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Eorl
AusGamers Editor
Brisbane, Queensland
12020 posts
This is pretty massive for Nasa, and for humanity as well I reckon. Using the Kepler telescope, astronomers have discovered the first "Earth-sized" planet in what is considered a habitable zone. This basically means its far enough away from a orbiting star that it could potentially hold water.
"The discovery of Kepler-186f is a significant step toward finding worlds like our planet Earth," said Paul Hertz, NASA's Astrophysics Division director at the agency's headquarters in Washington. "Future NASA missions, like the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite and the James Webb Space Telescope, will discover the nearest rocky exoplanets and determine their composition and atmospheric conditions, continuing humankind's quest to find truly Earth-like worlds."
More at the link, but hopefully they can explore the planet more and find actual water sources/Earth-like atmosphere.
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Bah
Brisbane, Queensland
5078 posts
second you mean.
06:58pm 18/04/14 Permalink
sLaps_Forehead
Brisbane, Queensland
6799 posts
got stargate?
07:13pm 18/04/14 Permalink
TicMan
Brisbane, Queensland
8970 posts
Claimed.
07:34pm 18/04/14 Permalink
HurricaneJim
Brisbane, Queensland
1813 posts
Yes it's only a short distance away;

500,000,000,000,000,000 KM
07:46pm 18/04/14 Permalink
mooby
Brisbane, Queensland
6503 posts
^ what he said
08:25pm 18/04/14 Permalink
WirlWind
Central Coast, New South Wales
1395 posts
second you mean.


First NON-earth earth-sized planet in the habitable zone.
08:57pm 18/04/14 Permalink
IVY_MiKe
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
1984 posts
When do we send Jeb?
09:00pm 18/04/14 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
6444 posts
Claimed.


Hah! Rules are rules, well played sir.
09:15pm 18/04/14 Permalink
BroolStoryCo
Melbourne, Victoria
897 posts
They seem to make claims like this weekly.
10:03pm 18/04/14 Permalink
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
4932 posts
They seem to make claims like this weekly.

it's simply a Murdoch conspiracy. thought you'd be in on it, has your membership lapsed?
10:23pm 18/04/14 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
21395 posts
Prepare for warp speed.
10:29pm 18/04/14 Permalink
fpot
Gold Coast, Queensland
24160 posts
Yeah, 500 light years away I heard. That pretty much makes it an impossible distance away.
04:38am 19/04/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1764 posts
They're only finding Kepler now, as we move on to Maxwell.

herrr
12:58pm 19/04/14 Permalink
Hogfather
Cairns, Queensland
14984 posts
Claimed.

/thread, well played
01:02pm 19/04/14 Permalink
BroolStoryCo
Melbourne, Victoria
898 posts

it's simply a Murdoch conspiracy. thought you'd be in on it, has your membership lapsed?


Hahaha. I should have thought of this.

It's an elaborate Murdoch Media conspiracy to make evil profits.
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RuleofBooKz
Melbourne, Victoria
1474 posts

i think you missed the satire and sarcasm?

If you meant to make the "Murdoch Media conspiracy" take a negative or pejorative slant you forgot to add "theory"

A conspiracy theory is normally applied to a version of events that a group of people believe to be true in direct conflict to the official version. I think you will find that its you BroolStoryCo, and people like you, who talk about the limited or lack of Murdoch Media's impact on the last election to be the Murdoch Media conspiracy theorists. That is you like to broadcast that the Murdoch Media played no or little part and that the liberals and the Murdoch Media were not directly in some sort of symbiotic business relationship.

The accepted majority view being that the media has a large impact on its consumers - hence why is media controlled and that the liberals and the Murdoch Media are in cahoots aka a conspiracy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conspiracy_%28civil%29

If you are going to go round talking about "conspiracies" you might want to learn the difference between a conspiracy and a conspiracy theory.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Conspiracy_theory

You sir a a conspiracy theory nut so its amusing to watch you ham it up


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PornoPete
Melbourne, Victoria
1358 posts
More NASA less liberal/murdoch.
05:27pm 19/04/14 Permalink
RuleofBooKz
Melbourne, Victoria
1476 posts
probably ;p

I like rockets and sci fi and pew pew movies or games as much as the next guy but am i missing something here as to how or why this is exciting beyond a "yeah its nice they found that because its the 1st time"?

