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Speaking of shuttles, I still remember the day the Challenger exploded.  January 28th, 1986.  I was in 8th grade science class when our teacher wheeled in a TV cart, all excited, saying we were going to watch the shuttle launch.  We watched it.  About a minute fifteen later, boom.  You could have heard a pin drop in the classroom.  After about five minutes I remember looking at my teacher -- funny, I forget his name but remember his face -- and he had a tear in his eye and said "That's the damnedest thing I've ever seen." 

Sad day.

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Yeah, sad. Very. But me it was Columbia... Sh's been the first man created Spaceship to surf in Orbit. And for a Space and Sci-Fi fan like me that was a dream that came true. So I cried for weeks when it happened and I'm actually doing the same reminding it.

That's the disaster that has marked my brain the most of everything that happened along with Hiroshima. I'll never forget that day and leave a comment on Columbia NASA's page every year the 1rst of February.

I still dream she was here. roll
I loved the chick.

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OK, this is a Cracked article, but it has some way funky-nifty star info.

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science

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^^ Nice!

NASA employee and physicist Harold White is re-designing the Alcubierre Drive (a supposed loophole in Einstein's General theory for a hypothetical spaceship with Warp Drive). I thought this was an interesting piece which summed up the main ideas behind it quite clearly: http://beforeitsnews.com/space/2013/05/ … m=facebook

The video featured in the article is cool too.

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"Negative Energy" to power the Warp Drive. Sounds cool. But where do you get it?

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getken wrote:

"Negative Energy" to power the Warp Drive. Sounds cool. But where do you get it?

Get a bunch a volunteers in the lab, and tell them to think "really negatively". Then collect the energy. big_smile

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^^They keep it on the same shelf as all the monopole magnets.

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Ahhh freaking Hubble is the most Badass of them all. Dude discovered more cool stuff these days.
HUBBLE FOR PRESIDENT!!! lol

http://www.nasa.gov/press/2013/septembe … jHf1dJWzlU

http://www.nasa.gov/sites/default/files/files/p1336aw.jpg

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^^^^^^ (?)
Negative energy is also called 'exotic energy.'  Not quite anti-matter, more like the 'missing mass' of the galaxy, but also... you go read the math!

It's stuff that's left over from the Bangin' of the Biggun, or stuff you can make in CERN at about 4 atoms per year.  When CERN is actually running.

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^^^
Speaking of CERN, their site is quite something...

http://home.web.cern.ch/

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Mwahahaha

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BT9FtkPIUAAX3ij.jpg

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She is very cool...

Why Everyone F*cking Loves Science — and Elise Andrew

http://mashable.com/2013/09/11/elise-an … e-science/

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A neat little article giving some information on the formation of Edward Lorenz's Chaos Theory:
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic … s_by_storm

In addition to that, here's a couple of cool memes on the more philosophical implications of science:

http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii597/creaturekillswell/Pantheism_zps7b7f4a6b.jpg

http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii597/creaturekillswell/ADeeplyReligiousMan_zps5c941f3b.jpg

http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii597/creaturekillswell/CarlSaganQuote_zps4ecb0727.jpg

http://i1261.photobucket.com/albums/ii597/creaturekillswell/WeAreAllConnected_zps588b87c2.jpg

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^^^
Very nice stuff man. And I'll add this.
We're stars. big_smile

http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l2exvzTG0m1qbtjkwo1_r1_500.png

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Dark Energy just RULES!!! big_smile
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/1 … 53482.html

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1361544/thumbs/n-DARK-ENERGY-SURVEY-large570.jpg?7

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^ Interesting, thanks for sharing! DEC is one badass camera...it's already taken some pretty glorious shots back in late 2012.

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^^^
Yes, a very powerful one indeed. But hey, my favorite cam EVER is my buddy Hubble.

He rules all!!! smile

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kXnPunk wrote:

^^^
Yes, a very powerful one indeed. But hey, my favorite cam EVER is my buddy Hubble.

He rules all!!! smile

Oh, of course. Gotta give it up for Hubble, man. The images that it has produced over the years have been incredibly inspiring and breathtaking, to say the least!

"Top 20 Hubble Space Telescope Images" according to The Guardian.
http://www.theguardian.com/science/gall … ope-images

Despite all the bad shit that goes on in this world, at least we have Hubble to provide us some relief by shining a light on our greater reality. Which is humbling.

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^^^
Absolutely agree sir.

BUT NOW THIS IS JUST ASTOUNDING AND CRAZY MAD AS H3LL!!!

They found Han Solo on Mercury.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/1 … 48989.html

http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1360056/thumbs/o-HAN-SOLO-MERCURY-570.jpg?6

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A new theory on the origin of the cosmos pertaining to the collapse of 4-D stars:

http://phys.org/news/2013-09-goodbye-bi … heory.html

Pretty interesting idea!

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^^^
That's definitely a very cool idea.

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Neat idea, but I'm not seeing "Goodbye Big Bang," really.

To be honest I did not read the full 2,000 page paper.  But from what I gather from this and other articles I've read, they're just replacing a singularity with a 4D star + a brane.  The math is different, but macro-wise, I'm not seeing much of a difference.

I guess I'm not liking the title more than anything else.  <shrugs>

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^ Yeah, I agree with you on the title, Azzy. I think it's just meant to be an attention grabber of the more sensational kind. The Big Bang Theory has yet to truly be shaken (if it will indeed ever be shook tongue ).

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Oh Lordy, is there anything weird and/or stupid I can't find?

https://lh3.ggpht.com/fHfjZsKi6nb6326BYuafXRntcNnn5tbv-HUBijfBYq1bMAKFJUSECENo0tR3oh6eOnum=w300