[LMB] OT: Kepler Mission Finds First Earth-Sized Rocky Exoplanet!
baur at chello.at
Thu Jan 13 16:48:14 GMT 2011
Am 13.01.2011 01:59, schrieb Gwynne Powell:
>> From: markus baur baur at chello.at
>> Am 12.01.2011 04:28, schrieb Gwynne Powell:
>>> I do like geography that's a challenge.
>> may i ask where you live to have storms that make a tornado look like a
>> hand held ventilator.. ?
> I live on top of a cliff, in what's defined as a 'high wind area'. I had to
> have extra bracing added to my house as I was building it. In bad
> weather you can actually see the dark line of a storm front approaching.
> Oh, and you can't go outside during bad weather. Not a good idea.
good .. now take your high wind area and multiply the windspeeds with up
to ten - i have seen estimates for terminator storm speeds on such
tidelocked plantets that were approaching local speed of sound ...
or windspeeds up to 1000 km/h on earth ..
> Also, I'm currently watching 24-hour emergency news coverage of the
> floods that cover parts of three states, including an 'inland tsunami', and
> pictures of shipping containers being carried off in the floods. For light
> relief they show the bushfires in the West every now and then, although
> they're getting them under control now.
> Recently some parts of the country had temperatures in the low 40's (C).
> Which isn't all that uncommon. And we had snow briefly, just before
> Christmas, which is our high summer season.
> So, all in all, weather and the results of same is pretty vigorous here. A
> hostile planet doesn't sound like a challenge.
> (For those following the floods, 13 dead and 67 missing, the water is
> starting to go down a little, more than 100 000 without power, I think
> about 20000 homes and businesses in the city underwater. Some
> small towns are just gone. It's months, even years, to recovery from
> this. All major TV stations are running continuous coverage.)
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