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    Thumbs up Learn with Schrody!

    Every day I'm gonna post an interesting fact, from the fields of Science, Trivia, Literature.... you get the drift

    You too can post your facts!

    Learning is fun, let's learn together!

    So, I was searching for something and I found out that the oldest star in the Milky Way and Universe is 13.6 billions years old. Almost like our universe! It's name is SMSS J031300.36-670839.3, and it's located 6000 light years from Earth. It's a K class dwarf, and they're orangish stars, slightly cooler than the Sun.

    From Wiki: "There is a suggestion that K Spectrum stars may potentially increase the chances of life developing on orbiting planets that are within the habitable zone."

    Very interesting, isn't it? Here's the link (and it would be good if you could post a source to your information too).
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    The passing discussion about cold on the 'Pointless Posts' thread brought this to mind. There are places in the world that never get anywhere near cold. If you check out the temperature box (bright coloured, part way down.) on this entry for Singapore it would seem that it never gets below 19C .

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore
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    For those of you who have fear of storms/have relatives who have fear of storms.

    When you see lightning during a storm, count right after the flash of light, until you hear the sound which catches up with it. Then when the next light is seen, count again. Each time you count, the seconds it takes for sound to be heard after you see light will be longer, this is how you know the storm is passing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blade View Post
    The passing discussion about cold on the 'Pointless Posts' thread brought this to mind. There are places in the world that never get anywhere near cold. If you check out the temperature box (bright coloured, part way down.) on this entry for Singapore it would seem that it never gets below 19C .

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Singapore
    Sounds like a place for me, I would love to live somewhere with an "endless summer".
    Je suis Charlie.

    "My ambition is handicapped with laziness." - Charles Bukowski
    "The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not “Eureka!” but “That’s funny…” - Isaac Asimov
    "Sometimes it's the very people who no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine." - Alan Turing
    "Physicists are made of atoms. A physicist is an attempt by an atom to understand itself.” - Michio Kaku
    "No fighting in the War room!" - Dr. Strangelove
    "I'm friends with the mustard that's under my bed" - The Internet

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    Fahrenheit and Celsius scales shows the same reading at the -40, i.e., they're the same temperature.
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    "The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not “Eureka!” but “That’s funny…” - Isaac Asimov
    "Sometimes it's the very people who no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine." - Alan Turing
    "Physicists are made of atoms. A physicist is an attempt by an atom to understand itself.” - Michio Kaku
    "No fighting in the War room!" - Dr. Strangelove
    "I'm friends with the mustard that's under my bed" - The Internet

    In memory of Pandora...

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    Despite all anecdotal evidence to the contrary, Christopher Columbus never set foot on American soil. The closest he came was the Bahamas.
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    Humans share 50% of the DNA with bananas, and 98% with the chimpanzees.

    Maybe that can explain my banana avatar
    Je suis Charlie.

    "My ambition is handicapped with laziness." - Charles Bukowski
    "The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not “Eureka!” but “That’s funny…” - Isaac Asimov
    "Sometimes it's the very people who no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine." - Alan Turing
    "Physicists are made of atoms. A physicist is an attempt by an atom to understand itself.” - Michio Kaku
    "No fighting in the War room!" - Dr. Strangelove
    "I'm friends with the mustard that's under my bed" - The Internet

    In memory of Pandora...

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    Also, there's a really good site called XKCD, where a former NASA scientist answers all questions in the form of what if?

    Quote Originally Posted by belthagor View Post
    Fact: Schrody is pretty
    Mr. Bel, are you trying to seduce me?
    Je suis Charlie.

    "My ambition is handicapped with laziness." - Charles Bukowski
    "The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not “Eureka!” but “That’s funny…” - Isaac Asimov
    "Sometimes it's the very people who no one imagines anything of who do the things no one can imagine." - Alan Turing
    "Physicists are made of atoms. A physicist is an attempt by an atom to understand itself.” - Michio Kaku
    "No fighting in the War room!" - Dr. Strangelove
    "I'm friends with the mustard that's under my bed" - The Internet

    In memory of Pandora...

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    Quote Originally Posted by belthagor View Post
    Fact: Schrody is pretty
    Proof, dammit! Where's the proof!

    (of course, I agree, but we must maintain our standards here)
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