NASA discovers Earth-sized planet that could support life

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    For the first time, scientists have discovered an Earth-size alien planet in the habitable zone of its host star, an "Earth cousin" that just might have liquid water and the right conditions for life.

    The newfound planet, called Kepler-186f, was first spotted by NASA's Kepler space telescope and circles a dim red dwarf star about 490 light-years from Earth. While the host star is dimmer than Earth's sun and the planet is slightly bigger than Earth, the positioning of the alien world coupled with its size suggests that Kepler-186f could have water on its surface, scientists say.

    "This is an historic discovery of the first truly Earth-size planet found in the habitable zone around its star," Geoff Marcy, an astronomer at the University of California, Berkeley, who is unaffiliated with the research, told Space.com via email. "This is the best case for a habitable planet yet found. The results are absolutely rock-solid. The planet itself may not be, but I'd bet my house on it. In any case, it's a gem."

    http://www.space.com/25530-earthsize-exoplanet-kepler-186f-habitable-discovery.html
     
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    43 scientists have already declared there is global warming occurring on Kepler-186f in order to garner more funds for "research"
     
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    "And if you'll just ok that extra grant money so I stay employed, we'll get you photos of the planet and a sample of a coconut from its trees"
     
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    Is the Obama administration offering free healthcare and unlimited immigration for the unsuspecting carbon-based life forms on Kepler-186f?
     
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    Good, now the good people of Detroit, Camden, East St Louis, Memphis, Modesto, and Philadelphia have a place to go and destroy, err I mean create a better, more diverse landscape.
     
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    How are the real estate rates there?
     
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    that is pretty cool.. but the fact is even if there was an exact copy of Earth out there.. it would be too far to ever get there

    think about it this way the space probe Pioneer 10 was launched in 1972

    it is traveling about 27,000 MPH

    at that speed it will take it 2 million years to get to Aldebaran 68 light years away
     
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    wormholes, brah :secret:
     
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    That's why we have hyperdrive. We can get there a lot faster. Guessing you never saw Star Wars, Xavier. :rolleye:
     
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    MaddysMom, comment? :munch:
     
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    Whats the matter Colonel Sanders... chicken?

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    Space doesn't exists. Just something made up by the Illuminati.
     
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    Earth is a one in a quadrillion cosmic fluke.
     
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    There are 100 billion stars in this galaxy. .
    There are 100 billion galaxies that we can see
    There are more planets than stars

    Go figure. ... The Drake Equation says it all
     
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