APOD: The Unexpected Tails of Asteroid P5 (2013 Nov 12)

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Re: APOD: The Unexpected Tails of Asteroid P5 (2013 Nov 12)

Post by Nitpicker » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:07 am

According to the "the asteroid" link in the caption:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P/2013_P5
P/2013 P5 is an asteroid (or main-belt comet)
The term "main-belt comet" was new to me until just now. From:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main-belt_comet
The term 'main-belt comet' is a classification based on orbit and the presence of an extended morphology. It does not imply that these objects are comets or that the material surrounding their nuclei was ejected by the sublimation of volatiles, as on comets.
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Re: APOD: The Unexpected Tails of Asteroid P5 (2013 Nov 12)

Post by BMAONE23 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 2:48 am

Genetically speaking, humans and Chimpanzees are 98% similar and exhibit similar character traits.
Hey, hey we're the monkeys,
and people say we monkey around,
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Re: APOD: The Unexpected Tails of Asteroid P5 (2013 Nov 12)

Post by Nitpicker » Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:34 am

BMAONE23 wrote:Genetically speaking, humans and Chimpanzees are 98% similar and exhibit similar character traits.
I hope you haven't just offended a whole bunch of chimpanzees by calling them monkeys.

(I just read that rhesus macaques share about 93% of their DNA with humans. Nice of them to share.)
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Re: APOD: The Unexpected Tails of Asteroid P5 (2013 Nov 12)

Post by Beyond » Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:38 am

BMAONE23 wrote:Genetically speaking, humans and Chimpanzees are 98% similar and exhibit similar character traits.
Hey, hey we're the monkeys,
and people say we monkey around,
but we're to busy singing
to put anybody down
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Re: APOD: The Unexpected Tails of Asteroid P5 (2013 Nov 12)

Post by ta152h0 » Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:45 am

maybe a deal can be struck. Call Pluto a planet and we can call this an asteroid ? .......or not !
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Re: APOD: The Unexpected Tails of Asteroid P5 (2013 Nov 12)

Post by JohnD » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:13 am

Chimps in space?
Those parvenues are only there because they are lightweights. What you need is a serious and committed group to take on the contract!
Yes, GORILLAS IN SPACE!
You know it makes sense.

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Re: APOD: The Unexpected Tails of Asteroid P5 (2013 Nov 12)

Post by geckzilla » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:36 pm

So, I just asked at a Hubble Hangout why asteroids like P/2010 A2 and P/2013 P5 do not get new names even though they are later found not to be comets. Dr. Frank Summers answered that anything with a tail gets a comet designation, whether it's an asteroid or not. Strange, but it is how it is.
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Re: APOD: The Unexpected Tails of Asteroid P5 (2013 Nov 12)

Post by JohnD » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:19 pm

"Bloke-ish"!!!!!!!!
You're in a hole and pulling me in! Stop digging!

"Blokeish" - adjective, British informal, indulging in or relating to stereotypically male behaviour and interests.
Also"Blokish" a mindless smartphone game, akin to Tetris but simpler.

Male, yes. Interesting, I hope so. Behaviour - exemplary, I also hope.
But "stereotypical" is fighting talk!

How about "British Bloke"?
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Re: APOD: The Unexpected Tails of Asteroid P5 (2013 Nov 12)

Post by JohnD » Thu Nov 21, 2013 8:41 pm

"Tea Time, Guv! Cheerio!"

Oh. My. Gods. The ghost of Dick Van Dyke liveth at this hour.
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And the PG tips apes were chimps, not gorillas!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZFTuR6OZ ... 9195D9963F

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Re: APOD: The Unexpected Tails of Asteroid P5 (2013 Nov 12)

Post by Beyond » Thu Nov 21, 2013 9:50 pm

Blimey, good for another go around, guv. Image
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Re: APOD: The Unexpected Tails of Asteroid P5 (2013 Nov 12)

Post by ta152h0 » Thu Nov 21, 2013 11:28 pm

and I thought once that the scientists and engineers here had no humor. Als, I am wrong !
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