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  •  I'm glad this is not another "Summer in March" (9+ / 0-)

    like we had last year. That was just too freaky, although it was also a reminder of how much we've fucked up the planet.

    I had a bit of an insight while walking yesterday. Here on Earth our seasons are fairly long, say 90 days or so. However, our Sun (however often it's referred to as "ordinary") is not ordinary. Yellow dwarfs, like our Sun, are vastly outnumbered buy the orange and red dwarfs out there. 92% of stars are smaller than ours.

    In order to be in the habitable zone of most stars, an Earth-like planet would have to orbit much closer to its sun than we do. Therefore, its years would be shorter, and it may or may not have seasons, depending on the angle of its orbit from its rotation.

    Just thinking aloud.

    -8.38, -7.74 My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world. - Jack Layton

    by Wreck Smurfy on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 09:00:38 PM PST

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