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yurintroubl
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Scientists estimate 6 percent of the 75 billion red dwarf stars may have Earth-size planets orbiting them at a possible habitable distance.


Earth-size doesn't necessarily translate to Earth-like as far as composition and atmosphere are concerned... but it sure does up the odds that one of 'em could be.


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Boudin
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We KNOW that the Earth is inexorably falling into the Sun, and also before that crash ever happens the Sun will evolve to another stage of the life-cycle of stars where it will swell up and engulf the planets nearest to it, including us. Our days as a planet are finitely numbered.


Yes, I'm aware of that.. I figured that was understood, I meant Earth will not be destroyed by any physical impact of asteroid


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Boudin
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There's another problem with trying to send a large ship of colonists. Because it will take thousands of years, the residents of the spaceship will evolve for a low gravity environment and a Gaia-like planet will become uninhabitable for them. Just look at the trouble astronauts have after coming back from the ISS.


Good point but if we can figure out how to travel that far for that long. I'd imagine we could find a way to simulate that.


Bestbank Tiger
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re: Kepler Space Telescope Data Reveals Billions Of Earth-Like Planets Near Earth
Best solution is to put Sid Meier on the case. He can get a spaceship to Alpha Centauri in as little as 7 years


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Bill Parker?
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Speilberg and Lucas are on a conference call with Will Smith right now.


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lsuoilengr
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do you morons even know how big space is? do you?


stoov
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very entertaining thread....great stuff Vader and Dan!


CrimsonFever
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People in this thread saying that this and that is impossible are clueless.It's possible if it exists that some of the intelligent life on other planets have been around for millions of years longer than we have.If you could go back in time and tell people in the 1700s about the internet or humans being able to travel to the moon you'd get a lot of the same negative "that's not possible" responses as people in this thread are giving about wormholes and traveling at the speed of light.

I'm pretty sure that 300 years ago most people thought traveling at the speed of sound was just as impossible.
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I also beliieve that life came to Earth from other planets that have life on them. This could have been done on purpose or it could have happened when another inhabited planet was destroyed hurling microscopic organisms out into space.


Image: http://whatculture.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/1-ENGINEER.jpg


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Golgi Apparatus
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re: Kepler Space Telescope Data Reveals Billions Of Earth-Like Planets Near Earth
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People in this thread saying that this and that is impossible are clueless.It's possible if it exists that some of the intelligent life on other planets have been around for millions of years longer than we have.If you could go back in time and tell people in the 1700s about the internet or humans being able to travel to the moon you'd get a lot of the same negative "that's not possible" responses as people in this thread are giving about wormholes and traveling at the speed of light. I'm pretty sure that 300 years ago most people thought traveling at the speed of sound was just as impossible.


This exactly.

It's fun to debate but we have absolutely no concept of technologies that'll even be around 20 years from now.

Claiming anything one way or the other beyond 100 years into the future is doing nothing more than exercising your brain...... Which isn't a bad thing.

Also, with regards to life's "frailty" or rarity, life is proving to be more and more common every day a new study is released.

We are just now beginning to look past our own biases of what life is or can be.

Who's to say the majority of life doesn't come from hydrothermal vents on moons, giant whale looking jelly fish creatures that ride pressure zones in gas giant atmospheres, or bipedal carbon creatures on inner rocky planets that are extremely curious and aggressive.


There's just too many possibilities to dismiss anything.



whodidthat
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There's just too many possibilities to dismiss anything.



If anything all the recent advancements in technology should be enough to say that anything is possible. Our advancements in the next 100 years alone will be astonishing. I can only imagine what a 1000 years could do


John McClane
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Now to really blow your minds, if those 4.5 billion earth-like planets are of relative size and population. There is a possibility of 36,000,000,000 people potentially.
you suck at math


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228Tiger
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re: Kepler Space Telescope Data Reveals Billions Of Earth-Like Planets Near Earth
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f anything all the recent advancements in technology should be enough to say that anything is possible. Our advancements in the next 100 years alone will be astonishing.


Technology advances in the next 100 years will propel humans as advanced as they've ever come in history during that time span

IMHO


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molsusports
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do aliens go to heaven?



nope

a lot of them might believe in their own version of heaven that we don't get to go to either


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foshizzle
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re: Kepler Space Telescope Data Reveals Billions Of Earth-Like Planets Near Earth
The OT really is sucking at this one.

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"The information we presented today will excite the general public because we now know that the nearest potentially Earth-like world is likely within 13 light years of the sun," astronomer Courtney Dressing said in an email to The Huffington Post.


Her website is here with pics. She also has several Google images.

Kinda cute and with brains. I would share my telescope with her.
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GeorgeTheGreek
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Kinda cute


lol wut. You must be one of those ugly people therefore you find other ugly people attractive.


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