Skip to comments.60 billion alien planets could support life, study suggests
Posted on 07/04/2013 4:55:02 PM PDT by SeekAndFindEdited on 07/04/2013 5:06:10 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
Though only about dozen potentially habitable exoplanets have been detected so far, scientists say the universe should be teeming with alien worlds that could support plant life. The Milky Way alone may host 60 billion such planets around faint red dwarf stars, a new estimate suggests.
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Wrong. The actual number is 58,345.671,443.
Billions and billions.
No , needed :)
Mmmm, I think you forgot to carry the two.
60 billion? I’d like to be associated with just ONE planet that has intelligent life remaining.
:Let’s build some Von Neumann probes and check it out.
so many planets to send liberals to..
Good send all the leftists there and leave us the planet suffering from global warming and over population....
and 60 billion spaghetti monsters could fly out of Moocher’s a$$ over in Africa...
:Lets build some Von Neumann probes and check it out.
And then wonder why all we find are our own Von Neuman probes....
I am doubtful of this.
The last society to do that died out from a plague spread by unwashed pay phones...
Send ‘em in Generation Ships. . . but design them to only last ~5 generations. Between the Sacrament of Abortion, and the typical activity of liberal-approved “yutes”, I’d be surprised if they make **3** generations. . .
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These guys have no idea.
screw that. Round them up and shoot them into the sun. They've already screwed up this planet!
SEND 'EM OFF !!!
Wait, In this Universe or all the billions of others?
Wrong. The actual number is 58,345.671,443.
I accept your number. But think about it. On how many of these are you actually going to find Snickers bars? Not very many I’m betting. Probably only a few thousand. It would be a classic needles in a haystack search. Probably not worth it.
Not to mention biscuits and sausage gravy.
Let somebody else go on THAT snipe hunt!
Old Watashi is staying right here until Jesus says it’s time.
That being the case, we are clearly gambling on the possibility that none of those 60 billion worlds have an advanced life form that would view us as a nuisance, a catastrophe or a good place to grow ^ZG)A&, yet we continue to advertise our presence here with TV shows etc, so bear in mind, those unfriendly aliens will first learn of us by watching televised coverage of the Cuban missile crisis.
I don’t like our odds.
That’s okay... It’ll only take another 30 something years for them to start getting the Jerry Springer show and a few years after that to get reality shows... On second thought, we’re screwed.
“scientists say the universe should be teeming with alien worlds that could support plant life. “
Let’s see if they can find one that actually does, instead of theoretically. The rest is wishful thinking.
Mormon gods are already on most of them, having celestial sex to create spirit children to populate those planets.
Reading the article, the scientists only theorized that a “habitable” planet, one that supports plant life, would have to be in a “cozy” zone around its sun. That zone is is where the temperature of the atmosphere doesn’t freeze or vaporize the water on the planet. OK, sounds like a good requirement for sustaining life, but they’re assuming that the planet has an atomosphere. And what about a mechanism to repel cosmic radiation? Seems to me that would be important too. That requirement may depend on the planet having an iron core with the planet rotating. IOW, these scientists aren’t drilling too far down into the requirements to sustain life.
I’m sure there are, and they are all millions of light years away, so it really doesn’t matter.
We may start discovering exoplanets with liquid water once the James Webb Space Telescope becomes operational in 2018.
Will the Russians give us a ride?
How do you figure; if I didn’t know you, and those programs were my only insight into your society, I would be the one that was worried.
Hell; I would have your whole planet quarantined and put off limits to all intelligent beings in the whole universe.
I am sure the type of mental illness I see here is contagious.
Sure, they could support it, if life can spontaneously generate itself, which hasn’t ever been established. Or maybe if God has been a lot busier than He has let on.
I can see you’re a hoopy frood who always knows where his towel is!
What purpose would be served mentioning souls on other planets? Would it have served to illuminate or confuse?
The Book doesn’t mention Australia or the New World either.
Helpful link: http://www.xenu.net/
Loved Carl Sagan
The most clearly science fiction single line I've ever read was "Knotweed tasted like chocolate, only better."
On how many of these are you actually going to find Snickers bars?
It’s very believable considering the widely accepted theory that the entire universe expanded from something smaller than an atom.
“What purpose would be served mentioning souls on other planets?”
I have no idea... but we know the Book does talk about the other stars, and tells us that they were created after Earth, to serve a purpose for the creation here. So, any hypothetical souls on other planets would seem like kind of an afterthought, wouldn’t they? Maybe that’s not the right word, but I hope you catch my drift.
If we seriously start speculating theologically that there could be souls on other planets, based on an argument from absence, then we’ll soon be faced with the theological dilemmas that led to some of the “goofier” doctrines of Mormonism. None can be saved unless they accept Christ, and the Church is supposed to help spread that Gospel to all, so are these hypothetical souls deprived of salvation because we don’t have a hyperdrive? Or did Christ go visit them too? Did he have to make another sacrifice, so that things really weren’t finished once and for all? Or did he just drop by to tell them the good news? Are the souls on these other planets even fallen, or are they in a state of grace, having never been tempted by Satan? When the end of days comes around on Earth, and death is thrown into the fiery furnace, will death cease across the universe, or only on Earth? We could dance in circles all night.
All I know is that God seems awfully focused on what is happening on Earth, to the point where He came down here Himself to straighten things out. Maybe we should take a cue from Him and stay focused on our local affairs too.
Let’s start sending our refugees from the south to them immediately.
All them alien planets and the dang aliens keep coming here. Makes no sense.
He never actually said that. Johnny Carson did it in one of his routines and it stuck.
they keep taking wrong turns at Albuquirky
I read here a while back a theory that earth was not visited by aliens that abducted humans for studying but was actually a garbage dump where aliens brought their rejects and left them here.
Indeed we could.
That's why The Big Guy doesn't talk about it to us. At this point it really is nunnaourbidness.
If and when it becomes important for us to know the New Testament will doubtless become the Middle Testament...
Until then it's fun to speculate, there are zillions of books, films and songs about life elsewhere, but not a scintilla of actual proof. Why, the theological implications alone are astounding. Either way.
That actually is a core Scientology belief on the OT-III and above levels.