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(The Atlantic)   Orbiting EU telescope runs out of helium to keep instruments cool. If only there were some sort of large temperature differential in space that could be used to keep things cool   ( divider line
    More: Fail, Herschel Space Observatory, telescopes, Measuring instrument, Europe, liquid helium, human beings, XMM-Newton, French Guiana  
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2013-04-29 10:19:32 PM  
2 votes:
More of a concern is what is going to hold it up now that the helium is gone?
2013-04-29 07:33:46 PM  
2 votes:
Sounds like that telescope has some
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2013-04-29 07:17:42 PM  
2 votes:
*grabs popcorn and waits for the "HEAT DOES NOT WORK THAT WAY" fight*
2013-04-30 01:24:13 AM  
1 vote:

torusXL: Bigger masses of heat attracts heat more strongly, which is why the sun is so hot.

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2013-04-29 11:52:48 PM  
1 vote:
No, subby is correct. Heat works by being attracted to itself. Bigger masses of heat attracts heat more strongly, which is why the sun is so hot. This will allow the telescope to cool off because the heat will be attracted out of the telescope and towards the sun.
2013-04-29 11:15:17 PM  
1 vote:

Cpl.D: "I'm sick of this farking Lagrange and I'm sick of his farking points!"

Naw, not really.

"And this, my lord, is how we know two of the Lagrange points to be banana shaped."

They got a lot of nice girls.
2013-04-29 10:55:20 PM  
1 vote:
Lagrange points.

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/just can't help myself

2013-04-29 10:29:14 PM  
1 vote:
"And this, my lord, is how we know two of the Lagrange points to be banana shaped."

This new learning amazes me!  Tell me again how sheep's bladders can be used to 3D-print space trolls.
2013-04-29 08:57:48 PM  
1 vote:

cretinbob: FrancoFile: ... I guess we should cut him a little slack.

/who am I kidding

Hell no. Submitter clearly lacks even a 6th grade education.

For all you know, Submitter could be in 5th grade, and you'd have got yourself all worked up over nothing.
2013-04-29 08:05:01 PM  
1 vote:

ZAZ: Helium is the third most abundant element in the universe, after hydrogen and stupidity.

It's just really hard to mine it from the core of a star.  Helium, I mean, not stupidity.

I believe that on Earth the main source of it is in Texas.
2013-04-29 07:29:16 PM  
1 vote:
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2013-04-29 07:21:11 PM  
1 vote:
Ayup. Without good ol' substandard, we'd never get to the bottom of how Herschel's design was really the result of a conspiracy between Big Helium and Big Rocket Fuel.
2013-04-29 07:21:01 PM  
1 vote:
Only run it at night....
2013-04-29 07:19:26 PM  
1 vote:
Now's when Fark needs an "Out the Subby" feature.

So he can be subjected to ridicule and favorited as "Moran"
2013-04-29 07:12:44 PM  
1 vote:

verbal_jizm: Heat is molecular kinetic energy, Dumbmitter. Not much to transfer that to in a near vacuum.

Why does it get cold at night, but hot during the day?
2013-04-29 07:11:44 PM  
1 vote:
Mean kinetic energy - how does it work?!
2013-04-29 07:11:28 PM  
1 vote:
The Fail tag is for subby's lack of physics knowledge, right?
2013-04-29 04:45:09 PM  
1 vote:
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