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See That Comet

12/01/2014 10:12 AM

Rosetta gives us this to ponder in a color photo

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12/01/2014 11:22 AM

How much did this picture cost? I have nicer looking rocks in my back yard I can photograph for free.

If those darn kids will just stay off my lawn...

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12/01/2014 11:31 AM

do yours travel @40.000MPH??

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12/01/2014 1:13 PM

Well, no, not that I've noticed.

But I'm not always home.

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12/01/2014 1:29 PM

Relative to what? The ones in his back yard zip around the sun once a year.

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12/01/2014 10:56 PM

Well...Yes they do..When applied to the same reference as the comet, any item on the surface of our planet is moving very rapidly.

Consider that at the equator, the surface of the earth is rotating at around 1000MPH, so allow for latitude variation and say just 500 MPH, then add to that the orbital speed of roughly 67,000 MPH of the earth around the sun.

I have not included the speed (500,000 MPH) of our solar system around our galactic centre, or the speed of our galaxy (2,200,000 MPH) through the æther as they most likely apply equally to said comet.

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12/01/2014 1:33 PM

Usbport, you sound like my mom (80 yrs old this summer). She told me she wished congress would cancel the space program and give the money to the poor. I was pretty much struck speechless. How do you even begin to explain what's wrong with doing that. "Um hmm. Yes, Mom. I'll send that suggestion off to my congressman right away." I'm sure he'll jump right on it.

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12/01/2014 2:27 PM

Actually Congress has been doing that for quite some time now

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12/01/2014 5:47 PM

Well, Congress stops short of actually "giving the money to the poor".

After all they work 110 days a year, only make $174,000.00 USD for those 110 days, have staff and offices that they don't have to pay for, get free food, health care, cars, parking exclusive gym, dining room..........................................Oh my, my fingers are growing weary.

<Puts soap box away>

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12/01/2014 6:46 PM

Gee, thanks! Crise-a-mighty, I ain't that old!

I do support the space program, btw - my education was in Optics and Astrophysics.

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12/01/2014 7:18 PM

Just funnin. No offense intended. Wasn't saying you were that old, just that crotchety. I know, I'm not that old either, but I've been just as crotchety some times.

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12/01/2014 6:54 PM

Nice clear picture, btw, who's turd collection.

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12/01/2014 7:16 PM

I see 2 faces, one looks like a lion and the other looks like a porcupine.

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12/01/2014 7:29 PM

I see many faces. The circle on the far right looks like a howling wolf.

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12/02/2014 11:13 AM

The circle on the left is pretty cool, looks like a man with a long beard

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12/02/2014 11:15 AM

Did you see the other faces I circled, or was that just me?

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12/02/2014 12:50 PM

And what is it that you are drinking/smoking today? Just kiddin, good job finding those. I just saw a freakin rock.

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12/02/2014 5:52 PM

Do you hear voices too?

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12/02/2014 6:08 PM

Yes! How do you think I found all those faces?

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12/02/2014 6:04 PM

Those are fossilized space aliens from the last attempted landing

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12/02/2014 6:44 PM

until recently I had always pictured comets as huge snowballs. this thing looks like part of Bryce canyon.

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12/02/2014 6:57 PM

Sorry, no hoodoos on the comet.

I don't see any faces in the Bryce picture either.

Either one would be "a hell of a place to lose a cow", as Ebenezer said about Bryce.

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12/03/2014 10:10 AM

So, do you suppose the two "halves" collided and stuck that way from their own weak gravity? Or did it initially take on a spheroidal shape, only to lose icy materials from the center during near approaches?

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