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Old 07-15-2012, 07:51 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Just read a neat article.

The Voyager 1 spacecraft will soon have a new territory to explore—interstellar space. Voyager chief scientist Ed Stone discusses whether the spacecraft will have a bumpy exit from the solar system, and the chances Voyager's golden record may someday be intercepted by an advanced space-faring civilization.

Thirty-five years ago, NASA launched a pair of spacecraft called Voyager 1 and 2 in hopes of learning more about the outer planets of solar system, those big gas giants. The Voyagers beamed back dazzling close-ups of the big red spot on Jupiter and the rings of Saturn, but scientists wanted to see even more of what's out there, see how far the Voyagers could go before running out of fuel.

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Old 09-09-2012, 04:28 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Alien life could be found within 40 years, says royal astronomer.

Alien life beyond our solar system could be discovered within the next 40 years according the Queen's astronomer, Lord Martin Rees, said last night.

The question of whether earth is alone in supporting living organisms has dogged scientists, philosophers and amateur stargazers for centuries.

But Lord Rees, president of the Royal Society, believes that developments in astronomy mean that astrophysicists could be able to view images of distant planets outside of our solar system as soon as 2025, and potentially discover whether there is some form of life on them.

Lord Martin Rees, the Astronomer Royal, says life beyond our solar system could be discovered within the next 40 years
He said: 'We know now that stars are orbited by retinues of planets just as our sun is. We have learned this in just the last decade, essentially.

'Within 10 or 20 years we will be able to image other planets like the earth, orbiting other stars.
'That will be a really exciting subject to see if there is evidence for [extra-terrestrial] life or not.'

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Speaking at a debate on the meaning of life for the launch of Professor Stephen Hawking's new show Grand Design, he added that finding out more about the "origin of life, the place where it exists, and whether aliens exist, is going to be crucial over the next four decades.
Professor Hawking was guest of honour at the debate, which also featured Cambridge University Professor Dame Athene Donald, writer Will Self, and geneticist Dr Adam Rutherford.
Based on his best-selling book Grand Design, his new programme for the Discovery channel will tackle the key to the cosmos, taking in everything from Isaac Newton's law of gravity to the recent Higgs Boson findings.

Lord Martin Rees was speaking at a debate for the launch of Professor Stephen Hawking's new show Grand Design. Prof Hawking is pictured
He also looks at the relationship between God and science, and what the meaning of life is for humans.
Professor Hawking, who has previously described the notion of heaven as a "fairytale" will cause further controversy with religious bodies, with his comments during his new series.
He said: 'I think science can explain the universe without the need for God.'
Lord Rees admitted that there may be some scientific challenges that are "beyond human brains" and that we may even need alien interaction to help us learn more.
He said: 'There may be some questions that our brains will never understand, in the same way that chimpanzees couldn't understand quantum theory, that are just beyond human brains.
'It could be some of the challenges [we face] may not be fully solved, we may have to wait the post-human era. That is evolution beyond humans – and we are not the culmination of evolution on the earth.
Or we will have to wait till we can learn from some aliens who may be some way ahead of us.
Last year Lord Rees said it was possible that aliens were "staring us in the face" in a in a form humans are unable to recognise.
He commented: 'The problem is that we're looking for something very much like us, assuming that they at least have something like the same mathematics and technology
'I suspect there could be life and intelligence out there in forms we can't conceive.'


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They pushed back the estimated arrival of man on Mars to basically never.

They found that our eyes don't hold their shape in zero gravity and that the astronauts would all go blind before they reached halfway there.

Currently there is no solution to the problem.

Other planets that are in the goldilocks zone have been found.

We know other life exists, we just can't prove it yet. Is there intelligent life is the real question.

I don't see us being able to space travel for at least four more centurys, even then I don't think we'll be able to go far.
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I'm sure somewhere in the Universe there is an Earth like planet. I doubt we ever even get close to stepping foot on such a planet though. I think humans will be extinct before we ever find any habitable planet.
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I'm sure somewhere in the Universe there is an Earth like planet. I doubt we ever even get close to stepping foot on such a planet though. I think humans will be extinct before we ever find any habitable planet.
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When you sit there and think...how is it even possible that we havn't found life yet when there's billions upon billions of planets. It's humbling...

