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(Slate)   Astronomers find flaming-hot planet orbiting a twin of the Sun in a star cluster. Bonus: Cluster is visible through binoculars right now   (slate.com) divider line 16
    More: Cool, planet orbiting, Binary Star, twin, planets, star cluster, binoculars, exoplanets, astronomers  
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2014-01-15 12:49:34 PM
Right now? Because it's almost 1:00 p.m. here, so that cluster must be really bright.
 
2014-01-15 12:57:30 PM
Your blog sucks.
 
2014-01-15 12:59:15 PM
I'm in a room in a building with no windows, so I don't think I can see the cluster, but then I don't have binoculars.
 
2014-01-15 12:59:59 PM

Begoggle: I'm in a room in a building with no windows, so I don't think I can see the cluster, but then I don't have binoculars.


If you had binoculars, you'd be able to see it.
 
2014-01-15 01:01:48 PM
Cluster? I hardly know her!
 
2014-01-15 01:08:32 PM
Cluster? fark.
 
2014-01-15 01:14:15 PM

SevenizGud: Your blog sucks.


We know, we know, Phil pokes holes in the crappy arguments climate change deniers use, and does a damn good job of it, so you don't like him.
 
2014-01-15 01:28:08 PM
Love you, Phil!
 
2014-01-15 01:29:43 PM

SevenizGud: Your blog sucks.


www.thestranger.com
 
2014-01-15 01:40:04 PM
In our tiny little myopic view we've spotted over 1000 planets...

Anyone know how that changes the output of Drake's equation?
 
2014-01-15 01:43:53 PM

AngryDragon: In our tiny little myopic view we've spotted over 1000 planets...

Anyone know how that changes the output of Drake's equation?


Since Drakes equation has about 7 other unknowns, probably not.
 
2014-01-15 02:06:24 PM
If I can see it tonight, I'll image it and post it.  Surprisingly, my new home in North Carolina has fairly dark skies at night.
 
2014-01-15 03:27:52 PM

SevenizGud: Your blog sucks.


Phil Plait's steaming, semi-solid excrement is more intelligent and insightful than anything you've ever posted on Fark.  You may wish to pay attention.
 
2014-01-15 04:47:50 PM
Oh boy. Another impossibly distant telescope artifact along with an artist's impression.

EUROPA IS WITHIN STRIKING DISTANCE! We send a ten ton, several billion dollar mission to launch a small camera probe with a plutonium power source, thermal drill camera probe, and a few km of cable to break through the ice and we go down there and find aliens. Maybe the mighty moonfish of Europa can teach us how to perfect the warp drive so stories like this become more than meaninglessness factoids and turn into weekend vacation spots.
 
2014-01-16 01:00:44 AM

doglover: EUROPA IS WITHIN STRIKING DISTANCE! We send a ten ton, several billion dollar mission to launch a small camera probe with a plutonium power source, thermal drill camera probe, and a few km of cable to break through the ice and we go down there and find aliens. Maybe the mighty moonfish of Europa can teach us how to perfect the warp drive so stories like this become more than meaninglessness factoids and turn into weekend vacation spots.


That was a mighty good impression of QA. How long have you been working on it?
 
2014-01-16 11:46:50 AM
I know what "flaming hot" in a headline means here. No way am I clicking that.
 
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