DailyDirt: The Rest Of The Universe

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There's a lot we don't know about the universe. Until relatively recently, we weren't even sure how big the universe is. Telescopes looking deep into space have gathered a lot of interesting information, and we're finding all sorts of strange phenomena and types of extra-solar planets. Here are just a few cool tidbits about planets from far, far away. By the way, StumbleUpon can also recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.


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    abc gum, Mar 5th, 2012 @ 5:13pm

    That's no Nomad Planet, that's a space station.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 5th, 2012 @ 5:22pm

    A water planet? That's great news!

    We finally found a place to send Kevin Costner.

     

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    Michael Ho (profile), Mar 5th, 2012 @ 5:52pm

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    Heh. Nice Star Wars reference... but it would actually be really cool if there were advanced civilizations cruising around in huge planet-sized ships.

    It would even still be cool if there were just single-celled life existing on a nomad planet....

     

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    silverscarcat (profile), Mar 5th, 2012 @ 7:28pm

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    Unicron?

     

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    Pixelation, Mar 5th, 2012 @ 9:46pm

    Future Earth?

    "A recent look at the data has found one system that could have two planets in the same orbit."

    It is thought that the earth had another planet in the same orbit which impacted the earth and created the moon.

    Cool "factoid"... the moon was likely about 15,000 miles from the earth when it was formed.

     

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    Anonymous Coward, Mar 6th, 2012 @ 6:02pm

    Single-celled life?

    We...are...Nomad. Must...sterilize.
    Now let the Star Wars vs. Star Trek debate begin!

     

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