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Scientists find most Earth-like planet yet

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posted on Apr, 24 2007 @ 06:06 PM

An Earth-like planet spotted outside our solar system is the first found that could support liquid water and harbor life, scientists announced today.

Liquid water is a key ingredient for life as we know it. The newfound planet is located at the "Goldilocks" distance — not too close and not too far from its star to keep water on its surface from freezing or vaporizing away.

And while astronomers are not yet able to look for signs of biology on the planet, the discovery is a milestone in planet detection and the search for extraterrestrial life, one with the potential to profoundly change our outlook on the universe.

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posted on Apr, 24 2007 @ 06:54 PM

i think this is the most important topic brought to my attention ever.
thats why i think you deserve this:

You have voted amerish for the Way Above Top Secret award. You have two more votes this month.

posted on Apr, 24 2007 @ 07:07 PM
This is the best discovery I've heard about in several years... Strike that, it may the best discovery I've heard about in my life.

We, the ATS Members, need to keep our collective eyes on this one going forward.


posted on Apr, 24 2007 @ 07:20 PM
This is pure amazing. 20.5 lights years away. Far away, but not like it's 100+ light years away.

posted on Apr, 24 2007 @ 07:39 PM
This is amazing.

Next line of duty: Does the location of this planet correspond with any of the abduction stories/maps (Betty and Barney Hill?) or anything like that?

Get to it, ATS!

posted on Apr, 24 2007 @ 07:41 PM
This is a fascinating topic, but it is already being discussed in Space Exploration.

Please direct your comments to the preceding thread.

Closing this one

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