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Mon May 25, 2015, 08:35 PM

Closest view yet of Ceres! ..... holy shit, it IS an alien mining operation




Ceres Bright Spots Sharpen But Questions Remain

http://www.universetoday.com/120428/ceres-bright-spots-sharpen-but-questions-remain/

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I knew it

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Reply Closest view yet of Ceres! ..... holy shit, it IS an alien mining operation (Original post)
Baclava May 2015 OP
petronius May 2015 #1
neverforget May 2015 #3
hfojvt May 2015 #2
Baclava May 2015 #4
hfojvt May 2015 #5
Baclava May 2015 #6
Laffy Kat May 2015 #7
pinboy3niner May 2015 #8
Wilms May 2015 #9
kentauros May 2015 #15
NuclearDem May 2015 #25
kentauros May 2015 #49
Eleanors38 May 2015 #43
Peace Patriot May 2015 #10
LongTomH May 2015 #22
JaneyVee May 2015 #11
Baclava May 2015 #26
roamer65 May 2015 #12
Baclava May 2015 #32
BlueJazz May 2015 #13
WillyT May 2015 #14
roamer65 May 2015 #16
kentauros May 2015 #52
Sancho May 2015 #17
Baclava May 2015 #24
roamer65 May 2015 #18
Binkie The Clown May 2015 #19
shenmue May 2015 #20
Codeine May 2015 #21
KatyMan May 2015 #42
A HERETIC I AM May 2015 #23
Rex May 2015 #27
Baclava May 2015 #48
joshcryer May 2015 #28
Baclava May 2015 #33
Sheepshank May 2015 #38
Baclava May 2015 #50
Eleanors38 May 2015 #44
Tierra_y_Libertad May 2015 #29
Warren DeMontague May 2015 #30
longship May 2015 #31
Exilednight May 2015 #34
randome May 2015 #35
rusty fender May 2015 #36
randome May 2015 #37
Manifestor_of_Light May 2015 #40
FrodosPet May 2015 #51
Manifestor_of_Light Jun 2015 #53
NuclearDem May 2015 #39
pinboy3niner May 2015 #41
Baclava May 2015 #47
olddots May 2015 #45
In_The_Wind May 2015 #46

Response to Baclava (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2015, 08:39 PM

1. We'd better bomb the moon again, just to send a message

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Response to petronius (Reply #1)

Mon May 25, 2015, 08:43 PM

3. No kidding. Up there in the sky, looking down it's nose at us, just asking

for it.....

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Response to Baclava (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2015, 08:43 PM

2. are you ceres?

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #2)

Mon May 25, 2015, 08:50 PM

4. Heavens no - Ceres, is the goddess of agriculture and fertility

I wouldn't want to step on her toes

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Response to Baclava (Reply #4)

Mon May 25, 2015, 08:55 PM

5. I see you are the walrus

been around a little bit longer than me too.

One of our old lounge jokes was to make fun of some freeper types who said "I'm series!!1!" or some such.

Although, myself, being astronomically minded always went with sirius.

But depending on pronounciation (or spelling) "ceres" might do in a pinch.

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Response to hfojvt (Reply #5)

Mon May 25, 2015, 08:57 PM

6. ha ha - yeah I knew you were doing something like that

I'm cereal

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Response to Baclava (Reply #4)

Mon May 25, 2015, 09:10 PM

7. Goddess of the harvest.

Fun fact: That is where we get the word "cereal."

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Response to Baclava (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2015, 09:18 PM

8. Be careful what you say about the bright spots

I heard on the news that authorities are beginning to treat internet bullying of a miner pretty seriously.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #8)

Mon May 25, 2015, 09:25 PM

9. It's now a major infraction, as I understand it.

 

Perhaps, there is a silver lining to this story.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #8)

Mon May 25, 2015, 10:25 PM

15. Yeah, they can't be more then 3 or 4 years old.

Miners, not minors!

I'm not following you.

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Response to kentauros (Reply #15)

Mon May 25, 2015, 11:50 PM

25. By Grabthar's Hammer, what a reference.

 

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #25)

Wed May 27, 2015, 08:40 AM

49. Maybe it's shiny because

"The floors are so clean!"

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #8)

Tue May 26, 2015, 01:56 PM

43. You're shining me!

 

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Response to Baclava (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2015, 09:38 PM

10. They're fracking on Ceres?

It looks like a damned mess to me--colossal, ragged-edged wounds in the, um, earth, like something our frackin frackers would do here.

