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We will find 'twins of Earth' this year, says astronomer Michel Mayor
Times Online ^ | 01/25/10 | Hannah Devlin

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 world’s leading astronomers predicted yesterday

(Excerpt) Read more at timesonline.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Astronomy; Miscellaneous; Science
KEYWORDS: exoplanet; space; xplanets
I still think that 2020 we will find a Earth like planet..
1 posted on 01/25/2010 7:13:51 PM PST by KevinDavis
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2 posted on 01/25/2010 7:14:19 PM PST by KevinDavis (Ad Astra!!!)
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Hurry up... we may need it before 2012.


3 posted on 01/25/2010 7:15:58 PM PST by Gator113 (Obama is America's First FAILED "light skinned African American [Pres-dent] with no Negro dialect..")
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To: KevinDavis

As long as it’s not our evil twin. What’s in Washington is bad enough.


4 posted on 01/25/2010 7:31:23 PM PST by cajuncow
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To: KevinDavis

Earth size planet(s) in the habitable zone around a star? I’ll give it 4 years from now.


5 posted on 01/25/2010 7:31:42 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: KevinDavis

Fabulous.

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...


6 posted on 01/25/2010 7:38:37 PM PST by KeatsforFirstDog
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To: KevinDavis

Then we need a way to get there. I’d go if the journey didn’t involve time dilation because of sublight speeds.


7 posted on 01/25/2010 7:38:40 PM PST by Redcitizen (Zartan for President 2012)
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To: KevinDavis

we can’t do that yet... not for a while


8 posted on 01/25/2010 7:40:03 PM PST by GeronL (http://tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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If they’re smart they’ll put up a wall...


9 posted on 01/25/2010 7:57:14 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: Redcitizen

The antimatter drive I’m putting together in my garage should be done before too long. That baby is going to purrrrr!!


10 posted on 01/25/2010 7:59:50 PM PST by wolf24
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To: KevinDavis

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.


11 posted on 01/25/2010 8:04:59 PM PST by Yardstick
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Predicting something doesn’t make it so!


12 posted on 01/25/2010 8:15:05 PM PST by LiteKeeper ("It's the peoples' seat!")
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Sweet!! It’s gotta have flame decals just for effect.


13 posted on 01/25/2010 8:16:28 PM PST by Redcitizen (Zartan for President 2012)
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Thanks KevinDavis.
 
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14 posted on 01/25/2010 8:25:27 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Happy New Year! Freedom is Priceless.)
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To: LiteKeeper
Predicting something doesn’t make it so!

I'll believe it when Algore the Oracle says it's true!

15 posted on 01/25/2010 8:54:11 PM PST by ARepublicanForAllReasons (Give 'em hell, Sarah!)
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16 posted on 01/26/2010 10:34:40 AM PST by colorado tanker
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To: KevinDavis

Gullibles travels.


17 posted on 01/27/2010 2:00:20 PM PST by Bellflower (If you are left DO NOT take the mark of the beast and be damned forever.)
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To: Yardstick

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.


18 posted on 01/27/2010 2:11:38 PM PST by MrB (The difference between a humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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Exactly. I’m glad someone picked up on the analogy.


19 posted on 01/27/2010 4:13:21 PM PST by Yardstick
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