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NASA & Industrial Light & Magic Rep & SETI Rep to Announce Kepler Discovery at Media Briefing ?

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posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 12:54 PM
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you are using this one ?
www.nasa.gov...




posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 01:00 PM
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its starting in less then 2 minutes. so people tune in if you wanne know whats it about.



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 01:00 PM
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ahhh if you goto ustream, much higher defination than on nasa site



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 01:01 PM
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Starting now...excited, but also prepared for dissapointment haha



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 01:02 PM
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This is what it is? Real-life 'Star Wars' planet seen

Again...disappointing. No wonder they had Lucasfilm involved. They wanted to use the 'Star Wars' name. Is this what my tax dollars pay for? GTFO.
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posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 01:03 PM
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Its on now!!!!

I know I will be disappointed, but still watching!



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 01:03 PM
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doyle (SETI) is the lead author of the paper in question!



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 01:04 PM
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16 B - dammit where are my aliens?



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 01:05 PM
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A BINARY planet.. really ts a flop announcement
2nd Line Hahahaha



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 01:05 PM
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Meh.

Meh again.



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 01:05 PM
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oh dear...talk about clutching at straws!! no incredibly exciting



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 01:05 PM
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A planet with two suns. Woohoo!



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 01:06 PM
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A planet with no life. Again I am disappointed that my tax money pays for hypes like this. I am sick of getting excited for press conferences that just turn out to be something they spent a lot of money on for an announcement that is not really important.



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 01:06 PM
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Freakin' YAWWWWWWNNNNNNNN.



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 01:06 PM
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On second thought - why is SETI there?

And what is the paper that was published today?



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 01:07 PM
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What more could we expect from a government ran department.



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 01:08 PM
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Can somebody post a summary?, not enough bandwidth to follow the video myself.

Curious but not too exited.

EDIT: ok, i get the gist. zzzzz
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posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 01:08 PM
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posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 01:08 PM
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So this big announcement is to say they've found a planet like Tatooine as seen in Star Wars. Oh well back to the football.



posted on Sep, 15 2011 @ 01:09 PM
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Kepler-16: A Transiting Circumbinary Planet

Science 16 September 2011:
Vol. 333 no. 6049 pp. 1602-1606
DOI: 10.1126/science.1210923


www.sciencemag.org/content/333/6049/1602.abstract


Abstract

We report the detection of a planet whose orbit surrounds a pair of low-mass stars. Data from the Kepler spacecraft reveal transits of the planet across both stars, in addition to the mutual eclipses of the stars, giving precise constraints on the absolute dimensions of all three bodies. The planet is comparable to Saturn in mass and size and is on a nearly circular 229-day orbit around its two parent stars. The eclipsing stars are 20 and 69% as massive as the Sun and have an eccentric 41-day orbit. The motions of all three bodies are confined to within 0.5° of a single plane, suggesting that the planet formed within a circumbinary disk.




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