World Orbits Its Star Faster And Closeest

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  1. lllAE86lll

    lllAE86lll GR Since 2005

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    <div align="center">World orbits its star faster and closer than any other found so far.
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    A planet called WASP-12b is the hottest planet ever discovered (about 4,000 degrees Fahrenheit, or 2,200 degrees Celsius), and orbits its star faster and closer in than any other known world.

    This sizzling monster whips its way around its parent star about once a day (for comparison, the fastest-circling planet in the solar system, Mercury, orbits the sun once every 88 days).

    Pictures + Info: http://eddywu.wordpress.com/2008/10/18/wor...r-found-so-far/
     
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    .//XeN- Well-Known Member

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    I was not aware that world and planet were interchangable terms.

    This interests me more than what you actually posted.
     
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    Interesting to know, but not much of a conversation starter.
     
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    "Hey, Bill"
    "Hi, Doug"
    ...
    "So, there's this planet that goes around its sun in one day."
    "Ok...?"
    "I thought it was pretty epic."
    "Mhm."
    "It's hot."
    "How hot?"
    "Like, 2,200 Celcius."
    ...
    "Did I mention it looks like a giant titty?"
    "Now, I'm interested!"
     
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    ^ my thoughts excatly.

    Though this would be the sort of thing you would read about in zoo mags " pub Ammo " section. Just something to bring up over a few beers.
     
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    Thanks for giving me something to bull---- with my physics prof. about. :lol:
     
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    That's cool... err hot... err IDK but interesting to know. Thanks. lol
     
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    Cool stuff :) Thanks for the information, but isn't this kind off off topic?

    Never mind, i'm just a busy school kiddo :P
     
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    HOLY F*CK! NO WAY! That literally just blew my f*cking mind.
     
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    Seems interesting :D

    sorry but just couldn't be bothered reading it ^^
     
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    Interesting.
     
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    Thanks for bumping with some spam, VideoGames. Tsk, tsk.

    This topic was never a hit, and it's not going to be (no offense, but it seems that far-away space that doesn't really affect us (yet) isn't too interesting to a graphics community. Sorry =( )
     

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