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Group Gigaparsec
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A strive for scientific literacy and the availability of help for scientific problems
Submitted By Quantum on 12/10/29
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This Document originally posted in the "Mars Explorer" Group

Hello, fellow martians. I know there has been a sudden lull of the forum because of academic purposes, but I plan to introduce something that would help to add more fun and activity to the forum and the game.
 
I have had an idea for a group/club/team/society on the forum for scientific purposes. In this society, we would do many things.
 
1. Take interesting problems throughout the game and solve them to add more recognization of the workings of the game.
 
I have done this before with worlds like Bagel's skate park. That is where I determined approximately the minimum required speed for you to drive while at the top of the loop in order to not fall off. That thread can be found here: http://marsxplr.com/view-12708. Just don't copy the period.  In doing this, you are now given something more to chew on while playing the game. It is maybe something to turn to when you don't want to dogfight. Also, we could figure out how long it would take to fall down Flyclub's freefall if you didn't have that 1120 mph speed limit. I think that maybe we could even find out the mass of the buggy if we take careful measurements and somehow work through all of the math, and that would allow us to figure out other properties of the game as well.
 
2. Promote an appreciation for the carefully thought out physics of the game. This game has default Earth realistic gravity that can be easily manipulated.
 
3. Also, the group should promote a sense of scientific awe, interest, and literacy. Science is awesome...
 
Science describes how our Universe works, how all of this matter interacts with everything around it in some way, no matter what the distance, and that is mainly from gravity, which I know expands infinitely. Pondering the questions of the unkown is how we have intellectually grown, gotten better at problem solving, and it has advanced our knowledge of the Universe. I think that at least for me, thinking of the astronomical sciences is one of the most fulfilling things, because of the fact that we are here.
 
4. Have chats on current events in science, and just talk about Science for fun, if we want to. These talks could be scheduled, but feel free to bring them up at any time if you want to. And, non-members can join in at any time they want. Joining the group is a way to have a prominent figure in our discussions, and you can be looked for if we need help with any problems. Also, you can help promote science to non-group members and even non-marsxplr members if you want to accept a request we may give you to do so.
 
I have named this group Gigaparsec because the Gigaparsec is one of the largest measurements we have ever needed for the Observable Universe. If I remember correctly, the radius of the Observable Universe is about 14 Gigaparsecs. I have decided to limit the membership of this group to about 14 members, lol, because of that size of the Observable Universes' radius. I don't think we will ever need to raise that limit, but I will raise it if I decide that it is necessary, along with the guidance of other members, of course.
 
Do not think of yourself as insignificant in the Universe. Sure, you are extremely small compared to our galaxy, let alone the entire Universe. However, you are only here because the earlier large stars cooked up the elementary matter that we know, and what we can easily define by the Periodic Table of Elements. Inside a star, you have extremely high temperatures and pressures. This is what produces nuclear fusion. And that is where hydrogen and helium are fused together into the higher elements, all the way up to Iron inside a star. Once the star has lost all of its fuel from fusion, which usually happens once it hits Iron, it collapses on itself, creating a huge (Really astronomically, almost indescribably huge) explosion known as a supernova, which is brighter than its entire galaxy that it resides in for usually a couple of weeks. In the moment of this supernova, the elements higher than Iron are created, all the way up to the heaviest natural element, Uranium. Then, all of these elemnts drift off into the cosmos at high speeds, usually coalescing with each other due to gravity, to create another mass of dust and fuel, such as hydrogen and helium. Then, under these high pressures, an ignition happens, and a new star is born, This is what happened with our sun, a second generation star. Then, that other matter around the star gathers together with itself due to gravity to form a planet, or even multiple planets.
And through all of this, we are allowed to have life on this planet, one of the greatest possibilities ever. I feel big, because not only am I in the Universe, but the Universe is in me, which was said best by Neil deGrasse Tyson, a famous Astrophysicist. And with all of these elements, that were birthed inside the furious but awesome conditions, we can have a conscience, which allows us to communicate with each other, and recognize this amazing Universe that we all live in.

