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Missing matter found in deep space
Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/20/08 | Maggie Fox

Posted on 05/20/2008 3:17:25 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

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1 posted on 05/20/2008 3:17:26 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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This illustration shows how the Hubble Space Telescope searches for missing baryons or normal matter, by looking at the light from quasars several billion light-years away. In an extensive search of the local universe, astronomers say they have definitively found about half of the missing normal matter, called baryons, in the spaces between the galaxies. (NASA/ESA/A. Feild - STScI/Handout/Reuters)


2 posted on 05/20/2008 3:18:19 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed ... ICE toll-free tip hotline 1-866-DHS-2-ICE ... 9/11 .. Never FoRget!!!)
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To: SunkenCiv

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3 posted on 05/20/2008 3:18:48 PM PDT by KoRn (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: KoRn

***WAY OVER HEAD ALERT***


4 posted on 05/20/2008 3:20:45 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: NormsRevenge
"...This shock heats it to a million degrees. That makes it even harder to see."

We need to educate the public--kids could touch it and get a nasty burn! Quick--give me a grant!

5 posted on 05/20/2008 3:22:44 PM PDT by randog (What the...?!)
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To: NormsRevenge

I should put these guys to work trying to find the missing socks from my laundry.


6 posted on 05/20/2008 3:25:26 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (The road to hell is paved with the stones of pragmatism.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

“Missing Matter In Deep Space”

Could it be Liberal brain cells that are missing at birth??


7 posted on 05/20/2008 3:26:52 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: NormsRevenge
Astronomers have found some matter that had been missing in deep space and say it is strung along web-like filaments

Those pesky Tholians are at it again!

8 posted on 05/20/2008 3:28:41 PM PDT by NYTexan
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To: NormsRevenge
Probably looks a lot like this up close...


9 posted on 05/20/2008 3:31:24 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

More likely old phone books.


10 posted on 05/20/2008 3:38:26 PM PDT by B-Chan (Catholic. Monarchist. Texan. Any questions?)
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To: NormsRevenge

GOP backbone?


11 posted on 05/20/2008 3:39:50 PM PDT by ConservativeMajority (If war isn't the answer, you're asking the wrong question.)
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To: NormsRevenge

So it just “shows up” just after the statute of limitations expires?


12 posted on 05/20/2008 3:42:38 PM PDT by steveo (Time flies like an arrow, fruit flies like a banana.)
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To: samadams2000

“***WAY OVER HEAD ALERT***”

If they found it then it’s no longer “missing”. Will astronomers have to give it a new name?


13 posted on 05/20/2008 3:42:57 PM PDT by Towed_Jumper (Stephen Hopkins: Founding Father who had Cerebral Palsy.."My hand trembles, my heart does not.")
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To: NormsRevenge

Big Wow from one freeper !


It just so happens I built the rocket harness and avionics guidance boards for that particular research "sounder" rocket for CASA (Colorado Astrophysics Space Administration).
I was present when they installed the FUSE camera system and mirrors and when they put in the companion (toy soldier) in the nose section for good luck. It was strapped in with tie wraps and the weight distribution had to not unballance the payload.
14 posted on 05/20/2008 3:47:43 PM PDT by jongaltsr (Hope to See ya in Galt's Gulch.)
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To: samadams2000

I know how you feel.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHI-foSNccA


15 posted on 05/20/2008 3:49:31 PM PDT by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: ElkGroveDan

“...the missing socks from my laundry...”

My first thought exactly.


16 posted on 05/20/2008 3:55:29 PM PDT by beelzepug ("That a-hole Bill Maher stole my tagline!")
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To: NormsRevenge

They also found billions of missing socks.


17 posted on 05/20/2008 3:56:54 PM PDT by SampleMan (We are a free and industrious people, socialist nannies do not become us.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Darn it, you beat me to it.


18 posted on 05/20/2008 3:57:42 PM PDT by SampleMan (We are a free and industrious people, socialist nannies do not become us.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Follow up.

For those who want a little history on the fuse project.....

A couple of years earlier one of the people alligning the scope and camera system happen to set it on a spot that gave them a broad heave spectrum which they could not explain. Normally if you aim at any section of space you will see peaks and valleys but this was maxed out and completele (and I do mean completely) across the entire spectrum.

He noted the location in space and when back to research why THAT spot alone would give such a spectrum signature. Somewhere along the line he (I don't know who "he" was)found out that others were looking for just such a signauture so the rocket was born.

I beleive this one was launched from Womera Austrailia. I know that 1 of the 2 rockets that I worked on was launched from there and the other from White Sands.

19 posted on 05/20/2008 3:57:56 PM PDT by jongaltsr (Hope to See ya in Galt's Gulch.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Wonder if is my underwear and socks?


20 posted on 05/20/2008 3:58:49 PM PDT by devane617 (We're Screwed)
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