First Images of Black Holes Revealed

You can actually see the black holes because they're wreathed by hot plasma that's orbiting it at high speeds. Well, I mean, I guess technically you still can't see them. Because they're just black holes.

Also, via John Sexton, the story of the failed Israeli Conquest of the Moon.

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1 st

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 11, 2019 08:08 PM (ER1jH)

2 Sponge!

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 11, 2019 08:08 PM (ER1jH)

3 Thirst!

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 11, 2019 08:09 PM (ER1jH)

4 off to get the corgis

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 11, 2019 08:09 PM (ER1jH)

5 Pffft

Posted by: Hope Solo at April 11, 2019 08:10 PM (NWiLs)

6 did i miss anything?

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 11, 2019 08:10 PM (ER1jH)

7 That's not a black hole it's a vortex of stupid with Space Democrats at the center.

Posted by: freaked at April 11, 2019 08:10 PM (UdKB7)

8 Pffft

Posted by: Hope Solo at April 11, 2019 08:10 PM (NWiLs)
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for gawds sake woman, light a match if you're gonna fart in here...

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 11, 2019 08:11 PM (ER1jH)

9 Hillary's emails are in there somewhere.

And a shoe.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at April 11, 2019 08:11 PM (ju9gW)

10 I can see the Malaysian passenger jet!

Posted by: Don Lemon at April 11, 2019 08:11 PM (NWiLs)

11 I thought I had deleted all of these.

Posted by: Hope Solo at April 11, 2019 08:11 PM (FGqNS)

12 Mmmm...doughnuts...

Posted by: eleven at April 11, 2019 08:12 PM (NLLmE)

13 7
That's not a black hole it's a vortex of stupid with Space Democrats at the center.

Posted by: freaked at April 11, 2019 08:10 PM (UdKB7)

Tank Abrams with AOC being pulled in by immense gravity?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 11, 2019 08:12 PM (t6MX/)

14 It's a Life-Sized Model of the US National Debt

Posted by: mikeyG - Nationalist White at April 11, 2019 08:13 PM (LL1Be)

15 whooooooaaaa ......

Posted by: JackStraw at April 11, 2019 08:13 PM (/tuJf)

16 did i miss anything?
Posted by: redc1c4


Just a black hole is all.

Posted by: eleven at April 11, 2019 08:13 PM (NLLmE)

17 AOCD's Brain

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at April 11, 2019 08:13 PM (BqBId)

18 Where is the Cygnus?

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at April 11, 2019 08:13 PM (3DZIZ)

19 Looks like the opening to a cervix.

Posted by: literally serious at April 11, 2019 08:14 PM (SB5Q1)

20 The Lazy Eye of Sauron

Posted by: garrett at April 11, 2019 08:14 PM (uwOBA)

21 Tank Abrams with AOC being pulled in by immense gravity?"

Ever see a black hole choke?

Posted by: freaked at April 11, 2019 08:14 PM (UdKB7)

22

You know, we ought to be ashamed. Our Galaxy, the Milky Way has only a few million stellar mass central black hole. Our neighbor, Andromeda, has a billion stellar mass class black hole.

So we're like a really small dick galaxy.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 11, 2019 08:14 PM (NMAzL)

23 Plasma!


Dog Plasma!

Posted by: garrett at April 11, 2019 08:15 PM (uwOBA)

24 Now, if those mattresses were all warm and soggy when they walked into the room.......

Posted by: Braenyard at April 11, 2019 08:15 PM (AfYvi)

25 Oh God. Oh God, no.

We need to ground all air traffic, NOW!!!

Posted by: Don Lemon at April 11, 2019 08:15 PM (5aX2M)

26 I saw The Black Hole in 1978.


Wow, did it suck.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 11, 2019 08:16 PM (oVJmc)

27 You know, we ought to be ashamed. Our Galaxy, the Milky Way has only a few million stellar mass central black hole. Our neighbor, Andromeda, has a billion stellar mass class black hole.

So we're like a really small dick galaxy.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear



Hah! Nerd.

Posted by: eleven at April 11, 2019 08:16 PM (NLLmE)

28 Gutfeld said that this pic reminds him of eating at Chipotle. Kinda funny watching Dana squirm at that.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 11, 2019 08:16 PM (gC2IV)

29 I know this jazzes up The I Love Science Sexually crowd and is kinda neat to see pictures but...


Meh.

Posted by: Kreplach at April 11, 2019 08:16 PM (MDJ3n)

30 We flew too close to the sun...

on wings of Pastrami.

Posted by: Israeli Lunar Landing Team at April 11, 2019 08:16 PM (uwOBA)

31 Black Ho?!

What?!

Posted by: Black Lives Matter at April 11, 2019 08:17 PM (1g7ch)

32 It is referred to as "Hawkings Asshole."

Posted by: Martini Farmer at April 11, 2019 08:17 PM (3H9h1)

33 black holes don't (have) matter

Posted by: phoenixgirl at April 11, 2019 08:17 PM (0O7c5)

34 Hope Solo at night.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 11, 2019 08:17 PM (+/tGa)

35 The occlusion disc and interstellar dust my ass.

Posted by: H Solo at April 11, 2019 08:17 PM (AfYvi)

36 I saw The Black Hole in 1978.


Wow, did it suck.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles


I c wut u did thar.

And yes. Yes it did.

Posted by: eleven at April 11, 2019 08:17 PM (NLLmE)

37 If you look really really closely, you can see billions of American taxpayer dollars being sucked into the hole...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2019 08:17 PM (miE9U)

38 I remember The Black Hole.

It was a Big Deal that Disney released a PG-rated movie.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 11, 2019 08:18 PM (miE9U)

39 26 I saw The Black Hole in 1978.


Wow, did it suck.


But Yvette Mimieux ! Woo Hoo

Posted by: davo at April 11, 2019 08:18 PM (sMLEE)

40 >> I saw The Black Hole in 1978.


>Wow, did it suck.


Never saw the movie.

But, I had a cool Puzzle of the movie Poster.

Posted by: garrett at April 11, 2019 08:18 PM (uwOBA)

41 Look! There's the Indonesian jet!!!!

----- Don Lemon

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 11, 2019 08:18 PM (ptqGC)

42 36 I saw The Black Hole in 1978.


Wow, did it suck.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles

I c wut u did thar.

And yes. Yes it did.
Posted by: eleven at April 11, 2019 08:17 PM (NLLmE)

Maximillian was one scary fucker though.

Posted by: Insomniac at April 11, 2019 08:19 PM (NWiLs)

43 >> I saw The Black Hole in 1978.


>Wow, did it suck.


Never saw the movie.

But, I had a cool Puzzle of the movie Poster.
Posted by: garrett



I guarantee you got the best part of that deal.

Posted by: eleven at April 11, 2019 08:19 PM (NLLmE)

44 Also, via John Sexton, the story of the failed Israeli Conquest of the Moon.




We're Jews out in space
We're zooming along
protecting the Hebrew race

We're Jews out in space
If trouble appears
we put it right back in its place

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 11, 2019 08:19 PM (P4Vxh)

45 Y'all realize the proper term is 'Thing that identifies as a Hole of Color' ...

Posted by: Adriane the Toemaytoe Tamatoe Critic ... at April 11, 2019 08:19 PM (LPnfS)

46 Mueller should open an investigation into this 'Black Hole'.

Posted by: mikeyG - Nationalist White at April 11, 2019 08:19 PM (LL1Be)

47 I'm so hard right now.

Posted by: Cory Booker at April 11, 2019 08:19 PM (NWiLs)

48 Brazilian. Who knew?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2019 08:20 PM (fZcn6)

49 So, astronomy nerd thread? Sweet.

Posted by: shibumi, still cynical and now married longer than Nicolas Cage! at April 11, 2019 08:20 PM (fhgs6)

50 Cory Booker at April 11, 2019 08:19 PM (NWiLs)

la la la la TMI, dude! TMI!

Posted by: Adriane the Toemaytoe Tamatoe Critic ... at April 11, 2019 08:20 PM (LPnfS)

51 https://on.wsj.com/2D8CWta
*******
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said Attorney General William Barr is "being as forthcoming as he can" about his process for redacting and releasing the special counsel's report

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at April 11, 2019 08:21 PM (BqBId)

52 How long before this turns into a Star Trek discussion?

Posted by: shibumi, still cynical and now married longer than Nicolas Cage! at April 11, 2019 08:21 PM (fhgs6)

53 So we're like a really small dick galaxy.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 11, 2019 08:14 PM (NMAzL)

We were in the pool!!

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 11, 2019 08:21 PM (t6MX/)

54 Gutfeld said that this pic reminds him of eating at Chipotle. Kinda funny watching Dana squirm at that.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 11, 2019 08:16 PM (gC2IV)


Did they a South Park Chipotle clip?

Posted by: Burnt Toast at April 11, 2019 08:21 PM (1g7ch)

55 47> Black hole son.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at April 11, 2019 08:21 PM (3H9h1)

56 Kirk would hit that.

Posted by: eleven at April 11, 2019 08:22 PM (NLLmE)

57 Very weird. And kinda neat. I watched the video and read the captions. I'm sure my eyes were getting glazed over because dang, that's confusing stuff! Made me feel AOC-level stoopid.

Posted by: Lady in Black, Death to the Man Bun at April 11, 2019 08:22 PM (JoUsr)

58 >>Kirk would hit that.


My guess is he's the reason it is experiencing that burning sensation.

Posted by: garrett at April 11, 2019 08:22 PM (uwOBA)

59 I don't understand black holes and the science of the cosmos, but I think it is God.

Posted by: LASue at April 11, 2019 08:23 PM (XROPS)

60 Just like the fake moon landings, this photograph is actually an ultrasound of Hillary's heart.

Posted by: davo at April 11, 2019 08:23 PM (sMLEE)

61 Back hole, Ace. BACK hole.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 11, 2019 08:23 PM (t6MX/)

62 The Lazy Eye of Sauron
Posted by: garrett
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The Mote in God's Eye

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2019 08:23 PM (2kj6M)

63 Pon Farr Out


Posted by: Spock at April 11, 2019 08:23 PM (uwOBA)

64 Who are you people?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3mbBbFH9fAg

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 11, 2019 08:23 PM (wYseH)

65 wreathed by hot plasma that's orbiting it at high speeds

Sorry.

Posted by: Pumba at April 11, 2019 08:25 PM (QLvwG)

66 I already posted this comment in a couple of earlier threads. I may as well put it here too:

I was really busy at work today. Our color copier was down all day yesterday and I was scrambling to catch up.

I forgot all about the Beresheet lunar lander. I saw the link in the sidebar and clicked it just in time to hear the announcement that the landing had failed. Oh, well. It did pretty good considering it was a small spacecraft on a shoestring budget compared to previous lunar landers.

Look at the Ranger probes back in the early 1960s. They were designed to photograph the moon before crashing into it. The technology for soft landings hadn't been fully developed at that time.

But the first six attempts failed for a variety of reasons. The second stage failed to relight, the spacecraft went off course and missed the moon entirely, communications with the spacecraft were lost in midflight, and in one case it flew perfectly but the cameras failed to turn on.

It wasn't until Ranger 7 that we had a success. America couldn't even properly crash a probe into the moon back then.

Posted by: rickl at April 11, 2019 08:25 PM (sdi6R)

67 >>I don't understand black holes and the science of the cosmos, but I think it is God.


He wanted us to have a place we could dump the oil and anti-freeze.

