Friday, 2 December 2011

New Earth-like Planet

"The National Optical Astronomy Observatory announced on Wednesday the discovery of Kepler-21b, a new planet that's close to the size of earth and is only about 352 light years away."

This is crazy to think about. Even though they said that the sun is too close and too hot for there to be liquid water on this new planet, the new discovery actually shows that there are planets out there similar to Earth. Imagine if there is another planet like ours that has life on it and maybe even humans...there's no way of knowing right now, so it could be possible!
Another note, it's amazing how we can see a planet that far away now.. how is that possible??

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  1. Chance for some people to get off this rock eventually!

  2. I'm just glad it's too far away for us to go and destroy.

  3. I hope they are more advanced. They could bring us lightsabers

  4. i'm not saying it's aliens, but it's aliens.

  5. Wow that's pretty crazy! I've never had a doubt that there were other life forms in the universe, but it's so amazing to see something that's so close to earth. Who knows? Maybe these life forms don't even need water to survive.

    Also, I love everyone's comments above haha. Great blog! Following!