Learn More - Click Here!

Thread Options
#496082 - 02/09/06 05:08 PM Extrasolar planets
Czargazer Offline
Gold Star
Czargazer
Joined: May 2003
Posts: 298
Pacific Northwest
For those of you who are either astronomy buffs, sci-fi romantics, or just plain fascinated by the possibilities contained in extrasolar planets (planets in solar systems other than ours)... here's a link to someone who renders paintings of what these systems could possibly look like.

Extrasolar Art

So far we are yet to discover a planet that could in of itself be close enough to Earth to support life as we know it. However, there's nothing to say that moons orbiting these Jupiter-like planets couldn't...
_________________________
Everyone has to make a living, mine just happens to involve thumbscrews.

Return to Top
Chat! - BOL Watercooler
#496083 - 02/09/06 05:09 PM Re: Extrasolar planets
Master_shakE Offline
Gold Star
Master_shakE
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 433
TeXaS - - YeeHaW!!
those pictures are so neat looking.
_________________________
At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.
~Plato

Return to Top
#496084 - 02/09/06 05:12 PM Re: Extrasolar planets
Carl from ATHF is my Idol :) Offline
100 Club
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 221
The newest edition of Astronomy magazine covers an article about a new device/machine that was designed to locate planets not located in our galaxy, or any type of solar/galactic entity that previous instruments could not detect, it's pretty damn cool.

hey czar, I wrote a paper a while back about the application of Fibonacci sequence to the birth of star systems, what do you think?
_________________________
existential abyss

Return to Top
#496085 - 02/09/06 05:18 PM Re: Extrasolar planets
Bengals Fan Offline
Power Poster
Bengals Fan
Joined: Apr 2004
Posts: 8,990
Cincinnati, OH
I love the historical ones too, especially the cannons.

Return to Top
#496086 - 02/09/06 05:20 PM Re: Extrasolar planets
Carl from ATHF is my Idol :) Offline
100 Club
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 221
I bet no one here is familiar with Drake's Equation?
_________________________
existential abyss

Return to Top
#496087 - 02/09/06 05:20 PM Re: Extrasolar planets
Master_shakE Offline
Gold Star
Master_shakE
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 433
TeXaS - - YeeHaW!!
of course i am. I am dating you.
_________________________
At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.
~Plato

Return to Top
#496088 - 02/09/06 05:21 PM Re: Extrasolar planets
Carl from ATHF is my Idol :) Offline
100 Club
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 221
You don't have one clue to what Drake's Equation is!
_________________________
existential abyss

Return to Top
#496089 - 02/09/06 05:21 PM Re: Extrasolar planets
Master_shakE Offline
Gold Star
Master_shakE
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 433
TeXaS - - YeeHaW!!
sure i do.
_________________________
At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.
~Plato

Return to Top
#496090 - 02/09/06 05:23 PM Re: Extrasolar planets
Carl from ATHF is my Idol :) Offline
100 Club
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 221
What then? Let me just tell you, it's an extremely long and complicated equation used to test the existence of extraterrestrial beings.
_________________________
existential abyss

Return to Top
#496091 - 02/09/06 05:28 PM Re: Extrasolar planets
Master_shakE Offline
Gold Star
Master_shakE
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 433
TeXaS - - YeeHaW!!
i already knew that.
_________________________
At the touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.
~Plato

Return to Top
#496092 - 02/09/06 05:30 PM Re: Extrasolar planets
someone else Offline
Power Poster
someone else
Joined: Aug 2004
Posts: 3,300
back to my roots
For those who don't know, but care, essentially, the Drake equation estimates the number of civilizations in our galaxy that we may eventually come into contact with.

I am not too big on presupposing the number of civilizations that may or may not exist. I am much more interested in theorizing on the mere possibility of extraterrestrial life and its components.

For what it's worth, I loved Carl Sagan's attempt to describe what life might be like on Jupiter. Very cool and very imaginative!
_________________________
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. - Carl Sagan

Return to Top
#496093 - 02/09/06 05:42 PM Re: Extrasolar planets
XODUS Offline
Power Poster
XODUS
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 4,384
It is good that the artist puts a rational with the painting instead of just flopping something out there. I will have to order prints for my new apt.

Return to Top
#496094 - 02/09/06 08:16 PM Re: Extrasolar planets
Pirate Offline
Diamond Poster
Pirate
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 2,495
Florida
Quote:

For those who don't know, but care, essentially, the Drake equation estimates the number of civilizations in our galaxy that we may eventually come into contact with.

