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(CNN)   Underground ocean found on moon of Saturn. Search for MH370 to start there Monday   (cnn.com) divider line 118
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2014-04-04 09:19:26 PM  
Lol
 
2014-04-04 11:29:46 PM  
oi60.tinypic.com
 
2014-04-04 11:42:23 PM  
This is cool and all but god dammit NASA when are we going to get a sub-ice probe of Europa happening? I'm not getting any younger and I would really love to see what's under there before I kick it.
 
2014-04-05 12:51:56 AM  
DRTFA, but I snorted at subby.
 
2014-04-05 01:13:12 AM  
It would be cool if Enceladus had cephalopods.
 
2014-04-05 01:41:40 AM  

fusillade762: It would be cool if Enceladus had cephalopods.


STOP!

My penis can only get so erect.
 
2014-04-05 02:15:16 AM  

Triumph: [oi60.tinypic.com image 620x349]


Total $27.85M.  As long as it requires less than $233.65M of superglue, we're still in the money.
 
2014-04-05 03:32:08 AM  

Radak: Triumph: [oi60.tinypic.com image 620x349]

Total $27.85M.  As long as it requires less than $233.65M of superglue, we're still in the money.


The thing about that graphic is it's as useless as all the other information.
 
2014-04-05 04:38:11 AM  

Ghastly: fusillade762: It would be cool if Enceladus had cephalopods.

STOP!

My penis can only get so erect.


img3.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2014-04-05 05:03:18 AM  

Triumph: [oi60.tinypic.com image 620x349]


Okay, and how much would those assets have cost over the same time period if they were not engaged in this search?
 
2014-04-05 05:05:44 AM  
That's where Jar Jar Binks' people live!
 
2014-04-05 05:07:38 AM  
Satun has best porn ... 0.10  dollars.
 
2014-04-05 05:13:55 AM  

Ghastly: fusillade762: It would be cool if Enceladus had cephalopods.

STOP!

My penis can only get so erect.


They have a pill for that nowadays
 
2014-04-05 05:20:54 AM  

Ghastly: This is cool and all but god dammit NASA when are we going to get a sub-ice probe of Europa happening? I'm not getting any younger and I would really love to see what's under there before I kick it.


I suspect that NASA will attempt no landing there.
 
2014-04-05 05:26:01 AM  

Dimensio: Ghastly: This is cool and all but god dammit NASA when are we going to get a sub-ice probe of Europa happening? I'm not getting any younger and I would really love to see what's under there before I kick it.

I suspect that NASA will attempt no landing there.


My god! It's full of budgetary cuts.
 
2014-04-05 05:31:28 AM  
One of the best headlines I've ever seen here.
 
2014-04-05 05:35:10 AM  

veale728: Ghastly: fusillade762: It would be cool if Enceladus had cephalopods.

STOP!

My penis can only get so erect.

They have a pill for that nowadays


Are you concerned about your ability to be ready?  It could be a question of blood flow.
 
2014-04-05 06:11:10 AM  

Ghastly: This is cool and all but god dammit NASA when are we going to get a sub-ice probe of Europa happening? I'm not getting any younger and I would really love to see what's under there before I kick it.


The surface ice is miles thick, possibly tens of miles. The deepest drill hole on Earth is about 7 miles deep and the equipment to make it wasn't required to fit inside a space probe.

 
2014-04-05 06:18:21 AM  

generallyso: Ghastly: This is cool and all but god dammit NASA when are we going to get a sub-ice probe of Europa happening? I'm not getting any younger and I would really love to see what's under there before I kick it.

The surface ice is miles thick, possibly tens of miles. The deepest drill hole on Earth is about 7 miles deep and the equipment to make it wasn't required to fit inside a space probe.


But it's still ice. If you make a probe that heats it's casing to a temperature that melts through the ice and keeps going until it melts all the way through. No drilling required and gets rid of the problem of the ice being literally as hard as rock.
 
