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(Quanta Magazine)   Astronomer sees the light by not avoiding the "Zone of Avoidance," and just may have solved why the Milky Way is moving so fast   ( quantamagazine.org) divider line
    More: Cool, Galaxy, Milky Way, Vela Supercluster, Redshift, Local Group, Supercluster, Vela Supercluster discovery, Star  
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2017-12-03 10:52:26 AM  
It's feeling groovy?
 
2017-12-03 11:10:03 AM  
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2017-12-03 12:43:18 PM  
"Zone of avoidance" describes most Farkers' genitals.
 
2017-12-03 12:43:31 PM  

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The galaxy is on orions belt.
 
2017-12-03 12:49:04 PM  
It's interesting to read that supergalaxy clusters move around like liquid in a basin in areas of the universe, but it does bring up worrying questions about "drains". :o
 
2017-12-03 01:19:59 PM  
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2017-12-03 01:27:26 PM  

Smoking GNU: bearded clamorer: [img.fark.net image 561x444]

The galaxy is on orions belt.


Was that the style at the time, Grandpa?
 
2017-12-03 01:29:22 PM  

FishCake: It's interesting to read that supergalaxy clusters move around like liquid in a basin in areas of the universe, but it does bring up worrying questions about "drains". :o


Something something gnab gib too tired to look up the quote.
 
2017-12-03 01:59:45 PM  

FishCake: It's interesting to read that supergalaxy clusters move around like liquid in a basin in areas of the universe, but it does bring up worrying questions about "drains". :o


That's what the black holes are.
Sure are a bunch.
 
2017-12-03 02:17:35 PM  
I thought we knew why the galaxies are moving so fast:  they are rushing towards the Great Attractor, aka their doom.

My guess: super-galactic size black hole, a door to another Universe perhaps, a Universe without galaxies, stars, planets or the microbes that live on planets perhaps.
 
2017-12-03 02:29:41 PM  
All the zones have names like that in the Galaxy of terror.
 
2017-12-03 02:33:53 PM  
She discovered Sha Ka Ree?

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2017-12-03 03:08:28 PM  

Mister Peejay: FishCake: It's interesting to read that supergalaxy clusters move around like liquid in a basin in areas of the universe, but it does bring up worrying questions about "drains". :o

Something something gnab gib too tired to look up the quote.


It's rubbish.

/ Come on, let's get zappy
 
2017-12-03 03:41:47 PM  

FrancoFile: "Zone of avoidance" describes most Farkers' genitals.


I thought it was some Farkers ______ cover band.
 
2017-12-03 06:31:58 PM  

Madaynun: FrancoFile: "Zone of avoidance" describes most Farkers' genitals.

I thought it was some Farkers ______ cover band.


That would be my Glass Harp astronomy-themed cover band.
 
2017-12-03 06:54:09 PM  

FishCake: It's interesting to read that supergalaxy clusters move around like liquid in a basin in areas of the universe, but it does bring up worrying questions about "drains". :o


Nice.
 
2017-12-03 07:01:01 PM  

brantgoose: I thought we knew why the galaxies are moving so fast:  they are rushing towards the Great Attractor, aka their doom.

My guess: super-galactic size black hole, a door to another Universe perhaps, a Universe without galaxies, stars, planets or the microbes that live on planets perhaps.


Oh wow. You mean, like a container with high air pressure hooked to a container with low air pressure? The galaxies are flowing into the empty container until the galaxy pressure is equalized?

Why yes, I am seriously high right now on some absolutely el primo Blue Dream, and this is a dog-damned awesome concept.
 
2017-12-03 07:39:32 PM  
To an agronomist, the "Zone of Avoidance" is the area of rank grass growing around a dump of cow shiat that the cows don't graze.  True
 
2017-12-03 08:15:10 PM  

Madaynun: FrancoFile: "Zone of avoidance" describes most Farkers' genitals.

I thought it was some Farkers ______ cover band.


Kung Fu Dykes
 
2017-12-03 08:19:32 PM  
I don't think it's a coincidence that the astronomers who are heading right into the Zone of Avoidance are female.
 
2017-12-03 09:01:43 PM  

aerojockey: I don't think it's a coincidence that the astronomers who are heading right into the Zone of Avoidance are female.


Now don't go all Frank Herbert Dune on us.
 
2017-12-03 11:26:26 PM  

aerojockey: I don't think it's a coincidence that the astronomers who are heading right into the Zone of Avoidance are female.


aka friendzoned
 
2017-12-04 03:20:54 AM  

0z79: Madaynun: FrancoFile: "Zone of avoidance" describes most Farkers' genitals.

I thought it was some Farkers ______ cover band.

That would be my Glass Harp astronomy-themed cover band.


Intriguingly, you could put Dr. Brian May (guitar) and Dr. Brian Cox (keyboards) together in a band. They're both astrophysicists and they've both had #1 hits. Then you'd just need to find a bassist and a drummer of equal music-and-science pedigree.
 
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