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Found! First Earth-Size Planet That Could Support Life
space.com ^ | April 17, 2014 | Miriam Kramer

Posted on 04/17/2014 3:36:11 PM PDT by Gettin Betta

For the first time, scientists have discovered an Earth-size alien planet in the habitable zone of its host star, an "Earth cousin" that just might have liquid water and the right conditions for life.

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: alreadyposted; kepler186f; xplanets
Paging Father Guido Sarducci
1 posted on 04/17/2014 3:36:11 PM PDT by Gettin Betta
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To: Gettin Betta

Send all the Democrats there.


2 posted on 04/17/2014 3:37:52 PM PDT by quietly desperate
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To: Gettin Betta

A new home for Demonuts ,Muslims and Obama’s illegals


3 posted on 04/17/2014 3:38:49 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Gettin Betta

I support shipping all leftists here.


4 posted on 04/17/2014 3:39:00 PM PDT by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of liberty only to see marxism elected at home.)
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To: Gettin Betta
Earth-size alien planet in the habitable zone of its host star

That's a good descriptor. Obviously there are other factors that make a planet habitable for life as we know it but a reasonable description just the same.
5 posted on 04/17/2014 3:40:05 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Gettin Betta

Jane Curtin: Astronomers are baffled over a new peculiar star that has been spotted in the sky. And here with a report, is our friend Father Guido Sarducci. Father?

Father Guido Sarducci: ...I read about this other planet. It’s-a like, the sun is-a here and the Earth is-a here.. and on-a the other side-a of the sun, there’s this other planet we can’t see, you know, because the sun is-a blocking it from us.. but it’s-a just-a like-a the Earth in every single way, it’s like a mirror planet of Earth. There’s only one difference, and it’s that they eat-a corn on-a the cob-a like-a this.. [ demonstrates eating corn on the cob North-South instead of West-East ] That’s it! That’s the only difference. I’m not going there, you know, it’s-a too messy. I’m used to eating it-a like-a this.. [ demonstrates West-East eating structure ] I just don’t want-a change, habit like.

Well, it’s been-a more than-a wonderful spending a couple-a moments with you. Arreviderci, America!

Jane Curtin: That’s the news. Good night, and have a pleasant Mother’s Day.


6 posted on 04/17/2014 3:40:06 PM PDT by Gettin Betta
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To: ronnyquest

Maybe conservatives should go if we get free passage, because the leftist have almost destroyed this planet with ignorance.


7 posted on 04/17/2014 3:40:07 PM PDT by Kackikat
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To: Gettin Betta

Somebody must have seen something wobble or flicker through a telescope.


8 posted on 04/17/2014 3:40:28 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Gettin Betta

Furture space telescopes will look for atmospheric biosignatures.


9 posted on 04/17/2014 3:43:01 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: Gettin Betta

When & Where will First Encounter Occur?


10 posted on 04/17/2014 3:45:29 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Gettin Betta

Only 490 light years away. So, if we send out a machine right now, and it averages 100,000 mph, it will get there when?


11 posted on 04/17/2014 3:49:41 PM PDT by lurk
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To: Gettin Betta
For the second time today, FReepers have discovered a story about an Earth-size alien planet in the habitable zone of its host star, an "Earth cousin" that just might have liquid water and the right conditions for life.

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

12 posted on 04/17/2014 3:50:02 PM PDT by mikrofon (Space BUMP ;)
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To: lurk; mabarker1

Using regular mathematics, or Common Core math?


13 posted on 04/17/2014 3:53:51 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: KevinDavis; annie laurie; Knitting A Conundrum; Viking2002; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Mmogamer; ...
Earlier on FR: LISTEN LIVE NOW: Kepler-186F Discovery, 1st Earth-Size & Habitable Exoplanet.
 
X-Planets
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Google news searches: exoplanet · exosolar · extrasolar ·

14 posted on 04/17/2014 4:00:44 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: lurk

It doesn’t matter, no matter how close it is, some
woman will have to go to the bathroom before you
get there, and when you stop she will want you to
get directions even though you already know the way
there. Oh, and the kids will all be hollaring,
“How much farther IS it??”.


15 posted on 04/17/2014 4:02:00 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Gettin Betta

Hey, man. Sounds like a great place to grow all the weed we’ll ever need, man.


16 posted on 04/17/2014 4:02:08 PM PDT by Misterioso
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To: Kackikat

There is that. I would support founding a 1789 republic there. Pioneering makes a people strong and binds them to the earth. It teaches people some valuable lessons and makes them stakeholders in the success of the colony.


17 posted on 04/17/2014 4:04:06 PM PDT by ronnyquest (I spent 20 years in the Army fighting the enemies of liberty only to see marxism elected at home.)
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To: mikrofon

Wow! Two planets in one day. What are the chances.....


18 posted on 04/17/2014 4:22:56 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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To: quietly desperate

Oh, you beat me to it!


19 posted on 04/17/2014 4:29:30 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: quietly desperate
Send all the Democrats there.

Tell them that it's 100% solar-powered (not *quite* a falsehood) and they'll find a way to get there themselves. If they hesitate, mention that the drug distribution territories and abortion clinic locations are being assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Better hurry!

20 posted on 04/17/2014 4:51:00 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: SandRat
It already occurred, they came down here. It took them a while because they from 300 light years away.
21 posted on 04/17/2014 4:51:09 PM PDT by Vinylly (?)
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To: quietly desperate

Screw that! LET the Dems and Libs inherit the Earth. We’ll conquer the rest of the Universe. . .


