New Planet found

@lilaclady (28270)
Australia
December 5, 2011 11:58pm CST
I heard on the news yesterday that a new planet has been found that could have life on it...well all I can say is I hope that the life there walks on two legs as humans seem to think anything on four legs is for human consumption. For the life of me I don't think we humans have the right to go to other planets until we get the one we have stuffed up back in order again...
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@veganbliss (3903)
• Adelaide, Australia
6 Dec 11
Yes, I've noticed this one on Yahoo News: http://au.news.yahoo.com/a/-/newshome/12248465/nasa-confirms-super-earth-that-could-hold-life/ And this one about the black holes: http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Two_Black_Holes_Weigh_In_at_10_Billions_Suns_999.html My, but we do live in interesting times, don't we? I want to get there first & found the first vegan organic Raw-Fooder country! Err... that's the planet one; not the black holes one! I think we'll ban religion while we're at it & just have one rule: Love!
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
7 Dec 11
"The first vegan organic Raw-Fooder country" Sound like a plan, so when are we going? Banning religion (even religious vegan fanaticism) sounds great. Just showing respect and love for all living creatures.
• Adelaide, Australia
7 Dec 11
It'll take about ten million years to get there with today's technology... so maybe a little later... after I develop it! There's such a thing as religious vegan fanaticism? Who would have thought?
@savak03 (6686)
• United States
11 Dec 11
Thanks for the link to the news article. I hadn't seen it and was glad to get the opportunity.
6 Dec 11
I think the new planet will lighten the comsumption of earth so humans should try to live in new founded planets like Kepler-22b.
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@whatrow (793)
• United States
6 Dec 11
I agree. But, don't pack your bags yet. There is so much work to be done before humans can live on another planet that when it happens, your great-grandchildren will be grandparents. But, it is important to keep moving forward toward that goal.
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• India
6 Dec 11
I am well excited to know from you that we had found a new life planet.I had seen the news on yahoo but did not looked it much because I was busy. I hope we will have a migration to it. If you are allowed to survive in that planet. Will you go there ?
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@stk40m (1119)
• Koeln, Germany
6 Dec 11
they've already found a number of planets that COULD sustain life: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrestrial_planet#Most_Earth-like_exoplanets http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kepler_%28spacecraft%29 http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/kepler/main/index.html while this article is rather pessimistic: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,2095436,00.html this one talks about 2 billion Earth-like planets in our own galaxy: http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_weblog/2011/06/the-two-billion-earthlike-planets-in-the-milky-way-how-many-will-prove-to-support-advanced-life.html I think there are many Earth-like planets in our galaxy and I also think that the living beings there could be similar to those on Earth. But there could also be beings like bird-humans (humans with wings), intelligent dinosaurs or whatever you can imagine :D Anyway, I don't think it will be easy to go to other planets, maybe it isn't even possible at all considering the huge distances and the speed of light limit. Perhaps we would be able to travel to other worlds not with physical means but by ''soul'' travelling. But if that should be possible I think that you'd need a pure soul, i.e. one that is free from negative influences.
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@thatgirl13 (7307)
• South Korea
6 Dec 11
Hey I hadn't heard of this one but thanks for the information. I am curious about how they look now. But yeah I do also believe we shouldn't pry on other planets. Not like we will like it if one day a person/living thing of another planet come to our earth and start inspecting.
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@veejay19 (3592)
• India
6 Dec 11
Well, lilaclady, our universe is so vast with billions of stars and planets that somewhere there must be a planet having earthlike conditions or near earthlike. so maybe there is life maybe in a primitive form or even advanced.However if a planet has been found having life then it must be in the form of microbes and not humans because so far no alien being has contacted us.All those tales of UFO`s are just humbug.It has been found out that in the past Mars may have had water on it so there was a possibility of some sort of life,maybe at the microbial stage there.Yes, we humans are destroying our own planet so we do not deserve to go and spoil another planet with earthlike conditions,if it is ever found.Charity begins at home,so we must first set our own house in order before venturing anywhere else.
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@zuzaki68 (16)
6 Dec 11
I've seen it in yahoo news, wow the 10th planet. but Pluto is not a planet anymore right ?? It was found by Brown and colleagues using the Samuel Oschin Telescope at Palomar Observatory near San Diego. Its more farther than Pluto right ? Well, if there's some living creatures their its not human ^^, alien i guess!