Astronomers say that one in six stars hosts an Earth-sized planet in a close orbit - suggesting a total of 17 billion such planets in our galaxy.

The result comes from an analysis of planet candidates gathered by Nasa's Kepler space observatory.

The Kepler scientists also announced 461 new planet candidates, bringing the satellites' total haul to 2,740.

Their findings were announced at the 221st meeting of the American Astronomical Society in California.

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Since its launch into orbit in 2009, Kepler has stared at a fixed part of the sky, peering at more than 150,000 stars in its field of view.

It detects the minute dip in light coming from a star if a planet passes in front of it, in what is called a transit.

But it is a tricky measurement to make, with the total light changing just tiny fractions of a percent, and not every dip in light is due to a planet.

So Francois Fressin of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics - who discovered the first Earth-sized planets set about trying to find out not only which Kepler candidates might not be planets, but also which planets might not have been visible to Kepler.

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Kepler Space Telescope


Stares fixedly at a patch corresponding to 1/400th of the sky
Looks at more than 150,000 stars
Has so far found 2,740 candidate planets
Among them are 461 Earth-sized planets, at least 10 of which are in the "habitable zone" where liquid water can exist
Kepler candidate list
William Borucki talks about Kepler
"We have to correct for two things - first [the Kepler candidate list] is incomplete," he told BBC News.

"We only see the planets that are transiting their host stars, stars that happen to have a planet that is well-aligned for us to see it, and [for each of those] there are dozens that do not.

"The second major correction is in the list of candidates - there are some that are not true planets transiting their host star; they are other astrophysical configurations."

These might include, for example, binary stars, where one star orbits another, blocking some of the light as the stars transit each other.

"We simulated all the possible configurations we could think of - and we found out that they could only account for 9.5% of Kepler planets, and all the rest are bona fide planets," Dr Fressin explained.

The results suggest that 17% of stars host a planet up to 1.25 times the size of the Earth, in close orbits lasting just 85 days or fewer - much like the planet Mercury.

That means our Milky Way galaxy hosts at least 17 billion Earth-sized planets.

In the zone
Even as Dr Fressin reported an analysis of the most recent Kepler catalogue, it was increased substantially by results reported by Christopher Burke of the Seti Institute.

Dr Burke announced 461 new candidate planets, a substantial fraction of which were Earth-sized or not much larger - planets that have until now been particularly difficult to detect.

"What's particularly interesting is four new planets - less than twice the size of Earth - that are potentially in the habitable zone, the location around a star where it could potentially have liquid water to sustain life," Dr Burke told BBC News.

One of the four, dubbed KOI 172.02, is a mere 1.5 times the size of the Earth and around a star like our own Sun - perhaps as near as the current data allow to finding an "Earth 2.0".

"It's very exciting because we're really starting to pick up the sensitivity to these things in the habitable zone - we're just really getting to the frontier of potentially life-bearing planets."

William Borucki, the driving force behind and principal investigator on the Kepler mission, said he was "delighted" by the fresh batch of results.

"The most important thing is the statistics - not to find one Earth but to find 100 Earths. That's what we'll be seeing as the years go on with the Kepler mission, because it was designed to find many Earths."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20942440
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It is both humbling and indeed exciting. I've watched a documentary recently, on Netflix no less, that had so much evidence in support of alien life that it would be rather myopic to argue against. Evidence from astomoners, scientists, physicists, engineers, ex-govenment employees. It seems that we have already been visited many times by alien lifeforms. Apparently the government have actual alien craft. And have been reverse engineering that shit for years. Which may explain the increase in sightings over the years.

EDIT. Yeah its sounds like Independence Day but the evidence is ahem astronomical.
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I read that article earlier and was blown away. Also, NASA are currently developing a genuine warp drive. or trying to see if it is at all possible, at least.

As someone said above, the question is 'is there intelligent life' out there not 'is there other life out there'. I genuinely believe there is. The vastness of the Universe is proof enough in my eyes.
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