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(Sky.com)   Nasa's Cassini spacecraft captures Saturn's unique 'hexagon' mega storm before being mesmerized and put in a trance   (news.sky.com ) divider line
    More: Cool, Cassini Spacecraft, Cassini, Saturn, NASA, hexagons, storms, Caltech, jet streams  
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2013-12-05 10:27:40 AM  
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Careful, Starbuck...you're getting close to the hard deck!
 
2013-12-05 10:28:58 AM  
It's just the time vortex.
 
2013-12-05 12:22:13 PM  
NASA, not Nasa.

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2013-12-05 12:25:28 PM  

FlashHarry: NASA, not Nasa.

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Need Another Seven Astronauts?
 
2013-12-05 12:41:00 PM  
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Q&D
 
2013-12-05 12:44:40 PM  

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Q&D


heh :-)
 
2013-12-05 01:04:31 PM  
 my god!  It's full of stars!
 
2013-12-05 01:26:44 PM  
But how can we explore this without sending people there?
 
2013-12-05 01:36:44 PM  
This is Obama's Katrina.
 
2013-12-05 01:43:17 PM  
I've seen this before... it didn't end well
 
2013-12-05 02:08:08 PM  

AbiNormal: FlashHarry: NASA, not Nasa.

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Need Another Seven Astronauts?


You need to fall down several flights of stairs.
 
2013-12-05 02:11:03 PM  

FlashHarry: NASA, not Nasa.


Thank you.
 
2013-12-05 02:21:24 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: But how can we explore this without sending people there?


we aren't exploring it.  We're taking pictures.  Exploring means putting feet on the ground and planting a flag.
 
2013-12-05 03:01:17 PM  

You Are All Sheep: Quantum Apostrophe: But how can we explore this without sending people there?

we aren't exploring it.  We're taking pictures.  Exploring means putting feet on the ground and planting a flag.



I agree in principle, but Saturn doesn't seem to have "ground."
 
2013-12-05 03:16:32 PM  
I wonder if the hexagonal shape is indicative of the deeper internal structure of Saturn?

/I for one welcome our new geometric overlords!
 
2013-12-05 04:01:09 PM  

You Are All Sheep: Quantum Apostrophe: But how can we explore this without sending people there?

we aren't exploring it.  We're taking pictures.  Exploring means putting feet on the ground and planting a flag.


Does it? That's amazing. So sending robots to take pictures of the ocean floor is not exploring?

But yeah, someone needs to teach Saturn a lesson. Boots on the frozen ammonia clouds I always say.

Your true colonialist self is showing through. You're as much about science as the average WBCer is about tolerance.
 
2013-12-05 05:13:01 PM  
Too bad Cassini will possibly get shutdown next year, a few years before its ready to stop taking badass pictures and doing since but oh well!
 
2013-12-05 05:13:38 PM  
Damnit. Science.
 
2013-12-05 05:23:32 PM  

real_headhoncho: AbiNormal: FlashHarry: NASA, not Nasa.

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Need Another Seven Astronauts?

You need to fall down several flights of stairs.


Why? Did you get offended by a joke that is older than you?
 
2013-12-05 05:36:05 PM  

AbiNormal: real_headhoncho: AbiNormal: FlashHarry: NASA, not Nasa.

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Need Another Seven Astronauts?

You need to fall down several flights of stairs.

Why? Did you get offended by a joke that is older than you?


I was alive to see Challenger's "major malfunction".  Now get off my lawn.
 
2013-12-05 05:56:34 PM  

real_headhoncho: AbiNormal: real_headhoncho: AbiNormal: FlashHarry: NASA, not Nasa.

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Need Another Seven Astronauts?

You need to fall down several flights of stairs.

Why? Did you get offended by a joke that is older than you?

I was alive to see Challenger's "major malfunction".  Now get off my lawn.


Watched it in school. That joke was circulating before end of the school day.
 
2013-12-05 06:06:00 PM  

Boojum2k: real_headhoncho: AbiNormal: real_headhoncho: AbiNormal: FlashHarry: NASA, not Nasa.

[i38.tinypic.com image 400x264]

Need Another Seven Astronauts?

You need to fall down several flights of stairs.

Why? Did you get offended by a joke that is older than you?

I was alive to see Challenger's "major malfunction".  Now get off my lawn.

