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    I agree, it is exciting to see new discoveries like this (although it is more similar to finding a new mansion, 10 times bigger than your house, hidden behind the shrubbery at the edge of your property.


    The Hubble Deep Field picture from a few years ago was an absolute revelation, as it shows thousands of galaxies in a spot that was previously thought to be empty space.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sancho View Post
    Man, this makes astronomy look weak. How can you miss a 9th planet for hundreds of years? It's like if biology discovered a 5th base pair in DNA. Throw in the Pluto downgrade, and I'm not sure anyone over in the physics department isn't just making stuff up.
    Wait until it turns out Dr Bob ate a greasy burger and it was just a spot of grease on the lens.

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    Interest news about the Milky Way:

    http://astronomynow.com/2016/07/20/x...the-milky-way/

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
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    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

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    Not really astronomy, just really interesting:

    What Is the Earliest Evidence for Life on Earth?

    http://www.realclearscience.com/blog..._on_earth.html

    (This has nothing to do with religion.)

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

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    A possible earth 2.0 just 4.25 light years away?

    http://www.space.com/33780-could-pro...r-getaway.html
    “It only ends once. Anything that happens before that is just progress.”

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrumNFeather View Post
    A possible earth 2.0 just 4.25 light years away?

    http://www.space.com/33780-could-pro...r-getaway.html

    Getting there may problematic.

    What could go wrong at 20% of the speed of light?

    http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/...vive-the-trip/

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    Elon Musk lays out his plan for colonizing to Mars and saving mankind:

    http://www.businessinsider.com/elon-...ipt-2016-9/#-1
    “It only ends once. Anything that happens before that is just progress.”

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

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    I think a pretty cool demonstration of gravity fits here:

    https://youtu.be/E43-CfukEgs
    I saw a door that said exit only. So I entered through it and went up to the guy working there and said "I have good news. You have severely underestimated that door over there. By like a hundred percent." Demetri Marti

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    Discovery of new planets that could sustain life: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/n...planets-around
    “It only ends once. Anything that happens before that is just progress.”

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

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    Cool picture of northern Utah from the International Space Station. Looking from the north by northwest, taken in October 2017.

    6E65DE25-F83D-4452-8CF5-CEEB454FED9B.jpeg
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    I saw a door that said exit only. So I entered through it and went up to the guy working there and said "I have good news. You have severely underestimated that door over there. By like a hundred percent." Demetri Marti

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    Cool picture of northern Utah from the International Space Station. Looking from the north by northwest, taken in October 2017.

    6E65DE25-F83D-4452-8CF5-CEEB454FED9B.jpeg
    I can see my house.


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    Bear lake and the Uintah mountains look cool


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocker Ute View Post
    I can see my house.


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    Damnit. I blinked.

    When is the next photo?

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    Bear lake and the Uintah mountains look cool


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    it always shocks me to see aerials of the Great Salt Lake to see the chemical differences between Farmington Bay and the rest of the lake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocker Ute View Post
    I can see my house.


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    Heck, I can see me. I cant remember if I was waving or flippin' the bird.

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    Quote Originally Posted by concerned View Post
    Heck, I can see me. I cant remember if I was waving or flippin' the bird.
    Isn’t that a copy of Mother Jones magazine you’re waving?

    "It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
    --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

    "Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold."
    --Yeats

    “True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures - unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    --John W. Davis, founder of Davis Polk & Wardwell

  18. #108
    https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=6964

    The Super-Earth that Came Home for Dinner

    "
    It might be lingering bashfully on the icy outer edges of our solar system, hiding in the dark, but subtly pulling strings behind the scenes: stretching out the orbits of distant bodies, perhaps even tilting the entire solar system to one side ... Breadcrumb number three: Computer simulations of the solar system with Planet Nine included show there should be more objects tilted with respect to the solar plane. In fact, the tilt would be on the order of 90 degrees, as if the plane of the solar system and these objects formed an "X" when viewed edge-on. Sure enough, Brown realized that five such objects already known to astronomers fill the bill."

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    Quote Originally Posted by tooblue View Post
    https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=6964

    The Super-Earth that Came Home for Dinner

    "
    It might be lingering bashfully on the icy outer edges of our solar system, hiding in the dark, but subtly pulling strings behind the scenes: stretching out the orbits of distant bodies, perhaps even tilting the entire solar system to one side ... Breadcrumb number three: Computer simulations of the solar system with Planet Nine included show there should be more objects tilted with respect to the solar plane. In fact, the tilt would be on the order of 90 degrees, as if the plane of the solar system and these objects formed an "X" when viewed edge-on. Sure enough, Brown realized that five such objects already known to astronomers fill the bill."
    It seems crazy to me that with all of the space discoveries and advances that have been made over the last few decades that it could be possible that there is another big planet out there that has yet to be formally discovered, but it sure looks like that's the case.

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