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(Gizmodo)   Hubble captures Christmas tree topper 200 times larger than the Sun   (sploid.gizmodo.com) divider line 19
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2013-12-18 12:21:51 PM
And the light we see is older than all civilizations, older than the use of metal, older than subby's mom...
 
2013-12-18 12:23:48 PM

GentlemanJ: And the light we see is older than all civilizations, older than the use of metal, older than subby's mom...


Let's not get carried away here
 
2013-12-18 12:24:53 PM
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GentlemanJ: And the light we see is older than all civilizations, older than the use of metal, older than subby's mom...


So are the atoms you're made of RIGHT NOW! Touch your arm. There you go. There's your goth 19th century romantic melodrama fix.
 
2013-12-18 12:26:20 PM
Finally, something for the Griswold family Christmas tree!
 
2013-12-18 12:31:40 PM
Lots of good astronomy today.  It should be this way every day.
 
2013-12-18 12:54:55 PM
It's going to be a sad day when the Hubble finally craps out.
 
2013-12-18 01:05:04 PM

gorgon38: It's going to be a sad day when the Hubble finally craps out.


Why? We can build more. Technology gets better so we can get better pictures from right here.
 
2013-12-18 01:11:35 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: [upload.wikimedia.org image 850x557]

GentlemanJ: And the light we see is older than all civilizations, older than the use of metal, older than subby's mom...

So are the atoms you're made of RIGHT NOW! Touch your arm. There you go. There's your goth 19th century romantic melodrama fix.


1. Aldeberan was destroyed in episode 4
D.  Add vacuum, propagation and spreading to subby's mom vis-a-vis light jokes
 
2013-12-18 01:46:02 PM
On the one hand, that was a very cool pic.  On the other hand, Jesus Diaz is wrong about everything.  Wat do?
 
2013-12-18 05:07:54 PM

johnny_vegas: Quantum Apostrophe: [upload.wikimedia.org image 850x557]

GentlemanJ: And the light we see is older than all civilizations, older than the use of metal, older than subby's mom...

So are the atoms you're made of RIGHT NOW! Touch your arm. There you go. There's your goth 19th century romantic melodrama fix.

1. Aldeberan was destroyed in episode 4
D.  Add vacuum, propagation and spreading to subby's mom vis-a-vis light jokes


Surely you mean Alderaan.
 
2013-12-18 06:08:50 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Touch your arm. There you go.


Unless it becomes detached from my body, aren't I  always touching my arm?

Anyway, on an anonymous internet board you should verify peoples' ages before asking them to touch themselves for you.
 
2013-12-18 06:19:57 PM
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2013-12-18 06:44:10 PM

ThrobblefootSpectre: Unless it becomes detached from my body, aren't I always touching my arm?


Not consciously. Otherwise you'd get "touch" signals from every infinitesimal slice of body touching the next.

ThrobblefootSpectre: Anyway, on an anonymous internet board you should verify peoples' ages before asking them to touch themselves for you.


Hmm. I realize you live in an opressive puritanical theocracy run by hysterical neurotic paranoids, but an arm? Come on.
 
2013-12-18 11:04:09 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: I realize you live in an opressive puritanical theocracy run by hysterical neurotic paranoids,


Uh huh.  Because living in Canada has clearly made you such a lighthearted easy-going fun person to be around.   :)

/It was just a joke, and anyone would have taken it that way.  Lighten up.  Lol.
 
2013-12-18 11:52:14 PM

SordidEuphemism: johnny_vegas: Quantum Apostrophe: [upload.wikimedia.org image 850x557]

GentlemanJ: And the light we see is older than all civilizations, older than the use of metal, older than subby's mom...

So are the atoms you're made of RIGHT NOW! Touch your arm. There you go. There's your goth 19th century romantic melodrama fix.

1. Aldeberan was destroyed in episode 4
D.  Add vacuum, propagation and spreading to subby's mom vis-a-vis light jokes

Surely you mean Alderaan.


Thatsthejoke.jpg

/don't call me Shirley
 
2013-12-19 08:15:38 AM

Quantum Apostrophe: gorgon38: It's going to be a sad day when the Hubble finally craps out.

Why? We can build more. Technology gets better so we can get better pictures from right here.


Something like this, perhaps?

newsimg.bbc.co.uk
 
2013-12-19 08:49:35 AM

DrPainMD: Quantum Apostrophe: gorgon38: It's going to be a sad day when the Hubble finally craps out.

Why? We can build more. Technology gets better so we can get better pictures from right here.

Something like this, perhaps?

[newsimg.bbc.co.uk image 416x268]


Not only that, but Hubble is a surplus recon sat.  As long as NRO is still putting PHOTINT birds on orbit, it will never be technically difficult to get a replacement.  There's at least five Hubble siblings (with different optical hardware) orbiting right now.
 
2013-12-19 11:33:00 AM
So....Jesus is over there then?

Does he still want the frankincense?
 
2013-12-19 01:18:50 PM
By observing the fluctuation of light in RS Puppis itself, as well as recording the faint reflections of light pulses moving across the nebula, astronomers are able to measure these light echoes and pin down a very accurate distance.

So - where are the time-lapse videos?
 
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