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NASA announcement

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Meant to post about this earlier in the week: but for those who missed it... NASA made an announcement earlier this week about the discovery of new planets around a star approx 39 light years away...

 

From Nasa's press release: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-telescope-reveals-largest-batch-of-earth-size-habitable-zone-planets-around

 

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"NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to have liquid water.

 

The discovery sets a new record for greatest number of habitable-zone planets found around a single star outside our solar system. All of these seven planets could have liquid water – key to life as we know it – under the right atmospheric conditions, but the chances are highest with the three in the habitable zone.

 

“This discovery could be a significant piece in the puzzle of finding habitable environments, places that are conducive to life,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of the agency’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. “Answering the question ‘are we alone’ is a top science priority and finding so many planets like these for the first time in the habitable zone is a remarkable step forward toward that goal.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

What does everyone think? Is there life out there? Apparently we may have already recieved their first transmission to earth......

 

 

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Highly doubt we are alone in the universe but I also highly highly doubt that they found it.

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I heard about this on Joe Rogan Experience. We all kinda knew it was inevitable, but a confirmation of it is always nice.

Not into the whole idea of parallel universes but there's no way we're alone in the universe.

Fascinating stuff.

It's only a matter of time until we become an intergalactic species.

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finally have a chance of finding a girl outside of earth

 

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same, hella respect alex

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4 minutes ago, Paga said:

same, hella respect alex

 

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mad respec

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read about this, looks exciting. Unfortunately we can only speculate. Real question is, what happens now if one of them is earth like. Then what? These planets will take millions of years to reach

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24 minutes ago, Diti said:

finally have a chance of finding a girl outside of earth

 

lmao

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13 minutes ago, Senses said:

read about this, looks exciting. Unfortunately we can only speculate. Real question is, what happens now if one of them is earth like. Then what? These planets will take millions of years to reach

 

Yeah, atm it'll take millions of years - but the rate of technological advancement is going to reduce this significantly in the years to come

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enjoyed watching this, very cool. always wanted to work for nasa when I was a kid.

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Read some things about it, good to know there might be habbitable planets nearby, but I don't think we're gonna find anything. 

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46 minutes ago, Panic Twitch said:

enjoyed watching this, very cool. always wanted to work for nasa when I was a kid.

 

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With a universe that's infinite also comes an infinite number of possibilities. Literally anything and everything you could think of could be happening in the universe, which makes not believing that there's something out there probably even more crazy than believing there is.

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On 25/02/2017 at 10:48 PM, Diti said:

finally have a chance of finding a girl outside of earth

 

l00000000000l

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