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    10-06-2010, 11:02 AM
Green Broke
What do the kids learn in school now? "My Very Energetic Mother Just Showed Us Nine..... ummmm.....?"

Nine PLANETS, she showed us nine PLANETS!!!

Poor Pluto, you'll always be a planet to me
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    10-06-2010, 11:21 AM
It is a planet with short seasons and the same temp all the time? Maybe it will be inhabited by a bunch of hot californian men!!! The work week could be a few hours or your could have some vacation every day- I like it!!
    10-06-2010, 12:11 PM
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Originally Posted by irydehorses4lyfe    
I still like to think of Pluto as a planet. I don't care what they say now, when I was in elementary school I was taught it was a planet! You cannot unlearn things!
I agree!
    10-06-2010, 12:11 PM
Originally Posted by dedebird    
i really don't belive in this sorta stuff I think they are just wasting billions of dollars sending little space ships to space when they normally find nothing I bet we will never hear about this again or if we do its a oops sorry we messed up again
You don't believe in space exploration and learning more about the universe, our galaxy, and our solar system?

So we should just remain ignorant savages and hope that something cataclysmic doesn't happen, instead of being preemptive and maybe averting a catastrophe before it occurs?

I don't think scientists have ever found 'nothing'. They've discovered many things. They might not be interesting to you, but they're certainly interesting to many others who understand why space exploration is necessary.

Earth will not last forever, even if humanity starts doing everything right. Our sun is going to die at some point, and Earth will be destroyed during its dying process even if life isn't wiped out by another asteroid strike or the super volcanoes under our feet.

If humanity is going to survive the death of Earth, we'll need to find habitable planets. The only way to do this is to further space exploration and increase our intelligence and awareness of the universe.

The universe is a vast and hostile place. We cannot hope to survive by luck alone. Luck sure didn't work for the dinosaurs, and Earth will have a near miss in the next couple of years with another asteroid of the same proportions that wiped out most life 65 million years ago.

Scientists learned quite a bit about how asteroids and planetary gravity work, by observing the Shumaker-Levy asteroid and its impact on Jupiter.

I love space and astronomy, and if I were smarter I'd have loved to have been an astronomist.

To say that we're 'wasting' money by exploring space, and that scientists have 'found nothing' is so far wrong as to be completely ludicrous.
    10-06-2010, 12:29 PM
Green Broke
This thread reminds me of a quote I heard once:

"The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us."
    10-06-2010, 12:34 PM
Originally Posted by sarahver    
This thread reminds me of a quote I heard once:

"The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us."
Ain't that the truth!

'Beam me up Scotty, there's absolutely NO SIGN of intelligent life here!'
    10-06-2010, 12:37 PM
Originally Posted by sarahver    
This thread reminds me of a quote I heard once:

"The surest sign that intelligent life exists elsewhere in the universe is that it has never tried to contact us."

That's a great quote and so true!
    10-06-2010, 05:16 PM
I could not agree with you more, SR
    10-06-2010, 05:58 PM
Green Broke
I never first learned the planets in Elementary school, I learned them from Blues Clues. Oh, the sun's a hot star....
    10-06-2010, 07:34 PM
How fascinating. I have always been interested in astronomy but I didn't have the desire to go to school to learn about it. It will probably not happen in my life but I do wonder what kind of life is supported on that planet, how it differs from our own, are they more advanced or are they still in the caveman-type stage? There are only a few million other questions I could ask but those are the big ones.

What makes me wonder is why is it that it seems only rednecks and loonies are abducted.

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