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Scientists have discovered an earth-like planet orbiting around our nearest star, 4.2 light years away.

Currently named Proxima b, new technologies over the coming decades would mean that the planet could be accessible one day.

So, we could be living just a few kilometres (well, 40 trillion) away from extra terrestrial life forms :shock:
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Imagine if every human and country just binned of *****y religion and wars for greed and pooled resources together towards space and science
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"Accessible one day" (Well, 40 trillion).
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Are there any empty seats on their trains though?
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When isn't there a new potentially habitable planet around these days...
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(Original post by Betelgeuse-)
Imagine if every human and country just binned of *****y religion and wars for greed and pooled resources together towards space and science
Yeah. Earth would rule the universe!

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Not to a day you numpty, and not in a few decades either lol.

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(Original post by Dodgypirate)
"Accessible one day" (Well, 40 trillion).
They are talking about sending nano craft at 20% speed of light to photograph it etc. May be feasible to get a look at this world in our lifetime, who knows
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(Original post by epage)
Scientists have discovered an earth-like planet orbiting around our nearest star, 4.2 light years away.

Currently named Proxima b, new technologies over the coming decades would mean that the planet could be accessible one day.

So, we could be living just a few kilometres (well, 40 trillion) away from extra terrestrial life forms :shock:
"Earth-like" is misleading.

By those standards Venus is "Earth-like".

About the same mass and composition, on the edge of the habitable zone.......hellish nightmare world of death.


Still, it serves as a good focus for future telescopy, and new advances and improvements in the technologies to observe exoplanets.

And if it is actually Earth-like in the layman sense, then it should be an excellent target for future human interstellar exploration.
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(Original post by Betelgeuse-)
Imagine if every human and country just binned of *****y religion and wars for greed and pooled resources together towards space and science
or imagine if our backwards tory government started encouraging people to go to university and study science instead of capitalising it like a commodity.

its funny that you blame religion for almost all of our problems nowadays
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(Original post by alevelstresss)
or imagine if our backwards tory government started encouraging people to go to university and study science instead of capitalising it like a commodity.

its funny that you blame religion for almost all of our problems nowadays
Its funny how you manage to keep responding to me despite labouring to point out you blocked me

Its funny how sensitive you are to religion being criticised despite labouring to tell everybody you are an atheist (Honest guvnorr)

Its funny how you cannot even read the most simple, short benign statement without getting it brutally wrong.
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(Original post by Betelgeuse-)
Its funny how you manage to keep responding to me despite labouring to point out you blocked me

Its funny how sensitive you are to religion being criticised despite labouring to tell everybody you are an atheist (Honest guvnorr)

Its funny how you cannot even read the most simple, short benign statement without getting it brutally wrong.
I never claimed I blocked you, nor did I. Why are you changing the topic and avoiding the point?

You blame religion for a lack of scientific progress, when our Tory government (who you undoubtedly support or voted for, unless you voted for UKIP which is likely) when they actively make students pay almost £30,000, and have not emphasised STEM degrees in the slightest. Pathetic.
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I never claimed I blocked you, nor did I. Why are you changing the topic and avoiding the point?
http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...4258044&page=7

Its over, what is wrong with you??
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(Original post by Betelgeuse-)
http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show...4258044&page=7

Its over, what is wrong with you??
Nothing's over buddy, I never even mentioned you on that page, let alone 'blocked' you. LOL. Did you just choose a random time when I said I blocked someone and hope I would not check who I was replying to? Pathetic.

But you're obviously avoiding the point because you know its true. Whinging about religion holding science back is ridiculous. Especially when people like Isaac Newton, Gallileo, Guass, Kepler, Faraday, Maxwell, etc were all CHRISTIAN.

The reason we aren't advancing is because of the commercialisation of education, thanks to the Tories, who you probably support.
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Heard of this somewhere...I suppose it's part of the Alpha Centauri??

Forgive me if I'm mistaken, but alpha centauri has been discovered a while back with research showing that it could potentially support human life
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(Original post by Betelgeuse-)
ITS OVER

And here we have a summary of you people.

Changes topic to avoid the hard truth about the hypocrisy in your posts.

Its funny because if I had actually blocked you, you'd probably have cried about me 'chickening out', when in fact I didn't. You just can't win with trolls.



Back on topic, because we're seriously de-railing the post here.

You whinge about religion holding science back. Some of the most prominent scientists who have ever lived were religious. And our own stupid government actively discourages people from going to university. But somehow this is the fault of non-atheists? I think your topic-changing happens simply because you cannot accept the truth when it is staring you in the face.

I predict you'll probably ignore everything, as you always have done, and go and whine about how I lied or was wrong, well there are many Islamophobes on this website, when you have about 5 at a time quoting you on the same thread and having 5 simultaneous mind-damagingly ignorant people arguing nonsense at you, you make mistakes. I'm sorry for making false claims, but as it turns out I never actually blocked you, so I must have aimed it at someone else or misquoted. But at least I have the decency to admit my mistakes, you wouldn't admit your problems in a million years even with the truth staring you in the face - as this, and many other threads have shown.

Nothings over until you defend your ignorant stance on religion 'holding us back' when the government you probably support is more accountable.
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(Original post by epage)
Scientists have discovered an earth-like planet orbiting around our nearest star, 4.2 light years away.

Currently named Proxima b, new technologies over the coming decades would mean that the planet could be accessible one day.

So, we could be living just a few kilometres (well, 40 trillion) away from extra terrestrial life forms :shock:
It's not habitable, the planets which are most suitable for habitation by information viewed from Earth are several hundred light years away.
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Exciting news!!
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(Original post by alevelstresss)
And here we have a summary of you people.

Changes topic to avoid the hard truth about the hypocrisy in your posts.

Its funny because if I had actually blocked you, you'd probably have cried about me 'chickening out', when in fact I didn't. You just can't win with trolls.



Back on topic, because we're seriously de-railing the post here.

You whinge about religion holding science back. Some of the most prominent scientists who have ever lived were religious. And our own stupid government actively discourages people from going to university. But somehow this is the fault of non-atheists? I think your topic-changing happens simply because you cannot accept the truth when it is staring you in the face.

I predict you'll probably ignore everything, as you always have done, and go and whine about how I lied or was wrong, well there are many Islamophobes on this website, when you have about 5 at a time quoting you on the same thread and having 5 simultaneous mind-damagingly ignorant people arguing nonsense at you, you make mistakes. I'm sorry for making false claims, but as it turns out I never actually blocked you, so I must have aimed it at someone else or misquoted. But at least I have the decency to admit my mistakes, you wouldn't admit your problems in a million years even with the truth staring you in the face - as this, and many other threads have shown.

Nothings over until you defend your ignorant stance on religion 'holding us back' when the government you probably support is more accountable.
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