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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.



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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.



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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.



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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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