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Discussion in 'About the Members' started by Heranion, Apr 20, 2014.

  1. Heranion Registered Member

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    Hi forum,

    I'm Heranion. I landed here by googling 'exoplanet gravity'. I've been around a solid number of fora, but I've never seen a cleaner thread, both in content and design, where people respond with useful information only. This, and the apparent friendliness of the userbase, made me hit the registration button. Why do I need information on a topic like exoplanet gravity? That's because I'm aspiring to be a published science fiction writer, someday. Now, I like writing but I like world-building even more. You see, I'm the architect type writer. World first, story second, characters last. Blame a youth spent on LEGO and RPGs and a rather collectivist ideology that I hold on to.

    Of course, I'm more than a wannabe writer. I'm really a jack of all trades. I could go on for hours about my many interests, but since the ones I'm most passionate about are in line with what is discussed here, allow me to be specific and say that I'm primarily a scifi geek and pragmatist. I'm 24 years old and I live in this compact, absurd little country called Belgium. As you may have heard before, we have great beer, chocolate and waffles. Luckily, I have a fast enough metabolism.

    And this is me running out of words. Quite shameful as a writer, you might think, but I'm way too imaginative to write about something so dull as my real self.
     
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  3. Arne Saknussemm trying to figure it all out Valued Senior Member

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    Many successful writers advise to write about what you know, i.e., your real life and circumstances. For some of us Belgium in the eyes of a 24 yer old is downright exotic.
     
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  5. Heranion Registered Member

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    Great point. But I draw from many things. And most of my inspiration comes from my dreamscape. I'm a lucid dreamer, so Belgium pales in comparison

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    However, I'd be happy to describe Belgium if you want.
     
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  7. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    GJ 667 is a triple star system that’s right in our back yard as these things go: it’s only about 22 light years away, making it one of the closest star systems in the sky. It’s composed of two stars a bit smaller and cooler than the Sun which orbit each other closely, and a third, smaller star orbiting the pair about 35 billion km (20 billion miles) out. Stars in multiple systems get capital letters to distinguish them, so the two in the binary are GJ 667 A and B, and the third one is GJ 667C.

    That third star is the interesting one. It’s a cool, red M dwarf with about a third the diameter of the Sun. Fainter, too: it only puts out about 1% of the light the Sun does. It’s been studied for years to look for planets around it, and while there have been some signs found, this new research is the first solid detection of planets that’s been published.

    https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct...54GgBw&usg=AFQjCNHhq2ODbUuhBYRIKn_8y9pzRz1s4Q
     
  8. Heranion Registered Member

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    Thanks for the info! Could come in handy when I need a solar system filled with antagonists, since my current series is about a nearby system in the distant future. Be wary though, more and more astronomers are going off on inconclusive readings to state that they've found yet another habitable planet, because they've fallen victim to their own pride. Wouldn't you be eager to say: Hey, fellow humans, I've found one of our colonies-to-be! I sure would

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  9. origin In a democracy you deserve the leaders you elect. Valued Senior Member

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    I don't recall any scientist ever saying they we have found a habital planet. Maybe a hyped up news account...?:shrug:
     
  10. Secret Registered Senior Member

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    They have found many planets within the habitable zone (where liquid water can exist in ambient conditions) and/or of similar mass as earth, thus most probably earth like, but as far we know there are no known planets that life have been detected on them
     
  11. Stoniphi obscurely fossiliferous Valued Senior Member

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    Welcome to the Sciforums. I hope that you enjoy the time that you spend here with us.

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  12. Arne Saknussemm trying to figure it all out Valued Senior Member

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  13. origin In a democracy you deserve the leaders you elect. Valued Senior Member

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    The point I objected to was Heranion saying, "astronomers are going off on inconclusive readings to state that they've found yet another habitable planet". As far as finding planets in the habital zone that does not mean the planet is habitable, I believe that Venus is in the habitable zone but the conditions aren't exactly conducive to life!
     
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