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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 78
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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 06:16:52 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...
 
2012-10-30 08:09:07 AM  
Scientists say the darndest things especially when other scientists said just about the same thing in the 80s and 90s
 
2012-10-30 08:11:19 AM  
But how many Rhode Islands is that?
 
2012-10-30 09:09:15 AM  
Subby's mom's work number: 1-800-milewide ;x
 
2012-10-30 09:09:21 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.


Man. Can someone translate this? It's near bevets level wtf.
 
2012-10-30 09:14:59 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?


Ok then, it was 47/390ths the size of Texas.
 
2012-10-30 09:17:45 AM  
Das worden nein meinen what der thinken meinen.
 
2012-10-30 09:33:27 AM  
In every damn giftshop in Vienna

www.sagen.at
 
2012-10-30 10:34:38 AM  

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

[media.tumblr.com image 200x235]


Oh crumbs!
 
2012-10-30 11:28:07 AM  

libranoelrose: lol, nice job subby

 
2012-10-30 12:17:12 PM  

Alonjar: Yeah but how many Wal-Marts is it the size of?

Give me a metric I can understand people!


It's about the size of 70 Rhode Islands.
 
2012-10-30 12:49:53 PM  
Came in to mock subby on Austria/Australia, but apparently that's on purpose.

Like its a joke.
It's funny.

How is that supposed to be funny?
I don't get it. 

/Now I'll just mock modmins for a lame green.
//I guess they're low on "your mom" sbmissions today.
 
2012-10-30 12:58:22 PM  

Banned on the Run: Like its a joke.
It's funny.

How is that supposed to be funny?


www.postercheckout.com
 
2012-10-30 01:48:33 PM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: 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.


That works really well when your dealing with celestial bodies such as the moon, or, say, Mars.
 
2012-10-30 01:53:11 PM  

ciberido: That works really well when your you're dealing with celestial bodies such as the moon, or, say, Mars.

 

FTFM, Dummkopf.
 
2012-10-30 02:10:24 PM  

Banned on the Run: Came in to mock subby on Austria/Australia, but apparently that's on purpose.

Like its a joke.
It's funny.

How is that supposed to be funny?
I don't get it. 


/Now I'll just mock modmins for a lame green.
//I guess they're low on "your mom" sbmissions today.


you mad?

24.media.tumblr.com

you would lose your shiat if we got into an Amelia Earhart hiding from Nazis in her attic threads, if Austria/Australia irked you. .
 
2012-10-30 03:21:13 PM  

Mixolydian Master: you would lose your shiat if we got into an Amelia Earhart hiding from Nazis in her attic threads, if Austria/Australia irked you. .


Amelia Earhart discovered radium, you dumbass.

/pet peave
 
2012-10-30 03:46:38 PM  

theorellior: Mixolydian Master: you would lose your shiat if we got into an Amelia Earhart hiding from Nazis in her attic threads, if Austria/Australia irked you. .

Amelia Earhart discovered radium, you dumbass.

/pet peave


Isn't she that tennis pro who started a singing career?.
 
2012-10-30 04:50:25 PM  
Is an impactor more or less likely to be affected by gravity if it is itself more massive?
 
2012-10-30 05:13:06 PM  

theorellior: Mixolydian Master: you would lose your shiat if we got into an Amelia Earhart hiding from Nazis in her attic threads, if Austria/Australia irked you. .

Amelia Earhart discovered radium, you dumbass.

/pet peave


Yes. But she did so in her closet. Because she was a lesbian.

Deep Contact: Isn't she that tennis pro who started a singing career?.


No. That was Madame Currie. That deaf, dumb, and blind kid sure could play a mean tennis ball.
 
2012-10-30 05:14:49 PM  

RedVentrue: Is an impactor more or less likely to be affected by gravity if it is itself more massive?


Depends on what exactly you mean.

