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The What is It? Game continued

  1. Jul 28, 2007 #1

    Evo

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    The "What is It?" Game continued

    This picture reminded me of our old "What is It?" game. This was in the news recently. Can anyone guess what it is? If you guess it, you or another member can post their "what is it?". It can be either a picture or a question.

    I'll even give a hint "think outer space".

    [​IMG]
     
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  3. Jul 28, 2007 #2

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    HAL?

    af;ljl;akj;lfdk
     
  4. Jul 28, 2007 #3
    need bigger picture
     
  5. Jul 28, 2007 #4

    Evo

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    I tried, but on this Commodore 64, it's the best I can do. You don't know what I had to do to get this picture. You can enlarge it, you know.

    BTW, can someone with better photo software please enlarge this and post it? Thanks!
     
  6. Jul 28, 2007 #5
    Is it a dog chasing its tail at the speed of light?
     
  7. Jul 28, 2007 #6

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    This will be very cool if they can get it to work in real life. Well, they had this piece run for almost 4 hours, that's what the news was about.
     
  8. Jul 28, 2007 #7

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    Ok, think "propulsion".

    Don't you guys look at the cool space photos on the internet? :grumpy:
     
  9. Jul 28, 2007 #8

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    How many give up or don't care?

    Let's see show of hands.
     
  10. Jul 28, 2007 #9
    CERN?

    Nope it looks like the corridor in 2001 between the two ships but it isn't they were triangular or trapezoid I think?

    Real science huh?

    A toroidal fusion engine?
     
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  11. Jul 28, 2007 #10

    Evo

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    Think plasma.
     
  12. Jul 28, 2007 #11

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    Star shedding its outer layers?
     
  13. Jul 28, 2007 #12
    The only thing that I can come up with that was in the news recently was a plasma engine. But the pictures don't look anything like the one you posted.

    http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/06/14/plasma_engine_test/

    The outer ring in your picture seems to be segmented as if man made or a picture taken through a device that has a segmented rim.

    The color looks like pictures of objects taken with an space X ray telescope.

    Whatever it is it is definitely symmetrical.
     
  14. Jul 28, 2007 #13

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    Excellent!

    The picture is from their press release.

    http://www.adastrarocket.com/AdAstraPressRelease061207-2.pdf

    This is a great picture.

    http://www.msnbc.com/modules/interactive.aspx?type=ss&launch=19810770,2&pg=2
     
  15. Jul 29, 2007 #14
    Ohh I said a fusion engine, do I get a consolation prize for being close? :smile:[/quote]Yes, I almost gave it to you, but was looking for the one that had done the 3 hour test in particular. Too picky I guess.
     
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  16. Jul 29, 2007 #15

    Evo

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    I'm waiting for image shack to come up so I can post another.
     
  17. Jul 29, 2007 #16

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    Very cool, Evo. I guess it's edward's turn to give us another one

    Here is a larger picture:
    [​IMG]
     
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  18. Jul 29, 2007 #17
    Great pics Evo

    OK here is another one. The clue is that the pic is located at newscientist.com. LOL duh, and it also involves outer space.

    [​IMG]
     
  19. Jul 29, 2007 #18
    Hint: The sublect is very dark
     
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