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Originally posted by XphilesPhan
Unfortuneately being 14 times bigger means that the gravity is 14 times more than what we are used to here on earth. It means that we will never be able to inhabit this planet because we will never be able to withstand its gravity.
Originally posted by dirty_underground
Good Find, but not at all likely to be "another Earth." The temp is 1,160F, not to mention 50 light years away (6 trillion miles). What are you thanking our lucky stars for. Sure it is amazing find, but that's about it. We all know we're not the only life out in the universe.....
Originally posted by Rockpuck
The only thing I find interesting about the story is it circles a star the size of our sun in 10 days. I am fascinated by gravity and time.. a planet with that mass moving that fast would have a completely different time speed then our own. 10 days our time might seem like 365 days if your actually on the planet.. but time on earth would continue at the same speed.
I thought of that to, but than it may not be made of the same minerals
as the Earth, which would reduce it's gravitational field some, though
you're correct an unmodified human could not survive above 7 times