The more massive a body, the more strongly it interacts with gravity (more force). However, acceleration in a gravity field will be the same vector, for both the massive and light body.
 
2012-10-30 05:27:19 PM  

ciberido: That works really well when your dealing with celestial bodies such as the moon, or, say, Mars.


Yeah, major suckage that one. If I had worked 15 years of my life on that project, and secretly knew which individual engineer was responsible for that, I would, as a pacifist, feel guilty about wanting to flay him alive while chanting, units, dude. units. read the damn spec.

But that just reminds me again of the sheer engineering beauty of having landed curiosity successfully.
 
2012-10-30 06:15:46 PM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: RedVentrue: Is an impactor more or less likely to be affected by gravity if it is itself more massive?

Depends on what exactly you mean.

The more massive a body, the more strongly it interacts with gravity (more force). However, acceleration in a gravity field will be the same vector, for both the massive and light body.


Say you had a car sized body moving past the Moon at 100 fps, or something the size of Texas at the same speed? Which would deflect more?
 
2012-10-30 06:39:19 PM  
Call me when they find lines circumventing the moon.


/proving that the moon at one point was split into two
 
2012-10-30 06:39:58 PM  

RedVentrue: Say you had a car sized body moving past the Moon at 100 fps, or something the size of Texas at the same speed? Which would deflect more?


They would both vary from their inertial path by the same amount. (fall towards the moon's center at the same rate.)

The acceleration due to the moon's gravity is about 1.6 m/s^2 (meters per second per second). So they would both be accelerated towards the moon's center at the same rate of 1.6 meters in the first second.

However, the moon itself would also be measurably accelerated toward the texas sized object. (The same is true for the smaller object but much less so, and can be virtually ignored)

So the distance between the moon-texas pair would close slightly faster. In a real world situation, the texas object would actually impact the moon slightly sooner because it was also pulling the moon towards itself. That doesn't change the fact that the car object was accelerated by the moon's gravity just as much as texas was, though.
 
2012-10-30 06:57:24 PM  

ThrobblefootSpectre: RedVentrue: Say you had a car sized body moving past the Moon at 100 fps, or something the size of Texas at the same speed? Which would deflect more?

They would both vary from their inertial path by the same amount. (fall towards the moon's center at the same rate.)

The acceleration due to the moon's gravity is about 1.6 m/s^2 (meters per second per second). So they would both be accelerated towards the moon's center at the same rate of 1.6 meters in the first second.

However, the moon itself would also be measurably accelerated toward the texas sized object. (The same is true for the smaller object but much less so, and can be virtually ignored)

So the distance between the moon-texas pair would close slightly faster. In a real world situation, the texas object would actually impact the moon slightly sooner because it was also pulling the moon towards itself. That doesn't change the fact that the car object was accelerated by the moon's gravity just as much as texas was, though.


Thanks, I,ve been wondering about how gravity and inertia interact, and which is stronger.
 
2012-10-30 07:32:41 PM  

Banned on the Run: Came in to mock subby on Austria/Australia, but apparently that's on purpose.

Like its a joke.
It's funny.

How is that supposed to be funny?
I don't get it. 

/Now I'll just mock modmins for a lame green.
//I guess they're low on "your mom" sbmissions today.


i1057.photobucket.com 
& lighten up, Francis
 
2012-10-31 12:41:04 AM  

phlegmmo: Banned on the Run: Like its a joke.
It's funny.

How is that supposed to be funny?

[www.postercheckout.com image 333x499]


Not funny, like ha-ha funny. Funny like queer. Mhmm
 
2012-10-31 12:18:29 PM  
Ever since I was a child, I've wondered why there's so much attention on the completely ambiguous "Man in the Moon" when there's such a clearly visible lady:
www.fondoo.net 
/still never seen this "man" they refer to 
//Command of Aku
 
2012-10-31 11:25:17 PM  
I was on a train in Austria once.I saw no man mooning. BUT, in Staten Island,New York,hah!
 
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