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2013-08-26 04:58:06 PM
What, are they renaming quasars "twerk-ars"?
 
2013-08-26 05:08:57 PM
They said that it relates to stars similar in size to our Sun.
Maybe they've found life.
 
2013-08-26 05:35:15 PM

FrancoFile: They said that it relates to stars similar in size to our Sun.
Maybe they've found life.



$20 says you're wrong.

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2013-08-26 05:35:31 PM
They're just gonna say there's a lot of stars out there as big as our Sun, maybe more than some previous conservative estimates.  These announcements are always going to be boring for the masses if they get teased like this, beleaguered by an inevitable sci-fi-feuled hype.
 
2013-08-26 05:35:45 PM
They found a cubic star wit HPLD written on it?
 
2013-08-26 05:35:45 PM

FrancoFile: They said that it relates to stars similar in size to our Sun.
Maybe they've found life.


Either that or we've got 9 hours to live before the sun explodes and engulfs us.
 
2013-08-26 05:38:10 PM

FrancoFile: They said that it relates to stars similar in size to our Sun.
Maybe they've found life.


Unlikely. The instrument they're referring to is a spectrograph, and while you could detect biological effects in light filtered through the atmosphere of a planet, this seems to be more about something around the fusion processes of Sun-sized stars.
 
2013-08-26 05:38:24 PM
And one of the scientists presenting is named Talawanda R. Monroe. Is that a cool name or what?
 
2013-08-26 05:41:43 PM

Treygreen13: FrancoFile: They said that it relates to stars similar in size to our Sun.
Maybe they've found life.

Either that or we've got 9 hours to live before the sun explodes and engulfs us.


Early Cuyler approves.
 
2013-08-26 06:01:31 PM
The real story, please.
 
2013-08-26 06:33:11 PM

Treygreen13: FrancoFile: They said that it relates to stars similar in size to our Sun.
Maybe they've found life.

Either that or we've got 9 hours to live before the sun explodes and engulfs us.


Quit getting everyone's hopes up!
 
2013-08-26 07:15:12 PM
^F Black hole
 
2013-08-26 09:07:04 PM
I heard that they are changing it to OBAGFKMRNS.
 
2013-08-26 10:16:49 PM

Theaetetus: FrancoFile: They said that it relates to stars similar in size to our Sun.
Maybe they've found life.

Unlikely. The instrument they're referring to is a spectrograph, and while you could detect biological effects in light filtered through the atmosphere of a planet, this seems to be more about something around the fusion processes of Sun-sized stars.


So we're gonna die in a giant solar explosion, then.

Good to know.
 
2013-08-26 10:48:45 PM
They're all artificial!  Just... big... light bulbs.

/big suns and small suns are natural though
 
2013-08-26 10:51:16 PM
The guy responsible for naming telescopes is mind-numbingly unimaginative.
 
2013-08-27 12:27:47 AM

ZGMF X10A: The guy responsible for naming telescopes is mind-numbingly unimaginative.


Have you been to the Very Large Telescope Array?
 
2013-08-27 01:02:53 AM

Sim Tree: ZGMF X10A: The guy responsible for naming telescopes is mind-numbingly unimaginative.

Have you been to the Very Large Telescope Array?


I have not. Nor have I been to the Very Large Array, or the Extremely Large Telescope. The Overwhelmingly Large Telescope also piqued my interest, but sadly that seems to have lost its funding.
 
2013-08-27 10:00:16 AM

ZGMF X10A: Sim Tree: ZGMF X10A: The guy responsible for naming telescopes is mind-numbingly unimaginative.

Have you been to the Very Large Telescope Array?

I have not. Nor have I been to the Very Large Array, or the Extremely Large Telescope. The Overwhelmingly Large Telescope also piqued my interest, but sadly that seems to have lost its funding.


It's Europe.
"TGV" means "High speed train"
"Bolshoy Theater" means "Big Theater"
 
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