Earth isn't so special after all?

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    Kimster Former Member

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    Three newly found planets are some of the best candidates so far for habitable worlds outside our solar system, according to NASA scientists.

    NASA's Kepler satellite, which is keeping an eye on more than 150,000 stars in hopes of identifying Earth-like planets, found the trio.

    "Earth is looking less and less like a special place and more like there's Earth-like things everywhere," said Kepler scientist Tom Barclay.

    Two of the planets, described in the journal Science, are 1,200 light-years away; the other is 2,700 light-years away. A light-year, the distance that light travels in a vacuum in one year, is nearly 6 trillion miles.

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    Two of the planets, described in the journal Science, are 1,200 light-years away; the other is 2,700 light-years away. A light-year, the distance that light travels in a vacuum in one year, is nearly 6 trillion miles.

    1,200 light years away! :drumroll: We are going to need something faster than the speed of light.

    :ufo: Beam me up Scotty!
     
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    Where's a worm hole when ya need one?


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    It's amazing how fast the universe is being explored all of a sudden. Just six months ago I heard a physicist on the Science channel talking about how disappointed they were not to find more "earth-like" planets in our galaxy.

    Now they find our galaxy is full of inhabitable places!
     
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    mysteriew A diamond in process

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    Is the satellite monitoring to see if any ships leave those planets? Any lights showing at nite?
     
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    mysticrose The key to change... is to let go of fear

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