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(Slate)   Barely legal European squirting action is too hot for NASA   (slate.com) divider line 28
    More: Amusing, NASA, Europan, Europa, moons, Hubble Space Telescope, geysers, icy moons, Biomolecule  
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2013-12-13 09:44:39 AM
Any one have a link to the non-pixelated images?
 
2013-12-13 09:58:02 AM
Oh Europa, you lusty biatch.  Did IO interfere with your G-field?
 
2013-12-13 10:46:44 AM
That is NOTHING like I was hoping for...
 
2013-12-13 10:53:43 AM

Mikey1969: That is NOTHING like I was hoping for...


If not for "Artist's impression" images, I think the entirety of what NASA has accomplished (outside of hubble, and shuttle launches) would be pretty boring for most people.
 
2013-12-13 10:56:03 AM
Tidally locked? Kinky.
 
2013-12-13 10:57:55 AM
Great, thanks a lot Subby. All lubed up and nowhere to go.
 
2013-12-13 10:59:11 AM
www.spacetelescope.org
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-12-13 11:03:41 AM
We were one letter away from the most interesting Snowden thread evar.
 
2013-12-13 11:04:25 AM

A Cave Geek: outside of hubble,


You say that like Hubble hasn't already given us about 10,000 absolutely amazing images...
 
2013-12-13 11:20:26 AM
Damn it, I was sure I submitted that as "Europan", which is the adjective for "Europa".  Mods must have changed it.
 
2013-12-13 11:24:59 AM

Cheron: Any one have a link to the non-pixelated images?


There aren't any "non-pixelated" images. The event was not captured by the hubble's camera, rather it was captured by an onboard spectrometer
 
2013-12-13 11:33:29 AM

Arkanaut: Damn it, I was sure I submitted that as "Europan", which is the adjective for "Europa".  Mods must have changed it.


I was wondering what Europe had to do with it.
 
2013-12-13 11:54:55 AM

Cheron: Any one have a link to the non-pixelated images?


media.tumblr.com
 
2013-12-13 11:56:39 AM
Is one of its moon's named Cytheria?
 
2013-12-13 12:06:48 PM

Arkanaut: Damn it, I was sure I submitted that as "Europan", which is the adjective for "Europa".  Mods must have changed it.


They did

/and completely blew it
//morans
 
2013-12-13 12:14:59 PM

Mikey1969: A Cave Geek: outside of hubble,

You say that like Hubble hasn't already given us about 10,000 absolutely amazing images...


Don't get me wrong.  Hubble is fabulous, amazing, and I can't wait to see what it comes up with next.  My only point was that the vast majority of 'real' astronomy is not terribly 'galmorous'.  Lots of numbers, lots of symbols.  Very few 3 dimensional models set to music.
 
2013-12-13 12:30:39 PM

A Cave Geek: Mikey1969: A Cave Geek: outside of hubble,

You say that like Hubble hasn't already given us about 10,000 absolutely amazing images...

Don't get me wrong.  Hubble is fabulous, amazing, and I can't wait to see what it comes up with next.  My only point was that the vast majority of 'real' astronomy is not terribly 'galmorous'.  Lots of numbers, lots of symbols.  Very few 3 dimensional models set to music.


Yeah, I get it

.Besides, I was originally joking about the headline promising me some "barely legal squirting action".... :-)
 
2013-12-13 12:41:58 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Arkanaut: Damn it, I was sure I submitted that as "Europan", which is the adjective for "Europa".  Mods must have changed it.

They did

/and completely blew it
//morans


Blew it like they were approaching perijove.

//which is apparently a word.
 
2013-12-13 01:23:38 PM
i986.photobucket.com
 
2013-12-13 01:50:41 PM

A Cave Geek: Mikey1969: A Cave Geek: outside of hubble,

You say that like Hubble hasn't already given us about 10,000 absolutely amazing images...

Don't get me wrong.  Hubble is fabulous, amazing, and I can't wait to see what it comes up with next.  My only point was that the vast majority of 'real' astronomy is not terribly 'galmorous'.  Lots of numbers, lots of symbols.  Very few 3 dimensional models set to music.


It's good that you put the 'word' 'galmorous' in apostrophes, as I have no idea of what it means.

/nice headline
 
2013-12-13 02:08:03 PM

Arkanaut: Damn it, I was sure I submitted that as "Europan", which is the adjective for "Europa".  Mods must have changed it.


Ugh, morans.  That sucks.

I came to this thread to castigate subby for not using Europan, and turns out it wasn't even your fault.
 
2013-12-13 02:51:11 PM
All these worlds are yours except Europa. Attempt no landind there.
 
2013-12-13 03:14:00 PM

TommyDeuce: All these worlds are yours except Europa. Attempt no landind there.


Well, considering the state of space funding that isn't going to be a challenge not to pull off. Sure Europa is the most likely place in our solar system to have life after Earth, but any Europa mission would be a flagship mission and NASA doesn't do flagship missions anymore unfortunately. Indeed, only 38 percent of Americans believe that NASA's funding should be lifted beyond sequester levels. Without lifting NASA's funding beyond sequester levels, that means NASA will never do anything as daring as Curiosity, Voyager 1 & 2, and Cassini ever again.
 
2013-12-13 03:34:02 PM
Instead of Mars, we should be sending missions there. There could still be life on Europa
 
2013-12-13 03:38:14 PM
ROTSKY!
 
2013-12-13 07:14:34 PM
Click to arthurcclarkenate
Click to embiggen.


Captions made me lawl.
 
2013-12-14 09:58:39 AM
It would be awesome to park a probe in orbit around Europa to measure chemical compounds in the water.
 
2013-12-14 11:03:19 AM

big pig peaches: It would be awesome to park a probe in orbit around Europa to measure chemical compounds in the water.


You mean, like some kind of  Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter?

NASA keeps getting their plug pulled for this type of project.  Apparently, learning how thoroughly dead that parrot is on Mars is more worthwhile than going to look for a live parrot.

Leave Mars for SpaceX and Mars One.  NASA needs to get back on the job of boldly going where no one, yadda, yadda....
 
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