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post #11 of 25
I just read the article that was linked (I saw another article previously) and realized that they made a mistake. This article said Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
This ring system—the first of its kind to be discovered outside the Milky Way—has at least 30 rings, each of which measures tens of millions of kilometers in diameter.
I DON'T THINK it was outside the Milky Way galaxy! Number one: it couldn't be in another galaxy, that would be way too far to detect. Number two: it couldn't be just outside our galaxy because that would just make our galaxy a little larger. Number three: Even if it was just outside our galaxy, that would be too far for us to detect, except almost directly below the galactic plane. Number four: Another article I just found says Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
It is the first such structure detected around a planet beyond our Solar System.

Sorry about the weird spoiler format. I couldn't figure out how else to do it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JambonJovi View Post

I wouldn't exactly say boring.
None of the planets in our solar system have intelligent life on them besides us.
Though that intelligent bit is debatable...
But I agree with the rings. A couple of those wouldn't go astray.

tongue.gif

None of the other planets in our solar system have any life at all (that has been detected so far).
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post #13 of 25
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Originally Posted by Algorithm View Post

Sorry about the weird spoiler format. I couldn't figure out how else to do it.

What you're looking for is {quote}Stuff goes in here!{/quote}

Replace squiggly brackets with straight brackets, and you get:
Quote:
Stuff goes in here!
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Originally Posted by Algorithm View Post

None of the other planets in our solar system have any life at all (that has been detected so far).

Alright Captain nitpick, you know what I meant...
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Originally Posted by Mand12 View Post

What you're looking for is {quote}Stuff goes in here!{/quote}

Replace squiggly brackets with straight brackets, and you get:

OK, thanks.
Quote:
Originally Posted by JambonJovi View Post

Alright Captain nitpick, you know what I meant...

No offense. I thought you might be one of those conspiracy theorists who think that there are squirrels on Mars.

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post #16 of 25
Wow. Just wow.
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Very cool! To give you an idea of the scale, the article says that this planet's rings are as massive as the Earth. Saturn's rings are estimated to be 3*10^19kg. The Earth is 6*10^24kg. This ring system is 200 000 times as massive as Saturn's! I wouldn't be too surprised if Jupiter looked like this early on, but even then, the Galilean satellites' collective mass is 6.6% that of the Earth.
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A brown dwarf isn't an exoplanet, a brown dwarf is a brown dwarf star...doh.gif

edit: from what it says here, they aren't rings either, it being a very young failed star would make it a proto-planetary disc
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No offense. I thought you might be one of those conspiracy theorists who think that there are squirrels on Mars.
Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

None taken. Haha nope, not me. That picture is hilarious though, if actually serious lachen.gif
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A brown dwarf isn't an exoplanet, a brown dwarf is a brown dwarf star...doh.gif

edit: from what it says here, they aren't rings either, it being a very young failed star would make it a proto-planetary disc

You're not taking margin of error into account.
    
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