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(The New York Times)   Astronomers determine there is a 'wall' of thousands of galaxies nearer to the Milky Way than anything observed so far   (nytimes.com) divider line
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2020-07-11 9:19:36 AM  
Seems like someone wants to keep us out
 
2020-07-11 10:01:18 AM  
Scientists also discovered a Wall of Voodoo using a Mexican Radio telescope.
 
2020-07-11 10:11:26 AM  
That one visualization of the density of galaxies makes it look like something's spinning. Could the universe be spinning? How would you prove that?

And if it's spinning. . .what is it spinning in?
 
2020-07-11 11:06:49 AM  
Why is this in pol?
 
2020-07-11 11:07:31 AM  
Something, something Illegal Aliens, something.
 
2020-07-11 11:08:51 AM  

Cornelis de Gyselaer: Why is this in pol?


Maybe the wall of galaxies exist because some xenophobic alien turd had it built to keep us out.
 
2020-07-11 11:08:53 AM  
Make the Insectoids of the Salzek XII cluster Great Again.
 
2020-07-11 11:10:39 AM  
This wall?

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2020-07-11 11:10:58 AM  
"Zone of Avoidance"

All the zones have names like that in the Galaxy of Terror.
 
2020-07-11 11:11:39 AM  
I am absolutely flummoxed by the patience involved in assembling data like this.
 
2020-07-11 11:11:51 AM  

Peki: That one visualization of the density of galaxies makes it look like something's spinning. Could the universe be spinning? How would you prove that?

And if it's spinning. . .what is it spinning in?


What you're seeing is probably the fact that the galaxies are all moving relative to each other. So not the universe itself spinning, but the galaxies should be able to somewhat kinda orbiting some centre of (likely their own shared centre of mass). I don't think the universe itself is really something that could be spinning-or-not as an intrinsic property, it's all just a matter of what any specific objects within the universe is doing relative to your chosen frame of reference.
 
2020-07-11 11:12:47 AM  

Cornelis de Gyselaer: Why is this in pol?



It is sad how political all aspects of science have become, but when one side denies reality, here we are.
 
2020-07-11 11:14:03 AM  

efefvoC: Cornelis de Gyselaer: Why is this in pol?


It is sad how political all aspects of science have become, but when one side denies reality, here we are.


Indeed

and the Illegal aliens are apparently us comment works too
 
2020-07-11 11:14:09 AM  

Cornelis de Gyselaer: Why is this in pol?


Because the hidden galaxies are roughly centered over the south pol.
 
2020-07-11 11:14:33 AM  
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2020-07-11 11:14:34 AM  

I want that sauce Morty!: Cornelis de Gyselaer: Why is this in pol?

Maybe the wall of galaxies exist because some xenophobic alien turd had it built to keep us out.


I'm sure some of them are good people but they're mostly rapist and murderers trying to take their jobs making saucers.
 
2020-07-11 11:15:01 AM  

Xetal: "Zone of Avoidance"

All the zones have names like that in the Galaxy of Terror.


Never did understand the appeal of rough sex with a giant alien worm
 
2020-07-11 11:15:05 AM  

AurizenDarkstar: This wall?

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We're gonna build a wall around the center of the galaxy and make God pay for it!
 
2020-07-11 11:15:08 AM  

Parrahs: Peki: That one visualization of the density of galaxies makes it look like something's spinning. Could the universe be spinning? How would you prove that?

And if it's spinning. . .what is it spinning in?

What you're seeing is probably the fact that the galaxies are all moving relative to each other. So not the universe itself spinning, but the galaxies should be able to somewhat kinda orbiting some centre of (likely their own shared centre of mass). I don't think the universe itself is really something that could be spinning-or-not as an intrinsic property, it's all just a matter of what any specific objects within the universe is doing relative to your chosen frame of reference.


Or we could be spinning.  Relative to those galaxies of course.
 
2020-07-11 11:15:33 AM  

Algebrat: Cornelis de Gyselaer: Why is this in pol?

Because the hidden galaxies are roughly centered over the south pol.


