Study: At least 17B Earth-size planets

Jan 7, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WLUK-TV Green Bay

Astronomers estimate one in six stars in our Milky Way galaxy has a planet the size of Earth orbiting it.

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60s chic

Bethlehem, PA

#21 Jan 8, 2013
Colorado Chick wrote:
<quoted text> GOT THAT RIGHT!! Look at ALL the different cultures of the Earth. WHY do Asians have slanted eyes and Afro-Americans are dark skinned? Ever wonder WHY each one of us was born in said Country??
Hi CC! You may be right, but scientists believe all humans first origins are from Africa and that we then migrated to other continents before they separated. To survive, people had to adapt to climate change and over time, nature developed different skin tones, features to live in their environment. Africans and people of the Sahara regions are dark skinned so they could/can best tolerate the harsh sun and climate.
60s chic

Bethlehem, PA

#22 Jan 8, 2013
With so many planets - and probably many more that have yet to be discovered; there could very well be other lifeforms that exist on another planet somewhere. the universe is so huge and vast, it's difficult for me to believe that we're the only life form in it. Black holes lead to other galaxies. Who knows what's really out there.

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#23 Jan 8, 2013
QuiteCrazy wrote:
Wonder how the real estate boom will go? lol
lol
i was wondering if they have cable tv..
lol

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#24 Jan 8, 2013
flbadcatowner wrote:
Even if it were the right size and right temperature range, that does not necessarily translate into being inhabitable. The same size does not always mean the same density which can effect the degree of gravitational pull as well. Our planet may indeed be the only inhabitable planet in the universe for life as we know it.
Seriously? 17 Billion similar planets orbiting suns, and not one of them supports life? Is that what you actually believe? And that's just in our galaxy, which is assumed at being roughly .0000006% of the 'known' universe.

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#25 Jan 8, 2013
60s chic wrote:
With so many planets - and probably many more that have yet to be discovered; there could very well be other lifeforms that exist on another planet somewhere. the universe is so huge and vast, it's difficult for me to believe that we're the only life form in it. Black holes lead to other galaxies. Who knows what's really out there.
Black holes do not lead to other galaxies.

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#26 Jan 8, 2013
No To Tinkerbell Marriage wrote:
<quoted text>I don't think we need any more Subaru driving lesbians and queers or Birkenstock wearing wifi liberals in the Universe. Thet're already plenty abundant here on Earth.
Pretty bitter for an innocuous thread. Don't seek help, it's probably terminal.
May all the liberals, lesbians, queers, and all the peaceful people you refer to fart in your general direction. And as soon as they increase their population in the universe, I have a suggestion for you.

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#27 Jan 8, 2013
No To Tinkerbell Marriage wrote:
<quoted text>read the above post.
To think, an innocent infant turned into you. Who sbused you?

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#28 Jan 8, 2013
60s chic wrote:
With so many planets - and probably many more that have yet to be discovered; there could very well be other lifeforms that exist on another planet somewhere. the universe is so huge and vast, it's difficult for me to believe that we're the only life form in it. Black holes lead to other galaxies. Who knows what's really out there.
We have many life forms on Earth, inluding humans and Republicans.
60s chic

Bethlehem, PA

#29 Jan 8, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>We have many life forms on Earth, inluding humans and Republicans.
Republicans are a life form? Since when?
60s chic

Bethlehem, PA

#30 Jan 8, 2013
JM_Brazil wrote:
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Black holes do not lead to other galaxies.
Sorry, I'm not an astronomer or astrophysicist. But I still believe that life may exist somewhere other then earth. So what do black holes lead to, if anything? Oh boy, I think I'm fodder for this one, LOL!:)
DonkeyEstonkey

Hampton, VA

#31 Jan 9, 2013
Just what the universe needs.., another Earth.
No To Tinkerbell Marriage

Sayville, NY

#32 Jan 9, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>We have many life forms on Earth, inluding humans and Republicans.
And fecal eating Wolfmen like Lawrence(Talbot). Eat siht and bark at the moon Larry.

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#33 Jan 9, 2013
I had dinner on Mars with a beautiful intergalactic babe at the Mt Sharp inn, the food and drink was delicious, the prices reasonable but the place just had no atmosphere.

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#34 Jan 9, 2013
60s chic wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry, I'm not an astronomer or astrophysicist. But I still believe that life may exist somewhere other then earth. So what do black holes lead to, if anything? Oh boy, I think I'm fodder for this one, LOL!:)
Well, I guess I could say the lower intestines, but nevermind.

A black hole is basically a collapsed star. It's called a black hole because it does not reflect light. It's not an actual 'hole' at all. And they are actually very small.

Yeah, that or the lower intestines. It's all good.
Gayle

Medford, NY

#35 Jan 9, 2013
Please oh please can we name one of those planets "Oprah"!!!??

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#36 Jan 9, 2013
JM_Brazil wrote:
<quoted text>
Black holes do not lead to other galaxies.
True: Actually the other way round is better...

"Galaxies lead to black holes"

...is a quote much closer to the mark.

Keep hunting for those little green bugs.

Have a nice day: Ag

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#37 Jan 9, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>We have many life forms on Earth, inluding humans and Republicans.
Must admit that the search for intelligent life on Earth is not having much success so far...

Have a nice day: Ag

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#38 Jan 9, 2013
60s chic wrote:
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Republicans are a life form? Since when?
See what I mean about the failed search for intelligent life.

The Repblicans were a prima facie example.
Making an ecomnomy out of "coolies" at cost of total financial annihilation is NOT intelligent behavoiur.

I sympathise with the people whom died defending their homes at gunpoint when they were foreclosed with regular payments still ongoing and with a couple of months left on their mortgage payoff schedule.

Have a nice day: Ag

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#39 Jan 9, 2013
Adrian Godsafe MSc wrote:
<quoted text>I sympathise with the people whom died defending their homes at gunpoint when they were foreclosed with regular payments still ongoing and with a couple of months left on their mortgage payoff schedule.
Huh?

I must've missed that story - please provide a link.

Enquiring minds just have to know!!!

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#40 Jan 9, 2013
No To Tinkerbell Marriage wrote:
<quoted text>And fecal eating Wolfmen like Lawrence(Talbot). Eat siht and bark at the moon Larry.
Larry Talbot was a movie Wolfman. I am the real thing. You don't want to test me. You'd never make it to the last reel.

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