DailyDirt: Distant Discoveries

from the urls-we-dig-up dept

Astronomers are constantly discovering new phenomena (or really, really old stuff, depending on how you look at it) all the time. There is simply a lot of stuff in the universe and we're not going to ever finish looking at all of it. A sizable chunk of the cosmos isn't even observable to us. But it's still fascinating to try to catalog everything out there. Here are just a few discoveries keeping astronomers busy these days. By the way, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    Bat outta telle, Feb 8th, 2011 @ 5:29pm

    Yeah, here's something from StumbleUpon about TechDirt's partner Federated Media:

    http://jessicagottlieb.com/2010/05/federated-media-business-practices/

     

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    Jaws4theRevenge (profile), Feb 8th, 2011 @ 5:58pm

    Dat Indian Supreme Court Ruling!

    That's basically taking a shitty stick and rubbing it all over legitimate Indian scientists - the ones that haven't emigrated anyway.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 8th, 2011 @ 6:14pm

    "The court had in 2004 also directed the universities to consider if astrology science can be added to the syllabus."
    (from the link)

    So where do I get my astrology degree. I want to get at least a masters. Then I can put it on my job application.

     

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    TDR, Feb 8th, 2011 @ 7:03pm

    www.reasons.org

    Full of interesting facts and information pertaining to astronomy, astrophysics, geophysics, molecular biology, and more.

     

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    Jaws4theRevenge (profile), Feb 8th, 2011 @ 7:03pm

    Re:

    "I spent five years of my life on made-up bullshit. Imagine how much time I'll spend on things that are real! That could be your real stuff I'm spending time on!"

     

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    Jaws4theRevenge (profile), Feb 8th, 2011 @ 7:04pm

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    That site has already confused Evolution with Abiogenesis on the home page. Tab closed.

     

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    Pixelation, Feb 8th, 2011 @ 9:15pm

    I definitely enjoyed participating with Galaxy Zoo when it started. What a cool idea that is!
    Now if only we could get more accurate measurements of distance when it comes to this stuff.

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Feb 8th, 2011 @ 9:58pm

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    Yup... Looking forward to the James Webb Telescope going up in a few years.

    But maybe microsatellites will be cheap and plentiful enough to create a huge network of mini-hubbles in LEO by then...?

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Feb 9th, 2011 @ 7:49am

    All nice, but how do these news affect me if I am a Capricorn? /sarcasm

     

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    Pixelation, Feb 9th, 2011 @ 8:17am

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    I'm looking forward to that too.

    The mini-hubbles idea is an interesting one, it would be a very large array...

     

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    TheBigH (profile), Feb 9th, 2011 @ 1:42pm

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    I'd like to see two radio telescopes at Earth's leading and trailing Lagrange points. Imagine a baseline 1.73AU long. *drool*

     

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