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• India
6 Dec 11
More than any curiosity or excitement about discovering a new planet, I take note of your observation wondering whether or not we human beings on this planet earth are entitled to head there. This is a very good poser to all of us and our masters here. Having messed up everything on this beautiful planet in every conceivable way, are we now looking to spread the malaise on other planets too? There are innumerable issues to contend with. In fact, I would say all spending on scientific discovery missions is a colossal waste and injustice to humanity. The money could be spent in improving the lot of impoverished millions around the globe. Let's stop rejoicing over new discoveries; there are issues here on earth that nobody needs to discover but to ACT.
• Philippines
7 Dec 11
I definitely agree with you my friend.Instead of spending so much on these planet discoveries which I guess there are many, why not use the said amount for researches on discovering medicines that may cure this frightful disease which is the big C. Also ways to stop the destruction, we humans are doing to the only place we live.
• Philippines
18 Dec 11
yeah i know it it has been in the tv a few weeks ago and its full of water i will be freezed when i get there and i dont know where does it placed
@MsTickle (24976)
• Australia
15 Dec 11
I read about this planet and thought...you've got to be kidding me. Then I thought...why are scientists and space explorers even looking - do they know something we don't? Then I read some more and whereas they are saying it's quite close, you need to think relatively...Quite close means travelling close to the speed of light, it would take 20 years to get there. This is the planet orbiting the start Gliase 581. The planets gravity is double ours here on earth and the atmosphere would be a constant murky twilight apparently. There is another "new" planet too, Keppler-22. I haven't had a chance to read up on this one yet. My grandchildren may become familiar with the existence of new planets but I doubt they will be going anywhere. As you say, the destruction we have caused to this planet will probably kill off life as we know it anyway.
@savak03 (6686)
• United States
11 Dec 11
I wish you had included the link to this news report. I haven't seen it and I would be very interested to do so. I do agree that we have no business mucking around on other planets. After all we haven't been very good conservators of this one.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
7 Dec 11
I agree, we do need to concentrate on fixing our own planet before we start thinking about finding another one to live on. Apparently NASA have spent $600 million on their probe that is out there looking for other planets. If only that money was put to good use here like investing in sustainable energy and building practices and the organic industries that can help the planet to remain clean. Or maybe they could invest the money in researching time travel, so we can either go back in time and fix our stuff ups or go back and live sustainably with the dinosaurs like in Terra Nova!
@celticeagle (114391)
• Boise, Idaho
7 Dec 11
I think it is only common sense that would tell us that there is life out there somewhere. When meteorites are found with elements in them that humans have in their bodies it would seem that there is life out there somewhere. It is just a matter of getting to them and communicating.
@stanley777 (7177)
• Philippines
7 Dec 11
Yeah, I just heard it too on the radio news. And if ever it can be habitable by humans, I think it would take longer years just to go there. You are right, before we explore other planets we must first stop the destruction we doing to our mother earth.
@ferbjohn69 (1129)
• Philippines
7 Dec 11
I also heard it from news last night,and I wasn't very surprised.Even before this planes was discovered,I knew that there are already many planets like this.They are just hiding and waiting to be discovered.The universe is really incredibly vast.I can't imagine how mysterious it is.:)
@bostonphil (4391)
• United States
7 Dec 11
I am glad that you began this discussion. I had not yet heard about this new planet. It is almost like a baby being born. The universe is so incredible. I was thinking about this the other night as I looked up at the moon and stars. I have heard that the light that we see from the star actually left the star something like a million years ago. I would not be at all surprised if we someday found evidence of life on another planet. I hope that this discovery happens in my lifetime.
• United States
7 Dec 11
wow I haven't heard this but it sounds really interesting. I'd love to find out there's aliens over there lol. I'm not saying green one's, but some other kind of life form. That would be really amazing. I love Roswell, the TV show, and things like that really intrigue me, like most people. Sometimes my belief fades of other life forms like that, but I find in general I'm pretty opened minded about anything being possible.
@MaryLynn321 (2680)
• United States
6 Dec 11
I didn't hear the news on a new planet. But, I totally agree. We have polluted this planet, etc. Why go to another one and just do the same things over and over again. Do you really think there will be life on another planet. I am not sure anymore, they have been to several and have found no life or signs of former life. Can you even imagine having to start all over again on a new planet. Not in this life time.
@youless (86625)
• Guangzhou, China
6 Dec 11
I learned this news from TV today. I am excited to it. It means that there is another planet which is similar with the earth. Although right now we are unable to go there, but who knows what will happen tomorrow. I love China
@sender621 (14956)
• United States
6 Dec 11
I just read about this new planet in my newspaper this morning. It is supposed to be a planet similar to /earth. The only thing about this planet is that it would take millions to years for us to reach it. what a shame it could not have discovered much earkier than it was.