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Was the Millennium Falcon found at the bottom of the Baltic Sea?
io9.com ^ | Sunday, July 3, 2011 | Cyriaque Lamar

Posted on 07/05/2011 8:31:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

On June 19, maritime treasure hunters -- who were looking for priceless submerged hooch in shipwrecks -- discovered a 60-meter-diameter circle 87 meters under the Baltic Sea. Are these the remains of an alien vessel or Cthulhu's personal pan pizza?

Next to the circle is a 300 meter long slide track -- as if the circle has traveled across the seabed before it has settled [...] They rule out theories that there is a depth bomb or mine from the First World War -- or a symmetrical [algal] bloom [...] The most likely scenario is still that there is a natural ground formation.

io9 tipster Dr Nilsson suggests that we're looking at the remains of the Millennium Falcon, which isn't entirely implausible as Chewie and Han have visited Earth (albeit in another dimension). As for a more serious guess, it's the lost Limecat of Atlantis. Also, why didn't my high school guidance counselor inform me that "Booze-Searching Scandinavian Treasure Hunter" was among the world's viable career options?

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TOPICS: Astronomy; Conspiracy; Science; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: baltic; catastrophism; crater; impact; impactcrater
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Was the Millennium Falcon found at the bottom of the Baltic Sea?

1 posted on 07/05/2011 8:31:28 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: Renfield; 75thOVI; agrace; aimhigh; Alice in Wonderland; AndrewC; aragorn; aristotleman; ...

G'night all, thanks Renfield!


2 posted on 07/05/2011 8:33:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv

Nah! The Falcon made the Kessel run in 12 parceps....it’s long gone by know


3 posted on 07/05/2011 8:34:23 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: SunkenCiv

Eroded volcanic tube — or something more likely than space-aliens?


4 posted on 07/05/2011 8:38:20 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: SunkenCiv

No, that’s silly.

It’s where they buried the birth certificate.


5 posted on 07/05/2011 8:38:42 PM PDT by PastorBooks
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To: Bigtigermike
Nah! The Falcon made the Kessel run in 12 parceps....it’s long gone by know

Actually, I hold the title. Catch me if you can!

6 posted on 07/05/2011 8:39:41 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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To: SunkenCiv

See, the truth is out there. Or rather under there.

What about that giant laughing face in the pic to the SW of it?


7 posted on 07/05/2011 8:42:07 PM PDT by bgill
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To: OldNewYork

Probably not aliens — Han Solo was from a galaxy far, far away, and that was long, long ago.


8 posted on 07/05/2011 8:42:17 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Bigtigermike

>>Nah! The Falcon made the Kessel run in 12 parceps....it’s long gone by know<<

Sadly, the UN Counsel against torture is still in session about Lucas’ tortured “explanation” of why “distance” is the same as “speed” instead of admitting he had no idea what a parsec was and screwed up. If they have any concept of “justice” they will rule against Lucas.

At least he won’t have to answer for how Leia can remember her mother as being “sad,” since Leia’s mom Padme died giving birth to Leia...


9 posted on 07/05/2011 8:47:10 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: SunkenCiv

Just remember: Han shot first (and good for him for doing so!)


10 posted on 07/05/2011 8:48:12 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: He Rides A White Horse

Why you scruffy-looking nerf-herder!


11 posted on 07/05/2011 8:48:41 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

I won it fairly!


12 posted on 07/05/2011 8:50:02 PM PDT by He Rides A White Horse ((unite))
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Was the Millennium Falcon found at the bottom of the Baltic Sea?

13 posted on 07/05/2011 8:51:42 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv
Han Solo was from a galaxy far, far away, and that was long, long ago.

Haha... good point. Is this thing close to Peenemünde though?

14 posted on 07/05/2011 8:52:35 PM PDT by OldNewYork
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To: freedumb2003

To be fair, I heard that apparently Leia was talking about her adoptive mother Breha Organa sadness because she knew what going on from her husband Bail Organa, I read it in one of those Timothy Zahn Star Wars books


15 posted on 07/05/2011 8:54:02 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: PastorBooks

Nope...we have Chewbacca and Jarjar in the White House.


