Thursday, August 28th19.9°C
22568
21739

New 'super-Earth' found in six-planet system

Computer questions/solutions, technology news, science topics.

Moderators: oneh2obabe, Triple 6, Jo, ferri

Re: New 'super-Earth' found in six-planet system

Postby steven lloyd » Nov 11th, 2012, 10:16 am

jccamp95 wrote: Maybe its not about us going there, but them coming here! YIKES

That's right. There is no logical or compelling reason to assume aliens motivated and capable of traversing the distances of interstellar space should be friendly or benign.

Image
Image
"the only way to finally end the suffering of ordinary people
is to eliminate those whose fanaticism takes precedence over everything else"
-Merry
User avatar
steven lloyd
Buddha of the Board
 
Posts: 17172
Likes: 497 posts
Liked in: 1192 posts
Joined: Dec 1st, 2004, 8:38 pm

Re: New 'super-Earth' found in six-planet system

Postby Bsuds » Nov 11th, 2012, 11:54 am

Or would even want to come here!
Even Duct tape can't fix stupid, but it sure muffles the sound!
If you can't beat them then annoy the heck out of them!
User avatar
Bsuds
The Wagon Master
 
Posts: 32411
Likes: 1683 posts
Liked in: 2326 posts
Joined: Apr 21st, 2005, 10:46 am
Location: Ork

Re: New 'super-Earth' found in six-planet system

Postby WhatThe » Nov 11th, 2012, 12:51 pm

jccamp95 wrote:
Maybe its not about us going there, but them coming here! YIKES

As Hollywood has shown us 99.95% of aliens are not overly friendly - especially Kang and Kodos :skyisfalling:

They'd be hurt,
Attachments
image.jpg
image.jpg (13.44 KiB) Viewed 184 times
Our problem is that people are obedient all over the world in the face of poverty and starvation, and war, and cruelty. People are obedient while the jails are full of petty thieves, while the grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem.
User avatar
WhatThe
Lord of the Board
 
Posts: 4020
Likes: 72 posts
Liked in: 106 posts
Joined: Feb 25th, 2009, 1:13 pm

Re: New 'super-Earth' found in six-planet system

Postby Queen K » Nov 11th, 2012, 5:02 pm

zzontar wrote:I'm sure if there's an intelligent species on that planet and we ever make it there, they'll welcome us like a landlord welcomes a tenant who just trashed his last place.


:coffeecanuck:

Exactly.

"Did you protect your water?"
"What happened to the other half of your Earth's species?"
"Did you pave over arable land that could have been used to feed the hungry?"
"What happened to most of the eco-systems?"
"Can you explain that 1% vs 99% thing again?"
"Billions of dollars was spent to find us? and someone one wants to open a franchise now called Starbucks?"

Sorry we don't issue visas to IDIOTS.
Please stop bragging on facebook about how great the Okanagan is right now, or they'll want to move here.
User avatar
Queen K
Queen of the Castle
 
Posts: 31880
Likes: 3 posts
Liked in: 924 posts
Joined: Jan 31st, 2007, 12:39 pm

Re: New 'super-Earth' found in six-planet system

Postby SurplusElect » Nov 11th, 2012, 8:05 pm

20 years ago you couldn't say there was a single planet beyond Pluto. Now we have found a earth like planet orbiting the closest star to our own, and discover planets like the one posted every week. Eveytime we look closely at distant stars we see planets.

Factor in the deep-field photographs and you can bet there is a flurry of life out there.
SurplusElect
Übergod
 
Posts: 1618
Likes: 0 post
Liked in: 3 posts
Joined: May 29th, 2012, 1:45 pm

Previous

Return to Computers, Science, Technology

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests