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Originally posted by redoubt
Originally posted by heineken
can somebody please tell me were i can find my beer?
this aint off topic right..because there is no topic right?
I have a Lazy Magnolia Pecan nut brown ale in the fridge next to the pool table on the back porch.
Help yourself... just leave the empty for later (homebrew) refill
An international team of scientists led by Carnegie’s Guillem Anglada-Escudé and Paul Butler has discovered a potentially habitable super-Earth orbiting a nearby star. The star is a member of a triple star system and has a different makeup than our Sun, being relatively lacking in metallic elements. This discovery demonstrates that habitable planets could form in a greater variety of environments than previously believed.
Their planet-finding technique involved measuring the small wobbles in a star’s orbit in response to a planet’s gravity. Anglada-Escudé and his team focused on an M-class dwarf star called GJ 667C, which is 22 light years away. It is a member of a triple-star system. The other two stars (GJ 667AB) are a pair of orange K dwarfs, with a concentration of heavy elements only 25% that of our Sun’s. Such elements are the building blocks of terrestrial planets so it was thought to be unusual for metal-depleted star systems to have an abundance of low mass planets.
GJ 667C had previously been observed to have a super-Earth (GJ 667Cb) with a period of 7.2 days, although this finding was never published. This orbit is too tight, and thus hot, to support life. The new study started with the aim of obtaining the orbital parameters of this super-Earth.
But in addition to this first candidate, the research team found the clear signal of a new planet (GJ 667Cc) with an orbital period of 28.15 days and a minimum mass of 4.5 times that of Earth. The new planet receives 90% of the light that Earth receives. However, because most of its incoming light is in the infrared, a higher percentage of this incoming energy should be absorbed by the planet. When both these effects are taken into account, the planet is expected to absorb about the same amount of energy from its star that Earth absorbs from the Sun. This would allow surface temperatures similar to Earth and perhaps liquid water, but this extreme cannot be confirmed without further information on the planet’s atmosphere.
“This planet is the new best candidate to support liquid water and, perhaps, life as we know it,” Anglada-Escudé said.
Originally posted by GeeDee
The other recent film like this is called "Another earth" and its really good also, not quite the same as Melancholia but good all the same
and about your son , belive him , because he has the truth mind , the childhood is a source of truth !!! i have twins boys and i like them where are excited about something (is not a bad thing) ..if the story with jesus is real then listen the advise- jesus:" let the kids come to me!" ....maybe he was right maybe not we will see
Sorry, but your OP reminds me too much of my youngest son when he comes bursting in to the house, after running across 2 acres of our land, and is yelling about something that excited him, in between gasps of air. I have to get him to catch his breath and calm down before I can under stand what has him so excited.........