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Aliens could live on planet Gliese 581d found in our cosmic backyard, say scientists

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posted on May, 28 2011 @ 02:45 PM
unsure if this has been posted or not if so my apologies, found this article whilst looking around, intresting nice findings what does anyone else thing

WE know they’re out there, but it seems aliens may live closer to us than we thought… Astronomers have discovered a water-rich planet where life may exist – and at just 20 light years away it’s in our cosmic backyard. The newly-discovered world could have an atmosphere, oceans, clouds and rainfall. Scientists believe it is warm and wet enough for aliens to live on. Advertisement >> Click here to find out more! Called Gliese 581d, the planet is twice the size of Earth. Experts had already ­identified others orbiting the Gliese star – one of the closest to us – but they were either too near to their sun or too far away to sustain life. But 581d is in the “Goldilocks zone” an area where water could exist as liquid as it is not too hot or cold.

rest of article is here source

personally i always thought that for life to exist elsewhere it wouldn't necessarily mean it would have to be on a planet exactly like earth.

dont know why but link wont work grrr

here is rest of article

British scientist Dr Robin ­Wordsworth led a team in Paris that studied the planet. He said while it may contain alien life, it would be impossible for humans to live there.

Writing in the Astrophysical Letters journal, he added: “The denser air and clouds would keep the surface in a perpetual murky red twilight. Gravity would be double that on Earth.

“The most important implication of these results may be that life-supporting planets don’t need to be like Earth.”

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ahh got link to work yayy
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posted on May, 28 2011 @ 02:52 PM
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Thread yesterday

posted on May, 28 2011 @ 02:53 PM
ah my bad done a search and nothing came up ah well lol

posted on May, 28 2011 @ 03:07 PM
Pretty cool but its still way to far away.. Whats that, 5 years if we could travel at 4 times the speed of light?


posted on May, 28 2011 @ 03:15 PM
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Yeah it's been posted a few times

Anyway..I believe aliens live on many planets. Just because we can't live in a certain atmosphere or temperature it doesn't mean another species can't. Look at some of the things that live in the most "alien" parts of the world.

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