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2012-12-18 12:26:32 PM
Don't be so gullible, we all know they really crashed them into a sound stage.
 
2012-12-18 12:26:39 PM
key phrase is 'intentionally'.
 
2012-12-18 12:27:16 PM
Interplanetary Trade Towers 1 & 2 to collapse shortly.
 
2012-12-18 12:27:59 PM
They'll likely retaliate on December 21st.
 
2012-12-18 12:34:02 PM
Just askin', but...were the controllers women?
 
2012-12-18 12:39:34 PM
Conveniently crashed on the dark side so we couldn't see the metal structure underneath. That's no moon.....

Fact: The moon "rang like a bell" according to NASA when it was impacted during the Apollo missions. This could mean the moon is in fact hollow.

The moon is a secret alien base that the government has been hiding for years. Just wait until Friday people, they're coming.
 
2012-12-18 12:45:38 PM
Were they aiming for this? 

i46.tinypic.com
 
2012-12-18 12:49:13 PM
Not only did they crash them, they named the crash site after the chick that wrecked the first Space Shuttle.........
 
2012-12-18 12:50:25 PM
Freakin Asian engineers . . .
 
2012-12-18 12:52:23 PM
Uh...we meant to do that.
 
2012-12-18 12:55:16 PM

etherknot: Interplanetary Trade Towers 1 & 2 to collapse shortly.


Explain the damage to Crater 7 though.
 
2012-12-18 12:55:58 PM
We're just looking for Echo Base
 
2012-12-18 01:04:13 PM
My wife told me she got a second job, but she never told me where.
 
2012-12-18 01:05:47 PM
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"Oh dear, what a mess. Insanity Prawn Boy, could you clean that up please?"
 
2012-12-18 01:05:50 PM
 
2012-12-18 01:19:56 PM
Since this is an AP story it would have been better if the subby hadn't linked to a Fox website.
 
2012-12-18 01:23:59 PM
NASA probes the moon. Won't even call the next morning. NASA's a jerk.
 
2012-12-18 01:37:21 PM
Is it too late for OMG GUSY THEIR TRING TO BLOW UP THE MOOOOOOON! hysterics?
 
2012-12-18 02:05:07 PM
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/unimpressed
 
2012-12-18 02:15:49 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-18 02:59:44 PM
The probed the backside of the moon?
 
2012-12-18 03:12:27 PM
That's no moon. That's a satellite parking lot.
 
2012-12-18 03:18:31 PM
Crashed it at the same spot, and named it after a Lesbian Woman

They just wanted to dig a spot out to place a Monolith

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2012-12-18 03:19:42 PM

Sid_the_sadist: Conveniently crashed on the dark side so we couldn't see the metal structure underneath. That's no moon.....

Fact: The moon "rang like a bell" according to NASA when it was impacted during the Apollo missions. This could mean the moon is in fact hollow.

The moon is a secret alien base that the government has been hiding for years. Just wait until Friday people, they're coming.


Apollo 18 was a true story!

Seriously, that movie was fairly decent, to meat least, it would've worked just fine as a straight sci-fi thriller instead of humping the "found footage"band wagon
 
2012-12-18 03:25:36 PM

Sid_the_sadist: Conveniently crashed on the dark side so we couldn't see the metal structure underneath. That's no moon.....

Fact: The moon "rang like a bell" according to NASA when it was impacted during the Apollo missions. This could mean the moon is in fact hollow.

The moon is a secret alien base that the government has been hiding for years. Just wait until Friday people, they're coming.


That's interesting. I never considered the implications of a hollow heavenly body. So if you drilled a hole to the internal subsurface and proceeded to drop a rock into the channel, would it fall to the middle and sort of orbit the gravitational midpoint until eventually coming to relative rest?
 
2012-12-18 03:27:54 PM
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2012-12-18 03:56:00 PM

casual disregard: Sid_the_sadist: Conveniently crashed on the dark side so we couldn't see the metal structure underneath. That's no moon.....

Fact: The moon "rang like a bell" according to NASA when it was impacted during the Apollo missions. This could mean the moon is in fact hollow.

The moon is a secret alien base that the government has been hiding for years. Just wait until Friday people, they're coming.

That's interesting. I never considered the implications of a hollow heavenly body. So if you drilled a hole to the internal subsurface and proceeded to drop a rock into the channel, would it fall to the middle and sort of orbit the gravitational midpoint until eventually coming to relative rest?


If I understand the gravitational mechanics correctly, assuming a frictionless tunnel, the acceleration towards the core would make it reach such a speed that it would then accelerate out the other side, coming to a rest at a point equidistant on the other side.

I'm not up enough on hollow-sphere gravity to know if that makes sense or not, though. I just read a lot of sci-fi about through-earth transit tubes using gravity as a power source to transport goods across the world.
 
2012-12-18 03:56:12 PM

casual disregard: Sid_the_sadist: Conveniently crashed on the dark side so we couldn't see the metal structure underneath. That's no moon.....

Fact: The moon "rang like a bell" according to NASA when it was impacted during the Apollo missions. This could mean the moon is in fact hollow.

