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Kepler-22 / Kepler-22b thread.
« on: December 08, 2011, 10:06:19 PM »
This is a thread for any other spacefags out there, I might be the only one, but fuck it.

On December 5th, 2011, NASA's Keplar telescope/satellite discovered a planet in a solar system that has a star similar to our own.  A twin star to the Sun, as they call it.

This planet is 2.4 times the size of earth, it has an atmosphere, it has rock and water on it's surface, it has a 290 day year, and today it's temperature was 72 degree Fahrenheit.  The perfect requirements for single celled organisms to flourish.

At our current state of technology, it would take approximately 22 million years to arrive there, traveling at 196 billion miles a second.

This is pretty awesome, in my opinion.  Something along the lines of Pandorum comes to mind

Post your thoughts/ideas/theories/whatever.

Or don't post at all, just read it.

EDIT: Does this prove all religion wrong?



« Last Edit: December 08, 2011, 10:10:31 PM by Ryan_S »

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Re: Kepler-22 / Kepler-22b thread.
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2011, 11:52:09 PM »
Wish they could find a way to get there in my life time. D:

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Re: Kepler-22 / Kepler-22b thread.
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2011, 12:26:01 AM »
Wish they could find a way to get there in my life time. D:

I was thinking the same thing, but given our technological advance rate, the human race has probably increased the technology we have by 1000% in the past 200 years.  By the year 2020, I wouldn't be surprised if we have commercial space travel to malls on the moon, or something to that extent.  Think about if humans find a way to harness black holes, or even better yet, hyper speed.  We could literally take 99.9999% of the travel time off, making the trip in only 1.2 years.  Wrap your mind around that.  We could, possibly, be visiting a new planet and starting a new civilization on other worlds, given that the planet isn't inhabited already.

This is all hypothetical, of course.

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Re: Kepler-22 / Kepler-22b thread.
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2011, 12:35:06 AM »
Yeah I hope they find a way to like teleport through wormholes or something. It would take 600 years to reach that planet at the speed of light, kinda makes me hope our laws of physics are wrong lol.

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Re: Kepler-22 / Kepler-22b thread.
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2011, 01:07:28 AM »
I think the laws of physics are subject to change, new discoveries are made every day, and who knows, maybe soon we'll figure out how to create a two-way portal... now the only problem is getting the other end to the planet haha.
Are laws only apply to what we know, and I think we've only began to barely even scratch the mysteries of our dimension.

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Re: Kepler-22 / Kepler-22b thread.
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2011, 04:27:21 PM »
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At our current state of technology, it would take approximately 22 million years to arrive there, traveling at 196 billion miles a second.

That's so fucking mind boggling. This is why I will always love reading about space shit. We're all so damn tiny, and yet we all think that we really matter in the grand scheme of things.
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Re: Kepler-22 / Kepler-22b thread.
« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2011, 04:46:18 PM »
That's so fucking mind boggling. This is why I will always love reading about space shit. We're all so damn tiny, and yet we all think that we really matter in the grand scheme of things.
I feel like whenever I realize this, that I really want to do something with my life, instead of just going to school and becoming whatever I choose to do.  I want to be an Astronaut, lol.

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Re: Kepler-22 / Kepler-22b thread.
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2011, 09:42:12 AM »
I read somewhere, if we were travelling at the speed of light, it would only take about 22 years to get to the planet for the people on board the spaceshuttle, but for the people on earth, it would seem like it took 600 years or whatever..

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Re: Kepler-22 / Kepler-22b thread.
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2011, 04:11:08 PM »
The speed of light is tricky; the higher the speed, the more energy required. And one of the main problems with our current method of propulsion, (essentially just blowing stuff up and riding it) is we simply do not have the means energy-wise to create anything anywhere near strong enough to get even to Mars in a decent amount of time and back. That isn't what's going to be what gets us there.

But, there are brighter minds than mine out there, who knows what we might see in our lifetimes?  \ \
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Re: Kepler-22 / Kepler-22b thread.
« Reply #10 on: December 10, 2011, 05:07:06 PM »


Made you guys an MS Paint chart;

Basically, if humans can figure out how to create, and harness the energy of a black hole, it would cut down our travel time 99.9999%.

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Re: Kepler-22 / Kepler-22b thread.
« Reply #11 on: December 10, 2011, 07:49:39 PM »
What happens if the wormhole closes before you reach point B?
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Re: Kepler-22 / Kepler-22b thread.
« Reply #12 on: December 10, 2011, 07:58:07 PM »
What happens if the wormhole closes before you reach point B?
I think time ceases to exist inside of a worm hole, so it may seem as if it's taking a year to get there, but you arrive there at the exact same time you entered the hole.  I think it has a lot to do with paradoxes and shit.  But then again, humans have a very specific set of laws for physics and time, there is still a lot for humans to discover and understand and a lot of laws will probably change in the near future that will ultimately explain faster-than-light and portal travel.

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Re: Kepler-22 / Kepler-22b thread.
« Reply #13 on: December 10, 2011, 08:57:20 PM »
Event Horizon was a great movie, Ryan.

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Re: Kepler-22 / Kepler-22b thread.
« Reply #14 on: December 10, 2011, 09:03:30 PM »
Event Horizon was a great movie, Ryan.
It was essentially right \

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Re: Kepler-22 / Kepler-22b thread.
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2011, 11:01:39 PM »
Sounds good, when do we leave?
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Re: Kepler-22 / Kepler-22b thread.
« Reply #16 on: December 11, 2011, 12:16:25 AM »
Sounds good, when do we leave?
Probably in 20 + years or so, you should probably start conditioning your body to withstand the forces of a black hole, expansion and compaction all at once, and stuff.

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Re: Kepler-22 / Kepler-22b thread.
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2011, 05:41:26 AM »
Is the conditioning similar to the gif in your sig?
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Re: Kepler-22 / Kepler-22b thread.
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2011, 06:05:41 AM »
Is the conditioning similar to the gif in your sig?
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Re: Kepler-22 / Kepler-22b thread.
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2011, 09:33:46 PM »
A black hole is mass so dense that not even light can escape it's pull. Basically, if you went past the Schwarzschild radius, you'd be sucked towards in and die a most painful death.
What the fuck happened?

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Re: Kepler-22 / Kepler-22b thread.
« Reply #20 on: December 13, 2011, 12:03:58 PM »
Aliens

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Re: Kepler-22 / Kepler-22b thread.
« Reply #21 on: December 13, 2011, 04:41:52 PM »
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Re: Kepler-22 / Kepler-22b thread.
« Reply #22 on: December 17, 2011, 05:41:53 PM »
We need Dr Manhatten of ofcourse Hiro Nakamura.
But this will only make sense to people with a good taste of movies / series.

On topic: They always think technology is so quick and stuff, but they thought that 20 years ago too.
The things we know may be increasing exponentially, but I don't see us "time-traveling" or "doing hyperspeed" in 20 years.
But I am kinda interested in Extraterrestrial life, I think it does exists (maybe not intelligent like us, but more like organisms)

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Re: Kepler-22 / Kepler-22b thread.
« Reply #23 on: December 18, 2011, 11:57:19 AM »
Awesome thread man, a real eyeopener. I'm using all this material for a friend's school assignment  \
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