Usually, NASA data is considered proprietary for a year after the data are gathered. This allows the mission scientists to have first dibs on the data they've invested a lot of time, energy and money collecting. After this time, other research groups can have access.
This may be common practice, but for a mission that's looking for worlds like our own, there's a high degree of impatience for the data to become public.
Although these Kepler results were supposed to remain secret until February 2011, Sasselov has given the world an unofficial glimpse into the possible discovery of Earth-like extra-solar planets. But by the looks of things, we're not talking about one or two "second Earths." We could be looking at a galaxy with a dominance of small rocky worlds.
Originally posted by TheProphetMark
Originally posted by superman2012
reply to post by SLAYER69
All that seems to be up, in my opinion, is a snowball effect.
1903 - Wright brothers flight
1908 - first series production aircraft
1926 - first liquid fuel rocket
1939 - first turbojet airplane to fly (380 mph)
With the amount of people on the planet now, combined with all the knowledge available to us to have more superior tech in a shorter amount of time, well, I'll be surprised if we don't head out to one of these planets before 2030.
I agree. Knowledge does seem to be exponentially increasing and rather drastically too it seems. Should I also mention that the Bible also stated this also? That knowledge would increase during the end of days? I really wish there wouldn't be no end of days, because Humanity has so much to offer. People really need to see through the illusion and give up their greed and ego and learn to love. Why should our Humanity suffer at the expense of billions of individuals?
Originally posted by jonnywhite
There're lots of planets and lots of people and machines looking for them.
I can't help but wonder if on KOI, the new planet, they are simultaneously announcing through their equivalent of NASA, the discovery of their first Goldilocks planet, and posting pictures of our Earth.
Originally posted by TheProphetMark
It seems to be a slow moving disclosure happening all at once these days. I've always believe life exist elsewhere in our Universe and it just unimaginable what it would be like to actually visit the planet and see what kind of creatures, maybe even intelligent beings on said planets. It makes me feel all giddy just thinking about it, and it's things like that that makes life beautiful.
I hope we get to meet or see another intelligent being in our lifetime, I would truly be thankful for it.
On the the side note; one would have to imagine how many civilizations out there that are far more advance than us with the capabilities to be able to travel to other planets. If you imagine that, you might as well imagine that they as well are finding many many other planets that they are calling 'Earth-like" planets, well not 'Earth' by their definition but the same meaning and you would have to imagine that's why they haven't came here to Earth to visit us yet because they have so many options to choose from regarding which planets to visit.
Who's to say they aren't here already? Millions of UFO sightings have been reported World wide, and millions even believe in the possibility of extra-terrestrials. I know I do.edit on 9-1-2013 by TheProphetMark because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Manhater
If true, I'm buying the first spaceship ticket..
Way too many crazy people in this world.