John G Prineas and Gliese 581 c
 

Great News…. 

If you are 50 or under with a further life expectancy of another 40 years, there is a way extend that to another one thousand plus years. Your forty years will be increased to 1,123 years, and any child with 80years expectancy, can live to the ripe old age of 2,246 years… Yes, that is two thousand years plus.

All you need to do is travel a little…. Oh well.. Travel a long way.

Interested? Then Read on.

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Welcome to Planet Gliese 581c. 

This is where you can live for 2000 years plus!

Scale comparison of the relative sizes of the Earth and Gliese 581 c, assuming Gliese 581 c is a rocky body
 
Gliese 581 c is a "super-earth" extrasolar planet (An extrasolar planet, or exoplanet, is a planet beyond the Solar System.) orbiting the red dwarf star Gliese 581. It appears to be in the hypothetical habitable zone surrounding the star, where surface temperatures might maintain liquid water and therefore be suitable for life as we know it. The planet is astronomically close, at 20.5 light years (194 trillion km or 120 trillion miles) from Earth in the direction of the constellation of Libra. Its star is identified as Gliese 581 by its number in the Gliese Catalogue of Nearby Stars; with respect to Earth it is the 87th closest star system. 

Gliese 581 c is the first extrasolar planet believed to have a surface temperature similar to that of Earth. It is the smallest extrasolar planet around a main sequence star discovered to date.

Why am I telling you all this?
Here is the good news!

Gliese581cOrbits around its ‘sun’ in a much smaller orbit than that of the earth. In fact the planet completes one orbit every 13 earth days, which makes One Gliese 581c year. There fore One Earth year is translated into 28 Gliese 581c years.

MIND BOGGLING?

I am in my early 70’s.Say I have a possible life expectancy of a further 20 years. (If I go by Mother’s Genes, this is conservative) If I moved house and went to live on planet Gliese 581c I would live a further 561 years and six months!!!!


Your Ready Converter (Calculate you possible life expectancy on that planet.

10 Earth years 280.77 Gliese 581c years

20 Earth years 561.50 Gliese 581c years

40 Earth years 1,123 Gliese 581c years

80 Earth years 2,246Gliese 581c years

So where is the problem? 

Just one little problem. The planet is just over 20 light years away…. Traveling by QANTAS it would take roughly 246 Earth years, arriving on the planet approx. mid September 2,257AD.

My next project which will be started soon, will allow me to travel at twice the speed of light. If Einstein was correct, I will arrive there not in 20 years, but yesterday!!!! Or something like that. The mind boggles….. And they consider this little solar system to be one of our closest neighbours!!!!! WOW…..

Maybe I will stick to the good old Earth for a while. Later? Who knows!!!!!!


 


 
LINKS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gliese_581_c
Planet : Gl 581 c

Discovery

A planet was discovered by the team of Stéphane Udry of the Geneva Observatory in Switzerland was announced on April 24, 2007.

The team has released a paper dated April 27, 2007 which will be published in an edition of the journal Astronomy and Astrophysics.In the paper they also announce the discovery of another planet in the system, Gliese 581 d, with a minimum mass of 7.7 Earth masses and a semi-major axis of 0.25 astronomical units.

Physical characteristics

Mass

The existence of Gliese 581 c and its mass has been measured by the Radial Velocity Method or the "wobble-effect" method of detecting exoplanets. The mass of a planet is calculated by the small periodical movements around a common centre of mass between the host star Gliese 581 and its planets. Because the "wobbling" of Gliese 581 is a result of all planets in its system, the calculation of Gliese 581 c's mass depends on the presence of other planets in the Gliese 581 system and on the inclination of the orbital plane with respect to us. Using the known minimum mass of the previously detected Gliese 581 b, and assuming the existence

Orbit

Gliese 581 c has an orbital period ("year") of 13 Earth days and its orbital radius is only about 7% that of the Earth, about 11 million km, while the Earth is 150 million km from the Sun. Since the host star is smaller and colder than the Sun – and thus less luminous – this distance places the planet on the "warm" edge of the habitable zone around the star according to Udry's team. However, since the total luminosity of the star is still about 1.3 % that of Sun, the planet still receives more heat than Venus. This proximity also means that the primary star appears several times larger for an observer standing on the planet's surface looking at the sky than the Sun appears to be on Earth's sky.
Source…WIKIPEDIAhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gliese_581_c
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