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Earthlike planet found

Postby Happy Humanist » Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:08 pm

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090421/ap_ ... new_planet

It is my hope that I live long enough to see the discovery of life on another planet. I really want to see the look on fundies faces if that happens. IMO, its just a matter of time.
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Re: Earthlike planet found

Postby FrodoSaves » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:08 am

I was just coming on here to post that very link!
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Re: Earthlike planet found

Postby Imtherabbit » Wed Apr 22, 2009 2:33 am

I wish I could be that excited but nothing will make them think this isn't just another miracle of God... or that we’re all just lying because we had God so much we want EVERYONE to hate God so we make all this up.. blah.. blah.. blah..

To bad they can’t share in the amazing feeling these new discoveries bring to the rest of us… and how amazing it is that life ever started in the first place… then again maybe this is the feeling they get when they thing of God, you never know…

sorry, no help from the Great Bunny on this one, he doesn't want to ruin the surprises and I don't think I blame him, it would be boring to have a deity gives us all the answers.
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Re: Earthlike planet found

Postby ExPatMatt » Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:29 pm

I get a tingle every time something like this is announced - like when the probe landed on Titan - there should be celebrations in the streets for shit like this.

Anyway, now I've calmed down, I'm going to actually read the article!
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Re: Earthlike planet found

Postby Whateverman » Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:56 pm

ExPatMatt wrote:there should be celebrations in the streets for shit like this.


Here here!

/applause
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Re: Earthlike planet found

Postby E-lad » Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:39 pm

Whateverman wrote:
ExPatMatt wrote:there should be celebrations in the streets for shit like this.


Here here!

/applause


Me too.
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Re: Earthlike planet found

Postby E-lad » Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:44 pm

OK, I have to admit that I am a bit obsessed with the International Space Station, especially since one does not need to have a telescope to see it.

I love looking up on a clear night and there it goes: and there are people in that fucker!

Anyhoo, if anyone wants to see it fly over you, you can determine the track at this site.

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Re: Earthlike planet found

Postby Imtherabbit » Thu Apr 23, 2009 12:10 am

Now that is cool :) I used to ask for a telescope every year for xmas and I didn't get one till I was 25 :P
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Re: Earthlike planet found

Postby Tilia » Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:44 am

E-lad wrote:OK, I have to admit that I am a bit obsessed with the International Space Station, especially since one does not need to have a telescope to see it.

I love looking up on a clear night and there it goes: and there are people in that fucker!

Anyhoo, if anyone wants to see it fly over you, you can determine the track at this site.

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Could you tell me how that site works?

I only saw the ISS once and mainly by accident (I read about it in the Underground ten minutes before it happened and we reached the street just in time).

But I saw the MIR on its last day in space :P
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Re: Earthlike planet found

Postby E-lad » Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:34 pm

Tilia wrote:
E-lad wrote:OK, I have to admit that I am a bit obsessed with the International Space Station, especially since one does not need to have a telescope to see it.

I love looking up on a clear night and there it goes: and there are people in that fucker!

Anyhoo, if anyone wants to see it fly over you, you can determine the track at this site.

Fro



Could you tell me how that site works?

I only saw the ISS once and mainly by accident (I read about it in the Underground ten minutes before it happened and we reached the street just in time).


But I saw the MIR on its last day in space :P


If you are seeing the page the way I am, there is a graphic of the track on the upper right side.
The ISS orbits the earth 15.7 times a day so there are plenty of opportunities to see it. A pair of binoculars makes it even better.

If you are on the page, see the position of it and wait 5 min, refresh the page and you can see how far it has gone.

The ISS orbit happens to bring it right over my house, 90 degrees. From where you are, you will look to the Southwestabout 75 degrees. It is over Africa right now. Just watch the graphic and refresh to see when it will be coming into you view.

If you register on the sight you can enter your Lat/Long and it will give you the schedule and direction to look.

Ed- If you were in Siberia, it would pass very low in the southwest sky.
Ed II- Just in the time I am writing this she passed over the African Continent from the northwest corner to the southern tip.
Ed III Dang, I am ow totally confused. This site is showing a different track. I'll need to figure it ou later. Y*~X(

Last and final Ed- The two sites do agree. I was looking at the blue lines on the HSF site, but they are not the orbit track.
However the "Heavens" site is easier on the eyes for me.

Last and final, final Ed- Remember that the SS has to be lit by the sun so you need to look for it early after dark. Wait too long and it will also be in the earth's shadow.
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