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Astronomers predict that a second Earth will be found in 2013

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posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 08:43 PM
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We find them...Send a signal.

Earth: "Hello anyone out there?"

Random1A: "Hey they are calling again..." "Who?" "Earth..." "Just tell them they have the wrong number..."

(Sorry for the horrible dialogue)


-SAP-
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posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 08:53 PM
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As far as finding Earth's twin? That's probably a matter of a lot of time


I thought the article stated they were expecting to find it in 2013?

They have given a time and it is within the next 12 months



posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 09:03 PM
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You know how hard it would be to find a "twin Earth"...?

Planetary habitability

Lots of factors here.

-SAP-



posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 09:05 PM
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The goalposts of what is earth like are being moved every time new tech comes available or every time a smaller rocky planet is found. I will accept the tag earth-like only when an earth-sized planet is found with an moon-like moon, spinning at the right place and all.

Without the moon-like moon it's not earth-like. Not even close.



posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 09:13 PM
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Originally posted by SloAnPainful
reply to post by magma
 


You know how hard it would be to find a "twin Earth"...?

Planetary habitability

Lots of factors here.

-SAP-


I appreciate the odds are gazzillion to one. Why are the astronomers so confident?



posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 09:14 PM
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I thought the article stated they were expecting to find it in 2013?

Again, this is what they expect to determine:

"The first planet with a measured size, orbit and incident stellar flux that is suitable for life is likely to be announced in 2013," Kepler team member Geoff Marcy said.
www.news.com.au...

They are using a rather broad definition of "earthlike". That does not define Earth's twin, by a long shot. They cannot determine if such a planet has an atmosphere which would support liquid water. Without such an atmosphere it could not be considered earthlike. Is Venus earthlike? Is Mars?
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posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 09:16 PM
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Originally posted by Phage
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I thought the article stated they were expecting to find it in 2013?

They are using a rather broad definition of "earthlike". That does not define Earth's twin, by a long shot.


I was wondering that. Thanks.


-SAP-



posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 09:20 PM
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Well that clears that up then. Thanks



posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 09:30 PM
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People have been predicting this for years. Even with the minimal reasons giving, I fail to see any major difference between this year and previous years.


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posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 09:34 PM
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Originally posted by superman2012
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I think maybe they are interested because we need a place to go to when we have completely destroyed this planet.


What do you mean we? More like they



posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 09:36 PM
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This reminds me of a rather excellent movie I saw on satellite "Earth Two, or "Another Earth" sorry I cannot recall exactly..but it was a brilliant movie and very pertinent to this subject.

Anyone who hasn't seen the movie" its worth tracking it down



posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 10:14 PM
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Originally posted by SloAnPainful
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They have found a few of them. However how many are actually in the "habitable" or "Goldilocks zone".. I am not sure. Here's a wiki link to some (all?) they have found, they are "Super-Earths"

ETA: Look at this, anything can be out there...Very amazing.

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I agree...it is truly amazing. To me it is just mysterious and wonderful! All those other planets...I am in awe of the universe.

However...sometimes I just have to wonder...are the very wealthy TPTB...hunting for another planet to live on just in case something major happens and they want to leave Earth...or do they already know what is going to happen...and they are leaving.



posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 10:21 PM
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I agree with you as well.

Luckily we have private corps working...

May be...Just may be they know something we don't...Very unlikely but I try to remain optimistic.

-SAP-



posted on Dec, 27 2012 @ 11:49 PM
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Yes, a second Earth will be found, but we won't be able to get there because we're too concerned with war and killing each other over 2000 year old books.



posted on Dec, 28 2012 @ 12:34 AM
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Warning sarcasm;
Im sure we all agree we are all morally & spiritually evolved that we are justified to go inhabit another planet.

Ok back to reality.
We're a disease to earth. No we have plans to spread are wars, rapes, murders, greed, corruption, never ending procreation, homelessness, starvation to another planet.

I hope my great great great great grandchildren never see that day



posted on Dec, 28 2012 @ 12:42 AM
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is this another NASA type "We have a secret but not going to tell you?" story that we've seen so much of lately?

I think it's pretty cool and have always suspected other life out there. Pretty ignorant to think that we could be the only habitable planet in an infinite universe. I just hope NASA shares the truth with us!

EDIT: "They" will get here long before we get to them. I believe they are far more advanced than us.

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posted on Dec, 28 2012 @ 12:52 AM
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What alien evidence do you have? Where is it?

Can you please share?



posted on Dec, 28 2012 @ 12:55 AM
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Personally I have none. I was making a generalization - personal stories from others, scientists, etc etc. Perhaps I will amend my post.



posted on Dec, 28 2012 @ 01:34 AM
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No need. I was just asking



posted on Dec, 28 2012 @ 03:34 AM
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It partly deals with this interesting topic... however, let's not hope the reason to go there will be the same


"Evacuate Earth - National Geographic", free on YouTube:






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