Scientists are very puzzled. These big bright spots are apparently NOT the same as the fuzzier ones that Hubble caught. i gather that those have "disappeared" and something new has happened. But what? Ice? Yeah, but THAT bright? Ice thrown up from below a dusty surface by a meteor impact or other disturbance? That's a guess. Nobody knows.

Strange. Intriguing.

I've been following the exploration of our Solar System since humans walked on the Moon. What strikes me is the awesome variety of objects and terrains, and the discovery of water almost everywhere--and especially the discoveries of the last couple of decades, so much variety, different kinds of moons everywhere, different kinds of rings. I'm also really blown away by the number of exoplanets in our galaxy--over a thousand detected, and billions estimated! I am so proud that the Nixons and Reagans and Bushes of this world--the visionless, vicious tools of the 0.01%--have been defeated on at least this one matter, space exploration--defeated by the cleverness and determination of NASA and other scientists, and by the heartfelt curiosity of most humans. These retro-fascists hated the space program, and turned all of our resources toward war and greed. Somehow, NASA survived them. Somehow, we are looking at the most incredible era of astronomical discoveries that has ever occurred.

Now we are looking at Ceres, and are once again baffled by what we see--something unexpected, mysterious, exciting, as with each of the moons of Jupiter and Saturn (staggeringly unexpected and improbable objects). Thank you, NASA and NASA supporters!

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Response to Peace Patriot (Reply #10)

Mon May 25, 2015, 11:46 PM

22. +1000 Thanks for your insights and I'm glad you're still posting here.

Space is one of the few areas where I do find hope for humanity. Our curiosity, our willingness to learn may be our salvation.

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Response to Baclava (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2015, 09:56 PM

11. What if it's a city?

 

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Response to JaneyVee (Reply #11)

Tue May 26, 2015, 12:19 AM

26. Then we attack! pew pew pew!

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Response to Baclava (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2015, 10:14 PM

12. This ought to get the Internet a buzzin'

Probably just ice volcanoes as this small planetoid is quite often close enough to Jupiter's gravitational field to be a bit similar to its moons. Theory has it the asteroid belt did not form into a planet because of Jupiter's immense gravity.
But if it were an alien mining operation that would really be fun. Woo-hoo. A Wild West city in space.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #12)

Tue May 26, 2015, 10:24 AM

32. gotta love this headline - "NASA Releases Best Images Ever of "Alien Lights" on Ceres"

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Response to Baclava (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2015, 10:18 PM

13. I was thinking perhaps a comet.

 

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Response to Baclava (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2015, 10:20 PM

14. NSA Listening Outpost...

 




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Response to Baclava (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2015, 10:25 PM

16. It could be the exhaust shaft.

Ceres could be a Death Star. For God's sake, don't disturb it. It may think Earth is Alderaan.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #16)

Wed May 27, 2015, 08:49 AM

52. The Death Star has problems, though, per their engineers:

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Response to Baclava (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2015, 10:29 PM

17. If there's a monolith in that crater, we should leave it alone....

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Response to Sancho (Reply #17)

Mon May 25, 2015, 11:49 PM

24. If NASA calls it swamp gas, we're really in trouble

Dwarf planet Ceres' bright spots shrink but stay strange on approach

Ceres appears to have a pair of cosmic headlights reflecting the sun. As NASA's Dawn spacecraft approaches, they're looking smaller, but no less mysterious.

It's a cosmic mystery unfolding in agonizing slow motion. As NASA's Dawn spacecraft approaches Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt, a series of weird, reflective bright spots have started to shrink as they resolve into clearer focus, but they haven't become any less odd and inexplicable.

http://www.cnet.com/news/dwarf-planet-ceres-bright-spots-shrink-but-stay-strange-on-approach/

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Response to Baclava (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2015, 10:37 PM

18. ...or an alien "Motel 6".

They're leaving the light on for us.

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Response to Baclava (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2015, 10:49 PM

19. It's either a glitter bomb, or

a vast, untapped vein of talcum powder.

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Response to Baclava (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2015, 11:35 PM

20. I say hair salon

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Response to Baclava (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2015, 11:42 PM

21. Not much smaller than a womp-rat.

Bullseye those all the time from my T16.

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Response to Codeine (Reply #21)

Tue May 26, 2015, 01:48 PM

42. Win! :) n/t

n/t

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Response to Baclava (Original post)

Mon May 25, 2015, 11:47 PM

23. Just a little mining operation.



No worries. Sean Connery is there to sort it out



These green houses are what is making the reflection

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Response to Baclava (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 12:24 AM

27. Shoddy cloaking device, probably made in sweatshops on the Sun.

 

That's what you get when you buy parts from Andromeda.

