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(Mother Nature Network)   The North Star is getting brighter. And Leon's getting larger   (mnn.com) divider line 39
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3148 clicks; posted to Geek » on 05 Feb 2014 at 6:40 AM (25 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-02-05 01:03:15 AM
JESUS IS COMING BACK!!!! HURRRAY!!!
 
2014-02-05 01:38:11 AM
Hey pretty thing let me light your candle, cuz mama, you're too bright to handle now.
 
2014-02-05 06:51:03 AM
They're coming right at us!
 
2014-02-05 06:51:35 AM
img301.imageshack.us
 
2014-02-05 07:17:42 AM
What can you make of this?
 
2014-02-05 07:18:10 AM
img.fark.net

What now?
 
2014-02-05 07:40:57 AM
Hey, you know what they say: "See a broad to get dat booty yak 'em: Gotta' leg her down and smack 'em yak 'em."
 
2014-02-05 07:41:31 AM

Cheese eating surrender monkey: What now?


What now? That doesn't matter. Omae wa mo shinde iru.
 
2014-02-05 07:42:20 AM

Hawnkee: Hey, you know what they say: "See a broad to get dat booty yak 'em: Gotta' leg her down and smack 'em yak 'em."


Cold, got ta be!
 
2014-02-05 07:54:01 AM
You've been as constant as a northern star,
the brightest light that shines
 
2014-02-05 08:01:03 AM
+1 to subby for the great headline.

/the red zone...
 
2014-02-05 08:09:47 AM
upload.wikimedia.org
All part of the gay agenda folks!
 
2014-02-05 08:17:17 AM
In 45,000 years we're going to be thoroughly boned.
 
2014-02-05 08:27:35 AM
Has the church of G.W. blamed it on Global Warming yet?
 
2014-02-05 08:52:55 AM
And we're already dead.
 
2014-02-05 09:09:27 AM
Is it an On/Off star?

/too obscure?
 
2014-02-05 09:33:58 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Hawnkee: Hey, you know what they say: "See a broad to get dat booty yak 'em: Gotta' leg her down and smack 'em yak 'em."

Cold, got ta be!


Sheeeeeeit.

/Golly.
 
2014-02-05 09:43:33 AM

some_beer_drinker: JESUS IS COMING BACK!!!! HURRRAY!!!


Look busy?
 
2014-02-05 10:07:31 AM

OnlyM3: Has the church of G.W. blamed it on Global Warming yet?


-1/10
 
2014-02-05 10:21:25 AM

DerAppie: Cheese eating surrender monkey: What now?

What now? That doesn't matter. Omae wa mo shinde iru.


Southern cross begs to differ...
 
2014-02-05 10:49:19 AM
It is being caused by aliens, aint it?
 
2014-02-05 12:13:03 PM
That article really could have used an editor.  It would serve as an excellent negative example in J-school--or any other school, for that matter.
 
2014-02-05 12:37:48 PM

millsapian87: That article really could have used an editor.  It would serve as an excellent negative example in J-school--or any other school, for that matter.


I concur.  FTFA: "...they found that the dropping brightness was on the rise again."

Dropping was rising?
 
2014-02-05 02:22:17 PM
www.beercansrus.com
 
2014-02-05 02:26:00 PM

Cheese eating surrender monkey: [img.fark.net image 641x868]

What now?


KENNNN!

YURIAAAA!

KENNNN!

YURIAAAA!

*repeat for 20 minutes
 
2014-02-05 03:37:51 PM
But they were stymied when a modern CCD device -essentially a very sensitive digital camera

Who the fark WRITES this shiat? A CCD device IS a digital camera(Or close enough). It's the chip inside, they make it sound like it's some kind of new farking invention that the digital camera predates by decades...
 
2014-02-05 03:39:06 PM

Mikey1969: But they were stymied when a modern CCD device -essentially a very sensitive digital camera

Who the fark WRITES this shiat? A CCD device IS a digital camera(Or close enough). It's the chip inside, they make it sound like it's some kind of new farking invention that the digital camera predates by decades...


And "CCD device" is redundant.
 
2014-02-05 06:28:06 PM

Begoggle: OnlyM3: Has the church of G.W. blamed it on Global Warming yet?

-1/10


God damn is that a stupid comment. I ignore that retard for a reason.
 
2014-02-05 07:08:01 PM
spf.fotolog.com

Been bugging me all day...
 
2014-02-05 07:25:27 PM
How much shiat floats between us and the North Star?
 
2014-02-05 08:22:16 PM

onzmadi: Cheese eating surrender monkey: [img.fark.net image 641x868]

What now?

KENNNN!

YURIAAAA!

KENNNN!

YURIAAAA!

*repeat for 20 minutes


Or ATATATATATATATATATATTATATATA. Using kicks to reshape fat people is the next cosmetic wave.
 
2014-02-05 09:06:04 PM

Mikey1969: But they were stymied when a modern CCD device -essentially a very sensitive digital camera

Who the fark WRITES this shiat? A CCD device IS a digital camera(Or close enough). It's the chip inside, they make it sound like it's some kind of new farking invention that the digital camera predates by decades...


SOB!!  I'm so old I remember reading articles about how they were originally fabricating CCD's for use with telescopes.
 
2014-02-05 09:31:21 PM
Polaris or Draconis?
 
2014-02-05 09:33:10 PM

zimbomba63: Mikey1969: But they were stymied when a modern CCD device -essentially a very sensitive digital camera

Who the fark WRITES this shiat? A CCD device IS a digital camera(Or close enough). It's the chip inside, they make it sound like it's some kind of new farking invention that the digital camera predates by decades...

SOB!!  I'm so old I remember reading articles about how they were originally fabricating CCD's for use with telescopes.


I remember that.. I also remember learning why the older Hubble type full images were always missing like the upper right corner, something to do with how the CCDs were laid out. I can't remember anymore.
 
2014-02-05 09:53:44 PM

Cheese eating surrender monkey: [img.fark.net image 641x868]

What now?


You wa Shock!
 
2014-02-05 09:53:55 PM
What a North Star may look like.

www.goaliesarchive.com

/hot link
//still shaking my head why I never bet on them in 91.
 
2014-02-05 09:54:05 PM
Mikey1969 "Who the fark WRITES this shiat?"

FTA "According to Engle, if we take the measurements of al Sufi and Ptolemy at face value, the North Star has brightened by about two and a half times over the last two centuries. Modern interpretations of the historical data indicate that it could be as much as 4.6 times brighter than it was in ancient times."

I don't understand what the article is saying.  They're stating that, based on the observations of a guy in the 10th century (al Sufi), a guy in the 2nd century (Ptolemy) and a guy in the 16th century (Brahe, mentioned earlier), that Polaris has brightened 2.5 times in the last 200 years.  The latest observer, Brahe, had been dead for 200 years already, before the start of that time span.  Anything could have happened in that 200 years, and in the 600 years between al Sufi and Brahe, and the 800 years between Ptolemy and al Sufi.
 
2014-02-05 09:56:11 PM

Mole Man: What a North Star may look like.

[www.goaliesarchive.com image 322x428]

/hot link
//still shaking my head why I never bet on them in 91.


Big turn out for the game.  Looks like a SRO to me.
 
2014-02-06 12:33:21 AM
What Polaris may look like.

www.bigtakeover.com
 
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