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hahaha, I'd missed that, christberg :tup:

OK, breaking news - new fucking planet!?!?!
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/01/ ... anetx-1987

sounds completely incredible and was sort of melting my brain that something this huge could go undetected, but then I saw the cartoon of the insane 15,000 year orbit they anticipate:
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that's more of an obese cosmic deadbeat dad than somebody who deserves to bump elbows with the olympians
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just came to post the same thing :(
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also, I'm completely retarded and misinterpreted that zoom-in on our solar system

I am more stoked than before

but it's still a deadbeat
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lol ars technica:

"Scientist who killed Pluto now concludes there is a ninth major planet"

http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/01/ ... or-planet/
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I'm here to piss in the scientific punch as usual - why is the detection of gravitational waves getting so much hype?

with all this fancy tech they can only just barely observe two black holes coalescing 14B (light) years away/ago... and the only way they "know" that these are black holes is by back calculating that they must be based on the signal they saw?

I appreciate the awesomeness of verifying that such ripples exists and can be detected, but it's ridiculously insensitive, only barely picking up a massive event. maybe I'm being too pessimistic, but I really don't see this going anywhere beyond an initial "hey we did it" event...

I also think it's cool that they've been waiting for about a decade for an event like this (and the project was started in '92), so they're doing a lot better than SETI, at least
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Necrometer wrote:I'm here to piss in the scientific punch as usual - why is the detection of gravitational waves getting so much hype?

with all this fancy tech they can only just barely observe two black holes coalescing 14B (light) years away/ago... and the only way they "know" that these are black holes is by back calculating that they must be based on the signal they saw?

I appreciate the awesomeness of verifying that such ripples exists and can be detected, but it's ridiculously insensitive, only barely picking up a massive event. maybe I'm being too pessimistic, but I really don't see this going anywhere beyond an initial "hey we did it" event...

I also think it's cool that they've been waiting for about a decade for an event like this (and the project was started in '92), so they're doing a lot better than SETI, at least

you're being ridiculous
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I guess I just read waaaaaaaaay too many people being like "this is just the first step!" and "I'm just so happy to be alive for this moment - it's something I'll tell my grandkids about"

no and no

but I'm happy they saw the waves from the supposed black holes
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yeah i immediately heard some asswipe on npr conclude his interview by declaring that were now going to have gravity wave harnessed science now or whatever the fuck :lol:
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he probably just reads the MGTOW forum
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CRISPR is a bigger deal for humans, but its sweet to know uncle al was right
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Necrometer wrote:I'm here to piss in the scientific punch as usual - why is the detection of gravitational waves getting so much hype?

with all this fancy tech they can only just barely observe two black holes coalescing 14B (light) years away/ago... and the only way they "know" that these are black holes is by back calculating that they must be based on the signal they saw?

I appreciate the awesomeness of verifying that such ripples exists and can be detected, but it's ridiculously insensitive, only barely picking up a massive event. maybe I'm being too pessimistic, but I really don't see this going anywhere beyond an initial "hey we did it" event...

I also think it's cool that they've been waiting for about a decade for an event like this (and the project was started in '92), so they're doing a lot better than SETI, at least
According to my favourite astrophysics podcast, being able to detect gravitational waves allows us to see the universe with new eyes - it's like when radio telescopy (is that a proper English word? haven't been able to find a translation, sorry) was invented and suddenly we could see a lot more of the universe. We will even be able to see past the veil of the cosmic microwave background - apparently, there are still gravitational waves around caused by the big bang. This shit is indeed absolutely huge.
Also, LIGO started operations in 2002, but they kept improving its sensitivity, and almost immediately after they completed the most important changes in May 2015 they detected gravitational waves. Those fuckers seem to be everywhere.
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I enjoyed those, thanks - this one in particular is :lol:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6Zy_OdeLUg


spinning moon:
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the little tie-fighter thing is the ISS :idea:

satellite view of the zooming eclipse shadow:
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a better link is probably in order, but these jupiter pix are off the charts

http://www.sci-techuniverse.com/2017/11 ... -sent.html
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https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/16/us/p ... -reid.html

so uhhhhhh.. this is fucking incredible!
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