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Originally posted by ButterCookie
reply to post by XRaDiiX
Our only hope of colonizing around another star is to travel by wormhole.
You are correct, that if travel at light speed, then we would not age aboard the ship.
Originally posted by caf1550
reply to post by ButterCookie
i get what you are trying to say and i do agree that there will be life found in very hospitable envirorments
but saying this believe that mercury is to hot/close to the sun/baren to habor any life, and both neptune and jupiter have to much pressure in there atmosphere that i don't believe life could flourish
i could be proven wrong one day, lets hope i am because that would be awesome but i feel there are just some enviroments that life cannot flourish under
Originally posted by Illustronic
This is an interesting thread and I can't wait until I have time to examine. (I browse while I work on projects but this thread has too much for me to browse and comment on tonight).
I will toss one thing in I'm not sure is covered in a class G star, is that its believed our sun is a 3rd generation star, which means it was formed from a gas nebula from a second generation star that exploded, formed from a first generation star that exploded, which gives the longer lives of the 3rd generation stars to fuse heavier elements, that are the bases of life as we know. (I can link references when I have time based on known detection of stelar elemental makeups).
Quickly let me explain, early stars, closer to the Big Bang (are believed–so lets just go with that for now regardless of other theories) were highly hydrogen masses, with shorter lives, that began the process of fusing heavier elements with their mass, like helium, lithium, to oxygen, carbon, and on up to iron and such, but couldn't form such heavy elements as first generation stars, they collapsed and exploded which did cause heavier fusion during those violent energies.
The gas nebulas of first generation stars more quickly formed 2nd generation stars from more elements, and so on until the 3rd generation star's accretion was working with heavier 'star dust' to not only stimulate more fusion, but to supply more fuel to sustain the life span of a star which planets need to evolve higher forms of life, and stabilize the nuclear fusion versus gravity in large stars of opposing energies. Life is everywhere, it all comes from star dust but not just hydrogen as in the early chaotic universe, our life requires over 4 billion years of evolution of heavier elements in the so called 'Goldilocks Zone' of a solar system of a stabler star than were present closer to the initial cooling of the Universe from a hot chaotic soup. The cooling facilitated atoms to form.
Does that make any sense so far, I have to get back to work and use the lavatory.
OK excuse me, but what I'm not so eloquently trying to say is that the 3rd generation star takes a long time of what we believe to be the existence of this universe to arrive that we/our life could be near the beginning of what life spans of stars allow for intelligent life to evolve, or at least close to the time necessary for the processes to evolve. Furthermore, it is not to say another 3rd generation star system isn't say a million years our senior, or more. Here on earth a billion years ago a simple earthworm was the top of the food chain, so in astronomical terms, the possibility of more evolved intelligent life follows some logic of scientific theory. Well that is my 'theory so far, until I learn more about things.
Hope this thread is alive and well over the weekend.