The Astronomy Thread

Mudcat

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This is the art that accompanies the article fwiw.

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Matty

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mercury u so tiny u can use a sock for a sleeping bag

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:nelson:
 

MrX

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One solar day on Mercury lasts exactly two Mercury years.

What a weirdo.
 

MrX

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There is a 1% chance that Mercury will collide with Venus within the next 5 billion years.

I really hope I'm still around to see that.
 

MrX

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Lemme know how it goes. I'm right behind you.
 

Matty

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Mercury looks like it partied a little too hard in the 70's.
 

Mudcat

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There are galaxies out there - they have been photographed by the Hubble telescope - that are bigger than the currently understood laws of Physics dictate galaxies can be.

So fuck you!
 

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The Cassini-Huygens mission is coming to an end.

Cassini was launched in 1997 and reached Saturn in 2004. It will end its mission by plunging into the gas giant. But before then, it will dive through Saturns rings a total of 20 times.


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