Biggest Explosion EVAR

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  1. BigPrime3000

    BigPrime3000 Well-Known Member

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    Didn't see this posted but I thought it was freaking amazing.

    A Massive Supernova from over 7.5 Billion Lightyears away.
     
  2. rattrap007

    rattrap007 Insert witty comment here TFW2005 Supporter

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    Damnit. Looks like Goku is fighting Freeza on Namek...
     
  3. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    awesome /bay
     
  4. Witwicky Camaro

    Witwicky Camaro Sabbatical Is Required

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    Holy Sh**! I wouldn't want to be on the reciving end of that Blast. DBZ style, indeed.
     
  5. Phy

    Phy I want... ROOM SERVICE!!

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    Gamma ray bursts are highly directional, which means we were all on the recieving end of it. But it was half the observable universe away. You wouldn't want to be up close.
     
  6. QuantumShock

    QuantumShock Stay for brunch ?

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    Now that's over 9000.
     
  7. Obvious Prime

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    WUT 9000?1!?1

    Bay did this for the lulz.
     
  8. Kickback

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    I guess they increased the budget for Transformers 2. They blew up a freakin' galaxy or two about 7.5 billion years ago. Somewhere, Michael Bay has an erection.
     
  9. My03Tundra

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    Wow, it is like 9-11 times 1248! Why, it is so large it is almost incalculable!
     
  10. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    :lol 
     
  11. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    the second image is beautiful.
     
  12. Talathia

    Talathia TFW's Cool Little Heathen

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    half-way across the Universe

    How would they know it's half way o_o? There's a ending to the Universe?
     
  13. jdre_124

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    Welcome to my sig.

    Jeez. That happend billions of years ago and were just getting a glimpse.
     
  14. Talathia

    Talathia TFW's Cool Little Heathen

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    BAWHAHAHA oh god my face hurts I'm laughing so hard 8D.. er at what Kickback said >> and you making it a sig. Yes.
     
  15. Prisoner1138

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    That would be the more accurate sentence at the end of the article. If something is so far away that light from it cannot reach us yet, it's beyond the observable part of the universe.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Observable_universe
     
  16. Dropshot

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    Wow, 7.5 billion light years away!!! It makes you wonder what has happened since that.
     
  17. pscoop

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    Aww Dark_Convoy is going to so sad he didn't get to post this.

    Cool explosion though.
     
  18. Brandon

    Brandon This is important work.

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    That's awesome.
     
  19. Phy

    Phy I want... ROOM SERVICE!!

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    They're saying that, were you looking at the right place at the right time, this would have been visible with the naked eye... I'm assuming they mean that would have been the case if the light received was at a wavelength our eyes could see, rather than gamma radiation. But still, man, that's phenomenal.

    When that light was emitted, our solar system was a tenuous gas cloud. The giant star that would eventually supernova and fuse into all of our elements heavier than iron, probably didn't exist. Aside from the hydrogen in our water, and the helium in our balloons, the light from that burster is older than anything you have ever touched.

    Imagine who will see it in a thousand, a hundred thousand, a billion years as it travels past us.
     
  20. Spoiler

    Spoiler Autobot Spoiler

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    No no no no no...that isn't a DBZ blast in the second picture...

    [​IMG]

    That is Heero from Gundam Wing firing his hyperbeam cannon at something..causing it to go boom!
     

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