Originally posted by impaired
reply to post by LazyGuy
Well, look at the date of the article you just posted:
Planet of Promise:
Small, Rocky World Could Harbor Life
May 17, 2007
by Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer, SETI Institute
Almost 2 years ago to the date.
Wikipedia is only off when the citations are screwed up, no? This is from The Austrailian, and the date of the article is 5/9/09
But I'm gonna google the Astrophysist who found it to see if there's info that corroborates with my OP.
It probably wouldn't feel exactly like home. But the planet known as Gliese 581d has a lot more in common with Earth than astronomers first thought.
New measurements of the planet's orbit place it firmly in a region where conditions would be right for liquid water, and thus life as we know it, astronomer Michel Mayor, from Geneva University in Switzerland, announced today.
Originally posted by silenterasure
Please, let it be known that our system is the only solar system
Originally posted by argentus
reply to post by exile1981
I can't remember the details of astrophysics class...... it was *cough* 30+ years ago... but I seem to recall similar phenomena issuing from quasars. I could be [likely be] off-based about that.
Gliese 581 d is an extrasolar planet approximately 20 light-years away in the constellation of Libra. Because of its mass, nearly 8 times that of Earth, the planet is classified as a super-Earth. In late April 2009 new observations by the original discovery team concluded that the planet is within the habitable zone where liquid water, and therefore, life, could exist.
Originally posted by Here Now
Seriously they are just as corrupt as the governments when dealing with this topic.