What is there to say about a planet they discovered so far away we cant get there in our or our children's children's lifetimes? "Thats nice" i guess and it would be cool to somehow find out if it was "like earth" but what else is there to this discovery?

I know space type nerds love this s***. The "what if" and the picard "i looked up and wondered what it would be like to go" type musing but is that it or am i missing something?
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Reverend Evil™
Wynnum, Queensland
21811 posts
Well we have to leave earth to survive. If we don't find a way we're so royally screwed. Too many people having kids and not enough room / food.
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PornoPete
Melbourne, Victoria
1359 posts
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Roonee
Perth, Western Australia
111 posts
if it's habitable, wouldn't it inevitably have some sort of life on it? indubidably?

Or haven't we worked out how the first bacteria on Earth started yet? I remember something about a lightning strike or something that got things going for us...

I know space type nerds love this s***. The "what if" and the picard "i looked up and wondered what it would be like to go" type musing but is that it or am i missing something?


The quest for knowledge in all forms is about as noble as it gets, and everything else is just one form of masturbation or another really. Certainly, some people feel as though they have all the answers already and so are content just being a wanker.

I find that slaping one out at least 3 times every morning helps me maintain focus through the day.
08:26pm 19/04/14 Permalink
RuleofBooKz
Melbourne, Victoria
1477 posts
Abiogenesis. Basically the classic Qi card "nobody knows" but lots of theories. Also why the door is left open to faith type theories: aka Creation myth.

And yes i like knowledge and agree its a noble pursuit. Much more noble than say the pursuit of stupid stuff we dont need. That said there is a lot of resources and energy spent on researching and exploring stupid s*** we dont need. I dont even mean just by whacky materialistic corps but also usually sensible science types. The internet usually has lists of stupid stuff to get funding/ grants if you look.

Not saying this exploring for new worlds is that kind of thing. I guess I was asking people (who are into this sort of thing) to illuminate (beyond what a normal person would know about it) what the attraction is to this field of study / interest and to see if they wanted to share a little more of their interest with me (others).

On GA we had a science type guy who was absolutly nuts about this stuff - would post up launches and news and vids and images and what not. He was a lemur

EDIT: this track couldbe my relationship to knowledge
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Roonee
Perth, Western Australia
112 posts
L3p3r, wherefore art thou not here?
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greazy
Brisbane, Queensland
6334 posts

if it's habitable, wouldn't it inevitably have some sort of life on it? indubidably?
Short answer is no. Checkout:
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120821-how-many-alien-worlds-exist
or Drake Equation.

Long story short, it is by chance. But because of the size of the universe, there should be heaps and heaps of ET life. So where the hell is everybody?
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RuleofBooKz
Melbourne, Victoria
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yes that was he: L3p3r. Where is that L3p3r? He would have a pretty solid go at answering our questions on this topic ;(

my guess greazy is its not just space (ie. how far away we need to travel to find it) but time - for example come back to earth in 10k years and perhaps there might be no life here too - if humans have their way - and the universe is million (billions,,, more?) years old. Perhaps we have looked at places where life was but just long ago before dying out.
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E.T.
Queensland
4883 posts


Short answer is no. Checkout:
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20120821-how-many-alien-worlds-exist
or Drake Equation.

Long story short, it is by chance. But because of the size of the universe, there should be heaps and heaps of ET life. So where the hell is everybody?


The universe is no doubt abundant with life. The problem is the distance between us all. All of the radio signals being transmitted out by earth for over a hundred years where once thought to be capable of reaching our neighbors and therefore being detected. Unfortunately (or fortunately) it has now been found that the radio signals disperse into white noise over distance. This may help explain why signals from the others are also so hard to detect.
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Roonee
Perth, Western Australia
113 posts
On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone is zero.