2014-04-05 06:19:15 AM  

Dimensio: Ghastly: This is cool and all but god dammit NASA when are we going to get a sub-ice probe of Europa happening? I'm not getting any younger and I would really love to see what's under there before I kick it.

I suspect that NASA will attempt no landing there.


What if someone somehow "accidentally" crash landed on Europa and we have to get a "rescue mission" to land there. ;)
 
2014-04-05 06:22:53 AM  

Freschel: Dimensio: Ghastly: This is cool and all but god dammit NASA when are we going to get a sub-ice probe of Europa happening? I'm not getting any younger and I would really love to see what's under there before I kick it.

I suspect that NASA will attempt no landing there.

What if someone somehow "accidentally" crash landed on Europa and we have to get a "rescue mission" to land there. ;)


Just don't eat the sushi.
 
2014-04-05 06:23:04 AM  
Well done subby, well done.
 
2014-04-05 06:29:17 AM  

Freschel: Dimensio: Ghastly: This is cool and all but god dammit NASA when are we going to get a sub-ice probe of Europa happening? I'm not getting any younger and I would really love to see what's under there before I kick it.

I suspect that NASA will attempt no landing there.

What if someone somehow "accidentally" crash landed on Europa and we have to get a "rescue mission" to land there. ;)


We're gonna need a bigger slingshot
 
2014-04-05 06:33:44 AM  
Subby...
img.photobucket.com
 
2014-04-05 06:49:27 AM  

Ebenator: Subby...


You did nazi that coming?
 
2014-04-05 07:13:36 AM  

Ghastly: This is cool and all but god dammit NASA when are we going to get a sub-ice probe of Europa happening? I'm not getting any younger and I would really love to see what's under there before I kick it.


Oh so much this.
 
2014-04-05 07:22:26 AM  

generallyso: Ghastly: This is cool and all but god dammit NASA when are we going to get a sub-ice probe of Europa happening? I'm not getting any younger and I would really love to see what's under there before I kick it.

The surface ice is miles thick, possibly tens of miles. The deepest drill hole on Earth is about 7 miles deep and the equipment to make it wasn't required to fit inside a space probe.


Yah. Equally absurd is the idea of three men in a tin can visiting the moon and bringing back a few rocks. Do you realize what that would take?
 
2014-04-05 07:31:17 AM  

Freschel: Dimensio: Ghastly: This is cool and all but god dammit NASA when are we going to get a sub-ice probe of Europa happening? I'm not getting any younger and I would really love to see what's under there before I kick it.

I suspect that NASA will attempt no landing there.

What if someone somehow "accidentally" crash landed on Europa and we have to get a "rescue mission" to land there. ;)


ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE
 
2014-04-05 07:32:19 AM  

August11: generallyso: Ghastly: This is cool and all but god dammit NASA when are we going to get a sub-ice probe of Europa happening? I'm not getting any younger and I would really love to see what's under there before I kick it.

The surface ice is miles thick, possibly tens of miles. The deepest drill hole on Earth is about 7 miles deep and the equipment to make it wasn't required to fit inside a space probe.

Yah. Equally absurd is the idea of three men in a tin can visiting the moon and bringing back a few rocks. Do you realize what that would take?


NASA in it's prime, probably.
 
2014-04-05 07:33:55 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: Freschel: Dimensio: Ghastly: This is cool and all but god dammit NASA when are we going to get a sub-ice probe of Europa happening? I'm not getting any younger and I would really love to see what's under there before I kick it.

I suspect that NASA will attempt no landing there.

What if someone somehow "accidentally" crash landed on Europa and we have to get a "rescue mission" to land there. ;)

ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE


But.... diamonds....
 
2014-04-05 07:36:51 AM  
FTFA: No one has actually gone to Enceladus and seen this ocean under the thick ice layer.

What kind of imbeciles is this written for?
 
2014-04-05 07:42:39 AM  

Ghastly: fusillade762: It would be cool if Enceladus had cephalopods.

