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We should go ahead and launch nukes at it now. If our technology improves enough for humans to reach the planet we can always recover the warheads on our way, and if it turns out that an advanced hostile race lives there, at least we'll have revenge many thousands of years after they enslave or exterminate us.

EDIT: Of course, this doesn't account for the Outer Limits style ending where we enter a Dark Age(thus losing records of us having launched the nukes), then advance to a degree that lets us migrate to the planet only to die at our own misguided hands thousands of years later.
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Wrong. on not being able to reach light speed. Just because our technology and understanding say it's impossible doesn't make it impossible. Theories have already been made on the possibility. Our knowledge of science is constantly evolving. We are an extremely young race that has evolved very quickly. The advances we've made in the past 100 years alone prove as much. Scientific "facts" are constantly evolving and changing.

Maybe I should just append "According to current verifiable facts and scientific theories" to every comment I make on scientific possibility. And look up the difference between a theory and a hypothesis.


According to current verifiable facts and scientific theories practical FTL travel is impossible, full stop.
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I doubt humans could stand on the surface of that planet. You would experience -44.1 m/s^2. Fainting and heart failure seem likely.
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The researchers estimate that the planet, called GJ 667Cc, is at least 4.5 times as massive as Earth, ...
Maybe they meant massive as in large, not massive as in... massive.
A guy can hope eh?
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The researchers estimate that the planet, called GJ 667Cc, is at least 4.5 times as massive as Earth, ...
Maybe they meant massive as in large, not massive as in... massive.
A guy can hope eh?

Actually gravitational force felt on the surface of a body is determined by its mass AND its diameter. So it probably isn't 4x Earth gravity. Probably more like 1.2-1.5x.
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Habitable zone != Will be habitable when we leave earth
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Cleaned and reopened...Could we please respect one another in this thread? No need for personal insults...
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Actually gravitational force felt on the surface of a body is determined by its mass AND its diameter. So it probably isn't 4x Earth gravity. Probably more like 1.2-1.5x.

which is def manageable
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which is def manageable

I think that would depend more on your weight honestly, figure at 1.5 times gravity a person weighing 200lbs here would weigh 300lbs there, at minimum movement would be restricted until the bodys streght increased to compensate for the difference. Of course imagine how strong you would be if you came back biggrin.gif, but still I can imagine circulation issues and such due to the increased gravity. and then theres still the huge issue of how to get there
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I think that would depend more on your weight honestly, figure at 1.5 times gravity a person weighing 200lbs here would weigh 300lbs there, at minimum movement would be restricted until the bodys streght increased to compensate for the difference. Of course imagine how strong you would be if you came back biggrin.gif, but still I can imagine circulation issues and such due to the increased gravity. and then theres still the huge issue of how to get there

better yet basketball planet earth vs earth2 XD we would get slaughterd they could jump so high XD
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How far is this one though =?
Answer to myself
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The researchers estimate that the planet, called GJ 667Cc, is at least 4.5 times as massive as Earth, which makes it a so-called super-Earth. It takes roughly 28 days to make one orbital lap around its parent star, which is located a mere 22 light-years away from Earth, in the constellation Scorpius (the Scorpion).
Thats excellent!! Only 22 light Years away!!! That means if we can get a good Image of this planet, we wont be seing an image that happend stupid long ago.
Might be possible to see the water on this planet, very exciting
Question is, using todays technology, what is the realistic amount of time spent to travel to this planet =/
even using conventional boosters and then ion propulsion, would still take much longer than we would like....
anyone able to make a Guesstimate?

we can make a spaceship large enough to carry 100 ppl of different kind and start mating for 100 years until we make it there (ofc assuming we can achieve 1/4 the speed of light)
    
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