Posted by: garrett at April 11, 2019 08:25 PM (uwOBA)

68
My guess is he's the reason it is experiencing that burning sensation.
Posted by: garrett
-----------

Picard: "Computer...Penicillin, 50cc, in syringe"

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2019 08:25 PM (2kj6M)

69 That Black Hole went to Columbia University, but we can't prove it because the records are sealed.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at April 11, 2019 08:25 PM (sy5kK)

70 If you Bing 'The Black Hole' you get all news hits about a 29-year-old woman scientist because GRRRRLLLL POWER.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 11, 2019 08:25 PM (oVJmc)

71 Somehow there is a Brie Larson joke in this.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 11, 2019 08:25 PM (brgv3)

72 31
Black Ho?!



What?!

Posted by: Black Lives Matter at April 11, 2019 08:17 PM (1g7ch)

https://youtu.be/I_2D8Eo15wE

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 11, 2019 08:26 PM (t6MX/)

73 Ever wonder why Obama keeps going back to Germany?
-----
All the free schnitzengruben??

BTW, Bing's first search link for "schnitzengruben" goes to the Urban Dictionary.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 11, 2019 08:26 PM (Dh1wo)

74 This is FAKE science. This was not an image. It's a computer simulation of what they think it looks like. They started by looking at the black hole with radio telescopes to find out how large and powerful it is, and then they made a computer simulated image of what a black hole at that angle, power and size would like based on the known laws of physics. Worse then that, is that this was not done to advance science. Black holes have been studies in X-ray, Radio, IR, etc for decades. This experiment provided no new science or knowledge. It was done as a PR exercise. I wouldn't have a problem with that if they were honest that this was a computer simulation - but to call it an "image" is a complete lie.

Posted by: ggm at April 11, 2019 08:26 PM (XPvLc)

75 So my Don Lemon snark went completely ignored.

*pouts*

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 11, 2019 08:26 PM (ptqGC)

76 I'm actually trying to get thru "The Black Hole War" by Leonard Susskind.

Subtitled "My Battle With Stephen Hawking To Make The World Safe For Quantum Mechanics".

Turns out that Hawking was wrong about a lot of stuff I barely understand. Surprise surprise. He was an expert out know.

Posted by: freaked at April 11, 2019 08:26 PM (UdKB7)

77 26 I saw The Black Hole in 1978.


Wow, did it suck.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 11, 2019 08:16 PM (oVJmc)

The ship (the Cygnus) was awesome. Gothic sci-fi. Metal and glass. Very cool.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 11, 2019 08:26 PM (brgv3)

78 I don't understand black holes and the science of the cosmos, but I think it is God.

That would require God to have locality and would not then transcend His Creation.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 11, 2019 08:27 PM (lD3vL)

79 Black Hole Lives Matter!

Posted by: atomicplaygirl, now with more Kaboom! at April 11, 2019 08:27 PM (Gim9y)

80 It looks just like Uranus.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 11, 2019 08:27 PM (jXrK7)

81 The ship (the Cygnus) was awesome. Gothic sci-fi. Metal and glass. Very cool.


There's a lot of neat bits of that movie.


Unfortunately, there's a lot of 1970s Disney, too.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 11, 2019 08:27 PM (oVJmc)

82 He wanted us to have a place we could dump the oil and anti-freeze.

God gave us storm drains for that.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 11, 2019 08:28 PM (lD3vL)

83 http://bit.ly/2VDcY8p
Black Hole Sun

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at April 11, 2019 08:28 PM (BqBId)

84 80
It looks just like Uranus.


Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 11, 2019 08:27 PM (jXrK7)

I saw Uranus, from Mianus, and it looked like shit.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 11, 2019 08:29 PM (t6MX/)

85 >God gave us storm drains for that.


Remember when we were kids and everyone had a 'hole' that they dumped that shit into.

It was usually across the street, somewhere...

Posted by: garrett at April 11, 2019 08:29 PM (uwOBA)

86 Awesome cover art for our next album release!


oh, wait....

Posted by: Zombie Wendy O Williams and The Plasmatics at April 11, 2019 08:29 PM (ER1jH)

87 'He wanted us to have a place we could dump the oil and anti-freeze'

God's garbage disposal

Posted by: freaked at April 11, 2019 08:29 PM (UdKB7)

88 M87 is a stupid moniker. Should have named it 'IRS".

Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at April 11, 2019 08:29 PM (mQuh0)

89 Awww Jane, I laughed at your joke.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at April 11, 2019 08:30 PM (gC2IV)

90 Plasma!


Dog Plasma!

Posted by: garrett at April 11, 2019 08:15 PM

Ha!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 11, 2019 08:30 PM (Pj/7Q)

91 There's a lot of neat bits of that movie.

Unfortunately, there's a lot of 1970s Disney, too.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 11, 2019 08:27 PM (oVJmc)

I always thought the part where the Captain is wandering through the crew quarters, trying to find out what the hell happened was the best part of the movie.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 11, 2019 08:30 PM (brgv3)

92 I wouldn't have a problem with that if they were honest that this was a computer simulation - but to call it an "image" is a complete lie.
Posted by: ggm at April 11, 2019 08:26 PM (XPvLc)

But computer simulations ARE Science!

Denier!

Posted by: Michael Mann at April 11, 2019 08:30 PM (NgKpN)

93 It was usually across the street, somewhere...

Posted by: garrett at April 11, 2019 08:29 PM (uwOBA)

Hell, that was probably last week. The FiL did not know that Auto Parts stores everywhere take used oil, since like 20+ years.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 11, 2019 08:30 PM (t6MX/)

94 The Mote in God's Eye

--

Not only do I understand this reference, I have had discussions about it.


Posted by: shibumi, still cynical and now married longer than Nicolas Cage! at April 11, 2019 08:30 PM (fhgs6)

95 SpaceX's Falcon Heavy launch tonight was a complete success. This was the first operational mission orbiting a real satellite after the test flight that launched Starman last year.

I'm not ashamed to admit that I was nervous about this launch. The test flight seemed too good to be true. But SpaceX has proven that it was no fluke. Well done!

The next Falcon Heavy launch is planned for June to orbit a satellite for the Air Force. The two side boosters from tonight's flight will be reused for that launch if they're in good condition.

Posted by: rickl at April 11, 2019 08:31 PM (sdi6R)

96 Not only do I understand this reference, I have had discussions about it.




Posted by: shibumi, still cynical and now married longer than Nicolas Cage! at April 11, 2019 08:30 PM (fhgs6)

You and Jackstraw.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 11, 2019 08:31 PM (t6MX/)

97 Spoonge!

Posted by: Paul Hollywood at April 11, 2019 08:32 PM (438dO)

98 I want to see a picture of a white hole spewing oppression across the Universe.

Posted by: Merkin The Clown at April 11, 2019 08:32 PM (UdKB7)

99 Speaking of Disney, and PG ratings, few people realize just how pivotal the movie "One Magic Christmas" was to the future of the Disney company.

Many executives wanted Disney to expand beyond G-rated family films, which seemed doomed in the early 80s. They even wanted to do R rated material. The old guard resisted.

The board decided to stake their future on this live-action Christmas film. If it did well, the old way would stay.

It flopped. They created Touchstone Pictures and green-lighted Down and Out in Beverly Hills as a result.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at April 11, 2019 08:32 PM (ju9gW)

100 98
I want to see a picture of a white hole spewing oppression across the Universe.

Posted by: Merkin The Clown at April 11, 2019 08:32 PM (UdKB7)

I'd settle for some good galactic side boob.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 11, 2019 08:32 PM (t6MX/)

101 It looks like social security

Posted by: A dude in MI at April 11, 2019 08:33 PM (OOH1c)

102 There's a law regulating black holes and other stuff.
The law of conservation of matter.

I want to know what comes out the other side.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HqyEHqEYho

Posted by: Braenyard at April 11, 2019 08:33 PM (AfYvi)

103 Mote... a perpetual on my Kindle

Posted by: Martini Farmer at April 11, 2019 08:33 PM (3H9h1)

104
Brie Larson doesn't have to worry about prison -- she has no ass to get wrecked.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 11, 2019 08:33 PM (NMAzL)

105 black hole movie... was that with Jodie Foster? Vague recollection.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at April 11, 2019 08:34 PM (ZqRa6)

106
I want to see a picture of a white hole spewing oppression across the Universe.

Posted by: Merkin The Clown at April 11, 2019 08:32 PM (UdKB7)


Jizzie Smollet: I saw it and it was wearing a MAGA hat and poured bleach on me and put a noose around my neck!!

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 11, 2019 08:34 PM (TeF5i)

107 that's not a blackhole. first photo of lena dunham dropping a deuce in her bathtub.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 11, 2019 08:34 PM (KP5rU)

108 I'd settle for some good galactic side boob.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner


Don't settle. Insist... on the green ones.

Posted by: James T. Kirk at April 11, 2019 08:34 PM (P1f+c)

109 OMG it's holding a Subway sandwich and some bleach!

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 11, 2019 08:34 PM (+/tGa)

110 99: disney can go horsefuck rachel madcow.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 11, 2019 08:36 PM (KP5rU)

111 102 There's a law regulating black holes and other stuff.
The law of conservation of matter.

I want to know what comes out the other side.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HqyEHqEYho
Posted by: Braenyard at April 11, 2019 08:33 PM (AfYvi)

Its a Tax.

Posted by: Justice John Roberts at April 11, 2019 08:36 PM (NgKpN)

112 I believe the correct term is "a hole of color".

Posted by: Kate Winslet's boobs at April 11, 2019 08:36 PM (AsOpO)

113 The narrator rips off Vsauce's style. Not that that's a great thing.

Posted by: McLurkerson at April 11, 2019 08:36 PM (IG8lb)

114 Oh my, I guess this flu isn't done with me yet. Just caught a teeth-chattering to-the-bone chill that has me shaking something fierce.

Tylenol, and then bed.

Good night, all. Tip your COBs and stay safe out there.

Posted by: DocJ at April 11, 2019 08:37 PM (fF3XF)

115 " I believe the correct term is "a hole of color"."

Well, hole of no color.

Honk honk

Posted by: Merkin The Clown at April 11, 2019 08:37 PM (UdKB7)

116
Unfortunately, there's a lot of 1970s Disney, too.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles


Roddy McDowall and Slim Pickens.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 11, 2019 08:37 PM (aKsyK)

117 an article i read stated that the image confirms einstein's general theory of relativity. the same was recently said about the evidence of gravity waves.

why is it that 100 years after relativity was tested and proven by photos of an eclipse, and repeatedly reaffirmed, it is still open to testing, but agw is a closed book, the science settled and skeptics squashed?

