naughtyrev: If we never saw it until tonight, I'd think we'd all go insane when we did.
Confabulat: naughtyrev: If we never saw it until tonight, I'd think we'd all go insane when we did.Yeah no one would be getting any science done for awhile as cities would burn.
PC LOAD LETTER: If my aunt had balls, would she be my uncle?
Ivo Shandor: "It'll have to go."
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TedCruz'sCrazyDad: Wasn't this covered in:?/spoiler, the answer is no
debug: One of these days I'll have to go someplace where I can see all that shiat in the sky at night. It must really be amazing.
Aquapope: Was there permanent cloud cover that we didn't send rockets above decades ago?
Theaetetus: Aquapope: Was there permanent cloud cover that we didn't send rockets above decades ago?Yes, that was the hypothesis in the article, which you'd know if you bothered toread the article rather than just rushing in to rant about how it's a stupid question, while in reality, only exposing your own willful ignorance.
Brainsick: The ones about redshift, the moon, and the sun being 'discovered' before we've seen the night sky are particularly egregious.
Aquapope: If Jesus had been beaten to death, would Catholics punch themselves in the head all Sunday morning?
Boojum2k: I knew a guy
Ivo Shandor: Brainsick: The ones about redshift, the moon, and the sun being 'discovered' before we've seen the night sky are particularly egregious.The Pound-Rebka experiment demonstrated gravitational redshift and the Doppler effect without requiring any astronomical observations or relativistic velocities. The sun is bright enough to be noticed through a thick cloud layer, and tides + eclipses might be enough to detect the moon even if it couldn't be seen directly.
Hiro-ACiD: debug: One of these days I'll have to go someplace where I can see all that shiat in the sky at night. It must really be amazing.CSB: In June '93 I drove the 246 miles of I-29 south from Fargo, ND to Sioux Falls, SD on an exceptionally clear night. I had a friend with me but he was crashed by this point of the journey, foolishly thinking we had consumed the last of the speed the morning before in Saskatoon, SK, but I was young and even more the fool and had kept a little extra to get me through the straight drive to St. Louis and Lollapalooza. About an hour, maybe a little more, out into that nothing of nowhere I had to stop because the sky was so damn magnificent. I pulled well off into the ditch and laid down on the hood of the car and looked up at the splendor of the Milky Way and it was as if I was seeing for the first time. I laid there for ten, maybe twenty minutes and not a single car came by; there were no city lights in any direction, and only small farm lights in the distance; the moon was not yet up in the sky. I felt like a speck, a tiny little meaningless nothing in comparison to that awe inspiring cosmos before me. Then a semi came by going north on the other side of the interstate and I remembered I had many miles left to run and that was that. Got back in the car, my friend woke up when I turned over the ignition, so I cranked the stereo and enjoyed another harsh US smoke. I had a helluva good time that road trip and saw all kinds of crazy shiat ($4 hamburgers at McD's on a riverboat, went through the Budweiser plant gooned on acid, etcetc), but the thing I really remember twenty years later is that amazing night sky.
Jim_Callahan: naughtyrev: If we never saw it until tonight, I'd think we'd all go insane when we did.I'm going to just assume you're referring to this:// Actually took longer than I thought to find the image for the actual story and not the shiatty-assed Silverberg novel based off of it.
mcreadyblue: What ever you do don't watch the movie they made in the 80's.
Ivo Shandor: mcreadyblue: What ever you do don't watch the movie they made in the 80's.How about the straight-to-video version from 2000?
ThatGuyOverThere: my CSB:I've been firmly in the city for a decade or so, but I've always loved being a starhustler, you just can't do it much here. So last summer when my girlfriend took me to visit a friend an hour north in to the farmland, I stopped on the way home to look up.Absolute disorientation. I couldn't even find the big dipper or orion anymore because there were just too many damn stars. It was chilly so my lady went back in to the car while I tried not to cry.
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