Yellowstone, a giant... Awakes?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Maphusio, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. Maphusio

    Maphusio Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Sep 25, 2004
    Thats the trick aint it? The "what if's" / doomsday scenarios are always going to be there; but, to put it simply, don't you think it would be smart to get all of our eggs out of the same basket?

    In other words, colonize planets/moons in our solar system. We know some of them have water and could even contain life! As that crazy guy (Robert Zubrin) people don't like me quoting said, "If the human race/civilization is to survive, it needs to become a space faring one."

    We can now travel from the Earth to Mars in 39 days... I think its time we started living there.

    Was it the filthy rich that came to the new world IE America? -checkmate

    http://www.solcomhouse.com/yellowstone.htm

    The above site reflects back on previous data on yellowstone's eruptions. I think it should answer your questions.

    I think the honest answer, is no one knows for sure. The previous eruptions are evident (the great chasms of the park) and did blow outward. We are talking an explosive eruption, so pressure building up and expelling outward. Generally volcanic gasses play a roll in the pressure and water can be a big factor. Take Mt. St. Helens. It was fine until the melting glacier water crashed into the magma... the rest is history.

    Wouldn't it be great if the pressures did not build up and the result was oozing lava?!


    I hate to break it to everyone but I may have spoken prematurely...

    1.5 2008/12/31 08:05:00 44.514N 110.360W 1.1 61 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
    3.3 2008/12/31 08:02:11 44.523N 110.361W 4.9 61 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
    1.5 2008/12/31 05:50:01 44.518N 110.368W 2.0 61 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
    1.1 2008/12/31 05:46:53 44.520N 110.362W 2.0 61 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
    1.9 2008/12/31 05:42:06 44.519N 110.367W 0.1 61 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
    1.6 2008/12/31 05:26:56 44.501N 110.385W 2.2 60 km (37 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
    1.4 2008/12/31 05:23:52 44.520N 110.371W 1.0 60 km (37 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
    1.7 2008/12/31 04:52:19 44.503N 110.371W 0.4 61 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
    1.3 2008/12/31 04:40:04 44.526N 110.368W 2.2 60 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
    1.6 2008/12/31 04:25:24 44.516N 110.376W 1.8 60 km (37 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
    1.4 2008/12/31 04:25:11 44.523N 110.364W 2.2 61 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
    1.4 2008/12/31 04:22:16 44.520N 110.382W 2.2 59 km (37 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
    2.7 2008/12/31 04:15:44 44.522N 110.372W 1.2 60 km (37 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
    1.5 2008/12/31 04:12:40 44.516N 110.373W 0.6 60 km (37 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
    1.8 2008/12/31 04:08:59 44.532N 110.381W 0.4 59 km (37 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
    0.6 2008/12/31 04:08:34 44.527N 110.367W 2.1 60 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
    2.4 2008/12/31 04:06:14 44.520N 110.371W 1.2 60 km (37 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
    1.9 2008/12/31 04:05:12 44.532N 110.380W 0.3 59 km (37 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
    1.3 2008/12/31 03:53:29 44.520N 110.364W 2.2 61 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
    0.9 2008/12/31 03:52:59 44.504N 110.381W 2.1 60 km (37 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
    1.5 2008/12/31 03:52:23 44.546N 110.394W 0.7 58 km (36 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
    1.9 2008/12/31 03:43:37 44.524N 110.372W 1.5 60 km (37 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
    0.9 2008/12/31 03:26:38 44.523N 110.367W 0.0 61 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
    1.1 2008/12/31 03:26:01 44.532N 110.381W 2.0 59 km (37 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
    1.8 2008/12/31 03:23:43 44.530N 110.380W 1.0 59 km (37 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
    1.2 2008/12/31 03:23:07 44.529N 110.380W 0.9 59 km (37 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
    1.5 2008/12/31 03:21:49 44.521N 110.373W 2.1 60 km (37 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
    1.4 2008/12/31 03:16:44 44.527N 110.367W 0.8 60 km (38 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT
    1.4 2008/12/31 03:14:42 44.568N 110.444W 7.2 53 km (33 mi) E of West Yellowstone, MT
    1.9 2008/12/31 03:13:50 44.531N 110.381W 2.1 59 km (37 mi) ESE of West Yellowstone, MT


    http://www.seis.utah.edu/req2webdir/recenteqs/Maps/Yellowstone.html

    Larger earthquakes are now rocking yellowstone...
     
