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    Cool Infographs about Science, the Universe and other cool stuff.

    I think these are called infographs.

    I'm always amazed by them, but then forget the info instantly. Too many chemicals in my teens and 20's.



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    Brown dwarfs, I think. What an experience that will be whenever humanity manages to do it.



    Interestingly, it is guessed that the most common type of rain or precipitation in the our Solar System isn't wat rain, but Diamonds. It is calculated that at least 4 planets rain diamonds - Jupiter, Saturn, Neptune and Uranus. I believe it is due to the the carbon in the atmosphere being put under such immense pressure that it is turned into diamonds.























    I love that last part.

    Like the quest to conquer Mount Everest, I wonder who will be the first to conquer Olympus Mons, and when.


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    Now we are talking the same language.. I love Science and studying the Universe, I find it fascinating.

    From memory (not google) so don't quote me:

    99 % of the matter in our solar system is comprised of our Sun.
    There are more stars in our universe, than particles of sand on every beach on earth.
    Eventually, our sun will grow so large as to envelop the earth - hence we must find a new planet for our species survival.
    Then again, we are such a contemptuous, evil, parasitic species, it's probably best for our buddies in the sky, that we go extinct...

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    This may actually not too off in the future.

    I saw a tidal energy farm being built in Scotland I think. Very similar to the rotors you see in a windfarm, but embedded into the seabed in a highly tidal part of the coast.

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    ^ Oil companies have too much to lose, to allow alternate forms of energy to become commercially viable...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auroria View Post
    how many watts ? 40w ? most posting here are like low cost 8w bulbs

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    That's 880 km/s if my calculation is correct.

    Or 52,800 km per minute.

    Or 3,168,000 kph.


    And I then get a ticket for adding 60kph to it.

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    I think we are the only Science geeks/buffs on here mate...

    The rest of the mob are more interested in muff diving, prostate herbs, lady boys & sausages...

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    Not to worry. To each their own.

    I will add them daily, if for nothing else as a place for me to keep them, lest I immediately forget the info.
    Last edited by Auroria; 25-11-2016 at 10:15 AM.

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    ^^^That graphic reminds me of The Universe Song.


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    I really like that one. So many people consider things such as weight and time as constant. When in fact they are anything but.

    If 100kg on Earth, you would weigh 6kg on Phobos, or 2.7 tonnes on the Sun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auroria View Post
    Not to worry. To each their own.

    I will add them daily, if for nothing else as a place for me to keep them, lest I immediately forget the info.
    This is a good thread, plenty of mind boggling facts. Makes us realize how insignificant we are in the universe. Keep them coming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auroria
    So many people consider things such as weight and time as constant.
    Time is constant when your watch stops.



    Quote Originally Posted by Auroria
    If 100kg on Earth, you would weigh 6kg on Phobos, or 2.7 tonnes on the Sun.
    100Kg is a measure of mass not weight. You would still be 100Kg fat bastard on phobos.



    A potato is also the result of 3.8 billion years of evolution so be a sofa-lounging mouse potato with pride.

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    Great stuff Auroria din't bore all us

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looper View Post
    100Kg is a measure of mass not weight. You would still be 100Kg fat bastard on phobos.
    There's always a smartypants.

    Yes, I should have said Newtons not KG.

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    Space ... the Final Frontier

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    Stars forming in small protrusions from the Eagle Nebula




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    There are some enormous stars out there which make our sun look very small.




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    Although I must admit I am not into astrophysics, I am interested in Thermodynamics.
    quantum physics gas theory and fluid dynamics.
    I was also interested in female logic but gave it away as one of those things that is unknowable.

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    Though that's actually a photo of the moon during a lunar eclipse.



    Before some smarty pants comes along, I don't know if that is actually true or not.


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    I think that one's really cool.

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