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Message 1304778 - Posted: 11 Nov 2012, 4:17:57 UTC

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19959531

It is interesting to think that we have found planets hundreds of light years away though it has taken till now to find one in our own `back yard`
and for fans of the film Avatar (like myself) it puts us in the situation that their existance is one step closer :¬)
Its just a film, i keep teling myself its just a film . . .

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Message 1304962 - Posted: 11 Nov 2012, 16:23:05 UTC - in response to Message 1304778.

if at least they would have sent the voyagers toward that direction :P
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Message 1305317 - Posted: 12 Nov 2012, 9:55:28 UTC - in response to Message 1304962.

Remember that an exoplanet would have to have many parameters within a narrow range to support and nourish intelligent life. Planets are plentiful but let's see how many Earth-like planets exist in the entire Galaxy.

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Message 1305668 - Posted: 13 Nov 2012, 2:11:54 UTC

I remember when Babylon 5 first aired everyone derided the idea of planets around alpha centari.
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Message 1305950 - Posted: 14 Nov 2012, 1:09:35 UTC

I cannot wait until we find the first planet or moon with life on it. I'm helping SETI in hopes that an intelligent race may hear us! Ooh man If only I type to one right now...

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