Wednesday, April 25, 2007

This is the age of miracle and wonder...

Holy crap. The ESO just released findings of an earthlike planet. Only 20 lightyears way. This is ridiculous.

The first extra-solar planet was confirmed in 1992. That's just 15 years ago. In a decade and a half, we've gone from no knowledge whatsoever about the existence of these things, to being able to say that this new planet is in the right orbital zone to allow liquid water.

I mean, damn.


Blogger Joe said...

Now if only we knew what the emission spectra for little green men looked like!!!

9:53 AM  

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