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Originally posted by liamsquire
This video has just been aired on the BBC and is for UK TV licence holders, although I think users from outside the UK can use proxies to view the video on the BBC's iPlayer although this may be illegal.
A bit of info
Science series. The search for alien life is 50 years old, but there's been a break through. A planet has been discovered that could support life.
Duration: 50 mins
URL: www.bbc.co.uk... b0094cvw
I haven't watched it yet (doing so now) but thought some other readers may be interested.
The file can be downloaded.
File Size: 500MB
What I found intriguing is the question: what if earth like planets are very rare? This question was posed because of the 260 exo planets they have found till now they only have found two earth like planets.
p.s where are all the folks who claim nasa are a big coverup operation? why would they spend millions on instruments like kepler to search for worlds like ours if that were true?
[edit on 6-3-2008 by yeti101]
Originally posted by QueenofWeird
Yes but now with the Kepler telescope that problem is going to be tackled. Would it not be fascinating if actually the Universe is NOT teeming with life....just a thought
University of Arizona astronomer Michael Meyer, working with NASA's Spitzer space telescope, said his research shows that between 20 percent and 60 percent of stars similar to our sun have conditions favorable for forming rocky planets like Earth.