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Chris Ho-Stuart
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gbaikie
Dec 4 2011, 08:23 AM
Hi chris

I think this would be good dialogue about greenhouse effect.
I think it could also lead to possibly extending the definition of habitable zones.
There is considerable effort these days finding worlds in nearby stars which could support life.

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Welcome aboard, gbaikie! You have the distinction of being the first person to join and post a comment here, apart from myself who set up the board.

I agree. New planets being found around other stars introduce a host of strange new worlds for scientists to study, many of them unlike anything in our own solar system. Everyone involved is keen to glean as much information as possible. Being able to go visit another star would be the ultimate buzz.

Astronomers can make all kinds of useful inferences about these distant planets from tiny scraps of information. In a few cases they've even been able to make inferences about atmospheres on the planets at a distant star! Your exercise in this thread is similarly a case of trying to make sensible inferences from very limited data, using universal principles of physics that (apparently) apply throughout the observable universe.
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