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  1. reflexblue

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    For the deep thinkers out there that a sick of spygate and politics.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080520/sc_nm/space_matter_dc

    nomers have found some matter that had been missing in deep space and say it is strung along web-like filaments that form the backbone of the universe.

    The ethereal strands of hydrogen and oxygen atoms could account for up to half the matter that scientists knew must be there but simply could not see, the researchers reported on Tuesday.

    Scientists have long known there is far more matter in the universe than can be accounted for by visible galaxies and stars. Not only is there invisible baryonic matter -- the protons and neutrons that make up atoms -- but there also is an even larger amount of invisible "dark" matter.

    Now about half of the missing baryonic matter has turned up, seen by the orbiting Hubble space telescope and NASA's Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer, or FUSE.

    "We think we are seeing the strands of a web-like structure that forms the backbone of the universe," said Mike Shull of the University of Colorado, who helped lead the study published in The Astrophysical Journal.

    The matter is spread as superheated oxygen and hydrogen in what looked like vast empty spaces between galaxies.

    However, observations of a quasar -- a bright object far off in space -- show its light is diffused much as a lighthouse can reflect on a thin fog that was invisible in the dark........
     
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    I wish I still subscribed to the Coast To Coast AM Podcast. I bet they had a great show on this.
     
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    is that the show with that George Noory lunatic?

    if so, that show is great. He talks about some crazy crap
     
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    This thread doesn't matter.
     
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    Maybe you can flush it down your toilet bowl if you can ever catch it. The toilet bowl that is. :D

    But that is a Matter only you can determine. ;)
     
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    Yes, that's the show. It's great when they spend 4 hours on science or global matters. But, when they start talking big foot or ghost stories they lose me.
     

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