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THE Solar System Thread (merged)

What the end of the world REALY looks like

Unread postby Viper » Fri 24 Sep 2004, 09:44:44

Keep in mind that these are NOT galaxies, THESE ARE GALAXY CLUSTERS!

Each of these clusters contains millions of galaxies. Needless to say that anything in any of those galaxies has been totally fried.

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galaxy clusters that collided like two high-pressure weather fronts and created hurricane-like conditions, tossing galaxies far from their paths and churning shock waves of 100-million-degree gas through intergalactic space.


Worry about oil??? Geesh.

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Unread postby born2respawn » Fri 24 Sep 2004, 10:02:47

Kerrrrunch!
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Unread postby Permanently_Baffled » Fri 24 Sep 2004, 10:04:31

actually this would be the best way for the human race to be destroyed as you wouldn't know much about it as you are melted in a instant!
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Unread postby Viper » Fri 24 Sep 2004, 10:44:09

But yes, it does kind of put our problems in perspective.
Relax, we're all gonna die anyway.


Not only will we die, but eventually all traces of our ever having existed will be wiped clean as well. Humanity will be gone, and nobody will have noticed.

Kinda liberating, ain't it?

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Unread postby Specop_007 » Fri 24 Sep 2004, 11:20:05

That seems a rare event.
But our sun collapsing is a definate fact of life. Our sun WILL burn out. Course, before it does it will expand large enough to probably swallow the Earth. So no worries, befire we lose our light we'll be incinerated by it.

So, run up those credit cards and Peak Oil be damned!! We're gonna die!
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Unread postby Licho » Tue 28 Sep 2004, 17:27:09

Galaxies collide all the time, our own galaxy is on collision course with Andromeda galaxy, and is scheduled to "crash" in 5 billion years :-)

And permanently baffled - this event must be spread in time across many thousands or millions of years, it's all moving by just fractions of speed of light. So it's not "sudden" death.. Millions of civilizations that are inhabiting all these galaxies all know ahead what's prepared for them..
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Unread postby budeone » Tue 28 Sep 2004, 17:30:35

Millions of civilizations that are inhabiting all these galaxies all know ahead what's prepared for them..



You said it!

They are all over the place.
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Unread postby jrob8503 » Tue 28 Sep 2004, 18:09:46

Maybe these civilizations can help us solve our energy problem.

We come in peace.
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Unread postby Josephus » Thu 30 Sep 2004, 18:08:54

I don't think my insurance covers that.
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Unread postby Specop_007 » Thu 30 Sep 2004, 20:54:54

Its the goddamned zombies that have me worried. :shock: 8O
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Unread postby Terran » Thu 30 Sep 2004, 23:37:18

Our sun will burn out before they collide. Who knows if we ever live that long, we may find our way around this.
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Unread postby larrydallas » Fri 01 Oct 2004, 17:35:55

I did not major in that are but took an introductory class in geology where we had a crackpot professor who hated the school. He always told us about doom and death plus how we will all die. That is a fact of life but he reminded everyone about it 3 times per class 3 times per week.

Anyway, he did say something about the sun expanding and buring earth but he was more leaning towards a theory that the earth's rotation is slowing down daily. I forgot how long he said it would take for the rotation on the axis to stop but he said such a stop would result in -200 degrees on the shady side of the earth and +150 degrees with famine and drought on the sunny side. Of course a mass die off would occur when the rotation went from roughly 24 hours to say 1 week which would be thousands or maybe millions of years prior to total stopage.

Actually, plant life would probably start to fail once about a 36 hour day started as rotation slowed. Once the plants die everything dies.
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THE Solar System Thread (merged)

Unread postby EnergySpin » Sun 31 Jul 2005, 13:42:53

For what is worth ... our solar system has 10 planets now.
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It is theorized that the planetary level intelligence of the 9 uninhabited planets is larger than the intelligence found in the 3rd planet of the solar system. :wink:
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Unread postby KiddieKorral » Sun 31 Jul 2005, 14:28:51

Wasn't there another 10th planet announced about a year ago? What happened to that?
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Unread postby EnergySpin » Sun 31 Jul 2005, 15:05:25

KiddieKorral wrote:Wasn't there another 10th planet announced about a year ago? What happened to that?

Same planet ... that object was discovered in 2003. To prove that it is a planet or not, one has to prove that is moves and also get a limit on its size. The measurements (i.e. size : a litl' bit larger than Pluto, movement) were obtained in January of this year. They sent it to the journal, revisions etc, it got published in a peer reviewed journal, BBC gets the story. It took 15 months to verify the finding though.
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Unread postby julianj » Sun 31 Jul 2005, 17:38:10

Beofre I'd heard of PO I'd be excited. Now I'm unmoved. The only pedantic satisfaction I can get out of this is in Pub Quizzes where I can argue with the quizmaster, who won't have heard of 2003 UB313 and will anachronistically insist there are 9 planets in the solar system.

Still keeps me off the streets....ooops, no, hanging around here keeps me off the streets..... :)
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Unread postby Omnitir » Sun 31 Jul 2005, 18:55:25

Actually, astronomers are still undecided on what constitutes a planet. Our solar system is surrounded by a mass of asteroids known as the Kupler belt. There could be any number of planet-sized asteroids in the belt, but they technically are not planets.

As far as I’m concerned, there are actually only 8 planets. The 4 inner rocky planets, and the 4 outer gas giants. Beyond that, I don’t agree with the notion that large asteroids pulled into solar orbit should be classified as planets. I consider Pluto and this new discovery to be large asteroids caught in orbit, not planets. I consider Mars to be the outer-most rocky planet.
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Unread postby basketballjones » Sun 31 Jul 2005, 19:52:03

the scientists who are in the 'what constitutes' a planet camp are probably just a bit green that they didn't discover this planet :)

It's larger than pluto which has been classified a planet for 70+ years.
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Unread postby BorneoRagnarok » Sun 31 Jul 2005, 20:44:30

No....... Nibiru is coming. Earth will have pole shift AGAIN....
Nostradamus is correct we are doomed.
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Unread postby agmart » Sun 31 Jul 2005, 21:42:56

I read there is methane ice on the surface of the new planet. We're saved! :P
All we have to do is go out there and get it. I wonder what the EROEI invested would be. 8O
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