June 25, 2008

Astronomers on Verge of Finding Earth's Twin

Just last week, astronomers announced they had discovered three super-Earths — worlds more massive than ours but small enough to most likely be rocky — orbiting a single star. And dozens of other worlds suspected of having masses in that same range were found around other stars.

"Being able to find three Earth-mass planets around a single star really makes the point that not only may many stars have one Earth, but they may very well have a couple of Earths," said Alan Boss, a planet formation theorist at the Carnegie Institution of Washington in Washington, D.C.�

The universe is teeming with life and our technology at this point is just too primitive to detect it. All in time people. All in time. I hope I'm around to see it.

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