Andromeda: HOLY FARK this is huge news and I've been celebrating since I read it. I don't care if it's a bit too warm at a 3 day orbit, there's a planet around our nearest star now!/well always has been, but now we know it
Snapper Carr: Soon
Our observations extended over more than four years using the HARPS instrument and have revealed a tiny, but real, signal from a planet orbiting Alpha Centauri B every 3.2 days," says Xavier Dumusque (Geneva Observatory, Switzerland and Centro de Astrofisica da Universidade do Porto, Portugal), lead author of the paper. "It's an extraordinary discovery and it has pushed our technique to the limit!"The European team detected the planet by picking up the tiny wobbles in the motion of the star Alpha Centauri B created by the gravitational pull of the orbiting planet. The effect is minute - it causes the star to move back and forth by no more than 51 centimetres per second (1.8 km/hour), about the speed of a baby crawling. This is the highest precision ever achieved using this method.
Jragghen: Andromeda: HOLY FARK this is huge news and I've been celebrating since I read it. I don't care if it's a bit too warm at a 3 day orbit, there's a planet around our nearest star now!/well always has been, but now we know itMight not even be as warm as you think it is, as B is the one with only half the luminosity of the Sun./3 day orbit still means it's probably too hot, but still.
The All-Powerful Atheismo: Snapper Carr: SoonWhy would you play Santiago? Deirdre is where it's at
Snapper Carr: The All-Powerful Atheismo: Snapper Carr: SoonWhy would you play Santiago? Deirdre is where it's atBlame Gamespot, it's their screenie/Usually played Zakharov (research bonus ftw)
FlashHarry: "beware of the leopard."
Snapper Carr: [imageshack.us image 450x338]Soon
Pray 4 Mojo: I, for one, welcome our new insect large-breasted Amazonian nymphomaniac over lords.
olddeegee: Link Not impressed.
Tamater: So THAT's where Ann Coulter is from.Nice.
cfffffgagffacfacfacfacfacccccfcaaffff: Let's see God explain himself out of this one.
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