Science - strawberry float YEAH

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by Hexx » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:11 pm

You refrigerate your bum?
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by Ad7 » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:12 pm

I thought everyone did.
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by Alvin Flummux » Tue Feb 21, 2017 12:14 pm

That's why bums go to Iceland.
Jupiter is in your sun sign this week, making it pretty crowded in there, what with Jupiter being the largest of the planets and all.
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by Oblomov Boblomov » Tue Feb 21, 2017 2:28 pm

NASA with another announcement of an announcement

Strap yourselves in. When you get back from work tomorrow you might find out that aliens are coming to save us from Donald Trump and Brexit!
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by Peter Crisp » Tue Feb 21, 2017 3:16 pm

I think you'll find the aliens are only interested in us now we have super slippery bottle technology much in the same way that the Vulcans only became interested in Humans after the first warp flight in Star Trek: First Contact.
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by Meep » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:58 pm

Oblomov Boblomov wrote:NASA with another announcement of an announcement

Strap yourselves in. When you get back from work tomorrow you might find out that aliens are coming to save us from Donald Trump and Brexit!

Or maybe they have invented a computer that is so good modelling outcomes it makes elected representatives redundant and they will just run things from now on.

Einstein said we could not solve the world's problems using the same level of intelligence that created them so this means we really need some post-human AI urgently. Our species is clearly too dumb to govern itself.
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by Oblomov Boblomov » Tue Feb 21, 2017 9:44 pm

Meep wrote:
Oblomov Boblomov wrote:NASA with another announcement of an announcement

Strap yourselves in. When you get back from work tomorrow you might find out that aliens are coming to save us from Donald Trump and Brexit!

Or maybe they have invented a computer that is so good modelling outcomes it makes elected representatives redundant and they will just run things from now on.

Einstein said we could not solve the world's problems using the same level of intelligence that created them so this means we really need some post-human AI urgently. Our species is clearly too dumb to govern itself.

As long as the outcome wasn't 'humans are irrevocably too stupid to do anything other than be made extinct' I would definitely be up for that.
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by Saint of Killers » Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:07 pm

Announcement was...

Thrilling discovery of seven Earth-sized planets orbiting nearby star

Exoplanets found orbiting Trappist-1 raise hope that the hunt for alien life beyond the solar system can start much sooner than previously thought

https://www.theguardian.com/science/201 ... ist-1-star





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by Xeno » Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:10 pm

Just watching the stream and the NASA interviewer is tiny.

ESA take on Trappist.

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PostRe: Science - strawberry float YEAH
by Meep » Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:42 pm

Nasa have just published a new picture of the ultracool dwarf star.

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:09 pm

They hope to find out if there's life there within the next decade.

When (if) life is discovered anywhere it will feel like such a huge letdown. I know that even finding the most basic microbe will be technically a monumental occasion, possibly the greatest discovery mankind will ever make. But let's face it, if they're not little green men with magic alien powers and technology thousands of years more advanced than ours, it'll actually be a bit rubbish.
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by Meep » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:33 pm

If there are any alien civilisations that have evolved on these worlds they are lucky mummy strawberry floaters. Three (potentially) golden worlds in one system is like winning the lottery ten times in a row.
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by Alvin Flummux » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:43 pm

Three of the worlds are in the star's Goldilocks Zone. Holy gooseberry fool. We need to get the strawberry float over there. This is amazing.
Jupiter is in your sun sign this week, making it pretty crowded in there, what with Jupiter being the largest of the planets and all.
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by Karl » Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:56 pm

And only 40 light years away -- right next to us in cosmic terms. :mrgreen:
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by Xeno » Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:42 pm

The chance is infinitesimally small but if there was life of a similar level to us think of the possibilities, 80 years for a chat. Within the a single lifetime we could send a message and possibly receive a reply. Yes 80 years is a long time but the possibility of receiving extra solar dank memes.
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by 1cmanny1 » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:26 am

Xeno wrote:The chance is infinitesimally small but if there was life of a similar level to us think of the possibilities, 80 years for a chat. Within the a single lifetime we could send a message and possibly receive a reply. Yes 80 years is a long time but the possibility of receiving extra solar dank memes.


Isn't 40 light years thousands of years?
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by Oblomov Boblomov » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:37 am

1cmanny1 wrote:
Xeno wrote:The chance is infinitesimally small but if there was life of a similar level to us think of the possibilities, 80 years for a chat. Within the a single lifetime we could send a message and possibly receive a reply. Yes 80 years is a long time but the possibility of receiving extra solar dank memes.


Isn't 40 light years thousands of years?

A light year is not a measure of time but a measure of distance (how far light can travel in a year).
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by Moggy » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:40 am

1cmanny1 wrote:
Xeno wrote:The chance is infinitesimally small but if there was life of a similar level to us think of the possibilities, 80 years for a chat. Within the a single lifetime we could send a message and possibly receive a reply. Yes 80 years is a long time but the possibility of receiving extra solar dank memes.


Isn't 40 light years thousands of years?


A light year is the distance that light travels in one year.

If we are communicating at light speed, then it would take 40 years for our signal to reach them and another 40 years for us to receive their reply.

With current technology (of course we might invent faster ships if we were actually going to do it!) it would take us around 30,000 years to physically travel one light year, so for us to reach them to shake hands we would be looking at 1,200,000 years. Which is the same age as your mum.
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by Gandalf » Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:51 am

Moggy wrote:
1cmanny1 wrote:
Xeno wrote:The chance is infinitesimally small but if there was life of a similar level to us think of the possibilities, 80 years for a chat. Within the a single lifetime we could send a message and possibly receive a reply. Yes 80 years is a long time but the possibility of receiving extra solar dank memes.


Isn't 40 light years thousands of years?


A light year is the distance that light travels in one year.

If we are communicating at light speed, then it would take 40 years for our signal to reach them and another 40 years for us to receive their reply.

With current technology (of course we might invent faster ships if we were actually going to do it!) it would take us around 30,000 years to physically travel one light year, so for us to reach them to shake hands we would be looking at 1,200,000 years. Which is the same age as your mum.


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