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"We have learned now that we cannot regard this planet as being fenced in and a secure abiding place for Man." - The War of the Worlds With less fanfare than H.G. Wells's science fiction, but no less of the sweep, scientists in Montreal this week are conjuring new Earths.
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This time, it's for real.
Spotting Earth's twin is tantalizingly close - perhaps a year or two away - a conference of the world's top space scientists was told yesterday.
"Everywhere we can look for planets we are finding them," said Sara Seager, a Torontonian who teaches physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. "Everyone wants to meet an alien," Seager said, "but (extraterrestrial) life might just be bacteria."
Originally posted by redled
reply to post by Alora
It's a worry too, if life as we know it can inhabit it, then so can we........ and lead to all the devastation that would incur with our present attitudes. I really hope we don't sort it out getting there before we sort our scrap heap aka beautiful planet out.