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BrokenFiction
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(05-19-2017, 06:19 PM)
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https://www.theguardian.com/science/...P=share_btn_tw

An Earth-sized world that swings around a star in the constellation of Aquarius has become a priority in the search for extraterrestrial life after scientists found that an atmosphere could have enveloped the planet for billions of years.

The planet is one of seven circling a small and feeble star called Trappist-1 which astronomers reported in a wave of excitement in February this year. The rocky world lies in the habitable zone around its parent star, where temperatures should allow for free-running water, but that would count for little if the planet has no atmosphere.

“Since the discovery of the seven planets there has been a great deal of interest in using telescopes such as the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope to determine whether these planets have atmospheres, and if so, what their composition is like,” said Manasvi Lingam at Harvard University. “It is fair to say that the presence of an atmosphere is perceived as one of the requirements for the habitability of a planet.”



I for one, etc, etc.
Hasphat'sAnts
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(05-19-2017, 06:27 PM)
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geomon
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(05-19-2017, 06:32 PM)
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How soon can we send an invasion force?
Wyndstryker
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(05-19-2017, 06:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by geomon

How soon can we send an invasion force?

How can we be certain they didn't send the invasion force first?
OldRoutes
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(05-19-2017, 06:34 PM)
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This is seriously interesting, though...
torre_avenue
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(05-19-2017, 06:35 PM)
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Now we know where Lil Uzi Vert came from.
Stinkles
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(05-19-2017, 06:36 PM)
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What a time to be alive. (but seriously)
enewtabie
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(05-19-2017, 06:39 PM)
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E sorta favor Earth...hmm Earth 2?
Instro
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(05-19-2017, 06:39 PM)
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40 light years away though :(.
Trouble
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(05-19-2017, 06:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by OldRoutes



This is seriously interesting, though...

I would like to know more.

Originally Posted by Instro

40 light years away though :(.

Fun fact: Because of time dilation a trip to Trappist-1 at a constant 1g of acceleration would take something like 7 years of subjective ship-board time. Meanwhile 40+ years would have passed on earth.
Last edited by Trouble; 05-19-2017 at 06:44 PM.
Insane Metal
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(05-19-2017, 06:40 PM)
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I thought they confirmed an atmosphere. :/

Anyway I can't wait for the JWST to be launched.
TangoAlphaLima
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(05-19-2017, 06:41 PM)
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In before... ah, screw it, I'll just do it myself...

Octavianus
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Originally Posted by Insane Metal

I thought they confirmed an atmosphere. :/

Anyway I can't wait for the JWST to be launched.

Yeah, title kinda implied that they did and then....
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Kieli
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Wow, that title is even worse than clickbait because it's deliberately misleading. At least with clickbait, you won't know what you're missing out on or what you won't believe until you click on it.
UCBooties
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(05-19-2017, 06:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Trouble

Fun fact: Because of time dilation a trip to Trappist-1 at a constant 1g of acceleration would take something like 7 years of subjective ship-board time. Meanwhile 40+ years would have passed on earth.

Wouldn't it take longer because you'd have to start decelerating halfway through the trip?
Chris R
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I'll be so very sad if the JWST doesn't get to it's deployment spot and properly deploy :(

Originally Posted by UCBooties

Wouldn't it take longer because you'd have to start decelerating halfway through the trip?

The 7.3 year value includes this
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Indrid Cold1
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(05-19-2017, 06:53 PM)
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Come on with the title dude
cdyhybrid
(05-19-2017, 06:53 PM)
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Let's send a ship there.

We can call it Prometheus.
RustyNails
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(05-19-2017, 06:54 PM)
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I wonder what Trump's statement will be like once we find life on another planet.
Maintenance
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(05-19-2017, 06:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by enewtabie

E sorta favor Earth...hmm Earth 2?

Earth Two or Earth 616 will be fine.
Randolph Freelander
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Originally Posted by Indrid Cold1

Come on with the title dude

title is straight from the article
Trouble
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(05-19-2017, 06:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by UCBooties

Wouldn't it take longer because you'd have to start decelerating halfway through the trip?

I believe the 7 years includes deceleration for the second half of the trip. I just read that from people smarter than me on the internet, though.

E: Here's a nice graphic from Wikipedia. Trappist-1 falls between Arcturus and Aldebaran.



The article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_...t_acceleration
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G.ZZZ
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A model proving that there CAN be atmosphere around such a planet is a completely different thing from actually observing said atmosphere, come on dude. We'll need 2 to 3 years AT THE LEAST to actually observe the presence of an atmosphere.
UCBooties
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(05-20-2017, 04:44 AM)
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Originally Posted by Chris R

I'll be so very sad if the JWST doesn't get to it's deployment spot and properly deploy :(



The 7.3 year value includes this

Originally Posted by Trouble

I believe the 7 years includes deceleration for the second half of the trip. I just read that from people smarter than me on the internet, though.

