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#1 beach

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:00 PM

cool stuff

http://www.space.com...ater-video.html

#2 GAme

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:08 PM

now if we could just get there.

#3 Hugor Hill

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:12 PM

just saw this on reddit as well. awesome!

http://www.bbc.co.uk...onment-20249753

#4 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:12 PM

^ 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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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:14 PM

dibs.

#6 DC Amp

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 08:27 PM

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:

#7 Smitty Is Our Savior

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 02:47 AM

Spooky.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:08 AM

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:


that's heavy doc :)

#9 Inimicus

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:16 AM

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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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:53 AM

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

This is so typical of my life.

#11 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:53 AM

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.


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?

#12 Inimicus

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:00 AM

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?



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.

#13 Darth Biscuit

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:05 AM

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.


Yes, getting there would be a much bigger hurdle, with the one exception of the much higher gravity. Be damned hard for us to build a colony in super high gravity, esp if we had no artificial gravity on the space ship for the journey.

#14 catfang

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:30 AM

Bigger planet = bigger people = bigger boobs. Sign me up.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:47 AM

Is it a coincidence that the commentator sounds eerily similar to a computer simulated voice?


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