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Sunday, February 15, 2009

55 Cancri - Our solar system's cousin?

I'm feeling a little guilty writing on other stuff. However this is science. 2009 is the year dedicated to astronomy. Five planets were already found in 55 Cancri the system that looks like our solar system. According to Nasa:
"This artist's concept illustrates two planetary systems - 55 Cancri and our own. Blue lines show the orbits of planets, including the dwarf planet Pluto in our solar system. The 55 Cancri system is currently the closest known analogue to our solar system, yet there are some fundamental differences."

"The similarities begin with the stars themselves, which are about the same mass and age. Both stars also host big families of planets. Our solar system has eight planets, while 55 Cancri has five, making it the record-holder for having the most known exoplanets. In fact, 55 Cancri could have additional planets, possibly even rocky ones that are too small to be seen with current technologies. All of the planets in the two systems have nearly circular orbits.
In addition, both planetary systems have giant planets in their outer regions.
The giant located far away from 55 Cancri is four times the mass of our Jupiter, and completes one orbit every 14 years at a distance of five times that between Earth and the sun." (emphasis mine)

26 comments:

Fiddy said...

Hey, it's your blog so you write what you want Ana.

The stars are my friends. I just love looking out at the night sky.

Any person who claims we are the only intelligence in the Soalar System and beyond are talking out of their Uranus :-)

Fid

Mark Krusen said...

Ana,

Don't be afraid to post about something different. Just blame your condition. Any condition will do. That's why on my blog I go all over the place. Keeps them guessing.

Does this post mean that you think there is another planet similar to ours that may have life on it?

Could you imagine another planet with a Stan on it? Poor planet.

Ana said...

Fiddy,
Thank you! Coming from you who is a huge star on mental health advocacy it's quite a relief.
I'm just trying to tell "them" that we, the nutters, have other interests in life and we are curious about everything.
Better: we were not that interest on mental health but one day we, or some dear person, were put on some drugs or went to the loonie and we realize how important this issue is. Now we are trying a copernican revolution on the whole system.

Mark,
I cannot imagine any system without Stan.
Can you imagine how boring?
Thank you for the encouragement.
I'm just trying to rest a little bit.
I'm not very concern if there's life but if there's, please God!, let them be less miser than human beings.
It's amazing that back in 1969 we have reached the moon. Now finding other systems.

naturalgal said...

Hi Ana,

I kept visiting your blog thinking I would ad you to my blogroll..but then the topics were off-topic and I wasn't "getting" the comments.

But I did add you today.

Making posts is good.

Naturalgal

Ana said...

Naturalgal,
Since June, 2008 when I started this blog I just wrote on mental health that is a subject I've been researching since 2001 and in 2005 I started writing a book in Portuguese.
It's finished but I had to make a lot of updates. It's not time to publish it here because of circumstances.
In April, 2008 I've found Philip Dawdy and for three months I flooded his blog with comments. That's why I started this blog.
I was feeling so sad an angry for all this time that I decided to easy a little bit.
Instead of stop posting I'm sharing some of the things I find interesting.
My problem is that it's difficult for me to write on my feelings.
I've been feeling sad lately.
Thank you for adding me!

Fiddy said...

Well, Ive posted about AC/DC and Aston Villa on numerous occasions on my blog. Sometimes we have to take a step back and realise that we have a life too.

Folk that complain about posts usually have nothing in their lives... maybe it's they who should take a look up into the night sky. They might find themselves.

Fid

Ana said...

Wow!
Now I can see the AC/DC and look for you at the video!
I've just realized that it's good writing about other subjects because, who knows, someone visit the blog for one thing and find out that Paxil is a poison!
Guess I will put some badges on the sidebar.
I wish I could find Rob Robinson stickers.
I'll try.

Stan said...

Dear Ana:

I know you are seeking the truth and answers related to the Mother Ship. But you will never be privileged to this secret and vital information until The Penguins and Aliens are prepared to make the move toward world domination. (Dec 21. 2012 ring any bells?}

But it's ok to look, seek, and find all this impertinent information. You’ll never know when planetary knowledge will come in handy on one of those dating sites your hitting {Laughing}.

Rules of having your own blog; you choose what to write and how it's presented. That sure takes a bunch of pressure of you. Of course if you keep posting nude photos, writing about self pleasure and such. People will start to think you’re some kind of pervert. {Smirk}

You're Bloggery Pal,
Stan

Ana said...

Stan,
I looking forward the world domination!
Please! Can't you give us a good news? Tell that the mother ship will soon come and make all these greedy people disappear?
I've posted just one man and it's in black and white.
Go and listen to "Julia" the beautiful song Lennon wrote for his mother.
Love,
Ana
It takes two minutes.

Fiddy said...

Fiddy plays the five tones :-)

http://video.barnesandnoble.com/DVD/Close-Encounters-of-the-Third-Kind/Richard-Dreyfuss/e/43396212688

Stephany said...

The night sky is an intrinsic part of my life, especially now, the night sky holds such beauty in winter.

What would the world be without a Stan reigning over it? dull as hell.

Mark Krusen said...

Sounds to me like Stan got his hands slapped.

Ana said...

Fiddy,
HAHAHA
I was thinking about you. I'm watching Erin Brockovich at HBO.
I love Richard Dreyfuss! Good movie.

Stephany,
You have a wonderful garden and you can see the sky at night!
I'm jelous!

Mark,
Nope!
I didn't slap Stan's hand!
I never beat men. lol
I'm just afraid anyone seeing this might think it's true.
For those who don't know Stan:
He's out of this planet!
I forgot to dedicate this post for him.

