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    Earth-like planet discovered

    http://www.zeenews.com/articles.asp?...sid=27&sid=ENV


    Now all we need is to be able to travel at the speed of light and we could see what's up in 20 short years. Still a pretty exciting discovery if you are into that sort of thing.

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    Re: Earth-like planet discovered

    Road trip?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rotnoid View Post
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    Bud will want to have Opening Day there within the next three years.

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    Wonder if it is PC to use more than one square of TP per *visit* there?
    Will trade this space for a #1 starter.

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    Re: Earth-like planet discovered

    Al Gore invented it.
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    Re: Earth-like planet discovered

    Algore says we'll all have to move there in 10 years.


    “Liquid water is critical to life as we know it and because of its temperature and relative proximity, this planet will most probably be a very important target of the future space missions dedicated to the search for extra-terrestrial life. On the treasure map of the Universe, one would be tempted to mark this planet with an X,” added Xavier Delfosse, a member of the team from Grenoble University, France.
    Oh, sure, Xavier. Why not mark it with a Y or even a Z? Huh...huh?
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    Re: Earth-like planet discovered

    so, for you DC fans does that make us Earth-1 or Earth-2??

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    Now that we've found them, I wonder if they've found us yet...

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    Re: Earth-like planet discovered

    Stupid question (I'd make it poll, but I don't feel like starting a new thread):

    The only way anyone ever sets eyes on this planet is if scientists figure out some form of faster-than-light (or light-speed) propulsion or method of travel.

    Will mankind ever achieve the ability to travel faster than the speed of light? If you think so, do you think soon (say, within 100 years) or far off in the future?
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    Re: Earth-like planet discovered

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    Stupid question (I'd make it poll, but I don't feel like starting a new thread):

    The only way anyone ever sets eyes on this planet is if scientists figure out some form of faster-than-light (or light-speed) propulsion or method of travel.

    Will mankind ever achieve the ability to travel faster than the speed of light? If you think so, do you think soon (say, within 100 years) or far off in the future?
    Its just a matter of time, they do have it on the Melinium Falcon.
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    Re: Earth-like planet discovered

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    Stupid question (I'd make it poll, but I don't feel like starting a new thread):

    The only way anyone ever sets eyes on this planet is if scientists figure out some form of faster-than-light (or light-speed) propulsion or method of travel.

    Will mankind ever achieve the ability to travel faster than the speed of light? If you think so, do you think soon (say, within 100 years) or far off in the future?
    Time travel and faster than light travel are joined at the physics hip. Current theory hypothesizes that worm holes can be used to do both. Implementation is an exercise left up to the student

    But a lot of very hairy and bleeding-edge math and physics are being argued by guys like Stephen Hawking as to whether or not this is even within light years of being theoretically possible.

    I like to keep up on this stuff (and things like string theory) just to satisfy a base curiousness but I barely understand it on a very cursory level and have a very amateur knowledge of it.

    Whether or not it's even possible will maybe be deduced in 25-50 years. I'd give it actually happening a 50-50 shot in the next 100 years. The problem is, the more we find out, the more we understand we really don't know anything.

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    Re: Earth-like planet discovered

    Quote Originally Posted by Caveat Emperor View Post
    Stupid question (I'd make it poll, but I don't feel like starting a new thread):

    The only way anyone ever sets eyes on this planet is if scientists figure out some form of faster-than-light (or light-speed) propulsion or method of travel.

    Will mankind ever achieve the ability to travel faster than the speed of light? If you think so, do you think soon (say, within 100 years) or far off in the future?
    The Wikipedia entry on FTL Travel is pretty pessimistic about the idea.

    It's a fairly easy read, BTW.
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    Re: Earth-like planet discovered

    I don't know much on the theoretical end, but if you just consider the things we have today that would not have been thought possible 100 years ago, it boggles the mind to try to envision the advances 100 years in the future. Who knows?

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    Re: Earth-like planet discovered

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Footstool View Post
    The Wikipedia entry on FTL Travel is pretty pessimistic about the idea.

    It's a fairly easy read, BTW.
    So is NASA's take on it.

    http://www.nasa.gov/centers/glenn/re.../warpstat.html
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