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Newfound "super-Earth"

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posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 04:27 AM
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Originally posted by Osiris1953
reply to post by JOBEone
 


The thought of future generations being born and raised on an alien world is simply a fantastic thought. I love speculating about such things.

My worry is this.... should we really be contaminating the rest of the galaxy with the virus of humanity?


Damn right we should! And any life found should be subjugated and enslaved for the benefit of the Greater Imperialistic Earth on our quest to take over the Multiverse!


I am really excited by all of these discoveries. Kepler has definitely replaced Hubble as my favourite bit of space kit. Well, almost, think i will always have a soft spot for Hubble but what Kepler is achieving in such a short time frame is nothing short of incredible.
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posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 05:51 AM
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Originally posted by ltinycdancerg
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WHAT?!?!

There is ABSOLUTELY NO PRACTICAL APPLICATION/USE for this planet.
At least not with our current technology.
Nor any tech in the foreseeable future.

Beyond that is anyone's guess, but this (your) post is completely irrelevant.


I was just correcting the 95,000 year estimate, using the speed of Voyager 1, that's all. Maybe you missed my first post?



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 07:57 AM
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Originally posted by jazz10
you'll find when the curtain is dropped there just may be a planet sat closer than you think

2nd


I have heard something very similar many years ago, that there is another, very close by, and that there are already settlements by humans there... All hearsay of course...



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 08:04 AM
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Originally posted by 0bserver1
Lets go there, I'm done here...
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You do realise that 1 Light Year is 9,460,730,472,580.8 kilometers

Before we go there everyone here is ''probably'' dead. So don't get over excited.
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posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 08:12 AM
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I liked this bit





"Statistics tell us we shouldn't have found something this quickly this soon unless there's a lot of them out there," Vogt said. "This tells us there must be an awful lot of these planets out there. It was almost too easy to find, and it happened too quickly."





Sooner or later people will slowly wake up i guess,



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 08:12 AM
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More planets almost everyday. Recommend the exo planet app if you have access to it, its a very cool database.

I don't think Human would have much fun exploring this place in person. We would need some kind of powered exoskeleton just to take a stroll and to the natives we would be frail, gossamer creatures, easily snapped in two.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 08:22 AM
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Originally posted by Osiris1953
reply to post by JOBEone
 


The thought of future generations being born and raised on an alien world is simply a fantastic thought. I love speculating about such things.

My worry is this.... should we really be contaminating the rest of the galaxy with the virus of humanity?


Even viruses want to have a future. I think we should go for it. It is our best chance to last long enough to clean up our collective acts....
edit on 2012/2/3 by jroberts227 because: Funny Wording Clarified



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 08:32 AM
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Originally posted by ssupp
our current mainstream technology


That's the key right there, but what about the tech they don't tell us about?



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 08:38 AM
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Sorry, fat people won't be able to go due to the gravity.
Now you have another reason to go on a diet.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 08:43 AM
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I do actually. A lot of you seem to be focusing on the "we cant live there" factor....what about the something could live there. And the speediness of newly discovered planets closer and closer to us. Indeed we would never make it to see this planet unless we find a propulsion system that doesn't solely rely on fossil fuels, even then it would still likely be a generational trip. But the fact that only 2 months ago we found one 600 light years away and now we've found one 20 away that seems to be a great amount of progress VERY quickly and its something to get excited about in my opinion.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 08:45 AM
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This is a large part of the point of the post. The prospect for many more and the speediness of these new discoveries.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 08:46 AM
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TRIPLE SUNS? Oh boy what a strange world. I still need to read the whole article to find out if all three are seen at the same time or not.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 08:48 AM
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Wow nice catch actually, I didn't pick up on that. Sheesh.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 09:04 AM
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Maybe we'll find one even nearer to Earth...if we do, we can use it as a stepping stone (provided we develop the space technology) to get to the farther ones!

But you know what this means. Star Wars is just that much closer!



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 09:23 AM
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Before we go there everyone here is ''probably'' dead. So don't get over excited


Then I turn around and start all over, on the new empty Earth..



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 09:23 AM
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Man... 22 light years away is still a $40 dollar cab ride ($2.50 for the first light year, $1.80 for each remaining)......
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posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 09:25 AM
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Fusion technology will inevitably [be the first step in interstellar travel, because it seems much more feasible than anti-matter atm]

I think fusion is able to get us to 10-12 percent the speed of light, gravitational assist could get that up to 15...and an additional technology could get that up to 20 maybe...

Our first target will definitely be alpha centauri due to how relatively close it is..

if we get anti matter propulsion..than the sky's the limit..



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 09:37 AM
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Originally posted by BRITWARRIOR
I liked this bit





"Statistics tell us we shouldn't have found something this quickly this soon unless there's a lot of them out there," Vogt said. "This tells us there must be an awful lot of these planets out there. It was almost too easy to find, and it happened too quickly."





Sooner or later people will slowly wake up i guess,


I was gonna quote the exact same thing.



posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 09:46 AM
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Originally posted by Osiris1953
reply to post by JOBEone
 

My worry is this.... should we really be contaminating the rest of the galaxy with the virus of humanity?


I agree with you 100% there. I believe if humanity did leave this planet anytime soon, and there are other species out there maybe even watching humanity's progress. I don't think we would really be welcomed with open arm's. One just has to look at what we have done to this planet to understand we shouldn't have the chance to ruin another eco-system anytime soon. When humanity becomes the protectors of this planet not a virus then and only then we should start to look to the stars for exploration. Plus it will take humanity as a whole to accomplish this kind of space travel. A single nation wouldn't have the resources or funds to go to another planet... LoL not in this economy.


Not really on topic but I also believe this is the main cause of why first contact hasn't been made yet. We resemble a virus more than anything in the grand scheme of things. Would you willingly release a deadly virus in your community?

This is promising though to say the least 2 light years isn't all that far away. Not sure it's out of range for a ship with an ion drive. My calculations for a 24 year trip you would have to go roughly 1,000,000,000,000 miles an hour. Seems a little to advanced for us yet but who knows. The important question is... Should we?
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posted on Feb, 3 2012 @ 09:54 AM
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but with the right wormhole . . . . .




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