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#1 Andrush

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 05:09 PM

In the constellation of Cygnus

There lurks a mysterious, invisible force

A planet 

That could be another earth!

 

http://www.cnn.com/2...very/index.html

 


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#2 A Rebel and a Runner

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 05:55 PM

All that gravity likely means if life did develop it's all very small.


labente deinde paulatim disciplina velut desidentes primo mores sequatur animo, deinde ut magis magisque lapsi sint, tum ire coeperint praecipites, donec ad haec tempora quibus nec vitia nostra nec remedia pati possumus perventum est.

 

First our declining morals slid, bit by bit, and then our very national spirit.  Then the collapse became greater and greater, and our principles began to go, until at last, it has come to this age, in which we can bear neither our crimes nor the cure for them.

 
 

#3 jeffro

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 06:02 PM

Firing up my Rocinante right now! Hope there's no black hole there. I'll say hi to Apollo and Dionysus if there is.


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#4 A Rebel and a Runner

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 06:08 PM

There is a black hole nearby.

Cygnus is a big constellation, with stars from a pretty broad location.

Cygnus X-1 is (most likely) a black hole. The closest to Earth. In fact, the distance from Earth to Cygnus X-1 is significantly closer (by about 8000 light years)  than the distance to Kepler-452b.


labente deinde paulatim disciplina velut desidentes primo mores sequatur animo, deinde ut magis magisque lapsi sint, tum ire coeperint praecipites, donec ad haec tempora quibus nec vitia nostra nec remedia pati possumus perventum est.

 

First our declining morals slid, bit by bit, and then our very national spirit.  Then the collapse became greater and greater, and our principles began to go, until at last, it has come to this age, in which we can bear neither our crimes nor the cure for them.

 
 

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 06:25 PM

Don't think that's right as I heard in a radio interview about an hour ago that Kepler-452b is about 1400 light years away.


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Posted 23 July 2015 - 06:29 PM

You're right. I misread the number and was off by an order of magnitude.

So this planet is significantly closer than the black hole. About 25% the distance.


labente deinde paulatim disciplina velut desidentes primo mores sequatur animo, deinde ut magis magisque lapsi sint, tum ire coeperint praecipites, donec ad haec tempora quibus nec vitia nostra nec remedia pati possumus perventum est.

 

First our declining morals slid, bit by bit, and then our very national spirit.  Then the collapse became greater and greater, and our principles began to go, until at last, it has come to this age, in which we can bear neither our crimes nor the cure for them.

 
 

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Posted 23 July 2015 - 06:52 PM

Would take the Enterprise NCC-1701 about two months to get there from Earth at Warp 6.


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