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#1 OFFLINE   uptempobutterslut

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 08:58 PM

Astronomers just announced a breaking discovery that has a monumental impact on life beyond Earth: A planetary system with a number of Earth-sized planets that could host liquid water and, thus, life.
 

AN OCEAN OF WORLDS

 

Today, scientists working with telescopes at the European Southern Observatory and NASA announced a remarkable new discovery: An entire system of Earth-sized planets. If that’s not enough, the team asserts that the density measurements of the planets indicates that the six innermost are Earth-like rocky worlds.

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And that’s just the beginning.

 

Three of the planets lie in the star’s habitable zone. If you aren’t familiar with the term, the habitable zone (also known as the “goldilocks zone”) is the region surrounding a star in which liquid water could theoretically exist. This means that all three of these alien worlds may have entire oceans of water, dramatically increasing the possibility of life. The other planets are less likely to host oceans of water, but the team states that liquid water is still a possibility on each of these worlds.

 

Summing the work, lead author Michaël Gillon notes that this solar system has the largest number of Earth-sized planets yet found and the largest number of worlds that could support liquid water: “This is an amazing planetary system — not only because we have found so many planets, but because they are all surprisingly similar in size to the Earth!”

 

Co-author Amaury Triaud notes that the star in this system is an “ultracool dwarf,” and he clarifies what this means in relation to the planets: “The energy output from dwarf stars like TRAPPIST-1 is much weaker than that of our Sun. Planets would need to be in far closer orbits than we see in the Solar System if there is to be surface water. Fortunately, it seems that this kind of compact configuration is just what we see around TRAPPIST-1.”

 

 

REACHING ANOTHER WORLD

 

The system is just 40 light-years away. On a cosmic scale, that’s right next door. Of course, practically speaking, it would still take us hundreds of millions of years to get there with today’s technology – but again, it is notable in that the find speaks volumes about the potential for life-as-we-know-it beyond Earth.

 

Moreover, the technology of tomorrow could get us to this system a lot faster.

 

These new discoveries ultimately mean that TRAPPIST-1 is of monumental importance for future study. The Hubble Space Telescope is already being used to search for atmospheres around the planets, and Emmanuël Jehin, a scientist who also worked on the research, asserts that future telescopes could allow us to truly see into the heart of this system: “With the upcoming generation of telescopes, such as ESO’s European Extremely Large Telescope and the NASA/ESA/CSA James Webb Space Telescope, we will soon be able to search for water and perhaps even evidence of life on these worlds.”

 

 

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:02 PM

Obviously Lana knew about this already when making her "Love" video. :) Space queen.


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:02 PM

what if one day we went there and it's just the same type of life we have here


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:04 PM

This is so exciting omg!


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:05 PM

So THATS where the Love video was filmed :defeated:
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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:05 PM

COME ON EXOPLANETS

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:07 PM

maybe in that world the only thing that leaks is her lib and aka album instead of new material 


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:08 PM

Lana ha impact.  :defeated:


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:08 PM

i mean exciting sure, but also kinda scary.. who knows what else is out there..
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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:08 PM

what if one day we went there and it's just the same type of life we have here

but it probably wouldnt beeeeee. imagine the weird ass creatures on other planets!!! there are so many weird ones here. i'm sure others have plenty of new creatures that we cant even imagine!!


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:09 PM

Where do I book my ticket?


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:11 PM

what if one day we went there and it's just the same type of life we have here

 

They're all so close together I feel like they host advanced civilizations in contact with each other. And everyone's transplanetary :pray2:


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:12 PM

Maybe some "kids" that work at NASA just all held  their phones up in front of the telescopes and kept playing Love on repeat. 

 

The scientists jumped to conclusions and submitted their report.

 

Was there any mention of a beautiful celestial goddess with daisy hair?


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:14 PM

I just had to think of this movie:


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:16 PM

what if one day we went there and it's just the same type of life we have here

finally more tops


They're all so close together I feel like they host advanced civilizations in contact with each other. And everyone's transplanetary :pray2:

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:16 PM

what if one day we went there and it's just the same type of life we have here

That's highly unlikely but I have read that many scientist believe that "life" can be transported by meteorites,asteroids etc that have hit planets then the fragments flung back into space till it hits another planet/object. So there is a chance however slim but then you have to think about evolution and how it certainly took a different path from us.

 

Imagine if they were humanoid though with an extra eye or something idk That would be amazing...


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:20 PM

what if one day we went there and it's just the same type of life we have here

 

it's likely the biochemistry would be very similar (maybe using modified chemicals such as different amino acids but with the same end functions/end goal) but there is little chance we'd look anything similar to whatever life could be there



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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:20 PM

what if the aliens are hotter than us tho ? :crossed:
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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:20 PM

Imagine if they were humanoid though with an extra eye or something idk That would be amazing...

or an extra penis   :wipe:


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:22 PM

or an extra penis   :wipe:

 

that's already happened on earth :creep:


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