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(CTV News)   "Anything can be a frozen hydrogen dildo if you're brave enough." - A. Lincoln   (ctvnews.ca) divider line
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2020-06-16 3:32:05 AM  
If it were a frozen hydrogen iceberg, then it would have had a tail like a comet. It didn't. Therefore, it wasn't.
 
2020-06-16 6:23:30 AM  

Alien Robot: If it were a frozen hydrogen iceberg, then it would have had a tail like a comet. It didn't. Therefore, it wasn't.


According to TFA, hydrogen outgassing would not be visible.
 
2020-06-16 7:29:16 AM  
An image of an idiot getting his tongue frozen stuck after stupidly licking a pole out in snowy, cold weather comes to mind.
 
2020-06-16 7:41:47 AM  
"Go on....." - your mom
 
2020-06-16 8:52:54 AM  
That's exactly what They want you to think.
 
2020-06-16 10:42:34 AM  
It was a foreigner.
 
2020-06-16 12:51:52 PM  
Perhaps it's the interstellar equivalent of blue ice: a giant space turd formed when someone dumped their waste tanks before jumping to hyperspace.
 
2020-06-16 1:51:19 PM  
Considering the outflow of these objects isn't even visible, Seligman told UChicago News that us seeing one at all "implies that there's a ton of these things out there."

"The galaxy must be filled with these dark hydrogen icebergs. That's incredibly cool."

Tell that to the Space Titanic.  Or JenniChris/Prattifer, on their way to Homestead II.

Dealing with interstellar dust at a useful fraction of c is going to be pain, now we have to look out for dark ice?  What's the smallest feasible chunk of H2-ice that won't get broken apart by cosmic rays?
 
2020-06-16 4:32:15 PM  

Prussian_Roulette: Considering the outflow of these objects isn't even visible, Seligman told UChicago News that us seeing one at all "implies that there's a ton of these things out there."

"The galaxy must be filled with these dark hydrogen icebergs. That's incredibly cool."

Tell that to the Space Titanic.  Or JenniChris/Prattifer, on their way to Homestead II.

Dealing with interstellar dust at a useful fraction of c is going to be pain, now we have to look out for dark ice?  What's the smallest feasible chunk of H2-ice that won't get broken apart by cosmic rays?


On the bright side...maybe excellent way to fuel on the way to Alpha Centauri???
 
2020-06-16 6:29:02 PM  

Prussian_Roulette: Considering the outflow of these objects isn't even visible, Seligman told UChicago News that us seeing one at all "implies that there's a ton of these things out there."

"The galaxy must be filled with these dark hydrogen icebergs. That's incredibly cool."

Tell that to the Space Titanic.  Or JenniChris/Prattifer, on their way to Homestead II.

Dealing with interstellar dust at a useful fraction of c is going to be pain, now we have to look out for dark ice?  What's the smallest feasible chunk of H2-ice that won't get broken apart by cosmic rays?


One micron above the size that's sufficient to fark up your spacecraft when you smack into it, I'd imagine.
 
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