E: Here's a nice graphic from Wikipedia. Trappist-1 falls between Arcturus and Aldebaran.



The article: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_...t_acceleration

Cool, thank you for the clarification.
Sub Boss
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(05-20-2017, 05:24 AM)
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We are alone
Rentahamster
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(05-20-2017, 05:25 AM)
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Fire up the generation ships!
Drazgul
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(05-20-2017, 05:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sub Boss

We are alone

Try tinder.
SwiftDeath
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(05-20-2017, 05:47 AM)
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First image from the James Webb Space Telescope

Sub Boss
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Originally Posted by Drazgul

Try tinder.

maybe one day
God Dayumm
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(05-20-2017, 05:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wyndstryker

How can we be certain they didn't send the invasion force first?

Let's meet halfway ^_^
hateradio
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(05-20-2017, 05:52 AM)
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Of course Aquarious would bring in the Trapp-iest planets with all that life, yo
GodParticle
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(05-20-2017, 06:08 AM)
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Oops, wrong thread rofl
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Stinkles
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(05-20-2017, 06:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by GodParticle

Well, I got my first hate match where a dude goes off yelling about my dr. fate. I wasn't even being zoney with him. After that, I teabagged and sat in the corner and put a wall of projectiles up heh

There is so much crap where I have no idea if it hits high or low because it animates so fast

What the dickens...
Einchy
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(05-20-2017, 06:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by Stinkles

What the dickens...

That's a post from that world.
Sheroking
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(05-20-2017, 06:16 AM)
Always love these stories!

Hope we find something cool in my lifetime.

Originally Posted by Stinkles

What the dickens...

The Trappiseans might also play Injustice 2.

Probably a bunch of fucking Deadshot players.
Razgriz-Specter
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(05-20-2017, 06:23 AM)
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Originally Posted by Trouble

Fun fact: Because of time dilation a trip to Trappist-1 at a constant 1g of acceleration would take something like 7 years of subjective ship-board time. Meanwhile 40+ years would have passed on earth.

Honestly makes it worse,
It could be a feasible trip but without FTL...
Blizzard
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Originally Posted by Razgriz-Specter

Honestly makes it worse,
It could be a feasible trip but without FTL...

I feel like there has been at least one horror book or movie like this, where a really slow expedition is sent. Then, years later, a faster ship is sent.

Eventually the original ship is close to arriving, but the faster ships discovered some horrible evil at the destination, and/or the origin world has been destroyed, and/or any manner of other horror has happened.
GodParticle
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Originally Posted by Stinkles

What the dickens...

Damnit, edit too slow >_<
Toa TAK
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Originally Posted by cdyhybrid

Let's send a ship there.

We can call it Prometheus.

Already off to a bad start.
lastplayed
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(05-20-2017, 07:14 AM)
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“Since the discovery of the seven planets there has been a great deal of interest in using telescopes such as the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope to determine whether these planets have atmospheres, and if so, what their composition is like,” said Manasvi Lingam at Harvard University. “It is fair to say that the presence of an atmosphere is perceived as one of the requirements for the habitability of a planet.”

Sixty Symbols recently uploaded a video on the JWST. It sounds like a massive technical challenge.
Brashnir
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(05-20-2017, 07:18 AM)
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Originally Posted by Wyndstryker

How can we be certain they didn't send the invasion force first?

Carlin said it best.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3hcWWTF8WUw
TCRS
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there must be millions of planets with atmospheres. the probability of only one planet with atmosphere (ie our earth) in the entire universe must be tending towards zero. so there's probably aliens buzzing around everywhere.

Originally Posted by TCRS

there must be millions of planets with atmospheres. the probability of only one planet with atmosphere (ie our earth) in the entire universe must be tending towards zero. so there's probably aliens buzzing around everywhere.

And they are all trapped into their solar systems.
lastplayed
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(05-20-2017, 07:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by TCRS

there must be millions of planets with atmospheres. the probability of only one planet with atmosphere (ie our earth) in the entire universe must be tending towards zero. so there's probably aliens buzzing around everywhere.

Yeah there's a few in our own system. Mars, Venus, Jupiter etc.
E-phonk
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(05-20-2017, 07:33 AM)
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I love that the first alien life could come from a stellar system named after beer.
Concept17
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(05-20-2017, 07:38 AM)
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That telescope can't come soon enough.
parmanu
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Originally Posted by TCRS

there must be millions of planets with atmospheres. the probability of only one planet with atmosphere (ie our earth) in the entire universe must be tending towards zero. so there's probably aliens buzzing around everywhere.

The problem is that visible universe is so unimaginably vast that with current technology it is almost impossible to detect any such worlds even if they are in our neighborhood.
Joni
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Of course. We created high expectations by naming the planets after the best type of beer. This would be the one to deliver.
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