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How We Found Hundreds of Earth-Like Planets-Video (Several Hundred Have Been Found)
TED ^ | 7/25/2010 | TED

Posted on 07/23/2010 12:36:35 AM PDT by Dallas59



Astronomer Dimitar Sasselov and his colleagues search for Earth-like planets that may, someday, help us answer centuries-old questions about the origin and existence of biological life elsewhere (and on Earth). How many such planets have they found already? Several hundreds.


TOPICS: Astronomy; Science
KEYWORDS: catastrophism; exoplanet; keplar; space; xplanets

1 posted on 07/23/2010 12:36:39 AM PDT by Dallas59
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To: Dallas59

“No one would have believed in the early years of the 21st century that our world was being watched by intelligences greater than our own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns, *they* observed and studied, the way a man with a microscope might scrutinize the creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. With infinite complacency, men went to and fro about the globe, confident of our empire over this world. Yet across the gulf of space, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic regarded our planet with envious eyes and slowly, and surely, drew their plans against us.”


2 posted on 07/23/2010 12:50:02 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: BigCinBigD

“Yet across the gulf of the Potomac, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic regarded our country with envious eyes and slowly, and surely, drew their plans against us.”


3 posted on 07/23/2010 12:52:10 AM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2013)
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To: Dallas59

Earth like.. you mean round?...


4 posted on 07/23/2010 1:06:55 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Dallas59

“Yet across the gulf of the Rio Grande, intellects vast and cool and unsympathetic regarded our country with envious eyes and slowly, and surely, drew their plans against us.”

;)


5 posted on 07/23/2010 1:08:12 AM PDT by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: Dallas59
Actually, it's not true:

Claims of 100 Earth-Like Planets Not True

6 posted on 07/23/2010 1:30:58 AM PDT by Doug Loss
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To: Dallas59

The Lord God created only one Earth.


7 posted on 07/23/2010 1:33:31 AM PDT by exnavy (May the Lord grant our troops protection and endurance.)
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To: exnavy

“Earth like”...


8 posted on 07/23/2010 1:52:14 AM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour
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To: Dallas59

LOL, nice.


9 posted on 07/23/2010 1:57:10 AM PDT by agere_contra (Obama did more damage to the Gulf economy in one day than Pemex/Ixtoc did in nine months)
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To: BigCinBigD

Careful...you may start another panic!


10 posted on 07/23/2010 2:57:53 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Doug Loss

What do you mean? On Star Trek almost every planet they visited was earth like. There was the Nazi planet, the ancient Rome planet, the gangster planet etc etc.


11 posted on 07/23/2010 3:09:50 AM PDT by xp38
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To: exnavy

Fine, I will call the other planets Tleilaxu-like.


12 posted on 07/23/2010 3:29:53 AM PDT by aft_lizard (Barack Obama is Hugo Chavez's poodle.)
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To: BigCinBigD

“No one would have believed in the early years of the 20th century that our country was being watched by intelligences equal to our own; that as men busied themselves about their various concerns, *they* observed and studied, the way a man with a microscope might scrutinize the creatures that swarm and multiply in a drop of water. With infinite complacency, men went to and fro about America, confident of our empire over this world. Yet across the gulf of the ocean, intellects communist to facist and unsympathetic regarded our country with envious eyes and slowly, and surely, drew their plans against us.”


13 posted on 07/23/2010 3:36:17 AM PDT by Mere Survival (The time to fight was yesterday but now will have to do.)
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To: exnavy

Isa 45:18 For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited:

Plus:

Hbr 1:2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by [his] Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;
Hbr 11:3 Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God,

=
The other worlds He created were not created in vain either, iow...they’re inhabited too.


14 posted on 07/23/2010 11:58:42 AM PDT by spankalib
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Thanks Dallas59.
 
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15 posted on 07/23/2010 4:24:04 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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Thanks Dallas59.
 
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16 posted on 07/23/2010 4:24:48 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: BigCinBigD

The cost of getting to any star system other than your own would dwarf the value of anything you might find there. The only reasons there would ever be for interstellar travel would be knowledge or escape.


17 posted on 07/23/2010 4:31:42 PM PDT by wendy1946
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To: wendy1946
The only reasons there would ever be for interstellar travel would be knowledge or escape.

...and conquest.

18 posted on 07/23/2010 4:41:45 PM PDT by 11Bush
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19 posted on 07/23/2010 5:47:39 PM PDT by KevinDavis (The meek shall inherit the Earth... the rest of us will take the stars!)
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To: exnavy; All

Then explain Mars, Jupiter, and other planets in our solar system.


20 posted on 07/23/2010 5:50:18 PM PDT by KevinDavis (The meek shall inherit the Earth... the rest of us will take the stars!)
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To: KevinDavis
Then explain Mars, Jupiter, and other planets in our solar system.

OK. Mars, Jupiter, and others are planets in our solar system.

21 posted on 07/23/2010 6:02:47 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Who allowed the worst oil pollution disaster in American history and did nothing?)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER; All

We have found planets outside the solar system..


22 posted on 07/23/2010 6:07:03 PM PDT by KevinDavis (The meek shall inherit the Earth... the rest of us will take the stars!)
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To: wendy1946
The only reasons there would ever be for interstellar travel would be knowledge or escape.

We could escape liberals!

They hate real science and NASA. They couldn't even follow us.

23 posted on 07/23/2010 6:08:09 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Who allowed the worst oil pollution disaster in American history and did nothing?)
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To: KevinDavis
We have found planets outside the solar system.

OK.

I'm pretty sure I've known that for a while.

Didja know there was a giant UFO flying around downtown China?

Would you believe we're being invaded by aliens? Have been for decades.

24 posted on 07/23/2010 6:14:24 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Who allowed the worst oil pollution disaster in American history and did nothing?)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER
I've discovered two beautiful Moons!

There is water! We can settle and cohabitate!

25 posted on 07/23/2010 6:58:09 PM PDT by Young Werther ("Quae cum ita sunt" Since these things are so!)
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To: Young Werther

Congratulations, I wish you two only the best.

Live long and prosper.


26 posted on 07/23/2010 7:03:56 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Who allowed the worst oil pollution disaster in American history and did nothing?)
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To: Mere Survival
There is no end to the possibility's for the use of this prologue.
27 posted on 07/23/2010 8:31:40 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (Northern flags in South winds flutter...)
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To: Mere Survival
LOL! I think your version is getting closer to the truth. I think of Pelosi as more of an insect-like mind.


28 posted on 07/24/2010 6:14:31 AM PDT by Brett66 (Where government advances, and it advances relentlessly , freedom is imperiled -Janice Rogers Brown)
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To: Dallas59

...Yet none are like our own....


29 posted on 07/24/2010 9:07:14 AM PDT by onedoug
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