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    Sniff......we really might be all alone in the universe.

    HOW WOULD THEY KNOW???

    http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/space/0...eut/index.html

    Our solar system may be unique after all, despite the discovery of at least 120 other systems with planets, astronomers said on Wednesday.

    All the other solar systems that have been found have big, gassy planets circling too close to their stars to allow them to be anything like Earth or its fellow planets, the British and U.S.-based researchers said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueclouds
    HOW WOULD THEY KNOW???

    http://www.cnn.com/2004/TECH/space/0...eut/index.html

    Our solar system may be unique after all, despite the discovery of at least 120 other systems with planets, astronomers said on Wednesday.

    All the other solar systems that have been found have big, gassy planets circling too close to their stars to allow them to be anything like Earth or its fellow planets, the British and U.S.-based researchers said.
    Do the big gassy planets resemble URANUS? BWAHAHAHAHA!
    I'd rather be hated for who I am than loved for pretending to be someone I'm not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BirdieBoo
    Do the big gassy planets resemble URANUS? BWAHAHAHAHA!

    lol birdie! who's to say other beings have to have air and water to live , zillions of possibilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BirdieBoo
    Do the big gassy planets resemble URANUS? BWAHAHAHAHA!
    Don't klingons live near uranus?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BirdieBoo
    Do the big gassy planets resemble URANUS? BWAHAHAHAHA!
    LMAO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casshew
    Don't klingons live near uranus?
    gawd gyrl, grow up
    Freethought is a philosophy not a policy-
    "The opinions expressed herein are not necessarily those of my employer, not necessarily mine, and probably not necessary."

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    Quote Originally Posted by indigomood
    gawd gyrl, grow up
    Right and offering people pickles for breakfast is mature?

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    Talking

    Quote Originally Posted by BirdieBoo
    Do the big gassy planets resemble URANUS? BWAHAHAHAHA!


    After all the people cruelty and animal cruelty stuff I've read today, I NEeded that! Thanks!

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    life

    Do you mean to tell me that no one else believes in extraterrestrial intelligence?
    This is my opinion, and change is good.

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    Viktor, Sometimes I'm not even sure if I believe there is intelligent life ANYWHERE in the universe, ESPECIALLY on our own planet!
    I'd rather be hated for who I am than loved for pretending to be someone I'm not.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Casshew
    Don't klingons live near uranus?

    Buwahahahaha! Good laugh, Cass!

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    I was always under the impression, that scientists would have difficulty determing whether or not a sun/star had a relatively small, earth type planet circling it.

    Imho, our solar system is not that "unique." We do have the gas giant(s), just like other solar systems do. What do you think Jupiter is?

    Scientists are able to determine if a star has planets.... by the movement of the (I think it's the red shift..) star, or apparent movement of the star, when the giant planet passes in front of the stars light, and the star appears to "move." They compare this light, over a period of time... a few months, I think it is. This is easy for them to detect (now; wasn't easy ten years or so ago.. ) but, still not so easy when a smaller planet passes in front of the star.

    Do I think we are the only planet that holds life in the universe? No.

    If we are the only planet that has life, God help us.....

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    wondering

    Quote Originally Posted by BirdieBoo
    Viktor, Sometimes I'm not even sure if I believe there is intelligent life ANYWHERE in the universe, ESPECIALLY on our own planet!
    Using the expression, Will you dazzle them with brilliance or baffle them with BS, it seems that it's often 1% of the former and 99% of the latter.
    This is my opinion, and change is good.