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Originally posted by OperationLovestrike
Originally posted by havok
My thoughts? I am taking this into a new direction.
After many more "discoveries" and articles from these scientists...
A perceived threat will come from the skies in the form of "extra-terrestrials".
Just like the plan I read about years ago...
It will be the largest threat to ever hit modern civilization.
Global chaos will ensue.
But will it be real?
What will happen, you ask?
Everything from nationwide riots, to modern warfare.
The television will be it's greatest ally.
Striking fear into households daily.
Fear drives this nation to consume.
It will also drive it to accept whats coming.
(You wanted my thoughts. That's exactly what came to mind)
I'm thinking the exact same thing! When this happens I will calmly tell everyone I know not to worry and that it's a hoax lol.
Originally posted by mjbuu
nice how long would it take to get there though
Originally posted by jonnywhite
reply to post by Midnight4444
Somebody made a comment about it being 1930 light-years away in an exoplanet app. But after googling for several minutes was unable to find a definite name of the host star.
I did find that it's:
1) G-type star
2) Slightly coolor than our star
Maybe they'll name the host star and give the distance soon.
Also.... this is an unconfirmed candidate. It's not certain yet that it's accurate.edit on 10-1-2013 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by tgalahan2
This will serve to do nothing else but to challenge people's faiths, in Jesus.
Originally posted by Izak4K
Almost 140 flags for nothing? What is wrong with you. You dont even know what planets and stars are.
Originally posted by Phage
reply to post by angryhulk
Please correct me if I'm wrong as I am not an 'expert' on this subject, but I believe that professionals can now determine the atmospheric condition, interior composition, accelleration of gravity and biosignatures of exoplanets.
Ok. You are wrong.
The only thing that can be determined about small rocky planets is their size (mass actually) and their distance from their star.
edit on 1/10/2013 by Phage because: (no reason given)
Density and Bulk Composition
If a planet is detectable by both the radial-velocity and the transit methods, then both its true mass and its radius can be found. The planet's density can then be calculated. Planets with low density are inferred to be composed mainly of hydrogen and helium, while planets of intermediate density are inferred to have water as a major constituent. A planet of high density is believed to be rocky, like Earth and the other terrestrial planets of the Solar System.
Spectroscopic measurements can be used to study a transiting planet's atmospheric composition. Water vapor, sodium vapor, methane, and carbon dioxide have been detected in the atmospheres of various exoplanets in this way.
Another line of information about exoplanetary atmospheres comes from observations of orbital phase functions. Extrasolar planets have phases similar to the phases of the Moon. By observing the exact variation of brightness with phase, astronomers can calculate particle sizes in the atmospheres of planets.
Stellar light is polarized by atmospheric molecules; this could be detected with a polarimeter. So far, one planet has been studied by polarimetry.
One can estimate the temperature of an exoplanet based on the intensity of the light it receives from its parent star. For example, the planet OGLE-2005-BLG-390Lb is estimated to have a surface temperature of roughly −220 °C (50 K).