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Title: Blue planet where it rains glass
Post by: josephpalazzo on July 13, 2013, 03:28:44 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/11/world/spa ... ?hpt=hp_c2 (http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/11/world/space-blue-planet/index.html?hpt=hp_c2)
Title: Re: Blue planet where it rains glass
Post by: wolf39us on July 13, 2013, 04:13:18 PM
5,000F?

holy crap!
Title: Re: Blue planet where it rains glass
Post by: josephpalazzo on July 13, 2013, 04:42:12 PM
Don't exaggerate. It's on 2000[sup:ydkm3v03]0[/sup:ydkm3v03]C.

 :P
Title: Re: Blue planet where it rains glass
Post by: AllPurposeAtheist on July 13, 2013, 04:48:36 PM
A lot of good.this does me. I was thinking of going to such a planet, but wind gets to me.

2.9 million miles from its parent star? That's pretty useless..
Title: Re: Blue planet where it rains glass
Post by: josephpalazzo on July 14, 2013, 06:51:33 PM
Quote from: "AllPurposeAtheist"

2.9 million miles from its parent star? That's pretty useless..

Too close? You can't be too choosy.
Title: Re: Blue planet where it rains glass
Post by: _Xenu_ on July 14, 2013, 07:01:48 PM
As soon as someone invents a warp drive, we can go see it.
Title: Re: Blue planet where it rains glass
Post by: Gerard on July 15, 2013, 09:56:37 AM
Quote from: "_Xenu_"
As soon as someone invents a warp drive, we can go see it.

That would be cool. But beaming down is not an option I think.....

Gerard
Title: Re: Blue planet where it rains glass
Post by: Solitary on July 15, 2013, 11:12:25 AM
:-D  Thanks for the info josephpalazzo ! Solitary
Title: Re: Blue planet where it rains glass
Post by: Gerard on July 15, 2013, 11:34:02 AM
Quote from: "Solitary"
:-D  Thanks for the info josephpalazzo ! Solitary

Likewise!

Gerard
Title: Re: Blue planet where it rains glass
Post by: Aroura33 on July 15, 2013, 07:12:51 PM
Very cool article! Thanks for sharing.
Title: Re: Blue planet where it rains glass
Post by: DXPower on August 06, 2013, 08:06:32 AM
And when we go see it, how do we actually get down there?

Also, teleportation wont work for a few reasons:
-If we teleport by sending streams of atoms, then the wind there will knock 'em all away
-We need to set up a receiver on the surface, and we can't because of the winds


Also, it wont work because it's raining molten glass!    


Ouch. :(
Title: Re: Blue planet where it rains glass
Post by: Jutter on August 06, 2013, 07:46:43 PM
(http://http://img169.imageshack.us/img169/8808/borisld2.jpg)
Title: Re: Blue planet where it rains glass
Post by: Unbeliever on August 06, 2013, 08:31:20 PM
In spite of the terrible conditions, wouldn't this still be termed an "Earthlike" planet?

 :-k
Title: Re: Blue planet where it rains glass
Post by: josephpalazzo on August 07, 2013, 09:07:16 AM
Quote from: "Unbeliever"
In spite of the terrible conditions, wouldn't this still be termed an "Earthlike" planet?

 :-k


It might be what christians believe to be hell. :rollin:
Title: Re: Blue planet where it rains glass
Post by: Colanth on August 07, 2013, 07:19:30 PM
Quote from: "Unbeliever"
In spite of the terrible conditions, wouldn't this still be termed an "Earthlike" planet?
2,000 degrees?  4,500 mph winds?  Air filled with silicate particles?  Mars is a lot more "Earthlike".  An Earthlike planet is one that's within the habitable temperature range for Earth life, and has conditions close to what we'd need to live on the surface unprotected.

No, the only comparison to Earth is that the planet is blue.  It's more like a hot Jupiter (which is what planets like this are called).
Title: Re: Blue planet where it rains glass
Post by: Atheon on August 08, 2013, 09:04:53 AM
Quote from: "DXPower"
-We need to set up a receiver on the surface, and we can't because of the winds
They don't need no receivers in Star Trek!