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2013-04-29 03:13:19 PM

maniacbastard: Space exploration is dangerous and that is why we shouldn't do it!
You space nutters are going to get killed in the hard unforgiving vacuum of space!!!!!
Space exploration is BAD!!!


Psst! QA, your using the wrong alt!
 
2013-04-29 03:15:18 PM
I didn't do it! You can't prove it was me! >_>'
 
2013-04-29 03:26:00 PM

Darkrover2: Parthenogenetic: fireclown: Darkrover2: fireclown: Parthenogenetic: So you're admitting it was MUSLIMS?

SEXY Muslims, yes.

/thanks for the link.  What WAS it about bigfoot?  We loved that stuff in the 70s.

[cdn.newsday.com image 380x261]
Yes we did.

And THAT is exactly what I was talking about.  I was in the second grade when that happened, and IIRC it was the most badass thing that has ever happened.  I don't ever want to see it again, because it was probably horrible.

/BIGFOOT!  BIONIC MAN!  EFFING BIGFOOT ROBOTS!

If you recall, Bigfoot was an alien cyborg.

Also, Steve Austin had to battle a renegade killer Venus probe.  TWICE.

In conclusion, 70s science is bad.

LOL, with the 6-million Dollar Man, you just have to get to the realization that the first time he lifted something really heavy with his bionic arm and bionic legs, his non-bionic spine would have detonated like a bomb and the science is right out the window.


No, that's why his bionic feats of strength are in slow motion, so his biological parts have time to acclimate to the stresses.
 
2013-04-29 03:26:19 PM
Is THAT how we get ants?
 
2013-04-29 03:27:01 PM
cdn.myanimelist.net
 
2013-04-29 03:31:27 PM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: I Ate Shergar: Relatively Obscure: I like that he clarified that the stone was from the universe.

Well, you know how it is in space. There's always stuff coming through from other universes, and it's nearly all dangerous.
(Unless Star Trek, Babylon 5, Red Dwarf, Andromeda, Doctor Who, and probably every other sci-fi show ever - with the possible exception of Firefly - has lied to me. But that couldn't happen, right?)

If the theory of infinite parallel universes is true, then everything, even fictional stuff, must exist somewhere.

Seriously, wouldn't it be something to have a inter-dimensional rip in our solar system and watch as the UFP Enterprise, a Corellian Cruiser, a Wraith Hiveship, a Goa'uld Ha'tak, a Tau'ri F-304,and the Battlestar Galactica duked it out between Mars and the Asteroid Belt?


I've had the same thought myself. I believe this has been used by authors of crossover fanfics, and at least one comic book (ST:TNG / X-Men).
 
2013-04-29 03:35:22 PM
Why don't we throw in The Pillar of Autumn, The Normandy and Great Fox while we are at it?
 
2013-04-29 03:35:32 PM
images1.wikia.nocookie.net

I bet it came from this wreckage.

/Obscure?  Never.
 
2013-04-29 03:38:05 PM

thaduke: [images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x422]

I bet it came from this wreckage.

/Obscure?  Never.


A visual representation of what Trekkies think Abrams is doing to their beloved canon?
 
2013-04-29 03:40:30 PM

I Ate Shergar: Just Another OC Homeless Guy: I Ate Shergar: Relatively Obscure: I like that he clarified that the stone was from the universe.

Well, you know how it is in space. There's always stuff coming through from other universes, and it's nearly all dangerous.
(Unless Star Trek, Babylon 5, Red Dwarf, Andromeda, Doctor Who, and probably every other sci-fi show ever - with the possible exception of Firefly - has lied to me. But that couldn't happen, right?)

If the theory of infinite parallel universes is true, then everything, even fictional stuff, must exist somewhere.

Seriously, wouldn't it be something to have a inter-dimensional rip in our solar system and watch as the UFP Enterprise, a Corellian Cruiser, a Wraith Hiveship, a Goa'uld Ha'tak, a Tau'ri F-304,and the Battlestar Galactica duked it out between Mars and the Asteroid Belt?

