Kepler 22b time to get there. Here the post I talk about: /funny_pictures/2978605/New+Earth+Like+Planet+discovered/. Hi! There was this information on Frontpage MEGATAGS
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Hi! There was this information on Frontpage
that told about this 600
lightyears away from us.
There I read a ocmment, that asked how
long it would take to get there.
So I thought "yeah how long would it take? 1
Let' s do the math:
I' m from germany so I' ll do it in kilometres
per hour (the result will be the same, the
steps are just a little different}
So first things first: l lightyear is
about 9 460 800 aoo 000 kilometres
9 460 800 aoo aoo x 600 =
kilometres
Thats the distance.
Now the speed: The fastest NASA rocket can
reach a speed of times sonic speed.
That makes , 8 x = kilometres per
hour.
Now the funny thing:
divided throught 12348
equals -> 459"
Now the proof:
So we had km
Then we had km/ h
We do km/ km/ h ( have km/ km so we can put
this out)
What leaves: h
Proof, that we have the result in h.
st' kiill,'! iil
459" hours makes
19154518958. f) f) f) days
f) weeks
69 month
52442214, 8( wears
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> hey anon, wanna give your opinion?
asd
#13 - Nopaleon
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(12/07/2011) [-]
Not with my Millenium Falcon
#20 to #13 - TheAnonymousRebel **User deleted account**
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User avatar #71 to #20 - tokiopop
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But parsecs are a measurement of distance, or was that the joke?
#48 - antlerdesim
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(12/07/2011) [-]
C'mon ! Are you ******* serious ?! And I got all exited before !!!
C'mon ! Are you ******* serious ?! And I got all exited before !!!
#81 - wildkin **User deleted account**
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#18 - monkeysmist
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(12/07/2011) [-]
Haven't you seen Pandorum?
#80 to #18 - zaeter
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(12/07/2011) [-]
thumbed for the reference
#16 - cancerousiguana
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(12/07/2011) [-]
that was my first thought when read 600 light years.

except without doing all the math. i settled for a ballpark estimate of "Really ******* long time"
#7 - pedocommando
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(12/07/2011) [-]
<mf after reading this.
<mf after reading this.
User avatar #57 - ickalanda
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(12/07/2011) [-]
Your fastest rocket speed is significantly wrong, just saying.

The speed that spacecraft have to travel just to orbit the Earth is about 25,000 km/h in low Earth orbit.

We also have spacecraft that can travel significantly faster than that.

But, even with our actual fastest rockets, it would still be an obscenely long time, haha
User avatar #10 - ReapLight
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(12/07/2011) [-]
In other words, it's damn near impossible to get there.
#44 to #10 - mrbah
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(12/07/2011) [-]
develop cloning machine.
have machine store knowledge and basic tools.
have machine travel to planet and clone people like 20 years before they arrive on the planet.
wait 40000 years for a message.
"thanks!"
#5 - superhyperflying
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(12/06/2011) [-]
I smell major maths fail here:
The fastest rocket IN ATMOSPHERE is 10 times the speed of sound
The fastest moving spacecraft is New Horizons, witch is traveling at 55.10 times the speed of sound
Orbital speed is around 28 times the speed of sound.

Redo the maths.
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#61 to #5 - bigblacknegro
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so do it
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User avatar #37 - bajjskorven
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ermmmmmmm how did they find this planet? :P even with a scope it take 600 years for the researchers to see this planet..
#39 to #37 - mrbah
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but the planet is older than 6000 years old, so we see the planet the way it was 6000 years ago, i dont see the problem.
#41 to #39 - mrbah
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*600 not 6000, my bad
#38 to #37 - neelix
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The light we are able to see from that planet is 600 years old.
User avatar #49 to #38 - bajjskorven
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Ya, I know that, just that it takes 600 years for light to travel to that planet. So how did they discover the planet?
User avatar #50 to #49 - adak
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The light that we see though the telescope is the light that got reflected of the planet 600 years ago, so we are seeing a planet as it was 600 years ago.
User avatar #52 to #49 - bigdoda
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Because that planet has been there for millions of years, and it was discovered in a solar system 600 light years away from us. The Hubble telescope is the obvious answer.

Think about it this way; if the Universe has been in existence for 13.7 Billion years (according to the Big Bang Theory) that means that if we had a telescope big and powerful enough, we could- in theory- see galaxies and solar system millions and millions of light years away.

It's all theory, but with a powerful enough of a telescope, it's possible.
User avatar #53 to #52 - bigdoda
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My bad, I didn't know it [Kepler 22b] was only recently created.
#51 to #49 - neelix
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I just wrote a long winded reply and lost it soooo in short:

The light originated from the planets surface 600 years ago. Since origination, it traveled to the camera that recorded the image of the planet, essentially 600 years ago.