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 11, 2019 08:38 PM (Pg+x7)

118 The best thing about The Black Hole was the John Barry score. Same with 70's Kong.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at April 11, 2019 08:38 PM (3DZIZ)

119 re 88: the M stands for Messier (I think), a French astronomer who discovered a bunch of things like nebulae and double stars and Stuff in the 1700s. I recall he was looking for comets.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at April 11, 2019 08:38 PM (ZqRa6)

120 There's a law regulating black holes and other stuff.
The law of conservation of matter.

I want to know what comes out the other side.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HqyEHqEYho
Posted by: Braenyard at April 11, 2019 08:33 PM (AfYvi)


What's on the other side is Beyond the Black Hole.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=msEhTmlxvWU

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 11, 2019 08:38 PM (t+qrx)

121 Galatic anal seepage.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at April 11, 2019 08:39 PM (3H9h1)

122 fucking disney. like a hummer heavy on the teeth. fucking pedo assholes.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at April 11, 2019 08:39 PM (KP5rU)

123 >> why is it that 100 years after relativity was tested and proven by photos of an eclipse, and repeatedly reaffirmed,

Because General Relativity is real science. It has passed every test put to it so far. Uncle Al done good.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 11, 2019 08:40 PM (NMAzL)

124 Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 11, 2019 08:38 PM

Because shut up!, they explained.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at April 11, 2019 08:43 PM (Pj/7Q)

125 Ceci, n'est pas une image.

Posted by: zombie rene magritte at April 11, 2019 08:44 PM (Dh1wo)

126 This experiment provided no new science or knowledge. It was done as a PR exercise.

AGREE.

very much. this story truly annoys me.

as does the "ScienceGirl" that comes attached to it.

it's all pointless

Posted by: BlackOrchid at April 11, 2019 08:44 PM (Rarvo)

127 Black holes are evidence of global warming.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 11, 2019 08:44 PM (oVJmc)

128 The Israelis didn't spend enough time practicing in Kerala Space Program.

Posted by: Buzzion at April 11, 2019 08:45 PM (UkOqQ)

129 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Peter North at April 11, 2019 08:45 PM (SB5Q1)

130 >> 100 years after relativity was tested and proven by photos of an eclipse,

It wasn't proven by the eclipse. It was just a prediction of GR about the bending of light by the sun's gravitational field was confirmed. It was a key prediction, and made people at the time say, hmmmm, Uncle Al is probably on to something here.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 11, 2019 08:45 PM (NMAzL)

131 Black holes deserve repatriation

Posted by: Martini Farmer at April 11, 2019 08:45 PM (3H9h1)

132 Black holes are boring. Let's talk about favorite Revolutionary War ship names. Mine's "Tyrannicide".

Posted by: freaked at April 11, 2019 08:45 PM (UdKB7)

133 Alternate Headline: Don Lemon has discovered the location of the hundreds of children stolen at the southern border by former DHS Secretary Kirsten Nielson as reported by Alexandria Donkey-Chompers! Developing ...

Posted by: ShainS -- PhD candidate in Angry Orange Male studies at April 11, 2019 08:46 PM (WqPYg)

134 This shit ain't funny.

Posted by: Kim Foxx at April 11, 2019 08:46 PM (hjaPQ)

135 That hole is blacker than Hillary's heart.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 11, 2019 08:47 PM (dNzKv)

136 Looks like Ilhan Omart talking.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 11, 2019 08:47 PM (+/tGa)

137 Have they found a black hole on Uranus yet?

Posted by: The guy who always asks about Uranus at April 11, 2019 08:47 PM (UdKB7)

138 Why does God need a starship??

Posted by: capt. james kirk at April 11, 2019 08:47 PM (Dh1wo)

139 Don Lemon wants to know if the Malaysian airliner shows up in the picture.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 11, 2019 08:47 PM (oVJmc)

140 I've been keeping a list of people for just this occasion.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 11, 2019 08:47 PM (EZebt)

141 A hole with unimaginable mass ejecting hot gas and plasma. A view seen by Michael Moore's commode every morning.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 11, 2019 08:48 PM (dNzKv)

142 why is it that 100 years after relativity was tested and proven by photos of an eclipse, and repeatedly reaffirmed, it is still open to testing, but agw is a closed book, the science settled and skeptics squashed?
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 11, 2019 08:38 PM (Pg+x7)

Einstein, when confronted with the large numbers of 'concensus' opinions against his paper on relativity replied 'who cares how many disagree? It only takes one to prove me wrong.'

Posted by: .~ at April 11, 2019 08:48 PM (6X9zF)

143 Really, it was just a way to get to bang Marilyn Monroe.

Posted by: Al Einstein at April 11, 2019 08:49 PM (oVJmc)

144 That hole is blacker than Hillary's heart.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 11, 2019 08:47 PM

And her liver is full of holes!

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 11, 2019 08:50 PM (+/tGa)

145 Wealth is no excuse for Aunt Becky.

She's no Jackson Cosko, after all.

Posted by: Federal Courts at April 11, 2019 08:50 PM (5aX2M)

146 119 re 88: the M stands for Messier (I think), a French astronomer who discovered a bunch of things like nebulae and double stars and Stuff in the 1700s. I recall he was looking for comets.
Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at April 11, 2019 08:38 PM (ZqRa6)


Yes, Messier's list was "Things that Comet Hunters Should Avoid". He had no idea what they really were, only that they could be mistaken for comets.

Posted by: rickl at April 11, 2019 08:50 PM (sdi6R)

147 We didn't observe any black holes before C02 levels reached 410. How do you explain that, deniers!?!?!!

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 11, 2019 08:50 PM (dNzKv)

148 137
Have they found a black hole on Uranus yet?

Posted by: The guy who always asks about Uranus at April 11, 2019 08:47 PM (UdKB7)

No. It's cloaked with klingons.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 11, 2019 08:51 PM (t6MX/)

149 That black hole on the left is smiling. It's saying, "Have a nice day!" right before it pulls you in and crushes you into an object so small they could fit one million of you on a grain of sand.

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 11, 2019 08:51 PM (aBR7R)

150 why is it that 100 years after relativity was tested and proven by photos of an eclipse, and repeatedly reaffirmed, it is still open to testing, but agw is a closed book, the science settled and skeptics squashed?
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Because agw is a scare tactic to keep people in a state of fear so that they can be controlled.

Posted by: AmericanKestrel at April 11, 2019 08:51 PM (IDhUW)

151 First images, my ass. There are black hoes all over Porn Hub. What? Black Holes? Never mind

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at April 11, 2019 08:52 PM (3sjI6)

152 Don't be too hard on the Israelis for their failed first lunar landing mission. At least they got into the descent phase. Both the USA and the USSR had abysmal results in their early landing mission attempts, with many not even getting to lunar space, let alone the descent phase.

https://tinyurl.com/ncgmmdz


And the Soviets were 0 for 6 in Mars landing missions.


https://tinyurl.com/y5yb4q9p

Posted by: Gref at April 11, 2019 08:52 PM (AMIL/)

153 To all the Jews who squashed that Red Star remember what Rickl said and

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WPDvsLSnUGc

Posted by: Braenyard at April 11, 2019 08:52 PM (AfYvi)

154 130: commentary shorthand. the eclipse photos were taken as proof of relativity in the popular press at the time, however.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 11, 2019 08:52 PM (Pg+x7)

155 My white dwarf has a red giant! That's why I'm marrying him!

Posted by: don lemon at April 11, 2019 08:53 PM (Dh1wo)

156 It wasn't until Ranger 7 that we had a success. America couldn't even properly crash a probe into the moon back then.
Posted by: rickl at April 11, 2019 08:25 PM (sdi6R)


To be fair we were doing the math with slide rules.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at April 11, 2019 08:53 PM (odjO3)

157 138
Why does God need a starship??


Posted by: capt. james kirk at April 11, 2019 08:47 PM (Dh1wo)

For keeping up with the Joneses.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 11, 2019 08:53 PM (t6MX/)

158 We didn't observe any black holes before C02 levels reached 410. How do you explain that, deniers!?!?!!
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 11, 2019 08:50 PM

6 inches of new snow after being 60 last week. Today was even more special. Because on top of that shit sandwich. It turned to freezing pellets later on with 50mph winds pushing it. It felt like being sandblasted by Dippin Dots. Eff you winter!

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 11, 2019 08:53 PM (+/tGa)

159 Mike Hammer @ 62- Mrs. E is reading Footfall for the second time right now.

Posted by: Eromero at April 11, 2019 08:53 PM (qBNEP)

160 M87 is a stupid moniker. Should have named it 'IRS".
Posted by: Cicero Kaboom! Kid at April 11, 2019 08:29 PM (mQuh0)

I think the name Barack Obama would be more appropriate.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at April 11, 2019 08:54 PM (3sjI6)

161 'Why does God need a starship??'

Tax deduction

Posted by: H&R Blockhead at April 11, 2019 08:55 PM (UdKB7)

162
Why does God need a starship??


And we can build these dreams together, standing strong forever. And if this world runs out of lovers, we'll still. I denounce myself. I mean it's no, we built this city on rock n' roll. ..runs out of room.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 11, 2019 08:55 PM (+/tGa)

163 The Black Hole > Battlestar Galactica > Star Wars

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 11, 2019 08:56 PM (30ke1)

164 > And the Soviets were 0 for 6 in Mars landing missions.

Mars is tough. The U.S. has lost a lot of spacecraft in near-Mars space as well (though we do, of course, also have numerous successes).

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 11, 2019 08:56 PM (0OWcv)

165 Blue Jays' Tellez hit a homer that *might* be the longest in Fenway history beating Ted Williams' one.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 11, 2019 08:56 PM (Dh1wo)

166 Why does God need a starship??

Because it was easier to do planetary travel using a virgin uterus.

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at April 11, 2019 08:56 PM (lD3vL)

167 > We didn't observe any black holes before C02 levels reached 410. How do you explain that, deniers!?!?!!

And, just taking a wild guess here, the only possible solution is MOAR COMMUNISM!

Right?

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 11, 2019 08:57 PM (0OWcv)

168 why is it that 100 years after relativity was tested and proven by photos of an eclipse, and repeatedly reaffirmed, it is still open to testing, but agw is a closed book, the science settled and skeptics squashed?
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 11, 2019 08:38 PM (Pg+x7)


$$$$$

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2019 08:57 PM (wCCjE)

169 >>Why does God need a starship??



Lease it through the business and you get a decent write off.

Posted by: garrett at April 11, 2019 08:57 PM (uwOBA)

170 > The Black Hole > Battlestar Galactica > Star Wars

2001: A Space Odyssey > The Black Hole > Battlestar Galactica > Star Wars

Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 11, 2019 08:57 PM (0OWcv)

171 Tucker Carlson just said something hilarious at the end of the faux jeopardy segment, between Pete Hegseg and Mark Steyn. Steyn was funny, but botched the questions in hilarious fashion, and Tucker said "Mark, you were EN FUEGO in your loss!!!"" yeah, that made me LOL!

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 11, 2019 08:58 PM (V2Yro)

172 >>Blue Jays' Tellez hit a homer that *might* be the longest in Fenway history beating Ted Williams' one.


You ever hold a 40s ball and a modern ball at the same time?

I swear those old baseballs have wood cores!

Posted by: garrett at April 11, 2019 08:59 PM (uwOBA)

173 God doesn't need a star ship but sometimes he likes to cruise around in a luxury liner.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 11, 2019 08:59 PM (AfYvi)

174 >>Why does God need a starship??


Pulling Tail

Posted by: garrett at April 11, 2019 08:59 PM (uwOBA)

175 To be fair we were doing the math with slide rules.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at April 11, 2019 08:53 PM (odjO3)


And we designed and deployed complex aircraft, and never-done-before spacecraft, on much faster schedules back then. References: Apollo/Saturn vs Orion/SLS; B-58, SR-71, and F-106 (to name only a few) vs F-35. Sad.

Posted by: Gref at April 11, 2019 08:59 PM (AMIL/)

176 Lease it through the business and you get a decent write off.
---------
Well, He is Jewish!

Posted by: andycanuck at April 11, 2019 09:00 PM (Dh1wo)

177 Mars is tough. The U.S. has lost a lot of spacecraft in near-Mars space as well (though we do, of course, also have numerous successes).
Posted by: Rodrigo Borgia at April 11, 2019 08:56 PM (0OWcv)


Which makes ISRO's Mars Orbiter a very serious accomplishment for the Indians. It's not a lander, but they got it into orbit on the first try. Pretty impressive.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 11, 2019 09:01 PM (t+qrx)

178
My current "screamer" is orders of magnitude faster than the Cray supercomputers when I was in college.

And what are we doing with all that processing power?

