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Massive Gas Cloud Speeding Toward Collision With Milky Way
Science Daily ^ | 01/13/08 | Felix J. Lockman

Posted on 11/01/2009 10:32:54 AM PST by Frenchtown Dan

A giant cloud of hydrogen gas is speeding toward a collision with our Milky Way Galaxy, and when it hits -- in less than 40 million years -- it may set off a spectacular burst of stellar fireworks.

(Excerpt) Read more at sciencedaily.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: astronomy; catastrophism; milkyway; science
Assuming we don't all die in the next ice age, or the Iranians or Koreans don't start a nuclear world war, or the collapse of civilization due to socialist "changes" doesnt wipe us out, maybe someone will be around to witness this incredible event.
1 posted on 11/01/2009 10:32:54 AM PST by Frenchtown Dan
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To: Frenchtown Dan

40 million years? I’d better put in for some vacation time right now, or everybody else is going to get all the good days.


2 posted on 11/01/2009 10:35:03 AM PST by redhead (They are running SCARED, folks! :o) Check out the Halfbaked Sourdough at mukluk.wordpress.com)
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To: Frenchtown Dan

We need to start spending tax dollars NOW to prevent this from happening. It’s for the children.


3 posted on 11/01/2009 10:35:26 AM PST by Bryanw92 (Question O-thority!)
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To: Frenchtown Dan
when it hits -- in less than 40 million years -- it may set off a spectacular burst of stellar fireworks

I can't wait.

4 posted on 11/01/2009 10:35:27 AM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Frenchtown Dan
Thanks for the tip. I’m going to sell all my stocks now while I still can.
5 posted on 11/01/2009 10:36:36 AM PST by fish hawk (It's sad that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom. Isaac Asimov)
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To: Frenchtown Dan

Women and minorities hardest hit.

The president was asked what he intends to do and he said he will study the situation for 43 million years.


6 posted on 11/01/2009 10:38:42 AM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks. Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Frenchtown Dan

And how the heck do they know it is “hydrogen gas?”

It could be methane gas out of Obama’s posterior.


7 posted on 11/01/2009 10:39:12 AM PST by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: freedumb2003

Ha, Ha!!

Bush’s fault!!


8 posted on 11/01/2009 10:40:03 AM PST by Frenchtown Dan
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To: freedumb2003
The president was asked what he intends to do and he said he will study the situation for 43 million years.

He also noted that it was Bush's fault.

9 posted on 11/01/2009 10:40:19 AM PST by peyton randolph (Caligula's horse as Senator was smarter than our current Congress)
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To: Frenchtown Dan
..in less than 40 million years...

Damn It! We would have just paid off the OBamaCare National Debt about that time!

10 posted on 11/01/2009 10:42:38 AM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (FR33 73h lOn9 fOrM 81R7H c3r71F1ca73!!)
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To: Frenchtown Dan

It’s methane, and...uh...I didn’t do it.


11 posted on 11/01/2009 10:42:39 AM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: hinckley buzzard
The global warming alarmists are missing an opportunity. It will take some heavy duty taxation to prevent this collision from occurring.
12 posted on 11/01/2009 10:42:54 AM PST by bytesmith
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To: Bryanw92

You mean there’s money left?


13 posted on 11/01/2009 10:43:17 AM PST by Frenchtown Dan
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To: RichInOC

No, it’s all the Macdonald lovers. Like the ones in the White House.


14 posted on 11/01/2009 10:44:42 AM PST by Frenchtown Dan
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To: Frenchtown Dan

Pelosi will announce a galactic ban on gas clouds tomorrow. Paid for by US taxpayers of course in the name of fairness.


15 posted on 11/01/2009 10:45:49 AM PST by PogySailor (We're so screwed.....welcome to the American Oligarchy)
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To: Frenchtown Dan
Massive Gas Cloud Threatens Milky Way Galaxy


16 posted on 11/01/2009 10:51:01 AM PST by Upstate NY Guy
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To: 75thOVI; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; Avoiding_Sulla; BBell; ...
Probably a duplicate, but why not...
 
Catastrophism
 
· join · view topics · view or post blog · bookmark · post new topic · subscribe ·
 

17 posted on 11/01/2009 10:51:38 AM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Frenchtown Dan

You beat me to it.


