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(Syfy)   Pōniuā'ena presents a supermassive problem way beyond pronunciation   (syfy.com) divider line
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2020-07-06 10:43:27 PM  
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2020-07-07 1:23:50 AM  
I'm not certain how that can be possible, subby.
 
2020-07-07 1:27:50 AM  
Quasar Jingle
Youtube rH9gBp3fojQ
 
2020-07-07 2:30:51 AM  
Ok.....so why is this so hard for them to understand? if the current theories about growth were given one outlier and caused them to panic, why not just assume it was the galactic equivalent really fat guy at an all you can eat buffet?

Is that really so hard for them to understand?
 
2020-07-07 2:43:50 AM  

lifeslammer: Ok.....so why is this so hard for them to understand? if the current theories about growth were given one outlier and caused them to panic, why not just assume it was the galactic equivalent really fat guy at an all you can eat buffet?

Is that really so hard for them to understand?


No. But actual science  news is so fing boring and rote that in order to publish it, journalists pretend that the scientists, the same ones who explained this slowly to them, are constantly mystified by the very stuff they chose to do vocationally.

Imagine these pukes writing on other professions.

"Plumbers Shocked to find Paper Towel Clogging Toilet!"

"Doctors Flabergasted by Patient with Summer Cold!"

"Restaurant Stumped as Table Reserved for Five has Six Guests!"
 
2020-07-07 2:50:21 AM  

lifeslammer: Ok.....so why is this so hard for them to understand? if the current theories about growth were given one outlier and caused them to panic, why not just assume it was the galactic equivalent really fat guy at an all you can eat buffet?

Is that really so hard for them to understand?


Because it would seem to revise one or more theories as they are known. Which is cool! This may have more to do with the cosmological horizon than theories of physics, though. Also very cool!
 
2020-07-07 4:18:25 AM  
I was listening to a mni-doc on the edge of the observable universe, and how that my create an seeming paradox in how we study the edge of the universe. Because with every year that goes by, it gets that much harder (to impossible) to actually reason where things are because of space-time expansion causing things to slip off the edge of what we could see.

A civilization that's intelligent enough to discretely study outside of their world, once our Sun is done and dusted, could be looking at a sky where they can't even sense the galaxies at the edge of what is observable that we see. Then again they could come up with tools that we can't even dream of because their sensory mechanisms are different than ours.

Its both frightening, fascinating, and oddly hopeful.
 
2020-07-07 4:29:16 AM  
Those exponents are a bit hard to comprehend in an intuitive fashion.  How many of Subby's mom are we talking here?
 
2020-07-07 4:35:06 AM  
Punani?
 
2020-07-07 4:39:31 AM  

BlueDWarrior: I was listening to a mni-doc on the edge of the observable universe, and how that my create an seeming paradox in how we study the edge of the universe....


I can see how that would create a paradox.  How did you get back here so fast?
 
2020-07-07 5:13:26 AM  

starsrift: lifeslammer: Ok.....so why is this so hard for them to understand? if the current theories about growth were given one outlier and caused them to panic, why not just assume it was the galactic equivalent really fat guy at an all you can eat buffet?

Is that really so hard for them to understand?

Because it would seem to revise one or more theories as they are known. Which is cool! This may have more to do with the cosmological horizon than theories of physics, though. Also very cool!


So you can have outliers in every single aspect of existence EXCEPT for space stuff?

Somehow I dont buy that for a second
 
2020-07-07 5:30:24 AM  

lifeslammer: starsrift: lifeslammer: Ok.....so why is this so hard for them to understand? if the current theories about growth were given one outlier and caused them to panic, why not just assume it was the galactic equivalent really fat guy at an all you can eat buffet?

Is that really so hard for them to understand?

Because it would seem to revise one or more theories as they are known. Which is cool! This may have more to do with the cosmological horizon than theories of physics, though. Also very cool!

So you can have outliers in every single aspect of existence EXCEPT for space stuff?

Somehow I dont buy that for a second


Outliers are typical in sciences revolving around organisms, sure. But you don't have outlier days when ten plus two equals 39. When 10+2 = 39, something else neat and interesting is going on that you don't know about yet.
 
2020-07-07 5:35:49 AM  

elwood1972: Punani?


FTFA: astronomers have nicknamed it Pōniuā'ena, an indigenous Hawaiian word meaning "unseen spinning source of creation, surrounded with brilliance"

So, yes.
 
2020-07-07 7:57:30 AM  

lifeslammer: starsrift: lifeslammer: Ok.....so why is this so hard for them to understand? if the current theories about growth were given one outlier and caused them to panic, why not just assume it was the galactic equivalent really fat guy at an all you can eat buffet?

Is that really so hard for them to understand?

Because it would seem to revise one or more theories as they are known. Which is cool! This may have more to do with the cosmological horizon than theories of physics, though. Also very cool!

So you can have outliers in every single aspect of existence EXCEPT for space stuff?

Somehow I dont buy that for a second


You don't know what an outlier is, do you?
 
2020-07-07 11:13:00 AM  

leeksfromchichis: lifeslammer: Ok.....so why is this so hard for them to understand? if the current theories about growth were given one outlier and caused them to panic, why not just assume it was the galactic equivalent really fat guy at an all you can eat buffet?

Is that really so hard for them to understand?

No. But actual science  news is so fing boring and rote that in order to publish it, journalists pretend that the scientists, the same ones who explained this slowly to them, are constantly mystified by the very stuff they chose to do vocationally.

Imagine these pukes writing on other professions.

"Plumbers Shocked to find Paper Towel Clogging Toilet!"

"Doctors Flabergasted by Patient with Summer Cold!"

"Restaurant Stumped as Table Reserved for Five has Six Guests!"


Except that the author of this article is Phil Plait, who is an astronomer.
 
2020-07-07 12:35:53 PM  
Snarky manfriend:

You don't know what an outlier is, do you?


Snarky Puppy - Outlier (We Like It Here)
Youtube 4Qo1NFwMhBA
 
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