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2014-05-15 01:44:28 PM
i.imgur.com

Meh. Its just the cover for the Gamilon's floating base. Destroy it with the Wave Motion Gun.
 
2014-05-15 01:53:43 PM
Jupiter's finally getting to the age where zit creme is a medicine cabinet staple.
 
2014-05-15 02:08:35 PM
I, for one. would like to welcome our new, Black Monolith Overlord
 
2014-05-15 02:15:32 PM
You'd think a puckering orifice like that would be better suited for Uranus.
 
2014-05-15 02:40:46 PM
I think you've been drinking your whiskey from Kentucky!
 
2014-05-15 02:46:01 PM
I wonder if Jovians have climate change deniers who claim the Red Spot isn't changing.
 
2014-05-15 02:47:11 PM
Neptune had a Great Dark spot discovered by Voyager 2 that disappeared about six years later.
 
2014-05-15 02:51:28 PM
Actually, since it's a weather system instead of a surface feature, we *SHOULD* expect it to change.  It would be weird if it didn't expand and/or contract over the years.
 
2014-05-15 02:57:56 PM

dittybopper: Actually, since it's a weather system instead of a surface feature, we *SHOULD* expect it to change.  It would be weird if it didn't expand and/or contract over the years.


I remember when Jupiter used to have 2 red spots
 
2014-05-15 03:01:12 PM
Easy as cake, yes?
 
2014-05-15 03:23:04 PM

CheetahOlivetti: Easy as cake, yes?


Курица
 
2014-05-15 03:53:54 PM
As long as I can cuddle with a cute little Russian girl while we aerobrake, I'm cool with it.
 
2014-05-15 03:55:19 PM

dittybopper: Actually, since it's a weather system instead of a surface feature, we *SHOULD* expect it to change.  It would be weird if it didn't expand and/or contract over the years.


Yeah, but it's total estimated lifetime is a few hundred years.  It's possible that it's dying for good.
 
2014-05-15 04:00:59 PM

ikanreed: dittybopper: Actually, since it's a weather system instead of a surface feature, we *SHOULD* expect it to change.  It would be weird if it didn't expand and/or contract over the years.

Yeah, but it's total estimated lifetime is a few hundred years.  It's possible that it's dying for good.


We may well live to see a Red Spot-less Jupiter.
 
2014-05-15 04:06:05 PM
I blame global warming.
 
2014-05-15 04:10:55 PM

MrBallou: I wonder if Jovians have climate change deniers who claim the Red Spot isn't changing.


//cc covered, I'm out.
 
2014-05-15 04:12:08 PM

Somacandra: [i.imgur.com image 850x680]

Meh. Its just the cover for the Gamilon's floating base. Destroy it with the Wave Motion Gun.


Is that Mt. Flatten?
 
2014-05-15 04:17:55 PM

Uzzah: As long as I can cuddle with a cute little Russian girl while we aerobrake, I'm cool with it.


Sadly, if there's a remake, you won't be able to do that..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natasha_Shneider
 
2014-05-15 04:27:38 PM

markie_farkie: Uzzah: As long as I can cuddle with a cute little Russian girl while we aerobrake, I'm cool with it.

Sadly, if there's a remake, you won't be able to do that..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natasha_Shneider


He might only be less inclined to do so.

/You never know.
 
2014-05-15 04:28:38 PM
Jupiter's Great Red Spot - one of the most iconic and well known features in the solar system - is shrinking, and nobody knows why.

Easy, the last trailer park is now so much Jovian dust. Mission accomplished, Giant Red Spot, head over to Earth whenever you have the time.
 
2014-05-15 04:31:52 PM

Somacandra: [i.imgur.com image 850x680]

Meh. Its just the cover for the Gamilon's floating base. Destroy it with the Wave Motion Gun.


Will this save the human race?
 
2014-05-15 04:42:37 PM
poor kara thrace
 
2014-05-15 04:49:38 PM
Scientists are studying small eddies at the edge of the storm

Eddie's in the space-time continuum.
 
2014-05-15 04:56:43 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: Scientists are studying small eddies at the edge of the storm

Eddie's in the space-time continuum.



Er, who is Eddy, then, exactly?
 
2014-05-15 05:06:51 PM

Evil Mackerel: markie_farkie: Uzzah: As long as I can cuddle with a cute little Russian girl while we aerobrake, I'm cool with it.

Sadly, if there's a remake, you won't be able to do that..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natasha_Shneider

He might only be less inclined to do so.

/You never know.


Or more...
 
2014-05-15 05:11:03 PM
www.thisweekintomorrow.com
 
2014-05-15 05:13:44 PM

dixchigme: Sin_City_Superhero: Scientists are studying small eddies at the edge of the storm

Eddie's in the space-time continuum.


Er, who is Eddy, then, exactly?


The guy who went to Hollywood and got a tattoo, he met a girl out there with a tattoo too...
 
