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#1    Big Bad Voodoo

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 07:00 PM

http://io9.com/59781...cond-red-planet

Sedna is red, like Mars, which speaks to an interesting composition, but scientists are mainly interested in it because its position might tell us something about the Oort Cloud and the history of life on Earth.

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Posted 26 January 2013 - 10:34 PM

What an incredibly poor article that is. For a start it has this unbelievably wrong statement:

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The most distant known object in the universe is Sedna, and astronomers hope that it's a sign of things even farther out
There is a bit of a difference between being the farthest known object in the solar system and the farthest known object in the universe.

Then there is this meaningless statement:

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It's so far out that the sun, from a person on Sedna's perspective, would be no larger than a particularly big star - about the size of a pinhead.
About the size of a pin head!? About the same size as a pin head viewed from where? At arms length? 2 cm away? 2 metres away? 2 Km away?

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Posted 28 January 2013 - 05:38 PM

View PostWaspie_Dwarf, on 26 January 2013 - 10:34 PM, said:

What an incredibly poor article that is. For a start it has this unbelievably wrong statement:

There is a bit of a difference between being the farthest known object in the solar system and the farthest known object in the universe.

Was going to say the same thing haha

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:17 PM

Aw shucks.  We know what the writer meant -- it could happen to anyone (although maybe the editor should be fired).  At least we learn about Sedna.  Maybe one day it will have a last-chance gas station on the way out of the Solar System.


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Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:50 PM

View PostFrank Merton, on 30 January 2013 - 01:17 PM, said:

Aw shucks.  We know what the writer meant -- it could happen to anyone (although maybe the editor should be fired).  At least we learn about Sedna.  Maybe one day it will have a last-chance gas station on the way out of the Solar System.

Hhahaha yeah i knew what the writer meant frank,but if i told someone to sit around all day and eat chips and cookies my boss would call me out on it hahaha

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