'Super-Earth' planets discovered

Jun 16, 2008 Full story: rssfeeds.usatoday.com 27

Nearby stars probably abound with planets only slightly larger than our own, an international astronomy team suggested Monday as it reported the discovery of 45 of these "super-Earth" planets.

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“Like any other man,but more so”

Since: Sep 07

Cimmeria

#1 Jun 17, 2008
Sounds more like "Super Mercury" than "Super Earth".
truthist

Katy, TX

#2 Jun 17, 2008
"The latest discoveries include a solar system of three planets orbiting the sunlike star HD 40307 about 42 light-years away."

They were just there! 42 light-years away towards the southern Doradus and Pictor constellations.:)
Adrian in Tacoma

Auburn, WA

#3 Jun 17, 2008
Are those older or younger solar systems, may determine if they're HD compatible yet...
truthist

Katy, TX

#4 Jun 17, 2008
Why call them super-earths? Earth is the super-earth to me.
:)
Far-earths? Far-far-earths? Farther-earths? Distant-earths? Cousin-earths? No-you-can't-get-there-earths? In-your-dreams-earths?

“Up and out, or down and out”

Since: Apr 08

Quitman, LA

#5 Jun 17, 2008
They are super because they are about 4 times as massive as Earth, although I, also, think they are mostly super-Mercurys.
truthist

Houston, TX

#6 Jun 17, 2008
Is superman obese? No, not at all but with additional qualities like charity.

Earth is the super-earth because it is the superior habitat for us..(I know it as I have designed habitats for space travellers.)

There is no place like home.

Since: May 08

Bethpage, NY

#7 Jun 17, 2008
hetrevillion wrote:
They are super because they are about 4 times as massive as Earth, although I, also, think they are mostly super-Mercurys.
The 428 Cobra Jet Cougar... now THAT was a super Mercury! Sorry, couldn't resist. Please give me a lemon for being off-topic.

“Up and out, or down and out”

Since: Apr 08

Quitman, LA

#8 Jun 17, 2008
Sneed Hearn wrote:
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The 428 Cobra Jet Cougar... now THAT was a super Mercury! Sorry, couldn't resist. Please give me a lemon for being off-topic.
I did. As well, I gave you a brilliant and a funny.
Its Me Again

Vestal, NY

#9 Jun 17, 2008
Is that space dust from mars your on? Maybe, it'll help me see that clearly.

Since: May 07

Indianapolis, IN

#10 Jun 17, 2008
damskippy wrote:
Sounds more like "Super Mercury" than "Super Earth".
They only call them "earths" because they are rocky and not gas giants... you're right though, they are probably without atmosphere and broiling hot.
Its Me Again

Vestal, NY

#11 Jun 17, 2008
More brains!, we need more brains! It helps to take away the pain. What movie did that come from?
Being so smart is making you dumber then dumbest. Why don't you pick some place where we can actually get to to prove you wrong. Like the moon perhaps. The dark side in never seen in the light from earth, worth checking it out and maybe we'll see the other half of the Apollo lunar and flag left there.

“Conspiracy Unleashed”

Since: Mar 08

"The Universe"

#12 Jun 17, 2008
...We're on our way,right now...to check it out!

Since: May 07

Indianapolis, IN

#13 Jun 18, 2008
Its Me Again wrote:
More brains!, we need more brains! It helps to take away the pain. What movie did that come from?
Being so smart is making you dumber then dumbest. Why don't you pick some place where we can actually get to to prove you wrong. Like the moon perhaps. The dark side in never seen in the light from earth, worth checking it out and maybe we'll see the other half of the Apollo lunar and flag left there.
Sigh...

What are you babbling about NOW, kosam?

“ Impulsive, bone in her teeth”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#14 Jun 18, 2008
M I B wrote:
...We're on our way,right now...to check it out!
Yeah, warp speed, dude. To bad nobody will be here when you get back.

“Conspiracy Unleashed”

Since: Mar 08

"The Universe"

#15 Jun 18, 2008
Ed Teach wrote:
<quoted text>
Yeah, warp speed, dude. To bad nobody will be here when you get back.
Actually sir......we just got back. Care to hear whats going on with that?...(do u realllly wanna know?

“ Impulsive, bone in her teeth”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#16 Jun 19, 2008
M I B wrote:
<quoted text>Actually sir......we just got back. Care to hear whats going on with that?...(do u realllly wanna know?
Congratulations!! If, after debriefing, you have the time, by all means, enlighten me.

“Conspiracy Unleashed”

Since: Mar 08

"The Universe"

#17 Jun 19, 2008
Ed Teach wrote:
<quoted text>Congratulations!! If, after debriefing, you have the time, by all means, enlighten me.
ssssh! they're listening..
truthist

Houston, TX

#18 Jun 19, 2008
No, we are not listening.

“Up and out, or down and out”

Since: Apr 08

Quitman, LA

#19 Jun 20, 2008
truthist wrote:
No, we are not listening.
I'm not listening, either. I do occasionally read.

“ Impulsive, bone in her teeth”

Since: Mar 08

Location hidden

#20 Jun 20, 2008
write it in Klingon, fool 'em all

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