A Second Earth - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
The Lounge General off topic chat.

Reply

Old 10-04-2007, 12:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
This is SPARTA!
 
Kameleon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 5,493
Blog Entries: 4
Kameleon is on another level nowKameleon is on another level nowKameleon is on another level nowKameleon is on another level nowKameleon is on another level nowKameleon is on another level nowKameleon is on another level nowKameleon is on another level nowKameleon is on another level nowKameleon is on another level nowKameleon is on another level now
A Second Earth

Quote:
(Oct. 3) - Astronomers have spotted evidence of a second Earth being built around a distant star 424 light-years away.

Using NASA 's Spitzer Space Telescope, astronomers have spotted a huge belt of warm dust swirling around a young star called HD 113766 that is just slightly larger than our sun. The dust belt, which scientists suspect is clumping together to form planets, is located in the middle of the star system's terrestrial habitable zone where temperatures are moderate enough to sustain liquid water. Scientists estimate there is enough material in the belt to form a Mars-sized world or larger.

At approximately 10 million years old, the star is just the right age for forming rocky planets, the researchers say. Their finding will be detailed in an upcoming issue of Astrophysical Journal.

Source:
Second Earth Possibly?
This seems really interesting, another planet like Earth just without all the industrial and modernized societies. Seems like a great way to start over with a new Earth, compared to this one. Let's face it, we've screwed up this planet beyond repair.
__________________

Kameleon is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old 10-04-2007, 02:40 AM   #2 (permalink)
Middleweight
 
Couchwarrior's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: the couch
Posts: 2,678
Couchwarrior Is Destined For GreatnessCouchwarrior Is Destined For GreatnessCouchwarrior Is Destined For GreatnessCouchwarrior Is Destined For GreatnessCouchwarrior Is Destined For GreatnessCouchwarrior Is Destined For GreatnessCouchwarrior Is Destined For GreatnessCouchwarrior Is Destined For GreatnessCouchwarrior Is Destined For GreatnessCouchwarrior Is Destined For GreatnessCouchwarrior Is Destined For Greatness
Yeah and the time perspective is just right too. If there's nothing but a cloud there right now, the planet will have materialized and cooled down enough right after we have figured out the technology to travel 424 light-years, then built the space ark, and finally made the trip. A billion years or so.
Couchwarrior is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2007, 02:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
GMW
International Stalker
 
GMW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 5,203
Blog Entries: 2
GMW Is Respected By All He CrossesGMW Is Respected By All He CrossesGMW Is Respected By All He CrossesGMW Is Respected By All He CrossesGMW Is Respected By All He CrossesGMW Is Respected By All He CrossesGMW Is Respected By All He CrossesGMW Is Respected By All He CrossesGMW Is Respected By All He CrossesGMW Is Respected By All He CrossesGMW Is Respected By All He Crosses
It'd be really refreshing to destroy two planets =)
400 light years though huh. If we could reach 99.999999999999999% the speed of light would could probably get there in about 1 years time on earth. Not to bad at all.
__________________

Credit to ThaMuffinMan
GMW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2007, 02:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
The Few. The Proud.
 
FightNight's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: BME Iowa
Posts: 1,624
FightNight is a glorious beacon of lightFightNight is a glorious beacon of lightFightNight is a glorious beacon of lightFightNight is a glorious beacon of lightFightNight is a glorious beacon of lightFightNight is a glorious beacon of lightFightNight is a glorious beacon of lightFightNight is a glorious beacon of lightFightNight is a glorious beacon of lightFightNight is a glorious beacon of lightFightNight is a glorious beacon of light
nice find Kameleon...repped....i like reading about this stuff..idk its pretty interesting....however being that far away idk how we would figure out getting there....
__________________
FightNight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2007, 04:03 AM   #5 (permalink)
Light Heavyweight
 
Biowza's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 3,475
Blog Entries: 1
Biowza Is A BallerBiowza Is A BallerBiowza Is A BallerBiowza Is A BallerBiowza Is A BallerBiowza Is A BallerBiowza Is A BallerBiowza Is A BallerBiowza Is A BallerBiowza Is A BallerBiowza Is A Baller
Quote:
Originally Posted by GMW
It'd be really refreshing to destroy two planets =)
400 light years though huh. If we could reach 99.999999999999999% the speed of light would could probably get there in about 1 years time on earth. Not to bad at all.
Well actually, I am pretty sure that 400 light years means that it would take us 400 years if we were to travel at the speed of light (or 99.99999999% close to it). 400 light years = 400 years for the light of that planet to reach us here on earth.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdun11
This is by far the easiest and safest pick of the year in mma.
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdun11
Nog's only chance is one of his miracle submissions, after taking a beating the entire fight.
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdun11
But its not gay if you watch it with a hot chik.
Biowza is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2007, 04:45 AM   #6 (permalink)
GMW
International Stalker
 
GMW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: San Diego
Posts: 5,203
Blog Entries: 2
GMW Is Respected By All He CrossesGMW Is Respected By All He CrossesGMW Is Respected By All He CrossesGMW Is Respected By All He CrossesGMW Is Respected By All He CrossesGMW Is Respected By All He CrossesGMW Is Respected By All He CrossesGMW Is Respected By All He CrossesGMW Is Respected By All He CrossesGMW Is Respected By All He CrossesGMW Is Respected By All He Crosses
Quote:
Originally Posted by Biowza
Well actually, I am pretty sure that 400 light years means that it would take us 400 years if we were to travel at the speed of light (or 99.99999999% close to it). 400 light years = 400 years for the light of that planet to reach us here on earth.
Ill tell you why soon if your ready for some confusing shit >.> (its easy to understand but its like wtf)

Ok, well, back. So as you near the speed of light a couple of things happen. First off, time in a sense slows down. When 10 years pass in a ship moving the speed of light 100 or 1000 pass on earth but they are both completely accurate.

Second, as you near the speed of light distance shrinks. So at a minute fraction of the speed of light that 400 light years is considerably less.
__________________

Credit to ThaMuffinMan
GMW is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums
Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
Powered by vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2009 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios