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It’s unlikely that aliens are sitting around fiddling with rabbit ears in attempt to listen to our nonsense, but nevertheless, humans have been sending messages into space for decades. The first AM broadcast was on Christmas Eve, 1906, and Hitler’s broadcasting of the 1936 Olympics is regarded as the first signal powerful enough to be carried into space.
When compared to the vast size of the Milky Way, our presence here on Earth seems insignificant. Even our space-bound messages — which are traveling at the speed of light — are dwarfed by the galaxy’s immensity. The image on the left illustrates our “bubble” of existence, which spans 200 light years in all directions — but is just a small blip on the cosmic radar.
When I debate atheist and skeptics they're the ones that seem scared to death of their existence. I think it's because the next natural question will be, did these advanced civilizations start some of the worlds religions. Then we have to look at things like the Bible in the context of advanced technology and not supernatural miracles.
Draper Laboratory and MIT have developed a satellite the size of a loaf of bread that will undertake one of the biggest tasks in astronomy: finding Earthlike planets beyond our solar system—or exoplanets—that could support life. It is scheduled to launch in 2012.
The “nanosatellite,” called ExoPlanetSat, packs powerful, high-performance optics and new control and stabilization technology in a small package.
Originally posted by neoholographic
I never bought this argument. With our limited technology, we're finding that pea. Just think where technology will be just 100 years from now. 60 years ago, people would have said we can never find these planets. That's just assumptions based on the current technology.
Originally posted by winofiend
If a pea is lost out at sea, floating on the high waves and crashing down into the never ending turbulence, do you think you could find it, if you had no idea where to look?
If not, why? You're a highly intelligent creature, far more intelligent than any pea?
If that pea is never found, does this mean that you do not exist?
Can you exist, and never find that pea?
We're that pea.
Originally posted by Zanti Misfit
reply to post by winofiend
So True . The Law of Probability also would Confirm in Theory the Exsistance of other Intelligent Life in the Universe . From the One , come Many, is more than likely the case.......
Earth-like planets could be all around us - and some may harbour life more advanced than on Earth, astronomers believe. A space telescope has found that 6% of red dwarf stars are circled by potentially habitable worlds. Since red dwarfs are the most common stars in our galaxy, the Milky Way, the closest Earth-like planet could be just 13 light years away. "We thought we would have to search vast distances to find an Earth-like planet," said US astronomer Dr Courtney Dressing.
"Now we realise another Earth is probably in our own backyard, waiting to be spotted."
"The tremendous growth in the number of Earth-size candidates tells us that we're honing in on the planets Kepler was designed to detect: those that are not only Earth-size, but also are potentially habitable," said Natalie Batalha, Kepler deputy science team lead at San Jose State University in San Jose, Calif. "The more data we collect, the keener our eye for finding the smallest planets out at longer orbital periods."
They didnt know what they would find when they turned it on and began breaking particles into smaller pieces. But they had a really good idea based on formula and equations.