Red Bubble Floating in Space

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    Dec 07, 2014 4:19 AM GMT
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    This is SNR B0509-67.5. OK, Science, seriously, fuck you for not giving that a badass name. It's a gigantic red bubble floating through space like a video game power-up. You know as well as I do that if we fly a ship through that, we're getting a scattershot upgrade out of the deal.

    If you've been paying attention to the explanations so far, you know that's the remnants of a supernova. What's crazy is that this one is 23 light-years across and expanding at 11 million miles per hour. So sorry, guys. If we flew up to that thing and tried to pop it, it would bitch slap our asses inside out.

    Read more: http://www.cracked.com/blog/11-deep-space-photos-you-wont-believe-arent-photoshopped_p2/#ixzz3LBNLsAu5
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    Dec 07, 2014 4:20 AM GMT
    I just added the caption to the picture.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Dec 07, 2014 4:46 AM GMT
    cracked.com?

    Wikapedia:
    "Cracked.com is a humor website, with over 300 million monthly page views."
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    Dec 07, 2014 9:37 AM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidcracked.com?

    Wikapedia:
    "Cracked.com is a humor website, with over 300 million monthly page views."


    And?

    While you're at Wikipedia, search for SNR B0509-67.5.

    SNR 0509-67.5 is a remnant from a supernova in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), that is 160,000 light years away in the constellation Dorado. It was probably a type Ia supernova, as indicated by the detection in 2004 of the elements silicon and iron. The supernova occurred about 400 years delayed in Earth's time frame, However, researchers at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Md. have identified light from the supernova that was reflected off of interstellar dust, delaying its arrival at Earth by 400 years. This delay, called a light echo of the supernova explosion also allowed the astronomers to measure the spectral signature of the light from the explosion. By virtue of the color signature, astronomers were able to deduce it was a Type Ia supernova. Scientists have also observed the supernova remnant at X-ray and visible wavelengths, and studied a light echo that helps assess the energy involved in this unusually energetic supernova.
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    Dec 07, 2014 5:24 PM GMT
    What astrological influences does this red bubble work? Would it win in a fight with the Pacific Gyre? icon_rolleyes.gif (Those are eyes turned skyward.)
  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 07, 2014 8:37 PM GMT
    StephenOABC said146180.jpg?v=1

    This is SNR B0509-67.5. OK, Science, seriously, fuck you for not giving that a badass name. It's a gigantic red bubble floating through space like a video game power-up. You know as well as I do that if we fly a ship through that, we're getting a scattershot upgrade out of the deal.

    If you've been paying attention to the explanations so far, you know that's the remnants of a supernova. What's crazy is that this one is 23 light-years across and expanding at 11 million miles per hour. So sorry, guys. If we flew up to that thing and tried to pop it, it would bitch slap our asses inside out.

    Read more: http://www.cracked.com/blog/11-deep-space-photos-you-wont-believe-arent-photoshopped_p2/#ixzz3LBNLsAu5
    If we tried to travel to that distant red bubble in space and tried to pop it apart, it could possibly unleash powerful celestial forces that forces of nature on earth would be no match and could radically disrupt everything.
  • magicjake

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    Dec 08, 2014 4:51 AM GMT
    If we fly in to it, Matthew McConanghey will wind up in bookcase.

    Obviously.
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    Dec 09, 2014 3:04 PM GMT
    It's sooooooo pretty. icon_biggrin.gif
  • roadbikeRob

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    Dec 09, 2014 7:07 PM GMT
    Its red which means republican. There is a circle of republicans floating out in spaceicon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gif


    Probably we can send MinneapolisMotorMouth (HottJoe) out into this red bubble in space for awhile in order to correct his thinking and politics. Hopefully it would cure him of talking all that extreme leftist gibberishicon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gificon_lol.gif