posted on May, 6 2012 @ 01:52 AM
reply to post by rockinground
Who knows...but I do know that Galileo discovered the moons of Jupiter with a scope less than half of what I am using right now. A sphere with a
couple dots beside it, not sure anybody thought much about it at the time...but we know better now. I do use more powerful online scopes, but as you
know, its not the same as looking at an object through an eyepiece. Nevertheless, I do enjoy taking pictures of stars with known exoplanets just in
case...I might get lucky.
The Hubble is an awesome scope, but it still cannot see many exoplanets out there. Point being, regardless of the size, aperture, technology,
etc...sometimes it comes down to pure, blind and stupid luck. I probably got some space junk in my picture, but that doesn't mean that some guy
tomorrow night with a 35mm camera can't capture something that will change life as we know it on this world by mere luck. Most likely not then, since
even pictures are far from proof nowadays. its gonna take a landing on the white house lawn for anybody to believe anything, but even then, heh, it
would probably be covered up as a big leaf, bat, bird, optical illusion or something.
Do I believe in life on other worlds? Yes, there are just too many worlds out there to say no. Do I believe in visitations? I keep an open mind,
but one never landed in my front yard. Did I capture a UFO (alien)? probably not. But it sure is fun to think and talk about. After all, we never
May fortune favor the foolish. Clear skies.
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