Thursday, September 30, 2010

Planet announced.

So, now the planet has been announced. "Gliese 581g". Apparently it might be able to hold life as it has many earth like characteristics according. This is known due to it's distance from star, which shows that it's in the habitable zone. It's 20 light years away, and I assume that once we are even close to having the technology to travel anywhere near the speed of light, or wormholes if you must, this is the first place we will be visiting in our first interstellar journey. To my disappointment I found an article about the age of scientific discovery to be ending. The article says that we are "nearing its end as the limits of the human mind make further breakthroughs impossible". I think this is false, as our imagination is the limit. Wait a couple centuries, and I doubt there will be something we won't be able to do. Of course this is assuming we survive 2012, 2036 and 2148 I think is the newest threat. Nope not 2148, but around there. Thanks to google I just found another one that has a potential to hit the earth in 2098. I still think that's nothing compared to our recent discoveries shown in this video.




10 comments:

  1. the age of scientific discovery ending? lol
    the large hadron collider is still discovering new elements! also, they are already planning for the super lhc.

    i think Russell Stannard is just making a buzz for his book to be able to sell!

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  2. Now we just need ships powered by the Orion Engine to get there in a decent amount of time!

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  3. hehe useless info to me.
    I'll never see it. :P

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  4. Thanks for checking out my site. I like your site keep up the good work.
    Cheers

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  5. woot I wanna go... whens the next bus?

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  6. stars stars stars. all i can see it a million tiny suns

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  7. cool, another planet, we are def not alone

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