22 posted on 04/17/2014 5:26:02 PM PDT by Salgak (http://catalogoftehburningstoopid.blogspot.com 100% all-natural snark !)
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To: lurk

3.28 Million years.


23 posted on 04/17/2014 5:26:21 PM PDT by CommieCutter ("For an idea to be too simplistic, it must first be proven wrong" --Thomas Sowell)
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To: Gettin Betta

Ah, yes. The desperate search to prop up evolution.


24 posted on 04/17/2014 5:26:36 PM PDT by stinkerpot65 (Global warming is a Marxist lie.)
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To: lurk
Warp 2 ... only a little over 22 years away
Warp 3 ... only a little over 4 years away
as we increase speed Warp 4, etc. we can actually arrive before we left.
25 posted on 04/17/2014 5:35:58 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: SgtBob

Hang on I’ll dig out My Abacus,
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Hold on I ran out of room, gotta get the other one out.
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Molly! come here girl! I need your toes.
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I should have an answer soon, bear with Me.


26 posted on 04/17/2014 5:44:57 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: tet68

Dad, are we there yet?


27 posted on 04/17/2014 5:47:08 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: mabarker1

Dad, how much farther to grandma’s planet??
Dad, how much farther to grandma’s planet??
Dad, how much farther to grandma’s planet??
Dad, how much farther to grandma’s planet??
Dad, how much farther to grandma’s planet??
Dad, how much farther to grandma’s planet??
I have to goooo and Susie is throwing up again.
Tell billy to stop LOOKING at MEEEEEe!


28 posted on 04/17/2014 5:50:36 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: tet68

LOL!

And the dog is eating Susie’s puke!


29 posted on 04/17/2014 5:53:17 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: tet68
...Oh, and the kids will all be hollaring, “How much farther IS it??”

You better behave yourselves becaue if I have to pull this spaceship over, you will all be in big trouble."

30 posted on 04/17/2014 5:53:38 PM PDT by Labyrinthos
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To: mabarker1

Good, Molly! Tell Daddy to give ya a head pat from SgtBob!


31 posted on 04/17/2014 5:58:18 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: SgtBob

Dang it! now we lost count.

Starting over...


32 posted on 04/17/2014 6:00:55 PM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!!)
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To: mabarker1

We shall arrive before it happens. The puke can be stopped. Going to Warp 6.


33 posted on 04/17/2014 6:04:26 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: mabarker1

Sorry ma ... they only let me leave the area ... The puke cannot be stopped.


34 posted on 04/17/2014 6:05:45 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Scrutinize our government and Secure the Blessing of Freedom and Justice)
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To: mikrofon
For the second time today, FReepers have discovered a story about an Earth-size alien planet

Well, this thread is the first one I've read..........

Glad you're standing vigilant tho............Just curious, who takes over when you go to bed?

35 posted on 04/17/2014 6:10:39 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (Under Reagan spring always arrived on time.....)
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To: lurk
Only 490 light years away. So, if we send out a machine right now, and it averages 100,000 mph, it will get there when?

3.3 million years.

36 posted on 04/17/2014 6:32:55 PM PDT by sand88 (We can never legislate our way back to Liberty)
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To: mabarker1

I set my SugarGirl ta cipherin’...she started at ground level, and got as high as the squirrel in the tree tops....


37 posted on 04/17/2014 6:51:19 PM PDT by SgtBob (Freedom is not for the faint of heart. Semper Fi!)
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To: Gettin Betta

Like they really know .... these type of statements are always pointless.


38 posted on 04/17/2014 6:54:47 PM PDT by kjam22 (my music video "If My People" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=74b20RjILy4)
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To: Gettin Betta

There’s also a galactic goldilocks zone necessary for Life to arise.

“Size of a planet and its location around a star are only two out of over a dozen factors that determine whether a planet is habitable. They don’t consider in these news articles whether the system is within the Galactic Habitable Zone.

“Best, G^2” (Ball State University astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez, co-author of Privileged Planet http://www.sacra-pizza-man.org/privilegedPlanet.html )


39 posted on 04/17/2014 10:30:06 PM PDT by CharlesOConnell (CharlesOConnell)
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To: SunkenCiv

Does a Red Dwarf have enough light to support earth life?


40 posted on 04/17/2014 10:48:21 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BenLurkin

Yeah, I’ve red that it does. :’) It’s a matter of how close in, and in the diagram that showed up in the THIRD topic about this discovery (this one is #2), there’s a nice illustration showing the distance as compared with our Solar System.


41 posted on 04/18/2014 3:46:22 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: quietly desperate

Wait...why should we pollute that planet? I mean the planet have intelligent life - CONSERVATIVES only. Why should we dothat to them.


42 posted on 04/18/2014 6:55:50 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (I'm ExCTCitizen and I approve this reply. If it does offend Libs, I'm NOT sorry...)
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To: lurk
Only 490 light years away. So, if we send out a machine right now, and it averages 100,000 mph, it will get there when?

OK, let's see: light travels at 186,000 miles per second, times 60 seconds in a minute, times 60 minutes in an hour, times 24, times 365, times 490...

Sorry, above my pay grade!

43 posted on 04/18/2014 11:41:37 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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