16 posted on 07/05/2011 8:56:22 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012 FAK BARAK)
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To: He Rides A White Horse

The Falcon was claimed on a technicality in the bet...but alas the “ship may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts.”


17 posted on 07/05/2011 9:01:33 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: SunkenCiv
Kind of looks like the PBS Logo to me.
18 posted on 07/05/2011 9:06:14 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (If Sarah Palin was President, you would have a job by now.)
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To: freedumb2003

I think a parsec is 3.26 light years. If you want to talk about torture, one need not go further than Jar Jar Binks.


19 posted on 07/05/2011 9:10:26 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: max americana

I’m turning you in to the SPCA for that comment. Space Basset’s do not deserve that abuse! ;)


20 posted on 07/05/2011 9:12:12 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: SunkenCiv

There. Solved.

21 posted on 07/05/2011 9:12:19 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: EEGator

Another one...

Don’t you buze that poor widdle Space Basset!

God where’s the love for JarJar here? Where is the love? ;)


22 posted on 07/05/2011 9:21:57 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: martin_fierro; SunkenCiv

23 posted on 07/05/2011 9:30:57 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: SunkenCiv

humm millennium pizza sounds tasty


24 posted on 07/05/2011 9:34:16 PM PDT by freedomscondor
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To: SunkenCiv

“Chewie and Han have visited Earth (albeit in another dimension).”

Pffft! Everyone knows that Chewie is planting gardens, vacationing every week and living it up in the White House.


25 posted on 07/05/2011 9:36:25 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: PastorBooks

“It’s where they buried the birth certificate.”

What birth certificate? Obama is the One. He was never conceived by a mere earthly mortal.


26 posted on 07/05/2011 9:43:13 PM PDT by ari-freedom (All we are saying....is give the military a chance)
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To: freedumb2003
Sadly, the UN Counsel against torture is still in session about Lucas’ tortured “explanation” of why “distance” is the same as “speed” instead of admitting he had no idea what a parsec was and screwed up. If they have any concept of “justice” they will rule against Lucas.

Spock will get him off, by reminding the Counsel that under the battle conditions found in the movie, Star Fleet Regulation forty-six A applies: 'If transmissions are being monitored during battle... no uncoded messages on an open channel.'

So in Lucas's defense, "distance" was to "speed" as "speed" should be to "distance." Therefore - parsecs.

And don't give me any nonsense about different universes - Scotty eventually fixed the transwarp drive. So what do you think the "trans" stands for?

27 posted on 07/05/2011 10:06:24 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: freedumb2003

It’s kind of convoluted, but the eventual explanation does make sense, in that travelling at that speed (FTL), you have to be very careful about gravity wells. Most ships tend to give major mass shadows (gravity wells) a wide berth to avoid stress on the ship. The “less than 12 parsecs” just means that Han was able to find a more efficient course along a known hyperspace route by “cutting corners” here and there, thus travelling in a straighter and therefore shorter line. It is related to speed, in that because of the Falcon’s extreme speed, it was able to skirt closer to those gravity wells, since it would be exposed to the stress for a shorter time period. It’s a small bit of fairly “hard” science in an otherwise “Flash Gordon” space opera.

The whole measuring of speed in the Lucas universe, on the other hand, is really bollixed, where something that goes “0.5 past light speed” is faster than ships that go 0.6 or higher. I still haven’t heard a good explanation for that one.


28 posted on 07/05/2011 10:13:56 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Looks to me like someone just built their deck a little too close to the edge of the beach, and erosion from a big storm dumped the thing in the drink.


29 posted on 07/05/2011 10:15:49 PM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Little Pig
The “less than 12 parsecs” just means that Han was able to find a more efficient course along a known hyperspace route by “cutting corners” here and there, thus travelling in a straighter and therefore shorter line.

Wow, that's really good. I still like Spock's codes, but your science is neato.

30 posted on 07/05/2011 10:18:24 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Could be some sort of human artifact from when the sea levels were lower during last man made global cooling.


31 posted on 07/05/2011 10:23:33 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: SunkenCiv

Looks to be stripped and up on blocks. Someone left the keys in the ignition and it was stolen by some Jawas.


32 posted on 07/05/2011 10:39:00 PM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: SunkenCiv

Wow!


