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(io9)   What would a habitable planet twice the size of Earth be like? It might surprise you   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Earth, planetary habitability, surface gravity, escape velocity, radius, hydrogen gas, albedo, lithosphere  
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10595 clicks; posted to Geek » on 04 Dec 2013 at 5:36 PM (4 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2013-12-04 04:52:44 PM  
5 votes:
The song "It's A Small World" would be inaccurate, as well as cloying and omnipresent
2013-12-04 06:22:52 PM  
2 votes:
If this theoretical world were made of barbeque spare ribs, would you eat it? I know I sure would
2013-12-04 06:20:52 PM  
2 votes:
To quote from the article:
Both Double-Earths are waterworlds, but one is deep. Neither has any land.

That's great.  Did io9 even see the movie Waterworld?  Both worlds would be gigantic flops and have Kevin Costner as one of the few friendly people on the planet.  No thank you...
2013-12-04 06:10:27 PM  
2 votes:
Well, it may seem unlikely we'll ever discover an inhabitable world twice the size of Earth, but when we do, let's hope we took the "High-G Environment" background.  It pays to get 100% production rate right off , although the enemy will usually just carpet bomb the planet during an attack, making the extra hit for ground troops somewhat less useful.
2013-12-04 06:01:07 PM  
2 votes:
If we assume it's like Candyland, all the life will be made of delicious candy.
If we assume it's like Ooo, Finn and Jake will welcome our astronauts.
If we assume it's like Deadwood, Al Swearinger will sell us alien whores.

It's the exact wrong kind of article to promote science. It reads like homework.
2013-12-04 05:59:23 PM  
2 votes:
unfortunately the badass blood oceans are cancelled out by the rather less-than-badass pink sky.
2013-12-04 03:56:45 PM  
2 votes:
I got about a paragraph and a half in before deciding I had no idea what the hell he was talking about.
2013-12-04 09:26:00 PM  
1 vote:
Thanks, I didn't really own my mental inadequacies today, but that article fixed that!  I am going to go fingerpaint for awhile.
2013-12-04 07:51:04 PM  
1 vote:

machoprogrammer: If this theoretical world were made of barbeque spare ribs, would you eat it? I know I sure would

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2013-12-04 07:03:03 PM  
1 vote:

max_pooper: Heavy man.

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2013-12-04 06:01:03 PM  
1 vote:
I came expecting Kerbal Space Program screenshots; leaving disappointed.
2013-12-04 05:46:14 PM  
1 vote:
Meh, I already knew all of this. I know everything, it's why I hang out on Fark...

/Seriously though, this is some cool shiat I've wondered about, and this article is pretty cool. Above my pay grade, but still cool.
2013-12-04 05:42:08 PM  
1 vote:
No mention of sexy green slut aliens
2013-12-04 04:17:04 PM  
1 vote:
I'm thinking it would be significantly roomier.
2013-12-04 03:57:47 PM  
1 vote:
What would wild ass speculation be like? Irrelevant until we have the technology to travel interstellar distances.
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