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I do have to admit that they are coming more forward with stuff like this not too long ago they would have out right denied it something change in the past 10 years or so what I am not sure but they have done a complete 180 from before.


...Yeah, we discovered how to detect exoplanets. >.>




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As an impersonal and indifferent concept, science wouldn't care - and couldn't mourn your death from the alien STD you'd get. But we all would. Don't have sex with the alien, octorockandroll.


Actually, the more alien the alien the less of a risk there would be as said diseases simply would not have evolved to infect the human wing wang. Granted, octo might have to settle for a cloaca or methane blowhole instead of a traditional orifice in his endeavours. But the boy can dream and science needs someone to take the first step into uncharted territory. ;p

Seriously though, he'd be in far more danger of an alien species deciding to wipe us out after realizing it took less than 24 hours after first contact for us to draw porn of them.
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gsm642 wrote:
I do have to admit that they are coming more forward with stuff like this not too long ago they would have out right denied it something change in the past 10 years or so what I am not sure but they have done a complete 180 from before.


...Yeah, we discovered how to detect exoplanets. >.>




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As an impersonal and indifferent concept, science wouldn't care - and couldn't mourn your death from the alien STD you'd get. But we all would. Don't have sex with the alien, octorockandroll.


Actually, the more alien the alien the less of a risk there would be as said diseases simply would not have evolved to infect the human wing wang. Granted, octo might have to settle for a cloaca or methane blowhole instead of a traditional orifice in his endeavours. But the boy can dream and science needs someone to take the first step into uncharted territory. ;p

Seriously though, he'd be in far more danger of an alien species deciding to wipe us out after realizing it took less than 24 hours after first contact for us to draw porn of them.


Id wager 24 minutes.
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"At about 40 light-years (235 trillion miles) from Earth"

Our descendants will sure have a long journey to make, i don't envy them.


Descendants? with life extension in our lifetime that may be possible it may be us going
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octorockandroll wrote:
Id wager 24 minutes.


We'll be the only species in intergalactic history to go extinct due to rule 34.

5000 years from now alien archaeologists will wistfully observe that we "died doing what they loved" and they'll unearth us hunched over keyboards and art tablets like a Pompeii exhibit. Artistic license will be taken to ensure our species is forever depicted without pants.

>.>

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The theory of habitable zones is reasonable, but here habitable merely means able to support liquid water. It does not mean that they are habitable for humans. Venus, the moon, and Mars are in the sun's habitable zone. Reports like this are usually exaggerated, misuse the particular definition of habitable exoplanet scientists use, and are accompanied by incredibly misleading artistic renderings of beautiful earth-looking planets. My friends who study exoplanets hate this. And even if we were to fly up to one and find that it looked like earth - blue oceans, clouds, continents, forests, etc., maybe the thing has an atmosphere that's off from ours, a weak magnetic field that lets in cosmic rays, or who knows what other problems.

The cool thing is that we can actually "see" the atmospheres of exoplanets: I think the simple explanation is that we can look at how the light from the star changes as the planet passes in front of it. The light passes through the atmosphere and gets scattered and absorbed.


This is well outside my area of expertise (hence the flippant, joking approach to the topic), so I appreciate your more serious feedback. Space is cool, but I know basically nothing about it.
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Yeah, it's a pretty special case. They try all sorts of things in the exoplanet community; I think microlensing is the most absurd. Eventually I stopped going to the exoplanet talks, though, because they got boring.


Heh. Yeah, I've found that pretty much any topic, when examined in sufficiently fine detail, can get pretty tedious.

What's microlensing?


It's what happens when the star with an exoplanet passes in front of another, faraway star. General relativity says that massive objects bend space, so that light can actually travel around a large object because the space near that object is curved. So the star's light bends the light from the faraway star, and the exoplanet's own gravity (even though it's much less massive than the star) changes how the light is bent.

It is crazy that we can see this.
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So it's clear that not a lot of serious discussion is gonna come from this, which is fine.

So... who here would be okay with being one of the first to attempt procreation with an alien species?

I would do it. FOR SCIENCE!!


As an impersonal and indifferent concept, science wouldn't care - and couldn't mourn your death from the alien STD you'd get. But we all would. Don't have sex with the alien, octorockandroll.


What if he gets superpowers though?

I'd have sex with an alien if it means being a Kryptonian
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auroraloose wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:

So it's clear that not a lot of serious discussion is gonna come from this, which is fine.

So... who here would be okay with being one of the first to attempt procreation with an alien species?

I would do it. FOR SCIENCE!!


As an impersonal and indifferent concept, science wouldn't care - and couldn't mourn your death from the alien STD you'd get. But we all would. Don't have sex with the alien, octorockandroll.