  2. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    :rofl:

    We can't do that yet, Maphusio. If we could, we would, it's that simple.
     
  3. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    We can't die now... it's not 2012 yet!
     
  4. Maphusio

    Maphusio Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Sep 25, 2004
    ...

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5jrS9yp2kQ[/youtube]

    http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/technology/plasma_propulsion_000616.html

    A direct shot could get us there as early as 39 days. I NEVER talk bullshit unless I'm joking.
     
  5. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
     
  6. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    Oh wait, just because that Chang-Diaz guy claims that HIS company can do it, I need to believe him and, like, perhaps invest money in HIS company and HIMSELF? :clap:
    There's tons of people around who claim they or their company can do certain things others can't, you know? They say that so that some rich idiot may come along and invest in them or their company.

    And even IF we could go to Mars in 39 days, then fucking what? Putting six people onto the surface of a barren wasteland is no guarantee for the survival of our species, you know? Or wait, let me guess, you know a certain guy who can terraform Mars in, meh, less than a month, right? And you know of some other guy who can build spaceships that can hold up to a billion human beings in cryogenic state and he's prepared to work together with that Chang-Diaz guy with the plasma propulsion thingimajigs and so forth and so on?

    Yeah.

    And so then we're on Mars and we're gonna build a Brave New World over there and we'll build a Brave New World on the Moon as well and, heck, why not build one on Titan, that moon is just begging for it, isn't it? And we've got to terraform all of them, of course, because if we don't, we'll still be dependent on Earth in one way or another, or no, let me guess: you know of some guy who can build unbreakable glass domes out of thin air and with just a little bit of that thin air, he could basically make huge, protective artificial atmospheres that would encapsulate the millons of humans we drop off on our remote colonies, so that they can build their buildings and mine their minerals and do all the exact same crap they did on Earth in the first place.

    And you know of this guy who can make drinkable water out of methane which is abundant on Titan.
    And you know of this guy who can build spaceclothing, so thin, why, it would basically feel like everyday clothing and it would still hold back deadly cosmic radiation and it would hold oxygen tanks, but miniature ones, that could last a lifetime.
    And you know of this guy who knows a shortcut in space, he knows how to get from our solarsystem to a completely diffrent star, hundreds or thousands or millions of lightyears away, but this guy would be able to do it in 15 days IF we just would invest in his idea.
    And you know of this guy who knows another guy who thinks that a certain guy he went to college with knows how to genetically alter the human body so that it would be able to survive by breathing pure carbon monoxide and eating silicium.

    Oh man.

    I'd love to believe all this crap, but look at us struggle in space as it is. Humans are major fuck-ups, don't you know that by now? Anyone who thinks we should be fucking up more planets than just Earth, deserves to get a serious spanking. PLease, leave the rest of the universe alone. It's beautiful as it is. Why does humanity need to survive? Why? What is it, according to you, that is so valuable about humanity that the rest of reality needs it? Do you think the stars give a damn about us and our art and our wars and our other "achievements"? The only morons who think we are a great thing and need to exist for ever and ever are we. No one and nothing else gives a shit. And rightfully so.

    Pfft... Yellowstone can't burst soon enough, if you ask me.
     
  7. Maphusio

    Maphusio Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Sep 25, 2004
    Exactly. Peoples mindset is such that its not possible or not needed. You find people that try to shoot down such a feet as becoming a space faring people with every fiber of their being...

    Case and point :lol:

    Some folks don't want to even think something is possible. They will go to such amazing extents to prevent others from thinking the same. They will lie, they will be brutal and they should be ignored.

    There is nothing that we the human race are incapable of, we just need to try. In the end if we never do try, if we continue our petty squabbles over oil, water, and other resources it would be one of the most heart sinking feelings for me, that we just gave up, and let the end come.
     
  8. Pope Viper

    Pope Viper This ghoul has seen it all
    Orderite

    Dec 9, 2003
    You can't get two cultures to agree to a peace treaty (Israel/Palestinians), yet you foresee the entire planet coming together to execute these wonderful plans?

    I'm sorry, this isn't Star Trek, and if you honestly believe it will happen within your lifetime (or your grandchildren's, for that matter), you're a bit naive.

