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Post by Samt03 on Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:26 pm

Found and figured I'd share.

Article: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/331857

NASA has confirmed the existence of a real-universe analogue of Gallifrey, the fictional Time Lord planet that features in the BBC science-fiction drama series, Doctor Who.

According to an article in the Register, NASA came across what it calls a “transiting circumbinary multi-planet system” – in layman’s speak, “two worlds orbiting two suns” – using its Kepler planet-hunting telescope, and the Register likens to “Doctor Who’s Time Lord homeworld [of] Gallifrey – or alternatively the luxury-planet-builders’ planet Magrathea [from] The Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy”!

The Register reports the lead author of the study, Jerome Orosz – associate professor of astronomy at San Diego State University – as saying, “Each planet transits over the primary star, giving unambiguous evidence that the planets are real.”

Digital Journal's Andrew Moran first reported on the discovery in January of this year, but the full study report has now been accepted by and published in Science.

The new system, which has been named Kepler 47, has two stars circling each other every 7.5 days. One of them is similar in size to our sun, whereas the other is approximately one third its size.

The inner planet – Kepler-47b – is three times the size of our world, making it the smallest known transiting circumbinary planet, and it orbits the stars every 49 days. The second – Kepler-47c – lies in the habitable zone around the two suns.

The Register goes on to state that Kepler-47c is “slightly larger than Uranus and circles its stars every 303 days, making it the longest transiting planet currently known. The whole system lies about 5,000 light years away in the Cygnus constellation”.

The full report of NASA's twin-system discovery is published in Science.

Fictional worlds (Under spoiler tag as it may contain spoilers)

Spoiler:
The fictional Time Lord planet of Gallifrey resides in a binary star system within the constellation of Kasterborous. Although Doctor Who began in 1963, the name of the Doctor’s home planet was not revealed until his second regeneration in the ten-part story The War Games (1969).
Since then, exiled from his own people, the Doctor has returned to Gallifrey on only a few occasions – The Deadly Assassin (1976) The Invasion of Time (1978), Arc of Infinity (1983) and The Five Doctors (1983).
During the Time War, Gallifrey was time-locked and has only featured fully once since 2005, in David Tennant’s swansong as the Doctor, The End of Time (2010).
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Post by Reamsie on Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:59 pm

Just waiting for my ride. Alons-y



oh and if we could add the K-9 and TARDIS to our smilies pretty please and thank you

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Post by melodiccolor on Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:31 pm

OH yeah, we need to add the tardis and k9 too! Nucky, if you would please...


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Post by Nucky on Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:59 pm


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Post by melodiccolor on Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:05 pm

Thanks nucky! big grin

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Post by Reamsie on Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:17 pm

Yes, thank you!

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Post by Nucky on Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:35 pm

You're very welcome Very Happy

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Post by melodiccolor on Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:38 pm

Havonej wrote:Found and figured I'd share.

Article: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/331857

NASA has confirmed the existence of a real-universe analogue of Gallifrey, the fictional Time Lord planet that features in the BBC science-fiction drama series, Doctor Who.

According to an article in the Register, NASA came across what it calls a “transiting circumbinary multi-planet system” – in layman’s speak, “two worlds orbiting two suns” – using its Kepler planet-hunting telescope, and the Register likens to “Doctor Who’s Time Lord homeworld [of] Gallifrey – or alternatively the luxury-planet-builders’ planet Magrathea [from] The Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy”!

The Register reports the lead author of the study, Jerome Orosz – associate professor of astronomy at San Diego State University – as saying, “Each planet transits over the primary star, giving unambiguous evidence that the planets are real.”

Digital Journal's Andrew Moran first reported on the discovery in January of this year, but the full study report has now been accepted by and published in Science.

The new system, which has been named Kepler 47, has two stars circling each other every 7.5 days. One of them is similar in size to our sun, whereas the other is approximately one third its size.

The inner planet – Kepler-47b – is three times the size of our world, making it the smallest known transiting circumbinary planet, and it orbits the stars every 49 days. The second – Kepler-47c – lies in the habitable zone around the two suns.

The Register goes on to state that Kepler-47c is “slightly larger than Uranus and circles its stars every 303 days, making it the longest transiting planet currently known. The whole system lies about 5,000 light years away in the Cygnus constellation”.

The full report of NASA's twin-system discovery is published in Science.

Fictional worlds (Under spoiler tag as it may contain spoilers)

Spoiler:
The fictional Time Lord planet of Gallifrey resides in a binary star system within the constellation of Kasterborous. Although Doctor Who began in 1963, the name of the Doctor’s home planet was not revealed until his second regeneration in the ten-part story The War Games (1969).
Since then, exiled from his own people, the Doctor has returned to Gallifrey on only a few occasions – The Deadly Assassin (1976) The Invasion of Time (1978), Arc of Infinity (1983) and The Five Doctors (1983).
During the Time War, Gallifrey was time-locked and has only featured fully once since 2005, in David Tennant’s swansong as the Doctor, The End of Time (2010).

It's pretty cool when the "real universe" imitates fiction, or is it the other way around? hmmm....

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Post by Zen on Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:04 am

WHAT now I just need teleporter to go there.
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Post by melodiccolor on Wed Jan 16, 2013 12:20 am

...otherwise known as a TARDIS by those of us who watch Dr Who, lol.

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Post by Zen on Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:53 am

melodiccolor wrote:...otherwise known as a TARDIS by those of us who watch Dr Who, lol.

What if Gallifrey has a StarGate?
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Post by Samt03 on Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:10 pm

Why use a stargate that requires the other world have one, when you can use a TARDIS and go to any place, any time?
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Post by Zen on Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:25 pm

Havonej wrote:Why use a stargate that requires the other world have one, when you can use a TARDIS and go to any place, any time?

Good point I just lack Timelord to use it T_T
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