Nasa Wants To Probe Uranus In Search Of Gas

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  1. dspellman

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    The headline is by design. Our culture responds to vulgar, low brow potty humor. This type of stuff generates clicks. NASA is one giant boondoggle anyways.
     
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    What a colossal waste of money.
    How about terraforming Venus, Mars, and our moon instead?
    I'd love some Venutian beachfront property.:D
     
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    At least it's a dry heat...
     
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    Hell, yeah!
    I'm in the Atlanta Metro area. Native Georgian. This damned humidity seems to get harder on me with each passing year.
     
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    It's the damn aliens thats the problem. There's a part of preparing the surface for drilling called "wiping." Doing so stirs up dust particles in which the Klingon nation are able to mine certain valuable particles from. However, it is not within their nature to sign a treaty but to take it by force. Therefore, every time you wipe Uranus you are bothered with Klingons after the wiping.
     
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    From Wikipedia:

    At an altitude of 50 km above the Venerean surface, the environment is the "most Earthlike in the solar system", with a pressure of approximately 1 bar and temperatures in the 0°C-50°C range.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floating_city_(science_fiction)


    We'll be all set to move in once we can build one of these ;) . . .

    cloud-city-empire-strikes-back-1024x576.jpg
     
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    I really don't think they need to go through all the trouble of probing. They have to just get close enough to smell it. The gas just permeates all around it. Lots of it.
     
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    Scientists from Guadalajara, Mexico, installed the latest in pedometer technology on the probe. It's the latest and greatest in detecting pedos throughout our solar system and beyond.
    (You'll have to be bilingual English/Spanish to get this one.)
     
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    Or, use Google translate, like I did.
     
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    I guess they have people at NASA who are paid to think up stupid shit.
    We're gonna DIE any minute or friggin' float away soon.

    and I have enough gas in me to fuel several generations.
     
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    I don't understand how sending probes out to learn about the other planets around us to in order to better understand our surroundings and origins qualifies as "stupid shit." But then again, I'm not quite as pessimistic about our future as you are.
     
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    It's called 'spin'.

    NASA doesn't do shit, but they need to periodically imprint on us that they're all busy as one-armed paper hangers, working on real important, super scientific stuff that could have a very serious impact on our lives here on Earth!

    Then after two weeks, we never hear about it again.
     
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    I have seen NOTHING to indicate that humans are anything more than a passing species on this planet. We barely make a distinction between water and our garbage yet feel we somehow "rule" over nature itself.
    Watching dramatic depictions of violence and death are considered forms of entertainment by the species. The wealthiest group in the most abundant environment doles out well-being in the form of "health-care" to the top level planning to leave millions without. Our highest form of giving is supplying groups that want to destroy us tools to destroy others or prevent others from destroying them.

    but still, I pretty much like people. We're more inclined to probe space to find out about ourselves than to look deep inside ( or into in a mirror)
    I LOVE space.It's the envelope that surrounds EVERYTHING
     
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    AM 970 WFLA here in Tampa has had innuendo lead ins or upcoming news teasers for years. That would have been just the thing they would have said if they covered that article.
     
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    Uranus is a Latinization of the Greek Ouranos, who is the god of the sky. This is his most recent selfie on instagram:

    titan.jpg
     
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    Mickey Gandalf the Intonationer

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    I knew that prior to asking the question.
    I also knew that scientists call it "ura-nus" while everyone else calls it "ur-anus."
    I was merely wondering WHY anyone would be dumb enough to name a planet something
    everyone but the "elite" would call:
    Ur-anus???
     
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    Watch out for asteroids. Anyway, I got their Crab Nebula hangin'.
     

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