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NASA's big announcement


Letagi

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NASA has scheduled a press conference for tomorrow morning at 9:00am PDT, and you should all watch it. The announcement has to do with a new Kepler discovery. Kepler is a space telescope that is responsible for finding over a thousand confirmed extrasolar planets, or planets orbiting other stars. The new findings will very likely be the most Earth-like planet found to date.

 

The press conference can be watched live here:

 

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/9407922

 

Best-case scenario? Kepler has found an Earth-like planet whose atmosphere has a high concentration of dioxygen, or O2, which did not exist on Earth until the evolution of photosynthesis. Since O2 is not produced in stellar reactions (elemental oxygen is, but not molecular oxygen) or in large quantities by other known natural processes, the presence of the molecule on another planet would be a strong indicator of life.

 

-Letagi

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Time to find a plucky, rag-tag band of blue collar nobodies to shoot into space as a noble sacrifice to appease our Malevolent but Fair Space Gods.

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Personally I'm still waiting for more discoveries involving the "WOW signal". ADMIT IT NASA! WE KNOW YOU OBVIOUSLY HAVE ALIENS IN AREA 51! 

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Time to find a plucky, rag-tag band of blue collar nobodies to shoot into space as a noble sacrifice to appease our Malevolent but Fair Space Gods.

Can I volunteer?

 

-L

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Time to find a plucky, rag-tag band of blue collar nobodies to shoot into space as a noble sacrifice to appease our Malevolent but Fair Space Gods.

"Time is a flat circle."

 

Wait, wrong one.

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Honestly, ever since they hyped that arsenic study that turned out to be not all that rigorous I've been a little wary of NASA announcements.

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