    Humanity as it stands now revolves around the individual only caring about things directly beside them, to hell with everyone else.

    I have to concur with alec. It's not a matter of playing Chicken Little, it's a matter of knowing enough about human nature to realize that a truly worldwide community effort will not occur any time soon.

    What you may consider petty squabbles are deadly serious to those who are participating in them.
     
  9. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    once again the treat is Poped by owned. I Mean owned by Pope.
     
  10. FeelTheRads

    FeelTheRads Vault Senior Citizen

    Sep 15, 2004
    I see you're doing justice to your avatar.

    No, we can't.
    When the first successful travel happens, I'll start believing it. Until then, they're all assumptions.
     
  11. Maphusio

    Maphusio Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Sep 25, 2004
    2012 then? That is when the rockets will be ready to fire on the ISS. The idea will be to test velocities and breaking then possibly a quick fly by the moon.



    Do I think the entire world will come together over night and create some global government with everyone happy? No, not at all in fact if you watch Star Trek they still have issues with terrorism. Do I think it is possible for the majority of the major governments on this planet to agree that space IS the final frontier and serious efforts and strides need to be made in my lifetime to get off this planet? Simply put, yes.

    If one were to look at the money making potential, that alone would turn heads.

    BTW, FeelTheRads... Screw your head on strait. There is more than one out there that believes in compassion over fear.
     
  12. maximaz

    maximaz Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Apr 2, 2006
    So if it does go off, what makes it a global killer? The explosion itself or the ash? If it's the ash then there is no reason to move any other place where we can't breathe like the moon or mars. I'm sure they'd think of something on Earth for most people to survive.
     
  13. Fade

    Fade It Wandered In From the Wastes

    109
    Aug 27, 2007
    Both actually.

    The ash isn't a killer in that we cann't breath, but that the amount of sunlight we're getting drops alot. Resulting in colder temps and plants dying off.

    As for the explosion.... Those closest to it will be vapourized and the shockwave will cause tidal waves destroying the coasts.

    It's also possible that it will trigger the rest of the fault lines to create their own volcano. So there isn't a safe place on Earth from this problem.


    Maphusio: 39 days?!? Under what conditions and how many people per launch are we talking about?


    Oh and why is that everyone talks about the Moon or Mars when it comes to colonizing space? Both have problems and the only good reason to start with the moon is to use it as a launch pad for later missions. Try reading "The Clouds of Saturn" by Michael McCollum or "Siduri's Net" by P.K. McAllister... both of which are good entertainment in addition to being out of the box ideas on space colonies.
     
  14. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    eventualy it will be possible.

    It would not be first ambitious scientific project that had a unrealistic shedule or collapsed later on obstacles that one has not seen/calculated before.

    Van Braun has seen humans living on teh moon for us today. In the 50s people thought we would have self aware machines already.

    I mean we are not even so far that we can savely use energy of fussion in the sense as we do it today with usual nuclear plants. And it might stay that way for the next 50 years. (who knows that for sure).
     
  15. Snackpack

    Snackpack It Wandered In From the Wastes

    140
    Jun 4, 2008
    When the human race acquired the ability to vaporize itself at the touch of a button, worrying about the world coming to an end got silly. You've got to take a little something with you the next time you watch Dr. Strangelove. I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb a long time ago. Plus volcanoes are fucking cool. I love them. I feel like I was born to love volcanoes.

    As far as space colonization goes: It's only a matter of time. The technology is somewhat close, terraforming is theoretically sound, mostly just lacking finance as far as I can tell. I'm surprised their are people on a sci-fi / video game board that think space colonization is unlikely. I'm not saying it'll happen anytime soon, shit I bet we'll see an orbital restaurant with $250,000 plates of mini-tacos before we see a moonbase. But eventually, isn't it inevitable? In infinite time and space it's ridiculous to be a pessimist, the infinitely improbable is happening somewhere at every moment.
     
  16. Mord_Sith

    Mord_Sith Mildly Dipped

    588
    Sep 21, 2007
    For once I think I'm with Maphuiso on this one, at least on a few points, personally I just think it'd be a sad and sorry state if humanity wiped themselves out or something else did the work for them because we were still planetbound.

    I'm not saying that we're ready, mentally we're still selfish sycophantic bastards with a tendency for hatred and fear before anything else, and our technology is still lacking to make the trip worthwhile.

