A Picture Captures Planets Waiting to Be Born

  • metta

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    Dec 25, 2014 8:37 AM GMT
    A Picture Captures Planets Waiting to Be Born





    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/18/science/space/a-picture-captures-planets-waiting-to-be-born.html?_r=0
  • Orland23

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    Dec 25, 2014 9:17 AM GMT
    It is amazing that science and technology came so far that we can detect T-Tauri stars and proto-planetary disks with gaps. Along with Kepler telescope we are detecting Earth-size and Super Earths in the universe. We had detected a Super Earth within 13 light years that could be habitable for life.

    The dust cloud and the young star offers a glimpse of our own Solar System and it planets 4.6 billion years ago. I am not sure what Spectral class the star is in but like Earth, in billions of years, a habitable planet could have life and perhaps a complex civilizations, with trillions of stars just in the Virgo Cluster of galaxies, there is likely life or even intelligent beings else.

    Our technology could destroy us (Nuclear Weapons)icon_sad.gif but technology is also good, it just depends on how we use it.
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    Dec 26, 2014 4:21 AM GMT
    metta8 saidA Picture Captures Planets Waiting to Be Born





    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/18/science/space/a-picture-captures-planets-waiting-to-be-born.html?_r=0


    Love It - Birth of Gods

    That's how a God Level was created: the Solar System Astrological Matrix as God.
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    Dec 27, 2014 4:50 AM GMT
    I was hoping for more science and less poetry. Would it kill them to show the actual picture? No, we get a graphics package, New Age score, and a hippie voice over. Oh, plus the volume control didn't work (except to mute it).
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    Dec 27, 2014 5:41 AM GMT
    mickeytopogigio saidI was hoping for more science and less poetry. Would it kill them to show the actual picture? No, we get a graphics package, New Age score, and a hippie voice over. Oh, plus the volume control didn't work (except to mute it).



    Yeah, I'm getting really tired of being talked down to whenever I watch anything related to science. Everything is like it's being geared toward 5 year olds.
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    Dec 27, 2014 1:43 PM GMT
    Radd said


    Yeah, I'm getting really tired of being talked down to whenever I watch anything related to science. Everything is like it's being geared toward 5 year olds.


    Unfortunately, our colleges are producing inmates with the critical thinking abilities of 5 year olds.
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    Dec 27, 2014 4:06 PM GMT
    metta8 saidA Picture Captures Planets Waiting to Be Born





    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/18/science/space/a-picture-captures-planets-waiting-to-be-born.html?_r=0


    Bull shit. It could be a planet that has just been destroyed for all you know. I'll believe it when I see it happen.
  • WillyLong9x5

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    Dec 27, 2014 7:30 PM GMT
    Let's all buy gifts and have a meteor shower.
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    Dec 28, 2014 12:59 AM GMT
    Orland23 saidIt is amazing that science and technology came so far that we can detect T-Tauri stars and proto-planetary disks with gaps. Along with Kepler telescope we are detecting Earth-size and Super Earths in the universe. (A) We had detected a Super Earth within 13 light years that could be habitable for life.
    The dust cloud and the young star offers a glimpse of our own Solar System and it planets 4.6 billion years ago. I am not sure what Spectral class the star is in but like Earth, in billions of years, a habitable planet could have life and perhaps a complex civilizations, with trillions of stars just in the Virgo Cluster of galaxies, there is likely life or even intelligent beings else.
    (B) Our technology could destroy us (Nuclear Weapons)icon_sad.gif but technology is also good, it just depends on how we use it.

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    (A) 13 light years away! ... 13. Calculating it from the source I got that's almost 76.18 TRILLION MILES. Wow... I can't even imagine. Fascinating things out there that we can't even reach in person to discover. Pretty fucking incredible. Love the complexity of our system from the smallest to the largest things in life.

    ANYWAYS...

    (B) True that /: pretty much like everything else we humans create man. So true. Makes us and/or can break us. In an instance or in the long run.
  • EliPena20

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    Dec 28, 2014 6:32 AM GMT
    What is more interesting is the time dilation which is time in accordance to when a location is observed to what is actually happening at this single second at the same location. Because light travels at a certain speed, the photo that you've taken has technically been taken a picture of that locations past, due to the velocity it's going and the time it takes for it to reach earth.