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Newfound "super-Earth"

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posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 10:37 AM
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Named GJ 667Cc Scientists are saying it can easily have water and possible life! At only 22 light years away it's a pretty exciting new find. Source

 
 

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posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 10:41 AM
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Only 22 light years! Why, we could go and be back in time for the Super Bowl!



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 10:44 AM
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Considering the last one found was 600 light years away, I'd say this is something to be excited about.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 10:46 AM
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Great find, really exciting stuff. Thanks for posting this.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 10:49 AM
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That is so cool. I think we as a human race should put more of our energy into space exploration than starting all these damn wars. I mean just think, we could have future generation's on other planets some day. Hopefully they won't destroy them the way we have done to our home now!!



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 10:54 AM
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The thought of future generations being born and raised on an alien world is simply a fantastic thought. I love speculating about such things.

My worry is this.... should we really be contaminating the rest of the galaxy with the virus of humanity?



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 10:56 AM
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you'll find when the curtain is dropped there just may be a planet sat closer than you think

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posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 10:59 AM
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Considering the big announcement this past December was one 600 light years away and 2 months later they are finding one now only 22 light years away saying it shouldn't have been this easy I'm hoping for the same thing. =) I just hope the momentum keeps pace.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 11:02 AM
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It will. Whether they like it or not.

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posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 12:17 PM
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Originally posted by 6minutes212
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Considering the big announcement this past December was one 600 light years away and 2 months later they are finding one now only 22 light years away saying it shouldn't have been this easy I'm hoping for the same thing. =) I just hope the momentum keeps pace.


Even better is SETI is now checking these latest stars that have been found to have planets circling them. For once common sense seems to have won over beauracracy. Even if its still a needle in a haystick in terms fo finding / detecting alien life, at least the haystack got a lot smaller.
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posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 12:31 PM
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4.5 times the size of the Earth....ooooooofff!

Don't want to walk around on that thing, my sizable girth would make my poor old heart stop!

"Honey? Does this planet make me look fat?"

And a 28 day year to boot!

O.o just thought of another "ladies" joke, but I'll refrain! hehehehehe.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 12:48 PM
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If we "could" get to it would we be able to live there? Would it have breathable oxygen?



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 01:12 PM
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Stating 'in a habitable zone' sets imaginations wild, all a habitable zone means is sustaining the possibility for liquid water. Under extreme pressures, (like 4.5 times sea level) the freezing point of water lowers. Also a greater mass means greater stresses and this baby is under extreme stresses orbiting a star in a month. That being the case it should be in a zone closer than Venus and Mercury that have only trace amounts of water, even with Venus's heavy atmosphere its completely void of water. Another thing mentioned in the article that the planet just doesn't have going for it is its star is primarily hydrogen and helium and lacks heavier elements, so I doubt you'd have to pack your swimming suit.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 03:55 PM
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"Statistics tell us we shouldn't have found something this quickly this soon unless there's a lot of them out there," Vogt said. "This tells us there must be an awful lot of these planets out there. It was almost too easy to find, and it happened too quickly."
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For some reason this statement gave me the willies...



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 03:57 PM
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Lets go there, I'm done here...
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posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 05:02 PM
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ONLY 22 lightyears?
You do realize it still takes 95,000 years for us to reach that with our current mainstream technology, right?



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 05:19 PM
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Let`s send them one of those "faster than light" neutrinos to say hi
....Can I get a Visa to go there on vacations ?
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posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 05:36 PM
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We need to do what humans do, go there and stick our Old Glory up it's ass



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 05:45 PM
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Originally posted by ssupp
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ONLY 22 lightyears?
You do realize it still takes 95,000 years for us to reach that with our current mainstream technology, right?


Since we just found it, that means we are seeing what it was like and not what it is like. It could have been destroyed by an Asteroid by now.



posted on Feb, 2 2012 @ 05:45 PM
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Originally posted by ssupp
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ONLY 22 lightyears?
You do realize it still takes 95,000 years for us to reach that with our current mainstream technology, right?


Since we just found it, that means we are seeing what it was like and not what it is like. It could have been destroyed by an Asteroid by now.


Good point.



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