Exciting times! Probable implausible? Only if Drake was a quackmatican...
This thread is dedicated to the Passing of Leonard Nimoy, thanks George Takei for sharing this with me Sabai!
NASA has discovered another Earth-like planet orbiting a nearby star within the habitable zone using the Kepler Space Telescope. Labeled as
Kepler-186f, it is about 500 light-years away from us in the Cygnus constellation.
Yes, 500 light years... but if we but those silly swords away and realize the plow shear perhaps not so distant in such a fertile field, when our
billions of opposable thumbs are all working together.
“The habitable zone” has also been referred to as the goldilocks zone. This zone is the region around a star, within which planets with proper
atmospheric pressure are capable of supporting liquid water on their surfaces. It is estimated that there are at least 40 billion Earth-sized planets
within the Milky Way, but this planet they’ve just discovered is the first Earth-sized planet to be discovered in the goldilocks zone of another
Besides Kepler-186f, there is also 4 other planets that orbit the same star. This means that if the nearby star is similar to our Sun, the potential
for life on Kepler-186f exponentially increases.
“We know of just one planet where life exists – Earth. When we search for life outside our solar system we focus on finding planets with
characteristics that mimic that of Earth,” said Elisa Quintana, research scientist at the SETI Institute at NASA’s Ames Research Center in Moffett
Field, Calif., and lead author of the paper published in the journal Science. “Finding a habitable zone planet comparable to Earth in size is a
major step forward.”
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I just think about all of the ancient stories and mythologies like Vedic texts and all of the other sanskrit stories worldwide and think to
This really isn't a surprise and in fact has probably already been known before in the past but in western culture we refuse to accept any evidence
but our own as the truth or possibility of the truth.
I have a personal theory that life is way more vast than Drakes numbers crunched...
Considering the simple sugars found in space are a form of DNA like life giving rain, material hops from collisions moons rocks and mars rocks here.
The coldness of space a cryogenic freeze of sorts as they travel like spermiogenesis through the universe, seeding eggs or planets waiting to wake up.
This is nothing new, but as we drift closer to our own sun over time and through space a sun spot an old planet could make as one further out drifts
into the habitable zone... we are talking about colonizing Mars as our own civilization is ideologically falling apart... due to silly differences of
opinion not fact.
The old texts a map from Venus that once was an Earth poisonous with greenhouse gasses? How many precarious civilizations, before we set our sights
further than our own Goldilocks zone and stop this madness? Who knows? Who Knows?
In a universe with no beginning and no end... if we cannot be alive to see it, perhaps awake we will to it.
Drake's Equation is so out of date and now seems obsolete. Me thinks a few more factors need to be added (constantly).
Thanks I have the V= that's probably the issue
I agree with exo and dwarf planets in the mix... many have no idea how many planets are currently in our solar system. If you say 9 what have you
been doing people?
Let me see, how long ago did we send that voyager out that is just exiting our solar system? Say we now could triple the speed safely so we can dodge
some little space rocks that are out there roaming around. So it will only take us five years to exit our solar system. It will take us twenty years
to build a self sufficient huge space craft that can have a whole ecosystem in it and it won't need supplies. It will have to be sent part by part
Then there is a cost, it will be borrowed money I am sure so if everyone just pitches in a hundred bucks a year, even the poor and children, we can
easily come up with the money. But wait, the corporations can fund this, they will just raise our prices, so it will now cost us a hundred fifty
bucks a year but we will not be paying taxes anyway.
Let's just send the aliens and invitation and let them come and visit us. Let them work their tails off paying for it, we don't have tails.
Although I am interested in knowing for sure there is life elsewhere, I do not feel like paying for this knowledge for many years. The chances of
their being life on another planet out there is one hundred percent. The chances of there being an intelligent race out there is also one hundred
percent. The chances of ordinary working people paying for this so we can build a big space ship to go there is one hundred percent. Remember,
corporations do not go broke, if they donate to these projects they raise their prices and they work on a profit margin, if they donate a buck they
increase costs by a buck ten.
Please do not shoot the messenger... this is news. Save your opposable bias for religion this is science... no one is saying treat this as facts until
they are all in... Good day! But by all means... discuss!
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