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Re: Space News

Post by Space Tycoon » January 26th, 2014, 9:51 pm

Them scientists don't know nothin'.

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Post by Dalty » January 27th, 2014, 4:48 am

Ask the witches, they will know what is what.

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Post by Space Tycoon » January 27th, 2014, 8:09 pm

It's inspiring to see Prof. Hawking's still kickin' it after all these years.

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Post by Mal Shot First » January 27th, 2014, 10:46 pm

At this point, he could just be making this shit up. I don't know if anyone could tell.

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Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » January 27th, 2014, 10:51 pm

Intense specialization, in-field supremacy, and acknowledged genius form a dangerous cocktail. Who's qualified to challenge his assertions?

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Post by Dalty » January 28th, 2014, 1:58 am

Me.

But Ol' Dribbly Wheels is legit. The post of Jubboiter's chief science advisor is as good as filled.

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Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » January 28th, 2014, 8:19 am

Sounds like he already has you hawking for him.

Are you doing it of your own volition, or did he pay you with some of his science money?

You already have plenty of the regular kind of money. The regular kind of money may as well be confetti. Science money, on the other hand, is a rare commodity.

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Post by Dalty » January 28th, 2014, 1:28 pm

It's as rare as Bitcoins but unlike those wasn't just invented out of thin air by people who start to sweat at the sight of a woman.

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Post by Space Tycoon » January 29th, 2014, 9:12 am

I guess that's why I'm more into planetary, near-Earth type astronomy... more direct observational evidence and research, less speculation.

Until we can send a probe to a black hole, or set up a super-telescope in deep space, we will be rather limited in what we know of them.

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Post by Dalty » February 3rd, 2014, 1:16 pm

I get a 404 error. :(

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Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » February 3rd, 2014, 1:58 pm

Try this one.

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Post by Dalty » February 3rd, 2014, 2:22 pm

Hey, they found water on that dwarf planet!

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Post by Space Tycoon » February 4th, 2014, 11:35 pm

Thank you Goits.

Looks like we have yet another potential spot for life in the solar system. And if not, then at least a place to refuel when we get serious about planetary exploration.

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Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » February 4th, 2014, 11:41 pm

No problem. Looks like you were just missing an "l" at the end of the URL. It's quite possible they could have changed it themselves after you posted it.

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Re: Space News

Post by Dalty » February 5th, 2014, 8:32 am

Sooooooooo, I have a stupid space question re: life in our solar system....

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Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » February 5th, 2014, 9:36 am

No, Dalty, there are no people living on Ol' Luna.

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Post by Dalty » February 5th, 2014, 9:54 am

Well, it's like this. We keep walking about down here proclaiming how there is no life in our solar system, right?

But we define life as, well, cellular or a big ol' collection of cells and DNA and carbon and water based gubbins because that is what 'life' is here after a bajillion gazillion years.

But a lot of planets in our solar system are gas planets or other some such weirdness.

So, how do we know they don't contain life? Life that is gas based after all that evolution rather than carbon based like us? And that because we have absolutely no idea what to be looking for, we would have no way to find them or even how to recognise them as 'life' ???

Just sayin'!!

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Post by Mal Shot First » February 5th, 2014, 10:12 am

You have to narrow down your search somehow because it would be extremely inefficient to look for evidence of life everywhere. Because the only type of life forms we know are carbon-based and thrive in environments with water (and sunlight), those are the kinds of environments that scientists are looking for.

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Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » February 5th, 2014, 10:25 am

If they ain't made o' meat, we ain't give a fuck.

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Re: Space News

Post by Dalty » February 5th, 2014, 12:32 pm

So it's life, but only on our narrow terms dictated by this lump of mud and rock and runny stuff?
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Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » February 5th, 2014, 12:47 pm

Now you're getting it.

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Post by Dalty » February 5th, 2014, 1:03 pm

Then I call foul on our definition of life, as it's arrogant.

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Re: Space News

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » February 5th, 2014, 1:11 pm

Now you're really getting it.

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