Porn.....

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 11, 2019 09:02 PM (NMAzL)

179
Has the CBC or whichever group issued a statement to say that this Black Hole is RAYCISSTTT!!!!!!11 yet like they did that HS graduation card a few years back? That was a black hole, alright, where no intelligence can escape.

I still can't believe that nobody dared to call them out on their stoopid when they issued that decree. WTF?

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 11, 2019 09:02 PM (HaL55)

180 Opps, Luxury Liner:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzhLojTaX9w

Posted by: Braenyard at April 11, 2019 09:02 PM (AfYvi)

181 Write off segregationist Joe Biden:
https://twitter.com/NolteNC/status/
1116459876660727809

Posted by: andycanuck at April 11, 2019 09:03 PM (Dh1wo)

182 Johnny come lately types, is being our opinion.

Posted by: the Black Hole of Calcutta at April 11, 2019 09:06 PM (zCyNd)

183 Russia has NEVER had a successful Mars mission, despite many attempts. They are really snakebit there. They had one lander reach the surface, transmit for a couple of minutes, and then contact was lost.

They have had several successful Venus landers, though. Go figure.

Posted by: rickl at April 11, 2019 09:06 PM (sdi6R)

184 183 Russia has NEVER had a successful Mars mission, despite many attempts. They are really snakebit there. They had one lander reach the surface, transmit for a couple of minutes, and then contact was lost.

They have had several successful Venus landers, though. Go figure.
Posted by: rickl at April 11, 2019 09:06 PM (sdi6R)

You'd think Venus would be the king bitch.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 11, 2019 09:07 PM (brgv3)

185 Just found out I have to go to FL next week for work. Taking an extra two days to say a hearty FU to winter! My bride asked me if I was going to plow our driveway? My answer. Nope. it's going to be 50 or 60 next week here . let the shit melt. I am done. The dog this AM was like WTF? I just looked at her and said, I know buddy.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 11, 2019 09:08 PM (+/tGa)

186 Donald J. Trump Retweeted
The Daily Caller @DailyCaller
Rod Rosenstein Defends Attorney General's Handling Of Mueller Report trib.al/B5dCqhe
*****
PDT retweeted this! think RR is on the good guys side

Posted by: Deep State is in DEEP SHIT at April 11, 2019 09:08 PM (BqBId)

187 a craft brewery needs to come out with a "Black Hole Ale"

Posted by: redc1c4 at April 11, 2019 09:09 PM (ER1jH)

188 >>>And we designed and deployed complex aircraft, and never-done-before spacecraft, on much faster schedules back then. References: Apollo/Saturn vs Orion/SLS; B-58, SR-71, and F-106 (to name only a few) vs F-35. Sad.

Posted by: Gref at April 11, 2019 08:59 PM (AMIL/)
---------------------------------------


There's more graft today than back then.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 11, 2019 09:09 PM (AfYvi)

189 They have had several successful Venus landers, though. Go figure.
Posted by: rickl at April 11, 2019 09:06 PM (sdi6R)

So that whole "women are from Venus" thing has to be revised.

Posted by: Lajka, the Space Miklos at April 11, 2019 09:09 PM (zCyNd)

190

Thre are conspiracy theories along the Face on Mars, etc stuff by Richard C. Hoagland (of Art Bell fame....) and his bunch about the failed Mars probes.

THe idea is something or someone doesn't want us getting to close to something. They're not saying it's aliens, but....

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at April 11, 2019 09:10 PM (NMAzL)

191 183 Russia has NEVER had a successful Mars mission, despite many attempts. They are really snakebit there. They had one lander reach the surface, transmit for a couple of minutes, and then contact was lost.

They have had several successful Venus landers, though. Go figure.
Posted by: rickl at April 11, 2019 09:06 PM (sdi6R)

=====

I suspect there's an element of "Oh, thin atmosphere, weak gravity, this is gonna be easy" to Mars. Venus is not something you're gonna underestimate.

Posted by: Jackal at April 11, 2019 09:10 PM (o3+fQ)

192 The law of conservation of matter.


Nothing comes out. Gets broken down into subatomic particles and compressed extremely dense.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 11, 2019 09:11 PM (dNzKv)

193 Followers of the Prophet Moonhammed purportedly cheered in the streets at the news of the failed Joonar landing.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 11, 2019 09:11 PM (30ke1)

194 Look up 44th President

Posted by: ... at April 11, 2019 09:11 PM (uEbPt)

195 Posted by: Braenyard at April 11, 2019 09:09 PM

Flew with my buddy in his plane down to the SAC museum at Offut AFB last year. They have an SR71 Blackbird hanging there when you walk in. The thing is still classified in many ways. But the tour guide said the engine could expand and contract as much as 4 inches due to heat, altitude etc. They apparently would wait to start putting certain fluids into it until it got warmed up. Those things are fucking cool!

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 11, 2019 09:12 PM (+/tGa)

196
THe idea is something or someone doesn't want us getting to close to something. They're not saying it's aliens, but....

"Attempt no landing there" eh? 2001 was a documentary.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 11, 2019 09:12 PM (HaL55)

197 Meanwhile India had a successful Mars orbiter on their very first try.

Posted by: rickl at April 11, 2019 09:12 PM (sdi6R)

198 a craft brewery needs to come out with a "Black Hole Ale"
Posted by: redc1c4 at April 11, 2019 09:09 PM

Ilhan Omart Lie PA?

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 11, 2019 09:13 PM (+/tGa)

199 Gets broken down into subatomic particles and compressed extremely dense.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy

We call those Skype conference calls.

Posted by: Miklos, Sharepoint Tech I at April 11, 2019 09:13 PM (zCyNd)

200 Meanwhile India had a successful Mars orbiter on their very first try.

....


Well yeah, with all that tech support of course they are gonna be more successful.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 11, 2019 09:14 PM (30ke1)

201 They have had several successful Venus landers, though. Go figure.
Posted by: rickl at April 11, 2019 09:06 PM (sdi6R)


"Venereal landings", I think. We should never pass up the opportunity to say "venereal landings". It sounds like the name of a low-rent resort down the street from the fancy one.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 11, 2019 09:14 PM (t+qrx)

202 Okay... That stellar shit is cool...

Posted by: Spankmeister at April 11, 2019 09:14 PM (dn8lZ)

203 I landed on Venus. Repeatedly.

Posted by: Vulcan at April 11, 2019 09:14 PM (UdKB7)

204 195 Posted by: Braenyard at April 11, 2019 09:09 PM

Flew with my buddy in his plane down to the SAC museum at Offut AFB last year. They have an SR71 Blackbird hanging there when you walk in. The thing is still classified in many ways. But the tour guide said the engine could expand and contract as much as 4 inches due to heat, altitude etc. They apparently would wait to start putting certain fluids into it until it got warmed up. Those things are fucking cool!
Posted by: Minnfidel at April 11, 2019 09:12 PM (+/tGa)

======

They basically had to gas the damn thing up immediately once it was in flight, because most of the fuel gets left on the tarmac.

Posted by: Jackal at April 11, 2019 09:14 PM (o3+fQ)

205 Meanwhile India had a successful Mars orbiter on their very first try.

Because they turned it off and on again! Duh!

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 11, 2019 09:14 PM (+/tGa)

206 Write off segregationist Joe Biden:
https://twitter.com/NolteNC/status/
1116459876660727809

Posted by: andycanuck at April 11, 2019 09:03 PM (Dh1wo)

The DNC not only had zero issues with Robert Byrd having been a grand wizard of the KKK, they continued to revere him throughout his entire tenure in the Senate. Including him being wheeled into the Senate and having aids hold pens to "write" his signature. When he died , his funeral was a DNC fest and to this day, I don't hear any Democrat demanding that the thousand or so Robert Byrd bridges, streets, lakes, streams, hospitals, schools, and highways in WV be renamed.

I wouldn't write off Biden until he's six feet under.

Posted by: Jen the original at April 11, 2019 09:15 PM (I3OPu)

207 Why does God need a starship??

Some wise guy asked Him if He could make a starship that moved faster than He could.

Posted by: mikeski at April 11, 2019 09:15 PM (P1f+c)

208 They basically had to gas the damn thing up immediately once it was in flight, because most of the fuel gets left on the tarmac.
Posted by: Jackal at April 11, 2019 09:14 PM

The technology for back then is incredible. I want one!

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 11, 2019 09:15 PM (+/tGa)

209 Me too.

Posted by: Mars at April 11, 2019 09:16 PM (UdKB7)

210 Speaking of black holes, I have never seen a pic of Biden sniffing a black hole. Is he racist?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 11, 2019 09:16 PM (t6MX/)

211 197 Meanwhile India had a successful Mars orbiter on their very first try.
Posted by: rickl at April 11, 2019 09:12 PM (sdi6R)

=======

Well, to me its less impressive because they had a lot of Russian as well as several US failures to learn from.

Posted by: Jackal at April 11, 2019 09:16 PM (o3+fQ)

212 Black Hole Sun, PMJ/Haley Reinhart cover...

http://tinyurl.com/zr8wlz7

Posted by: davidt at April 11, 2019 09:16 PM (PJ1jz)

213 Flew with my buddy in his plane down to the SAC museum at Offut AFB last year. They have an SR71 Blackbird hanging there when you walk in. The thing is still classified in many ways. But the tour guide said the engine could expand and contract as much as 4 inches due to heat, altitude etc. They apparently would wait to start putting certain fluids into it until it got warmed up. Those things are fucking cool!
Posted by: Minnfidel at April 11, 2019 09:12 PM (+/tGa)


The Smithsonian Air and Space Annex at Dulles has one also. Walk in the door, through the lobby and you find yourself on a second floor mezzanine looking right at the nose of that beast. It is a beautiful and magnificent aircraft.

Posted by: moon_over_vermont at April 11, 2019 09:16 PM (odjO3)

