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Posted on 04/17/2014 11:51:49 AM PDT by lbryce
NASA will hold a live news teleconference on Thursday, April 17, at 2 p.m. EDT (11 a.m. PT/1800 GMT) to unveil a new discover by the Kepler space telescope, which hunts alien planets beyond our solar system. Full Story: Found! First Earth-Size Planet That Could Support Life, Gallery
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From SETI Astronomer Seth Shostak: Cousin of Earth: Planet Kepler-186f May Be Habitable for Life (Op-Ed)
Okay, folks. Those of you who are not familiar with NASA's modus operandi for recklessly hyping planets that are the Earth-equivalent of the Garden of Eden, filled with nubile mermaids desperate to mate with their two-legged male counterparts, fountains that spew Dom Perignon, magical creatures that attend to your every need and more, please arrive at Cape Canaveral at your earliest convenience to reserve your seat on the next flight out to Planet Enchanta. Now seeing that the newly discovered planet is a mere 40 light years away and we can only travel at a fraction of what is necessary to get you all there in ten thousand years, please makes sure to bring plenty of provisions, food, water, diapers, etc..
Do you know how they detect exoplanets? By the momentary darkening of a star that scientists have determined is a planet in orbit that blocks the star's light as it circles around it. The huge distances of these exoplanets and the limitations of telescopes prevent discerning even the slightest planetary feature and certainly no way, NO WAY to tell what's on the surface. Have they detected water on this planet? Absolutely not. It's just that it could have water.
So even at the speed of light a round trip to any planet moderately distant, say 20 light years from Earth (the closest star is four light years away) it would take 40 years just for a round trip at 186,272 miles per second.
So, please NASA, stop f**king with our minds and get some Muslims into space NOW.
Oh, we need a warp drive, but this is still very fascinating. Apparently, the planet is much closer to a much cooler star, 500 light years away, still practically next door.
I’m just thankful there isn’t all the bu!!$4!+ about “may host alien life”...yet.
Oh, and the warp drive is coming...
Is it next to LV-426?
Oh man do I have a plan for that. Load up all the progreSSives and send them on their way. Then they can embrace the utopia they seek and make everything just perfect. Except they’ll have nothing to bitch about thus ending their “race”. Of course of enough fuel for a one way trip. Hey Elon. You monitoring this?
Habitable huh? Baloney.
Let’s see... they found an anomaly that they have decided is a planet, because they excluded other possibilities. This hint at what could possibly be a planet is 500 light years away. Currently the USA is incapable of putting a person into near Earth orbit.
I like science, I loved when we had a space program. But, I’m trying to figure out how this has any meaning.
However, man was not made for the earth, but the earth was made for man. Christian beliefs polarize politically as well as spiritually. Those who believe in creation have a faith-based belief that God created a robust earth well able to sustain a population that fills the earth (most of the earth is uninhabited). The atheistic environmentalists in contrast are guided by a fear-based belief in the doctrine of limited "sustainability" of earth, the basis for Agenda 21.
So Krypton didn't blow up after all.
It goes from “Habitable” in the headline to “Possibly Habitable” in the article.
Not a good way to gain my confidence.
I’m sick of ‘scientists’ claiming discoveries that aren’t discoveries.
I wonder if there’s intelligent life there. I mean people who are not Marxists, Liberals, Socialists or RINOs.
It might still.
There are so very many elements necessary for life as we know it, that it is highly unlikely a “habitable planet” has been found, ——or will be in the next 100 years.
Well, I am not waiting around for the warp drive...I am catching a ride on the next comet trail coming thru town. /s
Better yet, a Star Gate.
“Earth-equivalent of the Garden of Eden, filled with nubile mermaids desperate to mate with their two-legged male counterparts, fountains that spew Dom Perignon, magical creatures that attend to your every need and more,”
I think we’ve found your dream planet.
But you gotta have the code..................