Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Dark_Convoy, Jun 27, 2007.
Damn that article hurt my brain. So basically, the discovery of this Jupiter like planet outside our solor system, may indicate a possibility of an Earth like planet orbiting closer to the star?
i think that's the idea, since most other solar systems outside our own have been found with gas giants much larger than jupiter orbiting very close to their star
But it's still idle speculation at this point. We aren't sure our solar system follows a universal trend.
Yes, however, there's also nothing stopping the mechanism that formed our system from operating around other, similar stars. The fact that a Jupiter-like planet has been found in another system would imply that colder gas giants like ours are not unique, and since the theory that we have for how those form also includes rocky bodies like our insystem planets, those might also be not unique.
It may not but it's still not impossible given the sheer vastness of "out there".
There's only one solar system btw.
"Solar System" has become the de facto general term for a star system.
Wish they had some pics. Interesting read none the less.
I don't think that word means what you think it means.
There are in fact several billion solar systems in the universe. There is only (insofar as we can tell without applying quantum mechanics and alternate dimensions in to mix) one universe, but there are literally billions of solar systems. All a solar system is is a group of bodies orbiting a star or stars. It could be made of of a few asteroids and/or comets, or it could be made of rocky bodies and gas giants, but both qualify as a solar system.
"The Solar System or solar system[a] consists of the Sun and the other celestial objects gravitationally bound to it: the eight planets, their 165 known moons, three currently identified dwarf planets (Ceres, Eris, and Pluto) and their four known moons, and billions of small bodies. This last category includes asteroids, Kuiper belt objects, comets, meteoroids, and interplanetary dust."
There are other star and planetary systems, but considering our star we orbit is called the Sun, or Sol, there is only one Solar system, which is what we call our star sytem.
Sorry, but if I can inform at least one or two people per day on something, I've done my job.
I know, but I hate de facto things. In fact, I can't even play Sim City without changing the mayor's name, or else they'll call me Mayor De Facto.
I think Mayor DeFacto got busted for kiddie pr0n last year.
See, it's good I change my name then.
Anyway, back to the matter on hand, Jupiter analog eh?
I'm betting on it being another dimension.....similar to ours.......but hot is cold and cold is hot!
Wait wait wait, so in August it's cold? And in February, it's hot?
So it's Opposite Land! Crooks chase cops, cats have puppies!
...and internet fandoms are bastions of dignity and relevance!
actually, if you want August to be cold and February to be hot, you just need to go to Austrailia.......
These discoveries are wonderful...our sad attempts at space exploration make me cry.
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