214 a craft brewery needs to come out with a "Black Hole Ale"
Posted by: redc1c4 at April 11, 2019 09:09 PM (ER1jH)
~~~~~

https://www.dogfish.com/brewery/beer/black-hole-ipa

Posted by: IrishEi at April 11, 2019 09:16 PM (NtglE)

215 Black congressman, Mark Thompson, assaults constituent berating him over Russia crap instead of community issues.
https://twitter.com/VibeHi/status/
1116077127957458948

Posted by: andycanuck at April 11, 2019 09:17 PM (Dh1wo)

216 Black congressman, Mark Thompson, assaults constituent berating him over Russia crap instead of community issues.
https://twitter.com/VibeHi/status/
1116077127957458948
Posted by: andycanuck at April 11, 2019 09:17 PM

Black hole.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 11, 2019 09:17 PM (+/tGa)

217 They have had several successful Venus landers, though. Go figure.
Posted by: rickl at April 11, 2019 09:06 PM (sdi6R)

Those Venus landers spent a winter in Siberia. Venus has a much warmer climate. And the real estate is dirt cheap.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at April 11, 2019 09:17 PM (3sjI6)

218 Why does God need a starship??



Mid-life crisis?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 11, 2019 09:18 PM (oVJmc)

219 Why does God need a starship??


It's the ultimate status symbol!

Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2019 09:18 PM (8wKjk)

220 Meanwhile India had a successful Mars orbiter on their very first try.

....



Well yeah, with all that tech support of course they are gonna be more successful.



"Have you tried to be unplugging the astrocomputer , then to be waiting to 10-15 seconds, then plugging it back in, sah?"

Posted by: mikeyG - Nationalist White at April 11, 2019 09:19 PM (LL1Be)

221 Retch across the aisle :

@thedailybeast

Kamala Harris: "I am a gun owner... for personal safety"

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 11, 2019 09:19 PM (uAgHA)

222 208 They basically had to gas the damn thing up immediately once it was in flight, because most of the fuel gets left on the tarmac.
Posted by: Jackal at April 11, 2019 09:14 PM

The technology for back then is incredible. I want one!
Posted by: Minnfidel at April 11, 2019 09:15 PM (+/tGa)

=====

Its a design that was (and is) legitimately more advanced than the materials science used to build it. IMHO, it would be well worth the cash to keep a few in service just to make the occasional statement to our adversaries.

Posted by: Jackal at April 11, 2019 09:19 PM (o3+fQ)

223 221 Retch across the aisle :

@thedailybeast

Kamala Harris: "I am a gun owner... for personal safety"
Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 11, 2019 09:19 PM (uAgHA)

The breathtaking superiority complex.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 11, 2019 09:20 PM (brgv3)

224 What time is the ONT?

Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2019 09:21 PM (8wKjk)

225 talking about planes of the past - one of the saddest parts of the F-35 development fiasco was that it repeated almost *Every* mistake in the F-111 fiasco, a generation or two ago.

There is no excuse for having forgotten about exactly how that project went wrong from the start.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 11, 2019 09:21 PM (V2Yro)

226 213 Flew with my buddy in his plane down to the SAC museum at Offut AFB last year. They have an SR71 Blackbird hanging there when you walk in. The thing is still classified in many ways. But the tour guide said the engine could expand and contract as much as 4 inches due to heat, altitude etc. They apparently would wait to start putting certain fluids into it until it got warmed up. Those things are fucking cool!
Posted by: Minnfidel at April 11, 2019 09:12 PM (+/tGa)

The Smithsonian Air and Space Annex at Dulles has one also. Walk in the door, through the lobby and you find yourself on a second floor mezzanine looking right at the nose of that beast. It is a beautiful and magnificent aircraft.
Posted by: moon_over_vermont at April 11, 2019 09:16 PM (odjO3)


=====

And it's still the sexiest plane ever built, to this day.

Posted by: Jackal at April 11, 2019 09:21 PM (o3+fQ)

227 I am glad tomorrow is Friday. It's been a heck of a day at sea, sir.

Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2019 09:21 PM (8wKjk)

228 First image of a black hole, all due to one little lady scientist!

Posted by: MSM SCIENCE PEOPLE at April 11, 2019 09:22 PM (LS1lz)

229 213 Flew with my buddy in his plane down to the SAC museum at Offut AFB last year. They have an SR71 Blackbird hanging there when you walk in. The thing is still classified in many ways. But the tour guide said the engine could expand and contract as much as 4 inches due to heat, altitude etc. They apparently would wait to start putting certain fluids into it until it got warmed up. Those things are fucking cool!
Posted by: Minnfidel at April 11, 2019 09:12 PM (+/tGa)

The Smithsonian Air and Space Annex at Dulles has one also. Walk in the door, through the lobby and you find yourself on a second floor mezzanine looking right at the nose of that beast. It is a beautiful and magnificent aircraft.
Posted by: moon_over_vermont at April 11, 2019 09:16 PM (odjO3)

The USAF museum has one, and if you get the chance they have all the former Presidential planes even have room for the 747 when that gets retired,

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at April 11, 2019 09:22 PM (dKiJG)

230 Its a design that was (and is) legitimately more advanced than the materials science used to build it. IMHO, it would be well worth the cash to keep a few in service just to make the occasional statement to our adversaries.
Posted by: Jackal at April 11, 2019 09:19 PM (o3+fQ)

When we toured the Air Force Museum in Scouts, one of the scoutmasters (who was a former Navy pilot) said while we were looking at the Valkyrie 'We can see this. We can see the SR-71. Imagine what they won't let us see!'

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 11, 2019 09:23 PM (brgv3)

231
It's old.

Posted by: pornhub at April 11, 2019 09:23 PM (LL1Be)

232 Venus?

That's hot.





Sorry that was just bad.

Posted by: eleven at April 11, 2019 09:23 PM (NLLmE)

233 if our sun suddenly became a black hole .... we would still keep orbiting the sun ... but we would freeze. The mass would be the same ... so we don't get sucked in ... but we'd still be dead.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 11, 2019 09:23 PM (Cus5s)

234 And it's still the sexiest plane ever built, to this day.

Posted by: Jackal at April 11, 2019 09:21 PM (o3+fQ)

There's video out there of an SR-71 pilot sharing his experience of ATC chatter among various planes getting speed checks from ATC. It is pretty funny.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 11, 2019 09:23 PM (t6MX/)

235 And it's still the sexiest plane ever built, to this day.
Posted by: Jackal at April 11, 2019 09:21 PM (o3+fQ)

This.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 11, 2019 09:23 PM (brgv3)

236 I've seen a lot of pictures of black holes. Ain't nothing special.

Posted by: Fred Sanford at April 11, 2019 09:23 PM (pw+jk)

237 Posted by: illiniwek at April 11, 2019 09:23 PM (Cus5s)

I know math is generally frowned upon in this establishment but I need an explanation of this.

Posted by: thathalfrican - last night in Beverly Hills at April 11, 2019 09:24 PM (IYHxL)

238 There's video out there of an SR-71 pilot sharing his experience of ATC chatter among various planes getting speed checks from ATC. It is pretty funny.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 11, 2019 09:23 PM (t6MX/)

That is a great story.

The SR-71 is one of those ultimate Boy-Cool things.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 11, 2019 09:24 PM (brgv3)

239 Why isn't India a first world country?

They have the work ethic. They have the brain power.

What gives?

Posted by: eleven at April 11, 2019 09:24 PM (NLLmE)

240 And it's still the sexiest plane ever built, to this day.
Posted by: Jackal at April 11, 2019 09:21 PM

Yep. I remember when they brought them back for DS. I wish they weren't just static. But time catches up I guess. But what an amazing aircraft! Well I am out, need to get some shit done but shoveling is not on the list. Later all.

Posted by: Minnfidel at April 11, 2019 09:25 PM (+/tGa)

241 SR-71 pilot speed check.

https://youtu.be/ILop3Kn3JO8

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 11, 2019 09:25 PM (t6MX/)

242 Hope Solo.

Now that's a black hole(s).

Pass the Arby's Sauce please.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 11, 2019 09:25 PM (Z+IKu)

243 I will forever be proud of the fact that I was lucky enough to be born an American citizen.Fuck you if you feel different.

Posted by: Spankmeister at April 11, 2019 09:25 PM (dn8lZ)

244 Posted by: illiniwek at April 11, 2019 09:23 PM (Cus5s)

So it's not my bad truck afterall?

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2019 09:26 PM (aA3+G)

245 In before the Hope Solo jokes!

Posted by: eleven at April 11, 2019 09:26 PM (NLLmE)

246 And it's still the sexiest plane ever built, to this day.

Posted by: Jackal at April 11, 2019 09:21 PM (o3+fQ)


The B-58 was pretty darned sexy, too. And it was named the "Hustler."

Posted by: Gref at April 11, 2019 09:26 PM (AMIL/)

247 Little known fact, Lockheed Skunk works was actually run by a woman. Her name was Kelly and that is when the patriarchy took over and made the big lie.

Posted by: Jukin the Deplorable and Profoundly Unserious at April 11, 2019 09:26 PM (pw+jk)

248 Posted by: eleven at April 11, 2019 09:24 PM (NLLmE)

Curry

Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian at April 11, 2019 09:26 PM (aA3+G)

249 Hahaha - That Trump Jr Tweet over at WeaselZippers is hysterical.

Posted by: garrett at April 11, 2019 09:27 PM (uwOBA)

250 Posted by: eleven at April 11, 2019 09:24 PM (NLLmE)

A work ethic and brains coupled with a caste system does work quite like you think it might! I

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2019 09:27 PM (wCCjE)

251 The B-58 was pretty darned sexy, too. And it was named the "Hustler."

Posted by: Gref at April 11, 2019 09:26 PM (AMIL/)

F-86 saber is an all-time favorite.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 11, 2019 09:27 PM (t6MX/)

252 Hope Solo.



Now that's a black hole(s).

===
AHEM!!!!

Posted by: Tina Turner at April 11, 2019 09:27 PM (pw+jk)

253 Posted by: eleven at April 11, 2019 09:24 PM (NLLmE)

Curry
Posted by: Misanthropic Humanitarian


Sweet Transvestite.

Posted by: eleven at April 11, 2019 09:27 PM (NLLmE)

254 The SR-71 speed check story:

http://tinyurl.com/yctdt3uj

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 11, 2019 09:27 PM (brgv3)

255 There's video out there of an SR-71 pilot sharing his experience of ATC chatter among various planes getting speed checks from ATC. It is pretty funny.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 11, 2019 09:23 PM (t6MX/)

-------

They decided when it was retired to go out with a bang, and set the world speed record. LA to DC in 1:04.

2145 mph average airspeed.

Posted by: Federal Courts at April 11, 2019 09:28 PM (5aX2M)

256 Area 51 got its first big boost from the U-2 program, then the SR-71. Next was more advanced "stealth" (SR-71 had plenty) - F-117 being the first tactical item to deploy from that effort.


I recall someone who had been in the tower at Guam talking about how you could see the SR-71s coming in before the radar could see them, or something.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 11, 2019 09:28 PM (QDnY+)

257 Posted by: eleven at April 11, 2019 09:24 PM (NLLmE)

A work ethic and brains coupled with a caste system does work quite like you think it might! I
Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar


Yeah. That caste system. Didn't seem to hurt England tho.

Different animals I guess.

Posted by: eleven at April 11, 2019 09:29 PM (NLLmE)

258 F-86 saber is an all-time favorite.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 11, 2019 09:27 PM (t6MX/)

--------

Damn straight. Gorgeous.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 11, 2019 09:29 PM (5aX2M)

259 When was the last feel-good national news story? One that made everyone feel good with little to argue about.

Posted by: ... at April 11, 2019 09:29 PM (uEbPt)

260
There is no excuse for having forgotten about exactly how that project went wrong from the start.

That came from the same Progressives that gave us the Challenger disaster. Congress wouldn't fund the original design because they said it was too expensive (the first time in history that's ever been said by them), so NASA had to settle for a less safe design where the vehicle and crew were expendable in the first two minutes of flight.

That never needed to happen. Politicians are not engineers and should be kept far away from complex pieces of machinery such as wheelbarrows and the like.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy says #PurgeProgressivismBAMN at April 11, 2019 09:30 PM (HaL55)

261 Kelly Johnson has a memoir that's on my (very very long) reading list. Should read it as a break from WWII.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 11, 2019 09:30 PM (QDnY+)

262 HotAir sure seems to have a persistent problem with spammers in the comments. How's that Fagbook commenting working out for you, fucktards?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 11, 2019 09:30 PM (TfwlC)

263 When was the last feel-good national news story? One that made everyone feel good with little to argue about.
