If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Space.com)   Location, location, location. Real estate agents looking for most marketable planets to sell   ( space.com) divider line
    More: Spiffy  
•       •       •

5310 clicks; posted to Main » on 05 Apr 2005 at 6:03 AM (13 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

34 Comments     (+0 »)
2005-04-05 12:16:56 AM  
I'm tired, but I swear the headline didn't rtfa.
2005-04-05 06:13:38 AM  
They are talking of something that won't happen for 5 billion years. I don't think I will have to worry about it then...
2005-04-05 06:13:59 AM  
2005-04-05 06:14:31 AM  
I concur. But I'm surprised scientists would just now be looking at that possibility. In 6th grade that concept seemed clear to me.
2005-04-05 06:25:30 AM  
No it makes sense to search for planets a lot like earth so we know where to go when we finish ruining this one.
2005-04-05 06:30:40 AM  
My favorite planet is the sun!
2005-04-05 06:30:46 AM  
...yeah, with all due respect to the scientists and other people who are involved in this kind of research, why are we as a nation spending money on things that will be relevant when we will all be dust in the ground?

\\then again, people gotta have a hobby
2005-04-05 06:35:47 AM  
That article sort of just petered out there.
2005-04-05 06:37:55 AM  
I couldn't finish the article. Not just b/c I'm tired, but it wasn't very readable, bland.

But there's no reason not to spend the money on this type of research. Most scientists are pretty useless outside the lab and I prefer them to be gainfully employed and not on welfare.
2005-04-05 07:10:40 AM  
But if they were on welfare, we'd be shelling out less for them :-)

I agree with Wanderingjew. That was a pretty weak ending.
2005-04-05 07:17:56 AM  

...yeah, with all due respect to the scientists and other people who are involved in this kind of research, why are we as a nation spending money on things that will be relevant when we will all be dust in the ground?

\\then again, people gotta have a hobby

Because we could only find out that the things will be relevnt when we are dust in the ground after we had made sure they wouldn't be relevant tomorrow.
2005-04-05 07:18:44 AM  
"relevant", even.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2005-04-05 08:03:24 AM  
I don't think a solar mass star spends billions of years as a red giant, as the article implies.
2005-04-05 08:14:41 AM  
[image from loveproof.homestead.com too old to be available]
2005-04-05 08:22:59 AM  
To infinity and beyond!

Sooner or later...
2005-04-05 08:47:46 AM  
Read more at Dying stars could make frozen planets habitable.

2005-04-05 08:48:09 AM  
The Selachees will be handling the business end of things.
2005-04-05 08:49:04 AM  
Oh, and don't forget... the spice must FLOW!
2005-04-05 09:00:46 AM  
Get Your Ass to Mars!!

/read the article. still don't care
2005-04-05 09:05:57 AM  
Thoughts of our ultimate survival are apparently too grand for some farkers, who want only for themselves.

/into this stuff
2005-04-05 09:27:36 AM  
Don't spend money on tomorrow's problems, spend it on yesterday's problems! Everyone knows it's politically safer.
2005-04-05 09:29:27 AM  
[image from saltspring.com too old to be available]

Most profitable plant?
oh, fark, didn't rtfa.
2005-04-05 09:58:41 AM  
The point of the article wasn't "Oh NOES! OUr SUN go bOOm!"

The point was that, in our search for extra-terrestrial life, we shouldn't limit our efforts to yellow suns like ours. I mean, Superman came from a planet with a red sun, right?
2005-04-05 10:27:02 AM  
I thought it was the moon - especially since so many idiots are selling acres there....
2005-04-05 10:27:19 AM  
Buy Jupiter!

(thanks, Dr. Asimov)
2005-04-05 10:49:56 AM  
well a bigger sun isn't going to automatically produce a habitable planet, and if it did, it would take just as long as the sun to turn itself into a red giant... meaning somewhere in there, we're going to be terraforming Mars and living there, then terraforming Jupiter's moons (or, if by then we're advanced enough, terraforming Jupiter itself)... and of course, then there's the whole thing of changes in gravity on the human body over thousands of years, which may drastically change us into the "aliens" we like to envision as aliens... unless we do a star trek and build artificial gravity that doesn't involve rotating wheels... in any case, we'd be living in space for most of this time while living off of the planets, so yeah, if we want to find advanced civilizations, look for them in Red Giant systems
2005-04-05 11:09:52 AM  
I have a friend who owns Orion's Belt. No really, he has a dead, notarized and everything. He's a weird kid though. He tells anyone and everyone about. He's been in a couple newspapers and broadcasts too. The best being the one when he said the only reason he did it was to get girls, and tehy aired it. Great television.

/Doubts he has yet to get a girl from it either.
2005-04-05 11:26:28 AM  
Hey, FLA Chickie, I own an acre of the Moon. I bought it for my wife. I'm a romantic idiot. Romantic for trying to give her the Moon, an idiot because she could really care less. The thought counted for about 0.0245036 seconds.
2005-04-05 01:06:54 PM  
Headline sez: "Location, location, location. Real estate agents looking for most marketable planets to sell"

... This is not a new concept, y'know.

[image from upload.wikimedia.org too old to be available]
2005-04-05 01:12:26 PM  
I have a friend who owns Orion's Belt.

Oh, but if you'd only seen what I've seen... Corsair attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion... I watched c-beams...glitter in the dark near Tannhuser Gate.

All those...moments... now lost in time.
2005-04-05 01:23:35 PM  
I've already got my acre of land reserved on Mars. Who's laughing now, biatches?


What's that website, galaxysomething.com where some kook is leasing out property outside of Earth?
2005-04-05 01:32:04 PM  
But sriously wont the Aliens be mad?

Isn't this what we did to the native americans?
2005-04-05 02:05:06 PM  
While the sun is expected to go all red giant on us in 5 billion years, we don't really need to be concerned. After all, the Andromeda galaxy will collide with ours in only 3 billion years, and that's gonna be a show.

/we're gonna need bigger nukes
2005-04-05 11:50:11 PM  
Mostly harmless
Displayed 34 of 34 comments

This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking

On Twitter

Top Commented
Javascript is required to view headlines in widget.
  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.