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#190 - smittywrbmnjnsn
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(07/02/2013) [-]
"Space smells like..."
"The center of a galaxy smells like..."
How would you know that?
Not only would it be absolutely devoid of particles that could be sensed as smell...you would die.
I don't understand.
#196 to #190 - dafiltafish
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(07/02/2013) [-]
Chemical compound. Telescope+spectrometer. SCIENCE!
#205 to #190 - manymen
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(07/02/2013) [-]
>smell of space
Astronauts sniffed their space suits after a spacewalk. Simple as that.
#3 - szymonf
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(07/02/2013) [-]
science makes my head hurt.
how can i see the back of my head?
#5 to #3 - thefates
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(07/02/2013) [-]
Because black holes create such a large gravity well that they bend light around them and then suck it in. Effectively allowing you to see the back of your head and everything around you.
#22 to #5 - szymonf
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(07/02/2013) [-]
thank you.
#130 - freddyhollensen
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(07/02/2013) [-]
Lovely chart, but seriously.

Provide sources.
#106 - motherfuckingkenji
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(07/02/2013) [-]
Whoa
Guise
Whoa guise
What if we actually WERE the only life in the universe?
No no, hear me out.
What if we were and because of this we were the only force besides natural happenings to have an effect on the universe?
Like, what if in billions of years we have the technology to completely destroy or modify entire galaxies with the push of a button?
What if in the billions of years the only aliens we encounter are humans and/or livestock that have been isolated on a planet for millions/billions of years and rejoined society?
What if after all that time the average cow was just a giant mass of flesh with a small mouth or something?
Or, what if we did encounter alien life and after centuries of co-existence we develop ways to reproduce with the aliens despite the whole "no interspecies breeding" thing so we get half-human/half-alien babies?

I don't even know what I'm saying, but I should stop because it's freaking me out.
#110 to #106 - yonyon
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(07/02/2013) [-]
I like the cow-part.
#113 to #106 - anon
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(07/02/2013) [-]
meth. not even once.
#120 to #106 - makomirocket
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(07/02/2013) [-]
billions of years
infinite space
unlimited number of planets, stars, galaxies and solar systems

there is bound to have been at least one germ out there
#117 to #106 - nexdemise
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(07/02/2013) [-]
"Two possibilities exist: Either we are alone in the Universe or we are not. Both are equally terrifying." - Arthur C. Clarke
#7 - vegetatheprince
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(07/02/2013) [-]
Way too high for this ****.

I had at least 3 mind *****.
#27 to #7 - nocturnalemission ONLINE
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(07/02/2013) [-]
Have you ever watched the "Halo Legends" episodes while high?
When they explained the Forerunner stuff, it felt like a mind **** documentary on how what could be possible in a parallel universe.
#230 - olmesy ONLINE
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(07/02/2013) [-]
What I can infer from this post:

OP likes space and whales
#220 - zorororonoa
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(07/02/2013) [-]
The last one reminded me of the Freezeflame galaxy
#214 - tabarzins
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(07/02/2013) [-]
This kills the star.
#172 - icolleengeek
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(07/02/2013) [-]
Did anyone else think of this when it showed a picture of a frozen frog?
#183 to #172 - burnitall
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(07/02/2013) [-]
I did.
#165 - thatguywithabeard
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(07/02/2013) [-]
MFW most of the posts
#145 - jakekel
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(07/02/2013) [-]
I always like to think about other planets, that could have life forms, that may be even more developed than us, what they would look like, how they live, it's fascinating to think that there are entire other species living on different worlds. Yet when people are faced with these numbers, they can still believe that we are the only living things in the universe. Just because something's unreachable doesn't mean it's not there.
#200 to #145 - certifiedidiot
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(07/02/2013) [-]
The whole ''No other life in the universe'' theory is pretty much shut down, but yes, those planets are just simply out of reach for us, a thing our species must change for it's ultimate survival test.

If mankind were to survive for a few billion years longer and still be living on earth alone, they'd have to escape the fury of our own beloved sun as its dying moments draws near

Regardless if we like it or not, if we do not destroy ourselves, the sun is a very slowly ticking bomb.
#123 - lolzordz
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(07/02/2013) [-]
i love how many of these 'facts' are said with such confidence that we believe them. some of these theories to me seem just as far out as biblical theories
i love how many of these 'facts' are said with such confidence that we believe them. some of these theories to me seem just as far out as biblical theories
#167 to #123 - dafiltafish
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(07/02/2013) [-]
If i had a radio-telescope and was up to date on my quantum physics, i could personally vouch for this post, but i don't. So I am going to go off recorded interviews with Stephen Hawking, his books, articles regarding Albert Eisenstein, quotes from Carl Sagan, and several episodes of The Universe (information gathered from leading scientists) for my cross-examination.

lookie-here, most of it matches up. so either it is true, OR you know something they do not. I am going to go with my gut and say at least most of them are true.
#169 to #167 - lolzordz
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(07/02/2013) [-]
the centre of the galaxy smells like cherries and old rum lol get a grip man
#170 to #169 - dafiltafish
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(07/02/2013) [-]
Tell me, do you know what "artificial flavoring" is?
#171 to #170 - lolzordz
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(07/02/2013) [-]
yes but i dont know what it smells like in the centre of the universe cause i never been there.

