News NASA HISTORIC ANNOUNCEMENT: More than 1,200 new planets that could hold life found

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  1. R.P. McMurphy

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    THE chance of alien life being found one day has been boosted after NASA scientists revealed they have found 1,284 NEW planets that could house alien life.

    The US space agency has just announced the discovery of the new "exoplanets" which are considered as similar to Earth due to their distance from the star they orbit.

    Timothy Morton, associate research scholar at Princeton University in New Jersey, said: "We have discovered 1,284 new planets - the most explanets ever announced at one time."

    It more than doubles the previous amount of exoplanets found by the Kepler Telescope, taking the total number to 2,325.

    It comes after NASA said they now also believe every star in space has at least one planet orbiting it, further increasing the chance of life evolving somewhere.

    Paul Hertz, Astrophysics Division director at NASA Headquarters in Washington, said: "The Kepler specialist telescope is the first capable of detecting call rocky planets in the habitable zone of their parent star.

    "When launched we did not know if exoplanets or rocky exoplanets were rare and we now know they are extremely common and most stars have at least one planet orbiting.

    "Our research is on just a fraction of possible exoplanets and knowing this is the first step in answering the question if we are alone in the universe."

    Among the new discoveries are also a further 100 grade A rocky exoplanets which are the most likely for life to begin just like Earth.

    And of these 24 were found to be of a similar size to Earth and distance from their stars in the so-called Goldilocks habitable zone, making them the most likelyy candidates for life.

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    That's 1,200 new Sirius subscribers, Robin.
     
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    The mother fuckers theorized less than 5 a few months ago. And now they found over a 1000? :jj:
     
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    BrulesRules Just grab 'em in the biscuits

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    Don't worry, Trump will build a wall to keep all those aliens out! :salute:
     
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    There are more Earth-like planets in the universe than there are grains of sand on all the beaches on earth.

    We're so early in finding them, but you've gotta start somewhere. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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    wait...:scratch:
     
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    I always figured every star had at least one planet/
     
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    NASA looking for potentially habitable planets?


    I hope our muslim friends aren't upset by this mis-allocation of resources. ;)
     
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    No more money for NASA until they find aliens.