AdolfOliverPanties: So how the fark did this go unnoticed for so long?
Lt. Cheese Weasel: Rosanne Barrs Fupa?
Huck Chaser: Known as a "large quasar group" (LQG)That's really the best they could come up with?
Felgraf: Huck Chaser: That's really the best they could come up with?Hey, physics does name some things in cool ways!Like the "Oh My God Particle" (No relation to the Higgs Boson), a cosmic ray that was observed hitting the earth's atmosphere with the kinetic energy of a 60mph fast ball.A *SINGLE PROTON* with the kinetic energy of a 60mph fast ball. It was traveling at 0.9999999999999999999999951 the speed of light. It was the first ultra-high-energy cosmic ray ever recorded. (There's a lot of them, they'd just never been recorded before now).
poonesfarm: AdolfOliverPanties: So how the fark did this go unnoticed for so long?Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mindbogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space, listen...
Lsherm: Huck Chaser: Known as a "large quasar group" (LQG)That's really the best they could come up with?Modern astronomers don't really come up with good names anymore. I blame Messier, who identified objects in the sky and numbered them in the order he observed them. Not very creative: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Messier_objects
StopLurkListen: ...Any bets they find something even larger and have to name it Big Huge Large Quasar Group?
dualplains: The Mulatto Maker: [img.phombo.com image 800x554]I recently saw someone refer to the Mars Science Laboratory as an 'atomic powered interplanetary science tank', and my first thought was, "JPL needs to step up their naming game."
Lsherm: I blame Messier
poonesfarm: Hence, science is all washed up and creationism is true. CHECKMATE, ATHEISTS.
Lt. Cheese Weasel: [fellowshipofminds.files.wordpress.com image 825x628]Rosanne Barrs Fupa?
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