If it wasn't for space it would be loud 24/7
"Computer how long are the days here?"
@Michael Fassbender, "OH GOD THE WHOLE PLANETS ON A COB! GET IN THE SHIP QUICK!!!"
@Michael Fassbender, Forty. Two. Hours.
@Bar of broken heroes, this needs all the up-vote
@a shiny haunter, DO YOU NEED A UPVOTE? COME ON DOWN TO BIG DICK RICKS UP VOTE DOME. WE GOT UPVOTE FOR KIDS. UPVOTE FOR DOGS. JUST COME ON DOWN FOR SOME UPVOTE.
cool thing the other day: Apparently the sun only generates about as much heat/mass as your average reptile and the reason it's so hot is just because it's so big. Some rough math makes me think this is very plausible.
@Slijkster, some rough math tells me you didn't do any math
@Thegirlfriendsshirt, the math isn't hard. The hard part is finding reliable numbers for energy generated by reptiles. For some reason people don't just paste those all over the internet.
@Slijkster, do you read xkcd too?
@Honaw Fierceclaw, heyyyy another one
@Slijkster, awwwww yes
Cough, i mean I only look at it for the articles.....
@Slijkster, are you saying that if I get enough geckos I can heat my house through the cold Alberta winter?
@SkeptikalScabies, if you get enough geckos you can start your own solar system!
Still not as loud as a suppressed rifle.
Walken: wAAAAah. wAAAAah.
What are those numbers based on?
@MasterCylinder, space math and sun algebra
That makes sense. Only issue is the density of the sun and it's atmosphere seem to be difficult to pinpoint
So I hear Mars is more conducive to conversation ...
@Sweet or Sour, actually Mars has only about 1% the atmospheric pressure of earth so it's MUCH quieter (almost silent)
@Sweet or Sour, every time I see you I want to say "and" instead of "or" and it really bugs me that my brain says one thing but my eyes read another :/
@Buffalonian, sweet or sour chicken commercial fit my personality
@Sweet or Sour, but you don't understand the struggle! Also, are you saying that you're either incredibly sweet or incredibly sour with no inbetween?
@Buffalonian, think of it as two faces of a coin with little chance of an edge, but really if you think you're reading both it's dry sarcasm. And not so much to extremes, I have seen the parties pulling us apart and rejected both extremes before this election started.
@Sweet or Sour, killer analogy. But thw second part made my head spin and now I have half a dozen questions.
@Buffalonian, dry sarcasm - the act of factually evaluating an event or idea without emotion such that the subject does not realize they were shredded until after the group has accepted the validity and it's too late to rebut without facing condescending treatment from the group.
@Buffalonian, and yes the struggle is real
@Sweet or Sour, I mean, my question would have pertained to split personalities but.. I think I have that answered for me already.
I'm curious how they figure the exact amplitude sound waves would be when they reached us. Space is a vacuum therefore no sound can pass through (sound needs a medium given its waveform). Off to talk to someone about this, thanks funnypics
@theboatandcarman, I assume they mean if it were full of air but yeah it really isn't clear
@Slijkster, I wonder if they make their hypothesis off of a small demonstration of nuclear fusion on earth if that's possible on a smaller scale, but then with less of a demonstration the sound given off should be less. That leads me to believe they have an equation where they can multiply the result.....crap I'm babbling on.
@theboatandcarman, brief research indicates that you can use the doplar effect to see sound waves within the sun and since we more or less know the material and density we can extrapolate from there to know how loud it would be by the time the sound waves got here
@theboatandcarman, the Solar Soyuz dropped a capsule and the 'volunteers' took readings untill they perished. It was classified a "probe" by the USSR but a Chinese astronomer heard voice. Or not