19 April 2014

Homes far from home (for whom?)

"The first Earth-sized exoplanet orbiting within the habitable zone of another star has been confirmed by observations with both the W. M. Keck Observatory and the Gemini Observatory. It confirms that Earth-sized planets do exist in the habitable zone of other stars."

6 comments:

susan said...

I think I just saw something hold a sign that said: Keep Out & No Peeking Either.

Elephant's Child said...

I hope the inhabitants if any are more careful of their home than we are.

Claude said...

I'm absolutely sure that there are other livable planets and fascinating beings in this large universe. They are probably no better but no worse than I am. I intend to get along with them. It will be fun to exchange visits and ideas.

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

"It will be fun to exchange visits and ideas." ...

Not if they eat us, or for them if we eat them; but since it would take 500 years at the speed of light for the journey (or I suppose just 250 years if we could meet up half way) I reckon we are safe enough from each other. But it would just be conceptually fascinating if we could find another planet that, even if just in priciple, we could step out on and live. We are a long way from confirming that though. People like my little Aileen and Adrig & Edrig may know short-cuts, however.

Claude said...

I always think: Better kill one another for good food than out of hate and fear. Or to satisfy the Big Boss.

Andrew MacLaren-Scott said...

Or the little boss.