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Response to Rex (Reply #27)

Wed May 27, 2015, 08:39 AM

48. yeah, well they better stop messing around with our stuff

these worlds are ours!

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Response to Baclava (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 02:02 AM

28. They found my secret base.

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Response to joshcryer (Reply #28)

Tue May 26, 2015, 10:28 AM

33. you can run, but you can't hide!

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Response to Baclava (Reply #33)

Tue May 26, 2015, 01:04 PM

38. OH my, that is totally cool n/t

 

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Response to Sheepshank (Reply #38)

Wed May 27, 2015, 08:47 AM

50. Even cooler - We're going to Europa!

NASA Mission to Europa Will Seek Conditions for Life



NASA's Europa spacecraft will use nine scientific instruments to assess the icy, ocean-harboring Jupiter moon's ability to support life, space agency officials announced today (May 26).

The Europa probe which is scheduled to launch in the early to mid-2020s will carry supersharp cameras, a heat detector, ice-penetrating radar and a variety of other gear that will shed light on the satellite's surface composition and the nature of its salty subsurface sea, among other things, NASA officials said.

http://www.space.com/29487-nasa-europa-mission-science.html

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So, we will attempt no landings?

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Response to Baclava (Reply #33)

Tue May 26, 2015, 02:07 PM

44. It seems there are several areas with a "brightness." The kicked-up theory seems

 

plausible, and would suggest there is a kind of half life to these phenomena; the brightest being the latest. It's possible there are elements or ice in asteroids striking this body which reflect or in someway glow, but then that stuff would show up on other celestial bodies. In either instance, the age of Ceres would seem critical. Maybe there is material in the body that has become old enough to do the equivalent of a local supernova.

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Response to Baclava (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 02:06 AM

29. Elvis concert?

 

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Response to Baclava (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 02:39 AM

30. Space Kittehs

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Response to Baclava (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 03:08 AM

31. Hotblack Desiato and Disaster Area are holding a concert.

For those not clued in:
Hotblack Desiato

I recommend that we keep that space probe away from the nuclear weapon powered speaker systems. However, I understand the heavy metal rock fans on the Mars and Jupiter are all cheering.

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Response to Baclava (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 10:36 AM

34. Freepers are claiming that Obama made NASA build a safe to hide his birth certificate.

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Response to Baclava (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 10:42 AM

35. It's an emblem of quality!

 


[hr][font color="blue"][center]Everything is a satellite to some other thing.[/center][/font][hr]

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Response to Baclava (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 12:32 PM

36. It's a Starbucks next to a Starbucks

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Response to rusty fender (Reply #36)

Tue May 26, 2015, 12:37 PM

37. Ceres: destination of choice for Alzheimer patients.

 

[hr][font color="blue"][center]Everything is a satellite to some other thing.[/center][/font][hr]

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Response to rusty fender (Reply #36)

Tue May 26, 2015, 01:24 PM

40. The corner of West Gray and Shepherd in Houston!

The NE corner of West Gray and Shepherd in Houston has a Starbucks.
The SE corner of West Gray and Shepherd in Houston has a Starbucks.

They are both part of the River Oaks Shopping Center which is the oldest strip center with parking in the United States. It's Art Deco.
That makes it worthy of protection by the historical society, in Houston.

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Response to Manifestor_of_Light (Reply #40)

Wed May 27, 2015, 08:49 AM

51. It's the end of the Universe!

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Response to FrodosPet (Reply #51)

Wed Jun 3, 2015, 01:06 AM

53. The first one is in New York City.

I recognized the cube sculpture. Don't remember the name of the corner but I remember it.

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Response to Baclava (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 01:08 PM

39. Shit, the Terrans are about to get cheesed hard.

 

What, not the right crowd for Starcraft multiplayer references?

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #39)

Tue May 26, 2015, 01:34 PM

41. Sorry, I'm only familiar with Multipass

A necessity for travel to Ceres.

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Response to NuclearDem (Reply #39)

Wed May 27, 2015, 08:32 AM

47. ha - I threw in a Mass Effect 3 endgame screen pic up above and nobody cared

and there's like, a dozen alien species there

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Response to Baclava (Original post)

Tue May 26, 2015, 02:18 PM

45. Sheldon's new casino

 

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Response to Baclava (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2015, 02:40 AM

46. Darn. Moonlight will never be the same again.

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