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Kepler-22b is the first confirmed planet in the “habitable zone,” the area where liquid water could exist on a planet’s surface, that has been discovered by NASA’s Kepler mission.

The planet’s radius is about 2.4 times that of the Earth. It is located about 600 light years away.

Quote the whole thing since is not much..
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so when we lived in that planet, can we call ourself Keplerian?


Btw, can someone tell me how to edit the title, since the new theme on OCN, i have no idea how to modify the title >.
I hit enter by accident during posting so end up like this lolol


edit: nvm found the button!
Edited by DrDarkTempler - 12/5/11 at 9:30am
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It pisses me off that I'm going to die before I get a chance to see another planet.
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Kepler-22b

First a scientist, then a video card code-name, now a habitable planet? What is next!
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This is exciting news, but 600 Light Years is way beyond human capabilites within the next few 1000 years.
 
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600 light years isn't so bad...

Your Grand grand grand grand grand grand grand son/daughter will see it if you can travel at the speed of light smile.gif
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Originally Posted by DrDarkTempler View Post

600 light years isn't so bad...
Your Grand grand grand grand grand grand grand son/daughter will see it if you can travel at the speed of light smile.gif

lol indeed but since for anything to travel at the speed of light requires to have no mass, chances are slim that she/he will manage to see it anyway. Even if it were possible to travel at the speed of light it would still take 600years one way. Only to find there's no mc donalds.

The Universe is one of my greatest interests, but it's upsetting that there is no space race anymore. It's all well and good detecting planets within possible habitable zones but it's not something we are ever going to accomplish without a serious kick up the ass in regards to propulsion technology.
Edited by Mhill2029 - 12/5/11 at 9:44am
 
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They are pointing out what us aliens have been saying for years... silly humans. So arrogant to think they are the only ones with a habitiable planet in the known and unknown universe.
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Occupy Kepler-22b!
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Occupy Kepler-22b!

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600 light years isn't so bad...
Your Grand grand grand grand grand grand grand son/daughter will see it if you can travel at the speed of light smile.gif
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Even if it were possible to travel at the speed of light it would still take 600years one way

Actually, that's false. If you would travel at the speed of light, the time you actually spend on the ship would feel more like a year to you, even less. On earth though, 600 years would've passed. See, the closer you get to the speed of light, the faster time lapses.
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