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Alien star ship explosion

  1. Dec 18, 2007 #1

    wolram

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    Evo

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    Wow, that new Guru banner sure looks nice Wolram!
     
  4. Dec 18, 2007 #3

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    Yeah, it kinda makes me jealous that all I have is this lame-o Admin logo. At least until I realize I can vaporize you all if I want. Muhaha. Ha.

    edit: and the article is pretty cool, too

    - Warren
     
  5. Dec 18, 2007 #4

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    Hey when did that pop up?
     
  6. Dec 18, 2007 #5

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    While you were looking up.
     
  7. Dec 18, 2007 #6
    Oh Wolly, thats just fantastic! You wear it so well:redface:
     
  8. Dec 18, 2007 #7

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    It is nice, but some times i am being serious and people think i am being funny, and vice versa, like this new evidence for ancient space exploration by inteligent aliens, i think i am the first to interpret this information.
     
  9. Dec 18, 2007 #8

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  10. Dec 18, 2007 #9

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    Great some one has run off with the speakers to this PC, i will have wait till i get home.
     
  11. Dec 19, 2007 #10
    OK----What caused that explosion?-------any ideas from the parsec's gallery?
     
  12. Dec 19, 2007 #11
    It looks like the avatar is your kill and the banner your trophy.
     
  13. Dec 19, 2007 #12

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    From the NASA page
     
  14. Dec 19, 2007 #13

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  15. Dec 19, 2007 #14

    wolram

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    I am thinking about making a transfer of the avatar and puting it on one of my bikes,
    should look cool.
     
  16. Dec 19, 2007 #15
    Is it possible that there could simply be dust clouds in the way which would prevent weaker emissions from reaching us, yet allow the emissions from a massive GRB explosion right on through?
     
  17. Dec 19, 2007 #16

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    Absorbtion lines (or rather, lack of) have evidently ruled that out.
     
  18. Dec 19, 2007 #17
    Thanks Danger. I must have been distracted when reading that part. Since they mentioned detecting magnesium and the fact that there was nothing there before (at least not previously detected) how about a neutron star collision?
     
  19. Dec 19, 2007 #18
    Just found this after doing a little research. The only problem being that this was a long duration one...

    http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7364
     
  20. Dec 20, 2007 #19

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    Interesting link, B. I hadn't heard about that.

    That surprised me. Given the gravitational forces involved, I figured that a couple of neutron stars would merge in a matter of seconds.
     
  21. Dec 20, 2007 #20
    I thought the same thing till i read that article. Is there any other way for us to detect old neutron stars other than microlensing?
     
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