NASA Unveiling New Exoplanet Discovery from Kepler Telescope Today. (07-23-2015)

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Message 1704326 - Posted: 23 Jul 2015, 17:14:23 UTC

NASA Unveiling New Exoplanet Discovery from Kepler Telescope Today. (07-23-2015)

In a teleconference at 12 p.m. EDT (1600 GMT) tomorrow, the space agency will announce new findings made by the planet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope. You can tune in to the announcement live via an online audio feed provided by NASA. A statement from NASA announcing the teleconference did not provide any additional details as to what new information will be unveiled.

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Message 1704334 - Posted: 23 Jul 2015, 17:55:50 UTC - in response to Message 1704326.  

Yes but the free channel was full and NASA asked my to buy a premium channel. It's the first time that NASA asked for money.I did not buy it.
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Message 1704472 - Posted: 24 Jul 2015, 0:59:23 UTC - in response to Message 1704334.  

Julie , thank you , I listen , I 'm afraid the conference was a bit hard to hear sometimes, but that's okay. The announcement is fascinating and it is always good news to know that one day we can have another home , and here we are today. 452b will be stepped on by humans one day.
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Message 1704536 - Posted: 24 Jul 2015, 5:20:24 UTC - in response to Message 1704472.  

Julie , thank you , I listen , I 'm afraid the conference was a bit hard to hear sometimes, but that's okay. The announcement is fascinating and it is always good news to know that one day we can have another home , and here we are today. 452b will be stepped on by humans one day.

At 1,400 LY humans will need to make some amazing discoveries and advancements before considering such a journey.
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Message 1704537 - Posted: 24 Jul 2015, 5:38:10 UTC - in response to Message 1704536.  

Julie , thank you , I listen , I 'm afraid the conference was a bit hard to hear sometimes, but that's okay. The announcement is fascinating and it is always good news to know that one day we can have another home , and here we are today. 452b will be stepped on by humans one day.

At 1,400 LY humans will need to make some amazing discoveries and advancements before considering such a journey.


I was pondering over this as well, our technology doesn't give us the opportunity for real contact in case of an inhabited world. We can always lay our hopes on their possibly more advanced evolution than ours.
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Message 1704548 - Posted: 24 Jul 2015, 7:32:16 UTC

At 1,400 light years away we have no means to contact them in a practical time scale, now or in the foreseeable future. Even if they had some sophisticated means to contact us at hundreds of times light speed, what good would that be to us? At present we are like kids looking through a sweet shop window with no pocket money. The only practical solution for contact would be for them to visit us in FTL spaceships, but how likely is that to happen?

I don't believe that ET is here now, but I lean towards the view that they may well have been in the distant past and could have left unmanned drones to monitor us and report back earth's progress (UFO's). Even the nearest star is 4 LY away so any form of space travel or comms seems unlikely without FTL speeds.

Therefore I think FTL travel is somehow possible, despite Mr Einstein believing differently, and until we stumble upon how to do it, discovering these earth like planets must remain at best academic. Of course we should continue to search and this new discovery is remarkable, but I'm trying to be pragmatic about it.

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Message 1704563 - Posted: 24 Jul 2015, 9:25:57 UTC

Where is it?
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Message 1704569 - Posted: 24 Jul 2015, 9:41:17 UTC - in response to Message 1704563.  
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Where is it?



I found another interesting article on the matter, mentioning the JWST.

http://www.iflscience.com/say-hello-earth-20-historic-kepler-discovery-suggests-we-are-not-alone

Actually finding life on these planets is more difficult. Although upcoming telescopes like the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will be designed to study the atmospheres of exoplanets and search for signs of habitability, the range for doing this will be just tens of light-years from Earth, said Shostak. Kepler 452b, at 1,400 light-years away, is too far to be comprehensively studied at the moment.

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Message 1704570 - Posted: 24 Jul 2015, 9:42:09 UTC - in response to Message 1704548.  

At 1,400 light years away we have no means to contact them in a practical time scale, now or in the foreseeable future. Even if they had some sophisticated means to contact us at hundreds of times light speed, what good would that be to us? At present we are like kids looking through a sweet shop window with no pocket money. The only practical solution for contact would be for them to visit us in FTL spaceships, but how likely is that to happen?


I don't think FTL is possible. The math is too solid on this. The amount of energy to bring even a small amount of mass to light speed is huge. What may be possible is finding some way to fold space. The hot topic now is a 2D holographic universe that we perceive as 3D. This type of fabric may lend itself to go from point a to point B without actually moving in a straight line.

It is all way above my wage grade but I still find it fascinating even if I am unable to comprehend most of it.

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Message 1704571 - Posted: 24 Jul 2015, 9:53:03 UTC - in response to Message 1704570.  
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At 1,400 light years away we have no means to contact them in a practical time scale, now or in the foreseeable future. Even if they had some sophisticated means to contact us at hundreds of times light speed, what good would that be to us? At present we are like kids looking through a sweet shop window with no pocket money. The only practical solution for contact would be for them to visit us in FTL spaceships, but how likely is that to happen?


I don't think FTL is possible. The math is too solid on this. The amount of energy to bring even a small amount of mass to light speed is huge. What may be possible is finding some way to fold space. The hot topic now is a 2D holographic universe that we perceive as 3D. This type of fabric may lend itself to go from point a to point B without actually moving in a straight line.

It is all way above my wage grade but I still find it fascinating even if I am unable to comprehend most of it.

Bob


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Message 1704572 - Posted: 24 Jul 2015, 9:56:48 UTC

I found another interesting article on the matter, mentioning the JWST.

I wouldn't take too much notice of ifl if I were you!

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Message 1704573 - Posted: 24 Jul 2015, 9:59:54 UTC - in response to Message 1704572.  
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I found another interesting article on the matter, mentioning the JWST.

I wouldn't take too much notice of ifl if I were you!

ifl


Oh, I posted it because I saw the JWST and Seth Shostak mentioned in the article. Can't wait for 2018!
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Message 1704594 - Posted: 24 Jul 2015, 12:06:50 UTC

Yup, the James Webb should be an exciting development.
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Message 1706601 - Posted: 30 Jul 2015, 7:41:25 UTC

Does anyone know how OLD is Kepler-452 sys? ;)

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Message 1706647 - Posted: 30 Jul 2015, 10:39:36 UTC
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China is starting to install aluminium panels on its FAST radiotelescope, a 500 meters antenna bigger than Arecibo, that can be modified to a parabolic shape. It will also be provided with a new supercomputer. China holds the record of more than 33 petaflops on its Tian-He2 supercomputer in the top500 list.
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Message 1706989 - Posted: 31 Jul 2015, 14:04:28 UTC

NASA reports the finding of an exoplanet at a distance from its star equal to that of Uranus from the Sun, that is a great distance. The discovery was made by the Hubble space telescope and the Keck telescope on Hawaii by a technique called "microlensing" which needs an explanation given by NASA on its site.
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