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Originally posted by Jerisa
I think NASA is going to "dibbs" the new planets...let the new space race begin!
The treaty explicitly forbids any government from claiming a celestial resource such as the Moon or a planet, since they are the Common heritage of mankind. Art. II of the Treaty states that "outer space, including the Moon and other celestial bodies, is not subject to national appropriation by claim of sovereignty, by means of use or occupation, or by any other means". However, the State that launches a space object retains jurisdiction and control over that object. The State is also liable for damages caused by their space object and must avoid contaminating space and celestial bodies.
Originally posted by grey580
We've discovered another planet that can support human life.
We've already discovered it a while ago and sent missions using super top secret code level pink with dots space craft..... errr I mean this swanky telescope found it.
This will give the government an excuse to release that technology to the public... err i mean the technology will be miraculously invented for us to travel there soon.
NASA Unveils Giant Rocket Design for Future Odysseys
The design for NASA's newest behemoth of a rocket hearkens back to the giant workhorse liquid rockets that propelled men to the moon. But this time the destinations will be much farther and the rocket even more powerful.
Originally posted by DragonFire1024
reply to post by dalloway
I have suspected for a while now that they have been hiding life on other planets from the public eye. Often times, the hype they give their news conferences would leave people thinking this is it. The big find, only to find out that they literally just stop short of saying they found life on other worlds, or a world that could potentially sustain life. I mean confirming ice water on Mars, then liquid water, methane oceans on Titan, Europa and Enceladus potentially already harboring forms of life with under surface oceans...How much more can they tell us before they run out of hypes?