Wednesday, May 30, 2007

It's life, readers, but not as we know it.

The argument about life beyond Earth had always been a little bit academic to me: yes, I think it probably does but who cares as we’ll never know kind-of-a-thing.

But some pretty new research has really excited me. Apparently another 28 planets have been spotted outside our solar system, bringing the total to more than 200.

Most interestingly researchers say they are seeing more habitable planets that could support life.

“We are beginning to see that our home is not a rarity in the universe,” said
Geoffrey Marcy, a professor of astronomy at the University of California
Berkeley, who led the team.
It will probably never happen in my life but the possibility of discovering intelligent life on other planets and finding out what they know and what they are like is just amazing.

Of course once they see what we’ve done to our world they might not be so keen to be Best Friendz 4 EVA.

1 comment:

MyUtopia said...

Thanks for the Science update : ) I hadn't heard about the new findings, really interesting.