Overcast with Haze ~
Feels like: 16°F
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013
Are we alone? Cue the x-files theme.Posted Wednesday, January 2, 2013, at 12:50 PM
I talked about wanting my warp drive, and that actually might be something that could happen in the near future.
In a recent Discovery News article, it is made to seem that we might find the first 'Alien Earth' in the year 2013.
"We humans will look up into the night sky, much as we gaze across a large ocean," Geoff Marcy told SPACE.com via email. "We will know that the cosmic ocean contains islands and continents by the billions, able to support both primitive life and entire civilizations."
Personally I like Marcy's way of thinking, it's actually a thought that I have had for years. In this vast beautiful universe it is hard to believe that there are no worlds that could be similar in composition and structure to ours.
I know that I said in my recent blog 'I Want my warp drive' that NASA's budget had been cut and things might no be so honky dory with the program, but it seems that even set backs doesn't stop some astronomers and many others from exploring the night sky.
Many of the planets that researchers have found are larger then the terra firma we live on, those planets that share Earth's size share Mercury's atmosphere and relative proximity to their sun.
Many worlds have been found that have the potential to sustain life as we know it. The big question is are we ready to spread out amongst the stars as a civilization? As Neil Armstrong said so many years ago when he stepped on the moon "This is one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind."
Showing comments in chronological order
[Show most recent comments first]
- Blog RSS feed
- Comments RSS feed
- Send email to Joyce Orlando
My first year in Putnam County has come and gone. Hmm...wonder what the next year will bring?
Hot topicsSarcasm the final frontier... or Statler and Waldorf's last stand
(0 ~ 4:45 PM, Oct 31)
Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!
Going to the chapel
Its THE BEETS!!!
Is it fame or infamy?