Watched it in school. That joke was circulating before end of the school day.


Doesn't appear that you've learned anything, 'liter.
 
2013-12-05 06:17:56 PM  

Boojum2k: real_headhoncho: AbiNormal: real_headhoncho: AbiNormal: FlashHarry: NASA, not Nasa.

[i38.tinypic.com image 400x264]

Need Another Seven Astronauts?

You need to fall down several flights of stairs.

Why? Did you get offended by a joke that is older than you?

I was alive to see Challenger's "major malfunction".  Now get off my lawn.

Watched it in school. That joke was circulating before end of the school day.


Nous Avions Sept Astronautes was the french version.
 
2013-12-05 06:25:49 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Nous Avions Sept Astronautes was the french version.


Who cares about the French?
 
2013-12-05 06:33:12 PM  

real_headhoncho: Boojum2k: real_headhoncho: AbiNormal: real_headhoncho: AbiNormal: FlashHarry: NASA, not Nasa.

[i38.tinypic.com image 400x264]

Need Another Seven Astronauts?

You need to fall down several flights of stairs.

Why? Did you get offended by a joke that is older than you?

I was alive to see Challenger's "major malfunction".  Now get off my lawn.

Watched it in school. That joke was circulating before end of the school day.

Doesn't appear that you've learned anything, 'liter.


Learned people will joke about tragedy, n00b.
 
2013-12-05 06:40:52 PM  

Boojum2k: real_headhoncho: Boojum2k: real_headhoncho: AbiNormal: real_headhoncho: AbiNormal: FlashHarry: NASA, not Nasa.

[i38.tinypic.com image 400x264]

Need Another Seven Astronauts?

You need to fall down several flights of stairs.

Why? Did you get offended by a joke that is older than you?

I was alive to see Challenger's "major malfunction".  Now get off my lawn.

Watched it in school. That joke was circulating before end of the school day.

Doesn't appear that you've learned anything, 'liter.

Learned people will joke about tragedy, n00b.


Learned people would use jokes higher than schoolyard humor  Now shut it, 'liter, or I will sic Kittypie070 on you.
 
2013-12-05 06:58:43 PM  

AbiNormal: Why? Did you get offended by a joke that is older than you?

www.spacetoday.org



news.bbc.co.uk

This is so funny
 
2013-12-05 07:00:35 PM  

real_headhoncho: Boojum2k: real_headhoncho: Boojum2k: real_headhoncho: AbiNormal: real_headhoncho: AbiNormal: FlashHarry: NASA, not Nasa.

[i38.tinypic.com image 400x264]

Need Another Seven Astronauts?

You need to fall down several flights of stairs.

Why? Did you get offended by a joke that is older than you?

I was alive to see Challenger's "major malfunction".  Now get off my lawn.

Watched it in school. That joke was circulating before end of the school day.

Doesn't appear that you've learned anything, 'liter.

Learned people will joke about tragedy, n00b.

Learned people would use jokes higher than schoolyard humor  Now shut it, 'liter, or I will sic Kittypie070 on you.


Whatever you say, ITG n00b.:-)

Back to topic, that's a pretty cool shot of Saturn's pole storm, knowing the fluid dynamics still makes it awesome.
 
2013-12-05 07:11:51 PM  
A gateway to the Well World has opened.
 
2013-12-05 07:14:12 PM  

germ78: I wonder if the hexagonal shape is indicative of the deeper internal structure of Saturn?

/I for one welcome our new geometric overlords!


People pooped their pants when they first saw the hexagon thinking there was something super wacky behind it, but it turns out that its caused by the jet streams spinning faster than the atmosphere around them and can be recreated easily in a bucket.
 
2013-12-05 07:17:38 PM  

Thrag: A gateway to the Well World has opened.


Nathan Brazil has returned!


Oh cr
 
2013-12-05 08:04:55 PM  

From The Woods: AbiNormal: Why? Did you get offended by a joke that is older than you?

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This is so funny


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2013-12-06 12:24:41 AM  

AbiNormal: From The Woods: AbiNormal: Why? Did you get offended by a joke that is older than you?

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This is so funny

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2013-12-06 12:00:25 PM  

Cambrian: AbiNormal: From The Woods: AbiNormal: Why? Did you get offended by a joke that is older than you?

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This is so funny

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I tried to once but your mom just couldn't keep up.
 
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