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Super Earth: HD40307-G

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cool stuff

[url="http://www.space.com/18384-super-earth-may-have-liquid-water-video.html"]http://www.space.com/18384-super-earth-may-have-liquid-water-video.html[/url]
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now if we could just get there.

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just saw this on reddit as well. awesome!

[url="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20249753"]http://www.bbc.co.uk...onment-20249753[/url]

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^ that was what I was gonna say... it's only 47 light years away...

At least we may be able to see it really well with that new space telescope and see if it does in fact look like it could have life.
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dibs.

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More than 7 times more massive equals more gravity which means objects weight more. Any life there would be a bunch of Hercules'..maybe we should just stay in our own neighborhood. :phew:

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Spooky.

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[quote name='Dr Pepper' timestamp='1352424428' post='1988393']
More than 7 times more massive equals more gravity which means objects weight more. Any life there would be a bunch of Hercules'..maybe we should just stay in our own neighborhood. :phew:
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that's heavy doc :)

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And just think, at .5c it would only take us 94 years to get there.



Now if we can just find a way to transport 160 people and supplies at .5c we would be ready for the mother of all road trips.

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So there is a Super Earth out there and I am stuck on regular Earth.

This is so typical of my life.

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[quote name='Inimicus' timestamp='1352470618' post='1988968']
And just think, at .5c it would only take us 94 years to get there.



Now if we can just find a way to transport 160 people and supplies at .5c we would be ready for the mother of all road trips.
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Wouldn't they also need enough supplies for their great-great-great grandkids to return to earth in 189 years if there was no life on HD40307-G?

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[quote name='nc_biscuit' timestamp='1352472807' post='1989021']

Wouldn't they also need enough supplies for their great-great-great grandkids to return to earth in 189 years if there was no life on HD40307-G?
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Meh...

Screw 'em. Nobody here is going to know them by the time they would get back anyway. Let them start a new civilization there.




Seriously though. If the planet has liquid water (as in H2O) its not unreasonable to think that establishing a colony would be an easy task when compared to actually getting there.

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