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Originally posted by gort51
Anyway...of course there is other civilizations out there, we have to return the favour, and vist them one day (but without American paranoia and guns)
Originally posted by RockLobster
Even if they did find an alien world , they wouldnt tell us about it.
Why do you think they report the discovery of the same old planet every couple of years ?
NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed its first planet in the "habitable zone," the region where liquid water could exist on a planet’s surface. Kepler also has discovered more than 1,000 new planet candidates
The newly confirmed planet, Kepler-22b, is the smallest yet found to orbit in the middle of the habitable zone of a star similar to our sun. The planet 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 planets.
Originally posted by Genxbeyond
I fuc... hate - HATE WITH ALL MY BEING, the utter lies told to us by NASA or Astromers about planets etc..... The mass media leaks tiny tidbits about the outter reachs of our solar system, claiming this and claiming that... I say its all fuking lies....
Originally posted by HawkeyeNation
Haven't we already found planets in habitable zones that could potentially host life? Kepler-22b is one off the top of my head that was found last year I thought.
Some more information on Kepler-22b planet.
Located using the Kepler universe-trotting telescope, the planet that has been named the poetic Kepler 22-b is a balmy 72 degrees.
That’s because it is in a habitable “Goldilocks” zone (see chart below) and seems to circle a sun much like our own.
allthingsd.com...edit on 5-4-2012 by HawkeyeNation because: added more information on Kepler