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So motherfucking badass - NASA still relevant and cool

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I bet everyone there really wants to make a giant mechatronic t-rex to stomp the fuck out of that place


    I sure as hell do

  • AntimatterAntimatter if you want to talk to me look elsewhere.Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    read that as Megatronic

    yessssss

  • DarmakDarmak Godking of the Snerkywizards Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    L|ama wrote: »
    I bet everyone there really wants to make a giant mechatronic t-rex to stomp the fuck out of that place


    I sure as hell do

    They already have the giant t-rex statue, all you'd have to do is hook up the machines and hydraulics and such and it'd be good to go. What's really bad is how many people I know who have gone to it to either back up their own beliefs, or have somehow been persuaded to start believing their bullshit.

    At least this guy has a pretty decent writeup of his visit to the place.

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  • CrossBusterCrossBuster Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Kind of bumping an old thread, but seriously

    Holy Shit.

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  • Grey GhostGrey Ghost Look at this fuck wizard right hereRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Whoa wait what what

  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Yeah whoa whoa, what is that about?

  • CrossBusterCrossBuster Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    We'll find out in a couple days, I suppose.

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  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Ooooooh I bet it's viral marketing for Apollo 18.

  • YoSoyTheWalrusYoSoyTheWalrus Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I bet this is going to be a big sloppy letdown

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  • UrielUriel Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Space Bacteria could be pretty neat. I hope it is space bacteria.

  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2010
    While interesting, I don't see any reason to get excited about the discovery until we actually know what it is.

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
  • YoSoyTheWalrusYoSoyTheWalrus Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Druhim wrote: »
    While interesting, I don't see any reason to get excited about the discovery until we actually know what it is.

    It's going to be a big fat load of fucking nothing

    I mean I hope I'm wrong, but I'm not.

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  • ScudoScudo Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I don't wanna close my eeeeeyes
    I don't wanna faaaaaall asleep

  • YoSoyTheWalrusYoSoyTheWalrus Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Maybe the astrobiologists are going to tell us a huge asteroid is about to hit us, and Ben Affleck is our only hope.

    The astrobiologists are relevant because the only life left after will be astrobiology. Little buggies just metabolizing sulfur out around Gliese.

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  • babyeatingjesusbabyeatingjesus Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Holy shit Will Smith has to be there to welcome the space bacterias to earf, then punch the slide cover. Otherwise I quit science.

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  • babyeatingjesusbabyeatingjesus Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    This isn't from NASA, actually from the ESO, but it's pretty fucking cool.
    Spoiler:

    NGC 520, which is actually two galaxies in the middle of an ages-long collision. Space is the awesomest.

    And then, even less related, a crazy supercell storm in Montana captured by National Geographic.
    Spoiler:

    Boy I sure would like that to be my wallpaper, BEJ!

    OK!

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  • ArtreusArtreus Hey kids, want some drugs?Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Druhim wrote: »
    While interesting, I don't see any reason to get excited about the discovery until we actually know what it is.

    Eh, I could see it being reasonable to be moderately excited about a possible new discovery.

    Will the anticipation be better than the actual news? Probably. I don't see the harm though as long as you aren't going around shouting "WE FOUND THE ALIENS"

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2010
    Artreus wrote: »
    Druhim wrote: »
    While interesting, I don't see any reason to get excited about the discovery until we actually know what it is.

    Eh, I could see it being reasonable to be moderately excited about a possible new discovery.

    Will the anticipation be better than the actual news? Probably. I don't see the harm though as long as you aren't going around shouting "WE FOUND THE ALIENS"

    But that's just it, all we know is that it's related to astrobiology. I'm confident it will be something fairly interesting from a scientific perspective, but I doubt it's going to be something as exciting as, "hey we found extraterrestrial bacteria."

    So while it might well be an announcement that they've found some further evidence that their might have been life on another body in the solar system (not going to try and guess which body), I'm willing to bet the evidence is very open to interpretation and is nowhere near conclusive.

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  • The Otaku SuppositoryThe Otaku Suppository PAHK YAH CAH IN DAH YAHD SouthieRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    They'll probably announce they found arsenic, but not the actual bacteria that used it.

    edit - Sorry, two thoughts collided with terrible results.

    Your fuckin' family's dug into the Southie projects like ticks. You, however, grew up on the North Shore, huh? Well, la-di-fuckin'-da. You were kind of a double kid, I bet, right? Huh? One kid with your old man, one kid with your mother. You're upper-middle class during the weeks, then you're droppin' your "R"s and you're hangin' in the big, bad Southie projects with your daddy on the weekends. I got that right?
  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    NASA found the Beatles in space.

  • ScudoScudo Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    now now, all we know is it's related to astrobandology. there's no reason to go thinking they found the beatles in space.

    it's probably just the monkees.

  • FugitiveFugitive Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Druhim wrote: »
    Artreus wrote: »
    Druhim wrote: »
    While interesting, I don't see any reason to get excited about the discovery until we actually know what it is.

