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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:28 PM

Uranus takes a pounding more frequently than thought




October 7, 2011

Uranus isn't just gassy, it's also tilted completely sideways, such that instead of rotating like a spinning top, it rolls around the plane of the solar system more like a giant ball. Now astronomers think they know how this happened, and it means that Uranus has been pounded really, really hard not once, but twice.

http://www.dvice.com/archives/2011/10/we-now-know-why.php

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Reply Uranus takes a pounding more frequently than thought (Original post)
underpants Jan 2013 OP
mike_c Jan 2013 #1
loli phabay Jan 2013 #2
0rganism Jan 2013 #8
underpants Jan 2013 #16
Jeff In Milwaukee Jan 2013 #22
Kalidurga Jan 2013 #3
liberal N proud Jan 2013 #4
REP Jan 2013 #5
TheDebbieDee Jan 2013 #20
Kennah Jan 2013 #39
snooper2 Jan 2013 #36
wildbilln864 Jan 2013 #6
kestrel91316 Jan 2013 #7
loudsue Jan 2013 #9
muntrv Jan 2013 #10
underpants Jan 2013 #18
Control-Z Jan 2013 #11
longship Jan 2013 #12
eShirl Jan 2013 #50
zbdent Jan 2013 #13
underpants Jan 2013 #17
DollarBillHines Jan 2013 #14
TheMadMonk Jan 2013 #15
pauldemmd195j Jan 2013 #19
lumberjack_jeff Jan 2013 #21
TheManInTheMac Jan 2013 #23
uriel1972 Jan 2013 #24
HappyMe Jan 2013 #25
Purveyor Jan 2013 #26
Oilwellian Jan 2013 #27
underpants Jan 2013 #28
Oilwellian Jan 2013 #31
In_The_Wind Jan 2013 #48
dballance Jan 2013 #29
salinen Jan 2013 #30
Oilwellian Jan 2013 #33
liberaltrucker Jan 2013 #32
PA Democrat Jan 2013 #34
crazyjoe Jan 2013 #35
klook Jan 2013 #37
blackspade Jan 2013 #38
Fearless Jan 2013 #42
Kennah Jan 2013 #40
Fearless Jan 2013 #43
Kennah Jan 2013 #44
demwing Jan 2013 #55
Kennah Jan 2013 #60
Fearless Jan 2013 #41
Behind the Aegis Jan 2013 #45
Selatius Jan 2013 #46
Warren DeMontague Jan 2013 #47
In_The_Wind Jan 2013 #49
another_liberal Jan 2013 #51
Kennah Jan 2013 #59
another_liberal Jan 2013 #61
retread Jan 2013 #52
Odin2005 Jan 2013 #53
tjwash Jan 2013 #54
Tommy_Carcetti Jan 2013 #56
tecelote Jan 2013 #57
Blue_Tires Jan 2013 #58

Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:30 PM

1. OK admit it....

You've waited years to write a subject line like that.

DUzy of the first order.

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Response to mike_c (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:32 PM

2. yup best line in weeks

 

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Response to mike_c (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:39 PM

8. the whole article is full of such "gems"

1st par:
"Uranus isn't just gassy"
"it means that Uranus has been pounded really, really hard"

The author clearly intended to reach a ... larger ... audience with this article. The diction indicates intent to ... lubricate .. conversation on the topic.

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Response to mike_c (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:55 PM

16. I saw it on Facebook and had tears in my eyes reading it

laughing my ass off. My wife and I spent 10 minutes on this just cracking up.

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Response to underpants (Reply #16)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:33 PM

22. In your heart, you're still in the seventh grade...

And I mean that in a good way.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:34 PM

3. Not to mention frequent peltings...

Let's just be happy that Jupiter and Uranus, have that gravity thing going on that attracts meteors so we don't have to.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:36 PM

4. Oh Dear!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:36 PM

5. Beautiful photo of Uranus; never seen it look so good

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Response to REP (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:29 PM

20. And it doesn't require bleaching, either...........

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Response to TheDebbieDee (Reply #20)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:50 AM

39. Only the innermost rings

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Response to REP (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:12 PM

36. Thanks!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:36 PM

6. Uranus maybe but not mine....nt

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:37 PM

7. Uranus...............gassy...............takes a pounding...........

I'm NOT going there. I'm NOT.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:39 PM

9. by Underpants, no less.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:44 PM

10. Uranus is quite the heavenly sight!

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Response to muntrv (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:58 PM

18. By the way Senator

LOVE the view


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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:45 PM

11. Oh, underpants!

I have nothing that hasn't already been said up thread. But you sure did make me

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:47 PM

12. Pounding Uranus?

My god! That might hurt.

