Are we alone? (in Off-topic)


AdminTal Destra [Forge Of Norn] September 30 2010 10:27 AM EDT

Read the paper.

QBOddBird 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!

Fishead September 30 2010 10:32 AM EDT

This is where the technology for disk golf comes from.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] 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.

Bah.

Canibus 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...

Lochnivar 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)

Zenai 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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