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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Life Outside Earth ... Found?

Object: Planet 581 c (Earth-like Exoplanet)
Mood: Overfunctionning
Song: New World * Bjork feat. Massive Attack

"If living is seeing
I'm holding my breath
In wonder - I wonder
What happens next?
A new world, a new day to see"
New World (Bjork featuring Massive Attack)

European astronomers claim to have found a twin to the Earth, outside the solar system. That is not new, since several hundred exoplanets have been found.

Yet this is the first one to possibly be able to handle life on it.

It is the smallest planet to orbit a star outside the solar system. This exoplanet circles around the red dwarf Gliese 581 in the Libra constellation. It one of the nearest exoplanets to the Earth, since Gliese 581 is just 20.5 light-years away from the Sun.

It is believed to be either rocky or ocean-like, since the tempreatures on it are balmy enough to sustain water, hence support potential life on it.

According to CNN:

The "sun" wouldn't burn brightly. It would hang close, large and red in the sky, glowing faintly like a charcoal ember. And it probably would never set if you lived on the sunny side of the planet.

You could have a birthday party every 13 days because that's how fast this new planet circles its sun-like star.
But watch the cake -- you'd weigh a whole lot more than you do on Earth. You might be able to keep your current wardrobe. The temperature in this alien setting will likely be a lot like Earth's - not too hot, not too cold.

So ... Is this the beginning of a new age? We won't be alone anymore?

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2 Comments:

Blogger manuch said...

That was amazing, but I wanted to tell you I got my ADP on saturday! amazing !! here before USA!

10:24 AM, April 30, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If there is life outside Earth.. I don't think there is life outside You.
R.

7:29 PM, May 23, 2007  

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