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(Slate)   ♫ Shot through the heart, and a small dwarf spheroidal galaxy's to blame, you give cosmic collisions a bad astronomy name ♫   (slate.com) divider line 33
    More: Cool, astronomy, galaxies, Andromeda Galaxy, dwarfs, Chandra X-ray Observatory, collisions, N-G-C, intergalactic space  
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2012-12-06 12:26:02 PM  
You're trying too hard with that headline, BA.
 
2012-12-06 12:26:52 PM  
Is anybody else having trouble loading comments on BA's new site? I click ok comments, but nothing ever loads.
 
2012-12-06 12:27:51 PM  
I click on comments, that is. Stupid fat fingers.
 
2012-12-06 12:29:20 PM  
jack21221, the server is a little sluggish loading comments sometimes. I find if I just wait 10 seconds or so they load up.
 
2012-12-06 12:31:35 PM  
Best Fark headline in weeks.

By which I mean it sucked infectious platypus twat.
 
2012-12-06 12:34:30 PM  
-1 for the headline

That is really farking stupid.
 
2012-12-06 12:38:44 PM  
When writing headlines for Fark,
If you want to avoid all the snark
be sure and be witty,
and when writing your ditty
for goodness sake please try to at least try and make the meter work out to something reasonable, this isn't just a lark.
 
2012-12-06 12:55:39 PM  
Great content, penance for headline reduced from super wedgie to wedgie and a dunk in the crapper.
 
2012-12-06 12:56:25 PM  
Forget them, BA. I think parodies that break the rhyme scheme and meter are funny.
 
2012-12-06 12:56:59 PM  

kevinatilusa: When writing headlines for Fark,
If you want to avoid all the snark
be sure and be witty,
and when writing your ditty
for goodness sake please try to at least try and make the meter work out to something reasonable, this isn't just a lark.


Nobody writes me.
 
2012-12-06 12:58:43 PM  

kevinatilusa: When writing headlines for Fark,
If you want to avoid all the snark
be sure and be witty,
and when writing your ditty
for goodness sake please try to at least try and make the meter work out to something reasonable, this isn't just a lark.


img176.imageshack.us

"Dammit Jim, I'm an astronomer, not a poet"
 
2012-12-06 01:00:42 PM  
(Bad astronomy name!)

/yeah, that really doesn't work
 
2012-12-06 01:10:50 PM  
Bad Astronomer is one of my favorite Farkers, so I will forgive him this headline.
 
2012-12-06 01:24:23 PM  
I think it is a perfectly cromulent headline
 
2012-12-06 01:25:17 PM  
You knows this would be cool until you think of all the possible civilizations that may have been destroyed. All those wonderful beings were don't even know about, dead.
 
2012-12-06 01:43:58 PM  

picturescrazy: You knows this would be cool until you think of all the possible civilizations that may have been destroyed. All those wonderful beings were don't even know about, dead.


Yeah, but they were mostly dicks.
 
2012-12-06 02:00:55 PM  

picturescrazy: dead


Don't worry FTFA and from other articles I've read Weirdly, though, while these two galaxies physically passed through each other, the chance that there was even a single collision between stars is pretty low
 
2012-12-06 02:09:09 PM  

maxximillian: picturescrazy: dead

Don't worry FTFA and from other articles I've read Weirdly, though, while these two galaxies physically passed through each other, the chance that there was even a single collision between stars is pretty low


Right but Will orbits survive?
 
2012-12-06 02:12:23 PM  

picturescrazy: maxximillian: picturescrazy: dead

Don't worry FTFA and from other articles I've read Weirdly, though, while these two galaxies physically passed through each other, the chance that there was even a single collision between stars is pretty low

Right but Will orbits survive?


There is an awful lot of empty space in the space between stars, to get close enough to f up the orbits and launch planets in or out of the system I suspect the two stars would have to get really farking close. Poxima Centuri is what 4 lys away and I don't think it effects us.
 
2012-12-06 02:16:47 PM  

The Bad Astronomer: jack21221, the server is a little sluggish loading comments sometimes. I find if I just wait 10 seconds or so they load up.