I've had the same thought myself. I believe this has been used by authors of crossover fanfics, and at least one comic book (ST:TNG / X-Men).


Then the fracking Death Star shows up and we're boned.
 
2013-04-29 03:40:30 PM

Egoy3k: Frozboz: Is the damage the top part with what looks like tin-foil ripped up?  Or is the damage that small hole in the panel itself, on the left hand side?

The hole, The ripped foil was ripped when the solar panels deployed.


You said ripp twice.
 
2013-04-29 03:43:26 PM
Well, he warned us, 3,720:1.
0.tqn.com
/never tell me the odds
 
2013-04-29 03:43:41 PM
Must have been parked over Chicago.
 
2013-04-29 03:46:56 PM
ouch... that station is going to need a few replacement panels soon....
 
2013-04-29 03:47:14 PM

UberDave: That's distinctly different from the Michael Bay version of meteor strikes.

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To be fair, if a meteor struck the Space Shuttle in the correct location during a burn, that is exactly what you would see.
 
2013-04-29 03:49:51 PM

thaduke: [images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x422]

I bet it came from this wreckage.

/Obscure?  Never.


You only say that because you were at the airing last Thursday.
 
2013-04-29 03:55:29 PM
On an unrelated note, Space Brothers is pretty great. Its gotten me interested in what NASA does. If you like space, it's a great show.
 
2013-04-29 03:59:49 PM
Always carry "protection" when you go outside of the atmosphere.
circlecitybicycles.com
 
2013-04-29 03:59:56 PM
I blame err.

www.newswire.poormojo.org
 
2013-04-29 04:05:17 PM

fireclown: Parthenogenetic:  What WAS it about bigfoot?  We loved that stuff in the 70s.


It's just as bad now...everybody's tryin' to put Bigfoot on their product around here.


farm5.staticflickr.com
Sasquatch Pizza and Wings...Aberdeen represent, Bro.

also...


farm4.staticflickr.com
good rates, open all year, nothing but ocean and convenience store nearby. Town is 10 miles back.
 
2013-04-29 04:05:39 PM

UberDave: That's distinctly different from the Michael Bay version of meteor strikes.


[s14.postimg.org image 720x329]


Came for that reference.  Would watch it again for the Baysplosions!

/screw you all Armageddon haters, that movie was good enough
//Transformers can EABODs
 
2013-04-29 04:18:41 PM

Oldiron_79: gopher321: From the grassy knoll?

Nah, from the book suppository building


That place sounds pretty uncomfortable..
 
2013-04-29 04:22:25 PM

graeth: Why don't we throw in The Pillar of Autumn, The Normandy and Great Fox while we are at it?


I also want MetaKnight's 'Halberd' as seen in the introduction to SuperSmash Bros. Brawl.   I know next to nothing about the character or story, but when I saw that ship in the intro movie my mind said 'yes! Want that as a model!"
 
2013-04-29 04:35:43 PM

LindenFark: The Syrians Sirians are just getting out of control now.



FTFM
 
2013-04-29 04:43:17 PM
The earth is mostly harmless.
 
2013-04-29 04:54:23 PM
Well, if they'd only come up with shield technology, it wouldn't be an issue, now would it?
 
2013-04-29 04:55:09 PM
If you think Earth's orbit is crowded, you should see Caprica nowadays.

nationalpostcomment.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-04-29 04:59:06 PM
a small stone from the universe

Typical farking scientist.  Instead of saying he doesn't know where the rock came from, he tries to make himself sound smart rather than ignorant.

What sounds smarter:
I don't know the answer to that question
Current data on that subject matter is inconclusive
?

I don't trust scientists, they're always lying and shiat
 
2013-04-29 05:05:16 PM

Trafficguy2000: Damnit Lana!!!


Damnit Trafficguy!  I was going to post the same friggin' line.
 
2013-04-29 05:10:38 PM

thaduke: [images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 850x422]

I bet it came from this wreckage.

/Obscure?  Never.


img.trekmovie.com

Updated image of ISS crew trying to navigate past debris...
 
