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Yeah, I'm sure you miss debating with him in such a funny way. lol

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Yeah, I miss ol' Azzy. He needs to get back here for two reasons:
1) to kick spammer butt
2) to help me understand science big_smile

I'm currently tossing around the idea of gravity...that mysterious, very weak force (in comparison to other three - electromagnetic, strong force, weak force) in our universe. Like,
does matter cause gravity, as postulated by Einstein? Is it an object's matter that bends spacetime, creating the phenomena of orbits and the "pulling sensation" on our bodies here on Earth?

Even better, what is the causal relation between matter and gravity? How exactly does matter create gravity...we only see the affects. And where do the gravitons (particles of which are supposed to be mass-less) come into this equation?

Like Lon, I am also not a "science guy". I sure would like to learn as much as I am capable of, though.

Edit - Ooh, just found a website which sheds some light on some of these amateur questions:
http://www.simplegravity.com/

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Where is Azzy?

Kid, read "String Theory for Dummies"

and for no particular reason...

http://crazylocalhost.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/63842_464438993622178_266749706_n.jpg

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^ I would, but I've already determined that I will always refuse to read any book whose title ends with "for Dummies" or begins with "An Idiot's Guide To...". My ego just won't allow that kind of recognition. tongue

And if I ever get a new kitty...I'm definitely naming it Schrodinger. big_smile
Whenever he goes missing, I'll have to contemplate whether or not he's alive or dead. Until I find him, that is.

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@ The Creature, I thought the same thing about dummy books until I tried to understand string theory.  sad

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The only theory I follow is Big Bang Theory.
Oh, and Anarchy too, of course. lol

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What's so hard to understand about String Theory?  It's the theory of ropes, yarn and other such items used to tie things together.

Jeez, Pam.  Crack a book.

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Well yes, definitely... smile

http://media-cache-ec3.pinimg.com/550x/e2/50/03/e250035ff5f4a31aa260a1e9a5745ea4.jpg

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LoudLon wrote:

What's so hard to understand about String Theory?  It's the theory of ropes, yarn and other such items used to tie things together.

Jeez, Pam.  Crack a book.

Just ask Mistress. tongue lol

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^^^ I'm sure she would know. lol

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Holy H3LL, girl's very far from her sun it's nuts!!!

Hubble Uncovers Evidence of Farthest Planet Forming From Its Star
http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2013/ju … lanet.html

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The international Space Station with the moon in the background. Looks like the Starship Enterprise!

http://i1280.photobucket.com/albums/a490/Ken_Willinger/936413_685666424796147_367669508_n_zps1a88c0f9.jpg

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Oh woah. It surely does. O_O
Stunning picture!!! Downloaded into my Space Picz folder which over the years is starting to have quite a huge bunch of them, 3 thousand something. Thanks.

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I've been thinking about some of the well-known names of science popularization. Carl Sagan, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Bill Nye 'the Science Guy', Richard Dawkins, Stephen Hawking, Michio Kaku, and a few others. These people are very much like 'The Avengers' of science. I think it would cool if someone decided to do a comic book mini-series featuring these guys...just for us nerds. That would be something wickedly cool to see, in my opinion.

For further elaboration, Neil deGrasse Tyson appearing in a comic (which I haven't read, but would like to):

http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii597/creaturekillswell/NeilTysonampSuperman_zpsa98460dd.jpeg

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^^^
Oh yes, that would be a true blast.

On another note, this is just beautiful: Billion Pixels view of Mars by King Curiosity that rules. Damn I love this little guy. smile
http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/spaceimages/det … d=pia16919

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^ I have affection for the little dude too. His Twitter account (which I believe you've mentioned in this thread before) is also very entertaining. There are few things cooler than a personalized, anthropomorphic and adventurous robot with a sense of humor to boot!

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^^^
Yeah the dude is HILARIOUS!!!

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Here is an interesting one-  the universe may not be expanding, but rather time is slowing down.  Eventually we'll all freeze- hopefully not while masturbating to a Uwe Boll film, lol .

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^^^
MWAHAHAHA
No idea why but Bloodrayne comes to my mind. big_smile

Interesting article. Thanks.

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Man Voyager found a new region which is VERY weird. Not even the NASA understand what that thing is.
http://voyager.jpl.nasa.gov/news/voyage … egion.html

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^^
"Here be space dragons."

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^^^
They should make a movie based on that. It'd ROCK!!! big_smile

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http://www.futuredude.com/sorry-hoaxers … -the-moon/

Damn been a while I know that, been born in 1969 the Apollo 11 year so I've always believed. big_smile

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Interstellar spaceflight dreams that may very well become reality within the next century or two (given humanity does not self-destruct by then).

http://www.space.com/21789-interstellar … pid=514630

I like the idea of an anti-matter engine myself. Matter and anti-matter annihilate each other, create an explosion that is harnessed into a propulsion system and woopie! It's the starship Enterprise (or does the Enterprise use only Warp Drive? I'm not really a Trekkie, though I like TOS and The Next Generation). Though perhaps an anti-matter engine is too quixotic.

A ramjet fusion engine may just be the way to go too. Hydrogen, the most abundant element in the universe, would make for an inexhaustible fuel source. Collect the hydrogen, heat it to millions of degrees for it to fuse and then release the great energy of a thermonuclear reaction! Thus off we go...where no man has gone before.

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Fusion is nice but it's still a loss of energy, ah well loose to gain. roll

Been thinking since a damn long time about this blaster engine problem and to me imy phenomenal idea is the best there is.

Picture this.
Comets move maybe not indefinitely but a crazy long time so go, build a spherical container  with a sliding door, door open just a bit = slow, door wide open = full freaking crazy fast speed which you strap to a body with wings and like 4 or 6 Reactors just to give the Comet engine enough speed. And ride on baby ride on.

But H3LL when are they gonna realize it'd rock. A few liters of Krosene for the speed gain blasters and you're on your way. Yeah I know, it's twisted but still would be the solution I think. I should sell that idea to the NASA asking to be paid with Space travel trips only. lol

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