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In search of Earth's twin

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posted on Nov, 17 2007 @ 08:45 AM
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In search of Earth's twin


www.latimes.com

UC Berkeley astronomer Geoff Marcy takes a look into the near future and sees signs of parallel planets within our grasp.

For the last 20 years, UC Berkeley astronomer Geoff Marcy has been the world's leading planet finder. Of the 260-odd planets that have been discovered in other solar systems, Marcy and his team have found 150. His most recent discovery, announced last week, is a fifth planet orbiting a star called 55 Cancri, about 41 light-years from Earth. Marcy, 53, sat down in his office.
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posted on Nov, 17 2007 @ 08:45 AM
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This make perfect since to me, find another planet with a similar sun and distance to that sun, and we might find life. It would probably take a lifetime or several to send a probe there.

NASA is starting three different missions to explore the universe and to find other planets the first is kepler the second one is Space Interferometry Mission and the third is Terrestrial Planet Finder

So if it will take to long to go there the next best thing is too attempt to see from here.

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