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FireTom


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Posted:Let's start with the detection of "C", the first planet outside our Galaxy that is "potentially habitable" and within the comfortable range of 120 Trillion miles... makes him "number ONE"

YAY - let's hitch hike to Libra and be the first ones!

Let us know if you get some news (channelled) wink


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Gidg
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Posted:Sign me up! I need to do a little traveling.

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FireTom


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Posted:... reminds me of "Return of the Jedis".... smile

welcome back triple four six hug cool


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Posted:you mean outside our solar system

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FatGuru
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Posted:I say form a team, build a rocket , colonize the planet for all HOPpers!!! lol weavesmiley

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faith enfire
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Posted:well if flying is so awful...what would a rocket carbon offset be? wink

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JauntyJames
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Posted:Do you suppose its atmosphere is ideal for fire poi?

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Posted:I reckon not - atmospheric oxygen comes from plantz, yo.

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FireTom


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Posted:Yo trekkies - certainly right: it should be solar system...

Humm, the star that shines on this planet is a "red dwarf"... Be interesting to see how the colours appear there. Little known about this planet, except that it has water and is bigger - meaning that gravity pulls harder - meaning that we have to throw that staff higher... humm more effort to move around...

If it's a return ticket, I'd be in it... beam me up, Scotty


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DarkFyre
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Posted:Hate to be a party pooper but we need to find a habitable planet that is a bit closer than 20 light years away coz that would take about 500 generations of people to reach based on current space craft technology.

Just think about how long it took the voyager probe to reach the edge of our solar system (nearly 30 years for those that don't know)

I would still like to go there some time just for a visit tho


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faith enfire
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Posted:no, we just need to find and control a wormhole
where's that pesky stargate when you need one?


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jeff(fake)


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Posted: Written by: FireTom


Little known about this planet, except that it has water and is bigger - meaning that gravity pulls harder - meaning that we have to throw that staff higher... humm more effort to move around..


No-one's detected water, they're just reporting that it's temperture will be above zero and below 100, so liquid water would be possible.

Now, the fun thing about high gravity plants is that their atmosphere's are much denser. Counter-intuitively, this actually makes flying easier, so we might get some interesting results if someone starts spinning helicopter moves.


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faith enfire
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Posted:party pooper bounce

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Posted:eh? Me no gets it jeff, how does a denser atmosphere make flying easier? (I only have the vaguest of ideas how the aerofoil works)

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animatEd
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Posted:Like swimming, innit.

But, wouldn't the effect of the extra gravity make a difference also? ie, cancel that out?


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Posted: Written by: Limits_To_Contest


Like swimming, innit.



Wouldn't've thought so. In swimming you push against the water and, god bless Newton's 2nd law, it pushes you forwards. That ain't how a wing or helecopter blades work.

Anyway I've never tried swimming through treacle, is it easier? wink


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jeff(fake)

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Posted: Written by: 87rr_wt2hetw7matmatik



 Written by: Limits_To_Contest



Like swimming, innit.





Wouldn't've thought so. In swimming you push against the water and, god bless Newton's 2nd law, it pushes you forwards. That ain't how a wing or helecopter blades work.



Anyway I've never tried swimming through treacle, is it easier? wink



Actaully, that's pretty much exactly how they work once you ignore the razmitazz. Air pushed down, flying machine pushed up.

 Written by: Limits_To_Contest

But, wouldn't the effect of the extra gravity make a difference also? ie, cancel that out?



They don't quite cancel out, so assuming a decent atmosphere it's overall easier.

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FireTom


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Posted:Ey I thought they found water - much like "land in sight".... must re-read the article, huh?

Now "a denser atmosfear makes flying easier...." humm, meaning that thrown staffs would take longer to come back down? umm

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Posted: Written by: jeff(fake)


Actaully, that's pretty much exactly how they work once you ignore the razmitazz. Air pushed down, flying machine pushed up.


I thought it was more about a pressure difference above and below the wing. Less pressure above so you kinda get sucked up. Hurr hurr.


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 Written by: 87rr_wt2hetw7matmatik

But, wouldn't the effect of the extra gravity make a difference also? ie, cancel that out?




Slander! I never said that! Take that back sir or you shall feel the sharp end of my solicitor!
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Posted: Written by: mons87ieurr_wt2mgzmatiq7es


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Actaully, that's pretty much exactly how they work once you ignore the razmitazz. Air pushed down, flying machine pushed up.


I thought it was more about a pressure difference above and below the wing. Less pressure above so you kinda get sucked up. Hurr hurr.



The Bernoulli's principle is generally considered to be a minor part of flight, with deflection playing a larger role.
article on "lift"


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87wt2gxq7

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Posted:wheeee, thanks for the article!
Although it does say at the top of the "physical explaination" section that deflection and the bernoulli bit are different expressions of the same underlying principle, so they're not actually different wink

But it does blast out of the water my idea from Popular Culture (*shakes fist at Popular Culture*) that the air goes faster over the top surface, leading to reduced pressure.

Anyway, DANGER OF GEEKING THIS THREAD TO DEATH! wink


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blu_valley
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Posted:too late...

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