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Planets, There are Planets!

Discussion in 'The Guru's Pub' started by Fox2232, Feb 22, 2017.

  1. Fox2232

    Fox2232 Ancient Guru

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  2. Spartan

    Spartan Master Guru

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    Meh, gimme aliens
     
  3. RealNC

    RealNC Ancient Guru

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    Exoplanets were already discovered decades ago. The first confirmed discovery was in 1992.
     
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    thatguy91 Ancient Guru

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    This news conference is about something new, what that is yet remains a mystery (at least for a few more minutes!). Probably about analysis of an exoplanets atmosphere and the discovery of oxygen or something compelling like that.
     

  5. Fox2232

    Fox2232 Ancient Guru

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    So, today dummy masses are being prepared... that life in universe is abundant. (Some of us already knew.)

    When is next announcement? (Our neighbors.)
     
  6. WhiteLightning

    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    Time to build a starship
     
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    thatguy91 Ancient Guru

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    Seven earth-like exoplanets orbiting a really cool star that's not much bigger than Jupiter. The stars are also orbiting much closer to the star, with the closest Earth analogue planet, TRAPPIST-1e, orbiting the host star 6.1 days. There are three planets in the system that could host surface water, so they say.
     
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    HawaiianBrian Master Guru

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    Watched it... Meh.
    More tidally locked planets bathed in far too much radiation.
    Have to wait for the james web telescope to be launched before anything profound can be discovered about these planets atmospheres.
    Wake me up when they can analyze the atmospheres.
    Hopefully next few years.
    NONE of these is (afawk) "earth like" except in size and orbit.
    That's all they have. Size and orbit. Doesn't tell you shi-t about the atmosphere.

    Now get ready for the dumba-s media idiots to way overblow this....



    https://jwst.nasa.gov/
     
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  9. WhiteLightning

    WhiteLightning Don Illuminati Staff Member

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    The planets

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  10. HawaiianBrian

    HawaiianBrian Master Guru

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    Of course those are artists renderings. They have Absolutely zero idea what they may look like. ZERO

    This isnt big news kids.
     

  11. Steven Hone

    Steven Hone Paolo the Gun

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    Perfect time to start playing a game like Stellaris :D
     
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    XP-200 Ancient Guru

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    I for one welcome our new alien overloards, of course if the Don's around here win instead then i welcome back our old overloards. ;)
     
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    vidra Ancient Guru

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    Given the name of the system, there's bound to be cheese there! A cheese planet - sign me up!
     
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    volkov956 Ancient Guru

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    All I can say is Nasa just trying to get more funding for next fiscal year it seems like as per usual
     
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    Stormyandcold Ancient Guru

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    I'm going to bet that with further study, they will determine infact that life would be highly unlikely to exist on those planets.
     

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    Coolerking Master Guru

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    We have parts on the JWT. And on the Rover, and in the new Orion rockets.
    40 light years is right next door in the astronomical world.
    This is REALLY BIG.
    I find it curious that Arthur Clarke also described a planet-soon-to-be-a-star, that was Jupiter.....sized.
    He was so far ahead of his time.
    My advice to you all, rejoice in this new age of astronomy, it is the stuff of dreams for the older guys like me.
    Once the JWT gets online, it will change the world.
    I'm worried, along with many others, that we, as a planetary whole, aren't ready for what we may find.
    I am....lets do it!
     
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    PrMinisterGR Ancient Guru

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    There are a lot of interesting events in that game :D
     
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    kegastaMmer Master Guru

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    Hold your engine, I'll be designing your perpetual gasmasks filter first. Gimme a few decades
     
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    signex Ancient Guru

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    What about this niburu, i keep seeing videos about it, is it fake or what?
    They claim it's orbiting behind the sun, but i never see it wich leads me to believe it's another fake doomsday believe.

    I'm 100% sure it's fake, as i never saw it on the news or on any big news site.

    (Seriously, they should arrest these people for making people scared to death, i even see kids react on tho's video's.
    Sadly i get these video's in my recommended section as i watch a legit science channel)
     
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