Odds of Life on New Found Planet is 100% According to Astronomers

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Old 10-02-2010, 10:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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An Earth-size planet has been spotted orbiting a nearby star at a distance that would makes it not too hot and not too cold - comfortable enough for life to exist, researchers announced today (Sept. 29).

If confirmed, the exoplanet, named Gliese 581g, would be the first Earth-like world found residing in a star's habitable zone - a region where a planet's temperature could sustain liquid water on its surface.

And the planet's discoverers are optimistic about the prospects for finding life there.

"Personally, given the ubiquity and propensity of life to flourish wherever it can, I would say, my own personal feeling is that the chances of life on this planet are 100 percent," said Steven Vogt, a professor of astronomy and astrophysics at the University of California, Santa Cruz, during a press briefing today. "I have almost no doubt about it."
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Old 10-02-2010, 10:56 PM   #2 (permalink)
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so we can now fuck up this world and head over to that one!
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Old 10-02-2010, 11:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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so we can now fuck up this world and head over to that one!
Road trip! Road trip!
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Old 10-02-2010, 11:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If we leave this world for another planet, only the highest quality humans will be going, and their success will represent a transition into a new species altogether. Left behind on this earth will be an incounsellable feeding frenzy of cacogenetic misfires, insatiable entertainment whores, and aimless, sorrow wallowing perverts, consuming themselves into a tragicomedic oblivion.
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If we leave this world for another planet, only the highest quality humans will be going, and their success will represent a transition into a new species altogether. Left behind on this earth will be an incounsellable feeding frenzy of cacogenetic misfires, insatiable entertainment whores, and aimless, sorrow wallowing perverts, consuming themselves into a tragicomedic oblivion.
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Highest quality humans by what determination?
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Old 10-02-2010, 11:23 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I think you can only live on the middle portion of this planet. Pretty sure I read about this planet a few days ago.
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Old 10-02-2010, 11:28 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Too bad it's 1500 light years away which is equivalent to 1.41 x 10^16km.
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Too bad it's 1500 light years away which is equivalent to 1.41 x 10^16km.
Hmmm, in that case, we better pack some snacks for the ride.
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Old 10-02-2010, 11:31 PM   #10 (permalink)
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If we manage to end aging through highly advanced therapies and biological engineering, then we will reach the new star, somehow.
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If we manage to end aging through highly advanced therapies and biological engineering, then we will reach the new star, somehow.
We will also need to have some form of transportation device that can travel at light speed and maintain that velocity for 1500 years.
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It really boils down to finding the ideal fuel source to make the journey at such high speeds. I say we exploit the abundant gas emissions from Rosie O'Donnel.
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is there TV on this planet? cause Im not moving if theres no TV
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Hmmm, in that case, we better pack some snacks for the ride.
We should hit up the bulk barn.
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This title is misleading. Its only one professor's opinion. He's not even sure of it himself:
"I have almost no doubt about it."
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Road trip! Road trip!
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Cory is back!!!!

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This title is misleading. Its only one professor's opinion. He's not even sure of it himself:
"I have almost no doubt about it."
It's true. They're really stretching the limits of inductive reasoning. The way most media has portrayed this story has been misleading to say the least (but that's extremely common in astrobiology).
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Road trip! Road trip!


and thats how we escape when the world ends

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Old 10-03-2010, 09:20 PM   #20 (permalink)
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^ cool song, please listen.

He's too cynical though.

There's always another star, RF

Don't give up. When every single star in the galaxy has burned out, the consciousness that originated long ago in the manboons known as "humanity"... it, in it's unfathomable genius, will find a way.

At the very, very end, there shall be the birth of new light.

The end will be a new creation.
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