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[HuffPo] 54 new planets discovered in the Goldilocks zone!

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In just a year of peering out at a small slice of the galaxy, the Kepler telescope has discovered 1,235 possible planets outside our solar system. Amazingly, 54 of them are seemingly in the zone that could be hospitable to life – that is, not too hot or too cold, Kepler chief scientist William Borucki said.

Until now, only two planets outside our solar system were even thought to be in the "Goldilocks zone." And both those discoveries are highly disputed.
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The universe is likely awash in life! Okay, most of it is probably bacteria-level organisms, but...but...FREAKIN' AWESOME!



yeah, I'm the excitable type....
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It sucks that we'll all be dead before we have the tech to reach those planets. But, it's still going to be awesome. Hopefully it'll be like the cover of a YES album
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The universe is amazing i will never stop saying it.!
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It sucks that we'll all be dead before we have the tech to reach those planets. But, it's still going to be awesome. Hopefully it'll be like the cover of a YES album
Unless I finish my warp 6 engine soon...
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Maybe now Obama will increase NASA's funding, back to what it should be, or more.
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It sucks that we'll all be dead before we have the tech to reach those planets.
I see that as a blessing
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I see that as a blessing
Why?
Life ain't all that bad...



Personally, I can't wait until we are capable of transferring our conscience into some kind of tech, and be able to live to the day that we can travel to distant planets. It's wishful thinking at this time, but one day it will be a possibility, and if it isn't, then I shall lose all faith in 'man.
Edited by Stealth2o - 2/2/11 at 1:53pm
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but think of how much you will lose by being a machine.. make it so i can live for a few hundred years but keep my body and I am def in for that. i don't want to be a complete machine because there are extra curricular activities I would def miss....
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but think of how much you will lose by being a machine.. make it so i can live for a few hundred years but keep my body and I am def in for that. i don't want to be a complete machine because there are extra curricular activities I would def miss....
I am sure if we can travel through outer space, then with time, we can transfer your or our conscience into a robotic body 10x more agile, stronger, and better than a human body. Only thing you will miss is probably your penis, but then again by then we would probably be capable of creating artificial ones too. Excuse my explicit language. Only time will tell...
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I don't wanna be a robot cause the BSODs
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