Scientists find the first earth-like planet in a habitable zone

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-17 1. MiMe commented 12 years ago

Can someone explain why are these discovers important? If we have technology to build a space ship who can travel speed of light, then we can found thousands of planets like these. So why do scientist focus more on searching than developing the new technologies?
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-16 2. Salem commented 12 years ago

Why do they search for other planets when we don't even have discovered the full extent of our own planet? (the sea)
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+23 3. most_uniQue commented 12 years ago


[spoiler](It's full of water)[/spoiler]
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+17 4. Gizmo commented 12 years ago

Well, in retrospect #1, why build a ship that can travel @ the speed of light if we have nowhere habitable to take it.
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+6 5. boeing100 commented 12 years ago

OMG the second guy interviewed has the single worst shirt I have ever seen :O
Anyways very interesting discovery indeed
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+4 6. cannnobaL commented 12 years ago

I dont think technology is something "scientists can sit around by, and develop successfuly".

Money is needed, time is needed, and sometimes things just stall, because of lack of ideas. No money can buy you ingenious ideas.

Scientists is not an organisation like government etc. etc., they live same lives we do - they just do different things from us.

In my opinion - we will never be able to build a space ship that travels as fast as light. Either earth will destroy us while we try, or we will destroy ourselves first.
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+16 7. defade commented 12 years ago

A video featuring some of humanity's best, and a comments thread featuring some of the worst. Hail the internet.
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+3 8. h4x0r commented 12 years ago

hmmmmm very interesting yes yes.
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-7 9. moskwiz commented 12 years ago

2007 .. really fresh :|
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-10 10. zf1 commented 12 years ago

hmm... if god created the earth in seven days, i wonder how long it took him to create that planet? >:)
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+5 11. Sjattuh commented 12 years ago

@ #1 it is important to answer one of the biggest questions,

'Are we alone?'

It is important incase we ever need to move, for whatever reason.

And history proves to us that most discoveries are done by chance. Hardly ever do they discover something with a set goal. Hence the name 'discovery'. So it is always good and important to focus in all directions.

Last but not least, they are constantly trying to develop known technologies. But it will speed up once the need for it arises. Once we run out of oil you will see a substitute for it. Once the earth is about to perish we will find lightspeed.

It is what people need. And right now we do not need any of the above. Therefor the focus (and thus the means to) lay elsewhere. Nicer cars for example.

Any idea why the 'Dark Ages' where called the Dark Ages? It was because it was cheaper to have slave labor then 'inventing' new things. So money was spend on wars to get slaves rather then on scientists.
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+9 12. noogin commented 12 years ago

orbits its sun in 13 days eh?

that's a lot of birthdays....
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+2 13. smremde commented 12 years ago

Wonder how long a day is on them planets. Maybe now we should have all the SETI scanner thingys pointing at these planets trying to listen to local radio stations =)
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+2 14. Araniko commented 12 years ago

ok guys m ready to pack my bags...goin there after global warmin:) i hope there are no terrorists:P >:)
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+1 15. eNdEmiOn06463 commented 12 years ago

For the people still thinking lightspeed is fast. It would take 4 years to get to the nearest star at lightspeed or near lightspeed. Although you wouldn't age much at those speeds back on earth time passes a lot faster.
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0 16. Aliquantulus commented 12 years ago

SETI is just an excuse to DDoS the whole universe and claim to have a good reason for doing so..
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+2 17. zf1 commented 12 years ago

#10 :D my lowest rating! sorry religious people. please forgive my sarcasm. i didnt mean to offend any of you. its just my sense of humor. ;)

#11 you claim that once the earth is about to perish we will see light speed... i doubt it.

if there is any chance to colonize space it must be done before earth perishes. if earth perishes either we will perish with it or humanity and our global economy will be driven back into the stone age. at that point we will be lucky if our crops grow each year.

humanity is an immature species which insists on continuing primitive, naive and self destructive traditions. in this world we live in we have a golden opportunity to expand into the next level of civilization.

the sad thing is that a lot of people just dont care.
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+1 18. richardhalo commented 12 years ago

"Dear MiMe" #1.... You are so mistaken. We don't have the right technology to reach the speed of light - educate yourself - and even if we did have it first we have to discover the right planet before we can travel, so that we don't get there for nothing and make a waste of technology and stuff. As I said before - educate yourself then add some intelligent comment!!!
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+1 19. zerorain commented 12 years ago

its "only" 20 light years away...

so ur going to weigh like twice as much?
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+1 20. peterpan007 commented 11 years ago

I read about this article in the paper when it came out, whats really cool is that science said that only the type of star our sun is supports life, therefore they've never looked at red dwarfs as a potential life giving sun. But if you remember the star wars where young luke skywalker grew up, the planet has two suns. One of which is a red dwarf!!!!! DA DA!!! The force is out there!!!!!!!
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+1 21. jurb commented 11 years ago

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+2 22. joeman commented 11 years ago

sorry religious people?
that ain't me...
but I do believe God made this earth, and us, in His image...
and you'll never get out of that...
You're the apple of His eye.
There's nothing else out there for you...
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0 23. Gringo_el_Diablo commented 10 years ago

To much space in outerspace