Astronomers, using Kepler data, have identified dozens of exoplanets between 1 and 4 times the mass of the Earth.


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Worlds without end: Astronomers, using Kepler data, have identified dozens of exoplanets between 1 and 4 times the mass of the Earth.

One of those planets has the same mass as the Earth, but is far less dense.

The significant fact however that came out of the press conference announcing these results is the belief by astronomers that, based on this data, they expect that 1 in 5 solar systems will have an Earth-sized planet.

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  • Cotour

    I know you love when I contribute with this kind of material, but you have to admit, not everyone is crazy. You have been doing this a long time Mr. Zimmerman, do you have any first or second hand story’s on this subject? Worlds without ends?

    Some interesting interviews.
    Information? Disinformation?
    Are all of these people delusional?
    Are we asking the wrong questions?
    What do these guys all have in common?
    They are all older, highly experienced guys that have lost their fear of repercussions and ridicule. Or they are what?

    1. http://fusion.net/modern_life/story/aliens-exist-canadas-defense-minister-358002 The former Canadian defense minister is annoying, but the Russian interviewer is a piece, worth watching just for her.

    2. Astronaut Edgar Mitchell http://youtu.be/TpGUocanRjc

    3. Astronaut Gordon Cooper http://youtu.be/AVfycf3ZcQA

  • Edgar Mitchell went off the deep end a long time ago. His ESP experiments during his trip to the moon, with him trying to guess the card choices made by people on Earth, got results identical to chance. He has refused to accept this fact, even though he himself ran the experiment carefully and in doing so literally proved that no ESP existed between him and those on the ground. As for Gordon Cooper, he and the film discredit themselves entirely near the end when he talks about “Jim McDivitt’s Gemini 7 mission.” McDivitt wasn’t on Gemini 7. He flew on Gemini 4.

    Meanwhile, the film showed footage from Gemini 7 with an object in the distance, implying that this was a UFO, when all it was was the approach of Gemini 6 during the rendezvous of the two craft. Such blatant dishonesty disgusts me. Please don’t waste my time with it again.

  • Cotour

    One failed and not recognized ESP experiment (which I am not aware of at this time) and one miss identification of a 7 for a 4 related to a mission of 40 years ago and that ends the whole issue for you? And Cooper told about his personal experiences and his personal observations early in his career along with several other professional pilots he was flying with. I missed the Cooper testimony you speak of related to his space experiences.

    These are both very high ranking former Air force / astronaut officers trusted with the highest responsibilities by our government. I suppose a life that includes all of those G forces gets to a guy at the end of their lives?

    And you have not commented on the former Canadian Defense Minsters interview, I assume that he really was the Canadian Defense Minister and actually had access to what I will assume highly sensitive Canadian DEFENCE information. If you have not watched the interview I understand based on your apparent lack of the tiniest curiosity on the subject. But you have to admit as a bonus, the interviewer is pretty cute. Do you still appreciate a beautiful woman? Even if she is interviewing someone about such an outer spectrum subject?

    I will try not to direct any questions or material to you personally in the future so as not burden your time constraints. I wonder if anyone else here has a curiosity on the subject? I don’t know about you but I find it, what ever it is, over the hundreds, thousands of years of observations and testimonies very interesting. What ever it is.

  • I’d say that the odds are low, but increasing, that we’ve already found a planet we can live on, we just don’t know it yet. There’s a lot of data to go through. When we identify that planet (or planets) we’re going to want to go. Hopefully it’ll be fairly close; within 10 light years or so.

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