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yikes
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That is the slowest gif in history. I walked away from my computer and came back, and it had only barely hit Mercury.
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Yeah, and there was nothing interesting about the gif animations even near the planets. We'll get you back eventually, RM. :p
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That's the speed of light shown to scale. Kind of surprising, isn't it?
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I knew that time to Earth for light. However those planetary orbits can't be right. They're roughly equally spaced. Mercury would be much closer. I thought it might be a simple CME animation and I was waiting for fireworks when it reached the planets. You let me down, RM. ;)
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Kirk wrote: Yeah, and there was nothing interesting about the gif animations even near the planets. We'll get you back eventually, RM. :p
I downloaded the image, opened it in GraphicConverter, and went one frame back from the beginning.
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LOL @ New Jersey.
I half expected garbage carting agent.
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Kirk wrote: Yeah, and there was nothing interesting about the gif animations even near the planets. We'll get you back eventually, RM. :p
I downloaded the image, opened it in GraphicConverter, and went one frame back from the beginning.

Doesn't that violate causality? :lol:
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Looks like Pariah ought to move to DC!
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Funny though.

Worse is that it could actually happen anyway.
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NZ, of course.
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I would think you could get that thrown out of court.
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For those you know with too much money
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Needs laser beams
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Kirk wrote: Needs laser beams
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They'd sell more with a Fallout theme.
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Are they getting the band back together???
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For those people who were commenting on Health Care, it has been split into it's own topic.

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They're already really common near the surface, but the free market is a lie.
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Remember this star's weird brightness chart obtained by Kepler?

Well, the Bad Astronomer has gotten a preliminary report from SETI and...no detectable radio signals from this star system.

So what does that say about the presence of possible alien mega-structures? Unfortunately, not very much. As I wrote before there is no guarantee that space-faring civilizations would use the radio band. Perhaps they are telepathic and had no need to develop radio communication of any sort.

The Bad Astronomer pointed out that we do know that some stars rotate rapidly and thus are rather oblate, and that this could alter the expected symmetry that a planet would have as it passed in between us and its star. Such oblateness can be paired with considerable alterations in brightness such that a star can have brighter and dimmer patches. We do have good evidence that this star is rotating about once every 0.88 Earth days (as opposed to our Sun's 26-day rotation) so this could partially explain both the asymmetrical light curve AND some of the variability in the other light curve, but this does not explain the intensity in those dips in brightness.
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How about a string-of-pearls of variously sized planetoids?
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