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Scientists discover Earth-like, water-rich planet

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by m00naY, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. Northrawn

    Northrawn New Member

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    Move along , nothing of interest for you here.
     
  2. TossMonkey

    TossMonkey brown bread?

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    Getting there would be currently impossible, and my realistic nature says it will possibly always be impossible for humans. I love science fiction but I will not believe in space travel outside of our own solar system.

    Let's put this into perspective shall we?

    The nearest star not in our system is between 4 and 5 light years away. Not that far? A light year is how fast a particle of light travels in a vaccum in a years time. Light particles travel at 186,000 miles in a second. So even the closest star is 5 years away if you're travelling at impossible speeds. Bear in mind that you'd have to have 5 years store of food to make it there at this speed.

    Think about it this way, it would take us around 260 days to travel to Mars using normal travel but it takes a particle of light around 3 minutes... 5 light years to get to the nearest star. 49 light years to the nearest "earth like" planet.

    We're not alone in the galaxy? Maybe not, but we're definitely stranded in our own solar system.
     
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  3. M.A.D.X.W

    M.A.D.X.W Active Member

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    pfft. The human people will come up with something.
     
  4. brian edge

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    /hope.


    :lol:
     
  5. SnaKe-Fu

    SnaKe-Fu Thread Killer.

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    Anit-matter drives, wormhole generators, ion drives, space elevators, Moon bases... I love SciFi.
     
  6. NeoNite

    NeoNite Worst hack fraud ever

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    Ftl drives...:D
     
  7. Mr. UglyPants

    Mr. UglyPants 2007 never existed, it was all a dream.

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    Pessimist. Still good point.

    I'll still stay optimistic and hope with somehow develop hyper or ludicrous speed xd
     
  8. M.A.D.X.W

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    If humans never leave this planet properly they will not have achieved anything in all this time, Apart from art. But still. They have limited time now, it should be of the highest priority. it would be cool traveling around in space and stuffs, I guess the stupid future governments will make it illegal though, to just travel around by your self. Damn future stupid people.
     
  9. Bi()ha2arD

    Bi()ha2arD Toxic!

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    lack of food?
     
  10. SnaKe-Fu

    SnaKe-Fu Thread Killer.

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    That would be awesome!
     
  11. Interbellum

    Interbellum I used to be a man

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    By the time we'll be able to get to these 'earth-like' planets it will be irrelevant, as we'll all be robots (or inorganic beings, in any case) that can live anywhere.
     
  12. Manticore

    Manticore Official BUF Birthday Spammer

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    Water rich? How's the surf there? Let's go!
     
  13. BlackCheetah

    BlackCheetah New Member

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    LETS START A WAR,

    LETS START NUCLEAR WAR


    AT THE GAY BAR, GAY BAR.



    I hope I get to meet Dominator there when I freeze my self on the ship and unfreeze when I get to the planet. Will there be new UTs there?
     
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  14. m00naY

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    Kepler Planet-Hunting Mission Finds 5 New Lightweight Worlds

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    Thought this was worth a bump. :B
     
  15. Rambowjo

    Rambowjo Das Protoss

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    Doesn't sound very appealing :p
     
  16. Darkdrium

    Darkdrium 20% Cooler

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    They need to look for Pandora :mad:
     
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    We need to invest less into tanks and more into spaceships.
     
  18. Sijik

    Sijik Snagged an item.

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    I'm sure we'll figure out how to travel efficiently between solar systems 3 days before we're obliterated by a freak asteroid. It'll be fun. Really.
     
  19. Plumb_Drumb

    Plumb_Drumb yumb

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    or dig a tunnel system underground to store the pretty people (me), and launch earth through the universe via a gigantic thruster, powered by burning Irishmen.
    Then just wait until we get pulled in by something; preferably a gigantic boob with never ending milk supply (hal)
     
  20. m00naY

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