It actually looks to be a problem with Ghostery. I have to disable it on Slate to view comments. :-/
 
2012-12-06 02:56:11 PM  
So, when did Bad Astronomy move to Slate?

(No, I haven't been paying attention. Obviously.)
 
2012-12-06 03:05:35 PM  
BA - I can watch that over and over and still be amazed. Very cool stuff!

Now, go sit in the corner. No milk and cookies for you for a week.
 
2012-12-06 03:39:53 PM  
SHOT THROUGH THE HEART, WON'T USE METER, YOU SUCK BALLS, SUBMITTER!
 
2012-12-06 04:22:43 PM  
NGC 922's in Fornax--good time of year to check this one out (not that it'll be detailed too thoroughly).
 
2012-12-06 05:36:58 PM  
So is this a Duran Duran reference?
 
2012-12-06 06:29:37 PM  
It has been mentioned before
But I will say it once more
That headline was bad
Read it? I wish I never had

A headline needs pizzazz
A whole lot of spark
To be ready for the a-holes
Lurking on Fark

So heed my words
And victory shall be yours

P.S
Your mom's a whore
 
2012-12-06 08:26:24 PM  

maxximillian: picturescrazy: maxximillian: picturescrazy: dead

Don't worry FTFA and from other articles I've read Weirdly, though, while these two galaxies physically passed through each other, the chance that there was even a single collision between stars is pretty low

Right but Will orbits survive?

There is an awful lot of empty space in the space between stars, to get close enough to f up the orbits and launch planets in or out of the system I suspect the two stars would have to get really farking close. Poxima Centuri is what 4 lys away and I don't think it effects us.


I don't know, is it's enough to cause a lot of new star formation, seems like it could throw some planets around. Sadly BA won't be back to answer that question since everyone else was too busy making fun of the headline.
 
2012-12-06 08:27:08 PM  
if* I have to stop posting from my phone.
 
2012-12-06 09:24:52 PM  
What a horrid headline. Not clicking on TFA.
 
2012-12-06 11:15:44 PM  
I wish there was a Worst Headline of the Year contest, cause this is gold.
 
2012-12-07 07:53:41 AM  

maxximillian: picturescrazy: maxximillian: picturescrazy: dead

Don't worry FTFA and from other articles I've read Weirdly, though, while these two galaxies physically passed through each other, the chance that there was even a single collision between stars is pretty low

Right but Will orbits survive?

There is an awful lot of empty space in the space between stars, to get close enough to f up the orbits and launch planets in or out of the system I suspect the two stars would have to get really farking close. Poxima Centuri is what 4 lys away and I don't think it effects us.


Launch in or out of the system? All you need is mess up the orbit by pulling them a bit closer to their sun or further away from their sun. I bet that slowing them down or speeding them up a bit (gravitational pull in line with direction of the planet direction) would wreak havoc with tides, ecology and seasons. No need to crudely launch planets from orbit. Just change the average distance to the sun.
 
2012-12-07 09:09:21 AM  

DerAppie: maxximillian: picturescrazy: maxximillian: picturescrazy: dead

Don't worry FTFA and from other articles I've read Weirdly, though, while these two galaxies physically passed through each other, the chance that there was even a single collision between stars is pretty low

Right but Will orbits survive?

There is an awful lot of empty space in the space between stars, to get close enough to f up the orbits and launch planets in or out of the system I suspect the two stars would have to get really farking close. Poxima Centuri is what 4 lys away and I don't think it effects us.

Launch in or out of the system? All you need is mess up the orbit by pulling them a bit closer to their sun or further away from their sun. I bet that slowing them down or speeding them up a bit (gravitational pull in line with direction of the planet direction) would wreak havoc with tides, ecology and seasons. No need to crudely launch planets from orbit. Just change the average distance to the sun.


Even that would require them getting pretty close... There is a lot of space between stars. The more likely death would be due to disturbing orbits of comets and asteroids in their (if they have one) Oort cloud equivalent.
 
2012-12-07 01:30:51 PM  
I hope this doesn't become a new meme.
 
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