18 posted on 11/01/2009 10:52:12 AM PST by HiramQuick (work harder ... welfare recipients depend on you!)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

Yep, I always knew he was a blowhard!!!


19 posted on 11/01/2009 10:52:42 AM PST by Frenchtown Dan
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To: RichInOC

“It’s methane, and...uh...I didn’t do it.”

It was the dog.


20 posted on 11/01/2009 10:55:31 AM PST by traderrob6
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To: traderrob6

bttt


21 posted on 11/01/2009 10:56:26 AM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: Frenchtown Dan
Massive Gas Cloud Speeding Toward Collision With Milky Way

Has Obama apologized yet?

22 posted on 11/01/2009 10:57:12 AM PST by EternalVigilance (We're winning.)
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To: Frenchtown Dan

23 posted on 11/01/2009 10:59:29 AM PST by Jaxter (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum.)
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To: Frenchtown Dan

Why is this even news?

In 40 million years it will probably be debatable whether or not we were even here....


24 posted on 11/01/2009 11:02:31 AM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: SunkenCiv

I would subscribe your catastrophism list but I think it would be a disaster.


25 posted on 11/01/2009 11:05:01 AM PST by Dysart
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To: Frenchtown Dan

We’re all gonna die...and it is Bush’s fault!


26 posted on 11/01/2009 11:05:18 AM PST by Redleg Duke ("Don't fire unless fired upon, but it they mean to have a war, let it begin here." J Parker, 1775)
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To: KoRn

This was posted under the topic of Astronomy for the science buffs out there.

But I think it’s even more than debatable whether or not we’re still here, more than likely we won’t be. Not too many species have gone that long without some kind of catastrophe.

And we in the midst of one now.


27 posted on 11/01/2009 11:13:47 AM PST by Frenchtown Dan
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To: Frenchtown Dan

WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE!!!!


28 posted on 11/01/2009 12:18:06 PM PST by Born Conservative ("I'm a fan of disruptors" - Nancy Pelosi)
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To: Frenchtown Dan
...and when it hits -- in less than 40 million years --...

Dammit. Just about the time I should have my truck paid off.

29 posted on 11/01/2009 12:19:20 PM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all. -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Frenchtown Dan
Oh NOES!!!

(and if that imagine doesn't work for ya)

:-P

30 posted on 11/01/2009 1:04:21 PM PST by gogogodzilla (Live free or die!)
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To: Dysart
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31 posted on 11/01/2009 1:09:28 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/__Since Jan 3, 2004__Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: Frenchtown Dan


DOOMED!!!


32 posted on 11/01/2009 1:14:39 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Hope....Change...Food Stamps!)
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To: Frenchtown Dan

Now will we finally stop driving our SUV’s?


33 posted on 11/01/2009 1:31:58 PM PST by eclecticEel (The Most High rules in the kingdom of men ... and sets over it the basest of men.)
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To: Born Conservative

Yeah, but not as soon as the Gore Geek Gang would have us think!


34 posted on 11/01/2009 3:25:09 PM PST by Frenchtown Dan
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To: EternalVigilance

No, he’s blaming Bush. We all know that everything universal is Bush’s fault, including: plagues,locusts,tornadoes,hurricanes,blizzards,draughts,and sex with Bitchelle.


35 posted on 11/01/2009 3:28:48 PM PST by Frenchtown Dan
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To: gogogodzilla

Well, perhaps not as scary as our president and last lady.


36 posted on 11/01/2009 3:33:39 PM PST by Frenchtown Dan
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To: eclecticEel

Not me.
Mine is a 96 Ford Explorer with around 270k on the odometer. A V6, gets around 20 mpg.
I figure I’ll get another 100k out of it.

Puts out much less carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide than my woodstove does, and nobody’s taking away my woodstove,
yuh hear?


37 posted on 11/01/2009 4:24:46 PM PST by Frenchtown Dan
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To: SunkenCiv

Thank you, you’ve been great...hey, try the chicken little and don’t forget to tip your server.

By all means, I’d honored to join your august ping list. If we’re all gonna die I suppose it’s important to keep abreast of the situation.


38 posted on 11/01/2009 6:24:10 PM PST by Dysart
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