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Tumblr Thread: Humans Doing Cool Space Things

Tumblr did some research on the fastest manmade object. By the sound of it this manhole cover was launched into space with such monstrous force that it could've punched a hole through a planet. Maybe the aliens will touch base some day in the future, and ask us why we went and did something like that. 

A funny Tumblr thread about the fastest manmade object in space | REI tilthat TIL unconfirmed record fastest moving manmade object is manhole cover propelled by nuclear detonation high-speed camera trained on lid caught only one frame moving upward before vanished-which means moving about 125,000 miles per hour via reddit.com
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Stay in school, folks. Sit back and watch a couple TV hosts argue over whether or not the moon is a planet or star. It somehow gets worse as the video progresses. 

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Quick Tumblr Thread On Humans' Love For Curiosity Rover

Gotta love humans banding together to accomplish some historical good. Historical good like getting the Curiosity Rover to sing happy birthday to itself. 

A quick and funny Tumblr thread on humans' wholesome love for the Curiosity Rover | Sandra Tayler @SandraTayler Sometimes forget humans are amazing think curiosity singing Happy Birthday on Mars, and this response:
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Quora User Breaks Down Size Of The Universe

Perhaps the most mind blowing fact about the size of the universe is that the universe doesn't have one size, instead it's just that the universe is literal size. It's also wild to think about the fact that we can see the light from a galaxy that existed long before homo sapiens did. Taking a minute to step outside the mental carousel of juggling our daily obligations and life problems, and to stare up at space to appreciate the beautiful insignificance of it all in the grand expanse of the universe, can work wonders for keeping the ego in check. 

A Quora user explains how big space is | fact about universe's size blows mind? Krister Sundelin Updated July 30 E-learning Producer (2020-present) Q fact about universe's size blows mind On dark night with no moon and clear sky, go out town and up mountain. Bring binoculars. They will help. Then find giant W sky s Cassiopeia. Below W is stick figure sorts giant Spongebob Squarepants square is square Pegasus, and legs are Andromeda. Imagine line down through rightmost dip Cassiopeia, and another
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If you want to look smart, asserting that the moon is a star on cable television is not going to help your case.

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When the "that's the right answer" hits, many seem to get the chills. Can't blame them.

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Tumblr Thread: Fastest Manmade Object Went Full Send

Tumblr did some research on the fastest manmade object. By the sound of it this manhole cover was launched into space with such monstrous force that it could've punched a hole through a planet. Maybe the aliens will touch base some day in the future, and ask us why we went and did something like that. 

Fastest moving manmade object could've torn a hole in a planet | RE tilthat TIL unconfirmed record fastest moving manmade object is manhole cover propelled by nuclear detonation high-speed camera trained on lid caught only one frame moving upward before vanished-which means moving about 125,000 miles per hour via reddit.com
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Dads still doing dad things in space. This tour of the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft is something else! 

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Scientists May Have Discovered A Parallel Universe, Internet Reacts

WTF is 2020, y'all. Honestly at this point should we even ask questions? Because absolutely nothing is surprising to us anymore. In this installment of apocalypse bingo, researchers found evidence that there may be a parallel universe where the laws of physics and time appear to operate in reverse. Many others are also skeptical of the findings, so take everything with a grain of salt. But of course, that hasn't stopped memers from reacting in the best ways. See some of the reactions below!

Funny reaction memes and tweets to scientists discovering a potential parallel universe | Kronk Emperor's New Groove NASA news: High-energy particles Antarctica could prove parallel universes 's another one Apocalypse Bingo! | Captain America Astor George @grandpabbychuck choking my parallel universe doppelganger who has better life than so can take his place.
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Take that flat earthers. Some might call this a flawless victory by Carl Sagan. 

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Fourteen 'Interstellar' Memes That Star Matthew McConaughey

It seems like just yesterday that the film Interstellar came out, but can you believe it was actually all the way back in 2014? Yeah, neither can we. If you were a fan of the film (or even if you weren't), we think you'll enjoy these memes, in which Matthew McConaughey's character Cooper says, "This little maneuver's gonna cost us 51 years."

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Funny dank memes from the movie 'Interstellar' quote by astronaut Cooper played by Matthew McConaughey about using black hole space jump, "This Little Maneuver's Gonna Cost Us 51 Years" | try show mom funny meme and she says hold on, let get my glasses This little maneuver is gonna cost us 51 years
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The Star Betelgeuse is Acting Strange, And Might Even Explode

Orion and his belt are one of the most recognizable constellations in the night sky. Seen around the world every day, it would be pretty obvious if something weird was going on, and that is exactly what casual observers and scientists alike have pounced on. Betelgeuse, one of the 10 brightest stars in the sky, has begun to dim, a common sign that a star is about to go supernova. So significant is the brightness of Betelgeuse that the entire view of the Orion constellation has shifted in its visibility. So what is happening in that corner of our night sky? Is this massive star going to be visible from space? History offers some insight. 

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What Would it Look Like if the Planets of the Solar System Were as Close as the Moon

One internet artist gave us a real perspective at what the planets would look like if they were as close as the moon. Can you imagine taking a selfie with Saturn in the background? Or taking a SpaceX weekend ride to Pluto? Whatever the case these visuals are simply incredible.

What would happen if the planets were as close to the Earth as the Moon? The cover photo is Jupiter if it was as close as the Moon is to the Earth
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The fact that this flat earther believes they've disproved gravity in the matter of 3 minutes has us deeply concerned. This is just getting flat out ridiculous.