16 September 2009

Discovery of an earthlike planet

Astronomers have found a rocky planet orbiting another star. While the glowing lava planet in a tight orbit won't provide a good spot for vacationers or wannabe extraterrestial colonists, the find is important since it moves us closer to finding earthlike planets that are habitable. I predict we'll have clear evidence of habitable planets in the near future while many of us are still alive. This is exciting stuff. Amidst all our senseless destruction of our own habitat and shortsightedness, it's comforting to think that there might be a greener, more pristine Eden out there somewhere--even if we never get to it.

1 comment:

CyberKitten said...

Make that *very* exciting stuff.