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Alien Earths May Be Widespread in Our Milky Way Galaxy
space.com ^ | 06/13/12 | Mike Wall

Posted on 06/13/2012 4:50:57 PM PDT by KevinDavis

Small, rocky planets can coalesce around a wide variety of stars, suggesting that Earth-like alien worlds may have formed early and often throughout our Milky Way galaxy's history, a new study reveals.

(Excerpt) Read more at space.com ...


TOPICS: Astronomy
KEYWORDS: space; xplanets
Well Duh!!!!!
1 posted on 06/13/2012 4:51:09 PM PDT by KevinDavis
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To: Jack Hydrazine; ELS; ToxicMich; paintriot; Cronos; A_perfect_lady; Art in Idaho; perplyone; ...

2 posted on 06/13/2012 4:53:49 PM PDT by KevinDavis (In order for the human race to survive, Space is the final frontier.)
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To: KevinDavis

Alien Earths

they might call their planet Bucket or even Ralph , maybe they don’t even call it a planet


3 posted on 06/13/2012 4:53:54 PM PDT by molson209
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To: KevinDavis

Small rocky planets are also common in this solar system, but life only exists on one of them.


4 posted on 06/13/2012 4:55:49 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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Thanks KevinDavis.
 
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5 posted on 06/13/2012 4:59:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: KevinDavis
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6 posted on 06/13/2012 5:00:46 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SampleMan

...that we know of.


7 posted on 06/13/2012 5:02:10 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: KevinDavis

Watch out for them blue humanoids. They are all libtards...

8 posted on 06/13/2012 5:04:32 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: KevinDavis

The more we discover the more demoted we become.

As some point our exceptionalism (as a life form) will disappear.


9 posted on 06/13/2012 5:04:57 PM PDT by cicero2k
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To: KevinDavis

I have always thought it was a mistake to assume that the spaces between stars and galaxies were empty


10 posted on 06/13/2012 5:09:03 PM PDT by Mr. K (I AM WRITING-IN PALIN/GINGRICH)
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To: SampleMan
Small rocky planets are also common in this solar system, but life only exists on one of them.

We've only discovered life on one, so far...

11 posted on 06/13/2012 5:13:26 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode or Evil.)
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To: KevinDavis

Yea, plug that into your Drake equation!


12 posted on 06/13/2012 5:14:05 PM PDT by Species8472 (Stupid is supposed to hurt)
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To: KevinDavis

Yea, plug that into your Drake equation!


13 posted on 06/13/2012 5:14:05 PM PDT by Species8472 (Stupid is supposed to hurt)
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To: KevinDavis

Yea, plug that into your Drake equation!


14 posted on 06/13/2012 5:14:05 PM PDT by Species8472 (Stupid is supposed to hurt)
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To: Mr. K

The most recent estimate is that 80% of the stars in the universe are red dwarfs we can’t even see.


15 posted on 06/13/2012 5:31:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Sirius Lee; cripplecreek

I think we can safely rule it out. At the very best, Mars might support microbial life deep underground.


16 posted on 06/13/2012 5:52:24 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SampleMan
At the very best, Mars might support microbial life deep underground.

Probably but it would be life.
17 posted on 06/13/2012 5:58:06 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: KevinDavis
Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay Richards: The Privileged Planet: How Our Place in the Cosmos is Designed for Discovery

Having such planets properly placeed in the galaxy would also appear to make quite a difference: too far out on the limbs, relatively few second and third generation planets, fewer heavy metals; too far in, dangers of collisions; situation in relatively debris free lanes, etc....

18 posted on 06/13/2012 6:02:00 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: KevinDavis

"Can I buy some pot from you?"

19 posted on 06/13/2012 6:05:21 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SampleMan

The oceans of Europa also might have some ‘things’ going on.


20 posted on 06/13/2012 6:16:22 PM PDT by JPG (Don't just talk about it, make it happen.)
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To: KevinDavis

Our world will turn out to
Be The most ALIEN of them all


21 posted on 06/13/2012 6:17:23 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: KevinDavis

Our world will turn out to
Be The most ALIEN of them all


22 posted on 06/13/2012 6:17:23 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: cripplecreek

The most recent estimate is that 80% of the stars in the universe are red dwarfs we can’t even see.


Its cold outside
There’s no kind of atmosphere
I’m all alone
More or less
Let me fly
Far away from here

Fun Fun Fun
In the Sun Sun Sun

I want to lie
Shipwrecked and comotose
Sipping fresh
Mango Juice
Goldfish shoals
Nipping at my toes

Fun Fun Fun
In the Sun Sun Sun

...obscure 90s era British Television Series...


23 posted on 06/13/2012 6:28:08 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

Nothing obscure about Red Dwarf. LOL

Awesome show and I was sad when it ended.

And yes, I hummed the theme song as I read the lyrics.


24 posted on 06/13/2012 6:31:19 PM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: BCR #226

You can find “Back to Earth” on Youtube.


25 posted on 06/13/2012 6:33:47 PM PDT by Rides_A_Red_Horse
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To: Rides_A_Red_Horse

The whole series is on netflix.


26 posted on 06/13/2012 6:57:26 PM PDT by BCR #226 (02/07 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: KevinDavis

I’m ready. When can we leave this doomed planet?


27 posted on 06/13/2012 8:03:16 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: KevinDavis

They’ll say or “discover” anything if they can convince themselves and/or others that life exist elsewhere than on earth. They have remarkably little comprehension about how impossible, apart from a miracle, life really is.


28 posted on 06/13/2012 8:57:36 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: Bellflower

I think that the notion that Earth is the only planet in the galaxy that harbors life is much more incredible than the notion that it is widespread. By the nature of the universe there is never only one of any kind of thing.


29 posted on 06/13/2012 11:10:45 PM PDT by albionin (A gawn fit's eye gettin.)
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To: cripplecreek

Great work, cc. Desktop!


30 posted on 06/14/2012 2:55:10 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: TheOldLady

Large version here if you want to grab it.

http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x449/JohnNorvell/Lookingbacksc.jpg


31 posted on 06/14/2012 3:33:59 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Sirius Lee

But on Star Trek, there are Class M planets all over the galaxy.


32 posted on 06/14/2012 7:29:36 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: albionin

Reminds me of a Star Trek episode on which they discovered silicon based life, rather than carbon based life. Life as we know it is carbon based. Maybe there are types of life we can’t even conceive of.


33 posted on 06/14/2012 7:32:36 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego
But on Star Trek, there are Class M planets all over the galaxy.

And if the James Webb Space Telescope gets launched we'll have a good idea which ones are Class M, and hence which ones to target with our robotic AI arks, complete with seed vaults and DNA banks for terraforming in case the planet isn't already inhabited.

http://www.astrobio.net/interview/4296/the-james-webb-telescope-will-see-earth-like-worlds

34 posted on 06/14/2012 7:47:31 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode or Evil. Because facts are hard things.)
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To: KevinDavis

somebody at space.com has been paid off by the producers of the new alien prequel.


35 posted on 06/14/2012 8:13:22 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: KevinDavis

Exactly; this article tells me nothing I haven’t already thought of.


36 posted on 06/14/2012 3:27:52 PM PDT by wastedyears ("God? I didn't know he was signed onto the system.")
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