What if he gets superpowers though?

I'd have sex with an alien if it means being a Kryptonian


That doesn't work with Kryptonians. I did at one point think that it was, back about 8 months ago when I first heard Lois Lane was going to develop powers, what with her having had Superman's child recently, but it turns out that was not the case.

Also, STIs giving superpowers? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6ydD-NIFMQ
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PeripheralVisionary wrote:


auroraloose wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:

So it's clear that not a lot of serious discussion is gonna come from this, which is fine.

So... who here would be okay with being one of the first to attempt procreation with an alien species?

I would do it. FOR SCIENCE!!


As an impersonal and indifferent concept, science wouldn't care - and couldn't mourn your death from the alien STD you'd get. But we all would. Don't have sex with the alien, octorockandroll.


What if he gets superpowers though?

I'd have sex with an alien if it means being a Kryptonian


That doesn't work with Kryptonians. I did at one point think that it was, back about 8 months ago when I first heard Lois Lane was going to develop powers, what with her having had Superman's child recently, but it turns out that was not the case.

Also, STIs giving superpowers? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6ydD-NIFMQ


I didn't mean literally, but I meant super strength and all that.

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auroraloose wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:

So it's clear that not a lot of serious discussion is gonna come from this, which is fine.

So... who here would be okay with being one of the first to attempt procreation with an alien species?

I would do it. FOR SCIENCE!!


As an impersonal and indifferent concept, science wouldn't care - and couldn't mourn your death from the alien STD you'd get. But we all would. Don't have sex with the alien, octorockandroll.


Oh come on, you know I'm not dumb enough not to use alien condoms.


Maybe if they're alien condoms. But a condom won't do any good if she has spines.


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Actually, the more alien the alien the less of a risk there would be as said diseases simply would not have evolved to infect the human wing wang. Granted, octo might have to settle for a cloaca or methane blowhole instead of a traditional orifice in his endeavours. But the boy can dream and science needs someone to take the first step into uncharted territory. ;p

Seriously though, he'd be in far more danger of an alien species deciding to wipe us out after realizing it took less than 24 hours after first contact for us to draw porn of them.


Not sure that evolution works that way; I imagine even alien viruses and bacteria would infect whatever they can. Unfortunately I can't think of anything funny to say about the porn thing.
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auroraloose wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:

So it's clear that not a lot of serious discussion is gonna come from this, which is fine.

So... who here would be okay with being one of the first to attempt procreation with an alien species?

I would do it. FOR SCIENCE!!


As an impersonal and indifferent concept, science wouldn't care - and couldn't mourn your death from the alien STD you'd get. But we all would. Don't have sex with the alien, octorockandroll.


awww bu y no?

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auroraloose wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:


auroraloose wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:

So it's clear that not a lot of serious discussion is gonna come from this, which is fine.

So... who here would be okay with being one of the first to attempt procreation with an alien species?

I would do it. FOR SCIENCE!!


As an impersonal and indifferent concept, science wouldn't care - and couldn't mourn your death from the alien STD you'd get. But we all would. Don't have sex with the alien, octorockandroll.


Oh come on, you know I'm not dumb enough not to use alien condoms.


Maybe if they're alien condoms. But a condom won't do any good if she has spines.


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Actually, the more alien the alien the less of a risk there would be as said diseases simply would not have evolved to infect the human wing wang. Granted, octo might have to settle for a cloaca or methane blowhole instead of a traditional orifice in his endeavours. But the boy can dream and science needs someone to take the first step into uncharted territory. ;p

Seriously though, he'd be in far more danger of an alien species deciding to wipe us out after realizing it took less than 24 hours after first contact for us to draw porn of them.


Not sure that evolution works that way; I imagine even alien viruses and bacteria would infect whatever they can. Unfortunately I can't think of anything funny to say about the porn thing.


The only thing I can think of is the Coneheads "sex scene". That can be a possibly. Now I would be more terrified of the viruses and bacteria they would carried. That could wipe us out.
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https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-telescope-reveals-largest-batch-of-earth-size-habitable-zone-planets-around

Today is a day I have been waiting for for years. Not only has NASA announced they have found 7 Earth size exoplanets that are close to us (you know, considering...) but at least three of them are apparently habitable. This is the largest group of habitable planets surrounding a single star that we have yet to discover and they could be the homes of our descendants.


Or our ancestors...

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i'll believe it when carl sagan believes it.
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I'll buy a planet. I'll name it "imoutoworld", and let imoutos run free and in the wild, where they belong, with a sweet, lovable onii chan such as myself to keep watch over them. Yes, it will be a xanadu of imoutos!


We shall a stately pleasure-dome decree!
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