STOP!

My penis can only get so erect.


In that case, might I recommend 'Europa Report' for your viewing and orgasmic pleasure?
 
2014-04-05 07:49:23 AM  

Ghastly: If you make a probe that heats it's casing to a temperature that melts through the ice and keeps going until it melts all the way through. No drilling required and gets rid of the problem of the ice being literally as hard as rock.


And how do you do that? Having done that how do you then transmit data back to the surface/orbit through the miles of ice that has reformed above the probe? On top of both of those, how do you get this probe there without contaminating the environment with earth microbes which have already demonstrated the ability to survive long term exposure to space? If a sub-surface mission is possible at all it would be one of the most significant technological feats ever accomplished by our species and they'd have to do it with a nortoriously small and regularly shrinking budget.



August11: Yah. Equally absurd is the idea of three men in a tin can visiting the moon and bringing back a few rocks. Do you realize what that would take?


Did you have a point or were you just doing stream of consciousness writing?

 
2014-04-05 07:55:37 AM  

Ghastly: This is cool and all but god dammit NASA when are we going to get a sub-ice probe of Europa happening? I'm not getting any younger and I would really love to see what's under there before I kick it.


I used to say I wanted to live to see men walk on Mars.  I'm not going to make it.
 
2014-04-05 08:04:34 AM  
generallyso:

And how do you do that?

Dammit Jim, I'm a hentai mangaka not an engineer.
 
2014-04-05 08:10:59 AM  
That Don Lemon gets more ridiculous all the time with his flight 370 theories.
 
2014-04-05 08:23:44 AM  

Ghastly: Dwight_Yeast: Freschel: Dimensio: Ghastly: This is cool and all but god dammit NASA when are we going to get a sub-ice probe of Europa happening? I'm not getting any younger and I would really love to see what's under there before I kick it.

I suspect that NASA will attempt no landing there.

What if someone somehow "accidentally" crash landed on Europa and we have to get a "rescue mission" to land there. ;)

ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE

But.... diamonds....


It wasn't for the diamonds per se.  It was to cover up the existence of large amounts of Jovian diamond in the Solar System in order to maintain South Africa's near-monopoly on the production and sale of diamond.  If you're trying to keep a market cornered, having a big fat giant proof that your product is abundant is pretty bad.

Now, in the epilogue, where all of the now-ancient buildings were coated in a protective layer of diamond... how the hell did they do THAT?  You can't exactly peel a diamond and apply it like used paint you bought off of Craigslist.
 
2014-04-05 08:26:53 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: Freschel: Dimensio: Ghastly: This is cool and all but god dammit NASA when are we going to get a sub-ice probe of Europa happening? I'm not getting any younger and I would really love to see what's under there before I kick it.

I suspect that NASA will attempt no landing there.

What if someone somehow "accidentally" crash landed on Europa and we have to get a "rescue mission" to land there. ;)

ATTEMPT NO LANDING THERE


No step?
 
2014-04-05 08:39:36 AM  

SpdrJay: That's where Jar Jar Binks' people live!


I recommend orbital bombardment.
 
2014-04-05 08:40:36 AM  

Ghastly: generallyso: Ghastly: This is cool and all but god dammit NASA when are we going to get a sub-ice probe of Europa happening? I'm not getting any younger and I would really love to see what's under there before I kick it.

The surface ice is miles thick, possibly tens of miles. The deepest drill hole on Earth is about 7 miles deep and the equipment to make it wasn't required to fit inside a space probe.

But it's still ice. If you make a probe that heats it's casing to a temperature that melts through the ice and keeps going until it melts all the way through. No drilling required and gets rid of the problem of the ice being literally as hard as rock.


LOL.

This is why you're posting on FARK and not working for NASA.  You'd need the equivalent energy of maybe a few thousand nuclear bombs to melt through miles of ice in an environment that's so incredibly cold that it'd refreeze in a couple of milliseconds.

