Star Trek Online

Star Trek Online (http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/index.php)
-   Ten Forward (http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/forumdisplay.php?f=129)
-   -   Another day, another new planet discovered by NASA (http://sto-forum.perfectworld.com/showthread.php?t=196814)

Archived Post 01-10-2011 09:32 PM

Another day, another new planet discovered by NASA
 
The whole story

Not really anything special about it, just a rock-ball orbiting a sun at deadly ranges and incapable of supporting life.

Man. The universe is a depressing place.

Archived Post 01-11-2011 03:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by President_Shinzon (Post 3275774)
Man. The universe is a depressing place.

....and you've JUST noticed?

lol :p

Archived Post 01-11-2011 04:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MGDawson (Post 3276047)
....and you've JUST noticed?

lol :p

Hardly, but stuff like this is an awesome reminder of how much it really does just grind your face in it.

I think the most overtly depressing thing I ever saw EVER about the universe in general was on this one Science Channel show.

Basically there is a planet with an elliptical orbit. On it's farthest pass it went as far out as Mars, on the way back past the sun it kamikaze's closer than Mercury and completely melts into a glob of lava just to solidify again on it's way out. The worst part? because of the star and the planet's orbit, the thing does this like 4 times per Earth Year.

Even if life did spontaneously spring up over night, it would be charbroiled in months. It's like the cosmic version of falling down an up escalator. Just wish I could remember the designation that it had.

Archived Post 01-11-2011 04:12 AM

Well there is always Gliese 581 d and Gliese 581 g to move to

Archived Post 01-11-2011 05:21 AM

All of reality is a bit on the depressing side. There is far more empty void than there are material objects in this universe. Even items, which appear solid to us, are primarily empty space. The abyss quite literally permeates every bit of our existence, constantly nipping at us on our own entropic paths to our inevitable ends.

Archived Post 01-11-2011 06:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WarpVis (Post 3276148)
The abyss quite literally permeates every bit of our existence, constantly nipping at us on our own entropic paths to our inevitable ends.*

* according to "common knowledge" developed in the most recent 0.1% of humanity's existence....

Don't despair over what "everyone knows to be true" this decade. Remember that the Earth was flat a few generations ago. We have no right to make definitive statements about the nature of the universe, only guesses from a very limited set of data.

Archived Post 01-11-2011 06:47 AM

Well, one could also say the cosmos is full of stuff, as cosmic radiation permeates everything. There are photons and neutrinos and possibly even gravitons flying everywhere!

Though I bet they hate us. I mean, Neutrinos, they barely even interact with us, and photons and gravitons constantly bump into as and drag or push us around.

Looking at it like that - plants live on spite. "I know you photons hate us, that'S why you hit us all the time and try to burn us, but you know what - It just makes us stronger!"

Archived Post 01-11-2011 07:58 AM

As the article mentions that this is the first rocky planet discovered thus far. So far, all the other planets discovered have all been gas giants or giants of indeterminate materials. It's only a matter of time before we find a planet capable of supporting some kind of life (probably a lot closer than we think...)

Archived Post 01-11-2011 08:09 AM

Then comes the Goosechase of FTL travel for the dissapointment of the eon. Life discovered: Space Chiapets!

But I kid.

Archived Post 01-11-2011 08:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Archanubis
As the article mentions that this is the first rocky planet discovered thus far. So far, all the other planets discovered have all been gas giants or giants of indeterminate materials. It's only a matter of time before we find a planet capable of supporting some kind of life (probably a lot closer than we think...)

Actually it's the first rocky planet discovered by that particular satellite (Kepler) Others have been found inthe past by other means. Like the small rocky worlds of the Gliese 581 system


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:26 PM.