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NASA telescope reveals largest batch of Earth-size, habitable-zone planets around single star

Date:
February 22, 2017
Source:
NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Summary:
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water.
see https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170222130941.htm
and also http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/7-earth-like-planets-discovered-1.3992156 
 
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1 hour ago, djsurrey said:

NASA telescope reveals largest batch of Earth-size, habitable-zone planets around single star

Date:
February 22, 2017
Source:
NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Summary:
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water.
see https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170222130941.htm
and also http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/7-earth-like-planets-discovered-1.3992156 
 

This is actually pretty cool!  I hope the writers FF it this in the show somehow.  It could be a good plot for Raj.  It's right up his alley.

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I read that the British National Oceanography Centre's new UAV is to be deployed to study undersea currents in  the antarctic. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39232973

I would like to see the guys discussing this in very serious "isn't science wonderful" style, with Sheldon maybe being patronising towards Penny. Then Penny asks something like "So does this robot submarine thingy have a name" and Sheldon has to tell her that it's called Boaty McBoatface. Just for Penny's facial reaction.

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On 14/03/2017 at 4:56 AM, JohnPhD said:

I read that the British National Oceanography Centre's new UAV is to be deployed to study undersea currents in  the antarctic. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39232973

I would like to see the guys discussing this in very serious "isn't science wonderful" style, with Sheldon maybe being patronising towards Penny. Then Penny asks something like "So does this robot submarine thingy have a name" and Sheldon has to tell her that it's called Boaty McBoatface. Just for Penny's facial reaction.

Almost sounds like Penny named it.

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Sheldon will like this story (if he is given a chance to notice):

 

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Scientists make the case to restore Pluto's planet status

New definition raises number of planets in solar system to about 110

Date:
March 17, 2017
Source:
Johns Hopkins University
Summary:
Kirby Runyon wants to make one thing clear: regardless of what one prestigious scientific organization says to the contrary, Pluto is a planet. So, he says, is Europa, commonly known as a moon of Jupiter, and so is the Earth's moon, and so are more than 100 other celestial bodies in our solar system that are denied this status under the prevailing definition of 'planet.'
 
from   https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170317131205.htm

They make a case.

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Hasn't there been some news of Musk and a moon trip?  Since Howard met him it would be funny if Howard was asked by Musk to help in the planning because of him background.  Sheldon probably be so jealous it would be really funny.

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13 hours ago, SRAM said:

Hasn't there been some news of Musk and a moon trip?  Since Howard met him it would be funny if Howard was asked by Musk to help in the planning because of him background.  Sheldon probably be so jealous it would be really funny.

There is this:

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39115201

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