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^It's put most sci-fi movies to shame.
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Sat Jul 31, 2021 12:11 am
Astonishingly atypical, actually. The planets in our system are spaced in such a regular pattern, that most assumed it was the inevitable result of gravity or star formation, but they've seen nothing even vaguely similar to what we've got here.
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^It's put most sci-fi movies to shame.
This is amazing. I had no idea. How many other observable solar systems have they been able to catalog? Where can I read more about this?
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I couldn't find anything really up-to-date, but this website provides an illustration of the variety of system types out there.
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The Exoplanet app that I use (the one that I got the screencap from) lists a little over 4500 planets, so the number of systems would be slightly less than that. Each planet comes with a map like the one I posted showing the orbit(s) of the exoplanet(s) in comparison to our Solar System and to that star's individual habitable zone. It's updated frequently. I think I get notifications probably every other week or so on average. It's also got a bunch of filters, so you can search for, for example, planets in the habitable zone.
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^It's put most sci-fi movies to shame.
And hopefully is inspiring more Sci-Fi. :D
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Lupine wrote:
Sat Jul 31, 2021 4:20 pm
I couldn't find anything really up-to-date, but this website provides an illustration of the variety of system types out there.
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Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:49 pm
The Exoplanet app that I use (the one that I got the screencap from) lists a little over 4500 planets, so the number of systems would be slightly less than that. Each planet comes with a map like the one I posted showing the orbit(s) of the exoplanet(s) in comparison to our Solar System and to that star's individual habitable zone. It's updated frequently. I think I get notifications probably every other week or so on average. It's also got a bunch of filters, so you can search for, for example, planets in the habitable zone.
Thank you -- these sites are VERY helpful. I have a lot of reading to do :lol:
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You're welcome. A lot of the planets and systems also have their own Wiki pages now, if they're especially interesting. TRAPPIST-1 is one that I happen to have bookmarked.
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Park The UFO In Harvard Yard. :D
This is great. I love it when scientists have the courage to take an unpopular stance.
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Yeah, like space aliens invading Earth or vaccines being good for the public health.
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It's a good idea on their part. Like it said, even if you don't find aliens you could discovery something else amazing.
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That's very true. There has to be some kind of explanation, which will likely be cool. I still think there's a strong possibility that some of these things are from outer space, even if they're not aliens.
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