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2013-04-18 03:24:24 PM
img1.fark.net   img1.fark.net   ALIENS CONFIRMED
 
2013-04-18 03:32:03 PM
i.imgur.com  i.imgur.com  ILLEGAL ALIENS VISIBLE FROM SPACE
 
2013-04-18 03:32:35 PM
Don't you mean our galaxy?
 
2013-04-18 03:36:36 PM

offmymeds: Don't you mean our galaxy?


The way CNN has been the last few days, my guess would be "That's the joke"
 
2013-04-18 03:44:34 PM
img1.fark.net   img1.fark.net  'ALIENS' TO BE REMADE IN 3D
 
2013-04-18 04:01:25 PM
img1.fark.net  img1.fark.net  YOLO
 
2013-04-18 04:09:57 PM
img1.fark.netimg1.fark.net  3600 NEW PLANETS FOUND IN SOLAR SYSTEM
 
2013-04-18 04:59:04 PM
So this is the new meme that will be beaten into the ground for the next 3 months?
 
2013-04-18 05:00:27 PM

Popcorn Johnny: So this is the new meme that will be beaten into the ground for the next 3 months?



img1.fark.net   img1.fark.net    CNN INVENTS NEW MEME
 
2013-04-18 05:06:14 PM
img1.fark.net  img1.fark.netSOURCE: Earth-like planets' surfaces have 'dark complexion'
 
2013-04-18 05:08:05 PM
This story is just too damn awesome to be reduced to being an excuse to beat yet another meme into the ground.  It's always been kind of depressing to me that the exoplanets we were finding so far were these bizarre planets that couldn't support life at all, like some planet 50 times the size of Jupiter but orbiting its star 10 times closer than Mercury orbits the Sun.  To find a planet like this that's just the right size and just the right distance away -- this is awesome.  This is really, really awesome.
 
2013-04-18 05:12:01 PM

jake_lex: This story is just too damn awesome to be reduced to being an excuse to beat yet another meme into the ground.  It's always been kind of depressing to me that the exoplanets we were finding so far were these bizarre planets that couldn't support life at all, like some planet 50 times the size of Jupiter but orbiting its star 10 times closer than Mercury orbits the Sun.  To find a planet like this that's just the right size and just the right distance away -- this is awesome.  This is really, really awesome.


THIS.
 
2013-04-18 05:20:16 PM

Ponzholio: Popcorn Johnny: So this is the new meme that will be beaten into the ground for the next 3 months?


[img1.fark.net image 77x27]   [img1.fark.net image 54x11]    CNN INVENTS NEW MEME


Heh.  Good one.
 
2013-04-18 05:20:26 PM
Take us to your green space babes.
 
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2013-04-18 05:22:23 PM
they could have avoid this if john king would have just said the imminent arrest or actual arrest was unverified.  but nooooooooooo, he had to put his cred out there.  see you next election, sucker.
 
2013-04-18 05:23:31 PM

jake_lex: This story is just too damn awesome to be reduced to being an excuse to beat yet another meme into the ground.  It's always been kind of depressing to me that the exoplanets we were finding so far were these bizarre planets that couldn't support life at all, like some planet 50 times the size of Jupiter but orbiting its star 10 times closer than Mercury orbits the Sun.  To find a planet like this that's just the right size and just the right distance away -- this is awesome.  This is really, really awesome.


Now we just need to get there.  Any ideas?
 
2013-04-18 05:26:20 PM

jake_lex: This story is just too damn awesome to be reduced to being an excuse to beat yet another meme into the ground.  It's always been kind of depressing to me that the exoplanets we were finding so far were these bizarre planets that couldn't support life at all, like some planet 50 times the size of Jupiter but orbiting its star 10 times closer than Mercury orbits the Sun.  To find a planet like this that's just the right size and just the right distance away -- this is awesome.  This is really, really awesome.


Yeah. How many light years away are they?  How close are we to achieving light speed travel?  This will matter in like 200 years if we haven't been taken out by a large asteroid by then.
 
2013-04-18 05:26:36 PM

jake_lex: This story is just too damn awesome to be reduced to being an excuse to beat yet another meme into the ground.



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watchoutwegotabassoverhere.jpg

ermahgerd ner plernets.jpg

you'll get over it

; )
 
2013-04-18 05:27:15 PM

MonoChango: jake_lex: This story is just too damn awesome to be reduced to being an excuse to beat yet another meme into the ground.  It's always been kind of depressing to me that the exoplanets we were finding so far were these bizarre planets that couldn't support life at all, like some planet 50 times the size of Jupiter but orbiting its star 10 times closer than Mercury orbits the Sun.  To find a planet like this that's just the right size and just the right distance away -- this is awesome.  This is really, really awesome.

Now we just need to get there.  Any ideas?


I'm hoping for a vast network of teleportation doors like in the Hyperion novels.

I'm not really a details guy, but I'm sure we'll get it working soon.
 
