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(CNN)   Mission to Jupiter's moons planned. My God, they're full of stars   (cnn.com) divider line 95
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2003-12-10 05:49:01 AM  
We are all made of stars?
 
2003-12-10 05:50:21 AM  
Ok, so the aliens on Mars are called Martians, what do we call the aliens on Jupiter and Jupiter's moons?
 
2003-12-10 05:50:25 AM  
YAY! Let's waste more money on this worthless crap while people in our own country are starving to death!
 
2003-12-10 05:51:00 AM  
Wow, that sounded awful liberal didnt it?

BURN THE RAIN FOREST!
 
2003-12-10 05:52:24 AM  
If Clinton hadn't lied about a blowjob, we'd be circling Uranus by now.
 
2003-12-10 05:53:40 AM  
This is awesome. I'm glad we're doing it. I hope it's not a bunch of BS that will get cut.
 
2003-12-10 05:55:59 AM  
You're right chuggernaught. We should dump more money into bottomless pit of welfare and social prograns. That will sure speed along progress .
 
2003-12-10 05:56:42 AM  
Social programs like teaching me how to spell.
 
2003-12-10 06:00:08 AM  
tankdilla , I think you need to take a sensitivity training class. "Martian" is no longer PC in todays enlightend society. They prefer to be called extra terrestrials
 
2003-12-10 06:01:34 AM  
Open the pod bay doors, Hector.
 
2003-12-10 06:03:26 AM  
Would you like me to open the doors, Sinatra? What are you doing, Sinatra?
 
2003-12-10 06:04:56 AM  
I sure hope they bring some of those monoliths with them.

Also can't wait for the second Sun to arrive. I hate cold.
 
2003-12-10 06:06:48 AM  
I suspect the only moon capable of sustaining life is Io.
IMHO.
 
2003-12-10 06:10:17 AM  
Wow. That spacecraft is a friggin' monster. And I think that they would be called Jovians, not something stupid like Jupiterians.
 
2003-12-10 06:18:17 AM  
hello kthullu
They prefer to be called extra terrestrials

oh, so if they're not from earth they're all the same, right? enlightened my ass! might as well say all africans and south americans are just "nig ers!"
 
2003-12-10 06:20:30 AM  
"YAY! Let's waste more money on this worthless crap while people in our own country are starving to death!"

Yeah, it's not like settlements on other planets, combined with developments in space-based hydroponics could possibly benefit anyone. shiat, it's not like we've actually gotten ANY scientific or technological advances from our forays into outer space.
 
2003-12-10 06:22:27 AM  
coldfusion
i'm not an expert on the matter, but i'm fairly sure in a past thread it's been discussed that VERY few of the things attributed to the space program actually came from it. but uh, dont ask me to find the thread or anything.
 
2003-12-10 06:24:08 AM  
The usefulness of our off-world colonies will make itself very apparent after the apocalypse. You'll see.
 
2003-12-10 06:27:38 AM  
Well, the people on Io would, of course, be called Ions.

And those on Europa would be called Europeans.

Or Unwashed.
 
2003-12-10 06:28:46 AM  
Dave? Where are you, Dave?
 
2003-12-10 06:30:18 AM  
Abzzstain

The question is, what currency would they be using?
 
2003-12-10 06:31:47 AM  
And Jupiter should be renamed 'Average American's ass'. Oh wait, that's not funny...
 
2003-12-10 06:32:08 AM  
ALL THESE WORLDS ARE YOURS
EXCEPT EUROPA
ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE
 
2003-12-10 06:35:18 AM  
The inhabitants of Jupiter are Jovians.

They aren't going to be happy about this.
 
2003-12-10 06:36:06 AM  
great headline
 
2003-12-10 06:36:08 AM  
pcat: you mean the aliens use AOL?
 
2003-12-10 06:40:49 AM  
Nah; the aliens can spell properly.
 
2003-12-10 06:41:06 AM  
Oddly enough, aliens from Metis will be called Metis.
 
2003-12-10 07:32:28 AM  
VillainousBob: i'm not an expert on the matter, but i'm fairly sure in a past thread it's been discussed that VERY few of the things attributed to the space program actually came from it. but uh, dont ask me to find the thread or anything.

