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    General Science Thread: Larger Hardons and Gravity Wobblers

    Was going to bump the old thread but it was 288 pages long and Bane would've just locked it because fods are mags.

    The contribution to the thread I was going to add is kinda weak for an initial post but I'm going to do it anyway and you're going to deal with it. Long and short of it is that something wicked awesome happened yesterday that you're going to hear about in probably 4-6 months. There are follow-up plans that started last night and are running through til about noon tomorrow (and others probably non-stop after) that will mostly like yield brand new science and be another "first time in humanity" milestone.

    But of course I can't tell you specifics so I'm really just giving you all the science equivalent of blue balls. Anyone familiar with my two areas of work may be able to put together a reasonable guess, but one way or another I can't confirm until public release.

    Enjoy the thread.

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    Throw a bro a pm with more hints. C'mon man why you do this. Is it related to that space engine thing that loopholed physics to generate motion?

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    The best I can do is point you to the data that is available to the public and let you draw your own conclusions.

    https://gcn.gsfc.nasa.gov/gcn3/21520.gcn3

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    Is it possible you are detecting a gamma-ray burst from a source triangulated using data from Ligo? I'm not as up with astrophysics so I don't know if a merger of black holes would produce a gamma-ray burst. Just a guess, I know g-wave astrophysics is hot right now.

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    So what some googling got me was it's similar to things already observed with similar detectors even recently but don't know the number enough to have more detail

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    Quote Originally Posted by dasva View Post
    So what some googling got me was it's similar to things already observed with similar detectors even recently but don't know the number enough to have more detail
    Yes, we detect GRBs all the time, as you can probably tell from the number of events in the GCN catalog I linked.

    Like I said, even if someone gets it I can't confirm it yet. Starting next week the discerning reader will probably be able to start sniffing out info based on pre-prints to arxiv and public observing schedules on various projects around the world.

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    "My mind is boggling!" Thanks for finally making a general science thread though.

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    baller.

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    Please at least rate this on a scale of neat, cool, and awesome.

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    On a personal scale, the second most important scientific discovery to happen in my lifetime.

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    did you create this thread just to blueball people what was the first nigga God damn

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    GW150914

    And yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boyiee View Post
    Please at least rate this on a scale of neat, cool, and awesome.
    Quote Originally Posted by SathFenrir View Post
    On a personal scale, the second most important scientific discovery to happen in my lifetime.
    Quote Originally Posted by Andalusian girls View Post
    did you create this thread just to blueball people what was the first nigga God damn
    Quote Originally Posted by SathFenrir View Post
    GW150914

    And yes.
    Damn so we're going with neat, might be pushing it for cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SathFenrir View Post
    GW150914

    And yes.
    fucking physicists

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    so on a scale of 1 to 10 for being an amazing discovery to the general populace, with 1 being "understanding the sexual mating habits of nematodes" and 10 being "fifth force of magic discovered, also we made a portal to access other parts of the multiverse", it's a 2?

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    Yeah it's prob a 1.5 - 2

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    Sath did you lose your virginity is that what this big "breakthrough" is? what is this a thread for NERDS?

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    I'm saving myself for Summer Glau like a proper neckbeard god tyven fuck

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    Get involved with Summer Glau and say goodbye to whatever project you're working on.

    That's science, it happens enough to form observable data points.

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    Damnit, I don't have that kind of patience. Another hint!

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    I'm saving myself for Summer Glau like a proper neckbeard god tyven fuck
    Good choice.

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