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Well I hoped to take delivery of a couple of baskets for my new rotisserie in time for the weekend, as I have ideas for a couple of things to use it for like veggies and chicken wings that won't work on the forks, but that's not going to work out, so I'll just have to start out on a typical chicken dealie. Now I have to figure out how people cook baseballs on one of these things.

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21. Re: Light From Super Earth 55 Cancri E Detected May 11, 2012, 19:46 jdreyer
 
Joss wrote on May 11, 2012, 13:59:
The planet 55 Cancri e was first discovered in 2004 and is not a habitable world. Instead, it is known as a super-Earth because of its size: The world is about twice the width of Earth and is super-dense, with about eight times the mass of Earth.
Oh for fuck's sakes. Don't name the thing Super Earth if there's no chance on it being habitable dipshits. Getting our hopes up for nothing.

I was even more annoyed by this part:
The world is about twice the width of Earth and is super-dense, with about eight times the mass of Earth.

What does the author mean by "super dense?" It shows up a few times in the article. When you double the diameter of a sphere, the result is an 8 fold increase in volume, so the planet has the same density as the Earth.

So, is the Earth also considered a "super dense" planet? If so, why not say that in the article? Why not say the planet has the same density as the Earth? Or does the author think, "Oh, it's twice the diameter but 8 times the mass, so it's 4 times the density!!!11" It gives the impression the author doesn't understand much about science and math.
 
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