Skip to comments.We will find 'twins of Earth' this year, says astronomer Michel Mayor
Posted on 01/25/2010 7:13:50 PM PST by KevinDavis
Scientists will have detected the first truly Earth-like planet outside the solar system by the end of the year, one of the worlds leading astronomers predicted yesterday
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Hurry up... we may need it before 2012.
As long as it’s not our evil twin. What’s in Washington is bad enough.
Earth size planet(s) in the habitable zone around a star? I’ll give it 4 years from now.
I might be interested as long as they aren’t some sort of breeding ground (a la “To Serve Man” - Twilight episode) or if they don’t have the same Obama-Pelosi-Reid cast of characters in their best and most capitalist country...
Then we need a way to get there. I’d go if the journey didn’t involve time dilation because of sublight speeds.
we can’t do that yet... not for a while
If they’re smart they’ll put up a wall...
Earth like, shmearth like. I’m waiting for them to find a planet shaped just like Alfred E. Newman’s head.
Given the number of planets out there, it is certain that one exists.
Predicting something doesn’t make it so!
Sweet!! It’s gotta have flame decals just for effect.
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I'll believe it when Algore the Oracle says it's true!
Great analogy. That’s the same logic that says that there must be another “earth twin”, or thousands or millions of them, and that some contain intelligent life.
However, given the [increasing] numbers of factors necessary to make life here possible, the “odds” greatly diminish, even given the numbers of estimated stars in our galaxy and beyond.
Exactly. I’m glad someone picked up on the analogy.
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