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(Daily Mail)   I don't want to alarm anyone, but the Hubble just spotted the Doomsday Machine. NASA, now would be a good time to get that antimatter reactor working, just sayin   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 61
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2013-08-30 08:54:44 PM  

Kit Fister: J. Frank Parnell: FTA: Astronomers are now keen to see what will emerge from the protostar

I hope they are very patient.

Yeah...wouldn't it be more accurate to state that they're keen to see what emerged? Considering that the object, at 4500LY from earth, is being observed as it was 4500 years ago, by now it's probably already come and gone.

/also still struggling with this physics article that claims nothing in the universe is actually moving farther apart, the space between objects is just getting wider. HOW THE FARK IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?


Objects are indeed moving apart from each other through spacetime (with a percentage of groups of them moving towards each other for the time being), but the spacetime itself is expanding due to the pressure of whatever the hell dark energy is. Over time, this will cause the gaps between normal-matter objects to expand as well, such that eventually every single particle in the universe will be as far apart from every other one by distances vastly greater than the known width of the universe, assuming the particles don't evaporate into something other than normal matter beforehand. The usual analogy is to think of baking raisin bread. The raisins are galaxies/stars/particles/whatever, while the bread is spacetime. While the bread's baking, most of the raisins are moving apart (even if a couple may move closer together). The raisins aren't expanding in scale with the bread, so the distances between them increases even tho the raisins aren't traveling thru the bread itself. Ya dig?
 
2013-08-30 09:11:13 PM  

AdrienVeidt: Kit Fister: J. Frank Parnell: FTA: Astronomers are now keen to see what will emerge from the protostar

I hope they are very patient.

Yeah...wouldn't it be more accurate to state that they're keen to see what emerged? Considering that the object, at 4500LY from earth, is being observed as it was 4500 years ago, by now it's probably already come and gone.

/also still struggling with this physics article that claims nothing in the universe is actually moving farther apart, the space between objects is just getting wider. HOW THE FARK IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?

Objects are indeed moving apart from each other through spacetime (with a percentage of groups of them moving towards each other for the time being), but the spacetime itself is expanding due to the pressure of whatever the hell dark energy is. Over time, this will cause the gaps between normal-matter objects to expand as well, such that eventually every single particle in the universe will be as far apart from every other one by distances vastly greater than the known width of the universe, assuming the particles don't evaporate into something other than normal matter beforehand. The usual analogy is to think of baking raisin bread. The raisins are galaxies/stars/particles/whatever, while the bread is spacetime. While the bread's baking, most of the raisins are moving apart (even if a couple may move closer together). The raisins aren't expanding in scale with the bread, so the distances between them increases even tho the raisins aren't traveling thru the bread itself. Ya dig?


Yes. It sort of makes sense. I'll just stick with mechanical engineering.
 
2013-08-30 09:46:08 PM  
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And we're only seeing part of it
 
2013-08-30 09:55:08 PM  
The Daily Mail is reporting this without including without including what Victoria Beckham thought about it?   wtf?
 
2013-08-30 11:00:06 PM  
Time to start work on developing the Hargh'peng torpedo.

/a faithful homage to the TOS episode in which the klingons find the Doomsday Device and try using it against their enemies... with a very obvious conclusion
 
2013-08-31 09:00:03 AM  

Weatherkiss: Time to start work on developing the Hargh'peng torpedo.

/a faithful homage to the TOS episode in which the klingons find the Doomsday Device and try using it against their enemies... with a very obvious conclusion


<3
 
2013-08-31 11:06:47 AM  
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2013-08-31 01:32:23 PM  

Kit Fister: Weatherkiss: Time to start work on developing the Hargh'peng torpedo.

/a faithful homage to the TOS episode in which the klingons find the Doomsday Device and try using it against their enemies... with a very obvious conclusion

<3


Thanks for the TF Subscription. <3
 
2013-08-31 02:16:20 PM  

Weatherkiss: Kit Fister: Weatherkiss: Time to start work on developing the Hargh'peng torpedo.

/a faithful homage to the TOS episode in which the klingons find the Doomsday Device and try using it against their enemies... with a very obvious conclusion

<3

Thanks for the TF Subscription. <3


We should play STO together sometime. .
 
2013-08-31 04:37:06 PM  
Du-duh du-duh du-duh du-duh
Did John Williams watch this episode before scoring Jaws?
 
2013-08-31 05:44:22 PM  
BREEEOMPH BREEOMPH BREEOOMPH BA DAH!

Something like that.
 
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