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frantique

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Have been checking out some astronomy stuff lately and found the following illustrations very interesting.

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[attachment=10311:attachment][attachment=10312:attachment]
Kind of makes the weeds in my garden seem a tad unimportant!

Also found this vid of a comet passing through the sun's solar winds http://www.jmccanney...2001072004.mpeg
Any amateur astronomers out there?
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Wow.

Kind of makes the weeds in my garden seem a tad unimportant!

Yeah, I'm starting to feel a little bit small.
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Cool, I wonder if those are the real colours one would see from space?
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Cool. Just add in supermassive black holes to make those red giants look like nothing. Then galaxies, clusters, etc.

I'm somewhat into astronomy, but more astrophysics and theoretical physics (and computers, of course).

As a planet, Jupiter isn't that large. Astronomers have found planets much larger.
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What kind of theoretical science?
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theoretical physics

Would be a guess.
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I mean like what theories and stuff.
I wanna learn more about what we currently know and think.
so like the names of the theories that im not familiar with i could find stuff on them
And learn :whistling:

Edited by Daniiel, 15 January 2007 - 07:49 AM.

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Hi!
great pics frantigue!
kinda know now how ants feels no?
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Only thing is they probably don't!!
If the basics of The Butterfly Effect are valid then one could perhaps suspect that hiccups on earth - such as volcanos, etc - would impact out there and vice versa. Which I guess we already know anyway via the impact on earth of sun storms, showers or solar flares. Who knows - maybe our current unusual weather (pretty much world wide) is due to some activity happening out there and not entirely due to so called global warming!
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Hmmm
My friends mum was telling me about that theory.
It seems like it coould be true but i donno
I guess thats what theory means hahah
Maybe Global warming is caused by somthing in a higher Dimension do us?
Somthing we cannot see
hahah
Do you know any other cool things?
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Its possible however its unlikely, global warming is pretty much figured out we know why its happening there are other factors such as sun output that can exacerbate or negate it but the sun isnt considered a major factor in global warming it can cause variations in temperature and weather but its mostly our fault.

Outside factors could affect out sun but its unlikely that we wouldnt know about it anything significant enough to cause solar fluctuations, Higher dimensions i don't think you really understand what they are in the currently accepted theories.
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its mostly our fault.

i may get kicked in the teeth BUT...

at least in my understanding and research (not complete by any means) there's not enough solid proof that WE actually have caused global warming...historical paterns have shown that the current warming trend isn't exactly oustide the realm of a natural global cycle...it's postulated that right before the last ice age...they had a period of global warming almost identical to what we're seeing now...
are we causing the planet do die? probably not...are we making it angry enough to try to get rid of us...almost deffinitely...but i don't see enough solid proof that we're THE ONLY reason for global warming in it's current state
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I love looking at the very large hubble pictures. I download and save everyone that i can. Heres a good treat for some that like this stuff.

http://images.lunarpages.com/

Click on the picture and it takes you to the hubble website where you can download very large pictures to your hearts content.

http://imgsrc.hubble...rmats/print.jpg

Now click on the picture.

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Yeh i rekon dsenettes pretty right.
But theres heaps of ways to go about it.
It could also be that the earths magnetic field is fliping.
Historical research showed that the magnetic field around earth has been flipping every few hundred thousand years and hasnt flip in over 700 thousand years so its overdue to flip.
They got there information from dried up lava.
I cant remeber how i watched the documentary a while ago.
But its worth watching
Its by Nova
Earths Magnetic Shield i think its called
if its not ill try get the proper name
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