Posted by: ... at



We can't have nice things. There is no social justice in that.

Posted by: eleven at April 11, 2019 09:30 PM (NLLmE)

264 When they changed the view perspective my head exploded. fuckin badass

Posted by: nip at April 11, 2019 09:31 PM (RXwUQ)

265 Quite a few years ago my son and I were at an air show. One plane we wanted to see was the F-117 Nighthawk. We had just about exhausted ourselves looking for it and were standing there wondering where to look next when we turned around and there it was. Stealthy. We still laugh about that.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at April 11, 2019 09:31 PM (LS1lz)

266 Speaking of India, there's some guy over there named Krish Raju who worships DJT as a god. He posts wild looking pictures of himself with a photo of The Donald.

Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2019 09:32 PM (8wKjk)

267 The President of SpaceX is a woman, Gwynne Shotwell. Search for her on YouTube. She has had plenty of public appearances and speeches.

I personally think she is the nearest thing to a real-life Dagny Taggart.

Posted by: rickl at April 11, 2019 09:32 PM (sdi6R)

268 259 When was the last feel-good national news story? One that made everyone feel good with little to argue about.
Posted by: ... at April 11, 2019 09:29 PM (uEbPt)


How about lowest unemployment rate in 49 years?

Oh, right; that upsets Democrats.

Posted by: Emmie at April 11, 2019 09:32 PM (4HMW8)

269 The P-38 was a good looking plane too.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 11, 2019 09:32 PM (brgv3)

270 HotAir sure seems to have a persistent problem with spammers in the comments.

And Cucks in the Columns.

Posted by: pornhub at April 11, 2019 09:32 PM (LL1Be)

271 i'm having kind of a bad day. Thanks for asking.

Posted by: Creepy Porn Lawyer at April 11, 2019 09:32 PM (pw+jk)

272 I just wish I was pornhub.

Posted by: mikeyG - Nationalist White at April 11, 2019 09:32 PM (LL1Be)

273 I wonder if the SR-71 speed check story is apocryphal, or greatly padded. Do ATC centers actually track that sort of traffic, at those altitudes, far outside their responsibility? Great story, and would be true, even if it didn't happen.


Local winery owner (the wife of the couple) had a father who was an SR-71 pilot. Next time I'm there I'll bring up the story.




Posted by: rhomboid at April 11, 2019 09:33 PM (QDnY+)

274 >> When was the last feel-good national news story? One that made everyone feel good with little to argue about.


John McCain's death?

Posted by: garrett at April 11, 2019 09:33 PM (uwOBA)

275 Doesn't Hot Air have registration or facebook to help manage comments? WTH would they have spam?

Otherwise, what the fuck is the point?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 11, 2019 09:33 PM (brgv3)

276 India.

15% to 20% of the people there are layabouts who produce nothing but CO2 and feces.

2 out of every 10.

Over 200 million people.

And I am probably underestimating.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 11, 2019 09:34 PM (Z+IKu)

277 259 When was the last feel-good national news story? One that made everyone feel good with little to argue about.

Posted by: ... at April 11, 2019 09:29 PM (uEbPt)


Sullenberger ditching the 757 in the water with no fatalities? Ten years ago! Long time...

Posted by: Gref at April 11, 2019 09:34 PM (AMIL/)

278 271 i'm having kind of a bad day. Thanks for asking.

Posted by: Creepy Porn Lawyer at April 11, 2019 09:32 PM (pw+jk)

Things can always get worse.

Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2019 09:34 PM (8wKjk)

279 When was the last feel-good national news story? One that made everyone feel good with little to argue about.


New Zealand something something Allahu something something

Posted by: mikeyG - Nationalist White at April 11, 2019 09:34 PM (LL1Be)

280 One of the tour guides at the museum at NAS PENSACOLA was a ST 71 pilot

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 11, 2019 09:34 PM (hxry5)

281 "I know math is generally frowned upon in this establishment but I need an explanation of this."Posted by: thathalfrican

we orbit the sun because it has huge mass ... if it all collapsed into the size of a tennis ball, the mass would be the same, so the orbit remains the same. as I understand it ...


that is why there are pictures of the mass swirling around the black hole. But we miss out on the experience of time warp and other dimensions, that allegedly happens, as in sci-fi and worm holes ... we'll have to trust God to route us through the immensity of the density ... or some such.

Posted by: illiniwek at April 11, 2019 09:34 PM (Cus5s)

282 Exercise bands travel a twice the speed of the SR-71

Posted by: Hairy "child molester" Reid at April 11, 2019 09:35 PM (pw+jk)

283
Its a design that was (and is) legitimately more advanced than the materials science used to build it. IMHO, it would be well worth the cash to keep a few in service just to make the occasional statement to our adversaries.
Posted by: Jackal at April 11, 2019 09:19 PM


Maybe there's something better in service?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 11, 2019 09:35 PM (aKsyK)

284 "When was the last feel-good national news story? One that made everyone feel good with little to argue about."

My first thought was...yeah. Fuck. Hrrrmmm.

Kind of sums shit up, dunnit?

Well. Now I am depressed.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 11, 2019 09:35 PM (PXJBj)

285 Rhomboid @ 273- Of course ATC checks those speeds and altitudes. How do you think they find the.........UFOs?

Posted by: Eromero at April 11, 2019 09:35 PM (qBNEP)

286 There have been quite a few feel-good moments over the years (well, not many from 2009-2016), but "national", not sure. Two thirds of the ones I consider feel-good would be disputed (not with much basis, but disputed) even here. Or especially here.


P-38's purty. Hard to beat the Zero, for classic lines of that type (low-wing monoplane fighter).



Posted by: rhomboid at April 11, 2019 09:35 PM (QDnY+)

287 First Images of Black Holes Revealed

To call this story anti-climactic is an gargantuan understatement.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 11, 2019 09:36 PM (G0q15)

288 Maybe there's something better in service?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 11, 2019 09:35 PM (aKsyK)

Don't I seem to recall something the magazines (Discover, Popular mechanics) were calling 'Aurora'?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 11, 2019 09:36 PM (brgv3)

289 Maybe there's something better in service

No. It was surpassed by satilites

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 11, 2019 09:37 PM (hxry5)

290 the story of the failed Israeli Conquest of the Moon.

That was embarrassing. Really. Next time they'll know not to say anything until they've actually landed the thing.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 11, 2019 09:37 PM (G0q15)

291 This has got to have been at least 20 years ago now, though.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 11, 2019 09:37 PM (brgv3)

292 Nowadays, it's probably drones doing the job of the SR-71.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 11, 2019 09:37 PM (jXrK7)

293 Well. Now I am depressed.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 11, 2019 09:35 PM (PXJBj)

Who gives a rip if the third of the country who still believes Russia collusion is happy. If they are happy, we are on the wrong trajectory.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 11, 2019 09:37 PM (t6MX/)

294 We can't have a feel good story because we must be fractionalized along class, race, religion, age, sex, and whatever you got lines.

Posted by: eleven at April 11, 2019 09:37 PM (NLLmE)

295 I'm pretty sure the SR-71 story is true. Ex pilot is a motivational speaker. At least I was motivated after hearing him speak. It's on utube. Burn victim from a crash, real quality.

Posted by: nip at April 11, 2019 09:38 PM (RXwUQ)

296 Nowadays, it's probably drones doing the job of the SR-71.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 11, 2019 09:37

No spy satellites

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 11, 2019 09:38 PM (hxry5)

297 If Israel had managed to land on the moon, the Palestinians would have said it was theirs 5 minutes later.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 11, 2019 09:38 PM (jXrK7)

298 Different animals I guess.
Posted by: eleven at April 11, 2019 09:29 PM (NLLmE)

for he might have been a roosian, a french, or turk, or proosian, or perhaps itali-an! but in spite of all temptations to belong to other nations, he remains an englishman!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2019 09:38 PM (wCCjE)

299 Leafs really put it to the Bruins.

Awesome. Suck it, Boston.

Posted by: garrett at April 11, 2019 09:38 PM (uwOBA)

300 Plasma wieghs less than photons?

Posted by: ccoffer at April 11, 2019 09:38 PM (fkuu7)

301 The Spitfire was a beautiful plane but the Blackbird was downright nasty. You can see one for free ( and touch it ) at the Robins Museum of Aviation.

Posted by: Mars at April 11, 2019 09:39 PM (UdKB7)

302 No spy satellites
Posted by: Nevergiveup


Which are drones.

Just trying to be a smart ass.

Posted by: eleven at April 11, 2019 09:39 PM (NLLmE)

303 When was the last feel-good national news story? One that made everyone feel good with little to argue about.

Posted by: ... at April 11, 2019 09:29 PM (uEbPt)


What sort of question is that? Why the hell should anything be subjected to the perverted emotional reactions of leftists in order to be classified as a feel-good story?

If the leftists feel good about a story then you can bet your ass there's likely something very, very wrong or demented about it.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 11, 2019 09:39 PM (G0q15)

304 Who gives a rip if the third of the country who still believes Russia collusion is happy.

If 70% of the media outlets in America were pushing Sasquatch theories, Mueller would be investigating Bigfoot.

Posted by: mikeyG - Nationalist White at April 11, 2019 09:40 PM (LL1Be)

305 If we are going there, the P51 and Bf109 were both great looking planes as well.

The ME-262 looked more like a pregnant Whale shark with two gigantic remora attached.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 11, 2019 09:40 PM (brgv3)

306 The P-38 was a good looking plane too.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 11, 2019 09:32 PM (brgv3)

I recall a book about the ghost soldiers in the Philippines, where the long-term POWs first saw the P-38 and were gob-smacked at how sleek and powerful that plane was. A whole new world for them.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 11, 2019 09:40 PM (PXJBj)

307 The U2 was still flying and useful just a couple of years ago. It may still be.

Posted by: freaked at April 11, 2019 09:40 PM (UdKB7)

308 268 259 When was the last feel-good national news story? One that made everyone feel good with little to argue about.
Posted by: ... at April 11, 2019 09:29 PM (uEbPt)

Avenatti has sure been my feel-good story the last few days!

and as to planes - to me, the p-38 is one of the most beautiful and innovative planes ever built. I remember showing a model to someone younger once and he had a hard time believing that was something that the US had actually built, til I proved it to him.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 11, 2019 09:41 PM (V2Yro)

309 Mueller would be investigating Bigfoot

Serena Williams ?

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 11, 2019 09:42 PM (hxry5)

310 When we toured the Air Force Museum in Scouts, one of the scoutmasters (who was a former Navy pilot) said while we were looking at the Valkyrie 'We can see this. We can see the SR-71. Imagine what they won't let us see!'
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop

That is the only remaining XB-70. And the Air Force Museum also has a YF-12A in the Annex (you have to take a bus to go see it). The YF-12A has a more rounded fusilage, and also has a lower ventral Aileron that snaps into position (downward) after the plane takes off. The YF-12A was meant to be an interceptor for the USAF and was supposed to be more manueverable.
There is also an X-15 at the Museum (only two remain) and a bunch of other really unique stuff. They don't have a Space Shuttle (rats), but have an aerospace area with mainly missiles. I was there once some years ago, and there were a bunch of Russians taking it all in. Always an international crowd there to see stuff.

Everytime I go, I always see new stuff (I've been there about 25 times over the years). Last time Shibumi went with me, and she got to stand underneath a B-52, in the bomb bay. It was about one of her favorite movies "Dr. Strangelove".

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at April 11, 2019 09:42 PM (S6Pax)

311 I will always love the Catalina PBY.

I have a soft spot for seas planes.

Posted by: eleven at April 11, 2019 09:42 PM (NLLmE)

312 The U2 was still flying and useful just a couple of years ago. It may still be.
Posted by: freaked at April 11, 2019 09:40 PM

It is. It is also much much much cheaper to fly than the black Bird

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 11, 2019 09:43 PM (hxry5)

313 And that era of planes look even better when sporting ridiculous number of machine guns.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 11, 2019 09:43 PM (jXrK7)

314 PBY-5A CATALINA - STRAWBERRY 5

