarm of meteoroids travelling on parallel paths. The meteoroids were likely comets or fragments of a large comet. Those which missed the earth or moon left the solar system on a very long-period orbit. This model explains the uniform distribution of craters on the highlands of the moon, the non-uniform distribution of lunar maria, and the near absence of impact features on the lunar maria. A specific pattern of cometary impacts on the earth and moon is predicted by this model providing direction for future research. Apart from the earth and moon, significant impacts would not have occurred on other bodies in the solar system at the time of the Flood. Therefore, evidence of a second episode of large, non-uniform impacts on other bodies in the solar system is not expected to be found.
 
2012-10-30 05:15:47 AM

Mugato: Odd country to use as a size example. I have no idea how big Austria is. Don't they know you're supposed to compare things to US states?


1 Austria converts to approximately 1 Maine or 30 Rhode Islands
 
2012-10-30 05:17:03 AM

TheVeryDeadIanMartin: Österreich ≠ Australien
Autriche ≠ Australie


Was?
 
2012-10-30 05:17:48 AM
"There's a lot of - I don't know what the term is in Austrian - wheeling and dealing - "
- B. Obama
4-April-2009

"M-O-O-N, that spells [asteroid (Austrian)] Laws, yes."
- T. Cullen
The Stand
 
2012-10-30 05:18:23 AM

phrawgh: The cratering patterns observed on the moon were formed during two distinct impacting episodes. The abundant small craters on the lunar highland surfaces were caused by meteor impacts around the time of the Fall or perhaps during Creation Week itself. The large impact basins and resultant maria were formed at the time of the Flood by a narrow, intense, swarm of meteoroids travelling on parallel paths. The meteoroids were likely comets or fragments of a large comet. Those which missed the earth or moon left the solar system on a very long-period orbit. This model explains the uniform distribution of craters on the highlands of the moon, the non-uniform distribution of lunar maria, and the near absence of impact features on the lunar maria. A specific pattern of cometary impacts on the earth and moon is predicted by this model providing direction for future research. Apart from the earth and moon, significant impacts would not have occurred on other bodies in the solar system at the time of the Flood. Therefore, evidence of a second episode of large, non-uniform impacts on other bodies in the solar system is not expected to be found.


Wow. It's amazing what you can learn from intensive study of Uranus.
 
2012-10-30 05:21:11 AM

TheVeryDeadIanMartin: Österreich ≠ Australien


Correct. Emus are the Australian ones.
 
2012-10-30 05:21:31 AM

timujin: Only tangentially related, but still the first thing that came to mind:

[media.tumblr.com image 200x235]


Copperknickers?
 
2012-10-30 05:28:04 AM

phrawgh: The cratering patterns observed on the moon were formed during two distinct impacting episodes. The abundant small craters on the lunar highland surfaces were caused by meteor impacts around the time of the Fall or perhaps during Creation Week itself. The large impact basins and resultant maria were formed at the time of the Flood by a narrow, intense, swarm of meteoroids travelling on parallel paths. The meteoroids were likely comets or fragments of a large comet. Those which missed the earth or moon left the solar system on a very long-period orbit. This model explains the uniform distribution of craters on the highlands of the moon, the non-uniform distribution of lunar maria, and the near absence of impact features on the lunar maria. A specific pattern of cometary impacts on the earth and moon is predicted by this model providing direction for future research. Apart from the earth and moon, significant impacts would not have occurred on other bodies in the solar system at the time of the Flood. Therefore, evidence of a second episode of large, non-uniform impacts on other bodies in the solar system is not expected to be found.


I prefer the Lunar Bukkake Hypothesis.
 
2012-10-30 05:28:57 AM
"roughly the size of austria" seems rather precise in the grand scheme of comparing things in size to the size of countries. Surely a more easily pictured country or state of a similar size would be available for comparative purposes if someone didnt strive to be as accurate as possible.

kudos to the chooser of Austria!
 
2012-10-30 05:46:08 AM

Klopfer: FTA: "Scientists at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology said the moon's Procellarum basin, the dark part as seen from Earth many say resembles a "man in the moon," is what remains of the impact crater."

Am I the only one who just doesn't see this "man in the moon"? I've looked at plenty of pictures of the moon but I never saw something resembling a face or a man.


www.oocities.org

One of these days!
 
2012-10-30 05:47:17 AM
Never trust a man named Jackie
 
2012-10-30 05:47:33 AM

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: TheVeryDeadIanMartin: Österreich ≠ Australien

Correct. Emus are the Australian ones.


t3.gstatic.com
 
2012-10-30 05:49:00 AM
That Emu has an attitude
 
2012-10-30 05:49:07 AM
A Austria/Australia joke, how original and fresh. Quick, someone post a Rick roll!

/all you base are belong to us!
 
2012-10-30 06:03:25 AM

Klopfer: FTA: "Scientists at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology said the moon's Procellarum basin, the dark part as seen from Earth many say resembles a "man in the moon," is what remains of the impact crater."

Am I the only one who just doesn't see this "man in the moon"? I've looked at plenty of pictures of the moon but I never saw something resembling a face or a man.


Ever since I was a kid I've tried to see a face but I don't. Same thing with the classic constellation shapes, I just don't see them. But I also can never see THE G*DD*MN SCHOONER!!!
 
2012-10-30 06:04:27 AM
So that's how Australia was formed.
 
2012-10-30 06:16:38 AM

mutterfark: Klopfer: FTA: "Scientists at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology said the moon's Procellarum basin, the dark part as seen from Earth many say resembles a "man in the moon," is what remains of the impact crater."

Am I the only one who just doesn't see this "man in the moon"? I've looked at plenty of pictures of the moon but I never saw something resembling a face or a man.

Ever since I was a kid I've tried to see a face but I don't. Same thing with the classic constellation shapes, I just don't see them. But I also can never see THE G*DD*MN SCHOONER!!!


It's not a schooner, it's a sailboat?!
 
2012-10-30 06:16:52 AM

BigBooper: A Austria/Australia joke, how original and fresh. Quick, someone post a Rick roll!

/all you base are belong to us!


I'm never gonna give you up.
 
2012-10-30 06:30:21 AM
cinemeccanica.files.wordpress.com

hotlink
 
2012-10-30 07:04:11 AM
an asteroid more than 180 miles in diameter hit the moon some 3.9 billion years ago, leaving a crater and melting much of the moon's rock under the energy of the impact.

No wonder she's a harsh mistress.

/I'd be cranky too.
 
2012-10-30 07:07:52 AM

libranoelrose: gopher321: You know who else threw another shrimp on the barbie?

/or something
//...
///wut?


Can you post the original of that?
 
2012-10-30 07:20:00 AM

RatMaster999: Ummm...Austria's a bit bigger than 180 miles across.


Not if you are using metric miles.
 
2012-10-30 07:41:53 AM
Yeah but how many Wal-Marts is it the size of?

Give me a metric I can understand people!
 
2012-10-30 08:01:10 AM
i613.photobucket.com
What really happened...
 
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