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It does neutralize the acid in the process, though. I believe you get calcium sulfate, CO2 gas, and water. This would actually be a net improvement, though it might take a while to clear sufficient amounts from the atmosphere to be noticeable. Unfortunately, it would possibly increase the amount of free CO2 for a while.

Kind of a pipe dream anyway, though. You would have to work on a truly enormous scale to tilt the balance even a little, and even then, the landscape isn't exactly inviting.

I think the precipitate should absorb the atmospheric carbon and upon settling dissolve to release a water byproduct. The continued introduction of this imaginary precipitate would still lessen the atmospheric carbon dioxide. The sulfuric acid would dilute. Ideally the imaginary limestone-like precipitate would be created from the compounds already in the atmosphere, just needing some small catalyst to get it going.

I think a lot more study needs done before I'd be willing to support interference in planetary processes. We've already stick fiddled up things here on earth; no need to replicate that elsewhere.
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You say 'patato', I say 'potato'?
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1) this is a cool story, and
2) THIS is why you vaccinate your kids.
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Sometimes that happens. It's always awesome when it does.
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pretty amazing, it would blow my mind to witness it in person
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TOS posted:
pretty amazing, it would blow my mind to witness it in person

I've never seen that but I have seen the sun set twice a handful of times.
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pretty amazing, it would blow my mind to witness it in person

I've never seen that but I have seen the sun set twice a handful of times.
Really? I am kind of surprised that both of you have never seen it.

It's typical for sunsets in Albuquerque.
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S66-54706 (14 Sept. 1966) Western half of Australia, including the coastline from Perth to Port Darwin, looking west, as seen from the Gemini 11 spacecraft during its 26th revolution of Earth. Photograph was made while the spacecraft was at a record-high apogee of 740 nautical miles. Taken with a modified 70mm Hasselblad camera, using Eastman Kodak, Ektachrome, MS (S.O. 368) color film. Photo credit: Pete Conrad/NASA

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i love those old space photos ... there's just something about them i find incredibly moving
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wouldn't you die from all the noxious gasses those things vent off?
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He's got the high ground. He'll be fine.
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He fell over right after shot was made.
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Not enough meat to even bother
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Well, at least it's not a scorpion.
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they knew it was a tiger when they climbed on board
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they prolly know there's some good fly dinners to be had on that stinky old bastard
Earliest evidence of a planetary system outside the Solar System found on 1917 photographic plate of a star's spectrum:

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Of course those astronomers of that time had no idea that more current understanding of spectra would give insight to the possibility of exoplanets.
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"Mysterious Void Discovered in Egypt's Great Pyramid":

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Hrumph. The missing caption not included with the above pic describes how a muon detector (black dot) found the "chamber" (the zone marked with diagonal lines).

BUT before you bring in that "But it was aliens" guy, do note: this method has merely detected that the chamber is not solid stone. This can mean that it is filled with sand and trash that would have been totally sealed by the remaining portion of the Great Pyramid. It still could be a treasure trove for archeologists.
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sealed with slave corpses
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sealed with slave corpses

No, NO, NO!

Obviously it was filled with grain (Ben Carson).
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DEyncourt posted:
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sealed with slave corpses

No, NO, NO!

Obviously it was filled with grain (Ben Carson).


well, somebody was going to say that... but it was aliens :p
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