Posted by: mikeyG - Nationalist White at April 11, 2019 09:43 PM (LL1Be)

315 and as to planes - to me, the p-38 is one of the
most beautiful and innovative planes ever built. I remember showing a
model to someone younger once and he had a hard time believing that was
something that the US had actually built, til I proved it to him.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 11, 2019 09:41 PM (V2Yro)

The P-38 is one of my favorites, too. I like the story of Lindburgh helping sort the fuel efficiency issues to help the P-38 become a true threat in the Pacific Island hopping campaign, despite him being a dirty commie.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 11, 2019 09:43 PM (t6MX/)

316 Doesn't Hot Air have registration or facebook to help manage comments? WTH would they have spam?

Otherwise, what the fuck is the point?
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 11, 2019 09:33 PM (brgv3)

Hot Airs comments section used to be like the HQ. Except you had to have a user name to login and comment, and they only opened registration once per year or so. Then AP decided it was too much work even with that to weed out the trolls, or so he says, so they went to FB commenting. It effectively killed the comments. None of the regulars wanted to comment under their FB profile.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 11, 2019 09:44 PM (dNzKv)

317 There's a 3rd party comment app called Dissent that I have been meaning to check out.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 11, 2019 09:45 PM (jXrK7)

318 NGU, still have never been to that museum. On my long (and growing) list of military museums I have yet to visit.



Posted by: rhomboid at April 11, 2019 09:45 PM (QDnY+)

319 Sorry, Dissenter.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 11, 2019 09:46 PM (jXrK7)

320 317
There's a 3rd party comment app called Dissent that I have been meaning to check out.


Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 11, 2019 09:45 PM (jXrK7)

Dissenter. Yes, it looks interesting.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 11, 2019 09:46 PM (t6MX/)

321 Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 11, 2019 09:45 PM (jXrK7)

Think it is related to gab and called "dissenter".

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 11, 2019 09:46 PM (wCCjE)

322 The YF-12A was meant to be an interceptor for the USAF and was supposed to be more manueverable.

That is why the Russians designed the mig 25, but the AF never deployed the A12, not that the mig 25 could catch it.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 11, 2019 09:46 PM (dNzKv)

323 The best thing about The Black Hole was the John Barry score. Same with 70's Kong.


Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living
...........
Out of Africa is my favorite

Posted by: Paul Hollywood at April 11, 2019 09:47 PM (438dO)

324 Who gives a rip if the third of the country who still believes Russia collusion is happy. If they are happy, we are on the wrong trajectory.
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 11, 2019 09:37 PM (t6MX/)

Way to miss my point, chief.

I was merely trying to recall the last time that a news story made all of us Americans feel happy. Now that I think back, maybe the initial Shuttle Columbia launch and landing. That was pretty fucking cool.

I missed the launch, but my metal shop teachers let me and a few other kids watch the landing, and wrote us passes for being late to our next class.

That was pretty fucking awesome.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 11, 2019 09:47 PM (PXJBj)

325 318 NGU, still have never been to that museum. On my long (and growing) list of military museums I have yet to visit.



Posted by: rhomboid at April 11, 2019 09:45 PM (QDnY+)

It is a good one

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 11, 2019 09:47 PM (hxry5)

326 239
Why isn't India a first world country?



They have the work ethic. They have the brain power.

What gives?

Posted by: eleven at April 11, 2019 09:24 PM (NLLmE)
No hamburgers?

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt at April 11, 2019 09:47 PM (ufFY8)

327 off sock!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at April 11, 2019 09:47 PM (438dO)

328 323 The best thing about The Black Hole was the John Barry score. Same with 70's Kong.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living
...........
Out of Africa is my favorite
Posted by: Paul Hollywood at April 11, 2019 09:47 PM (438dO)

Raise the Titanic was another one of Barry's, right? I liked that one a lot.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 11, 2019 09:48 PM (brgv3)

329 313 And that era of planes look even better when sporting ridiculous number of machine guns.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 11, 2019 09:43 PM (jXrK7)


As in, the YB-40!!!

https://tinyurl.com/y4w6yf7g

https://tinyurl.com/y2hkklyx

Posted by: Gref at April 11, 2019 09:49 PM (AMIL/)

330 And the guy who mentioned the F-86 upthread has impeccable taste as well.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 11, 2019 09:49 PM (brgv3)

331 259 When was the last feel-good national news story? One that made everyone feel good with little to argue about.
Posted by: ... at April 11, 2019 09:29 PM (uEbPt)


I can't speak for anyone else, but SpaceX has been bringing it constantly as far as I am concerned. They began a little over 10 years ago with failed attempts to launch a small homemade rocket, and today they not only have the most powerful rocket on Earth; they have made it reusable. Nobody else has accomplished this.

Posted by: rickl at April 11, 2019 09:49 PM (sdi6R)

332 Why isn't India a first world country?

Posted by: eleven at April 11, 2019 09:24 PM (NLLmE)

They have a byzantine administrative and regulatory state, and they still like them some socialism.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 11, 2019 09:49 PM (wYseH)

333 I've always loved the F4-U Corsair. Fucking gigantic engine with big gull wings. The aviator had his hands full.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 11, 2019 09:49 PM (PXJBj)

334 Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 11, 2019 09:47 PM (PXJBj)

Well, go sulk then, sport.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 11, 2019 09:50 PM (t6MX/)

335 Why isn't India a first world country?

--------

They remained a pure socialist pisspot until the USSR collapsed, and they had to get real, on the double. They've made a ton of progress in a short time. Keep an eye on India.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 11, 2019 09:50 PM (5aX2M)

336 "we orbit the sun because it has huge mass ... if it all collapsed into
the size of a tennis ball, the mass would be the same, so the orbit
remains the same. as I understand it ... "-----------

No astrophysicist here but I don't think our sun has the mass to become a black hole. Might be wrong though.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at April 11, 2019 09:50 PM (LS1lz)

337 Hot Airs comments section used to be like the HQ. Except you had to have a user name to login and comment, and they only opened registration once per year or so. Then AP decided it was too much work even with that to weed out the trolls, or so he says, so they went to FB commenting. It effectively killed the comments. None of the regulars wanted to comment under their FB profile.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 11, 2019 09:44 PM (dNzKv)

Yep - I used to comment there pretty regular, more than here. Then they went to the FB system and that was it, I was done with them for good. and what pissed me off more than anything was that not a single one of the clowns over there cared one bit that they had run off all of their readers - in fact I realized they were glad to see us leave.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 11, 2019 09:50 PM (V2Yro)

338 Why isn't India a first world country?

Posted by: eleven at April 11, 2019 09:24 PM (NLLmE)

Cow farts.

Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2019 09:50 PM (8wKjk)

339 .....and as to planes - to me, the p-38 is one of the most beautiful and innovative planes ever built. I remember showing a model to someone younger once and he had a hard time believing that was something that the US had actually built, til I proved it to him.
Posted by: Tom Servo

The P-38, the F-104, the P-80, the U-2 and the SR-71.

Okay, what do they all have in common?

Anyone? Bueller?

Clarence "Kelly" Johnson. Brilliant Lockheed engineer.

I knew the late General Glenn McClernon, and he flew P-38's in WWII. He told us a story once, that they were ferrying P-38's from the UK to North Africa. To make the trip, the P-38's had to strip out everything from the plane, including radios, etc. And they flew following a B-17 which was doing the navigating.
They were flying over French (Vichy) N. Africa, and they started shooting at them, and they all split up and got lost.
Glenn flew for hours, and when he was just about out of fuel, found a landing strip, and put his P-38 down. It was pouring down rain, and he said he was so exhausted (been flying like 12-13 hours) that he just crawled out of the cockpit and laid on the wing. It was an Allied air strip, so the story ended ok.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at April 11, 2019 09:50 PM (S6Pax)

340 Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 11, 2019 09:49 PM (brgv3)

F-104.


That was a cool plane!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 11, 2019 09:50 PM (wYseH)

341 Why isn't India a first world country?

Tech support lol

Posted by: Nevergiveup at April 11, 2019 09:51 PM (hxry5)

342 If not already mentioned....

Good looking planes
F-4 Phantom
X-3 "Stiletto" Kin to the F-104 I believe.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at April 11, 2019 09:51 PM (3H9h1)

343 There was a NOVA episode on the black hole at the center of the Milky Way. They showed images of plasma eruptions from stars being sucked in.

OK, that sounded weirdly sexual.

Posted by: MAGA at April 11, 2019 09:51 PM (I5LRE)

344 >> The P-38 was a good looking plane too.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop

Kelly Johnson was involved in the design of the P-38 as well as the SR71. He had an amazing career. On my office wall I have pictures of a P38 and a SR71 framed together with Kelly Johnson's business card between them.

Posted by: Aviator at April 11, 2019 09:51 PM (2cuLk)

345 TR-1, think that's the designation of the evolved U-2.


flounder - Lindy was a commie?? Think he had late 30s "America First" issues - if not pro-German, then opposed to US involvement in Europe. But a commie?


Didn't know he helped with the P-38. I've mentioned here before that I was amazed to learn he also helped with dropping ordnance from the F-4U Corsair. He was a contractor, flew with active Navy squadrons doing actual missions against bypassed Japanese-held islands in the central Pacific.


And I think it was in Hornfischer's book about the USS Houston and crew (Ghost Ship?), which ended up being a lot about the Burma Railway saga, as many of the crew were sent to work on that - he mentioned British/Aussie/US POWs seeing new types of aircraft overhead, and being encouraged by that. Types that didn't exist when they went into captivity.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 11, 2019 09:52 PM (QDnY+)

346 F-104.


That was a cool plane!




Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 11, 2019 09:50 PM (wYseH)

That was a jet engine that you strap to your ass. Still cool, though.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 11, 2019 09:52 PM (t6MX/)

347 Ooooo the F-4 is another one.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 11, 2019 09:53 PM (brgv3)

348 Why isn't India a first world country?

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They remained a pure socialist pisspot until the USSR collapsed, and they had to get real, on the double. They've made a ton of progress in a short time. Keep an eye on India.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 11, 2019 09:50 PM (5aX2M)


Meh. India's been a shithole for thousands of years. Even as they were a fabulously wealthy country they were still, basically, a shithole. That's just the way they like to live.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 11, 2019 09:53 PM (G0q15)

349 325 318 NGU, still have never been to that museum. On my long (and growing) list of military museums I have yet to visit.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 11, 2019 09:45 PM (QDnY+)



Pima Air Museum in Tucson is pretty good. They have almost everything post-WW2 USAF the Air Force Museum has, and some interesting planes saved from the adjacent DoD aircraft boneyard.

Posted by: Gref at April 11, 2019 09:53 PM (AMIL/)

350 Aviator - nice.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 11, 2019 09:54 PM (QDnY+)

351 One of the weirdest trivia about the sun that I have read is that it is not the center of the solar system. The sun actually orbits the center of mass of the solar system, called the barycenter.


Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 11, 2019 09:54 PM (jXrK7)

352 >>>Why isn't India a first world country?


Their best and brightest emigrated to the US to open 7-11 franchises.

Posted by: Joe Biden at April 11, 2019 09:54 PM (PJ1jz)

353 333 I've always loved the F4-U Corsair. Fucking gigantic engine with big gull wings. The aviator had his hands full.
Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 11, 2019 09:49 PM (PXJBj)