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Re: Group Gigaparsec
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/10/29 - 17:39 GMT
I'm trying to make more activity in the forum by posting fun media and stuff like that, but these grouchy people don't want me to.
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Re: Group Gigaparsec
14 hours - 1,473v
Posted 2012/10/29 - 17:42 GMT
Lol, well, my group isn't just for increasing activity, it is mostly purely for scientific purposes, and being awesome.
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Re: Group Gigaparsec
14 hours - 1,473v
Posted 2012/10/29 - 21:21 GMT
You guys can sign up for this just by commenting! You might want to discuss it in PM, though. I have to know that you will treat the membership respectfully for the better good of the marsxplr community.
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Re: Group Gigaparsec
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/10/29 - 21:38 GMT
I'm joining! I don't know if it will let me join any games or anything in which we have the discussions, but I still want to join.
>:)
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Re: Group Gigaparsec
1 day - 4,967v
Posted 2012/10/29 - 23:05 GMT
I gigaskimmed this post. Its awesome.
 
 
Aren't there only 4 gigaparsecs in the universe? Huh...
 
 
Anyhow yes, Ill join!
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Re: Group Gigaparsec
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/10/29 - 23:27 GMT
This intrigues me! I'd love to participate. :D I admire your enthusiasm and efforts in sparking scientific interest in this game.
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Re: Group Gigaparsec
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/10/30 - 0:27 GMT
PM ACC-Yoshi : P

I could be in, but I'm very elementary in physics (3 weeks into first ever physics unit)

Personally, mesuring out the sky king in football fields would be fun ;)
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Re: Group Gigaparsec
2 days - 4,338v
Posted 2012/10/30 - 1:02 GMT
I'll join!
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Re: Group Gigaparsec
14 hours - 1,473v
Posted 2012/11/11 - 3:27 GMT
Haha, guys! I may have to come up with a new badge to put on your username other than gigaparsec for our team gigaparsec, since it censors a part of it!
 
I think you can figure that out, lol ;)
 
Anyways, sorry for the great delay! I lost power for a while because of Hurricane Sandy, and I'm sure you all know how crazy school can be, lol.
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Re: Group Gigaparsec
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/11/11 - 4:35 GMT
I don't do name badges anymore.
I don't like it.
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Re: Group Gigaparsec
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/11/12 - 3:41 GMT
Rawr.
 
Sounds fun :P
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Re: Group Gigaparsec
23 hours - 2,956v
Posted 2012/11/12 - 16:56 GMT
Can I join?
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Re: Group Gigaparsec
2 days - 11,431v
Posted 2012/11/12 - 17:29 GMT
I'll be glad to join, since I aced my physics tests this trimester.
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Re: Group Gigaparsec
14 hours - 1,473v
Posted 2012/11/16 - 17:12 GMT
Greetings from GigP, moving along at 99.9999713769% of the speed of light! Trust me, I will get this group started up, soon. But, you know, school and all... By the way, if you haven't checked out Mars 3, it is awesome...
 
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Re: Group Gigaparsec
14 hours - 1,473v
Posted 2012/11/16 - 17:16 GMT
Also, any of you that have commented can join!
That leaves 4 spaces left. I might just lift the limit, lol.
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/11/16 - 19:09 GMT
[cr]
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Re: Group Gigaparsec
15 hours - 1,849v
Posted 2012/12/05 - 5:30 GMT
*Sleeping* BORING!
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Re: Group Gigaparsec
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/12/05 - 7:39 GMT
*Headache* Complicated!
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Re: Group Gigaparsec
14 hours - 1,473v
Posted 2012/12/08 - 21:19 GMT
Sorry for the inactivity, guys. However, it is the weekend, now, so you could expect a lot of neat stuff, now!


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