Dec 06 2011
NASA announced a major milestone in the quest for life in the universe Monday: The discovery of another planet close enough to the sun it orbits to potentially support life. Called Kepler-22b, the planet is about 2.4 times the radius of Earth and about 600 light-years away. And it orbits in the “habitable zone,” the region of space just far enough from a star that liquid water could exist on the planet’s surface — a discovery could have profound implications in the quest for alien life, said Alan Boss, an astrophysicist with Carnegie Melon University.
I can’t figure out if this is awesome of terrifying. Scientists are saying that there is a legit possibility of life forms on this planet. My first reaction was excitement that we could potentially ship some of the 7 Billion idiots on planet earth onto this new planet, but now I’m terrified. I’m thinking there’s going to be some kind of Intergalactic War. How much crap have you hear about aliens in your lifetime? It’s all fun and games to produce movies like Independence Day, Aliens, etc. until we find out these dudes really do exist and they’re after our women. Enjoy Earth while you can people.
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