Planet 'seen' around distant sun

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  1. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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  2. EGT macrumors 68000

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    That's an amazing find. Are they still looking for a planet beyond Pluto?

    I remember reading something about that a while ago ...
     
  3. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    That is awesome. Great detail at 200 light years away. Something like seeing this "." period on my screen from way across the room...:rolleyes:
     
  4. dotdotdot macrumors 68020

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    Will we be alive when we get to go to these planets?

    I want to go to mars someday.
     
  5. Blue Velvet thread starter Moderator emeritus

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    I don't think so. 200 light years is a little bit further away than the Moon...

    I can't help but think of 'Alien' whenever I see pictures like that, artists' impressions or not.
     
  6. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    Thats awsome how those telescopes can pick up and image like that. So much to discover so little time :eek:
     
  7. XNine macrumors 68040

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    Why in the hell can't they just name the damn planets and stars something else beisdes WHYE349280 or NKLJNDLJ3462knzNLJK?!?!?!?! Is it so hard to name these things? Call one of them Fred, and another one Janice, and so on, and so on.

    When I talk to my friends and colleagues I don't want to say "Yeah, scientists just got a picture of a planet called 465ERT67FHG..." They'll all think I'm some sort of psycho.
     
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    Ahh... you gotta love the awesome names telescopes get.. :p
     
  9. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    Sure the telescopes get cool names, but not the planets. How lame is that?
     
  10. EGT macrumors 68000

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    There is actually an official comity of astrologists that give planets their names. There has been some speculation about the renaming of "Planet X", Nibiru, which is the one supposedly beyond Pluto, but has a strange orbit around the sun, more elliptical that the norm - so for a long period of time, it's wayyyy out of view.

    Anyway, Nibiru (if it exists), may be renamed because Nibiru isn't a Greek/Roman god like the other planets in our solar system.

    Nibiru defiantly beats that "839239834y29" crap.
     
  11. leftbanke7 macrumors 6502a

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    Screw all of the Greek/Roman god crap. Lets see some Norse gods!!!!
     
  12. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    I agree. I would love to see a planet Odin or Thor.
     

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