The transition method.

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  1. Bro

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    That's how you find a planet light years away. You wait to see if a star dims. When a planet orbits a star and crosses in front of the star it dims. The amount of dimming shows the mass of the planet orbiting the star.

    The transition method is how scientists are looking for earth like planets now. It's fucking awesome.


    The new Kepler telescope out in orbit is currently mapping possible life sustaining planets in our galaxy, The Milky Way.

    http://www.google.com/search?q=kepl...s=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a

    I doubt there is any "significant" life close by but I don't doubt that other life exists in our galaxy.

    And our galaxy is one of billions of galaxies.


    I just blew your mind up.
     
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    I didn't read anything you just posted but I heard on the news there is another earth out there
     
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    "Sort" of earth like. Nothing compares to our earth. They will find nothing that compares to earth near by. BUT... The more they find the more diverse and strange things operate.

    For instance. Our solar system of small planets to big planets is unique. It turns out it's completely random how planets form around a star.


    I just blew your mind up again.
     
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    But it's 6,000,000 light years away from us

    Can we ever get there?
     
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    Yes but it will take us 600 years at the speed of light.
     
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    :hhh:
     
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    What a waste of resources by these scientists. If we ever actually need another life sustaining planet nearby us, God will just make a new one.

    Stupid scientists.
     
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    Speed of light is a couple hundred thousand miles per second and space shuttles can travel almost 20k miles an hour in space


    I don't even want to do the math.

    Technically we don't know if said earth is still there do we? If we're seeing it 600 years ago it could have been destroyed.
     
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    Destroyed.

    :bigcry:
     
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    Is it 600 or 6,000,000? If its only 600, I'm just gonna start walking.
     
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    I have known this for years.
     
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    I invented it. :coffee:

    But yeah, it's common knowledge in my household.
     
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    Can we ban this fuck already? Adds nothing to the board. :facepalm:
     
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    Meh. Schmoopy pretty much does the same shit, he's a fixture here..posting those creepy pics gives tomtom joy...
     
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    glad to see you show your true colors :jj: :bigup:
     
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    :scratch: I'm lost. However, I'm glad that you are glad, and I'm glad that I made you that way. :hat:
     
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    BeetTheBoxer/Schmoopy > tomtom.
     
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    You're the first person she's made glad in her life.