Are we alone? (in
September 30 2010 10:27 AM EDT
Read the paper.
September 30 2010 10:30 AM EDT
Finally! I was getting tired of Earth women anyway, someone buy me a rocket, I'll go help this new planet create moar life!
September 30 2010 10:32 AM EDT
This is where the technology for disk golf comes from.
September 30 2010 10:36 AM EDT
The planet circles a star called Gliese 581. It's about 120 trillion miles away, so it would take several generations for a spaceship to get there.
September 30 2010 11:36 AM EDT
Are we alone? Thats a definitive _yes_ for the time being. Doesn't mean the earth is all life there is though, just gotta get that elusive light speed travel technology, one of these days...
September 30 2010 11:37 AM EDT
to mis-quote Jaws
"We're gonna need a bigger telescope"
('we' being the peeping-toms of the world)
September 30 2010 2:36 PM EDT
The low-energy dwarf star will live on for billions of years, much longer than our sun, he said. And that just increases the likelihood of life developing on the planet, the discoverers said.
Sounds prime for colonization! >:-)
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