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2020-07-11 11:15:55 AM  
keep this inflammatory crap out of the Pol tab!
 
2020-07-11 11:16:04 AM  

MycroftHolmes: Xetal: "Zone of Avoidance"

All the zones have names like that in the Galaxy of Terror.

Never did understand the appeal of rough sex with a giant alien worm


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2020-07-11 11:16:39 AM  
We're going to build a wall and make the Andromeda galaxy pay for it.
 
2020-07-11 11:17:36 AM  
The Home Depot on Pluto sells a saw that will cut right through your wall.
 
2020-07-11 11:18:03 AM  
Damn, I really want to read this but don't want to subscribe to NYTimes. Is there another link somewhere?
 
2020-07-11 11:19:30 AM  

berylman: Damn, I really want to read this but don't want to subscribe to NYTimes. Is there another link somewhere?


This is better anyway

https://www.livescience.com/south-pol​e​-wall-discovered-in-space.html
 
2020-07-11 11:19:44 AM  

efefvoC: Cornelis de Gyselaer: Why is this in pol?


It is sad how political all aspects of science have become, but when one side denies reality, here we are.


I have a friend who is a trump supporter.  We have been friends for over 30 years (and I am only 48).  He and two other friends and I are still on a group text where we communicate daily.  He doesn't talk politics, and out of respect, neither do we.

I have found that it is almost impossible to talk about anything without it seeming like a politcal attack on trump.  Observations about healtchare, the pandemic, science, education, insurance, immigration, the economy, religion, the weather, sports, basically anything except funny cat memes all seem like an attack on trump, even when the comments are not condemnations.

Basically, I think we can get rid of the pol tab and just relabel it 'main'
 
2020-07-11 11:20:25 AM  

Cornelis de Gyselaer: Why is this in pol?


I don't know. It's not like I can read these paywalled articles anyhow.
 
2020-07-11 11:20:56 AM  

Cornelis de Gyselaer: berylman: Damn, I really want to read this but don't want to subscribe to NYTimes. Is there another link somewhere?

This is better anyway https://www.livescience.com/south-pole​-wall-discovered-in-space.html


Thanks! You rock
 
2020-07-11 11:21:25 AM  

MelGoesOnTour: Cornelis de Gyselaer: Why is this in pol?

I don't know. It's not like I can read these paywalled articles anyhow.


I posted a better link up a couple

Live Science is pretty good
 
2020-07-11 11:21:27 AM  
Astronomers have discovered that there is a vast wall across the southern border of the local cosmos.

And Mexico will pay for it!
 
2020-07-11 11:21:56 AM  

AurizenDarkstar: This wall?

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One of the most baffling tropes of SciFi is the whole "space is 2-dimensional" thing where nobody thinks of going "over" or "under" an obstruction, such as a nebula or a forbidden zone.

And there's that other trope about "asteroid belts" with big rocks bashing into each other making them impossible to safely navigate.  I've heard REAL asteroids are essentially like scattering a teaspoon of salt on a ten-acre parking lot.
 
2020-07-11 11:22:13 AM  

berylman: Cornelis de Gyselaer: berylman: Damn, I really want to read this but don't want to subscribe to NYTimes. Is there another link somewhere?

This is better anyway https://www.livescience.com/south-pole​-wall-discovered-in-space.html

Thanks! You rock


You are very welcome
 
2020-07-11 11:23:14 AM  

Cornelis de Gyselaer: Why is this in pol?


Because it's talking about a yuuuge wall.
 
2020-07-11 11:25:19 AM  
Alien Wall From X-Files Season 11 Episode 4
Youtube T3AiWL-UHuY
 
2020-07-11 11:25:55 AM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: AurizenDarkstar: This wall?

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One of the most baffling tropes of SciFi is the whole "space is 2-dimensional" thing where nobody thinks of going "over" or "under" an obstruction, such as a nebula or a forbidden zone.

And there's that other trope about "asteroid belts" with big rocks bashing into each other making them impossible to safely navigate.  I've heard REAL asteroids are essentially like scattering a teaspoon of salt on a ten-acre parking lot.