2013-04-29 05:12:59 PM

Egoy3k: Frozboz: Is the damage the top part with what looks like tin-foil ripped up?  Or is the damage that small hole in the panel itself, on the left hand side?

The hole, The ripped foil was ripped when the solar panels deployed.


Jiffy Pop in spaaaaaaace!
 
2013-04-29 05:22:21 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-04-29 05:38:55 PM
I know it's not structural or anything, but that ripping foil up along the top mast is just kind of.. disturbing.
 
2013-04-29 05:47:05 PM
RIP Sterling Mallory Archer
 
2013-04-29 05:55:13 PM

blatz514: Seen leaving the ISS...

[goldenarmor.com image 850x457]


*clang*
i2.ytimg.com
What was that?
 
2013-04-29 06:13:01 PM
Came for Quark, reference, leaving satisfied.

/Loves me some Barnstable twins.
//But now they're old.
///I has a sad.
 
2013-04-29 06:15:28 PM

maniacbastard: Carousel Beast: Meh. You forgot "nothing useful ever came out of space exploration!"

Sorry to disappoint, trolling is hard work.

So you space nutters are going to bring a strain of Space AIDS back from the Moon and that will be the first useful thing to come from space exploration!!! So please don't fark the space monkeys you nutters!

I will live forever in my underground lair. I hate space so much I cannot look at the sky because it is made out of space and I hate space because it is so big!

Star Trek was not a documentary you space geek losers!

\I feel stupid and dirty now.


Alien DNA came from Mars, not the moon.

www.mbc.net
 
2013-04-29 06:22:29 PM
shouldn't have parked it in such a bad neighborhood.
 
2013-04-29 06:23:08 PM

maniacbastard: Space exploration is dangerous and that is why we shouldn't do it!

You space nutters are going to get killed in the hard unforgiving vacuum of space!!!!!

Space exploration is BAD!!!

Am I doing it right?


\Troll out
\\LULZ


STOP THAT!

Damn now everyone has shellshock from that screaming dimwit.
 
2013-04-29 06:27:13 PM

YodaBlues: Given the amount of man-made debris in orbit and the general amount of random objects that get pulled into Earth's gravity well, I would imagine that's a somewhat frequent occurrence.


There are a lot of man made debris yes. But space is a very big place. You just basically said, since there are a lot of marbles in the ocean, I'm surprised I don't come across them all the time. Yes, there may be a billion marbles in the ocean, but the ocean is so huge that is tiny in comparison.

So this makes it a fairly rare occurrence. (which is good because it could have gone though a person)
 
2013-04-29 07:04:15 PM
"Guest Worker's" were shooting off bottle rockets last night.......
 
2013-04-29 07:16:30 PM

Queensowntalia: ko_kyi: You've really made the grade!

I bet the papers want to know whose shirts he wears.


There's nothing I can do.
 
2013-04-29 07:30:32 PM
Oh was that me?

I'm sorry.

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-04-29 07:33:16 PM

GregoryD: YodaBlues: Given the amount of man-made debris in orbit and the general amount of random objects that get pulled into Earth's gravity well, I would imagine that's a somewhat frequent occurrence.

There are a lot of man made debris yes. But space is a very big place. You just basically said, since there are a lot of marbles in the ocean, I'm surprised I don't come across them all the time. Yes, there may be a billion marbles in the ocean, but the ocean is so huge that is tiny in comparison.

So this makes it a fairly rare occurrence. (which is good because it could have gone though a person)


It's rare now, but could become far less rare in the future.  Whenever two pieces of space debris collide, they break into a whole bunch of new pieces of debris, many of which still have the necessary mass and velocity to do serious damage to anything they hit.
 
2013-04-29 07:53:04 PM

amquelbettamin: Oh was that me?

I'm sorry.

[upload.wikimedia.org image 300x433]


She never made it into space. The cabin survived intact. They were still strapped into their seats when found...
 
2013-04-29 07:57:28 PM

GregoryD: YodaBlues: Given the amount of man-made debris in orbit and the general amount of random objects that get pulled into Earth's gravity well, I would imagine that's a somewhat frequent occurrence.