    I'd like to see research and mining bases on the moon, but fiscally it's not worth it, not even for gold mining on the moon, the fuel costs alone ruin it, we need a cheap way to break the atmosphere before we can even consider branching out from this planet.

    Space Elevators, or Mass Drivers are likely our only options in that regard, however a Space Elevator is a huge undertaking and is likely only going to be one in existence, also it can only exist on the equator, making most major powers unable to physically be in control of one, and mass drivers are physically huge by comparison, for one shuttle it would take about a dozen football stadiums long and a dedicated nuclear power plant attached to it to fire a shuttle sized craft fast enough to breach the atmosphere, and few countries have both the resources and the space to make that a reality.

    Once there is a method in place however to reduce planetary exit costs prospectors will take another hard look at the final frontier.

    The almighty dollar is what will bring humanity to space, not wanderlust or self preservation, but profit margins.
     
  17. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    I think we should invest money in morning dew. Cyrano de Bergerac was able to reach the Moon with only some dew to aid him, you know.

    Dew ftw! :D

    If you give me some money, I will investigate this new source of energy and I'm sure that by 2012, humanity will be able to travel to Mars, meh, in less than a fortnight.

    -- Alec's Dew Inc.
     
  18. Fade

    Fade It Wandered In From the Wastes

    109
    Aug 27, 2007
    What is the next big idea worth? There is alot of research that is easier to do in space or in a micro-gravity environment like the moon. Presently most of the big money people are thinking like you, but I doubt it's going to last for the simple reason that some bright young person is going to bankrupt themselves (their company) to reach space and make 1 or more discovers that end up being worth billions. As for when this is going to occur... no idea, my guess was before now.

    You're thinking pure cost and that's the problem. Take a look around and see how many people are going into debt trying to get something they want. There isn't going to be only 1 of any of the choices because it would require people to trust each other & wait their turn.

    You might be surprised on that front. There are several companies that are trying to create a space vechicle for space tourism.
     
  19. Elissar

    Elissar Venerable Relic of the Wastes
    Orderite

    Aug 31, 2003
    No. think of all the molten rock below it... when you heat matter up it expands... Plus the fact that water in vapor form takes up 10 times the space it's liquid form does... All the surface water... plus the local water table, plus the heat of a super volcano = big friggin boom...

    If that volcano goes off any time soon... i'm gonna be really pissed... There's a young very hot woman in western Canada that I want to fuck. I'd be very dissapointed if i dint get to tap that for at least a half hour..
     
  20. Maphusio

    Maphusio Sonny, I Watched the Vault Bein' Built!

    Sep 25, 2004
    I think its more than just one thing (as with all things in life). The ash would be dispersed through the upper atmosphere and rain down on the surrounding area. 2.1 million years ago the volcano in question blew tons of ash and rock into the sky as far as Texas.

    Problem is that ash will then be carried around the world causing acid rain in some areas and even red snow in others (Italy via Laki in the 1700's?).

    The resulting ash in the atmosphere could and most likely would block out the sun killing plant and animal life.

    This is why this type of an eruption would be called a global killer.

    Edit: Fade all ready got to this... oh well.

    Agreed. My point is one of urgency, I believe we the human race need to get off this rock as soon as humanly possible (I hope that's fast). This is essential for our survival. It's not like we are going to stop reproducing any time soon. It's not like this planet has an unlimited amount of supplies, the sooner we start venturing out there, the better for all of us.

    Sorry... at that point in your post the Cardigans - 'Closer to you' started playing... Call me :lol:

    Bingo, money is where it is at. Look at the money on the moon alone. Huge supplies of oxygen for return propellant (if chemical rockets are used). Large deposits of rare titanium $$$.
    http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap030829.html

    Excellent question. While researching this I came across this amazing quote regaurding a different type or propulsion.

    "Can we make the radio waves that propel the ship jam to Jimmy Hendrix? Spread the love across the universe while exploring. "

    Pwnage.

    Back on track with your question though. The figure of 39 days is accounting for a vessel of 20 metric tones fueled by a nuclear power cell.
    http://www.space.com/businesstechnology/technology/vasimr_rocket_020807-1.html

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    What ever the case... I enjoy the Canadian girl youtube video! hubba hubba http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhYv7UYiuzs

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