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    Flaring, active regions of our sun are highlighted in this new image combining observations from several telescopes. High-energy X-rays from NASA's Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) are shown in blue; low-energy X-rays from Japan's Hinode spacecraft are green; and extreme ultraviolet light from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) is yellow and red.

    All three telescopes captured their solar images around the same time on April 29, 2015. The NuSTAR image is a mosaic made from combining smaller images.
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    I like this thread
    I forsee Draft: J Fisher T 1st, D. Perryman ILB 2nd, Adrian Amos FS 3rd, G. Grayson Qb 4th, J. Brown OT/OG 5th, A.Chickillo DE/OLB 6th, H. Spears TE 7th, J.Fowler FB 7th, J. Leslie WR 7th. Udfa O.Gwacham DE

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    Our solar system. Pluto is somewhere in there, just hard to see.
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    Not actually a space image, but still worth posting.


    Another Earth.
    http://news.yahoo.com/nasa-discovers...192512073.html



    NASA astronomers announced Thursday that they had found an Earth-like planet roughly 1,400 light years away.

    The newly discovered Kepler-452b, which is in the Cygnus constellation, orbits a star from what is called the habitable zone: the distance at which water can pool on the surface of a planet.

    Other planets, such as Kepler-186f, have been discovered in this sweet Goldilocks spot that is neither too close nor too far to potentially sustain life.

    But Kepler-452b is different because it circles a G2-type star — just like our sun.

    “There’s really one place that we know has life in the universe, and that’s Earth, so finding another planet around a star that’s very similar to our sun is quite exciting,” NASA astronomer Jeff Coughlin said in an interview with Yahoo News.
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    UR - if this has life on it (which i doubt) how would you feel about how "special" earth is now (from that other thread you posted)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valar Morghulis View Post
    UR - if this has life on it (which i doubt) how would you feel about how "special" earth is now (from that other thread you posted)


    It doesn't. It only has 2 out of the 50.
    Earth sized and Goldilocks zone. I think this planet further validates just how impossible the odds are for our planet. Like I said, like winning the lottery every day for the rest of your life while being attacked by a polar bear riding a shark, every day for the rest of your life.


    But- to play advocate, should this planet have say 15% of the requirements, or life as you say, then by all means I would switch over to your side. For now, the probability infinitely favors negatory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by underrated29 View Post
    It doesn't. It only has 2 out of the 50.
    Earth sized and Goldilocks zone. I think this planet further validates just how impossible the odds are for our planet. Like I said, like winning the lottery every day for the rest of your life while being attacked by a polar bear riding a shark, every day for the rest of your life.


    But- to play advocate, should this planet have say 15% of the requirements, or life as you say, then by all means I would switch over to your side. For now, the probability infinitely favors negatory.
    Haha! I enjoyd your rebuttal.
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    Has more then 2, look at its year length ,class of star, and mass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShaneFalco View Post
    Has more then 2, look at its year length ,class of star, and mass.
    Year length has nothing to do with it. That is not a requirement for life. Neither is the type of star I believe either. Life can be found even around a red dwarf for ex, but that is closer. As from what I remember the age of the star is significant. Mass of the planet or star? Star I think is significant but planet, as far as I know is not one of them.
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    If there is a God (and I believe there is one), it makes sense that if he created the universe, there could certainly be life elsewhere.

    There could be alien life forms and believing they exist isn't contradictory to having faith in God, the top astronomer at the Vatican said in an interview published Tuesday.

    In the Vatican newspaper piece, titled "The Extraterrestrial Is My Brother," the Rev. Jose Gabriel Funes said the expansiveness of the universe means there could be life on planets other than Earth.

    "In my opinion this possibility exists," Funes, the director of the Vatican Observatory, told L'Osservatore Romano. "Astronomers believe the universe is made up of 100 billion galaxies, each of which consists of 100 billion stars. ... Life forms could exist in theory even without oxygen or hydrogen."

    Funes said that there might even be other intelligent life out there, but believing in its existence doesn't pose a problem for those of the Catholic faith.
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    From the same article:

    "As there is a multiplicity of creatures on earth, so there may be other beings, intelligent, created by God. This does not conflict with our faith, because we cannot put limits on the creative freedom of God."

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    Quote Originally Posted by underrated29 View Post
    Year length has nothing to do with it. That is not a requirement for life. Neither is the type of star I believe either. Life can be found even around a red dwarf for ex, but that is closer. As from what I remember the age of the star is significant. Mass of the planet or star? Star I think is significant but planet, as far as I know is not one of them.
    year length is very similar to ours, is what i was talking about, not life per say.

    But Kepler-452b is different because it circles a G2-type star — just like our sun.
    The class of star does matter somewhat, sure there could be life around a red dwarf, but the more similar to our sun, the better the chance is apparently.


    Mass in terms of what you weigh on the planet and how hard it is to move around on the surface.
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    some more from article


    Kepler-452b is roughly 60 percent larger in diameter than Earth but still has a good chance of being rocky like Earth rather than spacious like Neptune or Jupiter, according to NASA.
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    Beautifully stated Joe.

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