Originally posted by SLAYER69
Here we go....
This is becoming so routine it's getting scary. In my lifetime first they discover that other stars have planets, then they discover just how many
planets are out there then they say there could be "Earth like" planets out there then just a few weeks ago they state there could be millions of
possible "Earth Like" planets and now this.
As I stated last week when I posted another related topic thread something seems to be up...
So Slayer, thanks for beginning this provocative thread, a lot of input, debate and shared information, very interesting!!!
Originally posted by NewAgeMan
reply to post by SLAYER69
....................But we don't want to jump the gun just because the planet is the right kind at the right distance from the right kind of star,
although that's the precondition at least as a starting point, so it's still an exciting discovery nevertheless, but even if it was a rocky world at
the perfect distance from a sun exactly like ours even still it might not be a "living" planet hosting an evolutionary process of life, like on earth.
And NewAgeMan, I appreciate your well thought out comments and supporting documentation. And I wholeheartedly agree with your latest statement
I'm not going to be able to tell you anything you don't know. Science has set the table based upon what we have learned so far. The universe is
approx. 14.6 Billions year old from the point of the Big Bang. As the universe formed, so did the Earth, about 4.6 Billion years ago. Man, Science,
Amateurs, and simple lay-persons continue to look to the stars just wondering: Is there another planet out there that holds life, but not just
biological single cell organisms, but is there Intelligent Life out there....our only comparison: Us, is there anything out there, equal to or greater
With the advancement of imagery, telescopic advances, these are exciting times. We continue to get pictures from NASA and others of images of deep
space of nothing short of absolutely incredible things happening in the Universe, from Black Holes, Dark Matter, Nebulei, and Keplers narrow look
within our own galaxy to see for the first time, images and proof of other star systems with planets revolving around them, and the speculation of how
many can fit into that 'habital' range, just right...goldie-locks analogy, not to hot, not to cold. And that assumption is based upon what humans
would need to live........there still maybe other life forms that live/survive in environments that are 'alien' to our concepts.
We are at the beginning of this new and exciting milestone in man's existence.....to actually see things that man has never seen before, and that is a
But as NewAgeMan rightfully cautions, from our scientific understanding on the formation of the earth and all of the elements, timing that had to be
just 'right' not to just form the planet, but then to take that incredible leap which required even more inconceivable events to take place for life
to occur and exist and evolve are still among many, unbelievable.
Time, advanced telescopes, advanced probes will keep moving the envelop forward. But we remember, we can only see those dim specks of light that are
billions of light years away, with only the technology we have today. God only knows how much more is out there that we can't even begin to see the
remaining massiveness in the universe.
Lastly, we are not even close to having a manned mission to any of the closest stars and the planets in our own galaxy. We can send up probes and
unmanned missions, but these take decades to even begin to reach the limits of our own galaxy, just to get there......example, Voyager1 and 2, which
are just about through our galaxy 40 years after they were first launched.
We are in exciting times, who really knows what is yet to be found. but you have to say, these are one hell of the times to be in and to witness some
of these new images of our universe!
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