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The Planetarium
« on: December 21, 2014, 10:49:24 PM »
I thought this would be a really col idea,  a collection of images from around the universe in which we  live.  Here is one to start off.  This is the surface of Saturn's moon Titan.  What I find so amazing about this place is that it rains liquid methane. This is a result of Titan's extreme cold. in addition, this constant rainfall has contributed to the shaping of Titan's landscape much the same way as shifting water and ice do here on Earth
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Re: The Planetarium
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2014, 01:16:10 AM »
If you zoom in real close, you can see my summer home there on the far ridge  ;D
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Re: The Planetarium
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2014, 12:44:33 AM »
Here is Mars, and a view of the largest volcano in the solar system"Olympus Mons from space.  No plate tectonics on mars, Which is why it is so huge!

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Re: The Planetarium
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2014, 07:44:59 AM »
Ack! Why would you want to go there?
There are scary monsters on Mars! I saw it in a movie once!!  ::)
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Re: The Planetarium
« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2014, 08:54:06 AM »
one reason to go there may be to ask said monsters if they happen to know where all the socks that go missing all around the world are ;D
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« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2014, 10:35:04 AM »
You, Sir, are a genius!  :D
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Re: The Planetarium
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2014, 10:49:29 PM »
I once had a friend who was an astronomer who said to me one day; "Did you know that Uranus is tilted along it's axis?"  To which I replied "hmm, that explains why i'm walking funny"

Bad joke hard to resist thanks to the truly unusual thing that is Anglo Latin.
It was allot of fun explaining how odd this planet name sounded ti my Bulgarian friend a few teares ago.
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« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2014, 02:10:57 AM »
Witty comebacks like that are the best though. Keeps people on their toes  8)
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Re: The Planetarium
« Reply #8 on: December 25, 2014, 12:40:56 PM »
Pluto.  Planet ot not, one thing that can not be disputed is that it is fucking cold.  in fact it is so fucking cold that during the plutonian winter. it's atmosphere freezes  solid.  According to a brochure that fell through a time warp from the future, "Pluto is not advised as a holiday destination."
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Re: The Planetarium
« Reply #9 on: December 25, 2014, 12:53:31 PM »
Yeah... I so will not be going there! I don't do cold weather!
I live in the Arizonan Desert for a reason  :o

Feel free to send me a postcard though  ;)
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Re: The Planetarium
« Reply #10 on: December 26, 2014, 11:55:06 AM »
This is a planet on which hanging out the washing is perhaps not the best idea.  The Wind speeds here can get up to 1000 miles per hour,because there is nothing to slow them down
Today's Neptunian forecast is "cold and bloody windy"

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« Reply #11 on: December 26, 2014, 02:15:11 PM »
wow... talk about a bad hair day!  :o
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Re: The Planetarium
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2014, 11:06:20 AM »
Venus.  The planet with then run away greenhouse effect.  It is hot enough on this planet to melt lead,  and fuck up a perfectly good plan of toasting marshmallows on a galactic scale.  Skydiving on Venus is also a foolish idea as the clpids are made up of H2So4, (Sulfuric acid)
Vacations on this planet are reserved for the most insane of Extremophiles.
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« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2014, 05:08:11 AM »
Hot, insane & volatile.... well, that confirms it... Women ARE from Venus!  :o
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Re: The Planetarium
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2014, 06:44:57 PM »
Mercury.  The planet that cant decide what temperature it want to be.  Half is baking hot, half is freezing cold. So if one is quick enough, one can defrost and cook something in a matter of seconds. Caution is recommended while doing this  though