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2014-07-18 03:27:36 PM  
M-O-O-N, that spells F*ck, I'm blind after staring at that eclipse
 
2014-07-18 04:29:50 PM  
First use of telescope to look through neighbor's window

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2014-07-18 04:46:36 PM  
I'd stay away from putting anything in parentheses at the end of a headline.  My brain just assumes it says (Featured Partner) and I skip over it.
 
2014-07-18 05:14:16 PM  
Amazing what the human race can do without the internet and cat videos
 
2014-07-18 05:37:54 PM  
...and there are still lots of "firsts" out there to be achieved. Right now astronomers are doing their best to keep looking for their own firsts, and they're getting lots of them. We hadn't seen a planet outside our solar system directly until... We thought all stars were like our own sun until... Galaxies all had to be within a certain size range except then we found...

Unfortunately the actual exploration itself has been downthrottled recently. We're not making as many dramatic leaps as we used to, and the "First on..." "First in..." stuff isn't happening so much.

We're not making the best effort we can as a human race anymore.
 
2014-07-18 05:39:20 PM  
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2014-07-18 06:40:18 PM  

Fark like a Barsoomian: Unfortunately the actual exploration itself has been downthrottled recently. We're not making as many dramatic leaps as we used to, and the "First on..." "First in..." stuff isn't happening so much.  We're not making the best effort we can as a human race anymore.


Or, more likely, we're reaching diminishing returns.  The low-hanging fruit has already been discovered.  What remains to be discovered, is more expensive to discover.  (Not universally true, see e.g. various amateur-professional astronomy collaborations, but probably generally true.)
 
2014-07-18 07:05:36 PM  
-1. That the distance and speed a planet is from the point it is orbiting in a solar system, scale down proportionally to distance and the speed an electron is orbiting the point in an atom?
 
2014-07-18 07:09:18 PM  

StokeyBob: -1. That the distance and speed a planet is from the point it is orbiting in a solar system, scale down proportionally to distance and the speed an electron is orbiting the point in an atom?


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2014-07-18 07:51:52 PM  
My astronomer knew that because I'm a Taurus that I would have a bad day last Thursday.

You can't explain that.
 
2014-07-18 07:59:07 PM  

SpdrJay: My astronomer knew that because I'm a Taurus that I would have a bad day last Thursday.

You can't explain that.


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2014-07-18 08:57:07 PM  

StokeyBob: -1. That the distance and speed a planet is from the point it is orbiting in a solar system, scale down proportionally to distance and the speed an electron is orbiting the point in an atom?


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2014-07-18 11:06:55 PM  
1) night sky
2) m-o-o-n
3) stars
4) planets
5) hairy stars (comets)

And then civilization happened.
 
2014-07-18 11:28:25 PM  

StokeyBob: -1. That the distance and speed a planet is from the point it is orbiting in a solar system, scale down proportionally to distance and the speed an electron is orbiting the point in an atom?


Electrons don't orbit.
 
2014-07-18 11:54:35 PM  

DubtodaIll: StokeyBob: -1. That the distance and speed a planet is from the point it is orbiting in a solar system, scale down proportionally to distance and the speed an electron is orbiting the point in an atom?

Electrons don't orbit.


They wiggle around it though. Right? In varying degrees of excitement? Sexy, sexy nucleus!
 
2014-07-19 12:00:27 AM  

pushcart: DubtodaIll: StokeyBob: -1. That the distance and speed a planet is from the point it is orbiting in a solar system, scale down proportionally to distance and the speed an electron is orbiting the point in an atom?

Electrons don't orbit.

They wiggle around it though. Right? In varying degrees of excitement? Sexy, sexy nucleus!


Depends on how you tickle them.
 
2014-07-19 07:09:20 AM  

Ambitwistor: Fark like a Barsoomian: Unfortunately the actual exploration itself has been downthrottled recently. We're not making as many dramatic leaps as we used to, and the "First on..." "First in..." stuff isn't happening so much.  We're not making the best effort we can as a human race anymore.

Or, more likely, we're reaching diminishing returns.  The low-hanging fruit has already been discovered.  What remains to be discovered, is more expensive to discover.  (Not universally true, see e.g. various amateur-professional astronomy collaborations, but probably generally true.)


Yep, that's exactly what it is.  And it's not just that, it's that what has been already discovered (in most scientific disciplines) is unlikely to be upthrust and violently overturned or replaced, but instead refined, because we've done so much science so accurately now that it's mostly little additions that can be made in the nooks and crannies of observation.  Only an experiment or observation that completely disagrees with the theory, which would be a major discovery in itself, will trigger a new age of discovery.
 
2014-07-19 07:21:27 AM  

Ambitwistor: Fark like a Barsoomian: Unfortunately the actual exploration itself has been downthrottled recently. We're not making as many dramatic leaps as we used to, and the "First on..." "First in..." stuff isn't happening so much.  We're not making the best effort we can as a human race anymore.

Or, more likely, we're reaching diminishing returns.  The low-hanging fruit has already been discovered.  What remains to be discovered, is more expensive to discover.  (Not universally true, see e.g. various amateur-professional astronomy collaborations, but probably generally true.)


Or, as Richard Feynman put it:  http://youtu.be/MIN_-Flswy0?t=51m4s
 
2014-07-19 02:32:10 PM  

Ambitwistor: Fark like a Barsoomian: Unfortunately the actual exploration itself has been downthrottled recently. We're not making as many dramatic leaps as we used to, and the "First on..." "First in..." stuff isn't happening so much.  We're not making the best effort we can as a human race anymore.

Or, more likely, we're reaching diminishing returns.  The low-hanging fruit has already been discovered.  What remains to be discovered, is more expensive to discover.  (Not universally true, see e.g. various amateur-professional astronomy collaborations, but probably generally true.)


That too.
 
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