Stephany said...

LOL Fid, I just watched that DVD, what a great movie

Stephany said...

Ana, that is one of my favorite movies, Erin Brock.

Stephany said...

Shhh Ana, don't tell about your secret leather whip! LOL

Stan said...

Dear Ana:

Krusen is just jealous, and was hoping for a good spank himself. Of course if someone slaps his hand, then in essence they are slapping his whole body and mind; since he appears to be nothing more than Nancy Pepsi-lib's U.G.L.Y. red flannel wearing hand puppet anywise.

The good news is that Dec. 21, 2012 will be here before you know it. The next message of good news is that all those greedy selfish uncaring pricks will be finally dealt with in terms they will once and forever understand. OK, the bad news is that everyone else is going to go down the proverbial galactic toilet with them. A small sacrifice to make really considering Human's are such a drain on universal gases and such.

Have a great and wonderful day, and don't sweat the small and petty stuff; since you never know when life has the surprise of a major bitch slap coming around the next corner.

You're always positive and uplifting Bloggery Pal,

Stan

Stephany said...

natural gal, these comments take on a life of their own! they make no sense to any of us. it's a reprieve to get in a laugh or 2 though!

Ana said...

Stephany,
Isn't it great? I believe we all like Erin Broko because justice was done.
That's what we want. We have all the evidences but they don't want to see.
You know about the leather whip. Hmmmm
I knew you did!LOL

Stan,
I fear PreciousRock. Can you imagine Cindy after me too?
Sorry Mark,
no slaps or spanking for you.
I'll be waiting for Dec. 21, 2012.
"Life is hard, after all it kills us." Katharine Hepburn

Stephany,
Thank you for explaining that it doesn't make sense.
We all need it.

Pyrs said...

I guess I should expect this many people to flock to the blog of a Brazilian bombshell from Rio who simply makes post about solar systems. I should have known that Mark K. and Stan would be hanging out here. Since I've been here I've seen comments on nudity, self-pleasuring, whips, spanking... well, I could go on, but I'm single and by myself, and well... its all pretty darn frustrating, in too many ways, to have to be filled with such images while visiting the blog of a girl from Ipanema. What's a poor Jersey boy to do? (Any suggestions?) (NOT from you Stan!)
- Pete

Ana said...

Pete,
I swear that this is a serious blog on mental health advocacy.
This page is full of off-topics and this is the first time I...
I'll have to write something about it on my profile or add a note at the sidebar.
Mark is married and Stan, you know... an eligible bachelor but he is committed to PreciouRock.
Fiddy is married to his work and don't have time to visit blogs. I was very surprised and happy that he is at this thread.
I'm not a girl any more and don't go to the beach because I would have to get a bus to go to Ipanema something out of question for me.
You are right! They come here because they know I'm too far away.
What can you do?
Just be yourself and drop me a line from time to time.
Comments make me keep going. As a matter of fact all of us.

Stan said...

Dear Ana:

I am firmly committed (But it takes three large monkeys, four angry gorillas, two charging elephants, a great pot of strong coffee, and a overly zealous swat team to get and keep me contained) from time to time no doubt; but to no one except the larger cause, the penguins, and the mother ship. So you stand/sit corrected. {Smirk}

Now Pete doesn't want my insight, experience, or opinion? Just fine Pete, you can go play with Mark U.G.L.Y.'s Puppet then. {Laughing}

Stan

Pyrs said...

@Ana - Yes, the comments keep us going. They are wonderful. It brightens my day when I visit the blogs and see what everyones writing about today. The interaction is great.

I'm fine with you not being a girl and not going to the beach anymore. I'm glad we had some fun with this off-topic post. And just to add a bit of culture to this post, here's an awesome tidbit from Wikipedia on the Girl from Ipanema:

In Revelação: a verdadeira Garota de Ipanema (Revealed: The Real Girl from Ipanema) Moraes wrote she was:

"o paradigma do broto carioca; a moça dourada, misto de flor e sereia, cheia de luz e de graça mas cuja a visão é também triste, pois carrega consigo, a caminho do mar, o sentimento da mocidade que passa, da beleza que não é só nossa — é um dom da vida em seu lindo e melancólico fluir e refluir constante."

Translation:

'"the paradigm of the young Carioca: a golden teenage girl, a mixture of flower and mermaid, full of light and grace, the sight of whom is also sad, in that she carries with her, on her route to the sea, the feeling of youth that fades, of the beauty that is not ours alone — it is a gift of life in its beautiful and melancholic constant ebb and flow."

Ana said...

Stan,
No way I will let monkeys, elephants an gorillas treat you this way.
I let them see that all you need is...
"a little tenderness...
Try a little tenderness..."
(I've just remembered when I used to listen to BBC World Service on the radio the first time I heard:
"... guerillas in Israel..."
For a few seconds I thought:
Are there gorillas in Israel? What on earth is this? ..." LOL

Pete,
I've published a post with the Girl from Ipanema photo Now and then.
Please don't search for it.
She became a socialite.
The girl from Ipanema must be on men's imagination.
Vinícius de Morais would feel ashamed of her now.
I used to go to that very same place at the beach some decades after because that's where my friends used to go.
It was nice.
Things have changed...
Sadness in the eyes...
I have this kind of thing and I see many people young or older who have this same "thing".
I think I'll write about it today! I was thinking yesterday while...
the post....
Interaction is great!
The friendship I have with people here is amazing!

susan said...

Ana

The comments have to lions, and tigers and bears, OH MY!


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to you and Nell.

Ana said...

Susan,
LOL

Meoooow to Holly!