It's a nice fantasy, though.
 
2014-04-05 08:43:35 AM  

Knight without armor: FTFA: No one has actually gone to Enceladus and seen this ocean under the thick ice layer.

What kind of imbeciles is this written for?


The 10% that don't know they live on Earth?
 
2014-04-05 08:55:41 AM  
sequelimg.fark.net
 
2014-04-05 08:57:45 AM  
img.fark.net
 
2014-04-05 09:03:01 AM  

Mister Peejay: Now, in the epilogue, where all of the now-ancient buildings were coated in a protective layer of diamond... how the hell did they do THAT? You can't exactly peel a diamond and apply it like used paint you bought off of Craigslist.


I believe the idea is that we'll eventually be able to control materials at the atomic level, which would allow us to "build" with diamonds by manipulating pure carbon.  I know it sounds crazy, but Clarke wasn't given to wild speculation.  Neal Stephenson (who also writes based in what is scientifically possible) uses the same concept in the The Diamond Age, where airships have envelops of thin sheets of diamond, only he sets his story much closer to the present.
 
2014-04-05 09:10:57 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: Mister Peejay: Now, in the epilogue, where all of the now-ancient buildings were coated in a protective layer of diamond... how the hell did they do THAT? You can't exactly peel a diamond and apply it like used paint you bought off of Craigslist.

I believe the idea is that we'll eventually be able to control materials at the atomic level, which would allow us to "build" with diamonds by manipulating pure carbon.  I know it sounds crazy, but Clarke wasn't given to wild speculation.  Neal Stephenson (who also writes based in what is scientifically possible) uses the same concept in the The Diamond Age, where airships have envelops of thin sheets of diamond, only he sets his story much closer to the present.


Depositing a protective diamond coating on a substrate is a technology which is already in use today.

/manipulating carbon, not peeling space diamonds
 
2014-04-05 09:28:32 AM  
Enceladus is a small moon, with a diameter of only about 310 miles. In 2005, Cassini found that fractures called "tiger stripes" in the south polar region emit water vapor jets rich in salt, lead author Luciano Iess of Sapienza Università di Roma in Rome, Italy, said in a press conference Wednesday.

No surprise there; enchiladas usually cause gas jets out of fractures, right?
 
2014-04-05 09:38:23 AM  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: Depositing a protective diamond coating on a substrate is a technology which is already in use today.

/manipulating carbon, not peeling space diamonds


Right.  In 2061, they want the diamonds because they're going to cut them up and use them for various purposes, but there's an epilogue set far in the future where the buildings are covered in diamond.  By that point, they don't need the big space diamonds, because they can manipulate carbon.

/Like I said before, what's interesting is that Neal Stephenson suggest we'll skip the step of mining for big diamonds somewhere out in space and go right to manipulating atoms, some time in the next 100 years.
 
2014-04-05 09:43:34 AM  

Evil Mackerel: SpdrJay: That's where Jar Jar Binks' people live!

I recommend orbital bombardment.


Yousa thinken yousa people gonna die?
 
2014-04-05 09:44:57 AM  

fusillade762: It would be cool if Enceladus had cephalopods.


Hell with that. I wanna see Trilobites.
 
2014-04-05 09:47:55 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: Depositing a protective diamond coating on a substrate is a technology which is already in use today.

/manipulating carbon, not peeling space diamonds

Right.  In 2061, they want the diamonds because they're going to cut them up and use them for various purposes, but there's an epilogue set far in the future where the buildings are covered in diamond.  By that point, they don't need the big space diamonds, because they can manipulate carbon.

/Like I said before, what's interesting is that Neal Stephenson suggest we'll skip the step of mining for big diamonds somewhere out in space and go right to manipulating atoms, some time in the next 100 years.



Yeah, I'm just saying it doesn't sound crazy/far-fetched, because people are already doing it (on a smaller scale obviously).
 
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