Eyeball Planet

@akalinus (41594)
United States
July 10, 2024 11:40am CST
Astronomers have discovered a planet that could host intelligent life. It looks like an eyeball, so very eerie and strange. Would you want to live on a planet that looks like a big eyeball looking out on the universe? Why or why not? Do you think there could be life there?
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/technology/giant-eyeball-a-perfect-place-to-look-for-life-outside-the-solar-system/ar-BB1pEesd
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@porwest (81382)
• United States
10 Jul
Space has long been a fascination of mine, and I am absolutely CONVINCED that we are NOT alone. We can't be. It seems impossible, especially considering what we really know about space is one big, giant guess. We really don't know much at all, if anything. As a matter of fact, I would say our knowledge is one grain of sand on a 1,000 mile long beach. No. Really. Could there be life on this strange world looking back at us? Who knows? Intelligent or not, life is life and any discovery of it anywhere would be a massive revelation. Would I want to live on a giant eyeball? Who cares? So long as I can breathe and eat and enjoy life? Sure. Why not?
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@akalinus (41594)
• United States
10 Jul
I love your answer and do agree with you. I don't think I am good to take such a long trip but maybe if I was younger. I also think that there has to be life out there in the cosmos. How could Earth be the only planet where it exists?
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@porwest (81382)
• United States
11 Jul
@akalinus Ah heck, one day we will sail through space on massive starships like the ones on Star Trek. It'd be an easy hop, skip and jump. lol
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@ptrikha_2 (46157)
• India
11 Jul
@porwest Yes we are still not knowledgeable enough about the universe and what all it has.
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@VivaLaDani13 (60793)
• Perth, Australia
10 Jul
@akalinus I was literally JUST reading about that before I saw your discussion! If the planet was fine to live on with no issues then I wouldn't mind what it looked like from the outside. It would be amazing if there was life elsewhere.
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@akalinus (41594)
• United States
10 Jul
I do believe that there could be life elsewhere. I never put limits on God's creativity. If it is a good place, I guess it does not matter what it looks like.
@ptrikha_2 (46157)
• India
11 Jul
I would like to stay there for 15 days vacation every year, provided it is livable with basic facilities and armed protection from Aliens! But yes, the article states that this planet could be hosting an Alien Life system, which is exciting enough.
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@akalinus (41594)
• United States
17 Jul
I wonder if they are friendly, welcoming strangers or are they warlike?
@kobesbuddy (77627)
• East Tawas, Michigan
10 Jul
Where these stories originate, it amazes me that they aren't forbidden to print them.
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@akalinus (41594)
• United States
17 Jul
This is information that they got from the James Webb Space Telescope. I don't know how long it has been taking photos and gathering data. So, I think this is legitimate information. IMO, it is too far away for any visitation, It takes half of a normal lifetime.
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@akalinus (41594)
• United States
17 Jul
@kobesbuddy That's so cool. I am interested in whatever life might be there. I watched Lost in Space, Star Wars, and Star Trek and marveled over the endless possibilities. I think God is there somewhere in the majesty and beauty of the universe.
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@kobesbuddy (77627)
• East Tawas, Michigan
17 Jul
@akalinus I am interested in anything, pertaining to outer space, the planets and the galaxy.
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@Shivram59 (32986)
• India
14 Jul
WOW!! I didn't know that.Is this planet in our solar system?? So far the question of living there is concerned;I would like to wait till the time a perfect system gets invented with which we can come back to our mother earth.Think of the poor lady;Sunitha Williams.
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@akalinus (41594)
• United States
15 Jul
It is not in our solar system. It is 48 light years away so the trip would take up most of your best years. We would get there and hope we can find a cardiologist or rheumatologist's office. I am not familiar with Sunitha Williams.
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@akalinus (41594)
• United States
17 Jul
@Shivram59 I should have known. I know her as Suni. I'm not sure they want those astronauts to come home. I heard there is a super virus on board the ISS.
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@Shivram59 (32986)
• India
18 Jul
@akalinus Why do you think they don't want the astronauts to back on earth??
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@arunima25 (86631)
• Bangalore, India
10 Jul
Wow! I could not read the full article due to some issues with page scrolling down. It's interesting. Thank you for sharing. Earth is rotating and revolving and is round. But for me, it's my beautiful home and I love the beautiful Nature. I am sure that if I lived on that eyeball looking heavenly body, I would have the same emotional connect and feeling to it as I have for earth. Aliens are mystery and no one can deny their existence seeing the enormity of the universe.
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@akalinus (41594)
• United States
10 Jul
I'm sorry the article scrolled on you. I tried to find one with good pictures of that planet. I hope you at least saw those. The earth is beautiful; sometimes it just takes my breath away to see parts of it. I grew up in the southwest USA and the scenery, the stars at night, storms, the desert in bloom, and so many things testify to creation and order in the universe.
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@arunima25 (86631)
• Bangalore, India
11 Jul
@akalinus I could see the picture. It actually reassembled eye balls. I couldn't read it further. The picture was on the top and I could see it. You are right. Nature's wonders, the diversity of flora and fauna around... there is so much to cherish and all this around us comes for free.
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@akalinus (41594)
• United States
11 Jul
@arunima25 Sometimes I am blown away by the beauty and majesty of the universe. I am sure there is a lot wrong with it too, but I choose to see the magnificence of it all.
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@kaylachan (62611)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
10 Jul
I am sure Earth looked funny from space when we first laid eyes on it. The other planets are depicted as solid color. So, I don't think a planet looking like an eyeball would bother me.
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@akalinus (41594)
• United States
10 Jul
I think Earth looks great from space. I think they nicknamed it the "big blue marble." If there is life on this eyeball planet, I hope it is compatible with ours.
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@LindaOHio (165989)
• United States
11 Jul
There's always the possibility of life out there. I don't want to go to another planet. I'll stay here on Earth. Have a good day.
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@akalinus (41594)
• United States
11 Jul
That is very sensible of you. Most people don't want to step away from the safety of home in this uncertain world.
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@sarik1 (6990)
11 Jul
Wow it is interesting .
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@akalinus (41594)
• United States
17 Jul
Yes, it is very interesting to think of what might be there and the possibility of intelligent life on that planet.
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@ogbenishyna (4027)
11 Jul
Thats interesting and thanks for sharing. I have been reading about earth-like planets like Keplar too.
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@akalinus (41594)
• United States
17 Jul
We are just beginning to explore what is in the universe. The Cosmos is vast and getting bigger all the time.
@grenery8 (5755)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
13 Jul
that is strange. not liking it that much