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Q: The universe has been estimated to wipe out in the next 5.5billion years. What is your take on this?

Didn't really believe it though

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Bet you 5 dollars it does.

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Bet you 5 dollars it does.

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Which years?

 

 Earth years or any other planet's years ...?, Hawking would argue ...

.. not too different than me .. 

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Hahaha. You must have blown his mind since he has never responded again.

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US$ vs. Gold, 20-years chart ... Have a look-i: 

 

 

The Gold and Silver Uber-Bull Run Is Upon Us

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CCP virus will wipe us out before then

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Did I tell you ... I discovered ... these 2 web linkz

 

https://interestingengineering.com/newly-discovered-exoplanet-could-be-t...

 

https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/ab84e5

 

Astronomers have discovered a planet nearly the same size as Earth that orbits in its star’s habitable zone, where liquid water could exist on its surface, a new study said.

The presence of liquid water also indicates the planet could support life. 

This newly found world, Kepler-1649c, is 300 light-years away from Earth and orbits a star that is about one-fourth the size of our sun.

What's exciting is that out of all the 2,000 plus exoplanets that have been discovered using observations from the Kepler Space Telescope, this world is most similar to Earth both in size and estimated temperature, NASA said. 

An exoplanet is a planet that's outside of our solar system.

"This intriguing, distant world gives us even greater hope that a second Earth lies among the stars, waiting to be found,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA’s science mission directorate in Washington, D.C.

Although NASA said that there are other exoplanets estimated to be closer to Earth in size – and others may be closer to Earth in temperature – there is no other exoplanet that's closer to Earth in both of these values that also lies in the habitable zone of its system.

This newly revealed world is only 1.06 times larger than our own planet. Also, the amount of starlight it receives from its host star is 75% of the amount of light Earth receives from our sun – meaning the exoplanet's temperature may be similar to our planet’s, as well.

NASA's Kepler exoplanet-hunter may be out of service, but its data is still proving fruitful. A team of transatlantic scientists has gone through Kepler's data by hand and has discovered an Earth-like planet that could be able to support life as we know it.

The exoplanet is named Kepler-1649c and orbits a red dwarf star around 300 light-years from Earth. It's roughly the size of our Earth and lies in the "habitable zone" of its host star, which allows liquid water to live on its surface.

Their findings were published in the Astrophysical Journal Letters on Wednesday.

Earth 2.0

Kepler-1649c completes one orbit around its red dwarf star in 19.5 Earth days, which is exciting as it places it in its host star's "habitable zone."

"This intriguing, distant world gives us even greater hope that a second Earth lies among the stars, waiting to be found," Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of NASA's Science Mission Directorate, said in a statement.

NASA's Kepler searched for and found hundreds of planets during its time in Space. Now, some of that data is still offering extraordinary information, such as the discovery of Kepler-1649c, the potentially habitable exoplanet. As per Kepler's observations, 20 to 25% of the 220 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy host worlds that may be inhabitable zones. That's a lot of potential planets to re-locate to someday.

Much of Kepler's data was siphoned through using computer algorithms, however, it looks like the algorithms didn't pick up on all important information. So a team of researchers was formed called the Kepler False Positive Working Group to carry out investigations and ensure all data brought in by Kepler is properly read through.

And we're glad for it, as Kepler-1649c was one piece of crucial information that was missed by the algorithm.

Kepler-1649c is only 1.06 times Earth's size and gets 75% of the stellar energy that our planet gets from the sun. This combination makes the newly discovered world really rather special.

"There are other exoplanets estimated to be closer to Earth in size, such as TRAPPIST-1f and, by some calculations, Teegarden c," NASA officials wrote in the same statement. "Others may be closer to Earth in temperature, such as TRAPPIST-1d and TOI 700d. But there is no other exoplanet that is considered to be closer to Earth in both of these values that also lies in the habitable zone of its system."

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Did you know Einstein?

Me, neither, buTT ... I was windering ..., what OP and Stiggs will do now? ... with the bet?

 

Could I be the judge? OK, here we go ...

 

https://interestingengineering.com/a-star-dancing-around-a-supermassive-...

 

A Star Dancing around a Supermassive Black Hole Has Proven Einstein Right

The star orbiting the supermassive black hole

European Southern Observatory


It's a beautiful day when a genius's prediction is confirmed, and today is such a day. A star orbiting the supermassive black hole galaxy has just demonstrated Albert Einstein's prediction of general relativity is correct. 

 

 

Do you know 'General Relativity'? ... It is a distortion in space time caused by enormous, massive objects, which feels like a 'gravity' ... Yahoo-gle for more ...

Never mind, Yahoo-gle ..:

https://www.britannica.com/topic/philosophy-of-physics/The-general-theor...

Consider a society of two-dimensional beings living on a surface that is almost perfectly flat. In one place the surface contains a bump, which is visible from the perspective of a larger three-dimensional space in which the surface is contained.

From the three-dimensional perspective, imagine a point P at the top of the bump, a circle L at its base, and several lines, R1, R2, R3, ... Rn, running from P to different points on L. ...

Fine read, isn't it?

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