The moon is a secret alien base that the government has been hiding for years. Just wait until Friday people, they're coming.

That's interesting. I never considered the implications of a hollow heavenly body. So if you drilled a hole to the internal subsurface and proceeded to drop a rock into the channel, would it fall to the middle and sort of orbit the gravitational midpoint until eventually coming to relative rest?


I am not a physicist, but yes. That is exactly what would happen.
 
2012-12-18 03:58:40 PM
Oh, and I forgot to add the by-now obligatory Mr. Show sketch:

Link
 
2012-12-18 04:22:31 PM

casual disregard: That's interesting. I never considered the implications of a hollow heavenly body. So if you drilled a hole to the internal subsurface and proceeded to drop a rock into the channel, would it fall to the middle and sort of orbit the gravitational midpoint until eventually coming to relative rest?


In the simplest case of a uniform non-rotating spherical shell, the rock would accelerate as long as it was falling through the channel but would then move at constant speed through the interior region until it hit the other side. That's because there is no net gravitational force inside a spherical shell.
 
2012-12-18 04:26:05 PM

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2012-12-18 04:31:57 PM

Ivo Shandor: casual disregard: That's interesting. I never considered the implications of a hollow heavenly body. So if you drilled a hole to the internal subsurface and proceeded to drop a rock into the channel, would it fall to the middle and sort of orbit the gravitational midpoint until eventually coming to relative rest?

In the simplest case of a uniform non-rotating spherical shell, the rock would accelerate as long as it was falling through the channel but would then move at constant speed through the interior region until it hit the other side. That's because there is no net gravitational force inside a spherical shell.


Let's get really farking weird :3

Say I have a hollow heavenly body construct of something extremely bouncy; indeed let's call it the bounciest material in the universe. I drill a hole to the subsurface of the interior. I drop a perfectly spherical ball of the same bouncy material as the surface into the channel. What happens??
 
2012-12-18 04:36:38 PM

cgraves67: Uh...we meant to do that.


I won't wreck this by pointing out that they did, in fact, mean to do that. Good joke.
 
2012-12-18 05:09:41 PM

casual disregard: Ivo Shandor: casual disregard: That's interesting. I never considered the implications of a hollow heavenly body. So if you drilled a hole to the internal subsurface and proceeded to drop a rock into the channel, would it fall to the middle and sort of orbit the gravitational midpoint until eventually coming to relative rest?

In the simplest case of a uniform non-rotating spherical shell, the rock would accelerate as long as it was falling through the channel but would then move at constant speed through the interior region until it hit the other side. That's because there is no net gravitational force inside a spherical shell.

Let's get really farking weird :3

Say I have a hollow heavenly body construct of something extremely bouncy; indeed let's call it the bounciest material in the universe. I drill a hole to the subsurface of the interior. I drop a perfectly spherical ball of the same bouncy material as the surface into the channel. What happens??


Potato?
 
2012-12-18 05:10:35 PM

casual disregard: Ivo Shandor: casual disregard: That's interesting. I never considered the implications of a hollow heavenly body. So if you drilled a hole to the internal subsurface and proceeded to drop a rock into the channel, would it fall to the middle and sort of orbit the gravitational midpoint until eventually coming to relative rest?

In the simplest case of a uniform non-rotating spherical shell, the rock would accelerate as long as it was falling through the channel but would then move at constant speed through the interior region until it hit the other side. That's because there is no net gravitational force inside a spherical shell.

Let's get really farking weird :3

Say I have a hollow heavenly body construct of something extremely bouncy; indeed let's call it the bounciest material in the universe. I drill a hole to the subsurface of the interior. I drop a perfectly spherical ball of the same bouncy material as the surface into the channel. What happens??


It would be comparable to dropping a Bag of Holding(tm) into a Portable Hole(tm).....

In either case, I wouldn't want to be near when the shiat started.
 
2012-12-18 05:26:45 PM
I'd like to crash a couple of twin probes into her lunar mountains, if you catch my meaning.
 
2012-12-18 07:57:57 PM

Sid_the_sadist: It would be comparable to dropping a Bag of Holding(tm) into a Portable Hole(tm).....


I don't know what it says about D&D that there's actually a rule covering that situation.
 
2012-12-18 11:24:46 PM
Wow... so they honored a woman who died in a space technology crash by giving her name to a crater made by a double space technology crash.

That the latter was a planned set of crashes just makes it that much worse.
 
2012-12-18 11:57:41 PM
NASA crashed two probes into the Moon?

Well, that's an improvement over two Shuttles into the Earth, so they got that going for them.
 
2012-12-19 12:59:05 AM

JustHereForThePics: NASA crashed two probes into the Moon?

Well, that's an improvement over two Shuttles into the Earth, so they got that going for them.



which is nice
 
2012-12-19 05:29:03 PM

brimed03: Wow... so they honored a woman who died in a space technology crash by giving her name to a crater made by a double space technology crash.

That the latter was a planned set of crashes just makes it that much worse.


Sally Ride died in a space technology crash? I thought she died from pancreatic cancer.
 
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