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Not really anything special about it, just a rock-ball orbiting a sun at deadly ranges and incapable of supporting life.

Man. The universe is a depressing place.
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# 2
01-11-2011, 03:53 AM
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Man. The universe is a depressing place.
....and you've JUST noticed?

lol :p
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# 3
01-11-2011, 04:02 AM
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....and you've JUST noticed?

lol :p
Hardly, but stuff like this is an awesome reminder of how much it really does just grind your face in it.

I think the most overtly depressing thing I ever saw EVER about the universe in general was on this one Science Channel show.

Basically there is a planet with an elliptical orbit. On it's farthest pass it went as far out as Mars, on the way back past the sun it kamikaze's closer than Mercury and completely melts into a glob of lava just to solidify again on it's way out. The worst part? because of the star and the planet's orbit, the thing does this like 4 times per Earth Year.

Even if life did spontaneously spring up over night, it would be charbroiled in months. It's like the cosmic version of falling down an up escalator. Just wish I could remember the designation that it had.
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# 4
01-11-2011, 04:12 AM
Well there is always Gliese 581 d and Gliese 581 g to move to
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# 5
01-11-2011, 05:21 AM
All of reality is a bit on the depressing side. There is far more empty void than there are material objects in this universe. Even items, which appear solid to us, are primarily empty space. The abyss quite literally permeates every bit of our existence, constantly nipping at us on our own entropic paths to our inevitable ends.
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# 6
01-11-2011, 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted by WarpVis View Post
The abyss quite literally permeates every bit of our existence, constantly nipping at us on our own entropic paths to our inevitable ends.*
* according to "common knowledge" developed in the most recent 0.1% of humanity's existence....

Don't despair over what "everyone knows to be true" this decade. Remember that the Earth was flat a few generations ago. We have no right to make definitive statements about the nature of the universe, only guesses from a very limited set of data.
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# 7
01-11-2011, 08:14 AM
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The abyss quite literally permeates every bit of our existence, constantly nipping at us on our own entropic paths to our inevitable ends.
Well aren't YOU a ball of sunshine?!!


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*Don't despair over what "everyone knows to be true" this decade. Remember that the Earth was flat a few generations ago. We have no right to make definitive statements about the nature of the universe, only guesses from a very limited set of data.
and this is why I will always love you... like a sister.. ^_^
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# 8
01-12-2011, 03:35 PM
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Originally Posted by President_Shinzon View Post
Hardly, but stuff like this is an awesome reminder of how much it really does just grind your face in it.

I think the most overtly depressing thing I ever saw EVER about the universe in general was on this one Science Channel show.

Basically there is a planet with an elliptical orbit. On it's farthest pass it went as far out as Mars, on the way back past the sun it kamikaze's closer than Mercury and completely melts into a glob of lava just to solidify again on it's way out. The worst part? because of the star and the planet's orbit, the thing does this like 4 times per Earth Year.

Even if life did spontaneously spring up over night, it would be charbroiled in months. It's like the cosmic version of falling down an up escalator. Just wish I could remember the designation that it had.
See i think opposite to that, such a thing would be beautiful to behold. The only thing depressing about it is that i'll never get to see it as anything more than a computer rendering.

There's a lot out there in space to get excited about without requiring life.
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# 9
01-12-2011, 04:44 PM
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There's a lot out there in space to get excited about without requiring life.
But boy, could you imagine the bruhaha that would explode if life was found on other celestial bodies? Even microbial life...
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# 10
01-12-2011, 05:33 PM
Still waiting on my frigg'n space bus nasa.
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