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Lava World Baffles Astronomers

Postby Kusala » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:37 pm

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Re: Lava World Baffles Astronomers

Postby konchokzopa » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:42 pm

maybe a hell realm planet??
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Re: Lava World Baffles Astronomers

Postby daverupa » Wed Oct 30, 2013 8:52 pm

The article seems confused. First:

"It couldn't have formed in place because you can't form a planet inside a star. It couldn't have formed further out and migrated inward, because it would have migrated all the way into the star. This planet is an enigma," explains Sasselov.


Then:

Kepler-78b is a doomed world. Gravitational tides will draw it even closer to its star. Eventually it will move so close that the star's gravity will rip the world apart. Theorists predict that Kepler-78b will vanish within three billion years.


It seems we're simply observing it as it slowly spirals into its star, but before it's arrived. What's enigmatic - the happenstance of the timing of the observation?

But perhaps something was lost or added in the press release for some pizazz. Here is another article with a bit more depth on the process of investigation, but no mention of the lack of knowing how it formed.
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Re: Lava World Baffles Astronomers

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:07 pm

Buddhist Cosmology Baffles Astronomers too, I should think.
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Re: Lava World Baffles Astronomers

Postby Kim OHara » Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:28 pm

Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:Buddhist Cosmology Baffles Astronomers too, I should think.

No. They simply file it under "outdated primitive theories," along with the heliocentric theories accepted in Europe until Renaissance times.

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Re: Lava World Baffles Astronomers

Postby Ben » Wed Oct 30, 2013 10:45 pm

Kim OHara wrote:
Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:Buddhist Cosmology Baffles Astronomers too, I should think.

No. They simply file it under "outdated primitive theories," along with the heliocentric theories accepted in Europe until Renaissance times.

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Well, it's interesting that the Brahmanical and Buddhist theory of a multiverse preceded western theorists by several thousands of years.
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Re: Lava World Baffles Astronomers

Postby Kim OHara » Wed Oct 30, 2013 11:09 pm

Ben wrote:
Kim OHara wrote:
Bhikkhu Pesala wrote:Buddhist Cosmology Baffles Astronomers too, I should think.

No. They simply file it under "outdated primitive theories," along with the heliocentric theories accepted in Europe until Renaissance times.

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Well, it's interesting that the Brahmanical and Buddhist theory of a multiverse preceded western theorists by several thousands of years.
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G'day, Ben,
If we continue along these lines we're mixing modern science with ancient thought which made no distinction between religion and science. I don't think it is fair to either of them and I don't think it can lead us anywhere useful.
Can we get back to the topic, which was astronomy?

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