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Scientists 'Very Close' to Finding Earth's Twin
« on: July 15, 2014, 09:21:09 PM »

Scientists looking for signs of life in the universe - as well as another planet like our own - are a lot closer to their goal than people realize.


That was the consensus of a panel on the search for life in the universe held at NASA headquarters Monday in Washington. The discussion focused not only on the philosophical question of whether we're alone in the universe but also on the technological advances made in an effort to answer that question.


"We believe we're very, very close in terms of technology and science to actually finding the other Earth and our chance to find signs of life on another world," said Sara Seager, a MacArthur Fellow and professor of planetary science and physics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


"Finding Earth's twin, that's kind of the holy grail," said John Grunsfeld, an astronaut who helped repair the Hubble Space Telescope in 2009 and is now an associate administrator at NASA.


Source: http://interstellar-news.blogspot.com/2014/07/scientists-very-close-to-finding-earths.html
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Re: Scientists 'Very Close' to Finding Earth's Twin
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2014, 09:45:13 PM »
Garbage.  Until we get the hell out of LOE we won't find squat.  We can't even tell what's on the other side of our own galaxy.  And we never will until we find some other propulsion than inefficient chemical rockets, and some way to conquer the speed of light. 

And in fact, we could have an alien force on their way here right now, and we would not know a thing until the light from their drives reached us, by which time it will be far too late to do anything about it.




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Re: Scientists 'Very Close' to Finding Earth's Twin
« Reply #2 on: July 15, 2014, 09:49:36 PM »
Garbage.  Until we get the hell out of LOE we won't find squat.  We can't even tell what's on the other side of our own galaxy.  And we never will until we find some other propulsion than inefficient chemical rockets, and some way to conquer the speed of light. 

And in fact, we could have an alien force on their way here right now, and we would not know a thing until the light from their drives reached us, by which time it will be far too late to do anything about it.


Question: Do you really think some intelligent life would want to visit this planet??
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Re: Scientists 'Very Close' to Finding Earth's Twin
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2014, 09:51:21 PM »
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Re: Scientists 'Very Close' to Finding Earth's Twin
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2014, 10:00:06 PM »
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Re: Scientists 'Very Close' to Finding Earth's Twin
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2014, 10:01:15 PM »
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Re: Scientists 'Very Close' to Finding Earth's Twin
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2014, 10:11:27 PM »
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Re: Scientists 'Very Close' to Finding Earth's Twin
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2014, 11:15:30 PM »

Question: Do you really think some intelligent life would want to visit this planet??

???

They're already here, Kevin.   Open your eyes.   :whistle:

http://www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/20140715_Space_aliens_walk_among_us__Indeed__claims_retired_Temple_prof.html   :laugh:
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Re: Scientists 'Very Close' to Finding Earth's Twin
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2014, 10:33:41 AM »
Garbage.  Until we get the hell out of LOE we won't find squat.  We can't even tell what's on the other side of our own galaxy.  And we never will until we find some other propulsion than inefficient chemical rockets, and some way to conquer the speed of light. 

And in fact, we could have an alien force on their way here right now, and we would not know a thing until the light from their drives reached us, by which time it will be far too late to do anything about it.

It's not garbage. When they say "findings Earth's twin" they are not talking about getting there (yet). They are simply talking about discovering it, which is absolutely possible for them to do from Earth as telescope technology advances. This is NASA desperately trying to pique the interest of humanity so they can get some of the funding they need to further our journey to discovering and understanding the universe. Space exploration will be the future of mankind; it is the frontier, the new world. The resources and technology we will gain from our space endeavors is beyond even what we can imagine. The importance of our space programs is immeasurable.
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Re: Scientists 'Very Close' to Finding Earth's Twin
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2014, 10:49:38 AM »
It's not garbage. When they say "findings Earth's twin" they are not talking about getting there (yet). They are simply talking about discovering it, which is absolutely possible for them to do from Earth as telescope technology advances. This is NASA desperately trying to pique the interest of humanity so they can get some of the funding they need to further our journey to discovering and understanding the universe. Space exploration will be the future of mankind; it is the frontier, the new world. The resources and technology we will gain from our space endeavors is beyond even what we can imagine. The importance of our space programs is immeasurable.

IMO, there's too much of our own rock we don't know about.

Our technology needs to know how to look down as well as up.  The ocean floor shouldn't be a mystery in this so-called advanced age.

My own opinion that they aren't publicly speaking about that is because it would reveal multiple proof of long lost 'advanced' civilizations which were destroyed by cataclysmic events...'naturally' or as a result ofother influences.
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Re: Scientists 'Very Close' to Finding Earth's Twin
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2014, 10:56:05 AM »
IMO, there's too much of our own rock we don't know about.

Our technology needs to know how to look down as well as up.  The ocean floor shouldn't be a mystery in this so-called advanced age.

My own opinion that they aren't publicly speaking about that is because it would reveal multiple proof of long lost 'advanced' civilizations which were destroyed by cataclysmic events...'naturally' or as a result ofother influences.

I think strides in technology/exploration should be encouraged on all fronts. Let's map the ocean too.
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« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2014, 11:02:17 AM »
I think strides in technology/exploration should be encouraged on all fronts. Let's map the ocean too.

With PRIVATE funding and not governmental control.
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Re: Scientists 'Very Close' to Finding Earth's Twin
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2014, 11:25:06 AM »
With PRIVATE funding and not governmental control.

I don't much care who champions universal exploration as long as it happens. It would be nice if the government didn't have their paws all over it, but I tend to be more of a realist than that.
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Re: Scientists 'Very Close' to Finding Earth's Twin
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« Reply #14 on: July 16, 2014, 03:45:50 PM »
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Re: Scientists 'Very Close' to Finding Earth's Twin
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2014, 11:23:32 PM »
One of the big problems is not gathering data, it's interpreting.

Technically, Earth should be uninhabitable as it is out of the viable life zone. The only thing that makes it habitable is the huge moon we have that keeps things stirred up.
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Re: Scientists 'Very Close' to Finding Earth's Twin
« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2014, 10:09:11 PM »
One of the big problems is not gathering data, it's interpreting.

Technically, Earth should be uninhabitable as it is out of the viable life zone. The only thing that makes it habitable is the huge moon we have that keeps things stirred up.

don't worry, libs/progs are doing their level best to make sure it becomes uninhabitable.


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