"That's no moon, that's a space station" - Obi-Wan

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by jsw, Jul 27, 2004.

  1. jsw Moderator emeritus

    jsw

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2004
    Location:
    Andover, MA
    #1

    Attached Files:

  2. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

    Capt Underpants

    Joined:
    Jul 23, 2003
    Location:
    Austin, Texas
    #2
    It actually looks like the death star! That freaks me out a little.
     
  3. wdlove macrumors P6

    wdlove

    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2002
    #3
    I agree that it does have the look of the "Death Star." Lucky for us it's a Moon of Saturn. Cassini has really produced some awesome pictures in space.
     
  4. jsw thread starter Moderator emeritus

    jsw

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2004
    Location:
    Andover, MA
    #4
    For comparison, here's the "real" one....
     

    Attached Files:

  5. virividox macrumors 601

    virividox

    Joined:
    Aug 19, 2003
    Location:
    Manila - Nottingham - Philadelphia - Santa Barbar
    #5
    maybe george lucas wasnt just making it all up!!!
     
  6. MacFan26 macrumors 65816

    MacFan26

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2003
    Location:
    San Francisco, California
  7. jsw thread starter Moderator emeritus

    jsw

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2004
    Location:
    Andover, MA
    #7
    I think it might also be fully armed as well. ;)
     
  8. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

    Mr. Anderson

    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2001
    Location:
    VA
    #8
    I would have loved to see that crater in the making.....

    Also makes you wonder what's out there that we haven't even seen yet.

    D
     
  9. CubaTBird macrumors 68020

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2004
  10. jsw thread starter Moderator emeritus

    jsw

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2004
    Location:
    Andover, MA
    #10
    It's so large in comparison to the moon that it's a wonder the moon is in one piece.... The crater is 80 miles across, and the moon has a diameter of only 247 miles. That would be the equivalent of a crater...what...maybe 2600 miles wide here? And ~200 miles deep? Man....
     
  11. King Cobra macrumors 603

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2002
    #11
    I've known about Mimis for about 10 years... the satellite was nearly destroyed from the impact of the cause of the crater, because the ratio of the crater to the planet is so large. Anything probably 5 miles wider and Mimis would not have survived.

    And there will be plenty more similar moons to discover within the following decade, as I doubt we've covered all of Jupiter's/Saturn's moons just yet.
     
  12. Counterfit macrumors G3

    Counterfit

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2003
    Location:
    sitting on your shoulder
    #12
    Well, we're screwed! :)



    When's the next ship to Yavin IV? :D
     
  13. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

    GeeYouEye

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2001
    Location:
    State of Denial
    #13
    To me, it looks more like the graphic from Star Trek II in the simulation of the Genesis device... I'll find a pic if I can...
     
  14. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

    SilentPanda

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2002
    Location:
    The Bamboo Forest
    #14
    You just keep telling yourself that if it makes you feel better. But don't come crying to me when there's no more tin foil hats.
     
  15. jsw thread starter Moderator emeritus

    jsw

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2004
    Location:
    Andover, MA
    #15
    Does anyone know where I could find some tin foil? All I can get anymore is aluminum foil, and it doesn't work. I can still hear their voices in my head. I suspect that I need real tin.

    Also, as far as the actual hat is concerned, I've been making sort of a foil skull cap first, then a cone like I've seen on so many shows. Are they interfering with each other? Is one better than the other? Any help would be appreciated. I feel better when I sit in front of my Mac. Does the G5 interfere with their mind control technology?
     
  16. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2003
    Location:
    Portland, OR
  17. themadchemist macrumors 68030

    themadchemist

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2003
    Location:
    Chi Town
    #17
    It's too bad the moon didn't have a warranty to cover the damage.
     
  18. krimson macrumors 65816

    krimson

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2003
    Location:
    Democratic People's Republic of Kalifornia
    #18
    Wow.. saw something NASA missed when i zoomed in on the photo. :D
     
  19. kgarner macrumors 68000

    kgarner

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2004
    Location:
    Utah
    #19
    I wonder how they missed it. :D
     
  20. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2003
    Location:
    Portland, OR
    #20
    OoooOOOoooooOOooo an UFSOXWC (Unidentified Flying Space Object with an X-Wing Configuration). Hopefully it's destroying Geroge Bush's flying campaign headquarters..
     
  21. craigdawg macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2004
    Location:
    Sactown
    #21
    No...we're doomed. :D
     
  22. parrothead macrumors 6502a

    parrothead

    Joined:
    Sep 24, 2003
    Location:
    Edmonds, WA
    #22
    As long as Jar Jar doesnt come to save us, I can deal with a Death Star in our own solar system.
     
  23. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2003
    Location:
    Portland, OR
  24. MacFan26 macrumors 65816

    MacFan26

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2003
    Location:
    San Francisco, California
    #24
    Hm...I don't know, the tin foil thing didn't seem to work too well in Signs, but I'm assuming the were probably using aluminum foil too. Maybe if you just hold your G5 in front of you like a cross, the sheer amount of aluminum will take effect :D
     
  25. MongoTheGeek macrumors 68040

    MongoTheGeek

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2003
    Location:
    Its not so much where you are as when you are.
    #25
    I have a friend who called her roommate space station because of the line...

    The line is better though in Repo Man
     

Share This Page