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    Re: I don't belong on earth anymore...

    Gallifrey... now that it's not all blow'd up and such.

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    Re: I don't belong on earth anymore...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gliese_581_c ?

    Only 22 light years away.
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    Re: I don't belong on earth anymore...

    Don't go fleeing Earth too soon! Half a century is nothing, I know trees and tortoises who'd consider you a whipper-snapper.

    And there are lots of interesting places on Earth still: like the Mariana trench where you can experience pressure of 1,086 bars (15,750 psi), over 1000 times the standard atmospheric pressure at sea level (thanks Wikipedia); or you could do a few near-earth orbits like Sandra Bullock in that Gravity movie (no spoilers please, my ISP won't let me download the torrent )

    In regards to Mars and Greenland: of course they're not alike. Or Greenland would be called "Redland" (or astronomers would refer to Mars as "the green planet"... or "the icy white planet", as Greenland is not green at all, it was so named only to try and tempt folk to go live there - propaganda, you gotta love it! Seriously, you gotta love it, or our robot overlords-I-mean-protectors may choose your next destination for you - Chiron Beta Prime, apparently not a popular Christmas vacation destination).
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    Re: I don't belong on earth anymore...

    Hem!! keep a towel real handy... &

    Just take trip down to the Restaurant at the end of the Universe and have a pan-galactic gurgleblaster.....


    Sure then, Earth will again feel like the place to be...
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    Re: I don't belong on earth anymore...

    The universe itself keeps on expanding and expanding
    In all of the directions it can whizz.
    As fast as it can go, at the speed of light, you know,
    Twelve million miles a minute, and that's the fastest speed there is.
    So remember, when you're feeling very small and insecure,
    How amazingly unlikely is your birth,
    And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space,
    'Cause there's bugger all down here on Earth.

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    Re: I don't belong on earth anymore...

    Quote Originally Posted by bashiergui View Post
    Depends on what you're looking for. Dagobah is an isolated swamp planet...
    Yeah, but doesn't Dagobah have oxygen. I mean, Oxygen? It's so stable these days. I mean, a little oxygen and you get what? Mammals? Reptiles? An ocean full of DNA? [Yawn.] I mean, haven't we done that already? Used to be, you'd add a little oxygen and you could set the whole atmosphere on fire. Those were the good old days. Try to boot up a planet and fry the whole system. Sigh...

    Note: So, I was going to try PEAROS. What happens? I come out of hyper-drive into a slurry of asteroids. Nothing there. Gone. Just. Gone. Then this weird moon. You know? Kinda' just... hangin' out there. I mean, nobody knows -- all secretive and stuff. I got a bad feeling, a baaaaaad feeling, and moved on. Nothing to see, right? Just keep swimming, just keep swimming...
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    Re: I don't belong on earth anymore...

    Why limit yourself to planets? The universe is full of chunks of this or that with enough gravity to keep in in relative proximity for a while.

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    Re: I don't belong on earth anymore...

    Quote Originally Posted by lykwydchykyn View Post
    Why limit yourself to planets? The universe is full of chunks of this or that with enough gravity to keep in in relative proximity for a while.
    True. Hadn't considered that. Sort of like having a kernel -- or a kernel of the kernel. A little gravity; but not too much... An altogether hostile environment...
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    Re: I don't belong on earth anymore...

    Quote Originally Posted by PJs Ronin View Post
    Gallifrey... now that it's not all blow'd up and such.
    And the curator of the museum does look strangely familiar.
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    Re: I don't belong on earth anymore...

    Quote Originally Posted by Euroman View Post
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gliese_581_c ?

    Only 22 light years away.
    Oh Kewel! 5 Earth masses! Now *that's what I'm talkin' about. Run the treadmill on *that* planet and you'll feel it, baby.

    As to Greenland and Mars. Go to Mars' poles and there's snow. Go to Greenland and there's snow. So what if its frozen CO2 on Mars... it's all white. How different can it be?

    Now put dry ice in a Gurgleblaster and we'll talk about it.
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