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    NASA photometry instruments aboard the Keppler spacecraft have identified 706 Earth-like planets in the immediate neighborhood of the Solar System.

    It could be a zoo out there.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/hundre...nasaspacecraft

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    --Frederick II, King of Prussia

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    706 candidates. Those found so far are thought to be more like Saturn or Jupiter than Earth. Still, that would be way freaking cool to find other planets like us.

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    • #3
      When you take into account the vastness of space and the number of earth like planets that could exist, to my mind the question is not, is life out there, just......how much life is out there ?

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      • #4
        Yeah, wait a sec. They've found 706 "potential" planets. Not all of them will be planets. Of those, the overwhelming majority will likely turn out to be Jovian type gas giants.

        Nothing here to get too excited about. Yet.

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        • #5
          Earth-like planets?Do any have moons?
          ALL LIVES SPLATTER!

          BLACK JEEPS MATTER!

          BLACK MOTORCYCLES MATTER!

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          • #6
            I have been following off and on developments in this field for a few years. If I am recalling things correctly we still can not locate and identify planets that are the size and mass of Earth. We have a found some planets that do seem to have possible earth-like conditions. Again due to the limitations of our current technology most of the planets were are currently finding are gas-giant type planets.

            Some more stuff after some quick research.

            The smallest we have identified so far is Gliese 581 e at 1.9 times the earth's mass.

            The closest to us is Epislon Eridani b at 10.5 light years

            We have been able to detect a few planets with atmospheres.

            Gilese 581 d could possibly be habitable. It is in an orbit where liquid water could exist. It has a mass of about 8 times that of the earth's.

            So far we have not detected any moons for any of the planets we have found, but again with the current state of technology as far as what we can detect this is not surprising.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by MonsterZero View Post
              NASA photometry instruments aboard the Keppler spacecraft have identified 706 Earth-like planets in the immediate neighborhood of the Solar System.

              It could be a zoo out there.

              http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/hundre...nasaspacecraft
              Define "immediate neighborhood".

              The closest star, which does not have earth-ike planets, is Alpha Centauri at a shade over 4 light years distance. Not exactly a next door neighbor...
              Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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