17 May '11, 6pm

Let’s Destroy Another One! First Habitable Exoplanet Revealed

Let’s Destroy Another One! First Habitable Exoplanet Revealed

“Is there life on other planets?” We’ve all heard this asked hundreds of thousands of times — and while we’ve found things like water and bacteria on many a space-entity, it’s the question of whether human or human-like (or any, actually) living entities exist outside our known boundaries. Pondering this also leads to another question — if there can be life on other planets, would those planets be able to sustain our life as well? It seems to be possible. In a galaxy far, far away — or just right outside ours — lies a planetary system surrounding red dwarf Gliese 581. In 2007, scientists discovered the existence of two planets orbiting around this area and explored the possibility of sustaining human life. The outer planet, 581d, proved to be too cold, but there was hope for the inner planet. After more analysis by atmospheric experts, they concluded that if the planet had...

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2011/05/17/let%E2%80%99s-destroy-...

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