The What is It? Game continued

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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".

http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/9192/thingkk2.jpg [Broken]
 
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russ_watters

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HAL?

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need bigger picture
 

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need bigger picture
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!
 
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Is it a dog chasing its tail at the speed of light?
 

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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.
 

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Ok, think "propulsion".

Don't you guys look at the cool space photos on the internet? :grumpy:
 

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How many give up or don't care?

Let's see show of hands.
 
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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Think plasma.
 

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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.

Costa Rica-based scientists from the Ad Astra Rocket Company have run a Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket (VASIMR) engine continuously for over four hours, thereby setting a new record for the tech.
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.
 

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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.
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
 
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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I'm waiting for image shack to come up so I can post another.
 

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

Here is a larger picture:
http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/8232/safari004mu0.jpg [Broken]
 
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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.

dn8963-1_444.jpg
 
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Hint: The sublect is very dark
 
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Okay, here's an obscure one compared to the earlier photos.

http://img504.imageshack.us/img504/1220/wiipicsn3.jpg [Broken]

This picture was in the news last year. I'm not exactly asking you identify all the people in the picture (well, you get bragging rights if you do), but the answer involves one person from the picture.

Hint: Arts
 
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Just a stab - is the fellow with the spectacles Edgar Degas?
 

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The old man in the middle front reminds me of Schopenhauer, would that be correct?
 
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Not quite, guys. ;) Here's another hint: Music.
 

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