The biggest discovery in mankind's history.

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    b-mac 39 Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if this is the right section, but it's the closest to what this thread is about:

    Glise 581 G.

    For those who don't know, it is a planet found in the Glise 581 Constellation. The head of the group of astronomers who discovered it said it has "a 100% chance of life there".

    In my opinion, this is the biggest discovery in mankind's history if this turns out to be true. Keep in mind, life doesn't necessarily mean a version of E.T. Even if it's a little bacteria, it could change everything.

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    i saw it on the news. pretty amazing stuff
    its also VERY far away
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    Cool! A new planet for astronauts to go explore.
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    Saw this yesterday. Best news i've heard in a while!

    Impossible to explore.
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    Here, let's launch a probe and see!

    -2 billion years later-

    Are we there yet? Not even close.
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    b-mac 39 Well-Known Member

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    Don't need a probe, we have huge telescopes for that.

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    Doubt you could interact with life using a telescope.
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    b-mac 39 Well-Known Member

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    Interact no. Visualize yes.
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    Even if we use a telescope, you've got to realize that we're looking into the past, in a way. It would take more than seven minutes to know that the sun exploded because the light would take that long to reach the earth. Imagine how far into the past we're "seeing" with the planet... The universe is truly amazing

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    Exactly ^ Even if we had a chance for humans in the future. At some point our sun would swallow the earth and just die in billions of years.
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