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Astronomy Picture of the Day -- On the Origin of Gold
NASA ^ | September 11, 2011 | (see photo credit)

Posted on 09/11/2011 5:04:24 AM PDT by SunkenCiv

Explanation: Where did the gold in your jewelry originate? No one is completely sure. The relative average abundance in our Solar System appears higher than can be made in the early universe, in stars, and even in typical supernova explosions. Some astronomers have recently suggested that neutron-rich heavy elements such as gold might be most easily made in rare neutron-rich explosions such as the collision of neutron stars. Pictured above is an artist's illustration depicting two neutron stars spiraling in toward each other, just before they collide. Since neutron star collisions are also suggested as the origin of short duration gamma-ray bursts, it is possible that you already own a souvenir from one of the most powerful explosions in the universe.

September 11, 2011

(Excerpt) Read more at 129.164.179.22 ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Astronomy Picture of the Day; Science
KEYWORDS: apod; astronomy; danfogelberg; gold; goldbugs; science
[Credit: Dana Berry, NASA]

1 posted on 09/11/2011 5:04:27 AM PDT by SunkenCiv
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http://www.galmarley.com/framesets/fs_commodity_essentials_faqs.htm

Gold : prices, facts, figures & research

Commodity Numbers FAQs

How much gold is there?

In the world there are currently somewhere between 120,000 and 140,000 tonnes of gold ‘above ground’. To visualise this imagine a single solid gold cube with edges of about 19 metres (about three metres short of the length of a tennis court). That’s all that has ever been produced.

Divided amongst the population of the world there are about 23 grams per person, about 1.2 cubic centimetres each. This equates to about $250 - $350 worth per person on Earth, depending on the current price.


2 posted on 09/11/2011 5:06:16 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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Gold Price dot org


Gold Price dot org

3 posted on 09/11/2011 5:06:21 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...

4 posted on 09/11/2011 5:06:38 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

God spoke it into being, just like the rest of creation, with the exception of man, who was formed by his own hands in His image.


5 posted on 09/11/2011 5:14:27 AM PDT by stars & stripes forever ( Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.)
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To: SunkenCiv

6 posted on 09/11/2011 5:14:42 AM PDT by ari-freedom (It's time for Obama to get a downgrade.)
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To: ari-freedom; SunkenCiv

7 posted on 09/11/2011 5:22:17 AM PDT by Daffynition (Obama's job plan is that it's all designed as a desperate effort to save just one job: his own)
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To: Daffynition

must be related
8 posted on 09/11/2011 5:35:31 AM PDT by ari-freedom (It's time for Obama to get a downgrade.)
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To: Daffynition

There are some teams which could really use someone that’s good in the paint.


9 posted on 09/11/2011 6:31:42 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: ari-freedom

great, now I’ve got that song running through my head...

http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DMagCoUYvIXE
http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3D51Wg6k9cWhM
http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DUbOUSSHWn68
http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DfKZbqo7cIJw
http://www.youtube.com/watch%3Fv%3DGIBMH9w29DI

http://ladiesroom.fr/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/goldfinger.jpg
http://arrogntbrand.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/goldfinger2.jpg


10 posted on 09/11/2011 6:32:48 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Gold is selling for $70 per gram on Ebay now.


11 posted on 09/11/2011 7:03:26 AM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: SunkenCiv
Kind of on and off topic.

I've been using photoshop for several years now and have gotten pretty passable with most things but I've found that the single hardest thing is to create passable space art. Galaxies are easy, planets are easy, and individual stars are easy but the randomness of deep space is tough to do in a computer.

This pic is kind of busy but its just practice and a demo of where my abilities are today.(I also lose some sharpness in posting to FR.

Image Hosted by ImageShack.us
12 posted on 09/11/2011 7:32:21 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: SunkenCiv
Awww, ya'll can keep your gold.

When the SHTF, I'm not trading one of these for any amount of gold.


13 posted on 09/11/2011 7:37:56 AM PDT by bigheadfred (But alas)
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To: SunkenCiv

bump gold


14 posted on 09/11/2011 8:31:21 AM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: SunkenCiv

Dave....is that you?


15 posted on 09/11/2011 8:34:13 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: SunkenCiv

16 posted on 09/11/2011 8:44:03 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: SunkenCiv

God put it there. Duh.


17 posted on 09/11/2011 6:29:56 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Need a new tagline - Bucs are better this year)
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To: blueunicorn6

Dave’s not here.


18 posted on 09/11/2011 8:00:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: cripplecreek

Thanks!

http://www.digitalblasphemy.com/


19 posted on 09/11/2011 8:01:26 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: bigheadfred

Arrrr, hand over ye beans, arrrr.


20 posted on 09/11/2011 8:01:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Good stuff there. Inspiration is always good.


21 posted on 09/11/2011 8:06:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a Permenant Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: JoeProBono

The man with the Midas touch.


22 posted on 09/11/2011 8:07:07 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: cripplecreek

He’s been doing this a long time now, really. A friend of mine pointed out Mike Bonnell, which was at one time the hot site, then Bliss started DB, and he just took over. He used to host work by others in a free area, with links back to their sites. I don’t see that now.

3-D:

http://digitalblasphemy.com/seeall.shtml?y=todos&t=


23 posted on 09/11/2011 8:11:22 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
Ah, as long as there's no find, the noble brotherhood will last but when the piles of gold begin to grow... that's when the trouble starts.


24 posted on 09/13/2011 5:47:43 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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