Boo! Hiss! You sound like this guy:



You should get blowed up.
 
2003-12-10 07:37:45 AM  
Nice reference to 2010 poster. I've always considered it among the most underrated movies ever. People seem to hate it just because Kubrick had no part in it.
 
2003-12-10 07:38:48 AM  
What pisses me off with news like this, is that it takes soooo long before they become reality. 2011? It's 2003, dammit! Where are the moon- and mars-bases, the diy blackhole kits, the intergalactic wars?

Someone is not doing their job properly.
 
2003-12-10 07:40:48 AM  
Great. Let's piss more millions away...
 
2003-12-10 07:42:46 AM  
yeah i noticed a serious lack of delfector shields and ion cannons on that ship. It should be bristling BRISTLING I SAY!
 
2003-12-10 07:43:18 AM  
The inhabitants of Jupiter are Jovians. They aren't going to be happy about this.

On the contrary... I imagine they'll be quite jovial about it!
 
2003-12-10 07:43:41 AM  
NASA is expected to begin stepping up use of nuclear power in its exploration of the solar system, including Mars. There, it could power rovers capable of roaming the planet for years at a time.

Swell, what good is science if we can't pollute other worlds with spent nuclear reactors.
 
2003-12-10 08:03:22 AM  
Europa - Europans

Io - Iotians

Jupiter - Jovians

Canada - Canadans (grammatically correct)

and someone who is a Canadian comes from Canadia.



I just want to know how soon I can move to a jovian moon? Land will be cheap there but the cab fare back would be very expensive.
 
2003-12-10 08:17:37 AM  
If you listen carefully, you can almost hear the Gekiganger III theme.
 
2003-12-10 08:21:07 AM  
Living on a Jovian moon will be so cool, You'll never have to go home again. You'll be so popular, that everyone will come to You to party and bring all the goodies. Maybe even a perpetual party could be achieved - is there a better way to remember Douglas Adams?
 
2003-12-10 08:22:07 AM  
...circling the moons Callisto, Europa and Ganymede, which are believed to have vast oceans tucked beneath thick covers of ice.

Um, not to question CNN or anything, but I'm pretty sure Europa's the only one that might have water. Callisto and Ganymede are just big hunks of rock. Callisto in particular has pretty much no atmosphere.
 
2003-12-10 08:22:41 AM  
The inhabitants of Jupiter would be Jovians, but since if theres any life out there, it would probably be on Europa, those would be Europans.
 
2003-12-10 08:23:57 AM  
But of course. Who'd be foolish enough to question CNN?
 
2003-12-10 08:24:10 AM  
Is the headline a reference to Robbscelebs.co.uk or has that pinched it from somewhere else too?
 
2003-12-10 08:26:18 AM  
dccarm: But of course. Robbscelebs.co.uk is the source. Only that some jerk called Arthur C. Clarke stole it for his pulp fiction.
 
2003-12-10 08:59:16 AM  
Is the headline a reference to Robbscelebs.co.uk or has that pinched it from somewhere else too?

How embarassing for you.
 
2003-12-10 09:01:46 AM  
hey jupiter,
ALL YOUR MOON ARE BELONG TO US
 
2003-12-10 09:15:35 AM  
I hope we do find something out there. something green and nasty and aggressive.

Cuz frankly, planet-wide crisis is more interesting than our current routine of bickering and killing each other for no good reason.

I mean, who couldn't use a little interplanetary war to spice up their life? You never know, maybe muslims christians and jews would band together to crusade against and suicide bomb the intolerant godless heathen greenies.

Or maybe the green angry jovians would divide and conquer us by playing off the religious fanaticism of the majority.

I'm reminded of something a wise news anchor once said. Something about new overlords and sugar mines.

and I'm shocked and disappointed it hadn't been mentioned yet.
 
2003-12-10 09:21:51 AM  
Man lets hope they don't try to land on Mar's Phobos. We dont nee no hellspawn
 
2003-12-10 09:22:57 AM  
Outstanding, my first link got approved! After almost 3 years, I finally did it. This has made my day!
 
2003-12-10 09:29:08 AM  
I wonder if they will find Planet X hiding back there.
 
2003-12-10 09:31:09 AM  
Bleeckerx It's a mission of exploration, not conquest! We come in peace.
 
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