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#1 Feb. 2, 2012 11:58:00

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I'll just move.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/9056979/Fourth-potentially-habitable-planet-discovered.html

"The detection of this planet, this nearby and this soon, implies that our galaxy must be teeming with billions of potentially habitable rocky planets."

Which of course means we are so very not alone.


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#2 Feb. 2, 2012 12:04:00

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And that's just our galaxy, never mind the other 125 billion or so in the known (the multi-verse might have been spotted recently) universe .

[ February 02, 2012, 12:13 PM: Message edited by: GrimFD ]


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#3 Feb. 3, 2012 01:45:00

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Grim, I like you. I sense a kindred spirit. This kind of stories interest me too. [Cool]


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#4 Feb. 3, 2012 01:55:00

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Hey Grim, forget the multiverse, which is only a theoretical construct, and unlikely to ever yield any empirical evidence for or against.

I have a high-res computer-generated image on my hard disk of the "observable universe".

It is a very big image: you know the sort, you can zoom in and in and see ever more and more detail.

At the very center of the image is the Virgo galactic supercluster, about 120 million light years across. This supercluster is intimately ours: it contains our galaxy, the Milky Way,and many other galaxies.

Only problem is, the Virgo supercluster is invisible: it does not even rate a single pixel.

Not even one pixel.


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#5 Feb. 3, 2012 04:05:00

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Not so sure about that...:

http://sundaytimes.lk/110821/Plus/plus_08.html


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#6 Feb. 3, 2012 04:06:00

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Here's another one, probably based on the same work:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14372387


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#7 Feb. 3, 2012 04:09:00

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The multi-verse exists after all and if it is infinite, atoms can only be assembled in so many ways, it means there is an endless combination of "me's" out there, all battling or not battling fx, to various degree's of success.


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#8 Feb. 3, 2012 14:39:00

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"Finding just four patches is not necessarily going to give you a good probability on the full sky," she explained to BBC News. "That's not statistically strong enough to either rule it out or to say that there is a collision."


Interesting.


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#9 Feb. 4, 2012 05:08:00

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#10 Feb. 4, 2012 05:11:00

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