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Clinton P
11-07-2015, 05:48 PM
"Earlier this year, astronomers from the Paris Observatory observed a comet in our Solar System spewing large amounts of ethyl alcohol, the same type found in alcoholic drinks, into space as it passed close by the Sun. The comet — aptly named Comet Lovejoy — spat out the equivalent of "500 bottles of wine every second" when it was most active, according to the researchers."

Click here (http://www.theverge.com/2015/10/26/9615392/comet-lovejoy-ethyl-alcohol-organic-molecules-life) to read more about this story.

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MikeWhalen
11-07-2015, 06:11 PM
what a waste of booze..they said the equivalent to wine, so I did not say 'good booze'

never the less, who should we sue for this travesty of nature!

this is my lawyer, for this sort of case btw

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Mike

Leeroy Jenkins
11-07-2015, 08:25 PM
All that alcohol wasted? That is the true definition of drug abuse.

DMXX
11-07-2015, 08:28 PM
Fear not, gents.

I'm sure we (as in, humanity) will be able to take the party up there in the next few centuries. Interplanetary cocktails, anyone?

surbakhunWeesste
11-07-2015, 11:54 PM
It needs to be slammed with a DUI.

DMXX
11-08-2015, 12:58 AM
Forget my comment, this:


It needs to be slammed with a DUI.

Oh man, post of the day... :bounce:

surbakhunWeesste
11-08-2015, 09:11 PM
sooooo,this happened yesterday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu7mNmqJJ10&t=0m56s

Gray Fox
11-08-2015, 10:44 PM
sooooo,this happened yesterday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu7mNmqJJ10&t=0m56s

Guys, Guys.. Its cool. I know what happened.

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Erik
11-08-2015, 10:47 PM
I expect a sharp decrease in UFO sightings, as the aliens will be too wasted to fly home.

surbakhunWeesste
11-08-2015, 10:49 PM
Guys, Guys.. Its cool. I know what happened.

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exactly my thought.

Táltos
11-09-2015, 04:34 AM
sooooo,this happened yesterday.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yu7mNmqJJ10&t=0m56s

Hmm, fireball maybe? http://www.accuweather.com/en/features/trend/taurid-meteor-shower-space-fireball-astronomy/53394257 BTW, I'm hitching a ride on Comet Lovejoy. I hope some of those 500 bottles of wine being spewed every second contains some of my favorite Pinot Noir. :)

miiser
11-09-2015, 04:52 AM
Hmm, fireball maybe?

It's a missile test launched from a nuclear sub off the coast of California. I used to work at a rocket launch site, putting satellites into orbit. They look exactly like this, except this one is not going the right direction for a normal satellite orbital trajectory, being instead a missile that's going to come back down somewhere else. The launch was shortly after sunset, and once the vehicle reached altitude it popped up into the sun where its exhaust vapors were illuminated by the light, even though the ground below was already in darkness. Rocket launches right after sunset or before sunrise are especially visible for this reason. There is a meteor shower going on currently. But meteors move much faster than this, passing through the atmosphere in a matter of seconds. Rockets are more casual, taking a few minutes.

More info here: http://ktla.com/2015/11/07/witnesses-across-socal-report-seeing-unexplained-light-in-night-sky/

Táltos
11-09-2015, 04:55 AM
It's a missile test launched from a nuclear sub off the coast of California. I used to work at a rocket launch site, putting satellites into orbit. They look exactly like this, except this one is not going the right direction for a normal satellite orbital trajectory, being instead a missile that's going to come back down somewhere else. The launch was shortly after sunset, and once the vehicle reached altitude it popped up into the sun where its exhaust vapors were illuminated by the light, even though the ground below was already in darkness. Rocket launches right after sunset or before sunrise are especially visible for this reason. There is a meteor shower going on currently. But meteors move much faster than this, passing through the atmosphere in a matter of seconds. Rockets are more casual, taking a few minutes.

More info here: http://ktla.com/2015/11/07/witnesses-across-socal-report-seeing-unexplained-light-in-night-sky/

Thanks yeah I thought it might also be something like that as well. Fireballs only last a few seconds, and that was much longer. I thought it would be good to mention there is a chance to catch a glimpse of one of those beauties in the sky in the upcoming weeks.

tamilgangster
11-12-2015, 08:20 AM
if a comet is spewing out booze that proves that there had to be life outside of earth at one point in time

gravetti
11-12-2015, 01:16 PM
Hmm, fireball maybe? http://www.accuweather.com/en/features/trend/taurid-meteor-shower-space-fireball-astronomy/53394257 BTW, I'm hitching a ride on Comet Lovejoy. I hope some of those 500 bottles of wine being spewed every second contains some of my favorite Pinot Noir. :)

Fireboll?Meteor?No.It's a missile. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-missile-test-20151108-story.html
Yes!Missiles can hang still in the air.

gravetti
11-12-2015, 02:01 PM
It's a missile test launched from a nuclear sub off the coast of California. I used to work at a rocket launch site, putting satellites into orbit. They look exactly like this, except this one is not going the right direction for a normal satellite orbital trajectory, being instead a missile that's going to come back down somewhere else. The launch was shortly after sunset, and once the vehicle reached altitude it popped up into the sun where its exhaust vapors were illuminated by the light, even though the ground below was already in darkness. Rocket launches right after sunset or before sunrise are especially visible for this reason. There is a meteor shower going on currently. But meteors move much faster than this, passing through the atmosphere in a matter of seconds. Rockets are more casual, taking a few minutes.

More info here: http://ktla.com/2015/11/07/witnesses-across-socal-report-seeing-unexplained-light-in-night-sky/

One more missile: http://www.hessdalen.org/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8x3qgYnntY