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PHI.1.618
09-13-2005, 09:01 PM
http://i.a.cnn.net/cnn/2005/TECH/space/08/30/moon.hot.spot.reut/vert.tiger.strips.jpg




It is located at the south pole of Enceladus, a moon with a diameter of just 310 miles.

The hot spot is unusual because it occurs at the pole, scientists said. Usually, the hottest part of any planet or moon is around the equator, as is the case with the Earth.

This suggests that the heat at Enceladus' southern pole is generated from within, said scientists from the Cassini-Huygens mission to Saturn and its moons.

But they acknowledged they had no idea how.

"It shouldn't be that warm," said John Spencer, one of the scientists working on the project.

"It's like flying past Antarctica and finding that it's warmer than the earth's equatorial regions. It's that strange."

Spencer, of the Southwest Research Institute in Colorado, the United States, is one of a group of scientists examining data sent back to earth from the Cassini spacecraft, which was launched in 1997 to examine Saturn.

The spacecraft has flown past Enceladus three times -- most recently on July 14.

The scientists expected to find that the temperature was around 80 degrees Kelvin (-193 degrees Celsius, -316 degrees Fahrenheit) at its hottest point, which they assumed would be near the equator.

Instead, they found that the heat was concentrated at the south pole, where the temperature hit 91 degrees Kelvin near a series of fissures, or "tiger stripes" on the moon's surface.

"It is an extremely conspicuous hot region," Spencer told a news conference. "Something is different about that area."

The scientists have come up with two theories to explain the hot spot. The first is that the heat comes from decaying radioactive material below the moon's surface and the second is that it is caused by gravitational tides.

But they say neither theory adequately explains the heat.

"We don't have anything we could call a complete hypothesis yet," said Torrence Johnson from NASA, which is working on the project alongside the European and Italian space agencies.

The team says the hot spot suggests there might be volcanoes and geysers on Enceladus.

If this is true, it would be one of only three "active" moons known to man. The others are Io, which orbits Jupiter, and Triton, which circles Neptune.

The Cassini spacecraft has been sending spectacular images back from Saturn, its rings and its moons since last year, when it reached the planet. It also launched a probe which landed on the surface of Titan, another of Saturn's 31 known moons.

Link: http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/space/08/30/m...reut/index.html (http://www.cnn.com/2005/TECH/space/08/30/m...reut/index.html)



* How amazing is this? I mean, 70-80 degrees...wow!

froth
09-13-2005, 09:25 PM
gay thread

PHI.1.618
09-13-2005, 09:34 PM
gay thread
you know what they say about ppl that say "gay" alot don't you? lol... Yo admins, get this redneck on check!

froth
09-13-2005, 09:36 PM
gay thread.

PHI.1.618
09-13-2005, 10:07 PM
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LMFAO! Are you really 30?

froth
09-13-2005, 10:14 PM
naw im 5

iNtell3kT
09-14-2005, 02:53 AM
lol when i seen this i wanted to say "i bet i can find a red dot on Jupitar"
lol, but yeh man, thats some shit right there.....actually its perdicted when the sun grows bigger then now, and adventually ingulps earth, one of saturs 20+ or even 30+ moons will be livable, i forget which one exactly, but yeh, it will be livable

Prince Rai
09-14-2005, 07:31 AM
lol when i seen this i wanted to say "i bet i can find a red dot on Jupitar"
lol, but yeh man, thats some shit right there.....actually its perdicted when the sun grows bigger then now, and adventually ingulps earth, one of saturs 20+ or even 30+ moons will be livable, i forget which one exactly, but yeh, it will be livable
the sun is one fear for the earths fate.. but what about a black hole which lingers near our galaxy??


thats even more powerful and is also growing

PHI.1.618
09-14-2005, 09:21 PM
Sun won't gobble us up for a billion years, what interests me about this is that the whole planet is shit frozen yet this spot is earth-like. We can actually live there....

blackwisdom
09-14-2005, 09:38 PM
Thanks for the info.

