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    Planet Where Year Lasts Just 18 Hours is Found to Be Waterworld Twice the Size of Earth

    A planet where a year lasts just 18 hours is a waterworld with a radius around twice the size of Earth, a team of astronomers have discovered.
    55 Cancri E is the innermost planet in orbit around a sun-like star known as 55 Cancri A that is around 40 light years from Earth.
    Now a team from The University of Liege in Belgium have revealed further details about the planet after conducting a new study.
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...ize-Earth.html

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    We better settle it before the smokers do

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    Do you realize how close to the star that planet would have to be to have an orbital period of 18 hours? Water molecules would fall apart in such heat as would be experienced there. I don't see how it could be much more than a glob of molten rock.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/55_Cancri

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/55_Cancri_e
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    You would have your breakfast eggs cooked in 20 s just by holding them outside your window.

    I wonder if the year is shorter than the day there?

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    Definitely not suitable for human habitation for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EQ Fighter View Post
    Definitely not suitable for human habitation for sure.
    No. But it's ideal for sending all the unwanted foreigners to who enter our lands.

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