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    Webb Telescope

    I know its been in the Cool Science thread, but I think it's so cool it deserves its own space.

    For anyone who hasn't heard of it yet, NASA released photos today from a new infrared satellite telescope today that show WAY more than has ever been seen before.

    I heard a NASA scientist on the news earlier say "some of the light captured is 13 Billion years old" I can't even come close to comprehending that..



    https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/g...f-universe-yet

    https://www.nasa.gov/image-feature/g...-of-star-birth




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    Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind-bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space.
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    Webb Telescope

    So awesome that this worked. This looks like the greatest NASA accomplishment of my lifetime. Can’t wait to see what we see and learn from it.

    It would have been par for the course of the 2020’s for that thing to have failed. Although It did already get dinged by a tiny meteorite but it is apparently only a minor defect that they can adjust for.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Summer View Post
    It is known that there are an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Therefore, there must be a finite number of inhabited worlds. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near to nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the Universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the whole Universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely the products of a deranged imagination.
    Can I just imagine that most people have gone away and make it so? I've been told that I'm deranged so I should be able to just imagine them away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Summer View Post
    Judging by the number of galaxies in just that tiny section of space observed by the JWT, there must be A LOT of hitchhikers in the universe.
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    Could this telescope be improved with blockchain Technology?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Summer View Post
    It is known that there are an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Therefore, there must be a finite number of inhabited worlds. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near to nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the Universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the whole Universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely the products of a deranged imagination.
    https://youtu.be/UjtOGPJ0URM


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    Quote Originally Posted by Summer View Post
    It is known that there are an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Therefore, there must be a finite number of inhabited worlds. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near to nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the Universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the whole Universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely the products of a deranged imagination.
    You just keep telling yourself that standing in line for KT22 on a big storm powder morning.

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    "Time is an illusion. Lunch time, doubly so."

    Still amazing to see that far back in time.

    I agree it is a constitutional right for Americans to be assholes...its just too bad that so many take the opportunity...
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    yes, very cool and hopefully public interest keeps up and they keep releasing cool images.

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    These images are just beyond mind blowing. In the first image released you can actually see the light of an entire galaxy being distorted by the gravity of the object in front of it. The whole team that developed this deserves a super gold star. Words can’t describe how impressive it all is. The inner Milky Way images might be even crazier due to proximity

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    "super gold star" equals a group achievement award...but they do have your name on them and are robo signed by the NASA administrator :-)

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    Nova tonight is covering the Webb telescope
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    Supermoon tonight!

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    Creator getting lazy just copying and pasting to fill in the matrix.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mud View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by mud View Post
    Creator getting lazy just copying and pasting to fill in the matrix.


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    Well he only gave himself six days to do it, so it was always going to be a bit of a rush job. No way to meet that kind of deadline without a little copypasta.

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    Has planet Starbucks been identified yet?

    https://youtu.be/Va2K__8rV3o

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    Quote Originally Posted by This End Up View Post
    Has planet Starbucks been identified yet?

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    This guy’s working on.

    Rumor has it it’s shaped like a giant man bun.

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    I imagine someone over there looking back this way and seeing dinasaurs..
    Go that way really REALLY fast. If something gets in your way, TURN!

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    Webb Telescope

    I still don’t understand how we can see back 13 billion years. Doesn’t that mean we’ve been moving away from that light producing matter at almost the speed of light? If that light just got to us, doesn’t that mean the matter that produced that light is now ~ 10 billion light years further away?


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