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    Astronomers to Earth: You've got some newly found near-twins

    WASHINGTON (AP) Earth has a few more near-twin planets outside our solar system, tantalizing possibilities in the search for extraterrestrial life.Astronomers announced Tuesday that depending on definitions, they have confirmed three or four more planets that are about the same size as Earth and are in the not-too-hot, not-too-cold "Goldilocks Zone" for liquid water to form.
    These planets are likely to be rocky like Earth, and not gas giants or ice worlds. They get about the same heat from their star as we get from the sun, according to the latest results from NASA's planet hunting Kepler telescope.

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/2fcd86deef1d4e63849ea03f67bd66a7/astronomers-earth-youve-got-some-newly-found-near-twins
    There ya go libs...A planet all your own...Good luck... Just kidding....However, this is really cool...
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    Re: Astronomers to Earth: You've got some newly found near-twins

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    There ya go libs...A planet all your own...Good luck... Just kidding....However, this is really cool...
    As long as they have wifi, I'll pack my bags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    As long as they have wifi, I'll pack my bags.
    I would wait a bit. I hear their behind on their Network technology.

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    Its allot like the 90s I hear

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    Re: Astronomers to Earth: You've got some newly found near-twins

    I wonder what will happen when we eventually bump into another alien civilization. We're getting closer and closer every year to finding a planet with intelligent life on it. What happens when we do find them or they find us? It would put a lot of religions under scrutiny if they've never heard of any earthly gods.
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    Re: Astronomers to Earth: You've got some newly found near-twins

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    I would wait a bit. I hear their behind on their Network technology.

    56k dial up on Windows 95.

    Its allot like the 90s I hear
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    Re: Astronomers to Earth: You've got some newly found near-twins

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    There ya go libs...A planet all your own...Good luck... Just kidding....However, this is really cool...
    Still no reason to believe life exists there.

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    We're getting closer and closer every year to finding a planet with intelligent life on it.

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    Baffled as to this 'Breaking News' even tho it's a new article.

    I posted this in the 'Science' Section more than a Year ago.
    11/6/13
    http://www.debatepolitics.com/scienc...ot-galaxy.html
    Far-Off Planets Like the Earth Dot the Galaxy
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/05/sc...ml?src=me&_r=0

    The known odds of something — or someone — living far, far away from Earth improved beyond astronomers’ boldest dreams on Monday. Astronomers reported that there could be as many as 40 billion habitable Earth-size planets in the galaxy, based on a new analysis of data from NASA’s Kepler spacecraft.

    One out of every five sunlike stars in the galaxy has a planet the size of Earth circling it in the Goldilocks zone — not too hot, not too cold
    — where surface temperatures should be compatible with liquid water, according to a herculean three-year calculation based on data from the Kepler spacecraft by Erik Petigura, a graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley. [.....] “It seems that the universe produces Plentiful real estate for life that somehow resembles life on Earth,” ...
    And that's just in Our galaxy.
    40 Billion Planets x 200 Billion Galaxies = 8 Trillion Earth Like Planets.
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    Re: Astronomers to Earth: You've got some newly found near-twins

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    I would wait a bit. I hear their behind on their Network technology.

    56k dial up on Windows 95.

    Its allot like the 90s I hear
    Still better than North Korea.
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    Re: Astronomers to Earth: You've got some newly found near-twins

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    There ya go libs...A planet all your own...Good luck... Just kidding....However, this is really cool...
    Are they like Mars or Venus?? Do they have a large moon to stabilize their atmosphere?? Does their solar system have enough gas giants to protect them from too many comets/asteroid impacts while allowing enough for water to accumulate??
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    Re: Astronomers to Earth: You've got some newly found near-twins

    Quote Originally Posted by mbig View Post
    Baffled as to this 'Breaking News' even tho it's a new article.

    I posted this in the 'Science' Section more than a Year ago.
    11/6/13
    http://www.debatepolitics.com/scienc...ot-galaxy.html
    Far-Off Planets Like the Earth Dot the Galaxy
    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/05/sc...ml?src=me&_r=0


    And that's just in Our galaxy.
    40 Billion Planets x 200 Billion Galaxies = 8 Trillion Earth Like Planets.
    I am going to guess it is breaking news since the discovery of these particular planets is new. Your thread was about the potential. Actual planets is not the same as potential planets...
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