Life On Another Planet 100% Possible
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Nov 11 2010, 04:10 AM
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Very interesting article about a recently discovered planet where the chance of life existing on it is 100% possible.

http://news.blogs.cnn.com/2010/09/30/100-p...y-found-planet/

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Nov 11 2010, 12:25 PM
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Very interesting!

Wow. Imagine a planet where a year is only 37 days long laugh.gif and it's 3 times the size of Earth?! Too bad that it's too far away really, that fact that apparently there is 100% chance of life is incredible really if you think about it, what could be going on there? huh.gif

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Nov 11 2010, 01:19 PM
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Very interesting. But it says one side only has day and the other night. Doesn't that affect the conditions for life? mm, who knows,

it doesn't matter anyway, it's too far

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Nov 11 2010, 01:26 PM
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i wonder if anyone up there plays guitar laugh.gif

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Wow, that's awesome smile.gif I knew they would find it eventually. Now off to find some closer ones. In 50-100 years they will send ships there. I hope I will be around ti see it smile.gif

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Nov 12 2010, 03:25 PM
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What a strange misuse of "100% chance" and "possible." The article mangles that concept even further, including a remark that "I have almost no doubt" to the "100% chance" that there is a "possibility."

I guess we've lost sight of this, but the phrase "100% chance" was originally intended to mean "this is certain."

Either way, it's sorta cool news even though it's being reported so poorly by CNN. If only we had a way to travel at the speed of light, we'd have a "100% chance" of arriving at that planet in 20 years sad.gif


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Heard about this a couple weeks ago. Very interesting indeed. The 100% certainty thing is kind of funny sounding I agree, maybe more like I am "100% excited" about the possibility, but you can't be sure til we get there. What's really interesting is that it is so close to us, relatively speaking, and that we found it so early on in our search. Could be an extremely lucky find, but I would like to think it's not.

On a side note, I was reading about Alcubierre Drives which are a proposed means of faster than light travel. I believe this problem of traveling through space will be solved eventually. How soon, who knows. Could be tomorrow. Check out the link for the interestingness.

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QUOTE (JVM @ Nov 16 2010, 01:24 AM) *
Heard about this a couple weeks ago. Very interesting indeed. The 100% certainty thing is kind of funny sounding I agree, maybe more like I am "100% excited" about the possibility, but you can't be sure til we get there. What's really interesting is that it is so close to us, relatively speaking, and that we found it so early on in our search. Could be an extremely lucky find, but I would like to think it's not.

On a side note, I was reading about Alcubierre Drives which are a proposed means of faster than light travel. I believe this problem of traveling through space will be solved eventually. How soon, who knows. Could be tomorrow. Check out the link for the interestingness.



Glad to see someone mention Alcubierre Drives! smile.gif I read many articles and books on them, anyone who doesn't know what it is, you probably actually do. You just know it as Star Trek's Warp Drive. (Very similar in concepts)

Anyway, in the short term and for inner-solar system exploration, Light-speed travel would do great. But if we want to explore even the closest galaxies, FTL Travel would be optimal. I think this will be solved eventually, but only when we learn to safely harness the power needed to do that kind of thing.

Love this kind of thing, FTL Travel and quantum physics smile.gif

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Although Alcubierre Drives are explained in theory, I don't think it is possible to apply it, at least for some time. It's way ahead of our time, lots of things need to happen before that. But sending a ship that can travel close to the speed of light seems reasonable enough, I think we will have those ships very soon, in a 100 years probably (which means we will get there in 120y biggrin.gif )

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This is really exciting. I firmly believe that in vast Space we can't be the only planet that can support life. It seems just impossible to me. I'm sure we are going to discover more planets like this one in the future. I hope we'll get to travel to one of them too! smile.gif

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