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#159 - enortimus has deleted their comment [-]
#158 - Vpirate (12/09/2013) [-]
People are petitioning to name the impossible planet, as it were, Gallifrey.   
   
Because Doctor Who.
People are petitioning to name the impossible planet, as it were, Gallifrey.

Because Doctor Who.
#155 - adrenalinbbq (12/09/2013) [-]
This photographed planets thing is so false. They're clearly square in the pictures. Planets are not square. Just like ours, it's round and flat.
User avatar #153 - Sethorein (12/09/2013) [-]
we've known for a while that certain wasps can recognize facial topography.... didn't know it translated to humans though... neat
User avatar #148 - imagnetsux (12/09/2013) [-]
all these years of veterinary science and we only cut open a koala's throat this week?
#143 - Desdenne (12/09/2013) [-]
FOr the exo-planet they have a theory that how they say jupiter is kind of liek a failed star. The exo planet and that star are a failed binary system. The star got all the resources being able to turn into a star and the exo planet had just not enough to become a star because it was farther away while it was all happening
User avatar #142 - xblufferx (12/09/2013) [-]
they can't recognize human faces, they can recognize each others' faces...
User avatar #154 to #142 - Sethorein (12/09/2013) [-]
That's what I figured. But didn't we already know that? I mean it was in my textbook and it's a couple years old...
#130 - oifheimer **User deleted account** (12/09/2013) [-]
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#157 to #130 - lovetolol (12/09/2013) [-]
i thought they were crickets at first look.
i thought they were crickets at first look.
#126 - hazenberdan (12/09/2013) [-]
Beautiful. Wasps know how to recognize us.
User avatar #122 - theist (12/09/2013) [-]
How is it that taking a picture of an exoplanet is so damn difficult, but recognizing they have water is easy?

I'm actually curious...
#132 to #122 - vgmddg (12/09/2013) [-]
Every type of atom and molecule has certain wavelengths of light that they either absorb or reflect. Using that fact They can find out what elements are likely on that planet based on what wavelengths are reflected back.
Taking a high quality picture of a far away planet is usually really hard though, because in all likelihood it's really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really really far away, and half the time it's behind the star it's orbiting.
#131 to #122 - wonderlust (12/09/2013) [-]
They see signs that water does/did exist through other symptoms, etc.

The picture itself requires the light to travel, etc.

Just a guess. Rip me a new one, Dr. Internets.
User avatar #134 to #131 - vgmddg (12/09/2013) [-]
Dr. Internets here. I posted most of what I know about it. Hope it helps.
#138 to #134 - wonderlust (12/09/2013) [-]
cool, so what I said. Light has to travel to reflect; ergo vision requires it.

Signs of water can be ascertained through visible characteristics consistent with proof of water existing elsewhere. It's a total crapshoot, but we're (mankind) getting there.

But any 'scientist' will die for his belief, like back doctors, even though we all know we're still in the dark ages of back pain/nerve damage.
#117 - coolcman (12/09/2013) [-]
So the scientists finally proved what I knew all along, wasps really are out to get me
#116 - nextnextnextnext (12/09/2013) [-]
But wait, there's more!

The 'afterlife' possibilities have been narrowed down to 'meatland' and 'no meatland'
#135 to #116 - wonderlust (12/09/2013) [-]
obvious atheist attentionwhore is obvious.

We get it, you want to bash God because you're incapable of understanding Him. Wow, original. Must be the ONLY person on the internet.

Thumb away ignorant bastards.

"I dun get it *wipes drool*...I don't like being educated. Thumbs down."
#164 to #135 - nextnextnextnext (12/09/2013) [-]
say what?

I was just refering to SMBC content that made me laugh earlier. Who's bashing anything?
#114 - ajweston (12/09/2013) [-]
So it is possible for wasps to hold grudges against people. well **** .
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#113 - daledhobson (12/09/2013) [-]
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#109 - psikid (12/09/2013) [-]
Aw yeah, 						*************					 Science.
Aw yeah, ************* Science.
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User avatar #107 - getinmyboat (12/09/2013) [-]
I know these aren't "funny" per say but I really do enjoy seeing these posts about advancements in science and modern understanding of our world
#104 - kanpai (12/09/2013) [-]
this is news? my stem cells were converting into lung tissue since before i was born.
User avatar #99 - hellspawner (12/09/2013) [-]
Props for including the links OP.
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