NASA to Announce Success of Long Galactic Hunt

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  1. Makenshi

    Makenshi Ahoy, ye salty dogs!

    Jul 28, 2006
    Link: http://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2008/may/HQ_M08089_Chandra_Advisory.html


    WASHINGTON -- NASA has scheduled a media teleconference Wednesday, May 14, at 1 p.m. EDT, to announce the discovery of an object in our Galaxy astronomers have been hunting for more than 50 years. This finding was made by combining data from NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory with ground-based observations.

    To participate in the teleconference, reporters must contact the Chandra Press Office at 617-496-7998 or e-mail mwatzke@cfa.harvard.edu. Live audio of the teleconference will be streamed online at:

    http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio


    A video file about the discovery will air on NASA Television on May 14. NASA TV is carried on an MPEG-2 digital signal accessed via satellite AMC-6, at 72 degrees west longitude, transponder 17C, 4040 MHz, vertical polarization. NASA TV is available in Alaska and Hawaii on AMC-7 at 137 degrees west longitude, transponder 18C, at 4060 MHz, horizontal polarization.

    For information about NASA's Chandra X-Ray Observatory on the Web, visit:

    http://www.nasa.gov/chandra
     
  2. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite

    May 18, 2003
    Been searching the thing for fifty years? Cool.

    What is it?
     
  3. xu

    xu Water Chip? Been There, Done That

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    Feb 4, 2007
    A rock.
     
  4. DirtyDreamDesigner

    DirtyDreamDesigner Venerable Relic of the Wastes
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    Apr 15, 2005
  5. fedaykin

    fedaykin Vault Fossil

    Jul 15, 2007
    I bet it's something really incredibly unbelievably boring.
     
  6. The Vault Dweller

    The Vault Dweller always looking for water.

    Aug 24, 2004
    For them to look so long only to find it now it must look infinitisemely small.

    :| ,
    The Vault Dweller
     
  7. Ah-Teen

    Ah-Teen Vault Senior Citizen
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    Jun 21, 2007
    They talk about it in one of the links. Not much though....

    Basicly, they were looking for old clusters of stars. They found the oldest now known.
     
  8. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    the bellybutton of ze universe?
     
  9. iii

    iii Vault Dweller

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    Oct 10, 2005
    I think that they found a black hole since the Chandra-Observatory detects x-rays.
     
  10. Madbringer

    Madbringer What is it that crawls behind the glass? Orderite

    Apr 9, 2004
    Maybe it's the Monolith. :aiee:
     
  11. Paladin Solo

    Paladin Solo So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Nov 7, 2003
    No, it's 2012, and it's coming straight for us!
     
  12. Silencer

    Silencer Night Watchman Staff Member Admin

    Nov 7, 2003
    More like the <s>Ass</s> Dark Matter Hole of the Universe

    Sometimes you hunt rocks, and sometimes rocks hunt you. Right, Per?
     
  13. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Nothing a couple of miners and some nukes can't solve.
     
  14. Paladin Solo

    Paladin Solo So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Nov 7, 2003
    And Ben Assfleck's chin.
     
  15. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    Hey I didn't realise he was also in that movie.
    Yes perhaps we should launch him at 2012 as well, might not help much but what do we have to loose?
     
  16. Ravager69

    Ravager69 Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Dec 21, 2007
    I bet it's that russian dog sent in space years ago.
     
  17. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    Yes. It's probably some crap that they will need to explain the significance of for awhile and still not get any excitement out of anyone except for some total nasa nerds.
     
  18. fedaykin

    fedaykin Vault Fossil

    Jul 15, 2007
    Actually, I find hi res pics of space stuff quite interesting. But if it's some tiny shot a far away dot, meh.
     
  19. The Dutch Ghost

    The Dutch Ghost Grouchy old man of NMA Moderator

    Jan 11, 2004
    NASA scientist to NASA director "Should we tell them that all the chimps we sent into space came back super intelligent?"

    NASA director (who is a chimp) "No, I don't think so."
     
  20. Wooz

    Wooz Vault Sweeper Admin Orderite

    May 18, 2003
    Laika died during re-entry due to Russian design of the space capsule.

    So no.

    And it wasn't only one dog. Fer fucks sake, what do they teach you in school these days?