    Eh, I could see it being reasonable to be moderately excited about a possible new discovery.

    Will the anticipation be better than the actual news? Probably. I don't see the harm though as long as you aren't going around shouting "WE FOUND THE ALIENS"

    But that's just it, all we know is that it's related to astrobiology. I'm confident it will be something fairly interesting from a scientific perspective, but I doubt it's going to be something as exciting as, "hey we found extraterrestrial bacteria."

    So while it might well be an announcement that they've found some further evidence that their might have been life on another body in the solar system (not going to try and guess which body), I'm willing to bet the evidence is very open to interpretation and is nowhere near conclusive.

    Aren't they usually a little less cagey about announcements like that?

    I don't know, I'm sure the announcement will at least be interesting to anyone posting in here.

  • ButlerButler 89 episodes or bust Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Scudo wrote: »
    now now, all we know is it's related to astrobandology. there's no reason to go thinking they found the beatles in space.

    it's probably just the monkees.

    Here we come
    hurtling through space
    Bringing madness and death to
    every sentient race

    Hey hey we're the Monkees
    Harbingers of astral doom
    We're gonna kidnap your girlfriend
    and plant a demon in her womb

    We'll steal your thoughts and your memories
    replace them with a catchy tune
    Ia! C'thulu fhtagn
    We lie in wait behind the moon

    The Genius of the Daleks

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2010
    Fugitive wrote: »
    Druhim wrote: »
    Artreus wrote: »
    Druhim wrote: »
    While interesting, I don't see any reason to get excited about the discovery until we actually know what it is.

    Eh, I could see it being reasonable to be moderately excited about a possible new discovery.

    Will the anticipation be better than the actual news? Probably. I don't see the harm though as long as you aren't going around shouting "WE FOUND THE ALIENS"

    But that's just it, all we know is that it's related to astrobiology. I'm confident it will be something fairly interesting from a scientific perspective, but I doubt it's going to be something as exciting as, "hey we found extraterrestrial bacteria."

    So while it might well be an announcement that they've found some further evidence that their might have been life on another body in the solar system (not going to try and guess which body), I'm willing to bet the evidence is very open to interpretation and is nowhere near conclusive.

    Aren't they usually a little less cagey about announcements like that?

    I don't know, I'm sure the announcement will at least be interesting to anyone posting in here.

    Oh yeah, I agree it'll probably be interesting. But getting excited in advance suggests breathless anticipation of some major announcement that they've actually found life on another planet, which is almost certainly not the case. It'll be interesting, but it's unlikely to be groundbreaking. Though it may seem groundbreaking at first (especially after the media dumbs it down and hypes it up).

    I absolutely am interested in what they're going to announce, I just have reservations about how amazing it will be.

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  • CrossBusterCrossBuster Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    They're going to announce that they found conclusive proof that we're completely alone in the universe, and it's going to kind of suck.

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  • HobnailHobnail Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Everyone takes their seats and three hundred pounds of tribbles drop down from the cieling

  • ScudoScudo Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    They're going to announce that they found conclusive proof that we're completely alone in the universe, and it's going to kind of suck.

    it said so on this note we found on Mars

  • JordanthehuttJordanthehutt Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I bet they found another amino acid just chillin out in space. Either way. Cool as fuck. I've thinking about applying to the astrobiology program at Washington University.

    Also, don't know if this has been posted but, it's also really cool

    http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl

  • FugitiveFugitive Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    For some reason I had no idea the rovers were that big.

    Or is Curiosity an exception?

  • JordanthehuttJordanthehutt Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    I believe it's the largest they have built thus far.

    Here's a cool picture to show the difference.

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2010
    Phil Plait of blog Bad Astronomy has a really good post about the upcoming NASA press conference, putting it in perspective and guessing what it's likely to be about (as well as why people should temper wild speculation about what fantastic news they'll announce).

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  • CrossBusterCrossBuster Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    It's gonna be hot space ladies!

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  • cadmunkycadmunky One hand on the bottle, The other a shaking fist.Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    was just gonna post this: http://geeked.gsfc.nasa.gov/?p=4281

    way late, as always. the conference should be interesting.

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  • Clint EastwoodClint Eastwood Living In Fear. Year Of The Tiger.Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    space bitches, son

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  • FishmanFishman I find your lack of imperial stormtroopers disturbingRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I'm just going to put this here and let people make of it what they will

    http://spacelog.org/

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2010
    oh my

    thank you for posting that!

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  • ArtreusArtreus Hey kids, want some drugs?Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I was hoping it would be about toilets on the ISS

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  • EdcrabEdcrab Registered User
    edited December 2010
    Those transcripts are a great insight, I just wish there weren't so many character errors

    And by that I mean seeing stuff like "You're"

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  • SolarSolar Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Those transcripts make me want to watch Apollo 13 again.

    Which, by the way, is a fantastic movie and if you don't like you are terrible.

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