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US scientists find potentially habitable planet near Earth

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This is not only real Breaking News but great news for all mankind, because were are Doomed as In the words of Klaatu: I am leaving soon, and you will forgive me if I speak bluntly. ... but if you threaten to extend your violence, this Earth of yours will be reduced to a burned-out cinder

The Earth is going to be consumed eventually by our Sun as it expands as it dies.

We need a place to go and set up our civilization unless this and other planet that meet our needs are otherwise inhabited by other beings.

US scientists find potentially habitable planet near Earth - Yahoo! News

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US astronomers said Wednesday they have discovered an Earth-sized planet that they think might be habitable, orbiting a nearby star, and believe there could be many more planets like it in space.

The planet, found by astronomers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and the Carnegie Institution of Washington, is orbiting in the middle of the "habitable zone" of the red dwarf star Gliese 581, which means it could have water on its surface.
Liquid water and an atmosphere are necessary for a planet to possibly sustain life, even it it might not be a great place to live, the scientists said.
Live long and prosper

 
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I saw this story earlier on Facebook. I really wasn't sure if we'd find intelligent life on another planet in my lifetime, but now I am convinced that it's highly likely that we will.

Now whether that's a good or a bad thing ... :shrug:
 

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This is not only real Breaking News but great news for all mankind, because were are Doomed as In the words of Klaatu: I am leaving soon, and you will forgive me if I speak bluntly. ... but if you threaten to extend your violence, this Earth of yours will be reduced to a burned-out cinder

The Earth is going to be consumed eventually by our Sun as it expands as it dies
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We need a place to go and set up our civilization unless this and other planet that meet our needs are otherwise inhabited by other beings.


Live long and prosper

Glad to see you finally admit that global warming is real. :mrgreen:

But, seriously, this is big news. Thanx for posting.
 

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This is really cool. Finding, and possible communicating with other intelligent beings out there would be the coolest thing I can think of. You know, as long as they don't go Independence Day on our ass.
 

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Glad to see you finally admit that global warming is real. :mrgreen:

But, seriously, this is big news. Thanx for posting.
Well Pal I must enlighten you about my position on global warming. I do not claim that there is not any Global Warming, When I say that Global Warming is a HOAX I am referring to wild and unsubstantiated claims that it is caused as the result of human endeavors that is just pan wrong because wild climate changes have taken place from hot to cold since way before man had any chance to impact any changes.

Like now all we are hearing is that we have to curb greenhouse gases. Truth is and facts tell us that Volcano's and the simple act of breathing of the Dinosaurs produced much more CO2 and other noxious gases into the atmosphere and plant life thrived and the Dinos did not die because of them breathing.
 
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I saw this story earlier on Facebook. I really wasn't sure if we'd find intelligent life on another planet in my lifetime, but now I am convinced that it's highly likely that we will.

Now whether that's a good or a bad thing ...
I wouldn't be so sure. The only thing they can tell about this planet is its size and its distance from the star that it's orbiting. They're basing the possibility of habitability on this information. In order to even find a habitable planet, we would be required to invent either much more advanced telescopes or interstellar travel, which will probably not happen in your lifetime. And this isn't even to find intelligent life.
 

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I wouldn't be so sure. The only thing they can tell about this planet is its size and its distance from the star that it's orbiting. They're basing the possibility of habitability on this information. In order to even find a habitable planet, we would be required to invent either much more advanced telescopes or interstellar travel, which will probably not happen in your lifetime. And this isn't even to find intelligent life.
If Theoretical Physicists are write we may one day be able to noy only make the jump to light speed but may even be able to one day fold time an space to make interstellar travel possible.

The strides in scientific advancement in my life alone have been nothing short of astounding beyond imagination.

We may not live to see the advances need for us to find a new Planet to call home but we know that if we don't mankind will surely perish as humans. It is inevitable that our Sun will either do us in or our failure to to obey the golden rule will do us in.
 

