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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2019-04-18, 20:54

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Shocked
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Post by DWags on 2019-04-26, 15:16

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Post by MiamiSpartan on 2019-04-27, 23:06

That Hawking dude is such a dumb ass. Ooh, look at me, I'm going to say there are a bunch of tiny black holes. Wrong, moran!
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Post by Rocinante on 2019-04-28, 11:11

Floyd Robertson wrote:[tw]1119039189939642368[/tw]

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It’s just past the Ford Galaxy
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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2019-06-07, 14:26

The Moon is part of Mars. Let that sink in.

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Post by steveschneider on 2019-06-07, 15:18

Floyd Robertson wrote:The Moon is part of Mars. Let that sink in.

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Ugh make it stop.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2019-06-07, 15:33

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Post by steveschneider on 2019-06-07, 17:12

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Post by Cameron on 2019-07-18, 14:14

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49035815

I'm conflicted. The telescope sounds cool, but it's definitely uncool to disturb sacred ground. I don't know enough to know if there's any reasonable alternatives for the location of the telescope.
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Post by AvgMSUJoe on 2019-07-18, 14:29

Cameron wrote:https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49035815

I'm conflicted. The telescope sounds cool, but it's definitely uncool to disturb sacred ground. I don't know enough to know if there's any reasonable alternatives for the location of the telescope.

Hey Cameron...

A swiller's views on "Sacred"
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Post by MiamiSpartan on 2019-07-18, 14:39

Cameron wrote:https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49035815

I'm conflicted. The telescope sounds cool, but it's definitely uncool to disturb sacred ground. I don't know enough to know if there's any reasonable alternatives for the location of the telescope.
Mauna Kea is one of a small handful of ideal sites around the globe for telescopes, but I'm not sure if the specific mission of this could even be achieved at another one or not. There are already several major telescopes there already, so it isn't like this is some area that has been undisturbed and untouched for generations until now. And when they say it's "sacred ground", it's not like this is a burial ground or something that they're digging up.
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Post by Cameron on 2019-07-18, 14:41

MiamiSpartan wrote:
Cameron wrote:https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49035815

I'm conflicted. The telescope sounds cool, but it's definitely uncool to disturb sacred ground. I don't know enough to know if there's any reasonable alternatives for the location of the telescope.
Mauna Kea is one of a small handful of ideal sites around the globe for telescopes, but I'm not sure if the specific mission of this could even be achieved at another one or not. There are already several major telescopes there already, so it isn't like this is some area that has been undisturbed and untouched for generations until now. And when they say it's "sacred ground", it's not like this is a burial ground or something that they're digging up.

Yeah, I get that. If there's no other place it could go to achieve its ends, then I wouldn't have a problem with putting it there. I was just musing that if there are any workable alternatives, those would be preferable. As far as "disturbing sacred grounds" goes, a big telescope seems fairly benign.
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Post by kingstonlake on 2019-07-18, 16:48

Ask the Brady bunch about disturbing sacred ground in Hawaii. Dangerous stuff, man.
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Post by WhiteBoyHatcher on 2019-07-18, 17:07

Speaking of Astronomy, I really want to bend Bill Cain over and fuck him in the ass. Who's with me?
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Post by MiamiSpartan on 2019-07-18, 17:49

kingstonlake wrote:Ask the Brady bunch about disturbing sacred ground in Hawaii. Dangerous stuff, man.
As long as they don't pick any idols up and then go surfing with it around their neck, I think they'll be fine.
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Post by tGreenWay on 2019-07-18, 18:25

WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:Speaking of Astronomy, I really want to bend Bill Cain over and fuck him in the ass. Who's with me?


I believe that’s asstronomy.
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Post by Other Teams Pursuing That on 2019-07-19, 00:03

WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:Speaking of Astronomy, I really want to bend Bill Cain over and fuck him in the ass. Who's with me?

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Post by Floyd Robertson on 2019-07-22, 21:19

Probably more people know him by name in this thread than the celebrity deaths thread.

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Post by tGreenWay on 2019-07-23, 00:38

Floyd Robertson wrote:Probably more people know him by name in this thread than the celebrity deaths thread.

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I love his boats.
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Post by MiamiSpartan on 2019-07-23, 07:06

Floyd Robertson wrote:Probably more people know him by name in this thread than the celebrity deaths thread.

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And right on the heels of the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, as well.
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Post by The Pantry on 2019-07-29, 17:58

This story says it was the size of a large boulder. Read other stories saying it was over 400 feet in diameter.

Scientists revealed an asteroid dubbed by some as a "city killer" came closer to the Earth than the moon this week. The Washington Post reported scientists say they had no idea it was coming.

Asteroid 2019 OK came hurtling toward Earth at a speed of nearly 15 miles a second, before flying past. According to NASA, it was about 45,000 miles from Earth on Thursday.

"It would have hit with over 30 times the energy of the atomic blast at Hiroshima," astronomer professor Alan Duffy told the Sydney Morning Herald. Duffy called the zooming space rock a "city killer".

"City killer" asteroid just missed Earth – and scientists had no idea
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Post by tGreenWay on 2019-08-07, 13:56

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2019-08-07, 15:24

tGreenWay wrote:Jupiter and Saturn aligned w/the moon this week.

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/08/07/world/jupiter-saturn-moon-sky-scn-trnd/index.html
my Mom had a Saturn.

after she passed way I sold it to my (formerly) meth addicted cousin who had just gotten out of prison. She paid me in cash.. I didn't ask questions. This ain't the movies.

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Post by tGreenWay on 2019-08-07, 16:43

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
tGreenWay wrote:Jupiter and Saturn aligned w/the moon this week.

https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/08/07/world/jupiter-saturn-moon-sky-scn-trnd/index.html
my Mom had a Saturn.

after she passed way I sold it to my (formerly) meth addicted cousin who had just gotten out of prison. She paid me in cash.. I didn't ask questions. This ain't the movies.


You’re goddamned right.





tOfficial Astronomy Thread  - Page 4 4113017228 This is a quote from Breaking Bad, a pay tv series about a science teacher turned meth cook turned drug kingpin. I knew you wouldn’t understand the line, hence, the help down here.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2019-08-07, 19:50

tGreenWay wrote:
You’re goddamned right.





tOfficial Astronomy Thread  - Page 4 4113017228 This is a quote from Breaking Bad, a pay tv series about a science teacher turned meth cook turned drug kingpin. I knew you wouldn’t understand the line, hence, the help down here.
awesome. Yeah, never heard of it.

I'll post a Craig Finn solo tune tomorrow that has a similar reference. So good.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2019-08-08, 07:53

as promised.. such a great song. The video is basically a cool short film, as well.



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Post by DWags on 2019-08-08, 08:03

My first two semesters were a disaster and he was part of the problem. tOfficial Astronomy Thread  - Page 4 502811600 Raise your hand if any of you haven't walked on that ground.
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Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2019-08-08, 08:06

DWags wrote:My first two semesters were a disaster and he was part of the problem. tOfficial Astronomy Thread  - Page 4 502811600 Raise your hand if any of you haven't walked on that ground.
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so glad you listened to it.. quintessential Craig Finn line.. really is a great song that gets better the more you listen to it.
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