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The comments are interesting.. How we need to feel "significant" and that size of a planet or intelligence how we know it(-> what we have) is the proof of significance...I mean, does it even really "matter" in the universe beyond earth, beyond our MIND?
One Hundred and Eighth post!!!!
Well, thanks to cutting edge technology and`jer mom, we can now illustrate, through and intensive process of transforming your screen through interweb-tube technology into a super-ultra-high definition aparatus, illustarte the immense miniscuality of your supposed `manhood`.
See my first and second posts on this topics for the state-of-the-art graphs and pie-charts.
Oh, and another etymology comment, Antares` name means Anti-Ares, or against ares. Good old Greek eh?
Uranus is pronounced:
`k? *cocks head to side like Dr. Hutchinson from "Rocko`s Modern Life".*
1) 100s of reasons? Well we would never have developed on a planet that big due to gravity...so long as all other characteristics of earth are the same. So that makes...one reason.
2) Implosion of the planet? Doesn`t sound too likely.
3) The planets would orbit it, not get sucked in. Has the sun sucked mercury in? No.
But here`s a thinker...if a planet could actually get that big...then how big would the star that it`s orbiting be??
careful for what you wish for.1) we`d all be dead for 100`s of reasons...2) it would pretty much implode.3) it would also suck in all the other planets close
To sum things up, we`re the perfect size for humans, and Earth is the perfect size for us.
Space provokes so many thoughts. I for one, like to see these unravel. Lol, i`m quite intrigues in this thread. Keep the comments rolling.
(im not a nerd there was a space thing on discovery in between myth busters. and future weapons)
And what makes us insignificant just because there`s bigger things out there than the sun?
That is stupid, the odds are more like you assuming you ARE going to win the lottery the next 3 weeks running just because its a possibility. You dont have just as much reason to assume improbable things, you have far far less reason, but still some reason.
And on the topic of aliens, we cannot say that we are the only developed life out there, nor can we say that we aren`t. We just don`t have the data to do so. I mean how are we supposed to work out the probability of other developed life without knowing of other life, we could be the only ones, or we could be one of an infinite number of races. To develop life like us, we need a planet with not much more than our gravity, or the heart could not pump blood around easily (yes, this means that the smaller the planet, the bigger the lifeform can be). Also the magnetic field of the earth which is created by it`s constituents protects us from gamma radiation, and if that is constantly bombarding earth life like ours would not exist. And besides, the universe is so vast that it`s unlikely we`ll be able to get to other life as it`s just too far away
Did you even read the [email protected] post?
Actually i do know what i was talking about Sirius was in there. But the scales were off by a long shot, thats why i asked that question. But i realized i didnt mention Antares at all. So i suggest you stfu right now.
Me? I`m on vacation this week. I`m not worrying about my place in the universe right now. We`ll all be dead soon anyways. Interesting link though.
Just in case you didn`t know... but probability = very likely chance. So, having a probability isn`t necessarily something to scoff at. Just saying.
Anyway, kool pics...and morning everyone
But being the only form of life in the universe is like being the only electron in a hollow cube a million miles across.
Probability, like you said, is not a form of proof. But saying there is no other life in the universe is arguing with odds that are stacked trillions to one. Billions upon billions of planets and we`re the only ones alive?
I feel really...silly.
Sure, we`re the only life we know about, if you look in the sky at night, a lot of the `stars` are actually galaxies, each with billions of stars and accordingly, billions of planets. Think about that. Billions of galaxies, with billions of planetary systems each, in a practically infinite universe. The laws of probability state that there must be some planet somewhere that has the right conditions for life aside from our own, even if we may never know about it.
OTH as far as i know Earth is the largest rocky planet we know about, all the large planets are gas giants. A gas giant that large would probably turn into a sun.
If somehow you did make a Mega-Earth then the gravity would be so large that only midgets could live on it. Flying and rockets would be more difficult as they would have to overcome greater graviry. En
we`d either be a race of giant people or same size with more expensive airfare. i would rather be a giant person. omfg can you imagine the hours in a day that would be??? the time in a year????? well say the place was habitable right now and we could just got there to live... what about the gravity there? being so big the planet`s gravitational pull would be immense no? or would t be like lifting weights 24/7. lol you could come back to earth and seem super strong...... ok turning of the thinking
And also, none of this `makes you think`, the earth is important because life has evolved on it, not because it is some huge-ass superplanet with solar consuming powers, and so has it always been.
its a star i just wikipedia it
And whats with all the immature insulting of anyone who knows anything? Go back to your sandpits, for christ sake.
And trust me, you would NOT want earth to be the size of Antares. The gravitational pull would be unbearable.
And yes, i do know what i`m talking about. If you decide to flaunt your immaturity and argue, go ahead.
What would be cool would be living on a Dyson-Shpere - that is a huge hollow ball, which can be the size or Antares, if you wish, with a sun in the middle. You would live on the inside edge of the sphere, so the ground curves *up* towards the horrizon.
Anyways, I too wish Antares was earth, I bet you couldn`t get around it in a lifetime =/
Are they talkinga bout Sirius A or Sirius B? And if Sirius A (wich I think it HAS to be with that kind of comparison) at wich time? Because today Sirius A (i beleive) is only 2 times larger then our sun, and it is a whtie dwarf not red.
Oh poo. I just realized im talking about a difference star...-_-" Antares is awesome ><
How did they calculate this kind of stuff, anyway?