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Old 08-24-2007, 04:25 PM   #16
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I've done a fair bit of astronomy, it's quite interesting indeed, of course cosmologists have a tendency for having quotes that creationists take in the most base fashion.
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So what's this about the big black hole they found in the universe?

I follow space science as much as I can

there is only so much we are able to comprehend

I recently watched a BBC science program
and the multi verse theory makes the most sense

also the brane (as in membrane) theories may be in the right direction

the big bang suggest something from nothing

more likely two branes colliding that spewed out what we call our universe

a thousand years ago other galaxies did not exist (because we could not comprehend them)

what did exist in space, God and the angels and Heaven, it is in the Bible

All the scriptures say that is what is in space
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I think it's wildly fascinating. I love the pictures from the telescopes. I read up on the articles, but I honestly don't understand much. All I know is it's huge, fascinating and we know almost nothing about it. Blakholes, wormholes, dimensions, dark matter, space dust, speed of light . I love it all.
Same here. I am fascinated by it all, but my ability to grasp it has very finite limits. Still, any new discovery, an eclipse, meteor showers, etc, all still excite me greatly.
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One of my goals in life is to see Aurora Borealis
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In case anyone didn't know, Google Earth just came out with an update that has a new feature called Sky. Instead of looking at the Earth you can now zoom into outer space and surf the heavens! It's really cool.

http://earth.google.com/sky/skyedu.html
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In case anyone didn't know, Google Earth just came out with an update that has a new feature called Sky. Instead of looking at the Earth you can now zoom into outer space and surf the heavens! It's really cool.

http://earth.google.com/sky/skyedu.html
Awesome, I hadn't heard!

Is there anything cooler on the Internet than Google Earth?!

I'm gonna go look for life on other planets!
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I don't like to think about it. My brain ends up hurting.
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I've always loved Astronomy! at least ever since I studied about red giants, white dwarfs, black holes and so on in 10th grade. Was kinda thinking at some point about how it would be as a career option, but wasn't sure if there were enough opportunities in such a heavily research oriented field! Plus it would have been heavy on Physics, a subject which is okay but not one of my strengths!
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One of my goals in life is to see Aurora Borealis
Same.


Road trip in order?
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sorry, i couldn't help myself

Whenever life gets you down, Mrs. Brown, and things seem hard
or tough.
and people are stupid, obnoxious or daft,
and you feel that you've had quite enouuuuuuuuugh...

Just
re-
member that your standing on a planet that's evolving,
and revolving at nine hundred miles an hour...
That's orbiting at ninety miles a second, so it's reckoned,
the sun that is the source of all our power.
The sun and you and me, and all the stars that we can see,
are moving at a million miles a day.
in an outer spiral-arm at forty thousand miles an hour
of the galaxy we call the Milky Way.

Our galaxy itself contains a hundred billion stars,
it's a hundred thousand lightyears side to side.
It bulges in the middle, sixteen thousand lightyears thick,
but out by us it's just three thousand lightyears wide.
We're thirty thousand lightyears from galactic central point,
we go 'round every two hundred million years.
And our galaxy is only one of millions of billions,
in this amazing and expanding universe.

The universe itself keeps on expanding and expanding,
in all of the directions it can whiz.
As fast as it can go, that's the speed of light you know;
twelve million miles a minute, that's the fastest speed there is.
So remember when your feeling very small and insecure,
how amazingly unlikely is your birth,
and pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space,
'cause there's bugger-all down here on earth!
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One of my goals in life is to see Aurora Borealis
Aurora Borealis. Aurora Borealis!
At this time of day.
At this time of year.
Localised entirely within your kitchen.
Yes!
May I see it?
No.





No it's good to see people are interested in it. It does make your head hurt though. Black holes I find very interesting. Did they find one at the centre or something someone said earlier?

Apparently when black holes and white holes join they create 'wormholes' which are apparently the key to time travel.
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They found a large region of space that is devoid of matter, that is an anomaly, the things that can blow old theories to hell and drive the investigations that lead to new ones.

I'm just primed for New Horizons to visit pluto, see you 2015 folks.
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Same.


Road trip in order?

YES!!!
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They found a large region of space that is devoid of matter, that is an anomaly, the things that can blow old theories to hell and drive the investigations that lead to new ones.

Wow!! So they assume its a supermassive black hole?
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