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Galaxy has 'billions of Earths'

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posted on Feb, 16 2009 @ 06:10 AM
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There could be one hundred billion Earth-like planets in our galaxy, a US conference has heard.

Dr Alan Boss of the Carnegie Institution of Science said many of these worlds could be inhabited by simple lifeforms.

He was speaking at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Chicago.

So far, telescopes have been able to detect just over 300 planets outside our Solar System.

Based on the limited numbers of planets found so far, Dr Boss has estimated that each Sun-like star has on average one "Earth-like" planet.

This simple calculation means there would be huge numbers capable of supporting life.

"Not only are they probably habitable but they probably are also going to be inhabited," Dr Boss told BBC News.

news.bbc.co.uk...

Just a thought, does anyone think this is linked to disclosure in some way??
I mean it's kinda random news.




posted on Feb, 16 2009 @ 06:15 AM
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I just saw a thread already made about this so forgive me!



posted on Feb, 16 2009 @ 07:36 AM
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sorry think this has more to do with the fact he is talking here 'American Association for the Advancement of Science in Chicago.' about new findings in science and how the ammount of newly found planet alters our guestimate significantly on the number of possible earth like planets

its not disclosure its him saying guys we need to redo the maths on the anthropic principle of life out there



posted on Feb, 16 2009 @ 08:08 AM
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Good point,the old Drake equation has gotten pretty rusty over the years.

This does throw a little salt in the "1 in a million chance" that Earth just managed to luck out on so many life-supporting qualities.

Hopefully this will help people feel a little more connected to the big picture and not view themselves as some isolated random accident in space.

Peace



posted on Feb, 16 2009 @ 08:52 AM
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While the Drake equation was an excellent step, we're still talking about each variable being an "estimate", so an estimate based on estimates is really just a "guess" in the final analysis....

Still, just given the sheer numbers, other Earth-like planets would seem to be extremely likely, even within (cosmicly speaking) relatively close distances....



posted on Feb, 16 2009 @ 10:03 AM
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stony, Earth sized planets, with water may be un-rare...

but having these theoretical planets orbiting at a optimum distance from their central star,
and these earth like planets rotating on an axis, with a moon...
and this same terrestrial planet having a strong magnetic field,
((these are conditions instrumental in causing conditions for our Intelligent life here on this Earth planet))

well all these variables might be rarer than a mathematical 'statistical average' would warrent.

after all, only a few years ago, 'Statistics' informed us that housing prices would forever increase by 6% per year average ! Yeah - right !


hey, i'm not suggesting we are special or unique...
perhaps with the optimum conditions for the development of intelligent life forms... Our Earth is in the bottom 1% in the cosmic school,
iow... we are persistantly underachieving what it means to be an intelligent civilization !


hmmm?



posted on Feb, 16 2009 @ 11:08 AM
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this was a piece of random news! i saw this too yesterday and thats exactly what i thought. It was about 30 seconds long just dropped in there.
this is just another step towards disclosure i thinks. This would never have been on the bbc news 10 years ago even 5 years ago! So whats changed?
did you notice how they said very basic life forms. cmon i know this guys a top scientist but how would he no how advanced other life forms would be on a hundred billion other earth like planets? They should just spill the beans and be done with it. Dont you think?



posted on Feb, 16 2009 @ 12:39 PM
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Our Earth is in the bottom 1% in the cosmic school


Funny thing though....if there were 100 million planets, (and there are far, far more so they tell us), then we'd be looking at 1 million Earths....given that 1% number.

1% sounds like nothing, but when looking at the cosmos, that's a ton. Even at a hundredth of a percent, we're looking at a LOT of neighbors!!!!



posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 01:48 AM
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I don't see why a moon and a tilt of the planet is necessary for intelligent life.

For all we know, it might not even be necessary to have a magnetic field. A dense enough atmosphere or even just organism's that have evolved for billions of years could compensate.



posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 07:11 AM
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Well, for all we know, intelligent life could be based on different elements, or thrive under different conditions, etc. Just using our own parameters, we're likely to find life of some kind even in our own solar system, where there may be liquid water on other nearby neighbors. If we then expand those parameters to include other possible environments, then we've really got a LOT of potential neighbors....



posted on Feb, 17 2009 @ 09:34 AM
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Really exciting. Disclosure is rapidly gaining pace.
I wonder if we'll be able to have it *before* some sort of cataclysm instead of after. Some people are saying this spring. I think it's a case of dismantling the NWO power structure that is holding us hostage...

Something massive going on behind the scenes.

From Project Camelot's Marcia Schafer Interview:


Anything’s up for grabs. But, you know, as I alluded to last time, you also look for indicators as to what’s out there where it might happen. We are getting more into the open populace and more into the mainstream.

But, remember, I also said that one of the major triggers for knowing when it’s coming soon is when there’s an announcement that on another planet they found evidence of an ancient civilization.

KC: Mm hm.

MS: If we ever find that, then we know it’s just around the corner. That may not be our pathway. They may not go that way with us. But I would expect – just in general terms as they usually do with planets opening up… it could happen.


The BBC article isn't exactly an ancient civilisation, but it's close.



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