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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Potentially Habitable Planet Found





These artistic illustrations released by the European Southern Observatory on Tuesday, April 24, 2007, shows planets orbiting the red dwarf star, Gliese 581. Astronomers believe that the newly discovered planet Gliese 581 c, left, is potentially habitable. (AP Photo/European Southern Observatory)



OK, this is so cool....and long overdue.


The aliens must be "rolling their eyes" at our "discovery" of a potentially habitable planet. Yes, I believe in Extra Terrestrial life, always have actually. How arrogant would we have to be to assume we're the only intelligent life-form in the entire universe? Come on...there has to be some hope of others "out there". Because our species' "intelligence" leaves much to be desired, does it not?

Anyway, here is the first part of the article:

"For the first time astronomers have discovered a planet outside our solar system that is potentially habitable, with Earth-like temperatures, a find researchers described Tuesday as a big step in the search for "life in the universe."

The planet is just the right size, might have water in liquid form, and in galactic terms is relatively nearby at 120 trillion miles away. But the star it closely orbits, known as a "red dwarf," is much smaller, dimmer and cooler than our sun...."


Click here for the entire article.

1 comment:

Professor Howdy said...

Hello!
Very good posting.
Thank you - Have a good day!!!