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OK, that's interesting...

Nicolai was looking up exoplanets and there is at least one circling Fomalhaut of all places... along with an asteroid belt no less. A3V - Very young as stars go, bright, rapid spin, metal-poor.. Oh well, they've found them around PULSARS for heaven's sake. There's no substitute for looking if you want to see something. What, is bound to be weird, the further away from home you get.

A quick Google - we've known about this for two years it seems. Wonder what else is out there I've not noticed yet. Wheeeee....

What's really interesting though, is that Nicolai has been using the weirder discoveries as places for our characters to go explore in the Cyberfurry campaign now that we've figured out how to get off the planet. And we've been finding some really strange things. But I suspect nobody would take my bet that whatever is actually out there is going to be even weirder.

And for those of you out there who are US citizens, there's an election coming up Tuesday. Vote!!


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Oct. 30th, 2010 03:33 pm (UTC)
Even if nothing earthlike shows up Out There, the mere fact that we can see and catalog exoplanets is an exciting thing, and there's no telling what else we may discover while we're looking.

As for voting, I already did because I'll be working at a four-precinct polling place on Tuesday, checking ID's and handing out ballots.
Oct. 31st, 2010 04:52 am (UTC)
Ah, good on you for volunteering!
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