2013-04-18 05:27:18 PM
Exciting stuff.
And it's doubly exciting that there are two inhabitable planets in the same solar system. If either is inhabited, the inhabitants would have an enormous incentive to invent stage travel.
Of course, if both were inhabited, it's entirely possible that they both invented space travel and wiped each other out.
 
2013-04-18 05:28:14 PM

Via Infinito: jake_lex: This story is just too damn awesome to be reduced to being an excuse to beat yet another meme into the ground.  It's always been kind of depressing to me that the exoplanets we were finding so far were these bizarre planets that couldn't support life at all, like some planet 50 times the size of Jupiter but orbiting its star 10 times closer than Mercury orbits the Sun.  To find a planet like this that's just the right size and just the right distance away -- this is awesome.  This is really, really awesome.

THIS.


And even more this.
 
2013-04-18 05:28:34 PM

jake_lex: This story is just too damn awesome to be reduced to being an excuse to beat yet another meme into the ground.  It's always been kind of depressing to me that the exoplanets we were finding so far were these bizarre planets that couldn't support life at all, like some planet 50 times the size of Jupiter but orbiting its star 10 times closer than Mercury orbits the Sun.  To find a planet like this that's just the right size and just the right distance away -- this is awesome.  This is really, really awesome.


I agree it is awesome, but somewhat arrogant at the same time. Why cant life exist on the other descriptions of planets (not like our accepted life forms of course, but why not ?)
 
2013-04-18 05:29:41 PM
I hope they are really small and when they land we squish 'em all with our boots as they pointless shoot little tiny lasers beams and our ankles.

or their gravity is way different so when they land they squish into tiny immovable globes off alien goo. And then we shoot 'em.
 
2013-04-18 05:30:44 PM
And to find two orbiting the same star is very cool indeed. Assuming they're made up of the same materials as Earth (metal and rock)

These guys live on a plant made of metal and rock and they do seem very cool.  Score at least one for CNN.

myfavoritememphispeople.com
 
2013-04-18 05:31:19 PM
can we just brand every CNN link with the 'unlikely' tag from now on?
 
2013-04-18 05:31:51 PM
or their atmosphere blocked the red and green spectrum so when they start to assimilate and drive the suck at intersections.
 
2013-04-18 05:32:50 PM
 
2013-04-18 05:33:50 PM
and lastly, of course, they could be really big f*ckers from a huge planet with abundant resources so when they dock their spaceship to the Earth it destroys Paris.
 
2013-04-18 05:35:55 PM
basically what I am saying is if they look a lot like us and are our size I am gonna be super disappointed in the universe.

Freak me out, space man.
 
2013-04-18 05:36:08 PM
img1.fark.net  img1.fark.net  Yo mama's so fat, she has her own atmosphere.
 
2013-04-18 05:39:40 PM
img1.fark.net  img1.fark.net ...so fat her kids orbit around her.
 
2013-04-18 05:39:45 PM

busy chillin': basically what I am saying is if they look a lot like us and are our size I am gonna be super disappointed in the universe.

Freak me out, space man.


What if they look like us, just a lot hotter, have a wicked sex drive and a thing for earthlings?
 
2013-04-18 05:41:20 PM

jake_lex: This story is just too damn awesome to be reduced to being an excuse to beat yet another meme into the ground.  It's always been kind of depressing to me that the exoplanets we were finding so far were these bizarre planets that couldn't support life at all, like some planet 50 times the size of Jupiter but orbiting its star 10 times closer than Mercury orbits the Sun.  To find a planet like this that's just the right size and just the right distance away -- this is awesome.  This is really, really awesome.


Fark yes.

My friend and I are already reading up on space and spaceflight. Because we feel like stuff's happening. Or going to happen. shiat, we don't care as long as we know about it and can geek about it. :)
 
2013-04-18 05:42:57 PM

Slartibartfaster: jake_lex: This story is just too damn awesome to be reduced to being an excuse to beat yet another meme into the ground.  It's always been kind of depressing to me that the exoplanets we were finding so far were these bizarre planets that couldn't support life at all, like some planet 50 times the size of Jupiter but orbiting its star 10 times closer than Mercury orbits the Sun.  To find a planet like this that's just the right size and just the right distance away -- this is awesome.  This is really, really awesome.

I agree it is awesome, but somewhat arrogant at the same time. Why cant life exist on the other descriptions of planets (not like our accepted life forms of course, but why not ?)



indeed


www.daviddarling.info
 
2013-04-18 05:45:00 PM

lockers: busy chillin': basically what I am saying is if they look a lot like us and are our size I am gonna be super disappointed in the universe.

Freak me out, space man.

What if they look like us, just a lot hotter, have a wicked sex drive and a thing for earthlings?


romances.com

Knows what you're talking about.
 
2013-04-18 05:45:21 PM

lockers: busy chillin': basically what I am saying is if they look a lot like us and are our size I am gonna be super disappointed in the universe.

Freak me out, space man.

What if they look like us, just a lot hotter, have a wicked sex drive and a thing for earthlings?


yeah, that would be cool for all the single guys. I still want it to be a lot weirder than that though.
 
2013-04-18 05:46:12 PM
So Gor is real?

