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22-02-2017, 01:33 PM
RE: 7 Earth-like planets found
How very amazing and frustrating at the same time. Without some unexpected quantum leap in technology, we probably won't know for sure and certainly won't experience the life there if it exists anytime I'm alive. Oh the youthful dreams of hopping into the Millenium Falcon and visiting......

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22-02-2017, 01:41 PM
RE: 7 Earth-like planets found
(22-02-2017 01:26 PM)Popeyes Pappy Wrote:  Engineering the greenhouse gas content to put it where we want it could also be an option.

We can't even do that here

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22-02-2017, 01:49 PM
RE: 7 Earth-like planets found
"Earth-like" suggests the possibility of "Human-like", so I'd stay well the fuck away from them. Drinking Beverage
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22-02-2017, 02:10 PM
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Very cool...

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22-02-2017, 02:21 PM
RE: 7 Earth-like planets found
(22-02-2017 12:40 PM)pablo Wrote:  
(22-02-2017 12:27 PM)Deesse23 Wrote:  They are all tidally locked, so...meh. Undecided

That doesn't help their case, but there could be a thin, livable zone between the day and night sides of the planet where the temperatures aren't too extreme.

Or they could have a moon or moons.

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22-02-2017, 02:40 PM
RE: 7 Earth-like planets found
(22-02-2017 01:41 PM)unfogged Wrote:  
(22-02-2017 01:26 PM)Popeyes Pappy Wrote:  Engineering the greenhouse gas content to put it where we want it could also be an option.

We can't even do that here

Actually we're doing it here now. We're just changing it from what we want to what we don't want.

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22-02-2017, 03:23 PM
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Have they found the Mormons on them yet ?

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22-02-2017, 03:34 PM
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Link from NASA's Exoplanet webpage.

Life is unlikely on any of these planets at this time. Aside from being tidally locked, probably, this is a relatively young system. It's a mere half billion years old. At this point in Earth's history the Late Heavy Bombardment was still underway. Your seven day futurecast for TRAPPIST-1 is "Rocks Fall. Everybody Dies."

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23-02-2017, 04:56 AM
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There is another problem with their sun. Its a tiny, i suppose M-class, dwarf. Those however tend to have huge flares that would grill any life on planets. Those flares can be 10x or 100x stronger than what our G-class sun is capable of.

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23-02-2017, 05:36 AM
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Everyone shhh!

Let me dream of my Ark Ships and crypods! >.<

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