Yeah, but those are loose belts. Once you tighten them, navigation gets tougher.
 
2020-07-11 11:32:55 AM  

Cornelis de Gyselaer: Why is this in pol?


It helps remind us what science is capable of, and how many hundreds of thousands of combined man hours these professional data gatherers spend in the apolitical pursuit of knowledge, yet here we are in a country where people will cling to science's relatively minuscule imperfections as excuses to not vaccinate or attempt to stem the tide of a deadly pandemic by doing something as simple as wearing a $6 face covering.

Either that or a Rose is just a rose, and this is just a harmless modmin brain fart. Hard to say which really. We may never know.
 
2020-07-11 11:35:13 AM  

Xetal: "Zone of Avoidance"

All the zones have names like that in the Galaxy of Terror.


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2020-07-11 11:36:09 AM  

Parrahs: Peki: That one visualization of the density of galaxies makes it look like something's spinning. Could the universe be spinning? How would you prove that?

And if it's spinning. . .what is it spinning in?

What you're seeing is probably the fact that the galaxies are all moving relative to each other. So not the universe itself spinning, but the galaxies should be able to somewhat kinda orbiting some centre of (likely their own shared centre of mass). I don't think the universe itself is really something that could be spinning-or-not as an intrinsic property, it's all just a matter of what any specific objects within the universe is doing relative to your chosen frame of reference.


Right. For example, 90 degrees off from our perspective, in some distant galaxy, the Big Dipper looks like Trump's mushroom.
 
2020-07-11 11:37:53 AM  

Boondock3806: Cornelis de Gyselaer: Why is this in pol?

It helps remind us what science is capable of, and how many hundreds of thousands of combined man hours these professional data gatherers spend in the apolitical pursuit of knowledge, yet here we are in a country where people will cling to science's relatively minuscule imperfections as excuses to not vaccinate or attempt to stem the tide of a deadly pandemic by doing something as simple as wearing a $6 face covering.

Either that or a Rose is just a rose, and this is just a harmless modmin brain fart. Hard to say which really. We may never know.


Something science can't solve, ah well
 
2020-07-11 11:38:22 AM  
Why is this in the politics tab?
 
2020-07-11 11:39:00 AM  
Born to late the explore the unknown world
Born to early to explore the unknown stars
Born just right for basic public health to be a partisan issue
 
2020-07-11 11:39:19 AM  

gilatrout: Seems like someone wants to keep us out


or something in
 
2020-07-11 11:40:54 AM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: Scientists also discovered a Wall of Voodoo using a Mexican Radio telescope.


And it's in the south of our sky. Oh the delicious irony that Subby missed in his or her headline.

/shame
 
2020-07-11 11:41:33 AM  
Sure, that's what scientists think, but Bobby Joe on facebook says it's a teardrop of Jesus because you touch yourself.
 
2020-07-11 11:42:51 AM  
Does anyone else see the creepy eye with the shaved and then badly drawn in eyebrow?

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2020-07-11 11:43:20 AM  
I may have to readjust my cartography of the cosmos in light of most recent revelations Geraldine.
In other words holy shiat.
 
2020-07-11 11:44:06 AM  
Pro-tip:  the zone of avoidance can become a very welcoming place if you treat it like a Lady.

/wait, what are we talking about?
 
2020-07-11 11:53:22 AM  

Purple_Urkle: Why is this in the politics tab?


Why not?  Its brain bleach from the several more months of

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2020-07-11 11:54:02 AM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: AurizenDarkstar: This wall?

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One of the most baffling tropes of SciFi is the whole "space is 2-dimensional" thing where nobody thinks of going "over" or "under" an obstruction, such as a nebula or a forbidden zone.

And there's that other trope about "asteroid belts" with big rocks bashing into each other making them impossible to safely navigate.  I've heard REAL asteroids are essentially like scattering a teaspoon of salt on a ten-acre parking lot.


Some people khan't see space in 3 dimensions
 
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