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    US scientists find potentially habitable planet near Earth



    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.
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    Re: US scientists find potentially habitable planet near Earth

    Very, very cool.
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    Re: US scientists find potentially habitable planet near Earth

    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 ...

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    Re: US scientists find potentially habitable planet near Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post


    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

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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.


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

    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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    Re: US scientists find potentially habitable planet near Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Glad to see you finally admit that global warming is real.

    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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    Re: US scientists find potentially habitable planet near Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado
    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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    Re: US scientists find potentially habitable planet near Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    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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    Re: US scientists find potentially habitable planet near Earth

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    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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    Re: US scientists find potentially habitable planet near Earth

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