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(Sci Tech Daily)   Astronomers discovered goateed Earth 3000 light years away   (scitechdaily.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Planet, Extrasolar planet, star-planet distance, star Kepler-160, Star, Planetary habitability, Sun, Sun-Earth system  
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2020-06-07 5:04:41 PM  
It probably has a high albedo, is really dense, and pissed off at Black Holes too...
 
2020-06-07 5:12:04 PM  
Gaint mutant star goat...yeah...that's the ticket.
 
2020-06-07 7:53:24 PM  
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Oh, goatee. Never mind.
 
2020-06-07 8:18:23 PM  

optikeye: Gaint mutant star goat...yeah...that's the ticket.


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2020-06-07 10:10:09 PM  
At least we'll get hypersexualized Kira and Ezri out of it.
 
2020-06-07 10:12:43 PM  
we should sail there immediately
 
2020-06-07 10:31:47 PM  

ltdanman44: we should sail there immediately


Old sci-fi stories about generation ships come to mind.  But for me, as the positive evidence for faraway life increases, so does my disappointment that I will almost certainly die without knowing for sure.
 
2020-06-07 10:39:33 PM  
With a diameter of 1.9 times that of earth, what kind of gravity are we looking at assuming a similar mineral composition. It would be about 7 times the volume, so at least 7 times the mass but you're almost twice as far from the center of mass, so that would be roughly 2G at the surface?
 
2020-06-07 10:43:05 PM  

SansNeural: ltdanman44: we should sail there immediately

Old sci-fi stories about generation ships come to mind.  But for me, as the positive evidence for faraway life increases, so does my disappointment that I will almost certainly die without knowing for sure.


You got 20 years left in you? We'll likely (hopefully) have a decent way to detect exoplanet atmospheres by then, and even if we can't tell for sure if any weirdness like an overabundance of oxygen or other unstable gases (in combination with some other factors) is caused by life, a strong hint is pretty good.

//i don't know of any specific missions with this goal. i do know it's something they're working on. maybe 20 years is optimistic..
 
2020-06-07 11:07:46 PM  
 Can we get that star shade project up and running already?
 
2020-06-07 11:20:21 PM  

New Farkin User Name: SansNeural: ltdanman44: we should sail there immediately

Old sci-fi stories about generation ships come to mind.  But for me, as the positive evidence for faraway life increases, so does my disappointment that I will almost certainly die without knowing for sure.

You got 20 years left in you? We'll likely (hopefully) have a decent way to detect exoplanet atmospheres by then, and even if we can't tell for sure if any weirdness like an overabundance of oxygen or other unstable gases (in combination with some other factors) is caused by life, a strong hint is pretty good.

//i don't know of any specific missions with this goal. i do know it's something they're working on. maybe 20 years is optimistic..


We could just send potatoes to Jupiter.
 
2020-06-07 11:33:58 PM  
HughLughHughlugh....
 
2020-06-07 11:38:33 PM  
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2020-06-07 11:59:23 PM  

leeksfromchichis: New Farkin User Name: SansNeural: ltdanman44: we should sail there immediately

Old sci-fi stories about generation ships come to mind.  But for me, as the positive evidence for faraway life increases, so does my disappointment that I will almost certainly die without knowing for sure.

You got 20 years left in you? We'll likely (hopefully) have a decent way to detect exoplanet atmospheres by then, and even if we can't tell for sure if any weirdness like an overabundance of oxygen or other unstable gases (in combination with some other factors) is caused by life, a strong hint is pretty good.

//i don't know of any specific missions with this goal. i do know it's something they're working on. maybe 20 years is optimistic..

We could just send potatoes to Jupiter.


space is filled with potatoes already. there are millions in our solar system alone, and haven't you ever played Space Plan Potato??
 
2020-06-08 12:01:22 AM  

Trocadero: At least we'll get hypersexualized Kira and Ezri out of it.


Hell
Yes

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2020-06-08 12:03:43 AM  

Aezetyr: Trocadero: At least we'll get hypersexualized Kira and Ezri out of it.

Hell
Yes

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Sir, you dropped this.
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2020-06-08 12:12:15 AM  

Trocadero: Aezetyr: Trocadero: At least we'll get hypersexualized Kira and Ezri out of it.

Hell
Yes

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Sir, you dropped this.
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GAH!
 
2020-06-08 12:58:38 AM  

leeksfromchichis: New Farkin User Name: SansNeural: ltdanman44: we should sail there immediately

Old sci-fi stories about generation ships come to mind.  But for me, as the positive evidence for faraway life increases, so does my disappointment that I will almost certainly die without knowing for sure.

You got 20 years left in you? We'll likely (hopefully) have a decent way to detect exoplanet atmospheres by then, and even if we can't tell for sure if any weirdness like an overabundance of oxygen or other unstable gases (in combination with some other factors) is caused by life, a strong hint is pretty good.

//i don't know of any specific missions with this goal. i do know it's something they're working on. maybe 20 years is optimistic..

We could just send potatoes to Jupiter.


WHY must you bring up Trump in a Geek astro thread!?
 
2020-06-08 1:01:52 AM  

Mr. Eugenides: With a diameter of 1.9 times that of earth, what kind of gravity are we looking at assuming a similar mineral composition. It would be about 7 times the volume, so at least 7 times the mass but you're almost twice as far from the center of mass, so that would be roughly 2G at the surface?


Life there would probably not be as tall.  But damn, that low speed data connection will suck for them.
 
2020-06-08 1:48:21 AM  

Mr. Eugenides: With a diameter of 1.9 times that of earth, what kind of gravity are we looking at assuming a similar mineral composition. It would be about 7 times the volume, so at least 7 times the mass but you're almost twice as far from the center of mass, so that would be roughly 2G at the surface?


yep. 7/4 *g

good time signature too
 
2020-06-08 3:25:05 AM  

Mr. Eugenides: With a diameter of 1.9 times that of earth, what kind of gravity are we looking at assuming a similar mineral composition. It would be about 7 times the volume, so at least 7 times the mass but you're almost twice as far from the center of mass, so that would be roughly 2G at the surface?


Can you launch a rocket from that surface and reach escape velocity?
 
2020-06-08 3:42:29 AM  
Subby, have you seen what's happening on Earth lately??

100% certain that we are the goatee'd Earth.
 
2020-06-08 5:35:07 AM  
Could someone please translate this back into the language of factual astronomy?

From TFA: "Its host star, called Kepler-160, actually emits visible light; the central stars of almost all other exoplanets, on the other hand, emit infrared radiation, are smaller and fainter than the Sun and therefore belong to the class of red dwarf stars."

Not all exoplanets orbit red dwarf stars. Red dwarf stars do emit visible light. Red dwarfs are easier to find searching the infrared wavelengths because they are small and dim, but they still emit light in the visible wavelengths. All stars emit light in infrared wavelengths.

You'd think an organization called "SciTech Daily" might have slightly competent reporters on staff.
 
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