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Thread: For NASA Planet Hunters, Eureka Moment

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    For NASA Planet Hunters, Eureka Moment



    NASA's planet-hunting telescope is finding whole new worlds of possibilities in the search for alien life. An early report from a cosmic census indicates that relatively small planets and stable multi-planet systems are far more plentiful than previous searches showed.

    NASA released new data Wednesday from its Kepler telescope on more than 1,000 possible new planets outside our solar system - more than doubling the count of what astronomers call exoplanets. They haven't been confirmed as planets yet, but some astronomers estimate that 90 percent of what Kepler has found will eventually be verified.

    Kepler, launched in 2009, has been orbiting the sun between Earth and Mars, conducting a planet census and searching for Earth-like planets since last year. It has found there are more planets that are much smaller than Jupiter - the biggest planet in our solar system - than there are giant planets.
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    So much for the nine planet science project we all made in school. Eventually it's going to be a 400 planet exhibit!



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    Quote Originally Posted by PhinzN703 View Post
    So much for the nine planet science project we all made in school. Eventually it's going to be a 400 planet exhibit!

    Thats actually good news in terms of learning to colonize space. We can hop scotch from planet to planet as we extend out into space. Grab planet orbits for stability in orbit, mining ores, and using planet gravity to sling shot out into space.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shula_guy View Post
    Thats actually good news in terms of learning to colonize space. We can hop scotch from planet to planet as we extend out into space. Grab planet orbits for stability in orbit, mining ores, and using planet gravity to sling shot out into space.
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    Saw this the other day and forgot to post it. Of the many new planets that telescope has found, 52 are in the habitable zone. This throws a wrench in the conventional thinking that habitable planets are very rare. In fact, finding this many habitable planets in so small an area virtually proves extraterrestrial life does exist, and we will find it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PhinzN703 View Post
    So much for the nine planet science project we all made in school. Eventually it's going to be a 400 planet exhibit!
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