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NASA Telescope Confirms Alien Planet in Habitable Zone

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posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 02:09 PM
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NASA Telescope Confirms Alien Planet in Habitable Zone


www.space.com

Kepler Confirms First Planet in Habitable Zone of Sun-like Star. The newly confirmed planet, Kepler-22b, is about 2.4 times the radius of Earth. Scientists don't yet know if Kepler-22b has a predominantly rocky, gaseous or liquid composition, but its discovery is a step closer to finding Earth-like planets1.
The "habitable zone" of a planetary system refers to the band of orbits where liquid water could exist on a planet’s surface. Kepler has recently discovered more than 1,000 new planet candid
(visit the link for the full news article)


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posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 02:09 PM
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Newest alien planet is just the right temperature for life. The search for Earth-like planets circling other stars is heating up, but the latest discovery is not too hot at all. It’s not too cold, either. Instead, the temperature on the newly announced planet Kepler-22b could be just right for life — about 72 degrees, a perfect spring day on Earth.

Spied by NASA’s Kepler space telescope, Kepler-22b marks the best candidate yet for a life-bearing world beyond our solar system, project scientists said Monday.

If any aliens happen to be broadcasting powerful radio signals from Kepler-22b, we’ll hear them soon, said Jill Tarter of the SETI Institute in Mountain View, Calif. The SETI project suspended operations this summer after running out of cash, but it restarted Monday morning. The project’s 42 radio telescopes are now scanning Kepler-22b and other Kepler finds.

www.space.com




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posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 02:12 PM
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Although your post is better, its been posted already www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 02:13 PM
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this is the recent confirmed information from like 5 minutes ago, including new information on The SETI project suspended operations this summer.
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posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 02:17 PM
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Kepler is great. it has located so many planets, some of rare type quailty. This is next step foward. Wouldn't it be something if it was teeming with somekind of life. Good read!

S&F!


-SAP-



posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 02:17 PM
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Well if you checked the other post, the BBC got there first

Any new info should have been added to the other post.
Like I said your thread is better but why split up everyone's thoughts on the subject when they can be in one place.
The search function is there for a reason.
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posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 02:21 PM
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already aiming seti at it lol

I knew it was a gimme more funding headline tactic


It takes more then just add water to a planet and be inside the goldie lox zone for life to come too. lol


I would confirm its interior and atmospheric conditions first before calling out to SETI . But then again i could see why seti had to step in so early , get in before they shut you down lol

I doubt we will find any life there. Conditions for life to occur on a planet in space is far beyond what we can imagine.



posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 02:22 PM
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Old news for ATS members I'm sure. No doubt there are people here who'll tell you they've been there scouting for real estate.



posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 02:23 PM
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Originally posted by SloAnPainful
Kepler is great. it has located so many planets, some of rare type quailty. This is next step foward. Wouldn't it be something if it was teeming with somekind of life. Good read!

S&F!


-SAP-


It's attractive to assume that 'life' would mean walking talking intelligent beings, but it could just as well be moss.


Just sayin'.
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posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 02:31 PM
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Originally posted by FlyingSpaghettiMonster

Originally posted by SloAnPainful
Kepler is great. it has located so many planets, some of rare type quailty. This is next step foward. Wouldn't it be something if it was teeming with somekind of life. Good read!

S&F!


-SAP-


It's attractive to assume that 'life' would mean walking talking intelligent beings, but it could just as well be moss.


Just sayin'.
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Right I agree. Anything between the two. It's all life not here on Earth making it alien. Even if it is a mossy alien.


-SAP-



posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 02:34 PM
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This has to be the greatest discovery in the history of astronomy in my opinion. Can any of you think of a more important discovery than this? I sure as hell can't.
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posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 02:35 PM
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I found the SETI comment interesting. I don't ever recall them making any comments like that in the past. Not saying its some conspiracy or anything like that. Just found the comment weird.



posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 02:38 PM
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It is a pretty big discovery no doubt. Hopefully something come of it.



posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 02:39 PM
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Originally posted by yourboycal2
already aiming seti at it lol

I doubt we will find any life there. Conditions for life to occur on a planet in space is far beyond what we can imagine.


Yeah, totally unimaginable, like on that other planet in space I recently looked at.... what''s the name...uh yes.. "Earth"



posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 02:41 PM
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I doubt we will find any life there. Conditions for life to occur on a planet in space is far beyond what we can imagine.
What do you even mean by that? It sounds very contradictory.



posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 02:42 PM
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Yeah, totally unimaginable, like on that other planet in space I recently looked at.... what''s the name...uh yes.. "Earth"

Well - there are 3 planets in Solar habitable zone. One has life - so it is 33 percent success rate,right?



posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 02:43 PM
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Originally posted by boymonkey74
Well if you checked the other post, the BBC got there first

Any new info should have been added to the other post.
Like I said your thread is better but why split up everyone's thoughts on the subject when they can be in one place.
The search function is there for a reason.
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are you a mod? i do see the tittle. . yet you have gone into 2 other thread in the last 10mins and directed people to the other thread. . some people might like you for this, but i just think people are kissin ass when they do this.

this thread is better than the other one posted, either way its not your job to tell people what to do



posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 02:44 PM
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I see that in the post you have the addition of the comment about catching signals soon if there are any. This is a wonderful wonderful discovery, but I jus't can't help but think that this would be the BEST possible route to take for disclosure, if it's ever to happen. I mean, first they announce a habitable planet, adding to that, that if any signals are sent, that they will be found soon, then comes the confirmation of the signal being received. I doubt that this is how it will play out, but seems like the best time FOR it to play out like that.



posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 02:47 PM
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what i mean is that it takes more then "just add water" to a planet in the habitle zone for life to thrive .

Many other factors come into play .


Here is a good documentary to explain more.



Google Video Link



posted on Dec, 5 2011 @ 02:49 PM
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How far away from Earth is this new planet?



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