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Title: WERE NOT ALONE....
Post by: azozeo on September 18, 2018, 10:32:36 AM
Come on, universe, what’s a guy gotta do to get just one little shred of evidence of extraterrestrial life? It doesn’t need to be anything too extraordinary. No antennaed green humanoids, no crawling masses of purple ooze, no silicon-based crystal creatures. At this point I’d be content with a single dead microbe clinging to the side of a meteor. I’m not picky – I just need to know: are we alone?

Of course, I’m not alone in my need to know. The search for alien life currently involves some of the most sophisticated astronomical equipment and laboratories on Earth, but has still yet to find conclusive proof of anything else out there in space crawling around eating and farting and dying like us. NASA has identified loads of planets which might support life, but the problem is they’re all so far away that we’ll likely never be able to reach and analyze them – in our lifetimes, anyway. Unless we hurry up and get that immortality thing together.

In more promising news, a team of NASA scientists has just published a study claiming that the closest known exoplanet, Proxima Centauri b, just might possibly be able to support life. The planet, also called Proxima b or Alpha Centauri Cb, lies just 4.2 light-years away from Earth in the constellation of Centaurus. That’s only 40 trillion kilometers, or 25 trillion miles, the cosmic equivalent of a stone’s throw.



https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/ast.2017.1760?journalCode=ast& (https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/ast.2017.1760?journalCode=ast&)
Title: Re: WERE NOT ALONE....
Post by: azozeo on September 20, 2018, 05:16:15 PM
Surly,
Your parking lot off the deck of Jupiter has grown.....


http://www.youtube.com/v/Od3GvJIVgkQ&fs=1