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Mon Jun 19, 2017, 03:11 PM

NASA's Kepler mission finds 10 Earth-size exoplanets, 209 others

Source: CNN

The NASA Kepler mission has discovered 219 more exoplanets, including 10 Earth-size planets, program scientist Mario Perez said Monday at NASA's Ames Research Center in California.

Ten of the planets are potentially rocky, close to the size of Earth and within the habitable zone of the stars they orbit -- meaning they could support liquid water on their surface, Perez explained.

"The Kepler data set is unique, as it is the only one containing a population of these near-Earth analogs: planets with roughly the same size and orbit as Earth," he said.

With the addition of this latest release, Kepler has now identified 4,034 planet candidates, and 2,335 of them have been confirmed as exoplanets. The mission has also found 50 candidates similar in size to Earth, with more than 30 of them confirmed.

Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/19/us/exoplanets-nasa-kepler-announcement/index.html


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Why did god clutter up the universe with planets if only Earth has life on it?

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brooklynite Monday OP
chowder66 Monday #1
Control-Z Monday #3
chowder66 Monday #4
Control-Z Monday #10
chowder66 Tuesday #11
cynical_idealist Monday #2
Delphinus Monday #9
Control-Z Monday #5
Doug the Dem Monday #6
Baclava Monday #7
Stuart G Monday #8

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 03:49 PM

1. What if life is the exception and not the rule? nt

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Response to chowder66 (Reply #1)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 07:31 PM

3. Self delete

Posted in the wrong place.

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Response to Control-Z (Reply #3)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 07:34 PM

4. Fake NEWZ!!! : )

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Response to chowder66 (Reply #4)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 10:28 PM

10. It's all true.

People are saying, you know, they're saying something, these people. Good people. Really good people. Very smart. Very very smart. The smartest. Very smart. Very good. Believe me. Believe me.


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Response to Control-Z (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 20, 2017, 07:17 PM

11. : ) nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 05:57 PM

2. if humans are the most advanced life form

it's a damn shame...

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Response to cynical_idealist (Reply #2)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 09:23 PM

9. Welcome to DU ...



And, sadly, I must admit there are many times I agree with you.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 07:35 PM

5. So all good Christians

could gaze at the starry night sky and witness the wonder of gawd's omnipotence. I mean, he did do it all in 6 days, ffs. 6 DAYS!!!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 08:11 PM

6. I wouldn't agree to be teleported to ANY of them!

Remember when Venus was thought to be a tropical paradise?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 08:41 PM

7. whoop-dee-doo - now invent us a star drive to get us there.....why are we paying u people anyway?

We must spread our seed to the stars.......it is our destiny

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Mon Jun 19, 2017, 08:47 PM

8. Now here is the truth....aliens have come by earth, taken a good look, and decided that...

the beings on that planet, earth, ..ain't the brightest in the galaxy..and stayed away..They would like to give us some advanced information and devices....but those beings on earth...are..........................
............................................likely to abuse the info, so nothing for them...........they...seem to be......
............................................too warlike...................................................................eh???

ok...........you don't believe, do you ............check out this 1951 Movie..."The Day the Earth Stood Still"

when you finish watching the entire film....you will agree with the first four sentences of this post...(not counting the headline.....just watch it. It is a great film....

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