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Not much point if we can't get to them safely.

we need a stargate.
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Or a Quantum Dimensional Tunneler.
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As far as we have learned the only thing needed to sustain life is water, however no one says what form that it has to be in. remember H2O molecule can appear in any of the 3 forms: liquid, solid, or gas. Life only needs the molecule H2O to survive. it does not need liquid water to survive. it just needs the molecule H2O to survive.

This is also only for carbon based life forms, what about other based life forms, say Helium based, or Hydrogen based, would they ned it or something else entirely.
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Now that I look at this again, I think we'll never make it to those other planets. We can't even launch a mission to Europa, Jupiter's moon which is a replica of snowball earth, and see if there's life under that ice.
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As far as we have learned the only thing needed to sustain life is water, however no one says what form that it has to be in. remember H2O molecule can appear in any of the 3 forms: liquid, solid, or gas. Life only needs the molecule H2O to survive. it does not need liquid water to survive. it just needs the molecule H2O to survive.

This is also only for carbon based life forms, what about other based life forms, say Helium based, or Hydrogen based, would they need it or something else entirely.
Actually we're pretty sure that liquid methane will support life as well. We just need to visit Titan's surface to find out.
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Now that I look at this again, I think we'll never make it to those other planets. We can't even launch a mission to Europa, Jupiter's moon which is a replica of snowball earth, and see if there's life under that ice.
Actually, we can launch a mission, but as we know, Aliens took over Congress in order to protect their secrets. Not to mention that our legislators see cash being spent on pork barrel projects and on military goods no one will ever use as being a far better investment than launching a satellite...
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if there's intelligent life out there, it might be saying the same thing.
They are intelligent and thats why they stay away from Earth and stay undetected
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Of course there's life out there...

I've watched Star Trek.
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Helium based, or Hydrogen based
This is just my inner bio nerd coming out to nitpick , but that's nowhere near even possible. Helium can't make any bonds to other molecules at all and hydrogen can only make one, i.e., it's not possible to make large molecules with hydrogen as the base.
    
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I hope we all get reborn when we die. I want to live when we go conquer another planet!

don't you watch south park?
freeze your self and wake up 500 years in the future

EDIT: just in time for you to meet master chief
    
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