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Death Star Found
July 27, 2004 5:21 PM   Subscribe

NASA's Cassini has found the Death Star.
posted by MrAnonymous (34 comments total)

 
Or so it would appear.
posted by MrAnonymous at 5:23 PM on July 27, 2004


That's no moon....

[/had to be said]

With as many wonders we find in our own solar system, it boggles me to ponder how many more exist outside of it, knowing how incomprehensibly large the universe is. Thanks for the link, whoever you are. ;-)
posted by WolfDaddy at 5:24 PM on July 27, 2004


How cool is that?
posted by LairBob at 5:29 PM on July 27, 2004


Evacuate? In our moment of triumph?
posted by tapeguy at 5:30 PM on July 27, 2004


looks like porn to me.
posted by republican at 5:36 PM on July 27, 2004


voyager I saw the same thing back in '80, right after empire came out. that was freaky.
posted by steef at 5:38 PM on July 27, 2004


Cassini has also found the pre-Kubrick Monolith.
posted by brownpau at 5:38 PM on July 27, 2004


WolfDaddy: note NASA's headline for the caption.
posted by mwhybark at 5:44 PM on July 27, 2004


It boggles me to ponder how many more exist outside of it, knowing how incomprehensibly large the universe is.
posted by Keyser Soze at 6:04 PM on July 27, 2004


It's been a shitty day, but that made me smile. Thanks. Very cool.
posted by damnitkage at 6:52 PM on July 27, 2004


it's so nice to be reminded of the little things (childhood movies) that bring people through years of schooling just so that some day you can repay the favor by making a smartass reference that few people will get. That said, i'm so totally jealous and laughing my ass off for the person who managed to place that subtitle....brilliant.

great link
posted by NGnerd at 6:53 PM on July 27, 2004


This exact joke is already in the Niven-Pournelle novel "Footfall".
posted by interrobang at 7:17 PM on July 27, 2004


I have a bad feeling about this.
posted by Zonker at 7:22 PM on July 27, 2004


the person who managed to place that subtitle....

What subtitle????
posted by protocool at 7:23 PM on July 27, 2004


The "That's no space station" sub-title before the article begins, presumably.
posted by WolfDaddy at 7:41 PM on July 27, 2004


brownpau: Where's the monolith?
posted by bingo at 8:00 PM on July 27, 2004


Look at the size of that thing!
posted by Busithoth at 8:09 PM on July 27, 2004


bingo: in the novel of _2001_, the monolith was on Iapetus, not in orbit around Jupiter. IIRC, it was smack in the middle of the white side, like a weensy pupil in a whacking great eye.

Or maybe it was just Iapetus itself. Can't recall.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 8:47 PM on July 27, 2004


Why are we still moving towards it?
posted by mwhybark at 10:00 PM on July 27, 2004


Apparently we're also sending music to Titan, which seems kooky - but nice anyway!
posted by talos at 11:37 PM on July 27, 2004


I want to see the "Sirens of Titan"
posted by Eekacat at 12:39 AM on July 28, 2004


That's too big to be a space station.
posted by rocketman at 3:53 AM on July 28, 2004


;-)

I want to live on the moon. All that Heinlein and Pohl growing up I guess.
posted by a3matrix at 5:56 AM on July 28, 2004


The current residents would pull your pants down and spank you with moon rocks. Sure, they'd teach you how to make a shiv out of a bedpost, but then you'd smoke and pass out in the REALLY hot sun. Stay on earth.
posted by WolfDaddy at 6:11 AM on July 28, 2004


Full reverse! Chewie, lock in the auxiliary power.
posted by Outlawyr at 6:52 AM on July 28, 2004


You can't win. But there are alternatives to fighting.
posted by shoepal at 7:16 AM on July 28, 2004


"Many Bothans died to bring you this information"

This also had to be said!
posted by tomcosgrave at 7:30 AM on July 28, 2004


Stay on target....stay on target....
posted by Succa at 8:03 AM on July 28, 2004


It's a trap!

</fark>
posted by John Kenneth Fisher at 9:12 AM on July 28, 2004




Freaky, isn't it?
posted by MrAnonymous at 9:34 AM on July 28, 2004


Now that's a crater.

And if it isn't, I sure hope they don't point it at us.
posted by Loudmax at 10:23 AM on July 28, 2004


"Commence primary ignition..."
posted by alumshubby at 10:57 AM on July 28, 2004


[vidi-geek]

Let's hope they don't have a Grass Valley 1600 production switcher on board, then...

[/vidi-geek]
posted by Vidiot at 12:03 PM on July 28, 2004


ROU: I read it. But I don't see a monolith in that photo, or even a speck that might be one.
posted by bingo at 7:25 PM on July 28, 2004


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