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Earth 2.0? Nasa finds ‘another Earth-like planet’ in the Milky Way

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Crabtownboy, Jul 24, 2015.

  1. Crabtownboy

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    This is most interesting and exciting.

     
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    I find this interesting, too, though not particularly exciting. But I do like reading about new findings both in space and on our planet.

    I couldn't help but giggle as I thought the author of the article jumped the gun a little on his excitement.

    Yes, maybe plants could survive there. If their sun didn't emit too much radiation. If there is actual H2O there - in liquid form - that stays consistently pooled. If there is actual soil there - with the proper mineral ratio. The is no way to tell at this time and with this information if it is a rocky planet or not. They just assume so because of the size. It could be a planet of fool's gold with oceans of H2O2. :laugh: There is no evidence yet - from what I have read - of it's composition.

    Anyway, we would have to travel in a spacecraft going 186,000 miles per second for 1,400 years just to go and plant those interstellar tulip bulbs.

    But anyway, it is amazing how far astronomers are able to "see".
     
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    I Fricking Love Science Fiction . . .
     
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    I have some suggest for populating it ..... Making a list of people as I type.


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    Two realities strike me about this discovery:
    1. It could well be that the planet seen has already undergone a massive change since the current image we're seeing is 1400 years old.
    2. If we leave now it will only take about 28 million years to get there using existing technology.

    NASA is searching for relevance. Too bad they make junk like this up and the media happily toots them along with embellishments.

    FTR, I believe there is life beyond our solar system. However, I am not ready to say it is intelligent and I firmly believe we will never reach it.
     
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    Stop rushing me, I told you I'm working on the list, I don't want to leave anybody out.


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    The report featured on public radio called Kepler 452B the most earthlike planet yet discovered. It also noted that the planet was 20% larger than earth and had estimated mass 5 times that of earth. My quick seat-of-pants guess is that gravity at its surface would be twice that of earth, which would have profound effects on conditions there.
     
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