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Well Pal I must enlighten you about my position on global warming. I do not claim that there is not any Global Warming, When I say that Global Warming is a HOAX I am referring to wild and unsubstantiated claims that it is caused as the result of human endeavors that is just pan wrong because wild climate changes have taken place from hot to cold since way before man had any chance to impact any changes.

Like now all we are hearing is that we have to curb greenhouse gases. Truth is and facts tell us that Volcano's and the simple act of breathing of the Dinosaurs produced much more CO2 and other noxious gases into the atmosphere and plant life thrived and the Dinos did not die because of them breathing.
We can talk about that in another thread. I was just tweaking your nose a little. Sorry if it derailed your thread. It's a damn good one too. Once again, thanx for posting.
 

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Is this the "Nibru" planet that some scientists have been talking about for the past decade?
 

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I wouldn't be so sure. The only thing they can tell about this planet is its size and its distance from the star that it's orbiting. They're basing the possibility of habitability on this information. In order to even find a habitable planet, we would be required to invent either much more advanced telescopes or interstellar travel, which will probably not happen in your lifetime. And this isn't even to find intelligent life.
That's true, but you've got to think of the leaps in technology that we've taken just in the past 50-60 years. Interstellar travel is probably insurmountable for the foreseeable future, but I think it's within the realm of possibility to build a telescope to at least detect things like heat signatures, radio transmissions, etc., that could only be generated by intelligent life.

Mainly I'm just thinking back to the state of technology in 1923 (when my paternal grandfather was born). We didn't even know about all the planets in our system then.

We'll see. I think it's exciting either way.
 

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humans won't be around long enough to see the end of the world.
 

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At least we can give Guantanamo Bay back to the Cubans now. :lol:
 

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This planet is just earth sized. Venus is also earth sized. We don't know if it can house life. I doubt the world will exist by the time the sun engulfs the planet.
 

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This planet is just earth sized. Venus is also earth sized. We don't know if it can house life. I doubt the world will exist by the time the sun engulfs the planet.
Wait a second it is an established fact that women come from Venus.:mrgreen:
 

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This planet is just earth sized. Venus is also earth sized. We don't know if it can house life. I doubt the world will exist by the time the sun engulfs the planet.
Actually, it is 3-4 times the size of earth, with one side always facing its red dwarf sun and one side always away.
 

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This planet is just earth sized. Venus is also earth sized. We don't know if it can house life. I doubt the world will exist by the time the sun engulfs the planet.
It's in an area called the "life zone", or the Goldilocks zone for possible life forms. It is apparently the perfect size, and the perfect distance from the sun. A comparison with Venus would be flawed. From Hurriyet:

Scientists have jumped the gun before on proclaiming that planets outside Earth's solar system were habitable only to have them turn out to be not quite so conducive to life. This one, however, is so clearly in the right zone that five outside astronomers told The Associated Press it seems to be the real thing. "This is the first one I'm truly excited about," said Penn State University's Jim Kasting. He said this planet is a "pretty prime candidate" for harboring life.

Scientists find planet that may be sure for life - Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review
 

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This planet is just earth sized. Venus is also earth sized. We don't know if it can house life. I doubt the world will exist by the time the sun engulfs the planet.
I believe the article said it is within the habitable zone, a.k.a. the "Goldilocks" zone.
 

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At least we can give Guantanamo Bay back to the Cubans now. :lol:
Give? How about trade it for a couple of container ships full of cigars?
 

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why talk about planets that resemble ours? Every planet will eventually be consumed by its star. So the real thing we should be working on is making a spacecraft that can sustain life and for long periods of time and large amounts of people. Forget planets.
 

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Actually, it is 3-4 times the size of earth, with one side always facing its red dwarf sun and one side always away.
So it's hot on one side, cold on the other, and it'd make the slimmest person feel fat. Sounds great.
 

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why talk about planets that resemble ours? Every planet will eventually be consumed by its star. So the real thing we should be working on is making a spacecraft that can sustain life and for long periods of time and large amounts of people. Forget planets.
Yeah, we only have 1000000000 years left 'till the sun buggers up earth, better start packing. :roll:
 
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