1. We have added the ability to collapse/expand forum categories and widgets on forum home.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Photobucket has changed its policy concerning hotlinking images and now requires an account with a $399.00 annual fee to allow hotlink. More information is available at: this link.
    Dismiss Notice
  3. All Civ avatars are brought back and available for selection in the Avatar Gallery! There are 945 avatars total.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. To make the site more secure, we have installed SSL certificates and enabled HTTPS for both the main site and forums.
    Dismiss Notice
  5. Civ6 is released! Order now! (Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon DE | Amazon FR)
    Dismiss Notice
  6. Dismiss Notice
  7. Forum account upgrades are available for ad-free browsing.
    Dismiss Notice

Astronomers see 'youngest planet'

Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by Rik Meleet, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. Rik Meleet

    Rik Meleet Top predator Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2003
    Messages:
    11,953
    Location:
    Nijmegen Netherlands


    An embryonic planet detected outside our Solar System could be less than 2,000 years old, astronomers say. The ball of dust and gas, which is in the process of turning into a Jupiter-like giant, was detected around the star HL Tau, by a UK team. Research leader Dr Jane Greaves said the planet's growth may have been kickstarted when another young star passed the system 1,600 years ago.

    BBC news.

    1600 years old planet. A good chance to learn more about planet-forming, I think.
     
  2. Swedishguy

    Swedishguy Chieftain

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2006
    Messages:
    7,257
    Location:
    Eskilstuna, Sweden IQ: N/A
    Cool! This means there are stuff created by man that is older than that! :cool:
     
  3. Narz

    Narz keeping it real

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2002
    Messages:
    25,858
    Location:
    New York City
    Maybe that guy Narz would want to move there, I hear he likes 'em young.
     
  4. Ballazic

    Ballazic Chieftain

    Joined:
    Dec 6, 2003
    Messages:
    615
    Location:
    Edmonton
    Thats crazy. I would be cool to send something over there to watch it. How far is it away?
     
  5. zjl56

    zjl56 Chieftain

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2004
    Messages:
    1,242
    Location:
    Iowa
    Well, to get any use out of sending a probe, it would take it 500 years to get there, going at the absolute maximum speed, and then it would take annother 500 years to recieve any data. So, I think a probe is a little out of the question.
     
  6. Eran of Arcadia

    Eran of Arcadia Stormin' Mormon Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2004
    Messages:
    23,090
    Location:
    Saint Angel

Share This Page