I am not too big on presupposing the number of civilizations that may or may not exist. I am much more interested in theorizing on the mere possibility of extraterrestrial life and its components.

For what it's worth, I loved Carl Sagan's attempt to describe what life might be like on Jupiter. Very cool and very imaginative!


Quite, particularly because he moves away from the egotistical thought that aliens would look something even remotely like us. The jelly fish-esq creatures were cool!
_________________________
Never trust a pirate...

Return to Top
#496095 - 02/09/06 08:27 PM Re: Extrasolar planets
XODUS Offline
Power Poster
XODUS
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 4,384
Have you guys watch the show "Alien Planet" on Animal Planet? It did a lot of theorizing on aliens, I also liked the one they did on future Earth after man.

Return to Top
#496096 - 02/09/06 08:32 PM Re: Extrasolar planets
Carl from ATHF is my Idol :) Offline
100 Club
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 221
No, but it sounds like an interesting program
_________________________
existential abyss

Return to Top
#496097 - 02/09/06 08:34 PM Re: Extrasolar planets
Pirate Offline
Diamond Poster
Pirate
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 2,495
Florida
Yeah, that was on a while back right? The two legged runner creature was cool, but not very practical and the HUGE pancake looking beast was awesome!!
_________________________
Never trust a pirate...

Return to Top
#496098 - 02/09/06 08:39 PM Re: Extrasolar planets
Carl from ATHF is my Idol :) Offline
100 Club
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 221
lol, pancake looking beast eh?
_________________________
existential abyss

Return to Top
#496099 - 02/09/06 08:42 PM Re: Extrasolar planets
Pirate Offline
Diamond Poster
Pirate
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 2,495
Florida
Yeah, sorry. I can't remember the name of it. It was HUGE and had a flat round face with trees growing on it's back. It had elephant like legs too, but much larger of course. That's about all I remember from the show though.
_________________________
Never trust a pirate...

Return to Top
#496100 - 02/09/06 08:43 PM Re: Extrasolar planets
XODUS Offline
Power Poster
XODUS
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 4,384
yeah, some of the ideas were far fetched (the flying whales) but overall i found it really interesting. Plus if you take into all the different factors that could be involved nothing is impossible. Have you seen the future planet stuff Pirate?

Return to Top
#496101 - 02/09/06 08:44 PM Re: Extrasolar planets
Carl from ATHF is my Idol :) Offline
100 Club
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 221
Anyone watch the original Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series from BBC?
_________________________
existential abyss

Return to Top
#496102 - 02/09/06 08:49 PM Re: Extrasolar planets
Pirate Offline
Diamond Poster
Pirate
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 2,495
Florida
I was too busy watching The Young Ones. I saw an episode or two when it was on PBS. It never really excited me as a book or TV series, but I know it's got a die hard fanbase.
_________________________
Never trust a pirate...

Return to Top
#496103 - 02/09/06 08:52 PM Re: Extrasolar planets
Carl from ATHF is my Idol :) Offline
100 Club
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 221
Pirate, I will tell you this, the BBC series is an EXACT adaptation of the book (actually the entire series), its brilliant, it's almost word for word, so check it out (you can get it on Amazon for a great price).
_________________________
existential abyss

Return to Top
#496104 - 02/09/06 08:56 PM Re: Extrasolar planets
Pirate Offline
Diamond Poster
Pirate
Joined: Aug 2005
Posts: 2,495
Florida
I started reading the book, it was by Douglas Adamson.. right? Seriously, it didn't grab me. I also tried Discworld by Terry Pratchet of Monty Python fame and again, the style didn't grab me. I'm weird that way I guess. I may try the TV show once more. I think I can acquire an episode on BT easily enough.
_________________________
Never trust a pirate...

Return to Top
#496105 - 02/09/06 08:57 PM Re: Extrasolar planets
Carl from ATHF is my Idol :) Offline
100 Club
Joined: Feb 2006
Posts: 221
Yeah, thats where I got mine, good ole Bit Torrent
_________________________
existential abyss

Return to Top
#496106 - 02/09/06 10:04 PM Re: Extrasolar planets
XODUS Offline
Power Poster
XODUS
Joined: May 2005
Posts: 4,384
anyone read, Waiting for the Galactic bus or Snake Oil Wars?

Return to Top