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(Daily Mail)   I don't want to alarm anyone, but the Hubble just spotted the Doomsday Machine. NASA, now would be a good time to get that antimatter reactor working, just sayin   ( dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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2013-08-30 12:01:32 PM  
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2013-08-30 08:54:44 PM  
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Kit Fister: J. Frank Parnell: FTA: Astronomers are now keen to see what will emerge from the protostar

I hope they are very patient.

Yeah...wouldn't it be more accurate to state that they're keen to see what emerged? Considering that the object, at 4500LY from earth, is being observed as it was 4500 years ago, by now it's probably already come and gone.

/also still struggling with this physics article that claims nothing in the universe is actually moving farther apart, the space between objects is just getting wider. HOW THE FARK IS THAT EVEN POSSIBLE?

Objects are indeed moving apart from each other through spacetime (with a percentage of groups of them moving towards each other for the time being), but the spacetime itself is expanding due to the pressure of whatever the hell dark energy is. Over time, this will cause the gaps between normal-matter objects to expand as well, such that eventually every single particle in the universe will be as far apart from every other one by distances vastly greater than the known width of the universe, assuming the particles don't evaporate into something other than normal matter beforehand. The usual analogy is to think of baking raisin bread. The raisins are galaxies/stars/particles/whatever, while the bread is spacetime. While the bread's baking, most of the raisins are moving apart (even if a couple may move closer together). The raisins aren't expanding in scale with the bread, so the distances between them increases even tho the raisins aren't traveling thru the bread itself. Ya dig?
2013-08-30 01:24:09 PM  
2 votes:

Eddie Adams from Torrance: [abagond.files.wordpress.com image 800x300]

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2013-08-30 12:05:10 PM  
2 votes:
There's only one way to stop it...
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2013-08-30 11:00:06 PM  
1 vote:
Time to start work on developing the Hargh'peng torpedo.

/a faithful homage to the TOS episode in which the klingons find the Doomsday Device and try using it against their enemies... with a very obvious conclusion
2013-08-30 09:46:08 PM  
1 vote:
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And we're only seeing part of it
2013-08-30 07:36:19 PM  
1 vote:

Kit Fister: Stile4aly: Those dumb Klingons will just try to go Warp 10, and then they'll be stuck.

or they'll devolve into horny salamanders...

That happens when you go over Warp 10.
2013-08-30 06:36:57 PM  
1 vote:

Kit Fister: Yeah...wouldn't it be more accurate to state that they're keen to see what emerged? Considering that the object, at 4500LY from earth, is being observed as it was 4500 years ago, by now it's probably already come and gone.

Well, that too. But i was more talking about the various life cycle of stars not exactly being quick.

A brief google says it's an estimated 100,000 years to go from proto-star to star, and they're all sitting there saying "aaany minute now".
2013-08-30 05:01:22 PM  
1 vote:
One of these days the Hubble is gonna get a good picture of one of the Old Gods, then the shiat will really hit the fan.

/Ph'nglui Mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!
2013-08-30 04:36:23 PM  
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jake_lex: If that thing joins forces with the Crystalline Entity, we're all farked

How come Lore was seemingly able to communicate with the Crystalline Entity using regular subspace transmissions, but Data and Dr. Marr had to bust their asses to invent a complex method of communicating with it in a subsequent episode?

/"Worst.  Episode.  Ever."
//More a characterization of the nature of my comment than of the actual episode.
2013-08-30 04:04:16 PM  
1 vote:

Stile4aly: It's not after us.  It's after the Borg.

Probably one of the better EU ideas in any franchise.
2013-08-30 02:43:02 PM  
1 vote:
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....and they're going to cut NASA's budget again!!!!!
2013-08-30 02:37:54 PM  
1 vote:

Kit Fister: woo! second green on fark!

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2013-08-30 02:20:53 PM  
1 vote:
Wow, complete coverage of the Universe's most common components:

Hydrogen in the article

Stupidity in the comments
2013-08-30 01:57:24 PM  
1 vote:
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You know some asshole is going to blow up the sun just to get into it...
2013-08-30 01:50:22 PM  
1 vote:
It's not after us.  It's after the Borg.
2013-08-30 12:48:54 PM  
1 vote:
Call Decker
2013-08-30 12:01:11 PM  
1 vote:
Paging Commodore Decker... Commodore Decker, please pick up the white courtesy phone.
2013-08-30 11:52:40 AM  
1 vote:
It's pure neutronium.
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