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Found: An Earthlike Planet at Last

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by AirPo, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. AirPo

    AirPo with a Touch of Grey

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    Cool!

    Full story here -->:cool:
     
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  2. Gishin

    Gishin Well-Known Member

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    Just the issue of migrating there.
     
  3. Exiledoomsayer

    Exiledoomsayer Only toke me 1 year to work out how to change this

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    Now that is awesome.
    Course they do mention there is no guarentee that it will even have water.
    Only about twenty light years away even?
     
  4. Protocol11

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    I wonder how much I'ld weigh there?
     
  5. Belk

    Belk Senior Member Supporter

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    Too cool!
     
  6. Exiledoomsayer

    Exiledoomsayer Only toke me 1 year to work out how to change this

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    Well.. Based on the fact that in DBZ the character King Kai lives on a really tiny planet which has twice earths gravity which king kai claims is because his planet is so small.
    And the fact that cartoons tend to mess that kind of stuf up so bad they get it completely opposite..

    Id say you would probably weight more on this larger earth planet. Hows that for scientific :cool:
     
  7. mala

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    wouldn't it depend on what the planet is made out of?
    mainly as in the core
     
  8. lemmings

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    Everything depends on the density of the planet, unfortunately we have no way of knowing yet. If it has the same density as the Earth,~5.5g/cm^3, it should be around 1.5 times Earth gravity. However, if it is like the moon which is 3.3 g/cm^3, it might even be less than Earth norm.*

    *I did not bother doing these calculations myself and am using the lowest estimates of the mass but who cares <- fun tool
     
  9. interpreter

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    Maybe its where God lives.
     
  10. seashale76

    seashale76 Orthodox Christian and Unapologetic Iconodule

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    Now- go read 'Thirteen to Centaurus' by J.G. Ballard. A very interesting short story I read years ago.

    ^I never realize the extent of my sci-fi addiction until I recall how much I've read and watched over the years at the oddest moments.
     
  11. rambot

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    I have never ever understood why sentient life requires water or oxygen.

    It seems like that such a limiting factor based solely on what humans can currently comprehend. Why do scientists assume that ALL life around the WHOLE universe requires the EXACT same conditions to exist.
     
  12. ACougar

    ACougar U.S. Army Retired

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    We simply need to master cryogenic space travel and we might have a place to go should we ever finish making this planet inhabitable.
     
  13. laconicstudent

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    It'll never happen, the United States, in general, is far too obsessively materialistic to make that sort of long term investment.

    I seem to remember some news item on the NASA budget, and I went to the Newspaper's online comments section and it was chock full of people whining about how they hated paying taxes and the government should just stop funding scientific research, and NASA should simply be disbanded.

    That comment section was one of the more spectacularly stupid things I've read.
     
  14. jacks

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    I wish we could actually see these planets, rather than just detect slight irregular motions of the surrounding star. We need a telescope on Mars!
     
  15. laconicstudent

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    We need to stop spending all this money on wars and big oil and start giving government dollars to useful things, like propulsion technology research.
     
  16. Exiledoomsayer

    Exiledoomsayer Only toke me 1 year to work out how to change this

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    As I understand it its not that they think its the only possibly way for life to exist. Its just that its the only elements that they know for sure produced life atleast once.
     
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