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 Post subject: More planets than stars in the galaxy?!
PostPosted: Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:45 pm 
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http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/01/11/science/AP-US-SCI-Plentiful-Planets.html

Space kind of scares me.

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 Post subject: Re: More planets than stars in the galaxy?!
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Yes! Most stars have planets. Craziness!!


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Astronomy is so rad.

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I figured as much.

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 Post subject: Re: More planets than stars in the galaxy?!
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I wonder why God did this when we're the only thing mentioned in the Bible.


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 Post subject: Re: More planets than stars in the galaxy?!
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The Bad Astronomer crunched the numbers a while back and came to the conclusion that there's around one rogue planet per cubic light year (I think...my memory might be a bit off).

That means that there's probably an extra-solar rogue planet closer to us than the nearest star!

Although still super far away. Super far, you guys.

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Those rogue planets are such scoundrels. But... there's something about them...

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 Post subject: Re: More planets than stars in the galaxy?!
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Now the rouge planets. Well, they're just harlots.

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seitanicverses wrote:
I figured as much.


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Whee they quoted the most awesome of my professors!

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Whee they quoted the most awesome of my professors!


They quoted your HISTORY prof? ;-)

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choirqueer wrote:
zwingtip wrote:
Whee they quoted the most awesome of my professors!


They quoted your HISTORY prof? ;-)

Fine. Second most awesome of my professors. :P

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 Post subject: Re: More planets than stars in the galaxy?!
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GuiltyofBeingSprite wrote:
I wonder why God did this when we're the only thing mentioned in the Bible.


The Mormons and Raelians got you covered.

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 Post subject: Re: More planets than stars in the galaxy?!
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It makes sense to me. I love this.


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