Skip to comments.Habitable Planet Possible Around Nearby Star System
Posted on 08/01/2006 7:24:01 PM PDT by KevinDavis
Someday astronomers will likely create a long list of Sun-like stars with Earth-like planets around them. But technology has yet to reveal such worlds, instead allowing the detection only of much larger planets.
Most of the roughly 200 known extrasolar planets are larger than Jupiter. Many complete their orbital years in just a few days. This proximity to their stars creates noticeable wobbles in the stars that make the planets detectable.
But astronomers figure the giants probably formed farther out, in a disk of material swirling around a newborn star, and migrated inward. In doing so they would have destroyed any fledgling habitable worlds.
In recent years, with improving technology, researchers have found a handful of systems that could harbor life-bearing planets, in theory at least. A nearby star called 55 Cancri is one of the leading candidates.
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Thanks for the ping KevinDavis.
Would it have been simplier and accurate to say, many complete their orbits in just a few days?
Just asking, I'm no rocket surgeon, or brain scientest either for that matter.
Eventually we'll have to - to escape those rabid elements of society before they pull down the whole edifice of civilization and start an especially long and cruel Dark Age. Humanity has historically made the greatest progress when the best and brightest have left the masses behind and struck out for new frontiers.
Yoda: " Find it you will not, unless you are strong in the FORCE!"
It's only time now before we discover life is not confined to this little dirt ball we call Earth. :-)
Shhh.. Don't tell it to the people who think that we are the only ones in this vast universe..
Next source of illegal democrat votes.
I think it is simply arrogant to think that we are GOD's only creation in this infinite universe of his.
Racist, too. Really racist in the actual meaning of the word.
I know where you're coming from but I wouldn't exactly call it racist, it is just too harsh of a word but I get your point and I agree with it.
I see it this way.. God created Earth and the Stars... What makes you think that God did not create other races.. Just because it is not mentioned in the bible, doesn't mean it is not true.. Heck, the Bible does not metion Mars or Jupiter....
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