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    Re: US scientists find potentially habitable planet near Earth

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    Re: US scientists find potentially habitable planet near Earth

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    Every Star in this Universe will die in some manner just like our Sun so simply finding another Planet within the comfort zone of its Sun is not enough.

    The key to the ultimate survival of civilizations is to figure out how to bring energy to planets at a safe distance from their stars.....stars of the type that will not explode into a supernova...

    The key to the ultimate survival of civilizations is to figure out how to creat energy long after all the Stars in the Universe burn out...
    That's all well and good, but what are you going to do in 30 billion years when the heat death of the Universe happens? (universal climate change?...... don't tell the libs, they'll want to start taxing us now!)
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    That's all well and good, but what are you going to do in 30 billion years when the heat death of the Universe happens?
    Continue fossilizing?
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    Re: US scientists find potentially habitable planet near Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Continue fossilizing?
    There is no call for you to start with the insulting "old folks jokes".
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    Re: US scientists find potentially habitable planet near Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    That's all well and good, but what are you going to do in 30 billion years when the heat death of the Universe happens? (universal climate change?...... don't tell the libs, they'll want to start taxing us now!)
    Conservatives will assume that the free market will cut back on entropy all on its own.
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    Conservatives will assume that the free market will cut back on entropy all on its own.
    No......... a conservative would recognize it as a normal condition of nature and not try to make it a political football controllable by increased federal taxes and regulation.

    Oh..... and we wouldn't try to get rich off the hoax either.
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    Re: US scientists find potentially habitable planet near Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    There is no call for you to start with the insulting "old folks jokes".
    I bet that you won't look a day over 29 billion when the universe dies out.
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    Re: US scientists find potentially habitable planet near Earth

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    Oh..... and we wouldn't try to get rich off the hoax either.
    What? You're not capitalists?
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    Re: US scientists find potentially habitable planet near Earth

    Exciting news, but not as exciting when one breaks it all down. 1. 20 LY is very far away, 2. Only one side of the planet faces the Sun, making the other half uninhabitable, 3. The side facing the planet would only have a very small habitable zone as it stretches out across the equatoiral plain, 4. As noted, we don't know anything more than that this plaet appears to be within the habitable zone, relative to our habitable zone, 5. The data on the Sun itself is limited, what we do know is that it is only 33% the size of Sol, and much dimmer, 6. The planet orbits the sun every 37 days or so, 7. No night, 8. The psychological impacts on humans is unknown, 9. The gravity is thought to be close to our own experienced here on Earth.

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    Re: US scientists find potentially habitable planet near Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    2. Only one side of the planet faces the Sun, making the other half uninhabitable
    Actually, boith sides would be uninhaitable. Only the "terminus" (the band that exists between the sun-side and dark-side) would be habitable. Teh side facing the sun would be far too hot, the side facing away would be far too cold.

    3. The side facing the planet would only have a very small habitable zone as it stretches out across the equatoiral plain,
    As pointed out above, the side facing the sun would be uninhabitable even at the equator. I should also note that with a tidally locked planet, the "equator" would be somewhat irrelevent regarding habitability becasue the affects of the equator on climate are dependent on the planet's rotation.

    A tidally locked planet does rotate. It's just that the rotation period is exactly equal to it's orbital period, thus preventing a day/night cycle.

    If it didn't rotate at all, it would have a day/night cycle and that cycle would be equal to the orbital period.

    In a case where there was no rotation, the end result would be that only small sections on the poles would be habitable (think of the arctic and antarctic circles with this).

    Since it is tidally locked, the entire terminus becomes potentially habitable. There would be a ring of habitability that runs perpendicular to the orbital plane.
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