NUKE IT FROM ORBIT!
 
2013-04-18 05:46:39 PM
img1.fark.netimg1.fark.netWe just deleted EVERYTHING IN THE NEWS LINEUP. WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?
 
2013-04-18 05:46:54 PM

HotWingConspiracy: MonoChango: jake_lex: This story is just too damn awesome to be reduced to being an excuse to beat yet another meme into the ground.  It's always been kind of depressing to me that the exoplanets we were finding so far were these bizarre planets that couldn't support life at all, like some planet 50 times the size of Jupiter but orbiting its star 10 times closer than Mercury orbits the Sun.  To find a planet like this that's just the right size and just the right distance away -- this is awesome.  This is really, really awesome.

Now we just need to get there.  Any ideas?

I'm hoping for a vast network of teleportation doors like in the Hyperion novels.

I'm not really a details guy, but I'm sure we'll get it working soon.


Maybe we could get Danny Stone (formerly Silverman neé North) to help out.

/Obscure?
 
2013-04-18 05:47:47 PM

lockers: busy chillin': basically what I am saying is if they look a lot like us and are our size I am gonna be super disappointed in the universe.

Freak me out, space man.

What if they look like us, just a lot hotter, have a wicked sex drive and a thing for earthlings?


That is one way to kickstart our languishing space program.  I say we stick with this speculation.
 
2013-04-18 05:47:48 PM

Louisiana_Sitar_Club: And to find two orbiting the same star is very cool indeed. Assuming they're made up of the same materials as Earth (metal and rock)

These guys live on a plant made of metal and rock and they do seem very cool.  Score at least one for CNN.

[myfavoritememphispeople.com image 800x542]


Cool? The ones on the right are hot.

/that seat over there? OK.
 
2013-04-18 05:47:54 PM
Also, my kid is awesome today. I told him about this and his response was "Ohhhh. All they need is an atmosphere then!"

Awesome news. Awesome universe. Awesome, all. :)
 
2013-04-18 05:48:15 PM

Slartibartfaster: jake_lex: This story is just too damn awesome to be reduced to being an excuse to beat yet another meme into the ground.  It's always been kind of depressing to me that the exoplanets we were finding so far were these bizarre planets that couldn't support life at all, like some planet 50 times the size of Jupiter but orbiting its star 10 times closer than Mercury orbits the Sun.  To find a planet like this that's just the right size and just the right distance away -- this is awesome.  This is really, really awesome.

I agree it is awesome, but somewhat arrogant at the same time. Why cant life exist on the other descriptions of planets (not like our accepted life forms of course, but why not ?)


Well, it probably could--but if it did, and it wasn't like life we know, we'd never see it or recognize it, so we'd never know it was there, because we have no way of looking for it, or seeing it if it was there. And if it was there and we could find it, we could never interact with it, because it would be so incredibly different, there would be no way to possibly relate to it.

This idea that we have to look for "life as we understand life" isn't just arrogance--it's that we have to look for life that's SORT of like us; because science fiction aside, we have to look for life-forms that are at least similar to us. For instance, a life-form that breathed ammonia would still be "like us" except its metabolism would be ammonia-based; but life as we understand it simply can't exist without some kind of cellular structure and some kind of metabolism. So there could be something out there that doesn't require a cell structure, but we'd never be able to comprehend it, so why bother looking? Life as we know it can't exist in the 1000+ mph winds of Jupiter; that doesn't mean it's not there, but even if it is, WE can't go there and talk to it, so we really should look for life we can communicate with.

You have to allocate your limited resources and communicate with things that can communicate back.
 
2013-04-18 05:48:26 PM
But how many times the speed of light are these planets traveling?
 
2013-04-18 05:50:02 PM
Two Earth-sized planets in the same system? Unheard of.
 
2013-04-18 05:50:24 PM

jake_lex: This story is just too damn awesome to be reduced to being an excuse to beat yet another meme into the ground.


It's not all  that awesome.  I mean, our solar system has three earth-like planets (Mars, Venus, and Terra itself), so it's pretty clear that they're not absurdly rare or anything.
 
2013-04-18 05:51:03 PM

jigger: Two Earth-sized planets in the same system? Unheard of.


Brother Moons are Awake.
 
2013-04-18 05:51:54 PM

Gyrfalcon:
This idea that we have to look for "life as we understand life" isn't just arrogance--it's that we have to look for life that's SORT of like us; because science fiction aside, we have to look for life-forms that are at least similar to us. For instance, a life-form that breathed ammonia would still be "like us" except its metabolism would be ammonia-based;


that is the one I just thought of...but ideally the breathe carbon monoxide and when they get here they have to take huge hits our tail pipes to survive. And then one discovers a factory and they all go there like addicts and od and then we have to clean 'em all up.

/yep, I've lost it.
//I like it
 
2013-04-18 05:57:13 PM
content6.flixster.com

It's like a planetoid
 
2013-04-18 05:57:16 PM
I'm just going to say that I predicted this thread a couple days ago.

http://www.fark.com/comments/7704736/83674550#c83674550
 
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