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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."
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Every morning I start my day with a cup of coffee, catching up on the news, and trying not to hurt myself before 10 am (I'm a klutz and usually end up stubbing my toe or something of the sorts in the morning...or really anytime of the day). Hence the new blog coffee notes. Well, I should probably start with a little background on myself.
Name: Joyce Orlando
From: West Virginia
Education: Shepherd University, B.S. Mass Communication
Interesting Facts: Coffee snob, reader, writer, enjoy good music, and somewhat of a workaholic. Oh, and I also like to think I'm funny.
What I try to do with my more casual writing is to insert witty comments into things that are happening into today's society. Sometimes I'm funny, most times just some really bad jokes that make people shake their head.
I look forward to providing Putnam County with news and my own brand of humor in the future. Keep an eye out, I'll keep posting."Not all those who wander are lost." JRR Tolkien