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Amazing Discovery of a New Planet


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As a group of astronomers has reported about the discovery of a new planet possibly inhabitable close to the solar system, space entrepreneur Jeff Manber has told RT why he thinks the discovery is so exciting.

The planet is close its 40 light years away. Its not that hot 400 degrees and it has water, it seems to have an atmosphere, Manber said.

Moreover, he added, this is a low-budget-project, its called MEarth. Its not something being done by NASA, its not a multi-billion dollar project. In just a short period of time, using small telescopes, they discovered a planet that looks like it could support some forms of life.

CNN: Galaxy May be Full of 'Earths,' Alien life - http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/space/02/25/galaxy.planets.kepler/index.html

Earth-like Planet Discoveries on the Horizon (8/1/2010)- http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/285279

Earth's Twin Planet Will Be Found By The End Of The Year, leading Astronomer says (26/1/2010)- http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1246127/SETI-Royal-Societ...

ALIEN 'WATER WORLD' FOUND (16/12/2009)- http://www.disclose.tv/frameset.php?url=http://cosmiclog.msnbc.msn.com/a...

Are we alone? NASA expects answer Soon (8/1/2010)- http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi%3Ff%3D/c/a/2010/01/08/MNTQ1BF6...

Discovery of new planets raises hopes of other life in universe- http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/6808239/Discovery-of-new-planet...

NASA Discoveries Spark Hopes Of Alien Life- http://news.sky.com/skynews/Home/World-News/Nasas-Kepler-Mission-Finds-7...

BBC News: Astronomers Hopeful of Detecting Extra-Terrestrial Life- http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/8478033.stm

UFO Report Live Website- http://www.uforeportlive.ning.com/



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17 comments

  • Heretikos#

    Heretikos January 7, 2011 3:11:37 AM CET

    ignore that dude, you raise a valid point

  • Dustybill69#

    Dustybill69 August 27, 2010 7:36:06 AM CEST

    must you talk crap about everything. Why dont you go shoot yourself.

  • Makeitso1#

    Makeitso1 August 25, 2010 7:31:20 PM CEST

    Oh the arrogance of man!I like the way we 'Claim' everything for our own as soon as we "discover" it!Don't you think that if some geek on earth discovered this planet using a telescope he bought from Argos (catalogue store for our US friends!), that maybe some other form of life may have discovered it first? Or maybe even created by some Alien race for themselves.Again, we seem to think that we are the only player in town and we have the right to claim every bit of rock that we can see. I have a sneaky suspicion that we will get our asses well and truly kicked one day for our arrogance and for what some people are doing to this planet and to space in our name!

  • Didaho#

    Didaho August 23, 2010 12:56:59 PM CEST

    Spoken like a true bush-sucker. Tell us please??!! Does a bush like you to stick a finger in as you suck on it? If you don't like what you see here, go back to gazing a bush's belly-button.

  • Cerealkiller76#

    Cerealkiller76 August 21, 2010 2:11:59 AM CEST

    It takes longer to boil a cup of water on top of an Earthan mountain than it does at sea level, change the gravity pull from the nearest star and moon(s) ( and this new planet is twice ours) you have different parameters to boiling water, gravity and heat (400°F is 204°C, an oven here, might be quite nice there). Take for instance a stick of dynamite, if you lay in on the sand in a desert and light it. It'll go pop, if you put it in a room and close the door, it'll go BANG ! Different pressure, different volume...;) If you don't see it, it doesn't mean it isn't there.

  • Cerealkiller76#

    Cerealkiller76 August 21, 2010 2:06:56 AM CEST

    It takes longer to boil a cup of water on top of an Earthan mountain than it does at sea level, change the gravity pull from the nearest star and moon(s) and you have different parameters to boiling water. Take for instance a stick of dynamite, if you lay in on the sand in a desert and light it. It'll go pop, if you put it in a room and close the door, it'll go BANG ! Different pressure, different volume...;) If you you don't see it, it doesn't mean it isn't there.

  • Cerealkiller76#

    Cerealkiller76 August 21, 2010 2:01:15 AM CEST

    I bet you have a big SUV your Mom drives you around in....

  • Walt6x3#

    Walt6x3 August 20, 2010 9:57:42 PM CEST

    Smaller sun high or low pressure, 400 degrees is 400 degrees. And I understand it would effect boiling points, but still too hot for humans and if the pressure is to high or to low same deal no good for us.

  • Aardvaaks#

    Aardvaaks August 20, 2010 2:33:20 PM CEST

    Gravity would affect the atmosphere was his answer early on, perhaps by the way a smaller sun would affect a rocky water world?

  • Disclosure#

    Disclosure August 20, 2010 5:06:09 AM CEST

    I don't get it. 400 degrees and there's still water? That doesn't make sense. It would be a planet of steam not water. Maybe I'm wrong.....



 
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