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NASA telescope detects immense cloud
of election-year gas in nearby space

Investor's Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm

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Posted By:SurferLad, 9/30/2012 9:29:18 AM

It's probably just a coincidence. But as the U.S. presidential election campaign moves into its final 36 days of nonstop TV ads, TV talk, pundit palaver and stump blabber, astronomers have just reported discovering an immense halo of hot gas enveloping the entire Milky Way. Seriously. Using an array of instruments, including NASA's amazing Chandra X-Ray Observatory, astronomer teams have detected the mass of gas, as portrayed by an illustrator above. That's the gas cloud in blue and the entire Milky Way in the middle, looking like the tiny Enterprise emerging from a space fog.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: The Other Guy, 9/30/2012 10:06:08 AM     (No. 8900053)

Certainly sounds more likely than global warming. All of the bloviating has to go somewhere.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: veritas, 9/30/2012 10:36:00 AM     (No. 8900104)

I've had to change the batteries in the TV remote twice. I immediately mute the sound the instant those clips of Obama [or some surrogate organization] lying come on.

Batteries are cheaper than a new flat-screen.

The remote's in my hand right now.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: NRA_Forever, 9/30/2012 11:15:49 AM     (No. 8900172)

The following paragraph from the above article makes no sense: "Now, the Milky Way by galactic standards is not all that large. It only has somewhere between 200 billion and 400 billion galaxies like our own with the Sun and Mercury, Venus and Mars etc"

I think they were trying to refer to the 200-400 billion STARS in our Milky Way galaxy.

They bollixed that one up pretty good.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: veritas, 9/30/2012 11:59:52 AM     (No. 8900226)

#3 is correct..

The Milky Way is in fact a rather large galaxy of 200 to 250 billion stars [best current estimates]. Typical galaxies are 100 billion stars. 100 billion is still a huge, huge number.

But since even "Science" Channel programs are shot-through with inexcusable errors [after the script goes through writers, editors, and the narrator; I can't assume, from their record, that they use technical or scientific consultants], this level of work is of a piece with the work of the "specialists." Sigh.



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Reply 5 - Posted by: ladydawgfan, 9/30/2012 12:04:28 PM     (No. 8900232)

I do the same thing as #2. As soon as I hear "I'm Bamboozle O'Butthead and I approve this message," I grab the remote and say "I'm (Ladydawgfan) and I'm muting your Lying Arse Dog Self!!!". I also have a foam brick to throw at the screen. It was originally bought with football in mind, but it also works for the election commercials as well.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Grambo, 9/30/2012 12:19:34 PM     (No. 8900260)

As a recovering scientist, I applaud #’s 3 and 4; you give me hope.

#5, I gotta get me one of them foam bricks. You’d make a lotta money on eBay with those.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: snakeoil, 9/30/2012 1:39:44 PM     (No. 8900364)

Aside from the lame and predictable jokes about politics, the most interesting thing is this may throw a monkey wrench into modern cosmology. Hubble's measurement of the expanding universe could be wrong if this cloud causes a red shift. The Big Bang may not have occurred. Fred Hoyle may have been exonerated. I don't know what I'm talking about. But the important thing is neither do the cosmologists. So believe what you want to believe. Nobody knows anything about the remote past. And never will.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: rosefenn, 9/30/2012 1:48:00 PM     (No. 8900373)

Just make up your own joke here.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: steph_gray, 9/30/2012 3:49:07 PM     (No. 8900557)

This election is so serious that attempts at humor that may have succeeded in lighter years can't penetrate - the cloud.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: veritas, 9/30/2012 6:43:57 PM     (No. 8900833)

#6: Thank you. I'm genetically incapable of incuriosity. Long ago, my school had a planetarium and a cyclotron. My high school. And our guys made radioisotopes after school on contract to the Heart Association. How's that? "Rerum causas cognosceri" was written on my bones before I ever heard of Latin. Learning to me is like water to fish -- learning about almost everything.

But get the foam brick with the rounded corners, or you'll put your eye out.

#7: IMHO, it's dark matter and dark energy that have opened, perhaps, a whole new book on cosmology. I'd say we're far from adopting "cosmology according to Hoyle," and that we should simply apply the same caution that should always be kept in mind. And yes, as far as we can know now, there's no way information about anything pre-Big Bang can come to us -- if there was anything at all pre-BB. Good post.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: 4Justice, 9/30/2012 7:07:07 PM     (No. 8900858)

I don't know...I always believed that after we die, we will be able to know everything. So, we may not know about Pre-BB stuff in this lifetime, but maybe afterwards we will! LOL

I do love knowledge too. We never had cool scientific stuff at our school though...

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