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sponge

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Besides the earth, and life itself can someone please tell me in all of the studies of the known universe, what astronomers and scientist have only observed or detected a one of a kind object, meaning singular unit no other.<br /><br />I eagerly await your replies. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><em><u>SPONGE</u></em></p> </div>
 
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What do you mean? There are many one of a kind objects in this universe. Did you mean particles or quarks or limits like the speed of light? <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p> </p><p> </p><p><span style="color:#ff9900" class="Apple-style-span">-pyoko</span> <span style="color:#333333" class="Apple-style-span">the</span> <span style="color:#339966" class="Apple-style-span">duck </span></p><p><span style="color:#339966" class="Apple-style-span"><span style="color:#808080;font-style:italic" class="Apple-style-span">It is by will alone I set my mind in motion.</span></span></p> </div>
 
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sponge

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Objects. That can include particles and photons but not the speed of light of course. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><em><u>SPONGE</u></em></p> </div>
 
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sponge

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<img src="/images/icons/laugh.gif" /> thanks for the reply, please read the first 3 words of my opening post<img src="/images/icons/wink.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><em><u>SPONGE</u></em></p> </div>
 
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have a think people.<font color="red"> example = <font color="yellow">Just say if it were Titan for instance, eg some might say "Well we havent found anything like Titan before" Id say yes we have, it is classified as a moon, and weve found plenty of them.<br /><br /><font color="white"> have a crack..... cmon.....I know you you want to.</font></font></font> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><em><u>SPONGE</u></em></p> </div>
 
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Each of the planets in our solar system are uniquie in some ways = one of a kind. ie Mercury has little or no tilt on it's axis with respect to the orbit of Mercury. Mercury shares with Earth the highest density = average pounds per cubic foot.<br />Venus turns slower on it's axis than any other planet, and has the highest surface temperature even during the very long night.<br />Earth is the only planet that can support human life, the only planet with an ocean of water.<br />Mars is the only planet with red soil, likely due to iron oxide.<br />Jupiter has the largest and most vivid red spot, likely due to a hurricane which has not moved in centuries.<br />Saturn has the lowest average density of the planets, and a spectacular set of rings.<br />Uranus is tilted almost 90 degrees on it's axis.<br />Neptune is the farthest from the Sun of any planet in our solar system.<br />We will likely find near duplicates of each of our planets somewhere in our Galaxy, when and if, we can get more details about extrasolar planets. Neil
 
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Hi Neil<br /><br />I understand your post, but all of these bodies essentially have been classified as planets, even though they differ greatly in size and composition. What im looking for is an anomoly, something that has been classified as being the only one like it, not related to anything else, I realise it is a subjective question, but surely there must be something out there that is unlike anything. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><em><u>SPONGE</u></em></p> </div>
 
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sponge - It depends on how you define "kind" in one of a kind.<br /><br />For example:<br /><br />(1 Corinthians 15:41) . . .star differs from star in glory.<br /><br />So, for example, there are magnetars, and each is different.<br /><br />Our sun's corona may be unique.<br /><br />Our universe may be unique, though there are likely many different universes.<br /><br />If you agree that the laws and properties of our universe testify to a loving Creator, then God would be one of a kind.<br /><br />Many of those Hubble photos are one of a kind in that they show unique shapes - rather like works of art that might be considered one of a kind.<br /><br />Take, for example, the antenae nebula or the hour glass nebula or the pillars of creation (Eagle nebua). <br /><br />Like, each snowflake is one of a kind in that it is different from other snowflakes.<br /><br />Some of my friends have said that when I was made, they broke the mold!<br /><br />As you can see - one of a kind has many definitions.<br /><br />First of a kind, like the first extrasolar planet discovered, later becomes many of a kind, btw.<br /><br />So, what it comes down to is: how unlike anything else?<br /><br />I think our universe would be the best example, since the rations of the 4 forces of physics are so fine tuned so as to allow stars and life to exist - it may well be one of a kind. <br /><br />Again, though, it could simply be first discovered or observed.<br /><br />Is the river in space which our galaxy and thousands of others are on heading for the Great attractor one of a kind?<br /><br />Is the blue shifting in this local anomaly truly an anomaly (compared with large scale red shifting) - or are there other similar 'rivers' in space with their own "Great Attractors?"<br />
 
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Yes but theyre all classified, and I stated that in my original post not to include life or the Earth, magnetars have been classified so theyr not one of a Kind, when I say one of kind i mean singular unit, not in category as yet, its fairly hard to come up with isnt it. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><em><u>SPONGE</u></em></p> </div>
 
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sponge

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so far life is the only one of a kind thing i can think of.Thats why it isnt included. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><em><u>SPONGE</u></em></p> </div>
 
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witgenestone

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Why is the earth one of a kind? The Earth can't be unique if a planet isn't unique. Are you refering to planets containing life?<br /><br />I can not say exactly what Venus is out of the word "planet".<br />A classification doesn't say that one object is exactly the same as another one. Two gas-giants can be very different for instance.<br />
 
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I realise what Iam asking is very very subjective, rather than analysing the question at hand, try and have go , and see if you can come with something that will surprise me.<img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><em><u>SPONGE</u></em></p> </div>
 
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nexium

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As near as we can tell, we have found many identical items in the Universe as well as here on Earth. Likely if we examine the details more closely we will discover that there are at least tiny differences, but we can not know this, even though we frequently find that which we thought was identical has some differences. Would you consider two items different if they differed by one atom out of 10E60 atoms? That is a 1 followed by 60 zeros. Neil
 
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sponge

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Not if it is the same element, the point Im trying to make Neil is that, I here alot of debate on the other threads about intelligent life on other worlds, I hear the pro,s and cons, but at the moment all we have is us, now the point of the question was to see if there are any other known anomolies out there.<br /><br />From what I can see there is no known other life besides us, not even a minute bit of evidence saying that there is, or even anything that resembles it as we know it. Though we can find plenty of other objects that are similar, but not the same. But life is totally unlike anything we have encountered thus far, so are we really one of a kind, who knows. the universe seems to be laiden with similar material even at the macro level, so people will argue on that point, there must be life elsewhere, others will argue on the point of my thread title. at this point in time no-one else has seemed to be able to come up with an anomoly that is on par with life. <img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><em><u>SPONGE</u></em></p> </div>
 
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There have been many good comments here on this already but I'll add one thing. Your first three words and life itself. The jury is still out on this question. The known Universe where planets are concerned is very much unknown. We have seen and studied our solar systems planets and moons in pretty good detail.<br /><br />Extrasolar planets...only thing we know so far is...hot Jupiters in torch orbits and a rocky world several times larger than earth.<br /><br />Life...know other known examples at all. Its too early to know for sure if earth and life is common or rare. <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><strong>My borrowed quote for the time being:</strong></p><p><em>There are three kinds of people in life. Those who make it happen, those who watch it happen...and those who do not know what happened.</em></p> </div>
 
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sponge

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Thanks for the reply Qso1, it will be interesting to see the results from the new Corot spacecraft, hopefully it will pick up a planet similar to earth(hope)<img src="/images/icons/smile.gif" />, When i posted the question, i was just wondering if anything had been discovered, that was on par with life eg meaning a rarity. As it seems , just about everything else in the known universe has multiples of itself in way or another. So It just might be fair to say that life does too, but i agree with you when you say, we just dont know if it is common or rare, I personally think it is rare, but hey, all of what Iam saying is all speculation anyway. It would still be nice if someone could come with something though, as rare as life. <br /><br /> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> <p><em><u>SPONGE</u></em></p> </div>
 
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