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Old 09-14-2006, 06:17 PM   #1
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For some reason, this planet makes me feel all good inside. :)
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Old 09-14-2006, 06:23 PM   #2
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While Earth takes a year to orbit the sun, the newly found planet whips around its star once every 4.5 days.
Man, that planet is so extreme. It probably drinks Mountain Dew.
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Old 09-14-2006, 06:23 PM   #3
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While Earth takes a year to orbit the sun, the newly found planet whips around its star once every 4.5 days.
Man, that planet is so extreme. It probably drinks Mountain Dew.
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Old 09-14-2006, 06:31 PM   #4
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While Earth takes a year to orbit the sun, the newly found planet whips around its star once every 4.5 days.
Man, that planet is so extreme. It probably drinks Mountain Dew.
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If we could hear that planet, it would be saying: "Woooohhhhh... ALRIGHT YEAH... Wooooohhh"
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Old 09-14-2006, 06:47 PM   #5
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Floats in water? Warm? Must be the breast planet!
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Old 09-14-2006, 07:16 PM   #6
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Floats on water?

*waits for a theist to claim they found Noah's arc on HAT-P-1*

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Old 09-14-2006, 08:15 PM   #7
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Floats in water? Warm? Must be the breast planet!
How the hell would they even be able to guess that it might 'float on water'.
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Old 09-14-2006, 08:22 PM   #8
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Floats in water? Warm? Must be the breast planet!
How the hell would they even be able to guess that it might 'float on water'.
Well they simply need filler for the news story, but Hydrogen and Helium both are lighter than water(H20) so one could reasonably conclude that they would 'float' on water; though they would more likely simply float off...
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Old 09-14-2006, 08:29 PM   #9
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Floats in water? Warm? Must be the breast planet!
How the hell would they even be able to guess that it might 'float on water'.
Analysis of the absorption and emission spectra of the planet and star will yield the constituents of the planet (and the star), which gives some of the information. Once the density is determined, the result is a specific gravity less than one. Done. Ain't science wunnerful? I really do hope it has a large, protruding, permanent "red spot". Then I can wank to the sky.
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Old 09-14-2006, 08:35 PM   #10
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Astronomers can measure a planet's mass by measuring a periodic Doppler shift in light emitted from the planet's star. They measure its radius by looking at a periodic change in the planet's star's brightness, which decreases as the planet passes between it and us. Once these two properties are known, the planet's density can be calculated.
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Old 09-14-2006, 11:32 PM   #11
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wow cool planet. Who know what other wonders the cosmos will someday yield....
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Old 09-15-2006, 06:10 AM   #12
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If we could hear that planet, it would be saying: "Woooohhhhh... ALRIGHT YEAH... Wooooohhh"
While Blur's Song 2 was playing in the background.
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Old 09-15-2006, 01:54 PM   #13
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wow cool planet. Who know what other wonders the cosmos will someday yield....
HOLY SHIT! Carl Sagan has come back from the grave.

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Old 09-15-2006, 10:19 PM   #14
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Floats in water? Warm? Must be the breast planet!
How the hell would they even be able to guess that it might 'float on water'.
Well they simply need filler for the news story, but Hydrogen and Helium both are lighter than water(H20) so one could reasonably conclude that they would 'float' on water; though they would more likely simply float off...
Chances are the planet would probably dissipate into the atmosphere of the planet that the water was on.
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Old 09-15-2006, 10:43 PM   #15
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