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#1 Lindsay

 
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:24 PM

NASA's planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has confirmed the discovery of its first alien world in its host star's habitable zone — that just-right range of distances that could allow liquid water to exist — and found more than 1,000 new explanet candidates, researchers announced today (Dec. 5).


The rest of the article can be found here: http://www.csmonitor...pacecraft-Video

What do you guys think? I'm personally fascinated by this sort of stuff so I think this is really cool. :)

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:32 PM

That's freaking awesome :D
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 01:44 PM

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 02:01 PM

I'm moving there! :D

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 02:02 PM

Earth-like planets aren't anomalies...
It's cool, but solely the fact that they're found a planet in a star's habitable zone doesn't excite me.

When there's more information suggesting there really might be life or possibility for life I'll be all ear :happy:

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 02:15 PM

What do you guys think? I'm personally fascinated by this sort of stuff so I think this is really cool. http://www.greendaycommunity.org/public/...

On the one hand, this is "whoa..." cool. :blink: On the other hand, I hope we never actually get to visit there -- it would be nice to spare some other world the opportunity for us to fuck it up.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 02:23 PM

They said there may be life on it too - that's pretty exciting if you ask me, even though its 600 light years away and we can't get there yet

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 02:31 PM

Is this just going to turn out like all those planets around Gliese 581?

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 02:48 PM

Maybe that world isn't anywhere near as fucked up as this one. Props to them. :lol:

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 03:10 PM

Let's just hope it wasn't the dumb guys shift and he merely turned the radar 360 degrees.
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Posted 06 December 2011 - 03:30 PM

Nasa just found a planet that it takes a space shuttle 22 million years to get there.
:lol:



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Posted 06 December 2011 - 04:53 PM

Now we just have to figure out how to GET there.

I'm fascinated by space too. Total Nasa Nerd- i was in FL last summer and took a tour of the space center... and also saw a launch in person (unmanned rocket but whatever) AND IT WAS TOTALLY FUCKING MINDBLOWING!!!!!!!!!!!

Seriously. Science and exploration is the future. Mankind must never stop exploring. And don't give me that "we need to spend money on stuff HERE first" crap. Nasa's operating budget for the year is like what we spend on war in a DAY. Maybe we need to slow down, shift focus once in a while... but the incidental discoveries that NASA has made have changed mankind forever. VELCRO! ARTIFICIAL JOINTS! etc...
*rant off*

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 04:58 PM

When I saw the news, i was all, HOLY SHIT, ALIENS!!!! but naaah....

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 05:10 PM

When I saw the news, i was all, HOLY SHIT, ALIENS!!!! but naaah....


When I saw you're post I was like HOLY SHIT noob.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 05:21 PM

On the one hand, this is "whoa..." cool. http://www.greendaycommunity.org/public/... On the other hand, I hope we never actually get to visit there -- it would be nice to spare some other world the opportunity for us to fuck it up.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 05:34 PM

It irritates me how this sort of thing isn't mentioned more in the news. I think this is a pretty big thing to be honest. It's another motherfucking planet! New friends!


When I saw you're post I was like HOLY SHIT noob.

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:lol: :lol: :lol: made me giggle.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 11:20 PM

This is amazing news... I always wanted to party on another planet.

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Posted 06 December 2011 - 11:45 PM

Watched the vid- HOLEY SHIT!!!

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 04:13 PM

New planet. Nice Dice



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