back to article MYSTERY PARTICLE BLASTS from Ceres strike NASA probe Dawn

The not-quite-planet-but-jolly-big-for-an-asteroid Ceres continues to give up its secrets under the unwinking gaze of NASA's Dawn probecraft, now in orbit about the planetoid. New developments include the naming of various features on Ceres and the detection of a mysterious particle blast from the enigmatic dwarfworld. " …

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Joke

and another named Jaja, after the Abkhazian harvest goddess

That's a relief. Thought for a minute there someone had elevated an annoying Star Wars character to the status of 'agricultural diety'.

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Slump?

The Occator crater looks more like a giant sinkhole than an impact crater. I've no idea how that could work unless it's the lair of the White Worm :)

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Re: Slump?

One possibility is that the crust is a thin layer of rock over a layer of ice. The impact blasted out a normal crater but the ice underneath has crept back to nearer level and is mostly covered over again by dust and rubble.

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looks more like a giant sinkhole than an impact crater. I've no idea how that could work...

That's St Albans, not Ceres!

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Re: Slump?

This is no cave! -Han Solo

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We are exploring Ceres

Ceres!

The science is amazing.

What a time to be alive.

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This harvest theme could run and run. Will they continue the Ceres and make a cereal of it?

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Oh no! Not harvest puns!

At yeast you used your loaf and put some thought into it.

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Re: Oh no! Not harvest puns!

Indeed - nothing worse than when someone takes some a-maize-ing accomplishment and makes a ceres of corny jokes.

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Re: Oh no! Not harvest puns!

I'm sure we'll all upvote the wheat from the chaff!

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Tip Top work!

Those NASA boffins are out standing in their field.

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Re: Oh no! Not harvest puns!

I think there should be a mountain range called The Alpens.

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Looks like a caldera. Yellowstone on Ceres.

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Alien

A giant ancient starship?

Intriguing internal moistness

emitting particles

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Re: A giant ancient starship?

Either that, or a dormant starship right under the surface.

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Re: A giant ancient starship?

You mean like the Shadow ship found on Mars (in Babylon 5). Better not dig it up...

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Re: A giant ancient starship?

"Either that, or a dormant starship right under the surface."

Dormant? It's firing its electron cannons at us! This means WAR!

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Re: A giant ancient starship?

"Dormant? It's firing its electron cannons at us! This means WAR!"

Bloody hell, don't you recognize a standard scan? It scanned, but is confused as to why contact hasn't been initiated or even a return scan.

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I always thought that eggs came from fowl

Now I see you can grow them on a plant. When will the transgenic madness end?!

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mystery particle blast which rattled the probe's sensors

Shame on those Boffins!

Don't they recognise the signature of an energy weapon when they see one?

The message couldn't be clearer... STAY AWAY!

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Re: mystery particle blast which rattled the probe's sensors

Ob: "That's no moon!!!"

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Four mile high pyramid

What more proof does the world need?

This is clearly a major base for the Annunaki! They are returning

Cereously!

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Re: Four mile high pyramid

Neah, It is more of a case of characters with yellow eye flashes prone to violence due to their parasite gone nuts from sarcophagus abuse.

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Bah!

Prediction: mysterious electron flux events traced to instrumentation electronics announcing "goodbye cruel cosmos".

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"a crater dubbed Vinotonus, after the Celtic Briton god of vines"

But there's nothing named for Charlie Mopps!

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Aliens

That is all.

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Bursts of energetic electrons

It's telling us to stay off its lawn. We have been warned.

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Re: Bursts of energetic electrons

Maybe it's warning us to stop taking pictures of its lawn. After all, it moved 400+ million miles away so it could be escape Google's StreetView car.

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Re: Bursts of energetic electrons

Are there any other kind of electron? I thought they were all rather "energetic"....

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And yet NOBODY has spoken the truth about this new data

That this is yet another NASA/Muslim conspiracy to make American's believe there are other "worlds" in the solar system aside from the only New World, America. In order to get more grant money for Climate Change research and to promote the soon to be announced movie: "The Cerian". I mean the proof is right there Ceres/Syria! I must inform my NRA government representative and my local AM talk show host immediately, through telepathy, as every other method is monitored by the MIB!

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Re: And yet NOBODY has spoken the truth about this new data

" I must inform my NRA government representative and my local AM talk show host immediately, through telepathy, as every other method is monitored by the MIB!"

Too late, that is considered electronic communication and is dutifully monitored by the NSA. After all, what about the telepathic terrorists?

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Re: And yet NOBODY has spoken the truth about this new data

what about the telepathic terrorists?

Oh, you mean Scientologists...

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EVERY atom, save Hydrogen, in the entire Universe is FISSIONABLE

We live in a false paradigm reality bounded by faux science, fake history, filtered news, financed by a fiat currency and directed by our ruling, evil, Demonic Warlords.

The rate of solar and cosmic ray particles vary, causing variable decay rates, a baseline determinate for 'climate' on Earth. These same processes are at work throughout the Universe, continuing until there is one, evenly distributed Hydrogen and Helium cloud billions of years in the future. In the meantime we are being herded like sheep in a matrix of elitist propaganda to avoid seeing their corrupt reality. End this feudal nightmare.

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