2014-05-15 05:13:46 PM
Great. Another sun. I'm sure the extra radiation and heat will have no adverse effects whatsoever.
 
2014-05-15 05:18:12 PM
The comment section on that one is extra derpy, for some reason.
 
2014-05-15 05:20:25 PM

Raider_dad: Somacandra: [i.imgur.com image 850x680]

Meh. Its just the cover for the Gamilon's floating base. Destroy it with the Wave Motion Gun.

Is that Mt. Flatten?


Vot ve do with moose and squirrel?
 
2014-05-15 05:33:02 PM

Sin_City_Superhero: Scientists are studying small eddies at the edge of the storm

Eddie's in the space-time continuum.


What an Eddie stuck somewhere in time might look like:
maiden-world.com
 
2014-05-15 05:39:13 PM
We've had the ability to observe the Great Red Spot for two- to three-hundred years. It could well be that it's cyclical with a very long  period, no pun intended.
 
2014-05-15 06:08:23 PM

Somacandra: [i.imgur.com image 850x680]

Meh. Its just the cover for the Gamilon's floating base. Destroy it with the Wave Motion Gun.


I don't think they have time to stop the Argo at Jupiter on their way to Iscandar.

/80 eps of that are on Youtube
//the theme song will get stuck in your head worse than "It's A Small World"
///"Searching for a distant star...heading off to Iscandar..."
 
2014-05-15 06:16:30 PM

markie_farkie: Uzzah: As long as I can cuddle with a cute little Russian girl while we aerobrake, I'm cool with it.

Sadly, if there's a remake, you won't be able to do that..

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Natasha_Shneider


That is sad...but I'm going to cheer up with this
img.fark.net
 
2014-05-15 06:35:05 PM
www.thunderbolts.info
Just watch, then you'll see the truth!
 
2014-05-15 06:35:43 PM
I remember seeing somewhere there was talk of doing 3001 (the last book in the series, the intervening books weren't that good) with Tom Hanks playing Frank Poole. But that was years ago...

/good book though (mostly). Easy read.
 
2014-05-15 06:35:54 PM
I didn't like the "backwards" art direction in 2010;  making the tech of the ships and suits actually look less advanced than what was int he first movie, 2001.
 
2014-05-15 07:09:10 PM
Thanks,Obama.
 
2014-05-15 08:10:32 PM

dixchigme: Sin_City_Superhero: Scientists are studying small eddies at the edge of the storm

Eddie's in the space-time continuum.


Er, who is Eddy, then, exactly?


And this sofa is his, is it?
 
2014-05-15 09:10:27 PM

Somacandra: Meh. Its just the cover for the Gamilon's floating base. Destroy it with the Wave Motion Gun.


ENERGY CHARGE 80%... 90%... 100%! HELM TRANSFER CONTROL TO WEAPONS OFFICER! RELEASE SAFETY CATCH!

(Ominous Hummmmmmm)
 
2014-05-15 11:22:09 PM

ryant123: Thanks,Obama.


I blame Bush.
 
2014-05-15 11:54:16 PM
Eddies in the storm/around this spot we're torn/...
 
2014-05-16 06:31:48 AM

Any Pie Left: I didn't like the "backwards" art direction in 2010;  making the tech of the ships and suits actually look less advanced than what was int he first movie, 2001.


It was the Cold War. You can't go showing the Soviets with nice shiny spaceships without disrupting the popular political propaganda of the time depicting them dressed in shapeless grey sackcloth while queuing for hours to get half a potato and a small roll of cheap, scratchy toilet paper.
 
2014-05-16 08:33:09 AM

Any Pie Left: I didn't like the "backwards" art direction in 2010;  making the tech of the ships and suits actually look less advanced than what was int he first movie, 2001.


Remember, it was *SOVIET* technology.  The Russians tend to stick with "tried and true" instead of pushing the envelope.

In that context, it actually makes sense.
 
2014-05-16 08:42:00 AM

Duane Dibbley: Any Pie Left: I didn't like the "backwards" art direction in 2010;  making the tech of the ships and suits actually look less advanced than what was int he first movie, 2001.

It was the Cold War. You can't go showing the Soviets with nice shiny spaceships without disrupting the popular political propaganda of the time depicting them dressed in shapeless grey sackcloth while queuing for hours to get half a potato and a small roll of cheap, scratchy toilet paper.


I don't think that was the motivation, honestly.  If anything, the whole film is about how the battle between East and West was stupid in the context of larger forces and the wonder of the birth of a new star and new life forms.

So that actually goes against your point.

I think it was actually a relatively honest assessment of what the Russians are good at:  Developing technology that isn't necessarily the most stylish or cutting edge, but *WORKS*.

Consider this:  The Russians have been using the same basic Soyuz spacecraft design now since 1967.   They've upgraded it over the years with new technology, but they've been using it for 47 years now.  Because it just plain *WORKS*.  It does the job reliably.
 
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