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NASA finds 100 new exoplanets

 
 
Reply Wed 20 Jul, 2016 06:58 pm
I wonder what this will mean to us lowly humans. Will there be other living aliens on any of these planets? If so, what does it mean for religion? Will there be other issues that us humans will be faced with?

http://www.cnn.com/2016/07/20/health/nasa-k2-exoplanet-discovery/index.html

Quote:
ex·o·plan·et
ˈeksōˌplanət/
noun
plural noun: exoplanets
a planet that orbits a star outside the solar system.
"most of the 100 known exoplanets are comparable in mass to Jupiter"
 
thack45
 
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Reply Wed 20 Jul, 2016 07:14 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Someone will be with you shortly to let you know that it's all been staged. Please take a seat
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 20 Jul, 2016 07:15 pm
@thack45,
Hollywood again!
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 20 Jul, 2016 07:18 pm
Likely we will not learn in our lifetime if anything is living on some of them.
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Wed 20 Jul, 2016 07:25 pm
@cicerone imposter,
I think it's great that we're finding exoplanets. And maybe one day we'll modify ourselves genetically, or live on those exoplanets long enough to adapt to them.

But I think it bears reminding that we will never find a planet anywhere more perfect for us than the one we're on. We evolved to fit this planet, all the way from a cellular level. This planet and this biosphere is our match and our maker. Not only does it provide perfect gravity, air pressure, water vapor, day/night cycles, lunar cycles, temperatures, and a host of other physical aspects, but the food we need to eat literally grows on the trees and at our feet. No matter how many exoplanets we find our how close they get to earth in many ways, none of them will ever be a more precise fit for us.

Over the next few thousand years as humanity expands into space I'm certain that we will modify ourselves genetically and cybernetically to accelerate our evolution into new environments, but nothing will ever fit as easily or be as comfortable as the place we are now.

cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Wed 20 Jul, 2016 07:52 pm
@rosborne979,
So true: we evolved in this environment, so it's the perfect one for us. Humans have no need to seek other planets to inhabit for another 4.5 billion years. Humans are ingenious, we'll figure out what's needed when the time comes.
mark noble
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jul, 2016 07:26 am
@cicerone imposter,
Nasa lies.
And then they lie again.
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mark noble
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jul, 2016 07:32 am
@cicerone imposter,
Considering gas runs out in 38 yrs, oil in 120 yrs and agricultural-stability/fishstocks, livestock, fruit and veg in 75 yrs.
4.5 billion yrs hence is stetching it a bit...
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Thu 21 Jul, 2016 12:29 pm
@mark noble,
Quote:
Considering gas runs out in 38 yrs, oil in 120 yrs and agricultural-stability/fishstocks, livestock, fruit and veg in 75 yrs.
4.5 billion yrs hence is stetching it a bit...


Where did you find these facts?

http://www.ecowatch.com/5-reasons-solar-is-beating-fossil-fuels-1881792573.html
mark noble
 
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Reply Tue 26 Jul, 2016 10:23 am
@cicerone imposter,
Worldometers.
pop-clock and stats.

Excuse my late reply - Got suspended for antagonising Farmerman (Rockboy).

Ps. Check out how many e-mails are sent, daily? Wow!
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Goliathus
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2016 05:26 pm
Its not like we can travel to these planets.
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TomTomBinks
 
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Reply Sat 19 Nov, 2016 05:39 pm
@cicerone imposter,
Great news for our distant descendants. They'll have plenty of new worlds to exploit and (hopefully) conquer!
mark noble
 
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Reply Tue 29 Nov, 2016 10:41 am
@TomTomBinks,
When a probe blasts out into space, at a cost of 4billion+ (YOUR TAX DOLLARS) to land on a piece of rock (For no reason any logic supports) that noone will EVER know whether it ever took place.......

Mars probes/landers..... Devon Island, small film crew.

Have a nice day, y'all.
TomTomBinks
 
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Reply Tue 29 Nov, 2016 12:11 pm
@mark noble,
Hi, Mark! I see you're off your meds again, eh?
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