you want to put your faith in these scientists so bad because theyre at the peak of science. what about 'solid' science which has been disproved in the past? heck, at a certain period of civilization we used to think the earth was flat just from observation. how far is observation really gonna get you though?
#179 to #171 - dafiltafish
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I understand that it could be wrong, but the beauty of science is that you can overwrite that information if better information is found.

as for observation. Several types of telescopes can sense light variance and distance variance. using what you learn from chemistry you can then look at your observations, determine what is present physically to answer an unknown.
Rasberry flavoring: C10H12O2
Rum flavoring: H3C-C-O-CH2-(CH2)3-CH3
these are not very complicated chemical compounds and are used in candy and soda as a cheap way to get the flavor you want. If a scientist looked at a gas cloud, took everything into account around it (the wonderful thing about open space), he or she could determine with great ease if these chemicals were present based off color, distance, and perceived density.
It might not be 100% accurate, which is why you repeat your test multiple times with multiple people. if you get positive feedback you can conclude that what you saw was likely true. All this done through observation.

If I could give an optics lesson, I would, but I am not all that good with light-physics and the math involved which is why I trust those smarter than me to do it.
#204 to #179 - lolzordz
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(07/02/2013) [-]
there are many other factors in the centre of a galaxy which you arent taking into consideration, factors which mankind probably arent even aware of yet. yes we can overwrite any information we discover but dont just spew it out as fact, thats my point.

and my other point is that people believe it without any question of doubt only because scientists claim it to be true. its as close minded as religion was
#254 to #204 - dafiltafish
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(07/03/2013) [-]
I understand your points. Really, I do. The least you could call this research is "educated guesswork", in which case it is already scores ahead over other types of faith because you have some more information to back it up AND if you had the time and resources you could draw the same conclusions.

The difference between science and faith is not as polarized as some people would think, you are correct. But they are still different in that blind faith deals with nothing more than personal belief with nothing to fall back on whereas with this kind of science you can say "here, look at my math!" and have some kind of stable grounding to build an opinion off of. If you do not trust the information you have been given and feel that you never will, that is pure speculation without merit. That is not being able to trust those around you. That is forming a consensus off an opinion. That is not the scientific method. If you want to work within the grounds of science, you need to be prepared to have solid information to back up your claims.

As for me, I could still argue your fist point until the bitter end because I highly doubt you have any new information to offer about black holes, cosmic background radiation, or a new way gravity works. Not to say those things cannot exist, but it takes a lot to get the scientific community to refute research that has been pounded into a pulp.

So, go ahead and tell be how I am simple minded for buying into peoples life work. Tell me I am ignorant for not questioning everything. Call me stupid for defending my ideals and trusting in greater minds. Until you have anything to refute the above claims (post), and I mean hard evidence involving some really big and expensive equipment, then why should I change my opinion?
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#108 - yonyon
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(07/02/2013) [-]
Some are facts, some are ******** an some are misinterpreted facts.
#77 - aackbare
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#69 - afternoon
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(07/02/2013) [-]
I never understood how astronauts could smell space, not like they can crack a window and stick their heads out. All oxygen is cut off from leaving the area of the astronauts, there for no particle from the outside should be able to get in. Pretty sure that would result in death, sorry if im missing something but doesnt seem right
I never understood how astronauts could smell space, not like they can crack a window and stick their heads out. All oxygen is cut off from leaving the area of the astronauts, there for no particle from the outside should be able to get in. Pretty sure that would result in death, sorry if im missing something but doesnt seem right
#70 to #69 - ithyphallophobia **User deleted account**
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Maybe after they do repairs on the outside of the ship, attached to those bungee cord things, and then they come back inside and the door closes they can smell it in whatever chamber they enter?
Or maybe the smell lingers on their suits? But you do have a point
#126 to #70 - lolzordz
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(07/02/2013) [-]
if anything it would be the smell of whatever theyre using, combined with chemical reactions outside the atmosphere, along with a bit of 'cooking' made by re-entering our atmosphere
#15 - ultimatebadass
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(07/02/2013) [-]
so why does the doctor spend so much time on earth?
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#193 - fuckedbyapony
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I've always been really fascinated in being able to travel faster than light, i mean how fascinating would it be to travel millions of miles away from the earth and see it as it was then
#192 - majkl
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(07/02/2013) [-]
i never get the thing about the comparison between the mountain on Mars and Mt Everest, i mean Everests height is measured from the water level to the top of the mountain, so why compare it to a mountain that is measured from the "bottom of the sea"? If i'm missing something can someone explain it to me? Or is it made just to look more interesting?
#197 to #192 - dafiltafish
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(07/02/2013) [-]
even if you stick Olympus Mons at Challenger's deep, it will still dwarf Everest
#137 - redneckhokage
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(07/02/2013) [-]
so if you put 100 tvs in a room you would have 100% cmb radiation?
#119 - makomirocket
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(07/02/2013) [-]
okay, so humans are 70% water
water = H2 0 = 2 hydrogen atoms:1 oxygen atom = 3 atoms
70% / 3 = 23.3%
2 hydrogen atoms = 46.6%
1 oxygen atom = 23.3%
"because all the elements except for hydrogen and helium are created in stars"
hydrogen isn't created in stars
so 46.6% of you is not created in stars

also, hydrogen is created in stars, just saying