Thursday, 28 June 2018

Space Is Greasy

quote [ The galaxy is rich in grease-like molecules, according to astronomers, who used a laboratory to manufacture material with the same properties as interstellar dust & used their results to estimate the amount of "space grease" found in the Milky Way. They found that there are about 100 greasy carbon atoms for every million hydrogen atoms, accounting for between 1/4 and 1/2 of the available carbon. In the Milky Way Galaxy, this amounts to about 10 billion trillion trillion tonnes of greasy matter, or enough for 40 trillion trillion trillion packs of butter. Prof. Tim Schmidt: "This space grease is not the kind of thing you'd want to spread on a slice of toast! It's dirty, likely toxic & only forms in the environment of interstellar space". ]

Space has oil... ergo Space Force.

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: "Aliphatic Hydrocarbon Content of Interstellar Dust"
[SFW] [science & technology] [+5 Informative]
[by Ankylosaur@10:12pmGMT]

Comments

Hugh E. said @ 12:53am GMT on 29th Jun [Score:2]
NASA imagery of the greasy space between the stars

HoZay said[2] @ 11:19pm GMT on 28th Jun [Score:1 Funny]
hellboy said @ 4:10am GMT on 29th Jun [Score:1 Good]
Space has oil... ergo Space Force.

Things are so fucked up I wouldn't be surprised if that were the real reason.
Anonynonymous said @ 2:28pm GMT on 29th Jun
Well, when we looked back to the fucked up years of Trump presidency in a few decades. We can at least say "Hey, I guess he did at least get our space mining fleet thiny going".
dolemite said @ 12:28am GMT on 29th Jun
Damn, Nature! You greasy!!!
EvilNinjaX24 said @ 4:27am GMT on 29th Jun
"This space grease is not the kind of thing you'd want to spread on a slice of toast!"

Whaaaaaaaaat. Okay, native Californian here. WHO is out there spreading grease on toast? Is it a cultural thing?
mechanical contrivance said @ 2:20pm GMT on 29th Jun [Score:1 Informative]
Germans.
EvilNinjaX24 said @ 8:06pm GMT on 29th Jun
Of course. Silly me.
5th Earth said @ 7:27am GMT on 30th Jun
Also the British. See: mucky fat.
slaytanik said @ 7:35am GMT on 29th Jun
satanspenis666 said @ 5:06am GMT on 3rd Jul

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