#1
Huge news in astronomy recently: the first pictures of planets outside our solar system have been taken.

http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/081113-hubble-exoplanet.html
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/badastronomy/2008/11/13/huge-exoplanet-news-items-pictures/

We've known about other planets for a while, but actually seeing them is amazing. Discuss.
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I'm studying this in my Astronomy class, it's awesome.

EDIT: I'm the first person to post and it's weird because of our user names.
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#4
Finally!

Been wanting pics...
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lets suggest that UG name the planets,
no but seriously, this is freaking awsome !
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I'm the first person to post and it's weird because of our user names.

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#8
Quote by woMANintheBOX19
I'm studying this in my Astronomy class, it's awesome.

EDIT: I'm the first person to post and it's weird because of our user names.



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#11
Quote by loubot123
lets suggest that UG name the planets,
no but seriously, this is freaking awsome !

Let UG name the planets? Ha

They probably already giggle every time they hear Uranus.
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Dead beauty with a tear!
They loved her for her wealth-
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But she grew in feeble health,
And they love her-that she died.
#13
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Let UG name the planets? Ha

They probably already giggle every time they hear Uranus.



Haha... Uranus
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#14
Quote by loubot123
lets suggest that UG name the planets,
no but seriously, this is freaking awsome !

They're already named, which is good because once I become an astrophysicist I won't have to deal with planets named "Fap" and "Rape"
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I'm studying this in my Astronomy class, it's awesome.

EDIT: I'm the first person to post and it's weird because of our user names.

Are you studying Astronomy in college? Because I'm planning on being an astrophysicist, so things just get eerier. (Regarding our names)
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Quote by woMANintheBOX19
Let UG name the planets? Ha

They probably already giggle every time they hear Uranus.


Of course.
Nothing changes a conversation more then saying "I hear NASA are probing Uranus".
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Are you studying Astronomy in college? Because I'm planning on being an astrophysicist, so things just get eerier. (Regarding our names)


Well, Astronomy isn't my major, but it's an awesome class and it's always been one of my favourite things.
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But she grew in feeble health,
And they love her-that she died.
#18
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#20
One of them looks like the Eye of Sauron. Sweet.

EDIT: I should really read threads before posting
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Quote by maninthebox24

Are you studying Astronomy in college? Because I'm planning on being an astrophysicist, so things just get eerier. (Regarding our names)

Yes, won't you come and save us?


So you're gonna be a doctor for planets and stars eh? And I'd like to keep you as the dog that gets beat.
#22
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Looks like they found the Eye of Sauron.

I knew Lord of the Rings was real.

So is the Lord of the Rings more space related than Star Wars?
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"I wish we could get away
Drink wine and screw"


"Nicotine, valium, vicodin, marijuana, ecstasy, and alcohol
C-C-C-C-Cocaine!"


"I wanna lick you too much"



Own this Black Sabbath shirt?
#23
I was hoping for closeups of alien female boobies.

all i get are some stupid fotos of things that are like specks of dust?

I kid, I'm psyched imagine in 20 years, we'll be able to look even closer!!! we may discover life
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#27

in this picture it looks as if someone has just put a purple blob in the middle using ms paint
#28
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Lol at who the first two posters in here are. Any relation?

Amazing stuff though. Fomalhaut sounds like a bizarre German techno act.

multis maybe?

on topic:

that is quite cool. one day we might might go there and see how its like. maybe it has life?
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in this picture it looks as if someone has just put a purple blob in the middle using ms paint



it looks more like an amoeba than a planet.
#30
It's too bad the pictures don't show any real detail. We already knew there were planets out their so this isn't quite as impressive to me. Hopefully some new technology will be invented soon to get a good picture of some of these.
#31
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I was expecting more interesting pictures. I'd like some pictures of the inside of Jupiter and Saturn.

Not the inside of Saturn (How would they do that anyway? The instruments would be pulverized), but is this good enough?

I just found out about it. That's an aurora at Saturn.
http://www.space.com/scienceastronomy/081112-saturn-aurora.html
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it looks more like an amoeba than a planet.

But no one said that's a planet. That's a near-infrared image of two planets orbiting a star (see the two letters). Astronomy isn't just pretty pictures (or in this case, kinda grainy pictures). You actually have to read about what you're looking at.
Josh Homme writes the greatest lyrics EVAR:
"I wish we could get away
Drink wine and screw"


"Nicotine, valium, vicodin, marijuana, ecstasy, and alcohol
C-C-C-C-Cocaine!"


"I wanna lick you too much"



Own this Black Sabbath shirt?
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#32
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EDIT: I'm the first person to post and it's weird because of our user names.


You were meant to be together.


I hope those aren't the planets the alien invasion will be coming from.