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(Slate)   Say hello to our new neighbor: actual picture of a planet orbiting a nearby star   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, planets, planets orbiting, Subaru Telescope, reflected light, deuterium, light-years, failed star, hydrogen bombs  
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11638 clicks; posted to Geek » on 19 Nov 2012 at 1:18 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-11-20 03:38:27 AM  
Whilst exceptionally cool and awesome... 'planet' is rather misleading at least to general muppets like me. When you say 'planet' I think of something about the size of... well... Earth. Say 'Gas giant' and I think of something mind numblingly larger like Jupiter or Saturn.

That's a dead star, a brown dwarf that ran out of fuel if I read the article correctly orbiting it's still living binary companion.

How close are we to having the ability to detect something Eath sized that far out?
2012-11-20 05:01:31 AM  

2012-11-20 07:07:36 AM  
Japanese Subaru telescope? Operated by whom, Big Judy?
2012-11-20 11:05:48 AM  

phenn: NIBIRU!!!!


Zetas right again!!
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