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geometric storms spotted at jupiter's poles by juno spacecraft

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river in iceland

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That's almost as creepy as the guy who died from inhaling fungus from his bagpipes for decades.
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Well that thing is

big.
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obvs wrote: Well that thing is

freaking enormous.


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that's what she said
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An 84-year-old man in Ireland stunned doctors …

… and drank alcohol rarely."

That's called 'burying the lead'.
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the source called it "spin force", I don't think that's a thing

a comment said it's a magnetic toy/thing you can buy
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maurvir wrote: Image


an amazing photo essay, thanks for posting it
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The Bad Astronomer on how astronomers are finding data for EXOcomets:

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...that is: comets in star systems outside of the Solar System.

The "fang-like" dips in a star's light differ considerably from light curves of planets. Planetary shadows have a characteristic curve where there is relatively fast drop in the star's brightness, followed by a relatively flat-bottomed portion, then an equally fast restoration of the star's brightness to "normal" such as this for Kepler-10b:

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And the authors of this paper on these examples pointed out that there was another paper published in 1998 which predicted that we could possibly see such fang-shaped light curves specifically because of comets.
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There was a guy here in town that used to set up a nice telescope by the river-side walking path every Tuesday evening all summer long. He would have it pointed to a different stellar object every week.
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I can see

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It looks like there's a storm below Uranus. It's spinning in the opposite direction.
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obvs wrote: It looks like there's a storm below Uranus. It's spinning in the opposite direction.

There's a spray for that.
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damn Master Control Program is everywhere
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Nomizo Falls / Kameiwa Cave

Chiba, Japan
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Err they can do that cheaper with just a sniff

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I did not want to see that. They're getting rid of them for a reason.
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Volcano eruption time lapse, Chile 2015

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Uranium in a cloud chamber that has been cooled to -30C and saturated with alcohol vapor
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pan, a moon of saturn, as seen from newly-processed cassini data ... it resides in a narrow gap in saturn's rings and is considered to be a "shepherd" moon, keeping the rings stable

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For now, we're safe from AI taking over the world

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Unless it's a different kind of "door", We all saw Interstellar, right?
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full of stars
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