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(SeattlePI)   Planet GJ1132b appears to be...class M   ( seattlepi.com) divider line
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2017-04-15 02:48:27 PM  
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2017-04-15 04:11:56 PM  
Ceti Alpha 5.
 
2017-04-15 04:56:07 PM  
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2017-04-15 05:50:33 PM  

BalugaJoe: Ceti Alpha 5.


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2017-04-15 05:59:36 PM  
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2017-04-15 06:01:17 PM  
Nice.  Those are always worth a decent bonus.  I hope they sell the data quick, to get the First Discovery tag.
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2017-04-15 06:03:27 PM  
Well, it's class M, which means it should at least have roddenberries.
 
2017-04-15 06:09:53 PM  
"The Chartered GJ1132b Company" doesn't really have a ring to it.  They might want to think of a better name.
 
2017-04-15 06:18:52 PM  
FTA: ...so one possibility is that it is a 'water world' with an atmosphere of hot steam.

Isn't that probably bad news for life on that planet?
 
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2017-04-15 06:26:48 PM  

davidphogan: FTA: ...so one possibility is that it is a 'water world' with an atmosphere of hot steam.

Isn't that probably bad news for life on that planet?


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It would appear that way.
 
2017-04-15 06:52:11 PM  

davidphogan: FTA: ...so one possibility is that it is a 'water world' with an atmosphere of hot steam.

Isn't that probably bad news for life on that planet?


Not necessarily. The areas around hydrothermal vents on our own ocean floor positively teem with life and the water there can get way above the boiling temp, as high as over 400 degrees Celsius (pressure and salinity keep the water in the liquid phase at over our normal 1 atmosphere level boiling temps).
 
2017-04-15 06:52:14 PM  

davidphogan: FTA: ...so one possibility is that it is a 'water world' with an atmosphere of hot steam.

Isn't that probably bad news for life on that planet?


Naw. Just means you've got a planet full of extremophile bacteria.

Though we should be able to see that given enough time. If they can do spectroscopy on their atmosphere they could see if any life processes are affecting the atmosphere. Life on Earth began under very extreme circumstances.
 
2017-04-15 07:06:45 PM  
It's not even remotely M class.   It's likely another Venus -- expected temps of 500 F in the upper atmosphere.
 
2017-04-15 07:18:41 PM  
Pft, call me when astronomers discover a planet that is class XXX.
 
2017-04-15 07:24:42 PM  
The surface will likely support Roddenberries.
 
2017-04-15 09:29:13 PM  

KingRamze: It's not even remotely M class.   It's likely another Venus -- expected temps of 500 F in the upper atmosphere.


If it has an Earthlike atmosphere, then it could be considered Class M, albeit nominally Class M. It depends on how strictly you define Class M.
If it's like Venus, it is Class N. It depends on atmospheric composition.
Or it could be Class Y, a "Demon Planet." One that is inhabited by unusual lifeforms. Think energy beings or sentient crystals.
 
2017-04-15 11:05:19 PM  
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2017-04-15 11:15:07 PM  
"the first time that an atmosphere has been detected around an Earth-like planet other than Earth itself"

Woo-hoo. Scientists finally discovered Venus.
 
2017-04-15 11:33:19 PM  
Captain Picard's great great great great...... grandfather discovered Bangladesh.  His first words upon discovery were, "Make it sew."
 
2017-04-16 12:17:46 AM  

tomasso: "the first time that an atmosphere has been detected around an Earth-like planet other than Earth itself"

Woo-hoo. Scientists finally discovered Venus.


Venus-ish planet in another solar system. That's pretty cool.
 
2017-04-16 03:49:03 AM  
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2017-04-16 04:12:22 AM  

eyeq360: KingRamze: It's not even remotely M class.   It's likely another Venus -- expected temps of 500 F in the upper atmosphere.

If it has an Earthlike atmosphere, then it could be considered Class M, albeit nominally Class M. It depends on how strictly you define Class M.
If it's like Venus, it is Class N. It depends on atmospheric composition.
Or it could be Class Y, a "Demon Planet." One that is inhabited by unusual lifeforms. Think energy beings or sentient crystals.


Venus's upper atmosphere (around the highest cloud cover) is a mere 9 degrees F, yet its surface is hot enough to melt lead.   I'm thinking since this one's upper atmosphere is approximately 500 F, we'd be lucky if the surface isn't completely molten and the atmosphere isn't full of ionized heavy metals... which would be far worse than Venus's sulfuric acid atmosphere.
 
2017-04-16 05:38:44 AM  

max_pooper: Pft, call me when astronomers discover a planet that is class XXX.


You're on the XXX planet. We're the ones every one else wants to find.
 
2017-04-16 07:49:32 AM  

KingRamze: eyeq360: KingRamze: It's not even remotely M class.   It's likely another Venus -- expected temps of 500 F in the upper atmosphere.

If it has an Earthlike atmosphere, then it could be considered Class M, albeit nominally Class M. It depends on how strictly you define Class M.
If it's like Venus, it is Class N. It depends on atmospheric composition.
Or it could be Class Y, a "Demon Planet." One that is inhabited by unusual lifeforms. Think energy beings or sentient crystals.

Venus's upper atmosphere (around the highest cloud cover) is a mere 9 degrees F, yet its surface is hot enough to melt lead.   I'm thinking since this one's upper atmosphere is approximately 500 F, we'd be lucky if the surface isn't completely molten and the atmosphere isn't full of ionized heavy metals... which would be far worse than Venus's sulfuric acid atmosphere.


That might make it Class N or Y. Depends on if there are lifeforms or not.
 
2017-04-16 08:39:20 AM  
But what about the desert planet, the forest planet, the casino planet, etc?
 
2017-04-16 12:56:52 PM  

texdent: But what about the desert planet, the forest planet, the casino planet, etc?


And what about the convention planet?

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