Big Announcement from NASA
By Jo Ann
February 22, 2017 11:32am CST
Tonight at 6 pm, NASA is supposed to make a big announcement about a discovery from beyond our galaxy. What do you think it could be? Did they find life? Civilisations? Water? I want to know what you think now and what you think after the announcement.
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I read that they discovered 7 new exoplanets with the size of the Earth around a small star at 40 light years from here. 3 might have water. It is not something very new, I started a discussion about it last year. My guess is that the NASA needs money.
@akalinus It is this. There is a NASA press release available.
NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has revealed the first known system of seven Earth-size planets around a single star. Three of these planets are firmly located in the habitable zone, the area around the parent star where a rocky planet is most likely to hav
• Derry, Northern Ireland
I heard it would take 700,000 years to get from here to there using today's most advanced rocket technology. And we are seeing what was there 40years ago, now I think about it. Stunning news is that the planets are well-illuminated, like a spotlight compared to the shadows that astronomers often have to work with... Edit - news report says the light from the star around which they orbit is actually quite weak. Oh well. They hope to study them for the next 10 years.
• Portland, Connecticut
It was an exciting announcement, I think that it is a little presumptuous of us to assume we are the only life in the universe but who knows, I guess creationists would say it is impossible, I prefer to think that God has a very large vision.
They've been lying the whole time. Of course there's UFO's and other civilizations out there. Were not the only ones out there giving the fact there's tons of Galaxies in our universe and starts in our own galaxy. They're just not into revealing it.
• United States
I have heard for years that they would disclose this information. They never do. I don't believe that earth has the only life in the universe. It is probably teeming with others. They are probably looking at the earth and wondering if there is intelligent life there. I wonder.