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Date: 06/23/12 12:30 PM

80 Responses to 786 Known Planets In The Universe [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of MacGuffin
    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    June 23, 2012 at 6:41 am
    Link: 786 Known Planets In The Universe - This is all of them to scale, shown in relation to our solar system.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    June 23, 2012 at 12:18 pm
    Originating author`s credit
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    peloos12 Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2012 at 12:40 pm
    And collectively, those are only a grain of sand in the grand scheme of things.

    It`s pretty humorous that humans are arrogant enough to believe we`re the most intelligent beings in the universe. Downright hilarious that some think we`re the only life, period.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2012 at 1:22 pm
    Ahh XKCD, making normal people try to be geeky since whenevs. XD
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2012 at 1:22 pm
    Interesting graphic though!
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    Kegomatix Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2012 at 2:55 pm
    @peloos12

    I have very little doubt in my mind that we are not alone, but you never know.. We very well could be the most intelligent life out there. I sure hope not, though.
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    alsobored Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2012 at 3:37 pm
    What rubbish, `we don`t know what`s on any of them`.
    Of course we bloody do.
    I bet there are other inaccuracies in this stupid picture aswell.
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    mon360 Male 13-17
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    June 23, 2012 at 4:22 pm
    too bad no one cares about space anymore...
  9. Profile photo of MacGuffin
    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    June 23, 2012 at 4:47 pm
    What rubbish, `we don`t know what`s on any of them`.
    Of course we bloody do.
    I bet there are other inaccuracies in this stupid picture aswell.

    Oh, really? Then provide a reference to even a single report (not a theory or an imagining - a confirmed report) of what`s actually been found on an Exoplanet (i.e., one that lies outside of our Solar System).

    The graphic isn`t inaccurate in the respect you stated. At this stage we really don`t know anything much about planets (or possible life) outside our own insignificant little parochial bubble.
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 23, 2012 at 5:14 pm
    What rubbish, `we don`t know what`s on any of them`.
    Of course we bloody do.

    Not really. We know something about what`s on the other planets in our solar system, but the text you quote was explicitly referring to planets in other stellar systems. We have only detected anything from a handful of those planets (all the others were detected indirectly as a result of their effect on other things).

    We can make some educated projections about exoplanets based on the roughly accurate calculations of their size and mass and the amount of energy that reaches them from their star, but that`s not knowing what`s on them. At best, we can say things such as "this planet almost certainly has a solid surface with a temperature probably averaging about 40C". So I suppose it could be said that we can be almost certain that there are rocks on some of the exoplanets.
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    Theyoyoguy Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2012 at 6:13 pm
    No guys, we know what`s on them. Spectrometers can detect the different atmospheric elements and minerals on these planets. We can`t physically see what`s on them, but we know from spectroscopy.
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    Mikeoxsbiggg Male 30-39
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    June 23, 2012 at 6:30 pm
    This picture discriminates against the colourblind.
  13. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 23, 2012 at 6:48 pm
    No guys, we know what`s on them. Spectrometers can detect the different atmospheric elements and minerals on these planets. We can`t physically see what`s on them, but we know from spectroscopy.

    Good point, as long as you consider a planet`s atmosphere to be on the planet. Which it is in a sense.

    It only tells us some things about the atmospheres of some exoplanets (yet - more advanced equipment would make more possible), but you`re right - it is more than nothing.
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    Revolutioniz Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2012 at 6:55 pm
    @Theyoyoguy We can not detect the chemical composition of exoplanets mainly because the method for detecting them measures the dimming of their host star when they pass between it and our detectors. There is no visible light coming off of the planet for us to measure.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    June 23, 2012 at 7:44 pm
    Looks like at least one planet has had its spectra measured.
  16. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 23, 2012 at 9:39 pm
    @Theyoyoguy We can not detect the chemical composition of exoplanets mainly because the method for detecting them measures the dimming of their host star when they pass between it and our detectors. There is no visible light coming off of the planet for us to measure.

    Visible light from one was detected recently because it`s big enough and close enough to its star to reflect enough light to be detectable (barely) with current technology.

    It`s also apparently possible to use changes in what we detect from the star not only to deduce the existence of a planet but also to make an indirect spectral analysis of the planet by how it affects the spectral analysis of the star. I didn`t know that - I thought you could only get the size from that.
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    i-am-evil Male 18-29
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    June 23, 2012 at 10:18 pm
    @Angillion Roughly speaking, what percentage of your nearly 9,000 posts are as long as your posts here?

    How many books do you think you have written?
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    June 24, 2012 at 12:25 am
    @Angillion Roughly speaking, what percentage of your nearly 9,000 posts are as long as your posts here?

    I`d say that most are longer. I`d make a vague guess of about half a million words, using the typing speed standard of an average of 5 characters per word.

    How many books do you think you have written?

    None. Books aren`t just a lot of words. It`s a different skillset. I`ve written a handful of short stories and I`m crap at it. Writing is easy. Writing a story isn`t.
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    Sistarose Female 30-39
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    June 24, 2012 at 2:30 am
    Damn it, I must be colour blind, I can not see a number.
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    dhavalcohol Male 18-29
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    June 24, 2012 at 11:09 pm
    As per thisHow Small is the Earth? video, you can really see them all to scale in one image.
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    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    June 25, 2012 at 10:58 am
    known Planets that no-one as ever seen
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    MorfeuS Male 18-29
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    June 26, 2012 at 5:50 am
    forget ytube,try this one
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    dhavalcohol Male 18-29
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    July 8, 2012 at 11:23 pm
    As per thisHow Small is the Earth? video, you can really see them all to scale in one image.
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    dhavalcohol Male 18-29
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    July 15, 2012 at 11:38 pm
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    dhavalcohol Male 18-29
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    July 22, 2012 at 11:54 pm
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    dhavalcohol Male 18-29
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    July 30, 2012 at 11:27 pm
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    dhavalcohol Male 18-29
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    August 7, 2012 at 11:59 am
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    dhavalcohol Male 18-29
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    August 14, 2012 at 9:35 pm
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    dhavalcohol Male 18-29
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    August 29, 2012 at 4:31 am
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    dhavalcohol Male 18-29
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    September 5, 2012 at 12:03 pm
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    dhavalcohol Male 18-29
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    September 21, 2012 at 12:54 am
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    dhavalcohol Male 18-29
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    September 28, 2012 at 10:08 pm
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    October 9, 2012 at 9:03 pm
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    October 15, 2012 at 11:57 am
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    October 24, 2012 at 11:46 pm
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    November 1, 2012 at 12:10 pm
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    November 7, 2012 at 9:48 pm
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