There are a lot of man made debris yes. But space is a very big place. You just basically said, since there are a lot of marbles in the ocean, I'm surprised I don't come across them all the time. Yes, there may be a billion marbles in the ocean, but the ocean is so huge that is tiny in comparison.

So this makes it a fairly rare occurrence. (which is good because it could have gone though a person)


The other side of the "space is very big" argument is that everything in orbit is moving extremely fast.  Close approaches between tracked objects aren't very rare at all, and only a small fraction of what's out there is tracked.
 
2013-04-29 08:04:18 PM

FriarReb98: I know it's not structural or anything, but that ripping foil up along the top mast is just kind of.. disturbing.


I'm trying to figure out what happened. Maybe it was related to the deployment of the panels and really isn't an issue.

Anybody know?
 
2013-04-29 08:16:25 PM

anfrind: GregoryD: YodaBlues: Given the amount of man-made debris in orbit and the general amount of random objects that get pulled into Earth's gravity well, I would imagine that's a somewhat frequent occurrence.

There are a lot of man made debris yes. But space is a very big place. You just basically said, since there are a lot of marbles in the ocean, I'm surprised I don't come across them all the time. Yes, there may be a billion marbles in the ocean, but the ocean is so huge that is tiny in comparison.

So this makes it a fairly rare occurrence. (which is good because it could have gone though a person)

It's rare now, but could become far less rare in the future.  Whenever two pieces of space debris collide, they break into a whole bunch of new pieces of debris, many of which still have the necessary mass and velocity to do serious damage to anything they hit.


The ISS isn't a fragile station. It is literally a tank in space. It gets hit by small particles all the time, just not big enough to notice. Something this size wouldn't likely penetrate the hull. It would audibility clang off. My analogy still holds up with your example. Space is that big.  There is still a chance, but it is very small.

If it wasn't as rare as it was, there would be no way the astronauts could spacewalk, because they have no armor. And yeah a marble moving at 17000 miles per hour would clank off a tank, but it would go right though an astronaut.
 
2013-04-29 08:34:21 PM

gopher321: From the grassy knoll?


gassy knoll

FTFY

/pet peave
 
2013-04-29 08:46:49 PM

GregoryD: anfrind: GregoryD: YodaBlues: Given the amount of man-made debris in orbit and the general amount of random objects that get pulled into Earth's gravity well, I would imagine that's a somewhat frequent occurrence.

There are a lot of man made debris yes. But space is a very big place. You just basically said, since there are a lot of marbles in the ocean, I'm surprised I don't come across them all the time. Yes, there may be a billion marbles in the ocean, but the ocean is so huge that is tiny in comparison.

So this makes it a fairly rare occurrence. (which is good because it could have gone though a person)

It's rare now, but could become far less rare in the future.  Whenever two pieces of space debris collide, they break into a whole bunch of new pieces of debris, many of which still have the necessary mass and velocity to do serious damage to anything they hit.

The ISS isn't a fragile station. It is literally a tank in space. It gets hit by small particles all the time, just not big enough to notice. Something this size wouldn't likely penetrate the hull. It would audibility clang off. My analogy still holds up with your example. Space is that big.  There is still a chance, but it is very small.

If it wasn't as rare as it was, there would be no way the astronauts could spacewalk, because they have no armor. And yeah a marble moving at 17000 miles per hour would clank off a tank, but it would go right though an astronaut.


shrug ... all depends on the size & density of the impactor.  There's a significant gap between what the shielding on ISS can reasonably protect against, and what we can effectively track and predict.  And the upper bound for relative velocity for a LEO is more like 37K to 40K MPH

Not sure about the clank - most of the hull is shielded by some variation of a Whipple shield, which takes the initial hit to break up the impactor.  What would hit the hull following that would be basically hypervelocity dust.  Not sure what that would sound like.

Here's an example of a Whipple shiled after a hypervelocity impact
ares.jsc.nasa.gov
 
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