Space and Astronomy Megathread (MERGED) - Part 1

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  1. Teelie Jokerface

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    Drones are the fashionable technology I see. We're sending them all over the damned place. :D
     
  2. Marvolo Registered

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    Thats very cool.
     
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    Here's Why You Should Be Excited About The James Webb Space Telescope

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    Seriously I can't wait to see the amazing images this thing is going to send back. Can't wait for this to launch
     
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    A New Mantra, 'Follow the Methane,' May Advance Search For Alien Life

    http://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/0614/170614-methane-spectra

    This could lead to some really cool stuff
     
  5. Teelie Jokerface

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    In otherwords: alien farts.
     
  6. DJ_KiDDvIcIOUs Registered

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    Mysterious "Magic Island" appears on the surface of Saturn's moon Titan

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    http://www.nature.com/ngeo/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ngeo2190.html

    Mysterys in space > Mysteries on Earth
     
  7. DJ_KiDDvIcIOUs Registered

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    The Coldest White Dwarf Ever Discovered Is An Earth-Sized Diamond

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    http://arxiv.org/abs/1406.0488

    Imagine if they could mine that and then watching the diamond industry collapse
     
  9. DJ_KiDDvIcIOUs Registered

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    This Is What Space Debris Does to the Kevlar Skins of Spacecraft

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    http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2014/06/ATV_shielding_after_impact_test

    That is crazy but it's something we will have to solve if we ever want to get to Mars
     
  10. DJ_KiDDvIcIOUs Registered

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    NASA detects mysterious signal ​240 million light years away from Earth

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    http://www.nasa.gov/chandra/news/mysterious-xray-signal.html#.U6n9jF5vnRo

    Space mysteries! Would be cool to have confirmation of Dark matter though
     
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    The "Grand Finale" To Cassini's Tour of Saturn Sounds Pretty Damn Epic

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    http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?release=2014-213

    That sounds so good it makes my brain hurt. Those are going to be some truly remarkable last days of an epic run in space. I really hope they live stream the final descent into the planet. How often will humans get to watch footage beamed back from another planet live in our lifetimes?
     
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    Scientist find that 80 percent of all light in the Universe is missing

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    http://www.colorado.edu/news/releas...board-hubble-reveals-universe-‘missing’-light

    I love how just when we think we have something figured out we get flipped on our collective heads. Can't wait for the new Webb telescope to go up and find out more of the mysteries of space
     
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    Astronomers Invent New Telescope by Tying Telephoto Lenses Together

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    http://news.yale.edu/2014/07/10/hi-ho-astronomers-discover-seven-dwarf-galaxies

    Crafty buggers
     
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  16. Superwoman Prime Damaged Beyond Repair

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    Milky Way drops in mass by 50 percent per new study by astrophysicists

     
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  18. NewYorkSpider EndGame

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    Read about that today. Said we could possibly send humans to Mars in weeks and not months.
     
  19. Lead Cenobite Exquisitely Empty

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    Very misleading to put up an illustration of an Alcubierre warp ship with the title referencing an impossible space engine.
     
  20. Superwoman Prime Damaged Beyond Repair

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    Black Hole’s Bug Out Conjured By Sony PS3 Super-Cluster

     
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    I get the feeling we'll be seeing a few more stories like this...

    Nicaragua Hit by Meteor as Major Asteroid Narrowly Misses Earth
    http://mashable.com/2014/09/07/nicaragua-meteor-strike/

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    Meteorite that hit Nicaragua 'dropped off' larger asteroid
    http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-29106439
     
  23. Bim Registered

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    http://www.natureworldnews.com/arti...uences-significant-solar-flare-headed-way.htm

     
  24. gohei_ Infected by Pentapox

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    I am hoping to see some of the northern lights tonight. Not sure if it makes it's way down here though.
     
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    Moon Seismometers From Apollo Are Still Helping Solve Physics Mysteries

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    https://medium.com/the-physics-arxi...the-hunt-for-gravitational-waves-6469679256d3

    Very cool
     

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