In a large enough space the likelihood of like existing is 100%.

So space gives us life and time kills us.....

We've gone around the onion glass here, people! Watch the skies!
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greazy
Brisbane, Queensland
6335 posts



The universe is no doubt abundant with life. The problem is the distance between us all. All of the radio signals being transmitted out by earth for over a hundred years where once thought to be capable of reaching our neighbors and therefore being detected. Unfortunately (or fortunately) it has now been found that the radio signals disperse into white noise over distance. This may help explain why signals from the others are also so hard to detect.

Nah you would be wrong to assume life is abundant in the universe. Too many factors, too many unknowns, too many variables.
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E.T.
Queensland
4884 posts

Nah you would be wrong to assume life is abundant in the universe. Too many factors, too many unknowns, too many variables.


Really. That sounds like an assumption. Life has been found on earth in places that nobody expected to find life. Life finds a way.
I stand by my previous post.
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ytime
Darwin, Northern Territory
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ph33x
Thailand
1776 posts
Thanks for signing up to compliment me on my good job.

Everyone is so nice at AusGamers.
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groganus
Brisbane, Queensland
2853 posts
Really. That sounds like an assumption. Life has been found on earth in places that nobody expected to find life. Life finds a way.

Abso F*****g Lutely!

I dare say life exists off our planet, at the very least at the scale of something like a Tardigrade or Paramecium.

I recall reading somewhere that Tardigrades were found on a meteorite and that they can in fact survive the vacuum of space, so it's quite possible they are hanging out in ice on meteorites!


Does intelligent life on the same scale as ours exist off earth? Maybe, we certainly have absolutely no evidence it exists though.
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arkter
Gold Coast, Queensland
1731 posts
On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone is zero.

In a large enough space the likelihood of like existing is 100%.

So space gives us life and time kills us.....

We've gone around the onion glass here, people! Watch the skies!


Confirmed for FaceMan alt.
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cherocha
Queensland
555 posts
L3p3r, wherefore art thou not here?

Was handy to have somebody posting timely threads for launches. Super nice dude, wonder how his attention could be got. All I've got is his youtube.

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Mo
USA
170 posts
This is pretty massive for Nasa, and for humanity as well I reckon. Using the Kepler telescope, astronomers have discovered the first "Earth-sized" planet in what is considered a habitable zone. This basically means its far enough away from a orbiting star that it could potentially hold water.More at the link, but hopefully they can explore the planet more and find actual water sources/Earth-like atmosphere.

Absolutely. Why spend millions on cancer research when we can spend it on pipe dreams only fan boys of star wars and stars trek masturbate over.
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FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
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Long story short, it is by chance. But because of the size of the universe, there should be heaps and heaps of ET life. So where the hell is everybody?


NASA are the Gatekeepers of the biggest Secret of them all.

When Armstrong took those steps the Astronauts had already told NASA that they were being watched by non-terrestrial craft. Armstrong had told close family and at least one personal friend but in public never deviated from the NASA line.

http://exopolitics.org/did-armstrong-aldrin-receive-death-threats-to-keep-moon-secrets/

Tell us the Truth NASA.




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Crakaveli
6515 posts
I thought you said the moon landings were a hoax? you've gotta at least be consistent with your conspiracies.
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FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
11189 posts
Im afraid that subject is too controversial for QGL.
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dewb
Brisbane, Queensland
4721 posts
don't be scared. We'll be gentle
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zaraq
Adelaide, South Australia
151 posts
test:
oops sorry about this i was trying to help cheroca and some how ended up here.
cherocha made an inquiry on how to post video since all he got was short shrift i will help, i think. (i just did this because i had no idea either).

Right click on a video and select "copy embed code" then just paste it into yer post.
PS:Right click as the vidio is running..
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FaceMan
Brisbane, Queensland
11291 posts
that was strangely relaxing zaraq
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