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NASA'S Kepler Mission Discovers Its First Rocky Planet
Posted on 01/10/2011 4:32:01 PM PST by KevinDavis
NASA's Kepler mission confirmed the discovery of its first rocky planet, named Kepler-10b. Measuring 1.4 times the size of Earth, it is the smallest planet ever discovered outside our solar system.
The discovery of this so-called exoplanet is based on more than eight months of data collected by the spacecraft from May 2009 to early January 2010.
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KEYWORDS: kepler10b; space; xplanets
When we do find a planet that is like ours, I'm going to laugh at every flat earther Luddite.
To: Kevmo; LuvFreeRepublic; LittleBillyInfidel; LucyT; HighWheeler; ChuckHam; Elderberry; ColdOne; ...
posted on 01/10/2011 4:33:14 PM PST
(If you buy a car from GM, you are supporting Obama..)
To: KevinDavis; SunkenCiv; All
Are we not alone? and SC is this worthy of your ping list?
posted on 01/10/2011 4:42:56 PM PST
Even more astounding is the fact that NASA found a writer who resisted the urge to call it “earthlike”.
posted on 01/10/2011 4:45:01 PM PST
(Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
Why does the writer think that this is not really an exoplanet? Perhaps the writer's just an idiot, and doesn't understand the meaning of these words.
posted on 01/10/2011 5:05:02 PM PST
(When Obama succeeds, America fails.)
The first Rocky planet is named Kepler-10b? Why not Stallone?
To: gleeaikin; KevinDavis; annie laurie; garbageseeker; Knitting A Conundrum; Viking2002; ...
Thanks for the pings gleeaikin and KevinDavis.
posted on 01/10/2011 5:23:11 PM PST
(The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
For God´s sake, Data!
posted on 01/10/2011 10:54:37 PM PST
To: onedoug; KevinDavis
Orbital Period-just under 306 days,
4.56 x Earth Mass,
1.42 x Earth Radius.
Parent star: Kepler-10 is a relatively old (11.9±4.5 Gyr) but otherwise Sun-like Main Sequence star with
Teff = 5627±44K,
Mass = 0.895±0.060 Solar Masses,
R = 1.056 ± 0.021 Solar Radii.
posted on 01/10/2011 11:22:59 PM PST
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