TeknicelStylez
09-14-2005, 10:11 PM
the sun is one fear for the earths fate.. but what about a black hole which lingers near our galaxy??


thats even more powerful and is also growingTEK > Black Holes + Global Warming

What you think of that inequality

Thats crazy though, theirs a couple of unexplained shit goin down in the universe alot of scientists can't figure out nowadays.

iNtell3kT
09-15-2005, 07:27 AM
the sun is one fear for the earths fate.. but what about a black hole which lingers near our galaxy??


thats even more powerful and is also growingwow, your gonna be shock when i tell you this....

our galaxy is a black hole, in the center of every galaxy theres a MASSIVE and STRONG black whole, taht holds everything together, our solar system resides on the out edge of the galaxy orbiting the black hole, going up and down up and down, and we're like in the hot zone when u go thru the center cause thats where all the astroids and shit is, and there isnt a living breathing planet near teh center cause any plante there is going thru hell ltteraly cause they keep gettin bombarded by comets and astroids and meteors, and b4 our sun blows up, theres another galaxy called adramada thats the closest to the milky that their gonna colide b4 our sun gets the chance to die, lol, so theres gonna be 2 big massive black holes bassically having a tug of war, pulling and circleing around each other for millions of years till they finally merg to a new and even BIGGER BLACK HOLE AND GALAXY, if our planet is still here by the time adramada gets close, we will be able to see it in the sky coming to destroy and rip everything apart :), but regardless i still say an apacolypse is going to be our doing and by 'our' i mean the human race

TeknicelStylez
09-15-2005, 11:45 AM
wow, your gonna be shock when i tell you this....

our galaxy is a black hole, in the center of every galaxy theres a MASSIVE and STRONG black whole, taht holds everything together, our solar system resides on the out edge of the galaxy orbiting the black hole, going up and down up and down, and we're like in the hot zone when u go thru the center cause thats where all the astroids and shit is, and there isnt a living breathing planet near teh center cause any plante there is going thru hell ltteraly cause they keep gettin bombarded by comets and astroids and meteors, and b4 our sun blows up, theres another galaxy called adramada thats the closest to the milky that their gonna colide b4 our sun gets the chance to die, lol, so theres gonna be 2 big massive black holes bassically having a tug of war, pulling and circleing around each other for millions of years till they finally merg to a new and even BIGGER BLACK HOLE AND GALAXY, if our planet is still here by the time adramada gets close, we will be able to see it in the sky coming to destroy and rip everything apart :), but regardless i still say an apacolypse is going to be our doing and by 'our' i mean the human raceDamn I wouldve liked to see a galaxy crashing into ours, shit wouldve been gangsta.

Anyway post some sources on this info.

Ronin
09-15-2005, 12:38 PM
its all theory, diddnt they mention that when they came up with the string theory to denouch relativity in a way?

pretty much everything is an anomlie in space, its not easily accesible to physically go to another galaxy or the outer realm, everything bar actual samples from landings is guesswork and estimations

i gaurentee (unlike religious theories) that scientific theories on space will change when technology gets better as more is proved and old shit disproved

Prince Rai
09-15-2005, 12:49 PM
Damn I wouldve liked to see a galaxy crashing into ours, shit wouldve been gangsta.

Anyway post some sources on this info.
lol gangsta 4 sure :P

man but i can feel that we are balanced through a blak hole..
though while dats our balance.. our galaxy itself is mastered by the sun for the moment

all i was suggesting was that the end for our planet does not necesarily mean the engulfing of the earth into the sun..rather a black hole which may interrupt our balance of galaxy..

peace n blessingz

tajeco
09-15-2005, 08:44 PM
why would it be a "gay thread", even if it doesn't suit your taste, get out of here

iNtell3kT
09-15-2005, 09:02 PM
lol gangsta 4 sure :P

man but i can feel that we are balanced through a blak hole..
though while dats our balance.. our galaxy itself is mastered by the sun for the moment

all i was suggesting was that the end for our planet does not necesarily mean the engulfing of the earth into the sun..rather a black hole which may interrupt our balance of galaxy..

peace n blessingzthe galaxy isnt mastered by our sun, theres billions upon billions upon billions of suns out there!!!!

but yes our SOLAR SYSTEM is "mastered" by our sun, the sun is what keeps big ass astroids from outside out solar system away and gives it heat, u know hot hot that sun is to be millions and millions miles away and cook our planet up to over 100 degrees in some parts...lol

iNtell3kT
09-15-2005, 09:04 PM
its all theory, diddnt they mention that when they came up with the string theory to denouch relativity in a way?

pretty much everything is an anomlie in space, its not easily accesible to physically go to another galaxy or the outer realm, everything bar actual samples from landings is guesswork and estimations

i gaurentee (unlike religious theories) that scientific theories on space will change when technology gets better as more is proved and old shit disprovedman u know about the string theory too?!?!?!?!?

i thought i was the only one that'll ever bring that up, i belive that to be relevantly true...

we got somthing in common man

TeknicelStylez
09-15-2005, 09:12 PM
Damn I really need to get my research from my grandmothers house so I can build with yall, theres something called Dark Energy or Dark Matter out there, this massive force that basically disproves most of our scientific theories about space, it makes our equations off by an extremely large number. Idk I'm going back to the hood tommorow when I come back I'll have shit ready to build with yall.

