?

Log in

No account? Create an account
ps - The Villages

hutch0
Date: 2008-09-15 23:01
Subject: ps
Security: Public
Location:the utility room in the sky
Mood:impressedimpressed
Music:david essex
I've been a bit cut off from the news (although I did manage to see the Italian Grand Prix, and it was a mighty thing) for the past few days, but while I was trying to catch up this evening I saw that astronomers believe they've got the first photo of a planet orbiting another star. Cor.
Post A Comment | 8 Comments | | Link






User: sarcobatus
Date: 2008-09-15 22:33 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Very exciting! Thanks for posting this article.
Reply | Thread | Link



hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-09-17 22:11 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It's just a great sense of wonder thing, isn't it?
Reply | Parent | Thread | Link



User: sarcobatus
Date: 2008-09-18 00:24 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It is.

Check this out:

<http://gizmodo.com/5049896/hubble-finds-unidentified-object-in-space>

Courtesy of <http://pgtremblay.livejournal.com/297767.html>
Reply | Parent | Thread | Link



hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-09-19 22:28 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I know, I saw that too, and I went `Ooh.' The thought that it might be eleven billion light years away (and therefore went on and off eleven billion years ago - and someone was watching at just the right moment) boggles the mind somewhat (my concept of distance goes: one mile, five miles, ten miles, too far to walk, an unacceptable distance by train) The media over here called it a `sprite,' which I think is perfectly reasonable. I love this kind of stuff.
Reply | Parent | Thread | Link



User: sarcobatus
Date: 2008-09-20 14:48 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
"Sprite", I like that. I get a spiritual high thinking about this stuff.
Reply | Parent | Thread | Link



hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-09-20 23:50 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I don't know whether I get a spiritual high from it. I just love it when the Universe does something like this. Obviously there's a proper scientific explanation for this thing, whatever it was. We just have absolutely no idea what the explanation is. Eleven billion light years... *shakes head in amazement*
Reply | Parent | Thread | Link



User: sarcobatus
Date: 2008-09-21 02:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
There is indeed a scientific explanation for the phenomenon, as there is for everything. It's the science that gets me high, the way everything works so perfectly, the mystery of it. I'm one of those weirdos who believes in other dimensions -- that this is not the whole cigar, so to speak. When I first read about the big bang theory I almost wept with joy. In fact, I think I did weep. And electron sharing, now there's a wonder; and positrons. Yes, it's pretty amazing, and exciting.
Reply | Parent | Thread | Link



hutch0
User: hutch0
Date: 2008-09-21 21:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
If you like that kind of stuff, you'll love String Theory. And quantum entanglement.
Reply | Parent | Thread | Link



browse
the villages
the links
December 2013
the promo