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  1. Standard member sonhouse
    Fast and Curious
    12 Jul '13 12:20
    http://phys.org/news/2013-07-true-colour-exoplanet.html

    You wouldn't want to hang glide there, 4500 mile per hour winds! Like 3 million miles from its sun, a similar one to Sol so that represents close to 1000 times the light that we get from our sun, which is 1355 watts per square meter, on that planet, more like one MEGAwatt per square meter. I guess you would get a sunburn in what, one MILLIsecond?
  2. Standard member RJHinds
    The Near Genius
    12 Jul '13 23:56
    Originally posted by sonhouse
    http://phys.org/news/2013-07-true-colour-exoplanet.html

    You wouldn't want to hang glide there, 4500 mile per hour winds! Like 3 million miles from its sun, a similar one to Sol so that represents close to 1000 times the light that we get from our sun, which is 1355 watts per square meter, on that planet, more like one MEGAwatt per square meter. I guess you would get a sunburn in what, one MILLIsecond?
    Glad you told me. I will make sure I avoid it on my next vacation.

    The Instructor