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    7 Earth Like Planets discovered

    Not just one, but seven Earth-size planets that could potentially harbor life have been identified orbiting a tiny star not too far away, offering the first realistic opportunity to search for signs of alien life outside the solar system.
    The planets orbit a dwarf star named Trappist-1, about 40 light-years, or 235 trillion miles, from Earth. That is quite close in cosmic terms, and by happy accident, the orientation of the orbits of the seven planets allows them to be studied in great detail.
    One or more of the exoplanets in this new system could be at the right temperature to be awash in oceans of water, astronomers said, based on the distance of the planets from the dwarf star.
    “This is the first time so many planets of this kind are found around the same star,” Michael Gillon, an astronomer at the University of Liege in Belgium and the leader of an international team that has been observing Trappist-1, said during a telephone news conference organized by the journal Nature, which published the findings on Wednesday.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/22/s...nasa.html?_r=0
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    yeah, that was pretty cool news. The truth is out there.

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    I've been playing a lot of No Man's Sky so I feel qualified for this mission.

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    I saw that a couple of days ago. Really interesting and cool. I look forward down the road to what else they find out about these planets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HayJenn View Post
    I saw that a couple of days ago. Really interesting and cool. I look forward down the road to what else they find out about these planets.
    What are we going to do if we discover that they are inhabited by Republicans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Puzzling Evidence View Post
    What are we going to do if we discover that they are inhabited by Republicans?
    Worse still....what if the majority of these aliens hate Republicans but their government is controlled by them?

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    What are the chances there is another Uranus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    yeah, that was pretty cool news. The truth is out there.
    Life is out there, there is no question about that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatist View Post
    Life is out there, there is no question about that.
    It's exactly in the opposite. Our own galaxy is the eldest. Only 40 light years distance. 7 planets in the size of the Earth. 7 times our own resources. Where are "they"?


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    We have not even located our believed out there 9th planet in our own solar system. A planet who it is believed to have a solar orbit of 10,000 years.
    To specAstronomers using NASA data have calculated for the first time that in our galaxy alone, there are at least 8.8 billion stars with Earth-size planets in the habitable temperature zone.ulate there are 7 earth-like planets out there is not that much of a stretch.
    There are 8.8 billion Earth-like planets in the Milky Way: study - NY Daily News

    8 fucking billion sun-stars just in our galaxy.

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