Of course, no respectful astronomer pronounces it "Your anus", it's "YOUR-ah-nus", with the accent on the first syllable and the second, an "ah".

There is no anus in Uranus!

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Response to longship (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 05:49 AM

50. Didn't Sagan pronounce it "YER-in-us?" or "unrine-ous"

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Response to zbdent (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:57 PM

17. ClASSic

thanks for sharing with us

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:52 PM

14. I don't know, but I do sleep very soundly.

Maybe I could set up a camera.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:54 PM

15. If it's not Kosher to say it directly, then nor are...

 

...humorous single entendres.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:05 PM

19. Bwahahaha.

 

Funniest thread title I've read. Anyway, hopefully Uranus will become normal soon.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:32 PM

21. LOL!



No, I'm pretty sure I understand what goes on there.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:39 PM

23. Any report of Klingons around Uranus?

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:41 PM

24. I just had to click on this even tho my brain said no. nt

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:55 PM

25. Ya learn something new everyday.



A nice relief from gun-land.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:56 PM

26. Oh no you just didn't...underpants! LOL! eom

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 09:57 PM

27. Very interesting!

What do you think of Uranus as a whole? Anyone?

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Response to Oilwellian (Reply #27)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:00 PM

28. Posting that on facebook -- too funny

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Response to underpants (Reply #28)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:11 PM

31. An oldie but a goody

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Response to Oilwellian (Reply #27)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:43 AM

48. OMG ~ thanks bunches.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:01 PM

29. I Have Tears in My Eyes Laughing

I know the thread sounds like school kids making bad jokes but it's flipping hilarious.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:07 PM

30. Oh Man

 

shoulda stayed away from Casa de Tacos.

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Response to salinen (Reply #30)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:12 PM

33. Pintos and cornbread here

LOL

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:12 PM

32. I'm surprised this got past the GD censors...umm I meant hosts

Well done!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:44 PM

34. Who says science isn't fun? Rec for the laugh!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:48 PM

35. Speak for yourself. Myanus takes no pounding thank you.....

 

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:24 PM

37. It takes a lot of intestinal fortitude to post something like this.

I've heard that Uranus is the source of a black hole that contains some very dense Dark Matter.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 11:34 PM

38. I'll say it... Oh, My!

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Response to blackspade (Reply #38)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:58 AM

42. +1

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:54 AM

40. Think we'll ever put a man on Uranus?

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Response to Kennah (Reply #40)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:59 AM

43. Ohh pencil me in for one of those.

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Response to Kennah (Reply #40)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 03:01 AM

44. I need to apologize. We may also put a woman on Uranus.

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Response to Kennah (Reply #40)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:38 AM

55. First send in a probe

then if the atmosphere isn't too poisonous, time for first contact.

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Response to demwing (Reply #55)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:38 AM

60. Manned or unmanned?

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 02:54 AM

41. Best title of the year.

Best since "Rick Santorum Launches CUM".

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1002200366

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 03:42 AM

45. I thought "sex threads" had been disallowed?! Awesome!

Now, where is this site?

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:07 AM

46. I guess taking it lying down on the side is easier for Uranus these days. nt

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:16 AM

47. And yet it still looks damn good in blue.

What can I say?

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 04:44 AM

49. Poor poor Uranus.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:07 AM

51. Has anyone yet noted . . .?

Has anyone yet noted the significance of that bright, red ring?

Well, I'm not going to be the first!

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Response to another_liberal (Reply #51)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 02:34 AM

59. Red ring around Uranus? Sounds Sirius!

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Response to Kennah (Reply #59)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 05:28 AM

61. Uuuuh . . .

That is truly droll.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:39 AM

52. It must be really hairy living there. n/t

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:47 AM

53. They had a lot of fun with that one!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:50 AM

54. All right...who let Underpants out of the lounge?




I miss the old underpants sig-line gif by the way...hope you are thinking of bringing that back sometime.

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 09:44 AM

56. *Chortle* nt

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:12 PM

57. One of my favorite jokes...

Take Care of Planet Earth!
It Ain't Uranus, You Know!

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Response to underpants (Original post)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 06:13 PM

58. brilliant...

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