33 posted on 07/05/2011 10:55:41 PM PDT by El Sordo (The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen.)
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To: Little Pig

Check out the book “Hyperspace” by Michu Kaiku Hard science for the layman. Facinating read for sci-fi buffs. All his books are really.

Now you know who (one of the guys anyway) Hollywood goes to ;)


34 posted on 07/05/2011 10:58:38 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Talisker
And don't give me any nonsense about different universes - Scotty eventually fixed the transwarp drive. So what do you think the "trans" stands for?

Transylvania? Just a JUMP to the left...

You certainly throw me back in time when we debated which would win: The Enterprise vs. BattleStar Galactica vs. a Star Wars Corellian Cruiser (or even the if the Death Star were to show up in the Star Trek Universe).

Late nights, many beers, horn-rimmed glasses, 3D chess, Malibu nights with hot Santa winds blowing through the canyons.

God, life had and has never been so good.

What a fool I was to not capture every moment.

35 posted on 07/05/2011 11:00:05 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: Little Pig
The whole measuring of speed in the Lucas universe, on the other hand, is really bollixed, where something that goes “0.5 past light speed” is faster than ships that go 0.6 or higher. I still haven’t heard a good explanation for that one.

MAD Magazine summarized it best: "Our lasers fire at the speed of light but our ships go faster than light... that means we just shot ourselves down!"

36 posted on 07/05/2011 11:02:23 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: SunkenCiv

I know exactly what that is. It is called, in technical parlance, “jack shit.” Another name would be “eroded rock outcropping buried in ages worth of silt.”


37 posted on 07/05/2011 11:15:02 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: SunkenCiv
Actually there was a comic story that was a what-if in which the Falcon gets sucked through a wormhole and crash-lands on Earth. Han is killed by Native Americans and Chewie escapes into the mountains to give birth to the legend of Bigfoot.

A hundred years later, the wreckage is found by Professor Indiana Jones and his sidekick Shorty. As he examines the skeleton remains, Indiana states that there is something familiar about this.

38 posted on 07/05/2011 11:16:38 PM PDT by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: freedumb2003

Nope. Remember relativity ;)


39 posted on 07/05/2011 11:18:18 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: SunkenCiv

Butters really was here many moons ago!

40 posted on 07/06/2011 12:20:04 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Trod Upon

“I know exactly what that is. It is called, in technical parlance, “jack shit.” Another name would be “eroded rock outcropping buried in ages worth of silt.””

Or, if you have enough pictures of enough different places, a few will look like there’s some kind of pattern to them.


41 posted on 07/06/2011 12:21:20 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: ModelBreaker

Could be the Titans were just skipping stones several Millennia ago, but 300 ft diameter flat stones are just too hard to find...


42 posted on 07/06/2011 1:28:32 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: max americana

Shame on you. That’s spacist.


43 posted on 07/06/2011 1:35:32 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their President is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: max americana

Perfect. Jarjar to describe the poser. I love it.


44 posted on 07/06/2011 3:48:14 AM PDT by OriginalChristian (The end of America, as founded, began when the first Career Politician was elected...)
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To: ModelBreaker

“It’s an espressso machine ....no, no, this is a snow cone maker.”


45 posted on 07/06/2011 5:44:58 AM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Well, it was MAD Magazine...


46 posted on 07/06/2011 6:32:28 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: Williams

“Yes, but they were all bad...”


47 posted on 07/06/2011 6:33:35 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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To: max americana

Jarjar, the most hated politician in history, and the most hated Science Fiction character in literature of any kind.

Mixed emotions here about Chewie. In the white hut? NO! In Science Fiction, yeah, he’s kinda neat.


48 posted on 07/06/2011 11:24:48 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: freedumb2003

I remember LMAO about that bit of ignorance on the part of absolutely everybody who worked on that part of the film.

Hey, just write (and film) what you know about.

If you fake it about anything, people who know will out you (and LTAO).


49 posted on 07/06/2011 11:39:24 AM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: TheOldLady
and the most hated Science Fiction character in literature of any kind.

How quickly we forget....


50 posted on 07/06/2011 11:47:40 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (Herman Cain 2012)
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