I have a friend here, 88 years old now, who was a Corsair pilot in the Korean War. When he first told me that, I said "Korean War? No way!" but I looked it up, and they were kept on as a front line fighter until 1953, the last of the WW2 fighters to go. Still, the new MiG's were just to fast for them, so they quickly got phased out. But he told me that one guy in his unit actually caught a MiG by surprise one day and managed to shoot it down with his Corsair. Only time he knew of that happening.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 11, 2019 09:54 PM (V2Yro)

354 I stand corrected, Lindbergh had Nazi sympathies.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 11, 2019 09:54 PM (t6MX/)

355 F-104.

That was a cool plane!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at April 11, 2019 09:50 PM (wYseH)

That one is cool, if for no other reason, than Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff (who was the best part of that movie.)

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 11, 2019 09:55 PM (brgv3)

356 An embarrassing number of people had Nazi sympathies before the war. History has done a great job of hiding it.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 11, 2019 09:56 PM (jXrK7)

357 One of the weirdest trivia about the sun that I have read is that it is not the center of the solar system. The sun actually orbits the center of mass of the solar system, called the barycenter.


Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 11, 2019 09:54 PM (jXrK7)


True. The only way the sun could be "the center" of the solar system would be if it had infinite mass. Nothing with finite mass can sit "at the center" as something else orbits it.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 11, 2019 09:56 PM (G0q15)

358 I think Corsairs were mainly used in the ground attack role in Korea, carrying bombs and rockets and such.

Posted by: rickl at April 11, 2019 09:57 PM (sdi6R)

359 That one is cool, if for no other reason, than Chuck Yeager in The Right Stuff (who was the best part of that movie.)
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop

There is a scene in "The Right Stuff" when Sam Shepard (playing Chuck Yeager) is at Pancho's Bar, and there is an old guy sweeping up (it was the real Chuck Yeager) and they give each other a real funny look. It's only a second, but a funny scene.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at April 11, 2019 09:57 PM (S6Pax)

360 So did Joe Kennedy.

Posted by: JAS at April 11, 2019 09:57 PM (KOCKb)

361 An embarrassing number of people had Nazi sympathies before the war.

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TBF, they abandoned them when it was go time.

If Lindbergh were a modern Lefty, he'd have been spying for Goering.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at April 11, 2019 09:58 PM (5aX2M)

362 Here's an early Grumman mock-up of a prototype F-14 with a single vertical stabilizer. The production model wasn't the prettiest plane to begin with, imagine how much worse it could have been.

http://tinyurl.com/yyyw5c6o

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 11, 2019 09:58 PM (t+qrx)

363 There is a scene in "The Right Stuff" when Sam Shepard (playing Chuck Yeager) is at Pancho's Bar, and there is an old guy sweeping up (it was the real Chuck Yeager) and they give each other a real funny look. It's only a second, but a funny scene.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at April 11, 2019 09:57 PM (S6Pax)


And in Top Gun, the Navy's most famous top gun is singing in the background during that bar scene with the John Oates song.

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at April 11, 2019 09:59 PM (G0q15)

364 Henry Ford loved him some Nazis too.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 11, 2019 09:59 PM (jXrK7)

365 There is a scene in "The Right Stuff" when Sam Shepard (playing Chuck Yeager) is at Pancho's Bar, and there is an old guy sweeping up (it was the real Chuck Yeager) and they give each other a real funny look. It's only a second, but a funny scene.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at April 11, 2019 09:57 PM (S6Pax)

I think Yeager only has two lines in the movie:

'You boys want some whiskey?' (to the guys from NASA.)

and

'A Coke?!'

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 11, 2019 09:59 PM (brgv3)

366 That is why the Russians designed the mig 25, but the AF never deployed the A12, not that the mig 25 could catch it.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy


The Mig-25 was built to try to intercept the SR-71 and the B-70 (never built), but by the time a Mig - 25 got up to Mach 3, it was out of fuel.
There were a lot of imaginative improvisations in the Mig-25, but it was still kind of a retarded airplane.

The Mig-31 is a more evolved version, but still, not quite what it seemed.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at April 11, 2019 09:59 PM (S6Pax)

367 They basically had to gas the damn thing up immediately once it was in flight, because most of the fuel gets left on the tarmac.

Posted by: Jackal at April 11, 2019 09:14 PM (o3+fQ)


HAZMAT ALERT!!! Call OSHA, get the EPA, there ain't enough graft to hold this thing down.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 11, 2019 10:00 PM (AfYvi)

368 I had dinner every night for week (Queen Mary II crossing) with a retired AF F-104 pilot. He patrolled the northern border he said. Suspect the northwestern one now that I think about it.

Posted by: NOT THAT GUY at April 11, 2019 10:00 PM (LS1lz)

369 Good looking planes
F-4 Phantom
X-3 "Stiletto" Kin to the F-104 I believe.
Posted by: Martini Farmer at April 11, 2019 09:51 PM (3H9h1)


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XB-70

Posted by: MAGA at April 11, 2019 10:00 PM (I5LRE)

370 ONT

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 11, 2019 10:00 PM (t+qrx)

371 Think that event in Korea was the only time a prop plane shot down a jet.


Ted Williams flew the F-4U in both WWII and Korea, I believe.


They were produced until 1952, I think.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 11, 2019 10:01 PM (QDnY+)

372 I saw Black Hole open for Hole at the Palladium in 1998.

Posted by: Stumck at April 11, 2019 10:02 PM (IpZ/y)

373 Why isn't India a first world country?

They have the work ethic. They have the brain power.

What gives?

Posted by: eleven at April 11, 2019 09:24 PM (NLLmE)
No hamburgers?

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt

They are a lethargic Hindu country weighted down with the caste system. The country is also incredibly corrupt.

I had a friend that worked for our company in Sri Lanka for years, and he hated doing business with any Indian companies, because everything was always screwed up, late and wrong. He much preferred working with the Chinese. Most things were on time and on - spec from China.

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at April 11, 2019 10:02 PM (S6Pax)

374 Posted by: Pug Mahon at April 11, 2019 09:47 PM (PXJBj)

That's a good one, pug. As was Sully. I think most understood what I was saying with my question. I was making a point as well as asking a question.

The media has been training us since roughly 2009.

The other thing they have been doing consistently is making sure to build controversy - usually by lying - around even tragic stories. In other words, they have trained us to divide even in tragedy. This is so that not even another 9/11 can ever bring (most of) us together again.

Posted by: ... at April 11, 2019 10:02 PM (uEbPt)

375 371 Think that event in Korea was the only time a prop plane shot down a jet.


Posted by: rhomboid at April 11, 2019 10:01 PM (QDnY+)


A number of ME-262s were shot-down by USAAF fighters. Chuck Yeager may have gotten one.

Posted by: Gref at April 11, 2019 10:03 PM (AMIL/)

376 Emmylou's daddy flew Corsair's. They had AT-6s over there too. Damn

Posted by: Braenyard at April 11, 2019 10:03 PM (AfYvi)

377 Nood

Posted by: ALH at April 11, 2019 10:03 PM (8wKjk)

378 An embarrassing number of people had Nazi sympathies before the war. History has done a great job of hiding it.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 11, 2019 09:56 PM (jXrK7)


By "history" you of course mean the Commie Left.

Posted by: ... at April 11, 2019 10:04 PM (uEbPt)

379 Meh. India's been a shithole for thousands of years. Even as they were a fabulously wealthy country they were still, basically, a shithole. That's just the way they like to live.
Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair
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A fine example of diversity.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at April 11, 2019 10:05 PM (2kj6M)

380 not sure about "barycenter" ... but the "center" of our solar system is probably somewhere in the near center of the sun. If ALL the other planets and other mass in its orbit were on one side, maybe that would not be true ... cuz there is a bunch of stuff way out there ... unknown. But sun ... is center ... close enough.


Not sure if our sun has enough mass to become a black hole, no clue how that process develops. There were a few worrying that the God particle would collapse our universe ... but that was kinda silly ... or to my mind it was silly. and we are still here (or is this a dream?) but it wasn't really a God particle ... that was hype to inspire funding,

Posted by: illiniwek at April 11, 2019 10:06 PM (Cus5s)

381 Gen Yeager: "Nov 6, 1944: First time I saw a jet, I shot it down. I was the first in my group to shoot down the first jet in combat: Germany's Me-262."

He was in a P-51.

Posted by: The Gipper Lives at April 11, 2019 10:07 PM (Ndje9)

382 366 That is why the Russians designed the mig 25, but the AF never deployed the A12, not that the mig 25 could catch it.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy


The Mig-25 was built to try to intercept the SR-71 and the B-70 (never built), but by the time a Mig - 25 got up to Mach 3, it was out of fuel.
There were a lot of imaginative improvisations in the Mig-25, but it was still kind of a retarded airplane.

The Mig-31 is a more evolved version, but still, not quite what it seemed.
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....living on the prison planet at April 11, 2019 09:59 PM (S6Pax)


========

It's kind of funny, the Mig-25 (or the what the US thought it was) inspired the F-15. By the time we had a Mig-25 to play with (thank you, Lt. Belenko) and found out it was a one trick pony that was effectively obsolescent with the US moving away from high altitude high speed bombers, the F-15 was well into production I think. The Russians didn't really managed to counter the F-15 until the Mig-29 was built (aka, the "Baaz" or Eagle in Russian).

Posted by: Jackal at April 11, 2019 10:11 PM (o3+fQ)

383 Lindbergh was tasked by the government to "spy" on European (German) aviation assets before the war, and he did. This was all completely secret at the time.He was completely hosed by the American media. He was not a Nazi/Commie, although he did favor an America First policy. Great man, great American, unfairly maligned.

Posted by: Common Tater at April 11, 2019 10:11 PM (mJRr3)

384 Radio talking about India and how they shit on the sidewalk but keep their homes squeaky clean.

Well, hell, everybody shits on the sidewalk.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 11, 2019 10:12 PM (AfYvi)

385 I've heard that in the SR-71, to cool the hot leading edges, the fuel was run through as coolant. This saved the weight of a separate cooling system. But this is actually what limited the top speed, as they obviuosly couldn't exceed a leading edge temp above the flash point of the fuel. The pilots must have had balls of steel.

Posted by: Stumck at April 11, 2019 10:15 PM (IpZ/y)

386 If it bleeds it ledes.
If it's not bleeding, cut it.

Posted by: Braenyard at April 11, 2019 10:15 PM (AfYvi)

387 192 The law of conservation of matter.


Nothing comes out. Gets broken down into subatomic particles and compressed extremely dense.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 11, 2019 09:11 PM (dNzKv)

I don't know what he exact figures, but I read something like one cubic inch of matter in a black hole would weigh as much as the earth and moon combined. I may be even low-balling it there.

Posted by: Sooner at April 12, 2019 12:02 AM (fhxAP)

388
It's kind of funny, the Mig-25 (or the what the US thought it was) inspired the F-15. By the time we had a Mig-25 to play with (thank you, Lt. Belenko) and found out it was a one trick pony that was effectively obsolescent with the US moving away from high altitude high speed bombers, the F-15 was well into production I think. The Russians didn't really managed to counter the F-15 until the Mig-29 was built (aka, the "Baaz" or Eagle in Russian).
Posted by: Jackal at April 11, 2019 10:11 PM (o3+fQ)


The MIG 29 is an excellent fighter..........except for it's really short range. Russian jet engines aren't sippers.

Posted by: Sooner at April 12, 2019 12:08 AM (fhxAP)

389 About as believable as the moon landing, I mean what are the chances that flaming hot plasma would circle a black hole at just the right angle to get a nice picture of the black hole itself? No flaming hot plasma happens to be in the way of a good photoshoot?

Posted by: doug at April 12, 2019 01:50 AM (89il5)

390 3D Image of Nancy Pelosi's brain

Posted by: El Cid Fly Boy at April 12, 2019 02:15 PM (qM84C)

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