quote: TrES-4's fiery temperature of 2,300 degrees Fahrenheit makes it unlikely anything lives on the planet.
quote: How long will it take to get there at warp 5?
quote: you would occupy all points of the universe simultaneously.. sounds like a cool acid trip.. maybe some good dope?
quote: I think there is a small theoretical problem:"TrES-4 completes a full revolution around its star in less than four days"with"very weak centripetal acceleration"
quote: I can't quite fathom how such a large object, with low density, can survive the rotational speeds associated with a period of 4 days.
quote: They measure the wobble and use it and the distance the planet to the start to figure out the mass of the planet.
quote: Oh, and the wobble of a star is not dependent on the mass of the star itself
quote: > "Are stars pretty much always made from the same elements? "Stars are big fusion reactors;
quote: Apparently E = mc² proves that things traveling at the speed of light have infinite mass, therefore it's impossible to increase its speed any more. Light doesn't obey this for some reason. If somebody could explain how the equation proves the infinite mass thing, I'd be thankful.
quote: surely you could find out how quickly we're flying through space by measuring how quickly light travels from one place to another, then back again. Because the Earth is moving at a considerable rate, surely one of the times must be smaller than the other
quote: TrES-4 completes a full revolution around its star in less than four days, meaning a standard week on Earth is the equivalent of one year on TrES-4.
quote: NOT for military use.