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Old 12-19-2012, 05:25 AM   #1
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Default BREAKING: Potential Habitatual Planet found orbiting Nearby star

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A sun-like star in our solar system's backyard may host five planets, including one perhaps capable of supporting life as we know it, a new study reports.

Astronomers have detected five possible alien planets circling the star Tau Ceti, which is less than 12 light-years from Earth -- a mere stone's throw in the cosmic scheme of things. One of the newfound worlds appears to orbit in Tau Ceti's habitable zone, a range of distances from a star where liquid water can exist on a planet's surface.

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Astronomers have discovered what may be five planets orbiting Tau Ceti, the closest single star beyond our solar system whose temperature and luminosity nearly match the sun's. If the planets are there, one of them is about the right distance from the star to sport mild temperatures, oceans of liquid water, and even life.

12 light yrs away, Not sure if this affects us in our lifetime
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Old 12-19-2012, 05:33 AM   #2
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Default Re: BREAKING: Potential Habitatual Planet found orbiting Nearby star

This same exact story, headline, etc is brought up in the news about every other month.



A shit load of " if's " and " may's " in there... zzzzz
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:00 AM   #3
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Default Re: BREAKING: Potential Habitatual Planet found orbiting Nearby star

Wish we can go and invade that country. Sadly, to put things in perspective, 12 light years is enormous, considering the furthest man made object we've ever sent off is only 34 light hours away (round trip!). It's taken us 35 years to barely get through 1 1/2 light days away, never mind a year.

Oh well.
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Old 12-19-2012, 06:53 AM   #4
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This same exact story, headline, etc is brought up in the news about every other month.
yes, but this looks like the smallest yet, and is one of the closest.

but yea, it's like a sport in which the world record keeps getting broken every couple months. but whatever. it would still be an exciting time for that sport, and so it is right now for astronomy.


re: "most, if not all stars, have planets",
seems pretty obvious based on the mechanics of how a star system forms, but for some reason i never thought of that before. pretty cool. then again, most stars are binaries IIRC, so that would ruin the majority of habitable zones... at least from an earth-model perspective.
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Old 12-19-2012, 07:09 AM   #5
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What does the word habitatual mean?

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The word 'habitual' means you do something out of habit. For example, some people bite they're nails when they are scared or nervous



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Old 12-19-2012, 07:49 AM   #6
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let's make them invade us, and when they arrive in their lightspeed spaceships, we jump them and take their ships.


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Old 12-19-2012, 08:03 AM   #7
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Only 12 light years, eh? That's nothing....let's go! I'll pack my bags.
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Old 12-19-2012, 09:18 AM   #8
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I like how they say its only 12 light years away! Its the closest one! 12 light years means IF... IF we ever figure out light speed travel, which is probably impossible. We will get there in 12 years on this magical space ship with infinite food and fuel.
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I like how they say its only 12 light years away! Its the closest one! 12 light years means IF... IF we ever figure out light speed travel, which is probably impossible. We will get there in 12 years on this magical space ship with infinite food and fuel.


Warp drive my friend. Everyone knows that.
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Warp drive my friend. Everyone knows that.

Outside of science fiction I dont think warp drive is possible. And also what if we get there, and it just blows. Like everything looks nice from the outside but the whole planet smells like shit... and theres giant alien cockroaches everywhere. Then you have to go back and its another 12 year drive.
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Outside of science fiction I dont think warp drive is possible. And also what if we get there, and it just blows. Like everything looks nice from the outside but the whole planet smells like shit... and theres giant alien cockroaches everywhere. Then you have to go back and its another 12 year drive.


You just described my trip to Kentucky 3 years ago.
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Warp drive my friend. Everyone knows that.

http://www.insidehoops.com/forum/sho...d.php?t=282539

ISH's top minds are already on it.

I would go in a heartbeat. NASA are real ***** about who they shoot into space though.
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I like how they say its only 12 light years away! Its the closest one! 12 light years means IF... IF we ever figure out light speed travel, which is probably impossible. We will get there in 12 years on this magical space ship with infinite food and fuel.
To put things in perspective, it would take 4- 20 minutes to travel to Mars at light speed.
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