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Scientists find 'habitable' Tau Ceti planet.

 
Dr. Astro
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If it is visible with the naked eye, why did it take so long to find?
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The star is visible with the naked eye, not the planet.

V 3.50
[link to simbad.u-strasbg.fr]

Visual magnitude 3.5. Again, that's the star, not the planet. The planet was found with the doppler technique, it wasn't even seen by telescopes directly.
[link to star-www.herts.ac.uk]
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No problem
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If it is visible with the naked eye, why did it take so long to find?
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hmmmm....I was wondering about this too.
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The planets are so dim the only way to see them is with an Array of Space telescopes like the Hubble.


[link to en.wikipedia.org]


Once we have an Interferometry Array setup we will be finding all the nearby planets and getting images of them.
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Re: Scientists find 'habitable' Tau Ceti planet.
If it is visible with the naked eye, why did it take so long to find?
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hmmmm....I was wondering about this too.
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Here, the scientific paper about the planet's discovery. See for yourself:
[link to star-www.herts.ac.uk]
It was found with the doppler technique, the planet is not naked eye visible, it wasn't even seen directly in telescopes and required a great deal of effort just to detect by the doppler shift its gravity induces on its parent star.
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Re: Scientists find 'habitable' Tau Ceti planet.
The planets are so dim the only way to see them is with an Array of Space telescopes like the Hubble.
[link to en.wikipedia.org]
Once we have an Interferometry Array setup we will be finding all the nearby planets and getting images of them.
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are you sure?

The HARPS spectrograph mounted on the ESO/3.6-m La
Silla telescope is yielding a rich bounty of information regarding planets around M dwarfs (eg., Bonfils et al. 2011).
There is a lot of interest in searches for planets about low
mass M dwarfs.
[link to arxiv.org]
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question for the good Dr, Do you think faster than the speed of light travel is physically possible???
No problem
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Oh wow..they just keep discovering planets that are closer and closer all the time.
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If it is visible with the naked eye, why did it take so long to find?
 Quoting: BadMoonRising 4583236

hmmmm....I was wondering about this too.
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Here, the scientific paper about the planet's discovery. See for yourself:
[link to star-www.herts.ac.uk]
It was found with the doppler technique, the planet is not naked eye visible, it wasn't even seen directly in telescopes and required a great deal of effort just to detect by the doppler shift its gravity induces on its parent star.
 Quoting: Dr. Astro

This is what the article stated not me...
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question for the good Dr, Do you think faster than the speed of light travel is physically possible???
No problem
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The fun thing about relativity is that it feels like you're travelling faster than light at relativistic speeds. It's not till you look at a clock back on earth that you realize how much time passed... As in years. Planet on the apes (the first one) really captured the essence of that. As for actually travelling faster than light, it may be possible to cheat by warping space, but there's always a catch. All those cosmic rays between you and the destination have to go somewhere...
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If it is visible with the naked eye, why did it take so long to find?
 Quoting: BadMoonRising 4583236

hmmmm....I was wondering about this too.
 Quoting: LEKKER


Here, the scientific paper about the planet's discovery. See for yourself:
[link to star-www.herts.ac.uk]
It was found with the doppler technique, the planet is not naked eye visible, it wasn't even seen directly in telescopes and required a great deal of effort just to detect by the doppler shift its gravity induces on its parent star.
 Quoting: Dr. Astro

This is what the article stated not me...
 Quoting: LEKKER


You misinterpreted the article. I just gave you the paper the article is about. Primary source.
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hmmmm....I was wondering about this too.
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Here, the scientific paper about the planet's discovery. See for yourself:
[link to star-www.herts.ac.uk]
It was found with the doppler technique, the planet is not naked eye visible, it wasn't even seen directly in telescopes and required a great deal of effort just to detect by the doppler shift its gravity induces on its parent star.
 Quoting: Dr. Astro

This is what the article stated not me...
 Quoting: LEKKER


You misinterpreted the article. I just gave you the paper the article is about. Primary source.
 Quoting: Dr. Astro

No I was not MISinterpreting the article I was quoting it.
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Here, the scientific paper about the planet's discovery. See for yourself:
[link to star-www.herts.ac.uk]
It was found with the doppler technique, the planet is not naked eye visible, it wasn't even seen directly in telescopes and required a great deal of effort just to detect by the doppler shift its gravity induces on its parent star.
 Quoting: Dr. Astro

This is what the article stated not me...
 Quoting: LEKKER


You misinterpreted the article. I just gave you the paper the article is about. Primary source.
 Quoting: Dr. Astro

No I was not MISinterpreting the article I was quoting it.
 Quoting: LEKKER


Again, it's talking about the star being naked eye, not the planet. You misinterpreted it. Read the primary source.
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"The world is one of five thought to be circling Tau Ceti, a star just 12 light years away"

No, it's not in our solar system.
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After Astro's answer, nothing else here.
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This is what the article stated not me...
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You misinterpreted the article. I just gave you the paper the article is about. Primary source.
 Quoting: Dr. Astro

