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originally posted by: MysterX
Don't want to sound churlish, admittedly exoplanet hunting is a worthwhile endevour in the interests of science, but we already know exoplanets are a common feature of Galaxies...a 1000 or so newly spotted planets isn't going to do much else but confirm what we already know about the frequency of them..they are almost everywhere, orbiting around almost every star system we care look at.
The fact that exoplanets are abundant isn't really major news for most people paying attention is it?
I mean...we can only learn these things are common once...right?
Major news would be signs of life on one of them...not that the planet itself is there.
originally posted by: dJbdJb
Will it be more lies by any chance?
originally posted by: MysterX
a reply to: Soloprotocol
What are you using for your timeline basis mate?
10 to 20 years seems quite specific a timeframe...why not tomorrow?
originally posted by: Rocker2013
I actually read about this yesterday on the BBC and meant to come back and give you guys a heads up, but totally forgot.
It seems several news agencies might have jumped the gun and published a little early lol
It's actually great news, pretty interesting to those of us who actually have an appreciation for space exploration beyond the childish "Where's the Alienzzzzzzz!!!!!!!11111"
It's actually quite depressing to see so many here being so dismissive of all of this, as if it's meaningless. This is history in the making, scientific discoveries being made in your lifetime, the biggest advances in space exploration the Human race has ever known, and most of you are so distracted by this irrational desperation for little green men you can't appreciate how great this is.
Consider this, in 10 to 20 years, with the development of new propulsion systems, you could be looking a high definition video of a probe descending into the forest of another green and wet planet brimming with alien life, giving us our first glimpse of another inhabitable world for the first time in Human history.
How anyone can think that's not massively exciting is beyond me.
originally posted by: Phage
a reply to: Dark Ghost
Any juicy speculations besides disclosure, alien structures, newly discovered habitual planet, new technology or something entirely unexpected?
What is a habitual planet?
originally posted by: BlubberyConspiracy
Timed perfectly with the presidential primary and the news of massive disapproval of Clinton in California. With her support of the Honduras coup and assassination of democracy and environmental rights activist Berta Cáceres.
This NASA sublet is probably going to be lame news, mostly about the hype to block a critical news story to one of the biggest election thefts in US history. Stuff basically waiting in queue "in case distraction needed" or more nicely put "PR blocked until cap lifted" to give access to one of the two only media giants a nice front page story to divert.