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    10-07-2010, 10:17 AM
  #21
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Originally Posted by smrobs    
What makes me wonder is why is it that it seems only rednecks and loonies are abducted.
These tend to also be the only people who have seen Bigfoot and chupacabras, for some reason.

Think there's a correlation?

There may or may not be life on that planet, because it doesn't rotate on its axis like Earth. Life may have evolved to some extent, but I'd venture a guess it's not very advanced.

We're one tiny speck of life in our own galaxy, the Milky Way. Our galaxy alone boasts 100 BILLION stars, with billions of planets.

There are hundreds of billions of galaxies in the universe, each with their billions upon billions of stars and planets. To think that life doesn't exist somewhere outside our own solar system is foolish to the extreme.

Will sentient life be human? Why should it be? It may not even be carbon based, as is every form of life here on Earth.

The possibilities fascinate me, and we've only just begun.
     
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    10-07-2010, 10:20 AM
  #22
Banned
^^Nerd! LOL

*ducks* Just kidding! I find this stuff very interesting. I think everyone has had those moments where you sit and wonder if there is anything else out there in the big sky. I know I certainly have!
     
    10-07-2010, 10:44 AM
  #23
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Cori, no need to duck and cover. I've always been a geeky science nerd. I just wish I was smart enough to have gone into a scientific field of study.

Astronomy and forensics are both fascinating to me, and I could happily have lived out my days watching the stars or looking through a microscope.

Alas, that cruel bitch Math did me in! I don't 'get' mathematics. Anything more complicated than algebra, and my brain explodes.
     
    10-09-2010, 01:05 AM
  #24
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Citrus    
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!!
From what I've read, this planet never sees darkness, at least, from what they've seen so far, the angle says such.

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Originally Posted by smrobs    
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.
I am the same way. It fascinates me, but I could not stand to go to school for years for such.


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Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
There may or may not be life on that planet, because it doesn't rotate on its axis like Earth. Life may have evolved to some extent, but I'd venture a guess it's not very advanced.

We're one tiny speck of life in our own galaxy, the Milky Way. Our galaxy alone boasts 100 BILLION stars, with billions of planets.

There are hundreds of billions of galaxies in the universe, each with their billions upon billions of stars and planets. To think that life doesn't exist somewhere outside our own solar system is foolish to the extreme.

Will sentient life be human? Why should it be? It may not even be carbon based, as is every form of life here on Earth.

The possibilities fascinate me, and we've only just begun.
I didn't think about that, that it wouldn't have much of a rotation, if any, if it was in constant daylight. Very good observation! It does make me wonder how life would be supported in constant daylight.

I was thinking about that earlier actually, about how just because we know what life is here on earth, does not mean that we know everything about how life can be supported. Who knows what life could be sustained by on other planets, if we haven't experienced or known of it before?

I was looking at this: http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/3...3034903681.gif earlier and it got to me thinking, we cannot live on the other known planets, etc. because we only know how life here on earth survives. We cannot limit the entire universe to what we know, because...well, you can't keep the unknown in a box.
     
    10-09-2010, 03:01 AM
  #25
Started
So excited about this! Alright, I'm ready to head over to my new house on Planet G- as long as I can bring a couple of horses with me...
     
    10-09-2010, 03:18 AM
  #26
Green Broke
It may not need to rotate like Earth because of the particular galaxy it belongs too. I think it's cool! But they could have named it something better!
     
    10-09-2010, 05:22 AM
  #27
Foal
Wouldn't it be hilarious if we finally got the technology and could visit the planet and we get there and it's exactly like earth and there's just people everywhere...we'd all be like...BUM!
     
    10-09-2010, 05:44 AM
  #28
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^^^
It would still be pretty cool though!!! I bet people would still be a lot different, due to the climate and such...
I would imagine they would be at a totally different stage of existance, too, like way back in our past or far into our future...

I just can't help but wonder when this planet was formed...it very well could be newer and only have limited life forms...or, for all we know, way older than our planet and far more advanced!
Maybe they've destroyed their planet already and are scoping out ours as a potential replacement planet when theirs wears out! Lol
     
    10-09-2010, 06:13 AM
  #29
Foal
Lol, but it would be hilarious if they're still arguing about public transport and contemplating having siestas as part of their work day and if we landed they immediately put us in detention centres lol
     
    10-11-2010, 07:08 PM
  #30
Yearling
Oh wow! I love reading this kind of stuff. It's too bad our current technologies won't allow scientists to study the planet's atmosphere for chemical signs of life.
     

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