No I was not MISinterpreting the article I was quoting it.
 Quoting: LEKKER


Again, it's talking about the star being naked eye, not the planet. You misinterpreted it. Read the primary source.
 Quoting: Dr. Astro

Oh please...I copy pasted...so go jerk somebody elses chain.
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If it is visible with the naked eye, why did it take so long to find?
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hmmmm....I was wondering about this too.
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THE STAR NOT THE PLANET FCKIN MORON
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Here, the scientific paper about the planet's discovery. See for yourself:
[link to star-www.herts.ac.uk]
It was found with the doppler technique, the planet is not naked eye visible, it wasn't even seen directly in telescopes and required a great deal of effort just to detect by the doppler shift its gravity induces on its parent star.
 Quoting: Dr. Astro

This is what the article stated not me...
 Quoting: LEKKER


You misinterpreted the article. I just gave you the paper the article is about. Primary source.
 Quoting: Dr. Astro

No I was not MISinterpreting the article I was quoting it.
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You are right: not MISinterpreting - just a lack of reading comprehension.
If the one is more idiotic than the other is up to you.

"A planet with conditions that could support life orbits a twin neighbour of the sun visible to the naked eye, scientists have revealed."

not

"A planet with conditions that could support life orbits a twin neighbour of the sun visible to the naked eye, scientists have revealed."


.
If the Moon is off, if Earth wobbles or if there is a pole shift
how can things like this, predicted decades ago, happen?

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[link to www.independent.co.uk]


Scientists have discovered a ‘habitable’ planet that orbits a sun visible to the naked eye.

The world is just 12 light years away, is between two and six times bigger than the earth, and is thought to be circling Tau Ceti, a star almost identical to our sun.

The planet is one of five orbiting Tau Ceti, and lies within the star's habitable zone. It is thought to have five times the Earth's mass.

Also known as the “Goldilocks zone”, the habitable zone is the orbital region that is neither too hot nor too cold to allow liquid surface water and, potentially, life.

This is the full article and the link.
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Thanks:)
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If it is visible with the naked eye, why did it take so long to find?
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Like Astromut said, the planet's not visible (No planet is, because they're too small and way too dim.) We find these by measuring the tug the planet has on it's star as it orbits. We're just getting better at this, and are launching satalites to measure more accurately how the stars are affected.
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Inaccurate. At least 5% of the extrasolar planets are directly imaged. Furthermore, it's not a problem of size: "planets are extremely faint light sources compared to stars and what little light comes from them tends to be lost in the glare from their parent star"

[link to en.wikipedia.org]
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I wonder if any of you out there could shed light on how this discovery will effect - if it will - the Drake equation?
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Interesting article but what is an astroboffin?
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theory/propaganda is what they have. You repeat anything they say as if it is all true.
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I wonder if any of you out there could shed light on how this discovery will effect - if it will - the Drake equation?
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He's down with it!
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If it is visible with the naked eye, why did it take so long to find?
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Like Astromut said, the planet's not visible (No planet is, because they're too small and way too dim.) We find these by measuring the tug the planet has on it's star as it orbits. We're just getting better at this, and are launching satalites to measure more accurately how the stars are affected.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 9266723



Inaccurate. At least 5% of the extrasolar planets are directly imaged. Furthermore, it's not a problem of size: "planets are extremely faint light sources compared to stars and what little light comes from them tends to be lost in the glare from their parent star"

[link to en.wikipedia.org]
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Direct imaging = interpretation of blobs

The same scientists that make these claims also believe in the now discredited big bangism.
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If DR Astro is here then I'm very sure this is something
Big!
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Why?
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I dont think this requires a reply:)
Nameste
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I'm a government agent who's trying to hide the truth, YUP
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If it is visible with the naked eye, why did it take so long to find?
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Like Astromut said, the planet's not visible (No planet is, because they're too small and way too dim.) We find these by measuring the tug the planet has on it's star as it orbits. We're just getting better at this, and are launching satalites to measure more accurately how the stars are affected.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 9266723



Inaccurate. At least 5% of the extrasolar planets are directly imaged. Furthermore, it's not a problem of size: "planets are extremely faint light sources compared to stars and what little light comes from them tends to be lost in the glare from their parent star"

[link to en.wikipedia.org]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 30320002



Direct imaging = interpretation of blobs

The same scientists that make these claims also believe in the now discredited big bangism.
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"Discredited big bangism"? By what counterexamples?
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If it is visible with the naked eye, why did it take so long to find?
 Quoting: BadMoonRising 4583236


Like Astromut said, the planet's not visible (No planet is, because they're too small and way too dim.) We find these by measuring the tug the planet has on it's star as it orbits. We're just getting better at this, and are launching satalites to measure more accurately how the stars are affected.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 9266723



Inaccurate. At least 5% of the extrasolar planets are directly imaged. Furthermore, it's not a problem of size: "planets are extremely faint light sources compared to stars and what little light comes from them tends to be lost in the glare from their parent star"

[link to en.wikipedia.org]
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^^THIS^^

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