Super-earth discovered

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  1. leftyguitarjoe

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    Wow, thats amazing!

    I wonder how similar it is to earth.

    It's mad to think that some day the chances are, if the planet does turn out to be earth like, someone from his planet will go there.
     
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    ^well, since it's 42 lightyears away it's gonna be a while.
     
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    Send me there now I shall colonise it.
     
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    We must send an extended range instrument there and let it evolve
     
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    Interesting, but too hot to live on (temps are above the boiling point of water). But still, it indicates that there are planets out there that have significant amounts of water. Someday, hopefully one with temps closer to what we have here on Earth will be discovered.
     
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    I don't think we need to, some lifeforms on earth can thrive in absurdly hot or cold temperatures.
     
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    ^ Archaebacteria or the alien analog thereof would be a good place to start.
     
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    Hey if anyone wants any I'm selling acreage on Super-Earth for 25 bucks a pop, get it while it's hot!
     
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    there are crabs, and worms, actual living multi celled organisms that live in hydrothermal vents here on earth that reach up to 300 f. thats not even single celled. ithe temperature would not defeat the possibilty of life on that planet..
     
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    By the time we have improved space travel enough to reach it, we should be able to terraform it into a surivable habitat. Earth started as a very inhospitable planet, but over time its become what it is now. No reason we couldn't influence another planet to do the same by changing the atmosphere etc.
     
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    jymellis Talk To DeWalt

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    since that is how we got here:eek:
     
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    stunning....simply stunning
     
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    My bad. I should have clarifed my statement - I meant too hot for humans (at least without terraforming). There are more than a few organisms that can take high temps. (such as around the smoker vents on the ocean floor).
     
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    Maybe avatar is actually a documentary James Cameron made after coming back from this planet 500 years in the future.
     
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    Ah, seeing as it is compromised of a lot of water, there could very well be life living in the depths of the seas, where it will just be warm to very cold :)

    I think the temperature is probably the surface temperature.

    Seeing as how life (for the sane people here that can get their heads around 7 days being an extrodinary short space of time) started in the oceans here, well, it's not unfeasable at all is it :D
     
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    It's Pandora! :greatkat:
     
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    Pandora was a moon and was smaller than the earth. You know its smaller when the asshole army guy says something about the wear gravity.
     
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    Whut?
     

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