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Is the moon the most perfect circle you'll ever look at?
my mates mate steveo had a jabulani
we need his input
I'd like to think that it rhymes with "stereo".
-If the moon were a living creature, it would be by far the largest animal in the known universe.
-In 1994, the moon was named ‘Place Of The Year’ by readers of The Daily Telegraph.
-You cannot breathe on the moon.
-‘Moon dust’ is the most valuable substance in the solar system, and can command prices of up to £80 per kg.
-Contrary to popular belief, ‘moon men’ do not actually come from the moon. Most ‘moon men’ are simply dead horses.
-Many people believe Jesus was born on the moon, but there is almost no evidence to support this theory.
Me too, except that it was too loud.
DON'T POST THREADS, OHGOOD
but I'm afraid this thread is too smashed and so will shortly be destroyed by the council
Jupiter, Saturn and their like went all out on names. What do we call ours? The moon! Fucking idiots.
it's *The* Moon.
unless you used your joker
and I'm feeling unsettled.
Should have called it Spartacus or something.
we've got earth on earth, you can get it at homebase. You don't call the rocks on Mars "mars", do you!?
Someone get me Copernicus on line 5.
I get it at the start, like when people are first finding things out ("oh look, a moon") and think there's only one of these things, but it takes a big person to admit when they're wrong and not changing the name is just lazy
of why did we call the sun the sun
Can't work it out.
for Royter's obstetrician
and that's great
but please remember that there is a serious question to be answered here
No, of course not.
shirley a 1p would be better?
if so, no is the answer.
do not bring your astronomy expertise in to this thread
do you mean the most perfect non-man-made sphere you can see with your naked eye?
except for Picasso.
I think this reflects how we both turned out pretty well.
art teachers are dicks
No you didn't.
I saw the crescent. YOU saw the whole of the moon.
They were good.
listen up to Dr Maggie, she is the best.
don't people say that if the Earth was the size of snooker ball it'd be way smoother than a snooker ball? I'm just trying to apply that logic to the moon.
Thanks to meths for trying to help, I guess
I feel great!
This is now a rolling thread for general discussion of the moon and I've handed control of it over to meths and creaky
You guys owness me.
What makes the moon really big sometimes?
N.B. This is an honest question. I never studied Moon at school.
that's mars, mars is bigger
I got an A in Mars at school. That, my friend, is not Mars.
'moon illusion' the rest of the time
sometimes the Moon's orbit brings it a bit closer to Earth, so it looks a bit bigger. But also, when Moon is low in the sky it looks much bigger because you're seeing it next to stuff like lamposts and church spires and you know how big those are, as opposed to clouds, which - no offence, Jawstheshark - I don't think you have the slightest clue how big they are. At all.
Sometimes, like last month it is ACTUALLY closer (super moon) and a different colour, but sometimes it just looks bigger/different coloured because your brain and eyes are too feeble-humaned to work out how big it is actually is.
Lamposts however, have nothing to do with it.
I take all of your points on board whilst reserving my right to be in awe of the big moon.
from Earth. No way that happened by accident.
it can't be THAT much closer
but not enough to go into the detail about 'why'. Just that it 'is'
did anyone see the supermoon the other day that was also the harvest moon? yeah.
It said that in the 1950s, before going to the Moon, the Americans wanted to set of a nuke on it instead.
Supplementary Moon Question #2: would this have been a good idea?
Supplementary Moon Question #3: if the moon were blown up it would look ace (good spectacle etc.) but what immediate effects would it have on us? We'd be okay for a while, right?
before going there?
that has been trained to fire nukes.
to get the job done?
setting off nukes is never a good idea and generally leads to the creation of evil space mutants, hell bent on frustrating gamers.
did you decide? Who are you? God?
okay. Now assume that we weren't affected by moon chunks hitting us.
In the following diagram the moon is destroyed but all the chunks go right
Would we still die immediately?
and there'd be a lot of flooding, i'd imagine.
the consequences would be dire. There'd be no more dark side of the moon, which would be financially bad for Roger and Dave et al, meaning they'd probably have to record even more new material thus dooming the music forum to more threads about prog.
I was astonished.
we've established that the US were planning to train a dog to nuke the moon, but flaming Neil ruddy Armstrong had to go walking on its face
The longest operation performed was 96 hours.
You could fly to, and land on, the moon in that time.
if you were a US-trained moon-nuking dog.
you're ALL jerks
Answer me you jerk
Anything I've missed?
and tell him i'm there right now, hanging out by the flag
He saw the whole of it.
secret evil mastermind moonbase space lair
I need a balonz / moon photoshop masterpiece
There is a thing that we fire lasers at every so often that tells us 'something' about the moon...and lasers.
the moon is moving away from the Earth at the rate of 3.something cm a year in a desperate bid to be out of range of maaosm's breath.
I'm proud of you all
he's a bit worse
if so, I agree
That was fun.
please see the documentary that I linked to upthread, it has all the amazing facts about the moon, that you want to know, and several that you didn't know were even 'things'
who's to say nuke dog wouldn't get trigger happy and blow the earth up?
a little far fetched, tbh.
in answer to your question, I guess that I do, but in a purely voluntary amateur way of promoting it
I'm at work.
although work permits you to have 'nuke dog contemplation' breaks?