Is this the new Earth?

adey
By adey

Astronomers tonight announced the discovery of the most Earth-like planet ever found - a rocky world three times the size of our own world, orbiting a star 20 light years away.
The planet lies in the star's 'Goldilocks zone' - the region in space where conditions are neither too hot or too cold for liquid water to form oceans, lakes and rivers.
The planet also appears to have an atmosphere, a gravity like our own and could well be capable of life.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1316243/Is-new-Earth-Plan...

By anonymous• 12 years 2 months ago.
anonymous

The problem, supeesh is, that NOTHING can even reach the Speed of Light for a simple reason: To accelerate an object travelling at 99% of the Speed of Light you need more energy THAN THE WHOLE universe contains.

By gudone• 12 years 2 months ago.
gudone

another earth.. therez a lot more 2 b discovered... only God(Allah) Knows..

By supeesh• 12 years 2 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
supeesh

only the matter of time dear friends.....

now max speed a man can travel is 19,000 miles/sec

but the speed of light is 186282.3971 miles/sec

so, as per today's technologies it will take around 200 years. (196 yrs and some days.)

or you can wait another 10 years in earth, so that we will invent something which will travel 40 times the speed of light. so that it will take only 183.24 days to reach there.

if they invent something more faster than 40 times, then it will take less days...

so..

its better to wait...

By sTrangR• 12 years 2 months ago.
sTrangR

if evolution is true , there could be life also , but it may not be like ours

By britexpat• 12 years 2 months ago.
britexpat

Nothing to do with intelligence I'm afraid.. just like reading about useless things :O)

By anonymous• 12 years 2 months ago.
anonymous

lol brit, you could be a great astro physicist...i wish i had the intelligence like yours..:)

By Lion_King• 12 years 2 months ago.
Lion_King

Interesting discovery, however,the key is whether any sign of life? It's purely dependent of the atmospheric composition with the prevailing conditions.

By britexpat• 12 years 2 months ago.
britexpat

The theory is simple.. Create a bubble, shrink space and travel in the "fold" or hyperspace :O)

By anonymous• 12 years 2 months ago.
anonymous

brit, i could never understand the Alcubierre's theory..it seems so unreal..

anyways, lets wait, as you said.

NGTD, you bet, that would be a much better vacation i guess..:)

By No_Good_Thing_Dies• 12 years 2 months ago.
No_Good_Thing_Dies

LOL rishi. I would better think about a village in south India with river, falls and mountains :)

By britexpat• 12 years 2 months ago.
britexpat

Just waiting for the arrival of the hyper drive based on Alcubierre's theory. As soon as that happens.. I'm off.

In the emanwhile, we should focus on under sea exploration..

By anonymous• 12 years 2 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
anonymous

based on the information, what i feel is...

- since the planet is about 3 times the earth's diameter, the mass of the planet should be near to 27 times that of earth. thus, the gravity would be near to 27 times that of earth too. so, it would probably be difficult to move around there.

- the highest temperature is about -12 deg celcius, and if water exists, it would definitely be all frozen under the high atmospheric pressure. since water is the lifeline of living beings, it would be diffficult for life to begin.

-its 20 light years away, so it would take generations to reach there for a person...hypothetically, if a male and a female start for the planet today, their fourth or fifth generation might land there someday..

so, guys who are making plans to spend their vacations there...just think about a place on earth...:)

By OverPaid• 12 years 2 months ago.
OverPaid

great.. give the "Greedy People" more reasons to fight upon

By edifis• 12 years 2 months ago.
edifis

I am going there to stay with my wife. I prefer to have a beach side villa with lots of privacy!

By avishai• 12 years 2 months ago.
avishai

brit: he named it "Zarmina's World", unofficially.

a new world, a new hope?... dreaming.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100929/ap_on_sc/us_sci_new_earths

By GodFather.• 12 years 2 months ago.
GodFather.

They are more planets far and beyond they are more test in love so stay strong..:)

By soniya• 12 years 2 months ago.
soniya

There could be many other undiscovered planets in the far galaxy...

By britexpat• 12 years 2 months ago.
britexpat

I love the name they gave the zone..

A quick prize for guessing why. :o)

Avishai: the planet is Glieseg...... I will be ready to travel as soon as they have perfected the art of cyogenics ..

By FathimaH• 12 years 2 months ago.
FathimaH

Maashallah...very interesting indeed. Imagine one day telling someone "this vacation I'm off to explore Goldilocks" errrr....that dosen't sound nice =(

By s_isale• 12 years 2 months ago.
s_isale

all dreams....

By avishai• 12 years 2 months ago.
avishai

'goldilocks' planet. nice!

brit, do they need volunteer now? i'm in.

By britexpat• 12 years 2 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
britexpat

Great stuff. It's early days. As the article says, there are probably a lot more such planets in the "zone".

As propulsion technologies change, we might yet one day be able to send a manned craft to the planet. One day, man will have to leave the earth - for good :O(

By adey• 12 years 2 months ago.
adey

This is only an artists impression - not a photograph.

By perfectStranger• 12 years 2 months ago.
perfectStranger

Good info..

By edifis• 12 years 2 months ago.
edifis

Very less water.... Mostly land.

By anonymous• 12 years 2 months ago.
anonymous

WOW interesting it does look like earth

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