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Message 1472372 - Posted: 3 Feb 2014, 17:50:51 UTC

Link to article. It's written by the well-known astronomer Phil Plait of "Bad Astronomy" fame (now has a regular Slate column.)

May be of interest as it's about the search (especially via Kepler) for earth-like exoplanets in the "Goldilocks zone" for liquid water, ie the best possible SETI candidates we know of... yes, those same candidates we hope to get the Green Bank receiver online for... someday... I hope.
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Message 1472603 - Posted: 4 Feb 2014, 5:58:06 UTC

When will we find another earth? Long before we will be able to go there is my guess.
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Message 1472667 - Posted: 4 Feb 2014, 11:36:19 UTC

I don't think we will find another earth, certainly not with bipeds like us. And even if we did, it would be so far way that we couldn't visit them or vice further. But that doesn't mean that we shouldn't look, and hey it is fun, which is why we are all here!

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Message 1472716 - Posted: 4 Feb 2014, 13:01:01 UTC

Except if we discover how to use them wormholes;))
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Message 1481013 - Posted: 23 Feb 2014, 19:37:28 UTC - in response to Message 1472716.

I'm more a fan of folding space .....
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