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(Slate)   Newly discovered planet is an ice giant. Thor seen reaching for his hammer   ( ) divider line
    More: Cool, light curves, telescopes, transit method, planets, Kepler space telescope, orbits, Earth mass, Kepler  
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2014 clicks; posted to Geek » on 23 Jul 2014 at 2:43 PM (2 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2014-07-23 01:34:38 PM  
Her, subby...her.
2014-07-23 01:44:22 PM  
2014-07-23 02:27:48 PM  
I don't think the Asgard like cold planets.
2014-07-23 02:44:30 PM  

I don't think the Asgard like cold planets.

Phhbbbtt. There's a reason the Aesir appeared to northern Europeans and not people in the Congo.
2014-07-23 02:46:42 PM  

haemaker: Her, subby...her.

Not yet, it's him until the fall.
2014-07-23 02:49:33 PM  
Ice giant?  shiat, I dated her in college.
2014-07-23 03:28:42 PM  
Click to Ymirenate

2014-07-23 03:31:09 PM  

UberDave: I don't think the Asgard like cold planets.

The reference is to Jötunheimr, the home of the Frost Giants.
2014-07-23 03:33:57 PM  
Mjolnir. The word subby was looking for is Mjolnir.
2014-07-23 03:47:37 PM  
many keplars died to bring us this information
2014-07-23 04:25:58 PM  

haemaker: Her, subby...her.

That's a cartoon. The real Thor is still going around being a man disguised as a woman to get into feasts.
2014-07-23 05:19:03 PM  
I wonder if it would have faster weather than saturn, or if its more gelatinous than our ice giants and something like a sponge-cake version of venus with a core that produces auroras that behave similar to our weather, given that its only about as distant from its star as jupiter, with less intensity and more jelly-lenses.
2014-07-23 05:34:10 PM  
Norse Legends Reference Page

"... Eventually you're gonna have a pissed-off magic hog all up in your face."
2014-07-23 07:29:00 PM  
From TFA: An artist's idea of what Kepler-421b might look like (the color chosen makes it look like Uranus, but we don't actually know what color it may be)

Well, my ass is only blue in the winter.
2014-07-23 09:22:28 PM  
FTFA: That by itself is enough to make this an interesting object, but even cooler (literally) is where that puts this planet: Far enough from its star that it may have formed in a different way from the other planets we've detected around other stars. It may very well be an ice giant, like Uranus or Neptune, and not a gas giant or rocky planet.

Oh, sure... this year it's an Ice Giant. And that's how all it will be in all the textbooks, all the science shows, all the movies and books, and everything else. We'll teach our children that way. But then, some astronomer in the next generation will come along and say "Nope, we have found numerous other ice planets, some smaller, some bigger. We're downgrading it to an Ice Dwarf."
2014-07-23 09:31:54 PM
2014-07-23 09:47:33 PM  

You'll get a lot of plat from that camp.
2014-07-23 11:47:35 PM  
We should send probes. You know, in case there are rebels.
2014-07-24 10:31:44 AM  
scientist are in a rush to prove there is water on the ice giant
2014-07-24 01:58:40 PM  

Nadie_AZ: We should send probes. You know, in case there are rebels.

It might be the best lead we have.
2014-07-24 08:34:54 PM  

Nhojwolfe: scientist are in a rush to prove there is water on the ice giant

Probably a heavily utilized resource by the natural weathering conditions if so, similar to oil on earth, likely a universal solvent for the regular decay of 'hydrostatic-tonic' irregularities to surface height from the core divided by high atmospheric pressure times latitude.
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