iNtell3kT
09-15-2005, 09:29 PM
Damn I really need to get my research from my grandmothers house so I can build with yall, theres something called Dark Energy or Dark Matter out there, this massive force that basically disproves most of our scientific theories about space, it makes our equations off by an extremely large number. Idk I'm going back to the hood tommorow when I come back I'll have shit ready to build with yall.dark matter is similar to the string theory, but the string theory is based on 11 demensions, but what dark matter is, its somthing that cant be detected, not by any sense that we know of, but what dark matter its somthing like gravity that holds everything together, not just pull down liek gravity, its a lot strong but actually holds space and everything together

PHI.1.618
09-15-2005, 09:48 PM
Exactly how much of the Universe is in the form of dark matter is a mystery & difficult to determine, obviously because it's not visible. It has to be inferred by its gravitational effects on the luminous matter in the Universe(stars and gas) and is usually expressed as mass-to-luminosity ratio (M/L). A high M/L indicates lots of dark matter, a low M/L indicates that most of the matter is in form of baryonic matter .

TeknicelStylez
09-15-2005, 10:27 PM
See you guys are up to date on this shit, I haven't done research in a while, when I first heard about the shit, they had no clue what it was.

I actually like Brane Theory better than String Theory, String Theory doesn't explain alot of things.

AHHHH WAIT TILL I GET MY RESEARCH.

Fuck this religion shit, I'm gonna have mad scientific shit up on here mang we gonna build!!! :P

-Mad Skillz-
09-15-2005, 10:56 PM
Anyone know anything about gamma-ray bursts?

iNtell3kT
09-16-2005, 02:01 AM
Exactly how much of the Universe is in the form of dark matter is a mystery & difficult to determine, obviously because it's not visible. It has to be inferred by its gravitational effects on the luminous matter in the Universe(stars and gas) and is usually expressed as mass-to-luminosity ratio (M/L). A high M/L indicates lots of dark matter, a low M/L indicates that most of the matter is in form of baryonic matter .yeh common sense will tell you that, but its EVERYWHERE, and we know this, another thing what dark matter can be is a blackhole, where so much of it is stored in oen spot, thats why u cant really see and black hole from the bottom, thats even if it has a bottom, and thats why everything gets desenigrated inside cause thers so much of it, and like when i sun explodes, that force there could mix with the already strong force of dark matter and create a blackhole ya know, if not the the sun just turns into a dwarf, where every pebble on its surface wieghs 100's of tons, yeh wierd huh, but these are just my theorys and somthing to think about too

EDIT: nvm i take that back, black holes odnt have ntohing to do with Dark Matter, i just thought about it some more, and darkmatter is like a sheet so to say thats layed over our universe

and i was also wrong abour black holes, because what a black whole is its a tiny itty bitty microscopic partical thats just that strong with that force it creats and hole in time or space or whatever itself and starts to leak and pull everything in and nothing survives, not even light, thats why there call black holes, but i learned once i school that there are white holes, and ima bout to go look it up on google, and post some pics, some peopel dont elive me there are whiteholes

PHI.1.618
09-22-2005, 04:42 PM
yeh common sense will tell you that, but its EVERYWHERE, and we know this, another thing what dark matter can be is a blackhole, where so much of it is stored in oen spot, thats why u cant really see and black hole from the bottom, thats even if it has a bottom, and thats why everything gets desenigrated inside cause thers so much of it, and like when i sun explodes, that force there could mix with the already strong force of dark matter and create a blackhole ya know, if not the the sun just turns into a dwarf, where every pebble on its surface wieghs 100's of tons, yeh wierd huh, but these are just my theorys and somthing to think about too

EDIT: nvm i take that back, black holes odnt have ntohing to do with Dark Matter, i just thought about it some more, and darkmatter is like a sheet so to say thats layed over our universe

and i was also wrong abour black holes, because what a black whole is its a tiny itty bitty microscopic partical thats just that strong with that force it creats and hole in time or space or whatever itself and starts to leak and pull everything in and nothing survives, not even light, thats why there call black holes, but i learned once i school that there are white holes, and ima bout to go look it up on google, and post some pics, some peopel dont elive me there are whiteholes
White(ass)holes? <their everywhere! j/k..lol.. Looking forward to reading your "whiteholes" post ....


peace

PHI.1.618
09-22-2005, 04:49 PM
A white hole is like a black hole running backward. At its center is a singularity from which matter and energy spew. Unlike black holes, which astronomers believe they have identified, white holes are strictly theoretical (the notion that the big bang was a white hole is often brought up, but modern cosmology seems to say no). :mmmyah: