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cyswxman
2005-Feb-18, 07:06 AM
I was in a local grocery store earlier and saw the front page of a tabloid (I can't remember which one right now), showing a picture of cats that were photographed on Saturns' moon (I would assume Titan). They looked rather frail, with big eyes. Is NASA going to make an annoucement of this anytime soon? :-s And to think we've been spending all this effort trying to come up with some martian microbes.... :wink: :wink: :wink:

01101001
2005-Feb-18, 07:13 AM
I was in a local grocery store earlier and saw the front page of a tabloid (I can't remember which one right now), showing a picture of cats that were photograped on Saturns' moon (I would assume Titan). They looked rather frail, with big eyes. Is NASA going to make an annoucement of this anytime soon?
NASA already did.

'Black Cat' on Titan (http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/cassini/multimedia/pia06984.html)

cyswxman
2005-Feb-18, 08:55 AM
It was on the cover of Weekly World News

beskeptical
2005-Feb-18, 10:13 AM
That is a very interesting picture. I see the Titanites are much better artists than our Nasca Lines artists.

The Weekly World News (http://www.badastronomy.com/phpBB/viewtopic.php?p=415085&highlight=weekly#415085) has been discussed before. It's really a wacko magazine.

cyswxman
2005-Feb-18, 10:16 AM
They are quite imaginative. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Gillianren
2005-Feb-18, 10:12 PM
I saw that cover (ah, the paper) and thought to myself, "I was wondering how long it would take them to get around to aliens on Titan." I wasn't expecting cats, though.

Van Rijn
2005-Feb-19, 01:45 AM
Could somebody give some hints of where the "cat" is and what I am supposed to see (face, body, etc.) in the NASA photo? Sometimes I pick up on these inkblot tests right away, but I'm just not seeing this one. And we even have pet cats, so I'm familiar with the concept.

beskeptical
2005-Feb-19, 02:12 AM
Could somebody give some hints of where the "cat" is and what I am supposed to see (face, body, etc.) in the NASA photo? Sometimes I pick up on these inkblot tests right away, but I'm just not seeing this one. And we even have pet cats, so I'm familiar with the concept.It was a very nice outline of a cat. Left of the middle, takes up about 1/4 of the picture.

Weird though, I swear it looks different now than it did earlier.

And there is a 3D cat shape on the far right.

So I am not sure what I saw earlier. :-s

Doe, John
2005-Feb-19, 05:30 AM
Could somebody give some hints of where the "cat" is and what I am supposed to see (face, body, etc.) in the NASA photo? Sometimes I pick up on these inkblot tests right away, but I'm just not seeing this one. And we even have pet cats, so I'm familiar with the concept.It was a very nice outline of a cat. Left of the middle, takes up about 1/4 of the picture.

Weird though, I swear it looks different now than it did earlier.

And there is a 3D cat shape on the far right.

So I am not sure what I saw earlier. :-s

It's a NASA coverup! Quick, somebody, anybody, . . . IS THERE A HOAGHLAND IN THE THREAD?

tmosher
2005-Feb-19, 07:03 AM
Could somebody give some hints of where the "cat" is and what I am supposed to see (face, body, etc.) in the NASA photo? Sometimes I pick up on these inkblot tests right away, but I'm just not seeing this one. And we even have pet cats, so I'm familiar with the concept.It was a very nice outline of a cat. Left of the middle, takes up about 1/4 of the picture.

Weird though, I swear it looks different now than it did earlier.

And there is a 3D cat shape on the far right.

So I am not sure what I saw earlier. :-s

It's a NASA coverup! Quick, somebody, anybody, . . . IS THERE A HOAGHLAND IN THE THREAD?

I guess they're not covering things up too well - according to one of the rags there's going to be an overweight alien appearing on a weight loss show.

Nicolas
2005-Feb-19, 12:04 PM
Strange, I also recall seeing the cat picture before, in which I could easily make out a nice cat. Now I'm just left guessing where the cat is in the pic.
I see something that could be 2 pointy ears in the top of the black on the left, but where has the clear cat gone? Is this a different picture?

Nicolas
2005-Feb-19, 12:07 PM
OK I found the high res picture, and now I see the cartoon like (Sylvester) standing cat with waving paw in the black area again.

jami cat
2005-Feb-19, 09:08 PM
There's no cats in space only Pigs (http://www.sotplayers.com/images/PigsInSpace.jpg).

tmosher
2005-Feb-19, 09:11 PM
There's no cats in space only Pigs (http://www.sotplayers.com/images/PigsInSpace.jpg).

I beg to differ - they have their own web site

Cats In Space (http://catsinspace.com/)

Maksutov
2005-Feb-19, 09:15 PM
There's no cats in space only Pigs (http://www.sotplayers.com/images/PigsInSpace.jpg).
Of course there are cats.

Here's one of many lynx. (http://www.heavens-above.com/constellation.asp?Session=kebgceeghfppenchcnndekkl &con=Lyn)

Here's another longer-tailed variety. (http://www.heavens-above.com/constellation.asp?Session=kebgceeghfppenchcnndekkl &con=Leo)

Not to forget the kittens (cubs...). (http://www.heavens-above.com/constellation.asp?Session=kebgceeghfppenchcnndekkl &con=LMi)

mickal555
2005-Feb-20, 05:03 AM
What about dogs?

ChesleyFan
2005-Feb-20, 05:54 AM
I work at a grocery store, and during a really slow night last week I checked that article out. It was rather disgusting... not the cats, but the sort of political/ethnic stereotyping and name-calling that ran rampant through it. They referred to the French as "Frogs", and then said that Huygens should never have flown, since although it was engineered by the Germans, it was put together "by the French in a old Yugo factory."

Today a lady came through my line with the Sun; it's headline was that a meteorite/asteroid was going to impact America. What scares me is that some people MUST believe this stuff...! :o

Swift
2005-Feb-21, 02:15 PM
What about dogs?
Of course there are dogs too.... Sirius link (http://www.physics.purdue.edu/astr263l/forum/Sirius.html)

pghnative
2005-Feb-22, 04:29 PM
"Ridiculous Tabloid News"

Wow -- both a redundancy and an oxymoron in three words...

cyswxman
2005-Feb-22, 05:18 PM
I really do try to make an effort as much as I can when I write to write in a fashion that is succint. :)